Laptop Computers

Eurocom, Nepean, ON, Canada offers Sky “C” Series laptop computers based on the Z370 Intel chipset and using CPU-upgrade-able, LGA1151 socket-based processors. They support up to 128 GB of RAM (4 × 32 GB DDR4). The Sky X4C, X7C, and X9C systems feature eight cores, 16-thread (i9 9900K) or eight cores, eight-thread (i7 9700K) processors.

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Digital Sensor

The Texas Instruments HDC2080 humidity and temperature digital sensor is available from Mouser Electronics, Mansfield, TX. The capacitive-based device uses an integrated heating element to dissipate moisture and condensation. It offers a typical humidity accuracy of ±2 percent and a typical temperature accuracy of ±0.2 °C. The sensor supports a supply voltage range of 1.62 V to 3.6 V.

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Single-Board Computer

The ITX-P-3800 single-board computer from WinSystems, Arlington, TX, is an Intel E-3800 processor-based computing platform in the Pico-ITX form factor. It measures 3.9 × 2.8” and features fanless processing power and header-based connectors. The computer withstands operating temperatures from -20 to 70 °F and includes dual-Ethernet and four USB channels, and accommodates a range of DC input power from + 9V to + 36V.

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Modular Chassis

Pickering Interfaces, Grants Pass, OR, announced the 60-106 six-slot modular USB/LXI chassis that occupies a 1U rack-height form factor for portable and space-restricted applications. The chassis accepts from one to six PXI 3U modules; the user can choose from more than 1,000 module types including programmable resistors, matrices, multiplexers, general-purpose relays, RF switches, and fault insertion units.

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Pressure Transducers

DunAn Sensing, San Jose, CA, released MP Series harsh-media-compatible pressure transducers that feature MEMS pressure sensor integration with a hermetically sealed pressure fitting. They are comprised of a ceramic substrate on which the MEMS piezore-sistive pressure sensor is hermetically attached. Signal conditioning is provided by an ASIC mounted on a PCB. The transducers are available in pressure ranges from 0-15 to 0-750 psi.

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Panel Meters

AutomationDirect, Cumming, GA, offers Trumeter graphical panel meters that measure voltage, current, or frequency and provide analog meter-style visual and numeric readings. User-selectable measurement options include 0-600 AC or DC voltage, current at 0-5A direct or 0-9,999A via transducer, and frequency from 2 to 400 Hz.

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Laser Sensor

Micro-Epsilon, Raleigh, NC, introduced the optoNCDT 1750LL laser sensor with an oval laser spot that facilitates distance measurements of shiny metallic and structured surfaces. Features include measuring ranges of 2, 10, 20, and 50 mm; maximum linearity of 2 μm; maximum resolution of 0.1 μm; and adjustable measuring rate up to 2.5 kHz. The sensor includes analog and digital output, real-time compensation on changing surfaces, and an integrated controller.

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This article first appeared in the January, 2019 issue of Tech Briefs Magazine.

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