Lantronix introduced the xSenso Controller. The new analog and relay outputs provide the ability to take action by instantly controlling industrial processes and equipment based on the sensor readings and predefined thresholds to solve real-time problems. It is ideal for industrial automation, process control, manufacturing, chemicals, oil and gas industries. The xSenso analog sensor is available now.
ADLINK Technology introduced the IMX-2000 mobile device. It is the first industrial mobile handheld device with the Android 2.3 operating system. The IMX-2000 features 3.5″ resistor-type touch panel, 800MHz computation capacity, RFID, barcode scanner, 3G/WLAN wireless transmission, and resistance to impact, water and dust. It is ideal for logistics management, transportation and factory automation.
Distec introduced the PrismaMEDIA-eco and PrismaECO-III TFT controllers. The third generation PrismaECO-III features PWM (pulse-width modulation) function for controlling LED backlights, while the newly developed PrismaMEDIA-eco offers a DisplayPort interface for Full-HD. Both TFT controllers are individually adapted to each TFT panel and are available, ready to install with cable assembly and panel. The production is done exclusively in Germany. Customized adaptations to hardware and firmware are possible on a project by project basis.
Reach Technology Inc., a recognized leader in Embedded Touch Screens, announced the release of an Embedded Touch Screen Handbook for medical and industrial companies seeing the value – maybe the necessity – of touch screen technology. The Embedded Touch Screen Handbook is for embedded engineers who are thinking of adding a touch screen to their product and whose main area of expertise is not LCD technology. The Embedded Touch Screen Handbook covers what is involved in adding an embedded touch screen to a product, outlines the risks (both known and hidden) involved in LCD technology.
Imec and its project partners announce the launch of the European FP7 (Framework Program) project PASTA (Integrating Platform for Advanced Smart textile Applications) aiming at developing large-area smart textiles. Large-area manufacturability is an essential aspect in bridging the gap between lab prototyping and the industrial manufacturing of smart textiles for sports and leisure wear, technical textiles for safety and monitoring applications, and textiles for healthcare monitoring purposes.
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in semiconductors for mixed-signal processing applications and leading supplier of signal conditioning technology, introduced the industry’s most accurate high-voltage amplifier for current sensing applications. The AD8207 zero-drift, high-voltage, bi-directional current sense amplifier meets the robust performance and quality requirements for motor and solenoid control in industrial and automotive applications. The product features breakthrough temperature accuracy specified at a maximum of 1 µV/°C offset drift over the automotive temperature range of -40 degrees C to 125 degrees C — a 5-fold improvement over competing devices.
The silicon magnetic sensor market is set to commence a period of strong growth in 2010 as demand surges from the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, according to iSuppli Corp. Global silicon magnetic sensor revenue will reach $1.4 billion in 2013, up from $821 million in 2009. This equates to slightly more than 5 billion magnetic sensor ICs and switches, up from about 2.8 billion units in 2009.
The EC motor driver E910.87 is now available from Gleichmann Electronics. Thanks to its particularly flexible configuration options and diverse protection mechanisms, the device is usable in a wide range of automotive and industrial applications. With the gate driver ICs for six NMOS FETs, developed by ELMOS, the individual driver outputs can be controlled with up to 60 kHz and the driver currents are adjustable from 40 mA to 300 mA. Control of the EC motor itself takes place via the power FETs of the 3 half-bridges (B6).
ZeroG Wireless, Inc., a leading innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi design, announced sample availability of Wi-Fi modules operating over an extended temperature range, between -20 to 85 degrees C, meeting the requirements of most industrial applications. The ZG2101ME, an enhancement to the commercial temperature range of the ZG2101MC, enables a broad array of industrial, scientific and medical applications to benefit from Internet connectivity.
NEC Electronics (TSE: 6723) announced the development of a new family of industrial Ethernet physical layers (PHYs) for 10Base-T and 100Base-TX/FX.
The new PHYs offer the best-in-class high-speed industrial connectivity and advanced cable diagnostics, and are optimized for existing industrial Ethernet protocols used in industrial automation products. The use of industrial Ethernet has consistently ramped up in recent years and now has a wider use in automation systems throughout the industry. NEC Electronics’ new PHYs address the expansive and unique needs of system designers in the industrial automation market to interconnect industrial controllers from different manufacturers throughout a process plant.