Real-Time Industrial Ethernet Communication
The new EK9300 PROFINET IO Bus Coupler from Beckhoff
enables a PROFINET
controller to exchange
data with one or
(in the future). The
EK9300 can be used
as a flexible gateway
for real-time communication between
these networks, with
all of the advantages provided by the EtherCAT network as a high performance, lower-level I/O system via the directly-connected EtherCAT
Terminals. Features include:
■ The ability to bridge long transmission distances of up to 100 m.
■ Support for a range of EtherCAT Terminals including numerous IP
67 box modules.
High Integrity Interface
JTAG Technologies (Netherlands) has announced a
new JTAG/boundary-scan hardware
interface product compatible
with the Virginia Panel
system. The JT
a signal conditional module that
allows ‘ideal world’
connections from JTAG
Technologies PXI and PXIe
DataBlasters to the VPC connection system. Features include:
■ Connection into G20x or G14x 192 pin
■ Compatibility with the VPC pull-thru system.
■ 4 independent JTAG Test Access Ports (TAPs).
■ 16 static DIO channels and 64 dynamic DIOS channels.
■ A range of voltage levels to suit various logic families.
Rugged COM Express Module
MEN Micro (Blue Bell, PA) has released the CC10C, a Rugged COM Express
(RCE) module that
offers I/O design flexibility. Features include:
■ Support for different Freescale ARM
i.MX 6 processors.
■ On-chip controllers and interfaces
Ethernet, USB 2.0,
PCI Express, UART,
■ A configurable
FPGA with 140
pins for additional
■ Onboard memory that includes up to 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and a soldered
■ Integrated FPGA that provides 140 pins for customized I/O.
Capacitive Touch Switch
CIT Relay & Switch
(Rodgers, MN) announces
the addition of the ARL
capacitive touch switch.
Common applications for
the ARL Series include
automotive, lighting, instrumentation, and appliances.
■ A vibration motor to
provide feedback to
■ A timer.
■ An embedded capacitive
touch slider functionality
with multiple options and
Lithium Polymer Battery Solutions
VARTA Microbattery (Rye, NY) has announced the CellPac BLOX system. The system is a design program that offers OEMs a
semi-custom power solution when off-the-shelf lithium ion (li-ion) or lithium polymer (LiPO) soft pack battery assemblies do not meet
the design criteria. Features include:
■ Standard cells and PCM (Protection Circuit Module) components.
■ Availability with li-ion cylindrical, prismatic, and pouch cells.
■ A soft pack design or shrink sleeve package.
■ A nominal capacity of 150 to 9,000 mAh, with voltages ranging
from 3. 7 to 11.1 V.