For years, designers of industrial, medical and other isolated systems had limited options when implementing safety isolation: the only reasonable choice was the optocoupler. Today, digital isolators offer advantages in performance, size, cost, power efficiency and integration. Understanding the nature and interdependence of three key elements of a digital isolator is important in choosing the right digital isolator.
High power LED based light fixtures are replacing fluorescent and HID light sources in many general lighting applications. Since LED lighting represents a green technology, the issue of power factor is very important. Power factor is defined as
Tecate Group announced the release of the MXCPB and MXCPT Series of aluminum-polymer hybrid construction capacitors. The new SMD series combines the low ESR of polymer capacitors with the low
Heyco Products, Inc. has announced availability of its HEYClip SunRunner(TM) Cable Clips. Designed to provide a better method for PV module wire management, the clip fits
Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Omega Engineering business. Omega is a leading supplier of process measurement and control instrumentation across a broad range of categories
MicroPower Direct’s MPU-300 Series is packaged in a 5.0 x 3.2 x 1.5-inch U-Chassis with only 25 cfm airflow. The switching power supplies provide up to 300W of output power. Four standard models operate from
Honeywell Sensing and Control Limitless Technology: Dr. Larry previews the promise of wireless technology to a world of applications.
Five COMPACT units have joined WAGO Corporation’s DIN-rail mount EPSITRON Power Supply line. Suitable for restricted installation depths, the offering complies with DIN 43880, specifying equipment dimensions for distribution and meter panels. Ranging between
Kistler introduced the Type 6190 high-precision transducer designed to offer combined measurements of both cavity pressure and contact temperature during industrial thermoplastic and elastomeric injection molding operations. It is said to be the only sensor of its kind offering
METCASE has developed an all new range of instrument enclosures – the UNIMET-PLUS series. These housings have been designed for desktop and portable OEM electronics equipment. Typical applications will include
Improved cost of ownership and improved light quality can only be enabled if optimized drivers are used. These drivers take into consideration the unique characteristics of the LED semiconductor (i.e. color shift over temperature and age, life expectancy over temperature etc) and enable
Omega’s new PCM5 Series module converts a 4 mA to 20 mA signal from a process/temperature controller or computer to a time proportional output. This pulse control module mounts directly on a single 3 V to 32 VDC input SSR and
CONEC is offering a full line of industrial grade connectors and connection systems that include rugged IP67 to IP69K-sealing and ease of mateability for harsh factory conditions. A variety
Honeywell continues to expand its TruStability Board Mount Pressure Sensor platform with a new Ultra-Low Pressure Sensor that provides industry-leading long term stability, Total Error Band (TEB), accuracy, flexibility, and high burst and working pressures.
United Electronic Industries (UEI) announced the release of the DNA/DNR-AI-224, high speed, four channel strain gage input boards for UEI’s data acquisition and control Cubes and RACKtangle I/O racks respectively. The boards provide
What application area will benefit most from the integration of solid state lighting?
FZLED reveals a stunning new range of 22-Watt LED Spotlights featuring cutting edge long-lifetime high power Cree LEDs. The PAR38-03 series is a simple money-saving plug-and-play replacement for inefficient traditional lights in E27/E26 sockets.
KEMET has announced its KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) High Voltage (HV) SM Series capacitors. Designed to meet robust performance standards required in higher reliability industrial applications, the KPS family of devices uses
Last week, Nippon Pulse America announced a 4 mm linear shaft motor suitable for piezo type applications. Here is a video of the device operating under water.
Meggitt Sensing Systems introduced Endevco Model 2262A, a rugged, hermetically sealed, critically damped piezoresistive shock accelerometer with 500 mV full scale output, designed to support automotive, aerospace and general in-house laboratory structural, environmental, and impact testing requirements, including
Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduced a DO-254 certifiable MIL-STD-1553 PMC card utilizing DDC’s Enhanced Mini-ACE core in an ASIC design to achieve very high-reliability (MTBF). The BU-65596F/M incorporates
There are a number of innovative technologies that have been designed to assist in protecting the application and end-user from catastrophic thermal events...
Samtec’s newly released right angle one piece interface is a high performance board-to-board interconnect solution for high shock/vibration applications. A reliable connection and the elimination of bent pins provide an interface with
Nippon Pulse America introduced its smallest linear servomotor, the 4-mm Linear Shaft Motor. The 4-mm shaft diameter, a small forcer size (10 mm x 10 mm), a total weight of 9 grams, and strokes as long as 40 mm make the motor a
With the advent of new generations of digital signal processors (DSPs), specifically multicore DSPs, developers have high performance, low-cost and power efficient alternatives for implementing the real time image processing in inspection applications.