Rack-mount packaging options ease CWDM integration Product News 7/29/2004 Post a comment Stratos Lightwave LLC is has launched several new rack-mount packaging options for its Tsunami brand of coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) optical components and modules. Offered in both industry-standard 19-inch as well as LGX-compatible racks, these packaging options make it easier to integrate the CWDM devices into existing installations of high-performance communications systems.
Fail-safe handles solve hot swap problems Product News 7/28/2004 Post a comment Using a new two-step design, Elma Electronic's new AdvancedTCA handles provide a fail-safe method for the insertion and removal of ATCA boards by separating the locking/switching mechanism from the extraction function. In some cases, with a one-step process, it causes the handles to disengage too quickly, or makes it difficult to plug the ATCA boards back into the chassis, said the company.
High torque micro motors target robotics, mini appliances Product News 7/27/2004 Post a comment SANYO DC Micro Motor Division has introduced a new line of 12-mm DC geared micro motors as smaller replacements for large brush motors in a variety of applications including robotics, mini appliances, power tools, as well as medical and dispensing equipment. The new 12GN series measures 12 mm x 10 mm x 29 mm from terminals to tip of shaft and weighs 8.7 g.
10GHz Switching Reed Relays - employ a ball-grid-array design Product News 7/23/2004 Post a comment With a 10GHz -3dB roll-off point two new reed relays, available from Rhopoint Components, offer an ideal way for switching low level RF signals, and high speed logic. The leadless relays employ a patented ball-grid-array design and provide a 50 Ohm RF impedance throughout the device.
Elma enters PXI market with new chassis line Product News 7/22/2004 Post a comment Compliant to PXI Specification R2.0, Elma Electronic's has launched its initial PXI chassis line for instrumentation systems. The first in the new series is a 4U Type 15 PXI chassis that measures 17-in. wide x 16-in. deep. Available in desktop or rack-mount versions, the new line uses Elma's modular enclosure design to offer a wide range of configurations.
Pushbutton switches ensure reliability Product News 7/22/2004 Post a comment Featuring dual, sliding contacts, NKK Switches' new HB series of illuminated and non-illuminated subminiature pushbuttons provide high reliability, contact stability and increased operating life. Plus, a rear panel threaded mounting ensures secure positioning.
External flanges make it easier to mount die-cast boxes Product News 7/22/2004 Post a comment Bud Industries Inc. has developed a new series of IP 65 and NEMA 4X-rated aluminum boxes with external mounting brackets that can be mounted on a wall or panel without requiring the removal of the cover or exposing the internal components to the environment. The new AN series comes equipped with a permanently fastened 0.09-in. thick mounting bracket that accepts up to #10 mounting screws. (Screws are not included.)
Switchmode Rectifier - provides 220A at 92% efficiency Product News 7/22/2004 Post a comment Tyco Electronics Power Systems expanded its GALAXY 595 Series of switchmode rectifiers with the 595LT Series Switchmode Rectifier. The units integrate the latest switchmode technology with superior power, protection, and control features in a compact, cost-efficient power conversion system.
Hybrid Linear Actuators - with end of stroke sensor Product News 7/22/2004 Post a comment Haydon Switch & Instrument offers an optional solid state end of stroke sensor for its entire line of hybrid linear actuators. The sensor is capable of monitoring the end position of linear actuators and incorporates a hall effect device, which is activated by a rare earth magnet embedded in the end of the internal screw.
Miniature Flash Card Connector - has innovative push/push mechanism Product News 7/22/2004 Post a comment With the Reduced Size-MMC the Multi Media Card Association (MMCA) takes into account the current miniaturization trends in electronics, similar to the SD Card Association with their miniSD. With their connector series FLS007, Yamaichi Electronics now offers two miniaturized card holders for the RS-MMC.
6 Pin DIP Relays - through hole or surface mount Product News 7/22/2004 Post a comment Teledyne Relays announced the ZD20CF and ZD24CC plastic packaged 6pin DIP solid-state relays for commercial, aerospace & military applications. Both relays offer an extended operating temperature range in addition to short circuit and overload protection, reliability screening options and more.
Brushless AC Servo Drive - with configurable anti-resonance filters Product News 7/21/2004 Post a comment Baldor has extended the versatility of its low-cost brushless AC servo drive, MicroFlex, with the addition of configurable anti-resonance filters. The software upgrade allows machine builders to implement filters to combat mechanical problems using the drive's DSP (digital signal processor) - providing a means of optimising machine productivity without additional expense.
Panel design ensures electrical continuity Product News 7/16/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronic Inc. says its new "no-compromise" front panel design ensures electrical continuity from panel to panel. It also provides a scratch-proof solution for VME, CompactPCI, VXI, AdvancedTCA and custom designs.
Bustronic offers 32-bit cPCI backplanes Product News 7/14/2004 Post a comment Bustronic Corp. has developed a new line of 32-bit CompactPCI (cPCI) backplanes that offer hundreds of I/O pins. The line currently includes 6U 8-slot, 3U 8-slot, and 3U 3-slot versions. Product line expansions are planned for the new 32-bit cPCI series.
Sealed submini switch comes in multiple options Product News 7/14/2004 Post a comment CIT Relay and Switch has expanded its line of sealed switches with the introduction of its BSP series of subminiature pushbutton switches. The new line is available in a variety of terminal choices and mounting options including panel, horizontal, vertical and support bracket.
Limit Switches - for cost-conscious OEM use Product News 7/7/2004 Post a comment Honeywell Sensing and Control offers a versatile set of four compact limit switch families that provides cost-conscious Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) extended options to solve application problems. The EVN, SZL-VL, GLD, and GLC series all have UL, CSA or C-UL, and CE certification.
Tactile-Glass Keyboard - is vandal-proof Product News 7/7/2004 Post a comment COMMAC is launching vandal-proof keyboards made of touch-sensitive glass. The touch-sensitive keyboards, which do not require direct physical contact to be operated, comprise a laminated sensitive film on the back of the screen-print of a keyboard, under a 6mm-thick tempered glass window.
Maxon 2004/05 Catalogue - backed up by an e-media support Product News 7/7/2004 Post a comment The maxon 2004/05 printed catalogue is backed up by an e-media support package comprising a CD-ROM with an electronic catalogue, the maxon selection program and www.maxonmotor.com, all designed to help users select, calculate and design drive units as well as communicate with the delivery plant.
Hall Effects Joysticks - offer optimum life expectancy Product News 7/7/2004 Post a comment In order to propose a modern range of Man Machine Interfaces adapted to the present needs, Megatron offers a wide choice of potentiometric, contacts, inductive and Hall effects joysticks. The range of Hall effects joysticks is composed of 3 complementary models which are available in multiple versions.
Enclosures mount easily Product News 7/6/2004 Post a comment New enclosures from Bud Industries Inc. feature external mounting brackets for easy mounting. The newest members of the company's Econobox die cast aluminum boxes can be mounted on a wall or panel without having to remove the cover and expose the internal components to the environment.
Fan and heat sink assembly simplifies PC cooling Product News 7/5/2004 Post a comment StarTech.com, a provider of hard-to-find computer parts, says its new fan and heat sink combination unit is universally compatible with most current Intel and AMD processors. This heavy-duty aluminum heat sink and ball-bearing fan, called the UNIVERSALHSF, fits the Intel PIII, Intel P4 up to 3.2 GHz, AMD Athlon XP 3000+, and AMD K7 and K8 CPUs.
Rocker switch seals out moisture Product News 7/1/2004 Post a comment Sealed to IP 67, CIT Relay & Switch's new subminiature rocker switch offers electrical ratings from .4 VA for dry circuit applications to 3A for power applications in both SPDT and DPDT configurations. Applications include computers and computer peripherals, telecommunications, security, test equipment, instrumentation and medical applications.
DIP rotaries offer actuator choices Product News 7/1/2004 Post a comment The DR series of DIP rotary switches from NKK Switches features a choice of screwdriver, shaft, dial-adjusted or knob actuators, with trouble-free code setting, and highly visible legends. Arrow or dot indicators are available.
Tyco upgrades microwave-switching relays Product News 7/1/2004 Post a comment Harrisburg, Pa. Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International, Ltd., is offering an extended life version of its CII brand microwave-switching relays. The MW family products now provide a typical life expectancy of up to 10 million operations when switching low level loads. The company says it has increased the life of the relay tenfold through a series of process improvements.
Lead-free manufacturing: the reality is clear; the information is not Product News 7/1/2004 Post a comment Beginning July 1, 2006 all products sold to the European Union must comply with the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) initiatives. While many North American manufacturers have taken a "wait and see" stance on the subject, the reality of lead-free manufacturing is upon us and electronics manufacturers are beginning to feel the pressure.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...