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Closed-Loop I2S Audio Amplifiers

Texas Instruments (TI) (Dallas, TX) has introduced a family of four digital-input, closed-loop I2S amplifiers for mid-power stereo audio applications including TVs, soundbars, portable docking stations, Bluetooth® speakers, and aftermarket automotive audio products. The TAS5760xx devices feature high switching...

Products : Motion Control
Gearboxes

The i-series planetary gearboxes from Groschopp (Sioux Center, IA) are available with AC, PMDC, and brushless motors, and are made of cast aluminum. They are offered with up to three stages of steel cut or optional plastic gears, suitable for both leftand right-hand rotation running, in continuous and intermittent duty operation. The...

Products : Motion Control
Machine Design Software

CD-adapco (Melville, NY) offers two connected simulation programs, SPEED and STAR-CCM+, for machine design. The SPEED tool is used to design motors, generators, and alternators; STAR-CCM+ is a heat transfer and thermal fluid flow program. Design data is seamlessly transferred between the two programs. The SPEED model is...

Products : Motion Control
Electric Actuators

Warner Linear (Belvidere, IL) has announced the ITrack linear actuators for light- and medium-duty applications where parallel motor type actuators won’t fit in limited space requirements. The actuators feature a release clutch that allows the actuator rod to float when power is off. When the clutch is disengaged, much less...

Products : Motion Control
Torque Control Hinges

Reell Precision Manufacturing (St. Paul, MN) offers the TI-100 and TI-200 Series torque control hinges that provide pivoting capabilities without the standard appearance of conventional hinges. Depending on model, the torque inserts press-fit into a variety of materials via a keyed cavity, or can be plastic over-molded....

Products : Motion Control
Gearmotors

Applimotion (Loomis, CA) has introduced custom gearmotors for high-torque, low-speed, and low-profile applications. The assemblies combine gearing and direct drive frameless motor kits. The ULT, UTH, and UTS low-profile frameless motors are combined with the appropriate gearing solution. Custom gearmotor assemblies range in size from...

Products : Motion Control
Stepper Motor Driver

Lin Engineering (Morgan Hill, CA) offers the R1025 stepper motor driver that can be used with stepper motors ranging from NEMA 8 to NEMA 42. The driver is capable of output currents ranging from 0.8 to 10 amps peak while handling 12 to 80VDC of input voltage. With selectable step resolutions from full stepping to 256x...

Products : Motion Control
DC Compressor

Designed for air seats, light-duty air suspension, and other mobile applications, the Thomas 135 Series DC WOB-L® compressor from Thomas Division, a Gardner Denver Company (Sheboygan, WI), is a compact, lightweight intermittent-duty pump. The compressor is 1.16 pounds and 3.6 × 1.66 × 4.34". Avail able in 12V or 24V, the...

Products : Motion Control
DC Accelerometer

Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA) has introduced a rugged, triaxial DC accelerometer for steady-state, low-g vibration measurements and high-g transient shock measurements. The piezoresistive, MEMSbased Model 3803A provides triaxial measurement under harsh operating conditions. Hermetically sealed in a welded, stainless...

Products : Motion Control
Encoders

Heidenhain Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) offers the Leine & Linde DRIVE-CLiQ encoder platform for operation in harsh drive environments where they are exposed to vibration, shock, and mechanical loads. The encoder can be installed to the motor mechanics typically found in heavy-duty applications without any adaptation needed. DRIVE-CLiQ is...

Products : Motion Control
Torque Transducers

HBM (Marlborough, MA) offers the T40B and T40FM torque transducers that include an integrated speed measurement system. They are designed to work in harsh environments such as those that contain humidity, condensation, dust, oil, and grease. The transducers take measurements based on the contactless sensing of an anisotropic...

Products : Motion Control
Linear Actuators

Zero-Max (Plymouth, MN) offers Roh’lix® linear actuators made from stainless steel for use where cleanliness is a priority. Used to convert rotary motion to linear travel, the actuators carry loads at speeds up to 70 inches per second, depending on size. Stainless steel components make the actuators suitable for food, drug,...

Products : Motion Control
Linear Motor Stages

The PlanarDL-series stages from Aerotech (Pittsburgh, PA) are available in nine different travel and performance configuration applications ranging from high-accuracy surface profilometry to high-speed semiconductor and LED wafer scribing. The PlanarDL XY design allows for use in applications where straightness and flatness...

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Eurocard-Based Subrack Systems

Verotec (Derry, NH) supports the Eurocard standard with its KM6 family of subracks. For light and medium duty general-purpose applications, Verotec’s KM6-II, which meets the requirements of DIN41494 and IEC 60297, features two- screw fixing of all tiebars to give an exceptionally rigid assembly. It is available...

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Serial PCIe MiniCard

Diamond Systems (Mountain View, CA) has introduced a rugged, low cost 4-port multiprotocol opto-isolated serial port module in the popular PCIe MiniCard form factor measuring 30 x 51mm. The DS-MPE-SER4OPT offers 4 RS-232/RS-485 opto-isolated serial ports. Each port offers 16C550 compatibility and ultra-deep 256-byte TX/RX...

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Low-Voltage Power Supplies

TDK Corporation (San Diego, CA) has extended its GWS500 series power supplies with the addition of two low output voltage models: a 5V 80A and a 7.5V 67A unit. The GWS series is a 400W to 500W AC/DC, forced air-cooled power supply that achieves up to 90% efficiency. Featuring a 4.1 x 8.6 inch footprint and 1.6 inch...

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PCI Express® Digital I/O Module

ADLINK Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) has announced the release of its new high-speed digital I/O module, the PCIe-7360, which supports up to 100 MHz data rate and 400 MB/s throughput, with parallel and bi-directional 32- channel high-speed I/O lines and 8-channel application function I/Os. Ideally suited to...

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Littrow Dispersion Prisms

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) (Santa Ana, CA) has announced a line of Littrow dispersion prisms for laser cavities and other optical systems, such as spectrographs. PG&O offers a wide range of coated and uncoated Littrow prisms featuring 30- 60- and 90-degree angles. Uncoated prisms are ideal for image (or...

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Autofocus Machine Vision Camera

IDS Imaging Development Systems (Woburn, MA) announced that it is shipping its new uEye™ XS, the world's smallest machine vision camera with autofocus. Measuring a compact 23 x 26.5 x 21.5 mm (.9" x 1.04" x .84"), the uEye™ XS is simple to integrate into virtually any imaging system. Featuring the 5 megapixel...

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Achromatic Beam Expanders

Optical Surfaces’ (Surrey, UK) beam expanders incorporate off-axis mirrors which provide an unobstructed output and highly efficient transmission. Beam expanders are the optical tool of choice for increasing the diameter of a collimated input beam to a larger collimated output beam. Beam expanders are used in...

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Ultraviolet Radiation Spectrometer

McPherson’s (Chelmsford MA) vacuum ultraviolet spectrometer, Model 234/302, is now complete with sensitive, cooled, scientific grade CCD detectors. The compact 200mm focal length spectrometer has adjustable slits, and operates at f/4.5, providing fast, sensitive data collection from ultraviolet radiation and...

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Product of the Month: the Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU Instrument

Keithley Instruments, Cleveland, OH, has introduced the Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU instrument, the first benchtop source measure unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface. The instrument is based on the company’s Touch, Test, Invent™ design...

Products : Photonics/Optics
UV-Visible-NIR Microspectrophotometer

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has introduced an automated version of the 20/30 Perfect Vision™ UV-visible- NIR microspectrophotometer. This system is designed to be fully programmable with touchscreen controls so that it can automatically analyze microscopic samples with UV-visible-NIR spectroscopy...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Touch-Operated Portable Spectrometer

Announced as the world’s first smart, touch-enabled portable spectrometer, the GL SPECTIS 1.0 Touch Mini from Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) includes WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, and SD card interfaces in a handheld unit that operates for up to 6 hours on a battery charge. The Android-based GL Spectis 1.0...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Hollow-Core Fiber

OFS (Avon, CT) has developed a new Hollowcore Fiber (HCF) as part of the DARPA-funded Compact Ultra Stable Gyro for Absolute Reference (COUGAR) program, led by Honeywell International, Inc. The breakthrough fiber employs an air filled core surrounded by glass webbing. Hollow-core fibers allow light to propagate through free...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Laser Sensors

Ophir Photonics (North Logan, UT) has announced the newest member of the BeamTrack family, the FL250A-BB-50-PPS. BeamTrack is a unique series of thermal detectors that combine multiple functions in one device: laser power, energy, beam position, and beam size. The sensors also provide information on beam centering and wander, all...

Products : Photonics/Optics
CW Laser Diode Driver

A new laser diode driver, iC-HT, from iC Haus (Bodenheim, Germany) permits microcontroller-based activation of laser diodes in CW mode. With this device, laser diodes can be driven by either the optical output power (using APC), the laser diode current (using ACC), or a full, controller-based power control unit. The maximum...

Products : Imaging
Imaging Sensor

OmniVision Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has announced the OV8865, an 8- megapixel CameraChip™ sensor. The sensor features an improved 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel.

Products : Imaging
Image Analysis Software

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has announced ImageUV™ microscope camera control and image analysis software for Windows™ 8. Windows™ 8 includes features such as native touchscreen control, quick resizing of windows, viewable icons, and access to often used documents and spectra.

Products : Imaging
Microscope Stage

A motorized fine focus stage from Santa Barbara Imaging (Santa Barbara, CA) features a stepper motor drive, cross roller stage, integrated motor controller, optical limit switches, and joystick actuator. Stage travel is 50 mm with sub-micron position resolution. Commercial applications include single-use product inspection,...

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