Encoders meet the needs of electric automation

These encoders suit a range of electric based applications, including semiconductor, robotics, medical technology, and drive technology. The ECI 4000 absolute inductive rotary encoder is for hollow shaft diameters of 180 mm. It is robust and accurate and has a modular system with a scale drum and a separate scanning unit. Mounting characteristics make them suitable for

Gen4 Ionizing Point delivers precision static elimination

EXAIR’s new Gen4 Ionizing Point delivers a high concentration of positive and negative ions to neutralize static electricity without requiring compressed air.  This compact and shockless static eliminator is the ideal way to eliminate static electricity problems occurring in small spaces. They are ideal to keep small parts or products separate or from sticking to

Liquid analyzers deliver the data

The analyzers will help your design meet data compliance needs. The precision accuracy and reliability of the family of modular S80-T80 Liquid Analyzers delivers consistent data for a range of global, regional and local quality, environmental, safety and other certifications, as well as government regulatory operational compliance needs. All S80-T80 Analyzers are approved and certified

Force controlled actuator

New packaging technologies and materials, especially for fragile components or substrates are challenging semiconductor developers. The The ZAO Force-Controlled Actuator addresses these semiconductor back-end and electronics challenges and helps ensure the integrity of fragile component or target substrates without compromising the machine throughput. The ZAO Force-Controlled Actuator is suited for semiconductor pick and place, die

Watlow Introduces ASPYRE, its New Family of Power Controllers

Watlow® recently launched ASPYRE®, a new power controller family. Available in sizes ranging from 35 to 700 amps, the ASPYRE family is flexible, scalable and offered with a variety of options allowing one platform to be reused across a wide range of applications. ASPYRE features multiple advanced microprocessor-based firing and control mode algorithms. Firing modes

WIN Semiconductors Enables Single Chip GaAs Solutions For 5G RF Front End Modules

WIN Semiconductors Corp is enabling fully integrated single chip solutions for 5G front end modules with its PIH1-10 advanced GaAs platform. The PIH1-10 process integrates monolithic PIN diodes, capable of power switching through 50GHz, into an advanced 100GHz ft pseudomorphic HEMT platform. This technology provides superior transmit power performance and lower receiver noise figure, which

Demonstration boards for semiconductor products

The LTC1668, 50Msps, 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is for applications with analog frequency content between the audio range and several megahertz. DC2459A is a complete redesign of the original demonstration circuit. Several signal conditioning options are available for the analog output, and digital signals through one of several FPGA development boards. Example FPGA code is

Laird’s Liquid Cooling Systems and Temperature Controllers Designed for Semiconductor Fabrication Equipment

Laird (LRD: London) has developed custom cooling and temperature control systems for semiconductor fabrication equipment. The critical production tools used in semiconductor fabrication facilities must be reliable and easy to service to minimize downtime. Laird’s custom liquid cooling systems for semiconductor tools – which can include heat exchangers, pumps, sensors, thermoelectric modules, thermoelectric assemblies, thermoelectric

Ring drive handles high torque and speed

The Compact Ring Drive (CRD) system, with precision grade bearing and drive mechanism in a sealed housing, is easily programmed. The three-drive design allows the CRD to handle high speed, high torque or both, depending on the application. With a 250 or 350 mm dial plate bolt circle diameter and a large open center, users

High-Speed Fuses reduce peak let-through current and let-through energy

Littelfuse, Inc. has announced a new line of high-speed fuses for protection of power semiconductor devices used in industrial equipment. The POWR-SPEED line of fuses uses a special…

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Power Magnetics Catalog Includes Reference Designs

Premier Magnetics, global producer of high-quality magnetic components for switch-mode power supplies, DC-DC converters and data communications applications, announces the availability of its new 87-page catalog providing details…

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Power Magnetics Catalog Includes Reference Designs

Premier Magnetics, global producer of high-quality magnetic components for switch-mode power supplies, DC-DC converters and data communications applications, announces the availability of its new 87-page catalog providing details…

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Schottky barrier rectifiers block 1.2 kV with low leakage

Littelfuse, Inc. has added two series to its expanding power semiconductor portfolio: the MBR Series Schottky Barrier Rectifiers (Standard Schottky) are the latest devices based on silicon Schottky…

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Reliably attach printed circuit boards

These ReelFast surface mount fasteners have a variety of attachment options for printed circuit board applications. Depending on type, the fasteners can be specified to mount, stack, or space boards; attach components to boards; create right-angle attachment points on boards; or enable repeated access without requiring loose screws. All types are supplied on tape and

ESD and mechanical protection for test and burn-in from R.H. Murphy Co.

ISOPAK Test and Burn-In Carriers for semiconductor devices are unique because they provide complete ESD protection and also eliminate false test failures caused by conductive carriers. The device leads are electrically isolated so there is no chance of carrier conductivity being mistaken as leakage during testing. R.H. Murphy Company offers custom carriers to mate with

550-LV-RT — UL approved silicone for potting

Silcast 550-LV-RT is a thermally conductive silicone compound from epoxySet — a low viscosity system is ideal for potting, encapsulating and casting applications where performance at continuous operating temperatures up to 205° C are required. It is also suitable for temperature cycling down to -55° C. This unique formulation is UL-94VO certified and offers electrical insulation as

Half-Bridge eval board simplifies GaN transistor testing

GaN Systems has announced its new Half-Bridge Evaluation Board which demonstrates the performance of its GaN enhancement mode power semiconductors in real power circuits. The fully functional GS66508T-EVBHB…

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ETEL Launches a New Research Center

ETEL S.A., an international producer of direct drive-based motion technology, announces the opening of a new research and development division earlier this year. Owned by DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH and based in Switzerland, ETEL plans to extend its position as a leader in the semiconductor industry worldwide. “We are researching positioning systems with nanometer precision,

AutomationDirect offers additional safety relays

AutomationDirect has expanded their offering of safety products to include additional Dold safety relay modules designed to be positively driven and assure a reliable opening and closing for safety applications. Relays are controlled by a built-in monitoring function, making them ideal for applications with e-stops, safety gates and light curtains. The Dold safety relay mat

High-speed data transmission in lightweight construction from Gore

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) introduces GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables to meet the civil aerospace industry’s need for reliable high-speed data transmission cables in a durable, lightweight construction. Engineered with a unique dual-buffering system, GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables withstand the challenging environments they encounter throughout an aircraft’s service life. These cables deliver

Cellular device kits for M2M designs from Symmetry Electronics

Symmetry Electronics has made starting a Cellular M2M Design very easy with custom Cellular IN-A-BOX kits based on Telit M2M modules. The various cellular technologies supported include: LTE, 3G, HSPA+, GSM, CDMA, 1xRTT, EVDO, and GPS tracking capabilities. The Telit Cellular M2M development kits are designed to start the evaluation of a cellular module and

Custom JEDEC matrix trays without tooling or waiting

Custom-manufactured JEDEC matrix trays safely and securely contain ICs, modules, sensors, MEMS, switches, and connectors, and electronic components. Rapidtray component trays from R.H. Murphy are for ESD and mechanical protection in an industry-standard format. The manufacturer uses precision injection molding and CNC machining to make the custom trays without custom tooling — suitable for engineering

LEDs with high efficacy and diminished “green gap”

The “Hi-Q-LED” project funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has made pioneering advances with green LEDs, diminishing what is known as the “green gap” phenomenon—the significant drop in efficacy in the green spectral range. Conventional LEDs show a significant efficacy drop at wavelengths above 500 nm. Research activities in the framework

The Internet of Things and opportunity

The “Internet of Things” tends to start a lot of silly conversations based on misconceptions about the topic. For starters, what “thing” are we talking about? If it’s a connected car, there might be a lot to talk about. If it’s a light bulb or a toaster, maybe not so much. Can we take a

Semtech brings LoRa™ RF technology to Wi-SUN development platform for meter reading and industrial applications

Semtech Corp., a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced it has joined with other members of the Wi-SUN Alliance™ to produce a radio frequency (RF) development platform targeting advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and industrial applications. The development platform includes Semtech’s SX1276 Wi-SUN compliant RF transceiver that features its long-range LoRa™ technology, combined