5 Anritsu Mp2110a 53 Gbaud

March 2020 Featured Tech

Feb. 26, 2020
1. High-power connector

The PQ50 Series connector, available in a lightweight plated plastic resin or a zinc die-cast shell, is rated up to 600 V. It has a 2-point contact design, which is beneficial when used in high-vibration industrial applications like robotics. The PQ50 Series is also suitable for precision processing machinery, nanotechnology manufacturing equipment, and wafer/LCD carrier machines. The PQ50 Series has an operating temperature range of -40 to +105°C and a rated current of 9 A per pin when all 20 pins are used or 19 A maximum in single-pin configurations.


2. 45° PCB-mount SMA connector

A new 45° PCB-mount connector joins the vendor’s SMA Series. This type of connector is commonly used in test and measurement, semiconductor-test-fixture, PC-board-characterization, and networking applications. The connector is designed to operate up to 18 GHz, with a maximum VSWR of 1.30 up to a frequency of 12 GHz and a VSWR of 1.50 for 12 GHz to 18 GHz frequencies. 45° connectors are commonly used for mid-board launch in tight enclosures and board to board applications. The connector is fabricated in gold-plated beryllium copper.

Cinch Connectivity Solutions

3. Open-top socket for QFP48

The new CBT-QFE-3018 stamped spring-pin socket addresses high-performance requirements for testing 48-lead quad flat pack devices. The contactor used in CBT-QFE-3018 socket is a stamped spring pin with 17-g actuation force per ball and cycle life of 10,000+ insertions. The self-inductance of the contactor is 0.88 nH, insertion loss is < 1 dB at 31.7 GHz, and capacitance is 0.03 pF. The current capacity of each contactor is 2.9 A. Socket temperature range is -55°C to +180°C. Pricing for the CBT-QFE-3018 is $745 each in unit quantities.

Ironwood Electronics

4. Machine-vision software

The fastest and most accurate technique for the human eye and mind to detect defects is through visual comparison of images. The new INSPECTIS Overlay Assisted Inspection (OAI) leverages the company’s recently released software package version 5.0 incorporating the new overlay software feature. This feature uses “Compare Windows,” for example, where the operator can compare a live image to a reference picture or compare two to four still images. With OAI, a live image can be overlaid on a reference picture with timer-controlled interval display. It can identify missing components, wrong polarity, misplacements, and other defects on assembled PCBs.


5. 53-Gbaud clock recovery unit

A clock recovery unit (CRU) option for the BERTWave MP2110A sampling oscilloscope supports trigger clock generation from a 53-Gbaud PAM4 optical signal. When combined with existing oscilloscope functionality, the new 53-Gbaud CRU allows the MP2110A to serve as an all-in-one solution that can cost-effectively and efficiently evaluate various PAM4 optical modules during development and manufacturing compared with solutions requiring external sampling oscilloscopes. The BERTWave MP2110A can be used by engineers to efficiently evaluate the physical layer of 25G to 400G optical transceiver modules and equipment components such as optical cables.


6. 3D camera system

Large machinery depends on smooth operation of ball and roller bearings. To detect abnormalities, 100% inspection is required. Chromasens reports that system integrator Active Inspection has developed a bearing inspection system based on the Chromasens 3DPIXA 3D stereo line-scan camera and Chromasens Corona II LED illuminator. Engineers at Active Inspection customized a version of the company's aiUltimate Max 3d inspection system so it can check virtually any type of ball or roller bearings and detect microscoptic defects to 3 μm. The image shows 3D data calculated from the stereoscopic images, providing co-ordinates for all object points in three dimensions.


7. Fieldbus cable assemblies

New M8/M12 cable assemblies for Fieldbus data communications complement the vendor’s existing sensor/actuator cable assembly solutions for industrial networks. The new A- and B-coded M8/M12 cable assemblies comply with Profibus, DeviceNet, and CC-link protocols, offering multiple options for a variety of needs. They have 360-degree shielding against EMI for complete protection for signal and data transmission and are rated IP67 for resistance to dust and water. The assemblies are overmolded in either PVC or halogen-free polyurethane (PUR) cables. They come with various standard cable length options from 0.5 to 15.0 meters.

TE Connectivity

8. GNSS/INS localization solution

The OpenRTK330L triple-band RTK/GNSS receiver has built-in triple redundant inertial sensors. Designed to replace the expensive and bulky precision RTK/INS systems used in today’s autonomous systems, this compact navigation solution meets the performance, reliability, and cost requirements of the automotive market along with the needs of robot, drone, construction, and agriculture systems. The OpenRTK330L integrates a precise 2°/h IMU to offer ten to thirty seconds of high-accuracy localization during full GNSS denial.  This enables autonomous system developers to safely deliver accurate localization and position capabilities in their vehicles at prices that meet their budgets.



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