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Electronic Components & Devices

High-Rel Frequency Dividers cover 0.5-18 GHz range.

August 26, 2016

Available in 2, 4, 5, 8, and 10 divide-by-prescaler configurations, Frequency Divider Modules utilize GaAs HBT MMIC semiconductor technology that produces low additive single sideband phase noise performance with typical levels down to -155 dBc/Hz at 100 KHz offset. Input power ranges from -20 to +10 dBm with output power ranging from -1 to -4 dBm, depending on model. Housed in hermetically sealed packages, products operate from single +5 Vdc power supply at temperatures from -55 to +85°C. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

Logic Supply Introduces Industrial ARM Motherboards and ARM Mini PC

August 19, 2016

New SBCs and tiny Box PC from Embux provide IPC users with a more reliable, industrial ARM solution. SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT Fanless, small form factor computer specialist Logic Supply (www.logicsupply.com) has unveiled a trio of new products from ARM hardware developer Embux. The two Single Board Computers (the ICM-2010 and the ICM-3011) and tiny Box... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Newly Improved InstaMusician(TM) from ETS

August 11, 2016

InstaMusician Baluns (SDS903/SDS904). Shannon Slaton - Theater Sound Designer I have been designing and mixing musicals for years-decades, actually - and I am always looking for ways to improve things. Whether it is how we deal with Clear-Com or video, or whether it is how we program the console and sound cues, I am always looking for better, easier, or more logical ways. One of the... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Automotive LED Driver enhances headlight system efficacy.

July 28, 2016

Offered in 16-pin TSSOP, S6BL112A one-channel, 2 A output, buck LED driver has 4.5–42 V input range and can drive LEDs at 2.1 MHz switching frequency. This enables headlight designs with small inductors, which allows physical size and BOM reductions. Synchronous control helps promotes conversion efficiency, which enables stable lighting system performance, while analog and PWM dimming function support enables precise brightness control. Switching frequency can be set from 205 kHz to 2.1 MHz. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

SDR Receivers support analog audio and digital I&Q outputs.

July 26, 2016

Offered in 8.75 x 6.50 x 2.02 in. module or 1U, 19 in. rack version, MtRF-2100 Series includes 6 models that cover 100 kHz to 550 MHz range. These complete, stand-alone, black box receivers, which use 16-bit, 130 MHz ADC and Altera Cyclone III FPGA to achieve optimal sensitivity and dynamic range, do not require supporting PC. Supporting communication via RS-232 serial, USB, and Ethernet ports, SDRs suit leave-behind SIGINT and spectrum monitoring applications.
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Electronic Components & Devices

FMC Carrier PCIe Cards host high-performance FPGAs.

July 18, 2016

PCI516, PCI592, and PCI595 bring COTS PCIe systems up to date with current FPGAs or integrating high-end FMCs. All cards provide direct connections to neighboring cards, which avoids need to stage data through host processor, optimizes throughput, and minimizes latency. Active cooling is provided for both FPGA and FMC, and FPGAs on these cards are supported by 64-bit wide memory banks. Configurations differ in Xilinx Virtex/Kintex FPGA model and respective DSP slices, RAM and logic cells. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Machinery & Machining Tools, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Robotics, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Methods to Showcase Manufacturing the Future at IMTS 2016, Booth S-9119

July 12, 2016

3D Printing, Automation and Full Range of Innovative Machining Solutions Embody the Future of Manufacturing. Sudbury, MA, U.S.A. – Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation and accessories, has announced they will demonstrate a wide range of the latest developments in manufacturing technology in Booth S-9119 at... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Safety & Security Equipment

Cable Shield Terminals provide grounding, interference immunity.

July 11, 2016

Constructed from hardened steel, corrosion-resistant fasis WST terminals provide vibrationproof grounding connections for 8–32 mm dia shielded cables. Configurations are available for mounting on busbars, TS35 DIN rail, and C-profile rails or direct screw-mounting on flat surfaces. Low-impedance, large area grounding connections facilitate immunity from interference in industrial and process networks. In turn, this promotes fault-free factory operations. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Multiprotocol Transceiver fosters legacy peripheral support.

July 8, 2016

Supplied in 6 x 6 mm, 40-pin QFN package, XR34350 features ±10 V RS-232 driver output for diverse connectivity. Integrated cable termination and 4 configuration modes allow all 3 protocols to be used interchangeably over one cable or connector without any additional switching components. RS-232 mode (1 Mbps) provides 3 drivers and 5 receivers to support all 8 signals required for DB9 serial port (3TX/5RX), while 20 Mbps RS-485/422 modes include both half and full duplex (1TX/1RX). Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Transportation Industry Products

Position and Heading OEM Boards integrate L-band.

June 27, 2016

Powered by Athena™ GNSS engine, Eclipse™ P326 and P327 are based on platform that integrates L-band and receives Atlas® GNSS corrections on single small board. Units support 394 channels and offer centimeter-level accuracy in either single-frequency or multi-frequency, multi-GNSS, Atlas-capable mode. Devices enable simultaneous tracking of all satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS. During correction signal outages, Tracer™ technology helps maintain position. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Rigid-Flex Power Distribution Control Circuits Application

June 10, 2016

Challenge A contract manufacturing company needed help improving the quality and supply chain reliability of rigid-flex circuits for a power distribution control circuit application. The product had been in production already, but had issues with circuit failure. The existing rigid-flex circuit design also did not meet IPC standards for materials and construction. A solution was needed that... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Powerlink PCB with Multiple Copper Weights Helps Power Aerial Drone

June 10, 2016

Challenge Epec was approached by a company that specializes in the development of aerial film drones to implement heavy copper printed circuit boards (PCB) in their current design. The customer’s existing line of small to medium sized drone aircraft are used for remote TV and film production, as well as for thermal imaging. The customer was looking to incorporate a heavy copper PCB feature... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Printed Circuit Board for International Space Station (ISS)

June 10, 2016

Challenge The Air Force Space Test Program (STP) needed to supply a complex product which contained several experiments for the International Space Station. Because the components were to be used on the outside of space station itself, components involved needed to be able to function while being bombarded with particles, floating above Earth in outer space. Epec was experienced with high... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Rigid-Flex Medical Care Communication Handheld Device

June 10, 2016

Challenge Epec was asked to help in the development of a new medical care communication system. The product was to use Apple iPod touch® technology in a portable medical device to streamline workflow in healthcare environments. Because the handheld device would be used to store patient charts and other sensitive information, the communication system needed to be unfailingly secure. ... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Rigid-Flex Circuit Design Solution for a Medical Device

June 10, 2016

Challenge An engineering team within medial industry company approached Epec to manufacture a rigid-flex circuit to be placed within a medical device used in conjunction with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Gerber data along with appropriate documentation was submitted for a full design review and quote. The data package was reviewed by Epec’s Product Managers. A discovery was made in... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Radiation Noise Suppressor doesn't degrade automotive audio sound.

June 9, 2016

Available in 0603 inch (1.6 x 0.8 mm) package, NFZ18SM_SZ series suppresses radiation noise in audio lines while maintaining sound quality in automotive infotainment applications. These multilayer noise filters, which achieve rated currents of 800.0 mA, 950.0 mA, 1.1 A, and 1.25 A, also deliver optimized THD+N characteristics. Inserting this series with audio line deteriorates audio distortion possible to attenuate noise component within vicinity of 100–500 MHz. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Thick Film Chip Resistor Dividers save space and simplify designs.

June 9, 2016

Offering various termination styles and materials, CDMV series conserves space, simplifies designs, and promotes design flexibility in high-voltage industrial and alternative energy equipment. Devices offer working voltages up to 1.4 kV and provide single-component replacement for multiple discrete resistors in voltage division applications. As 2 resistors integrated into one 2512 case, devices offer 10 kΩ to 75 MΩ resistance with max resistance ratios to 700:1 and tolerances down to ±0.5%. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

COM Express Module supports Intel Celeron N3xxx processors.

June 9, 2016

Allowing OEMs to upgrade products while using existing carrier board, MB-73450 has Type 6 pin-outs and supports dual- and quad-core SoC processors, including Intel® Celeron® and Pentium® N3000 series (4–10 W), as well as Intel Atom® quad-core x5-E8000 CPUs with turbo-boost frequencies from 2.0–2.56 GHz. Other features include up to 8 GB non-ECC dual-channel DDR3L, support for up to 3 independent displays (DDI, LVDS), multiple I/O options, and expansion interface supporting 5 PCIe X1 slots. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Solid-State Light Source Driver digitally controls 20 sources.

June 6, 2016

Powered from universal VAC input, 5000B-500 independently drives, controls, and modulates up to 20 different solid-state sources, including combinations of LEDs and LDs and IR VCSEL arrays. USB and Ethernet interfaces are used to control intensity, pulse width, and duty cycle of each solid-state source. Unit provides constant current control up to 4 A per source channel, any given number of like channels can be paralleled together, and 24 Vdc output supports operation of cooling fans. Read More