Everything for Electronics
Nuts & Volts Magazine (June 2019)

New Products (06.2019)

   View In Digital Edition  



Measurement Computing Corporation (MCC) has announced the release of DASYLab 2020. DASYLab is a data acquisition software application that allows users to interactively develop and deploy applications by simply connecting functional icons.

DASYLab offers real time analysis and control and the ability to create custom GUIs. Unlike other graphical programming environments which can require weeks of training to master, DASYLab has a very short learning curve. Many applications can be configured in a few minutes, rather than days or weeks.

A wide spectrum of analysis, control, and visualization modules are available for creating applications. By combining various function modules, users can turn a computer into an oscil­loscope, multimeter, or data logger, and analyze different signal types. DASYLab can be used with MCC and their Data Translation DAQ devices as well as hardware from other suppliers. A free evaluation version of DASYLab is available at www.mccdaq.com/products/DASYLab.aspx.

New features in DASYLab 2020 include:

  • Multi-monitor layouts and better support for high-resolu­tion monitors
  • New modules: Block Relay (Trigger Functions module group) and Flagbender (Special module group)
  • New drivers: MQTT-Publisher/Subscriber and Ethernet/IP
  • Various improvements with configuration, settings, and modules

For more information, contact:
Measurement Computing


Hitec’s RDX battery charger line offers an array of efficient, sleekly-designed chargers for all discerning hobbyists. The new RDX2 Mini is a two-channel charger, featuring independent circuits which allow the user to charge two batteries simultaneously, regardless of chemistry or capacity. With a powerful combined 100 watt charging output and 5A current, the RDX2 Mini offers the punch needed to charge 2-4 cell packs at an affordable price. The convenient front-loading design has the balancing and XT60 ports readily accessible for ease of operation at the workshop, flying field, or raceway.

Additional features include AGM and Cold Charge modes to safely and easily charge conventional lead-based and absorbed glass mat batteries in cold conditions. The estimated price is $79.99.

Features include:

  • User-Friendly LCD Interface
  • Stores 10 Different Battery Memory Charge/Discharge Profiles
  • AGM and Cold Charge Modes
  • Terminal Voltage Control
  • Built-in Balance Connector
  • Balance, Standard, Fast, and Storage Modes for All Lithium Battery Chemistries
  • Re-Peak Charge Mode and Delta-Peak Sensitivity For NiMH/NiCd Batteries
  • Optional Temperature Sensor for NiCd/NiMH Charging
  • Two Built-in XT60 Connectors
  • Smart Ventilation Fan

Charging Specifications:

  • AC Input: 100-240 volts AC
  • Charge Power: 100 watts (2x 50 watts)
  • Charge Current Range: 0.1-5.0 amps
  • Discharge Power: N/A
  • Current Drain for LiPo Balancing: 300 mA per Cell
  • NiCd/NiMH Battery Cell Count: 6-8 Cells
  • LiPo/LiHV/LiFe/Lilon Cell Count: 2-4 Cells
  • Pb Battery Voltage: 6-12 volts
  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.9 x 5.0 in (90 x 100 x 127 mm)
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs (50 kg)

The Set Contains:

  • RDX2 Mini Charger
  • AC Cord
  • Two T-Type Connectors

For more information, contact:


This dual mode “speed” servo from goBILDA is essentially their original 2000-0025-0002 “torque” servo, but with a lower ratio to achieve a quicker transit speed. Over 2x faster than its counterpart, this servo saves valuable time where it counts.

Just like the 25-2, this servo boasts two different modes which allow it to fill a variety of roles on your robot or project. In the default mode, the servo is able to rotate 300 degrees while having positioning feedback. In this mode, the PWM signal will determine the position of the servo. Using the 3102 series dual mode servo programmer (1-1), the servo can be toggled into continuous rotation mode. In this mode, the servo will have proportional speed control based on the PWM signal that you send with your servo controller. Price is $27.99.


The new 8 mm REX bore coupler also from goBILDA allows you to connect 8 mm REX shafts together in a compact and balanced form-factor. As with all ‘Hyper’ parts, this too is balanced so you can spin it up without concern of creating unwanted vibrations through your drivetrain. Price is $5.99.


This goBILDA ball bearing carriage is purpose-built to ride on 1121 series low-side U-channel. The carriage is suspended by eight ball bearings to provide excellent stability with a super low coefficient of friction. The plates have numerous unused holes which can be used to connect your drive-style of choice. Use a single carriage or run them on each side of your project with a crossbar to create a large gantry system. Price is $24.99.

For more information, contact:


Digilent, Inc., introduces the Genesys ZU: a powerful Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development board loaded with peripherals and a wide hardware ecosystem of add-on modules. The Genesys ZU is a stand-alone board designed with optimized specs, multimedia, and network connectivity interfaces, with a robust documentation library to quickly get you started on AI, research, aerospace/defense, cloud computing, and embedded vision applications. There will be two versions of the board available, with the baseline Genesys ZU-3EG and the upgraded Genesys ZU-5EV.

The Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC at the heart of the Genesys ZU offers heterogenous computing with its ARM A-53 APU and ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU to go along with a substantial memory interface. A full-featured Type-C connector with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, Dual-Role-Data and Dual-Role-Power, and integrated gigabit transceivers bringing support for DDR4, USB Type-C 3.1, PCIe, SATA, and DisplayPort surround the chip.

Genesys ZU offerings support multiple camera inputs, onboard audio codec, 4K video, and Wi-Fi and 1G Ethernet in a Linux-based platform, rounding out a unique and all-encompassing development kit that excels in 5G, cellular radio (WWAN), SSD, wireless radio infrastructure, and video applications like surveillance, streaming, and encoding.

The upgraded 5EV model will offer SFP+ 10G Ethernet and HDMI source/sink and will build on the powerful EG platform with an integrated H.264/H.265 video codec capable of simultaneous encode and decode up to 4Kx2K (60fps).

The Genesys ZU contains Digilent Pmod and high-speed SYZYGY-compatible Zmod ports to allow for flexible expansion and access to high speed/high bandwidth I/O for software defined radio, ultrasound, and a wide variety of other user-defined data acquisition or signal processing systems.


Digilent also introduces the Eclypse Z7: the first of a new product family centered on embedded measurement — the intersection of embedded systems and electrical measurement systems. Blending the power of Xilinx SoC technology with a new high-speed modular I/O solution plus software API, the Eclypse Z7 is optimized for measuring application specific physical quantities. The Eclypse Z7 is more than a standard FPGA/SoC development board. It’s the realization of a new frontier in accelerating the design flow of embedded measurement systems.

The Eclypse Z7 features two high-speed Zmod connectors using Opal Kelly’s new SYZYGY standard, which pairs with Digilent’s new and growing Zmod family of modular data converters for fast and easy measurement customization.

The hardware, however, is only part of the story of the Eclypse Platform. Paired with Digilent’s open software API, the Eclypse Z7 becomes the Eclypse Platform. Petalinux is supported out of the box, and pre-built Linux images are accompanied by the API for bulk data transfer. This system allows users to get started prototyping new high-speed measurement, instrumentation, and control systems without directly interfacing with the FPGA until desired. With this system, embedded Linux developers can leverage the power of FPGA without possessing hardware expertise.

For more information, contact:
Digilent, Inc.


Robot Power announces the immediate availability of the Scorpion Nano dual H-bridge motor control for brushed DC motors. The Scorpion Nano is the smallest member of Robot Power’s Scorpion family. Designed for controlling motors in small robots, toys, and other mechanisms, the Nano features two independent reversible motor drive circuits.

The Scorpion Nano is one of the smallest dual RC motor controls with channel mixing for skid steer robot control. The Nano features robust automotive grade motor drive ICs with full fault protection and a wide operating range. These motor drivers allow up to 1.2A of continuous current to each motor. Greater than 2A peak current is supported for short-term loads.

RC wires are pre-installed along with a BEC function to power the RC receiver or microcontroller. Battery and motor wires are also pre-installed for easy connection without soldering to the Nano PCB. A standard Scorpion family feature is a calibration button to allow the Nano to adapt to the input signal range from either an RC radio or microcontroller.

A cut-able jumper allows the Nano to be configured for RC channel mixing or separate (tank mode) control. All Robot Power motor controls are 100% designed and built in the USA. Scorpion Nano specifications include:

  • Size: 0.75” x 0.6” x 0.15” (19 mm x 15 mm x 3.8 mm)
  • Weight: ~5.7g (0.2 oz) with wires
  • 3.7V–16V voltage range (3S maximum recommended)
  • 1.2A continuous current each motor, >2A peak (two sec)
  • Full forward and reverse control
  • Over-current and over-temperature protection
  • Internal 3.3V regulator and receiver battery eliminator (BEC)
  • Standard universal RC cables included
  • Battery and motor wires pre-installed
  • Calibration function to match RC signal range

For more information, contact:
Robot Power


Saelig Company, Inc., has introduced the Micsig STO1000E PLUS series of two- and four-channel battery-powered portable oscilloscopes, which offer bandwidths of up to 150 MHz. The three models in the series are: STO1102E PLUS two-channel 100 MHz; STO1152E PLUS 150 MHz two-channel; and STO1104E PLUS four-channel 100 MHz. Each oscilloscope includes 70Mpts memory, 1GSa/s sampling (single channel), 130,000wfm/s refresh rate, and a 7.5Ah Li battery for extended field use.

These innovative portable instruments are a development of Micsig’s range of tablet oscilloscopes and combine an 8” touch screen (touch, drag, and swipe) with ‘button and knob’ operation. An external USB mouse can also be connected for additional control choices, with an internal software pop-up keyboard provided for data entry. The built-in HDMI output adds educational and demonstration possibilities, and an auto-calibration function ensures measurement accuracy. Sophisticated waveform triggering techniques include: Edge, Pulse Width, Logic, Video, Runt, Time Out, Nth Edge, Slopetime, and Serial Decode. A screen capture button provides a quick way of saving waveform images for later review or report writing.

Included as standard are two P130A 200 MHz x10 passive probes and an external 12V power adapter. STO1000E PLUS oscilloscopes can make 31 types of automatic measurements, and decode a selection of serial protocols, including UART, CAN, LIN, SPI, I2C, 1553B, and ARINC429. I/O provisions include Wi-Fi, LAN, HDMI, USB Host, USB Device, DC Power, and Aux out; 8 GB of internal data storage is included for data files which can be transferred to a PC via a USB connection, LAN, or Wi-Fi.

The oscilloscope features a built-in prop stand for easy viewing. When the oscilloscope is connected to a LAN or Wi-Fi network, live screen images can be transmitted to an external projector. The scope can also be remotely PC-controlled via Wi-Fi, LAN, or USB, and also via an Android mobile device.

The two-channel versions start at $499.

For more information, contact:
Saelig Company