SmartSwitch adds RGB technology Product News 6/30/2005 Post a comment NKK Switches now offers its IS series SmartSwitch with RGB LED technology, which is said to allow design engineers to create virtually any illumination with one switch.
Cam switches designed for power industry Product News 6/29/2005 Post a comment Designed for the power industry, Electroswitch offers a new compact Series 20 cam switch line with double-break, silver-plated contacts housed in rigid thermoset plastic for long, reliable life.
Tact switches tout long life Product News 6/28/2005 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has introduced a new line of ALCOSWITCH sealed tactile (tact) switches. The new line includes a full range of popular sizes including 3.5 x 6-mm, 7-mm and 12-mm versions.
Power motor fans offer high airflow efficiency for servers Product News 6/21/2005 Post a comment Sunon, Inc. says airflow and static pressure performance of its new family of power motor fans is 30% more effective, and at lower power consumption levels, than competitive products. In addition, the modular "deck" design adds redundancy for greater flexibility.
Tilt/sensor switches replace mercury, pendulum switches Product News 6/16/2005 Post a comment NKK Switches offers a new combination tilt/sensor switch that is designed to replace mercury and pendulum switches. The DS series of through-hole, PC-board mounted devices is said to offer high reliability with the use of photo interrupter contacts instead of conventional contacts.
16-slot ATCA backplane designed for ETSI racks Product News 6/15/2005 Post a comment Elma Bustronic Corp. has developed a new 16-slot AdvancedTCA (ATCA) backplane for a 23-in. ETSI rack. Featuring a full mesh topology, the new ATCA backplane features an 18-layer stripline design with pluggable fan tray, shelf manager, and power entry connectors.
Component orders dip in May, says ECA News & Analysis 6/9/2005 Post a comment Component orders took a small dip in May, continuing a pattern of up and down ordering activity over the first half of 2005, according to the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association.
Weidmuller offers custom assembly services Product News 6/8/2005 Post a comment Weidmuller offers a quick turnaround for the design and manufacture of custom interface products through its Design-Build-Delivery Services and Solutions program. Custom solutions include complete DIN-rail assemblies, custom electronics and specialty enclosures.
SBS unveils its first AdvancedMC chassis Product News 6/8/2005 Post a comment Developed for building computer systems based on AdvancedMC modules, SBS Technologies Inc. has launched its first AdvancedMC standalone 2U 19-inch rackmount chassis at SuperComm 2005 this week in Chicago. The new AMC-7S-CHASSIS is compliant with AMC.0 and AMC.1, Revision 1.
ATCA shelf combines performance with a small footprint Product News 6/7/2005 Post a comment Tracewell Systems has introduced a new horizontal 5-slot, full mesh shelf for AdvancedTCA (ATCA) that meets NEBS Level III and UL/EN 60950, EN55024. The new low-profile 5U system platform focuses on high reliability, high availability, easy maintenance, and low cost of ownership. Key features of the new system platform include an advanced high capacity push-pull cooling scheme, and a replicated mesh backplane optimized for 3.125 Gbits/s and higher.
Relay/switch selector guide includes RoHS-compliant parts Product News 6/7/2005 Post a comment CIT RELAY & SWITCH has introduced its new Relay & Switch Selector Guide for designers. The guide provides a quick resource reference to more than 78 different families of switch and relay products including a variety of electromechanical, general purpose, signal, ultra-sensitive, lighted, miniature power, DIP, pushbutton, toggle, tact, surface mount, slide, rocker, pc mount, and sealed devices.
Latching high-voltage relays save energy Product News 6/3/2005 Post a comment In response to customer demand for latching requirements, GIGAVAC has launched ten new latching high-voltage relays that are completely sealed and consume power only when the initial coil voltage is applied. These new designs ensure that the relays will remain in the last position even during power outages.
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.