Instrumentation I & O Devices

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

HEIDENHAIN to Showcase Next Generation Feedback Components and Nanometer Presentation at SEMICON 2016

May 26, 2016

SCHAUMBURG, IL  – HEIDENHAIN is pleased to showcase new and next generation motion control and feedback components for the semiconductor industry at the upcoming SEMICON 2016 trade show in San Francisco, CA from July 12-14 (Booth #1809).   Also, a presentation on “Enabling Nanometer Stability” by HEIDENHAIN will be given at various intervals in the booth. During HEIDENHAIN’s brief... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

CompactPCI Serial Board offers 16 independent CPU cores.

May 26, 2016

Based on Intel's Xeon D-1500 SoC, Model G25A is suited for use in data servers and mobile data centers as well as trains and aircrafts. Integrated data transfer line, when paired with I/O cards, can transfer data to and from storage media or Internet via LTE, WiFi, copper or optical Ethernet. To handle high data volumes, 3U SBC supports two 10 Gb Ethernet interfaces, USB 3.0 port, RS232 port, and PCIe 3.0 interface via backplane. Board includes up to 32 GB soldered DDR4 DRAM with ECC. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

COTS-Grade 12-Bit, 8-Channel ADCs have low-power design.

May 26, 2016

Supplied in 16-pin, plastic TSSOP, ADS-429 Series features no missing codes, ±0.5 LSB differential non-linearity, and ±0.5 integral non-linearity. Architecture includes sample-hold, successive approximation A/D and SPI-compatible serial interface. Requiring +2.7 to 5.25 V supply for operation, series offers 73 dB SNR and -85 dB THD. Power consumption of 3 mA typ and 8 µA in sleep mode suits low-power and battery-operated, multi-channel DAQ systems in military/airborne/aerospace applications. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Advanced Millimeter-wave Assemblies (MMWAs) Introduced by Millitech at IMS

May 25, 2016

Northampton, MA – Smiths Microwave Subsystems is pleased to announce that Millitech, the leader in millimeter-wave technology, will be reviewing a number of their latest and most advanced millimeter-wave assemblies (MMWAs) at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) May 23-26th in San Francisco, California, in booth #930. Responding to growing demands for E-, W-, and V-band products, the... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Power Source (6.5 Digit) use high-current, ultra low noise filter.

May 23, 2016

With high current ultra low noise filter, B2961A and B2962A standalone power sources can output up to 500 mA while maintaining low-noise floor of 10 µVrms and 1nVrms/√Hz (at 10 kHz). These capabilities enable precise measurement of sensitive devices, such as ADCs, DACs, VCOs, sensors, and transducers, during research and development and are suitable for use with other instruments, such as network analyzers, signal source analyzers, and nano-voltmeters. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Software Radio Modules leverage TI ADC32RF45 ADC.

May 20, 2016

Featuring Texas Instruments (TI) ADC32RF45 dual 14-bit, 3 GSPS ADC converter, FlexorSet® 5973-320 for 3U VPX and FlexorSet 7070-320 for PCIe consist of Flexor Model 3320 configurable 2-channel A/D and 2-channel D/A FMC installed on either of 2 carriers. FPGA IP, contained on carriers for A/D acquisition and D/A waveform generation, is optimized to match features of FMC, while software development tools accelerate application development and market introduction. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Multifunction Terminal provides high-end measurement technology.

May 20, 2016

As part of standard I/O system, EL3751 combines automation and measurement technology on one universal hardware and software platform. This single-channel EtherCAT Terminal for analog measurement technology, featuring eXtreme Fast Control technology (XFC), supports 10,000 samples per second, ±0.01% measurement accuracy, and 24-bit resolution. Along with flexible filter configurations, features include diverse parameterization options, integrated distributed clocks, and Extended Range option. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Dual-Channel ADC provides direct RF sampling.

May 20, 2016

Supporting RF inputs up to 4 GHz, 14-bit Model ADC32RF45 enables direct RF signal conversion in first, second, and third Nyquist zones, minimizing filter complexity. Converter detects weakest signals with noise-spectral density of -155 dBFS/Hz, and offers signal-to-noise ratio of 58.5 dB at 1.8 GHz input frequency. With 3 GSPS max sample rate, ADC delivers instantaneous 1.5 GHz/channel bandwidth, enabling engineers to implement wideband in-phase and quadrature-component receivers beyond 2.5 GHz. Read More

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

Wireless Dataloggers Manage Temp and Humidity in Greenhouses

May 19, 2016

CHESTERLAND, OH – Effective environmental monitoring in greenhouses requires devices with remote monitoring capability so users get immediate alarms anytime, anywhere. TD wireless data loggers can easily be placed anywhere in a greenhouse or hothouse in order to track temperature and humidity. The TD Handheld Data Collector can then be used to collect necessary data when needed without ever... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hi-Res 3D Scanning Arm aids modeling, engineering applications.

May 18, 2016

FARO® Design ScanArm provides users with portable 3D scanning solution for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications across PLM process. While lightweight and maneuverable design allows for desktop mounting, UI facilitates operation regardless of skill level or 3D scanning experience. Blue laser technology delivers Hi-Res point cloud data and seamlessly scans challenging materials without requiring spray or targets.<br /> Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

CPU Board integrates functional safety architecture.

May 18, 2016

Equipped with NXP QorIQ single-core or dual-core processor, Model CB30C runs at up to 1 GHz. Board includes up to 2 GB of soldered DDR3 with ECC support and up to 128 MB of boot Flash. Onboard event logger helps analyze errors. Conduction-cooled aluminum housing, based on VITA 59 RCE, complies with COM Express Basic form factor and type 6 pin-out. Fail-silent and fail-safe, rugged board is suited for embedded control systems in demanding industrial and mobile environments. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Network Module offers Serial and Ethernet modes.

May 17, 2016

Employing Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping technology, bi-directional WNM Wireless Network Module provides wireless communications link between field sites that are rugged or impassable terrain, with single unit transmitting for up to 30 miles and ability to act as repeater for virtually unlimited transmission range. Operating at standard frequencies of 902&ndash;928 MHz or 2.4&ndash;2.4835 GHz, module utilizes 128-bit AES encryption, 32-bit CRC error detection, and ARQ for secure communications. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

PCIe-Based I/O Modules enable application specific customization.

May 16, 2016

Plugging into connectors on AcroPack&trade; carriers, AcroPack Series general-purpose I/O modules add analog or digital input and output or communication in any combination for embedded computing applications. I/O is handled via 100-pin connector. Carrier accommodates up to 2 mini-PCIe or AcroPack mezzanine modules, and models of latter include those with 32 isolated digital inputs (AP440), 32 isolated digital output (AP445), 32 I/O channels with 0&ndash;60 V (AP408), and 4 or 8 UART ports RS232 (AP50x). Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

OpenVPX Backplanes deliver signal integrity at 10.3 GBaud.

May 13, 2016

Designed to operate within standard 1101.10 3U VPX enclosures, VPX-598x Series Gen3 3U OpenVPX Backplanes support PCIe Gen 3 and 10 GbE (XAUI) and advanced Gen3 bandwidth module configurations. Units offer multiple connector choices, including high vibration option. Any standard power supply can be configured with VPX-598x Series, using its available terminal block and bus bars to facilitate power connection. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

EtherCAT Plug-in I/O Modules integrate compact drive technology.

May 10, 2016

Suited for medium- and high-volume machine and equipment production applications, EJ-series insert directly into signal distribution board that transmits signals and power to individual connectors. Stepper motor module EJ7047 features 2 inputs for limit switches, and EJ7211-0010 servomotor module integrates One Cable Technology (OCT) combining motor cable and absolute feedback system. Also available, 2-channel DC motor output stage EJ7342 allows direct operation of 2 DC motors. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Embedded Boards feature extended temperature range.

May 10, 2016

With WiTAS 1 support, PICO-BT01 Pico-ITX board, EPIC-CV07 EPIC board, GENE-CV05 3.5 in. subcompact board, and COM-QM77 COM Express module feature temperature range of -20 to 70°C. PFM-CVS PC/104+ module, GENE-BT05, and COM-CV feature WiTAS 2 support with temperature range of -40 to 85°C. All products are cooled using passive thermal solutions and are aimed at products typically found in transports, factory floors, outdoors, military, and areas subjected to wide temperature fluctuations. Read More

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

Monitor/Control System optimizes chemical injection process.

May 5, 2016

Integrating into existing tank, pump, and electrical systems, SignalFire Chemical Injection Monitoring and Control Package provides control, operational visibility, and diagnostics for chemical injection process. Closed-loop control enables precise daily dosage, and operational visibility of tank levels, temperature, and pump status allows early detection of issues. Along with auto volume and auto production modes, features include local and remote monitoring/control support. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Data Acquisition Systems support Python programming language.

May 4, 2016

Available with DAP/xDAP data acquisition systems, DAPtools for Python is part of DAPtools Basic software package. API extension enables data acquisition applications written using Python programming language. Typical applications would be ad hoc quick tests, or configurable scripting for test automation not bound to specific large application platforms. DAPIO programming interface behind DAPtools for Python is packaged in DLL form, allowing access from Python environment through ctypes library. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Preview for Pickering Interfaces for the International Microwave Symposium - San Francisco, CA

May 3, 2016

RF and Microwave Switching Solutions in both PXI and LXI Formats Will Be on Display Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, will showcase their broad catalog PXI of Ethernet LXI RF Microwave switching solutions, including their newly announced PXI RF Multiplexer range (40-760), at the IEEE MTT-S 2016 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) at... Read More

Automatic ID, Test & Measuring Instruments

Upgraded SIMBA Mobile Tablet Provides Improved Traceability for Seafood Processors

May 2, 2016

Redmond - WA - Dynamic Systems, Inc., a Redmond, Washington software developer specializing in barcode data collection systems has announced an upgraded tablet application for the SIMBA Line of Traceability Systems which is designed to provide food processors the ability to handle, label and track their products faster and more accurately from “dock to customer”. Increase production speed... Read More