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.

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.

New KRL series – High power ‘I’ sensing

The KRL range of resistors utilises metal foil technology in order to achieve greater current and power handling capabilities. The low ohmic resistance values available and very stable temperature coefficients make them ideal for current sensing applications.

The Infineon AURIX™ Microcontroller family keeping safety critical applications on track.

With more and more microcontroller-based systems being used in ever-increasing numbers and safety also becoming increasingly important, the task of developing to meet the standards required for this should not be under-estimated. With the roots of safety-critical development firmly embedded in automotive, the cross-over into other safety-critical areas such as railway electronics is a natural step. This article will look at how the AURIX™ microcontrollers will deliver a safe and reliable platform for your development teams to get on board with.

Intelligent Railway Travel with AAEON Boxer PCs from RDS

The AEV-6356/357VS Boxer PCs are primarily chosen for their media playing, monitoring, communication and video surveillance capabilities. These EN50155T compliant products help train crews to monitor different operating parameters of the train such as cabin temperature, door statuses and surveillance, as well communicate with external networks. Take a look at even more exciting features of these PCs…

SIL4 Certified COTS Rail Safety Platform

Artesyn has announced Safety Integrity Level 4 (SIL4) certification for its ControlSafe™ Platform, one of the first embedded computing systems to use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components to create a fail-safe and fault-tolerant computing platform for a wide range of train control and rail signaling applications.

Free Trial: Demo of GUIX and GUIX Studio-Create Elegant User Interfaces

Download our free trial and you can be developing elegant user interfaces in minutes. GUIX is Express Logic's advanced, commercial grade GUI software, designed specifically for deeply embedded, real-time and IoT applications. GUIX Studio is a full-featured WYSIWYG design tool, which allows developers to easily design their GUI on the desktop and automatically generate code to be exported to their target

Intel Embedded Display platform available with high bright displays up to 15.6”.

andersDX are now offering their DX86 platforms with 4 display sizes. The new 12.1” and 15.6” are optically bonded for excellent sunlight readability. The established recipe offers a ready-built chassis integrating TFT display, touch screen and powerful embedded processor, plus access to off-the-shelf Windows and Linux applications and drivers. All this can be provided to mount onto a metal mounting plate.

Transcend’s SLC SSD Solutions for Industrial and Embedded Applications

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ),a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, has recently introduced a full SSD lineup with the top quality SLC NAND flash embedded for industrial applications. The new generation SLC SSD lineup includes 2.5” SSD, half-slim SSD, mSATA SSD and M.2 SSD to accommodate multiple platforms on the market.

UI Builder Ported to Raspberry Pi for Faster Prototyping

“Embedded developers face project headaches when the user interface is the last consideration in the design process. The latest iteration of SnapUI, ByteSnap Design’s user interface framework, brings high performance to UI prototyping with the emphasis on CPU embedded chipsets. Now supporting Raspberry Pi, SnapUI is more proficient than ever.”


How much processing power can you squeeze into 8 Grams and 36 x 40mm? How about a IMX7 single or dual core processor with 4GB eMMC on board storage, 2GB of DDR3 RAM supporting both Android and Linux, Gigabit and wireless Ethernet, Bluetooth and a host of other IO options. The New PICO-IMX7-eMMC from TechNexion is the ultimate for low power, size and performance.

New RAL 9002 connectors from binder

New from binder are the RAL 9002 grey/white versions of its unique plastic series 620/720 sub-miniature and miniature snap-in connectors and also its NCC connector which offers IP67 protection even when unmated. Manufactured from Polyamide 66 and ideal for medical and other applications requiring resistance to solvents and disinfectants.

For more flexibility in cabling – Telegärtner Field assembly RJ45 connectors

Telegärtner field assembly MFP8 Cat.6A plug is the number one choice whenever efficient and reliable connections are needed without major expense or effort. The MFP8 Cat.6A is the RJ45 plug for time-saving and efficient on-site assembly for all networks, from Voice right through to 10 Gigabit Ethernet and it also supports High Power over Ethernet plus (PoE+).

Nicomatic release new quarter turn fixing for CMM220

Nicomatic has added a new quarter-turn fixing to the standard options for the CMM220 series connectors. If you need to easily operate a piece of equipment in the field and disconnect fast, but still need Military standard performance then this could be right solution for you.

MultiSIM BLUE Upgrade

Advanced, integrated circuit simulation tool for FREE download. Powered by NI, MultiSIM BLUE includes schematic capture, simulation, PCB layout, BOM-to-cart capabilities using only one integrated tool.

Exhibition nears sell-out as visitor registration opens for EDS 2016

Nearly all the exhibition stands at the 2016 EDS event have been allocated and visitor registration is open for the UK's largest exhibition and conference for the design engineering community. EDS combines the Engineering, Electronics and Embedded Design Shows, which return to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on 19-20 October.

Comprehensive Protection for LEDs

More and more companies and public bodies are now using LED lighting due to current regulations and the benefits they offer in terms of cost and energy efficiency. Nevertheless, they must also be protected against environmental influences, especially in the outdoor area, when used in neon signs or street lighting. Furthermore, the interfaces to the outside world must also be taken into consideration in order to offer sustainable solutions.

BEEAs 2016 – Submission deadline date extended

We're pleased to announce that the deadline for entries into this year's British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) has been extended until Friday 29 July – so don’t miss out on your moment in the spotlight! Open, choose a category, and get entering – it’s as easy as that!

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