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Devices, components, assemblies and hardware associated with the design and development of electronic equipment. Includes active and passive components, enclosures, interconnection, optolectronics, power and subassemblies.
METCASE, OKW’s metal enclosures division, has launched an unsealed version of its UNIDESK sloping front terminal enclosures. UNIDESK aluminium instrument enclosures are designed for desktop use but can also be wall mounted. Applications include office systems, point-of-sale terminals, industrial control, medical devices, security and machine controllers.
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The Power-One H series is a flexible range of power supplies for use in advanced industrial electronic systems.
The CT Analyzer enables simple analysis of the iron core and time-saving testing of the transformer’s behaviour under various operating conditions.
The LT1070 five-terminal switching regulator from Linear Technology has been designed for ease of use and economy.
The Opto Diode ODD-12W series 12mm² photodiode from AP Technologies has a TO-5 hermetic package, optimised die size for maximum signal and low capacitance.
Weidmuller offers a series of passive interfaces and pre-assembled cables for Schneider TWIDO.
The FDD15 series DC/DC converter has 10–15W single and dual output, 2:1 wide input range, I/O isolation, an LC input filter and short-circuit protection.
The DIRANA dielectric response analyser from OMICRON has simplified the measurement process at Tenaga Nasional Berhad in Malaysia.
TTI’s Vishay T16 series wet tantalum capacitors are suitable for space and avionics power supplies.
The VLF Sine Wave 45 from Megger is a compact system for the commissioning, testing and condition analysis of medium-voltage cables.
The ArraySB-4P9 is a low-cost, 144-pixel, position-sensitive sensor, integrating SensL ArraySB-4 ceramic packaged SiPMs.
As Cedrat explains in this paper, the permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) is becoming popular in high-performance applications as compared with other types of AC motors. A short circuit between turns is the most critical fault in a machine; it is quite difficult to detect and almost impossible to remove. There are a number of techniques used to detect turn-to-turn faults.
In order to maximise the performance of sensors, attention should be paid to the selection of the humble cable that connects the sensor with its instrumentation. As this article in the ‘Mike Might Know’ series from Sherborne Sensors explains, sensors — particularly those based upon strain gauges — have very low levels of output often in the micro-volt region. Noise pick-up must be minimised to ensure accurate results.
A tutorial on SAR type analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs), this application note from Linear Technology contains detailed information on several 12-bit circuits. Comparator, clocking and pre-amplifier designs are discussed. A final circuit gives a 12-bit conversion in 1.8µsec. Appended sections explain the basic SAR technique and explore digital-to-analogue considerations.
This application note from Linear Technology describes some of the unique IC design techniques incorporated into a fast, monolithic power buffer, the LT1010. Also, some application ideas are described such as capacitive load driving, boosting fast op amp output current and power supply circuits.
This application note from Linear Technology details 1.5V-powered circuits for complex linear functions. Designs include a V/F converter, a 10-bit analogue-to-digital converter, sample-hold amplifiers, a switching regulator and other circuits. Also included in the application note is a section presenting component considerations for 1.5V-powered linear circuits.
A variety of high-performance V/F circuits is presented in this application note from Linear Technology. Included are a 1Hz to 100MHz design, a quartz-stabilised type and a 0.0007 per cent linear unit. Other circuits feature 1.5V operation, sine wave output and non-linear transfer functions. A separate section examines the trade-offs and advantages of various approaches to V/F conversion.
This application note from Linear Technology presents the considerations for designing precision linear circuits that must operate from a single 5V supply. Applications include various transducer signal conditioners, instrumentation amplifiers, controllers and isolated data converters.
This application note from Linear Technology discusses circuit, layout and construction considerations for low-level DC circuits, including error analysis of solder, wire and connector junctions. Applications include sub-microvolt instrumentation and isolation amplifiers, stabilised buffers and comparators and precision data converters.