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Digital Infrared Temperature Sensor Reduces Outer Dimensions and Power Consumption

March 10, 2008 7:03 am | Comments

HL-Planartechnik, part of Measurement Specialties Inc., introduced the TSEV01P digital infrared temperature sensor. The benefit of this OEM module is integration leading to a reduction of the outer dimensions of the sensor combined with a reduction of the power consumption. The sensor, housed in a TO metal can, provides an electronic voltage depending on the incoming infrared radiation. Additional electronics are applied for analogue and digital signal processing in order to compute the surface temperature of the object of interest.


Hybrid Module Integrates Power and Control

March 10, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Integrating signal and power management in a single device, the control and power handling hybrid module from BI Technologies combines thermally-conductive ceramic substrates with discrete components or bare die through the use of vacuum low-flow die attach to provide a smaller and more efficient solution than comparable products. Intended for applications such as motor drives, power amplifiers, and power conversion

PC/104 Analog Output Module adds I/O Functionality

March 10, 2008 5:49 am | Comments

VersaLogic announced the VCM-DAS-3 PC/104 module for adding I/O functionality in single board embedded computing applications. The PC/104 module features 16-channels of 12-bit analog output and 24 digital I/O lines. It is designed and tested for an extended temperature operation of -40° to +85°C and is fully RoHS-compliant. The module features include independently software programmable output ranges, software calibration, the ability to reset to zero scale on power-up


Temperature Measurement Instrument Gives Instantaneous Results

March 7, 2008 11:26 am | Comments

Data Translation announces its the DT9872, the RTD version of the TEMPpoint Temperature Measurement Instrument product line that is a PC-based instrument for high accuracy and industrial robustness. It allows direct RTD measurements with a PC, and it features virtually no warm-up time, allowing eco-friendly applications for WIMAX, semiconductor testing and bio-analytical products.

Test and Measurement Product Guide

March 7, 2008 11:21 am | Keithley Instruments | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. released its 2008 Test and Measurement Product Guide that offers details and specifications on proprietary general-purpose and sensitive sourcing and measurement products, DC switching, RF switching and measurement, data acquisition solutions, semiconductor test systems and optoelectronics test hardware.

Meter Features Two-Button English Programming

March 7, 2008 11:15 am | Comments

Transducers Direct announced its TDRO-10 programmable meter for analog sensors/transducers with integrated diagnostics for both input and output. It features two-button English programming and a fast 67 msec. update rate. Measuring 3.78" × 1.89" ×1.0", it fits into a standard 1/8 DIN cutout. This meter provides a six-digit LED display with large ½" numbers and a 6 msec refresh rate. English prompts step the user through programming sequences.

Multi-Sheet Workbook Facilitates Data Management

March 7, 2008 11:09 am | Comments

OriginLab Corp. released its Origin 8 Windows-based analysis and graphing software which offers a workbook that forms the centerpiece of the Origin workspace. With the multi-sheet workbook, users can organize and manage data, analysis reports, graphs and images using an intuitive and flexible interface. To provide full control over workbook content, sheets can be moved, added, inserted or deleted.

16-Bit Data Acquisition Cards for PCI Express

March 7, 2008 11:05 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Strategic Test Corp. announced two 250 kHz 16-bit data acquisition cards for PCI Express. The UF2e-4721 has 16 analog inputs and the UF2e-4020 has eight channels. Features include the options for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O and the possibility to synchronize up to 4,336 channels. Drivers and programming examples for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP64, XP and Linux (RedHat, Fedora, SuSe, Sarge) are supplied with the card, as well as the SBench 5.3 oscilloscope program


Uniform Source Systems Provide Flexible Calibration

March 7, 2008 10:59 am | Comments

Labsphere, Inc. announced its USS-800 series uniform source systems for calibration of cameras, displays, remote sensing devices, telespectroradiometers and imaging radiometers. Providing application flexibility and upgrade potential, the systems are available in continuous (USS-800C) or stepped (USS-800S) output models for responsivity characterization in research, quality control and process engineering settings.

Motion Sensors for Railway Applications

March 7, 2008 10:55 am | Comments

Colibrys introduced its inertial, vibration and tilt sensors that have been certified for safety-critical railway applications. The CENELEC (European center for electronic and electro-technique normalization) EN 50128 railway application standard has assessed their software common mode failure conformity.

Multi-Sensor Interface Delivers Low Power

March 7, 2008 10:51 am | Comments

ZMD America introduced its Multi-Sensor Interface Circuit (MUSic) family of semiconductors for microcontroller-based consumer, medical and industrial systems that require multiple sensor control. The product family is designed for a variety of markets and applications, especially those with multiple sensors where a microcontroller is the heart of the system.


All-Metal Encoder for Robust Applications

March 7, 2008 10:44 am | Comments

Elma Electronic released an all-metal body version of its E27 series encoders. The metal encoder is designed for more robust applications than the standard version where bushing strength, panel nut tightening torque and side-impact resistance is of primary importance. It can be a drop-in replacement for users who want to upgrade their designs or replace other devices without customization.

Optocouplers Handle From -55°C to +100°C

March 7, 2008 10:23 am | Comments

Offering flexibility and board-space savings in low-current DC control circuits and AC power loads up to 380V, the EL30XX family of 6-pin DIP random-phase and zero-cross triac driver optocouplers provide an operating temperature range from -55°C to +100°C. Available in 21 varieties with peak blocking voltages from 250V to 800V and low-trigger currents of 5 mA, 10 mA, and 15 mA, the zero-cross versions of the triac driver optocouplers provide


Gigabit Power Injector for Power-Over-Ethernet Applications

March 7, 2008 6:13 am | Comments

SL Power Electronics announced its single port power injector for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), Gigabit-compatible applications (10/100/1000 MbPS data rates). The Ault PW182 family provides power to devices through RJ45 jacks and high-speed data transfer over a single Ethernet cable. The product family has four models: PW182RA, PW182RB, PW182RC and PW182RD.

Mini DC/DC Converters Achieve Footprint Reduction

March 7, 2008 6:06 am | Comments

XP Power announced its JCA series of miniature, board-mounted low power DC/DC converters that measure 1" × 0.8" × 0.4". The device’s shielded metal package is 0.25" shorter than the 1.25" industry norm. Using the customary 24-pin DIP layout, the units occupy 20 percent less printed circuit board area than traditional products, allowing designers to reduce the size of new developments or add more features while maintaining the industry standard pin-out.


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