Instrumentation I & O Devices

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Safety & Security Equipment

ANR Headset lets user control ambient sound level entering ear.

February 26, 2015

Hurricane III, with SureFire EarLock® Retention Rings and Noise-Reducing Filters, provides up to 40 dB of protection against loud noises while preserving situational awareness. In open position, Noise-Reducing Filters allow ambient sounds and conversations to be heard clearly. In very high noise environments, closed position reduces ambient background noise by 21 dB. Low-profile design, which can be worn while wearing helmet or mask, also includes noise-canceling microphone. 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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Encoders offer noise-free position measurements.

February 25, 2015

Available with Optolink technology, Models XHI 801and XHI 803 can transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. Optolink provides secure data transmission up to 1,500 m in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths can be problematic, such as mining, cranes, wind turbines, and pulp/paper processing applications. Lighter than copper, optical fiber also offers galvanic isolation which can help prevent damage from lightning. Read More

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

Configurable XMC Modules feature Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA.

February 25, 2015

XMC-7K series feature reconfigurable Xilinx® Kintex™-7 FPGA and 128M x 64-bit DDR3 SDRAM. Eight-lane, high-speed serial interface on rear P15 connector for PCIe Gen 1/2 (standard), Serial Rapid I/O, 10 GbE, and Xilinx Aurora implementations are supported. While rear I/O provides 4- or 8-lane, high-speed serial interface on P16 XMC port, select I/O or LVDS pairs plus global clock pairs direct to FPGA via rear P4 or P16 port. Read More

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

Graphical User Interface features modular design.

February 24, 2015

Able to be customized according to individual requirements, modular flexx-GUI features capacitive touchscreen, 1 mm cover glass with custom print, and temperature range of 0–70°C. Unit is based on 454 MHz ARM926EJ-S CPU with 64 MB RAM and 4 GB SD flash card. Enclosed in solid aluminum, device has 4.3 in. display with 480 x 272 pixel resolution and 16.7 million colors. External interfaces include 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ45, and 1 x Mini USB for power supply. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Dual D/A Converter features high sampling rate.

February 23, 2015

Compliant to MicroTCA.4 specification for High Energy Physics, Model AMC523 provides sampling rate of 250 MS/s at 16-bit resolution. Unit comes in mid-size double module, routing x8 or dual x4 PCIe to backplane. Featuring Kintex-7 FPGA with 2 GB of DDR3 memory, module allows for large buffer sizes to be storing during processing and queuing data to host. DAC connects with MRT523 Rear Transition Module, and routes 12 channels of ADC signals from RTM to FPGA. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Data Acquisition System features touchscreen display.

February 23, 2015

Integrating measurement, display, and recording platforms, GasGard 100 Control System is available with 10.4 in. TFT SVGA LED Panel PC with resistive touchscreen display. LED indicator is provided for power on/off, storage access, and LAN active status. System can manage 1–6 I/O modules on backplane and up to 6 GasGard Controllers can be networked together. With open Ethernet connectivity, controllers can handle wide range of monitoring and historical logging functions. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Analog Video Decoder/Encoder for ADAS improves automotive safety.

February 20, 2015

Able to replace up to 9 discrete components with one 10 x 10 mm WQFN chip, AEC-Q100 qualified TW9984 enables generation of 360° surround images for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Integration of 4 NTSC/PAL analog video decoders with 10-bit ADCs supports 4 analog camera inputs simultaneously. For system designer, flexible digital output interface facilitates sending of images to processor for combination of 4 images into unified around-view image. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

DAQ Instruments eliminate test channel-to-DAQ usage dependency.

February 18, 2015

Designed for battery, power electronics, and alternative energy testing applications, configurable data acquisition (DAQ) instruments comprise single devices with voltage, temperature, and RTD inputs. Instruments have 24-bit DAQ-per-channel design and full channel-to-channel isolation and allow expansion to higher channel count. Available in 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, or 48 versions, DT8874 series may include any combination of voltage, temperature, and RTD channels to be specified in groups of 8. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Slim Rotary Encoder promotes motor design flexibility.

February 16, 2015

At 10 mm thick x <37 mm dia, ECI 1118 absolute rotary encoder offers resolution of 18 bits, accuracy of ±120 in., and option for functional safety. Its counterpart, EBI 1135 model rotary encoder, offers same slim design and single-turn feedback as well as option for multi-turn capabilities. This is made possible via battery-buffered revolution counter that can attain distinguishable revolutions up to 16 bits with external battery connected. Both encoders have non-contact design. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Pluggable Network Adapters support IEEE-802az standard.

February 13, 2015

Supporting fiber optic link distances up to 10.0 km per TIA 568 (9/125), Blackfin LC 1000Base-SX/LX to PCI-Express Network Adapters  integrate Intel I210 PCI-Express network controller plus optical transmitters and receivers into modular pluggable component with duplex LC interface. SMBus pass through enables IPMI/BMC configuration of controller interface. Operating from -40 to +85°C with 0.81 W active state power consumption, adapters have threaded PCB retention bosses for secure mounting. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Remote I/O Module delivers Web-based connectivity.

February 12, 2015

Powered by ARM Cortex M3 and FreeRTOS operating system, RIO-2017 interfaces sensor and instrument data to HMI with Web based connectivity. General features include 10/100 MHz Ethernet port, 8 channels of 16-bit isolated analog input, and form C relay. Web server supports AJAX, which allows access to analog input channels and relay via Web script language, and Web application can be placed in cloud, internal web server, or in RIO-2017 with 384 KB space. Read More

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

Sealed Linear Encoder is designed for motion feedback.

February 12, 2015

With scale cross section of 14 x 10 mm and glass scale to carry measuring graduation, MSA 170 suits motion applications in various industries as well as CNC applications. Features include graduation of 20 micron and scanning carriage that operates on reflected light principle. Integrated in scanning unit, encoder electronics are available with 1 Vpp or digital TTL output signals with resolution to 0.1 micron. Max measuring length is 520 mm, and + 5 or +3 micron accuracy grades are available. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

DAQ PCIe Card is available with OCT technology.

February 2, 2015

Available with option dedicated to optical coherence tomography technology, 12-bit Model U5303A uses signal resampling which provides on-board enhancement of range analysis and offers stable ADC signal sampling cadence. Data acquisition solution focuses on clock stability while acquiring signal in order to avoid sampling cadence changes. Signal processing is done in real-time directly on data acquisition card, reducing processing load on host computer. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

PTC Thermistor Modules offer high sensor density.

January 29, 2015

Featuring 8 channels, Model 750-1425 is suitable for connecting to motor thermal monitoring PTC thermistors per DIN 44081/44082 standards. Up to 6 PTC thermistors can be connected in series per channel minimizing system footprint. Providing overload protection of motors within I/O node, PTC Digital Input Module features onboard diagnostics for short circuit, wire break, and out-of-measurement range as well as red/green LEDs that indicate over-temperature and wiring errors. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Construction Equipment & Supplies, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Diagnostics System provides crane analysis in real-time.

January 27, 2015

Consisting of interface that is integrated into crane installation, and associated software to visualize crane status, Demag StatusControl lets users access all relevant operating data with mobile devices based on Windows. System analyzes and interprets actual condition of cranes and hoist units on basis of comparative data and pre-defined threshold values. With color code based on traffic light system, users can see at-a-glance where work needs to be done. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

RTD Analog Input Modules accurately read sensor data.

January 27, 2015

Connecting directly to Pt and Ni resistance sensors, 4-channel Model 750-450 and 8-channel Model 750-451 are suited for wide range of temperature data collection tasks. Modules are configurable for multiple sensor types or potentiometers, and include red status LED that indicates sensor errors such as short circuit, wire break, or out-of measurement range. Featuring compact 12 mm profile, modules are available with 2-, 3-, or 4-wire connection technology. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Ethernet DAQ Device is supported by Windows and Android.

January 27, 2015

Along with 250 kS/sec sampling and 16-bit resolution, E-1608 Ethernet-based multifunction Data Acquisition (DAQ) device offers 8 analog inputs, 8 DIO, one counter input, and 2 analog outputs. OEM board-only version is also available. While Windows® options include DAQami and TracerDAQ® along with comprehensive programming language — C®, C++®, C#®, Visual Basic®, and Visual Basic .NET™ — and driver support, Android™ support lets users develop DAQ applications for tablets/smartphones. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

EMI Suppression Filters offer high attenuation rates.

January 26, 2015

Employing exclusive circuit configuration combining capacitors and ferrite beads, BNX026/27/28/29 Series comprises LC combined-type EMI suppression filters offering attenuation rates of 35 dB or more over wide frequency range of 15 kHz to 1 GHz. Surface mount DC line noise filters with current rating of 15 A are suited for power supply circuits susceptible to low-frequency-band noise, while parts with voltage rating of 50 V are suitable for automotive applications. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Kit Style Linear Encoder suits motion applications.

January 23, 2015

Measuring 36 x 13.5 x 14.8 mm, MS 15 provides 40 micron grating pitch on 8 mm wide steel tape carrier that has double-stick backing for direct mounting to machine axis. Measuring tape, which comes with accuracies of ±5 or ±15 microns/m and in lengths to 20 m, lets users choose reference mark (printed every 50 mm). Available with 1 Vp-p analog output or digital TTL output with resolution down to 100 nm, reader head features built-in online compensation and can achieve up to 10 mps velocity. Read More