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Modular Switch Series Extends Operating Life

April 1, 2008 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced its Model RP8100 round illuminated pushbutton switch that is available with either a threaded or snap-in panel mount. It is sealed to IP65 standards, and it comes with an LED illumination option. Specifications include an electrical life of 500,000 cycles at full load, operating force of 300 gf ±100 gf, dielectric strength of 1,000V AC rms., operating temperature of -30°C to +85°C, contact rating of 125 mA at 125V AC (100 mA at 50V DC), contact resistance of 5 m? max. (initial), insulation resistance of 1,000 m? (min. at 500V DC) and contact bounce of 10 ms max.

Module Targets Industrial Automation Applications

April 1, 2008 11:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

RadiSys Corp. introduced its COM Express module that targets industrial automation, gaming and test/measurement applications. The Procelerant CE945GM2A replaces older ETX technology at a comparable price point, enabling high-speed serial interface options such as PCI Express, Serial ATA (SATA) and gigabit Ethernet. Based on Intel Celeron M processor 440, this module allows users to achieve higher processor performance at a value entry point using the COM Express modular form factor.

XMC/PMC Module Integrates Optical Transceiver

April 1, 2008 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced IO Systems announced its V1021 configurable 10 GbE connectivity and packet processing XMC/PMC module. Due to the integration of SFP+, the 10-gigabit optical transceiver technology, the module provides high bandwidth data-pipe performance with flexible processing functionality in a single chassis slot. This optimization enables system developers to pack more functionality into a system while reducing its size and cost in real-time applications such as radar, signals intelligence, and sensor processing.


Dual-Core VXS Module Performs in Multi-Computing Applications

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

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. released its VS6-210 P.A. semi dual dual-core module that combines the industry-standard Power Architecture framework and serial RapidIO interconnect fabric with the PWRficient PA6T-1682M processor for low-power, high-performance processing. Suitable for sensor applications including radar, sonar, communications and imaging, the module uses three independent standards-based communication fabrics for control, data movement and sensor data input in an air-cooled VXS form factor.

AMC Extender Card Supports Fabric Connectors

April 1, 2008 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic, Inc. announced its extender board for MicroTCA and AMC-based systems that extends the signals out of the card cage area so that an Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) can be tested or debugged. The AMC extender card is a passive extender module, supporting all fabric connectors as defined in the AMC.x and MicroTCA specifications. The board complies with the MicroTCA.0, AMC.1 R1.0, AMC.2 D0.96A specifications, and it plugs into an AMC slot like a regular AMC module. Management and payload power can be individually switch isolated. The metal frame of the AMC extender card holds the board under test securely in place.

Servo Drive Measures Motor Shaft Position

April 1, 2008 10:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lenze-AC Tech released its resolver-based Model 941 position servo drive that measures the position of the motor shaft within a revolution, while an incremental encoder can only know the relative position of the shaft. This position servo has an integrated resolver with a scalable emulated encoder output for applications that require tight positioning control. The output scales the resolution back into the user’s controller, providing 15 options of positioning resolution. Users can also choose their own level of control with the position servo drive’s capability of controlling basic torque and velocity applications up through fully programmable coordinated motion.

Switching Modules Address ARINC 608A Requirements

April 1, 2008 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces introduced two PXI switching modules to address requirements for ARINC 608A switching in the aerospace market. The products can be supported in any 3U PXI chassis, and they can be supported in a proprietary LXI modular switching chassis. Model 40-569 is a 4- or 8-slot BRIC module that integrates a 16-wire analog bus with BUS matrix cards and resource distributor cards in accordance with Appendix D of the ARINC 608 specification.

WAN Processing Boards Provide Carrier Class Features

April 1, 2008 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

One Stop Systems introduced two carrier-class T1/E1/J1 PMC and PCI adapter boards in short card and mezzanine card form factors. Both adapter boards integrate onto host CPU PCI and PMC sites to build processing systems that address high-density wireless, wireline, SS7 and network convergence applications. The carrier-class adapters offer single, dual or quad front panel T1/E1/J1 ports that are accessible through shielded RJ-48c connectors for easy cabling and low emissions.


Evaluation Board is Supplied as a Complete Kit

April 1, 2008 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Future Technology Devices International Ltd. (FTDI) announced its V-EVAL hardware development platform for Vinculum VNC1L-based embedded USB host designs. Supplied as a complete kit, it includes the V-EVAL development board, power supply, USB A/B cable and a USB gender change for use with USB slave applications. The board provides two USB host/slave ports, multiple I/O port connectors and an inbuilt Vinculum USB device programmer, terminal emulator and command monitor.

Rack-mount Converter for Railway Applications

April 1, 2008 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to meet the requirements of EN 50155 for electronic equipment used on railway rolling stock, Absopulse Electronics’ 200W BAP 236R-EH Series plug-in (Eurocard) DC/DC converter delivers any DC output up to 130V DC. The device measures 3U × 14 HP × 220 mm and can be operated from supply voltages of 24V DC (14.4V to 37V), 36V DC (22V to 55V), 48V DC (28V to 74V), 72V DC (42V to 110V), 96V DC or 110V DC (57V to 168V).

Dual-Rank DDR2 Registered DIMMs for High-End Servers

April 1, 2008 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. announced its 8 GB dual-rank PC2-4200 registered DIMM (RDIMM) that features advanced packaging technologies and the MetaSDRAM chipset. Designed for use in high-end servers, the RDIMM doubles available storage capacity while lowering cost compared to traditional dual-rank modules, and improving system performance by lowering power consumption with the use of a four-rank module system.

Low-Power, Large Memory 16-bit MCUs Eliminate Need for External Cap-Touch Components

April 1, 2008 8:07 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology added nine new members to the PIC24F 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) family which features low power (2.6 µA standby current) and large-memory (up to 256 KB Flash and 16 KB RAM). This 16-bit MCU includes an integrated Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) peripheral, which

One-Chip PCIe to UART Serial Bridge Designed for Low Power Consumption

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pericom Semiconductor announced a PCI Express SBridge (serial bridge) product family, offering a one chip device for the CPU to UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter) I/O market. The product family consists of three different UART port count configurations:


Mini SIP3 Switchers Deliver up to 1.5A

April 1, 2008 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering efficiencies as high as 97% with no need for a heatsink, the R-78Bxx Series of SIP3-sized switching regulators is available in versions delivering up to 15W at ambient temperatures from -40°C to +85°C without forced-air cooling. The R-78Bxx-1.0 delivers from 1.5 to 15VDC at up to 1A with an input of up to 34VDC, the R-78Bxx-1.5 yields 1.5 to 6.5VDC at up to 1.5A from an input of up to 18VDC, and the R-78HBxx-0.5 is presented as the first 8:1 converter with an output from 3.3 to 24VDC using an input from 9 to 72VDC.

Thin Server Board Lets Users Power Down

April 1, 2008 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies' NAS 7800 board for thin servers and NAS segment systems offer up to eight S-ATA II ports and two Gigabit ports. Powered by a low heat, energy-efficient 1.5 GHz VIA C7 processor, with an optional fanless VIA Eden sku, the board features a


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