Monday, December 28, 2015

Samsung's 50 W to 75 W constant current LED drivers are suitable for installation in ambient light and downlight. They have a versatile scope of application due to the wide operating range, up to 2.1 A, dimmable. These LED drivers are long lasting and are highly reliable.

Features and Benefits          
  • Output current range: 1.0 ~ 2.1 A (adjustable via LEDset)
  • Output voltage range: 22 ~ 52 VDC
  • Output power range: 22 ~ 75 W
  • Dimming control: 0-10 V
  • Input voltage: 120 ~ 277 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Safety: UL / cUL (UL 60950 + UL 8750)
  • EMI: FCC part 15 class B
  • Protections: overload, no load, short circuit, over temperature, over voltage
  • ta range: -20°C ~ +50°C
  • Expected lifetime: 50,000 hours at ta= 50°C
  • Long lasting and high reliability
  • Slim metal housing
Applications
  • Ambient lighting (linear and area) and other indoor lighting applications
  • Office, industry, shop

Amphenol Industrial Products Group introduces a connection system family with 1.5 mm socket contacts featuring Amphenol’s exclusive RADSOK contact system. The new Tru-Loc connector series is designed to perform in demanding environments, such as under valve covers on diesel engines and in high-vibration sensor applications.

Tru-Loc features a molded thermoplastic main plug body with secondary latch and a fluoroelastomer main joint seal that is resistant to many fluids, including diesel fuel.

The Tru-Loc series includes 2-way, 4-way, and 6-way inline plugs and receptacles. These connection systems are RoHS-compliant and seal to IP67 when mated. They are rated for high vibrations at 32 Grms.

Features        
  • 2-, 4-, or 6-pin connector with 1.5 mm RADSOK featured contacts
  • Plug body with secondary latch
  • Fluoroelastomer main joint seal and silicone-rubber wire seals to support IP67 rating
  • Dielectric withstanding voltage is 1600 VAC RMS
  • 13 A current rating
  • Insulation resistance can meet 100 M Ohms
  • Mating force less than 70 N
  • Contact retention between 60 N ~ 80 N
  • Operating temperatures can meet -40°C to 125°C or 150°C (depending on PN); 100 cycles, 1 hour per cycle
  • Durability is 20 mating cycles

The Analog Devices HMC753LP4E is a GaAs MMIC low-noise wideband amplifier housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm plastic surface-mount package. The amplifier operates between 1 and 11 GHz, providing up to 16.5 dB of small signal gain, 1.5 dB noise figure, and output IP3 of +30 dBm, while requiring only 55 mA from a +5V supply. The P1dB output power of up to +18 dBm enables the LNA to function as an LO driver for balanced I/Q or image reject mixers. The HMC753LP4E also features I/Os that are DC blocked and internally matched to 50 Ω, making it ideal for high capacity microwave radios or VSAT applications. This versatile LNA is also available in die form as the HMC-ALH444.

Features
  • Noise figure: 1.5 dB at 4 GHz
  • Gain: 16.5 dB
  • P1dB output power: +18 dBm
  • Supply voltage: +5 V at 55 mA
  • Output IP3: +30 dBm
  • 50 Ω matched input/output
  • 24-lead plastic 4 x 4 mm SMT Package: 16mm²

The KEMET Organic Capacitor (KO-CAP) is a solid electrolytic capacitor with a conductive polymer cathode capable of delivering very low ESR and improved capacitance retention at high frequencies. KO-CAP combines the low ESR of multilayer ceramic, the high capacitance of aluminum electrolytic, and the volumetric efficiency of tantalum into a single surface-mount package. Unlike liquid electrolyte-based capacitors, KO-CAP has a very long operational life and high ripple current capabilities.

The T520 low ESR polymer electrolytic provides the widest range of voltage, capacitance, and case size options in the KO-CAP family. Suitable for general-purpose DC applications up to 12.8 volts, the T520 is ideal for DC-to-DC converters, bulk decoupling, and hold-up.

Features
  • Extremely low ESR
  • Volumetrically efficient
  • High frequency capacitance retention
  • 100% accelerated steady state aging
  • 100% surge current tested
  • EIA standard case sizes
  • Halogen-free epoxy/RoHS-compliant

NorComp’s M-series metal shell circular connectors offer a robust waterproof cable-to-panel / PC board interface for demanding end-use applications. Engineers continue to design-in these industry standard connectors due to their rugged design and space savings associated with the more compact connector. Contact-for-contact, these connectors take up less room than rectangular style connectors enabling an efficient use of mounting connectivity space for multiple design-in applications.

Features and Benefits        
  • Three industry standard sizes (M5, M8, M12)
  • Pin counts ranging from 2 to 8 positions
  • Solder-cup, vertical, and right-angle board mount positions
  • Cable mounts available as loose piece or pre-made cables
  • Up to 5 A contact rating
  • Temperature range of -40°C to 85°C
  • Full metal shells for EMI/RFI shielding
  • IP67/68 performance in mated / unmated position

Fairchild's FAN7688 is an advanced pulse frequency modulated (PFM) controller for LLC resonant converters with synchronous rectification (SR) that offers best-in-class efficiency for isolated DC/DC converters. It employs a current mode control technique based on a charge control, where the triangular waveform from the oscillator is combined with the integrated switch current information to determine the switching frequency. This provides a better control-to-output transfer function of the power stage simplifying the feedback loop design while allowing true input power limit capability. Closed-loop soft-start prevents saturation of the error amplifier and allows monotonic rising of the output voltage regardless of load condition. A dual edge tracking adaptive dead time control minimizes the body diode conduction time, thus maximizing efficiency.

Features        
  • Secondary side PFM controller for LLC resonant converter with synchronous rectifier control
  • Charge current control for better transient response and easy feedback loop design
  • Adaptive synchronous rectification control with dual edge tracking
  • Closed-loop soft-start
  • Wide operating frequency (39 kHz to 690 kHz)
  • Green functions to improve light-load efficiency
    • Symmetric PWM control at light-load to limit the switching frequency while reducing switching losses
    • Disabling SR at light-load condition
  • Wide operating temperature range: -40°C to 125°C
  • Protection functions with auto-restart
    • Over-current protection (OCP)
    • Output-short protection (OSP)
    • Non-zero-voltage switching prevention (NZS) by compensation cutback (frequency shift)
    • Power limit by compensation cutback (frequency shift)
    • Over-load protection (OLP) with programmable shutdown delay time
    • Over-temperature protection (OTP)
  • Programmable dead times for primary side switches and secondary side synchronous rectifiers
  • VDD under-voltage lockout (UVLO)
  • SOP-16L package
Applications          
  • Desktop ATX, desktop-derived server, blade server, and telecom power supplies
  • Intelligent 100 W to 2 kW+ off-line power supplies
  • Industrial power
  • High-efficiency isolated DC-DC converters
  • Large screen display power

Bourns offers their model 2017 series, 2-electrode, gas-discharge tube (GDT) surge arrestor with FLAT technology in an innovative flat-package design. Their model 2017 series provides a volume and space-saving solution for high-density and space-restricted PCB applications. The 2017 series is offered in a lead-free version for cartridge or clamp-fit applications. Surface-mount versions are available in vertical and horizontal mounting configurations.

Features and Benefits        
  • Horizontal design provides a significant height and volume savings
  • Devices do not impact signal or system operation
  • Voltage limiting suitable for sensitive equipment
  • Long-term reliability and performance
  • Flexible mounting options including bottom-side PCB
  • Compact, space-saving design
  • Robust surge current ratings
  • Stable performance over life
  • Low leakage and insertion loss
  • Constant capacitance regardless of voltage
  • Low arc voltage
  • Wide range of voltages
  • RoHS-compliant     
Applications
  • Telecom equipment
  • Industrial communications
  • Surge-protective devices
  • High-density PCB assemblies

The Bourns model 2029 series is a 2-electrode GDT designed for use in general industrial applications that may be exposed to lightning or other transients. The model 2029 is also recommended for telecommunication line equipment requiring ITU-T K.20, ITU-T K.21, or GR-1089 compliance.

The compact 8 mm x 6 mm GDT offers a maximum 25 kA, 8/20 μsec peak pulse current rating, fast response times and stable performance over its extended life. The heavy duty 2029 series has extremely low capacitance, making it an ideal over-voltage protector for high-speed telecom or industrial communications applications.

Features        
  • Surface-mount for economical assembly
  • High surge current rating
  • Designed to meet ITU-T K.12 class 5 surge current requirements
  • Low capacitance and insertion loss
  • Stable breakdown throughout life
  • UL recognized
  • RoHS-compliant
Applications        
  • Telecommunications
  • Industrial electronics
  • Commercial electronics
  • Automotive, aircraft, and military electronics

Panasonic’s NiMH cell is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring a low temperature discharge type range and backup usage. Panasonic rechargeable NiMH batteries are designed to meet the requirement for increasingly higher levels of energy demanded by today’s electronic products. The nickel metal hydride batteries offer up to three times the capacity of same size standard nickel cadmium batteries. Due to their increased capacity and energy density features, users can expect a longer run time between charges.

VersaLogic introduces the Anaconda – an EBX-format single-board computer (SBC). It features extensive I/O capabilities, low power consumption, and fanless operation over the full industrial temperature range. The Anaconda board leverages DMP's Vortex86DX2 System on Chip (SoC). It offers operation to 1 GHz, full industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, and low power requirements (5.5 Watts). Based on the industry-standard EBX form factor (5.75 x 8 inches), it is an excellent solution for industrial and medical applications that need a next-gen EBX-format solution, considerable on-board I/O, and moderate processing power.

The Anaconda features built-in data acquisition ports including eight analog inputs and thirty-two digital I/O lines. Basic on-board I/O includes dual Ethernet with network boot capability, up to 2 GB soldered-on DDR2 RAM, five USB ports, four serial ports, a SATA interface that supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives, removable flash storage, and three general purpose timers.

Systems can be enhanced by leveraging the Anaconda's on-board Mini PCIe expansion socket with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Analog, and other mini cards. The Mini PCIe socket includes mSATA capability providing flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options.

An industry-standard PC/104-Plus™ expansion site provides plug-in access to a wide variety of expansion modules from numerous vendors. The SPX expansion interface provides additional plug-in expansion for low-cost analog and digital I/O.

Anaconda features no moving parts, soldered-on RAM, and was designed and tested to withstand extreme temperatures, high-impact, and vibration. This single-board computer is an ideal choice for applications that require a rugged, high reliability product.

Designed for full industrial temperature (-40°C to +85°C) operation, the rugged Anaconda boards meet MIL-STD-202G specifications for mechanical shock and vibration. Latching connectors provide additional ruggedization for use in harsh environments. Transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices on critical I/O ports provide enhanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for the system.

The Anaconda features an American Megatrends (AMI) BIOS with OEM enhancements. The field-reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults, remote/network booting, and other application functions. Anaconda is compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.

Anaconda's on-board I/O functions are supported by VersaAPI. VersaAPI is an application programming interface (API) that simplifies software access to the on-board I/O devices. Supported devices include analog input, digital I/O, and timer/counters. VersaAPI is provided for Windows and Linux operating systems.

As with all VersaLogic products, the Anaconda is covered by VersaLogic's 5-year product warranty and 5+ year availability guarantee. VersaLogic's Life Extension program typically keeps each technology generation available for 10+ years. The Anaconda provides a durable embedded computer solution with an excellent cost of ownership.

Features          
  • Industrial temperature (-40°C to +85°C) versions
  • Shock and vibration per MIL-STD-202G
  • EBX™ form factor
  • Low power draw
  • Fanless operation
  • DMP Vortex CPU
  • Up to 2 GB soldered-on RAM
  • PC/104-Plus expansion
  • Dual 10/100 Ethernet
  • Mini PCIe / mSATA socket
  • VGA and LVDS video
  • USB 2.0 ports (5 host ports)
  • Serial I/O (RS-232/422/485)
  • SATA port
  • Digital I/O (32 lines)
  • Analog input (8 channels)
  • VersaAPI software support

Crouzet's GN FET and bipolar output design are DC-rated, switching SSRs that offer longer life and reliability over traditional DC electromechanical relays. The use of direct bond copper (DBC) technology for insulators reduces thermal impedance by up to 30%, lowering output semiconductor temperatures and increasing reliability. DC output SSRs feature new high-speed switching circuit for higher PWM frequency and lower power dissipation.

Features and Benefits          
  • Current rating 10, 15 and 30 Amps
  • Output voltage 3-60, 1-50, 1-100, and 1-200 VDC
  • Transistor and MOSFET output
  • 4000 VAC optical isolation
  • Available with or without IP20 touch-safe cover
  • LED input status indicator
  • UL approved, CE compliant to EN60950-1
  • Improved SEMS screw and washer
  • Screw or faston terminals
  • Redesigned housing with anti-rotation barriers
  • DC control
  • Epoxy-free design

Melexis presents a package option, featuring an integrated decoupling capacitor, for its existing 2-wire Hall effect switch and latch sensor ICs. This new package option enables PCB-less modules and assemblies while retaining the EMI/ESD performance necessary in harsh-duty environments. The pin ordering for this option is optimized to allow wider clearance and direct connection via welding or soldering to a connector or an insert molded lead frame connector. This avoids any secondary operations typically consisting of bending of the leads to match the common 0.1”/2.54 mm spacing of automotive or industrial, standard, sealed wire harness connectors. Melexis was able to maintain the existing TO-92 “UA” industry standard SIP package outside dimensions. Assuring compatibility with existing designs and simplifying cost saving upgrades to current assemblies and modules.

Features and Benefits        
  • Integrated decoupling capacitor
  • Programmable magnetic switching threshold levels
  • Programmable temperature compensation
  • AEC-Q100 qualified (pending)
  • 2-wire current mode signaling
  • Thermal protection circuit
  • Industry standard SIP TO-92 “UA” package
Applications       
  • Seat position sensors
  • Seatbelt buckle switches
  • Window lifters
  • Trunk/Hood position detection
  • Open close detection
  • Magnetic reed switch replacements

Panasonic's tough contact construction of the A4US series ensures resistance to solder-rise, corrosive gases, foreign particles, and impact. Solder terminals at each corner enhance mounting strength for more robust mechanical stability. Gull-wing shaped terminals facilitate visual inspections and the simple lock structure provides excellent tactile feedback upon mounting.

Features        
  • Small size (2.0 mm / 2.2 mm width) with 0.4 mm pitch
  • 0.8 mm mated height
  • Tough contact structure
  • RoHS-/REACH-compliant
Benefits       
  • Low space requirements
  • Useful in compact electronic devices
  • Excellent mechanical stability
  • Enhanced visual inspection
Applications        
  • PCs, notebook PCs
  • Digital cameras
  • Wearable electronics
Industries       
  • Communications
  • Consumer electronics
  • Industrial electronics
  • Medical

Ethertronics is proud to introduce the 1001013 SMT antenna for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, ZigBee®, and all M2M applications. Using Ethertronics’ patented IMD™ technology, the 1001013 offers a solution for all applications requiring robust connectivity (more than 60% efficiency with only 4 mm ground clearance) and omnidirectional performance. When placed on-ground, Ethertronics’ 1001013 still provides more than 45% efficiency and 2dBi peak gain, making it a perfect solution for all designs, even when placed on a metal surface.

Features and Benefits        
  • Ethertronics’ patented IMD technology
  • High efficiency on-ground and off-ground
  • Small footprint
  • Strong resistance to detuning
  • Omnidirectional pattern
  • RoHS compliance

Designed for operation in dark environments where a bright indicator is not required, and may even be an annoyance to spectators, the low-profile LFB and LFC series light pipe™ from Visual Communications Company features a frosted surface that provides uniform brightness, a soft glow, and a wide viewing angle at 120°. A retainer accessory provides a reliable solution for high-vibration environments.

Features        
  • Minimizes loss of light and maximum light transmission achieved with the low-profile design and optical grade polycarbonate material
  • Diffused, frosted surface provides uniform brightness, soft glow and wide 120° viewing angle
  • For use with surface-mount or through-hole LED provides flexibility with new or re-designs
  • Press fit (front panel mount) with crushable ribs that simplifies installation and enables faster assembly in a production environment
  • No physical contact between light pipe and LED provides versatility for assembly
Applications        
  • Audio and video equipment
  • IoT
  • Darkroom equipment
  • Electrical control panels
  • Entertainment systems
  • Home theater systems
  • Industrial equipment
  • Medical equipment
  • Security systems
  • Studio control panels
  • Transportation dashboards
Specifications        
  • Diffused, round, low-profile 3 mm or 5 mm light pipe
  • Available in standard lengths ranging from 0.125” (3.2 mm) to 1.000” (25.4 mm)
  • RoHS- and REACH-compliant
  • Made of optical grade polycarbonate 94V-0 clear material
  • Custom lengths are available
  • Optional retainer (RTN112, RTN125) for high-vibration environments (secure and uniform placement of the light pipe to the panel)

TE Connectivity Measurement Specialties’ MS5837-30BA is the next generation of high-resolution pressure sensors with I2C bus interface for depth measurement systems with a water depth resolution of 2.0 mm. The sensor module includes a high linearity pressure sensor and an ultra-low power 24-bit ΔΣ ADC with internal factory calibrated coefficients. It provides a precise digital 24-bit pressure, temperature value, and different operation modes that allow the user to optimize for conversion speed and current consumption. A high-resolution temperature output allows the implementation in depth measurement systems and thermometer function without any additional sensor. The MS5837-30BA can be interfaced to virtually any microcontroller. The communication protocol is simple, without the need of programming internal registers in the device. The gel protection and antimagnetic stainless steel cap make the module water resistant. This sensor module generation is based on leading MEMS technology and the latest benefits from Measurement Specialties proven experience and know-how in high volume manufacturing, which has been widely used for over a decade.

Every MS5837-30BA module is individually factory calibrated at two temperatures and two pressures. As a result, six coefficients necessary to compensate for process variations and temperature variations are calculated and stored in the 112-bit PROM of each module. These bits (partitioned into six coefficients W1 to W6) must be read by the microcontroller software and used in the program converting D1 and D2 into compensated pressure and temperature values. The coefficients W0 is for factory configuration and CRC.

The external microcontroller clocks in the data through the input serial clock (SCL) and serial data (SDA). The sensor responds on the same pin SDA, which is bidirectional for the I2C bus interface, so this interface type uses only two signal lines and does not require a chip select.

The MS5837-30BA consists of a piezo-resistive sensor and a sensor interface IC. The main function of the MS5837-30BA is to convert the uncompensated analog output voltage from the piezo-resistive pressure sensor to a 24-bit digital value, as well as providing a 24-bit digital value for the temperature of the sensor.

Features        
  • Ceramic and metal package (3.3 mm x 3.3 mm x 2.75 mm)
  • High-resolution module 0.2 mbar
  • Fast conversion down to 0.5 ms
  • Low power: 0.6 µA (standby < 0.1 µA at 25°C)
  • Integrated digital pressure sensor (24-bit ΔΣ ADC)
  • Supply voltage 1.5 V to 3.6 V
  • Operating range: 0 to 30 bar, -20°C to 85°C
  • I2C interface
  • No external components (internal oscillator)
  • Excellent long-term stability
  • Hermetically sealable for outdoor devices
  • Sealing designed for 1.8 mm x 0.8 mm O-ring
Applications        
  • Mobile water depth measurement systems
    • Data loggers
  • Diving computers
  • Dive watches

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Critical for revenue collection, leak detection, and conservation of critical natural resources, flow meters lie at the heart of utility and industrial distribution systems of water, gas, and heat. Mechanical flow meters, currently the most prevalent meter style, use moving parts to measure the velocity of a fluid in a pipe. These moving parts are subject to wear and lose accuracy over time, often requiring replacement within 10 years. The MAXREFDES70# ultrasonic time-of-flight flow (TOF) meter by Maxim Integrated sends and receives ultrasound waves between piezoelectric transducers in both the upstream and downstream directions in the pipe. By measuring the TOF difference between the upstream and downstream wave travels, utilizing sophisticated digital signal processing techniques, a very accurate flow rate can be calculated.

The MAX35101 is the center of the heat/flow meter system. The MAX35101 integrates all the functions required for automatic TOF measurements, including the ultrasound pulse launching and detecting, TOF calculation, temperature measurement, and a real-time clock (RTC). The MAX35101 can work in various configurable automatic event-timing modes, requiring very minimal interactivity from a host microcontroller, thus reducing the total power consumption of the system.

The MAXREFDES70# is a complete meter, simply attach hose fittings to the system and begin measurement.

Features        
  • High precision
  • Large flow rate range
  • Ultra-low power consumption (20 years of battery life)
  • Compact and low cost
Applications
  • Ultrasonic heat meters
  • Ultrasonic cooling meters
  • Ultrasonic flow meters

B&B Electronics ESWP and ESWGP series of industrial PoE+ Ethernet switches comply with the IEEE802.3at standards. They provide four PoE+ 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, supplying up to 30 W of power to PD devices such as CCTV and Wi-Fi. Unmanaged and easy to install in a variety of Ethernet applications, they provide PoE+, dual power inputs, wide temperature, and SFP form factor. These switches are designed to work in hard-to-reach and harsh environments.

Features        
  • IEEE 802.3at/afPoE+ standard ports
  • Up to 30 W output per PoE+ port
  • Smart PoE+ over-current, over-temperature, and short-circuit protection
  • -40°C to 85°C operating temperature range
  • Industrial IP30 rated DIN rail enclosure
  • SFP slot for fast Ethernet or gigabit fiber
  • Dual power inputs: 24 to 52 VDC      
Applications
  • Security
  • Industrial automation
  • SCADA
  • Traffic control
  • Water management
  • Building control

Diodes' AH9246, AH9250, and AH9251 are ultra-high- to medium-sensitivity, micropower, omnipolar, Hall-effect switch ICs, designed for portable and battery-powered consumer equipment, home appliances, and industrial applications.  Based on a single Hall plate and chopper-stabilized architecture, they provide reliable solutions over the whole operating range. This family of Hall-effect switches is optimized to operate over the supply range of 2.5 V to 5.5 V and incorporates a micropower sleep function to give an average supply current of only 8 μA. AH9246, AH9250, and AH9251 have push-pull output structures; therefore, an external pull-up resistor is not required. They are available in industry-standard SC59 and TO92S packages.

Features and Benefits
  • Omnipolar family with operating switch-point options and internal pull-up
    • Operates with either a north or south pole
    • Ultra-high-to medium-sensitivity with typical operating points: 18 G (AH9246), 40 G (AH9250) or 60 G (AH9251)
    • No external pull-up required;– minimal external components
  • Designed for portable and battery-powered equipment
    • Operates with either a north or south pole
    • Supply voltage designed for battery applications (2.5 V to 5.5 V)
    • Micropower operation with an average supply current of 8 µA at 3 V
  • High performance and reliability
    • Tight magnetic operating window (less magnetic threshold spread)
    • Chopper-stabilized design to provide minimal switch-point drift and superior temperature stability
    • Operating temperature range -40°C to +85°C
    • High ESD rating of 6 kV (AH9246) and 5 kV (AH9250 and AH9251)
  • Industry-standard packages
    • Industry-standard SC59 and TO92S
    Applications
  • Consumer
  • Home appliances
  • Industrial contactless switches

The PLW 16 series, panel feed-through terminal blocks are the first in Phoenix Contact's extensive panel feed-through product line to offer spring termination on both sides of the panel. The wire termination on the inside features a tool-free, push-in spring connection. On the outside of the panel, the PLW 16 features the innovative push-lever spring connection.

Solid, stranded, or ferruled wire can be terminated by placing it in the terminal block and closing the lever. Additionally, solid or ferruled wire can be terminated by simply pushing the wire into the terminal block when the lever is closed. The spring cage creates a gas-tight connection, which self-adjusts with temperature changes and vibration conditions, making the PLW 16 ideal for aggressive environments.

Features and Benefits                    
  • Tool-free operation with fast spring-connection technology saves time during wire termination
  • Levers can be color-coded to prevent wiring errors
  • Large range of wire sizes can be terminated
  • Spacer available for 3-mm thick panel
Technical Data          
  • Wire range 14 to 6 AWG (outside) and 16 to 8 AWG (inside)
  • Current rating of 600 V, 40 A, UL use group B and C
  • 3-, 4-, and 5-positions
  • UL Recognized Component        
Applications
  • Industrial cabinets
  • Surge protection devices
  • Power supplies
  • Power distribution modules
  • Telecom equipment

The E-Switch ULV7 series anti-vandal switch is the latest addition to its popular anti-vandal series. It is UL listed, offering a rating of 3 A 250 VAC. This switch has even more popular features: it is IP67 rated, has a long operating life up to 1,000,000 life cycles (momentary) and 500,000 (latching).

The ULV7 series switch has ring illumination, many LED color options, multiple voltage options, and your choice of gold or silver contacts. This switch comes with a 22 mm panel cutout size and SPDT or DPDT function.

Applications and markets include audio/visual, security devices, industrial controls, kiosks, electrical housewares, and medical equipment.

Specifications          
  • Electrical rating: 3 A, 250 VAC
  • Mechanical life: 1,000,000 cycles (momentary); 500,000 cycles (latching)
  • Electrical life: 50,000 cycles
  • Contact resistance: 50 mΩ
  • Insulation resistance: 1000 MΩ @ 500 VDC
  • Dielectric strength: 2,000 VAC
  • Operating/storage temperature: -20°C to 55°C
  • Travel: 3.2 mm
  • Moisture protection: IP67
  • Contact arrangement: SPDT or DPDT
  • Actuation force: Single Pole: 2.5N; Double Pole: 3.5N
  • Panel thickness: 1-10 mm
  • Hex nut torque: 5-14 Nm
  • Mechanical impact protection: IK10
  • Agency approvals: cURus       
Features and Benefits
  • 22 mm diameter panel cutout
  • Ring illumination
  • Multiple switch functions available
  • Multiple illumination voltage options
  • IP67 rated
  • SPDT or DPDT
  • UL listed
  • Custom graphics available

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of TDK-Lambda's CUS350M medical and ITE certified 350 W power supplies. Requiring no external airflow, the series is suitable for hospital, clinical, dental, and home-based medical applications, as well as professional broadcast, test, measurement, and audio equipment where low-audible noise is demanded.

Carrying a three-year warranty, the CUS350M series is currently available with 12 V, 18 V, 24 V, or 48 V outputs with a user adjustment of ±5% to accommodate non-standard voltages. The series can reliably provide up to 350 W output power (convection cooled) at 40°C ambient, and 175 W at 70°C. With efficiencies of up to 94%, an average rating of 87%, and a standby power consumption of less than 0.5 W, the units comply with the European ErP directive.

The units are enclosed in a compact 190 mm x 87 mm x 40 mm (7.5" x 3.4" x 1.6") package and will operate from a wide 85 V to 264 VAC input. The fully featured "/F" suffix models include a 5 V, 0.5 A standby output, a 12 V, 0.3 A auxiliary output, remote sense, an isolated DC good signal, and remote on/off function. Input-to-output isolation is 4,000 VAC (2 x MOPPs) and 1,500 VAC (1 x MOPPs) input-to-ground and output-to-ground.

The CUS350M power supplies are certified to IEC/EN 60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES 60601-1, and IEC/EN/US 60950-1. These power supplies are CE marked for the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives. The units also comply with EN 55011-B, EN 55022-B, and FCC Class B for conducted emissions (Class A radiated), and meet the IEC 61000-4 immunity and IEC 61000-3-2 harmonic current standards.

Features         
  • High efficiency, up to 94%
  • 1.6" high
  • 350 W convection-cooled rating
  • BF rated
  • 5 V standby and 12 V fan output
Key Market Segments and Applications         
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Test
  • COMM
  • Broadcast

Phoenix Contact’s high-current panel feed-through terminal blocks from the TW series enable conductors up to 1/0 AWG to be connected easily and safely. The T-LOX connection technology, a spring clamp that generates a programmed contact force, makes the wire connection on the external side. On the internal side, the user can use either a ring-lug connection, or can connect directly to their bus bar. An innovative “wedge” allows quick attachment to the housing panel without the use of tools.

Features and Benefits        
  • Fast wire connections saves time and money
  • Programmed contact force ensures stable connection
  • Current bars can be connected directly to the terminal block
  • Easy insertion of wire in terminal block
  • Quick termination with only a standard screwdriver
  • No special tools needed to attach terminal block to panel      
Applications
  • Power supply units
  • Telecom panels
  • Frequency inverters
  • Automation and drives
  • Power engineering
  • Network devices

TXC introduces two lines of Stratum 3 TCXOs, the 7N and 7P series. With frequencies ranging from 10 to 52 MHz and a stability of 0.28 ppm over a temperature range of -40°C to 85°C, the 7N (7 mm x 5 mm) and 7P (5 mm x 3.2 mm) series are aimed to satisfy the requirements of the networking market such as base station, small cell, and smart grid applications, which need a stability of 0.28 ppm over temperature and an outstanding short-term and long-term frequency stability performance.

Features        
  • High-stability over temperature
  • Operating temperature range: -40°C to 85°C
  • Free run stability for 20 years: ±4.6 ppm (option)
  • Frequency: 10 to 52 MHz
  • Supply voltage: 2.7 V to 5.5 V
  • Voltage control function available
  • Output enable/disable function available
  • Supported clipped sinewave and CMOS output waveform
  • ROHS compliant / Pb-free

Aven offers two ESD safe soldering stations. The 400 series soldering station has a 60 W soldering iron, tool stand, soft coil brass tip cleaner, and cleaning sponge. It features an LCD digital display and is ESD safe. This 400 series station may be used for general purpose and lead-free soldering. The 405 series soldering station is a compact and portable soldering station with a 30 W soldering iron, holder, cleaning sponge, and mini drawer to hold spare tips or parts.

400 Series Soldering Station Features
  • High-quality sensor and heat exchange system guarantee precise temperature control at the soldering tip
  • Soldering iron tool heats rapidly from room temperature to 350°C in 30 seconds
  • Suitable for general purpose soldering as well as specialized lead-free soldering applications
  • Sponge and coiled brass tip cleaner ensure a clean soldering tip free from debris and corrosive material
  • Strong, deluxe iron holder provides a safe, secure place to store heated iron between uses
  • Includes a standard pointed tip
405 Series Soldering Station Features       
  • LCD temperature control display with blue backlight
  • Long-lasting, durable, high-quality ceramic heater
  • Suitable for manual mounting and reworking of SMD components, audio equipment, and RC hobbies
  • Sponge and recessed area provide a convenient method for cleaning the tip
  • Strong, deluxe iron holder provides a safe, secure place to store heated iron between uses
  • Safety guard iron holder
  • Includes a standard pointed tip

Memory Protection Devices, Inc. (MPD) introduces the BLP2016SM-GTR, an ultra-low-profile CR2016 coin cell holder. Standing just 0.122" (3.1 mm) high x 0.909" (23.09 mm) x 0.594" (15.09 mm), this ultra-compact coin cell holder minimizes both height/profile and total footprint in SMT applications. The BLP2016SM-GTR coin cell holder maximizes design flexibility with top-loading battery entry. It utilizes high-quality corrosion-resistant gold-flashed, nickel-plated phosphor-bronze pressure contacts to provide a highly reliable electrical connection with low electrical resistance. For increased reliability, this battery holder also features specially curved positive contacts that provide added pressure for greater retention to ensure that CR2016 coin cells remain firmly secured against shock and vibration.

Features        
  • Ultra-low-profile design
  • Available on tape-and-reel for automated assembly
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals and heat
  • Resists shock, vibration, and drops (1 meter drop certified)
  • Superior dielectric strength (1,100 volts/mil)
  • Made from lightweight LCP plastic (withstands solder reflow temps of 260°C)
  • RoHS2, REACH, WEEE, and SVHC compliant
  • Halogen-free
Applications        
  • RFID tabs
  • Key fobs
  • Handheld medical devices
  • Sensors
  • Portable communication devices

Littelfuse's SL1010A Series Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) is a small-footprint, three-terminal, surface-mount component that protects a broad range of communication equipment from damage due to fast-rising transients typically caused by lightning disturbances. It is rated to withstand lightning surge currents of 5 kA at 8/20 µs. At just 5 mm in diameter, the three-terminal SL1010A Series GDT is ideal for small form factor applications that require both high-energy withstanding capability and a compact footprint.

Features        
  • High energy withstanding in a small body
  • Low capacitance (<1.5 pF)
  • Low arc voltage
  • Three terminals with symmetry for tip, ring, and gnd
  • RoHS-compliant and lead-free
 Benefits
  • Ideal for small form factor applications with minimum footprint requirement
  • Minimal insertion loss, preserves signal integrity
  • Avoids thermal accumulation due to high on-state voltage
  • Reduces longitudinal to transverse mode conversions
  • Environmentally friendly

Chemtronics' dusters are microscopically clean, oil- and moisture-free sources of "canned air" developed for applications where safe, ultra-pure cleaning is required. Compact and portable, Chemtronics' dusters deliver powerful jet action to instantly remove particles from even the most inaccessible areas. All Chemtronics' dusters economize solvent usage by removing layers of dry particulate allowing the solvent to work immediately on encrusted soils. They also accelerate surface drying when using slow evaporating cleaners to remove damaging oil and residue.

Chemtronics' dusters may be used to clean contaminants from:
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Contacts and connectors
  • Relays, switches, and solenoids
  • Computers and keyboards
  • Electrical equipment
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Audio equipment
  • Laboratory instrumentation
  • Medical devices
  • Photographic and video equipment
  • Electronic instruments
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)

Molex's MCX connectors are designed for use in any wire-to-board application where quick and easy snap-on mating is needed. They are available in 50 Ω and 75 Ω with frequencies up to 6 GHz. MCX sub-miniature snap-on connectors offer a stable and durable connection. The sub-miniature design allows other electronic assemblies to be densely packaged on the PCB. MCX connectors are approximately 30% smaller than SMB connectors are, are available in both 50 Ω and 75 Ω versions, and provide good electrical performance to 6 GHz. These connectors are used in telecommunications systems as well as wireless and GPS applications. For medical MRI applications, non-magnetic versions are available. Molex also provides multi-port MCX connectors for coplanar board-to-board and cable-to-board applications.

Features
  • Snap-on coupling
    • Reduces installation time
  • Frequency range DC to 6 GHz
    • Ideal for wireless and GPS applications
  • 50 Ω or 75 Ω versions
    • Cover a broad range of wireless applications
Applications        
  • Aerospace and defense
    • GPS
    • Handheld field devices
  • Consumer
    • GPS
    • HDTVs
    • Wireless internet TVs and audio
  • Telecommunications
    • GPS tracking, positioning, and navigation devices
    • Telecommunication networks
    • Wireless base stations
    • Wireless LAN (WLAN)
  • Data/Communications
    • Wireless: LAN, PAN (Bluetooth), WAN
  • Industrial
    • Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
  • Medical
    • Telemetry
  • Smart phones and mobile devices
    • External antenna port
    • GPS
  • Automotive
    • GPS

The versatile SSMCX coaxial connector is available in individual pairs or ganged systems in both 50 Ω and 75 Ω as well as non-magnetic versions. Molex SSMCX ultra-micro-miniature connectors are designed for electronic applications with size and weight limitations while maintaining good RF characteristics. SSMCX connectors are approximately 35% smaller than MMCX connectors and are available in 50 Ω and 75 Ω versions. The extremely small size makes SSMCX connectors an ideal solution for creating multi-port, high-density RF applications. SSMCX coaxial connectors are available in 4- and 6-port layouts, with vertical and right angle orientations and coax contacts on a 3.00 mm pitch. They are available in standard and non-magnetic versions.

Features        
  • Frequency range DC to 6 GHz
    • Covers broad ranges of potential applications
  • High-density connector
    • Minimize PCB space
  • Low-loss cable version
    • Provides higher signal strength
  • Mechanical latch
    • Ensures connectors are securely mated, prevents accidental un-mating
  • Metal PCB board-lock posts
    • Provides proper PCB alignment, added strength, and secure PCB retention during and after soldering
  • Lead-free solder process capable (+260°C)
  • RoHS-compliant
  • Non-magnetic versions
  • Ideal for medical applications
Applications        
  • Aerospace and defense
    • Handheld devices
  • Commercial vehicle
    • Infotainment
  • Consumer
    • Audio/video devices
  • Data/communications
    • Wireless: LAN
  • Telecommunications
    • Base stations
    • Telecom box
  • Industrial
    • Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
  • Medical
    • MRI
  • Networking
    • Test and measurement equipment
  • Smartphones and mobile devices
    • Handheld devices
    • Laptops

Bourns' inductive components product line introduces its common mode chip inductors and SMD power inductor series. The two common mode chip inductors qualified for automotive applications: the Model SRF2012AA and SRF3216A series. These series are constructed with a ferrite core and are bifilar wound offering high impedance over a broad frequency range to suppress unwanted EMI signals.

These AEC-Q200 qualified common mode chip inductors are ideal for use in noise filtering on data/signal lines, CANbus, automotive electronics, telecom devices, and consumer electronics. The operating temperature ranges from -40°C to 125°C.

The four additional SMD power inductor series are designed to meet the high quality standard for automotive applications. They include Models SRP5015TA, SRP5030TA, SRP7050TA, and SRP1770TA. These inductor series are manufactured with a metal powder core featuring high saturation current and a shielded construction for low magnetic radiation. The available inductance range is from 0.15 to 100 μH with heating current Irms up to 52 A and saturation current Isat up to 70 A. Operating temperature ranges from -40°C to 150°C.

Typical automotive applications for the SMD power inductors include driver assistant devices, information/entertainment systems, lighting, and other applications including DC/DC converters and power supplies.

Common Mode Chip Inductors Features        
  • Shielded construction - low radiation
  • Bifilar wound
  • AEC-Q200 qualified
  • RoHS compliant and halogen free     
Common Mode Chip Inductors Applications
  • EMI suppression for:
    • Data and signal lines
    • CANbus
    • Automotive electronics
    • Consumer electronics
    • Telecom devices
Shielded Power Inductor Features        
  • Shielded construction
  • Carbonyl powder core
  • High saturation current
  • AEC-Q200 qualified
  • RoHS compliant and halogen free
Shielded Power Inductor Applications       
  • Automotive systems:
    • Driver assistant devices
    • Information/entertainment
    • Lighting
    • Telecom devices
  • DC/DC converters
  • Power supplies

Dual-band transmission-balanced antennas from Molex combine ground-plane independence with high-radiation efficiency for better connectivity and faster wireless device processing. This dipole-style antenna offers balanced transmission throughout the entire connection regardless of cable length. Upon removal of its tape liner, the antenna can be applied anywhere within the device chassis. The UFL-type connector at the extreme end of the antenna is secured to the application’s device radio.

Features        
  • Balanced antenna with ground-plane independent design
    • Reduces engineering resources and costs needed to mitigate PCB ground-induced radiation
  • High-radiation efficiency with 34.9 mm by 9 mm strip antenna
    • Offers total efficiency values of 75% minimum in the 2.4 GHz band and 70% minimum in the 5 GHz band
  • Poly-flexible, double-sided adhesive tape on antenna
    • Enables easy peel-and-stick mounting anywhere within the device casing
  • Coaxial cable to center-fed antenna attachment with over 18.0 N of pull force
    • Ensures robust antenna reliability and connectivity to radio device
  • Wide selection of micro-coaxial cable lengths from 50 mm to 300 mm
    • Extends connectivity for maximum design flexibility
Applications        
  • Telecommunications/networking
    • Wi-Fi devices
    • Wireless LAN (WLAN)
    • IEEE 802.11b/g/n devices
  • Industrial applications
    • Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication
    • Smartmeters
    • 2.4 GHz ZigBee IEEE 802.15.4 devices
    • 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) band systems and wireless devices
  • Consumer electronics (CE) applications
    • Cameras
    • Mobile gaming devices
    • Personal navigation devices
    • Wireless internet TV and audio devices
  • Medical
    • Telemedicine and telehealth device
  • Automotive applications
    • Bluetooth devices
    • Infotainment devices
    • Mobile hotspots

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The movement of air often goes hand-in-hand with noise generation, most noticeably with high-performance fans used in applications with limited or asymmetrical spacing around the fan inlet. ebm-papst offers a groundbreaking solution for lowering acoustic noise in both axial and centrifugal fans of many sizes. Called FlowGrid, these engineered air-intake grills can provide a substantial reduction in the overall noise spectrum. They are especially effective in reducing the low frequency blade-pass noise, which tends to be the most disturbing to the human ear.

With FlowGrid, ebm-papst is making a clear contribution to acoustic noise reduction: Less noise, proven by measurable results. Enjoy the sound of silence.

Benefits      
  • Reduced noise range
    • Lower noise level
    • Drastically reduced tonal noise
  • Maintaining efficiency
    • Air performance unaffected
    • No increase in input power
  • Compact design
    • Low space requirements
    • Less acoustic insulation work
  • Quick assembly
    • Through-holes for simple mounting
    • Customer-specific mounting on request
  • Effective environmental protection
    • Noise reduction as an important part of environmentally friendly operation
  • Robust design
    • Made from composite material
    • Available with fire protection class UL94-5VA

The SPTD series of terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact have an easy spring connector and double level that saves PCB real estate. This saves the user time and space when connecting conductors up to 14 AWG. The terminal blocks’ compact design easily integrates into the front panel of a device. The arrangement of solder pins ensures a high-level of stability while only taking up a small amount of space on the PCB.

Features        
  • Fast push-in connection with integrated spring lever saves time
  • Double-level flat front integrates into panels, saving space
  • Additional test connection and marking areas in front allow for operating convenience
Technical       
  • Designed for currents up to 10 A and voltages up to 150 V
  • Available with 2 to 12 positions
  • Pitch: 3.5 mm

TE Connectivity Corcom has expanded the offering of three-phase filters with high-current models ranging from 250 A to 1600 A. Focused on alternative-energy inverter and motor-drive industries, the UL recognized APH and APS series offer models for standard and high-performance applications in compact, low-weight configurations with corrosion-resistant bus bar terminations for harsh environments. The APH and APS series are also available without line-to-ground capacitors to work with a variety of inverter system configurations.

Features and Benefits        
  • Light weight for easy installation
  • Compact size
  • High-current applications up to 1600 A
  • Delta wiring configuration
  • Two performance levels
  • 520 and 690 VAC models
  • Available with limited-leakage current
  • Reduced mounting and supporting structure requirements thanks to the lighter-weight design
  • Accommodates various installation configurations with flange mounting
  • Reduced field-service requirements with ruggedized bus bar terminations
Applications          
  • Motor drives
  • Alternative energy
  • CNC machines

The MKDSP 50 and 95 terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact extend the MKDSP series and complete the offering of the highest performance PCB terminal blocks. Conductors with a wire range up to 1/0 for the MKDSP 50 and up to 3/0 for the MKDSP 95 can now be terminated conveniently. Like all the PCB terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact, both products are wave solderable. The MKDSP 50 and 95 terminal blocks are an excellent replacement for costly copper busbars or press-in elements in high-power equipment.

Features        
  • Less assembly effort for the customer
  • Manufacturing costs are reduced since the connectors can be wave soldered
  • Customer can conveniently terminate wires, since the need for special ring lugs is eliminated
  • Large range of wire sizes can be terminated
  • Highest current rated terminal blocks on the market
Applications       
  • Electric motor drives
  • Frequency inverters
  • Energy storage equipment
  • Frequency converters
  • Power supplies
  • Charging stations

Digilent's PmodMAXSONAR is an ultrasonic range detector that utilizes the MaxBotix® LV-MaxSonar®-EZ1™ sonar sensor to provide 1" resolution for distance sensing needs. This Pmod provides versatility by allowing data to be read via analog, pulse-width modulation, and serial communication. The PmodMAXSONAR uses a 6-pin connector that can communicate range data to the host board as an analog value, a pulse-width, or a 5-byte serial packet. Sensor data ranges from a minimum of 6" to a maximum of 254" with a resolution of 1 inch. Range data is acquired by the module sending thirteen 42 KHz beams of varying widths, allowing for more accurate detection. Under free-run operation, range readings can be taken every 50 milliseconds.

Features        
  • Effective detection range of 6" to 255"
  • 42 KHz sonar operation frequency
  • Readings every 50 milliseconds
  • Continuous measurement (free run) operation
  • 2.5 V to 5.5 V operating voltage range with 2 mA typical current draw
  • Three methods of obtaining data
    • 5-byte serial output
    • Analog output (VCC/512) V per inch
    • Pulse Width output, 147 µs per inch

Available in white and color, the XQ-E high-intensity LEDs are Cree's smallest high-intensity LEDs. They are optimized to deliver maximum candelas through secondary optics, enabling lighting manufacturers to radically reduce system size and power of high-intensity color applications. Built on Cree’s breakthrough SC5 Technology™ platform, the XQ-E high-intensity LED offers a drop-in ready upgrade for XQ-E high-density designs enabling lighting manufacturers to dramatically improve candela performance with minimal redesign to accelerate time to market. The XQ-E’s combination of optical symmetry, consistent design across all configurations and tiny 1.6 mm x 1.6 mm footprint simplifies manufacturing and design while providing excellent color mixing.

Features        
  • Smallest lighting class LED: 1.6 mm x 1.6 mm
  • Available in high‑density and high‑intensity versions for design flexibility
  • XQ-E high-intensity LED is optimized to deliver maximum candela through secondary optics
  • Available in 70, 80, and 90 CRI white, royal blue, blue, green, PC amber, red‑orange, and red
  • UL® recognized component (E349212)
  • Maximum drive current: 1 A (high-density) and 1.5 A (high-intensity)
  • Wide viewing angle: 110° to 130° depending on version and color
  • Reflow solderable (JEDEC J-STD‑020C compatible)
  • Unlimited floor life at ≤ 30°C/85% RH
  • RoHS- and REACH‑compliant

TE Connectivity’s rectangular DC jacks safely, reliably, and quickly provide power to any battery operated device with up to 25 V and 10.7 A maximum ratings. The user-friendly, one-size-fits-all plug design works with all DC jack receptacles and various mounting options, providing enhanced design flexibility to customize applications. Their operating temperature is -40°C to 85°C. High-temperature thermoplastic resin allows the housing to include a flammability rating of UL94V-0.

Features and Benefits
  • Delivers power quickly, compared to circular DC jacks, to any battery operated device with up to 25 V and 10.7 A ratings
  • Designed for durability, offering a life cycle of over 5,000 mating cycles
  • Supports ease-of-use with a one-size-fits-all, reversible plug design that works with all 7 A and 10.7 A rectangular DC jack receptacles
  • Increases power reliability with a receptacle designed with multi-contact louvres
  • Promotes safe connectivity with a design that engages the ground and internal detection switch before delivering power
  • Enables design flexibility with surface mount, cable, and DIP mount options
Applications           
  • Barcode scanners
  • Medicine pumps
  • Heart-rate monitors
  • Drones
  • Toys
  • Cameras
  • Security radios
  • Patient terminals
  • Industrial/military laptops/computers
  • Medicine pumps
  • High-capacity battery packs

TE Connectivity's SolderSleeve terminators are available in many styles. SolderSleeve splicing devices, which can be used to make sealed or unsealed splices, solder, insulate, encapsulate, and strain, relieve a wide range of wire sizes in a single step. SolderSleeve technology ensures high-quality electrical and mechanical performance time after time. Pre-measured solder and flux create repeatable, reliable terminations, reducing rejects and field failures. When the SolderSleeve device is heated the tubing shrinks and the solder preform melts to make a fully insulated, strain-relieved, protected solder connection.

Features        
  •     Transparent insulation sleeve provides encapsulation, inspectability, strain relief, and insulation
  •     Prefluxed solder preform provides a controlled soldering process
  •     One-piece design offers easy installation and lower installed cost
Applications           
  •     Shield-to-ground termination
  •     In-line wire splices

Eaton’s XLM supercapacitor module provides energy storage for bridge power uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and improves power quality for voltage spikes and brownouts. The XLM is a safer alternative to batteries for UPS back-up power applications. Modules are lead-free and RoHS compliant. The XLM module can increase the life of a back-up system and eliminate the need for replacement parts and batteries. Eaton supercapacitors are high reliability, high power, ultra-high-capacitance energy storage devices utilizing electrochemical double layer capacitor (EDLC) construction combined with proprietary materials and processes. This combination of advanced technologies allows Eaton to offer a wide variety of capacitor solutions tailored to applications for back-up power, pulse power, and hybrid power systems. They can be applied as the sole energy storage or in combination with batteries to optimize cost, life-time, and run time. System requirements can range from a few microwatts to megawatts. All products feature low ESR for high power density with environmentally friendly materials for a green power solution. Eaton supercapacitors are maintenance-free with design lifetimes up to 20 years and operating temperatures down to -40°C and up to +85°C.

Features and Benefits        
  • Maintenance free and requires no monitoring or user controls. An integrated cell balancing is pre-installed
  • Easily rack-mountable due to 4U height by 6.9” wide.
  • Connections on the front of the module for easy configuration
  • Operating lifespan of up to 20 years
  • Provides high availability due to fast recharging; immediate use upon installation
  • Light weight; reduces rack requirements and floor reinforcement
  • Lead-free, RoHS compliant
  • Typical efficiency >98%
Applications
  • Datacenter UPS
  • Bridge power
  • Hospital UPS
  • Hybrid power systems with fuel cells
  • Grid storage
  • Semiconductor equipment (SEMI F47 compliant)

The ON Semiconductor MatrixCam video development kit (VDK) is a smart, low-power, 1080P camera solution that streams video over Wi-Fi and Ethernet. It has been developed specifically to encourage greater video adoption for IoT products, enabling faster time-to-market for IoT developers. Among its key applications are home automation systems, building access devices, baby monitors, advanced lighting controls, and smart appliances.

The MatrixCam VDK offers smart streaming capability, with wake-up initiated by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or through the motion-detecting integrated PIR sensor. Upon wake-up, it sends a push notification to an assigned mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet) alerting the user that a live stream or a still image is available for viewing. It supports the microSD card slot, and can connect to cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, with support for both video-on-demand and live streaming. The VDK can be configured via a simple web-based GUI, or using a dedicated mobile application.

E-Switch's PV4 series anti-vandal switches are water resistant to IP65 ratings. Featuring multiple actuator options, the PV4 series anti-vandal switches have a long life expectancy. Both dot and ring illuminations are available. These switches feature a panel cutout size of 19 mm. The PV4 series illuminated anti-vandal switches are popular for use in kiosk applications, ticket dispensers, and industrial-type applications. They also come with a black anodized finish option.

Specifications        
  •     Rating: 2 A 24 VDC; 0.7 A 125 VAC
  •     Illumination base rating:
    •         Red, yellow, and orange: 20 mA 1.8 V
    •         Blue, green, and white: 20 mA 2.8 V
  •     Temperature: -20°C to 55°C
  •     Mechanical life: 1,000,000 cycles
  •     Electrical life: 50,000 cycles
  •     Contact resistance: 50 mΩ max at 1 A 12 VDC
  •     Insulation resistance: 1,000 MΩ min 500 VDC
  •     Dielectric strength: 2,000 VAC for 1 minute
  •     Ingress protection: IP65
  •     Panel cutout: 19 mm diameter

Nichicon’s UHW series offers radial-leaded aluminum electrolytic capacitors featuring a small footprint, long life, and low impedance. This series has been expanded to include 63 V to 100 V while maintaining 10,000 hours of life at 105⁰C and extremely low impedance. These characteristics allow the UHW series to meet the needs of the LED driver and power-supply markets.

Specifications (expanded values in parentheses)        
  • Voltage range: 6.3 V to 100 V (63 V to 100 V)
  • Capacitance range: 82 μF to 15,000 μF (82 μF to 180 μF)
  • Temperature range: -40°C to 105°C
  • Terminal type: radial lead
  • Dimensions: ⌀ 10 mm × 16 L mm to ⌀ 18 mm × 40 L mm (⌀ 10 mm × 16 L mm to ⌀ 18 mm × 40 L mm)
  • Life: 10,000 hours at 105°C
Applications        
  • LED lighting
  • Power supplies

Monday, December 21, 2015


TURCK has added a variant with a CANopen interface to its QR24 rotary inductive sensor series. The new wear-free QR24-CAN variant is ideally equipped for use in mobile machines and industrial applications. Fast response times as well as a cyclical and event-driven communication are only two of the many benefits of the CANopen protocol, which is frequently used in the Mobile Equipment industry. These applications include crane and lifting technology, transport systems, construction machinery and also special machine building.

All QR24 sensors use resistance inductive capacitance (RLC) measuring technology to process and communicate position. Each sensor is manufactured with printed emitter and receiver coil systems fully potted within the housing. When the emitter coils are activated with a high-frequency AC field, they produce an inductive RLC circuit with the positioning element. The position of that element is processed based on the induced signal to the receiver coils in the sensors.

Thanks to its intelligent mounting concept using adapter rings, the permanently sealed IP69K sensors can be fitted on all standard shafts with diameters up to 20 millimeters. TURCK also offers the QR24 with an SSI interface, incremental output and analog voltage/current output.

Friday, December 18, 2015

SparkFun’s Cerberus is a three-headed cable that will ensure that the user is never stuck looking for a USB cable that fits their device or hardware development board. At one end of the Cerberus has the standard A-type connector, which can plug into a computer or USB power supply; at the other end are three common USB connectors: B, mini-B, and micro-B.

The Cerberus can transfer both power and data just like any USB cable and comes standard with an integrated USB hub so the user will be able to connect up to three data devices at the same time.

Features
  •     Single USB-A connector at host end
  •     USB-B, mini-B, and micro-B connectors at device end
  •     Integrated USB hub
  •     6' long

APEM, Inc. brings additional options to the Q series indicator range, the 16 mm secret-until-lit LED indicator. The Q16 secret-until-lit LED indicators feature a black polycarbonate insert that gives the user the ability to hide a specific custom legend until the indicator illumination is turned "ON." The polycarbonate insert is reverse-side silkscreen printed, allowing for any custom symbol the user requires. This Q16 option also includes a standard rear epoxy-sealed bezel for IP67 protection from harsh environments and rugged outdoor applications.

List of Options        
  • Multiple legends
  • Different LED options including hyper brights, super brights, Bicolor, and Tricolor
  • Multiple terminal options: fastons, wire leads, solder lugs, or PC pins
  • Several voltage options including DC and AC options
  • Bezel finishes: bright chrome, black chrome, satin gray, plastic, or gold
  • Bezel styles: prominent and flush
  • Types of illumination: fixed, flashing, Bicolor, and Tricolor

Vishay Dale's 87784 cable connects the encoder output from Motorsolver's 10-pole BLDC machines to the dSPACE CLP1104's interface board to conduct experiments in the Power Electronics Lab, based on the approach in the textbook Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design, written by Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, and William P. Robbins; and the Electric Drives Lab, based on the approach in the textbook Electric Machines and Drives: A First Course by Ned Mohan.

This product is commonly used with Vishay product number 75550 (two-inverter assembly), which is also used in Power Electronics Lab experiments.

Vishay Dale's 75771 cable connects the inverter board to the dSPACE CLP1104's interface board. It is responsible for the control signals required for controlling the two inverters on the inverter board to conduct several experiments in the Power Electronics Lab, based on the approach in the textbook Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design, written by Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, and William P. Robbins; and the Electric Drives Lab based on the approach in the textbook Electric Machines and Drives: A First Course by Ned Mohan.

This product is commonly used with Vishay product number 75550 (two-inverter assembly), which is also used in Power Electronics Lab experiments.

Today’s medical applications have tough requirements, and RECOM’s low-leakage converters have been specifically designed to meet them without question. This is reflected in their two basic aspects of excellence: first, both the REM and the RACM series feature a high margin of safety, including reinforced isolation, two means of patient protection (or 2xMOPP), and sufficient creepage and clearance distances; second, both series come fully tested and are complete drop-in products.

Due to the sensitive, high-risk nature of medical applications, the corresponding equipment used in such applications must be held to very high standards of safety and reliability. RECOM’s modular REM and RACM series converters offer complete, certified solutions that reduce design time and thereby provide faster time to market.

Features and Benefits        
  •     CB, UL, EN 6060-1 3rd Edition certified
  •     No additional components needed for normal operation
  •     Built-in EN 55022 Class A filter
Applications       
  •     Medical equipment
  •     Monitoring systems
  •     Therapy systems

Supporting next-generation 100 Gbps Ethernet and 100 Gbps InfiniBand enhanced data rate (EDR) applications, Molex’s zQSFP+ interconnect solution transmits up to 25 Gbps per-serial-lane data rates with excellent signal integrity (SI), electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection, and thermal cooling.

Pervasive bandwidth requirements due to the tremendous growth in wireless devices are the catalyst for large-scale (100 Gbps) system designs in server farms. The zQSFP+ connector transmits up to 25 Gbps per-serial-lane data rates with excellent signal integrity, relieving some of the pressure on core switches.

Molex's zQuad small form-factor pluggable plus (zQSFP+) interconnect solution is designed for high-density interconnect applications and conforms to SFF-8665 QSFP28. Components of the system include SMT connectors; stacked integrated 2-by-1, 2-by-2, and 2-by-3 connectors and cages; EMI cages; optical MPO/MTP cable assemblies; optical MPO/MTP loopback adapters.