Disconnect Terminal Blocks

Dinkle International, Stafford, TX, offers DPT DIN rail disconnect terminal blocks for safe disconnect and testing of current transformer (CT) and voltage transformer (VT) circuits. The terminal blocks provide DIN rail mounting with no tools required and let the user test the circuit current without undoing wired connections. The blocks are UL rated up to 30 amps at 600 VAC.

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Oscilloscope Probes

Tektronix, Beaverton, OR, announced IsoVu™ TIVP Series isolated oscilloscope probes for measurements on high-speed ungrounded systems. The probes are galvanically isolated from the oscilloscope for wide bandgap power measurements. They use electro-optical technologies to capture signals and power the probes without the need for an electrical connection to the oscilloscope.

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Test Module

Marvin Test Solutions, Irvine, CA, offers the GX3756 FPGA-basecl card with 56 channels of TTL I/O signals, delivering TTL I/O, data streaming, and connector/cable identification in a 3U PXI hybrid slot compatible instrument. It consists of a daughter card and the card that employs the Altera Stratix III FPGA. A ruggedized version deploys test systems in extreme, harsh environments.

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Disconnect Switches

Littelfuse, Chicago, IL, announced the LS6 and LS6R DC disconnect switches that break or resume the flow of current safely. Offered in 250 and 400 amperage ratings, the switches prevent shock hazards when isolating circuits or repairing systems. They require no external bridging links or jumpers and minimize damage caused by arcs upon disconnection. Features include self-cleaning blade contacts and an internal sandwich-type 2-contact symmetrical design.

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High-Speed Connectors

Stewart Connectors, Glen Rock, PA, introduced Mid-Plane RJ45 connectors for servers/ switches and portable storage devices. The connectors straddle the board edge and utilize space above and below the printed circuit board. They support 1- and 2.5-G data rates and 100-MHz transmission frequencies. The connectors are available in 1×1 and 1× 4 configurations.

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Multicomponent Sensors

Hottinger Bruel & Kjaer, Darmstadt, Germany, launched MCS10-200 multicomponent sensors that are suitable for nominal loads of 40 kN for Fx/Fy, 200 kN for Fz, 3.5 kNm for Mx/My, and 3.0 kNm for Mz. The sensors offer IP67 protection, low crosstalk, compensation matrixes, and a wide temperature range. They are suitable for automotive, aerospace, industrial assembly, production line, and robotics applications.

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Signal/Spectrum Analyzer

Rohcle & Schwarz, Columbia, MD, introduced the FSVA3000 mid-range signal and spectrum analyzer with internal analysis bandwidth of 1 GHz. In combination with the supported 5G NR downlink and uplink measurement options, the instrument analyzes 5G NR signals with several component carriers and supports aerospace and defense and automotive applications. The analyzer supports measurement of short rise and fall times (down to 1 ns system rise time) and detection of ultrashort pulses.

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Connectors

The S-coded and T-coded connectors from Binder USA, Camarillo, CA, are suited for applications such as supplying power to motors and drives. Both connectors come with the M12 interlock as standard and meet the DIN EN 610276-2-111 standard. The 814 Series S-coded connectors are intended for use in AC supplies up to 630 VAC; 813 Series T-coded connectors are used for DC voltages up to 63 VDC at 12 A.

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Microcontroller Module

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ, offers the WFI32E01PC Wi-Fi microcontroller module that is pre-provisioned for cloud platforms and is compliant to Wi-Fi Alliance specifications. It includes a PIC32 MCU core and hardware security platform. The module includes the PIC32MZW1 Curiosity board and offers options for software and hardware support.

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High-Temperature Connectors

TE Connectivity, Winston-Salem, NC, introduced AMPSEAL 16 high-temperature connectors with a temperature range of up to 150 °C, flammability rating of UL94 V-0, and sealing options for SAE and ISO wires. Differentiated with a gray-colored housing, the connectors can be easily identified and the four discrete color polarization keys help prevent miss-mating.

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Industrial PC

Phoenix Contact, Middletown, PA introduced the BL2 BPC 1500 compact industrial PC for rugged environments with limited space. It is designed for entry-level automation, small machine control, and applications such as edge/fog computing or decentralized data collection and processing. It features a fanless design, solid-state mass storage, and heavy-duty metal housing. It includes 32-GB eMMC internal mass storage, 12 V DC to 30 V DC operation, and DIN rail mounting.

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Adhesive System

Vitralit® UD 1405 adhesive for fiber and filament winding from Panacol, Torrington, CT, can be applied during the winding process and immediately cured with high-intensity LED curing systems. It can be used to wrap components such as hybrid rotor shafts for electric motors and high-voltage surge arresters. The adhesive is a transparent, solvent-free, one-component epoxy.

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PCIe Modules

Acromag, Wixom, MI, offers the APZU series mini PCIe-basecl AcroPack modules with a programmable I/O solution featuring the Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system-on-a-chip. Three models are available, offering a choice of digital I/O interfaces with 28 TTL, 20 TTL, and 3 RS422/485 or 14 LVDS signals. Developers can mix and match I/O combinations on a single board for embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems.

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Electronic Load Instruments

Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa, announced EL30000 Series bench DC electronic loads that test sources by presenting various resistances and measuring the response. Multiple ranges allow measurements for small and large devices from 0 to 150V. They incorporate a fully integrated voltmeter and ammeter that simultaneously measure the device under test voltage and current.

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