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Sensors & Data Loggers High-precision dual Op Amp operates from -55 up to +225°C CISSOID’s high-precision dual Op Amp OPAL remains operational at temperatures from -55°C up to +225°C and is specifically designed to meet the toughest environmental constraints of Sensors in automotive, industrial and general high reliability applications. Key features include low input offset (50μV typical), low noise (5 μVpp typical) and operation from a single +5V ±10% power supply. The first product in the series is the CHTOPAL, guaranteed for operation from -55°C up to +225°C. It is available in a thin dual flat pack (TDFP) surface mount, hermetically sealed ceramic package, with footprint of only 5x5.5mm. A second version will be available in the coming weeks, the CMT-OPAL, with a maximum temperature of +175°C. Packaged in a Plastic SOIC16, it brings a cost-optimized solution for 175°C max requirements, while taking full advantage of CISSOID’ best-in-class lifetime en reliability features. A TSSOP16 version will also be available upon request for applications where component size must be minimized. A product datasheet is available now from CISSOID’s website (OPAL datasheet). Cissoid www.cissoid.com LVDT/RVDT signal conditioner with analog and RS485 outputs Macro Sensors’s Eazy-Cal LVC 4000 signal conditioner features analogue (4-20mA or user selectable voltage) and RS-485 outputs, it is compatible with most LVDT and RVDT Linear position sensors, including half bridge, and can communicates digitally with up to 16 devices simultaneously. The unit can be connected together in master/slave configuration for multiple channel applications, remotely located by up to 100+ feet to facilitate LVDT Linear position sensor operation in extreme environments. The Eazy-Cal LVC 4000 simplifies setup with easy, digital calibration using two pushbutton front panel controls to set zero and full scale. An intuitive, sequencing four LED status indicator guides operators through the calibration process and provides feedback to insure calibration integrity. This CE-approved din rail signal conditioner is provided with swap pluggable terminal blocks for quick replacement. The device comes with a 5 year warranty. Macro Sensors www.macrosensors.com Integrated temperature sensor in BAP RFID chip for wireless real-time monitoring EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group, has introduced a versatile and multipurpose, batteryassisted passive (BAP) RFID chip with a calibrated temperature sensor. The EM4325V11 chip enables accurate remote temperature monitoring using industry standard EPC Gen2 wireless protocol. Temperature data logging can easily be implemented with a companion Microcontroller connected to the EM4325V11 via a standard SPI interface. The integrated temperature sensor monitors ambient temperature from -40°C to +60°C with 9-bit measurement accuracy of up to 0.5% over the full temperature range. In pure passive mode, the temperature sensor can be used for field-powered snapshot readings. But the chip can also be programmed to perform self-monitoring with user-programmable alarm conditions (upper and lower temperature thresholds). Self-monitoring operation is supported with an on-board real-time clock (RTC) to control sampling intervals and provide a timestamp for alarm conditions. The sensor may be configured to provide Simple sensor Data reporting according to the data formats defined in ISO/IEC 18000-6 and ISO/IEC 24753. The EM4325V11 expands the viability of UHF RFID for new applications by offering longer read range, increased communication robustness and more configuration options and Interface capabilities for auxiliary functions. EM Microelectronic designed all the EM4325 ICs with an advanced feature set which leads to performance and functionality well beyond that of ordinary Gen2 chips. Operating in the UHF frequency range, the EM4325V11 is compliant with the following standards: ISO/IEC 18000-6 Type C and Type D (TOTAL); EPC Class 1 Gen2; AIAG B-11 and ATA 2000. EM4325’s BAP RFID technology combines the lower complexity, simpler communication protocols and lower cost of passive RFID with significantly higher read range. EM Microelectronic www.emmicroelectronic.com 8.5x8.5x5.91mm CMOS camera module features 8 megapixels Suyin Optronics’ CM 8013 AF05 OV01 miniaturized camera module features a maximum resolution of 8 megapixels in a 8.5x8.5x5.91mm footprint, it also combines autofocus capabilities with a high-performance lens consisting of five plastic elements for sharp imaging. The OV8825 CMOS image sensor comes in a PLCC housing, in the 1/3.2-inch or 1/4 inch format. The size of the active image sensor area (the effective resolution) is 3296x2460 pixels. Using the standard “serial camera control bus” (SCCB), the images are read out as 10-bit RAW RGB (MIPI) files (full-frame, subsampled, windowed). Users have comprehensive control over output of the image files with regard to image quality and formatting. The supported image sizes include 8 megapixels, EIS1080p, 1080p, EIS720p, EISQ 1080p, Q 1080p, EISVGA, VGA and QVGA, among others. Depending on the resolution, the maximum image transmission rate is 24 fps (8 megapixels), 30 fps (EIS1080p), 60 fps (EIS720p), etc. All required image editing functions such as the exposure setting, white balance, or the masking of defective pixels can be programmed via the SCCB interface. Black level calibration is performed automatically (ABLC). Among other features, the miniature camera module offers integrated 256-byte onetime programmable (OTP) memory for storing serial numbers and similar details, a chip-integrated phase-locked loop (PLL), as well as a built-in 1.5 V voltage controller for the core supply. Signals and power are delivered via a micro connector (24 pins, 3x2mm), which is also connected to the module via a highly miniaturized flexible PCP. Suyin www.suyin-europe.com 36 Electronic Engineering Times Europe June 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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