PCB Piezotronics introduced Series 3741 high sensitivity MEMS DC Accelerometers. Series 3741 offers several models to accommodate various crash slet acceleration profiles, and full scale ranges from 2g to 200g, up to 2 kHz measurement capability, and sensitivities up to 1 V/g to accommodate both automotive and aerospace applications. The series’ design allows for mounting on restricted areas of crash simulation sleds, truck axles and aircraft wing surfaces.
PCB Piezotronics introduced its Model 3711 high-sensitivity, MEMS DC (steady state) response accelerometer for automotive and off-highway testing. It is gas damped and provides micro g resolution and 10,000g shock survivability. Several full-scale acceleration ranges are available from 3g to 200g with a frequency response from DC to 1,500 Hz (±5 percent). The sensor’s footprint is 0.85¨ x 0.85¨ x 0.45¨ in a welded titanium case design
PCB Piezotronics’ 261A Series triaxial force link sensors simultaneously measure dynamic and quasi-static forces in three orthogonal directions (X, Y and Z axes). The sensors are used during vibration testing of aerospace structures to match the mechanical impedance of shaker inputs and may be used to force-limit the shaker controller to prevent damage to expensive structures.
PCB Piezotronics’ JM240 ICP Ground Isolated Strain Sensors use piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasi-static stress forces on resistance welding machinery structures. The sensors feature sensitivity stability, repeatability, high resolution and long life. Mounted on a C-frame or actuator with a single screw keeps the sensor out of the current flow, and high electrical noise environments do not affect the ground-isolated design.
PCB Piezotronics introduced an In-Process Force Measurement system, which consists of a Series M240 ICP Strain Sensor and Model 410A01 ICP signal conditioner featuring Peak Hold. The Peak Hold feature allows older PCL systems to stay in synch with high-speed production cycles. The Model 410A01 CIP signal conditioner captures and holds the peak reading until aPLC can scan for the value.
Fujitsu Components America released production samples of its next-generation, resistive touch panels using an organic conductive polymer material. The custom touch panels are said to offer five times the durability and comparable optical properties of conventional ITO (Indium Tin Oxide)-film panels. This provides a durable touch surface and extends the touch panel’s operational life, especially in repeated-touch applications such as cell phones, PDAs, tablet PCs, instrumentation and other pen-based devices. The panels are also scratch-resistant, sealed and able to withstand harsh chemical and input abuse
Dialight Corporation expanded its line of LED panel mount indicators with its 612 and 616 Series for easy front panel mounting in 12 mm (0.492") and 16 mm (0.642") holes and panel thicknesses of up to 6.3 mm (0.236"). The RoHS-compliant indicators are designed for a variety of applications including main/remote power indication, status indication, maintenance/warning indication and instrumentation.
PCB Piezotronics introduced a series of dynamic pressure sensors for monitoring dynamic combustion pressure in diesel and natural gas powered engines and other reciprocating equipment. Proper monitoring of engines and machinery using these sensors allows for extended maintenance intervals, improved fuel efficiency and low NOx emissions.
PCB Piezotronics introduced Series 105, a family of ICP miniature dynamic pressure sensors for monitoring dynamic combustion pressure in diesel and natural gas powered engines and other reciprocating equipment. Proper monitoring allows for extended maintenance intervals, improved fuel efficiency and low NOx emissions. Sensors feature piezoelectric sensing elements with fast response times and are best suited for continuous monitoring or periodic walk-around cylinder balancing.
Haydon Switch & Instrument’s size 14 linear actuators are now available with a 0.9° step angle in all four designs: captive, non-captive, external linear, and linear rotary. Combined with a stainless steel lead screw, the linear actuator provides smooth, precise motion. This new step angle is designed for higher resolution and allows for a full step linear movement of 1.6µ. The complete size 14
Sensors Unlimited’s SU640KTSX-1.7RT camera offers a 640 x 512 pixel format on a 25 µm pitch, making it appropriate for passive surveillance and for use with imaging sensors. The SWIR camera provides clear, real-time video imaging in a variety of lighting conditions. The InGaAs KTSX is available in a small OEM module (<4 in.3 and <90g) for integration into larger systems. The all-solid-state imager features room temperature operation with onboard automatic gain control (AGC), image enhancement and built-in non-uniformity corrections (NUCs).
BGA Interposers from Advanced Interconnections are a method for converting lead-free BGA device packages for use on boards processed with lower temperature, Tin/Lead solder profiles. Designed for RoHS exempt applications, these Interposers address BGA device transition, obsolescence, and solderability issues associated with the higher temperature requirements to process lead-free BGA packages.
The ION Digital Drive from Performance Motion Devices, Inc. is a fully enclosed, single-axis module that provides high performance motion control, network connectivity, and amplification in a rugged, easy-to-use package for DC brush, brushless DC or step motors. The module utilizes the MagellanTM Motion Processor, which provides a flexible and powerful instruction set to initialize and control the motion application, monitor performance, and synchronize overall behavior. In addition to field oriented control
Epcos offers power capacitor chips for alternate drive train management in hybrid- and fuel cell-powered drives. Development work on the HEV power train has emphasized electric drive efficiency. The capacitors provide bus voltage ratings to 1,000V DC, capacitance values to 3,000 µF, maximum fill ratio and temperatures to 125°C and short excursions to 135°C.
VIA Technologies announced the VIA EPIA PX mainboard, the first commercial mainboard based on the company's Pico-ITX form factor measuring 10 cm × 7.2 cm. Powered by the 1 GHz VIA C7 processor and supporting up to 1 GB of DDR2 533 SO-DIMM system memory, the 10-layer mainboard is based around the single-chip VIA VX700 system media processor, which features