Acromag introduced the IP560 and IOS-560 CAN bus modules for interfacing network sensors and actuators to control systems. The IP560 is an Industry Pack ANSI/VITA-4 card that plugs into VME, CompactPCI, and PCI bus mezzanine carrier cards or single-board computers in embedded systems. IOS-560 is designed for use within Acromag’s I/O Server industrial PC, which is a small fanless box computer for mobile computing, machine control, and test applications. Both CAN bus interface modules feature two channels with optional isolation. Each channel has an NXP SJA1000 CAN controller with a TJA1041 transceiver. Extended temperature models support -40 to 85°C operation. Single quantity pricing starts at $500.
The STMicroelectronics STEVAL-MKI062V1 and STEVAL-MKI062V2 are the first members of the iNEMO family of multi-sensor Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) devices. iNEMO inertial measurement unit devices feature 10 degrees of freedom (DOF), 3-axis sensing of linear, angular and magnetic motion with temperature and barometer/altitude readings, a 32-bit processing unit, and a dedicated software in a single package. The modules contain a memory card socket for data logging and dedicated connectors for wired/wireless connectivity, including USB, ZigBee, or GPS.
IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) introduced the TSE2002B3 (stand-alone) and TS3000B3 (integrated 256-byte EEPROM array) precision temperature sensors for Double Data Rate 2 and 3 (DDR2 and DDR3) memory modules, Solid State Disks (SSD), and computing motherboards. The IDT temperature sensor devices are currently sampling to qualified customers. They are available in 8-pin DFN and TDFN packages that are RoHS compliant. The TSE2002B3 is priced at $0.85 for 10,000 unit quantities and the TS3000B3 is priced at $0.75 for 10,000 unit quantities.