Instrumentation I & O Devices

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

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

Current Switches monitor large loads.

January 20, 2015

Combining current transformer and signal conditioner, ASXP-LS Current Switches monitor large machines for over- or under-load conditions, detect open discharge lines, and sense clogged filters. Split-core housing allows sensor to be installed over existing conductors, while 2.3 x 3.42 in. sensing aperture accommodates conductors and multiple wires per phase. Offered in 4 models with trip points from 200–1,600 A, switches feature electromechanical relay output and selectable Fail-Safe operation. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

FPGA Mezzanine Card combines A/D and D/A converter.

January 16, 2015

Compliant to VITA 57 specification, Model FMC525 combines 14-bit 5.7 Gsps D/A converter and 12-bit 4.0 Gsps A/D converter. DAC core is based on quad-switch architecture that enables dual-edge clocking operation, increasing DAC update rate to 5.7 Gsps when configured for Mix-Mode™ or 2x interpolation. Input sampling clock can be via front panel or on board wide-band PLL. Model FMC525 is suited for RADAR, LTE/Broadband communications systems, ATE, and video/broadcast uses. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Thermocouple Interface IC fosters production of greener cars.

January 13, 2015

Addressing requirements for next generation powertrains, MLX90327 enables monitoring of operating temperatures from -40 to +155°C without any compromise to accuracy. Digital SENT interface is included for advanced powertrain electronic control units (ECUs), and PWM output is available for general-purpose automotive and non-automotive applications. This IC makes it possible to condition and monitor both Pt-sensors and thermocouples, with latter allowing measurements up to 1,300°C. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Interface Board provides controls with PROFINET-IO option.

January 12, 2015

Certified by PROFIBUS user organization, PROFINET-IO interface board (ID 825866-02) provides those interested in conversationally friendly TNC controls more options. Board provides device files in GSDML format and can be connected as consumers within PROFINET-IO’s provider-consumer (master-slave) concept. Product is not suitable for isochronous real-time applications (Conformance Class C), and IOconfig v3.0 or higher PC software is required to configure bus systems that can be connected to TNC. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Medical Device Information System drives clinical improvements.

January 9, 2015

With SmartLinx MDIS, healthcare organizations can effectively harness power of their medical device data. System includes SmartLinx Axon™ family of terminal server products and SmartLinx Neuron 2™ mobile clinical computer. Both allow wireless security, integration options to connect 1–8 devices, and remote management capabilities. In addition, Neuron 2 enables nursing to positively associate medical devices with proper patient in all deployment scenarios. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Subcompact Board incorporates legacy technologies.

December 31, 2014

In addition to supporting ISA bus accessible via PC/104 interface, 3.5 in. Model GENE-A55E supports 2x RS232 and 2x RS232/422/485 COM ports, DDR3L 1066 SODIMM RAM up to 4 GB, and optimized Ethernet hardware for 10/100/1000Base x2 connection speeds. Fanless design emits almost no sound and vibration during operation. Legacy support includes 5 V power supply, use of CompactFlash card, and support for all Windows® operating systems since Windows® CE 6.0. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O System includes temperature and energy measurement modules.

December 30, 2014

X20 I/O system includes 12.5 mm wide X20ATB312 temperature measurement module and X20AP3161 energy measurement module. Up to 4 IEC 60751-compliant platinum PT100 temperature sensors can be connected to X20ATB312, which offers resistance temperature and direct resistance measurement capabilities. X20AP3161 offers 3 voltage inputs for max of 3x 480 Vac and 4 current inputs for connecting external current transformers with 333 mV output. It measures effective, reactive, and apparent power. Read More