Round Solution introduces communications modules that can be programmed with Python, an open-source-licensed programming language. These miniaturized industrial-grade modules include the GPRS unit and a combination GPRS/GPS unit that can be mounted in SMT, eliminating the costs of RF plugs and cables as well as time-consuming manual operations. Access to geodata enables users to construct positioning equipment quickly.
Connect One announces its II-EVB-600, an evaluation board for programming the iChip CO2064, a proprietary small footprint Internet protocol (IP) controller that targets resource-constrained machine-to-machine (M2M) applications where encryption and security is required. The board supports many upper layer Internet protocols using either AT+i commands or the iChipConfig utility, and it can be used for evaluation and development of secure WiFi, LAN, cellular or dial-up networking
Altera Corp. introduces a complete USB 2.0 hi-/full-speed device controller from System Level Solutions. It is comprised of a soft IP core, software and class drivers and proprietary snap-on PHY daughtercards. Applications are in the consumer, medical, industrial, storage and automotive infotainment markets. This device controller is protocol compliant and multiple versions are available, allowing designers to add the protocol demanded by their application.
One Stop Systems introduces its 6U CompactPCI (CPCI) system monitoring and control board (6U SYSMON II) that monitors the health and status of chassis systems, making it suitable for telecom, datacom, ISP and wireless server applications that require monitoring of critical system parameters. It installs in the system enclosure and communicates to a remote PC via a 100Base-T Ethernet connection.
Red Lion Controls, Inc. announces its model CSOUT, a high-density analog output module that features four isolated, fully scalable outputs that are simple to configure and independently programmable for output ranges of 0-5V, 0-10V, ±10V, 0 to 20 mA, or 4 to 20 mA. The module can connect and communicate with PCs, PLCs and SCADA systems, featuring auto addressing to minimize configuration time.
Sealevel Systems, Inc. introduces its Relio R1300 industrial computer powered by the high-performance, low-power AMD Geode 500 MHz LX800 processor.This computer with a remarkably compact footprint allows users to mount the unit to walls, under counters, on tabletops or to DIN rails using available optional brackets. The fanless operation of the computer improves reliability in industrial environments where dust and airborne particulates are present.
WAGO Corp. announces its 857 Series of 6 mm wide, DIN rail mount, signal conditioning and relay modules. Also known as JUMPFLEX, the modules offer a system approach to signal switching and conditioning. A common profile allows the sharing of accessories such as jumpers since every wire entry has a corresponding jumper slot. The module’s push-in jumper system is available in red, white and blue color designations with 2 pole to 10 pole configurations.
OTEK releases its model LPI opto-isolated loop powered transmitter that uses no transformers and choppers that reflect noise on the transmitter’s line. The transmitter uses a special technique to convert the incoming 4 mA to 20 mA frequency to drive the opto-isolator. The device comes in a miniature plastic case (metal on request) that can be din-rail mount, Velcro attached or in line with existing wiring.VDC and Hertz I/O options are also available.The LPI is useful in hazardous applications as an isolator or buster
Stewart Connector released the SS-51 series of punch down blocks engineered to allow the field termination of insulated AWG 22-26 solid copper wire in Category 6a as well as in Category 7 applications in which wires are individually shielded. The RoHS-compliant parts employ Insulation Displacement Contact technology, they allow for rapid mass termination of multiple wires in state-of-the industry telecom and datacom systems. The blocks boast a notched-head design to secure the wires in the plastic housing prior to termination to ensure a mechanically stable connection between the conductor, and terminating contact
Agilent Technologies, Inc. introduces four next-generation PXIT modules for optical transceiver manufacturing. The flexible modular platform allows optical transceiver manufacturers to combine key instruments needed to perform required measurements in one mainframe via the same interface, reducing the cost of test and increasing production throughput. The N2100B PXIT 8.5 Gb/s digital communications analyzer is a four-slot module
Noise Com announces a software option for the GPS7500 Noise and Interference Generators that delivers both forward, reverse and a forth/back frequency sweep over the entire 40 MHz output bandwidth at any of the L1 and optionally L2 or L5 GPS test frequencies. The software can provide swept frequency signals at any of the output power levels from -126.5 dBm to +21 dBm.
National Instruments introduces its PXI-4498 and PXI-4496 dynamic signal acquisition (DSA) modules that are designed for sound and vibration applications. They offer 16 simultaneous 24-bit analog inputs per module and IEPE constant current signal conditioning for precision measurements with microphones and accelerometers in high-channel-count systems such as noise mapping, beam-forming applications and structural vibration.
Linear Technology introduces the LTC4268-1, a Power over Ethernet (PoE) interface controller with a synchronous, current mode, switching regulator for delivering precise regulation and high efficiency to power-hungry Powered Devices (PDs). The device provides up to 35W for 2-pair systems and as much as 70W for 4-pair systems. The IC features a high-performance switching regulator optimized for isolated PoE applications, and it incorporates the company’s NoOpto feedback topology to provide full IEEE 802.3 isolation without the need for optoisolator circuitry
The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces its PCI-1202U PCI interface card with two AMONet master ports that support the company’s AMAX line of motion and control products. It is a hybrid RS-485 based network similar to other proprietary fieldbus networks intended to offer high speed deterministic communication. Common CAT5 cable is the recommended medium, making it appropriate for distributed motion control applications.
Pepperl+Fuchs added the WCS3B Read Head to its PosiTrack Position Tracking System. Designed to provide simplified installation and improved operational performance, this read head provides a 32 mm slot width, compared with the 25 mm slot width available from the existing WCS3A model. The result is increased reader/code rail misalignment tolerances of 20 percent on the horizontal axis and 40 percent on vertical axis.