Regulated power supply with LXI-compliant Ethernet interface

A new version of TTI's Powerflex regulated 1200W power supply benefits from new features and an LXI-compliant Ethernet interface as an alternative to GPIB

Cleaning up incremental encoder signals

The incremental encoder is the most common type used in motion control and measures relative displacement by generating two pulsing signals for every increment step move

Electroactive polymer actuators feature microstructured surface

For more than 50 years the potential for electroactive polymers to be used as artificial muscles has been appreciated, but it is only now that commercialisation appears feasible. Alistair Rae reports on a new development in electroactive polymer actuators

Compact pressure transducers for high-accuracy or industrial applications

New P3IC series pressure transducers from HBM can be used for static and dynamic measurements in the pressure range 10 to 3000 bar

Computer data bus connector is more robust

A new MBF (Micro Bus Floating) connector from ITT is guaranteed for up to 1000 mating cycles - which is in contrast to others that are single-use components

Compact TFT displays benefit from high-performance technologies

Hitachi is launching 7 and 8-inch TFT displays that boast a stable colour image from any viewing angle, excellent colour saturation and a very high contrast ratio

Tedsdongle reduces time required for configuring Teds sensor systems

HBM says its new Tedsdongle saves time when setting up test systems or test configurations involving Teds-compatible sensors

Digital silicon photomultiplier improves photon counting

Philips has developed a new technology for measuring ultra-low light levels in applications such as medical imaging and diagnostic test instruments

GPS location processor ensures continuous location awareness

CSR's new SiRFstarIV GSD4e GPS location processor features a built-in CPU and SiRF Georecov technology that provides continuous location awareness

High-sensitivity camera for simultaneous dual-wavelength imaging

New form Hamamatsu Photonics is the twin-CCD ORCA-D2 high-sensitivity camera for simultaneous dual-wavelength imaging

Solenoid valves use 'hit and hold' drive technology

Sensortechnics says its new two- and three-way Ten-X solenoid valves consume less power and generate less heat thanks to their 'Hit and Hold' drive electronics

Shuttered duplex LC adapters improve eye protection

Tyco says its new LC adapters feature a slide-on shutter that provides for eye safety but without any need to change the board cutout

Industrial Ethernet firewalls can be configured offline

Hirschmann Eagle20 v4.4 can be used to configure 'virtual' firewall devices and then the configuration can be downloaded to the real hardware on site

UV-curing conformal coating gives long-lasting protection

Master Bond is launching its new UV10LV UV-curing conformal coating for electronic applications requiring protection from moisture, dust, chemicals and heat

USB DAQ module is low-cost and user-friendly

New from Audon Electronics is the DLP-IO20 data acquisition module that benefits from 20 I/O channels

Programmable encoders enable new applications

Programmable resolution saves motion system development time by allowing engineers to try different levels of resolution in their prototype systems

16-channel relay card

EasyDAQ has launched a new range of low cost, general purpose 16-channel relay card OEM products

Lightweight push-pull connectors provide custom solutions

High quality push-pull connectors are found in a variety of challenging application environments. Serge Buechli reports

Wireless data acquisition benefits broad spectrum of applications

Rapid developments in wireless communications and associated technologies - including energy harvesting - are creating new opportunities for everything from process plant optimisation to patient monitoring. Alistair Rae reviews some of the latest products and applications



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