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Bus Couplers and Expansion Module Added to I/O Product Line

January 9, 2008 9:30 am | Comments

Phoenix Contact announced three additions to its Inline Modular family of products: two bus couplers and a backplane expansion module. The Modbus TCP/UDP bus coupler offers the same functionality as the company's Inline Modular Ethernet Bus Coupler in a compact form. The new product incorporates

USB-Controlled RMS RF Power Meter in Small Footprint

January 9, 2008 9:05 am | Comments

National Instruments announced its first USB-controlled RMS RF power meter, measuring just 8.5" × 1.18" × 2.2". The 6 GHz NI USB-5680 is powered solely from a USB cable and consumes only 100 mA. It has a frequency range of 50 MHz to 6 GHz, dynamic range of 63 dB, and amplitude accuracy of ±0.18 dB. An executable soft front panel and software libraries are

High Efficiency 50W and 100W External AC/DC Power Adapters

January 9, 2008 8:43 am | Comments

Emerson Network Power debuted two high-efficiency external AC/DC power adapters, models Astec AD50 and AD100. Features include universal 90-264 Vac inputs, so they can be used anywhere, up to a continuous 4.16A at 50W, and continuous 2.08A at 100W. The AD50 is available with medical safety approvals for non-patient contact and non-patient critical use


55W Desktop Switcher Does Not Require Internal Cooling Fan

January 9, 2008 7:24 am | Comments

Kuantech Power announced the KSCFH55 Series of ITE safety approved desktop and wallmount AC/DC power supplies, which provide 55W of power in a 4.27” x 2.07” x 1.44” package. The KSCFH55 Series is suitable for battery charging, operates from 90-264V AC input, and offers single output models ranging from 5V DC up to 24V DC. Units have a standby power consumption

Large Enclosures Enhance Visual Impact

January 9, 2008 6:50 am | Comments

OKW have extended their ‘SOFT-CASE’ enclosures with the ‘XL’ series. These models have been designed for larger mobile electronics. Typical applications will include hand-held instrumentation, medical devices, mobile data logging and data capture equipment. The enclosures have been designed to enhance the visual impact and tactile quality of modern electronic devices.


Gigabit Ethernet VME Switches Have 24 Ports

January 9, 2008 6:46 am | Comments

Interface Concept announced the ComEth4070a family of 6U VME L3 Gigabit Ethernet switches for embedded applications.  These switches combine a layer 2+ switch and layer 3 router in a single board, supporting full wire speed L2 bridging and IP routing with an L2-L4 access list for classification, filtering, and prioritization. Twenty Gigabit Ethernet ports are routed

Power Factor Corrected AC/DC Power Supplies

January 8, 2008 10:43 am | Comments

MicroPower Direct now offers the MPA250x series of 250W power supplies in a 1U height U-chassis. These AC/DC switchers include an autoranging 90V AC to 264V AC input, power factor correction, full safety approvals, and filtering. Ten standard models operate from a autoranging inputs of 90V AC to 132V AC, or 180V AC to 264V AC. Outputs are factory set to DC increments of

Kit Combines True-rms Logging Multimeter and Forms Software

January 8, 2008 10:21 am | Comments

Fluke announced the Fluke 289 True-rms Industrial Logging Multimeter and FlukeView Forms combination kit to enable users to turn logged data into graphs, tables and reports. The Fluke 289 has advanced functionality for diagnosing problems in electronics, plant automation, power distribution and electromechanical equipment. It features a logging function with expanded memory that stores up to 10,000 readings.


Electric Shelf Oven for Testing Components

January 8, 2008 10:11 am | Comments

The Grieve Corp. announced its model 926 electrically heated, 250°F shelf oven and environmental test chamber that is used for age testing of electrical/electronic components. Heat to the load is provided by 12 kW installed in Nichrome wire elements. Workspace dimensions measure 68" × 30" × 66". A 1,000 cfm, 1 hp recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow. The oven features 4" insulated walls, aluminized steel interior and exterior, and a 20" × 56" double-pane

Digitizer/Oscilloscope Card for PCI Express Features Simultaneous Sampling

January 8, 2008 10:07 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Strategic Test Corp. announced its UF2e-3027 digitizer/oscilloscope PCI Express card that has two 100 MS/s 12-bit ADCs for simultaneous sampling and up to 2 GigaSamples of on-board memory so that signal lengths of up to 10 seconds can be recorded when both channels are operating at maximum rates. Features include the options for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O and the possibility to synchronize up to 542 channels.

7.5 GHz Portable Spectrum Analyzer

January 8, 2008 10:04 am | Comments

Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group Company, introduced its model 9103 handheld spectrum analyzer that operates at frequencies up to 7.5 GHz. The instrument supports many microwave applications, featuring the typical measurements of standard desktop spectrum analyzers such as channel power, occupied bandwidth and adjacent channel power ratio. Additional measurements, such as tracking generator-based cable

Pressure and Temperature Switches Available in Ranges Spanning -40°F to +750°F

January 8, 2008 9:53 am | Comments

Ashcroft, Inc. announced its pressure and temperature switches that offer a selection of features to meet the requirements of most industrial applications. Available in a variety of sizes and configurations, the switches can be provided with NEMA 4 watertight and NEMA 7 explosion-proof housings, adjustable deadband, dual set points, stainless steel housing and a digital display. Temperature switches are available in ranges spanning

Submersible Level Sensors Feature Vented Watertight Cable

January 8, 2008 9:47 am | Comments

Automation Products Group, Inc. introduced its PT-500 submersible liquid level/pressure transmitter that features vented, watertight cables, and it delivers a high precision 4 mA to 20 mA solid-state signal while submerged up to 450'. A removable stainless steel cage connects to the sensor with a snap ring, enabling users to save on sensor replacement costs. Rugged IP68 protected PT-500 transmitters are


Display Meter with Modbus Side Tank Indicator for Liquid Level Sensors

January 8, 2008 9:40 am | Comments

MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division announced its display meter that works with the Level Plus MG transmitter with Modbus interface. The meter has as a side tank indicator (STI) for storage tanks with the ability to interface via Modbus and display tank levels in feet, inches and 16ths of an inch.

M8 Inductive Sensor Allows Compact System Designs

January 8, 2008 9:23 am | Comments

Contrinex, Inc. introduced its small-packaged 620 range M8 inductive sensor. Complete with in-built amplifier, it is packaged in a housing that is 16 mm long, making it suitable for embedding into machines and assembly fixtures where sensor access is restricted and longer devices will not fit. The overall system design is more compact because there is no requirement for a large support amplifier. Built with an AISI 303 stainless steel housing


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