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A48E_EETimes_2_37x10_87_A19.qxd 9/29/14 12:21 PM Page 1 Transformers & Inductors SURFACE MOUNT (and thru-hole) Size Does matter! Low Profile From .18” Height 1.2 Grams Weight Reliability: MIL PRF27/MIL PRF21308 Manufacturing Approved DSCC Quality: AS9100C Qualified Facility US Manufactured Military and Commercial Aircraft Supplier for over 45 Years For all your TRANSFORMER & INDUCTOR requirements • Audio • Pulse • DC-DC • MultiPlex • Power & EMI See Pico’s full Catalog immediately at w w w. p i c o e l e c t ro n i c s . c om PICOElectronics, Inc. 143 Sparks Ave. Pelham, N.Y. 10803-1837 Pico Representatives Germany ELBV/Electronische Bauelemente Vertrieb E-mail: info@elbv.de Phone: 0049 89 4602852 Fax: 0049 89 46205442 England Ginsbury Electronics Ltd. E-mail: rbennett@ginsbury.co.uk Phone: 0044 1634 298900 Fax: 0044 1634 290904 Reader O f f er Switch to energy harvesting now! This month, Cherry is giving away five of its Energy Harvesting Evaluation kits, worth just over 266 Euros each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. Cherry’s energy harvesting technology benefit mostly applications where a complex wire assembly and/or batteries would be inappropriate. The required RF-energy is created by the mechanical actuation of the switch and the data is transmitted wirelessly using RF-technology. The technology is very easy to install, fit and forget, with two standardised package versions for industrial applications: a rocker switch for actuation by hand and a snap-action switch for mechanical actuation. The switch can easily be connected with a standard SPS bus system like OpenCAN and Profibus or industrial interfaces like RS485, SPI, 4-20mA and 0-24V. The signal received simply transmits to an SPS or other industrial control. The evaluation kit contains an energy harvesting generator, including RF electronics integrated into a microswitch housing, a receiver PCB with multiple digital and analogue outputs, a high performance dipole antenna, a chip antenna, and a CD containing the driver & installation instructions, as well as an instruction manual. Check the reader offer online at www.electronics-eetimes.com 2D multi-touch and 3D gestures in one development kit Microchip’s 3DTouchPad is a PC peripheral and first development platform for 2D multi-touch and 3D gestures, applications and drivers. The 3DTouchPad adds a dimension to input sensing by adding free-space gesture recognition to projectedcapacitive multi-touch; as a development platform and reference design. The 3DTouchPad is the first development platform that combines 2D multi-touch and 3D air gesture input focussed on the PC/peripheral market. The 3DTouchPad provides robust and innovative 3D gesture recognition utilising Microchip’s GestIC®technology that offers a detection range of up to 10 cm for 3D gestures, along with Microchip’s projected-capacitive 2D multi-touch solution supporting up to 10 touch points and multi-finger surface gestures. The 2D multi-touch is enhanced by Microchip’s capacitive touch-screen line driver, MTCH652, part of the same announcement. The 3DTouchPad includes driverless, out-of-the-box features for Windows 7/8.X and OS X, 3D air gestures, advanced multi-touch performance including surface gestures, and a free downloadable GUI and SDK/API package tailored for developers. The possibilities for this technology also expand beyond the PC market and computer touch pads to include hands-free sanitary products, home automation, remote controls, game controllers, wearable devices and automotive applications. The production-ready development kit includes free GUI and SDK to enable innovative 2D and 3D input devices for advanced human-interface designs. The 3DTouchPad (DM160225) is priced at $99.00 Microchip Technology www.microchip.com/get/RL1J 46 Electronic Engineering Times Europe November 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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