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Pushbutton switches offer variety
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
NKK Switches has launched a new series of logic level, PC-mounted pushbutton switches. These new switches offer a myriad of pushbutton types and terminations for any number of configurations.
Contactor combines high current rating with low cost for auto apps
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Capable of carrying 500 amps, the new KILOVAC brand LEV200 contactor from Tyco Electronics targets power switching applications in electric and hybrid electric vehicles, forklifts, trains, generators, welding equipment and a host of other systems.
Heat sinks designed for BGAs
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
Vette Corp. has announced the availability of its thermal solutions for ICs in ball grid array (BGA) packaging. The new BGA heat sinks target traditional high-volume motherboard, video card, and networking board applications.
Sheet metal enclosures fit seismic racks
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. has modified its Type 39c series of sheet metal enclosures to fit seismic racks. All 1U, 2U, and 4U horizontal Type 39c chassis will now have options to fit both 19-in. racks with an opening of 17.75 in. and NEBS seismic racks with an opening of 17.5 inches.
Protection device targets communications equipment
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
The new PolySwitch TSM600-400 resettable overcurrent protection device from Raychem Circuit Protection, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, helps communications equipment comply with recent worldwide telecommunications standards such as Telcordia GR-1089 Issue 3, UL 60950 3rd edition and TIA-968-A (formerly FCC Part 68). The RoHS-compliant device can also be used in systems designed to ITU-T K.21 & K.21 recommendations.
Emergency stop switches deliver versatility
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
EAO offers a complete line of emergency stop switches that are available in a variety of options including those for LED illumination, protective shrouds, box enclosures, and labels. They also provide the choice of twist or key to unlock and IP65 protection against dirt and water ingress.
Keyboard packs multi-functions in a 30% smaller footprint
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7/15/2005   Post a comment
Cherry Electrical Products launched its new SPOS series of high-functionality keyboards at Retail Systems 2005. Initial versions of these multi-functional keyboards feature a magnetic card reader and enhanced key layout for POS and commercial applications, in a package with a 30 percent smaller footprint than conventional full-size models.
Mini stage integrates motor and encoder for nanopositioning
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7/14/2005   Post a comment
Designed for automated nanopositioning in research and industrial instruments, New Scale Technologies has developed a new closed-loop positioning stage that combines an integral optical encoder and a piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motor with an ultra-thin, 17-mm profile. In addition, the new SQ-2115 motorized stage supports vertical loads of up to 0.5 kilograms (kg) and provides 5 Newton force without generating heat.
Development enclosure handles three formats
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
VersaLogic Corp. offers a new development enclosure for use with embedded computers in standard PC/104, EBX and EPIC form factors.
Programmable encoder touts high speed
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
MicroE Systems claims its new Mercury 3500Si is the first high performance position feedback encoder to operate at maximum speed and maximum resolution. Using an industry-standard SPI serial data interface, the Mercury 3500Si can achieve speeds of 7.2 meters/second, while operating at 5 nanometer resolution. The company says the system is capable of speeds up to 50 times faster than standard A-quad-B output encoders.
1U rack provides PoE and network RPS compatibility
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
Phihong USA has introduced a 1500-watt 1U rack for RPS and bulk power sources. With quick-disconnect connectors for three individual loads, the new PSM1554 accepts three PSM500 500-watt power supplies. Applications include Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), VoIP phones, DC UPS, lighting systems with a single UPS, and network redundant power sources (RPS).
Toggle switches designed for low-medium capacity
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
Designed for unique applications such as light industrial equipment, food equipment and automotive test equipment, the new S series of toggle switches from NKK Switches are available in low and medium capacity versions with ratings from 3 to 25 amps.
Enclosures provide extreme cooling
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7/6/2005   Post a comment
Hybricon Corp. touts that its new line of 10U rack-mount enclosures for high-power applications provides cooling up to 100 watts per slot. The new RME21XC Extreme Cooling Series is available with the company's 21-slot VITA 1.7 VME64x, VXS or CompactPCI switch fabric backplanes.
High-voltage relay beefs up performance, reduces size
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
GIGAVAC said its new G9 sealed single pole, double throw (SPDT) 15kV, 75-amp vacuum relay solves size, weight and cost issues for 30 to 75-amp applications. The G9 relay also touts years of failure-free operation with tungsten contacts sealed in a vacuum which locks out external contamination. Plus, it can hot switch lower current loads.
Nav control technology enhances handheld device functionality
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
ITT Industries, Electronic Components has introduced a 360-degree and N-way variable-rate pointing and navigation control technology for handheld and portable devices. This technology provides greater functionality to human interface devices, while providing designers with a reliable and cost-effective solution in a small footprint.


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