NRC sponsors lead-free seminar Product News 6/23/2004 Post a comment NRC Electronics, Inc. in conjunction with Design Chain Associates and EPTAC Corp. will present a half-day "Introduction to Lead Free" seminar on the impact of the European Union Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and WEEE Hazardous Materials Directives on July 21, 2004 at NRC's Florida facility.
Slide switch occupies less space Product News 6/22/2004 Post a comment EAO has introduced a new miniature slide switch for a variety of applications including jumper replacement, circuit testing, on/off switch and PC-board configurations. The 1K2 switch measures 10 x 2.5 mm with a height of 4.5 mm excluding the actuator.
Switches offer multiple configurations Product News 6/22/2004 Post a comment NKK Switches has launched its new G series of washable, PC-mount toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, all with matching indicators. These ultra-miniature switches are available in single pole and double pole configurations.
Backplane fits tight spaces Product News 6/22/2004 Post a comment Bustronic Corp. offers a new "classic" 6U VME64x backplane in a 5-slot size for space-constrained applications. Available in 6U and 7U sizes, the VME64x backplanes meet or exceed ANSI/VITA 1.1-1997, ANSI/VITA 1-1994 and IEEE P1014 specifications.
Cabinet line features nearly 200 models Product News 6/22/2004 Post a comment Optima EPS has unveiled its RA/RC cabinet series that features 192 standard models available in 19-in. and 24-in. widths and eleven standard color options. Three standard depths and eight heights from 12U to 44 U meet a wide range of mounting and cable access requirements.
Switch shrinks in size Product News 6/16/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronic's new family of B08 switches feature a reduced footprint, roughly 20 percent smaller than existing Elma switches. In addition, the switches meet Six Sigma quality standards and work within specifications after 20,000 switching cycles.
Small LCD display provides wider viewing area for greater functionality Product News 6/9/2004 Post a comment Review: NKK Switches is offering an improved version of its small STN LCD display with a wider, high-contrast viewing area of 13.9 x 10.6 mm and a 36 x 24 pixel resolution to maximize clarity. Pixel size is 0.32 x 0.32 mm. Available with straight PC terminals and bi-color (red and green) LED backlighting with standard or super bright options, the small programmable display is designed for space-constrained applications that require graphics, text or moving images. They can be used alone or with
New SAE color-coding makes circuit breaker choices easier Product News 6/8/2004 Post a comment E-T-A Circuit Breakers has released a new family of circuit breakers with new SAE color-coding that simplifies your choice of circuit breaker as a fuse replacement. The 1610 series thermal circuit breaker is a resettable alternative for standard plug-in type blade fuses for fuse blocks in vehicles with 12-V or 24-V electrical systems. By using circuit breakers in these applications, the company touts a reduction in downtime caused by blown fuses in trucks, recreational vehicles, specialty vehicl
DIN rail mount boxes supply multiple options Product News 6/8/2004 Post a comment Bud Industries Inc. has launched its DB series of DIN rail mount enclosures that are suitable for a variety of industrial control applications including relays, power supplies, connection boxes and I/O controllers. Available in single- to volume production quantities, the new products can be used for both large jobs and in-house prototyping.
Slim relay designed for HVAC and appliances Product News 6/8/2004 Post a comment Fujitsu Components America, Inc. offers a new 20-amp (A) power relay in a slim package, measuring 30.1 x 15.7 x 23.3 mm, for commercial and industrial products. The FTR-K3 1 Form A relay touts a nominal operating power of 780 mW, which is the lowest power consumption in its class, said the company.
COTS enclosure targets instrumentation systems Product News 6/8/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronic Inc. expands its line of rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) enclosures with the introduction of a 5U VXI 12R2 chassis for instrumentation systems in airborne, shipboard, or ground mobile applications. The new chassis supports six cards in the "C" 6U x 340-mm format.
Relay combines high power and small size Product News 6/8/2004 Post a comment CIT Relay & Switch say its small, lightweight WJ152 series relay beats the competition with a switching current capacity of up to 10 amps. Packaged in a 27 x 21 x 35-mm footprint, the WJ152 series relay also offers low coil power consumption and high contact load.
AdvancedTCA front panel design reduces product iterations Product News 6/4/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronic Inc. has released a new line of AdvancedTCA front panels with an all-in-one solution design that allows boards of various thicknesses to be mounted on the same handle. The company said key benefits include cost savings and a reduction in product iterations.
DC micro motors target high volume, low-cost apps Product News 6/4/2004 Post a comment SANYO DC Micro Motor Division has developed eight new product lines of DC micro motors for high volume, low-cost applications. Products include standard and custom stepper, brushless, precious metal brush, geared and vibration type micro motors for a number of applications including camera lens movement, robotics, cell phones, gaming, power tools, locks, biometrics scanning, medical dosing, dispensing equipment, vending, CD-DVD players and recorders, and printers.
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