?Electrical Safety?

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Start with the news release Linear introduces H-grade switching regulator from Linear Technology, which we summarised at the time by saying "Linear Technology has announced a H-grade step-down switching regulator for load dump and cold-crank conditions commonly found in automotive applications as well as 24V industrial supplies.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release EASA certifies avionics unit with Altera processor from Altera: "The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a safety-critical avionics system that includes a DO-254/ED-80-certifiable version of Altera's Nios II embedded processor.".

In December 2010, we covered the news from Rogers - take a look at Rugged flame-retardent laminates for military PCBs which says: "Rogers has introduced XT/duroid high-performance thermoplastic laminate materials, suitable for high-frequency multilayer circuits in military, aerospace and deep-space applications.".

Take a look also at the news release from Molex, Valve connector simplifies manufacturing process, as well as PC socket contact with stamped and rolled clip from Radiall, and Globtek offers desktop-style power supplies from Globtek.

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Tektronix offers architecture for PCI Express 3.0 (December 2010)

Tektronix has announced an addition to what it claims is the industry's most comprehensive solution for PCI Express 3.0.

DC/DC converters suited for critical applications (December 2010)

MSC is offering the 92D series DC/DC converters from YDS, which are suited for use in critical applications.

EMKA develops locking system range (December 2010)

EMKA has developed a range of locking solutions, from rugged stainless-steel quarter turns and wingknobs to adjustable anti-vibration compression-style locks and generic multi-key programmes.

Connector system for engine control units and more (December 2010)

Molex has introduced its CMX sealed, hybrid, high-density and modular connector system, which utilises the CTX terminal system and is suitable for transportation powertrain applications.

AC/DC power supplies suit harsh environments (December 2010)

XP Power has unveiled the ECC100 series 100W single-output, baseplate-cooled AC/DC power supplies targeted at outdoor applications such as wireless communications, lighting and information displays.

Foremost offers Emobility charging connectors (December 2010)

Foremost Electronics has announced the UK introduction of the Emobility range of electric-vehicle charging connectors manufactured by FCT Electronic.

Illumimate meets needs of thin-screen LED TVs (December 2010)

Designed to meet the low-power needs of thin-screen LED TVs and other compact devices, the Illumimate wire-to-board connector system has a 2mm pitch, 4.05mm mated height and 6.35mm width.

Stylebox includes recessed EMC mounting versions (December 2010)

Elma Electronic, a manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has expanded its offering for its Type 15 Stylebox to include versions for recessed EMC mounting.

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Further reading
  • Tester ensures electrical safety for manufacturing
    Clare HAL 104
    The Clare HAL 104 is said to be the first multi-function hipot electrical safety tester capable of undertaking all the electrical safety tests required in manufacturing and production environments.
  • Multi-Contact produces electrical safety guide

    Multi-Contact has produced a safety guide to electrical testing and measurement.
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