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Cree (Durham, NC) has
introduced the XLamp XP-L
LED, the first commercially
available single-die LED to
achieve an efficacy of up to
200 lumens per watt (LPW)
at 350 mA. Features include:
■ Up to 1,226 lumens in a
3.45 x 3.45 mm package.
■ Availability in up to 90 CRI.
■ Color temperatures rang-
ing from 2,700 to 8,300 K.
ERNI (Richmond, VA) has expanded its robust, high-current power element series to include combined flexible/massive press-fit and purely massive press-fit technologies. Part of the BLUEcontact
Solutions portfolio, the expanded PowerElements product offering delivers torque support and
optimal power transmission. The series is suited for vehicle electrical systems, power distribution
assemblies, buss-bars, and hybrid applications demanding high power solutions and reliability
requirements. Features include:
■ A gas-tight interface to the PCB, eliminating the need for high temperature soldering and its
negative effects on the PCB substrate.
■ An operating temperature range from -40° to +135°C.
Industrial Networking Upgrades
HMS Industrial Networks (Sweden) has introduced a
new version of Anybus X-gateways, designed to meet the
future of the automation industry. The new version contains several new features, but is fully backwards compatible, meaning that existing users can easily upgrade
to the new version without hassle. Features include:
■ A USB interface, enabling the users to connect the
gateway to a PC and configure the network
■ A Windows-based Anybus Configuration Manager.
■ A new housing with an upright design that requires
less rack space.
Single-Layer PCAP Touch Panels
Ocular LCD (Dallas, TX) has announced the addition of the
Crystal Touch EDGE to their touch panel product offerings.
The Crystal Touch EDGE is a single-layer, all-glass projected
capacitive touch panel featuring a single FPC and Chip on
Flex (COF) assembly. The EDGE is available with or without
optically bonded cover glass. Features include:
■ Increased transmissivity due to the single-layer design.
■ An all-glass construction for a scratch resistant surface that
won’t deform with frequent use.
■ A thickness of 1.1 mm and up to 1.5 mm if cover glass is
C&K Components (Newton, MA) has developed a series of PCB-mounted short-stroke pushbutton switches with an optional kinked-style termination that facilitates
secure mounting on two-sided PC boards. Features include:
■ Availability in either 2-pole (operating force 170 g/1.67 N) or 4-pole
(operating force 230 g/2.26 N) configurations.
■ A total travel distance of 2. 5 mm ± 0.5 mm.
■ Latching travel (for push on-push off action) of 1.5 mm ± 0.5 mm.
■ A rating for 1 A 15 V DC.
■ A contact resistance of 20 mΩ (initial) and insulation resistance of 100 MΩ.
■ An operational life of 10,000 cycles at rated load.