The Dispatcher for ASSET InterTech’s ScanWorks platform for embedded instrumentation manages the application of tests and diagnostics to an unlimited number of printed circuit boards in parallel. Circuit boards being tested can be local to the ScanWorks platform or on the other side of the globe.
Billed as offering high breakdown voltage, the SMV1800-079LF and SMV1801-079LF varactor diodes from Skyworks enable tuning as high as 28 v. The diodes are intended for use in applications such as mobile handset based DTV receivers, FM tuners, and low phase noise voltage-controlled oscillators. Other features include
National Instruments (NI) Week is always a good show, and this year's announcement of the latest version of LabView 2009 was received by a standing-room only crowd at the Austin Convention Center. Here are some photos I shot on the exhibit floor of some of the interesting stuff.
The GDS Series of side-actuated detect switches from C&K Components can be actuated from either the X or Y axes. The switches feature a maximum actuation force of 30 g. Contact rating is 1 mA @ 5 VDC, with a maximum initial contact resistance of 1 ? and a minimum insulation resistance of 100 MO between adjacent contacts
National Instruments’ LabVIEW 2009 addresses the development challenges of parallel hardware architectures with new virtualization technology that takes advantage of multicore systems as well as by offering new compiler improvements and IP that enhance
Laird Technologies released its RFID HD RooTenna Series that offers six options of integrated RFID antennas covering 865 MHz to 960 MHz. The series integrates a high-performance RFID antenna and a compartment for reader electronics into an IP-67 rated weatherproof housing enclosure, making it
Pangolin Laser Systems has introduced what it calls the first electronic component to protect laser diodes against damage from direct and indirect electrostatic discharge (ESD). Called LASORB, the component is described as an "ESD absorber" that
National Instruments announced the NI wireless sensor network (WSN) platform, a complete remote monitoring solution that consists of NI LabVIEW graphical programming software and new reliable, low-power wireless measurement nodes. The platform deliversa drag-and-drop programming environment for configuring wireless systems, extracting measurements, performing analysis and presenting data. LabVIEW also offers
Designed for automobile applications, the single-channel TCPI1300X01 and the dual-channel TCUT1300X01 surface-mount interrupter sensors from Vishay feature an operating temperature range from -40° C to +125° C and a moisture sensitivity level rating of 1.
As the cooling challenges of 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) embedded system applications multiply due to increased processing power, reduced package sizes and more hostile environments, new thermal management options and industry standards continue to evolve. Chip and board manufacturers have already done a vast amount of work to mitigate thermal management concerns.
Intended for use in embedded systems, the IEEE 802.3-compliant ENC624J600 100-Mbps Ethernet interface controller from Microchip combines a 10/100 Base-TX physical interface and media access controller (MAC) with a hardware cryptographic security engine.
Ways to make lasers smaller are being discovered through collaborative efforts of researchers at Arizona State University and Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The work opens up possibilities for using nanoscale lasers to significantly improve the performance of computers and speed up Internet access.
With support for frequencies down to 10 MHz, the UPG2405T6Q RF switch from California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is designed for numerous wireless applications, including Near Field Communications (NFC), RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee/802.15.4. Features include
With continuous torque of 0.05 Nm, the R08 Planetary Gearhead from Portescap provides radial load carrying capacity of up to 10 N. The standard gearbox is available from 4 to 256 ratios which can be further extended to higher ratios of 4096. The R08 can be coupled with Brush DC, Brushless and Stepper motors
Ready-to-use wireless modules provide a way to quickly get a design "on the air" when engineers find RF circuits and communication protocols fall outside their areas of expertise. Even when engineers have RF experience, a module still might make sense from the perspective of saved time and money.