Pushbutton switches offer variety Product News 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.
Heat sinks designed for BGAs Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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.
Programmable encoder touts high speed Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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.
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.