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.

Transcend Exclusive SuperMLC Technology

Between Single-Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash, Transcend has successfully developed SuperMLC technology by reprogramming the two bits per cell of MLC into one bit per cell to greatly boost its performance and endurance, especially in small capacity SSD. The sequential write speed can reach up to 4 times faster than MLC flash chips and provides up to 30,000 times of P/E cycles.

HARTING White paper: How to achieve 40Gb/s Backplanes

The design of 40Gb/s Backplanes requires the selection of suitable connectors and PCB base materials. To ensure the performance of the Backplanes, it is crucial to define design rules based on channel simulations. At the same time, it is important to find the balance between costs and performance. To find out more click here and download our white paper

Low VIN, 10A Regulator Delivers Full Current with 91%-95% Efficiency at up to 85°C Ambient

The LTM4648 is a 10A low VIN step-down DC/DC µModule (power module) regulator. Included in the package are the switching controller, power FETs, inductor and all support components. Operating over an input voltage range of 2.375V to 5.5V, the LTM4648 supports an output voltage range of 0.6V to 5V, set by a single external resistor. This high efficiency design delivers up to 10A continuous current. Only bulk input and output capacitors are needed. High switching frequency and a current mode architecture enable a very fast transient response to line and load changes without sacrificing stability. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

PowerPax Launches R3 Series DC/DC Converters from Mornsun

Leading UK Power Conversion distributor PowerPax is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of DC/DC Converters from global power conversion manufacturer Mornsun. The R3 series features a completely new design structure, provides solutions to a number of common application issues and features 134 models from 3 – 30W.

Power Resistors

For 40 years we have provided resistors for precision, high temperature, low ohmic, high ohmic, high voltage and power applications.

Tianma panel display sizes complement NLT range, now available from RDS

Three panel displays from Tianma add panel sizes that were not manufactured by NLT, to extend the product offering available from Review Display Systems (RDS). The TM035HDHT1 is a 3.5-inch QVGA, LED backlit panel, the TM097TDH02 is an anti-glare, LVDS LED module and TM150TDSG70 is a 15-inch TFT LCD with a resolution of 1024 x 768 and a typical brightness of 300cd/m².

Testing access barriers: Yokogawa’s Precision Power Scope is the key

Yokogawa PX8000 Precision Power Scope is playing a key part in production tests being carried out by Magnetic Autocontrol: a major global supplier of vehicle and pedestrian access barriers for installations as diverse as access barriers at Frankfurt Airport, the Paris Metro ticket control systems and the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers.

Demystifying EMC 2016

Following on from the successful event in 2015, Rohde & Schwarz is hosting Demystifying EMC 2016 on Monday 18th January 2016 at The Royal Berkshire Conference Centre at Reading's Madjeski Stadium.

Artesyn: Cost Effective Digitally-Controlled Power Supplies

Artesyn LCM series AC-DC power supplies have built a reputation for outstanding quality and high efficiency at a competitive cost, with safety approvals for industrial and medical equipment. The power range is 300 to 1500 watts and digital control enables units to be rapidly and cost-effectively modified to suit the exact needs of your application.

PMBus Power System Manager Controls & Monitors 16 Power Supplies to ±0.25% Voltage Accuracy

The LTM2987 is a 16-channel Power System Manager used to sequence, trim (servo), margin, supervise, manage faults, provide telemetry and create fault logs. PMBus commands support power supply sequencing, precision point-of-load voltage adjustment and margining. DACs use a proprietary soft-connect algorithm to minimize supply disturbances. Supervisory functions include overvoltage and undervoltage threshold limits for sixteen power supply output channels and two power supply input channels, as well as over and under temperature limits. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

Mornsun’ LN Series Power Supplies Overcome the Short Comings of Electrolytic Capacitors

UK Power Conversion Distributor PowerPax launches the Mornsun LN range, a new series of AC/DC switching power supplies that solve the problems associated with power supplies that utilise electrolytic capacitors. In general electrolytic capacitors are a key component of switched mode power supplies but the shortcomings of this component can lead to power supplies that suffer from poor reliability and short lifespan.

Dual Output PolyPhase Step-Down Controller with Sub-Milliohm DCR Sensing and Digital Power System Management

The LTC3884 is a dual output PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous step-down switching regulator controller with an I2C-based PMBus compliant serial interface. The controller employs a constant-frequency current mode architecture, together with a unique scheme to provide excellent performance for sub-milliohm DCR applications. Programmable loop compensation allows the controller to be compensated digitally. This device is supported by the LTpowerPlay® software development tool with graphical user interface (GUI). In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

How accurate are your Power Measurements?

Yokogawa’s European Calibration Laboratory has become the world’s first non-governmental facility to receive full ISO17025 Accreditation for power measurements at up to 100 kHz. This is in addition to its established capability for providing high-accuracy calibration at 50 Hz, especially at very low power factors (down to 0.0001) and at high currents. This makes Yokogawa the only power meter manufacturer which can directly prove the performance of its own instruments. Only a Yokogawa Calibration Certificate gives the user trust in their instrument’s measurements. Read more to understand the capability.

High voltage, multicell battery stack monitor with isolated interface and guaranteed 0.04% accuracy.

The LTC6804 is a high voltage, multicell battery stack monitor that measures up to 12 series connected battery cells with a total measurement error of less than 1.2mV. The cell measurement range of 0V to 5V makes this device suitable for most battery chemistries. All 12 cell voltages can be captured in 290µs, and lower data acquisition rates can be selected for high noise reduction. Multiple LTC6804 devices can be connected in series, permitting simultaneous cell monitoring of long, high voltage battery strings. Each LTC6804 has an isoSPI interface for high speed, RF-immune, local area communications. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

Infographic Illuminates Energy and Cost Savings from LED Technology

Based on the latest industry statistics, the LED market is certainly experiencing outstanding growth, especially in Europe and in the outdoor lighting segment. But why is it growing at such a fast pace? LEDs save energy and reduce costs. The latest infographic from Littelfuse provides up-to-date insight on the major savings that result from implementing LED lighting.

QGen, a customizable code generator and model verifier for Simulink and Stateflow models

AdaCore announces the release of QGen 2.1.0, a qualifiable and customizable code generator and model verifier for Simulink and Stateflow models. This tool can generate MISRA C and SPARK/Ada source code producing readable, traceable, and efficient code. It is particularly suited for developing and verifying high-integrity real-time control applications, especially where safety certification is required. The tool is highly configurable thanks to its visible intermediate representation.

Rhopoint is pleased to announce its newly formed partnership with Cissoid who are the leader in high temperature & extended lifetime semiconductors.

CISSOID has been the leader in high temperature semiconductor solutions since 2000, delivering standard products and custom solutions for power management, power conversion and signal conditioning in extreme temperature and harsh environments. CISSOID provides high reliability products guaranteed from -55°C to +225°C and commonly used outside that range, from cryogenic lows to upper extremes.

Free ThreadX Trial—Most Popular Commercial-Grade RTOS

Download your free trial and start writing sample code in minutes. See how the RTOS manages execution with a view of our intuitive, documented code. With more than 2 billion units deployed, ThreadX from Express Logic is the industry’s most popular commercial-grade RTOS—and is pre-certified for safety-critical applications. ThreadX runs on all popular processors and tools. Choose yours!

RENESAS SYNERGY - A complete and qualified platform that accelerates embedded development, inspiring innovation and enabling differentiation.

To bring complex system designs to market fast, there is only one solution: A comprehensive, integrated platform. The problem is most solutions aren't truly complete, fully qualified or supported. And they don't necessarily let you bypass tedious infrastructure coding. Fortunately, all that just changed. The IoT is set to revolutionize the embedded market. To help engineers develop the products that will drive the IoT, Renesas, the global leader in embedded microcontrollers, has created the Renesas Synergy™ Platform, a complete and qualified platform that accelerates embedded development, inspiring innovation and enabling differentiation.

The annual Hitex ARM Conference returns for 2015 with a focus on tackling complexity plus safety, security and the latest developments for Cortex-M7.

The agenda for the 2015 Hitex ARM Conference is as full and informative as ever. With a total of 13 speakers (3 of which are keynotes) delegates will be kept engaged for the duration of the day. The line up reads like a "who's who" list for the embedded industry: with new announcements across the board, industry insight and knowledge sharing driving the content of all speaker slots, attendees can be sure that they will be spoilt for choice between the two streams.

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