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16-Bit Data Acquisition Cards for PCI Express

March 7, 2008 11:05 am | Agilent Technologies | Comments

Strategic Test Corp. announced two 250 kHz 16-bit data acquisition cards for PCI Express. The UF2e-4721 has 16 analog inputs and the UF2e-4020 has eight channels. Features include the options for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O and the possibility to synchronize up to 4,336 channels. Drivers and programming examples for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP64, XP and Linux (RedHat, Fedora, SuSe, Sarge) are supplied with the card, as well as the SBench 5.3 oscilloscope program

Uniform Source Systems Provide Flexible Calibration

March 7, 2008 10:59 am | Comments

Labsphere, Inc. announced its USS-800 series uniform source systems for calibration of cameras, displays, remote sensing devices, telespectroradiometers and imaging radiometers. Providing application flexibility and upgrade potential, the systems are available in continuous (USS-800C) or stepped (USS-800S) output models for responsivity characterization in research, quality control and process engineering settings.

Motion Sensors for Railway Applications

March 7, 2008 10:55 am | Comments

Colibrys introduced its inertial, vibration and tilt sensors that have been certified for safety-critical railway applications. The CENELEC (European center for electronic and electro-technique normalization) EN 50128 railway application standard has assessed their software common mode failure conformity.

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Multi-Sensor Interface Delivers Low Power

March 7, 2008 10:51 am | Comments

ZMD America introduced its Multi-Sensor Interface Circuit (MUSic) family of semiconductors for microcontroller-based consumer, medical and industrial systems that require multiple sensor control. The product family is designed for a variety of markets and applications, especially those with multiple sensors where a microcontroller is the heart of the system.

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All-Metal Encoder for Robust Applications

March 7, 2008 10:44 am | Comments

Elma Electronic released an all-metal body version of its E27 series encoders. The metal encoder is designed for more robust applications than the standard version where bushing strength, panel nut tightening torque and side-impact resistance is of primary importance. It can be a drop-in replacement for users who want to upgrade their designs or replace other devices without customization.

Optocouplers Handle From -55°C to +100°C

March 7, 2008 10:23 am | Comments

Offering flexibility and board-space savings in low-current DC control circuits and AC power loads up to 380V, the EL30XX family of 6-pin DIP random-phase and zero-cross triac driver optocouplers provide an operating temperature range from -55°C to +100°C. Available in 21 varieties with peak blocking voltages from 250V to 800V and low-trigger currents of 5 mA, 10 mA, and 15 mA, the zero-cross versions of the triac driver optocouplers provide

Gigabit Power Injector for Power-Over-Ethernet Applications

March 7, 2008 6:13 am | Comments

SL Power Electronics announced its single port power injector for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), Gigabit-compatible applications (10/100/1000 MbPS data rates). The Ault PW182 family provides power to devices through RJ45 jacks and high-speed data transfer over a single Ethernet cable. The product family has four models: PW182RA, PW182RB, PW182RC and PW182RD.

Mini DC/DC Converters Achieve Footprint Reduction

March 7, 2008 6:06 am | Comments

XP Power announced its JCA series of miniature, board-mounted low power DC/DC converters that measure 1" × 0.8" × 0.4". The device’s shielded metal package is 0.25" shorter than the 1.25" industry norm. Using the customary 24-pin DIP layout, the units occupy 20 percent less printed circuit board area than traditional products, allowing designers to reduce the size of new developments or add more features while maintaining the industry standard pin-out.

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Industrial Power Supplies with Selective Fuse Breaking Technology

March 7, 2008 6:00 am | Comments

Phoenix Contact introduced its QUINT SFB family of industrial grade power supplies that feature selective fuse breaking (SFB), a technology that increases system reliability. This technology provides up to six times nominal current for 12 ms, and the short burst of current allows individual circuit breakers to react to overloads. Faulty current paths are shut down while the power supply continues to deliver power to the other loads.

Long-Life microATX Product Supports Intel Core2 Duo and Quad Processors

March 7, 2008 6:00 am | Comments

ITOX introduced two motherboards that support Intel Core2 Duo and Quad processors. The BL330-BR and BL330-B microATX form factor boards are designed for embedded applications requiring a stable revision-controlled platform, with long-term availability. Using the Intel Q35 Express chipset, each product offers availability through December 2014. In addition, the

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Low Ripple Noise Power Supplies for Noise-Sensitive Applications

March 7, 2008 5:54 am | Comments

Daitron, Inc. announced its ultra-low noise power supply products for noise sensitive applications. The product line reduces ripple noise levels at 3 mV to 5 mV typical (HFS series). Features include high efficiency, low leakage current of 0.04 mA (HFS30), compact size and light weight, RoHS compliance, the meeting of UL/CSA/EN standards (UL60951-1, CSA-C22.1), low environmental impact, Halogen and vinyl chloride free, a wide input voltage range and availability in 30W up to 150W versions.

Power Rack for High Capacity Power Distribution

March 7, 2008 5:48 am | Comments

The Hewlitt-Packard Co. introduced its power distribution rack (PDR) that improves power management in the data center by moving power distribution to the row level. Housed in a single HP 10000 G2 42U rack, the PDR also saves floor space and allows the movement of heat-robbing transformers off the data center floor, improving cooling. Capable of delivering 400A redundantly, the PDR can power several high density racks with shorter cable runs than conventional site level power distribution systems.

Inlet Filter Series Offers 6 dB Attenuation

March 7, 2008 5:43 am | Comments

Schaffner EMC introduced its FN9233 IEC inlet filter series that offers an attenuation of 6 dB. With high symmetrical and asymmetrical attenuation performance, this filter was developed for devices and switching power supply units that require a high level of interference suppression such as in electrical, test and measurement, office automation and datacom equipment applications. Based on inductors with high saturation resistance and optimal thermal behavior, the series offers a choice of output connections.

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Bladed Devices Provide Resettable Circuit Protection

March 7, 2008 5:33 am | Comments

Tyco Electronics announced its line of Raychem circuit protection PolySwitch devices for the automotive market. Useful in helping to provide resettable over-current protection for passenger vehicle and heavy truck wire harnesses, the bladed contact device features a 2.8 mm form factor to facilitate one-to-one replacement of mini-sized fuses and type II bimetal circuit protection devices in 12V vehicle systems.

Rectifier Family Offers Power Density of 27W/in3

March 7, 2008 5:25 am | Comments

PowerGate LLC released its Cherokee CAR2500 family of +12V/+48V DC front ends and -54V DC rectifiers that offer 2.5 kW of power in a high density package with a power density of 27W/in3 and an efficiency of 92 percent. An onboard microcontroller allows accurate temperature, current and voltage sensing while supporting interfaces such as I2C, PMBus and Ethernet protocols.

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