Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces its U1240A Series of handheld digital multimeters that provide functions that are optimal for installation and maintenance applications. It enables users to observe open/close switch behaviors in the presence of intermittent signals. Users can also gauge the extent of transformer heating or the efficiency of refrigeration systems with the DMM's dual and differential temperature capabilities. The series comprises two models: the U1241A and U1242A.
Elma Electronic Inc. announced the Type 39 CompactPCI enclosure with built-in system monitoring. The chassis features a 3U 4 HP configurable system monitor with Ethernet, RS-232, Web and Command Line Interface (CLI) capabilities. The unit monitors up to 8 voltages, 12 fan-fail signals, 8 temperature sensors
Productive Product: Micrel launched the MIC2238, a 2.5 MHz dual 800 mA synchronous buck (step-down) regulator housed in a 3 mm × 3 mm MLF package. Its unique switching architecture scheme, Trickle Mode, enables desirable light load efficiency for Li-Ion battery powered systems that require maximum efficiency in order to prolong use. The MIC2238 is appropriate for portable applications including cellular phones, portable media players, WiMax modules, GPS systems, digital still and video cameras.
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. unveils its near infrared (NIR) capable single-chip automotive CMOS image sensors which can operate in dual mode, allowing them to function equally well in both day and night vision applications. The NIR capability improves functionality for automotive safety and security applications while allowing OEMs and automotive manufacturers to simplify system designs. This dual mode night vision capability is useful in driver assistance and safety applications
Avago Technologies announces its model APDS-9007 ambient light sensor with a logarithmic output response over a range of lighting conditions that covers a range of brightness from 3 lux to 70 K lux, making it suitable for mobile applications as well as outdoor lighting and solar panels which may be operated under direct sunlight. Designed to closely follow the human-eye spectral response curve, the sensor reduces power consumption and saves battery life in portable and mobile devices
Wilcoxon Research introduces a range of sensors rated for operation in hazardous areas and in machinery health monitoring applications. With the Intrinsic Safety (IS) certification, they can be used where flammable or explosive materials are present without causing electrical sparks or “hot spots” strong enough to cause ignition of gases or dusts in the air. The sensors meet the standards for IS and explosion-proof certification that are established by the NFPA in the U.S., the CSA in Canada and CENELEC in the European Union.
Integrating all bias, control and power management functions into a single chip, the latest low noise block (LNB) satellite controllers from Zetex Semiconductors help achieve LNB size reductions of up to 30 percent, according to the company. Three LNB controllers have been introduced: The ZXNB4100 (negative volt bias) and ZXNB4200 (zero volt bias) for single universal LNBs with FET switching topologies, and the ZXNB2200 for C-band LNB designs.
Banner Engineering Corp. introduces its M-GAGE wireless sensor node for vehicle sensing using the SureCross Wireless Network. This specially optimized sensor is encapsulated in a rugged, IP67 SureCross Node enclosure and accompanied by a FlexPower battery that supplies power for both sensing and wireless connectivity for up to 10 years. The sensor offers greater durability and reliability than inductive loops.
Segger Microcontroller Systeme GmbH announced embOS support for the Renesas SH2 and H8S series of microcontrollers which features the entire variety of communication mechanisms, tasks and communication instances that can be dynamically created, deleted and configured.
Omron Electronic Components LLC announces its D6F-03 uni-directional MEMS mass flow sensor which uses a thermopile element that converts thermal energy into electrical energy. It is capable of measuring mass airflow up to 3 LPM with a ±5 percent full-scale repeatable accuracy. These sensors exhibit stable output performance across the entire scale. Through packaging that uses miniaturization techniques, these devices measure 16.8 mm × 8 mm × 36.6 mm
Sick Stegmann, Inc. introduces its user-programmable DiCoder CKS 36 programmable motor feedback system which provides resolution up to 2,048 pulses per revolution and commutation signals of up to 32 pole pairs. It provides rugged operation and precise performance in applications with operating temperatures ranging from -20°C to 110°C. These encoders feature Mini-Disc (MiDi) technology, a very small code disc that includes a track radius of 2 mm
Aonix announced its ObjectAda RAVEN for Windows, targeting the Wind River VxWorks 653 multi-partition RTOS for PowerPC. The platform features an enhanced safety-critical Ada runtime that communicates to the underlying RTOS through the ARINC-653 APEX interface, enabling high execution and safety certification efficiency.
Virtium Technology, Inc. announced its family of small form-factor very low profile (VLP) DDR3 registered ECC SODIMM, VLP DDR3 ECC SODIMM, VLP DDR3 SO-RDIMM and VLP DDR3 SO-CDIMM ECC memory for embedded systems. These devices are for space constrained AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, MicroTCA, PicoTCA, PC104, SBB canisters and PICMG SBCs.
PrismTech announced its integrated circuit ORB (ICO), an IP core that provides standards-based CORBA protocol messaging for FPGA logic blocks. It provides communications to application components implemented in hardware devices such as FPGAs, ASICs and CPLDs without the use of resource-sapping proxies, a soft-core GPP or any other hardware abstraction layer necessary to facilitate integration.
STMicroelectronics announces its LIS244AL ultra-compact 'low-g' linear accelerometer. Its ultra-compact square footprint and low power consumption makes the motion-sensing device well suited for battery-powered portable applications such as mobile phones, portable multimedia players or remote controls. The device incorporates in a single package a robust, dual-axis MEMS sensor and a CMOS interface chip that provides two simultaneous, real-time analog outputs