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Light Grids for Elevator Doorway Monitoring

October 31, 2007 12:07 pm | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced its AL21 Series ultra low-profile light grids that provide automatic adaptation of the beam configuration for maximum resolution and coverage at close range for elevator doorway monitoring. They are resistant to sunlight and other ambient light sources. Triple beam crossing is maintained during closed-door conditions, offering optimal coverage as the door is about to close.

LED Panels Feature Interface Options

October 31, 2007 11:57 am | Comments

OSD Displays released its AMOLED panels with 2.0" diagonal and QCIF resolution. The technology allows improved support for higher-resolution and size without significant sacrifice to reliability. The display offers high brightness, color quality and viewing performance associated with OLED technology that can support surplus full motion video frame rates for a variety of multimedia applications. The ultra-compact design measures 38.0 mm × 68.8 mm × 1.3 mm

Motor Mount Manifolds for Mobile Machinery

October 31, 2007 11:46 am | Comments

Sauer-Danfoss, Inc. announced four types of ready-to-mount hydraulic integrated circuits (HICs) that fit seven proprietary low speed, high torque motors. This family of standardized, off-the-shelf HICs will speed up OEMs’ production times compared to using remote-mounted custom HICs. They provide common functions including counterbalance, cross-port relief, bypass solenoid and dual shock valve with anti-cavitation.


Miniature Stepper Motor(2)

October 31, 2007 11:34 am | Comments

MicroMo Electronics, Inc. announced its Series ADM1220S miniature stepper motor with an external motor diameter of 12 mm and a length of 17.2 mm. It has a holding torque with current of 2.4 mNm, and it can achieve a boost torque of 4.1 mNm. The motor offers 20 full steps per revolution in full step mode, and it is capable of 160 microsteps per revolution with a maximum error of ±0.2° at speeds ranging from 10 rpm to 6,000 rpm.

Ceramic Balls for Harsh Environments

October 31, 2007 11:08 am | Comments

Morgan Advanced Ceramics (MAC) announced its dry-pressed alumina ceramic balls for use in harsh environments. These rolling, spherical components are suitable for mechanical devices that provide rotary or linear motion such as check and ball valves and bearings. The ceramic balls can be used in the electrical, environmental, chemical, material processing and automotive industries.

Arbitrary Waveform Function Generator

October 31, 2007 10:29 am | Comments

Geotest-Marvin Test Systems, Inc. announced its GX1110, a high performance single-channel PXI signal generator that offers both arbitrary waveform and DDS-based function generator capabilities within one instrument. It features 2M samples of memory, it supports a 100 MHz sample rate, and it is capable of generating low distortion sine waves up to 30 MHz.

LXI Attenuator/Switch Drivers

October 31, 2007 10:25 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. introduced its models 11713B and 11713C attenuator/switch drivers for both bench-top and ATE environments. These drivers provide an intuitive graphical user interface and a variety of attenuation and switching options, as well as front-panel and remote-control features for quick design validation and automated testing. The 11713B model drives a combination of two programmable attenuators and two SPDT switches or up to 10 SPDT switches concurrently.

Hand-Portable Spectrum Analyzer

October 31, 2007 10:16 am | Comments

Willtek Communications announced its model 9103 handheld spectrum analyzer that operates at frequencies up to 7.5 GHz. It supports microwave applications, featuring all of the typical measurements of standard desktop spectrum analyzers such as channel power, occupied bandwidth and adjacent channel power ratio.


PCI Express Waveform Digitizer

October 31, 2007 9:40 am | Comments

AlazarTech, Inc. announced its ATS9462, a four-lane PCI Express (PCIe) waveform digitizer for OEMs and R&D applications in RF signal analysis, biomedical imaging, OCT, ultrasonics, radar and lidar. The instrument provides 720 MB/s data throughput to PC memory. It has two simultaneous analog inputs that can each be sampled at rates up to 180 MS/s (one 16 bit 180 MSPS ADC per channel), providing a signal-to-noise ratio in excess of 73 dB.


Wireless Data Acquisition Modules

October 31, 2007 9:36 am | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc. introduced its W-series SeaI/O family of data acquisition modules that is compatible with industry standards, communicating over 802.11b/g wireless networks using WEP, WPA-TKIP and WPA2-AES encryption standards. The modules operate from 9V DC to 30V DC, they are powered by terminal block or DC jack, and they are available with host connection options such as Ethernet, USB, RS-485 and RS-232.

Multi-Functional PP Meters

October 31, 2007 9:31 am | Comments

Sartorius Mechatronics Corp. optimized its professional meters which are equipped with four analytical PP meter models with stable measuring results, secure data management and time-savings. The basic PP-15 meter measures pH and mV, ORP (redox) and temperature, while the PP-20 model also uses a dual-channel to include simultaneous measurement of conductivity, salinity, NaCl content or total dissolved solids (TDS) during pH/mV measurements.

Meter for Semiconductor Parametric Analysis and Testing

October 31, 2007 7:42 am | Keithley Instruments | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. announced its models 2635 and 2636 SourceMeter instruments that do parametric analysis at resolutions of 1fa (10A to 15A) which is required for many semiconductor, optoelectronic and nanotechnology devices. With their Test Script Processor (TSP) and TSP-Link intercommunications bus, these instruments enable engineers to create fast test systems that are suitable for research, characterization, wafer sort, reliability and production monitoring.

Temperature Probe for Medical Applications

October 31, 2007 7:26 am | Comments

Measurement Specialties introduced its robust MEAS 400 series autoclavable temperature probe for use in clinical environments. This probe allows steam autoclave sterilization up to 134°C (273°F) for a maximum of 20 minutes. The product uses a stable pressed ceramic (thermistor) sensing element, and it has a molded transition between a 10' long C-Flex cable and a two-pin plug with molded Santoprene housing, ensuring the reliability of the probe after the autoclave process.


Application-Specific Temperature Sensors

October 31, 2007 7:23 am | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced two application-specific digital temperature-sensor chips that are compliant with the JEDEC JC42.4 specification. They are intended for monitoring the temperature of the DIMMs used in personal computers. The model STTS424 is a stand-alone digital temperature sensor, while the STTS424E02 integrates the temperature sensor with a 2 Kbit serial presence detect EEPROM that is used on DIMMs to store timing parameters and other information about the module.

Sensors Brochure

October 31, 2007 7:16 am | Comments

PCB Piezotronics announced its four-page, full-color brochure that is entitled, “Sensors for Power Generation and Reciprocating Equipment Monitoring.” It provides an overview of sensors to address the requirements of the power generation, reciprocating equipment and oil, gas and petrochemical equipment industries.


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