VITA, the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited open system architectures in critical embedded system applications had several of its specifications reach ANSI recognition in the past year. A total of eight specifications completed the process and reached full recognition under the guidance of the VITA Standards Organization (VSO).
Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer of discontinued semiconductors, is announcing that it will provide, under a license from Intel, continuing manufacturing and customer support for Intel's IXF1002 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller, which facilitates simple network management protocol and remote monitoring management in gigabit Ethernet server environments.
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has expanded its ZMS Series subminiature snap-acting switch line to include right-angle mount configurations. The switches now feature a mounting hole with a locating stud, along with potted wire leads in straight and right angle configurations to meet IP67 sealing specifications.
Statek Corporation announced the release of its ultra-miniature, low-profile CX18 crystal. With overall dimensions of 1.55 mm x 0.95 mm x 0.35 mm, and a typical weight of 1.8 mg, Statek’s CX18 is asserted to be the smallest and lightest surface-mount crystal in the world. The CX18 has a
National Semiconductor introduced three products in its SIMPLE SWITCHER power module family. The LMZ-Series of power modules provide the efficiency of a synchronous switching regulator with the simplicity of a linear regulator, eliminating the
The 6 A OKR-T/6 and the 10 A OKR-T/10-W12 are new additions to Murata Power Solutions' Okami family of non-isolated Point-of-Load (PoL) DC/DC power converters. The SIP packaged though-hole mounting miniature devices combine a wide input voltage range with programmable output voltage to
TURCK Inc. has expanded its Diagnostic Power Conditioner (DPC) system with a single segment redundant backplane that can combine two isolated power supply modules into one FOUNDATION fieldbus segment. The backplane includes an
Stellar Technology’s Model LPS60X AC/AC LVDT is designed for precision displacement and position measurement for quality assurance applications in industrial environments. These high accuracy displacement sensors are
Aeroflex/Metelics has announced the release of a family of surface mount GaAs and Silicon Schottky mixer/detector diodes for high volume pick and place applications. These control devices are delivered in a plastic SMT package with
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced its UNO-2173A and UNO-2173AF fanless box PCs with 1.6 GHz Atom-based CPUs. These models are equipped with Gigabit Ethernet ports, rich I/Os, one Mini-PCIe socket for WLAN and 3G solutions, and Moblin (Mobile Linux) support. Both have
Agilent Technologies introduced the U1210 series handheld clamp meters, with up to 1000 A of high-current measurement capability for cables up to 2 inches in diameter. The company also announced an updated range of handheld instruments clad in vivid orange to
congatec AG extended its COM Express product family with the highest performance module conga-BM57. It features the latest Intel CoreT i7-620M processor with a core speed of 2.66 GHz, with 4 MByte L2 cache and up to 8 GByte fast (1066 MT/s) dual channel DDR3 memory. This two-chip solution
Inphi Corporation, a high-speed analog semiconductor company, announced that it is sampling the industry’s first JEDEC-compatible memory buffer designed to create a new class of standards-based memory modules – LRDIMMs, or load-reduced, dual-inline memory modules – capable of delivering upward of four times the memory capacity and nearly double the bandwidth, while reducing the overall power consumption. Inphi’s JEDEC-compatible memory buffer enables data center servers to take better advantage of multicore and virtualization technologies by isolating the CPU from the memory components and then buffering the memory, I/O, control and data signals.
Artisan Software Tools and Aonix have merged to create a new, stronger independent force in the mission- and safety-critical systems and software development tools market. The merged company is named Atego and headquartered in San Diego CA, USA. Artisan Software Tools is the world’s largest independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission and safety-critical systems and software and Aonix is a leading supplier of critical systems development tools, virtual machines and services for real-time/embedded Java and Ada solutions.
Optical Cable Corporation (OCC), a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber optic and copper data communications network solutions and services, announces the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued patent No. 7,594,829 for a keyed modular connection system and associated adapter cable. This is the second patent issued for the Limited Axcess system and joins OCC’s collection of notable telecommunications achievements.
Hendrix Wire & Cable, a premier provider of high quality overhead and underground power distribution products, announces the completion of a project for Clark Energy Cooperative, a non-profit electric utility headquartered in Winchester, Kentucky.
Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications (AIM: TCM), announced today that the world’s smallest cellular M2M (machine-to-machine) module, Telit’s GE865-QUAD, is now certified for use on the AT&T wireless network. The GE865-QUAD boasts an extremely compact form factor and optimized power consumption making it ideal for small, body-worn tracking and tracing applications.
There has been a lot of TV coverage recently concerning the giant scoreboards at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The $40 million dollar, four-sided, high-definition Diamond Vision video displays, which were built by Mitsubishi Electric, use 22,000 TDK-Lambda ZWS series power supplies to light the 25 million Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that create the dynamic images on the 1080p HDTV screens.
Macro Sensors offers LVDT-based linear position sensors for position feedback control of down hole drilling equipment such as bore scopes that measure the ID of the drilled hole. The sensors are custom built to survive high temperatures and high pressure. The units are
Sealevel’s Relio R5200 embedded computer offers solid-state operation with no fans or other moving parts. The computer is powered by a 2.2 GHz Intel Core2 Duo CPU that is designed to run fanless up to 45°C. The compact chassis has
Application of high temperature quartz oscillators in oil, gas, and geo-thermal exploration has been the subject of increasing discussion in recent years. The need for these devices, and high temperature electronics in general, has arisen from application requirements that have pushed the upper temperature range limit higher.
Microsoft says a security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser played a role in the recent computer attacks against Google and at least 20 other companies.
RECOM, the company that first developed and brought to market the popular R-78 product family, has done it again. The company's engineers designed a DC/DC-converter in a DIP24 case that breaks the 10kV barrier. These new converters, the REC 3.5- and REC 6- families, offer 10kVDC resp.5 kVAC isolation.
El Puerto de Liverpool S.A.B. de C.V., the leading retailer in Mexico with more than 78 stores and $3.1 billion USD in annual revenue, has implemented a comprehensive RFID solution for its suppliers that has delivered quantifiable improvements to its inventory management processes. The initiative, which affects more than 200 suppliers and uses 3 million RFID tags and inlays annually, is one of the largest in the country.
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed new silicone rubber sealing boots for its 7000 Series miniature, 9000 Series power, and military-qualified toggle switches. The new silicone rubber boots are used to seal the toggle switches to protect against contaminants such as salt water, lubricants, cleaning solvents, dust, dirt and grease.