PCB packaging hardware meets lead-free requirements Product News 3/28/2005 Post a comment Bivar Inc. has launched a new line of card guides, PC-board ejectors and handles, all manufactured in compliance with the European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives calling for lead-free materials and processes. Applications for the new products include the latest PC-board packaging technologies in telecommunications, computer peripherals, plant system enclosures, as well as test and medical diagnostic instr
Non-metallic enclosures available in new sizes Product News 3/22/2005 Post a comment Bud Industries Inc. now offers additional sizes for its new NBB series of large non-metallic enclosures. The company says the lightweight enclosures cost less than metallic models, while retaining durability and strength for most applications.
Heavy-duty rocker switches suit off-road apps Product News 3/17/2005 Post a comment New AR4 and AR5 series analog rocker switches from ITT Industries, Electronics Components feature a contactless sensing design that provides an accurate, proportional output suitable for off-road machinery. The new devices also tout a long life of more than one million cycles (: ≥1.5M cycles for the AR4), and deliver the reliability required for applications in demanding environmental conditions.
Elektromechanik wächst langsamer News & Analysis 3/17/2005 Post a comment Nach einem passablen Jahr 2004 erwarten die Hersteller elektromechanischer Bauelemente für 2005 ein schwächeres Jahr. Zu schaffen macht der Industrie der Wettbewerb aus Fernost. Im europäischen Vergleich hingegen schnitt die deutsche Industrie überdurchschnittlich ab.
Relay solves high current switching issues Product News 3/11/2005 Post a comment Santa Barbara, Calif. GIGAVAC says its new 15 kV G13 relay easily handles high in-rush current switching between power sources and loads, replacing the need for two double-throw relays in these applications.
Circuit protection devices meet UL requirements Product News 3/10/2005 Post a comment Menlo Park, Calif. Raychem Circuit Protection, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, says its new PolySwitch TRF600-150 circuit protection devices are now UL recognized to UL 1434 and have passed UL tests for UL497A. In addition, the new devices are compliant with the European Union's RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive 2002/95/EC that bans or restricts the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated biphenyl ethers
Heavy-duty switches target industrial apps Product News 3/8/2005 Post a comment Weymouth, Mass. Electroswitch offers a large selection of heavy-duty switches for industrial applications. These designs include detent-, snap-, and cam-action rotary switches as well as tap and knife switches. Offering a wide range of current ratings from milliamps to 10,000 amps and voltage ratings from millivolts to 13,800 volts, these devices measure between two inches to two feet in width.
Keylock switches provide extra protection Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment EAO has expanded its suite of security options for its broad range of keylock switches. These new switches offer optional security features that provide protection against unauthorized access and higher levels of safety control.
NKK rolls out mini toggle switch line Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Positioned as a lower cost alternative to other miniature switches, NKK Switches has introduced a new E-Series of light duty miniature toggle switches that tout several protective features.
Mini absolute encoder targets compact designs Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment CUI Inc. has introduced a new miniature absolute encoder for applications such as medical, instrumentation and robotics where limited space is a key consideration. Measuring 13 mm in diameter and 17.5-mm high, the MAS10-256-G is one of the smallest absolute rotary encoders in the industry.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.