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New & Noteworthy: Compiled by the ECN Editorial Staff.

DIN Rail Adaptors for Plastic Enclosures

OKW has launched two adaptors that enable any small plastic enclosure to be mounted on a DIN rail--saving space and speeding up installations. They are suitable for many electronics applications including automation; Industry 4.0/smart factory; building and safety technology; HVAC; automatic timers, sensors, relays, and lighting control; and sub-rack interfaces, electronics modules, amplifiers, and transformers.

The new DIN RAIL ADAPTOR B6811751 is designed to fit TH35, TH15, and G32 DIN rails. It can be screwed to the back of the enclosure (wall thickness 3 mm) using two screws (supplied) and then located on the rail. The adaptor is molded from PA 66 (UL 94 V-0) in black (RAL 9005) as standard. The second ADAPTOR (B1300017, off-white or B1300019, black) fits TH35 and G32 rails. It was designed for OKWs IP 66 ROBUST-BOX and TOPTEC universal plastic enclosures, but can be fitted to other OKW housings, notably the new EVOTEC designer table-top enclosures. For more information, visit

KEY SPEC: Accessories include an existing adapter (B6811542), which enables 18 DIN rail enclosures from the RAILTEC C range to be fitted to TH35, G32, and TH15 rails.

Tough inoBOX Stainless Steel Enclosures

ROLEC has launched a tough range of stainless steel electronic enclosures for challenging industrial environments. New inoBOX is designed for demanding applications including marine and offshore, petrochemicals, dairy, and food manufacturing. It is rated IP 66 and NEMA 4X for ingress protection and IK08 EN 62262 for impact resistance.

These smart, modern enclosures can be wall mounted either through the base or with external brackets (providing added protection against leaks). There are spacers in the base to accommodate circuit boards, supporting rails or mounting plates. Inside the lid is an M5 earthing bolt. The inoBOX range comprises 14 sizes (3.93 in. x 3.93 in. x 3.54 in. to 15.74 in. x 15.74 in. x 4.72 in.) in two grades of 0.05 in. thick polished stainless steel: 1.4301/A2 (AISI 304) and 1.4404/A4 (AISI 316).

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KEY SPEC: The A2 enclosures feature single-channel lid and assembly fastening to maximize interior space. The A4 versions have separate channels.

EMI/RFI Shield Clips for Modern Space-Constrained Electronic Designs

Covering a surface area of just 2.3 mm x 1.2 mm and with a 2 mm height, Harwin's S0911-46R shield can clip is the smallest surface mount EMI/RFI shield clip currently available on the market. Consequently, it is much better at addressing the demands being set by the latest generation of high-density electronic systems. This ultra-compact component, which has a beryllium copper construction with tin over nickel plating, enables shielding cans with sides of only 1 mm in length to be fitted, so minimal board real estate is taken up. Designed for 0.2 mm can thicknesses, it is suitable for cans that have complex shapes.

The S0911-46R is accompanied by the S0921-46R corner shield can clip, which adds shielding at the corner gaps of cans. This clip component is able to accommodate Harwin's larger thickness shield cans (0.3 mm thick), with each corner clip only taking up 6 mm squared of PCB surface area.

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Miniaturized C[O.sub.2] Sensor

Sensirion has announced the SCD40--the first miniaturized C[O.sub.2] and RH/T sensor that fits in a space of just one cubic centimeter. This product is based on the photoacoustic sensing principle and combines minimal size with maximum performance to open up numerous new integration and application possibilities. Due to its price-performance ratio, the SCD40 is especially suited for high-volume and cost-sensitive applications

With dimensions of just 12 x 12 x 7 [mm.sup.3], the SCD40 footprint has been miniaturized by a factor of five compared to its predecessor, the SCD30. Using the photoacoustic sensing principle, the dimensions of the optical cavity are reduced without compromising sensor performance. Moreover, the SCD40 C[O.sub.2] and RH/T sensor leverages Sensirion's environmental sensing expertise by incorporating a best-in-class humidity and temperature sensor that delivers two additional sensor outputs.

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KEY SPEC: The SCD40 is the sensor of choice for current and future CO., sensing markets, such as IoT automotive, HVAC, appliances, and consumer goods.

EMI Receiver Has Time-Domain, Real-Time Scan Capabilities

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the addition of Time Domain Scan (TDS) and Real-Time Scan (RTS) capabilities to the Keysight N9048B PXE Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) receiver, which is fully compliant with CISPR 16-1-1 and MIL-STD-461 standards, and enables real-time measurements and diagnostics for faster electromagnetic compliance (EMC) certification.

EMC testing requires detailed and exacting methodologies to ensure that all emissions are accurately measured. Long test times impact test facility availability and reduce the number of devices that can be certified. It's also easy to miss intermittent disturbance signals with conventional scan mode since long dwell time is required at each frequency. Keysight's new TDS and RTS capabilities in the N9048B PXE EMI receiver enable independent compliance test laboratories, as well as in-house self-certification labs, to shorten overall test time and easily perform gapless signal capture and analysis, certifying that a product meets regulatory compliance standards.

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KEY SPEC: The N9048B PXE EMI receiver has three frequency ranges up to 26.5 GHz.

Plastic Optical Fiber Link for Telematics Control Module

KDPOF presents an optical link concept for telematics control modules. KDPOF, in partnership with ALPS, has developed a concept for an LTE-A telematics control module that uses Gigabit Ethernet over POF to connect to the central communications hub such as a head unit. Since POF provides inherently high Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), the links do not interfere with the smart antenna receivers. With the necessary speed going beyond 100 Mbps, a 1 Gbps Ethernet link is required. Moreover, substituting the current RF link with an Ethernet data link will not only aggregate LTE-A packets but other sources such as digital radio as well.

New plastic, composite, and crystal roofs or roofs with openings do not shield the antenna from electromagnetic noise generated inside the car compartment. Instead, a significant amount of energy is radiated by the coaxial cable that is coupled back into the Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) electronics, which severely degrades its performance. The natural EMC problem-free POF is ideally suited for an Ethernet connection, avoiding back-coupling conditions.

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KEY SPEC: The EMC problem-free link permits simple re-positioning of the antenna module among vehicle configurations.

Harsh Environment Connectors for Outdoor Use

Foremost Electronics announces the availability of the latest additions to the Binder 696 Series of HEC (Harsh Environment Connector) series of connectors designed specifically for outdoor use.

The power connector, designed to handle up to 32 A at a rated voltage of 600 V, is available in both cable and panel mount formats and comes with 4+PE silver-plated male or female contacts. The panel-mount version is fitted with a hinged waterproof and dustproof cover for maximum protection when not mated.

Designed by Binder for fast and easy assembly, the Series 696 HEC female connector protects to IP67/IPX9K and can be supplied with 4+PE, 8 (4+3+PE), and 12 silver-plated contacts and features crimp termination. The contacts are rated up to 32 A at 600 V. Binder has also introduced a protective conduit hose fitting for applications where cables and single wires need to be protected when installed in harsh environments.

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KEY SPEC: The connectors are manufactured from a robust UL 94V-0 rated polyamide and feature a fast and secure three-point, quarter-turn bayonet locking system.
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Date:Jun 1, 2019
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