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Gearmotors Perform at ½ Horsepower

August 26, 2008 6:54 am | Comments

Designed as Von Weise drop-in replacements, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR line of fractional horsepower gearmotors deliver from 1/30 to ½ horsepower in commercial and industrial light applications. The parallel shaft and right angle devices offer output torques from 12 in./lbs to 800 in./lbs in over 75 models. DC models

HCMOS Oscillators Offer Low Stabilities

August 26, 2008 5:50 am | Comments

Performing at 2.5 V, Fox Electronics’ F540 Series HCMOS oscillators exhibit stabilities of 15 ppm (F547), 10 ppm (F549) and 8 ppm (F54S) with phase noise of -140 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and a jitter period of 3 ps rms. The 5 mm × 3.2 mm RoHS-compliant components presents an input current of 7 mA, output current of 4 mA and

Networking Switches Support Gigabit PoE

August 25, 2008 10:31 am | Comments

Targeting the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) market, ADTRAN’s NetVanta 1234 PoE, NetVanta 1238 PoE and NetVanta 1534 PoE networking switches support Gigabit PoE while offering LLDP/LLDP MED, cable diagnostics and


RF Connector System Operates Continuously at 250°C

August 25, 2008 9:15 am | Comments

Lasting for a lifespan of 25 years, ITT Interconnect Solutions’ SMA-Hi Temp RF connector system, consisting of a coaxial RF connector and 12 RF cable assemblies, uses a cable assembly with a silicone dioxide dielectric suitable for continuous operation at 250°C. The semi-rigid cable assemblies offer phase-matching to ±2° at 3 GHz and an option to be

Crystal Oscillators Tolerate ±50 ppm

August 25, 2008 6:28 am | Comments

Operating over a frequency range from 20 to 80 MHz, Raltron Electronics’ R2016 Series SMT crystal oscillators exhibit a standard frequency tolerance of ±50 ppm with ±10, ±20 and ±30 ppm versions available. The 2 mm × 1.6 mm × 0.5 mm components come in a 1,000 piece per 178 mm diameter reel, and operate over a

Power Supplies Deliver up to 150 W

August 25, 2008 5:30 am | Comments

Covering output voltages including 3.3, 5, 12, 15, 24 and 36 V, Lambda’s LS50, LS75, LS100 and LS150 Series of AC/DC single-output power supplies deliver 50, 75, 100 and 150 W, respectively. The CE-marked, UL/EN/IEC60950-1-specified devices offer a withstand voltage of up to 1.5 kVAC input to ground, 3 kVAC input to

Spectrum Analyzers Yield Low Phase Noise

August 22, 2008 8:13 am | Comments

Measuring the performance of wireless broadband components and devices, Anritsu’s MS271xB Series of microwave spectrum analyzers offer a phase noise of -110 dBC/Hz at 10 kHz offset (800 MHz typical). The devices include a GPIB interface and an option with a suite of measurements to measure the RF of TD-SCDMA signals and

Detect Switches Provide Top and Side Actuation

August 22, 2008 6:23 am | Comments

Sitting 3.3 mm off the PC board, C&K Components’ SDT Series of surface mount detect switches use pendulum style construction to allow actuation from the top or the side. The RoHS-compliant devices exhibit a maximum actuation force of 30 g, contact rating of 1 mA at 5 VDC and a maximum contact resistance of 1 mO. The pick-and


Thermocouple and RTD Transmitters Offer Weather Resistance

August 22, 2008 5:04 am | Comments

Coming in a NEMA 4X enclosure, Omega Engineering’s UWTC-2-NEMA & UWRTD-2-NEMA wireless thermocouple and RTD transmitters exhibit weather resistance in industrial applications. The CE-compliant devices endure in weather conditions including falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water and hose-directed water. Each thermocouple model can be programmed to work as a type J, K, T, E, R

Temperature Instruments Exhibit High Accuracy

August 21, 2008 12:06 pm | Comments

Using 8 to 48 separate 24-bit resolution inputs each with its own A/D converter and CJC circuit, Data Translation’s 8-channel TEMPpoint temperature measurement instruments present an accuracy of ±0.01%. The stand-alone boxes offer

TFT Display Demonstrates Sunlight Readability

August 21, 2008 10:45 am | Comments

Microtips Technology introduced its 5.7” (diagonal) VGA TFT display exhibiting a sunlight-readable full-color picture with 640 × RGB × 480 dots resolution and a normally white wide-view display mode. The device has outline dimensions of 114 mm (W) × 104.6 mm (H) × 12.8 mm (T) without FPCB tail and active area dimensions of

Inductive Planar Set Performs in Hybrid Vehicles

August 21, 2008 9:07 am | Comments

Accomplishing specific sector standard AEC Q-200, Grupo Premo’s inductive planar set targets DC/DC converters and traction inverters in hybrid vehicles. The devices exhibit an isolation level up to 10 kV through a vacuum potting technique, power management between 2.5 kW and 7.2 kW, and rated losses below 1% of total output power. The set offers a laminated structure, a litz coil and a mechanical fastening system. The < 50 cm

Accelerometers Use a Motion Detection Device

August 21, 2008 7:27 am | Comments

Targeting the automotive and industrial markets, Kionix's KXD94 Series of accelerometers include a tri-axis, mid-g motion detection device. The components offer an output range from ±5 g to ±13 g, a supply voltage range from 2.75 V to 5.25 V, an integrated four-channel multiplexer and an internal 1-KHz low pass filter. The RoHS


Display Module Complements Existing Instrumentation

August 20, 2008 11:58 am | Comments

Adding to the NGI vehicular instrumentation system, AMETEK’s CAN-Communicator (C-COM) 2” graphic display module offers usability by itself or as a complement to existing instrumentation by connecting it to a SAE J1939

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Targets TPOs

August 20, 2008 9:35 am | Comments

Reducing or eliminating the need to prime or flame treat thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) surfaces before application, FLEXcon’s V-778 pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive performs with low surface energy plastics, such as TPOs and


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