Contrinex, Inc. introduced its small-packaged 620 range M8 inductive sensor. Complete with in-built amplifier, it is packaged in a housing that is 16 mm long, making it suitable for embedding into machines and assembly fixtures where sensor access is restricted and longer devices will not fit. The overall system design is more compact because there is no requirement for a large support amplifier. Built with an AISI 303 stainless steel housing
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the first two Baseline 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages, the 8-pin PIC12F519 and 14-pin PIC16F526. These additions supplement the variety of integrated low pin count microcontrollers in the Baseline PIC microcontroller family. With the availability of 64 bytes of data memory—combined with an 8 MHz internal oscillator, a Device Reset Timer (DRT)
Mill-Max introduced its versatile socket interconnects for .025" pin diameter and .025" square pins in both single and double rows. These receptacles are precision-machined from brass alloy and assembled with proprietary six-finger contact clips that accept mated pin ranges from
Cinch Connectors introduced its RoHS-compliant high-density filtered D-Sub connector for the commercial market. The connector features a more dense contact arrangement, resulting in space and weight savings for design engineers. Compared to the equivalent standard density D-Sub connectors, the company claims a savings of 40 percent in space and over 100 percent in weight. Using high quality turned pin contacts
Kycon expanded its micro board-to-board series to include the K050D Series 0.50 mm (0.020") pitch version. The series features a low profile board stacking height for use in portable electronics applications such as digital cameras, mobile phones and MP3 players.
Amphenol Industrial introduced its over-molded Amphe-Armor Series that features durability and water tight construction to withstand harsh environments and demanding applications. The field-installable, field-repairable series comes in a variety of shell sizes and contacts with either a PT or a GT insert option. It is suitable for many applications including geophysical, machine tool, railway and motor control environments
Teko Enclosures extended the range of its TEKNET ABS enclosures with the B2 models that have larger battery compartments to accept four 1.5V AA cells or two 9V cells. Typical applications include in-field test and measurement instruments, medical devices and data loggers. These ergonomic hand-held enclosures feature soft-touch edge grips for secure and comfortable holding during use. The edge grips also provide protection for the case moldings. The standard case material is off-white or black ABS
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. added its 3 mm-high airflow vent to its line of GORE Protective Vents. As the smallest protective vent in the line of insert-molded vents, the D3 vent relieves pressure that builds inside the housing. This vent prevents premature failure of the housing seals by virtually eliminating the vacuum, or by managing pressure fluctuations caused by pressure build-up. It provides continuous airflow
C&K Components enhanced its CCM01 and CCM02 smart card connectors with increased protection against PIN number theft. While fully complying with VISA PCI PED requirements, the additional protection eliminates the capability for a hacker to insert a bug on the connector and extract the PIN details. Used in point-of-sale (PoS or transaction) applications, these connectors are housed in compact
ITT Electronic Components announced its TMDMP filter, a Micro-D connector with desirable attenuation. Its internal filter design provides the density needed to accommodate the ferrite tubes necessary for Pi filtering in military and aerospace applications. Compatible with MIL-DTL-83513, the filter connector is suitable for integrated avionics and electronic warfare, satellites and space systems, radar and sensors
OnChip Devices introduced its models ESD2100-02 and ESD2100-04 low capacitance ESD protection devices for single and dual USB ports. They protect the two data lines and the power rail of the USB 2.0 high speed interface. The low sub-1pF line-capacitance of the devices ensures minimal distortion of the 480-Mbit/s USB 2.0 signal. They offer optimum trade-off between low line-to-ground capacitance
Zensys announced ZW0401, a fourth-generation home control chip in the Z-Wave series. It is useful as an RF control platform for A/V and home automation devices. Specifications include USB 2.0, 30 general purpose I/Os, a third-generation Triac controller, integrated IR support for universal remotes, and support for sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands
SMART Modular Technologies Inc. introduced a low-power 4 GB DDR3 registered DIMM. The module has 8-bit DRAMs which can help reduce power consumption. It also has a quad-rank architecture an a single-register design for reduced memory bus loading. The data rate is 667 Mhz / 1333 MHz and the module is RoHS-compliant. Pricing is $400 in OEM quantities.
Schaefer, Inc. introduced the C/B 2700 Series of 3U DC/ DC and AC/DC converter modules and battery chargers. The topology delivers up to 600W at any DC input from 18V DC to 380V DC, with six input range choices. AC input options are single-phase 115V AC or 230V AC, as well as a three-phase input of 3 x 200V AC. Battery charging models are also available. Units feature single outputs in nine standard ranges from 8V DC to 290V DC. All outputs are adjustable and tightly regulated to 0.2 percent or better (load)
Aveso, Inc. announced its electronic display inlay for plastic card manufacturers, making it possible to produce electronic display cards using industry standard hot lamination manufacturing processes and installed equipment. The electronic display inlay features a Primero 6/7 flexible numeric display module, along with a battery and circuitry, embedded in