RF test socket
This RF test socket provides a built-in spring-loaded heat-sink to prevent deformation of device leads during testing cycles. The socket is designed for use with QFP, LCC, and SO devices. The heatsink is constructed from copper or aluminum, with gold or silver plating. The spring loading gives compliancy to the heatsink, ensuring that it maintains constant contact with the device's heat pad. The entire socket assembly is pressure-mounted to the load board.
Aries Electronics, Box 130, Frenchtown, NJ 08825; FAX (908) 996-3891; www.arieselec.com.
These printed circuit boards can be joined together at right angles to each other, or parallel in the same plane, with the company's interconnects on four pitches and with surface-mount or through-hole board terminations. For tight pitch applications, 0.8 mm pitch and 1 mm, right angle surface mount headers are available with up to 100 total I/Os. Pricing depends on pitch and density.
Samtec Inc., Box 1147, 520 Park E. Blvd., New Albany, IN 47151; FAX (812) 948-5047; www.samtec.com.
Available in standard or segmented versions, the Micro-Safe-ESD system is designed for electrostatic discharge environments and consists of an ultra-compact, electroless nickel-plated transmitter and a receiver (1 X 1.25 inches), controller, interconnecting cables, and adjustable mounting brackets. The system offers 0.8 inch resolution, 15 ft range, and protected heights from 8 to 48 inches. Static dissipative lens material, dissipative cables, and stainless hardware are standard.
Scientific Technologies, Inc., 6550 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont CA 94555; FAX (510) 744-1442; www.sti.com.
This precision voltage divider, available in a SOT-23 package, provides ratio tolerances to 0.05% and temperature coefficient of resistance ratio tracking ofฑ5 PPM/ฐC. A unique tantalum nitride film process is used for precision and environmental stability. It is also available in custom resistances for applications such as power supplies, voltage regulators, instrumentation, amplifiers, smart battery modules, and chargers.
IRC, Inc., 736 Greenway Rd., Box 1860, Boone, NC 28607; FAX 800-909-9171; www.irctt.com.
The EmiClare TM LF 65 EMI shielded window was designed specifically to address shielding concerns in plasma display panels. A mesh technology and laminating process are used to produce glass or polycarbonate windows which meet typical radiated emissions requirements in commercial avionics and HDTV. The windows are a fully laminated construction with optically matched adhesives, and front and rear UL 94V-O rated, optical grade, polycarbonate substrates. Plain or anti-reflective coatings are available for glass substrates.
Chomerics, Division of Parker Hannifin, 77 Dragon Ct., Woburn, MA 01888; FAX (781) 933-4318; www.chomerics.com.
Completely clad in aluminum interlocked armor for bendable conduit-like protection, the Foundation TM fieldbus cable "armorfast" TM is claimed to be the most robust physical media available for fieldbus communication. Designed for use in the harshest environments, armorfast cable offers application protection against direct impact to the cable and damage from indigenous rodents. It is a direct burial cable, making it ideal for applications requiring underground installation.
InterlinkBT, 3000 Campus Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55441; FAX (612) 694-2399; www.interlinkbt.com.
The DIN rail terminal blocks, with advanced IDC (insulation displacement contact) technology, are designed to reduce wiring installation time as much as 50 to 60% by eliminating the need for labor-intensive wire preparation. Designated the "taris" IDC Series, the product family reportedly represents one of the industry's most comprehensive line of IDC terminal blocks.
Wieland Electric, 49 International Rd., Burgaw, NC 28425-0759; FAX 910-259-3691; www.wielandinc.com.
These electromechanical supercapacitors are based on a unique aqueous chemistry, RHISS (rechargeable hydrogen ion solid state). This technology is reportedly ideal for high power pulsing and is designed for use in hand-held and mobile communications equipment to extend battery life. RHISS also results in an environmentally friendly non-hazardous material, providing a significant advantage over other lithium- or nickel-base-power sources.
AVX Corp., Box 867, 801 17th Ave., South, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578; FAX (843) 448-1943; www.avxcorp.com.
Primarily thermistor-based, but also including thick film, RTD, and transistor packages, this Temperature Sensing Devices product line is designed to handle a variety of surface, air, and immersion applications in the aerospace, appliance, on-vehicle, industrial, medical, and other markets. They are offered in an assortment of package configurations, housings and mechanical/electrical interface options, providing temperature sensing solutions to suit almost any application requirement. A variety of resistance, tolerance levels, and rated operation temperatures are available.
Invensys Sensor Systems, 500 Narragansett Park Dr., Pawtucket, RI 02681; FAX (401) 728-5390; www.fenwal.com.
MiniPro optical sensor bring 1200 psi/140F washdown capability and other features to a dual-mount MiniPro housing, for side-mount with through hole or as an 18 mm threaded tubular, providing a wide range of installation solutions. It matches the standard form factor with identical dimensions, bracketry, and sensing characteristics, allowing a drop-in upgrade for presence sensing and color-mark detection. Temperature rated -45 to 275C fiber optic cables allow beam-shaping or remote mounting of the sensor for highest application flexibility.
Balluff Inc., 8125 Holton Dr., Florence, KY 41042; FAX (606) 727-4823; www.balluff.com.