Many engineers are surprised to learn that commodity thick film chips, the most commonly specified resistor today, perform well in high moisture environments, but have some long-term reliability concerns in high-sulfur environments. In addition, certain SMD and thru-hole metal film resistors are susceptible to corrosion due to moisture. Fortunately, there are answers to both of these design challenges.
Applied Motion Products announced the availability of an EtherNet/IP connectivity option for its SV7 servo drive. The 24-V to 80-VDC sine servo drive is available with specially matched 50-W to 300-W V Series NEMA mount servo motors as well as
The Swiss Army Knife is a portable product for blind people, integrating: Notepad, Portable Scan to Braille, and Twitter Communication.
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant PCM7539X IDEA programmable stepper motor drive capable of a 75 VDC input voltage and a max output current of 3.85 A rms. This unit is designed to control
API Delevan introduced what it asserts are some of the world’s smallest space level SMD inductors that are rigorously tested to Mil-STD-981 for high reliability applications. The company combined its
International Rectifier announced the expansion of its portfolio of 600-V Trench Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) with the introduction of the IRGP4067DPbF and IRGP4066DPbF devices for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar, industrial motor and
Omega’s iSD-TC Series provides web based temperature monitoring in critical equipment and locations. The device accepts two thermocouple inputs (types J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C, N, L) triggers an alarm if
Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of over 20 PXI Fault Insertion solutions with the introduction of the 40-199. Fault Insertion (FI) modules are used within an Automatic Test System to simulate common fault conditions such as an open, short to ground or a short to
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the RE46C180 — said to be the world’s first ionization smoke-detector IC with programmable calibration and programmable feature selection, and the first with horn synchronization and auto alarm locate. This ASIC also
Red Lion Controls announced the latest addition to its rugged PAX2 Series of dual line display meters. The PAX2D Digital Panel Meter is a single package featuring a dual counter and dual rate meter, with a third counter and rate display that allows the user to perform math functions. With universal features and versatile programming capabilities, this single meter can
The new GVH Series wire-to-board, crimp style disconnectable connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation offer subminiature size and reliable contact construction for high density applications. These 1.25-mm (.049”) pitch, top and side entry, SMT connectors are
Framos Electronics soffers the new Kyocera 8.4-inch LCD module. The Japanese technology corporation Kyocera, a major producer of electronic devices, is extending its product range within the Kyocera Display Group by adding this new 8.4-inch, Super Wide Viewing Angle SVGA LCD module designated TCG084SVLQ*PNN-AN*02. Features include
Microchip Technology Inc announced its first instrumentation amplifier, the MCP6N11. The new instrumentation amp features the company’s mCal technology, which is an on-chip calibration circuit that enables
Infrared (IR) proximity-based tamper detection circuits offer another layer of protection for electronic systems, in addition to various existing security methods available today. Proximity sensing enables
Elma Electronic Inc. now offers the VPX-300, an OpenVPX reference platform designed to ensure interoperability among 3U VPX boards used within high performance, compute intensive applications. The OpenVPX backplane profile provides
JAI has introduced new GigE Vision versions of its 8-megapixel industrial grade CCD camera series. The new AM-800GE (monochrome) and AB-800GE (color) are built around the Kodak KAI-08050 quad-tap sensor, providing
Pepperl+Fuchs has added four new power supplies to the company’s family of K- and H-System intrinsic safety solutions. Single-channel KCD2-STC-Ex.1ES and KFD2-STC4-Ex1.ES transmitter power supplies are assembled to the 35-mm DIN mounting rail with
The MESA 7I69 is a remote 48 point TTL I/O card designed for fast real time PC based control systems. It communicates with the host with a robust RS-422 link with up to 100 ft link length. Standard CAT5 cables are used for wiring convenience. The card is
The new AEGIS Shaft Voltage Test Kit is said to make it easier than ever to measure and document damaging VFD-induced voltages while there is still time to head off bearing damage and equipment downtime. Because the kit is
LCR Electronics now offers the 096C series filters for high current three-phase applications.
CEITEC, a Brazilian company that develops and produces ASICs, announced that it has reached volume production for the first semiconductor device designed in-house.
Power Sources Unlimited announces the Traco Power TEP 150WI series with input filter module.
IDS, a global leader in machine vision technology, has unveiled the UI-2280SE, an all-round camera with USB 2.0 interface and Sony ICX655 CCD sensor providing a 5-Megapixel resolution (2448x2050 pixels).
Binder-USA announced new receptacles with adjustable angular positions as part of the Series 713, 763, 715 and 766 automation product ranges. The panel-mounted receptacles can be rotated during installation to allow a right-angle cordset to connect in a desired angular position. These M12 A- and B-coded connectors are
Master Distributors announces that it carries a broad selection of TE’s Corcom standard power entry modules and power line filters.