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Connectors with Electromagnetic Shielding

December 4, 2007 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Brainstorm - Solid State Lighting

December 4, 2007 9:43 am | Articles | Comments

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.

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Power-rated Illuminated Pushbuttons for Light Industrial Applications

December 4, 2007 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches’ LB, YB, UB and UB2 families of power-rated illuminated devices are suitable for industrial applications. The series is comprised of several comprehensive families of pushbutton switches ranging from 3A at125V/250V AC to 5A at 30V DC, these switches are offered in various shapes including round, square and rectangular, with multiple cap styles, illumination types and colors. Bi-color versions can also be specified.

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RoHS Approved Current Transformers with Varied Mounting Options

December 4, 2007 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

A line of RoHS compliant current transformers from Foster Transformer features compact construction and multiple mounting options to meet any design parameter. They are suitable for use in motor control applications, UPS systems, appliances, or any application where isolated current monitoring is desirable. Standard models feature a 1:500 turns ratio and handle rated currents from 0.1A to 30.0A. Custom designs for other current ranges or ratios are available with a 1,000 piece minimum order.

150W Medical Desktop Switcher Approved to EN60601-1 Standards

December 4, 2007 7:50 am | Protek Power North America | Product Releases | Comments

Protek Power announced the PMP150 Series of medically approved desktop AC/DC power supplies, which pack 150W of power into a compact 3.00” × 8.17” × 1.72” package. The series has active power factor correction, a 90V AC to 264V AC input, and offers single output models ranging from 12V DC to 48V DC. Input to output isolation is 4,000V AC and leakage current is specified at 90uA for the 115V AC input.

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SMP Blind-Mate Connectors Correct Axial and Radial Misalignment

December 4, 2007 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMP blind-mate connectors that can handle frequencies up to 40 GHz are now available from Emerson Network Power's Johnson subsidiary. These precision connection interfaces use a miniature, slide-on/snap-on system ideal for high-density packaging. They correct axial and radial misalignment and are compatible with all SMP and GPO. Several configurations are

Precision IEEE 1588 MCU and Module

December 4, 2007 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The IM3220-BA10 MCU and the single board reference module from Imsys helps enable telecom, ITU G.8261, compliance. Designed and optimized for embedded applications, the IM3220 combines the features of traditional CISC architectures and efficient use of resources with FPGA flexibility for a predefined application – time synchronization.

Inaugural Efficiency Zone Newsletter

December 4, 2007 6:31 am | Blogs | Comments

In this inaugural issue and every issue hereafter, you'll see the best news and op-ed from the cleanest, greenest, nature-friendliest part of ECNmag.com. Our goal is to help you not only save the planet by using technology, but also to save money and build smarter products. Meanwhile, we totally dig your feedback. Send your comments to our free-range, organically-grown editor Evan Koblentz and check out our links library.

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Mean-Squared Power Detector Responds in 500 ns

December 4, 2007 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology's LT5570 provides RMS (Root-Mean-Squared) power measurement of a 40 MHz to 2.7 GHz AC signal over 60 dB dynamic range, even with a modulation crest-factor of up to 12 dB. It offers measurement accuracy of ±0.5 dB over its full dynamic range and over a temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. The device offers a full-scale rise time of

Line of 5.7-inch QVGA TFT Modules Offers Sunlight Readability

December 4, 2007 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Display International introduced a line of sunlight-readable 5.7-inch TFTs with QVGA (320 × 240) resolution. The sunlight-readable 5.7” QVTA TFT module offers improved contrast, color saturation and response time over CSTN products. PDI also offers the 5.7 QVGA as a standard transmissive module with or without a touchscreen. The company achieves sunlight-readable performance by manufacturing the TFT cell using

Seismic Cabinet Enclosure for Tight Spaces

December 4, 2007 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optima EPS, an Elma Company, announced M-series seismic cabinet enclosures designed for tight spaces. The cabinets have French-style doors with hinges facing inward, to provide full access even where racks are side-by-side or where an open traditional door would hit other equipment. The cabinets also have cross bracing, back stiffeners, and double-walled extrusions, providing a high strength-to-weight ratio to support and protect equipment during the full force of a seismic event. The design uses welded sockets and members

Touchless Rotary Sensors With Unique Locator Technology

December 3, 2007 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik's rotary position sensors now include the RFC and Vert-x E series, designed for mobile and other limited-space environments. The sensors have a new touchless technology, which eliminates the shaft, and has a round position marker that mounts separately to distance itself from the detecting element. Sensor diameters range from 13 mm to 48 mm

Nanosilica-Filled Reinforced Epoxy for Speedy, Quiet Applications

December 3, 2007 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nanosilica curable epoxy, dubbed UV22, is now available from Master Bond Inc. This compound is developed for coating, sealing, and encapsulation applications. It features abrasion resistance, optical clarity, low shrinkage, and high physical strength. UV22 cures rapidly at room temperature upon exposure to an ultraviolet light source. It has an operating temperature

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Single-Chip, Real-Time HD Video Transcoding Processor with Integrated ARM and DSP Cores

December 3, 2007 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments is offering a DaVinci technology digital media processor for video transcoding in media gateways, multi-point control units, digital media adaptors, video security DVRs and IP set-top boxes. Wrapped with development tools and digital media software, the TMS320DM6467 processor is a DSP-based

Long ball screws for high-speed, low-noise applications

December 3, 2007 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

SKF USA announced long lead ball screws designed for linear actuation in high-speed, low-noise applications. Their design allows the drive motor to move with the adjustment nut to help reduce inertia and use less power. Versions include the Series SLT with axial play and Series BLT with backlash elimination. Diameters range from 25 mm to 50 mm and leads range from

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