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Posted On January 23, 2014By Component Distributors Inc.In Ewave, NK Technologies, Sensors

Using Current Monitoring for Predicting Maintenance

Using Current Monitoring for Predicting Maintenance Request a Product Catalog Electric motors typically account for 60% to 70% of the electricity consumed in an industrial environment. The cost of labor and lost downtime to replace or repair even a small motor can be excessive. Protecting a motor from destruction and controlling a process are completely different requirements. For example, using a standard motor starter with thermal or bimetallic overload protection downstream from a circuit breaker will often prove insufficient to protect the motor from sustained overload conditions. These overload devicesRead More

Posted On January 23, 2014By Component Distributors Inc.In DLI, Ewave, RF-Microwave

DLI – Overcoming Gain Slope Issues In Microwave Modules

Overcoming Gain Slope Issues In Microwave Modules If you are a microwave hardware engineer, you most likely have had a few sobering experiences when testing your new design the first time. This is particularly true for wideband high frequency modules – they almost never look like the model. Many of the bigger issues come down to physics. Broadband modules (2 to 18 GHz) virtually always have gain roll-off at the high end of the band. This is due to a combination of factors: transistor and package parasitic inductors (L) andRead More
The Best Sensing Evaluation Boards for Easy Plug and Play Demonstration and Testing Available at Component Distributors Inc. (CDI)   CDI understands that the time educators get with students is limited and many excellent teaching devices are cast aside due to the fact the parts are not easy to quickly plug and play. One reason for this is that many manufacturers have switched to surface mount devices. Surface mount devices are great for high volume applications where a custom board or socket can be made, but may not be idealRead More

Posted On January 22, 2014By Component Distributors Inc.In Ewave, InvenSense, Sensors

InvenSense™ MPU-9250 Nine-Axis MEMS MotionTracking™ Devices at CDI

InvenSense™ MPU-9250 Nine-Axis (Gyro + Accelerometer + Compass) MEMS MotionTracking™ Devices Available at Component Distributors Inc. (CDI)   The MPU-9250 is InvenSense’s second generation 9-axis MotionTracking device for smartphones, tablets, wearable sensors, and other consumer markets. The MPU-9250, delivered in a 3x3x1mm QFN package, is the world’s smallest 9-axis MotionTracking device and incorporates the latest InvenSense design innovations, enabling dramatically reduced chip size and power consumption, while at the same time improving performance and cost. The MPU-9250 MotionTracking device sets a new benchmark for 9-axis performance with power consumption onlyRead More
Introducing SGX Sensortech MiCS-VZ-87 An Integrated Sensor Board for Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Now Available at CDI     The MiCS-VZ-87 combines state-of-the-art MOS sensor technology with intelligent detection algorithms to monitor VOCs and CO2 equivalent variations in confined spaces, e.g. meeting rooms or vehicle cabins. The signal output can be used to control ventilation on demand, saving energy and reducing cost-of-ownership.   Features: • Calibration-free • Low power • Wide VOCs detection range • High sensitivity • High resistance to shocks and vibrations Detectable Gases: • Volatile Organic CompoundsRead More
YS Tech USA DC Fans, AC Fans, Blower Fans, & Accessories Now Available at CDI   Unlike many other fan suppliers, YS Tech USA designs and manufactures its own electric cooling fans and axial fans based on hundreds of its own patents and core technologies. YS Tech USA fans are equipped with long life bearing systems approved for automotive and telecom applications. DC fans manufactured by YS Tech USA are designed in state-of-the-art engineering facilities and show exceptional performance, reliability, and acoustics. YS Tech USA DC electric cooling fans areRead More

Posted On December 20, 2013By Component Distributors Inc.In Ewave, Sensors, SGX Sensortech

New Electrochemical Gas Sensors From SGX at CDI

CDI is proud to announce that SGX has expanded their Electrochemical Gas Sensor offering. These new commercial grade sensors detect CO (Carbon Monoxide), H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide), O2 (Oxygen) and NH3 (Ammonia). SGX Electrochemical Sensors are drop-in replacements for existing electrochemical sensors. This is a direct result of the electrochemistry of the catalysts used and the mechanical design of the sensor. Electrochemical gas sensors are made in the popular mod 4 housing as well as some in the mod 7 housing. You will find top quality and cost savings with SGXRead More
NK Technologies Engineers’ Guide to Industrial Ground Fault Sensing and Protection Ground fault detection has saved countless lives since gaining acceptance in the mid-20th century. This in-depth guide provides overviews of pertinent NEC and OSHA regulations and guidelines, and detailed information on the various methods of ground fault detection and the application of shunt trip circuit breakers in electrical circuit design. For More Information: Click here to submit a technical inquiry. Click here to download the Industrial Ground Fault Sensing and Protection Guide. Visit: Call CDI Toll-Free: 1-800-777-7334Read More

Posted On December 13, 2013By Component Distributors Inc.In Ewave, InvenSense, Sensors

Visit InvenSense at CES 2014 Jan 7th-10th, Las Vegas, NV

Join InvenSense and CDI for the latest Motion-Interface Solutions at the International CES 2014. If you would like to schedule a meeting time with InvenSense product and technical managers please contact CDI or stop by the InvenSense booth during show hours in hall S3, booth #30161 and learn about the latest motion-interface solutions. InvenSense and CDI look forward to seeing you at CES 2014! InvenSense Products at CDI: • 9-Axis Motion Sensing • 2-Axis Gyroscope • 6-Axis Motion Sensing • 1-Axis Gyroscope • 3-Axis Gyroscope • MEMS Microphones For MoreRead More

Posted On December 12, 2013By Component Distributors Inc.In Ewave, Sensors, Solartron

SI5500 Orbit®-Digital Display Available at CDI

SI5500 Orbit®-Digital Display Available at Component Distributors Inc. (CDI) Solartron Metrology, the world leader in digital gauging probe innovation and CDI introduce a new multifunction Digital Readout for use with Solartron Metrology’s Orbit products. The SI5500 readout can interface up to 31 Orbit Modules and supports Digital Gauge Probes, Linear Encoders, Digital Block Gauges and more. It gives the user the option to select data display formats and program metrology functions. The SI5500 features an intuitive, menu driven multiple channel display which can be programmed to display readings, set limits/alarms,Read More