Phoenix Display International (PDI), Inc. introduced its line of 2.2" TFTs with QCIF+ (176 × 220) resolution. These sunlight-readable LCDs offer high brightness, contrast and color saturation with optimal transflective properties for outdoor applications. The TFT cells are manufactured using high aperture panel technology, high transmittance color filters and high transmission polarizers that result in a clear and bright display that is suitable for high ambient light or outdoor, high brightness applications.
Digital View introduced its HE-1400 and HE-1600 series of COTS LCD controllers to comply with the standards required for the harsh environments in military and rugged industrial applications. Both controllers feature wide tolerance power supplies (12V DC±25 percent), locking connectors and low-mass tantalum capacitors for maximum tolerance to shock and vibration.
Anritsu Device Company Ltd. introduced its AS8Y1100M30M/AS8C1150Z30M 0.8 µm high power superluminescent diodes (SLDs) that feature high precision with low coherent noise, high resolution with wide spectral half width and sharp directivity. The overall performance of the diodes make them well suited for optical sensor/encoder, optical coherent tomography (OCT) and optical measurement applications.
Solartron Metrology announces its SI 7500 series of multi-axis metrology displays that connect to a proprietary Orbit Network, and it accepts up to 16 Orbit module inputs including digital probes, linear encoders and analog input modules. The data logger and six-color LCD feature a visible intuitive display, audio cues and user-defined formulas.
Microchip Technology, Inc. announced its mTouch system that provides a method for adding a touch sensing user interface to applications using PIC microcontrollers. The free kit is available for download from www.microchip.com/mtouch, and it provides full access to the source code so that designers can customize the algorithms and integrate them into their main application.
NKK Switches announced its KP02 series of audio/video pushbutton switches that actuate with shorter strokes. These switches feature a total travel of .138" (3.5 mm), pre-travel is .091" (2.3 mm) and over-travel is 0.47" (1.2 mm). Their compact design has a height of .906" (23.0 mm) from the PC board to the top of the cap, and actuation force is 1.6N.
Schneider Electric introduced its Square D SEPAM digital relay product line that is comprised of the series 80 relay for critical sources and loads, the series 40 relay for important sources and loads, and the series 20 relay for more basic source and load requirements. All of the models comply with ANSI standards, and they use ANSI symbols.
Applied Motion Products introduced its ST5-Q stepper drive that provides stand-alone operation and is programmed with the Q programming environment which delivers register manipulation, conditional processing, math functions, multi-tasking and HMI compatibility. The drive delivers up to 5.0A with 24V DC to 48V DC input, and it provides eight digital inputs, four digital outputs and two analog inputs.
APEM Components, Inc. introduced its 12000X778 Series of professional grade toggle switches for use in military, aerospace and industrial applications. The toggle switches are QPL certified to MIL-DTL-3950G under M3950/15, M3950/16 and M3950/17, covering two-, three- and four-pole configurations. They feature a double shell case for optimal mechanical strength and electrical insulation, and a pinned lever for added strength and to ensure a strong electrical ground to the bushing.
Copley Controls Corp. extended its XENUS offline servo drive’s temperature, humidity, vibration and shock ranges to meet military COTS requirements, including Mil Standard #810. The model R10 hardened drives can be used to control rotary and linear motors/actuators in military applications and extreme industrial environments. They operate in stand-alone and networked operating modes, and they respond to a variety of input formats including step-and-direction commands for upgrading from stepper motors to high torque servomotors
Portescap introduced its nuvoDisc, a family of flat brushless DC miniature motors. With a footprint of 32 mm × 11.7 mm, the motors are engineered for markets where miniaturization is needed, and they are suitable for space-constrained applications such as portable respirators and barcode scanners. A high-speed slotless design reduces vibration and eliminates cogging to provide smooth operation and accuracy for maintaining a stable speed compared with conventional miniature flat motors.
Lenze-AC Tech announced its model BFK458-L long-life spring-applied brake for motion control products. It is guaranteed for 10,000,000 cycles or two years of service life. The brakes are released by applying DC voltage to an electromagnetic coil. Uses are in rapid, high cycling applications. They are constructed with a cast iron casing.
E-Switch announced its TL1150 Series thru-hole tact switch with an operating life of 1,000,000 cycles and a two-lead 6 mm × 6 mm design. Specifications include a contact rating of 50 mA at 30V DC, contact resistance of 100 m ohm at 5V DC, insulation resistance of 100 M ohm minimum, dielectric strength of 600V AC, actuation force of 70 ± 20 gf and an operating temperature of -25°C to +85°C.
Geotest-Marvin Test Systems, Inc. announced its GX7002A-MP and GX7302-MP 3U and 6U chassis. These two chassis incorporate the MAC Panel SCOUT receivers which offer a high performance method to connect test system resources to a mass interconnect receiver, minimizing the need for cable assemblies. The GX73x2-MP incorporates a 20-slot 3U PXI chassis that can accommodate up to 19 instruments as well as an embedded PXI controller or a PXI bus expander interface such as the GX7990 or MXI-4.
Toshiba Corp. announced three SD high capacity (SDHC)1 cards: a 32-gigabyte2 memory card, a 16 GB SDHC card and an 8 GB microSDHC card. All of the cards meet the class 4 specification in the SD speed class, enabling them to deliver high level performance and functionality essential for advanced mobile phones and other personal digital products.