Copley Controls Corp. extended its XENUS offline servo drive’s temperature, humidity, vibration and shock ranges to meet military COTS requirements, including Mil Standard #810. The model R10 hardened drives can be used to control rotary and linear motors/actuators in military applications and extreme industrial environments. They operate in stand-alone and networked operating modes, and they respond to a variety of input formats including step-and-direction commands for upgrading from stepper motors to high torque servomotors
Portescap introduced its nuvoDisc, a family of flat brushless DC miniature motors. With a footprint of 32 mm × 11.7 mm, the motors are engineered for markets where miniaturization is needed, and they are suitable for space-constrained applications such as portable respirators and barcode scanners. A high-speed slotless design reduces vibration and eliminates cogging to provide smooth operation and accuracy for maintaining a stable speed compared with conventional miniature flat motors.
Lenze-AC Tech announced its model BFK458-L long-life spring-applied brake for motion control products. It is guaranteed for 10,000,000 cycles or two years of service life. The brakes are released by applying DC voltage to an electromagnetic coil. Uses are in rapid, high cycling applications. They are constructed with a cast iron casing.
E-Switch announced its TL1150 Series thru-hole tact switch with an operating life of 1,000,000 cycles and a two-lead 6 mm × 6 mm design. Specifications include a contact rating of 50 mA at 30V DC, contact resistance of 100 m ohm at 5V DC, insulation resistance of 100 M ohm minimum, dielectric strength of 600V AC, actuation force of 70 ± 20 gf and an operating temperature of -25°C to +85°C.
Geotest-Marvin Test Systems, Inc. announced its GX7002A-MP and GX7302-MP 3U and 6U chassis. These two chassis incorporate the MAC Panel SCOUT receivers which offer a high performance method to connect test system resources to a mass interconnect receiver, minimizing the need for cable assemblies. The GX73x2-MP incorporates a 20-slot 3U PXI chassis that can accommodate up to 19 instruments as well as an embedded PXI controller or a PXI bus expander interface such as the GX7990 or MXI-4.
Toshiba Corp. announced three SD high capacity (SDHC)1 cards: a 32-gigabyte2 memory card, a 16 GB SDHC card and an 8 GB microSDHC card. All of the cards meet the class 4 specification in the SD speed class, enabling them to deliver high level performance and functionality essential for advanced mobile phones and other personal digital products.
Radicom Research, Inc. introduced a line of USB hardware modems in modular and standalone configurations. The modems process data using their own hardware, and they do not use any processing power of the host computer. These modems are CDC-compliant, and they are supported by Microsoft CDC modem drivers and Linux CDC-ACM drivers. They work with Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems.
OTEK Corp. announced its USB converter that allows the interface of any RS-232 or -485 equipment with any USB port without the need for an external power supply. The USB draws its power from the USB port and since the connectors match any existing PC DB9, the USB plugs to the DB9 on the existing equipment, requiring one cable (type A to type B) for the USB end. For RS-485, the USB comes with a screw terminal connector.
Endicott Interconnect (EI) Technologies, Inc. introduced large, high complexity PC boards for use in compute-intensive applications such as servers and mainframes for defense, aerospace and commercial uses. High-density, double sided, hybrid PC board assemblies (SMT/PTH/press fit) are available with an average component count of > 1,500, including high-I/O area array modules (CGA, LGA, PBGA) and dense, high-I/O connectors in sizes up to 32" × 44".
InPlay Technologies introduced its FinePoint MPD-9xx Series, offering a full range of user-defined digital options. It provides a cordless, active RF digital pen in battery-powered or battery-free versions. The digitizer behind the LCD screen uses electromagnetic technology to communicate with the pen as it moves across the surface, reporting the tip status, sensitivity and pen position.
Pickering Interfaces introduced its BRIC2 matrices that occupy two slots of a PXI chassis, providing a more compact system for matrix applications not requiring the higher crosspoint count of four- or eight-slot BRICs. Each BRIC2 is a completely configured matrix that requires no terminal blocks for users to wire together and which maximizes the bandwidth of the switches. They are available in a variety of configurations with matrix sizes up to 276 × 4 in single-pole configurations.
Molex, Inc. introduced its ExpressCard header and ejector assembly to replace the traditional PC Card and CardBus interface. The system offers modular expansion to computers using a smaller interface. Developed for applications in desktop and notebook computers, the technology supports the PCI Express and USB 2.0 interface, allowing hot plugging that permits users to add memory, wired and wireless communications, multimedia, security features to mobile and desktop systems.
Cornet Technology Communications announced its Celero CVME-7448ST, a VME64x PowerPC single board computer. This board incorporates a host-bridge controller (Tundra Tsi109) and DDR2 to give added life to COTS VME64x single board computers that are still used in real-time/embedded military and aerospace programs.
Sensoray announced its 2446 streaming video server that accepts either standard or high definition NTSC or PAL video inputs with synchronized audio. The video is scaled to D1 for MPEG compression, and it is transmitted using the RTP or UDP protocol. The encoded video is playable by commercial set-top boxes or on PCs running free open source software.
Endicott Interconnect (EI) Technologies announced high-volume, fully assembled PC boards. These high-density hybrid PCB assemblies are double-sided complex boards with mixed technologies and an average component count of >1,500 in large sizes (18"×24") for SMT or non-SMT backplanes.