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40 GHz Bandwidth Socket

July 5, 2007 10:17 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics introduces its DG-QFN40C-01 socket that is designed for a 5 mm × 5 mm package size, operating at bandwidths up to 40 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to dissipate up to several Watts without extra heat sinking, and they can handle up to 100W with a custom heat sink. The contact resistance is typically 3 m? per pin. The socket connects all pins and the optional center power pad with 40+ GHz bandwidth on all connections

Low Profile FPC Connectors

July 5, 2007 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announces its series of low profile FPC connectors that feature a rotary locking mechanism for easy operation and secure mounting in tight workspaces. These connectors are suitable for high-density tight packaging applications such as PDAs, cell phones, media players, digital cameras, video players..

Crimping Tools for Industrial Applications

July 5, 2007 10:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering, Inc. introduces its crimping tools that are designed for comfort with rubber embedded handles and heavy-duty precision ratchet action. These tools are suitable for many electrical and industrial applications including equipment maintenance, oil applications, paint/spray painting processes, construction, aircraft and marine material handling. They are also useful for the company’s thermocouple alloy pins and sockets.

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Miniaturized Solid State Relays

July 5, 2007 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announces its ASSR-301C/302C and ASSR-401C/402C relays that are designed for sensing and multiplexing applications such as test and measurement and data acquisition systems where low power consumption and high system throughput are essential. These solid state relays provide low off-state capacitance of less than 15 pF for good signal isolation and low on-resistance for less insertion loss. Low off-state leakage of less than 10 nA

Heater Kit

July 5, 2007 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering, Inc. introduces its Kapton Heater Kit that has thin, flexible heaters with adhesive backing so they conform to almost any flat or curved surface. Etched foil design and constructed in 15 different shapes, this versatile kit will suit almost any application. These heaters withstand temperature extremes from -200°C to +200°C (-328°F to 392°F), they have exceptional tensile strength and tear-resistance and they are chemically resistant to many solvents and oils.

Direct Drive Frameless Motors

July 5, 2007 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion’s ULT Series direct drive frameless motors are available in sizes down to 27 mm in diameter with axial length from an 8 mm to a 20 mm through-hole. These smaller sizes enable the motors to be used for optics applications as well as traditional direct drive rotary table systems. They are suitable for precision positioning with the use of a high resolution encoder or for continuous scanning in medical devices, computer component manufacturing or optical inspection

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AC and DC Fan Tray Assemblies

July 5, 2007 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Orion Fans offers a line of standard 3-, 6- and 9-fan assemblies for enclosure and machine cooling applications. In addition, custom fan tray assemblies are available to meet customer specifications. All fan assemblies feature thermal protection circuitry and heavy-duty steel construction. Low-noise and high-speed versions are available in both AC and DC fan trays

Motors with Built-In Encoders

July 5, 2007 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bodine Electric Co. announces its Incodermotors, a selection of permanent magnet DC and brushless DC motors and gearmotors that are equipped with encoders inside the motor. They are pre-wired and fully tested motor-encoder combinations that are ready to drop into an OEM’s design. Since the encoder is inside the motor

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Interface Converters RS-232 to RS-422/485

July 5, 2007 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

OMEGA 's miniature IC11 converters provide the features required of high quality interface converters in a miniature package. The RS-232 to RS-422/485 converter can be selected for half/full duplex, and will allow transmission distances of up to 1220m (4000'). The converter allows data transfer rates up to 120 kbps.  Power is acquired directly from a computer's serial port, or using the included USB-plug cable. Applications include chemical, petroleum, water and environmental industries.

Freedom to Be Foolish

July 5, 2007 7:30 am | Blogs | Comments

Energy News: Yesterday was Independence Day here in the US, which serves as a nice reminder that we're all free to be foolish from time to time. On the energy front, some people do this conspicuously, such as driving large SUVs for no particular reason. Others are more subtle: would you believe that some people still go for perpetual energy?

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FPGA-based Single Chip Controller

July 5, 2007 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

SERCOS International introduces Easy-I/O, free IP core software for low-cost FPGA chips, allowing SERCOS III to be integrated into basic I/O slave devices with minimal integration effort. Applications include encoders, measuring sensors, valve clusters, 24V digital I/O and analog I/O. The company is offering the software as a freely downloadable IP core v

FPGA-Based Deserializer

July 5, 2007 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx, Inc. announces its Virtex-4 FPGA-based deserializer reference design, application note and evaluation module jointly developed with Texas Instruments. The reference design, along with the accompanying application note, deserializes data streams from TI's ADS6000 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) family, providing designers with an easy way to deploy products based on the latest advanced ADC device technology. The evaluation module,

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Light Pipes Homogenize Non-Uniform Light Sources

July 5, 2007 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Edmund Optics announced the TechSpec family of light pipe homogenizing rods for OEM illumination needs. The rods use total internal reflection to turn a non-uniform light source into uniform illumination and deliver it to the target site. Also known as integrating rods, light pipes utilize total internal reflection to effectively randomize entrance angles at their output aperture. The result is a homogenization of the original light source’s spatial intensity distribution, providing greater uniformity of illumination at the rod’s end. These rods are suitable for

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Micro Litepipes

July 3, 2007 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Visual Communications Co. introduces its LMC Series Micro Litepipe from that is just 2.5 mm in diameter. Its near flush design provides a method of transmitting light from a surface mount or through-hole LED to the front panel. The small diameter allows the litepipe to be virtually unseen until the LED is activated.

Brighter Sunlight Visible Aqua Green LED

July 3, 2007 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics announces its discrete 5 mm (T1½) standard dome aqua green LED. This water-clear lens, 525 nm aqua green LED with a narrow 15° viewing angle integrates an Indium gallium nitride (InGaN) diode with optical grade epoxy to produce a 28,000 mcd illumination at 20 mA that is visible in direct sunlight. The LD200-0AG-15D lights up many different types of applications.

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