Agilent Technologies, Inc. introduced its models 11713B and 11713C attenuator/switch drivers for both bench-top and ATE environments. These drivers provide an intuitive graphical user interface and a variety of attenuation and switching options, as well as front-panel and remote-control features for quick design validation and automated testing. The 11713B model drives a combination of two programmable attenuators and two SPDT switches or up to 10 SPDT switches concurrently.
Willtek Communications announced its model 9103 handheld spectrum analyzer that operates at frequencies up to 7.5 GHz. It supports microwave applications, featuring all of the typical measurements of standard desktop spectrum analyzers such as channel power, occupied bandwidth and adjacent channel power ratio.
AlazarTech, Inc. announced its ATS9462, a four-lane PCI Express (PCIe) waveform digitizer for OEMs and R&D applications in RF signal analysis, biomedical imaging, OCT, ultrasonics, radar and lidar. The instrument provides 720 MB/s data throughput to PC memory. It has two simultaneous analog inputs that can each be sampled at rates up to 180 MS/s (one 16 bit 180 MSPS ADC per channel), providing a signal-to-noise ratio in excess of 73 dB.
Sealevel Systems, Inc. introduced its W-series SeaI/O family of data acquisition modules that is compatible with industry standards, communicating over 802.11b/g wireless networks using WEP, WPA-TKIP and WPA2-AES encryption standards. The modules operate from 9V DC to 30V DC, they are powered by terminal block or DC jack, and they are available with host connection options such as Ethernet, USB, RS-485 and RS-232.
Sartorius Mechatronics Corp. optimized its professional meters which are equipped with four analytical PP meter models with stable measuring results, secure data management and time-savings. The basic PP-15 meter measures pH and mV, ORP (redox) and temperature, while the PP-20 model also uses a dual-channel to include simultaneous measurement of conductivity, salinity, NaCl content or total dissolved solids (TDS) during pH/mV measurements.
Keithley Instruments, Inc. announced its models 2635 and 2636 SourceMeter instruments that do parametric analysis at resolutions of 1fa (10A to 15A) which is required for many semiconductor, optoelectronic and nanotechnology devices. With their Test Script Processor (TSP) and TSP-Link intercommunications bus, these instruments enable engineers to create fast test systems that are suitable for research, characterization, wafer sort, reliability and production monitoring.
Measurement Specialties introduced its robust MEAS 400 series autoclavable temperature probe for use in clinical environments. This probe allows steam autoclave sterilization up to 134°C (273°F) for a maximum of 20 minutes. The product uses a stable pressed ceramic (thermistor) sensing element, and it has a molded transition between a 10' long C-Flex cable and a two-pin plug with molded Santoprene housing, ensuring the reliability of the probe after the autoclave process.
STMicroelectronics announced two application-specific digital temperature-sensor chips that are compliant with the JEDEC JC42.4 specification. They are intended for monitoring the temperature of the DIMMs used in personal computers. The model STTS424 is a stand-alone digital temperature sensor, while the STTS424E02 integrates the temperature sensor with a 2 Kbit serial presence detect EEPROM that is used on DIMMs to store timing parameters and other information about the module.
PCB Piezotronics announced its four-page, full-color brochure that is entitled, “Sensors for Power Generation and Reciprocating Equipment Monitoring.” It provides an overview of sensors to address the requirements of the power generation, reciprocating equipment and oil, gas and petrochemical equipment industries.
Tolomatic,Inc. introduced its MX product platform with MXE electric actuators that offer two different bearing options in a family of modular actuator bodies. All models and sizes are built-to-order. Features include durable bearings that reduce friction and extend actuator life in high load and moment applications, durable stainless steel bands that are magnetically retained to protect internal components from contamination, increasing uptime and reducing maintenance.
IMI Sensors Division announced its model 621B40 high-frequency industrial ICP accelerometer that works with online or portable monitoring systems to provide effective vibration monitoring. It operates to 30k Hz even with a magnet, and it captures high frequency gear mesh faults that are often missed during routine route-based measurements.
Cognex Corporation announced its SensorView 350, a compact industrial, panel-mount display for its Checker 200 series inspection sensors. The display allows operators to view production images of the parts that Checker is inspecting without a PC. It features an interface for displaying images of passed or failed parts, along with status indicators and results statistics to monitor the production process.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announced its Turcon Variseal PTFE-based system that is compatible with virtually all chemical media. Combined with optimal wear resistance and friction characteristics, it has the ability to withstand extreme operating temperatures. The system is energized with a spring fitted into the seal profile that is fully enclosed within a case so there is no possibility of metal extractables entering the system.
Cicoil Corp. announced its high performance silicone cable assemblies that are found on military jet aircraft in applications such as targeting pods, fuel control systems and missile gimbal and guidance systems. Features include high flexibility, the ability to be shaped to fit tight spaces, low weight and a broad temperature range extending from -65°F to +260°F.
Zierick Manufacturing Corp. introduced its surface mount insulation piercing crimp terminal and the tools that terminate a wire to surface mount printed circuit boards. This method of termination combines the advantages of crimping, insulation piercing and surface mount technology. The system consists of a surface mount terminal and a terminating machine that feeds the wire into the connector and makes the termination.