Contact-free DC-Operated Rotary Position Sensors Features 0.1 Percent Linearity Over 120° Measurement RangeOctober 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
American Bright Optoelectronics introduced its BLF series of super-flux LEDs that meet the existing and future requirements of the automotive, signaling and sign industries. The industry standard footprint is available in a range of SAE/ECE and JIS approved colors to accommodate signaling and marker light applications, including a white for interior lighting applications.