VFD Moduar Clock IV-4 6-digit by akafugu.jp:
This new shield design for the VFD Modular Clock is a variant of the original IV-4 shield, but with 6 digits. IV-4 tubes are Russian 16-segment VFD tubes, and can display numerals and the letters A-Z.
We’ve also designed a completely new enclosure for the IV-4 6-digit shield. It uses 2mm semi-transparent blue acrylic, and is designed to give a low-profile rounded appearance.
Creating a 6-digit IV-4 shield without redesigning the base board presented a unique challenge: The HV5812 driver used to drive the VFD tubes has 20 channels. IV-4 tubes are 16 segment displays, 20 – 16 = 4, so in other words the HV5812 driver can only support 4 IV-4 tubes.
New Product – VFD Moduar Clock IV-4 6-digit - [Link]
One of the newest types of enclosures in the Hammond portfolio are ergonomic oval enclosures perfectly suitable for various industrial controllers.
High quality enclosures from the portfolio of producer Hammond n our offer are probably familiar to you. They usually have a classic right-angle shape, perhaps except handheld enclosures series 1553 or also 1553T. This time we have here a novelty which looks quite different from all common enclosures. It is a series of plastic enclosures 1599 Tablet, specially designed for a construction of various control panels using joysticks, touch screens, membrane keyboards and other control elements. Enclosures are developed with an aim to reach an ergonomic shape and just the round corners ensure significantly better grip preventing fatigue of operator´s hands.
Company Hammond comes right with several versions and so we can choose smaller (1599TABM), bigger (1599TABL), light gray (RAL7035) or black, without or with a battery compartment. As usually, an enclosure is supplied with screws and at battery versions also with battery contacts for 4x AA batteries and 2 pcs of 9V batteries (it´s possible to choose, which contacts will be used).
Even in enclosures can be found a tablet – Hammond 1599 - [Link]
Crystals and crystals oscillators from German company Jauch belong to the best what´s available on the market.
If we need an exact frequency, we usually reach for crystals or crystal oscillators. If we want a stable function in a wide temperature range and in various circuits, we reach for products of a renowned producer … Crystals belong to components which we usually choose by a frequency and package. That´s sufficient in the most of cases, but less known and less compared are many other qualitative parameters (which even don´t have to be in the datasheet), which depend mainly on the production technology and from a quality of a crystal itself. Quality (Q), low phase noise, stability of oscillations, low sensitivity to mechanical vibrations and other factors have influence on the final device and its functionality in less favorable conditions in praxis (temperature, load, drive level, aging, …).
Crystals and crystal oscillators from German company Jauch Jauch belong to a top and they´re price affordable at the same time, that´s in our portfolio in this segment can be found only these quality components with guaranteed specification. Production portfolio of company Jauch is very wide, from common crystals in a HC49/U package to miniature SMT versions. Popular and often more beneficial are the ready-made crystals oscillators, which have a built-in electronics of an oscillator and provide directly an output signal of a desired frequency (usually HCMOS). In the Jauch portfolio can also be found voltage controlled oscillators – VCO and also extremely stable temperature compensated crystal oscillators – TCXO. The best insight into basic series will give you the Jauch product overview.
Jauch – refined like a crystal - [Link]
To gain an isolated symmetrical voltage for power supplying of operational amplifiers and other circuits requires only a minimal effort – to connect a module Traco TEL 5.
Isolation DC/DC modules Traco series TEL 5 provide a quality stable (regulated) power supply and a state of the art technology in a metal package (DIP24 pinout). In this series can be found types with a single- and also symmetrical power supply and two basic lines for input voltages of 9-18VDC (TEL 5-12xx) and 18-36VDC (TEL 5-24xx). TEL 5 series has an isolation strength (I/O) up to 1500VDC, continuous shortcut protection and a high stability of the output voltage at the load change. That´s why it´s suitable everywhere, where it´s necessary to gain an isolated voltage with a high efficiency up to 86% and with a minimum space requirement. Very beneficial is, that TEL 5 features an excellent price/ performance ratio.On stock we keep two universal modules with a 5V output – TEL 5-2411 and with a symmetrical output ±15V TEL 5-1223.
Detailed information can be found in the TEL 5 datasheet.
TEL 5 – plus and minus with a 5W power - [Link]
High-performance RF signal source family offers AM/FM/Phase modulation with I/Q modulation option
Fairport NY: Saelig Company Inc. (www.saelig.com) has introduced a high-performance RF signal source family, the DSG3000 3GHz/6GHz series, offering standard AM/FM/Phase modulation, as well as options for I/Q modulation and I/Q baseband output. The DSG3000 Series generates waveforms with high signal purity, typical phase noise of less than 110dBc/Hz@20kHz, and a wide output range of -130dBm to +13dBm. The DSG3000 RF signal generator has standard pulse modulation with an on/off ratio of up to 80dB, with an optional pulse train generator also available. The DSG3000 series has a typical amplitude accuracy of better than 0.5dB, and the standard 0.5ppm internal clock can be upgraded to an optional 5ppb high stability oven-controlled clock.
The DSG3000 series RF signal generators support internal and external modulation capabilities and operate with USB, LAN, LXI-C, and GPIB remote control interfaces. They also feature a wear-free electronic attenuator design and an automatic flatness calibration function via external automated power meter control over USB. This can be used as an automatic flatness calibration test system functionality for cables, attenuators, amplifiers, etc. The DSG3000ʼs standard 2U height is designed to save space when used with the optional rack mount kit.
Offering remarkable value for the money, the DSG3000 Series RF source is ideal for applications in wireless communication, radar test, audio/video broadcasting, as well as for general purpose, educational, and consumer electronics needs.
DSG3000 Signal Generators are made by RIGOL Technologies, a rapidly growing test and measurement company and the worldʼs second largest oscilloscope manufacturer by volume. RIGOL delivers high quality, high performance and value-priced test equipment for engineers, technicians and students worldwide. Offered with a remarkable 3-year warranty, the DSG3000 series is available now from Saelig Company, Inc. 1-888-772-3544 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saelig Announces Economical 3GHz/6GHz RF Signal Generator Series - [Link]
New movement detectors (PIR) represent a Professional solution with up to 30 m range and wide possibilities of assembly.
On the market, there are many movement detectors based on a PIR sensor. For a simple usage, like for example lighting of a garage entry. Probably, it´s not necessary to use a top quality sensor with exactly defined specification and with wide possibilities of adjustment if you´d like to use it for example for a simple lighting of a garage entry. But a for a frequented corridors, security devices, lighting switching, … it´s surely beneficial if having a detector which we can rely on. Detectors from company Finder belong to such category. Finder offers five basic series:
● 18.01/18.11 – detector with a wide detection angle and a universal assembly with a possibility of an easy selection of a spce to survey. Typ 18.01 is suitable for indoor applications, 18.11 also outdoor.
● 18.21/18.31 – detector for ceilings with a surface or recessed assembly
● 18.41 – detector for hotel or office corridors, up to 30x4m range (depending on a height of a ceiling)
● 18.51 – highly sensitive ceiling type with a square detection pattern (up to 8x8m), suitable for schools, offices and also low activity zones. High sensitivity enables operation in 2 modes – “presence” and “movement”. In this case even a minimum movement, like for example a work on a PC is sufficient to activate the detector. Such a sensitivity can help to prevent for example an unwanted locking of building and activation of alarm, when you already think, that there´s nobody inside (but in fact, somebody is still there :-)).
● 18.61 – specific product for a wall assembly, 180° angle of survey, detects a half-circle with up to 18m diameter.
All types have elements for adjustment – ambient light sensitivity and a switch-on time of a contact (from a last detection). New types – 18.41, 18.51 and 18.61 also have the third adjusting element – sensitivity of the sensor itself. Thanks to them, it´s possible to adjust a detector to meet requirements of a given application. Logic of switching is an “addition”, i.e. if in time of a switched-on contact occurs another detection, the sensor will prolong the switch-on time for the selected time, i.e. no switch-off of the output contact (neither a short one) will occur. All types are designed for mains applications (96-253VAC) and they have a relay output (10A contact). Contact at types 18.41, 18.51 and 18.61 is also able to switch 400VAC.
Types 18.41, 18.51 and 18.61 are supplied with a rich set of accessories enabling a comfortable and aesthetic mounting as suspended ceiling, recess mounting (for example into a wall) and surface mounting.
Detailed information will provide you the Finder 18.01-31 and Finder 18.41-61 datasheets as well as the Finder 18 flyer (DE) and the attached video.
Detectors Finder will detect you even if you don’t move - [Link]
RFID keyboard emulators are able to significantly simplify tracking of goods.
“Replacemen” of a keyboard in a form of an RFID module connected to a USB port works very simply – UID of every tag, which will appear in its range will send to a computer – the same way as if we typed it in by a keyboard. SL040A also enables to choose, whether we want the reader to send only data, or also a „CR“ character after every UID (as if an Enter key was hit). It means, that if we already have a software to type in open (for example Excel), the reader itself will fill the cell with data and move the cursor to another cell. SL040A is even able to read data (not only UID) from Mifare tags.
SL040A is also interesting by one feature – on a request from our company SOS Electronic, the producer started to produce also the black version SL040A black.
Detailed information will provide you the SL040A user manual.
SL040A will load it to you directly into a table sheet - [Link]
New version of a favorite RFID module ID12LA will enable you to implement RFID into your device even more easily thanks to a wide range of supply voltage.
Literally “globally known” with an integrated antenna – ID12 and its familiar like for example ID2 or ID20 have earned a big popularity thanks to a flawless usage and reliability. Perhaps the only disadvantage of this module was narrow range of operating supply voltage, what in praxis enabled only usage of 5V DC. New version – ID12LA solves also this small drawback and the new module works in a range of 2.8-5VDC. This also enable their usage even with a 3.3V logic and for example in battery operated devices (3-4x NiMH, or 1x Lithium cell, …) without necessity of DC converters or a precise voltage regulation.
The module ID12LA (range approx. 12cm), as well as ID20LA (range approx.16cm) are in our stable stock offer, similarly also the Mifare version (13,56 MHz) – ID20MFIA. In case, that you prefer the maximum range, it´s possible to use module ID2 supplied with an external antenna (range up to 30 cm).
Detailed information will provide you datasheets at particular types below the article.
RFID module ID12LA will also abide a lower voltage … – [Link]
A flux in a spray from company Kontakt Chemie is a very useful helper for development and production.
Everyone, who´ve ever tried to solder without a flux and then with a flux, probably has seen a big difference in solder spreading and in a resulting joint quality. This effect is very visible on a PCB with bare copper tracks without any surface treatment (for example at DIY production of prototypes) but there´s also a significant difference at boards with a surface treated by tin (HAL) or by gold (Flash, chemical gold,..).
Maybe you have a question, whether it makes sense to add a flux when it already is in a solder wire? Naturally, fluxes in soldering wires are of a high quality and producers of solders (Stannol, Koki, Multicore,…) try hard to reach uniform releasing at soldering and to show a minimum spatter. Mainly at soldering of small joints this spatter often causes, that a flux won´t get to a solder pad, what significantly embarrasses solderability. The charm of a flux is based on the fact, that it is directly on a solder pad and in the desired thickness, which can be influenced by application.Especially at soldering of SMT components it´s often even impossible to solder by a method “solder wire in one hand, soldering tool in another”, because we usually need one hand to hold a component in tweezers and moreover – often even a 0.5mm solder wire is too thick to precisely dose a solder directly to a small component in for example an 0402 package. That´s why we usually solder SMT components by a method of taking a little bit of solder on a soldering tip and then applying to a component. But here´s a problem, that a flux won´t survive this a few seconds long “journey” but it will degrade by evaporation, oxidation,… In contrast a flux applied directly to a PCB will replace a missing flux from a solder wire and the difference in spreading of a solder is really huge.
FLUX SK 10 (originally called also a LOTLACK SK10) is based on the natural rosin (colophony) and after application it creates a thin layer. This layer makes soldering significantly easier and at the same time it protects from corrosion. That´s why the FLUX SK 10 has wide possibilities of usage as an agent for temporary protection and significant improvement of solderability of PCBs, various contacts, cable assemblies, terminals of batteries,…
A big advantage is, that in a dry environment the FLUX SK 10 can be left on a PCB as a final protective layer. However in a humid environment it undergoes hydrolysis and degrades. In such environment, it´s better to use Plastik 70, Urethan 71 or Silisol 73. Detailed information will provide you the FLUX SK10 datasheet.
Make your soldering easier with a Flux SK10 spray - [Link]
Spring offer of company Wago brings you a price gainful set of favorite terminal blocks together with a novelty – quality clamp multimeter.
Installation terminals Wago 2273 series are becoming a standard in installations and they gradually replace their predecessors – series 273. They´re well known, but if you by a happen don´t know them yet, you can get a brief description for example in a video below this article.So why do we mention them? Because company Wago comes as usually in spring, with a special offer, when you can buy a set of Wago terminal blocks Wago together with some useful tool, multimeter and similar. This time it´s a really attractive offer, because in a set containing 950 pcs of installation terminal blocks you will gain a novelty from Wago – a professional clamp true RMS multimeter type 206-816 (CAT III). Besides a majority of common function it´s also able to measure capacity, frequency, wide measuring range (600V, 600A, 60 MOhm) and also for example a very useful complement at measuring in dark environment – an integrated LED torch.
For the price of 149 Eur you can gain a set of 950 pcs terminal b locks and a universal professional measuring tool. Set of 950 pcs terminal blocks consists of 100 pcs 224-112, 100 pcs 2273-202, 300 pcs 2273-203, 100 pcs 2273-204, 300 pcs 2273-205 and 50 pcs 2273-208.
Fresh offer of Wago terminal blocks with a clamp TRMS multimeter - [Link]