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Emergency Stop Switches Exhibit Small Panel Depth

November 12, 2008 9:50 am | Comments

Offering illuminated or non-illuminated mushroom cap diameters of 25 mm, 30 mm, and 40 mm, Johnson Electric's TH-Contact TE1 emergency stop switches present panel cut outs of 16.2 mm panel or 22.5 mm with an adapter option. The units provide 1 NO (normally open) and 1 NC (normally closed), or 2 NC, switching functions, as well as a rotary reset mechanism and


Connector System Carries 4 A

November 12, 2008 8:44 am | Comments

Coming in 10- and 12-pin designs, ERNI Electronics’ MiniBridge cable-to-board connector system exhibits a current carrying capacity of 4 A per contact (at 20°C, depending on the cable). The tape-on-reel-packaged male interconnects have SMT terminals with SMT mechanical board anchors, and suitable for assembly in Pb-free relow soldering processes via a LCP plastic

Devices Provide Overcurrent Protection

November 12, 2008 8:04 am | Comments

Targeting the automotive market, Tyco Electronics’ AHEF family PolySwitch circuit protection devices help deliver resettable overcurrent protection for bus and truck wire harnesses using 24-V electrical systems. The components exhibit hold-current ratings from 0.5 A to 10 A, maximum fault-current rating of 100 A, maximum operating voltage rating of 32 V, and a maximum operating temperature of 125C. The RoHS- and ELV-compliant are tested to the the AECQ200 standard, have


Bluetooth Modules Function in Embedded Designs

November 12, 2008 6:57 am | Comments

Incorporating Bluetooth stacks, Laird Technologies’ BTM410, BTM420, BTM510, and BTM520 Bluetooth modules are pre-approved to minimize the design effort in implementing short range wireless. The BTM410 for data applications is a Bluetooth data-oriented module based on Cambridge Silicon Radio’s BC04 chipset. Targeted at systems running an embedded operating system with

Reed Switch Gives ¾” Magnetic Gap

November 12, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Offering a Form A or Form B configuration, Hasco Components’ REED-PILL reed switch and matching magnet delivers a magnetic gap of ¾”. The product exhibits a switching voltage of 12 V, life expectancy of >100,000 cycles, and technologies that protect the reed blades in an inert gas. Each set comes with 3M adhesive and 18” 26 AWG wire, with

PCB Supplies Meet Class B EMI

November 12, 2008 5:25 am | Comments

With an industry standard footprint of 2" by 4" by 1.07", the single-output ZPSA40 and ZPSA60 series of compact pcb-mountable AC-DC power supplies from Lambda meets conducted and radiated EMC requirements of EN55022-B and FCC Class B (without additional filtering or components). The power supplies are available with output voltages from 3.3 V to 48 VDC

DIN Power Supplies Feature Active PFC Function

November 12, 2008 4:51 am | Comments

With an active PFC function to satisfy industrial, IT, and data network applications, the PS-S10 and PS-S100 Series miniature DIN rail switching power supplies from Altech can be installed on DIN rail TS-35/7.5 or 15, and can be cooled by free air convection (up to 60º C or 140º F). These 10W-100W single-output power supplies install with universal AC input (88-264 VAC)

PoE PD Controller Powers LCD Display

November 12, 2008 4:50 am | Comments

Akros Semiconductor, Hall A4 Booth 242 at electronica, demonstrates its AS1135 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) controller implemented into a communication board driving the PoE-powered 22-W LCD display above it (see photo). The component implements the 2-Event Physical Layer


LCD Monitors and Touchscreens Come in White

November 12, 2008 4:24 am | Comments

Offering sizes of 15”, 17” and 19”, Planar Systems’ PL flat-panel LCD monitors and PT touchscreens are now available in white. The devices exhibit white color compatibility with Apple Mac computer systems, and are appropriate for use in healthcare, point-of-sale, education, and hospitality applications. The PT line presents a five-wire resistive touchscreen and a dual serial/USB touch interface in standard 4:3 sizes. The PL line specifically targets

PWM Regulator Drives MOSFET

November 11, 2008 11:39 am | Comments

Employing an external Schottky diode, Intersil’s ISL8500 buck PWM regulator powers an internal-switching N-channel power MOSFET that generates an output voltage from 0.6 V to 19 V. The 4 mm × 3 mm 12-lead DFN-packaged component presents an input voltage of up to 24 V, output current of up to 2 A, a fixed switching frequency of 500 kHz, a simple voltage mode with integrated input voltage feed forward control. The unit exhibits overcurrent, undervoltage, and

VCO Yields -104 dBc/Hz Phase Noise

November 11, 2008 10:35 am | Comments

Functioning from 3,901 MHz to 4,101 MHz, Crystek’s CVC055CC-3901-4101 VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -104 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 0.5” × 0.5” SMT component demonstrates a control voltage range from 0.1 V to ~16 V, typical output power of 5 dBm, input voltage of 8 V, and a maximum current consumption of 40 mA. Pulling and pushing are

Fasteners Join Metal Components

November 11, 2008 10:00 am | Comments

Pairing with a compatible wave washer, PennEngineering’s PEM SpotFast Type SFW self-clinching fasteners create a flush-attachment connection between two thin metal parts in applications requiring repeatable pivoting or hinging action. The steel components have zinc plating with lubricant, can attach dissimilar metals or sheets with different thicknesses, and work in steel or

PDUs Monitor Critical Functions

November 11, 2008 9:26 am | Comments

Using a data center-grade transformer, Power Distribution’s Wavestar 400 kVA, 625 kVA, and 750 kVA power distribution units (PDUs) display PDU critical functions and the Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS) in a single monitor. The Wavestart monitoring system can also provide these points remotely to the building management system via Modbus or SNMP. The devices offer an input voltage of 480 VAC at 60 Hz, input current from 481 A to 903 A at 480 VAC, output voltage of


Oscilloscopes Present High Sample Rates

November 11, 2008 8:39 am | Comments

Operating from 60 MHz to 200 MHz, RIGOL Technologies’ DS1000B Series four-channel sampling oscilloscopes demonstrate a real-time sample rate of up to 2 GSa/s and an equivalent sample rate of up to 50 GSa/s. The LXI-certified instruments exhibit one-touch automatic setup, a proprietary ASIC front end, digital filtering, pass/fail testing, record and playback, and I/O capabilities, such as

Relay Exhibits Small Footprint

November 11, 2008 8:02 am | Comments

Targeting test and measurement equipment, Panasonic Electric Works’ SON (Small Outline No-lead) Series PhotoMOS relays come in a 2.95 mm × 2.20 mm × 1.40 mm package. The ceramic-constructed components come with gold-plated leads, side solder fillets, and a MSL 2 rating. The product lineup consists of the CxR5 C-type with a load voltage of 25 V, and



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