Server Rack - is 1,072 mm door-to-door deep Product News 9/21/2004 Post a comment APW Enclosure Solutions introduces IMRAK ServerMax, the largest and most versatile member of the family to date, bringing even greater capability to the long-established leader in the European networking enclosures market.
Motors & Drives Catalogue - covers over 6,500 parts Product News 9/21/2004 Post a comment Baldor has released an interactive CD-ROM motors and drives catalogue. With the version 9 CD, users can access comprehensive information on over 6,500 motors and drives - from the organisation that is regularly voted the 'most-preferred' supplier of NEMA motors.
Power Factor Controllers - self-optimized, intelligent control mode Product News 9/20/2004 Post a comment Thanks to their innovative and intelligent design, power factor controllers of the BR6000 series from EPCOS enjoy worldwide popularity. Via thyristors, they can switch PFC capacitors on or off in six or 12 stages in the millisecond range to bring the power factor of the inductive load connected as close as possible to unity.
DIP rotary switches meet RoHS requirements Product News 9/17/2004 Post a comment The new FR series of 10 mm, ultra-thin DIP rotary switches from NKK Switches delivers the industry's lowest profile DIP rotary and meets the RoHS directive restricting the use of hazardous substances. In addition, it offers a lower cost solution to more expensive traditional DIP rotary switches currently available in the market.
RFID tags ubiquitous by 2010, MIT prof predicts News & Analysis 9/15/2004 Post a comment Kevin Ashton, vice president of ThingMagic Inc. and cofounder of the MIT Auto-ID Center, told a keynote audience at the Embedded Security Seminar conference in Boston that global RF sensor networks will be ubiquitous to the point of invisibility within a few years.
CTS to develop occupant sensing system for Ford News & Analysis 9/14/2004 Post a comment CTS Corp. (Elkhart, Ind.) said that it has been selected by Ford Motor company to develop a occupant classification system (OCS) to meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208 (FMVSS208), slated to take effect the 2006 model year.
FireWire Digital CCD Camera - monochrome, cooled or non-cooled Product News 9/14/2004 Post a comment The Retiga 1300R FireWire Digital CCD line provides the same functionality as Retiga 1300i cameras combined with higher Quantum Efficiency to provide seamless integration and greater sensivity. Available in monochrome, cooled or non-cooled versions, the Retiga 1300R provides 1.34 million pixels to produce high quality images for brightfield, dark-field, fluorescence and many other applications.
CompactPCI System Rack - provides 8 CompactPCI slots Product News 9/13/2004 Post a comment With the CR7, EKF introduces a 19" rack for double size CompactPCI boards (6U Eurocard). The versatile 7U system is provided with 8 CompactPCI slots and has been designed for optimum air-flow conditions. Custom specific rack versions are also available.
Mobile Video Interface Bridge - connects LCDs to base band engines Product News 9/13/2004 Post a comment Epson introduced the first bridge chip set for the open standard "Mobile Video Interface". This is a high-speed serial interface designed specifically for the transfer of text and graphics displayed on mobile communications devices and was jointly developed by Seiko Epson Corp ("Epson") and Renesas Technology Corp.
Keyboard features roll-up and EL technologies in a tough package Product News 9/9/2004 Post a comment IC INTRACOM claims to offer the industry's first keyboard to combine patented roll-up and electro-luminescent (EL) technologies with a moisture-proof casing. The company plans to debut the new MANHATTAN "FireFly" roll-up lighted keyboard at GITEX Dubai 2004 conference in October. Touting durability and roll-up convenience, these new keyboards target low-light or moisture-prone environments.
Switches target industrial apps Product News 9/9/2004 Post a comment EAO's new series of sealed, illuminated switches offer a variety of styles and configurations for industrial applications. The Series 04 switches offer an extensive choice of combinations, including square and round indicators and pushbuttons, rotary switches, emergency stops and mushroom-headed pushbuttons. A compact, round indicator is also available for limited space applications.
Shogyo expands illuminated PB switch line Product News 9/9/2004 Post a comment Shogyo International Corp. offers a new line of illuminated pushbutton switches for use in a variety of applications including medical equipment, audio/video systems, household electronics, CNC equipment, and computers and peripherals.
Fully Featured Kiosk Printer - has maintenance-reducing features Product News 9/9/2004 Post a comment Able Systems has introduced the KC-1800 kiosk printer with a presenter system that allows the item being printed to be completely printed before delivery to the user. This feature dramatically reduces call outs for paper jams, as well as providing more security during the transaction. In addition, if the user does not take the printed item, it can be retracted back into the printer for later disposal.
Versatile pushbutton switches target a variety of apps Product News 9/2/2004 Post a comment CIT Relay & Switch's new DL series of pushbutton switches feature a single-stage steel chassis with a choice of various ganged or interlocked multi-switch assemblies. Available in 2 to 16 poles per module in momentary or latching configurations, the new switch line also offers several terminal options and a variety of cap styles.
Wire Bonding Islands - reduce overall parasitics Product News 9/2/2004 Post a comment Available from Florida RF Labs, a Smiths Interconnect company, is an alternative to long wire bonding connections between components, which produce inductance in the circuit and to gold plating on the PC Board, which increases cost.
12.1" TFT Modules - offer simple upgrade options Product News 9/2/2004 Post a comment With three new 12.1" TFT modules, NEC Electronics is responding to the changing needs of its industrial customers. Mechanically compatible with each other and with existing displays, the modules offer very simple upgrade options for existing applications and a high degree of flexibility for new designs.
"Zero-Height" SMD Microphone -mounts under the pc board Product News 9/2/2004 Post a comment Knowles Acoustics expanded its SMD product line by releasing a "Zero-Height" SMD microphone. The surface mount capability of this addition to the SiSonicreg product line, makes it ideally suited for mobile phones and other applications where minimal component height is required on one side of the customer's PCB.
True colors shine through with RGB LED technology Product News 9/1/2004 Post a comment Developing a RGB LED illuminated switch has proved to be challenging for switch manufacturers. Jeff Kroening, product development manager for NKK Switches explains how the company overcame key challenges in the development of RGB illumination, and how the technology benefits designers in their new designs.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 21 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 ...