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Azoteq Introduces a High Sensitivity Capacitive Proximity and Touch Sensor for Cell Phones and Tablets

Azoteq, the world leader in proximity and touch solutions, today announced the release to market of the IQS128. The IQS128 features the unique Azoteq approach that offers both capacitive proximity and touch sensing in the same device using a single antenna. The IQS128 is a cost effective replacement for mechanical switches and optical proximity sensors, offering electrical isolation, unlimited operation and omnidirectional proximity sensing. “The next advance in touch technology is the addition of proximity technology which requires a sensor 100 times more sensitive than existing solutions and Azoteq is first to introduce a single chip solution”, said Dr. Frederick Bruwer, CEO and President of Azoteq. “The IQS128 is the first device to offer a solution to meet FCC SAR (specific absorption rate) requirements for cell phones and tablets to reduce RF power when the device is in close contact to a human” said Kobus Marneweck, VP of Marketing. “The ProxSenseTM family now has over 20 produ

Azoteq Announces Sensitivity Breakthrough in Capacitive Proximity Sensing

Azoteq, the world leader in capacitive proximity sensing, announced that their latest generation of proximity and touch controllers can sense capacitive changes as small as 20 atto farads. This sensitivity allows reliable proximity detection of over 300 mm or 12 inches on practical electrodes. One atto farad (1e-18 farads) is one million times smaller than one pico farad (1e-12 farads). Typical competitive devices can detect changes of 0.1 to 1 pico farad. Azoteq combined these breakthrough levels of sensitivity, industry-leading (~1000:1) SNR and RF immunity into cost-effective capacitive controllers. These benefits relax the common design constraints normally imposed on designers, and the automatic tuning algorithm ensures that no calibration is required in manufacturing. This allows designers to use thick overlay materials of up to 50 mm or more, unusual overlay materials such as wood, and touch buttons in extremely small spaces. With ProxSense® a touch key is easily realized with

Azoteq Announces IQS253 Ultra Low Power Capacitive Proximity and Touch Controller for Cell Phones and Tablets

Azoteq, the world leader in capacitive proximity sensing, today announced the IQS253, Azoteq’s latest addition to the ProxSense® family of capacitive proximity and touch controllers. The IQS253 sets new standards for proximity and touch sensing, with power consumption of 6 microampere, which is 20 to 50 times better than that of competitive devices. Azoteq is the first to introduce a low pin-count capacitive controller that features projected (mutual) capacitance and self-capacitance in the same controller. The IQS253 uses advanced analog and digital circuitry to achieve unparalleled proximity and touch performance. The high sensitivity enables the IQS253 to work reliably through glass of up to 25 mm thick and achieves proximity detection of up to 250 mm with practical electrodes. The device can operate from 1.8 to 3.6V and achieves power consumption as low as 6 microampere while still sensing proximity and touch. The I2C compatible interface allows full control of the controller fun

zoteq Announces IQS259 Ultra Low Power Capacitive Proximity and Touch Controller

Azoteq, the world leader in capacitive proximity solutions, today announced the release to market of the IQS259. The IQS259 is Azoteq’s latest addition to the ProxSense® family of capacitive proximity and touch controllers. The IQS259 sets new standards for proximity and touch sensing with power consumption of 8 microampere, which is up to 100 times better than competitive devices. The IQS259 uses advanced analog and digital circuitry to achieve unparalleled proximity and touch performance. The high sensitivity enables the IQS259 to work reliably through glass up to 25 mm thick and achieves proximity detection up to 250 mm. The device can operate from 1.8 to 3.6V and achieves power consumption as low as 8 microampere while still sensing proximity and touch. The I2C-compatible interface allows for full control of the sensor functions from a host controller. “Azoteq provides the only proximity and touch solutions that enable designers to achieve first-time success with their design due

Staples Makes Home Office Organization Easy with Debut of Exclusive Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ Product Line

Staples®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today debuted the Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ product line created by the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE:MSO) and the Office and Consumer Products Group of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY). Martha Stewart, right, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Demos Parneros, center, president U.S. retail, Staples, and Tim Bond, left, group vice president Avery Dennison Office and Consumer Products, demonstrate the organizational solutions of the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery product line sold exclusively at Staples, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in New York. The new everyday line boasts more than 300 products across multiple categories that include desk organization, journals, portable filing and pantry organization. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Staples) The line is sold exclusively at Staples and is now available at Staples stores across the U.S. and Canada and on Staples.com, t

Avago Technologies Enables Thinner Digital Cameras with New Small-Footprint Auto-Focus Auxiliary Flash LEDs

Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced two series of compact LEDs that reduce space requirements for designing auto-focus auxiliary flash functionality into digital cameras. The new ASMT-FJ70 and ASMT-FG70 devices are available in one of the market’s thinnest, smallest-footprint packages for LEDs with the brightness needed for auto-focus functionality in dark settings. The ASMT-Fx70 LEDs are available in a tiny, environmentally-friendly 3.6 (L) by 3.2 (W) by 3.4 (H) mm surface-mount package that helps meet market demand for thinner digital cameras. The LEDs use a clear, non-diffused lens to provide high luminous intensity within a narrow radiation pattern, providing smooth, consistent optical performance for precise auto-focus functionality. The ASMT-FJ70 devices are orange and the ASMT-FG70 devices are the industry’s first green auxiliary flash LEDs in this size ra

New Avago Technologies Front-End Module Offers Best-in-Class Efficiency for WiFi 5GHz Access Points

Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a highly efficient front-end module for WiFi access points. The new AFEM-S105 module integrates a power amplifier, directional coupler, and SPDT antenna switch in a small-footprint 3.2 by 3.2 by 0.6 mm package. The power amplifier is optimized for IEEE 802.11 a/n WiFi modulation, helping the module streamline design of mobile and fixed wireless data applications in the 5.15 to 5.85 GHz frequency range. Avago front-end modules integrate multiple high-performance technologies to reduce PCB board footprint and simplify design. The AFEM-S105 module leverages the company’s proprietary 0.25 µm GaAs enhancement-mode pHEMT process technology to achieve robust RF performance across voltage and temperature levels, as well as low current consumption. The module exhibits flat gain and good match while providing linear power efficiency to m

Altera® Optical FPGA Technology With Avago MicroPOD™ Optics

Changing how bandwidth-intensive applications can be designed and built, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the world’s first demonstration of the company’s Optical FPGA technology. Developed in conjunction with Avago Technologies, the demonstration shows how Altera’s optically interconnected programmable devices can significantly increase interconnect bandwidth while reducing overall system complexity, power, and price. The technology demonstration is one in a series of recent innovations delivered by Altera, including the industry’s first OpenCL program for FPGAs and 28-Gbps transceiver technology delivering the industry’s highest data rates with superior signal integrity. Altera has been showing select customers the demonstration over the last quarter and will showcase it at the Optical Fibre Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from March 6 to 8, 2012, in booth 2825. As data rates approach 100-Gbps and beyond

Avago Technologies Announces Industry Lowest Operating Power 5MBd Digital Optocouplers

Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVAGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced the ACPL-M21L/021L/024L/W21L/K24L optocoupler family. These optocouplers consume less power as compared to other similar 5MBd optocouplers in the market. The ACPL-x2xL optocouplers are designed to meet customer needs for lower power, higher isolation voltage, and better common-mode rejection (CMR) performance, thanks to the excellent performance of the new LED and detector IC design. Avago Technologies’ digital optocouplers are used in a wide variety of isolation applications ranging from power supply and motor control circuits to data communications and digital logic interface circuits. The new ACPL-x2xL 5MBd digital optocouplers require minimum LED drive current of 1.6 mA, and detector IC power consumption of less than 1.1 mA.The detector IC contains a CMOS output stage with glitch-free output during power-up and power-down,

Atmel First to Achieve Certification for ZigBee Light Link, Golden Units for Lighting Reference Implementation

Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced it is one of the first companies to achieve ZigBee® Certified product status using ZigBee Light Link™ Certification, a new industry standard to accelerate the design of easy-to-use consumer lighting and control products that will give consumers the ability to wirelessly control their LED fixtures, light bulbs, timers, remotes and switches within their homes. With this reference implementation for ZigBee Light Link, Atmel has achieved 'golden unit' status, making it the benchmark against which future ZigBee Certified products designed to this standard will be tested. Widely known for its superior RF performance and extremely low power consumption, the ATmega128RFA1 wireless MCU serves as an ideal hardware platform for the ZigBee Light Link Golden Units. Designed to allow engineers the ability to manage multiple lighting devices on a single network, this reference design in

ARM and MStar Extend Relationship with License for ARM Cortex-A9 Processor

ARM today announced that MStar, a leading semiconductor supplier for display and digital home solutions, has licensed the ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ and ARM926EJ-S™ processors, in addition to a range of ARM system IP for use in smart-TVs, set-top-boxes (STBs) and smartphones. MStar is already a licensee of the ARM Mali™-400 MP Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), which is used in mass production for MStar smart-TV system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. By extending its ARM IP portfolio MStar will be able to provide solutions featuring a range of feature-rich ARM technology. The agreement includes a license for the ARM CoreSight™ Design Kit. CoreSight System IP will allow MStar SoC designers to optimize their high performance SoC designs using ARM debug and trace technology. This decreases development time and mitigates risks associated with smart system design. "As a leading supplier of application processors, MStar has an in-depth understanding of what the present and future requirements are

ARCOL Sign Partner Agreement with Velco s.p.a for the Region of Italy

ARCOL Resistors, and Velco  s.p.a Electronics components,  have signed a representative agreement for the territory of Italy. Their intensive co-operation with global market leading manufacturers and their long-term business experience and customer orientated approach enables them to solve customers’ problems cost-efficiently. Under the new agreement, Velco s.p.a Electronics will represent ARCOL’s full line card of resistive products. This partnership will greatly enhance ARCOL’s presence in Italy thanks to Velco’s excellent position in this region. This affords ARCOL an opportunity to offer a better service and support to their existing customer base, as well as to grow with new potentials that an expert local partner can provide them with.

ARBOR Launches Fanless Communication Controller for Smart Energy

To meet the professional needs of smart energy automation, ARBOR technology has rolled out the latest embedded Box PC Ares-2367I, which targets at power related industry including substation, power institute, automatic meter reading (AMR) and renewable energy systems. The Ares-2367I offers 14 COM ports and 6 RJ-45 ports to connect with various devices for data transmitting. It supports serial port with 2kV digital isolation and 15kV ESO protection for preventing any damages caused by over voltage or static electricity. ARBOR Ares-2367I is highly stable and reliable due to the fanless design and onboard low power consumption Intel Atom D525 processor. In addition, its redundant power (12/24/48 VDC, 110 VDC/VAC and 220 VDC/VAC) and single power input design supports consistent operating. When the main power breaks down, the backup power will offer instant power supply which keeps system away from data damage and working stably. Featuring standard 2U rack-mount and modularized design, t

ARBOR Mobile Medical Tablet Awarded by Computex Best Choice 2012

The 11th Best Choice Award, mainly set for Taiwan ICT industry, has been unveiled today. ARBOR's mobile medical tablet PC received the third consecutive BC Award out of 425 competitors since 2010 in terms of the outstanding performance of product functionality, innovation and market potential. ARBOR has devoted to develop embedded products for applications such as automation, POS and digital signage etc. Through our professional technology, ARBOR provides complete solutions for all applications from board to system. Since 2007, ARBOR has started to develop medical computing. Now we have launched a series of medical computer line for different medical and healthcare applications including portable size clinical assistant and multi-function medical station. In 2010 and 2011, ARBOR’s medical tablet G0710 and patient infotainment terminal M1857 won the Best Choice Award successively, which presents ARBOR’s effort and achievement in the field. All winning products of the Best Choice A

Introducing the STR2 Stepper Drive

Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the STR2 step motor drive. The STR2 is a compact, digital step & direction drive, great for OEM applications requiring basic step & direction control of a 2-phase stepper motor. The STR2 outputs up to 2.2 A/phase to the step motor, and is compatible with a variety of 2-phase step motors that have been selected to optimize performance of both the drive and motor. The STR2 drive features advanced microstepping performance and sophisticated current control with anti-resonance. Anti-resonance electronically damps motor and system resonances, which improves motor smoothness and torque over a wide speed range. Each STR2 step motor drive operates in either Step & Direction or Pulse/Pulse control mode. Selecting between these two modes is done by moving a jumper located under the cover of the drive. Each STR2 drive can microstep up to 20,000 steps/rev with a 1.8º step motor (1/100 step), and can even microstep the step motor when the

Introducing the STM23 with Ethernet

Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the addition of eight integrated drive+motors to our line of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products. The new STM23 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA23 step motor. Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC? EtherNet/IP is also available. The STM23Q-2Ex provides 125 ounce inches of torque, while the longer STM23Q-3Ex produces 210 ounce inches. Both models are available with an optional 4000 count/rev optical encoder, safely housed inside, that can detect and prevent motor stalls using Applied Motion’s proprietary stall prevention algorithm. Our auto tuned digital current control provides smooth, quiet motion, while an advanced anti-resonance algorithm with electronic damping allows for maximum torque utilization, rapid acceleration, and fast settling times. Software applications can communicate with the STM23 in real time,

New ST Configurator™ Available

Readers who have used our ST, STM or STAC stepper drives are probably familiar with our ST Configurator™ set up software. This month we’ve released a new version of ST Configurator™ that supports our entire range of configurable stepper drives, including the popular DC powered ST line, the STM integrated drive+motor and our AC powered STAC drives. The new ST Configurator™ version 3.1 provides seamless communication with all models whether they have RS-232, RS-485, CANopen or Ethernet communications. It also includes a built-in Q Programmer™ so you can switch context quickly and easily. A firmware downloader utility for our DSP and ARM processors is also just a click away. ST Configurator™ version 3.1 replaces all previous versions of ST Configurator™, as well as ST Configurator™ Ethernet and STAC Configurator™.

Did You Know? - Encoder Following

Did you know that Applied Motion Products’ STAC6-Q AC-powered Advanced Microstep Drive w/ Q Programming and Encoder Input provides the capability to solve encoder following with registration control applications? If your application requirement is 1 HP (750W) or below, requiring high torque at low speed and rotary speeds less than 2000 RPM, consider Applied Motion Products’ STAC6-Q stepper drive. Providing significant cost savings over servo-based registration solutions for high speed insertion, line speed matching, adhesives application and labeling, the STAC6-Q can assist OEMs in maintaining high performance for a wide range of machinery. The STAC6-Q provides a distinct price/performance advantage. The Digital Signal Processor (DSP) in the Q programming environment allows the STAC6-Q to match conveyor speeds based on external encoder inputs wired to the digital inputs of the STAC6-Q. Registration is accomplished by triggering a discrete input and reliably capturing the encoder

AIR & WATER-TIGHT SELF-SEALING WASHERS

APM HEXSEAL is pleased to announce the addition of SEELOC® self-sealing washers to its growing family of reusable, self-sealing fastener assembly hardware. These standard self-sealing washers feature a silicone rubber section bonded to a specially-formed stainless-steel washer. SEELOC pressure range exceeds 100 psi internal/external and is UL Recognized for NEMA 4x Type 6 Ratings with an IP 66/68 Rating. Other sealing materials and sizes, including metric, are available for specific applications. Temperature range of -160°F to +500°F. Each is designed for use with standard screws, bolts and lock-nuts to seal panels, casings, housings and other electrical and non-electrical assembled enclosures, including large fastener clearance holes/slots. Upon tightening, they provide a 360° seal under the head of a standard screw, bolt or nut, as well as sealing around the periphery of the washer face preventing leakage. In addition, their rubber surface serves to increase the fasteners’ ability

SELF-TAPPING, SELF-SEALING FASTENERS

APM HEXSEAL is pleased to announce the addition of self-tapping screws to their growing family of reusable self-sealing fasteners. Each pre-assembled stainless-steel SEELSKREW™ features a resilient silicone rubber O-ring held captive in a precision-engineered sealing groove. Other sealing materials, including Viton, Buna, and Fluorosilicone, are available. Installed like a conventional screw, it provides an absolute watertight seal that meets NEMA submersible standards. These self-tapping designs are ideal for sealing portable electronic instruments, gauges, fluid housings, cabinets and other plastic enclosures. SEELSKREWS™ are offered in slotted or Phillips pan head styles, thread sizes of #2 through 1/4”, and lengths to 1”. Special options include a black-anodized finish.

SELF-SEALING FASTENERS for SHEET METAL ASSEMBLY

APM HEXSEAL is pleased to announce the addition of self-tapping screws for sheet metal to their growing family of reusable self-sealing fasteners. Each pre-assembled stainless-steel SEELSKREW™ features a resilient silicone rubber O-ring held captive in a precision-engineered sealing groove. Other sealing materials are available for specific applications. Installed like a conventional screw, it provides an absolute watertight seal that meets UL, CSA and NEMA submersible standards. These self-tapping designs are ideal for sealing portable electronic instruments, cabinets, enclosures, and other sheet metal assemblies. SEELSKREWS™ are offered in slotted or Phillips pan head styles, thread sizes of #2 through 1/4", and lengths to 1". Special options include a black-anodized finish.

ADJUSTABLE THREADLOCKERS ADDED TO SELF-SEALING FASTENERS FOR COMBINED HIGH-PRESSURE SEALING & ANTI-VIBRATION PERFORMANCE

APM HEXSEAL has announced the availability of a full range of mechanical threadlocking add-ons for their comprehensive line of re-usable high-pressure self-sealing screws, bolts and nuts. Fully adjustable Nylon locking pellets and strips can now be added to the thread surface, precisely positioned (location & depth) to maximize anti-vibration dampening. These devices remain locked whether the fastener is seated or unseated. They are impervious to a wide range of chemicals, water and motor fluids and will not dry, shrink or loose resiliency when exposed to commercial solvents, alcohol, gasoline, caustic soda, etc. Reusable to +550ºF (288ºC) depending on locking material chosen. Also available is a patch dry coating process which is fused to selected threads delivered ready to install without the need for curing or other special preparations.

API DELEVAN ANNOUNCES A NEW SERIES OF LED DRIVER HIGH-CURRENT INDUCTORS / LINE CHOKES

API Delevan introduces a new series of Surface Mount Device (SMD) power inductors: 5500 and 5500R to meet the growing demand for high current LED lighting applications. API Delevan has taken our widely accepted and used DC Series of plated through hole high power chokes and designed even higher current carrying capability in a surface mount version, convenient for automated pick and place and PCB assembly processes. Features and Benefits include: High Power density design and low-loss Ferrite Core technology provide very high Current & Power handling Extreme Operating Temperature Range of –55 to +130 deg C for harsh work environments. For higher operating temperature needs please consult with API Delevan engineering Standard inductance values range from 3.9 μH to 100 mH to fulfill all your circuit needs. Consult with API Delevan engineering should you have a non-standard circuit solution inductance value requirement Low DC Resistance (DCR) to minimize voltage drops and dis

Introducing High Temperature Power Toroids

API Delevan has introduced the HTPT66 series of high temperature power toroids. These toroids are intended for use in high operating temperature environments in switching power supplies, as output chokes, in EMI/RFI filtering, and DC/DC converters. They exhibit temperature stability, excellent saturation current characteristics, and are available in custom electrical contigurations. Standard inductances are 0.390µH to 100µH with current ratings as high as 18.3 Amperes direct current. The components operate within a temperture range of -55°C to +200°C, and available with either tin-lead or lead-free termination finish compliant with EU Directive 2002/95/EC and applicable amendments. Samples are available and production lead-time is stock to 4 weeks ARO.

Introducing Three Series of Shielded Surface Mount Power Inductors

API Delevan has introduced three new series of shielded surface mount power inductors: SP1812, SP1210 & SP1008. Recognizing the needs of design engineers, these power series are sized to industry standard packages for ease of circuit board layout. Inductance for series SP1008 range from 0.27µH to 100µH and max current ratings from 1.07A DC to 0.102A DC; series SP1210 range from 0.47µH to 390µH and max current ratings from 1.44A DC to 0.080A DC; series SP1812 range from 1.0µH to 390µH and max current ratings from 1.58A DC to 0.136A DC. All operate between 55°C and +125°C and are available with either traditional tin-lead or lead free, tin-silver-copper termination finishes.

Introducing the DC1050 High Current Power Line Chokes

The DC1050 chokes are intended for high power circuit filtering in power amplifiers, power supplies, and for power line interference suppression as well as voltage regulation. These units exhibit minimal DC resistance, and have superior current capabilities in power applications. Inductances are available from 15µH to 4700µH with current ratings as high as 19.9 Amperes direct current. The componenets operate within a temperature range of -55°C to +125°C, and -55°C to +80°C at full rated current. DC1050 units available with either a tin-lead or a lead-free termination finish compliant with EU Directive 2002/95/EC and applicable amendments. samples are available and production lead-time is stock to 4 weeks ARO.

INDUSTRY LEADERS LAUNCH APEX TOOL GROUP, APPOINT EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Apex Tool Group, LLC, a global hand and power tool company formed through a joint venture between Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) and Cooper Industries plc (NYSE:CBE), today announced the closing of the joint venture and unveiled the new company’s name and leadership team. Apex Tool Group is headquartered in Sparks, MD and led by former Danaher Tool Group Executive Steve Breitzka, the new company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve Simms, a former Executive Vice President with Danaher Corporation and respected industry veteran, is Chairman of the Board of Directors. The new leadership team for Apex Tool Group includes both Cooper and Danaher executives. Apex Tool Group markets some of the leading brands in the tool industry worldwide, including Allen®, Apex®, Armstrong Tools®, Campbell®, Cleco®, Crescent®, Erem®, GearWrench®, H.K. Porter®, Jacobs® Chuck, Jobox®, K-D Tools®, Lufkin®, Nicholson®, Plumb®, Sata®, Weller® and Wiss®, among others and manufactures several industry

APEM Offers Rugged 1200 Series Pushbutton Switches Featuring Double Break Contacts

APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, offers its rugged 1200 Series momentary pushbutton switches, designed to handle high resistive loads. For maximum efficiency and safety, the 1200 Series features butt action contacts with double break Typical applications include industrial controls, transportation and automotive, agriculture, instrumentation, public kiosks and security equipment. APEM’s 1200 Series pushbuttons are available in NO and NC models that can handle up to 8 amps at 125 VAC and 4 amps at 250 VAC or 24 VDC. These switches provide 10,000 cycles of life in operating temperatures from -20°C to +55°C. Models are available with UL and CSA approvals. Terminations include screw type, screw and clamp, or solder lug/quick connect. All models in this series are bushing mounted for installation in a .480” (12.2 mm) mounting hole, and feature a .315” diameter dome-topped actuator that is offered in 4 colors: black, white, gr

Toggle Switches are Sealed on the Panel

A new range of military style toggle switches feature moulded-in terminal inserts and a silicone membrane feature for IP67 front panel sealing. New from Apem Components, 3500 series military style toggle switches feature moulded-in terminal inserts and a silicone membrane feature for IP67 front panel sealing. Typical applications include hydraulic crane controls, racing cars, military communications equipment, military vehicle panels, boating equipment and generator control panels. These robust, high reliability models carry contact ratings ranging from 15-20A with a minimum life of 6000 cycles at alternating current. Single and double pole models are offered in an extensive range of electrical configurations, including the popular on-off, on-on, momentary-off-momentary, on-off-momentary and on-off-on. Other electrical specifications include maximum initial contact resistance of 10mohm, minimum insulation resistance of 100Mohm, and dielectric strength of 3000V RMS between terminals a

APEM Offers High Performance, Environmentally Sealed Toggle Switches

Featuring molded-in terminal inserts and silicone membrane for IP67 front panel sealing, military style Series 3500 withstands 0.1 bar pressure under total immersion. Switches carry contact ratings from 15–20 A with minimum life of 6,000 cycles at alternate current. Single and double pole models are offered with initial contact resistance of 10 mΩ max, insulation resistance of 100 MΩ min, and dielectric strength of 3,000 Vrms between terminals and frame. Can withstand 0.1 bar pressure under total immersion Haverhill, MA - APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, offers the 3500 series military style toggle switches, featuring molded-in terminal inserts and a silicone membrane feature for IP67 front panel sealing. Typical applications include hydraulic crane controls, race cars, military communications equipment, military vehicle panels, boating equipment and generator control panels. These robust, high reliability models carry c

Offers High Performance Toggle Switches

APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, offers the 3500 series military style toggle switches, featuring molded-in terminal inserts and a silicone membrane feature for IP67 front panel sealing. The 3500 series models are ideally suited for many critical switching applications in numerous industries where safety and high reliability are essential. These robust, high reliability models carry contact ratings ranging from 15-20 amps with a minimum life of 6,000 cycles at alternate current. Single and double pole models are offered in an extensive range of electrical configurations, including the popular ON-OFF, ON-ON, MOM OFF MOM, ON OFF MOM and ON OFF ON. Other electrical includes initial contact resistance of 10 milliohms max., insulation resistance of 100 megohms min., and dielectric strength of 3000 V rms between terminals and frame. The standard actuator is a chrome or nickel plated bat .236” dia. X .688” long, with several ad

Apacer's Cloud-Based High-Capacity & High-Efficiency Server Memory Module

According to the latest reportby Gartner, the market research institute, global server market sales recorded a year - on - year(YoY)increase of 5.2% for Q3 of 2011, and entire shipmentvolume recorded a YoY increase of 7.2%, showing an upward trend. Despite weak global economic growth forecasts, Cloud Computing has become a mainstream trend, which urgesenterprises tocontinually build corresponding data centers to improve efficiency. Apacer, a professional memory module manufacturer, with its outstanding R&D capability, introduces the high-capacity, high processing speed and cost-effective 8GB DDR3 1600 UDIMM with ECC Server Memory Moduleto the market.Ithelpsenterprises build cloud environments that deliver both outstanding performanceand super energy-saving. Viathis memory module, server systems run perfectly at a high-speed (12800MB/s) and process massive amounts of data rapidly and stably. Apacer’s latest DDR3 Server Memory Module has a capacity up to 8GB and performance up to 1

Doubled Broadband Speed, Apacer PCIe SSD Advances Toward the Era of Outstanding Performance

With the ever-evolving technology and standard of transmission interface, Apacer launched its latest mPDM (mini PCIe Disk Module) modular SSD. It adopts “One lane PCIe 2.0” interface to satisfy the application requirement of high-speed transmission. Compared to PCle 1.0, the broadband speed is boosted to 5Gb/s and the product capacity reaches up to 128GB, which will offer higher transmission speed and larger storage capacity for high-end application such as network storage or enterprise servers. The mPDM complies with AHCI advanced motherboard controller interface and the enterprise standard NVMHCI non-volatile memory host controller interface. Besides, the featured hot plug and plug-in-and-play functions ensure the compatibility and competitive edge of the ultra-small (50.8 x 29.8 mm) SSD. The newly released mPDM (mini PCIe Disk Module) modular SSD has standard Mini PCIe interface, which follows the PCI SIG 2.0 standard and is backward compatible with PCIe 1.1 motherboard. By adopti

Apacer Takes the Lead by Launching the Memory Module with High-Speed and Low Power Consumption, Dedicated to Embedded Systems

As the leading memory module maker, Apacer Technology Inc. has long been devoted to the industrial computer field, particularly the embedded systems. Apacer takes the lead by introducing today a memory module featuring high speed, high capacity and low power consumption as well as full compatibility with the 22-nm Ivy Bridge microprocessor platform released lately by Intel. Compared with the mainstream 8-GB DDR3-1333 memory module, Apacer’s high-speed DDR3-1600 memory module dedicated to embedded systems requires a working voltage of only 1.35V, which can be applied into the module either to the fanless design or to the embedded system. Thanks to its 20% higher performance and 11% less power consumption, the module can save considerable power expenditure for enterprise users. In endless pursuit of technology innovation, Apacer’s industry-leading memory module features high speed, high capacity and low power consumption. Dedicated to embedded systems, the memory module boasts high cap

Apacer Launches Next-Gen SDM4 Middle Profile Wide-Temp Modular SSDs

With many years of experience in the industrial SSD sector, Apacer has been a customized product manufacturer trusted by industrial computer and server corporations in the U.S. and Japan for a long time. To provide customers with a more diverse product range, Apacer has revealed three models of the new-generation of modular SATA SSDs; the SDM4 MP (SATA Disk Module, Middle Profile), with 7-pin SATA connectors available in three orientations of 90°, 180° and 270°, along with a patented built-in power supply design. These are designed to meet user-specific needs for various form factors and industrial designs. Compared to that of its predecessor, the reading speed of these next-generation SSDs has been boosted to 85MB/sec. In terms of the chip, in addition to SLC storage solutions, MLC chip product lines can also support operating at industry-level extended-temperatures (-40°C ~ 85°C), and are especially suitable for stable operation under rigorous industrial environments. For safer dat

HW Series Antenna Now Available in 1.4GHz

Antenna Factor is pleased to announce that the HW Series antenna is now available in 1.4GHz. The HW Series 1/2-wave center-fed dipole antenna delivers outstanding performance in a rugged and cosmetically attractive package. Its internal counterpoise eliminates the dependence on an external ground plane and maximizes performance. The HW Series antenna attaches with a standard SMA or Part 15 compliant RP-SMA connector. Custom colors and connectors are available for volume OEM customers. HW Series antennas are immediately available for less than $5.00 each in volume quantities.

U.FL Connectors for WRT Series Antennas in 868MHz and 916MHz

Antenna Factor's WRT Series antennas in 868MHz and 916MHz are now available with U.FL/MHF compatible connectors. WRT Series antennas with U.FL/MHF compatible connectors are small and tamper-resistant, which makes them good for applications such as wireless vending and traffic equipment. WRT Series antennas cost less than $7.00 each in production quantities. Custom colors are available for volume OEM customers.

Dual-Band Antennas Now Available With SMA Connectors

Antenna Factor is pleased to announce the availability of its RMS Series and RMT Series dual-band antennas with standard SMA connector terminations. The RMS is a compact, unobtrusive dual-band antenna. The RMT is a futuristic-looking dual-band antenna. Both models cover the 860MHz-960MHz and 1.77GHz-1.88GHz bands and are designed for permanent mounting through a metal surface such as an automobile roof or trunk. The antennas are supplied with 14 feet (4.3m) of RG-58 cable and are also available with a TNC or Part 15 compliant RP-SMA connector. The RMS and RMT Series are immediately available and priced at less than $6.90 each in volume quantities.

Compact, Tamper-Resistant Monopole Antenna Now Available

Antenna Factor's new WRT-MON Series monopole antenna is compact and tamper-resistant. It's great for applications like wireless vending machines, traffic equipment and power equipment where space is limited and security is important. Compared to the WRT Series dipole antenna, the WRT-MON Series monopole antenna takes up much less space inside the product. The antenna requires a proximity ground plane. It installs through a small hole on the product and is anchored by a threaded metal base connected to the coax cable shield. The WRT-MON Series antenna is available in 2.4GHz. It's attached to an 8.5in long coax cable with an RP-SMA, SMA or U.FL/MHF-compatible connector on the other end. The RP-SMA and SMA connectors use an RG-174 coax. The U.FL/MHF connector uses a 1.32mm micro-coax. More connectors, colors and coax length options are available for OEM customers.

ANDERSON POWER PRODUCTS® ANNOUNCES NEW POWERMOD®HP CONNECTOR

Anderson Power Products® (APP) announces its new PowerMod®HP (high power) connector family, featuring touch-safe female housings, integral positive latches and cable strain relief. These safety features, combined with the ease of connector assembly, establish a new standard for cost effective, high power connectors. APP’s PowerMod HP connector is rated 125 amps at a 30o C temperature rise and may be used in appropriate applications to 175 amps. The product accommodates American wire sizes from #6 to #2 AWG and metric wires from 16 to 35mm2. These connectors use APP’s patented Sterling contact technology that offers low electrical resistance, provide a minimum of 500 mating cycles and are rated for circuit interruption (true hot-plug). The unique latching system, with distinct blue buttons for clear identification, offers superior security and ergonomics. These connectors are IP 20 rated (touch safe) for user safety, and the integral coding key provides further protection by allowing

ANDERSON POWER PRODUCTS® OFFERS FLEXIBLE, HIGH DENSITY POWERMOD® CONNECTOR FAMILY

Anderson Power Products® (APP), a leader in high power interconnect solutions, offers the high density PowerMod® connector family. The connector system, offered in 3 to 30 circuits, is available for straight PCB, right angle PCB, panel or cable mountings, offering maximum design flexibility for a variety of system packaging. The high performance PowerMod family is rated for 30 amps and features mechanical polarized UL94V-O housings for proper circuit mating. Additionally, the connectors have up to four sequential pin mating options available for mate-first/break-last and make-last/break-first circuits. The APP PowerMod design offers stainless steel positive retention latches and optional back shells that provide additional safety and security for the user. APP PowerMod connectors are available in 13 different sizes: single row 3, 4, 6 and 8 circuit, two row 6, 8, 12 and 16 circuit, and third row 9, 12, 18, 24, and 30 circuit connectors. In addition, the connectors are UL and TÜV rec

ANDERSON POWER PRODUCTS® OFFERS 2 VERSATILE POWER DRAWER® CONNECTORS

Anderson Power Products (APP), a leader in power interconnect solutions, has added the Power Drawer series of connectors to its high quality connector range. The family features blind mating connectors for 35 or 75 amp applications. These versatile Power Drawer connectors are used on “N + 1” power supply and rectifier systems ideal for server, telecommunications and network applications. APP’s durable connectors are UL recognized and are able to mate with competitive products, offering the designer and user further development and sourcing options. APP’s 35 amp Power Drawer connectors can be configured with up to eight #12AWG power contacts,eight #16 awg power contacts or a combination of four #16 awg power contacts, four #12 awg power contacts and twenty-one #20 awg signal contacts. APP’s 75 Power Drawer connectors can be configured with up to four #8 AWG power contacts, nine #12AWG power contacts and twenty four #20 awg signal contacts. Float mount and Printed Circuit Board mount v

ANDERSON POWER PRODUCTS® OFFERS HIGH PERFORMANCE POWER CLIP®

Anderson Power Products® (APP), a leader in power interconnect solutions, offers the Power Clip electrical power connector. Designed as a low cost interconnection between two perpendicular power bus bars, the Power Clip is used in “N+1” rectifier, power supply and switching power supply applications. The high-performance contact of APP’s Power Clip provides low-voltage drop and superior amperage carrying capability. Because the clip accepts a solid .125” thick nickel or gold plated rectangular bus bar tab, there is no need for a mating connector. The Power Clip has been evaluated to UL1977 and CSA standard C22.2 No. 182.3-M1987 and is rated for up to 300 amps of continuous service. The product is also UL approved for true hot plug current interruption of 100A at 48V and 200A at 42V using a gold bus bar tab.

First Multi-Pin Connector to Meet the Photovoltaic Industry Requirements in UL 6703A

Anderson Power Products® (APP), a leader in high power interconnect solutions, is proud to announce that Solar SPEC Pak® is the first multi-pin connector to meet the photovoltaic industry requirements specified in UL 6703A, passing the same harsh environmental tests used to qualify solar panels. Solar SPEC Pak® has power handling capabilities up to 1000 volts and features a locking latch that complies with NEC 2008 section 690.33(C) requirements. Designed for wire to wire applications, Solar SPEC Pak® is capable of handling up to 4 individual lines which reduces the number of traditional connectors needed in solar applications, minimizing the amount of space needed while lowering installation costs. The Solar SPEC Pak®, IP68 rated shell has a flammability rating of UL 94 V-0 and a weatherability rating of F1 per UL 746C. The housing is touch-safe per UL 1977 when used with Finger proof Powerpole® housing and has a temperature range of -40° to 105°C (-40° to 221°F).

Amulet Technologies Announces Low Power Support and Real-time Clock Calendar in New Version of GEMstudio™

Amulet Technologies, a recognized leader in graphical user interface (GUI) solutions for embedded systems, is pleased to announce the release of GEMstudio™ v.1.3.0.0, now supporting low power operating modes and real-time clock calendar functions in Amulet’s GEM family of GUI products. GEMstudio, Amulet’s proprietary software tool, is the easiest, fastest and most flexible graphical user interface (GUI) design software in the embedded space. GEMstudio integrates tools for visual layout, interactive PC based simulation, and programming of the flash memory in the target embedded hardware. It’s a true WYSIWYG tool that requires no coding for the GUI layout. Using the GEMstudio drag-and-drop GUI development environment for embedded systems allows designers to create smartphone-like user interfaces in days or weeks, instead of months or years. Battery life of portable devices using Amulet’s innovative GUI technology will increase, and appliance manufacturers with displays driven by Amulet

Amprobe New Navigator™ Clamp Meters Serve as the First Line of Defense for Industrial Troubleshooting

Amprobe introduces its suite of Navigator Clamp Meters, which provide strong troubleshooting capabilities and quick, easy-to-use, one-handed measurements. The clamps feature a unique joystick control that allows quick selection of a full range of diagnostic capabilities, including phase sequence, power and power factor, total harmonics distortion and individual harmonics, inrush current, and low pass filter. The Amprobe Navigator Clamp Meters are ideal for electrical and HVAC technicians in commercial and industrial environments. The series of CAT IV 600V and CAT III 1000V Navigator Clamp Meters can measure voltage up to 1000V AC/DC. Designed for the toughest electrical applications, these clamps can take a snapshot of harmonics and power quality issues, allowing technicians to better define why equipment may be malfunctioning and determine if more specialized tools are needed to solve the problem. The navigation system eliminates multiple and confusing push buttons, replacing them w

ON Semiconductor Introduces High Efficiency Wireless Charging ICs

ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN) a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has released the NMLU1210, an innovative power MOSFET integrated circuit (IC) for wireless charging applications in portable products such as cell phones, media tablets, portable media players, digital still cameras and GPS units. The NMLU1210 is a 20 volt (V) N-channel full bridge semi-synchronous rectifier, that incorporates a dual Schottky barrier diode supporting up to 3.2 ampere (A) operation plus two MOSFETs with a 17 milli ohm (mΩ) (typical) Rds(ON) to minimize conduction losses and substantially increase efficiency of the charging system. Wireless inductive charging is becoming increasingly popular, freeing consumers from the inconvenience of the traditional wired approach. It works on the principle of an electromagnetic field being created for the rapid transfer of energy between the transmitter (in the charging station) and the receiver (in

ON Semiconductor Supports Next Generation High-Speed Interfaces with Low Quiescent Current 4- and 6-Channel Switches

ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics has introduced two new multiple-channel differential switching ICs in single pole, double throw (SPDT) switch configurations for high frequency signals such as PCI Express 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 I/O signals. Target applications include notebook computers, desktop computers, servers and network storage equipment. The NCN3612B is a 6-channel differential SPDT switch that supports 8 gigabits per second (Gbps) data transfer due to its high bandwidth. It has an on-state capacitance (CON) of 2.1 pF (typical) and an on-state resistance (RDSON) of 8 ohms (Ω) (typical). This is complemented by the NCN3411, which is a 4-channel differential switch also capable of supporting 8 Gbps operation. It has a CON of 2 pF (typical) and a RDSON of 7.5 Ω (typical). These attributes make the two new devices highly suited to routing PCI Express 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 I/O s

ON Semiconductor Introduces Integrated Switching Buck Regulators with Industry Leading Conversion Ratios

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has introduced a new series of switching buck regulators for space-constrained, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) sensitive automotive entertainment and infotainment applications. These highly integrated devices offer industry leading conversion ratios for battery connected switch-mode power supplies. The NCV890100, NCV890101, NCV890130, NCV890131, NCV890200, NCV890201 and NCV890231 each incorporate an internal power switch and operate at 2 megahertz (MHz). The 2 sMHz switching frequency allows the use of smaller, less costly inductors and capacitors for both the input and output filters. The switching frequency of the NCV890101, NCV890131, NCV890201 and NCV890231 devices can also be synchronized to an external clock source. “These switching regulators are highly optimized for use in modern automotive information and entertainment applications,” said Jim Alver