Integrating all bias, control and power management functions into a single chip, the latest low noise block (LNB) satellite controllers from Zetex Semiconductors help achieve LNB size reductions of up to 30 percent, according to the company. Three LNB controllers have been introduced: The ZXNB4100 (negative volt bias) and ZXNB4200 (zero volt bias) for single universal LNBs with FET switching topologies, and the ZXNB2200 for C-band LNB designs.
Banner Engineering Corp. introduces its M-GAGE wireless sensor node for vehicle sensing using the SureCross Wireless Network. This specially optimized sensor is encapsulated in a rugged, IP67 SureCross Node enclosure and accompanied by a FlexPower battery that supplies power for both sensing and wireless connectivity for up to 10 years. The sensor offers greater durability and reliability than inductive loops.
Segger Microcontroller Systeme GmbH announced embOS support for the Renesas SH2 and H8S series of microcontrollers which features the entire variety of communication mechanisms, tasks and communication instances that can be dynamically created, deleted and configured.
Omron Electronic Components LLC announces its D6F-03 uni-directional MEMS mass flow sensor which uses a thermopile element that converts thermal energy into electrical energy. It is capable of measuring mass airflow up to 3 LPM with a ±5 percent full-scale repeatable accuracy. These sensors exhibit stable output performance across the entire scale. Through packaging that uses miniaturization techniques, these devices measure 16.8 mm × 8 mm × 36.6 mm
Sick Stegmann, Inc. introduces its user-programmable DiCoder CKS 36 programmable motor feedback system which provides resolution up to 2,048 pulses per revolution and commutation signals of up to 32 pole pairs. It provides rugged operation and precise performance in applications with operating temperatures ranging from -20°C to 110°C. These encoders feature Mini-Disc (MiDi) technology, a very small code disc that includes a track radius of 2 mm
Aonix announced its ObjectAda RAVEN for Windows, targeting the Wind River VxWorks 653 multi-partition RTOS for PowerPC. The platform features an enhanced safety-critical Ada runtime that communicates to the underlying RTOS through the ARINC-653 APEX interface, enabling high execution and safety certification efficiency.
Virtium Technology, Inc. announced its family of small form-factor very low profile (VLP) DDR3 registered ECC SODIMM, VLP DDR3 ECC SODIMM, VLP DDR3 SO-RDIMM and VLP DDR3 SO-CDIMM ECC memory for embedded systems. These devices are for space constrained AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, MicroTCA, PicoTCA, PC104, SBB canisters and PICMG SBCs.
PrismTech announced its integrated circuit ORB (ICO), an IP core that provides standards-based CORBA protocol messaging for FPGA logic blocks. It provides communications to application components implemented in hardware devices such as FPGAs, ASICs and CPLDs without the use of resource-sapping proxies, a soft-core GPP or any other hardware abstraction layer necessary to facilitate integration.
STMicroelectronics announces its LIS244AL ultra-compact 'low-g' linear accelerometer. Its ultra-compact square footprint and low power consumption makes the motion-sensing device well suited for battery-powered portable applications such as mobile phones, portable multimedia players or remote controls. The device incorporates in a single package a robust, dual-axis MEMS sensor and a CMOS interface chip that provides two simultaneous, real-time analog outputs
Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces its U2000 series of USB-based power sensors which are lighter weight than typical power meters. Since the sensors operate without power meters or extra hardware modules, they save bench space, and make field work simpler. These sensors can be used with a variety of proprietary signal sources, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers, extending each instrument's capabilities to perform accurate average-power measurements.
Real-Time Innovations integrated Coral8’s complex event processing (CEP) engine with its high-performance messaging, caching and data-visualization infrastructure for real-time applications. With this combined system, developers can create and deploy distributed applications that are capable of processing millions of messages, data updates and events per second with latencies less than a millisecond.
American Sensor Technologies, Inc. announces its AST44LP and AST43LP low-pressure, hazardous area-approved pressure transmitters. These media-isolated, stainless steel units can perform in a variety of industrial applications. Both low-pressure transmitters are constructed with 316L SS wetted materials for complete compatibility with a range of liquids and gases. The AST44LP carries an UL/cUL 913 (CSA 157) approval
US Digital introduces its X3Q dual-axis absolute inclinometer which utilizes MEMS technology to sense tilt angles over the entire 360° range. The device is flexible with three different mounting orientations in any resolution between 1 to 9,000 CPR, and it offers a selectable damping value to suit users’ needs. Absolute Quadrature provides absolute data using standard quadrature signals. Typical applications include
Tyco Electronics announces its M8/M12 connector system which provides reliable connection to sensors and related products in the industrial machinery and factory automation markets. An established connection standard, M8/M12 connectors also find application outside of these industries where a compact connection system with environmental protection is required. Single end terminated cable assemblies use an over-molded construction with
PCB Piezotronics announces its series 1500 transducers and transmitters which offer a complete selection for pressure monitoring in general purpose and hazardous industrial environments. General purpose units feature a rugged, all-welded stainless steel construction. The design includes elimination of mechanical fasteners, washers, O-rings and fluid fills that enhance reliability and long-term repeatability of the units, making them suitable for a variety of laboratory, factory, field