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Submersible Level Sensors Feature Vented Watertight Cable

January 8, 2008 9:47 am | Comments

Automation Products Group, Inc. introduced its PT-500 submersible liquid level/pressure transmitter that features vented, watertight cables, and it delivers a high precision 4 mA to 20 mA solid-state signal while submerged up to 450'. A removable stainless steel cage connects to the sensor with a snap ring, enabling users to save on sensor replacement costs. Rugged IP68 protected PT-500 transmitters are

Display Meter with Modbus Side Tank Indicator for Liquid Level Sensors

January 8, 2008 9:40 am | Comments

MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division announced its display meter that works with the Level Plus MG transmitter with Modbus interface. The meter has as a side tank indicator (STI) for storage tanks with the ability to interface via Modbus and display tank levels in feet, inches and 16ths of an inch.

M8 Inductive Sensor Allows Compact System Designs

January 8, 2008 9:23 am | Comments

Contrinex, Inc. introduced its small-packaged 620 range M8 inductive sensor. Complete with in-built amplifier, it is packaged in a housing that is 16 mm long, making it suitable for embedding into machines and assembly fixtures where sensor access is restricted and longer devices will not fit. The overall system design is more compact because there is no requirement for a large support amplifier. Built with an AISI 303 stainless steel housing

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Baseline PIC Microcontrollers Feature Non-Volatile Flash Data Memory

January 8, 2008 9:17 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the first two Baseline 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages, the 8-pin PIC12F519 and 14-pin PIC16F526. These additions supplement the variety of integrated low pin count microcontrollers in the Baseline PIC microcontroller family. With the availability of 64 bytes of data memory—combined with an 8 MHz internal oscillator, a Device Reset Timer (DRT)

Single and Double Row Socket Interconnects

January 8, 2008 9:06 am | Comments

Mill-Max introduced its versatile socket interconnects for .025" pin diameter and .025" square pins in both single and double rows. These receptacles are precision-machined from brass alloy and assembled with proprietary six-finger contact clips that accept mated pin ranges from

Reduced Space High Density Filtered D-Sub Connector

January 8, 2008 9:00 am | Comments

Cinch Connectors introduced its RoHS-compliant high-density filtered D-Sub connector for the commercial market. The connector features a more dense contact arrangement, resulting in space and weight savings for design engineers. Compared to the equivalent standard density D-Sub connectors, the company claims a savings of 40 percent in space and over 100 percent in weight. Using high quality turned pin contacts

Low Profile Board Connectors for Portable Electronics(2)

January 8, 2008 8:50 am | Comments

Kycon expanded its micro board-to-board series to include the K050D Series 0.50 mm (0.020") pitch version. The series features a low profile board stacking height for use in portable electronics applications such as digital cameras, mobile phones and MP3 players.

Circular Connector Operates in Harsh Applications

January 8, 2008 8:35 am | Comments

Amphenol Industrial introduced its over-molded Amphe-Armor Series that features durability and water tight construction to withstand harsh environments and demanding applications. The field-installable, field-repairable series comes in a variety of shell sizes and contacts with either a PT or a GT insert option. It is suitable for many applications including geophysical, machine tool, railway and motor control environments

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Hand-Held Enclosures Feature Soft Edge Grips

January 8, 2008 8:27 am | Comments

Teko Enclosures extended the range of its TEKNET ABS enclosures with the B2 models that have larger battery compartments to accept four 1.5V AA cells or two 9V cells. Typical applications include in-field test and measurement instruments, medical devices and data loggers. These ergonomic hand-held enclosures feature soft-touch edge grips for secure and comfortable holding during use. The edge grips also provide protection for the case moldings. The standard case material is off-white or black ABS

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Protective Vent Maximizes Airflow in Portable Devices

January 8, 2008 7:10 am | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. added its 3 mm-high airflow vent to its line of GORE Protective Vents. As the smallest protective vent in the line of insert-molded vents, the D3 vent relieves pressure that builds inside the housing. This vent prevents premature failure of the housing seals by virtually eliminating the vacuum, or by managing pressure fluctuations caused by pressure build-up. It provides continuous airflow

RoHS-Compliant Connector Features Extended Life Cycle

January 8, 2008 6:59 am | Comments

C&K Components enhanced its CCM01 and CCM02 smart card connectors with increased protection against PIN number theft. While fully complying with VISA PCI PED requirements, the additional protection eliminates the capability for a hacker to insert a bug on the connector and extract the PIN details. Used in point-of-sale (PoS or transaction) applications, these connectors are housed in compact

Pi Filter Connector for Military/Avionics Applications

January 8, 2008 6:54 am | Comments

ITT Electronic Components announced its TMDMP filter, a Micro-D connector with desirable attenuation. Its internal filter design provides the density needed to accommodate the ferrite tubes necessary for Pi filtering in military and aerospace applications. Compatible with MIL-DTL-83513, the filter connector is suitable for integrated avionics and electronic warfare, satellites and space systems, radar and sensors

ESD Protection Chips Feature Sub-1 pF Line-Capacitance

January 8, 2008 6:46 am | Comments

OnChip Devices introduced its models ESD2100-02 and ESD2100-04 low capacitance ESD protection devices for single and dual USB ports. They protect the two data lines and the power rail of the USB 2.0 high speed interface. The low sub-1pF line-capacitance of the devices ensures minimal distortion of the 480-Mbit/s USB 2.0 signal. They offer optimum trade-off between low line-to-ground capacitance

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RF System-on-Chip for Home Control Applications

January 8, 2008 6:38 am | Comments

Zensys announced ZW0401, a fourth-generation home control chip in the Z-Wave series. It is useful as an RF control platform for A/V and home automation devices. Specifications include USB 2.0, 30 general purpose I/Os, a third-generation Triac controller, integrated IR support for universal remotes, and support for sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands

Low-Power 4 GB DDR3 Registered DIMM for Server Applications

January 8, 2008 6:13 am | Comments

SMART Modular Technologies Inc. introduced a low-power 4 GB DDR3 registered DIMM. The module has 8-bit DRAMs which can help reduce power consumption. It also has a quad-rank architecture an a single-register design for reduced memory bus loading. The data rate is 667 Mhz / 1333 MHz and the module is RoHS-compliant. Pricing is $400 in OEM quantities.

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