Relay packs 20 amps in mini package Product News 11/29/2004 Post a comment CIT Relay & Switch's new WJ121 Series of power relays offers a switching capacity of 20 amps (A) at 125 Vac and 16 A at 250 Vac/28 Vdc in a 28.9 x 12.6 x 24.3-mm footprint.
Switch seals out contaminants Product News 11/24/2004 Post a comment The new M2B series of process sealed miniature pushbutton switches from NKK Switches employs several design features to lock out contaminants. These include an interior o-ring surrounding the actuator within the bushing, ultrasonic welding of the bushing and housing unit, and epoxy-sealed terminals. In addition, the single unit construction of the bushing and top of the housing provides added protection from cleaning fluids or other liquids.
Bi-color lighted switch suits many applications Product News 11/24/2004 Post a comment The new LPH series of bi-color lighted pushbutton switches from CIT Relay & Switch are suitable for computer and computer peripherals, telecommunications, security, test equipment, instrumentation, audio and medical applications.
Multi-Purpose Aluminium Case - for 100 mm Euro cards Product News 11/24/2004 Post a comment Fischer Elektronik have extended their range of cases by a multi-purpose aluminium case with guide slots spaced at 5.08 mm (1 U) for 100 mm Euro cards. The tough plastic frame (classified UL 94 V-0) allows firm and easy connection of Eurotainer design cases in both the horizontal and vertical directions.
Fast-acting fuses protect consumer electronics Product News 11/23/2004 Post a comment Raychem Circuit Protection, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, has launched a new family of fast-acting surface-mount fuses for consumer electronic devices including laptop computers, multimedia devices, and cell phones. These fast-acting fuses help provide overcurrent protection on systems using DC power sources of up to 125 Vac.
VXS backplane designed for early development Product News 11/22/2004 Post a comment Bustronic Corp. offers a new VXS switched serial backplane for early product development. Compliant to the new VITA 41.0 specification, the 5-slot VXS solution allows the direct connection of up to three node cards without requiring a switch card to run the fabric.
CTS Corp. to acquire EMS provider SMTEK News & Analysis 11/17/2004 Post a comment Electronic components supplier CTS Corp. (Elkhart, Ind.) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire SMTEK International Inc. (Moorpark, Calif.), an electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider, for cash and stock.
Lighted pushbutton switch boasts versatility Product News 11/16/2004 Post a comment CIT Relay & Switch has introduced its CL1200 series of LED pushbutton switches that can be used in a variety of applications including computer and computer peripherals, telecommunications, security, test equipment, instrumentation, audio and medical applications.
PC fans offer multiple options Product News 11/16/2004 Post a comment Antec, Inc. has launched its line of TriCool PC fans with original, double ball-bearing (DBB) and LED models that allow users to balance noise performance with cooling requirements. The line also supplies users with a choice of speed, size and color that best fit their computing requirements.
Integrated Systems Make Driving Safer Design How-To 11/12/2004 Post a comment Integrating both active and passive safety equipment, Continental Teves' Integrated Safety Solutions Initiative enhances the value of safety systems for consumers and makes such systems more affordable. The company has developed a state-of-the-art demonstration vehicle to showcase this initiative.
ZVEI erwartet für 2005 weiteres Wachstum News & Analysis 11/10/2004 Post a comment Der deutsche Markt für elektronische Bauelemente wird nach Einschätzung des ZVEI-Fachverbandes Electronic Components and Systems 2004 um 7,4 Prozent auf 17,0 Milliarden Euro wachsen. Vor dem Hintergrund der anhaltenden Innovationsdynamik der Branche und moderat positiver Konjunkturerwartungen prognostiziert der Fachverband für das Jahr 2005 eine Fortsetzung der moderaten Aufwärtsbewegung in leicht abgeschwächter Form.
Cabinets meet tough seismic specs Product News 11/5/2004 Post a comment Optima EPS, an Elma Company, has launched a new range of 19-in. and 24-in. width equipment cabinets that use welded aluminum construction to provide lower-weight NEBS compliance for seismic regions. The company says the heavy-duty aluminum extrusions are combined with a seven-gauge steel base to provide a rugged floor-mounting design that resists shock, bending and vibration stresses.
Lead-free compliance still lagging, says study News & Analysis 11/3/2004 Post a comment Only 69 percent of electronic industry contract manufacturers expect to be fully compliant with global environmental legislation taking effect July 2006 prescribed by the European Union's (EU's) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation, according a study by Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI) and Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of distributor Avnet Inc. (Phoenix).
Piezo Switches - with stainless steel housing Product News 11/2/2004 Post a comment APEM has expanded its range of piezo switches with a stainless steel version and new models featuring ring illumination. Piezo switches have no moving parts, are dust and water proof and their metal surface is impervious to other types of contamination. This makes them ideal for harsh applications like food processing, medical or chemical equipment.
Telecom Relays - for local exchange and CPE applications Product News 11/2/2004 Post a comment Compact telecom relays from Omron enable high density mounting by reducing the mounting area of the surface mount package by up to 56% compared to comparable alternative devices. By also meeting Telcordia specifications, the relays are suitable for use in telecom equipment such as central office switches and broadband routers, which must typically provide many channels of switching within a confined area.
High-airflow DC fans target 1U apps Product News 11/1/2004 Post a comment Delivering a multi-function and high-airflow design, Orion Fans has developed a new series of DC fans for designers of 1U power supplies and servers. The new 120 x 32-mm Rigel series DC fans combines a compact size, high airflow and increased functionality, which makes the OD1232 fans suitable for applications with high sensitivity and variable heat output.
Tyco reports profit, sells global network News & Analysis 11/1/2004 Post a comment Tyco International Ltd. (Pembroke, Bermuda) reported net income of $454 million, or 22 cents per share, on sales of $10.4 billion in its fourth 2004 fiscal quarter ended September, compared to a net loss of $297 million, or 15 cents per share on sales of $9.5 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times