Molex, Inc. introduced its Pico-Clasp single and dual row wire-board connectors. This family of products offers space savings in applications such as plasma display panel (PDP) TVs, liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs and notebook PCs. This .039" pitch connector system is compact, making it suitable for any compact FPD system. Versions with an inner positive lock provide latch protection and secure mating confirmation. Positive lock versions are available in six to 50 circuits
PEM introduces its R’Angle self-clinching fasteners that create permanent right-angle attachment points in metal sheets as thin as .040/1 mm. These aluminum self-tapping or steel threaded fasteners can serve as alternatives to bent tabs at edges of sheets, bent tabs in the middle of sheets, bent flanges, right-angle brackets, tack welds and loose hardware.
RAF Electronic Hardware introduces its male-female stacking spacers that come in round and hexagonal profiles. Manufactured for PC/104 and PC/104-plus embedded applications, they are available in nylon and aluminum. By using these stacking spacers, circuit boards are spaced exactly 0.6" apart to build structurally secure module stacks. The standalone stacks can be used like compact bus boards, but without the need for backplanes or bird cages.
Keystone Electronics Corp. expands its assortment of nylon spacer/support components for PCBs or chassis mount applications with the addition of styles for lock-fit, tension-fit and screw-mount uses. These board–to-board and chassis-to-board stacking components snap-into position with retentive grip without tools. For PCB use, they lock-fit or tension-fit into PC boards and lock-fit for chassis use
Keystone Electronics Corp. introduced its anti-static integrated circuit tray clip that eliminates any need for one-at-a-time, manual marking of JEDEC trays by operators. These devices are well suited for use and re-use of IC trays for multiple purposes. Color-coded and durable, they can be used for added identification of single or stacked trays. They are available in a choice of yellow (PN8896), orange (PN 8897), pink (PN 8898) and green (PN 8899). These clips help avoid the need for drawing lines, writing dates and instructions, and pasting papers on JEDEC trays
Keystone Electronics Corp. introduces its jack screws that are designed for mounting “D” type subminiature connectors. Used primarily with new OEM equipment or as replacement hardware for AMP, CANNON, TYCO and TRW connectors, these parts are manufactured of stainless steel and steel in a variety of finishes to meet virtually all design requirements. They come complete with nylon thread patches to firmly hold the devices in place when vibration occurs.
Round Solution introduces communications modules that can be programmed with Python, an open-source-licensed programming language. These miniaturized industrial-grade modules include the GPRS unit and a combination GPRS/GPS unit that can be mounted in SMT, eliminating the costs of RF plugs and cables as well as time-consuming manual operations. Access to geodata enables users to construct positioning equipment quickly.
Connect One announces its II-EVB-600, an evaluation board for programming the iChip CO2064, a proprietary small footprint Internet protocol (IP) controller that targets resource-constrained machine-to-machine (M2M) applications where encryption and security is required. The board supports many upper layer Internet protocols using either AT+i commands or the iChipConfig utility, and it can be used for evaluation and development of secure WiFi, LAN, cellular or dial-up networking
Altera Corp. introduces a complete USB 2.0 hi-/full-speed device controller from System Level Solutions. It is comprised of a soft IP core, software and class drivers and proprietary snap-on PHY daughtercards. Applications are in the consumer, medical, industrial, storage and automotive infotainment markets. This device controller is protocol compliant and multiple versions are available, allowing designers to add the protocol demanded by their application.
One Stop Systems introduces its 6U CompactPCI (CPCI) system monitoring and control board (6U SYSMON II) that monitors the health and status of chassis systems, making it suitable for telecom, datacom, ISP and wireless server applications that require monitoring of critical system parameters. It installs in the system enclosure and communicates to a remote PC via a 100Base-T Ethernet connection.
Red Lion Controls, Inc. announces its model CSOUT, a high-density analog output module that features four isolated, fully scalable outputs that are simple to configure and independently programmable for output ranges of 0-5V, 0-10V, ±10V, 0 to 20 mA, or 4 to 20 mA. The module can connect and communicate with PCs, PLCs and SCADA systems, featuring auto addressing to minimize configuration time.
Sealevel Systems, Inc. introduces its Relio R1300 industrial computer powered by the high-performance, low-power AMD Geode 500 MHz LX800 processor.This computer with a remarkably compact footprint allows users to mount the unit to walls, under counters, on tabletops or to DIN rails using available optional brackets. The fanless operation of the computer improves reliability in industrial environments where dust and airborne particulates are present.
WAGO Corp. announces its 857 Series of 6 mm wide, DIN rail mount, signal conditioning and relay modules. Also known as JUMPFLEX, the modules offer a system approach to signal switching and conditioning. A common profile allows the sharing of accessories such as jumpers since every wire entry has a corresponding jumper slot. The module’s push-in jumper system is available in red, white and blue color designations with 2 pole to 10 pole configurations.
OTEK releases its model LPI opto-isolated loop powered transmitter that uses no transformers and choppers that reflect noise on the transmitter’s line. The transmitter uses a special technique to convert the incoming 4 mA to 20 mA frequency to drive the opto-isolator. The device comes in a miniature plastic case (metal on request) that can be din-rail mount, Velcro attached or in line with existing wiring.VDC and Hertz I/O options are also available.The LPI is useful in hazardous applications as an isolator or buster
Stewart Connector released the SS-51 series of punch down blocks engineered to allow the field termination of insulated AWG 22-26 solid copper wire in Category 6a as well as in Category 7 applications in which wires are individually shielded. The RoHS-compliant parts employ Insulation Displacement Contact technology, they allow for rapid mass termination of multiple wires in state-of-the industry telecom and datacom systems. The blocks boast a notched-head design to secure the wires in the plastic housing prior to termination to ensure a mechanically stable connection between the conductor, and terminating contact