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Short Stoke Pneumatic Cylinders Provide Maintenance-Free Operation

December 17, 2007 5:44 am | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation introduced their C05 and C05S Short Stroke Pneumatic Cylinder Series. They feature compact, short stroke cylinders in single- and double-acting versions, suited for clamping and locking operations in a variety of industrial markets. Stainless steel piston rods are standard for corrosion resistance. The double-acting C05 pneumatic cylinder is available in 12, 20, 32, 50 and 63 bore sizes with strokes up to 25 mm.

Quad-Mode Alternative to 604 LED Driver

December 14, 2007 6:05 am | Comments

Catalyst Semiconductor's CAT3604V is a four-channel LED driver eliminates high-profile inductors and unwanted EMI. It has a fourth operational mode, 1.33x, in addition to the typical modes of 1x, 1.5x, and 2x. The 1.33x mode helps reduce input switching currents to the battery, thereby minimizing overall supply noise. The driver also has a dimming interface

DC/DC Converter Uses 0.25 W with High I/O Isolation

December 14, 2007 5:50 am | Comments

Aimtec added to its low output power products with the AM1/4S-Z series of single output, DC/DC converters in SIP4 packages of .46" x .38" x .24". The devices have I/O isolation of up to 3000V DC, output currents up to 75.7mA, and efficiency rates up to 72 percent. Portable power management applications are their ideal use. There are 48 models with input values of 5, 12, and 24V DC and output values ranging from 3.3 to 24V DC.

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Pressure Sensor Utilizes MEMS Technology

December 14, 2007 5:44 am | Comments

Presens AS announced their PRECISE pressure sensor which utilizes advanced digital MEMS technology for applications such as calibrators and digital gauges that require high accuracy, low drift and high resolution. The sensor accurately measures high pressures with no significant drift. The sensor boasts a guaranteed total error band

Modules Feature Megabyte Code Support

December 14, 2007 5:32 am | Comments

Rabbit announced the RCM4300 series of RabbitCore modules that enable a new generation of applications that use more memory for data and code. Software design is supported by the release of the company's Dynamic CR tools that include Megabyte Code Support (MCS), enabling designers to use over 1M byte of SRAM for shared code and data

Waterproof Medium Gain Antenna

December 14, 2007 4:32 am | Comments

The Buccaneer Antenna from Bulgin Components is said to be a completely waterproof medium gain antenna developed for the 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz frequency band. According to the company, integrating the antenna with its waterproof connector can reduce the total number of connectors in the RF chain, reducing insertion losses, effectively increasing the total system gain. Designed to the same style as Bulgin's SMB Buccaneer

Sugar Cube Relay for HVAC and Home Appliances

December 13, 2007 6:14 am | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announced the G5LA relay series which is a cost effective alternative to industry standard sugar cube style relays. This relay offers a switching capacity of 10A at 250V AC/24V DC on the normally open contacts and 5A at 125V AC / 24V DC on the normally closed contacts with a typical electrical life of 100,000 operations at those rated loads. The relays have a resistive load rating of 5A at 250V AC / 24V DC on the normally closed contacts.

Dual 16-bit Current Output DAC Provides Six Unique Software Programmable Output Ranges

December 13, 2007 6:09 am | Comments

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2753-16, a dual 16-bit current output DAC capable of outputting six unique software-programmable SoftSpan unipolar and bipolar output ranges up to ±10V. Software programmability is said to eliminate the need for precision resistors, gain stages and switching jumpers by hand. The DAC offers

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Hybrid Stepper Motors Provide Maximum Acceleration

December 13, 2007 5:37 am | Comments

AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products announced the MAE brand “HY Series” hybrid stepper motors which exhibit low rotor inertia to promote maximum possible acceleration. These motors can provide accurate open-loop control and high-speed operation suitable for a wide range of positioning applications. The hybrid stepper motors are offered in four standard NEMA frame sizes (16, 17, 23, and 42) with step resolutions of 1.8º (200 steps per rev) in full-step mode.

Wall Router Extends ZigBee Networks

December 12, 2007 9:19 am | Comments

Digi International introduced the XB wall router, a ZigBee router used to expand a ZigBee network's range.  This device plugs into standard power sockets to compensate for a network's signal erosion or data loss due to distance or interference. It also creates multiple pathways to ensure maximum network reliability. The XBee wall router can be used with Digi's ConnectPortT X gateways, XBee embedded modules, XBee adapters, or XBee sensors.

High Performance QNF Socket for 0.5 mm Devices Minimizes Performance Loss

December 12, 2007 8:35 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Comments

Ironwood Electronics introduced a high performance QFN socket for 0.5 mm pitch devices. The SG-MLF-7025 sockets are designed for a 10 mm package size, operate at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to dissipate several watts without extra heat sinking

Universal AC Input Power Adapters Meet Energy Star Level IV Efficiency Standard

December 12, 2007 8:17 am | Comments

Emerson Network Power introduced a series of wall-mount AC/DC power adapters that use mini-USB connectors for their DC power output. The DCH3 series has a universal 100V AC to 254V AC input and generates a regulated 5V output, with a power capability of 3W. The power adapters are intended for charging portable consumer electronic devices, such as PDAs, digital cameras and mobile phones, that require a 5V DC supply

L-C Filter Arrays Suited for Wireless Handset Applications

December 12, 2007 7:38 am | Comments

California Micro Devices' CM1692 family of EMI filters based on the company’s Praetorian II architecture is targeted for EMI filtering applications in wireless handsets. The product is based on an L-C filter architecture and features high cutoff frequencies of up to 400 MHz, stop band ranging from 800 MHz up to 3 GHz to cover all wireless communication frequencies

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SMD LEDs in CLCC-6 Flat Ceramic Package with Low Thermal Resistance

December 12, 2007 7:22 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced high-intensity yellow, amber, and white power SMD LEDs in the CLCC-6 flat ceramic package to offer low thermal resistance of 40K/W or 60K/W and high optical power from 2,800 mcd to 9,000 mcd for thermal-sensitive applications. With a low profile of only 0.9 mm, the CLCC-6 flat ceramic package of the VLMK62, VLMY62, and VLMW62 devices allows the additional current drive for a maximum light output while maintaining a high service life of up to 50,000 hours

High Power Density Programmable DC Power Supplies

December 12, 2007 7:16 am | Comments

Xantrex Technology Inc. announced the Sorensen XG Series Programmable DC Power Supplies. The series offers 12 models ranging in power from 6V to 600V for a wide range of production test, laboratory, OEM, and quality assurance applications. It provides comprehensive interfaces, including standard USB 2.0 and optional GPIB or LAN Ethernet interfaces for connecting to a computer or

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