Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. announced its Ensemble MPC-102 serial RapidIO-based advanced mezzanine card (AMC) for the telecom equipment market. It is a high-performance module that combines dual-core processing power, flexible I/O and a choice of RapidIO or PCI Express connectivity for AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA platforms. These platforms are well suited for applications in telecom, radar, sonar and image inspection.
Dataprobe released its iBootBar remote power distribution and management system that enables Web browser control of eight A/C power outlets for reboot and remote power control of multiple devices. Users can protect and maintain devices in areas that cannot be easily accessed, and they can streamline power control of servers and routers through a single Web interface.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing announced its VPX6-684 FireBlade II high-density 6U VPX Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) multi-layer switch/router board for rugged embedded aerospace and defense applications. It is available with 12, 20 or 24 GbE ports and up to 4x10GbE ports, and it is suitable for system integrators who are architecting secure high performance IPv4/v6 intra-platform networks.
PCB Piezotronics introduces its Model 130D22 combined ICP free field response pre-polarized array microphone and preamplifier. The microphone measures sound pressure levels and frequencies in the audible range, and it can be used simultaneously with ICP accelerometers to simplify test setups. It also incorporates an SMB connector, it provides seamless transition for many data acquisition systems and software set-ups
Omega Engineering, Inc. introduces its Omegafilm F2020 series of platinum thin film elements. They are equal in accuracy to many wire wound elements, but with a faster response. The temperature range is -70°C to 500°C, and they are available in 100?, 500? and 1,000? configurations in Class-A, Class-B and 1/3 DIN accuracies. Measuring 2.0 mm × 2.0 mm × 0.8 mm, they are suitable for use in tight places, and their flat profile allows for easy surface mounting.
MEN Micro, Inc. announced its model F211 single-slot, 3U, CompactPCI network controller with quad fast Ethernet (QFE) for expanded control of multiple network configurations including firewalls, gateways, routers and fieldbus data concentrators based on industrial Ethernet. This 32-bit, 33 MHz controller is qualified for an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F), making it suitable for harsh and mobile applications.
Express Logic, Inc. announced its ThreadX microcontroller edition RTOS (ThreadX/MCU) for 16-bit PIC24 microcontrollers and dsPIC digital signal controllers from Microchip Technology, Inc. It is a fully upward-compatible, reduced-size, 16-bit edition of the company’s 32-bit version. The device provides full pre-emptive scheduling, interrupt management, message passing, thread synchronization, resource locking
Sick Stegmann,Inc. introduces the DKV 60 incremental measuring wheel encoder which provides speed and position feedback in conveyor belt applications. Its versatility makes it a feedback option in woodworking machinery, storage and conveying, sorting systems, textile machinery, and printing and paper applications. The encoder features IP65 protection with a robust and space-saving design that is resistant to high levels of shock and vibration.
Spectrum Sensors and Controls introduces a snap-in temperature sensor with a clip design that allows the sensor to monitor air temperature within an enclosure. Its fast response thermistor element is integrated into a potted metal housing that can be securely snapped into a 0.30¨ diameter pre-drilled hole in sheet metal. This keeps the sensor off the sheet metal while the plastic molded body with strain relief thermally separates the assembly from the environment on the backside.
MTS Systems Corp. announces its compact MH sensor with a CANbus interface which is suitable for use in welded and tie-rod cylinders, or in any space-limited cylinder applications. It works with CAN J1939 and CANopen, measuring displacement and speed variables. The sensor is reliable inside a hydraulic cylinder even when subjected to the harsh conditions. With a 100g shock and 25g vibration rating, the sensor operates in rugged environments
Misumi USA, Inc. introduces its single-axis actuators which are available in 208 configured styles and a standard manufacturing time of 11 working days from receipt of order. These actuators provide precision linear motion in a variety of general industrial assembly, as well as automotive, packaging and medical manufacturing applications. Each unit is a ball-screw driven device, and it is built on an extruded 6063-T6 aluminum base with black anodized finish and 1045 steel side supports.
Dytran Instruments, Inc. announces its 3214A series single axis cubic accelerometer which is an instrument for modal analysis, NVH, squeak and rattle, and general purpose vibration applications. It has low noise electronics, wide bandwidth, all titanium construction, and it is available in sensitivities of 10 mV/g, 100 mV/g and 500 mV/g.
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Series F31 valve position sensors that are 1.25¨ tall and mount directly to the top plate of any standard pneumatic actuator with two screws for accurate position indication. They feature two electronic switching points that are integrated into one compact housing, and integral LEDs for visual status indication and diagnostics. Electronic switch contacts facilitate network communication, and they provide for direct control of a solenoid valve.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduces its models TEMD6010FX01 and TEMD5510FX01 ambient light sensing photodiodes that are qualified to the AEC Q101 standard, a reliability test qualification procedure for discrete semiconductors published by the Automotive Electronics Council. Their automotive applications include rain, light and tunnel sensors; brightness control for dashboard and navigation displays; and automatically turning on the headlights at dusk.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announces its 298D series of MicroTan solid tantalum chip capacitors that offer capacitance-voltage ratings in two small molded package sizes. The 0805 P-case package measures 2.40 mm × 1.45 mm with a 1.20 mm maximum profile. Suitable for audio filtering and signal processing in mobile phones, digital cameras and MP3 devices, the ratings of these capacitors enable more stylish end products