Microsemi added two backlight controllers for notebook computers, additions to its portfolio of devices that power CCFLs in LCD displays. Designated the LX1693 and LX1697, the backlight controllers are optimized for the wide input voltage range found in notebook display applications and support Intel's Display Power Saving Technology that adjusts brightness as a function of video content. The advanced architecture of the LX1693 includes all the support components needed to integrate
The IMI Sensors Division of PCB Piezotronics introduced the 686A Series two-wire electronic vibration switch, which is microprocessor controlled with no moving parts or mechanical adjustments required. The switch offers the dynamics of an electronic switch with the convenience of a mechanical switch in one design. Its blueprint includes the patent-pending Magnetic Adjustable Vibration Threshold (MAVT). This feature electronically adjusts the threshold value while the switch is installed
The Model 600A13 high temperature industrial grade accelerometer from the IMI Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics outputs a standard 100 mV/g (10.2 mV (m/s2) acceleration signal from its integral charge converter, allowing it to be used with conventional ICO sensor signal conditioners and data collection equipment. With a temperature rating of 900°F at the sensor head, the accelerometer can be used to monitor vibration
The Series 685B electronic vibration switch from the IMI Division of PCB Piezotronics offers two set points with individual alert and alarm levels. In addition to having two solid state or form C relays, each switch includes a raw vibration output signal for spectrum analysis, 4-20 mA output signal for overall vibration trending and a unique 4-20 mA calibration feature, allowing for precise threshold setup. It has dual openings for easy wiring and installation.
PCB Piezotronics’ Series 3713 high sensitivity MEMS DC (steady state) response accelerometer is capable of measuring accelerations in a variety of automotive and off-highway testing applications. The series is gas damped and provides micro g resolution and ±5,000 g pk shock survivability. Several full-scale acceleration ranges are available, from 3g to 200g, with a frequency responses from DC to 1,500 Hz (±10 percent).
PCB Piezotronics introduced Series 3741 high sensitivity MEMS DC Accelerometers. Series 3741 offers several models to accommodate various crash slet acceleration profiles, and full scale ranges from 2g to 200g, up to 2 kHz measurement capability, and sensitivities up to 1 V/g to accommodate both automotive and aerospace applications. The series’ design allows for mounting on restricted areas of crash simulation sleds, truck axles and aircraft wing surfaces.
PCB Piezotronics introduced its Model 3711 high-sensitivity, MEMS DC (steady state) response accelerometer for automotive and off-highway testing. It is gas damped and provides micro g resolution and 10,000g shock survivability. Several full-scale acceleration ranges are available from 3g to 200g with a frequency response from DC to 1,500 Hz (±5 percent). The sensor’s footprint is 0.85¨ x 0.85¨ x 0.45¨ in a welded titanium case design
PCB Piezotronics’ 261A Series triaxial force link sensors simultaneously measure dynamic and quasi-static forces in three orthogonal directions (X, Y and Z axes). The sensors are used during vibration testing of aerospace structures to match the mechanical impedance of shaker inputs and may be used to force-limit the shaker controller to prevent damage to expensive structures.
PCB Piezotronics’ JM240 ICP Ground Isolated Strain Sensors use piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasi-static stress forces on resistance welding machinery structures. The sensors feature sensitivity stability, repeatability, high resolution and long life. Mounted on a C-frame or actuator with a single screw keeps the sensor out of the current flow, and high electrical noise environments do not affect the ground-isolated design.
PCB Piezotronics introduced an In-Process Force Measurement system, which consists of a Series M240 ICP Strain Sensor and Model 410A01 ICP signal conditioner featuring Peak Hold. The Peak Hold feature allows older PCL systems to stay in synch with high-speed production cycles. The Model 410A01 CIP signal conditioner captures and holds the peak reading until aPLC can scan for the value.
Fujitsu Components America released production samples of its next-generation, resistive touch panels using an organic conductive polymer material. The custom touch panels are said to offer five times the durability and comparable optical properties of conventional ITO (Indium Tin Oxide)-film panels. This provides a durable touch surface and extends the touch panel’s operational life, especially in repeated-touch applications such as cell phones, PDAs, tablet PCs, instrumentation and other pen-based devices. The panels are also scratch-resistant, sealed and able to withstand harsh chemical and input abuse
Dialight Corporation expanded its line of LED panel mount indicators with its 612 and 616 Series for easy front panel mounting in 12 mm (0.492") and 16 mm (0.642") holes and panel thicknesses of up to 6.3 mm (0.236"). The RoHS-compliant indicators are designed for a variety of applications including main/remote power indication, status indication, maintenance/warning indication and instrumentation.
PCB Piezotronics introduced a series of dynamic pressure sensors for monitoring dynamic combustion pressure in diesel and natural gas powered engines and other reciprocating equipment. Proper monitoring of engines and machinery using these sensors allows for extended maintenance intervals, improved fuel efficiency and low NOx emissions.
PCB Piezotronics introduced Series 105, a family of ICP miniature dynamic pressure sensors for monitoring dynamic combustion pressure in diesel and natural gas powered engines and other reciprocating equipment. Proper monitoring allows for extended maintenance intervals, improved fuel efficiency and low NOx emissions. Sensors feature piezoelectric sensing elements with fast response times and are best suited for continuous monitoring or periodic walk-around cylinder balancing.
Haydon Switch & Instrument’s size 14 linear actuators are now available with a 0.9° step angle in all four designs: captive, non-captive, external linear, and linear rotary. Combined with a stainless steel lead screw, the linear actuator provides smooth, precise motion. This new step angle is designed for higher resolution and allows for a full step linear movement of 1.6µ. The complete size 14