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Temperature Data Logger Contains LCD Display

September 30, 2008 10:02 am | Comments

Powering via a battery or optional AC adapter, Omega Engineering’s OM-CP-TCTEMP2000 thermocouple temperature data logger offers a backlit LCD display. The wall-mountable device includes an internal temperature sensor and an external output for thermocouple types J, K, T, E, R, S, B, and N. The real-time operated logger retains recorded data if

VCSO Offers Low Jitter

September 30, 2008 8:34 am | Comments

The VSO9900A voltage controlled SAW device based oscillator (VCSO) from Raltron Electronics offers jitter at high frequencies such as 622.08 MHz. The family has been designed for a frequency range from 400 MHz to 1 GHz. Offered in a 5 mm x 7 mm x 2.5 mm package, the VCSO family produces jitter as low as 0.100 ps-rms within a bandwidth of 12 KHz to 20 MHz

Ultra Low Voltage SBC Fits Many Applications

September 30, 2008 8:27 am | Comments

A fanless version of VersaLogic's Cheetah PC/104-Plus embedded single board computer (SBC) is targeted at applications such as medical, avionics, navigation/tracking, system monitoring, and security/homeland defense. The SBC uses 8 w. The PC/104-Plus interface supports both ISA and PCI add-on modules. It is designed to work with embedded operating systems, including


Actuators Offer Wide Resolution Range

September 30, 2008 8:08 am | Comments

Having availability in captive, non-captive, and external linear versions, Haydon Switch & Instrument’s 28000 Series double-stack hybrid linear actuators exhibit resolutions ranging from 0.000125” (0.003175 mm) per step to 0.002000” (0.050800 mm) per step. The Size 11 components deliver thrust of up to 30 lbs. (133 N) and occupy


Floating-Point Processors Enable Connectivity

September 30, 2008 7:12 am | Comments

Running in audio, medical, and industrial end products, Texas Instruments’ TMS320C6745/C6747 DSPs, and OMAP-L137 floating-point-DSP-plus-ARM applications processor include USB 2.0/1.1, 10/100 Ethernet, and multimedia/secure digital peripherals. The C6745 works at up to 300 MHz with a set of serial ports and multichannel audio serial ports with up to 16 serializers and FIFO buffers; an asynchronous and SDRAM external 8-bit


Lithium-Ion Cell Discharges 40 A

September 30, 2008 6:25 am | Comments

Using a nickel manganese-based cathode material, Panasonic’s CGR26650A lithium-ion cell exhibits a discharge rate capability of up to 40 A. The component exhibits a typical capacity of 2,650 mAH with a recharge rate to have most capacity recovered within 20 minutes. The cell is suitable for multi-cell applications including portable power tools, medical equipment


Desktop Power Supplies Deliver 30 W

September 30, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Coming in a 4.13” × 1.91” × 1.39” package, Power Partners’ KSAFF Series desktop AC/DC power supplies provide up to 30 W of power. The RoHS-compliant devices operate in an input range from 90 VAC to 264 VAC and a single output range from 3 VDC to 48 VDC with <0.50 W power standby power consumption. The supplies exhibit

Brushless DC Motor Operates at 120 W

September 30, 2008 6:03 am | Comments

Combining with 32 mm planetary gearheads, Maxon Motor’s EC-powermax 22 brushless DC motor operates between 90 W and 120 W. The existing rotor comprising 2 pole pairs is fitted with magnetic material. For electronic commutation, the magnetic field is sensed through Hall sensors and the rotor position detected. The tool has no detent because


Power Supplies Target Ethernet/IP and DeviceNet Apps

September 30, 2008 5:59 am | Comments

Adding to the SCP-X Series, SolaHD’s SCP100S24X-CP and SCP100S24X-DVN stand alone power supplies perform in the physical layer of Ethernet/IP and DeviceNet applications, respectively. The metal case-sealed devices include mini-change connectors for distributed I/O devices on industrial machinery, and a 24 VDC output meeting Class 2

CCD Sensor Works at 50 Megapixels

September 30, 2008 5:41 am | Comments

Detecting a 1-ft² object in an aerial photo of a field 1.5 miles across, Eastman Kodak's KODAK KAF-50100 image sensor works at 50 megapixels. The device utilizes the company's KODAK TRUESENSE 6 micron full frame CCD technology

Power Supplies Function in Hazardous Environments

September 30, 2008 5:07 am | Comments

Coming in a Grade 304 stainless-steel NEMA-4X enclosure, Magna-Power Electronics’ water-cooled power supplies perform in hazardous environments with windblown dust and rain, splashing water, hose-directed water, and ice formation. The instruments offer

Vibration Sensor Demonstrates Tight Tolerance

September 29, 2008 12:05 pm | Comments

Having a frequency response of 3 dB, Wilcoxon Research’s 780A-IS 100 mV/g general-purpose vibration sensor exhibits ±5% tolerance from 0.4 Hz to 14 kHz. The tool’s 2-pin MIL-C-5015 connector presents compatibility with existing cabling infrastructure, and fits the same connector used on the majority of industrial accelerometers. The hermetically-sealed sensor meets Intristic Safety (IS) Class I Division 1 certification and KEMA Class 1 Zone 0

Film Performs in Medical Devices

September 29, 2008 11:03 am | Comments

Allowing for Z-axis conductivity, Adhesive Research’s ARcare 95000 4 mil (0.10 mm) electrically-conductive polymer film suits biosensors, defibrillators, medical monitoring devices, electrodes, and electrical interconnections. The self-supported product can be coated with pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) technologies, coatings or conductive inks, such as


Corelis Offers Free JTAG/Boundary-Scan Training

September 29, 2008 10:09 am | Comments

Lasting for 3 days, Corelis gives a free JTAG/boundary-scan training program for clients requiring an introduction and/or review of boundary-scan basics and hands-on experience generating and running tests. In addition to an introduction to boundary-scan, design for

Power Switches Protect USB Ports

September 29, 2008 8:01 am | Comments

Coming in SOT25, SOP-8L, and MSOP-8L-EP packages, Diodes Incorporated’s AP21XX Series USB high-side power switches exhibit over-current and over-temperature protection. The components offer current limiting options of 0.75 A, 1.50 A, and 2.1 A, a choice of active-high and active-low enable, and replacement for existing industry-standard


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