(Cinncinati, OH) has announced
the GR400 Series miniature reed
switch. This 10 mm reed switch, created
with a patented, highly automated production
process, provides a low-cost solution for a wide
range of applications, including counting, end
limit detection, low power devices, movement
or position detection, and presence, proximity,
rotation, or speed sensing. Features include:
■ 0 to 10 W of rated power,
■ A switching voltage of zero to 180 V
■ A maximum switching current of 0.5 A.
■ A maximum carry current of 0.8 A.
■ An operating sensitivity from 7 to 30
■ An operating temperature range from
-40° to 125°C.
■ A maximum contact resistance of
a new member
of its Vision130
ily, flat fascia
The new flat fas-
cia makes these
models a perfect fit
for the food and pharmaceutical
industries. With their IP66/IP65/NEMA4X
rating, the units are ideal
wherever spray/wipe down applications apply.
■ Onboard and expandable I/O options.
■ The ability to support up to 256 I/O.
■ Digital and analog inputs and outputs.
■ High-speed I/O, PT100/thermocouple capabilities,
and load cell for weight measurement.
■ Recipe capabilities, Micro SD card memory stor-
age for data logging and back up,
and complete PLC cloning.
Half Bridge MOSFET Drivers
Micrel (San Jose, CA) has introduced the MIC4604, a 85 V Half Bridge MOSFET
driver that features an integrated 85 V Bootstrap diode and programmable gate drive
ranges from 5. 5 to 16 V. These features make the MIC4604 an ideal solution for
demanding battery-operated motor applications, including power tools and power DC/
AC inverters. Features include:
■ No need to boost the voltage to exceed the typical minimal gate drive of 9 V.
■ Operation from supplies as low as
5. 5 V.
■ Fast 39 ns propagation delay times and
20 ns driver rise/fall times for a 1 nF
■ Low-and high-side gate drivers that are
■ A robust, high-speed, and low-power
Cree (Durham, NC) has introduced higher
performance XLamp XP-G2 LEDs. The
latest innovation boasts a 7% increase in
brightness compared to the rest of the
XP-G2 family. The new LEDs provide
lighting manufacturers with a combination
of light output and efficacy, while delivering an
immediate boost in performance. Features include:
■ Delivery of up to 142 lumens per watt at 350 mA
(85°C) or 155 lumens per watt
at 350 mA ( 25°C).
■ The availability of more than 12,000 hours of LM-80 data.
■ L95 lifetimes >70,000 hours, or 8 years.
Miniature Slide Switches
C&K Components (Newton, MA) has developed a series of low-profile, miniature slide
switches. Designated the JS Slide Series, the switches are ideal for applications with limited
PC board space and height restrictions. Features include:
■ Actuators with heights ranging from 1 to 2 mm.
■ Surface mount and through-hole configurations.
■ Silver contacts and IR
re-flows to 260°C solder
■ An electrical rating of 0.3 A
at 6 VDC.
■ A minimum electrical life of
■ Actuator travel of 1 and 2
■ An operating temperature
range from - 10° to +60°C.
■ The ability to withstand a
shock/vibration of 10 Hz to
55 Hz, 1 min sweep.