Dialight Corp. introduced its 559 Series of snap-in LED panel mount indicators that feature high-brightness and daylight-viewable versions. Also offered are 5V and 12V indicators with integral resistors, low-current, high-efficiency indicators, and two- and three-leaded bicolor indicators. According to the company, the RoHS-compliant, shock- and vibration-resistant indicators typically provide 100,000 hours of service
AMS Technologies announced the expansion of the PLD Series of laser diode drivers with the model PLD10K-CH 10A from Wavelength Electronics. It does not incorporate a heat sink, so it is available in a smaller OEM package. This PLD includes user adjustments, status indicators and cabling. It drives any laser diode configuration in constant power or constant current mode. With an option to use
Luminary Micro introduced 34 Stellaris microcontrollers (MCUs) that bring networking and expanded control capabilities for real-time applications in motion control, fire and security, remote sensing, HVAC and building controls, power and energy monitoring and conversion, network appliances and switches, factory automation, electronic point-of-sale machines, test and measurement equipment
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced its UNO-2176 Intel Pentium M 1.4 GHz/Celeron M 1.0 GHz embedded automation computer that supports a pre-configured Windows XP Embedded OS and Windows CE 5.0 images with optimized onboard device drivers. It seamlessly integrates applications into Windows XP Embedded, and it speeds up system development with an application-ready platform that can provide a networking interface to fulfill diverse requirements.
Ember Corp. announced its EmberZNet PRO 3.1 ZigBee networking software to support the ZigBee PRO feature set. The stack combines scalability, security and resilience with compatible proprietary features for denser networks, “sleepy” (power saving) nodes and mobile nodes. These features make PRO 3.1 appropriate for applications in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), home automation and monitoring, and building automation systems.
Ethertronics, Inc. announced its high-performance embedded antennas that are mounted on a car’s windshield behind the rearview mirror to capture sights and sounds from both inside and outside the vehicle, including hard braking, swerving and collision. Measuring less than 0.18 cu. in., this compact main quad-band antenna covers the GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS and PCS bands, while a miniature diversity antenna operates independently on the GPS and CDMA bands
IAR Systems launched its TCP/IP stack that works with proprietary PowerPac RTOS and file system to offer the benefits of a TCP/IP interface to developers using the Embedded Workbench for ARM. It is suitable for use in portable devices that need a convenient connection to a computer network such as the Internet. With the TCP/IP stack module, the PowerPac includes the components necessary to add a fully working TCP/IP interface to an ARM device.
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