Molex, Inc. expanded its SlimStack product line to include J-Lead SMT connectors. These board-to-board connectors feature a J-shaped SMT tail that provides 35 percent PCB width space savings versus standard gull-wing style tails. The connectors are manufactured in stack heights of 0.90 mm, 1.30 mm, 1.50 mm and 1.70 mm.
FCI announced an extension of its GIG-ARRAY high-speed, high-density product line with the introduction of 25 mm plug connectors. These mezzanine connectors provide either 200 or 296 signal contacts, and they add the capability for 40 mm stack height when used with proprietary 15 mm receptacles.
Belden expanded its line of variable frequency drive (VFD) cables that carry power from industrial AC drive systems to AC motors. The product additions include eight symmetrical ground design, three-conductor 16 AWG to 2 AWG VFD cables that support a broad range of installation options and customer requirements including MSHA and UL direct burial approvals.
Bud Industries, Inc. introduced its IA series of portable aluminum instrument cases for applications that include medical and environmental monitoring equipment used in hospitals and chemical labs. The cases’ extruded aluminum bodies protect high-tech contents while keeping units lightweight for easy transporting. Their adjustable locking aluminum and plastic handles have two connection points for maximum stability, and they can be used for multi-positional carrying or bench-top use.
MMD Components introduced an ultra-miniature quartz crystal that has a wide frequency range of 16 MHz to 60 MHz and can operate in temperatures as low as -40°C and as high as +85°C. Measuring only 2 mm × 2.5 mm, with a maximum profile of just 0.55 mm, the X series crystals are hermetically sealed in a 4-pad ceramic package and delivered on tape and reel for easy pick and place.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announced its portfolio of LEDs in warm white colors. All devices feature increased color stability, long life and low energy consumption. OSTAR provides bright, warm white light that is suitable for downlight while also giving rooms a comfortable welcoming atmosphere. Power TOPLEDs are small, low power devices, measuring 3.4 mm × 3.4 mm, producing 2.9 lm at 2,700/3,000K, 3.6 lm at 3,500K and 4.1 lm at 4,200K at an operating current of 30 mA.
Micrel Inc. launched its MIC4830 and MIC4832 series of 180 Vpp and 220 Vpp low noise electroluminescent lamp (EL) drivers that drive panels of up to 4 sq. in. or greater. Applications include mobile phones, PDAs, pagers, calculators, multimedia players and remote controls. High efficiency is achieved by consuming a typical supply current of 45 mA.
Intense Ltd. announced its Intense-HPD Series 6100, 980 nm high power single emitter laser diodes. They are high brightness, single mode lasers with up to 200 mW of kink-free power, and they provide high beam quality with low astigmatism and a Gaussian far field. Applications include print and imaging, point-to-point communications, medical imaging, optical storage, sensing and detection, and aerospace and defense.
Pepperl+Fuchs introduced its AL21 Series ultra low-profile light grids that provide automatic adaptation of the beam configuration for maximum resolution and coverage at close range for elevator doorway monitoring. They are resistant to sunlight and other ambient light sources. Triple beam crossing is maintained during closed-door conditions, offering optimal coverage as the door is about to close.
OSD Displays released its AMOLED panels with 2.0" diagonal and QCIF resolution. The technology allows improved support for higher-resolution and size without significant sacrifice to reliability. The display offers high brightness, color quality and viewing performance associated with OLED technology that can support surplus full motion video frame rates for a variety of multimedia applications. The ultra-compact design measures 38.0 mm × 68.8 mm × 1.3 mm
Sauer-Danfoss, Inc. announced four types of ready-to-mount hydraulic integrated circuits (HICs) that fit seven proprietary low speed, high torque motors. This family of standardized, off-the-shelf HICs will speed up OEMs’ production times compared to using remote-mounted custom HICs. They provide common functions including counterbalance, cross-port relief, bypass solenoid and dual shock valve with anti-cavitation.
MicroMo Electronics, Inc. announced its Series ADM1220S miniature stepper motor with an external motor diameter of 12 mm and a length of 17.2 mm. It has a holding torque with current of 2.4 mNm, and it can achieve a boost torque of 4.1 mNm. The motor offers 20 full steps per revolution in full step mode, and it is capable of 160 microsteps per revolution with a maximum error of ±0.2° at speeds ranging from 10 rpm to 6,000 rpm.
Morgan Advanced Ceramics (MAC) announced its dry-pressed alumina ceramic balls for use in harsh environments. These rolling, spherical components are suitable for mechanical devices that provide rotary or linear motion such as check and ball valves and bearings. The ceramic balls can be used in the electrical, environmental, chemical, material processing and automotive industries.
Geotest-Marvin Test Systems, Inc. announced its GX1110, a high performance single-channel PXI signal generator that offers both arbitrary waveform and DDS-based function generator capabilities within one instrument. It features 2M samples of memory, it supports a 100 MHz sample rate, and it is capable of generating low distortion sine waves up to 30 MHz.
Agilent Technologies, Inc. introduced its models 11713B and 11713C attenuator/switch drivers for both bench-top and ATE environments. These drivers provide an intuitive graphical user interface and a variety of attenuation and switching options, as well as front-panel and remote-control features for quick design validation and automated testing. The 11713B model drives a combination of two programmable attenuators and two SPDT switches or up to 10 SPDT switches concurrently.