Renesas Electronics Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) has announced the RX64M Group of microcontrollers (MCUs), its first product in the RX
Family of 32-bit MCUs to be fabricated in a 40 nm process. Based on the new RXv2 CPU core, the new MCU Group consists of 112 products
running up to 120 megahertz (MHz) with zero wait state from the high-speed embedded flash memory. Features include:
■ Up to 4 MB of flash memory.
■ Up to 512 KB of SRAM.
■ A 40% reduction in operating power.
■ PWM timer functions.
■ An IEEE 1588-compliant Ethernet function.
■ 2 Ethernet MAC and 2 USB interfaces.
■ OTG functions, an SD host interface, and a quad serial peripheral interface (QSPI).
■ An encoding function to increase reliability of communications functions.
Key Switch Family with
LED Color Choices
C&K Components (Newton, MA)
has expanded its K12S Series harsh
environment surface mount key
switch family with improved illumi-
nation, environmental sealing, and
actuation options. Features include:
■ An advanced material that provides
improved transparency while
withstanding high reflow
■ A choice of 6 standard LED colors.
■ Availability in DPST, dual-contact
versions with a
double-step actuation of 6/12 N.
■ Gold-plated, self-cleaning contacts.
■ A contact resistance of <100 mΩ.
■ 100 N overload resistance.
■ Life cycles of 1,000,000.
1 W DCDC Converter
Murata (Mansfield, MA) has announced the NCS1 series of
regulated single output 1 W DCDC converters. Packaged in an
industry standard single-in-line format measuring 21.87 x 11. 3 x
8. 2 mm, the NCS1 series efficiency is up to 8% more efficient
compared to similar products currently available
on the market. Features include:
■ 2 input voltage versions.
■ A 4:1 input range of
4. 5 to 18 VDC
around a 12
or 9 to 36 VDC
around a 24
■ An operational
from –40° to 105°C
Gearbox Transforms Smart Motor Speed into Torque
Lenze Americas (Uxbridge, MA) has introduced its new g500 gearbox
range, developed to transform motor speed into torque. The finely tiered
series of gearboxes enable efficiency of over 94% across the entire transmission range, and are designed for total integration with the Lenze Smart
Motor. Features include:
■ Numerous integrated functions for material handling applications.
■ Freely adjustable speeds between 500 and 2,600 RPM.
■ Availability in sizes of 45 to 600 Nm constructed in aluminium housings.
R7 Series Sealed
E-Switch (Minneapolis, MN)
has announced the new
R7 series rocker switch. The
R7 series rocker switch has
an ergonomic, panel mount
design and offers solder,
screw or faston termination options. It
also offers an array of
actuator styles, multiple
functions and red, green
& amber LED colors. Features include:
■ An electrical life of 10,000 cycles per UL61058
■ A max contact resistance of 20 mΩ.
■ An insulation resistance of 100 MΩ Min. 500VDC.
■ A dielectric strength of 1,500 VAC for 1 minute.
■ An operating temperature from 0° to 55°C.
■ A panel thickness of 1.5 to 4. 5 mm.