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The dual-core OMAP5910 embedded processor is a single device that offers real-time processing capabilities, low power consumption of the company's TMS320C55x™ DSP core, and the scalability and flexibility of an ARM™ microprocessor. The technology is intended for developers requiring enhanced programming capabilities in applications such as biometrics, digital media, location-based services, and telematics.
Texas Instruments Inc., www.ti.com. Enter 622
The VORTEX family of field-programmable analog arrays reportedly cuts down on analog design implementation time and allow designers to use a drag-and-drop EDA tool to build complex analog functions and adjust functionality in automatically generated C-code. The family consists of configurable analog modules, AnadigmDesigner™ 2, AN220E04 FPAA Silicon, and a single-chip development system board.
Anadigm Inc., www.anadigm.com. Enter 623
The Bulletin 900-TC temperature/heater controllers feature multi-function control, LED displays, and auto-tuning and self-tuning capability for control efficiency. The controllers are available in 5, 3, and 2A contacts and 12V dc fixed voltage outputs to drive solid-state relays. Applications include on/off electric heating and temperature control.
Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com. Enter 624
The heavy-duty rope pull emergency stop safety switches, activated by pulling a cable connected to the switch actuator, feature positive-opening safety contacts that are not dependent on mechanical springs to activate. The switches are suitable for conveyor lines or around the perimeter of large manufacturing machines.
Banner Engineering Corp., www.bannerengineering.com. Enter 625
The STL-1033 combines a safety circuit and charge control in a single board, to be used in one-cell Li-ion battery packs. Reducing space and cost, it makes the battery pack a wall-mountable unit, offered with standard power supply. Applications include handheld barcode scanners and other size-constrained devices using one cell Li-ion batteries.
International Components Corp., http://icc107.com. Enter 626
Suited for avionics, medical instrumentation, consumer electronics, and audio/visual applications, the Quick Disconnect Push-Pull Precision Locking Connectors are made to be lightweight, non-conductive, and non-magnetic, with a secure locking mechanism. The connectors have a 2-to-27 pole count range and come in two categories: one that follows the Ingress Protection Rating Standards with a IP50 specification rating, and the other category that conforms to IP68 watertight rating.
Lumberg, www.lumberg.com. Enter 627
Spring cage blocks
The ST mini spring cage terminal block line includes multi level terminal blocks, knife disconnects, a pluggable system, and a 5 x 20 mm fuse block, intended for high density and vibration tolerant applications, such as machine building, ship building, mass transit, and amusement industries. Saving space, these spring cage designs offer large wire entrances, a flexible push-in jumper system, and reportedly reliable terminations.
Phoenix Contact, www.phoenixcon.com. Enter 628
The MPC8560 communications processor employs the company's PowerQUICC III™ System-on-Chip (SoC) Architecture and offers up to 333 MHz CPM speed and core speeds up to 1 GHz. The processor features the Book E PowerPC e500™ core, Rapid IO™ interface support, an improved Communications Processor Module, the OCeaN™ crossbar switch fabric, dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, support for DDR SRAM and PCI.
Motorola, www.motorola.com/semiconductors. Enter 629
These eye safe 1,550 nm pulsed laser diodes operate in a temperature range of -35 to +65C, suitable for applications requiring eye safety, such as range finding and surveying. Available with a peak power range between 10 and 40W in four versions, the lasers come in a fiber pigtailed version, in addition to other package styles.
Laser Diode Inc., www.laserdiode.com. Enter 630
The new line of WeldGuard Sensors, designed for automotive body and assembly, has a front face material that reportedly lasts 13 times longer than standard sensor face material sensors. It features an ac/dc ferrite core with WFI, dc U-prox® , and 2- and 3-wire dc extended range ferrite core. Available in stainless steel or teflon coated, and as embeddable or non-embeddable sensing, it comes in 8-, 12-, 18-, and 30-mm barrels and cube style CA40.
TURCK Inc., www.turck.com. Enter 631
Image acquisition board
The NI PXI-1409 multichannel monochrome image acquisition board allows for user-configurable resolution with 8-bit or 10-bit acquisition, with accuracy from standard and nonstandard cameras. Combining asynchronous acquisition and integration with motion and data acquisition devices, the board may be used in the automotive, biotech, pharmaceutical, optoelectronics, and telecommunications industries.
National Instruments, www.ni.com. Enter 632
Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) modules reportedly eliminate electromagnetic noise while offering high digital and audio signal quality, including jitter, pulse width distortion, and rise/fall time. The new module also features a new shutter mechanism designed to protect optic receivers and transmitters. The shutter mechanism further eliminates scratches and safety risks, in addition to reducing costs of cap assembly, disassembly, and replacement.
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas, www.sharpsma.com. Enter 633
The "O"-Core transformer is wound from a grain-oriented silicon steel strip that replaces the traditional toroidal core constant width strip. Featuring a circular cross-section, the transformers are available in standard sizes for power ratings up to 1,200 VA, 50-60 Hz operation, or customized. They are designed 15 percent smaller in weight and size than typical toroidal transformers.
Alpha Core Inc., www.alphacore.com. Enter 634