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Injection Molding Technology Allows Component Shaping

December 2, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting PTC thermistors, Epcos’ new injection molding technology enables PTC heating element components to be made in nearly any desired shape, such as tubes, nozzles or rotor blades of ventilators, in addition to round disks, rings, or rectangular plates. The custom-fitted shapes open up new applications for ceramic heating elements, and are said to avoid

Software Development Platform Supports SMPs

December 2, 2008 4:38 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Including the QNX Neutrino RTOS version 6.4.0 and QNX Momentics Tool Suite version 6.4.0, QNX’s QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) 6.4.0 provides support for the Freescale e500 SMP and the Renesas 7786 SMP. The product also supports variable page sizes for the MMU in the OS, wireless WiFi, and ARM architecture version 6, including vector floating point match support. The software has updated compiler and command line

Controllers Present ±5 Percent Current/Voltage Regulation

December 1, 2008 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting universal input applications rated at up to 8 W, CamSemi’s C2140 Series primary side sensing (PSS) flyback controllers demonstrates current and voltage regulation of ±5%. The SOT23-6-packaged components uses algorithms combined with digital techniques to monitor the output voltage, provide current regulation, and enable quasi zero voltage

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Pressure Sensor Operates with High Accuracy

December 1, 2008 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working in a pressure sensing range from 50 kPa to 150 kPa, Epson Toyocom’s QMEMS quartz crystal atmospheric pressure sensor offers a total pressure accuracy of ±10 Pa, or about 1/10,000 of a bar. The device performs measurements of barometric pressure in meterological observations; measures differences in elevation in ~1-cm increments using barometric pressure; and detects slight changes in internal pressure resulting from the opening and closing of

Amplifier Delivers up to 600 W

December 1, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for FM and HDFM radio broadcast, Res-Ingenium’s FM550-108 FM pallet broadcast amplifier supplies CW output power from 500 W to 600 W while using Freescale’s MRF6V2300NBR1 LDMOS transistor. The Class B component offers harmonic suppression of -30 dBc, up to 82% collector efficiency, operation from -10°C to 60°C, typical

Test Set Covers LTE Uplink and Downlink Signals

December 1, 2008 9:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in MS269xA signal analyzers and the MG3700A vector signal generator, Anritsu’s new LTE software and tool set conducts measurements on LTE Uplink and Downlink signals. For the MS269xA, the LTE Uplink and Downlink packages include analysis at

Radio Test Set Meets 3GPP Standard

December 1, 2008 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to enable designers, developers and manufacturers to meet the requirements of the 3GPP Rel-8 E-UTRAN standard, the 7100 Digital Radio Test Set from Aeroflex simulates the network from the physical layer to the core network IP infrastructure. With a RF interface, baseband, and protocol stack, the Test Set features a base frequency range of up to 6 GHz. Optional features include

WQVGA TFT Uses FPC Flex Interconnect

December 1, 2008 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering 480 × 272 resolution and 24-bit color, OSD Displays’ OSD43FNKD222 4.3” WQVGA TFT utilizes a single FPC flex interconnect for a touchscreen interface, LED backlight power supply, and data display. The white LED backlight is rated for a minimum service life of 20,000 hours with a typical power requirement of 317 mW. The initial brightness of the four-wire resistive touchscreen is typically 220 cd/m². The product offers an overall size of 105.50 mm ×

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Angular-Tilt Inclinometer Offers Flexible Mounting

December 1, 2008 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for angular tilt detection in reference to gravity, a dual-axis inclinometer from TURCK can be mounted at ±10°, ±45°, ±60°, and ±85° angles for more flexible deployment. The product incorporates a micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system. Movement causes acceleration that

VCO Performs to 4,442 MHz

December 1, 2008 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting a control voltage range from 0.1 V to ~16 V, Crystek’s CVCO55CC-4267-4442 VCO operates from 4,267 MHz to 4,442 MHz with an input voltage of 8 V. The 0.5” × 0.5” SMT oscillator exhibits a typical phase noise of -104 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz, typical output power of 5 dBm, and a maximum current consumption of 40 mA. The component

Multi-Loop Controller Fits on DIN Rail

December 1, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering control-loop functionality in a DIN-rail mounted package, the EZ-ZONE RM configurable multi-loop temperature/process controller from Watlow can be used as a PID temperature/process controller, an over/under limit controller, or an integrated controller.

Cooling Engines Contain Matching Temperature Controllers

December 1, 2008 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting enclosures, Tellurex Corporation’s four new models of plug-and-play cooling engines include matching temperature controllers for thermal management applications. The lineup consists of two air-to-air engines for cooling/heating enclosure air, rated at 22 W and 45 W, and two cold-plate models for direct contact cooling, rated at 30 W and 60 W. The instruments

Enclosure Demonstrates High Airflow

December 1, 2008 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a hot-swap switch, fan fail indicator, and handles, Elma Electronic’s 3U Microslim 19” rackmount enclosure utilizes cooling units in a push/pull airflow configuration exhibiting 42 ft³/min. of airflow each. The chassis offers 12 AdvancedMC (AMC), 2 MicroTCA

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LED Light Tubes Exhibit High Brightness

December 1, 2008 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting input between 9.5 W and 24 W, GlacialLight’s LED-T8 LED light tubes demonstrate a brightness range from 480 lm at a flux of 60 lm/W to 2,560 lm at a flux of 80 lm/W. The products offer input voltages from 90 VAC to 240 VAC, power consumption from 9 W to 24 W, lengths from

Machine-Vision Camera Supports GigE Protocols

December 1, 2008 4:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Comprised of five monochrome and four color models, GiantDragon Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) machine vision cameras from Toshiba Teli leverages the AIA GigE Vision open standard to deliver high-bandwidth streams of non-compressed data over CAT-5e and CAT-6 cables without specialized interface hardware or frame grabbers.

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