TAW Electronics, Inc. introduced WIMA SuperCapacitors with increased capacitance values from 100F to 400F, a rated voltage of 2.5 V DC, and discharge currents up to 50A . Based on the Helmholtz principle of energy storage in the electrochemical double layer of electrolyte systems, these capacitors can take up energy which is comparable to the stored energy of small batteries
National Instruments released its NI cRIO-9072 and cRIO-9074 CompactRIO for rapid deployment of industrial machines at high volume. These CompactRIO systems have an integrated hardware architecture that combines an embedded real-time processor and a reconfigurable FPGA within a single chassis. Engineers can design, prototype and deploy
Texas Instruments Inc. introduced a 16-bit, single-channel, buffered voltage-output digital-to-analog converter with linearity (1 LSB max INL), low noise (24 nV/rtHz), and fast settling time (5.0 uS). Combined with low power consumption (5mW), the DAC8881 is an option for industrial process control, automatic test equipment, data acquisition systems, and communications applications. It operates from a single +2.7V to +5.5V power supply and gives a unipolar output.
EMCO's model 10077 power supply, with up to 2,000V at less than 1W, is now available in compact design. The case is 1.253" and weighs less than 80 grams. Features include a low power consumption of < 300 mW, ripple < 2mV, high stability, up to 100 percent programmable output voltage, over voltage protection, and a voltage monitor. Options include a low out gassing epoxy and extended operating temperature range
MtronPTI introduced a Stratum 3 precision TCXO/TCVCXO product family. The M610x Series is a fully Stratum 3 compliant product, and the M611x Series is a general purpose TCXO/TCVCXO, featuring ±0.3 ppm stability performance over the full industrial temperature range (-40°C to +85°C). Both product families are available in 3.0V, 3.3V and 5.0V versions in an industry standard 5 mm × 7 mm package.
United Electronic Industries announced the DNR-12-1G (a.k.a. RACKtangle) Ethernet I/O chassis. Based upon the electronics in the company’s “Cube” I/O chassis, the new rectangular form factor increases the number of I/O slots from six to twelve, in a compact and rugged 3U chassis. The chassis 12 I/O slots provide up to 300 analog inputs
Lambda extended its DPP family of DIN rail-mount power supplies with the addition of 120W and 240W models. The DPP120 series are available with a nominal output of 12V, 24V or 48V, while the DPP240 series are available with an output of either 24V or 48V. For special applications, both series have a front panel potentiometer for adjusting the output voltage. Up to three units can be paralleled for higher power applications.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors' Diamond Dragon is an LED that can achieve 250 lumens and will be available in whites ranging from 2700K through 6500K, as well as all monochrome colors. The Dragon has low thermal resistance of Rth = 2.5 K/W, since its SMT package allows heat to be efficiently removed. The maximum junction temperature is 175°C is suitable for applications where LEDs cannot be easily cooled. Dragon LEDs can also withstand high drive currents. Dragon LEDs can also withstand high drive currents. Typical (binning) current is 1.4A, with a maximum of
Ramtron International Corp. added a 4 Kb, 5V F-RAM memory device to its Grade 1 AEC-Q100-qualified automotive product line. The FM25040A-GA's serial peripheral interface (SPI) reads and writes at bus speeds up to 14 MHz and is specified to operate at 125°C and is guaranteed to retain data for 9,000 hours at that temperature. F-RAM enables rapid and frequent writes to prevent data loss and guarantee data integrity in noisy automotive environments
The M3000 motion control IC from System Semiconductor provides a system for motion control, handling time-critical motion and motor tasks in silicon to control and position multi-phase step motors. The product uses an integrated, mixed signal system-on-a-chip architecture combining major motion and motor control building blocks while simultaneously
The latest IAR KickStart Kit provides professional users of the Atmel AVR32 UC Core with the necessary tools to begin a development project. The kit comprises an EVK1100 development board from Atmel, a 32kB code-limited edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR32, and an optional JTAGICE MKII debug probe from Atmel.
AVX has developed a broad range of tantalum capacitors for embedded control systems. The TPS and TPM Series provide low ESR and improve the filtering capability and power rating within small dimensions and reduced height. Recently released new mirror-design multianode tantalum capacitors in the TPM D-case with 2.9 mm height are
Energy News: The 40-ft. x 32-ft. American flag defended at Fort McHenry in 1814 was made just a few years after the dawn of the incandescent lamp, and now Smithsonian preservationists will protect it further with modern LED technology.
FCI now has a cabling product series, called Sofix, designed for EMC protection. The cables are based on telecommunications technology from an unspecified partner company. Sofix connectors are RoHS-compliant, with 72-pins and a 2 mm spacing range. They have EMI shielding with rugged inner and outer ferules between the covers. The part number is 10074494-231LF
Solid state lighting offers greater energy efficiency, as well as what are now still long-term cost benefits. Here, industry experts comment on the biggest challenges in the design and manufacturing of LED illumination and what is needed to make the widespread adoption of LED illumination by design engineers a reality. Follow the links to read the complete commentary.