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Prox Sensors Suit Mobile Machinery

January 23, 2009 7:52 am | Comments

Intended for mobile equipment applications such as position detection of doors, ladders, outriggers, and booms, a family of inductive proximity sensors from TURCK are rated to IP 68 and IP 69k and can operate over a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. Available in M12, M18, and M30 barrel

Compact Potentiometers Exhibit High Dielectric Strength

January 23, 2009 7:45 am | Comments

Using cermet and conductive-plastic elements, Sfernice P11P and P11D compact panel potentiometers from Vishay Intertechnology have a dielectric strength of 5,000 VRMS. Available in seven module configurations, two shaft lengths, and 29 terminal styles, the customizable devices also offer insulated plastic shafts

Electronic Loads Perform Timing Measurement

January 23, 2009 7:39 am | Comments

Designed for testing UPS, battery, inverter, or other power systems, Chroma's 63800 Series of AC electronic loads allow users to measure critical timing parameters such as battery discharge time, the trip time for fuse and breaker testing, and UPS transfer time. Available in ratings of 1,800 W and 4,500 W


LED Strip Light Lasts Over 50,000 Hours

January 23, 2009 7:06 am | Comments

Offering colors of cool white and warm white, CML Innovative Technologies’ Light-Line RoHS-compliant LED strip light exhibits a life of over 50,000 hours. Using CML’s Connect and

Desktop Power Supplies Meet LPS/EISA Requirements

January 23, 2009 6:49 am | Comments

Demonstrating an output voltage from 12 VDC to 30 VDC, GlobTek’s GT-41069 family of 90-W desktop power supplies comply with Low Voltage Power Source (LPS) and EISA requirements. The Class II and FE devices accept a universal input from 90 VAC to 264 VAC, exhibit thermal conductive cooling, have a regulated output, and offer overcurrent, short-circuit, overvoltage, and thermal protection. The supplies come in a

Enclosures Target Remote-Control Devices

January 23, 2009 6:06 am | Comments

Combining gray ABS with black ‘soft-touch’ rubberized TPE, TEKO Enclosures’ TEKO ‘OV-IP’ enclosures are designed for small RF or infrared remote control devices fitted on a key ring. The 2.236” × 1.732” × 0.570” cases consist of a IP 65/NEMA 4 single molding, which is folded over at the key ring end and secured by 2 self-tapping screws; from 1 to 4 pushbuttons; and a location bar at one end. The inside offers room for

IEPE Accelerometer Makes Underwater Vibration Measurements

January 23, 2009 5:46 am | Comments

Exhibiting sensitivity of 100 mV/g, Dytran Instruments’ Model 3217A general-purpose accelerometer is designed for underwater vibration measurements in submersible applications with a factory-molded urethane boot and urethane cable. The 5-g component consists of shear-design, ceramic-seismic elements and an on-board IC amplifier for voltage signal conversion from the crystal. The IEPE accelerometer offers a

Relays Offer 50-A Option

January 23, 2009 5:27 am | Comments

Using a longer yoke and armature, as well as a stronger spring structure than the 40-A standard model, Hasco Components' HAT Series relays have a 50-A current option. The SPST version had a 3-mm contact gap for arc suppression. Switch coil voltages will be available for both DC and AC current. A SPDT version is


Dimmable SSL Driver Handles up to 40 White LEDs

January 23, 2009 4:52 am | Comments

Accepting an input from 3.1 V to 30 V, the LT3599 DC/DC boost-mode converter from Linear Technology is designed to operate as a constant current solid-state lighting driver (SSLD) for up to 40 white LEDs. From a 12-V input, the device can drive up to four strings of LEDs, each with up to ten 120-mA white LEDs in series at efficiencies as high as 90%.

Video Co-Development Kit Converts Software to Xilinx FPGAs

January 23, 2009 4:33 am | Comments

Using a Xilinx XtremeDSP video starter kit and Impulse CoDeveloper C-to-FPGA tools, Impulse Accelerated Technologies’ CSWIN-XIVID-KIT-300 video processing developer’s kit enables users to develop complex object recognition, video format conversion, and HD video filtering algorithms. The Impulse CoDeveloper tool flow includes

Serial SRAM Devices Utilize Four MCU Pins

January 23, 2009 4:15 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Exhibiting bus speed of 20 MHz, Microchip Technology’s 23A640 and 23K640 (23X640) and 23A256 and 23K256 (23X256) 8-KB and 32-KB stand-alone serial SRAM devices use 4 MCU pins in their 8-pin SOIC, PDIP, or TSSOP packages. The 23A640 and 23A256 units have an operating voltage range from 1.70 V to 1.95 V, while the 23K640 and 23K256 units have an operating voltage range from 2.70 V to 3.60 V. The devices are


Small Modems Connect Medical Devices

January 22, 2009 7:53 am | Comments

Available in both Serial TTL and USB interfaces, a family of of external and embedded modems specifically designed to meet the requirements for the medical services industry and meet IEC60601-1/-2. Capable of operating under Windows, Linux, or Mac environments, the modems are CCITT and Bell compliant and are available in versions with specifications including 300 bps (V.21/Bell103), 1200/2400 bps (Bell212/V.22/V.22bis), 14.4 kbps (V.32bis), 33.6 kbps (V.34) and 56 kbps (V.90/V.92). The RoHS-compliant devices are


Digital Meters Measure Components

January 22, 2009 6:34 am | Comments

Handling SMT components and traditional components as small as 0.3 mm with wire leads too short to insert in test terminals, Aven’s two new battery-powered Quick-Test Tweezers incorporate a digital meter in a “tweezer” form factor for inspecting incoming circuit boards or loose components, as well as troubleshooting and production checks by electronic manufacturers. The instruments can perform AC or DC voltage measurements, check


Solid-State Contactors Present High Power Ratings

January 22, 2009 6:00 am | Comments

At 40-A or 50-A load ratings per phase at 65°C ambient temperature, Crydom's RHP line of hybrid solid-state contactors offer configurations with power ratings of 120 VAC, 240 VAC, 280 VAC, or 600 VAC. The devices demonstrate full-load life cycle ratings of >2M operations, control voltages of 24 VAC, 120 VAC, or 220 VAC, and logic-compatible, 5-VDC, 12-VDC or 24-VDC input control options. The units mount identically to a

Screw Assemblies Suit Miniature Applications

January 22, 2009 5:58 am | Comments

Comprised of small diameter, precision rolled, lead screws and nuts, Kerk Mini Series Lead Screw Assemblies from HaydonKerk Motion Solutions suit miniature applications such as data storage drives, miniature pumps and dispensing systems, micro-actuators, and laser/optical focusing mechanisms


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