Measurement Computing Corporation releases two high-speed USB-based DAQ modules, the USB-1608HS and the USB-1608HS-2AO. These modules provide simultaneous data capture of up to eight channels of 16-bit single ended or differential analog input at 250 kHz per channel. Both units include 16 bits of digital I/O and an extensive suite of software. The USB-1608HS-2AO has an additional two channels of 16-bit analog output with a range of -10 to +10 volts.
Pentek, Inc. releases its Model 6890 2.2 GHz clock, synch and gate distribution board for synchronizing multiple Pentek I/O modules. It facilitates sampling and timing for a range of multi-channel, high-speed data-acquisition, DSP and software-radio applications. Configured as a 6U VME board, the board synchronizes up to eight modules, each receiving a common clock up to 2.2 GHz along with timing signals for synchronizing, triggering and gating functions.
Toshiba Corp. launches of a 4 GB microSDHC card, expanded its line of small-format, high-speed, high-capacity memory cards for mobile phone applications. This card meets SD memory card standard Ver. 2.003, the standard for high density SD products with a capacity of over 2 GB. It is designed for use in dedicated microSDHC slots, but it can also be used in standard SDHC card slots in an adapter.
Macro Sensors announced the HSI/R 750 Series of hermetically sealed, loop-powered 4 mA to 20 mA position transmitters for a wide range of position monitoring and feedback applications. Units are designed for mechanical position measurement where a hard connection can be made to a test piece. The 4 mA to 20 mA current loop input/output of these rugged and robust devices enables easy field integration with PLCs, digital indicators, host computer-based data processing, and QC data collection systems. Units can be configured for either loop-powered, two-wire or
Danaher Motion introduces SQIO, SynqNet I/O interface boards that allow high volume machine builders to integrate their custom analog and/or digital I/O hardware with complex motion into a SynqNet network architecture. The product maximizes machine performance by providing real-time I/O and remote motion performance diagnostics via SynqNet for in-depth system level visibility, analysis and control.
Sealevel Systems, Inc. announces the SeaPAC-LXTM flat panel touchscreen computer that combines an AMD Geode processor with a selection of touchscreen LCDs and I/O expansion modules. Its modular design offers virtually unlimited configuration options, making field maintenance and upgrades easy. These systems are suitable for a variety of operator interface and machine control applications that require small size and versatile I/O connectivity.
Harting introduced its sCon Ethernet switch, which provides the user with more than 100 different configurable options via a USB port. It is plug-and-play capable as standard or configurable to meet custom requirements. The sCon manager configuration software allows simple operation via its graphical user interface.
FISO Technologies introduced a new generation of optical-fiber signal conditioner modules, combined with a new Evolution table-top platform. The FPI-HR signal conditioners are suitable for laboratory and OEM applications. Each optical module is integrated inside a housing shell providing system protection and ease of integration. In addition, each module includes a RS-232 and RS-485 communication port as well as analog outputs (0V to 5V or 4 mA to 20 mA).
Texas Instruments Incorporated introduced two crosspoint switches supporting data rates up to 4.25Gbps. The 4 × 4 and 2 × 2 switches provide a desirable combination of high speed, low power and low jitter performance for applications such as XAUI signal buffering/muxing, backplane redundancy and high-speed network routing in end equipment such as wireless base stations and IP network routers.
Infineon Technologies AG introduced a family of integrated intelligent power modules that contain nearly all of the semiconductor components required to drive electronically controlled variable-speed electric motors. The CiPoS (Control Integrated Power System) modules are designed to enable energy-efficient operation of consumer appliances such as washing machines and air conditioners, offering efficiencies of up to 94 percent.
MicroStrain announced that its energy harvesting wireless strain sensing modules have been released for sale. The company asserts its sensing systems will operate indefinitely -- without the need for batteries -- by converting the component’s cyclic strains into DC power using piezoelectric materials. The miniaturized energy harvesting sensing nodes, called ESG-LINK, feature a precision time keeper, non-volatile memory for on-board data logging and frequency agile IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver.
The XSR Series Wire-to-Board connector from JST Corp. is said to be the world’s smallest 0.6 mm pitch insulation displacement (ID) connector for discrete wires. This connector has a mounting height of 1.45 mm and a depth of 3 mm. The twin U-slot along with a new design approach for wire strain relief ensures a reliable contact/connector system. It features a secure locking design between the socket housing and PCB assembly
Development Platform and Production-ready Module Enable Key Deterministic Industrial Standards in COM ExpressJuly 30, 2007 11:43 am | Comments
Freescale is introducing an all-in-one networking platform for industrial markets featuring Power Architecture technology and delivered in the COM Express form factor. The platform’s MPC8360E PowerQUICC II Pro processor is said to meet or exceed the performance of ASICs and FPGAs and support control and communications processing tasks on a single device. It also integrates QUICC Engine communications controller technology for desirable programmability and the ability to support evolving
Digi International introduced the ConnectPort X line of gateways that provide seamless connectivity of ZigBee, Wi-Fi, cellular and Ethernet traffic to centralized applications and databases. They also support GPS and 1 GB of local storage. The product family is augmented by new families of XBee adapters and wall routers that provide end-device connectivity and network extension. “Drop-in Networking” devices provide end-to-end wireless connectivity to commercial grade electronic devices in locations where wired infrastructure doesn’t exist or satisfy customer needs.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced what is said to be the industry's only dual-purpose SAN tester and protocol analyzer for 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC). Combining realistic network stimulus of the SAN tester application with sophisticated protocol analysis and troubleshooting capabilities allows engineers to speed up the design and development of next-generation storage devices. The module helps storage equipment manufactures conduct realistic tests on their device under test (DUT) early in the development and qualification cycle