Thermography Systems

tvLYT liquid crystal thermography system
tvLYT liquid crystal thermography system
Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA, announced the tvLYT liquid crystal thermography system that provides a portable solution for temperature measurement of electronics, circuit boards, microcircuits, hybrid components, and integrated circuits. It can locate hot spots and defects, design and verify integrated circuits, and analyze the temperature gradient of devices and systems. The system includes a solid-state, color, macroscopic optic camera with a 16X digital zoom and manual focus. A stable, flicker-free LED light hangs below the camera, attached to an adjustable scissor arm, to provide the light source.

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Angle Sensors

TAD2140 TMR angle sensor in a TO-6 package
TAD2140 TMR angle sensor in a TO-6 package

TDK Corp. of America, Irving, TX, announced the TAD2140 TMR angle sensor in a TO-6 package for automotive and industrial applications. The sensor provides a system-in-package solution for PCB-less applications. It includes two full TMR bridges, a dedicated ASIC for signal conditioning, and integrated passive components. It features an angle accuracy of ±0.2°, and angle error of ±0.05° at room temperature. The sensors are capable of contactless sensing from 0° to 360° over a temperature range of −40 °C to +150 °C.

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Ceramic Capacitors

multilayer ceramic capacitors

The 2225C/P (.220 × .250”) and 3838C/P (.380 × .380”) Hi-Q, low-ESR, multilayer ceramic capacitors from Passive Plus, Huntington, NY, have an operating temperature qualified to 200 °C. They feature low noise, high RF power, high self-resonance, and are available with magnetic or non-magnetic terminations. Applications include bypass, coupling, tuning, impedance matching and DC blocking. They also can be incorporated into custom assemblies.

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Ground Fault Sensors

AGT-FD ground fault sensors
AGT-FD ground fault sensors

NK Technologies, San Jose, CA, offers AGT-FD ground fault sensors that detect faults to earth from 0 mA to 100 mA, and produce an output signal of 0 to 10 VDC in proportion to the amount of current passing to ground. The sensing window is large enough to monitor 100-amp circuits. It can also be used to measure and monitor any low-value AC circuit current by passing one of the conductors through the sensing window. Features include external power of 24VAC or DC (20-30V), and panel mount or DIN rail mounting.

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RF Termination

T50R0-250-31X RoHS-compliant flange mount RF termination
T50R0-250-31X RoHS-compliant flange mount RF termination

Barry Industries, Attleboro, MA, introduced the T50R0-250-31X RoHS-compliant flange mount RF termination for 5800-MHz industrial, scientific, and medical applications. It dissipates 250W with 21-dB guaranteed minimum return loss from 5600 to 6100 MHz. The thick film on the aluminum nitride termination can be used up to 15 GHz while still exhibiting favorable return loss. The flange and input tab are constructed of silver-plated copper, and overall footprint is 0.975 × 0.375” (24.77 × 9.53 mm).

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Computer Module

conga-SMX8 SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Module
conga-SMX8 SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Module

The conga-SMX8 from congatec, San Diego, CA, is a SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Module based on the 64-bit NXP i.MX8 multi-core ARM processor family. The ARM Cortex-A53/A72-based module for ultra-low-power embedded computer designs offers flexible graphics and embedded features for IIoT applications. Features include up to 8 cores, up to 8 GByte of LPDDR4 MLC or pseudo SLC memory, and up to 64 GByte of non-volatile memory on the module. Other features are up to 6 USB including 1 USB 3.1, up to 2 PCIe Gen 3.0, 1 SATA 3.0, 2 CAN bus, 4 UART as well as an optional onboard WiFi/Bluetooth module.

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Heater Kit

polyimide heater kit
polyimide heater kit

A polyimide heater kit from OMEGA Engineering, Norwalk, CT, contains thin and flexible heaters with adhesive backing to conform to practically any flat or curved surface. With 15 different shapes, the kit can suit almost any application. Heater configurations are outlined on a 0.3 x 0.3 m (1 x 1’) sheet, with line markings for selection and cutout. When used in combination, the heaters can provide a number of resistances and wattages. Leads can be soldered on or connected with alligator clips. Operating temperature is from -70 °F to 392 °F.

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Power Monitoring IC

MCP39F511A flexible, dual-mode, power monitoring IC
MCP39F511A flexible, dual-mode, power monitoring IC

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ, released the MCP39F511A flexible, dual-mode, power monitoring IC that measures both AC and DC modes with accuracy of 0.1 percent error across a 4000:1 range. Power calculations and event monitoring are included with a single IC. Two 24-bit delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with 94.5 dB of signal-to-noise ratio plus distortion (SINAD) performance and a 16-bit calculation engine are included. It automatically senses power supply types and switches between AC and DC modes.

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Video Measurement Systems

TVM series Field of View (FOV) video measurement systems
TVM series Field of View (FOV) video measurement systems

Vision Engineering, New Milford, CT, announced TVM series Field of View (FOV) video measurement systems with instant FOV measurements and a moving stage to allow larger components to be measured. The TVM20 and TVM35 feature FOV sizes of 20 mm and 35 mm, respectively. Components can be instantly measured within the FOV with a click of the mouse. Cylindrical, flat, or square components can be instantly measured on the shop floor, offering instant go/no-go evaluation. The addition of a manually controlled stage extends measurement for larger components up to 200 x 100 mm.

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Data Converter

7809C single-event, latchupimmune analog-to-digital (A/D) data converter
7809C single-event, latchupimmune analog-to-digital (A/D) data converter

Data Device Corp., Bohemia, NY, introduced the 7809C single-event, latchupimmune analog-to-digital (A/D) data converter. It utilizes the radiation-mitigation RADPAK® packaging technology that incorporates radiation shielding in a hermetic ceramic package to improve TID tolerance. The converter offers 100-kHz minimum sampling rate, ±10V and 0 to 5V input range, +5V supply operation, 16-bit serial output, and power dissipation of 100 mW maximum.

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Digital Electronic Indicators

digital electronic indicators

L.S. Starrett, Athol, MA, introduced 2700 digital electronic indicators that conform to true AGD (American Gage Design) Group 1 dimensions. The indicators feature a 1.70”-diameter, 270-degree rotating bezel, allowing different user viewing preferences. The gages are available in two displays: a single LCD Numeric IQ model, or a Numeric/Analog AD model showing the two displays simultaneously. They feature .400” travel, and accuracy of ±.0001” on the F2715 models and ±.0002” on the F2714 models.

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Vision Sensors

iVu Color vision sensors
iVu Color vision sensors

Banner Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, released iVu Color vision sensors for inspections based on color or variations in color. The sensors determine the presence and color of one or more features, and verify that an object matches a reference color or colors. They can inspect objects based on type, size, orientation, or position. The sensors combine camera, controller, lens, and lighting, and have an interchangeable lens design, including C-mount model options.

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Processor Board

MitySOM-A10S-DSC processor board
MitySOM-A10S-DSC processor board
Critical Link, Syracuse, NY

The MitySOM-A10S-DSC processor board from Critical Link, Syracuse, NY, features dual-side connectors for stack-through configurations. The configurable system-on-module (SoM) features the Intel®/Altera Arria® 10 SoC with dual-core ARM and up to 480KLE FPGA fabric. The module includes onboard power supplies, two DDR4 RAM memory subsystems, and supports both OpenCL™ and high-level synthesis (HLS) tools for targeting C/C++ code to the FPGA.

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This article first appeared in the November, 2018 issue of Tech Briefs Magazine.

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