American Sensor Technologies AST4900 pressure sensors utilize Krystal Bond Technology and are free of oil-fill, welds and internal O-rings, all of which eliminate the risk of system contamination in extreme conditions. The media isolated pressure sensor also holds a CE EN61326 Certification and UL/cUL508 Approval.
Photonic Products introduced two high power, infrared wavelength GaAlaS laser diodes from Opnext, Inc. The HL8337MG and the HL8338MG are suitable light sources for industrial and medical sensor applications and as a light source for various other types of optical equipment such as distance meters, barcode scanners and high resolution CTP. The HL8337MG and the HL8338MG have a lasing wavelength of 830 nm typ and a high optical output power of 50 mW CW, a multi-quantum well structure, a package size of 5.6 mm and a built-in photodiode for monitoring laser output which allows for easier control of the auto power circuit.
Photonic Products released is 2008 catalog available as a free download. The catalog's focus is Sanyo laser diodes from 405 nm to 830 nm. The range includes high power diodes for use with CD-R, industrial laser diodes at 635 nm, 808 nm laser diodes for use as a light source and for green laser modules, and 405 nm blue-violet laser diodes for next-generation optical disks and other industrial applications. Other catalog sections include diode pumped solid state green laser modules.
Netlist released an Industrial-Grade PC Storage Card, the second in the company's series of solid-state solutions for the Industrial Flash market. This Type II devicethat performs the same function as a hard disk drive and is designed for mission-critical applications requiring high levels in data integrity including telecommunications, voting, and military systems. It features a controlled
The 5I22 from Mesa Electronics is a general purpose, programmable, industrial I/O card for the PCI bus. It uses a 1M or 1.5M gate Xilinx FPGA for all logic. The FPGA configuration is downloadable from the PCI bus side, allowing creation of almost any kind of specialized I/O function. Features include four 50-pin connectors with I/O module rack-compatible pin-outs and interleaved grounds
MMD Components, part of Monitor & Quartztek, introduced a RoHS-compliant oscillator series in a compact, hermetically sealed, surface-mount ceramic package. They are useful for devices such as mobile and cordless telephones, digital cameras, PDAs, and notebook computers. The MXH series oscillators measure 2 mm × 2.5 mm and are available in frequencies of 1.54 MHz to 80 MHz, operate at supply voltages of 1.6V DC and have a maximum power consumption as low as 8 mA.
Texas Instruments, Inc. announced its eZ430-RF2500 tool for designing embedded systems that combines ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers (MCU) with wireless communications. The development tool, packaged in a USB stick form factor, offers two radio frequency-enabled microcontroller target boards and a PC debugging interface that can be used to develop stand-alone wireless projects. The tool enables developers to build low-power wireless systems for sensing
IAR announced its YellowSuite for ColdFire microcontrollers that promote a natural design flow from the beginning of a development project, integrating the necessary tools to produce a working design. The development tools included are proprietary Embedded Workbench for building and debugging the application, visualSTATE for design, validation, test and verification of the control logic, PowerPac RTOS file system and associated middleware, and a KickStart Kit to test
Carbon Design Systems announced its Carbon Model Studio, a system for the automatic generation, validation and implementation of hardware-accurate software models, enabling a design team to begin software development and debug before silicon. System architects can use the system for architectural analysis and profiling. Software engineers can develop and debug embedded software, firmware, drivers and diagnostics concurrent with hardware development.
Kontron introduced its CP6001, a 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16-compliant board with three rugged levels. Based on the Intel Core Duo/Core Duo processor and mobile chipset, it features high computing and graphic performance with a low thermal design power and a complete set of data, communication and multimedia interfaces. Designed to withstand tough environmental conditions, the passively cooled board features up to 4 GB of soldered RAM
Kontron introduced its PCI-760 PICMG 1.3 system host board (SHB) that features the Intel Q35 GMCH chipset and LGA-775 socket-based Intel processors. The board is equipped with multi-core Intel Core 2 Duo processors up to 3.0 GHz, and it provides optimal server performance with advanced remote management features based on Intel’s AMT 3.0 technology. The board boosts power to 4 × 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processors
Zilog announced its Z8F083A series flash microcontroller (MCU) for fan control and universal motor control applications, offering an optimized feature set and scalability. The series offers a single-pin on-chip debugger (OCD) port for in-system Flash programming and debugging. The family supports up to 8 Kbytes of Flash memory, 256 bytes of register RAM, and it is pin-for-pin compatible with other members of the Z8
Ampro Computers, Inc. introduced its ReadySystem fanless computer based on the EPIC form factor ReadyBoard family of embedded SBCs. This computer is made for harsh environments that are dusty and dirty, or that require high reliability or noise free operation. The computer offers support for Intel processors up to 1.4 GHz, high performance graphics and robust I/O including Gigabit Ethernet
Ampro Computers introduced its RuffSystem embedded computer that is based on the EBX SBC. The computer provides conductive cooling for the 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium M 738 processor to the NEMA 4x chassis. The 8" ×10" × 3" enclosure meets MIL-STD-810 shock and vibration over wide temperature and humidity environments. Optional IP 66/67 mil-grade connectors are offered. The power supply is also rugged
Adlink Technology, Inc. released its PXIS-2690P, a 14-slot, 3U portable PXI chassis for military, aero-defense, field testing and in-vehicle testing applications by providing a touch panel 15" LCD display, keyboard, touchpad, DVD combo drive and 500W power supply in an aluminum alloy frame. It is fully compliant with the PXI specification, rev. 2.2. The chassis has been fully tested for a variety of shock and vibration situations