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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

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

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

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

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, 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

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

UHS-II Compatible Memory Cards enhance speed and capacity.

June 2, 2016

Equipped with UHS-II connectors, UHS Speed Class 3 and 10, EP PRO-II SDXC and microSDXC cards increase transfer speeds as well as storage capacity. Read speeds reach 280 MBps, and write speeds reach 100 MBps. Available in capacities to 64–512 GB (EP PRO-II SDXC full card) and 32–128 GB i(EP PRO-II microSDXC card), products comply with UHS-II, U3 Speed Class requirements and are capable of 4K video recording, full HD 1080p video recording, capturing HD still images, and continuous shooting. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Power 8M CMOS SRAM operates from 2.7-3.6 V supply.

May 31, 2016

With 55 ns access time, typical operating current of 30 mA, and standby current of 1.5 µA, AS6C8016-55TIN provides reliability and power savings for low-power portable electronics. This RoHS-compliant 8M IC (512K x 16 bit), supplied in 48-pin, 12 x 20 mm TSOP-I package and suited for battery backup non-volatile memory, offers fully static operation and tri-state output. Operating range is -40 to +85°C, and data retention voltage is 1.2 V min. All inputs and outputs are fully TTL compatible. Read More

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

Weight Processor provides stable readings, tightens feed control.

May 31, 2016

Targeting high-speed filling, dispensing, and check weighing applications, HI 6500-XP Extreme Weight Processor features update rate (CPU clock speed) of 660 updates/sec that provide PLC with new weight reading every 1.5 msec. A/D conversion, weight processing, and communications port all update at 660 Hz to mitigate effects of in-motion weighing and promote accelerated settling time, stability, and control. Resolution is 1:30,000 even when exposed to mechanical vibration. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Charging Stations accommodate devices up to 16 in. wide.

May 26, 2016

Providing high-speed charging and secure storage, Charging Stations include 32-device model with handle and casters as well as 16-device model that supports kit for future conversion to mobile cart configuration. Removable/reconfigurable dividers protect and organize tablets or laptops, while flow-through ventilation prevents devices from overheating during charging. To prevent theft and tampering, stations have locking steel doors. All can be mounted to wall, desk, table, counter, or floor. Read More

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

Compact Surface Mount Circulator offers low insertion loss.

May 25, 2016

TRAK X-Band SMT Circulator, designed to replace drop-in and microstrip style circulators, provides 10% bandwidth at X-Band, 20 dB min isolation, and 0.45 dB max insertion loss. Offering up to 20 wcw of power handling in 0.25 x 0.25 x 0.066 in. package, product operates from -40 to +85°C and installs onto CCA/PWB exactly same as other SMT components. Functionality and capabilities are optimized for phased array radar antennas as well as EW and communications systems applications. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Ferrite Inductors are based on nickel-zinc magnetic material.

May 23, 2016

Working together with capacitors in various parts of electronic circuits, RoHS-compliant ferrite inductors are leaded devices that are based on proprietary nickel-zinc magnetic material. These passive electronic components, which can be used in electronic filters and in power distribution networks in electronic systems, are used throughout such industrial and consumer applications as LED lighting, smart meters, home appliances, smoke detectors, and alarm systems. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Video Processor enhances endoscopy via digital, optical features.

May 20, 2016

OPTIVISTA EPK-i7010 offers physicians digital- and optical-based electronic chromoendoscopy with i-SCAN™ imaging and OE Optical Enhancement technology (OE). While i-SCAN enhances digital images through surface, contrast, and tone to optimize image of mucosal surface texture contour and blood vessels, OE uses spectral light filter that transmits band-limited red, green, and blue light to enhance images. Physicians can switch in real-time between HD+ white light, 2 OE modes, and 3 i-SCAN modes. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Safety & Security Equipment

Achieve Signal Integrity with ETS Digital Audio Baluns and Balun Panels

May 19, 2016

Achieve signal integrity with ETS Digital Audio Baluns and Balun Panels Connect AES/EBU signals from XLR output to 75 ohm unbalanced coax cabling. The ETS Digital Audio Baluns and Panels are designed to connect AES/EBU signals from XLR output equipment into standard 75 ohm unbalanced coax cabling systems.These baluns perform precise impedance matching and signal balancing, enabling AES/EBU... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Circuit Protection Devices address computing application demands.

May 18, 2016

With respective capacitance of 0.6 pF and 1.0 pF, GBLC03CIDNHP TVS array and SRV25-4LC port protection array shield networking, mobile, and other computing applications from destructive effects of electrical transients. Rated at 500 W for 8/20 µsec waveshape, GBLC03CIDNHP protects 1 power or I/O port. Offering 400 W peak pulse power per line (8/20 µsec typ), SRV25-4LC combines 8 low-capacitance steering diodes for up to 4 data or transmission lines and 1 TVS diode for power bus protection.<br /> <br /> Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Materials & Material Processing

Advanced Flexible Circuits and Thin Film on Display by Metrigraphics at IMS 2016

May 16, 2016

Lowell, MA – Metrigraphics, a leading process development and manufacturing resource for sub-miniature circuits and electroformed structures, will feature its latest micron-scale flexible circuits and thin film devices at IMS, May 24th – 26th in San Francisco. Micron-scale flexible circuits can be achieved with six or more layers high with traces (circuit lines) as... Read More