Kerk Motion Products announced its VHD series for eliminating drag and wear associated with high pre-load forces. The anti-backlash assembly provides maximum load-carrying capability and high axial and radial stiffness. Designed for smooth, quiet operation and long life, the assembly provides low drag torque
Maxon Precision Motors introduced its DECS 50/5 (digital EC controller sensorless) controller for driving brushless DC motors without Hall sensors. Typical sensorless drives such as pumps and fan applications can be created because of integrated controlling algorithms. The input voltage range of 10V to 50V enables flexibility and adaptability. In continuous operation, an output current of 5A of the power stage is permissible
Global Components & Controls reduced the overall size of its G71 relay by 33 percent while retaining the universal footprint. Two versions are available with ratings of either 5A at 120V AC/28V DC, 7A at 240V AC or 10A at 120V AC/28V DC, 12A at 240V AC. The relay is offered with 1 Form A or 1 Form C configurations in a sealed enclosure. Dielectric strength is 1,500V AC between coil and contacts
Omron Electronic Components LLC announced its G9E Series of DC power relays that provide a means of disconnect in high power battery applications. These relays feature a sealed, gas-filled construction that cools the arc created during switching so that the contact gap is reduced, allowing for a 70 percent reduction in overall size when compared to contactors. An added benefit is a reduction of
Applied Motion Products introduced its ST5-Si stepper drives that are programmable for stand-alone operation with proprietary Si Programmer Windows-based software with integrated tuning. A graphical point-and-click format combines motion, I/O and operator interface functionality for simple machine sequencing. These drives deliver 24V DC to 48V DC with output current from 0.5A to 5.0A. They protect against over-voltage, under-voltage, over-temp and external output shorts
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the MCP73837 and MCP73838 dual-input, high-current Li-Ion/Polymer charge-management controllers with automatic USB or AC adapter power-source selection. The single-cell, fully integrated chargers enable charge currents of up to 1A from an AC power source, plus charging currents of up to 100 mA or 500 mA from a USB port. They have several on-chip safety features, and are available in 10-pin MSOP and 3 mm x 3 mm DFN packages
Ericsson Power Modules announced an advanced DC/DC converter platform for RF power amplifier applications utilizes the industry standard full-brick format and footprint, making it a drop-in replacement that offers enhanced performance. The PKY2616PI delivers 600W output power and typically exceeds 94 percent efficiency.
Cirronet, Inc. announced its 65 mW single-chip ZigBee ZMN2405HP OEM modules that feature a proprietary CSM profile that virtually eliminates OEM design engineer programming requirements when adding ZigBee wireless connectivity into their products. The module provides robust performance with low power consumption since 25 dB of output power adjustment is provided through software configuration, allowing use under ETS 300328 rules. It is based on TI's CC2430 SoC
Dynastream Innovations, Inc. launched its AT3 family of modules that feature ANT RF ultra-low power protocol, a SensRcore wireless sensor development platform and a consistent hardware footprint. Offering simplified design and integration in a variety of practical application-driven configurations, this group of modules handles simple to complex WSN sensor node and hub scenarios. These drop-in FCC-ready modules are complete silicon systems with scalability and low power consumption
Radicom Research, Inc. introduced its line of USB hardware modems that are available in modular and stand-alone configurations. They process data using their own hardware, and they do not use any of the host computer’s processing power. These modems are CDC-compliant, and they are supported by Microsoft CDC modem drivers and Linux CDC-ACM drivers. They work with Linux, Windows and Mac
Wilmore’s low-profile 1000 VA DC/AC inverters are available with optional built-in automatic load switchover features, enabling them to operate in UPS or standby-power modes in conjunction with another AC source (commercial AC power or a second inverter, for example). Model 1725 inverters occupy 1.75” (1U) of vertical space in 19” or 23” equipment racks with or without the optional switchover features. Available in 24V, 48V and 130V DC
Danaher Motion introduced its eZMP SynqNet stand-alone controller that integrates precision motion with a flexible, expandable and upgradeable industrial computer that is capable of autonomous machine control and user interface operation. The controller supports up to 64 axes of motion and up to 17,000 points of I/O control, and it has Ethernet, USB, video and PCI connectivity. It is a suitable controls product for semiconductor, electronic assembly, machine tool, general robotics and specialty machine applications.
CommAgility announced its AMC-D4F1 AdvancedMC module for high-performance processing roles in wireless baseband applications based on Texas Instruments’ digital signal processors and an FPGA co-processor. Designed around four TMS320C6455 DSPs from TI running at 1 GHz
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor offers its advanced MOSFETs in the DFN3x3EP package and is said to be the first to offer a monolithically integrated Schottky diode (SRFET) in this type of package. This product family is suited for space-constrained applications requiring DC/DC conversion such as notebook PCs, blade servers, networking equipment, graphics cards and DC/DC power supply modules.
Saelig Co., Inc. announced the WIZ110SR plug-and-play gateway module that converts RS-232 protocol into TCP/IP protocol, and it includes DB-9 and RJ45 connectors. The module enables remote checking, managing and control of devices via Ethernet and TCP/IP by connecting existing RS-232 equipment at up to 230 Kbps to a network. It is a protocol converter that automatically converts and transmits data sent by serial equipment