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Ceramic Disc Capacitors Aimed at Smart Grid Market

October 4, 2010 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Meritek’s MCH Series of high voltage (500 VAC) Ceramic disc capacitors is aimed directly at the smart grid market where advanced electronics are being coupled with new metering and monitoring features. With

MicroTCA Platform Includes Four Double-width Full-size AdvancedMC Modules

October 4, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced its MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and features a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U platform

Motorized Linear and Rotary Actuators Tout Ease of Use

October 4, 2010 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oriental Motor USA is introducing four motorized linear actuators designed for greater ease of use and high performance in positioning applications. The company’s motorized linear actuators feature the Alpha-Step stepping motor with


Spinning Clinch Bolts Have Self-retracting Feature

October 4, 2010 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Patented PEM spinning clinch bolts for thin metal panels have been introduced with a self-retracting feature enabling the fastener’s captive screw to remain retracted when disengaged. During fastener installation, controlled clinching action permanently

Right Angle LVDT Linear Position Sensors Offer Shortened Unit Length, Resistance to Debris

October 4, 2010 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors offers right angle configurations of its spring-loaded and through bore LVDT position sensors that offer a shortened unit length, and stop debris from accumulating inside the sensor body. LVDTS designed with a radially-mounted electrical connector are

World's First Freeform Escalator

October 1, 2010 5:24 am | by LabEquipment | Videos | Comments

Architects will be able to create escalators in any shape they want, even freeform curves, thanks to the first significant rethink of escalator design since the 'moving stairway' was invented in 1897. A system known as the 'Levytator' has been developed by Jack Levy, an Emeritus Professor...

Signal Integrity Network Analyzers Measure 40 GHz, Four-Port S-Parameters

September 30, 2010 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

LeCroy Corporation launched the SPARQ series of Signal Integrity Network Analyzers. The instruments measure 40 GHz S-parameters on up to four-ports with single button press. The units are positioned as

Network Analyzer Handles Gapless Measurements from 10 MHz to 110 GHz

September 30, 2010 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Rohde & Schwarz ZVA110 high-end network analyzer covers the entire frequency range from 10 MHz to 110 GHz. Its dynamic range, high output power and measurement speed make the analyzer appropriate for


10-A Relay Features 12- and 24-V Coil

September 30, 2010 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CIT Relay & Switch J107E1 Series is the industry standard 10 A featuring 12-V and 24-V coil. Small in size and presented as robust, this relay is cUL listed and RoHS compliant. The contact arrangement is (1A) SPST or (1C) SPDT with contact rating of 10 A at 250 VAC and 30 VDC. The contact resistance is

PC-104, 1 GHz SBC Supports Networking and Communications

September 30, 2010 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems introduced a PC/104-compatible 1 GHz single board computer (SBC), dubbed the PCM-VDX-2-512. It is designed for headless space- and power-limited systems. It has two Ethernet, four USB 2.0, and four asynchronous serial channels plus

Oscilloscope Series Provides Up to 45 GHz of Bandwidth and 120 GS-s of Sample Rate

September 30, 2010 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

LeCroy Corporation’s new line of WaveMaster 8Zi-A digital oscilloscopes, Serial Data Analyzers, and Disk Drive Analyzers provides up to 45 GHz of bandwidth and 120 GS/s of sample rate. Asserted to be the world’s highest bandwidth and fastest sample rate real-time oscilloscope, the series also features

Wireless IO Modules and Radio Modems Are Outdoor-rated

September 29, 2010 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics Manufacturing Co., Inc. today announced that it is expanding its Zlinx Industrial Wireless product line with the Zlinx Xtreme IP67 Outdoor-Rated Radio Modems and I/O Modules. Featuring license-free, proprietary RF, the products are

AC-DC Digital PWM IC Integrates 800-V Bipolar Power Transistor

September 29, 2010 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt’s iW1810 AC/DC digital PWM IC, which is designed for the industrial market, integrates an 800-V bipolar power transistor to protect rugged offline power supplies for household appliances, motor control, and smart meters from high-line surge voltage while


One-Watt DC-DC Converters Are Ultra-miniature

September 29, 2010 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s ACP100E Series of ultra-miniature 1W DC/DC converters, with a small 0.23 square inch product footprint are specifically designed to be a "Drop In" upgrade for older DCP01 type converters. Eight standard models operate from

Pulse Withstanding Chip Resistors Offer 1 Percent Resistance Tolerances

September 29, 2010 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announced the addition of 1 percent tolerance to its RPC Series of thick film high pulse withstanding chip resistors. Through proprietary materials and processing, the company announced it is able to

Transient Blocking Units Feature a Broad Range of Trigger Currents, Voltages

September 29, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. introduced its next-generation Transient Blocking Unit (TBU) Series of circuit protection devices designed to protect a broad selection of industrial and telecommunications applications. The series provides

A Quest for Spindle Speed Using a Multi-Physics Motor Design Tool

September 28, 2010 12:47 pm | by Lois Lee, Manager, Cobham Technical Services USA | Blogs | Comments

The Opera motor design software package is helping Air Bearings of Poole to extend the speed of spindle motors beyond 400,000 RPM.

UPS Offers Advanced True on-line, Double Conversion Features

September 28, 2010 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

SolaHD has introduced the S4KC Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) incorporating a host of advanced true on-line, double conversion features in a compact package that is purpose-engineered for industrial applications, such as industrial computers, automation systems, robotics and pocess controls. It is available in

AS-Interface Power Conditioner Easily Panel Mounts Into Two Networks

September 28, 2010 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the VAN-KE2-2PE Two Network AS-Interface Power Conditioner. The conditioner is said to be the industry’s first panel mount AS-Interface power conditioner to

Open Frame DC-DC Converters for Railway Apps Have a Smaller Footprint

September 28, 2010 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Martek Power announced additions to its Powertron family of DC/DC converters. The new DC/DC converters are extensions to the company’s JL series of open frame units originally designed for on-board passenger information systems. The new JLM and JLHM converters are

Isolated Quarter-Brick DC-DC Converters Have Output of 22 A

September 28, 2010 7:55 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions extended its HPQ range of high power quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converters with the introduction of the HPQ-8.3, a 182.6W model with 8.3 V output, and a

Reference Designs Enable Energy Efficiency Through Digital Power

September 28, 2010 7:50 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced two digitally controlled DC/DC converter reference designs with advanced, high-efficiency topologies. Complete documentation — including software, Gerber files, MATLAB® models, Webinars and application notes — can be downloaded for free from Microchip’s Web site. These new reference designs are

5-10 kVA Online UPSs Increase Power Capacities in Small Spaces

September 28, 2010 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power introduced the Liebert GXT3 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system in 5-10 kVA models. The true on-line double conversion UPS system enables higher power capacities into smaller spaces while

Rugged, 30 W DC-DC Converter Modules Target Railway Apps

September 28, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ DCW 30R Series of rugged, railway quality DC/DC converter modules delivers 30W output power. The modules meet all relevant railway standards including EN 50155, EN50121-3-2 conducted and radiated EMI, EN 55022 Class B, and EN 61000 immunity. These converters offer

NXP Motor Control Demo at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference

September 24, 2010 5:22 am | by ecnmagazine | Videos | Comments

Here's a demo of an NXP motor control development platform at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston

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