Electronics 31358

June 6, 2005

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Electronics

EMBEDDED MODULES

Up to 64 Mbytes Flash

The PM854 and PM826 miriac-Modules are based on the company's Freescale PowerQUICC-III MPC8540 and MPC8560 processor, respectively. DDR-SDRAM technology is designed to additionally increase the performance. All processor and I/O signals, such as Gigabit Ethernet, RapidIO, and PCI-X, are routed to high-density connectors. The size of the PM854 module is 80 × 95 mm². Also available are extended temperature versions: -40 to +85C. Features include a memory management unit and up to 64 Mbytes Flash. Dynatemhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4392-586

X-RAY TECHNOLOGY

Increases PCB fault coverage

ClearVue 3D x-ray technology for detecting PCB solder and production defects is designed to increase quality, efficiency, and simplicity of automated x-ray inspection. According to the company, both quality managers and production line controllers will benefit from its unique ability to identify material issues more quickly and with absolute certainty. The product is designed for densely packed single- or double-sided boards that use BGA-style components and when loss of electrical or optical access is problematic. Teradynehttp://rbi.ims.ca/4392-587

COMPUTER ON MODULE

Allows fast design of board level products

The PM854 is a small computer on module (COM) that makes all the features of the company's Freescale PowerQUICC MPC8540 available for custom design. It is designed as a complete and autonomous, working industrial computer, allowing the user to decide which kind of available I/O will be used for a certain application. The module makes all MPC8540 I/O signals available, without any restriction together with the local bus. All signals are routed to high density connectors to the carrier board. Dynatemhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4392-588

FLAT-LEAD PACKAGE

Reduces footprint by 84 percent

The SOT-723 flat-lead package includes more than 50 small signal transistors and small signal diodes. It uses 1.44 mm2 of printed circuit board area, reportedly improving the silicon-to-package ratio and delivers high power-dissipation performance. Devices to be offered in the package include digital transistors, bipolar transistors, and small signal Schottkys and small signal switching diodes. It has a package dimension of 1.2 × 1.2 × 0.5 mm, and it delivers a footprint reduction of 84 percent. ON Semiconductorhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4392-589

VISION SENSOR

Delivers high-speed inspections

Able to accurately sense and evaluate more than 10,000 objects per minute, the P4 EDGE is fit for validating the height and width of parts, finding the location of labels, or detecting the edge of materials such as plastic or paper on a Web operation. Other features also make it easy to deploy and be operational quickly. For applications where product lines are constantly being changed, a remote TEACH feature allows the sensor to learn new elements it will need to inspect without connecting to a PC or shutting down the line. It can interface to machines and factory networks via its built-in 10/100 Ethernet connection, RS-232, or discrete input/outputs. Included mounting brackets facilitate easy location of the P4 EDGE sensors on machines or conveyors. The units feature three bicolor LED indicators to clearly show unit status during setup and operation. Banner Engineeringhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4392-590

PRESSURE SENSOR MODULE

Low power, low voltage

Intended for consumer, medical, and general applications for barometric pressure/altitude, the MS5534B is an SMD-hybrid device including a piezo-resistive pressure sensor and an ADC-interface IC. It provides a 16-bit data word from a pressure- and temperature-dependent voltage. Additionally the module contains six readable coefficients for a highly accurate software calibration of the sensor. The MS5534B comes with automatic power down (on/off) switching, and a three-wire interface for all communications with a microcontroller. Sensor packaging options are plastic or metal cap. Compared to the previous generation, the temperature range has been improved (-40 to +125C) as well as the pressure range (measurement down to vacuum). Other improvements have been made with ESD sensitivity, current consumption, and converter accuracy. Servoflo Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/4392-591

MODULAR I/O PRODUCTS

256 digital inputs

Compatible with the company's SynqNet network, the family of modular SynqNet I/O products is comprised of a SynqNet Interface Device (SQID) and flexible analog and digital add-on boards that provide machine builders with a modular and cost-effective high-count I/O solution. It can be easily integrated to work with existing machine I/O, and is also offered as part of a developer kit solution for custom OEM solutions. The product family provides up to 256 digital inputs and outputs and 16 analog inputs and outputs per SQID. Motion Engineering Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4391-583

ANALOG SENSORS

With nontraditional housings

Nontraditional housing styles are exemplified on the Bi20R-Q14-LU ring style and the Wi70-M18-LIU5 probe style sensors. These analog sensors are specified with a repeatability of less than 0.5 percent and linearity of 3 percent. The Bi20R-Q14-LU is a three-wire, 15-30V dc sensor with a 0-10V output in a ring-style housing with a 20-mm diameter hole. This sensor is fit for the identification and sorting of small parts (such as screws) as the sensor generates a different output signal for each size part. Position control applications can be resolved with the Bi20R-Q14-LU by means of a cone-shaped target as well as the detection or measurement of tools (such as drill bits). The Wi70-M18-LIU5 is a four-wire, 15-30V dc analog sensor with either a 0-10V or 4-20 mA output. Housed in a standard 18-mm barrel, the 75-mm probe has a linear operating distance of 70 mm. This probe style sensor can detect all metals and can be used in a variety of areas, such as the positioning of metal parts as they move over the length of the probe. TURCKhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4392-593

HALL-EFFECT SNAP SWITCH

Comes with sensing fuctions

The D4 Series snap-action switch with Hall effect technology is tested to 10 million operations and reportedly goes where no switch has gone before. Technical information and a free product sample are available upon request. Cherry Electrical Productshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4392-594

SAFETY LIGHT CURTAIN

Allows for quick setup and changeover

The MiniSafe Flexible MSF4700 family of safety light curtains are engineered to withstand high shock and vibration environments typical of punch presses and other heavy industrial machinery. Their multi-segmented design allows them to protect up to four different openings by connecting up to four 35 × 50 mm housings in sequence. Protected heights from 150 to 1,800 mm, and resolutions of 14 mm, 20 mm, and 30 mm are also available, with any combination thereof being possible. This ability to customize height and resolution for each light curtain segment allows for a true custom fit to the specific machine. In addition, remote fixed-blanking allows for quick setup and changeover for different jobs. The controller is available in a 35-mm DIN IP20 enclosure with 24V dc solid-state safety outputs. It is also available in a 14 gauge steel IP65 lockable enclosure with a choice of solid state or dry contact outputs (mechanical relays). Scientific Technologies Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4392-595

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