With their four new FS700 Qseven modules, DFI Tech is now offering one, two and four Cortex-A9 core i.MX6 NXP (formerly Freescale) versions of Qseven computers on modules. The modules, built with 1.0 GHz SoC processors consuming less than 5 W of power at 5 V, also feature built-in video, 2D graphics and 3D graphics processors with support for HDMI graphics with resolution up to 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60Hz and dual LVDS interfaces with up to 2,560 x 1,600 @ 60 Hz resolution for one port. The modules provide I/O interfaces for CANbus, RS-232, LAN, I2S, dual I2C and 4x USB 3.0. They also include a microSD socket, x1 PCIe and support for expansion to 16 GB of eMMC Flash memory.
– The FS700-M60-6S1041 features the single-core i.MX6S processor operating from 0°C to 60°C, 1 GB DDR3 and 4 GB eMMC. – The FS700-M60-6L2041 comes with a dual-core i.MX6L processor operating from 0°C to 60°C, 2 GB DDR3 and 4 GB eMMC. – The FS700-M60-6D2041 with dual-core i.MX6D processor operating from -40°C to 85°C, comes with 2 GB DDR3 memory, 4 GB eMMC and a SATA 2.0 interface. – The FS700-M60-6Q2081 has a quad-core i.MX6Q processor operating from -40°C to 85°C, 2 GB DDR3 memory, 8 GB eMMC and SATA 2.0 interface.
TE Connectivity’s next generation ACT composite connectors, DEUTSCH ACT MIL-DTL-38999 Series III, provide high-density contact arrangements in a miniature composite circular connector. Offering 1,500 mating cycles, the composite shells are up to 40% lighter than aluminum connectors. Originally designed as military and aerospace components, ACT series connectors are now being used in many applications requiring extremely reliable interconnections.
Quick mating, environmentally sealed, triple-lead threaded with a self-locking coupling and EMI/RFI shielded, the connectors are resistant to corrosion, having been demonstrated to withstand over 2,000 hours of salt spray. With a scoop-proof design and threaded coupling, mating is secure and vibration resistance is increased.
DEUTSCH ACT MIL-DTL-38999 Series III composite connectors are available in 3 shell styles, 6 shell clockings, 2 platings and more than 50 different insert arrangements supporting size 22, 20, 16, and 12 contacts for power and signal systems, as well as coax and twinax contacts.
The LTC2944, a new multicell battery monitor from Linear Technology, makes direct measurements of 3.6 V to 60 V battery stacks. No level shifting circuitry on the supply and measurement pins is required to interface with multicell voltages, so total current consumption is minimized and measurement accuracy is preserved. The true high voltage battery monitor measures charge, voltage, current and temperature to 1% accuracy, for accurate assessment of battery state of charge.
The monitor is suited for multicell applications, including EVs, ebikes, motorcycles, scooters, wheelchairs, golf carts and battery backup systems. Charge, voltage, current and temperature information are communicated to the host system over an I²C/SMBus-compatible 2-wire interface that is also used to configure the battery monitor. The host can program high and low thresholds for all measured parameters, which if tripped, signal an alert using either the SMBus alert protocol or by setting a register flag.
Offered in commercial (0°C to 70°C) and industrial (-40°C to 85°C) versions, the LTC2944 multicell battery monitor is available now in an 8-pin 3 x 3 mm DFN package. Pricing starts at $2.85 each/1,000.
The SiHP065N60E, the first device in Vishay’s fourth generation of 600 V E Series power MOSFETs, provides high efficiency for telecom, industrial and enterprise power supply applications. The Siliconix n-channel device slashes on-resistance by 30 % compared with previous 600 V E Series MOSFETs while delivering 44 % lower gate charge.
Built on Vishay's latest energy-efficient E Series superjunction technology, the MOSFET features low maximum on-resistance of 0.065 Ω at 10 V, and ultra-low gate charge down to 49 nC. For improved switching performance, the device provides low effective output capacitances Co(er) and Co(tr) of 93 and 593 pF, respectively. These values translate into reduced conduction and switching losses to save energy in power factor correction and hard-switched dc/dc converter topologies.
Offered in a TO-220AB package, the device is RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and designed to withstand overvoltage transients in the avalanche mode with guaranteed limits through 100% UIS testing. Samples and production quantities of the SiHP065N60E 600 V E Series power MOSFET are available now, with lead times of 10 weeks. Pricing starts at $4.79 each/1,000.
The HVFO103 from Teledyne LeCroy is a high voltage fiber-optically isolated 60 MHz oscilloscope probe that is optimally designed for the measurement of small signals floating on a high voltage bus in power electronics designs. Optical isolation between the probe tip and the oscilloscope input reduces noise, distortion, ringing, overshoots, transients on the measured signal and adverse loading of a device under test.
Small enough to fit in tight spaces, the device surpasses the measurement capabilities and signal fidelity of both conventional HV differential probes and acquisition systems that rely on galvanic channel-to-channel and channel-to-ground high voltage isolation. It also mitigates reliance on sketchy test setups that require floating the oscilloscope and probe, or investments in specialized isolated oscilloscope or data acquisition systems. A single laser and a fiber optic cable provide the optical isolation and modulated signal + data communication.
The HVFO103 60 MHz fiber optic probe includes soft-carrying case, transmitter, receiver, 1 m fiber optic cable, set of three micro-grippers and a USB charging cable. Attenuating tips are available separately. The probes are available now from distributer, Saelig.
Bourns, the availability of the Model PVG3A and PVG3G series of Murata trimmer potentiometers. Available in both J-Hook and Gull-Wing pin styles, the added trimmer products are sized at 3 mm, RoHS-compliant, feature extended operating temperature operation (-55°C to 125°C), and have a power rating of 0.25 W at 70°C with a rotational life specified at 50 cycles. Suited for harsh environments, the metal-covered trimmers are sealed and designed to have high heat resistance performance for high temperature peak reflow soldering, to help protect the product during manufacturing processing. The cermet trimmers are targeted for small sensors, printers/copiers, optical transceiver modules and compact power supplies.
The PVG3A and PVG3G single-turn, sealed trimmer series is available now. As a reference, the PVGA501C01R00, 3 mm, single-turn, J hook, cermet Trimmer is priced at $0.92 each/1,000. Additional Murata trimmer products, Models PV12, PVF2, PV32, PV36, PV37 and PVG5 are also available.
The Impulse orthogonal direct backplane connector system, designed by Molex for high-density data center applications, supports data rates of 56 Gbps NRZ and 112 Gbps PAM4 with superior signal integrity. The 2 mm column-to-column pitch of the system provides high-speed connectivity in a compact size. Hermaphroditic signal beam design improves insertion loss over traditional in-line beams, pushing resonance beyond 30 GHz.
The connector design features all signal contacts pre-loaded, positioned and protected in individual slots, and robust guiding ensures proper connector alignment and mating. U-shaped ground blades provide robust mechanical isolation between signal pins, mitigate risk for bent pins in the field and provide first-mate-last-break capabilities. Applications include data storage, routers, switches, servers and supercomputers.
The backplane connectors are forward compatible to meet future data rate requirements without the need to replace infrastructure. The Molex OD portfolio of backplane connectors includes Impact (sub 25 / 28 Gbps), Impel (40 Gbps), Impel Plus (56 Gbps) and Impulse (56 / 112 Gbps). All of these scalable solutions deliver a stable channel impedance and eliminate the chassis mid-plane.
The Imaging Source is introducing a newly developed 42 megapixel industrial camera, DFK AFU420-L62, featuring a USB 3.0 interface. Based on the latest high-resolution CMOS technology, the product boasts exceptional image and color quality as well as automatic color correction. Via the integrated HDR mode, the camera captures image details previously unobtainable using other cameras, even under challenging lighting conditions. The autofocus device achieves an image rate of 7 FPS at 42 MP resolution, and 110 FPS at 2 MP.
Available as either C/CS mount or with integrated autofocus optics, the camera comes in a light, robust, 36 x 36 x 26 mm housing. A free 1- and 2D barcode SDK and software for on-screen measurement and image acquisition are also included. All camera parameters and settings can be set via software, and automatic modes ensure optimal image quality even under varying lighting conditions.
The 42 MP industrial camera is shipped with drivers for LabView, HALCON, MERLIC, VisionPro, DirectX, Twain and NeuroCheck, as well as a driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7/8/10, and the SDK IC Imaging Control 3.2 and IC Capture end-user software.
Kontron’s new mITX-APL is a new thin Mini-ITX motherboard with Intel Atom E39xx and Celeron N3350 CPUs based on the new Intel Apollo Lake processor. The board has been specifically designed for performance-intensive applications, supports the extended temperature range of 0°C to +60°C, and consumes 6 W to 12 W power. Its 2.5 cm installation height targets PoS or PoI, digital signage, medical technology and industrial automation.
The motherboard also features increased performance-per-watt ratio, optimized TDP and the ability to operate up to three independent displays. The mini powerhouse supports LVDS 24-bit dual channel and two Display Port 1.2 interfaces, SO-DIMM DDR3L-1867 for up to 8 GB memory, full-size mPCIe, CAN Bus and eMMC. Long-term availability of all mITX-APL components, a key factor in complex application scenarios with parallel operation of many devices, ensures that the same boards can be obtained for additional or replacement systems in managing large field deployments.
The mITX-APL motherboard is equipped with a TPM 2.0 chip to protect applications and licenses, and is available in two versions, one with an Intel Atom E39xx processor, the other with a Celeron N3350 CPU.
Expanding their their digitizerNETBOX family, Spectrum is now offering the DN6.44x series, a range of 12 high-speed 14- and 16-bit LXI-based digitizer products for applications where multiple electronic signals need to be acquired and analyzed. The series allows recording of up to 24 fully synchronized channels with sampling rates of 130 MS/s or 250 MS/s at 16 bit resolution, or 500 MS/s at 14 bit resolution.
The ADCs on each channel are clocked synchronously, and each channel is equipped with its own front-end amplifier with six input ranges (±200 mV - ±10 V full scale), switchable input impedance (50 Ω and 1 MΩ) and programmable positive input offset for unipolar signals. Each instrument is also equipped with on-board acquisition memory of 512 MSamples per channel and advanced trigger circuitry.
The digitizers are suited for wide-band signal capture in applications where arrays of electronic devices are to be used and tested. Based on the LXI instrumentation standard, the products are also designed for automated testing and remote applications. The fully self-contained instruments feature industrial chassis, replaceable dust filter and low noise power supplies, and come with all the tools necessary to capture, digitize and analyze waveforms. The DN6.44x series digitizerNETBOX products are available now for immediate delivery.
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