C&K Components introduced its K5AT Series of compact top-actuated illuminated tactile switches. The surface mount switches feature an integrated LED as part of their overall robust design. Measuring 8.0 mm × 8.4 mm × 6.1 mm, the series is suitable for applications such as telecom and network infrastructure, server and storage reset buttons, as well as medical monitoring equipment and other industrial electronic panels.
Oriental Motor USA Corp. introduced its CMK Series two-phase step motor and microstepping driver packages. This RoHS compliant series combines a compact, lightweight microstep driver (0.11 pounds) with either a 0.9 degree-per-step or a 1.8 degree-per-step two-phase hybrid step motor. The 24V DC board level driver is able to divide the two-phase motor’s basic step angle of 1.8 degree-per-step
What do you perceive as the biggest hurdle for adoption on MEMS by engineers?(a) Lack of familiarity with MEMS-design tools; (b) Need for customization of MEMS devices;(c) Lack of design tools for electronic application of MEMS; (d) Few simulation models forMEMS devices; (e) Little understanding of MEMS capabilities and characteristics
Applied Motion Products announced its expanded family of OEM-friendly stepper drive systems with the model ST10-Q which provides eight digital inputs, four digital outputs and two analog inputs, with 24V DC to 80V DC input and output current to 10.0A peak in a compact package. The stepper drive is easily programmed with Q, a comprehensive programming language used to create and edit stand-along programs
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) announced its three Advanced Mezzanine Cards for use in both AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA systems. Each one is a single-width, mid-height AMC, featuring a high-performance dual-core processor. The XPedite5140 hosts Freescale’s MPC8641D, XPedite7040 employs an Intel Core2 Duo and XPedite8040 targets P.A. Semi’s PWRficient PA6T-1682M. Targeted for applications requiring Freescale high-performance Power processors
Arcom announced its TITAN RoHS-compliant PC/104 (3.8" × 3.6") single board computer based on the Intel 520 MHz PXA270 XScale RISC processor. The SBC is targeted at ultra-low power, fanless embedded systems, and it is available with a wide operating temperature range. The efficient board design has a typical consumption of 1.5W, and it also supports several dynamically adjusted sleep modes to further reduce its power. It is powered from a single +5V
Pepperl+Fuchs introduced its R2 FieldConnex Segment Protectors. This product family allows the segment protector to be disconnected while leaving trunk communications uninterrupted, and they inherently prevent over-termination that can cause start-up and commission problems. They are also designed to eliminate errors that can occur while
MaxLinear announced the MxL5007T, a TV tuner IC developed for low-cost converter, set top box (STB) and other TV systems currently being designed for the FCC-mandated 2009 digital television cutover. Measuring 5 mm × 5 mm in a 32-pin QFN package, the IC features high levels of integration (including LNAs, baluns, tracking and loop filters, and integrated
Photonic Products announced two high-power, infrared wavelength GaAlaS laser diodes from Opnext Inc. The HL8337MG and the HL8338MG are useful as light sources for industrial and medical sensor applications and for optical devices such as distance meters, barcode scanners, and high-resolution CTP. The HL8337MG and the HL8338MG have a typical lasing wavelength of 830 nm and a high optical output power of 50 mW CW
Anritsu Company introduced a Stressed Eye Measurement Suite for its MP1800A series of Signal Quality Analyzers that offers desirable repeatability for measuring the average output power level difference (OMA), extinction ratio, and Vertical Eye Closure Penalty (VECP) of optical signals. The hardware and software solution provides designers and manufacturers of 10GBASE-L/10GBASE-E optical modules
A split-ring version of the Aegis SGR Bearing Protection Ring now is available in halves for easy field installation with little or no equipment disassembly. For variable frequency drive AC and DC motors, the SGR Split Ring protects bearings from electrical damage by channeling currents to ground. Conductive microfibers in the ring provide the path of least resistance, allowing these shaft currents to discharge safely
The DVS-1600 high-integration OEM interface controller from Digital View is designed to address a broad range of TFT LCD monitor applications. The board’s flexible port architecture provides physical inputs for DVI, VGA, S-Video and Composite Video, along with a wide range of video modes.
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Molex Incorporated introduced its 170-circuit AdvancedMC connector solution for 12.5 Gbps NRZ signal transmission. The connectors support PIGMG AdvancedTCA industry specifications for next-generation mezzanine cards and are well-suited for a wide range of applications in the telecommunications, computing and IEEE 1386 markets, as well as non-ATCA applications.
Fluke Corporation announced the Fluke 566 and Fluke 568 Thermometers, which feature broad infrared (IR) temperature measurement functionality, an on-screen menu system and a dot-matrix display enabling users to take even complex. Both thermometers combine contact and non-contact temperature measurement capability in a single tool. The thermometers provide a broad temperature measurement range from -40°C to 800°C (568) or -40 °C to 650 °C (566) at one percent measurement accuracy