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Rocker switches handle high current
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Suitable for applications with current ratings up to 20 amps at 125 Vac, the new SRJ panel-mount round rocker switches from Cherry Electrical Products can be used in household appliances, surge protectors and lighting controls.
42V Still Waits in the Wings
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10/28/2004   Post a comment
There was a buzz at Convergence 2004 about a paper on the current state of 42-volt technology. While there are no technical showstoppers, actual need and implementation costs are concerns.
USB Smart Card Reader - adapts PC for secure home banking
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10/28/2004   Post a comment
A low-cost, easy to install smart card reader from Secure Retail allows any home or office PC to be adapted to support secure home banking or e-commerce applications, or to be secured against unauthorised access. Priced at just £24.66 on-line, the reader can be configured for USB or serial communication with its host PC according to the type of cable inserted, which simplifies installation.
Bluetooth RFID Reader - designed like a marker-pen
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
Cathexis Innovations Inc, a leader in RFID-enabling technologies, and Baracoda SA, which is at the forefront of Bluetooth wireless technology, have launched the beta version of the first handheld Bluetooth 13.56MHz RFID Reader, dubbed IDBlue™. The two companies have chosen a pen-type design for IDBlue that is revolutionary, given the device's size, ease of use and versatility.
Motors fit tiny spaces
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
SANYO DC Micro Motor Division offers a new line of 4-mm mid-mount reflow vibrator motors that fit ultra-thin cell phones and disposable micro dispensers. Part of the company's fourth generation surface-mount technology (SMT) micro vibration motor series, the devices feature reflowable technology that generally provides a lower profile than standard grommet contact configurations, said the company.
NKK announces lead-free initiative
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
NKK Switches has unveiled its lead-free roadmap to become fully compliant under the RoHs Directive. This directive, which is driving companies to develop and manufacture products free of lead (Pb), poses a significant challenge to switch manufacturers and their customers, said the company. As a result, NKK has implemented a project team to make its customer's experience with the new regulations as easy as possible.
Hybrid Stepper Motors - are the world's smallest
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10/22/2004   Post a comment
The world's smallest hybrid stepper motors, measuring only 20 mm square, are available from SmartDrive. The ultra-compact, lightweight motors, manufactured by Tamagawa, are available in 2-phase (3692) and 5-phase (3682) unipolar and bipolar versions, and combine high torque with high-speed response.
Altera, Intersil, PMC-Sierra, Zarlink post mixed results
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10/20/2004   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry remains in a lull, based on financial results from Altera, Intersil, PMC-Sierra, and Zarlink on Wednesday (Oct. 20).
Easy installation switches ideal for tough conditions
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10/14/2004   Post a comment
Meeting IP65 front protection standards, the new Series 61 from EAO are available in a wide variety of easy-installation switches and indicators with an extensive range of options.
Anatomy of the Vehicle Safety CocoonPart 2: Electronic Enablers
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10/14/2004   Post a comment
Here is a look at the electronics required to enable different automotive active- and passive-safety technologies. Some of these electronics are simple but others are much more complex and may even need to be invented.
Pushbutton switches feature ultra-thin profile
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10/13/2004   Post a comment
Designed to enhance the appearance of front panels, the new JF series of pushbutton tact-style switches from NKK Switches provides an ultra-thin 5-mm profile from the PC-board to the top of the switch. Offering designers a wide variety of shapes and colors, the new series is available in round or square shapes with four different actuator styles.
Airtronics enters standard enclosure market
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10/13/2004   Post a comment
Airtronics Metal Products Inc., a custom sheet metal engineering, design and manufacturing company, has entered the standard rack and enclosure business. The company's first offering is its 710 series of modular racks and cabinets for the networking, computer storage and other IT infrastructure equipment as well as for process, semiconductor, test and other industrial uses.
Monitors designed for mil/aero and industrial systems
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10/13/2004   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. now offers system monitoring and management units specifically designed for military/aerospace, communications, and industrial applications. The new system monitors may be used in a variety of VME/64x, VXI, CompactPCI or other chassis types.
Vandal Resistant Switches - now with blue LEDs
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10/12/2004   Post a comment
The latest addition to Bulgin's family of Vandal Resistant Switches is a blue illuminated version, a colour particularly suited to contemporary panel designs. Two designs of LED illuminated switches available: 'Dot' illumination - a single lens in the middle of the button and 'Ring' illumination - a halo lens that surrounds the button.
Toggle switch withstands harsh environments
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10/8/2004   Post a comment
Completely weather resistant and sealed from the environment, Waytek Inc. is offering a new sealed toggle switch that features weather resistant plastic coating with an O-ring seal.
Component orders down in September, says ECA
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10/7/2004   Post a comment
The monthly electronic component order index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) dipped in September, confirming an onslaught of reports from various suppliers indicating an industry slowdown.
Component orders down in September, says ECA
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10/7/2004   Post a comment
The monthly electronic component order index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) dipped in September, confirming an onslaught of reports from various suppliers indicating an industry slowdown.
Terrain Response Levels SUV Playing Field
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10/6/2004   Post a comment
Land Rover's four-wheel drive Terrain Response system, found on the new LR3, provides flexible and automatic control of the vehicle on-road and off-road, lessening the impact of off-road driving on the environment.
Detent-action switches slated for industrial use
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10/6/2004   Post a comment
A new line of tough and durable detent-action rotary switches from Electroswitch can handle a variety of industrial applications. Available with continuous ratings ranging from 5 to 30 amps at 600 volts, the switches provide up to 16 positions and up to 75 poles.
Focus on Relays: Auto parts shrink size, rev power
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10/5/2004   Post a comment
As the content of electronics along with electronic control modules continues to climb in vehicles, the need for smaller relays that carry greater current loads continues to grow, particularly for printed-circuit-board relays. Automotive relay makers say the increased use of electronics is being driven by such convenience options as rear-seat entertainment systems; heated seats; power folding mirrors and seats; power door and tailgate closure options; adjustable pedals; and electric power steeri
Heat sinks cool Intel Xeon processors in 1U servers
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10/1/2004   Post a comment
Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) has introduced a line of low-profile heat sinks designed for passive cooling of Intel Xeon processors in narrow 1U servers. Constructed of anodized, solid aluminum, the new blackDIAMOND heat sinks don't exhibit interfacial thermal resistance that is typical in bonded heat sinks, and can replace heavier, copper-based fan-sinks that are more expensive and have limited work lives, said the company.


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