I/O Modules

Acromag, Wixom, MI, offers The AP513 AcroPack I/O module based on the PCI Express mini card (mPCIe) standard with an isolated RS-232 communication module. It provides four individually isolated RS-232 serial ports on a 30 × 70-mm board. Each port is isolated to 250V from digital circuitry and 100V from the other three ports. The mezzanine modules deliver a SWaP-optimized solution for data collection, control, test, and simulation functions. A down-facing 100-pin connector securely routes the I/O through a carrier card without loose internal cabling.

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Cooling Modules

Molex, Lisle, IL, offers QSFP-DD cooling modules with BiPass thermal management configuration that can cool a range of 15W to 20W in different configurations. The BiPass solution routes high-speed signals through Temp-Flex twinax cables, enabling greater channel margin compared to PCBs alone and allows for a second heat sink on the bottom side of the cage to make contact with the module, providing additional cooling.

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DC-DC Converters

The i6A4W 250W rated SIP (Single Inline Package) DC-DC converters from TDK-Lambda Americas, National City, CA, are non-isolated and use less than 0.47 square inch of board area. Capable of operating from an input voltage of up to 9 to 53V, the step-down converters provide output voltage that can be adjusted from 3.3 to 15V or 3.3 to 40V. They operate from existing 12, 24, 36, or 48V system voltages and feature an output voltage adjustment pin, positive or negative logic remote on-off, remote sense, input under-voltage, over-current, and thermal protection.

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Temperature/Humidity Data Loggers

CAS DataLoggers, Chesterland, OH, announced TR-7wb Series temperature/humidity data loggers with support for Bluetooth 4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology to improve accessibility with smartphones. Using Bluetooth with the TandD Thermo mobile application allows setup, monitoring, and data retrieval using an iOS or Android device. Other features include setup and data collection from a PC via USB 2.0, internal data storage for 8,000 data sets, user-selectable recording and upload rate, and battery or external power.

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Industrial Connectors

LUTZE, Charlotte, NC, offers straight and angled push-in M12 connectors for termination without tools in transmission applications for signal, data, or power cabling. The connectors provide a secure connection for solid, stranded, and ferruled wires. Color-coded and numbered terminals ensure proper connections. Ferruled and solid wires can be terminated using the quick push-in technology; stranded wires use tabs for termination. The connectors come with a plastic housing or a zinc die-cast housing for harsh industrial environments.

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Modular Plugs

Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, Glen Rock, PA, offers IP20-rated modular RJ-45 plugs for data connections to industrial environments at Gigabit Ethernet through 10 Gigabit Ethernet transfer rates while supporting Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications. The plugs are terminated to shielded or unshielded cable with solid or stranded conductors. Connector options are available for overall cable (.230" to 330") and conductor diameters (.033" to .062") found on harsh environment and industrial cables.

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

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