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Compact High-Performance e-SATA Storage Array

September 21, 2007 10:01 am | Comments

MicroNet Technology announces its compact high-performance SR-4 Blackbird SATA RAID array that combines multi-terabyte capacity and uses the full potential of SATA-2 data bandwidth to deliver RAID storage for SMB and SOHO users. Its four SATA drive bays have up to 4 TBs of capacity in a 12-pound device with a desktop footprint that is half the size of a sheet of notebook paper. Using eSATA-300 technology, it has a pure SATA-2 architecture that eliminates

Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMC Board

September 21, 2007 9:58 am | Comments

One Stop Systems introduces its Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMC (AMC) board with a native PCI Express (PCIe) design that offers four Gigabit Ethernet copper ports for use in a variety of wireless and storage networking equipment. The LAN AMC board is a single-width full height module, making it suitable for telecom equipment manufacturers to add multiple 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports to networking equipment that uses the AdvancedMC form factor.

High-Density Flash Memory Board

September 21, 2007 9:39 am | Comments

Productive Product: Aitech Defense Systems, Inc. upgrades the memory capacity of its C212 high-capacity, non-volatile memory VMEbus board that uses NAND Flash memory supported by software drivers to provide full hard-disk emulation for up to 256 GB


Servo Drive for Military and Harsh Industry Environments

September 21, 2007 8:38 am | Comments

Copley has extended the XENUS offline servo drive’s temperature, humidity, vibration and shock ranges to meet military COTS requirements, including Mil Standard #810. The Series R10, controls rotary and linear motors/actuators in extreme industrial environments. The hardened drives operate in stand alone and networked operating modes, and respond to a variety of input formats, including step-and-direction commands for upgrading from stepper motors to high torque servomotors.

PCI Express Board with 16 RS-232 Ports

September 21, 2007 8:02 am | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc. introduces its 16-port RS-232 serial I/O adapter for the new PCI Express bus design. Each serial port provides a maximum data rate of 460.8K bps and the COMM+16.PCIe has an operating range from 0° to +70°C. Extended temperature versions operating from -40°C to +85°C are also available. The device is suitable for connecting to PLCs, bar code readers, scales and other data acquisition/control devices

High-Performance Embedded PC Modules

September 21, 2007 7:51 am | Comments

Ampro Computers, Inc. supports Intel’s “Santa Rosa” embedded launch with a pair of high-performance Core 2 Duo embedded PC modules. This product offers dual core processors with the Intel 965 chipset in the Type 2 pinout of the official PICMG COM.0 COM Express form factor up to Core 2 Duo L7500 CPU at 1.6 GHz, along with 4 MB of on-chip L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB (front side bus) and two SODIMM sockets for up to 4 GB of RAM.

High Density I/O Stations for IP 20 Applications

September 21, 2007 7:35 am | Comments

Turck, Inc. expands its line of DeviceNet I/O stations with the addition of FDN20 high density I/O stations for IP 20 applications that are capable of supporting up to 32 inputs or 16 dedicated inputs and 16 input/outputs on a DeviceNet network. These devices separate the I/O into three isolated groups that can be powered by an external source or by the DeviceNet bus. The outputs are short circuit protected up to 0.5A on the 16 dedicated input and 16 input/output station. They use a glass-filled nylon housing with an integrated DIN-rail mount

Photo Interrupter for Handhelds and CE Portables

September 21, 2007 7:27 am | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics launches its GP1S296HCPSF a small photo interrupter with a housing volume measuring 2.5 mm × 1.8 mm × 1.9 mm. Due to this level of miniaturization, the registrable pitch is reduced from 0.3 mm to 0.2 mm. It can be used in slim product designs that require a low mounting height and limited mounting space at the same time. The unit is suitable for portable applications such as a sensor for controlling auto focus and zoom drives in digital pocket cameras.


Thin-Film Batteries for Embedded Systems

September 21, 2007 5:55 am | Comments

Cymbet Corporation announced its EnerChip family of solid-state, thin-film batteries. The products provide energy storage in form factors such as coin cell batteries and super capacitors. The battery is available in capacities of 12µ Ah, 50u Ah and 85µ Ah and can be automatically surface mounted. The devices can be lead-free reflow soldered (260°C) using high-speed SMT pick & place assembly processes. The devices offer a fast recharge time

Lean Managed Switch Provides Key Management Functions

September 20, 2007 9:42 am | Comments

Phoenix Contact introduces the Lean Managed Switch (LMS) managed Ethernet switch. It supports SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol), IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) Snooping and easy web-based management capability.  These features allow for the addition of network configuration capability, remote monitoring and diagnostics, and integral IT-compatible network redundancy.  An “E” version is available for use in EtherNet/IP applications, where Multicast traffic is a concern.

Two-Conductor Connector Offers Set-and-Forget Wire Termination

September 20, 2007 5:07 am | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s added the 222-412 to its LEVER-NUTS 222 Series of compact connectors.  It is UL/CNL listed up to 600V/20A and can accommodate both solid and stranded conductors ranging in size from AWG #12-28 in the same unit. CAGE CLAMP termination technology a maximum temperature rating of 105°C and ensures that the connector will reliably meet the requirements for a wide range of applications. It protects users against electrical shocks and employs an integral test point for testing/trouble-shooting a circuit.

Double Stack Hybrid Linear Actuators

September 19, 2007 11:57 am | Comments

Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. introduced the 35000 series (Size 14) double stack hybrid linear actuators, which occupy 1.4" (35 mm) square space and are available in three designs – captive, non-captive and external linear versions. Resolutions range from .0158 mm to .127 mm per step and deliver thrust voluntarily limited to 222 N to avoid compromising long life.


8-bit Microcontroller Family Designed for Low-Cost, Low-Power and High-Performance Operation

September 19, 2007 4:57 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc announced the first eight members of the PIC18F high-performance 8-bit microcontroller family. To control power consumption, the 28-, 40- and 44-pin microcontrollers provide nanoWatt Technology features that include power-managed modes, an operating voltage range of 1.8V to 3.6V and efficient on-chip peripherals.  Additionally, speeds of 16 MIPS (64 MHz) can be achieved at 3V operation from the internal oscillator, offering high performance while maintaining low power consumption.


Precision Amplifier Family Enables Low Input Voltage Noise

September 18, 2007 4:59 am | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation introduced two precision operational amplifiers (op amps) that offer the industry’s lowest input voltage noise and highest accuracy for products operating at low frequencies and low supply voltage, according to the company. Target applications include industrial and scientific weight scales, pressure sensors and other low ohmic sensor systems. The LMP7731 single and LMP7732 dual precision op amps provide low input voltage noise of 2.9 nV/sqrt Hz with a

PCI Express GEN 2 Switch Family

September 17, 2007 5:12 am | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. introduced ExpressLane PCIe Gen 2 switches which include the PEX 8648 (48 lanes, 12 ports), PEX 8632 (32 lanes, 12 ports), PEX 8624 (24 lanes, 6 ports), PEX 8616 (16 lanes, 4 ports) and PEX 8612 (12 lanes, 3 ports). These Gen 2 switches features includw the low latency, low power, high performance, integrated non-transparent ports and Hot-Plug controllers, the smallest Flip-Chip packaging, and highly flexible port configurations up to x16


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