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Serial Control Switch Relay Features Serial Communications

October 11, 2007 12:43 pm | Comments

The Series 24 Serial Control Switch Relay (SCSR) from Electroswitch facilitates remote control and monitoring of circuit breakers, while retaining local control through a manual trip/close handle. An addressable network device with certified DNP 3.0, the SCSR combines the functions of various other devices and provides remote trip-coil monitoring (single or dual), sequence-of-events reporting, system battery monitoring, and self-diagnostic reporting.

Contact-free DC-Operated Rotary Position Sensors Features 0.1 Percent Linearity Over 120° Measurement Range

October 11, 2007 5:55 am | Comments

Macro Sensors introduces its RS 1500-120 series of fractional-turn contactless rotary position sensors for measuring the angular displacement of rotating elements such as quarter-turn ball and butterfly valves, air flow dampers, and diverter gates used in packaging and postal sorting machinery. Available as the RSE 1500-120 with a 24V DC input and a 0-to-10V DC output, or as the RSI 1500-120 with a 2-wire 4-20 mA loop-powered transmitter I/O

High Dielectric Relays

October 9, 2007 10:17 am | Comments

CIT Relay & Switch announced its J115 Series relay. This relay is offered in three versions: PC termination, combination PC and QC for contacts, and panel mount style QC for both coil and contacts. It exceeds industry UL standards – incorporating as standard 40A contacts, 240V AC, 30A @ 277V AC, and Class F insulation. All versions are available with contact arrangements of SPST N.O, SPST N.C., or SPDT. Options include standard 0.9W or reduced power consumption 0.6W coil and meet UL873 and UL508 spacing requirements

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Integrated C-V Module

October 9, 2007 5:05 am | Keithley Instruments | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. announces a C-V measurement instrument for its Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System. The Model 4200-CVU instrument comes as a module that plugs into any available instrument slot of the Model 4200-SCS, allowing fast and easy capacitance measurements from femtoFarads (fF) to nanoFarads (nF), at frequencies from 10 kHz to 10 MHz.

Controller ICs Aid in Development of Energy Efficient Products

October 8, 2007 12:41 pm | Comments

CamSemi announced a family of performance controller ICs that will enable the development of low-cost, energy-efficient products. The C2470 family utilizes advances in intelligent digital/analogue control, coupled with a neat and simple resonant single-switch topology for off-line AC to DC power conversion. This approach provides secure operating efficiencies of 80% and 100 mW standby

4U Wide MicroTCA Portable Tower

October 8, 2007 10:53 am | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. announced a 4U wide MicroTCA Portable Tower which features a Star backplane with up to 6 AMCs. The unit also features 1 MicroTCA carrier hub (MCH) slot and a power module slot. The backplane has a JSM (J-Tag Switch Module) slot, used for diagnostics. The unit facilitates either single or double width format modules in the same backplane. Additional features include

Miniature Accelerometer for Vibration Screening of Circuit Boards and Mobile Phones

October 8, 2007 5:11 am | Comments

PCB Piezotronics introduced the Model 357A19, a miniature charge output accelerometer, designed for performing shock and vibration studies in space-restricted locations and on small, lightweight structures. The unit occupies a 0.11" × 0.16" × 0.27" envelope, and weighs 0.007 ounces (0.20 grams), for minimal mass loading of a test article. The unit connects to laboratory-style charge amplifiers or in-line charge converters, which

10 GHz Socket Technology for 0.4 mm Pitch BGA

October 5, 2007 6:32 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Comments

Ironwood Electronics introduced their high performance BGA ZIF socket for 0.4 mm pitch BGA. The SG-BGA-7096 socket is designed for a Shinko 12 mm package size; operate at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to dissipate up to several watts without extra heat sinking and can handle up to 100W with custom heat sink. The contact resistance is typically 23 m? per pin.

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Accelerometer Alarm Transmitter for Monitoring Unbalance and Misalignment on Rotating Equipment

October 4, 2007 10:00 am | Comments

The Model 682A08 Vibration Transmitter from the IMI Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics (PCB) is an ICP accelerometer signal conditioner, complete with dual semiconductor relay alarms and 4 mA to 20 mA signal transmission, for continuous monitoring of critical machinery. The device is suitable for monitoring unbalance and misalignment on motors, pump sets and other rotating equipment. This module provides excitation power for industry standard accelerometers

High Capacity Relay with Mirror Contacts

October 4, 2007 6:36 am | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC introduced the G7Z power relay that provides up to 40A switching capacity per pole on the N.O. Contact. The resistive load rating is 40A @ 440V AC for N.O. contact and 25A @ 440V AC for N.C. contact. It has an inductive load rating of 22A @ 440V AC on the N.O. contact (Power factor = 0.3). The relay comes in 2-FormA+2-FormB, 3-FormA+1-FormB, and 4-FormA pole configurations. The 4-FormA version has a maximum current carrying capacity of 160A when each N.O. Contact is wired in parallel.

Code Compatible 900 MHz DSP

October 3, 2007 6:44 am | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the availability of its TMS320C6452 digital signal processor (DSP) for process intensive multi-channel infrastructure and medical imaging systems. Simultaneously, the company announced that the TMS320C6455 DSP at 1.2 GHz is the world’s fastest single core DSP. The code compatible 900 MHz C6452 DSP allows designers to

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XMC Card Speeds Integration of Embedded Custom FPGA Computing

October 3, 2007 5:26 am | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing announced the XMC-442, its first Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA-based XMC module (VITA 42) compute engine. The device is designed for demanding, high-performance signal and image processing applications including radar, sonar, and signal intelligence. It is designed to operate in rugged environments

Frequency Standard Features 20 MHz Synthesizer

October 2, 2007 11:24 am | Comments

Novatech Instruments, Inc. introduced the Model 2975AX Disciplined Quartz Frequency Standard. This bench-top instrument provides a cost-effective means to generate precise frequency reference signals for laboratory instruments, communication systems or other test and measurement equipment. Containing an ovenized quartz crystal time-base, the device has a stability of ±5 × 10-11 per day when disciplined to a 1 pps source

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100-Lumen LEDs

October 2, 2007 10:25 am | Comments

Cree, Inc. announced its XLamp LEDs with minimum luminous flux of 100 lumens at 350 mA. They can deliver either 25 percent greater brightness with improved efficacy, or they can deliver up to 55 percent greater brightness at the same efficacy when compared to the previous generation. This version retains the same footprint as previous models

White LED Backlight with 5,000-Hour Life

October 2, 2007 10:23 am | Comments

OSD announced its model OSD057VG01CW 5.7¨ diagonal 640 × RGB × 480 (VGA) TFT-LCD that includes a 5,000-hour lifetime white LED backlight. The module has applications in the industrial control and mobile computing markets. It will support up to 18-bit (262k) colors, and it allows simple image rotation via digital user inputs. The display also features an onboard white LED backlight driver

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