Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Vibracon LVL-B series vibration limit awitches. The series sensors are insensitive to material build-up, external vibration and flow noise, and they have no mechanical moving parts for maintenance-free level sensing of bulk solids materials. The switches are well suited for sensing fine or coarse-grained material such as grain, sugar, animal feed, beans, gypsum, sand, plastic granules, chalk, cereals, rice, detergents and cement.
United Electronic Industries announces its UEILogger series that can log CAN and ARINC-429 bus data as well as RS-232, 422 and 485 ports. This functionality, combined with the logger’s small size and ruggedness (50g shock, -40°C to +85°C, 0 to 70,000 feet) makes it suitable for in-vehicle testing in the aerospace, aircraft, automotive, marine and rail transportation industries.
GaGe announces its Cobra family of 8-bit high-speed digitizers. The digitizers are available with one or two digitizing channels, sampling speeds of up to 2 GS/s and up to 1 GHz input bandwidth. With up to 4 GS of on-board acquisition memory per card, they are suitable acquiring either large amounts of data simultaneously over long periods of time, or an extreme number of short data bursts.
Systron Donner Automotive Div. introduces its Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that can simultaneously detect both angular-rate and acceleration along multiple axes. Packaged in a rugged housing, the device includes solid-state MEMS gyroscopes, accelerometers, a CAN interface, power conditioning and a microcontroller, all configured to meet the sensing and packaging requirements of any OEM or Tier 1 supplier.
Agilent Technologies, Inc. introduces its N8262A P-Series LXI-compliant power meter. This compact power meter is 1U high, and it supports LAN-based automated measurements of peak, peak-to-average ratio and average power. Its small size and ability to operate without shared power supplies, cardcages or system controllers enables a lower start-up cost for an automated test system.
Kycon presents its KDMIX series—a new series of HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) connectors for consumer products such as digital televisions, set-top boxes and DVD players. The specification was developed to meet the demand for high definition audio and video by enabling high bandwidth to support high-definition video and multi-channel digital in a single cable.
3M Electronic Solutions Division introduces its brand shielded compact ribbon (SCR) I/O interconnect system that consists of an assortment of 10-pin shielded I/O connectors and accessories. Built around a robust ribbon style contact interface for repetitive plug/unplug applications, the SCR system’s contact is capable of carrying either signal or power
Celadon Systems, Inc. announces its VersaTile probe cards with a -65°C to 300°C operating temperature range for low leakage measuring of off currents, and a way to increase test throughput during wafer level reliability tests such as HCI, NBTI, TDDB and BTS. The probe card features a rigid ceramic and metal chassis with integrated cable strain reliefs.
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) announces its RTI Recorder, a software system for logging the high-throughput data, events and messages that drive the behavior of distributed real-time applications. The recorded activity can be used for future analysis and debugging, regulatory compliance and replay for testing and simulation purposes.
The Wireless Telecom Group Co. announces its Noise Com J7000 jitter test system that alters serial signal streams through injection of Gaussian noise in a way that reflects real world signal behavior. To evaluate performance of components and systems, it is capable of adding specific amounts of white noise to the signal stream that allows the measurement of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR) and bit-error-rate (BER).
PCB Piezotronics introduced Model 482C54, a compact benchtop signal conditioner for ICP, IEPE and charge output piezoelectric sensors. The signal conditioner is compatible with accelerometers, microphones, pressure transducers, force sensors and strain sensors. It can accept a direct voltage input signal, allowing it to be used with most voltage sensor signals.
Uni-form epoxy preforms, manufactured by Multi-Seals, are available in a low cure-temperature epoxy called DC-202LT. DC-202LT will cure as fast as 5 minutes at 175°C (350°F) or at temperatures as low as 100°C (212°F) for 2 hours. This epoxy is suitable for sealing components that cannot withstand the cure temperatures of many heat-activated epoxies. The faster cure of the epoxy is also a benefit for large-scale sealing operations that require quicker cure schedules. Its preforms are one-part epoxy resins that are solid at room temperature. Close tolerances on preform configurations, consistent pre-mixed ratios of resin to catalyst
ON Semiconductor expanded its computing products portfolio with the introduction of three new power controllers, specifically designed to meet the efficiency requirements of notebook PCs. The NCP5371, NCP5218, and NCP5215 controllers address the notebook power subsystem needs for Vcore, DDR memory, and CPU chipsets respectively. According to the company, the controllers improve the efficiency of power management subsystems in notebook computers by up to 5 percent, thereby extending battery life.
Linear Technology introduced the LTC4090, an autonomous linear PowerPath manager, ideal diode controller and stand-alone high input voltage battery charger for portable USB devices. For high efficiency charging, the switching front-end topology accommodates various inputs, including high voltage power sources up to 38V (60V max withstand capability) such as 12V regulated/unregulated AC/DC wall adapters, FireWire ports or automotive power. In addition, the IC accepts low- voltage power sources such as 5V wall adapters
Analog Devices expandr its Blackfin line with the ADSP-BF52x family, a scalable series of processors for portable applications. Using the Dynamic Power Management capabilities of Blackfin to achieve power efficiency as low as 0.16 mW/MHz core power at 250 MHz, these processors offer system designers a wide choice with a high-performance/low-power series (ADSP-BF527/BF525/BF522) operating at 600 MHz, and an ultra-low-power series running at up to 400 MHz