Relays and Switches
MIL-GRADE 6 Ports Ethernet Switch From IntalTech
When designing your next system you may face a need to find an appropriate rugged/military grade communication converter for different applications. InTalTech has recognized the growing need for compact, rugged adaptors, which allow you to expand system capabilities. Our MILCOMM line of products is the answer to that growing need.
Belden Expands Hirschmann RSP Switches With Addition Of RSP-Smart
Belden has added with the RSP-Smart, an inexpensive variant to the tried and tested family of RSP switches in its Hirschmann product range in the EMEA region. Like the other devices in the family, this managed switch is able to withstand electrostatic discharges, magnetic fields and strong vibrations.
Tapeswitch Ribbon Switches For Creative Applications
Tapeswitch is currently re-launching its range of Ribbon Switches following a significant increase in enquiries from the more creative manufacturing industries. These products deliver the highest levels of performance in thousands of applications, from signalling to safety and beyond.
NI Adds 20 Switch Modules to Industry-Leading PXI Platform for Automated Test
National Instruments released 20 new PXI and PXI Express switches last year, offering engineers higher density and higher bandwidth switches to meet a range of automated test requirements. Switches in the PXI platform simplify applications ranging from low-speed precision measurements on a dozen test points to high-frequency characterisation of integrated circuits in large multi-site configurations.
Diodes Increase Power Density in USB Port Protection Duties with AP2552 and AP2553 Power Switches
Diodes have today unveiled the AP2552 and AP2553 power switches. These programmable current-limiting power switches provide over-current protection for two USB3.0 ports or up to four USB2.0 ports. The AP2552 and AP2553 are able to protect loads of up to a maximum of 2.1A, making them suitable for notebook, set-top boxes, LCD TV products and other applications that require reliable over-current protection on 3.3V and 5V power rails.
Molex Introduce New IP67 Sealed Brad Direct-Link Unmanaged Switches
Molex have today announced the introduction of new Brad Direct-Link unmanaged switches available in 5- and 8-port modules, both featuring patented Ultra-Lock push-pull technology. The new IP67 sealed Direct-Link switch modules provide a fast, simple and secure on-machine Ethernet switch solution reducing network cabling and installation costs.
Crydom Introduce Compact 6 amp High Power SeriesOne DR Timer Series
Crydom's renowned Solid State Relay technology is now available combined with 8 different Microprocessor based timing functions including a total of 18 possible timing variations. Ideal for use in control panels for direct control of contactors, solenoids, motors, heaters, lights, etc. The SeriesOne DR Timer series is available with either 6 amp/24 to 280 VAC output rating or 6 amp/1 to 60 VDC output rating, both at 40°C ambient temperature…. ratings well in excess of most Solid State Output Timers in the market today, therefore allowing direct control of many loads thus eliminating the need for interfacing power relays often required for use with lower power timers.
Belden Unveils Operating System Generation for Its Hirschmann Brand of Switches
Belden has introduced in the EMEA region an entirely new operating system for the managed switches in its Hirschmann product program – HiOS. Specially developed to meet requirements in the automation sector, this operating system will be initially available in two Layer 2 versions, with a Layer 3 version due to be launched in the course of 2013.
Latching Pushbutton Switch with Tactile Feedback from C&K Components
C&K Components has today announced that it has developed a new single-pole single-throw, latching version of its NP Series industrial sealed pushbuttons. An innovative internal construction allows designers the feel of a momentary switch that has latching functionality.
Diodes Incorporated's Hall Switches Optimize Sensitivity
Diodes Incorporated today announced four omnipolar Hall effect switches offering sensitivities to closely match the magnetic field strengths used in proximity and position detection duties in a variety of different product designs. These micropower devices have also been optimized for battery and low power operation, typically consuming just 24μW with a 3V supply.
C&K unveil the DS Series Door Interlock Switch enabling a variety of integration options
C&K Components has developed a rugged snap-mount pushbutton switch for door interlock systems. The DS Series interlock switch provides latching or momentary actions to deliver a variety of integration options, including typical applications as a detection switch or a circuit interrupt in harsh environments.
Miniature Slide Switches for Professional Industrial Applications
Copal Electronics is expanding its portfolio of miniature slide switches for professional industrial applications with the addition of two new CL-SA series. The 1-pole switches in a grid dimension of 2.54 mm, with two switching positions and connection pins at straight or right angles, are ideal for substituting jumper pins. The contact ratings are DC 50 V 500 mA for non-switching and DC 12 V 500 mA for switching.
DG38L Leaves Industry Standard Relays Standing
Willow Technologies introduces this unique PCB Power Relay, the DG38L from Durakool. Featuring a magnetic arc blowout, enabling the relay to switch 50% higher DC voltage than other relays of its type. The DG38L is designed to switch in applications where the DC voltage exceeds 24VDC. As the relay opens it will pull an arc.
Aitech's New CompactPCI Ethernet Switch Improves Network Connectivity
Aitech Defense Systems has launched the rugged C660, the first in a new series of high-performance, single-slot Gigabit Ethernet switches. The new 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 compatible switch serves as a robust communications backbone for moving massive amounts of data around tightly coupled processing or I/O data concentrators, typically found in embedded telecom, military, aerospace and spacecraft applications.
Kontron unveils ESC1600/ESC2404 Ethernet Switch Core Modules
For the accelerated development of custom-made, high-availability switches, today Kontron has introduced the world's first 10G/1G Ethernet Switch Core Modules providing all essential interfaces on a standardized footprint. The Kontron ESC1600/ESC2404 Modules are the first of a series of application-ready Ethernet switching building blocks, enabling developers of individual high-performance switches to drastically save on development costs.
Exar unveil the XRP2523 power distribution switch for USB applications
Exar have today unveiled the XRP2523, a next-generation single channel switch for USB VBUS power distribution applications. The XRP2523 is compliant with the latest USB 3.0 specification as well as the established USB 2.0 specification. The new specification provides higher power to the downstream peripherals and enables more efficient battery charging over USB.
C&K’s SDP002 Micro Mini Pendulum Switch Enables More Efficient ATCA Board Control and SMT Process Compatibility
C&K Component's has developed a surface mount micro miniature pendulum detect switch for consumer electronic and harsh environment industrial applications. A rugged combination of stainless steel base metal with silver-over-nickel plating and phosphor bronze-based contacts/terminals contributes to the robust SDP002 detect switch's long lifespan and RoHS compliance.
IP 68 Heavy Duty Sealed Rocker Switches for Harsh Environments
CW Industries is pleased to announce a new series of IP68 rated, heavy duty rocker switches for use in harsh environments that are resistant to both dust and liquids. Rated at 25 amps 12VDC, the GRB-1X4 and GRB-2X4 Series switches are available in SPST, SPDT, DPST and DPDT with maintained, momentary and center off functions.
TinySwitch-4 - Power Integrations' Off-Line Switcher IC Family
Power Integrations has unveiled the TinySwitch-4 family, the newest generation of its industry-leading TinySwitch series of off-line switcher ICs. Featuring line-compensated overload power protection, TinySwitch-4 devices dramatically reduce the maximum overload power that can be delivered into the load over the entire AC input voltage range.
Innovasic Launches First Ever 3-Port Industrial Ethernet Switch with Device Level Ring
Innovasic announces it has launched the fido2100, a new Industrial Ethernet switch for high performance Device Level Ring networks. DLR beacon rates down to 100 µs support fault recovery and ring restore times of less than 10 ms.
TPS27081A - TI introduces most flexible PFET high-side load switch with level shift and slew-rate control
Texas Instruments today introduced a high-side load switch that integrates a power PFET and a control NFET in a tiny 6-pin package. Offering support for the industry's widest supply voltage range at 1.0 V up to 8 V, the TPS27081A is the most flexible replacement for discrete FET switches.
Cyntech's New Zippy range of waterproof and IP67 sealed micro switches
Cyntech has revealed general availability of the latest Zippy range of waterproof and IP67 sealed micro switches. To provide compatibility with V3 and V4 industry standard body sizes and terminal types four new series of parts have been introduced. All switches are waterproof but for applications where it is required each series includes components meeting the more rigorous IP67 specification, providing protection from both dust and immersion in water.
Belden's Two New Unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet Switches
Belden has announced that it has expanded its SPIDER family with the addition of two new unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switches as part of its Hirschmann brand in the EMEA region. The SPIDER II Giga EEC Pro, available with either five twisted pair ports (10/100/1000 Mbit/s) or two additional SFP slots for fibre optic transceivers (1000 BASE-SX/LX), supports Quality of Service compliant with IEEE 802.1D.
SIL3 SAFESERIES safety relays from Weidmüller
With its new SAFESERIES safety relays, Weidmüller offers modules designed to shut down process industry plant and plant components in the event of an emergency. The G3 coated version is a requirement for applications, where there is a high concentration of hydrogen sulphide and it has been tested in accordance with EN 60068-2-60. TUV NORD has certified that the SAFESERIES safety relay range fulfils SIL3 requirements in accordance with EN 61508.
NXP reveal High-Performance, Low-Power Switch for Thunderbolt
NXP today announced its next-generation, high-performance switch supporting Thunderbolt technology developed by Intel. The CBTL05024 features 10 Gbps performance and excellent signal integrity. In addition, the new switch significantly exceeds the new low-power requirement for bus-powered Thunderbolt devices. NXP will showcase its Thunderbolt-based solutions at Intel Developer Forum this week, and samples of the samples of the CBTL05024 are now available to qualified customers.
Teledyne Coax Switches announces new Coax Switch Matrix selection guide
Teledyne Coax Switches has released a new Coax Switch Matrix Selection Guide. The guide features Teledyne's switch matrix capabilities with comprehensive descriptions of each matrix and additional options for users to tailor a matrix to their exact requirements.
Aitech Announces New Family of Expandable Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches
Aitech optimised for harsh environments announces its new family of Expandable Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches. Optional routing to the XMC connectors extends the number of supported Gigabit Ethernet ports to 40 in a single slot.
Momentary Power Pushbutton Switch for White Good Applications
C&K Components has developed a momentary power pushbutton switch that can handle 240V line power directly as a main switch. The PWR Series pushbutton switch features redundant double-break contacts for dishwashers and other white good applications. The RoHS-compliant and IP65-sealed switches provide excellent tactile feel, similar to a tact switch or a rubber dome switch.
NXP's Six-channel Switch Enables concurrent DisplayPort and HDMI support at bandwidth over 11 GHz
NXP has today announced the release of two high-performance switches supporting DisplayPort and HDMI architectures. The latest additions to NXP's high-speed computing portfolio include the CBTL06DP213, a bi-directional switch for DisplayPort 1.2 applications featuring industry-leading bandwidth over 11 GHz; and the CBTL06GP212, the industry's first switch to enable simultaneous support for both DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4.
knitter-switch - Illuminated Pushbutton Switch has long travel
The TM81 Fx-RA from knitter-switch is a key addition to its illuminated pushbutton family. It is a new side-operated, long travel switch designed to suit a wide variety of applications. According to knitter-switch, TM 81 Fx-RA switches are ideal for use in industrial and medical instrumentation, communications infrastructure applications and in computing and network hardware.
StrataXGS Trident II Switch Series from Broadcom Delivers 4X Network Virtualization Scale
Broadcom has today revealed the release of the StrataXGS Trident II series, a new line of Ethernet switching solutions optimized to meet the bandwidth, scalability and efficiency demands of cloud networking environments and mega data centres.
TI's Fully Integrated Seven-Channel Relay Driver
TI have today unveiled the industry's first fully-integrated, seven-channel relay driver that can support low-voltage relays from as low as 1.8 V up to 5 V. The ULN2003LV relay driver replaces a handful of discrete components with a single device to drive lower voltages for data relays and rails within telecommunications equipment.
Hall Effect Pushbutton Switch from APEM
APEM Components has today announced the introduction of its new IH Hall Effect pushbutton. This pushbutton switch features a 12mm diameter bushing with a low behind-panel depth. APEM's IH series offers one of a kind Hall Effect sensor technology for a long lifecycle.
PCI Express Gen3 Portfolio Expanded with Addition of Versatile 96-, 80-, 64-Lane Switches
PLX has announced today the release of a new trio of ultra-high lane count PCI Express Gen3 switches developed for cutting-edge markets like storage systems, high-end graphics, and communications platforms. The high-performance ExpressLane PCIe Gen3 switches include the PEX8796 (96 lanes, 24 ports), PEX8780 (80 lanes, 20 ports) and PEX8764 (64 lanes, 16 ports), which expand the PLX portfolio to 14 PCIe Gen3 devices.
Sealed Tactile Switch From C&K Componenets comes With Customizable Actuation and Button Height
C&K has expanded its popular KSC Series sealed tactile switch offering to include a version with customizable actuation and button height. The surface mountable KSC9 Series switch delivers a specific actuator with a groove for button clipping and compatibility.
Washable Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Series from knitter-switch is available in four LED Colours
knitter-switch has introduced a washable illuminated pushbutton switch available in a choice of four LED colours. Designed for a wide variety of applications including office automation, games consoles, vending machines and measuring instruments, the TME 82 Series switches are designed for through-hole mount.
Teledyne Relays for Oil and Gas and Subsea Industry
Teledyne Relays are offering their range of environmentally hardened relays to the Oil and Gas and Sub-Sea industry for applications in Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV's), Exploration and Production. The range of sub miniature electro-mechanical relays include the 400V High Vibration Series rated at 280G's at 200Hz, 400H High Temperature Series rated from -65 to +200°C for continuous operation and the 400K High Shock Series rated at 4000G, 0.5mSec, axial plane, half sine, and 1000G, 0.5mSec, side plane half sine.
Agilent Technologies Announces Industry’s First True USB Coaxial Switch
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced a USB-powered, single-pole double-throw coaxial switch, operating from DC to 18 GHz. The first-to-market microwave switch driven by a USB port, the Agilent U1810B will provide system-design and manufacturing engineers a long-operating-life solution with convenient RF switching.
Medically-Approved Open-Frame Switchers Deliver up to 240W
Suitable for use in a variety of applications in the medical, ITE, and PoE applications, the GTM91110P240 Family of open-frame AC/DC switchmode power supplies from GlobTek deliver up to 240W in a 3 x 5-inch footprint.
NXP Releases Two High-Speed Multiplexers for Intel Thunderbolt Interface
XP Semiconductors N.V. today announced the availability of two high-speed multiplexer switches supporting Thunderbolt I/O technology developed by Intel Corporation. Thunderbolt technology enables fast data transfers between PCs and peripheral and display devices by concurrently supporting data and display connections over a single cable.