In a move to increase its presence in the telecom market, Power-One Inc. is acquiring privately held HC Power Inc. in a stock deal valued at $97 million.

Redundant DIP switches are used to configure the module for monitoring a dual- or single-channel E-Stop, and to select basic functions, including auto or manual power-up and reset. The module can be programmed using integral DIP switches to automatically reset after or during shutdown.

Good golly Miss Molly!” You can only imagine my surprise to hear that those clever little rapscallions at Microchip are now selling two million of their 8-bit PIC microcontrollers a day!