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48-Channel PCIe Digital I/O Card

ACCES I/O Products (San Diego, CA) now offers the PCIe-DIO-48S, a 48-channel PCI Express (PCIe) card designed for use in a variety of digital I/O applications. It is compatible with 8255 PPI (mode 0) and features a x1 lane PCIe connector that can be used in any x1 or higher PCI Express slot. It is suitable for use in applications sensing inputs such as switch closures, TTL, LVTTL, CMOS logic and controlling external relays.

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18-Pin Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has introduced the PIC16(L)F1826 and PIC16(L)F1827 general-purpose 8-bit microcontrollers that feature the company’s enhanced mid-range core. The new MCUs provide an advanced peripheral set that includes an mTouchTM capacitive touch sensing and dual I2C/SPI interfaces, along with “LF” versions featuring low power consumption via Microchip’s nanoWatt XLP eXtreme Low-Power technology. Key features include a maximum frequency of 32 MHz, up to 7 KB Flash, up to 384 Bytes of SRAM, and an operating voltage of 1.8 to 5.5 V.

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Large Cell Ultracapacitors

Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego, CA) has introduced its new K2 series large cell BOOSTCAP ultracapacitors. About the size of a soda can, the K2 series BOOSTCAP cells operate at 2.7 volts and incorporate design and construction enhancements for high performance, durability, and a long operating lifetime.

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HP Z200

Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA, has introduced the HP Z200 workstation computer for engineers and designers using CAD software. Also introduced are two monitors: the HP ZR22w and HP ZR24w Performance Displays. The HP Z200 offers dual-core processor options based on the next-generation Intel® processors, as well as quad-core processor options based on the enterprise-class Intel Xeon® 3400 series. The workstation is designed with a convertible mini-tower, tool-less chassis, and FireWire® and USB ports located on the front of the system. It includes an 89% efficient power supply, and offers the WattSaver feature, which uses less than one watt when the workstation is in powered-down mode. The displays feature a brushed aluminum industrial design, and incorporate in-plane switching panel technology. They are available in 21.5" and 24" diagonal sizes. The displays also deliver 16.7 million colors and up to 97% coverage of the sRGB gamut, the standard color space for engineering applications. They feature an eight-way stand for adjustment of height, tilt, swivel, and pivot.

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Imaging Keyboard

KeyScan, Jersey City, NJ, offers the KS810-P imaging keyboard for scanning documents that is compatible with Windows® 7 (32- and 64-bit) operating systems. The NoTouchTM-AutoScan software performs automatic scanning into searchable PDF files with two-level password encryption. The keyboard features 15 preset functions for non-default jobs.

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Borescope Camera

The FSC2 borescope camera from Schoelly Imaging, Worcester, MA, includes an integrated LED light at the camera head, eliminating the need for light cables in remote vision testing of small bores and other inaccessible areas. The small CCU features auto white balance, variable brightness control, AGC, and a custom window feature that fits the image to the camera chip. Outputs include composite video, S-Video, and a USB 2.0 digital port for capturing images to a PC. Probes are available in diameters ranging from 0.35 to 2.7mm, and can be attached via a bayonet quick mount.

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Optical Replication

OPCO Laboratory, Fitchburg, MA, offers a replication process that duplicates the profile of a precision optical surface from a master. The process can produce a range of both ruled and holographic diffraction gratings, reflective and transmission holographic optical elements, and dual-wavelength gratings, as well as plano and conic sections. Substrate materials include glass, silicon carbide, ceramic, and metals such as beryllium, aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel. Additional mounting holes may be incorporated into a metal replica.

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