Industrial PC

Matrox® Imaging, Montreal, QE, Canada, announced Matrox Supersight Uno, an expandable mid-range industrial PC with seven PCIe® slots accepting full-height, full-length cards.

The PC offers direct interfacing with GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision® cameras.

Supported camera and video interfaces include Camera Link®, CoaXPress®, DisplayPort, HDMI, and SDI. The PC has a 4U rack-mount chassis and supports both horizontal and vertical mounting.

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Inspection Software

High QA, Hazlet, NJ, released Inspection Manager Version 5.0 quality control automation software that features Quality 4.0 standards and increased automation.

Designed and built as a database (MS SQL)-driven software, the program integrates applications including inspection planning, data collection and organization, in-process shop floor inspection results, and user-access security management control.

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PLC Controllers

Generation 2 PFC200 PLC controllers from WAGO, Germantown, WI, are designed to work in harsh environments and in extreme conditions.

The 750-8212/040-010 and 750-8213/040-010 XTR controllers have two configurable M12 Ethernet ports and an onboard SD card slot for additional data storage for program updates.

Features include -40 to 70 °C operating temperature, 5g vibration and 25g shock, and EMC protection.

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Vision Kit

Basler, Exton, PA, introduced an AI Vision Solution Kit with Cloud Connection that includes software components that enable flexible access to cloud services.

The kit enables developers to use, train, and deploy machine learning models provided in the cloud on the edge device. The kit’s embedded hardware consists of dart BCON for MIPI camera with a resolution of 13 MP.

The processing board is an AI-optimized board that houses an NXP i.MX 8M Mini SoC and an AI accelerator.

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CAD/CAM Software

OPEN MIND Technologies, Needham, MA, introduced hyperMILL 2020.1 CAD/CAM software. Corner Rest Machining for 3D and 5-axis techniques provides benefits in complex machining applications including mold and die.

An additive manufacturing feature supports 3D printing/additive processes and provides hybrid processing with simultaneous additive and subtractive machining on one machine tool.

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Thermally Conductive Adhesive

Elecolit® 6607 adhesive from Panacol, Taunus, Germany, is thermally conductive and can be oven-cured at temperatures as low as 80 °C.

The epoxy resin-based adhesive filled with aluminum oxide is a one-component adhesive applied by dispenser, screen printing, or spatula. After curing, the light gray adhesive insulates electrically and provides heat dissipation.

It is particularly suitable for bonding metal components and heat sinks to electronic circuit boards.

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Data Acquisition Software

Measurement Computing Corp., Norton, MA, released DASYLab 2020 data acquisition software that allows users to interactively develop and deploy applications by connecting functional icons. It offers a number of analysis, control, and visualization modules for creating applications. By combining various function modules, users can turn a computer into an oscilloscope, multimeter, or data logger and analyze different signal types.

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Digital-to-Analog Converter

The AD5674/AD5674R/AD5679/AD5679R family of digital-to-analog converters from Analog Devices, Norwood, MA, operates from a single 2.7 V to 5.5 V supply range and are monotonic by design. They are available in a 28-lead lead frame chip-scale package. Features include 16 channels, 40 mA short-circuit current, offset error of ±1.5 mV maximum, and operating temperature range from -40 to +125 °C.

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Processor Blade

VadaTech, Henderson, NV, introduced the ATC128, an ATCA processor blade featuring dual 24-core Intel ® Xeon® processors, each with six banks of memory, providing up to 384 GB DDR4 memory with ECC. The product includes two PCIe Fabric interfaces, PCIe to RTM expansion, dual GbE base interfaces, dual front-panel GbE egress ports, front panel micro USB (RS-232), USB 3.0 ports, and front-panel VGA connector. It has an onboard FPGA that allows secure boot of the system.

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Rugged Tablets

Juniper Systems, Logan, UK, offers Mesa™ rugged tablets that feature a sunlight-readable 7" display and IllumiView technology for outdoor visibility and clarity.

Other features include 6 GB of system memory (RAM), 64 GB of flash storage, Qualcomm octa-core processor, all-day battery life, and Google Mobile Services.

The Mesa products are waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof.

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Power Modules

The FDSM series of MagI³C power modules from Würth Elektronik, Waldenburg, Germany, is available with fixed 3.3 or 5 V output voltages and input voltage of 36 V.

The modules operate from 6 to 36 V VIN and are fully integrated DC/DC voltage converters with fixed output voltage.

The modules consist of the power stage, controller, inductors, and operational input and output capacitors. They also come with thermal overload and short circuit protection.

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This article first appeared in the June, 2020 issue of Tech Briefs Magazine.

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