Lattice Semiconductor: Introducing MachXO3D FPGA

Today we announced the MachXO3D FPGA for securing hardware in a range of applications. Unsecured hardware can lead to data and design theft, equipment hijacking, data modification, and device overbuilding and cloning.

With MachXO3D, developers can implement robust, comprehensive, simple and flexible hardware-based security. MachXO3D combines Root-of-Trust (RoT) capability with a variety of security related functions enabling developed to secure hardware from manufacturing to end-of-life.

Key features of MachXO3D include:

  • Control function FPGA that provides 4K and 9K look-up tables for implementing logic that instantly configures at power up from on device flash memory
  • On-device regulator for single 2.5/3.3-volt power supply operation. Support for up to 2700 Kbits of user Flash memory and up to 430 Kbits sysMEM™ embedded block RAM to provide more flexible design options
  • Up to 383 I/O, configurable to support LVCMOS 3.3 to 1.0, and designed to integrate into a wide variety of system environments with features such as hot-socketing, default pull-down, input hysteresis, and programmable slew rate
  • Embedded Security Block that provides pre-verified hardware support for cryptographic functions such as ECC, AES, SHA, PKC and Unique Secure ID
  • Embedded Secure Configuration Engine to ensure only FPGA configurations from a trusted source can be installed
  • Dual on-device configuration memories to enable fail-safe reprogramming of component firmware in the event of compromise

Check out the new white paper and blog available on the Lattice website, as well as the customer presentations on sales toolbox.

More information can also be found HERE

C&K Switches: ATP19 & ATP22 Series Anti-Vandal Sealed Pushbutton Switches

Anti-Vandal switches are also referred to as Vandal proof switches which means that the switch is subject to abuse and attempts to damage them.

C&K’s ATP19/22 series are high-strength, lightweight metal switches that meet the IP67/IK10 requirements, ensuring their suitability for operation in harsh conditions and the ability to withstand potential malicious damage.

Both the ATP19 and ATP22 series are available in momentary or self-lock actuation versions suitable for application versatility. Able to withstand heavy physical abuse, including attempted damage using metal tools, the switches target applications such as control panels in car parks and traffic lights, industrial instruments, elevators, escalators, communication equipment and alarms, safety and security systems.

A wide choice of actuator styles and many LED illumination indicator colors are available. The ATP19 & 22 series come with ring, spot and ring-plus-power-indicator actuators and various actuation interfaces like flat, raised, dome configurations.

Features/Benefits:

  • SPDT & DPDT N.O. / N. C. contact arrangement
  • Able to switch up to 3A, resistive load @ 250Vac
  • IP67 sealed & IK10 (on stainless steel bushing)
  • Available in metal bushing / housing: Stainless, Brass or Al alloy
  • UL certified

Typical Applications include:

  • Pedestrian crossing signal activation switches
  • Intercom “push-to-talk” devices at the entrance
  • Parking lot ticket machines & ticket paying stations
  • Alarm, safety, and security systems
  • Automatic food and drink vending machines

View ATP19 series technical information

View ATP22 series technical information

Quell: Traditional Filters vs. the EESeal®- What You Need to Know

Failing MIL-STD-461 compliance is a frustrating and potentially costly scenario.

You have production deadlines, budgets, and product release dates all depending on your ability to course-correct your failed EMC test.

Your production timeline means going back to the drawing board is not an option. You’ve used traditional EMI filters in the past, but they introduce new variables: weight, functionality, and new test requirements.

In How to Select the Right Type of EMI Filter for Harsh Environment Operation, we break down an easier-to-install, virtually invisible solution that has production turnaround times of 2 to 4 weeks: The EESeal®. 

Download your free copy HERE

 

Despite Increase, China Tariffs Still Expected to Have Minimal Impact on Triad Customers

Update: As of May 10, 2019, tariffs on Chinese goods have increased to 25%. Triad Magnetics, with our diverse mix of facilities across the United States, the Philippines, and China, continues to ensure that our products will be largely insulated from tariff-related cost increases.

As tariff tensions continue to escalate between the United States and China, many manufacturers are already feeling the financial effects of the 10% tariff increase. When the New Year arrives, those consequences will be even more evident –the tariff surcharge on most electronic components manufactured in China is scheduled to increase to 25%!

At Triad Magnetics, however, our unique footprint of facilities across the United States, China, and the Philippines ensures that our products will be largely insulated from tariff-related cost increases. We are ready to take on any new production to divert manufacturing from China and protect our customers from substantial cost surges during this time of rising rates. As the tariffs’ implementation has just been delayed for 90 days, now is the ideal time to contact Triad to add us as an approved supplier to avoid these significant tariffs.

Triad Plant – Carmona, Philippines

Our Philippines plant in Carmona, about an hour outside of Manila, already handles the bulk of manufacturing for many of our products and possesses the production capacity necessary to fulfill increased orders from our customers. This facility features a wide range of machining equipment, including automated coil winding equipment, ferrite-gapping CNC machines, lamination welding machines, automated soldering machines, and automated testing systems.

With more than 1,800 employees working across 80,000 square feet of space, we are confident that our Carmona plant can meet and exceed any required capacity until trade tensions between the United States and China ease. Items fabricated at this facility include:

  • Transformers
  • Inductors
  • Chokes
  • Custom magnetic components

Almost a decade ago, we recognized the value of a power electronics plant in the Philippines and opened our facility there in 2010. The nation offers favorable currency exchange rates, a business-friendly political climate, and a hard-working and reliable workforce.

Prepared for any Situation

At Triad Magnetics, we understand that supply chain disruption takes many forms and can occur at any time. As such, we implemented an ISO 22301-compliant Business Continuity Management System that protects our suppliers and customers in the event of global supply chain disruption, including natural disasters, unforeseen circumstances, and trade disruptions. We have spent years building out this process, and you can be confident that we will meet demand and provide orders on spec and on time no matter the situation.

In addition to our Philippines location, our U.S. Design Center in Perris, California, offers custom design services, rapid design, and a range of prototyping and testing services. All of our global facilities adhere to the strictest safety and regulatory standards, enabling us to consistently offer high quality products safely and efficiently. We provide products that meet the following standards:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 22301:2012
  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • VDE
  • CE
  • IEC
  • Mil-T-27E
  • FCC Part 68

You Can Count on Triad

Triad Magnetics, a subsidiary of Axis Corporation, has a long history of innovative design, beginning with our work helping Fender® develop quality amplifiers back in the 1950s. We were a primary supplier of the television manufacturing sector in the 1960s, and our components supported the Apollo mission to the moon and the first microwave ovens in the 1970s. In the 1980s, we led the charge in developing modern industrial automation and controls, electronic ballasts for lighting systems, and high-tech medical devices. That experience has grown throughout the past few decades to support the mobile communications revolution, advancements in computer hardware, and support for the Internet of Things.

For more information, please click HERE.

Ohmite – Product Update

 

 

 

PA/PV Heatsink Extension

Ohmite has introduced the dual pin fin heatsink. The dual version carries the same great forged pin construction. The pin fin construction of the PA/PV series produces more surface area than the standard extruded designs.

 

Please click HERE for more information.

C&K Product Flash

LCW Series
Subminiature Sealed Snap Switches

Snap-acting switches installed in smart energy meters may not be actuated for years, but should still operate reliably should the meter be attacked or vandalized. They have to be resistant and perform well in harsh environments.

C&K’s new LCW series offers cost effective subminiature sealed snap-acting switches. With a wide variety of actuator configurations including pin plunger, short lever, long lever and simulated lever, these switches are highly adaptable and suitable for a wide range of applications, mostly found in the industrial market. Their compact design and range of available terminal configurations deliver valuable space savings when mounted on a PCB.

More information HERE

Features/Benefits:

  • Compact design
  • Quick connect, solder terminals, PC terminals, wire leads option
  • Wide variety of actuator styles
  • RoHS compatible, RoHS compliant
  • IP67
  • New generation price competitive

Typical Applications include:

  • Smart energy metering
  • Switchgear
  • Motorized equipment
  • Sump pump
  • Thermostatic controls

 

 

C&K Product Flash: PT Series Double Pole Sealed Power Toggle Switches

Heavy equipment used in harsh, dirty, dusty, and wet conditions requires switches that are sealed to resist this kind of environment. They need to be resistant and perform reliably throughout the life of the application.

C&K’s PT series offers sealed power toggle switches with patented single piece injection molded panel and bushing seal. Ideal as a rugged panel mount, multi-function switch, it is suited to the performance requirements for off-road heavy equipment and harsh environments.

The PT series has a versatile IP66 / IP68 seal rating for all switch models and is fully tested to IP66 and IP68 when mounted into a sealed panel. PT series electrical rating is 15 amps for maintained functions and 10 amps for momentary functions, and is IEC/UL 61058-1 certified. The patented seal design ensures Power Toggle will function as required in harsh environments and stand up to powerful water jet cleaning. Its housing design which is smaller than some competitors gives valuable panel space back to the design engineers.

Think of any application requiring a rugged, panel mount, multi-function power toggle operating in harsh, dirty/dusty, wet conditions – PT series is the perfect Sealed Power Toggle switch.

Features/Benefits:

·    IP66 / IP68 versatile rating withstands harsh outdoor environments, intense, wet weather, wind-blown, dust, dirt

·    IEC/UL 61058-1 certified has global acceptance with no additional testing needed

·    Integrated panel, bushing/toggle seal for extra protection

·    Superior oïl and fuel resistance

 

Typical Applications:

·    Off-road, Construction / Agricultural vehicles

·    Material handling equipment

·    Articulating, scissor, and bucket lift controls

·    Outdoor industrial Equipment

·    Lift gate controls

For more info, please follow the link HERE.

 

Ohmite – ARG New Product Announcement

Aluminum Housed Wirewound With Flying Leads

Ohmite is expanding it’s popular line of
Aluminum housed resistors. The Ohmite ARG series is a high wattage wirewound resistor sealed in an aluminum extrusion. The aluminum housed design is appealing to power engineers for multiple reasons. Key design aspects include a sealed design, flying leads, and heatsinking ability. The ARG series is capable of dissipating 150-400 watts depending on resistor length and is available in 6 sizes. Ohmite offers other aluminum housed resistors and should be considered in high power industrial applications. Ohmite distribution partners can expect to receive the NPI package shortly on the ARG Series.

Please click HERE for an ARG Datasheet/Info!