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Encoder/Decoder Shapes RS-232 Data Signals

August 27, 2008 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting data ranges from 1.20 kb/s to 115.20 kb/s, Vishay Intertechnology’s TOIM5232 encoder/decoder presents proper pulse shaping of RS-232 data signals for serial infrared (SIR) IrDA transceivers. The device shortens RS-232 output signals to IrDA-compatible electrical pulses to drive an infrared transmitter in transmit mode, and

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Rotary Actuators Offer 15 Arc-Seconds Accuracy

August 27, 2008 8:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating a cross-roller bearing structure, Oriental Motor’s DG 200 Series hollow rotary actuators shows a repetitive position accuracy of 15 arc-seconds and a total backlash of 2 arc-minutes. With a frame size of 7.87” (200 mm) and an internal hollow diameter of 3.94” (100 mm), the RoHS-compliant components develop

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Thermocouple and RTD Transmitters Offer Weather Resistance

August 22, 2008 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a NEMA 4X enclosure, Omega Engineering’s UWTC-2-NEMA & UWRTD-2-NEMA wireless thermocouple and RTD transmitters exhibit weather resistance in industrial applications. The CE-compliant devices endure in weather conditions including falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water and hose-directed water. Each thermocouple model can be programmed to work as a type J, K, T, E, R

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Accelerometers Use a Motion Detection Device

August 21, 2008 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting the automotive and industrial markets, Kionix's KXD94 Series of accelerometers include a tri-axis, mid-g motion detection device. The components offer an output range from ±5 g to ±13 g, a supply voltage range from 2.75 V to 5.25 V, an integrated four-channel multiplexer and an internal 1-KHz low pass filter. The RoHS

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Pressure Transducer Offers Flush Diaphragm

August 20, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Machining from a single piece of steel, Stellar Technology's Model FT260 pressure transducer utilizes a flush diaphragm to reduce dead volume to the fixturing to resist the accumulation of residue down to zero. The enviromentally-sealed device performs over a range of -100°F to 300°F (compensated: -65°F to 250°F) in pressure ranges from 0 to 2,000 psi through 0 to 10,000 psig/a. The 3.5-oz transducer delivers a static accuracy of ±0.25% (BFSL),a standard output signal of 3 mV/V at 70°F and burst pressure of at least 3X FSO range. The

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Isolator Bases Protect 1,500 V

August 15, 2008 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting accelerometers, Wilcoxon Research's SF21, SF22, SF23 and SF24 isolater bases protect a vibration sensor from up to 1,500 V for as long as one minute and withstand temperatures up to 120ºC. The SF21 and SF22 are both 1" (25 mm) across the flats with a 0.820" (20-mm) mounting pad that can accommodate up to

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Vibration Switches Offers USB Programmability

August 14, 2008 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering designs for 24/7 continuous protection, IMI Sensors’ Series 686B USB-programmable smart vibration switches have a remote reset capability and USB-programmable delays to avoid false trips. The hermetically-sealed devices require two wires and can replace legacy switches for additional cable runs. The switches perform in

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Transducer Contains No O-rings

August 1, 2008 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing with Krystal Bond technology, American Sensor Technologies’ one-piece stainless steel AST20HA pressure transducer has no internal o-rings and exhibits 100-V/m EMI/RFI protection from electrical noise. The CE-approved device offers pressure ranges from 0 to 10,000 psi in compound ranges up to 2500 psi while

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Sensor ICs Offer Low Linearity

July 23, 2008 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting a typical nonlinearity of ±0.4% from -20°C to 80°C, Seiko Instruments’ S-58LM20A Series of temperature sensor ICs yield a typical linear output voltage of -11.77 mV/°C. The Pb-free devices offer ±2.50°C accuracy against temperature in the temperature range from -55°C to 130°C and consist of a temperature

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Pocket-Sized USB Datalogger Tracks Temperatures

July 22, 2008 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing both a USB output for data readout and an onboard numeric LCD for real-time monitoring, the OM-Microlite portable data logger from Omega Engineering records temperature over time for applications such as the warehousing and transport of sensitive materials or employee exposure management in industrial environments.

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Encoder Possesses 13-Bit Resolution

July 10, 2008 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having a 13-bit (8192-count) per turn resolution, BEI Industrial Encoders’ Model L18 absolute encoder contains ASIC electronics, sealed bearings, and BEI’s code disk. The optically-based device comes in a 1.8” servo package in all-metal housing. The encoder is well suited for semiconductor fabrication

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Magnet Bases Offer High Pull Strength

July 9, 2008 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering high pull strength, the B12 and B13 from Wilcoxon Research, are two magnet bases for developed for accelerometers. The B12 Model is a two-pole magnet base with a 7/8" (22 mm) diameter and 20 lbs. of force. The B13 Model is a two-pole magnet base with a 1" (25 mm)

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Development Kit Creates Multi-Touch User Interface

June 24, 2008 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the first commercially available, the SMK 15.4 development kit from Stantum Technologies can enable designers and integrators to develop a multi-touch display user interface. The resulting interface lets users simultaneously move an unlimited number of fingers, nails or utensils (such as styli) on a screen.

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Five- and Seven-channel Temperature Monitors Tout High Accuracy

June 19, 2008 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduced its MAX6622/MAX6636 ±1 degree Celsius accurate, five-/seven-channel temperature sensors. The MAX6622 accurately measures its own temperature and the temperature of up to four external locations-such as CPUs, memory, GPUs, and other heat-sensitive components-while the MAX6636 measures

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Sensor Uses Thermoelectric Cooling

June 16, 2008 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing thin-film thermoelectric coolers, Nextreme Thermal Solutions’ and Princeton Lightwave’s SWIR (short wave infrared) focal plane sensor features Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) 2-D focal plane arrays. The eye-safe device senses nightglow radiation at 1.6 um wavelengths. The imaging sensor

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