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.

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10.1” Ultra High Luminance Display - giving vivid colours even in direct sunlight

Available from RDS is Tianma’s 10.1” WXGA display, NL12880BC16-02F. It has an ultra-high luminance of 1000cd/m², and an ultra-wide viewing angle of 176°/176°. It also has a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C which ensures images are accurately displayed and performance is stable in environments where there are likely to be large temperature fluctuations.

AD7380 and AD7381 ADC Eval Boards

Analog Devices EVAL-AD7380FMCZ/EVAL-AD7381FMCZ Evaluation Boards evaluate the AD7380 and AD7381 analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and are controlled by the EVAL-SDP-CH1Z via the 160-way system demonstration platform (SDP) connector, J4. The EVAL-SDP-CH1Z board controls the evaluation boards through the USB port of a PC using the Analysis Control Evaluation (ACE) software, available for download.

Gecko Screw-Lok now with Reverse Fixings and Cable Assemblies for Design Flexibility

Gecko Screw-Lok connectors resists extreme shock, vibration & temperature, offering a secure and robust connection in demanding applications. The range of miniature 1.25mm pitch connectors includes Ready-To-Use Cable Assemblies, Metal Backshells for strain relief & RF shielding and now features Reverse Fixings for ultimate design flexibility with the same high-reliability.

High Performance Connectivity with PIXI-9377 System-on-Package (SiP)

PIXI-9377 is a high performance 2.4 + 5GHz WLAN and Bluetooth combo module based on latest-generation silicon (Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377). With an industrial temperature rating, broad country certifications, and the availability in different package styles, the PIXI-9377 provides significant flexibility to meet various end user application needs.

±16.5V Dual SPDT Switch for High-Precision Measurement Applications

Texas Instruments TMUX6136 ±16.5V Dual SPDT Switch offers a CMOS analog output containing two independently selectable SPDT switches. This switch offers very low leakage current and charge injection and provides a low supply current of 17µA enabling usage in portable applications. The TMUX6136 was designed to work with dual supplies (±5V to ±16.5V), a single supply (10V to 16.5V), or asymmetric supplies.

Artesyn 650 Watt Open Frame Medical AC-DC Power Supplies

Capable of delivering 650 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 Right-Angle Solder Cup Connectors

Our new solder cup headers expedite the soldering process and reduce overall assembly height by eliminating the need to bend wires or cables for in-line connections, ideal for situations where space is limited, and wires cannot be easily manipulated. These connectors feature solder cups that are uniformly aligned to facilitate efficient soldering, especially useful for terminating cables, and can accept up to 22 AWG stranded wire.

WHITE PAPER: COTS COMPUTING PLATFORMS

This white paper from Artesyn describes why a growing number of defence, military and aerospace programmes have adopted COTS ATCA® technology as the platform for high performance embedded computing. ATCA platforms are ideally suited for bandwidth-hungry, high-performance applications that cannot allow for downtime such as land- or ship-based control systems and compute farms that combine sensor data or have the need to execute massive calculations.

Gecko Screw-Lok now with Reverse Fixings and Cable Assemblies for Design Flexibility

Gecko Screw-Lok connectors resists extreme shock, vibration & temperature, offering a secure and robust connection in demanding applications. The range of miniature 1.25mm pitch connectors includes Ready-To-Use Cable Assemblies, Metal Backshells for strain relief & RF shielding and now features Reverse Fixings for ultimate design flexibility with the same high-reliability.

Super High Bright 10.4” TFT Display

Available from RDS is the new 10.4” SGD TFT Display. It is composed of a TFT0LCD module, a receiver circuit and a backlight unit. Display Resolution is 1024W x 768V pixels, a 4:3 ratio, with 262K/16.2M colours. Operating temperature range is-20oC to +70oC.

CRSC Selects Artesyn SIL4 COTS Rail Safety Platforms

China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation Limited (CRSC) has developed applications for CBI, TPC and ATP using Artesyn’s ControlSafe™ Platform. All three CRSC applications have obtained SIL4 certification and at least two are in deployment.

2.54mm Pitch Unshrouded Headers with a Breakaway Design

Amphenol FCI (Amphenol ICC) BergStik® 2.54mm pitch unshrouded headers provide board-to-board and mezzanine, header and wire housing, power-to-board, and memory card interconnect solutions for a wide variety of electronic equipment and devices. The breakaway design allows users to cut or break to suit the length of an application profile.

1W/3W Ultralight compact non-isolated AC/DC converter

MORNSUN has launched an ultralight compact size non-isolated AC/DC converter series LSxx-K3BxxSS, which requires minimal peripheral components, features flexible use and can convert AC to DC directly. Its nominal output voltage 5V and 12V are available now.

The new benchmark for 2 - 4 watt applications

congatec's new small form factor modules based on the NXP i.MX 8X processors are targeting the area of ultra-low-power and highly reliable industrial applications. With the extremely power efficient ARM Cortex A35 architecture, the new modules offer excellent processing and graphics performance scaling from 2 to 4 cores.

Two New External Power Supplies for Medical Equipment

SL Power’s two new external power supply families provide critical medical devices that save and sustain patients’ lives with the highest level (Level VI) of efficiency and reliability. Rated at 150 watts and 240 watts respectively, the ME150 and ME240 families are compact desktop-style units with a range of output voltages and connector options.

600W fanless power supply runs operating table

Artesyn’s LCC series of 600-watt fanless (conduction-cooled) AC-DC power supplies have been selected by a maker of surgical operating tables, thanks to the IP65 sealed option, medical approval and digital control and monitoring.

Low-Power, High-Accuracy Digital Temperature Sensors

Texas Instruments TMP1075 I2C Temperature Sensors are available in SOIC-8 and VSSOP-8 packages and offer pin-to-pin and software compatibility to quickly upgrade any existing xx75 design. The TMP1075 provides a 30% improvement in accuracy over standard xx75 temperature sensors and offers an on-chip 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) providing a temperature resolution of 0.0625°C.

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