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Ultra-slim SSR targets industrial and appliance apps
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Fujitsu Components America, Inc. offers a new ultra-slim solid-state relay (SSR) for industrial and appliance applications such as PLCs, process controls, remote switching, air conditioners, vending machines and photocopiers. Designed for high-density PC-board mounting, the new FTR-SL is a 1A, SIP-type SSR that measures 5 mm (W) x 28 mm (L) x 15 mm (H). The device is pin-compatible with Fujitsu's existing FTR-LY electromechanical relay.
Protection devices offer multiple ports
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11/14/2003   Post a comment
Eliminating component count through higher integration, California Micro Devices' three new USB overcurrent protection switches for notebook and desktop personal computers support four USB ports in a single device. This allows next-generation PCs, which will have up to 8 ports per desktop, or 3 to 4 USB ports per notebook, to reduce the number of overcurrent protection devices per system by 50% versus traditional 2-port devices.
Lighted knobs improve visibility
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
Elma Electronics' new series of illuminated knobs improves the viewing of indicator characters in all ambient light conditions. Available in a range of sizes and styles, illumination is accomplished via surface-mount LEDs on a flexible PC-board strip inside a figure dial constructed of proprietary lightguide material.
Chassis designed for CompactPCI, PICMG 2.16
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11/6/2003   Post a comment
A new 8-slot CompactPCI portable tower from Elma Electronic Inc. offers PICMG 2.16 backplane options. Measuring 17-in. high x 10.5-in. wide, the 8-slot Type 32 cPCI chassis features 2 x 5.25-in. HH devices and a 350-watt plug-in power supply with an option for dual redundancy.
Antec enclosure features "Quiet Computing"
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11/5/2003   Post a comment
Antec, Inc. has released the P160, the first case in the company's new Performance One series of high-performance enclosures. The new enclosure series features an aluminum design and the company's Quiet Computing technology, which reduces noise by up to 80%. Quiet Computing features include vibration-dampening mounts for hard drives and specially engineered low-speed 120-mm fans.
Sealed rocker switch targets harsh apps
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11/5/2003   Post a comment
NKK Switches offers a new environmentally sealed rocker switch line for harsh or outdoor applications. The sealed construction of the new WR series of 15-amp rocker switches conforms to IP67 of IEC529 standards.
Flywheels expand for UPS backup
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11/5/2003   Post a comment
Avnet offers AMD Athlon 64 processor-based custom systems
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11/3/2003   Post a comment
Avnet Computing Components has announced that AMD Athlon 64 processor-based custom white box systems are now available through its online configurator - QuickSource. Customers can purchase AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Athlon 64 FX processors via the telephone (1-888-300-8277) or configure fully validated AMD Athlon 64 processor-based systems via Quicksource at www.quicksource.avnet.com
High power contactor gets upgrade
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11/3/2003   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics said its KILOVAC brand FM200 series contactor, also known as the FLATMAN contactor, switches loads up to 300 amps at either 480 Vac or 48 Vdc. The contactor is now rated to continuously carry loads up to 200 amps at the above rated voltages.
Rugged switch technology targets harsh applications
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11/3/2003   Post a comment
Developed for harsh and hazardous environments as well as outdoor and vandal-prone locations, Texzec, Inc. said its new ActiveMetal switch technology, that combines solid metal construction with state-of-the-art sensing techniques, produces rugged keyboards, keypads and switches that are vandal-, water- and explosion-proof. They can also withstand impact and vibration, and operate in all weather conditions.
Distributors shed failing components businesses
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11/1/2003   Post a comment
As the technology recession continues to hammer at distributors' profits, more are being forced to re-evaluate their business models. Reptron Electronics is the latest to conclude that it might be better off without its electronic-components operations.


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