Accutronics has launched two new lithium-ion batteries in its Intellion series of credit card sized batteries. Designed to provide a high level of functionality and safety the CC2300 and CC3800 batteries allow integration of smart lithium ion battery into handheld portable products with minimal effort and cost.
The batteries feature an active electronic protection system that prevents them from being overcharged, over discharged or short circuited and to ensure that the battery will remain safe if externally abused. In addition, they have an impedance tracking fuel gauge that constantly tracks battery status, providing information such as remaining battery capacity, state of charge, run time to empty, battery voltage and temperature. [via]
Smart Li-Ion Batteries the Size of a Credit Card - [Link]
element14 drives Raspberry Pi revolution to educate a new generation of programmers
Global distribution deal agreed with Raspberry Pi Foundation with orders being accepted immediately
- Units available to pre-order from 29 February in Europe, US and Asia
- Raspberry Pi dedicated area on the element14 Community
- Support materials and PCB tools available free in the Knode on element14 and the Community
LONDON – Feb. 29, 2012 – element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts and a part of global electronics distributor Premier Farnell [LON:PFL], today announced a global distribution deal with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to offer its ground-breaking credit card sized computer. The element14 Community will support the conversations, debate and sharing of knowledge and information from the anticipated flood of enthusiastic developers and first-time programmers keen to get the most from their Raspberry Pi. Read the rest of this entry »
Friwo power supplies PP12 series extend the PP series family about a variant with a higher maximum power – 12 Watts.
Premium adapters Friwo meet stringent demands for safety, efficiency, EMC and a low power consumption in a standby mode. PP series represents small switch-mode power supplies – adapters, usable practically with any device with an appropriate power consumption. So far, versions with maximum power 3, 6 and 9 Watts were available. Novelty are the PP12 types, which further extend possibilities of usage of these adapters even for devices with a higher power consumption. Beside a usage for a full rated power they can be convenient also for creation of a power reserve for a possible future functionality extension of your device thus probably increasing of power consumption. Friwo power supplies are designed for a continuous full load current and they feature a continuous shortcut protection acting at about 20% overcurrent.
New PP12 types are available in 3 versions – with the 5.5/2.5 mm, 5.5/2.1 mm output DC connector and without an output connector, allowing to use various separately available secondary connectors (adaptors). Secondary connectors have a safety lock preventing an accidental disconnection.
Friwo PP12 – when 9 Watts is not enough - [Link]
Phoenix DIN-rail enclosures meet the most stringent criteria and offer a wide variability of PCB placing.
Top quality is a main advantage of Phoenix Contact products. With over 80-year tradition and 11000 employees belongs Phoenix Contact among leading producers of electric contacts and industrial automation technologies. In a portfolio of Phoenix Contact products we can find products covering almost all industrial segments.
Find out the modularity and variability of Phoenix enclosures - [Link]
Precise construction, many mounting options of internal components and resistance to dust and water – all this will provide you the Hammond 1554 enclosures series.
Plastic enclosures Hammond 1554 series are designed with emphasis on a water and dust protection of components and devices. This is ensured by a proper two piece “tongue & groove” lid construction and by a replaceable pre-formed silicone gasket seal. Thanks to these details, enclosures meet IP66 class. Lid is secured with M4 stainless steel machine screws (included), threaded into integral stainless steel bushings (for repetitive assembly & disassembly). The same material of screws and bushings avoid corrosion caused by dissimilar metals. Secure mounting of inner components secure four M3 threaded integral brass inserts and/or standoffs. Vertical placing of PCBs is also possible thanks to molded guides (for 1.5mm thick boards). The enclosure can be mounted to a wall or shelf through the back of the enclosure, with openings outside of the gasket seal.
Hammond 1554 series contains types of various sizes, made of ABS – UL94 HB, polycarbonate – UL94 V0 and also versions with transparent or smoked lids. Enclosures made of polycarbonate are UV stabilized and recommended for outdoor use. Types made of ABS are recommended for indoor use only. Upon request are also available galvanized steel inner panel and mounting feets.
From our stock we offer you 1554FGY made of ABS and two types made of polycarbonate – 1554C2GY, 1554C2GYCL – with a transparent lid. Detailed information will provide you the Hammond 1554F and 1554C2 datasheets. On the Hammond website are also available the files for AutoCAD and 3D models.
Hammond 1554 enclosure won’t let a drop in! - [Link]
Introducing the Ultimate PC-Based Programmable Multifunction Mixed Signal Oscilloscope – Logic Analyzer with I2C, SPI, Async, SDIO, 1-Wire, CAN protocol decoders, Digital Signal Generators, Frequency Counter and integrated Protocol Analyzers in a compact and easy to use USBee Test Pod.
Designed to Solve Your Toughest Problems
Using patented technology, the USBee RX has 2 analog and 18 digital channels, 100MHz sampling, 512 million bit internal buffers, Dual 10-bit ADC’s, independent 100Msps 8 channel Digital Signal Generator, 7Msps Analog Signal Generator, +/- 60V protection on all inputs, Variable Logic Thresholds and USB overcurrent protection. And that’s just the hardware.
USBee Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Signal Generator and more.. - [Link]
Don’t let the size fool you because it’s a powerful fully featured mixed signal test and measurement system, not just another little logic analyzer!
Pocket Analyzer is a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope with a built-in Logic Protocol Analyzer, Waveform, Clock & Pattern Generator, Spectrum Analyzer and Chart Recorder all in one tiny USB Powered package.
BITSCOPE – World’s Smallest Mixed Signal Scope - [Link]
The STD32 offers the user the possibility to remotely switch ON or OFF electronic devices and to receive alarm messages via (SMS). You can switch devices either with an SMS or using a simple voicecall. Alarm messages (SMS) can be received with any mobile phone supporting SMS functionality.
With the new generation of the STD32 you now also have the possibility to receive alarm messages via e-mail. With the help of the digital camera which is available as an accessory, pictures can be taken and sent via e-mail triggered by an alarm.
The STD32 has an integrated webserver which allows direct access to the device via the internet and a standard webbrowser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox) from a computer or a mobile phone with web functionality. Thus it is very simple to switch electrical devices remotely and to change the configuration of the STD32 from anywhere.
Simple GSM control
- New! Fixed IP address (in-built server)
- New! Camera interface (sends still images via email)
- Two alarm inputs, e.g. for movement, vibration, temperature or moisture sensors
- Two relay outputs, potential-free max. 6A/250V
- Alarms via text message
- Remote setting of parameters (on times, etc.) possible
- Five alarm addresses
- Basic functions can be activated by telephone with no call charge
- Online configuration via the internet
- Camera and built-in box available as accessories
- Supplemented with SIM cards
STD32IP Remote Controlling /Alarm for GSM Network - [Link]
With the new device Lantronix xPrintServer you can print documents on your network printer from any Apple iOS mobile device.
Imagine, in your company you have a visit with some Apple mobile device like iPod, iPhone or iPod touch and your visitor from any reason needs to print some document. A problem is, that with a probability near to surety, in a given mobile device no drivers for your printer will be installed.
This problem is elegantly solved by a new device from company Lantronix – xPrintServer. It is a literally „plug´n´play“ or „plug´n´print“ network device. xPrintServer serves as an „interface“ between a mobile device and a printer. Apple iOS device communicates with a network through your company´s WiFi and the xPrintServer sends data to a network printer through an ethernet cable.
In comparison to other common net devices, a configuration is unbelievably simple. Connect the xPrintServer into your LAN through an ethernet cable (to a router, switch, hub or any place in the network), power up the xPrintServer, and the xPrintServer will auto-discover and auto-provision all printers in the network. No other configuration is necessary, no applications or any other software. All that is necessary to do to print is to sign into you company´s WiFi with a mobile device, open a desired web page, e-mail, photo etc. and choose the icon to open the native print menu. Then from the printer options menu, choose a printer through which you wish to print. Finally, select a number of copies and choose „Print“.
Advantages / Features:
- network device enabling a problemless printing from any Apple iOS device
- supports all devices with Apple iOS 4.2 or higher
- no drivers or special SW necessary
- printing from the native print menu of a mobile device
- extremely simple installation – „plug´n´print“
- automatically searches all available network printers, no configuration
- a big amount of supported printers
Print simply and without drivers from Apple iOS devices - [Link]
Strategic Test has announced a new low-cost addition to its line of Freescale-based i.MX multimedia processor modules. The TX-28S has a 200-pin SODIMM form factor measuring just 68 x 25 mm and contains a 454 MHz i.MX283 processor (based on the ARM926EJ-S core) along with 64 MB DDR SDRAM and 128 MB NAND flash memory. The module is targeted at embedded fanless applications where low price, small size and low power consumption are critical factors. A long-term availability of seven years is guaranteed.
The DIMM module features include 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, two high-speed USB 2.0 ports, a colour LCD controller, a 4/5-wire touchscreen interface, and UART, SD-Card, I²C, PWM, serial audio and SPI interfaces. It is pin compatible with the manufacturer’s existing modules based on other Freescale i.MX processors, which allows developers to create scaleable systems. All modules can be supplied with the Development Kit-5 hardware reference platform, which supports both Linux and Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0. [via]
Credit card sized MCU module runs Linux & Windows CE - [Link]