Technology Spotlight

New Electronics' Technology Spotlight section focuses specifically on the latest technological developments within the electronics sector. Whether innovative new design or theoretical concepts, our Technology Spotlight articles will keep you informed of advances within the electronics industry.

LEMO’s rugged, high density, IP rated connectors suit defence and hi-rel applications - Space-saving, multi-pin, fully shielded, vibration-secure and sealed connector with high pin-count density, 360° EMC shielding protection

LEMO’s recently announced new NiCorAl surface treatment, a specially formulated Nickel Teflon finish in Anthracite dark grey colour developed particularly for the company’s aluminium alloy bodied M Series ratchet coupling range of connectors, is very well suited to defence and hi-rel applications.

A to C, Toby make USB easy

USB Type-C, the latest arrival in the successful USB family (a.k.a USB C), is an exciting new technology development, although possibly a little confusing given the plethora of existing USB variants. To assist designers in adopting this new standard, Toby Electronics new range of Kycon and Valcon USB C connectors and cables are now in stock. Underlining Toby’s long held design-friendly ethos.

Nicomatic publish New Crimpflex™ Guideline

In order to facilitate the selection of the right part and solution, Nicomatic have issued a CrimpFlex™ guideline for our users, engineers & purchasers. The guide aims at combining together all CrimpFlex™ products. CRIMPFLEX™ is a connector system dedicated to flat cables and flexible circuits where two modules are to be connected.

TestLine cables now up to 40 GHz

Telegärtner is progressively building up its TestLine series portfolio. Until now, high-quality RF assemblies for laboratory and measurement purposes were available for up to 18 GHz. However, the TestLine product line will be expanded with high-quality measurement cables with 2.92 plug connectors for measurements up to 40 GHz. The new series will be named "TestLine 4 LL 40GHz" and will be offered in standard lengths of 300 mm and longer.

Fast, easy, safe: Spring clamp terminal blocks with eccentric lever system

The pluggable and solderable METZ CONNECT spring clamp terminal blocks of the ST and SP series ensure a perfect wire connection for all applications. These spring clamp terminal blocks with eccentric levers are used in devices for industrial and/or building automation such as rail-mounted devices, rail-mounted power supplies or Ethernet I/O bus modules.

Marine designs are a lesson for industrial displays

One of the toughest environments for electronics in general and displays in particular is marine. Sea water is corrosive and needs to be kept well away from the internal electronics. At the same time, devices get exposed to extremes of heat and cold. The display needs to be easily and quickly readable to users in bright sunlight or complete darkness.

Technology for Sensing, Imaging and Display

Omron’s light and sensing technology will be coming together at Electronica where we will be showcasing some of the most innovative and truly revolutionary sensor available. Including the HVC-P2 Human Vision Component, our Spatial Projection Display and B5W Light Convergent Sensor. Visit Hall B1, Stand 575

Flow Sensing in Tankless Water Heaters

The “Flow Sensing in Tankless Water Heaters” application note from Littelfuse offers insights on flow switch and flow sensors suitable for on-demand hot water systems. The note illustrates flow switch and sensor operation, lists suggested components, and highlights complementary Littelfuse circuit protection and power control products. Download a free copy.

Stretched TFT LCD from Craft Data Limited

Craft Data are pleased to introduce their “Bar Type”, “Letterbox” or “Stretch” style TFT LCD panels from their newest partner CDTECH. These wide format colour LCDs are becoming increasingly popular in all areas of our lives from digital car dashboards and white goods to digital signage displays that we now see on our trains and buses.

Electronics Design Show 2016 opens today – see you there!

?The UK’s biggest design event opens its doors at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry today and tomorrow. You can still register for your free entry badge online before you arrive or just head on down to the Ricoh and register for your free entry badge on the door. We’re expecting more than 4000 design engineers across the two days – don’t be the one who misses out! ?

Two new 7” and 10.1” WXGA TFT Panels from RDS

Ideal for industrial applications RDS introduces the new 7” TM070JDHG30 and 10.1” TM101JDHG30 from TNE (Tianma NLT Europe). Based on the Super Fine SFT/IPS technology, the panels have excellent all round viewing angles of 88 degrees without colour change or inversion, making them ideal for portable medical applications. High contrast, high luminance and a wide colour gamut ensure bright and sharp images with low power consumption.

Humanoid robots to come to life at EDS 2016

Engineered Arts will bring two humanoid robots to next week’s Engineering & Electronics Design Shows (EDS). Its two robots – a Robothespian and a Socibot - will be located within the Innovation Zone, at stand B2, for visitors to interact with throughout the show.

Make your UI SHINE with AMOLED

If you’ve looked at the latest tablet displays and thought “that’s the look I’d like on my next project” you need to visit andersDX on stand G30 at EDS. AMOLED (Active Matrix OLED) has been restricted to very high volume applications, but we are now offering it at much lower volumes for industrial, medical and automotive markets.

Advanced eXtremely low voltage and Power CMOS Logic

“The AXP logic family is the lowest power and voltage logic process in the market. NXP now introduces the addition of a level shift translator function to this family which provides the widest range of voltage translation from 0.7 volts to 5.5 volts. The AXP translators (AXPnT) are ideal for high performance applications with Microprocessors/Microcontrollers/SOCs operating at ultra-low voltages below 1.8 volts that still need to interface with I/O peripheral solutions typically operating at 2.5v, 3.3v, or even 5.5v”.

Magna-Power introduces new 25 V, 60 V and 300 Vdc programmable power supplies supporting loads up to 1 MW - Sample units available for engineering evaluation

Magna-Power Electronics, a worldwide leader in programmable DC power products, has added 66 new models to its extensive line-up of programmable DC power supplies. The new 25 Vdc, 60 Vdc, and 300 Vdc models are offered at every power level for the company’s DC power supplies, across five product lines supporting loads from 1.5 kW to 1000 kW+. The 66 new models are available immediately at standard pricing and lead time.

New Artesyn 650 Watt Open Frame Medical AC-DC Power Supplies

Capable of delivering 250 W with forced-air cooling (750 W peak) or 400 W with natural convection, the CNS650-M series follows the industry standard 4X6 inch form factor. It is available in U-channel, open-frame and enclosed end-fan options. The series incorporates 2XMOPP and is Type BF ready while digital communication offers control and monitoring functions.

Engineering Design Show – Innovation in another dimension

Don’t miss the eye-catching and stimulating projects designed to amaze and astound in the Innovation Zone. Some of these projects will be made using components and materials being exhibited by the suppliers at the Engineering Design Show, and all the tools are available for engineers in the UK.

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