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cPCI Serial Board with Freely Configurable FPGA IP Core Offers Flexible Configuration

October 7, 2011 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. offers the G215, a universal CompactPCI Serial peripheral board that provides flexible serial communication via an individual mix of UART and fieldbus interfaces. Although equipped with five standard interfaces, the board features

Triaxial Accelerometers Are Tailored for Low-to-Medium Frequency Applications

October 6, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dytran Instruments has introduced the 7503A Series, a family of high precision triaxial MEMS DC accelerometers designed for use in both commercial and military applications. The accelerometers combine a

RFID Chip Targets Logistics Applications

October 6, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEITEC, a Brazilian company that develops and produces application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) today announced the final development phase of a new integrated circuit (IC) for multiple logistics applications

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Accelerometers, Fantasy and Reality

October 5, 2011 2:16 pm | by Harvey Weinberg, Analog Devices, www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

As applications engineers supporting ADI’s compact, low-cost, gravity-sensitive iMEMs accelerometers, we get to hear lots of creative ideas about how to employ accelerometers in useful ways; but sometimes the suggestions violate physical laws! We’ve rated some of these ideas on an informal scale, from “real” to “dream land”:

Reference Circuits Address Practical Circuit Design Challenges

October 5, 2011 1:21 pm | Articles | Comments

With the industrial and instrumentation market becoming more competitive, circuit designers continually face new challenges to design products faster, with fewer iterations, and incorporating a wider range of mixed-signal technologies including analog, digital, power, and RF. In addressing these challenges, reference circuits provide

Composite Shell Circular Connectors Suit Low Weight Apps

October 5, 2011 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies' Spectrum Control product line announces its new composite connector series. These composite connectors feature shells fabricated from high grade thermoplastic. Designed to

8 GHz Bandwidth Socket Accommodates Kyocera 1760FCBGA

October 5, 2011 10:35 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 1-mm pitch, 1760 pin BGA ICs. The SG-BGA-6348 socket is designed for 42.5-mm x 42.5-mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 8 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to

Piezoresistive Accelerometers Are Designed for Legislative and Safety Testing

October 5, 2011 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has introduced the Endevco model 7264C Series, a low-mass piezoresistive shock accelerometer family. Featuring a frequency response extending down to DC (steady state), the series is designed to measure the

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Synchro Resolver-to-Digital PC-104 Card Touts Versatility

October 4, 2011 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduced a new PC/104 card offering one to four channels of fully independent synchro-to-digital or resolver-to-digital (S/R-D) conversion. The SB-36330CX can

Controllers Drive Gesture Recognition on Resistive Touch Screens

October 4, 2011 4:58 am | by Javier Calpe, Italo Medina, Alberto Carbajo, and Maria Jose Martinez of Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

Although resistive technologies have conventionally been used to detect the position of a single touch on the screen, this article examines a new dual-touch concept that uses a resistive touch-screen controller to detect the most common two-finger gestures (zoom, pinch and rotation) using inexpensive resistive touch screens.

Measurement Specialties Acquires Celesco

October 3, 2011 11:01 am | News | Comments

Measurement Specialties, Inc. announced that they have completed the acquisition of Celesco Transducer Products Inc, a leader in the design and manufacture of cable extension transducers and rotary encoders, from Tedea-Technological Automation and Development, Ltd. 

Timer Relay Module is Compact and User Configurable

October 3, 2011 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation's 859 Series DIN-rail Timer Relay Module offers On-/Off-Delay timer modes and multiple time ranges for diverse applications such as switch and package "de-bounce" sensors. The 6-mm 859 Series carries

Epoxy Preforms Have Low Outgassing Properties

October 3, 2011 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals Inc. introduced a line of Uni-form epoxy preforms with low outgassing properties. These cross-linked pre-shaped thermoplastics release minimal amounts of trapped gasses or condensable material under vacuum conditions and elevated heat. Low

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Wireless Transmitters Suit Facilities with Existing WiFi Networks

October 3, 2011 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s new wSeries wireless transmitters for analog voltage and current, temperature, humidity and barometric pressure, communicate on a standard 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi network which is desirable for facilities with an existing Wi-Fi network as well as

Hall effect Sensors Integrate Primary Winding

October 3, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premo introduced the SY Series of Hall Effect sensors. The new product has been designed for a double supply voltage of ±12 V to ±18 VDC. SY family is a closed loop technology component in a very small package for THT mounting. The primary winding is

DC-DC Converter Generates Two Stabilized Output Voltages for Intelligent Sensor Systems

September 27, 2011 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

From one chip and a variable input voltage of 4 V to 36 V, ic Haus’ iC-DC generates two stabilized output voltages that can be adjusted between 1.5 V and 5.5 V for the compact voltage supply of industrial sensors and small subsystems. The combination of

4–10 Watt AC-DC Converter Features Chassis Mounting Or Direct PCB Mounting

September 26, 2011 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announced the Traco Power TMP 4–W to 10-W AC-DC converter series. The TMP series AC/DC Power Modules is a new range of fully encapsulated power supplies in a compact module. They

Pluggable Printed Circuit Board Terminals Tout Extremely High Contact Density

September 26, 2011 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wieland Electric Inc. introduced new pluggable printed circuit board (PCB) terminals. The 3.5-mm pitch PCB connector provides an extremely high density design. The angled PCB headers are particularly designed for

High-Temperature Semiconductor Solutions

September 22, 2011 12:03 pm | by Mont Taylor, Texas Instrumetns, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

Although there is still an abundance of oil and gas, the future requires continued technological improvement to access deposits that are found ever deeper underground. As these wells become deeper they also become extremely hot, and using high-reliability, high-temperature electronics for down hole drilling equipment is necessary.

HILNATM 3G High Intercept Low Noise Amplifier

September 22, 2011 8:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

NuWaves Engineering has expanded their series of High Intercept Low Noise Amplifiers (HILNATM) with the introduction of the HILNATM 3G.

Pushbutton Switch Offers Industrial Design, Safety Protection

September 20, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced the KJD17 Series pushbutton switch. This heavy duty switch offers an industrial design and a PVC cap for dust and water protection, equivalent to an IP54 rating. The pushbutton switch has

Single-Chip Solution Serves Smart Fan-Motor Driver Applications

September 19, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes has introduced the industry's smallest fully featured single-chip fan driver with high-output drive capability to provide a cost-effective solution for fan and motor drive applications.

DIN Rail Adapter for Industrial Connectors Offers Pivot Action for Rapid Testing

September 19, 2011 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) introduced the HTS DIN rail adapter. This adapter can be snapped onto EN60715 rails (IEC 715) typically used in switch cabinets. Mounting directly onto a DIN rail

Silicone Cable Performs in Severe Environments

September 19, 2011 8:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s High Flex Unshielded Silicone Cables are designed for applications that require reliability in severe environments. According to the company, this unique silicone extruded cable is unaffected when exposed to extreme temperatures

Resins Aim to Eliminate Corrosion Issues In Automotive Applications

September 16, 2011 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC has expanded its range of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) resins for automotive electronics applications. According to the company, the new Amodel Electronic (AE) grades eliminate

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