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IP67-rated Connector Promises Reduced Mating Mistakes

March 12, 2012 2:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations has expanded its line of rugged connectors with the IP67-rated Amphe-SP3. The new connector is designed with 90- and 120-color and keyway positions of different polarity to ensure safety during operation by

Atmel Broadens AVR MCU Family

March 12, 2012 1:38 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced 14 new devices in its AVR microcontroller (MCU) family, providing more options to meet unique design requirements. Used by well over 100,000 engineers worldwide, AVR microcontrollers are regarded for their performance, power efficiency and flexibility across many application areas. Adding more memory, connectivity peripherals and system integration, the newest devices

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Come in a Variety of Configurations

March 12, 2012 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET has introduced its new line of surface mount and miniature radial aluminium electrolytic capacitors. These capacitors are available in a variety of configurations, and are well-suited for common applications in the


Instrument Combines Function-Arbitrary Waveform Functions and Aims to Simplify Test Benches

March 12, 2012 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision announced models 2540B-GEN and 2542B-GEN – the latest additions to its 2540B Series of digital storage oscilloscopes. The integration of function/arbitrary waveform generation capability into these 60 MHz and 100 MHz, 1 GSa/s DSOs provides

Integrated Relay Driver Optimizes Inductive Load Control

March 12, 2012 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

By integrating a complete solid-state relay driver into a single, surface-mount package, DRDC3105 from Diodes Incorporated is said to minimize the PCB footprint, reduce the component count and improve the reliability of inductive load control circuits. Providing

Combo Pressure-Temperature Sensors Offer Both Outputs At One Process Point

March 12, 2012 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies (AST) introduced a pressure/temperature sensor and pressure/temperature transmitter that provide both pressure and temperature outputs from a single process point. This dual output configuration is said to reduce

Contrast Sensors are IO-Link Compatible

March 9, 2012 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced its DK12-11-IO Series Contrast Sensors which detect differences in two colors of media, with a three-color light source that is asserted to solve the most difficult contrast applications. These sensors are IO-Link compatible, enabling

MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer Modules Support Low-to-Medium Frequency Triaxial Measurement Reqs

March 8, 2012 12:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs introduced its model 2445 series of single-ended low-noise analog MEMS capacitive accelerometer modules, designed to support a variety of low-to-medium frequency triaxial measurement requirements. The rugged design features


Ruggedized USB Isolators Stand Up to Tough Industrial Environments

March 8, 2012 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics has expanded its family of USB isolators. Designed to isolate and protect connected equipment from surges, spikes and electrostatic discharges carried on USB cable, the new one-port Ulinx UHR401 and two-port Ulinx UHR402 USB isolators also protect

The Tinker's Toolbox - Joseph Citrano of Honeywell on Industrial Wireless

March 8, 2012 6:12 am | Podcasts | Comments

Joseph Citrano of Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C) is my guest for this edition of Tinker’s Toolbox. As wireless technology gains widespread adoption on the factory floor, concerns about

DIN Rail Power Supplies Target Process Control and Industrial Apps

March 8, 2012 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the ultimate TSP Series DIN Rail power supply. Features include output power from 90 W to 600 W, ATEX and IECEx certifications, and they meet

5-Watt Retrofit LED Rivals Halogen Alternatives

March 7, 2012 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SunBrite 5-Watt MR-16 Retrofit LED from Lumex is said to provide significant cost and performance benefits compared to halogen alternatives. The SunBrite MR-16 Retrofit LED technology offers 300 lm brightness at 12 V and CRI over 80). The RoHs-compliant

Linear Hall-effect Magnetic Position Sensor ICs Come in SOT-23 Package

March 6, 2012 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell is extending its linear Hall-effect sensor integrated circuits (IC) product line with the addition of the new SS39ET Series. The SS39ET Series are designed to monitor magnetic fields from a permanent magnet or an electromagnet. All packages can be


Rugged Power System Serves Smart Washroom Applications

March 6, 2012 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Addressing the increasing demand for automated washroom functionality driven by sensor-based convenience systems, GlobTek’s Level V GT-41076-0609-2.5-IS-P2 family of inline encapsulated power supplies has IP64 ingress protection and

Power Connectors Accommodate Lower Amperage Electromechanical Systems

March 2, 2012 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations expanded its ePower connector series to include the IP67-rated ePower 200 for use in smaller scale electromechanical systems with a 200-A current limit as well as in power converters, motors for hybrid electric vehicles and

Hot Wire Anemometer Includes SD Card Data Logger

March 2, 2012 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega introduces the HHF-SD1 series of hot wire and standard thermistor anemometer with SD card data logger. This CE compliant product features a slim probe that is appropriate for

Five Questions with Tak Tsang of Agilent Technologies

March 1, 2012 6:31 am | Podcasts | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the introduction of a wireless connectivity solution that links up to three Agilent handheld digital multimeters to smartphones, tablets and PCs. By enabling remote viewing and control from distances of up to 10 m, this solution

Magnetic Rotary Encoders Include Field-programmable Analog Output

March 1, 2012 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL's Magnetocode (MCD) absolute rotary encoders with analog output (voltage or current) are positioned as an alternative to single- or multi-turn potentiometers in systems that use analog instrumentation to measure and control rotary motion.

Honeywell Upgrades Zephyr Flow Sensors for Medical and Industrial Applications

March 1, 2012 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced that it has added new flow ranges to its Zephyr Analog and Digital Airflow Sensor portfolio to provide high sensitivity at very low flows – making the sensor portfolio ideal for use in a variety of medical equipment and industrial applications.

Wireless Link Enables Remote Monitoring and Data Logging with Handheld Digital Multimeters

March 1, 2012 4:55 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the introduction of a wireless connectivity solution that links up to three Agilent handheld digital multimeters to smartphones, tablets and PCs. By enabling remote viewing and control from distances of up to 10 m, this solution

Optical Commutation Encoder Features Frequency Response from DC to 400 kHz

March 1, 2012 4:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

US Digital introduced the EC35 Optical Kit Commutation Encoder. The modular commutation encoder is positioned as a direct replacement for size 35 BLDC motor encoders and features

3.5-inch TFT Display Targets Offers Industrial Life Cycle

February 29, 2012 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays features a series of displays focusing on the needs of cost-competitive products with longevity in the marketplace closer to the industrial market. The OSD035T1143-35, a 3.5” TFT with QVGA 320xRGBx240 resolution, measures

General-Purpose 8-bit MCUs Include Next-Generation Digital and Analog Peripherals

February 28, 2012 12:28 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a new family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring next-generation analog and digital peripherals, making them desirable for general-purpose applications, as well as

HART Modem IC is Asserted to Require the Lowest Power in the Industry

February 28, 2012 11:20 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a complete HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) modem IC that enables HART connectivity in process control applications such as smart sensors and factory automation equipment. The single-chip device requires

SMD Fuse is Quick-Acting

February 28, 2012 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter expanded its line of surface-mount fuses with the introduction of the Universal Modular Fuse, UMF 250. Its quick-acting characteristic according to IEC 60127-4 complements the UMT Series, according to the company, in providing

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