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Boards & Modules

LISTED UNDER: Boards Kits PCBs Terminals

Chassis platform maximizes computing density with full redundancy

Vadatech, Inc.

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) now offers a 1U MicroTCA chassis platform with several unique design features that allow more slots in a front-to-rear cooled solution while maintaining full redundancy. The VT840 employs several design concepts to maximize computing density....

Motion controllers expand their program memory

Galil Motion Control

Galil Motion Control (Rocklin, CA) announced more program memory for the DMC-40x0 and DMC-41x3. This release doubles the program memory from 2000 x 80 characters to 4000 x 80 characters and increases the total array elements from …

System on module helps engineers develop embedded systems faster

National Instruments

NI (Austin, TX) announced the NI SOM. It combines the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable system on a chip (SoC) with supporting components such as memory on a small PCB and features a complete middleware solution and ready-to-go Linux-based real-time operating system (RTOS) already integrated....

Computer Peripherals & Networking Devices

LISTED UNDER: Computers

ITAR-free OpenVPX rugged mission computer targets compute-intense applications

Curtiss-Wright Controls

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (Ashburn, VA) announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced a new fully integrated, ITAR-free compact mission computer, the MPMC-9365 Multi-Platform Mission Computer (MPMC). The compact, SWaP-optimized MPMC-9365 supports up to...

COTS card performs data acquisition, signal processing and storage in XMC form factor

4Dsp, Inc.

4DSP’s (Austin, TX) FM788 FPGA-based COTS card is designed to perform in a variety of applications, including beamforming, direction finding, RADAR, and satellite communications. This XMC module is based on Xilinx’s Virtex-7 and features …

Fanless quad-core embedded PC features extended temperature operation

Winsystems

WinSystems (Arlington, TX) is introducing a fanless quad-core Intel AtomE3845 based industrial computer. The SYS-405Q includes USB, dual Ethernet, mini-PCIe and serial ports housed in a rigid aluminum alloy enclosure.

Cooling & Thermal Management

AC & DC axial fans available for harsh environments and IP56 rated

Qualtek Electronics Corp.

Qualtek (Mentor, Ohio) introduces its series of high-performance, low-cost HPLC series, AC and DC axial fans tested to withstand harsh environmental conditions, including dust and water. The axial fan series, with sizes ranging from 172mm to 280mm, have met or exceeds the international standard IEC 60529....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: JARO Thermal wins for Cooling and Thermal Management

Jaro Thermal

The Three-Phase (wired) “Motor-to-DC”, sensorless, brushless, low-vibrating, high-efficiency, UL/ CUL & CE certified fans from JARO Thermal (Boca Raton, FL) uses significantly less power than most standard, single-phase wired fans. Available with an optional water-protected IP 55 rating ...

Thermal controller designed to operate with thermoelectric modules

Oven Industries, Inc.

Oven Industries’ (Mechanicsburg, PA) Model 5R7-350/347 is an economical thermal controller especially designed to operate with thermoelectric (Peltier effect) modules. Most of these modules may be operated in either a cooling mode or a heating mode depending on current direction....

Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

Multi-throw switches include extended temperature range to 105-degrees celsius

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (San Diego, CA) introduces the UltraCMOS PE42442 and the PE42452 high-isolation, multi-throw switches. Successors to the popular PE42451, these SP4T and SP5T switches include several additional features that support the latest wireless infrastructure demands....

Brushless DC motor includes power up to 120 W

Maxon Precision Motors, Inc.

The new brushless drive from maxon precision motors (Fall River, MA) with a diameter of 19 mm has been specially designed for high speeds and features low heat development and extremely quiet and low-vibration running. This little powerhouse has applications in centers for miniaturized processing....

Automotive HVAC actuators feature very low noise

Johnson Electric

Johnson Electric (Hong Kong) announced an actuator platform for automotive HVAC air flow control. The Saia-Burgess HVAC platform is said to offer the industry’s widest speed and torque range in DC and Stepper motor options.

Enclosures & Backplanes

UV-stable handheld enclosures suit outdoor electronics

Okw Enclosures

OKW (Bridgeville, PA) has launched DATEC-COMPACT, a brand new range of UV-stable IP65 (NEMA 4) handheld enclosures for outdoor electronics. These modern and ergonomic cases are the first from OKW to feature integrated contacts as an option – providing…

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: OKW Enclosures wins for Enclosures

Okw Enclosures

OKWs SOFT-CASE series of hand held enclosures is now available from stock molded in BIOGRADE bioplastic material. For most applications, this bioplastic material can be used instead of the fossil plastics, such as ABS, which were used until now. Features include ...

Handheld enclosures include integrated cable glands

Okw Enclosures

Integrated cable glands are available as standard on OKW’s SMART-CASE range of handheld enclosures. They help to protect the cable as well as further enhance the aesthetics of this popular range. Integrated cable glands can be specified for

ICs

Motor driver ICs save space and simplify design for low-power applications

Toshiba America Electronic Components

Toshiba America Electronic Components (San Jose, CA) announced two additions to its expansive family of motor controller and driver ICs. The new TC78H610FNG and TB67Z800FTG motor driver ICs save space, thereby simplifying design, for a wide range of motor applications....

Gate-drive optocoupler includes integrated flyback controller for DC-DC converters

Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) unveiled the ACPL-302J, a new smart gate-drive optocoupler device that improves isolated power supply and simplifies gate drive design. The ACPL-302J features an integrated flyback controller for DC-DC converters and a full set of fail-safe IGBT diagnostics....

Pre-driver IC supports advanced safety capabilities for automotive applications

Toshiba America Electronic Components

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced the TB9052FNG motor pre-driver IC. The new device was developed for safety-critical automotive applications such as electric power steering (EPS) and other systems compliant with Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL D)....

Optoelectronics & Displays

Explosion-proof LED string lights produce 830 lumens of light

Larson Electronics Llc

Industrial lighting specialists Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) reveals their newly designed Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 explosion proof LED string lights, the EPL-SL-3-LED. These string lights are ideal for general close work and inspection activities in hazardous locations requiring explosion proof protection....

Resistive touch panel monitor features RS-232 or USB interface

ICP DAS USA, Inc. (Lomita, CA) introduces TP-5120, a 12.1" Resistive Touch Panel Monitor, with RS-232 or USB interface. The TP-5120 is equipped with a 12.1" LCD screen that supports an 800 x 600 resolution, operating temperatures from -20 to +70°C (or -68 ~ +158 F) and storage temperature from -30 ~ +80°C (or -86 ~ 176F)....

LED light draws only 320 watts at 12.53 amps

Larson Electronics Llc

The LED10WSA-320 LED light released by Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) produces 29,446 lumens of light output while drawing only 320 watts at 12.53 amps from a 12 volt electrical system. These LED lights are ideal replacements for fragile and hit running 400 watt metal halide lamps....

Packaging & Interconnects

LISTED UNDER: Connectors Couplers

Phase-adjustable connector deliver phase adjustment of over 180 degrees

Coaxial Components Corp.

Coaxial Components Corp. (Stuart, FL), also known worldwide as Coaxicom, has just announced its next generation of the phase-adjustable connector for RG402, the 3993-2. With this generation of high-performance 3993-2, Coaxicom has enhanced the solderability of this phase adjuster....

Low-loss, flexible cables rival semi-rigid

High Speed Interconnects (Scottsdale, AZ) has announced a new range of flexible cable assemblies which outperform semi-rigid cable performance. Combining advanced coaxial cable and proprietary VP90 expanded PTFE (ePTFE) extrusion technologies, HSI is able to…

High-speed, backplane connector system is presented as future-proof

Molex Incorporated

Molex (Lisle, IL) announced today its Impel backplane connector system is available for use with the company’s Backplane Pin Map Configurator. This connector solution provides equipment manufacturers with the ability to have systems operate at today’s data-rates and costs, while providing…

Passive & Discrete Devices

SMT thin film chip resistors deliver power ratings up to 6 W

Vishay Intertechnology

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of high-power, surface-mount precision thin film chip resistors. Built on aluminum nitride substrates, PCAN Series devices offer power ratings of 2 W and 6 W in compact 1206 and 2512 case sizes, respectively. The aluminum nitride substrates ...

TVS diodes include customizable upscreening and sorting process flows

Littelfuse, Inc.

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has expanded its offering of High-Reliability Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes available with customized upscreening and sorting process flows. These components, which protect sensitive electronic equipment from voltage transients induced by lightning surge and other transient voltage events ...

Thick film chip resistor sample kits deliver 5% tolerance

Stackpole Electronics, Inc.

The RMCF Series thick film general purpose chip resistors from Stackpole (Raleigh, NC) are now available in 5% tolerance design kits. The 5% kits have been added to supplement the popular 1% design kits. Each kit contains two decades of all E24 standard values for 48 total values per kit....

Power Sources & Signal Conditioning Devices

Class D amplifier delivers clearer audio output in the LG G3 Smartphone 1W speaker

Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) announced that it is shipping its CS35L32 Class D amplifier into LG’s new flagship smartphone, the LG G3. The CS35L32 high-performance speaker amplifier solution includes advanced speaker amplifier hardware accompanied by proprietary, adaptive real-time embedded software....

Power supply units include 80PLUS Bronze certified efficiency

Fractal Design announces the new Modular generation of the award winning Integra PSU. Fractal Design Integra M Series power supply units feature excellent electrical performance, including 80PLUS Bronze certified efficiency. The modular flat cable system allows for a clean installation....

Single-output DC/DC converters offer a wide 4:1 input range

Calex Mfg

Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. (ConcordCA) announces the availability of the 150W HCM Series of single output DC/DC Converters. The HCM offers a wide 4:1 input range, 9 to 36VDC, and 18 to 75VDC. Output voltages available are 3.3, 5, 12, 15 and 24VDC. All models are isolated input to output....

RF & Microwave/Communications

Two-channel DDS function generator features maximum frequency of 50MHz

Saelig Company, Inc.

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) has a launched two-channel version of their TG5011 function/arbitrary/pulse generators. The new TG5012A features a maximum frequency of 50MHz. Both channels provide the full performance and specification, along with entirely independent operation when required....

VCO operates from 1000 MHz to 2000 MHz

Crystek Crystal

The CVCO55BE-1000-2000 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) from Crystek (Fort Myers, FL) operates from 1000 MHz to 2000 MHz with a control voltage range of 1.0V~20V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -95 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity....

Rotary joints accommodate signal transmission between rotating RF devices

Fairview Microwave, Inc. announced a line of single-channel/single-axis and single-channel/multi-axis RF Rotary Joints. These rotary joints are needed wherever RF signals have to be transmitted between stationary and moving parts of a system.

Sensors & Actuators

LISTED UNDER: Actuators Sensors

Clamp-on current sensor fits existing solid conductors

Pulse Electronics

Pulse Electronics Corporation (San Diego, CA) introduces its new 50Hz/60Hz, di/dt AC current sensor that can be clamped onto an existing solid conductor without having to disconnect the conductor. The PA3828NL clamp-on sensor has a linear current range of 0.1 amps to 200 amps....

Linear position sensor designed for extreme environments

H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group (Moorestown, NJ) is proud to release its LA-25-R series LVDT linear position sensors designed to handle the extreme industrial environments found in steam and hydro power plants; paper, steel, and aluminum mills....

Automotive HVAC actuators feature very low noise

Johnson Electric

Johnson Electric (Hong Kong) announced an actuator platform for automotive HVAC air flow control. The Saia-Burgess HVAC platform is said to offer the industry’s widest speed and torque range in DC and Stepper motor options.

Software

LISTED UNDER: Designing Engineering

Mentor Graphics and Digi-Key bring professional EDA software to the engineering masses

Digi-Key

Digi-Key Corporation has collaborated with Mentor Graphics Corporation to create a unique concept-to-prototype design tool targeted for green-field projects before transition to production. Available from Digi-Key, the Designer Schematic product from Mentor Graphics addresses escalating demand from professional engineers for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software at an affordable price point for new R&D projects, while facilitating access to the latest parts.

Mentor Graphics and Digi-Key bring professional EDA software to the engineering masses

Mentor Graphics Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation has collaborated with Mentor Graphics Corporation to create a unique concept-to-prototype design tool targeted for green-field projects before transition to production. Available from Digi-Key, the Designer Schematic product from Mentor Graphics addresses escalating demand from professional engineers for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software at an affordable price point for new R&D projects, while facilitating access to the latest parts.

Fully integrated hardware/software platform designed for for THz materials characterization

Lake Shore Cryotronics

Lake Shore’s (Westerville, OH) new 8500 Series THz system is a fully integrated hardware/software platform for characterization of electronic, magnetic and chemical materials. The system uses non-contact THz-frequency energy and an integrated low-temperature, high-field cryostat....

Test & Measurement

Touch-screen digital oscilloscope includes 7.6MSa record length

Saelig Company, Inc.

Saelig Company Inc. (Fairport, NY) announces the Owon TDS7102 — a new, 100MHz four-channel benchtop scope, with touch-screen capabilities that make instrument setting, operation, and adjustment faster and more intuitive. With 1GSa/s signal capturing on all four channels simultaneously ...

Eight-channel Type K thermocouple amplifier signal conditioner suits industrial applications

The Sensor Connection (Troy, MI) has expanded its line of measurement and control instrumentation with the addition of the model TCA-MS-K-8-A4.  This eight-channel Type K Thermocouple Amplifier Module converts the low output voltage signal from 8 Type K thermocouple probes to eight…

Test solution designed for characterizing USB 3.1 receivers

Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) announced an accurate test solution for characterizing USB 3.1 receivers. Using the Agilent USB 3.1 receiver test set, design and test engineers in the semiconductor and computer industry can now accurately characterize and verify USB 3.1 receiver ports in ASICs and chipsets....

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