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Membrane Switch Keypads Target Interface Designs

January 28, 2009 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Said to replace multiple mechanical switches, soldered wires, and cable assemblies, NKK Switches’ FM Series membrane switch keypads perform in human-machine interface designs. The dot-illuminated configurations offer 12 or 16 keys, pre-configured legends on embossed keypads; and stroke from 0.5 mm to 1.2 mm. The

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Motor Starters Suit Industrial Apps

January 27, 2009 5:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Moeller’s SYST-M line of ready-to-use industrial enclosed motor starters are rated to 60 HP at 575 V. The three-part non-reversing and reversing starters are UL/CSA approved and come in both non-combination and fused-combination configurations. All starters are housed

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Development Board Serves Motor Control Applications

January 27, 2009 4:00 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting the dsPIC33F family of motor control DSCs, Microchip’s dsPICDEM MCLV development board (part # DM330021) provides a method for evaluating and developing sensored or sensorless BLDC and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) control applications. The product contains a three-phase inverter bridge

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Power Entry Modules Fit in 1U Enclosures

January 26, 2009 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing a combination of appliance inlet and circuit breaker in a single module, the Series 6135 and 6136 families of power entry modules from Schurter are compact enough to be mounted in 1U-sized products and enclosures. The 6135 offers a C14 appliance inlet and the 6136 a C20 inlet, according to IEC 60320. The 6135 offers a 2-pole switch with or without 1- or 2-pole overcurrent protection, while the 1-pole 6136 is offered with

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Motor Driver Integrates Hall Commutation

January 26, 2009 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to power low-voltage brushless DC motors, Allegro MicroSystems’ A1448 motor driver uses a CMOS semiconductor process to incorporate a Hall sensor, the motor control circuitry, and the full output bridge. A single input control pin allows for direct input PWM for speed control, initiating the active braking function, and

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Relays Offer 50-A Option

January 23, 2009 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a longer yoke and armature, as well as a stronger spring structure than the 40-A standard model, Hasco Components' HAT Series relays have a 50-A current option. The SPST version had a 3-mm contact gap for arc suppression. Switch coil voltages will be available for both DC and AC current. A SPDT version is

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Solid-State Contactors Present High Power Ratings

January 22, 2009 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

At 40-A or 50-A load ratings per phase at 65°C ambient temperature, Crydom's RHP line of hybrid solid-state contactors offer configurations with power ratings of 120 VAC, 240 VAC, 280 VAC, or 600 VAC. The devices demonstrate full-load life cycle ratings of >2M operations, control voltages of 24 VAC, 120 VAC, or 220 VAC, and logic-compatible, 5-VDC, 12-VDC or 24-VDC input control options. The units mount identically to a

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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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