Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Step-Down Switching Voltage Regulator continually outputs 3.0 A.

November 19, 2014

Used for power regulation, conversion, and management, Fairchild FAN53525 consists of 2.4 MHz TinyBuck® regulator providing digitally programmable output from 2.5–5.5 V input supply. Output voltage is programmable from 0.600–1.39375 V in 6.25 mV steps via I²C interface capable of operating up to 3.4 MHz. Using proprietary architecture with synchronous rectification, unit can deliver 3.0 A continuous at over 80% efficiency; efficiency is maintained at load currents down to 10 mA. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Embedded SoC fosters graphical HMI implementation on FPGAs.

November 19, 2014

Integrating memory and display control, graphics accelerator, alpha blending and transparency, as well as various HMI graphics objects, Lattice Semiconductor embedded HMI-On-Chip (HOC) accelerates creation and implementation of embedded graphical HMIs on Lattice FPGAs. Complete functionality required for display driving, graphics rendering, and embedded visualization – scalable from small size QVGA to large full HD displays as well as other system interfaces – is provided. No OS is required. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

CNCs support safety communication with PAC control systems.

November 18, 2014

Available for FANUC Series 3xi-B CNCs, EtherNet/IP Adapter Safety function enables safety communication with Logix PAC systems. Function communicates digital input/output signals across Ethernet to simplify hardware and connections needed. Using CIP Safety functionality of EtherNet/IP Adapter Safety function with dual check safety, sending side device cross-checks safety signals, adds inspection data, and then transmits both data sets to receiving side device. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Controls & Controllers

Wireless Temperature Datalogger supports medical monitoring.

November 18, 2014

Suitable for medical refrigerator/freezer, WiFi-enabled Accsense A2-05W features inputs for 2 external RTD temperature probes with temperature range of -100 to +100°C and additional input for thermocouple measuring down to -200°C for cryogenic storage units. Datalogger supports 802.11a/b/g/n specifications as well as WEP, WPA, WPA2, 802.11i, and 802.1x Supplicant. Users can login through any Web browser to view real-time reports and graphs of data or configure system from anywhere via Internet. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Digital Motor Drive features sensorless, brushless design.

November 18, 2014

Designed to drive delta- or wye-connected brushless motors at up to 150,000 rpm, DPFlex™ II provides sensorless control, minimizing wiring complexity. Unit outputs up to 48 V and 30 A peak with 1,200 W of power to drive wide range of motors. Offering 20:1 speed control range, drive features full protection against most faults, including thermal overload. Patented technology enables detection of motor rotor position at standstill for reliable starting without rotor movement and while under load. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

Intelligent Dataloggers send HVAC/R data over BACnet.

November 17, 2014

When connected to Modbus gateway, Series 3 dataTaker Intelligent Data Loggers can communicate over BACnet for such HVAC verification applications as energy efficiency and air quality monitoring. Universal analog input channels provide flexibility to monitor temperature, humidity, and current/voltage; store data to memory; and transfer it over Bacnet. These intelligent dataloggers also incorporate serial and Ethernet capabilities. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Mass Flowmeters/Controllers feature gas composition firmware.

November 14, 2014

Alicat mass flowmeters and flow controllers come with Gas Select v5.0, which includes COMPOSER utility for programming and directly storing up to 20 gas compositions; users can define gas compositions to 0.01% for each of up to 5 constituent gases. Library offers up to 130 preloaded full gas calibrations, referenced to NIST Prop 9, and utility for defining mixed gas is also included. Solution also provides gas mixes commonly used in various industries.
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Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Industrial MCUs incorporate smart analog capacities.

November 13, 2014

Supplied in 28-pin TSSOP and 32-pin QFP, MSP430i204x MCUs integrate smart analog, including up to 4 integrated sigma delta ADCs (with simultaneous sampling) that provide accuracy and precision down to 1% in smart metering products across 2000:1 dynamic range, and digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) that eliminates need for external crystal. MCUs carry -40 to 105°C rating and let developers scale designs to include 16 or 32 KB flash memory and integrated analog such as sigma-delta AFEs.
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