Based on the ‘Wiegand effect,’ the MAGNETOCODE encoder series (MCD) from FRABA generates a short burst of electric power whenever the shaft rotates. MCD encoders provide a maximum resolution of 12 bits per revolution and can register up to 8,192 revolutions (13 bits). Higher capacity models are available
Designed specifically for use with 10" to 17" industrial-grade LCD panels, the LS6D-1012A-RH DC-to-AC inverter from Taiyo Yuden provides dual LCD panel capability. It features brightness/backlight on-off control. The RoHS-compliant
AMS Technologies presents Luciol Instruments’ LOR-200 high-resolution portable OTDR that is based on Luciol’s proprietary scanning photon counting technology. The instrument distinguishes events with 20-cm separation and has a sub-m attenuation dead zone. The device’s contrast allows it to see high reflections and Rayleigh Back Scattering on
Acting as an alternative to hermetically-sealed housings, HumiSeal’s UV40 gel has been formulated for large-scale LED applications, such as LED displays often found above stadiums during sporting events. The adhesive withstands UV exposure, lightning strikes, and moisture ingress from rain. The gel is applied in conjunction with standard UV40 product around sensitive areas of the circuit board to increase the thickness of covering to
Performing over a frequency range from 15 Hz to 1,200 Hz with voltages up to 600 V, Pacific Power Source’s 3120-ASX AC power source provides 12 kVA of power from a 9U chassis in single-, split-, and three-phase test, frequency conversion, lab and bench power applications. The instrument converts power by
Said to typically consume one-third the power of comparable quartz-based solutions, SiTime’s SiT9003 spread spectrum oscillator reduces electromagnetic emissions by up to 12 dB. The 2.5-mm × 2-mm unit can be programmed for frequencies between 1 MHz and 110 MHz; operating voltages of 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 2.8 V, or
Exhibiting a 20:1 speed range with maximum output of 90 V, Bison Gear & Engineering’s TightDrive speed control can be field mounted on Bison permanent magnet DC (PMDC) gearmotors up to 1/6 hp (124 W) in 90° increments. Speed is controlled via a combination on/off switch and speed potentiometer, and 3 adjustable potentiometers provide
Consisting of 21 different types of white light LEDs and 11 different types of monochrome and RGB LEDs, a family of devices from Sharp can provide an output of up to 90 lumens per watt, depending on the model. With a footprint of 1.6 x 0.8 mm, white-light LEDs have color temperatures from 2,200K to 11,500K with a CRI as high as 90 with radiation angles of 120° and 130°
Presented as the smallest COM Express Type-2-Pinout compatible Computer-on-Module, the Kontron microETXexpress-PC incorporates the 45-nm Intel Core2 Duo processor. The 95 mm x 95 mm device packs up to 4 GB of DDR3 SO-DIMM with a FSB of up to 1066 MHz and 6MB of L2 cache. Additional features include system security via the Intel Trusted Execution Technology and an integrated a trusted platform module – TPM 1.2 – for software and data protection as wall as the Intel GMA X4500 graphics media accelerator.
Giving engineers the choice of how to work, Texas Instruments’ free SwitcherPro Design Software for DC/DC controller and converter power supply designs is now available as both a Web-based tool and as a desktop application. Engineers can download the SwitcherPro DT application to their desktop, save their work on their own system and work completely offline with all of the features of the online tool.
Hundreds of demonstrators are urging Congress to pass legislation to reduce greenhouse gases, and they're using the Capitol power plant as a symbol of the problem. Despite attempts by lawmakers to clean up the power plant in southeast Washington, it still burns coal and accounts for a third of the legislative branch's greenhouse gas emissions. Monday's rally on Capitol Hill was being followed by a march to the power plant, where some demonstrators planned to block entrances and get arrested.
In a recent study, a team of researchers from Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California, have fabricated and demonstrated a hybrid memristor/transistor circuit for the first time. The team demonstrated conditional programming of a nanomemristor by the hybrid circuit, showing that the same elements in a circuit can be configured to act as logic, signal routing, and memory.
Fox Electronics' 1-V F200 Series oscillators come in a 2.5 mm × 2.0 mm package and feature a standby function that reduces the oscillator's current consumption to 5 µA for efficient power use. The F200's low current draw of 2.5 mA across the 1.8 MHz to 32 MHz frequency range and 3.5 mA from 32.1 MHz to 50.0 MHz makes the oscillator series appropriate for
The 3D@Home Consortium celebrates that its membership now totals 40 companies as it continues to increase its activity in all phases of 3D content creation, distribution, marketing, education and products. Newest members to the consortium include General Display Technologies, NXP Semiconductor and Micronas. A full list of members is available on the consortium website at www.3DatHome.org.
C&K Components has developed a micro-miniature, side-actuated, right angle detect switch in a low profile package. Designated the SDS Series, the detect switch sits 2 mm off the PCB while delivering 2 mm overtravel and a low actuation force of 75 g max. In addition to medical and consumer electronics, these detect switches are appropriate for