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Load Cell Includes USB Output

November 6, 2008 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a USB Digital Interface with 16 bits resolution, the LSB200 S-Beam Jr. load cell from FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology is available with USB output option. Available in both aluminum or stainless Steel, the load cell has built-in overload protection. The load cell has weight of 0.3 oz (aluminum) / 0.9 oz (steel)

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BGS Sensors Exhibit Automatic Crosstalk Protection

November 5, 2008 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering a sensing range of up to 350 mm, Pepperl+Fuchs’ ML7 background suppression (BGS) sensors present automatic crosstalk protection, enabling multiple sensors to be mounted side-by-side without inter-unit interference. The 31 mm × 11 mm × 23 mm devices use LED indicators for provide power and output status, and diagnostic information. The instruments utilize the 4-in-1 output for detecting the connected load and sink or sources as needed. The units suit

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Linear Actuators Allow Customization

November 4, 2008 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a modular design, SKF’s CAT33 electro-mechanical linear actuators enable users to select motors, gears, controls, attachments, and other options to meet application needs. Users can specify standard or special stroke lengths, AC or DC motors, friction clutch gears, cables, front and rear attachments, and accessories such as limit switches and encoders. The right- and left-hand

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Air Pressure Sensors Respond Quickly

October 29, 2008 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating independently via a 1.5 V analog output or with DPC-100 controllers, Panasonic Electric Works’ DPC/DPH-100 Series SUNX digital air pressure sensors detect with a response time of 500 seconds. The axial design of the sensor head allows for mounting side-by-side with other units or as a replacement for one unit for maintenance via a hex key. The devices offer vacuum, positive, or

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Level Control Sensors Enhance Power Measurements

October 28, 2008 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming fully calibrated, Rohde & Schwarz’s R&S NRP-Z28 and R&S NRP-Z98 one-box level control sensors are designed to enhance the performance of power measurements. The instruments exhibit a VSWR of <1.11 in a frequency range from 9 kHz to 2.4 GHz to reduce

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Actuator Delivers High Continuous Force

October 27, 2008 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting a force versus position curve characteristic, BEI Kimco Magnetics’ Voice Coil cylindrical actuator shows a continuous force range from 1 N to 5 N. The instrument demonstrates stroke lengths from 0 mm to 1.27 mm, hysteresis-free operation, and sizes from 1” OD to 1.50” OD. The component performs in valve control and beam steering applications, including

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MEMS Accelerometer Qualifies for Automotive Applications

October 24, 2008 1:03 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Leveraging 200 mm-wafer MEMS fabrication, STMicroelectronics' AIS326DQ three-axis MEMS accelerometer meets AEC-Q100 specifications for automotive applications. The 28-pin QFPN-packaged component presents user-selectable full-scale range of ±2 g or ±6 g in all three axes, temperature range from -40°C to 105°C, and 10,000 g shock survivability. The product offers

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Sensor Film Measures and Maps Low Contact Pressures

October 24, 2008 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Placed between contacting or mating surfaces, Sensor Products' Pressurex Zero tactile pressure-indicating sensor film characterizes contact surface pressures from 7.20 psi to 28 psi (0.50 kg/cm² to 1.97 kg/cm²). The product measures and maps pressure magnitude and distribution, and variations in contact surface pressure are visible by the impression made on the film. The film comes in 8 different

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Image Sensor Delivers Low-Light Performance

October 22, 2008 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating 1.4-micron OmniBSI pixel technology and a TrueFocus ISP, OmniVision Technologies’ OV5462 5 megapixel SoC CMOS image sensor supplies >500 mV/Lux-sec. and all the functionality of a complete camera on a chip, including extended depth of field (EDoF). The component performs backside illumination, and increases the chief ray angle (CRA). The device employs a combination of advanced de-noise, gamma and color correction algorithms to reduce

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Light Sensors Display 16-bit Resolution

October 21, 2008 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Managing LED and cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) display backlighting, TAOS’ TCS3404 and TCS3414 digital color light sensors use RGB filters to derive the color chromaticity and illuminance of ambient light with 16 bits of resolution. The 2.095 mm × 1.875 mm × 0.685 mm components automatically eliminate signal fluctuation resulting from AC lighting flicker without

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Digital Temperature Sensor Achieves High Accuracy

October 16, 2008 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Monitoring automotive system temperature from -40°C to 175°C, National Semiconductor’s LM95172Q digital temperature sensor delivers ±1°C accuracy between 130°C and 160°C. The AEC-Q100 Grade 0-qualified component uses a serial peripheral interface (SPI), a MICROWIRE bus interface, and a 16-bit sigma-delta ADC. The thermal management sensor presents

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Temperature Sensor Works in DDR3 Apps

October 10, 2008 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Complying with JEDEC specification JC42.4, Catalyst Semiconductor’s CAT6095 12-bit digital output temperature sensor targets DDR3 memory module applications in high-speed PCs and laptops, environmental control systems and industrial process control equipment. The unit demonstrates ±1°C temperature sensing accuracy from 75°C to 95°C and ±3°C accuracy from -20°C to 125°C in a supply voltage range from 3 V to

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Triaxial Accelerometer Exhibits High Sensitivity

October 9, 2008 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a frequency response from 0.3 Hz to 10,000 Hz, Dytran Instruments’ Model 3263M8 triaxial accelerometer presents a sensitivity of 100 mV/g. The component shows laser-marked labels of the X, Y, and Z axes in a large font size on 3 orthogonal faces, which aids in the orientation of the sensor. The accelerometer performs in modal analysis, noise vibration

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Touch Sensing Device Enables Button and Slider Replacement in Any System

October 8, 2008 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduced the CapSense Express capacitive touch sensing device for button and slider replacement. The device enables designers to implement up to 10 buttons and/or sliders in as little as five minutes  with no coding. The PSoC Express visual embedded system design tool and CapSense Express configuration tool allow designers to

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CMOS and Rejustor Based Application-Specific Analog Signal Conditioning Chip

October 8, 2008 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microbridge Technologies introduced the MBSTC-02 CMOS device active analog circuit which incorporates the company’s passive, Rejustor polysilicon adjustable resistor technology. The signal conditioning chip allows sensor calibration and temperature compensation after final assembly, which negates cumulative errors associated with the assembly processes such as

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