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Full Line Catalog of Switches

December 10, 2007 10:28 am | Comments

C&K Components launched a full line catalog that contains over 40,000,000 possible part numbers of standard switch products that include pushbutton, tactile, detect, toggle, rocker, DIP, slide, snap, rotary, switchlocks and thumbwheels. Low-profile surface mount tactile switches, ultra-miniature detect switches and navigation switches are also included. The format of the catalog features selector guides to help users find the most suitable switch series easily.

Motor Mounts Supplied as a Kit

December 10, 2007 10:22 am | Comments

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp. announced its line of motor mounts that are supplied as a kit complete with shaft coupling and mounting hardware. They are available to fit any manufacturer’s motor or gearbox. Engineering and design services, including CAD drawings, are available for each motor mount.

Electromechanical Relays for 5 kV Switching

December 10, 2007 10:15 am | Comments

American Electronic Components, Inc. announced its Durakool brand of electromechanical relays. The range includes industry standard relays for both industrial and printed circuit board applications with switching ranges from 8A to 30A/230V AC or more. The range also includes relays for up to 5 kV switching


Miniature Slide Switches Feature Low Profile

December 10, 2007 10:08 am | Comments

C&K Components developed its JS Slide Series of low-profile miniature slide switches that are suitable for applications with limited PC board space and height restrictions, including mobile telecommunications, computers and remote control equipment. One- or two-pole miniature switches feature 2 mm high actuators (some l mm models), making them easy to operate. Available in single-, double- and triple-throw circuits

Rocker Switches with Numerous Options

December 10, 2007 10:02 am | Comments

Apem Components, Inc. introduced its 2600 Series of rocker switches for power applications with capacitive and inductive circuits as well as common resistive circuits. These switches are suitable for a variety of industries that include commercial and business equipment, medical, security, industrial controls, transportation and automotive, and appliances. The switches satisfy power ratings up to 15A at 250V AC


VHD for High Load Motion Control Applications

December 10, 2007 9:58 am | Comments

Kerk Motion Products announced its VHD series for eliminating drag and wear associated with high pre-load forces. The anti-backlash assembly provides maximum load-carrying capability and high axial and radial stiffness. Designed for smooth, quiet operation and long life, the assembly provides low drag torque

Compact Speed Controller for Brushless DC Motors

December 10, 2007 8:54 am | Comments

Maxon Precision Motors introduced its DECS 50/5 (digital EC controller sensorless) controller for driving brushless DC motors without Hall sensors. Typical sensorless drives such as pumps and fan applications can be created because of integrated controlling algorithms. The input voltage range of 10V to 50V enables flexibility and adaptability. In continuous operation, an output current of 5A of the power stage is permissible

Reduced-Size Relay Saves Space

December 10, 2007 8:49 am | Comments

Global Components & Controls reduced the overall size of its G71 relay by 33 percent while retaining the universal footprint. Two versions are available with ratings of either 5A at 120V AC/28V DC, 7A at 240V AC or 10A at 120V AC/28V DC, 12A at 240V AC. The relay is offered with 1 Form A or 1 Form C configurations in a sealed enclosure. Dielectric strength is 1,500V AC between coil and contacts


DC Power Relays for Green Power Applications

December 10, 2007 8:39 am | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announced its G9E Series of DC power relays that provide a means of disconnect in high power battery applications. These relays feature a sealed, gas-filled construction that cools the arc created during switching so that the contact gap is reduced, allowing for a 70 percent reduction in overall size when compared to contactors. An added benefit is a reduction of

Programmable Stepper Drives for Stand-Alone Operation

December 10, 2007 8:35 am | Comments

Applied Motion Products introduced its ST5-Si stepper drives that are programmable for stand-alone operation with proprietary Si Programmer Windows-based software with integrated tuning. A graphical point-and-click format combines motion, I/O and operator interface functionality for simple machine sequencing. These drives deliver 24V DC to 48V DC with output current from 0.5A to 5.0A. They protect against over-voltage, under-voltage, over-temp and external output shorts

Li-Ion/Li-Polymer Chargers Enable Auto USB or AC Power-Source Selection

December 10, 2007 8:15 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the MCP73837 and MCP73838 dual-input, high-current Li-Ion/Polymer charge-management controllers with automatic USB or AC adapter power-source selection. The single-cell, fully integrated chargers enable charge currents of up to 1A from an AC power source, plus charging currents of up to 100 mA or 500 mA from a USB port.  They have several on-chip safety features, and are available in 10-pin MSOP and 3 mm x 3 mm DFN packages

Full-brick DC/DC Converter is a ‘Drop-in’ Replacement for 24 V Input Designs

December 10, 2007 7:34 am | Ericsson Power Modules | Comments

Ericsson Power Modules announced an advanced DC/DC converter platform for RF power amplifier applications utilizes the industry standard full-brick format and footprint, making it a drop-in replacement that offers enhanced performance. The PKY2616PI delivers 600W output power and typically exceeds 94 percent efficiency.

Single-Chip Zigbee Modules with Increased I/O Resolution

December 10, 2007 7:32 am | Comments

Cirronet, Inc. announced its 65 mW single-chip ZigBee ZMN2405HP OEM modules that feature a proprietary CSM profile that virtually eliminates OEM design engineer programming requirements when adding ZigBee wireless connectivity into their products. The module provides robust performance with low power consumption since 25 dB of output power adjustment is provided through software configuration, allowing use under ETS 300328 rules. It is based on TI's CC2430 SoC


Modules Feature RF Low Power Protocol

December 10, 2007 7:27 am | Comments

Dynastream Innovations, Inc. launched its AT3 family of modules that feature ANT RF ultra-low power protocol, a SensRcore wireless sensor development platform and a consistent hardware footprint. Offering simplified design and integration in a variety of practical application-driven configurations, this group of modules handles simple to complex WSN sensor node and hub scenarios. These drop-in FCC-ready modules are complete silicon systems with scalability and low power consumption

Modular and Stand-Alone USB Modems

December 10, 2007 7:08 am | Comments

Radicom Research, Inc. introduced its line of USB hardware modems that are available in modular and stand-alone configurations. They process data using their own hardware, and they do not use any of the host computer’s processing power. These modems are CDC-compliant, and they are supported by Microsoft CDC modem drivers and Linux CDC-ACM drivers. They work with Linux, Windows and Mac


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