VXS chassis gives designers two backplane options Product News 8/25/2004 Post a comment Compliant to the VITA 41 specification, Elma Electronic Inc.'s new 9U, Type 12 VXS chassis features backplane options in single or Dual Star topologies for high-speed switched fabric performance. The VXS Switched Serial standard is a new VITA initiative to advance VME technology, and is backwards compatible to VME/VME64x. The VITA 41 specification for VXS includes VITA 41.1 for Infiniband, VITA 41.2 for RapidIO, VITA 41.3 for Ethernet, and VITA 41.4 for PCI Express.
DC blower comes in small size Product News 8/24/2004 Post a comment Measuring 3.4 in. (D) x 2.64 in. (L), a new high-speed, 24-volt brushless DC blower from Servo Magnetics Inc. can produce 11.5 inches of water pressure (28.8 mBar) and is capable of producing a flow rate of 21.5 CFM (10.2 liter/second).
Relay upgrades to 40 amps Product News 8/24/2004 Post a comment CIT Relay & Switch now offers the WJ115F series relays with 40-amp contacts. Meeting UL873 and UL508 spacing requirements, the small, lightweight relays are available in three versions PC termination, combination PC and quick connect (QC) terminations for contacts, and QC terminations for coil and contacts.
Extruded boxes offer low-cost choices Product News 8/23/2004 Post a comment Bud Industries Inc. has launched a new series of inexpensive extruded aluminum boxes suitable for a variety of applications including instrument and meter cases, junction boxes and switch boxes. These boxes are priced, sold, and packaged for sale in quantities of one, which make them suitable for equipment designed in-house, prototypes, or small production runs.
Bustronic expands system accessory line Product News 8/19/2004 Post a comment Bustronic Corp. has expanded its line of system accessories with a host of new products including test extender boards, power interface boards, and system monitors for VME, CompactPCI, VXI, AdvancedTCA, and VME64x architectures.
3M composite conductor gains commercial use News & Analysis 8/16/2004 Post a comment 3M Company has reported that its Aluminum Composite Conductor Reinforced (ACCR), an overhead power conductor that doubles the electrical transmission capacity of conventional conductors of the same diameter, will receive its first commercial application early next year, when Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy installs the ACCR on a 10-mile (16 km) transmission line in the Twin Cities region.
Metal matrix composite addresses reliability and cost issues Product News 8/13/2004 Post a comment CPS Corp. says its new metal matrix composite packaging material provides a highly reliable and cost-effective solution for the housing, interconnection and thermal management of microelectronic, optoelectronic and power electronic devices. The aluminum silicon carbide (AlSiC) metal matrix composite allows for tailored or controlled coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE). This means the isotropic CTE value of AlSiC can be adjusted for specific applications by modifying the Al-metal/SiC particula
Speedy enclosure deliveries Product News 8/13/2004 Post a comment Need boxes in a hurry? Equipto Electronics Corp. has announced that its Express Line service program enables shipments within five days of receipt of order for a variety of electronic enclosures. These include the company's popular sized vertical racks, 15° sloped front consoles, workstations and instrument cabinets.
Equipment handles tout variety Product News 8/3/2004 Post a comment Designed for applications ranging from rack-mounted equipment to carrying cases, RAF Electronic Hardware offers a wide selection of handles in a variety of sizes, materials and finishes. These precision-made handles are available in fixed and folding styles.
Fingerstock Gaskets - ease enclosure door EMI problems Product News 8/3/2004 Post a comment For beating electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems where enclosure doors, cabinets and boxes are concerned, Laird Technologies can supply copper beryllium fingerstock gaskets. These act as conductive seals, stopping such emissions from reaching sensitive equipment within, or leaking out to similarly affect equipment located outside.
EMI Sealing Gaskets - automated Form-in-Place technology Product News 8/3/2004 Post a comment The Altocad fully automated Form-in-Place technology by Laird Technologies provides high (or small) volume applications of electromagnetic interference (EMI) gaskets, at reasonable cost. The process is fast and very precise and a high shielding effectiveness of 85 - 100 dB up to 10 GHz is obtained.
19" Rack Mount LCD - ideally suited for industrial automation Product News 8/3/2004 Post a comment The 19" rack mount flat panel LCD from Three-Five Systems is a rugged display platform with a large viewable area that is ideally suited for industrial automation, process control, aerospace, medical diagnostics, and defense monitoring applications.
It features superb image quality with 0.299 mm dot pitch, 225 nits luminance and a contrast ratio of 500:1, providing outstanding resolution with a 176-degree viewing angle.
BGA reed relay ups performance, lowers profile Product News 8/2/2004 Post a comment Review: Offering more than double the bandpass frequency of competitive RF reed relays, Coto Technology claims to have developed the industry's first four-channel planar ball grid array (BGA) RF reed relay in a true surface-mount package. Targeting the automatic test equipment (ATE) industry, the Form A relay provides a higher bandwidth up to 8 GHz. Coto also improved its reed relay design by eliminating the need to cut a slot or hole in the PC-board in order to mount the device.
BGA Relay - no slot or hole required on PC board Product News 8/2/2004 Post a comment Coto Technology has introduced the first four independent channel, form-A, planar BGA Reed Relay.
The B41 series is the latest offering in Coto's growing line of RF capable, reed relay products. Unlike the company's B10, B40 and other high-performance RF reed relay products, no slot or hole in the PC board is required to mount the device " a feature which simplifies the design of multi-layer boards.
Optical Trackballs - 38 mm and 25 mm in stainless steel Product News 8/2/2004 Post a comment Additionally to an optical 50 mm trackball, an optical 38 mm trackball is now available from GETT® Gerätetechnik.
The IP68-build-in trackball can be ordered in two variants:
The designation TKH-TB38o-F5 describes the free moving trackball with low actuation force.
The version TKH-TB38o-F60 consists of an additional front sealing, which prevents the penetration of rough contamination.
RFID Reader/Writer - for ISO 14443-A & ISO 15693 Product News 8/2/2004 Post a comment Cross Point introduced a multi technology RFID reader/writer for the ISO 14443-A & ISO 15693 standard.
The XM13.56 reader/writer handles 13.56 MHz tags and supports the open architecture of this technology. There is no risk of a vendor lock-in, as all sectors are accessible.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...