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Ultrasonic Level Sensors Target Fluid Apps

January 14, 2009 8:22 am | Comments

Measuring up to 26.2’ (8 m), Gems Sensors & Controls' UCL-520 Series ultrasonic level sensors are suitable for non-contact fluid applications, such as industrial water treatment, wastewater management, and chemical storage. The two-wire ultrasonic transmitter offers a PVDF transducer, a 8” min. dead band, a 3” min. beam width, and a selectable display indicating levels in air gap or liquid height. The device is push button calibrated with

I/O Links Demonstrate 10 Gb/s per Channel

January 14, 2009 7:11 am | Comments

Using common wire gauges in cable lengths up to 10 meters, FCI’s DensiShield I/O links exhibit 10 Gb/s per channel differential performance. The differential performance can be achieved at 6 meters or less by utilizing 30 AWG cable, at 8 meters or less by utilizing 28 AWG cable, and at 10 meters or less by utilizing 26 AWG cable. The devices meet the 10GBase-CX4 Ethernet and Infiniband industry standards. The products accommodate

Industrial Panel PC Possesses 12 ISA/PCI Slots

January 14, 2009 6:50 am | Comments

Bundling with a PICMG 1.0 Core2 Quad/Dual or Pentium 4 single board computer (SBC), Advantech’s IPPC-7158B 15” industrial panel PC exhibits a passive backplane with up to 12 ISA/PCI expansion slots. The unit consists of a XGA TFT LCD, a front-accessible design with water resistant cover; a flat-sealed front-panel, and an aluminum detachable side-open front panel (NEMA4/IP65 compliant). The model includes

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Color-Changing Pushbuttons Support LEDs

January 14, 2009 6:39 am | Comments

Offering sizes of 12.70 mm², 15.88 mm², and 19.05 mm², EAO Switch’s Series 95 color-changing pushbuttons allow up to 2 (12.70 mm²) or 3 (15.88 mm² and 19.05 mm²) LEDs to be added. The 24-mm high (max.) devices have an N/O self-cleaning gold-plated switch element rated at up to 48 VDC/50 mA. The units are suitable for mounting on PCBs between 1.50 mm and 2.50 mm thick and can be snap-mounted to the PCB. The switches

Digitizers Use up to Eight Channels

January 14, 2009 6:21 am | Comments

Configuring up to 64 channels in a single system, GaGe’s Octopus CompuScope 84XX 16-bit digitizers offer 2, 4, or 8 digitizing channels in a single PCI card. The products present up to 4 GB of on-board acquisition memory, base memory of 128 MS with up to 2 GS optionally available, and 10 MS/s or 25 MS/s sampling per channel. The devices support timestamping, clock in/clock out, trig in/trig out, and a 10-MHz reference clock. Optional

MEMS/nanotech podcast

January 14, 2009 6:20 am | Comments

This podcast is a discussion of MEMS and nanotechnology in the international marketplace, and is part of a series on disruptive technology done in conjunction with Hannover Fairs, and is intended to be a snapshot of the MEMS Nanotech facet.

SSLD Delivers Hysteretic Control

January 14, 2009 5:55 am | Comments

Using a buck topology, Supertex’s HV9919 SSLD uses a hysteretic control function to maintain its output current between a fixed minimum and maximum level at all times. The PWM controller performs in solid-state lighting applications, such as industrial, architectural, signage, or decorative lighting; indicator or emergency lighting; and as a general-purpose, constant-current source. The component offers programmable dimming frequency via

Heater is Touch-Safe

January 14, 2009 4:54 am | Comments

Able to deliver from 50 W to 150 W, the CS060 Series heater from Omega Engineering has a double-insulated plastic case for touch-safe operation. The clip-mounted device is intended for use with water, automotive, and food-processing applications. The CE-compliant heater is designed for permanent operation and is compatible with the company’s

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Isolation Amplifiers Offer Short Circuit, Overload Detection

January 14, 2009 4:46 am | Comments

Based on optical insulation technology and sigma-delta modulation, Avago Technologies' ACPL-785J Series isolation amplifiers integrate short circuit and overload detection. The 10.3-mm × 10.2-mm × 3.5-mm SO-16-packaged components allow direct measurement of motor phase currents in power inverters. The devices demonstrate 1-µV/°C offset change vs. temperature, CMR of 25 kV/µs at 1,000-V VCM, and a min. bandwidth of

VCXO Serves Universal Edge QAM

January 14, 2009 4:31 am | Comments

Providing a PECL or LVPECL output with a frequency range from 200 MHz to 1 GHz (245.76-MHz STD), Valpey Fisher’s VFVX100 VCXO targets universal edge QAM. The 9-mm × 14-mm SMT component exhibits <0.20-ps jitter and phase noise of -142 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset for 622.08 MHz. The RoHS 6/6-compliant device offers

Thermal Camera Combines Visible, IR Images

January 13, 2009 10:07 am | Comments

Combining visible-light capability with IR imaging, the FLIR i-Series thermal-imaging IR camera from Extech Instruments can provide a scalable and independently-adjustable picture-in-picture “fusion” image of the target showing both the visible target outline and the IR focus spot in the same frame. The pistol-grip device has a 3.5” LCD and comes in versions with image-capture resolutions of 120 × 120, 140 × 140, or

Converters Exhibit a 4:1 Input Ratio

January 13, 2009 8:39 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Comments

Operating with a 4:1 input ratio, a family of single- and dual-output DC/DC converters from TDK-Lambda have six-sided shielded metal cases to meet EN55022 Level A specifications. Available in version accepting either 9 V to 36 V or 18 V to 75 V, the converters are available with single-output voltages of 3.3 V, 5 V, 12 V, or

Transistor Module Includes Oscillator, Buffer Amp Functions

January 13, 2009 8:34 am | Comments

Coming in a 1.2-mm x 1.0-mm x 0.5-mm 6-pin leadless RoHS-compliant package, the UPA828TD Twin Transistor from NEC also includes Built-in oscillator and buffer amplifier functionality. With a noise Figure of 1.3 dB and an insertion gain of 7.5 dB, the module has an operating frequency of 9 GHz. Each transistor in the module is independently mounted

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Relays Rate to 20 A

January 13, 2009 5:59 am | Comments

Receiving UL/cUL recognition, CIT Relay & Switch’s J151 Series relays exhibit ratings of up to 20 A at 277 VAC and 28 VDC and ½ hp at 125 VAC. The RoHS-compliant devices offer coil voltage options ranging from 6 VDC to 220 VDC and 6 VAC to 240 VAC and contact arrangements from SPST to 4PDT. The components demonstrate an electrical life of 100k cycles, mechanical life from 10m to 20m cycles. and min. dielectric strength of

Motherboard Uses Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

January 13, 2009 5:31 am | Comments

Designed to comply with the 5.25" Miniboard mechanical standard, BVM Limited’s LS-573 embedded motherboard is based on an Intel 45-nm Core 2 Duo Pentryn or Extreme processor conforming to the Socket P configuration and a FSB up to 1,066 MHz. The product supports up to 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, 6 GigaLAN ports, 4 SATA interfaces, 8 USB 2.0 ports, and embedded HD audio. The device serves network servers running

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