Keeping engineers in the loop

Hardware in the loop (HIL) is a type of real-life simulation used to test industrial control systems. Here, Jonathan Wilkins explains how HIL simulation can reduce bugs

Customise your touchscreen

Elo X-Series offers complete flexibility in its design with customers being able to specify the size, processor, interface and storage of each system

Why it often pays to choose custom rather than standard pressure sensors

Sam Drury explains why some engineers prefer custom pressure sensors over standard, off-the-shelf versions

Extensometer for safety and device stability

Typical applications for the Model 182 include off-highway vehicle, telescopic handler and lifting machinery measurements

Low acoustic noise modular 700 to 1200W power supplies have BF ready isolation

Suitable for BF rated medical equipment, test and measurement, broadcast, communications, renewable energy

Feedthrough built for high-powered solutions

High current feedthrough offers up to 50% weight savings

Connectors and adapters deliver maximum operating frequency of 22GHz

Fairview Microwave releases new series of BMA Connectors and Adapters with VSWR as low as 1.15:1

TFT LCD displays

Designed to be used with the BeagleBone Black single board computer, writes Nick Flaherty

Smart display platform expanded

Greater interfacing capabilities with analogue, digital, I2C, SPI and UART connections

Single and dual row connector and cable assemblies

Designed to prevent failures due to terminal back-out. Nick Flaherty reports

Outdoor connector offers weatherproof seals

Provides standard A-sized housings for configuring robust and flexible interfaces in demanding conditions. Nick Flaherty reports

Ensuring effective protection against electrical surges

Chris Lloyd looks at the causes of electrical surges and the importance of protective measures

Gas sensors improve monitoring and detection

Applications include leak detection in refrigeration and gas systems and solvent detection in air-conditioning systems

Intrinsically safe wireless flow transmitter

Wireless radio nodes install themselves automatically in the network and adapt to changes such as data volume, radio transmission conditions

Super-sensitive non-contact temperature sensor

Accurate temperature measurement based on proprietary MEMS technology

Connector has full 360-degree EMI shielding

Has an integrated solder tail cover that prohibits EMI from radiating when HDR signals are being transferred

Improving imaging performance

New 29-megapixel CCD image sensor combines high resolution with enhanced imaging performance for high-end security, machine vision, and aerial surveillance

Making sensor selection easy for designers

Selection guide worked by initially selecting an application/usage or a method/principle as a start point



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