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Rotary Position Sensor Lasts 1M Cycles

October 3, 2008 4:41 am | Comments

Adding to the Trimpot product line, Bourns’ Model 3382 12 mm dustproof rotary position sensor endures 1 million rotational cycles with an IP40 seal rating. The shaftless SMT instrument exhibits ±2% independent linearity in an operating temperature range from -40°C to 120°C. The sensor suits applications requiring frequent adjustment where

Power Inductors Show Tight Tolerance

October 2, 2008 11:42 am | Comments

Being magnetically shielded and epoxy molded, API Delevan’s SP1812, SP1210, and SP1008 Series SMT power inductors exhibit tolerances down to 2%. The SP1008 Series displays inductance from 0.270 µH to 100 µH and max. current ratings from 1.070 ADC to 0.102 ADC. The SP1210 Series possesses an inductance range from 0.470 µH to 390 µH and

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Switching Regulator Draws Low Quiescent Current

October 2, 2008 11:35 am | Comments

Protecting against overvoltage lockout transients up to 62 V, Linear Technology’s LT3972 3.5 A step-down switching regulator keeps quiescent current under 75 µA. The 3 mm² DFN-10- or MSOP-10E-packaged DC/DC converter provides an input voltage range from 3.6 V to 33 V and an output voltage range from 0.79 V to 30 V. The regulator utilizes a 4.6 A 95 mO switch with the necessary boost diode, oscillator, and control and logic circuitry while having a user-programmable switching frequency from 200 kHz to 2.4 MHz. The component offers

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Tact Switches Endure 100,000 Cycles

October 2, 2008 10:35 am | Comments

Achieving an electrical rating of 50 mA at 48 VDC, CIT Relay & Switch’s CS1110 Series SPST tact switches works for an electrical life of 100,000 cycles. The 6.2 mm² devices offer an optional grounding tab, J lead or gull wing termination, and board-to-top actuator lengths of 2 mm, 2.3 mm, 2.5 mm, and 3.1 mm with a positive tactile feed. The RoHS-compliant

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Frame Grabber Supports Gigabit Ethernet Vision

October 2, 2008 9:33 am | Comments

Performing alignment, measurement, and identification in vision applications, ADLINK Technology’s PCIe-GIE62 PCI Express frame grabber demonstrates support for Gigabit Ethernet Vision. The card uses the bandwidth of a PCI Express x4 lane for up to 1,000 Mbps image acquisition rates and 2 independent Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect to multiple

Pressure Sensor Delivers 4.5 VDC Output

October 2, 2008 8:05 am | Comments

Requiring a 5 VDC power supply, Kavlico’s P6050 PCB mount pressure sensor dispenses a standard analog linear amplified output from 0.5 VDC to 4.5 VDC proportional to pressure. The piezo-resistive sensing technology-incorporating unit allows for the selection of a standard voltage output device or alternative digital SPI output with an embedded

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Test Instrument Combines DSO/DMM and Data Logging

October 2, 2008 7:10 am | Comments

Storing data logging memory to 17,000 points, Protek Test and Measurement’s Model S2505 integrates a battery-operated dual-channel 5 MHz bandwidth DSO providing 50 Ms/s sampling rate and a 10,000-count true rms DMM. The DSO section performs with ±3% vertical accuracy, 512 B record length in single shot/glitch capture mode (256 B in other modes), sweep rate from 1 µs to 5 sec, 16 waveforms and setups memory storage, and

Rackmount Enclosures Encase MicroTCA Chassis

October 2, 2008 6:10 am | Comments

Meeting MIL-STD-810F, 167, 461D, and 901D standards, Elma Electronic’s 19” rackmount enclosures have the capability of holding the ATR (Air Transport Rack) version of the ruggedized MicroTCA chassis. The device allows for ruggedization techniques, such as

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HDDs Hold 120 GB per Platter

October 2, 2008 5:07 am | Comments

Integrating into portable media players, camcorders, and mobile PCs, Toshiba Storage Device Division’s dual-platter MK2431GAH and single-platter MKxx31GAL Series 1.8” HDDs exhibit 120 GB per platter. The parallel ATA-interfaced components offer an areal density of 344 Gb/in.², media transfer rate of 488 Mbps, rotational speed of 4,200 rpm, average seek time of

Slide Switches Exhibit Right Angle Actuations

October 1, 2008 12:33 pm | Comments

Suiting momentary or momentary and latched operation, C&K Components’ AYZ, JS, JSM, and PCM Series slide switches display right angle actuations. The 1.5 mm high AYZ Series possess 1 or 2 poles, double- and triple-throw action, offset or side actuation, contact resistance of <80 mO, surface mounting, and life cycles to 10,000 operations. The 0.7 mm

Connectors Yield 40 A DC Current

October 1, 2008 11:54 am | Comments

Offering over-molded cut-to-length cable assemblies or field-wired-on-site versions, Wieland’s PST 40i1 pluggable connectors carry 40 A of DC current in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The IP 68-rated interconnects include a rated voltage of 1,000 V, wire size of

Transceivers Cover RS-232 and RS-485/422 Protocols

October 1, 2008 11:06 am | Comments

Functioning as 1- or 2-channel components, Intersil’s ISL333X family of dual protocol transceivers show switching between RS-232 and RS-485/RS-422 protocols. The 6 mm² devices exhibit 15 kV (HBM) ESD protection, data rates of 20 MBps, and flow-through pinouts while operating on 3.3 V supplies. An on-board charge pump generates compliant

Circuit Breakers Achieve High Voltage Ratings

October 1, 2008 10:11 am | Comments

Enabling service entrance, feeder, or branch circuit protection, Altech’s UL489 DC molded-case circuit breakers possess voltage ratings of 125 V in 1 pole and 250 V from 2 to 4 poles at up to 63 A. The 17.5 mm per pole tools present a disconnect function, DIN rail mounting, green/red positive trip indicator, and short-circuit interrupt capacity of 10 kA. The CE-certified breakers

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LEDs Demonstrate High Optical Power

October 1, 2008 9:17 am | Comments

Using InGaN/TAG on sapphire technology, Vishay Intertechnology’s VLMW63 and VLMW64 white power SMT LEDs operate with an optical power range from 2,240 mcd to 5,600 mcd. The CLCC-6-packaged VLMW63 possesses thermal resistance of 50 k/W, and the CLCC-6 flat ceramic-packaged VLMW64 has thermal resistance of

Transceiver Enables ZigBee in Personal Computers

October 1, 2008 7:20 am | Comments

Coming in a USB stick form factor, Telegesis’ ETRX2USB 2.4 GHz ISM band transceiver enables ZigBee into personal computers via the Telegesis AT Style Command line interface. The Ember EM250 SoC-based module comprises of a LED, plug on the side for

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