Industrial

Electronics underpins many industrial systems; with applications ranging from programmable logic controllers to sensors to communications. But the market has its particular requirements, including reliability and immunity to the often hostile environment. This means companies involved in the sector, as well as those looking to supply products to those building industrial applications, need to keep up to date.

New Electronics covers developments in the industrial electronics sector, bringing technology updates and opinion from the market.

How to protect your differentiating software

Software is becoming an increasingly important part of the electronics industry. Whether it's the design packages that enable the creation of complex chips, the operating systems empowering embedded designs or the bitstreams that program fpgas, software is everywhere.

Custom boards for universal use

Sophisticated image processing systems are becoming an increasingly indispensible part of quality control on automated filling and packaging lines that require zero failure tolerance.

Priming the design pump

STMicroelectronics has added another device to its Primer range of prototyping devices. The STM32 Primer2, about the size of a mobile phone, comes with a 128 x 160pixel colour touchscreen, a joystick/push button, extension connector and preloaded sample applications. There is also a built in USB port, a MicroSD card slot, along with an accelerometer and an infrared transmitter/receiver.

Strong signals

Hyperboloid connectors retain such strong signal integrity that they are being used in harsher and harsher environments.

Cool it!

Temperature affects device reliability significantly, so the onus is on designers to transfer heat away from devices at risk.

Picture this!

Will increasing demand for highly sensitive imaging products see cmos technology gain the upper hand over ccds?

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