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Key Switches Enhance Tactile Feedback

January 21, 2009 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using silver- or gold-plated dome inserts, C&K Components’ K5G and K5A2 snap-acting key switches are said to allow for enhanced user feel for tactile feedback. The 8.20-mm × 8-mm × 6-mm K5G exhibits mean operating force of 3.7 N for the first stroke and 6.5 N for the second stroke, and travel of 0.50 mm and 0.85 mm for

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DC Motor Controller Serves Mobile Robots

January 20, 2009 4:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Directly driving up to 120 A on each channel at up to 60 V, Roboteq’s AX2860 dual-channel DC motor controller functions in Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV), Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and mobile robots for exploration, hazardous material handling, and military and surveillance applications. The 9” × 5.5” × 1.6” device accepts

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Pushbutton Switches Offer Multiple Caps and Colors

January 19, 2009 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

With electrical life of 200,000 cycles the LP11 Series of illuminated pushbutton switches from E-Switch, offer options such as tactile feel, multiple cap types, and LED color options. Requiring an operating force of 250 +/- 100 gf, switch travel is 4.50 +/- 0.2 mm. Other specs include

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Best of CES 2009(2)

January 16, 2009 9:50 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The International Consumer Electronics Show 2009 didn’t exhibit a great deal of innovation. There were product announcements aplenty, as always at CES. But everything, from the keynotes to the exhibition floor, seemed very low-key (another victim of our lousy economy). Nonetheless, with 2,700 exhibitors catering to over 130,000 attendees, some products and/or technologies are bound to distinguish themselves.

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Flared-Pin Fin Heat Sinks Target Emerging Green Apps

January 15, 2009 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in natural convection environments, Cool Innovations’ new line of flared-pin fin heat sinks are designed for emerging green applications, such as solar cells and LED lighting. The products offer a sparsely-configured staggered pin array and an omnidirectional pin configuration. The heat sinks are forged from thermally-conductive

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Modulator Driver Targets 40-Gb/s Lightwave Systems

January 15, 2009 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Producing an eye pattern with electronic eye-crossing control from 40% to 70%, Narda Microwave-East’s FO-MDA-40-25G-1 lithium niobate modulator driver serves 300-pin MSA transponders employed in DPSK long-reach 40-Gb/s lightwave communication systems. The 1.10” × 1.10” × 0.34” device demonstrates a 3-dB bandwidth from 85 kHz to 40 GHz, gain of 29 dB, input and output return loss of 12 dB, rms

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Color-Changing Pushbuttons Support LEDs

January 14, 2009 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering sizes of 12.70 mm², 15.88 mm², and 19.05 mm², EAO Switch’s Series 95 color-changing pushbuttons allow up to 2 (12.70 mm²) or 3 (15.88 mm² and 19.05 mm²) LEDs to be added. The 24-mm high (max.) devices have an N/O self-cleaning gold-plated switch element rated at up to 48 VDC/50 mA. The units are suitable for mounting on PCBs between 1.50 mm and 2.50 mm thick and can be snap-mounted to the PCB. The switches

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Heater is Touch-Safe

January 14, 2009 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Able to deliver from 50 W to 150 W, the CS060 Series heater from Omega Engineering has a double-insulated plastic case for touch-safe operation. The clip-mounted device is intended for use with water, automotive, and food-processing applications. The CE-compliant heater is designed for permanent operation and is compatible with the company’s

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Relays Rate to 20 A

January 13, 2009 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Receiving UL/cUL recognition, CIT Relay & Switch’s J151 Series relays exhibit ratings of up to 20 A at 277 VAC and 28 VDC and ½ hp at 125 VAC. The RoHS-compliant devices offer coil voltage options ranging from 6 VDC to 220 VDC and 6 VAC to 240 VAC and contact arrangements from SPST to 4PDT. The components demonstrate an electrical life of 100k cycles, mechanical life from 10m to 20m cycles. and min. dielectric strength of

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Attenuated Switches Perform at Three Levels

January 9, 2009 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting a frequency range from DC to 25 GHz, Teledyne Coax Switches’ CAS-37 Series tri-state attenuated switches can be switched to a low-loss state (<0.5 dB), an attenuated state (20 dB across a broadband), or an open state with one of the two RF inputs terminated into a 50-Ohm termination. The products exhibit an operating

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Gearmotors Offer Wide Operating Range

January 8, 2009 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rated at 1/20 hp (37.3 W) at 230 V/60 Hz/3-phase, Bison Gear & Engineering’s 107 Series Verdant Duty gearmotors present an operating range from 6 to 90 Hz to provide a 15:1 range of adjustable output speeds in applications requiring no maintenance. The products contain totally enclosed, non-ventilated (TENV) AC motors, and exhibit

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Fan Heaters Utilize Built-in Temperature Limiter

January 7, 2009 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a DIN rail, panel, or foot mountable formats, Omega Engineering’s CR030/130 Series fan heaters uses a built-in temperature limiter. The CE-compliant product offers an integrated adjustable thermostat or fixed hygrostat, as well as double insulated plastic housing. The component maintains minimum operating temperatures in

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Rugged Rocker Switch Handles Industrial Apps

January 7, 2009 3:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in both single-pole and double-pole configurations, the e-series rocker switch from Phaseda has an IP54 rating for protection against dust and moisture. The RoHS-compliant switch offers single- and double-throw operation as well as momentary actuation, and can handle up to 20 A at 125 VAC. The switch is constructed of

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SPDT Relays Receive Class 1 Division 2 Approval

January 6, 2009 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming with screw clamp termination, Weidmuller’s five new MICROSERIES single-pole double-throw (SPDT) relays achieve Class 1 Division 2 approval for use in hazardous locations. The five new options include the following versions: 12 VDC, 24 VDC, 24 VUC, 120 VUC, and 230 VUC. The VUC versions accept AC and DC input signals. The RC version demonstrates inductive kickback protection through an integrated RC circuit at

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AC/DC Rocker Switches Resist Water

January 5, 2009 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having IP56 certification, Cherry Electrical Products’ KS, KG, KT, and KM Series AC/DC rocker switches suit panel-mount applications in which the switches will be exposed to dust and water. The KS devices exhibits a current rating of 16 A at 125 VAC, while the KG, KT, and KM units are rated at 20 A at 125 VAC. The products offer a current rating of 21 A at 14 VDC, UL approval on AC loads, and 0.25” (6.35-mm) quick-connect tab

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