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27 Oct 2014

Today, we’ll be discussing Rigol’s MSO2302A Mixed Signal Oscilloscope from the MSO2000A series. Starting at $1,239, this oscilloscope features 300 MHz bandwidth, with 2 giga-samples per second, a memory depth of 14 megapoints (Mpts), with an option up to 56 megapoints. The large 8 inch high resolution screen typical to Rigol scopes allows for easy review of your data. 2 channel input and has an ethernet connection for networking and USB ports to interface with computers, save waveforms to USB storage devices, or print directly to printers.

Tech Lab – Rigol MSO2000A Series Oscilloscopes - [Link]

19 Oct 2014

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Professionals, school laboratories and amateurs can now gain this new, extra affordable digital MSO oscilloscope in a limited offer.

Probably you may have noticed, that company Hameg became a member of Rohde&Schwarz group and new oscilloscopes already carry only an R&S logo. However the name of series HMO remains, which represents for several years products with an excellent price/ performance ratio. This time a new member was added to the HMO series – HMO1002, further decreasing a price level while maintaining many features, which usually can´t be found in this price level. For a standard recommended retail price of 798 Euro it provides really a lot.
Moreover, now we offer you a special limited offer in which you can purchase this oscilloscope for only 610 Eur. The offer is valid for the first five pieces and only until stock sell-out.

The 2-channel 2×50 MHz oscilloscope offers a full MSO functionality and after buying an external logic probe HO3508, we´re able to watch analog and digital signals on one screen at once (ideal for measuring AD/DA converters and similar). With a 1Gsample/s sample rate (512Mhz/ channel), 128k FFT, function generator and various math functions, it provides wide possibilities for analysis of circuits. Unique in this class is a 50 MBit/s arbitrary generator, allowing to create 4 bits wide and 2k long custom samples. At the same time, this generator can be set for example in a way to obtain 25 MHz signal (clock) on its output.

Another unique in this price level is a possibility to precisely measure even weak signals thanks to a real sensitivity of 1 mV/division.
HMO1002 is also available in 2×70 MHz and 2×100 MHz versions, but perhaps the mos interesting is a possibility to upgrade the basic type (with 2×50 MHz inputs) anytime later to 70Mhz or 100MHz bandwidth by means of SW Vouchers.
Detailed information will provide you the HMO1002 brochure.

It´s hard to resist to R&S HMO1002 oscilloscope for 610 Euro - [Link]

17 Oct 2014

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Compressed gas for cleaning – Dust cleaner, brings huge savings for the price of small limitations.

The name of this article might also be like „Dust Off or Dust Cleaner? Both are the sprays – compressed air for dust removal. Dust Off is a well known, long-term well-proven spray for cleaning from dust and other loose dry particles. Dust Off provides absolute safety in a form of non-flammability. However, this indisputable plus is also reflected in a price.That´s why we bring you also a cheaper alternative – spray Dust Cleaner, which provides practically the same service like Dust Off, but for approximately only a 1/3 price. Even though compressed (liquefied) gas Dust Cleaner is flammable, but it represents much cheaper solution for all cases, when there´s no risk of ignition. for example when we work with a switched-off device, which isn´t hot at the same time and there´s no source of sparks near. That´s why it´s suitable for example for cleaning of:

  • plated copper boards (disconnected from a power supply)
  • micro-assemblies, servo-motors etc.
  • optics, lenses and precision mechanics
  • PC and other communication devices
  • fans and heatsinks
  • fiberglass cables connections
  • connectors

Similarly like Dust Off, even the Dust Cleaner produces a strong air jet, which is in majority of cases strong enough to remove various dry contaminants. It finds its place everywhere, where other cleaning methods (for example with liquids) are not suitable, or they might leave various residues. Detailed information can be found in the Dust Cleaner and also Dust Off datasheets.


Dust Cleaner will blow away dust for a 1/3 price - [Link]

11 Oct 2014

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by elektor.com:

Microchip Technology have announced a computer peripheral 6” touchpad which it claims is the first able to resolve 2D multi-touch and free-space 3D gestures. To detect gestures up to a distance of 70 mm from the pad surface Microchip have used their MGC3130 single-chip gesture recognition and motion tracking controller released in 2012. It works on the principle of electrical near-field sensing. The 2D touch functionality is handled by a PIC32-based PCAP controller type MTCH63104. It handles 12 Rx and 16 Tx nodes, which are located in the centre, on the top layer of the TouchPad PCB between the 3D GestIC Rx electrodes. Microchip’s MTCH652 line driver is used to provide the necessary Tx drive signal up to 18V. The 2D touch pad allows tracking of up to ten simultaneous contacts. Besides the 2D multi-finger tracking functionality, a variety of surface gestures are implemented. These surface gestures can be used, for example, for two-finger scrolling.

3D TouchPad from Microchip - [Link]


4 Oct 2014

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by Ben Coxworth @ gizmag.com:

While keeping batteries small and light is definitely a factor with electronic devices in general, it becomes particularly important when dealing with wearable electronics such as smart glasses. With that in mind, Panasonic has just announced its CG-320. Measuring 20 x 3.5 mm, it’s being billed as “the industry’s smallest cylindrical shaped rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.”

The CG-320 weighs 0.6 grams, has a nominal capacity of 13 mAh, a nominal voltage of 3.75 volts, and a maximum charging voltage of 4.2 volts. It also has a stainless steel exterior case, designed to prevent swelling.

Panasonic’s tiny new battery is destined for the wearables market – [Link]

1 Oct 2014

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Voltcraft sets of measuring leads provide several reasons why to choose right them.

Maybe we even don´t realize in a common praxis, how important role is played by measuring leads of a measuring device, the most often multimeter. Firstly, they´re “responsible” for a good transfer of a signal to a measuring device and at the same time they perform an important safety function, especially at measuring of higher voltages or on devices, where such a voltage can appear (unexpectedly).

Testing leads are often exposed to a considerable mechanical stress at measuring. As for the safety, especially older or damaged leads need to be replaced soon and better not to risk a possible injury. Older low quality measuring lead often shows small defects and it´s not that rare, when a broken thin wire (one of many which create a stranded wire) penetrates insulation from inside and stays hidden close to an outer surface. Naturally, in this case we can forget the declared properties of such lead.

Measuring/ testing leads Voltcraft are a novelty in our offer:

MS-4 – set of safety measuring leads 10A/CATIII/1000V. Leads have a quality classic tip, usable even for a banana F socket. Also included are quality crocodile clamps with a thick insulation.

MS-4N – set of safety measuring leads with an insulation from extra flexible silicone rubber, 10A/ CATIV/ 600V. Easy and safe removing of tips covers thanks to a click mechanism. Indication lug on a red lead for an easy orientation even in twilight. Extraordinary high flexibility makes the measurement especially pleasant and they´re highly resistant to hot surfaces at the same time.

MS-7 – set of safety measuring leads 20A/CATIV/600V. A set with the highest current handling capacity from these three sets.

All three sets conform to EN61010-031:2008 safety standard and all of them have removable top covers (as illustrated on attached pictures) for comfortable measuring in tiny places (for example on a PCB). Comparison and basic features of these measuring cords can be found in an attached table.

Voltcraft – above standard quality even in measuring leads - [Link]

27 Sep 2014

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A home security and video monitoring breakthrough. Security and privacy, without the monthly fees.

Controlled directly from your mobile phone or tablet, CamPoint is a unique device that connects wirelessly with security cameras to make them smart. Experience the peace of mind that having security and privacy brings.

CamPoint harnesses the latest video home security technology and lets you customize it to your own safety and privacy requirements.

You decide which events are important, and which ones justify an instant alert sent to your mobile device. CamPoint learns quickly, so you only see what matters to you.

Key features:

1. Rapid Learning System: CamPoint learns what things matter to you, alerting you when an important or unusual event happens, whilst not troubling you with false alarms.

2. Local Analysis and Storage: CamPoint analyzes video locally, with its smart algorithms determining what is important to you. It also has smart storage options. It stores video locally, but is intelligent enough to send important or unusual video footage to the cloud for backup. This eliminates the need for monthly fees. Storing personal footage locally also protects your privacy.

3. Choose Your Camera: CamPoint is compatible with a wide array of leading camera brands, giving users the freedom to choose their camera.

CamPoint: Smarter than smart home security - [Link]

25 Sep 2014

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Days get shorter but it doesn´t have to be a problem. At purchase of Wago terminal blocks it´s now possible to gain a quality portable LED lamp.

If we want to bring electric energy to same place, we´ll reach for cables. If we want to interconnect them, we´ll reach for Wago 2273 terminal blocks …

Also this way could be characterized well-known push-wire connectors Wago 2273, as they provide practically unrivalled simplicity of usage at interconnecting of wires in installation boxes. Similar situation is also with Wago TopJob S terminal blocks at installations in distribution boxes.

Wago autumn special offer this time brings a portable LED lamp myLUX Professional (230V, 900 lm, 6000K) with a Li-Ion rechargeable battery (exchangeable) – as a gift to the above mentioned connectors and terminal blocks. If you have 230V mains line available, the lamp works on 230VAC and recharges battery at the same time. At a power dropout or in places without electric energy a battery power can be used. Two sets will be available:

Wago Profi Set 1 – 2273 series – 100 pcs compact connectors 2273-202, 300 pcs 2273-203, 100 pcs 2273-204, 200 ks 2273-205 and 50 pcs 2273-208 + LED lamp. Sales price of this set is 109 Eur.

Wago Profi Set 2 – TopJob S – 50 pcs 2003-7641 – installation terminal block TopJob S, NT/L/PE, 4mm2, grey + LED lamp. Sales price of this set is 119 Eur.

Prolong the short days with a Wago autumn special offer - [Link]

24 Sep 2014

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by Kenneth Wyatt @ edn.com:

As you’re aware, I’m an avid fan of Thurlby Thandar Instruments (TTi) line of handheld spectrum analyzers, having purchased nearly every model as they are released. One of my long-term wishes is that TTi produce an analyzer with an upper range of 6 GHz. Well, my wishes have been met in their newly released model PSA6005! As I travel a lot in my job, I like to take the minimum amount of test equipment possible.

6 GHz spectrum analysis in your hand! - [Link]

24 Sep 2014

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by Martin Rowe @ edn.com:

Teledyne LeCroy has added a touchscreen to its WaveJet oscilloscopes. The WaveJet Touch, with a 7.5-in. touchscreen display, is based on the company’s WaveJet 300 series. The WaveJet Touch comes in two 4-channel models: 350 MHz (WaveJet 334T, $4200) and 500 MHz (WaveJet 354T, $5000). Both models have up to 5 Msamples of waveform memory, sampling at up to 2 Gsamples/s.

500 MHz Oscilloscope for $5000 and a touch screen, too - [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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