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.

Technical solutions for RF products.

Advanced CEM, provides its technical capability to support the manufacture of RF PCB products, using its solder jet printing technology to exceed production yields and customer expectations.

Solder jet printing – the natural evolution for microelectronics

EMS companies who produce PCBA’s have been using stencils for decades, to apply solder paste to boards, but this traditional method may one day be a thing of the past. Adam Harsant, Director at advanced CEM Gemini Tec explains why his company is at the cutting edge of technology with solder jet paste printing technology.

Machine Condition Monitoring Webcast Series

Discover how National Instruments can provide a condition monitoring programme that will help you drive down operating and maintenance costs. Offering a wide range of measurement and monitoring tools built on flexible, industry-proven platforms, a condition monitoring system from NI will effectively monitor plant assets, schedule maintenance, reduce unnecessary repairs and prevent unexpected machine failures.

Your next analog output design is ready!

The new analog output design accelerator kit from Maxim Integrated lets you quickly evaluate our 4-channel analog output reference design using your PC. The configurable 4-channel design is a scalable solution which generates all typical bipolar current and voltage output ranges up to 24mA/12V with less than ±0.1% total unadjusted error. The kit provides everything you need except the PC: reference design board, USB-to-SPI adaptor, universal power adaptor, USB-powered signal capture board, and a software GUI to generate and capture the analog signal test patterns.

20V, 200mA, Ultralow Noise, Ultrahigh PSRR RF Linear Regulator

The LT3042 is a high performance low dropout linear regulator featuring LTC’s ultralow noise and ultrahigh PSRR architecture for powering noise sensitive RF applications. Designed as a precision current reference followed by a high performance voltage buffer, the LT3042 can be easily paralleled to further reduce noise, increase output current and spread heat on the PCB. The device supplies 200mA at a typical 350mV dropout voltage. Operating quiescent current is nominally 2mA and drops to <<1µA in shutdown. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

The latest “Tiny Trio” connector solutions from LEMO

The latest “Tiny Trio” of LEMO® connector solutions are based around smaller diameter contacts though still achieving high contact ratings due to the continued use of the unique LEMO contact design, with the inbuilt spring ensuring continuous contact even with high vibration. LEMO UK can also offer customers ‘end-to-end’ custom connection solutions, including overmoulded assemblies, utilising products from recently acquired specialist cable manufacturer Northwire Industries.

New IP69K connectors from Binder for harsh environments

New from Binder is the UL-approved connector Series 696 that is designed for outdoor use and is waterproof and dustproof to IP68, IP69k. Known as the HEC (harsh environment connector), the Series 696 withstands high-pressure washing and offers high levels of resistance to UV, temperature fluctuations, acid rain, salt spray, ozone and other pollutants.

High Performance Optical Distance Measurement Modules at Revolutionary Price Point

Pacer’s LIDAR-Lite range of easily embedded modules targets the need for high performance, very compact optical distance measurement at a revolutionary price point. These game changing modules can be used as basic building blocks whenever a small, low-power, high performance optical ranging sensor is desired, including collision avoidance, UAV height detection, presence detection, security applications, auto triggering and obstacle detection.

60V, 4-Switch Synchronous Buck-Boost LED Driver Delivers over 100W

The LT3791 is a synchronous 4-switch buck-boost LED driver controller that can regulate LED current up to 52V of LED string with input voltages above, below, or equal to the output voltage. The constant-frequency, forced-continuous current mode architecture allows its frequency to be adjusted or synchronized from 200kHz to 700kHz. With 60V input, 60V output capability and seamless transitions between operating regions, the LT3791 is ideal for LED driver applications in automotive, industrial, general purpose lighting and even battery-powered systems. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

Fire and Security Power Supplies and Battery Chargers - EN54 Rated

A wide range of UK-designed Fire and Security system power supplies and intelligent battery chargers which meet the requirements of the EN54-4 standard are available now from Stadium Power. Models include 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10Amp versions at 13.8Vdc and 27.6dc.All units include battery impedance test and operate at high efficiency. Specifications include single output plus battery charger, deep discharge battery protection, reverse battery protection, low touch currents and an operating temperature range of 0-50°C.

Quad DC/DC Regulator with Configurable 4A Output Array Powers FPGAs, ASICs & Microprocessors

The LTM4644 is a quad DC/DC step-down µModule regulator with 4A per output. Outputs can be paralleled in an array for up to 16A capability. Included in the package are the switching controllers, power FETs, inductors and support components. Operating over an input voltage range of 4V to 14V or 2.375V to 14V with an external bias supply, the LTM4644 supports an output voltage range of 0.6V to 5.5V each set by a single external resistor. Its high efficiency design delivers 4A continuous (5A peak) output current per channel. This device is ideal for applications in military, communications, data storage, industrial, transportation and medical systems. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

Express Logic to Demonstrate X-Ware Platform™ at Embedded World 2015

X-Ware Platform is a comprehensive suite of Express Logic's X-Ware products, ThreadX, FileX, NetX, NetX Duo, USBX, GUIX, and TraceX, all ported and integrated for immediate use on selected microprocessor development boards, such as the Renesas RZ/A1 Renesas Starter Kit, Atmel SAMA5D3x-EK, STMicro STM324xG-EVAL, and TI AM335x Starter Kit. X-Ware Platform eliminates the "integration gap" typically encountered by developers, and thereby speeds time to market for IoT devices.

ARM Family Board Offers Configurable Solution

The TRITON-TXFB is a connectivity-rich ARM-based board, which is configured with a pin-compatible module from the TRITON-TX range, from a low-end ARM9, up to a quad core ARM Cortex-A9 i.MX6 processor. Additionally, the system directly supports a range of capacitive and resistive touch screen displays. Running mainline Linux, with Qt support, as well as Windows CE, the TRITON-TXFB complies with industrial temperature specifications, and is a highly flexible solution for a broad range of rugged applications.

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