Freescale’s ARM9-driven i.MX27 processor is available to engineers looking for high resolution video, security, design flexibility, power management and re-use in one general purpose multimedia applications. The processor combines the company's Smart Speed technology, an H.264 hardware encoder/decoder, USB, Ethernet, security features and a powerful ARM9 core. The low-power video acceleration and applications software in a single chip gives designers the ability to increase functionality
Xecom’s XE232NETserial to Ethernet module allows embedded systems designers to connect microcontroller-based systems to a local area network. It connects directly to the microcontroller’s serial port and provides a 10Base-T Ethernet connection at a cost of under $20 in 1,000-piece quantities. The XE232NET shares a common pin configuration with the Xecom XE5690SM modem family. XE232NET control and configuration uses AT commands like those used on modem modules.
The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduced its AMAX Series embedded automation, modules for use in machine control system architectures. AMAX is a distributed control system: The trajectory generation and logic control executes in the central processor, but the motion control loops are executed in the intelligent slave module and require less centralized processing power while reducing overall wiring cost and system complexity. The AMAX-2050KW master module is an embedded Pentium III grade platform with an onboard AMONet controller that can control up to 2048 I/O points or 64 axes.
WinSystems launched its EBX-compatible Intel 1.8GHz Pentium M single board computer (SBC). The EBC-855-G-1.8-1 is a RoHS-compliant, processor- and I/O-intensive board offering -40°C to +70°C temperature operation. This SBC's target applications include automation, medical/diagnostic equipment, communications, security, test and measurement, and outdoor transaction terminals. Based on Intel's 855GME chipset with the ICH 4 communications controller and integrated Extreme Graphics 2 video 3D controller, the EBC-855-G-1.8-1 offers long-term product availability and full x86-Pentium compatibility.
The OM-CP-SVR101 Spectral Vibration Recorder (SVR) from Omega Engineering is a self-contained device engineered to record acceleration data for spectral analysis of vibration and peaks. This device will record and time tag 3-axis vibrations and peaks to provide a history of shock/vibration conditions. It also records temperature once every sample period. It measures and computes real-time spectral data using an FFT(Fast Fourier Transform).
ITW Switches announces its Series 48M family of switches that provides tough, vandal-resistant performance in a stainless steel or brass nickel-plated housing. Panel-sealed to IP-67 (protection against immersion in water) and RoHS compliant, these compact components have a housing diameter of 0.65" (16.49 mm).
The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces a series of compact and rugged unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches that are available in a 5-port (EKI-2525), 8-port (EKI-2528) and a 10-port (EKI-7629C) configurations with gigabit Ethernet capabilities and modular fiber optic cable connections. Featuring a thin DIN rail mount package, these switches are useful where
Phaseda LLC introduces its RL1-5 series rocker switch with an electrical rating up to 20A 125V AC with ¾ horse power and 105°C working temperature. It is suitable for applications such as instruments, appliances and motor loading products. This rocker switch snaps into two popular panel cut-out sizes. It has SPST ON/OFF with illumination in red, green and amber; SPDT ON/ON, ON/OFF/ON and momentary function
The Series 102 auxiliary switch from Electroswitch was designed for use in electrical utilities, and it offers unidirectional 90° indexing. It is available with up to 24 poles, making it suitable for a variety of power industry applications. By modifying a snap-action rotary switch design, the series allows lever arm activation and a quick break action for DC as well as AC switching. It is also capable of
Sick Stegmann,Inc. introduces its SinCos SEK52 servomotor feedback systems with HIPERFACE interface. It features a design that eliminates components that tend to wear, increasing reliability and uptime, while reducing power consumption. They are well suited for use in applications that need precision feedback in a compact package. The systems feature integral scanning to automatically
Applied Motion Products announces its STAC6-Si high performance stepper drives for 220 VAC operation. These drives are programmable for stand-alone operation with Si Programmer Windows-based software with integrated tuning. A graphical point-and-click format combines motion, I/O and operator interface functionality for simple machine sequencing. As a result, the device integrates on a machine with other devices such as sensors and PLCs. The drives feature current output from 0.5A to 3.2A with 220V AC input, and they provide software selectable resolutions from
Cole Hersee Co. introduces its low voltage disconnect (LVD) switch that eliminates dead batteries by automatically disconnecting non-critical loads from a battery when the battery falls below a predefined threshold. When the battery voltage is restored, the switch automatically restores the functionality of the ancillary equipment. The switch prevents the loads from disconnecting during starting, and it provides over-current, short-circuit and over-temperature protections to ensure
Magmotor introduces its compact high performance 8-pole brushless DC motor that is well suited for robotic drive systems, medical equipment and other automation applications where high torque to weight ratio are important. The motor is capable of 20 percent more torque than a standard 4-pole servo motor configuration for applications that may currently require NEMA 34 motors. The design produces a continuous torque up to
Avago Technologies announces its series of slim scrollwheel input devices that are available in 12 standard configurations for portable handheld applications. The model AMRX-1510 provides an integrated system for scrolling, directional navigation and push-button selection in a 1.9 mm × 18.5 mm package. The device combines an illuminated scrollwheel input device with tactile left, right, up and down navigation switches, and a center "select" button
MetaGeek announces its Wi-Spy 2.4X spectrum analyzer for resolving interference issues. With higher frequency resolution, amplitude resolution and amplitude range than previous models, it is easier to identify wireless signals that could be causing interference with Wi-Fi networks. Chanalyzer 2.1 software provides improved graphics, powerful play-thru controls and a user-friendly interface.