Computer & Communication Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

Scan System Control Board fosters industrial connectivity.

May 27, 2015

Placing RTC 4 Ethernet control board in laser marking machines eliminates need for integrated industrial PC. Driver installation is not required, and direct network connectivity eliminates cable-length restrictions. Spatially decoupling processing from control, board affords flexible control and operation, carried out over Ethernet, to enable production automation. Optional functionality can be activated for controlling third axis, processing moving objects, or controlling two scan heads. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Monolithic RF Controller delivers phase-tuning flexibility.

May 21, 2015

Covering 1.8–2.2 GHz range, UltraCMOS® PE46120 Monolithic Phase and Amplitude Controller (MPAC) is designed for LTE and LTE-A wireless-infrastructure transceiver market and optimizes dual-path dynamically load-modulated amplifier architectures. QFN 32-lead, 6 x 6 mm package integrates 90° hybrid RF splitter, 5-bit digital phase shifters, and 4-bit digital step attenuator along with low-voltage, CMOS serial digital interface. Solution delivers linearity of 60 dBm IIP3 and consumes 0.35 mA. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Security/Automation Systems meet police confirmation requirements.

May 19, 2015

Connecting security devices, thermostats, light switches, telephone, and backup battery with 5 built-in ports to connect additional control devices, EU versions of OmniPro II, Omni IIe, and Omni LTe controllers provide security and automation for homes and small commercial settings. EN50131- and PD6662-compliant products, offered in both English and Italian language versions, bridge diverse protocols. Tamper Kit for Omni security consoles is also available. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

EtherCAT® Slave Controller features two 10/100 PHYs.

April 27, 2015

Supporting traditional Host Bus and SPI/SQI™ communication, along with standalone digital I/O interfaces, Model LAN9252 enables system designers to select from wide range of microcontrollers when implementing real-time EtherCAT communications standard. Device's dual 10/100 Ethernet transceivers support both fiber and copper, along with cable diagnostics capabilities. Available in 64-pin QFN and QFP-EP packages, LAN9252 includes 4 KB of Dual-Port RAM and 3 Fieldbus Memory Management Units. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Construction Equipment & Supplies, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Machine Control Systems increase dozer/compactor performance.

April 27, 2015

Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System and CCS900 Compaction Control System improve dozer performance and machine-to-machine communication capabilities for soil, landfill and asphalt compactors. Featuring GradeMax™ Plus,, GCS900 v12.7 increases dozer performance by enabling accelerated and consistent grading. Via wireless capabilities, CCS900 v12.7 provides M2M communication that lets operators share mapping data between compactors on same site in real-time. Read More

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

Secure Microcontrollers feature integrated NFC.

April 10, 2015

Based on 250 MHz ARM® Cortex™ M3 processor with advanced power management, StrataGX BCM58100 MCUs protect sensitive consumer data from threats at physical and network layer. BroadSAFE™ architecture offers tamper protection and encryption as well as secure storage and processing of card information and biometric user data. Compliant with FIPS, microcontrollers integrate NFC for tap-to-access, tap-to-pair, and tap-to-pay applications, including mPOS terminals, home automation, and IoT products. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Satellite Telemetry Controller IC is radiation tolerant.

April 9, 2015

Model LX7730 Space System Manager IC supports parallel or dual SPI interfaces and works with radiation tolerant FPGAs. Controller tolerates minimum of 100kRad TID, 50kRad ELDRs and is single event immune. It includes 64-channel multiplexer, break-before-make switching, precision adjustable current source and provides cold sparing. Featuring 132-pin ceramic quad flat package, it is designed for rugged environments and operates over -55 to +125°C temperature range.
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Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Digital DC/DC Controller powers FPGAs, ASICs, and processors.

April 1, 2015

Providing 0.6–5.5 V output, Model PV3105 is designed for key rails that demand precision output voltage regulation and tight control during transient conditions. Device includes Auto-Control® real-time adaptive loop compensation and 0–20 mΩ programmable load-line feature. Housed in 4 x 4 mm QFN package, RoHS-compliant controller provides up to 1.25 MHz switching frequency, implements digital loop techniques to minimize output voltage setting time, and operates with all FET power stages. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Software

Motion Control Products improve performance of automation systems.

April 1, 2015

Able to utilize MECHATROLINK-III motion network and utilize its cycle time and network connectivity, MP3300iec machine controller makes automated equipment more responsive by boosting processing speed and memory capacity. MotionWorks IEC v3 software fosters effective automation programming via support for PLCopen Part 4, built-in cam editor, HMI tagging tool, and logic analyzer. As remote I/O solution, VIPA SLIO system accelerates and facilitates addition of power and signal capability. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Capacitive Touchscreen Controllers enhance mobile devices.

March 12, 2015

TrueTouch® CYTT21X/31X, available in 44-, 48-, and 56-pin QFN packages, enable thin-profile smartphones, e-readers, and tablets to offer multiple advanced features. While CYTT31X supports input from passive stylus with tip as fine as 2.5 mm, CYTT21X supports face detection feature that prevents unintended touches from hanging up call. Controllers leverage Cypress Single-Layer Independent Multi-touch (SLIM®) sensor structures and automatically switch between glove, stylus, and finger tracking. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Control and I/O Products offer total plant automation.

March 12, 2015

Consisting of DIN rail-mounted control and I/O products based on scalable architecture and flexible design, Symphony® Plus SD Series optimizes energy efficiency in diverse operating environments within power and water industries. Able to withstand  temperatures from -20 to +70°C without additional environmental protection, series is especially suited for applications where control is distributed over wide area in harsh conditions, such as wind and solar power plants. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Compact Controllers target series production machines.

March 4, 2015

Combining CPU with I/O in one enclosure, Simatic S7-1511C is 85 mm wide with 32 digital IO ports and bit performance of 60 ns, while S7-1512C is 110 mm wide with 64 digital IO ports and bit performance of 48 ns. Both can be expanded to include additional connections using signal modules if required. Functions such as metering, measuring, and positioning are integrated into hardware. For integrating into networks, both models have Profinet connection with 2 ports and integrated Web server. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

MicroTCA.4 System suits data acquisition applications.

February 25, 2015

Intended for large control and data acquisition applications, NAT-MCH-PHYS80 addresses requirements for high bandwidth to both AMCs and rear transition slot of MCH as well as for optical and copper uplinks in PCIe-based MTCA.4 systems. Board provides PCIe bandwidth of 128 Gbps to local main CPU; supports cascading of MicroTCA.4 systems to increase number of PCIexpress slots to 24, 36, 48, etc; and provides external PCIexpress access via 128 Gbps optical or copper uplinks. Read More

Controls & Controllers

IO-Link 1.1 Master Modules foster Industry 4.0 operations.

January 13, 2015

IP67-rated X67DS438A, suited for use outside control cabinet, and IP20-rated X20DS438A use IO-Link 1.1 to communicate digitally with 4 intelligent field devices. While X20DS438A features 4 IO-Link channels that can be used as standard digital inputs or outputs, all 4 IO-Link channels of X67DS438A can also be operated in SIO mode if desired for use as simple digital inputs or outputs. Additionally, X67DS438A has 4 digital inputs that can be used independently of IO-Link channel configuration. Read More

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

Cloud-Ready Wi-Fi/Bluetooth SoC addresses IoT application needs.

January 12, 2015

Along adaptive co-existence engine, fully integrated WILC3000 wireless link controller combines Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth Smart-ready technologies in 4.1 x 4.1 mm WLCSP. Solution offers multiple peripheral interfaces – UART, SPI, I2C, and SDIO – and cloud-ready connectivity software. Also available, WINC3400 network controller features embedded flash memory that lets device host network services stack, Wi-Fi stack, and Bluetooth Smart profiles for accelerated design development. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

USB 3.0 Hub Controller comes in 6 x 6 mm BGA package.

December 29, 2014

Intended for mobile and consumer devices, EZ-USB® HX3™ offers full configurability via I²C EEPROM, I²C Slave, and GPIO options. Ghost Charging allows device charging without host, and Accessory Charger Adaptor Dock enables upstream charging for portable devices with USB OTG host. Other features include Shared Link, which enables up to 8 downstream ports; support for USB-IF Battery Charging v1.2 specification and charging of Apple devices; as well as configurable USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed PHYs. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller features Boolean logic.

December 23, 2014

Featuring expandable design for assembly applications, Model XS26-2 monitors numerous input devices, including e-stop buttons, rope pulls, interlocked guards/gates, optical sensors, and safety mats. Base controller offers 26 inputs and 2 dual safety outputs, allowing user to connect safety devices to single controller instead of multiple relay modules. Supplied in 45 x 110 mm DIN rail housing, controller accepts up to 8 optional expansion modules to monitor up to 128 I/O devices. Read More

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

Peripheral-Rich, 32-Bit MCU offers scalable memory configuration.

November 28, 2014

Used for executing Bluetooth® audio software, PIC32MX1/2/5 series offers up to 83 DMIPS performance and scalable memory options from 64/8 KB to 512/64 KB Flash/RAM. MCUs integrate flexible CAN2.0B controllers with DeviceNet™ addressing support and programmable bit rates up to 1 Mbps. Additional features include 4 SPI/I²S interfaces; Parallel Master Port (PMP) and capacitive touch sensing hardware; 10-bit, 1 Msps, 48-channel ADC; and full-speed USB 2.0 Device/Host/OTG peripheral. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Controller and I/O Modules operate in harsh environments.

November 25, 2014

Comprising controller and I/O modules, X20c series is constructed to handle all environmental conditions. Coating on electronics module protects components and circuit board from effects of condensation and corrosive gases with effectiveness checked against BMW GS 95011-4 and EN 60068-2-6 test method 4. Functionally compatible with existing models, series operates from -25 to +60°C and features certification for maritime applications from Germanischer Lloyd. Read More

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

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