Bridging the gap between batteries and capacitors, Type MEC electrochemical capacitors are said to provide high-capacity storage, long service life, and low maintenance. Capacitance is as high as 100,000 farads; voltage ratings are up to 11V. The components can augment existing batteries or replace batteries in high-power applications, such as starting engines.
North American Capacitor Co., 7545 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46214; FAX (317) 273-2400; www.nacc-mallory.com.
Designed to be reused from site to site, NEMA Power Distribution Stringers are available with three to five blocks and in either single-phase, 3-wire or three-phase, 5-wire configurations. Each block consists of two NEMA 5-20 duplex receptacles or two 20A GFCI receptacles, and 30A locking connectors are installed on cable ends.
Duraline , 75 Hoffman Ln., Central Islip, NY 11722; FAX (516) 234-2360; www.jbn-duraline.com.
SAE Type II and Type III circuit breakers protect wiring, equipment, and subsystems in construction and farming vehicles, marine systems, and industrial applications. Both types are available in both stud and plug-in versions.
Cole Hersee Co. , 20 Old Colony Ave., Boston, MA 02127-2467; FAX (617) 314-9490; www.colehersee.com.
A patented auto-detect feature automatically configures the circuitry of the GMR switch to function as a sinking or sourcing device. The 4-mm solid-state switch senses actuator position, and fits in a track within a cylinder's geometry. Giant magnetoresistive technology enables a response rate of 0.10 msec and low symmetrical hysteresis.
Bimba Manufacturing Co. , Box 68, Monee, IL 60449; FAX (708) 534-5767; www.bimba.com.
Part of the StarCore-based family of digital signal processors, the MSC8102 integrates four 300-MHz SC140 extended cores and 11.5 megabits of memory to deliver 4,800 MMACS (million multiply-accumulates per second). This level of processing power suits high-channel networking applications, such as G3 wireless base stations.
Motorola , 6501 William Cannon Dr. W, Austin, TX 78738; www.motorola.com/semiconductors.
Contained in a TO-220 plastic package, the IRF1704 HEXFET®power MOSFET has a maximum temperature rating of 200C. Applications include: electric power steering, electro-hydraulic power-assisted steering, electric braking and valve operation, wiper motor control, and fuel pump control.
International Rectifier , 233 Kansas St., El Segundo, CA 90245; FAX (310) 252-7100; www.irf.com.
HWD Series 200W laboratory power supplies incorporate digital meters. The adjustable, single-output units offer maximum voltages of 6, 10, 20, 40, 60, 100, 200, or 400V dc. Features include: 100-msec response time, remote programming and sensing, 0.02% regulation, 1-mV ripple, and an optional RS485/RS232 port.
Technology Dynamics Inc., 100 School St., Bergenfield, NJ 07621; FAX (201) 385-0702; www.mideastind.com.
A proprietary hardware-based CAN bridge lets the Atomic and CarGate 32-bit microcontrollers serve as communication gateways between various networks in a vehicle. The devices can simultaneously manage multiple tasks from as many as five CAN networks because the hardware-based bridge reduces the drain of routine tasks on the CPU.
NEC Electronics Inc. , 2880 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95050-2554; FAX (800) 729-9288; www.necel.com.
Qualified to MIL-PRF-55342, thin- and thick-film QPL chip resistors suit critical applications, according to the company. RM0502, 0402, and 0603 have power ratings up to 70 mW; tolerances as low as 0.1%; and maximum voltage ratings of 25, 40, and 50V (respectively).
State Of The Art Inc. , 2470 Fox Hill Rd., State College, PA 16803-1797; FAX (814) 355-2714; www.resistor.com.
Integral RFI shielding lets the Ultra SCSI-II Shielded Connector eliminate the need for on-board RFI shielding and control devices. The connector features 68 SCSI-II data contacts, 14 user-control contacts, and 4 power contacts. High-temperature thermoplastic construction lets the devices withstand high-volume reflow soldering; rated operating temperature is–40 to 160C.
Ranoda Electronics Inc. , 1900 Columbia Ct., Tracy, CA 95376; FAX (209) 836-1087; www.ranoda.com.
The CL150 line of micro PLCs features rugged metal cases, high-density I/O, and an open bus interface. Users can add high-current/relay output modules, thermocouple inputs, voltage or current analog outputs, and extra digital I/O.
Bosch Automation Technology , Box 2025, Racine, WI 53406-2025; FAX (262) 554-7117; www.boschat.com.
The sensing end of GS Series gram force sensors is a 6-32 tapped through hole, which offers many attachment options for tension and/or compression from top to bottom. A bonded foil strain gauge provides a selectable output of 1 or 2 mV/V. Sensors are available in full-scale ranges of 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 250, and 1,000 grams.
Transducer Techniques , 43178 Business Park Dr., Temecula, CA 92590; FAX (909) 676-1200; www.transducertechniques.com.
The Series 826 Feedthrough Terminal Block is reported to ensure an automatic and reliable contact to a metal enclosure wall. The compact, multiple-pole block connects 28-12 AWG wire and is rated for 32A and 500V.
WAGO Corp. , Box 1015, Germantown, WI 53022; FAX (262) 255-3232; www.wago.com.
This company's line of miniature lamps are available in a range of voltages, light outputs, and mounting configurations in stock or custom styles. Voltages range from 1.25 to 28V, incandescent light output up to 1.2 MSCP, and up to a reported 100,000 hours service life in wire lead, miniature flanged or grooved, midget screw, and bi-pin configurations. The lamps are available for immediate delivery from stock in standard sizes, and in custom configurations.
Gilway Technical Lamp , 800 W. Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801; FAX (781) 938-5867; www.gilway.com.
A new module for the GPIO mode interfaces with this company's Zeus radio modem. The product is said to allow remote switching for controls and remote switch applications. Currently available for the stand-alone transceiver, the unit is said to be a true frequency hopper with 500 mW output, and operates in the 2.4 GHZ ISM band, eliminating the need for a license.
RF Connectors , 7610 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA 92126; FAX (858) 549-6345; www.rfindustries.com.
Developed for optical telecom and datacom equipment, the VSC7991 OC-192 electroabsorption modulator/laser-diode driver operates at up to 10.7 Gbps. Features include: 3 Vpp output swing, differential outputs with 50µ(omega) resistive back termination, rise and fall times less than 35 psec, and low jitter.
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. , 741 Calle Plano, Camarillo, CA 93012; FAX (805) 987-5896; www.vitesse.com.