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posted in June 2005
Couplers support cellular systems
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Designed for use in cellular systems, a new line of 4.8-dB hybrid couplers from Microlab/FXR span 700 to 2700 MHz.
SmartSwitch adds RGB technology
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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
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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
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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.
Duo provides VITA 31.1 Gigabit Ethernet backplanes
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Elma Bustronic Corp. has partnered with European sister-company Elma TreNew to develop a new line of 6U and 8U VITA 31.1 backplanes. VITA 31 incorporates switched fabrics into legacy VME64x backplanes with backwards compatibility.
Part programmability delivers custom-standard automotive electronics
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Engineers can design an ASIC or ASSP that meets their needs with added benefits.
Power motor fans offer high airflow efficiency for servers
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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.
Safety switch fits small spaces
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
EAO has expanded its Series 84 line with a new compact, illuminated EN418 rated emergency-stop switch for space-constrained applications.
Power dividers enable in-building wireless appliations
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6/20/2005   Post a comment
Functioning across 0.8 to 3.0 GHz, a new line of rugged power divider/combiners are designed for easy installation an access.
Linear actuators feature high efficiency
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6/17/2005   Post a comment
Nippon Pulse Motor has released its new PFCL series of linear actuators designated as the Linear Step. These PM-type stepper motors enable linear motions without external transformers.
Tilt/sensor switches replace mercury, pendulum switches
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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
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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.
Switching high-voltage circuits with high-voltage relays create challenges
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6/10/2005   Post a comment
Tyco's Earle Alldredge offers practical advice on how to select high-voltage relays for several applications and why it's necessary to consider several key factors including circuit conditions, relay specs and trade-offs.
Component orders dip in May, says ECA
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.


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