Rotatable Board-to-Board Connector
FCI (France) has developed a hermaphroditic board-to-board con-
nector that is capable of providing perpendicular, co-planar, or angled
interconnect solutions. The RotaConnect connector is ideal for con-
trol boards, sensors, actuators, rigid LED strips, and automotive elec-
tronics. Features include:
The ability to be rotated to any angle between +90° and -60°.
A dual beam spring contact design.
A passive latch for housing retention.
A rotatable board-to-board SMT connector.
A 3.00 mm pitch.
Availability in positions ranging from 2 to 14 (increments of 2).
A rate of up to 5 A.
An operating voltage of 125 V AC.
A temperature range from - 40° to +125°C.
(Newton, MA) has
expanded its surface-mount DIP switch series
to include an ultra-min-iature 1-position version.
The half-pitch TDA Series DIP switches are process-sealed for sur-
face-mount soldering and washable-processing. Features include:
A bifurcated contact for increased electrical reliability and
Side actuators, low-profile, single-in line package, coded rotary,
and half-pitch options.
Availability in 2 termination styles, S-termination (Gullwing)
and J-termination (Bend).
A contact rating of 24 V DC, 25 mA (switching state) and 50 V
DC, 100 mA (steady state).
A maximum contact resistance of 100 m.
An operating temperature range from -40º to +85ºC.
Applicability in hand-held electronics devices, portable computer
devices, and instrumentations and controls.
Analog Sensor Networking
Lantronix (Irvine, CA) has
announced the launch of the
Lantronix xSenso Controller,
the newest member of
its xSenso analog sensor networking family,
designed specifically for
use in rugged and harsh
process control, manufacturing, chemicals, and
oil and gas industries.
2 isolated analog
2 isolated analog voltage/current outputs or 2 mechanical relays.
Redundant input power.
A power excitation per input.
An ethernet port for communication.
A USB port for configuration.
Support for Modbus TCP protocol.
Web-based monitoring, charting, and data logging.
HTTP/HTTPS POST to cloud-based applications.
Email and text message alert notification.
Authentication, up to 256 bit encryption, SSL, SSH.
An industrial operating temperature range from - 40° to +85° C.
ams (Austria ) has released the AS1345, a miniature step-up DC-DC
regulator that maintains high efficiency in power supplies designed for
small, medium, or large displays in mobile products. Features include:
An input voltage range
from 2. 9 to 5.0 V.
An adjustable output
voltage range from
5.0 to 18 V.
Fixed output voltages
of 12, 15, and 17 V.
An output current up
to 40 mA
Peak coil currents
of 100, 200, 350, and
A high-speed hysteretic
18 V 20 mA from a single Li-Ion
1.8 V CMOS compatibility.
Short circuit and thermal protection.