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.

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.

42V, 5A Synchronous Step-Down Silent Switcher with Only 2.5µA Quiescent Current

The LT8640 is a step-down regulator featuring Silent Switcher architecture that is designed to minimize EMI/EMC emissions while delivering high efficiency at frequencies up to 3MHz. Assembled in a 3mm × 4mm QFN, the monolithic construction with integrated power switches and inclusion of all necessary circuitry yields a solution with a minimal PCB footprint. An ultralow 2.5µA quiescent current - with the output in full regulation - enables applications requiring highest efficiency at very small load currents. Its 3.4V to 42V input voltage range makes it ideal for automotive and industrial applications. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

PowerPax Launches Dedicated Mornsun Product Website

Leading UK Power Conversion distributor PowerPax has teamed up with Global manufacturer “Mornsun Power” in the development of a UK website, dedicated to Mornsun’ extensive range of AC/DC Converters, DC/DC Converters, Switching Regulators, EMC Auxiliary Devices, Industrial Bus Isolation Modules, Isolation Amplifier Modules, LED Drivers and IGBT Drivers.

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.

Outstanding New Low Cost Industrial Nano-ITX Motherboard

Avalue have come up trumps again with a very impressive, low cost Intel® Celeron® powered industrial motherboard. The SENX-BYT features the J1900 Intel® Celeron® processor, with 2M cache and running up to 2.42 GHz. The board supports one 204-pin DDR3L 1333 MHz SO-DIMM up to 8 GB, and has 3 expansion slots plus onboard eMMC (32GB) and a host of other features in the popular Nano-ITX format.

ARM Module Combines Low-Power with Low-Cost

The AT-501 system on module is based on Atmel’s low-power SAMA5D3 processor which uses an ARM Cortex-A5 core, to provide a full-featured Linux system consuming 450mW or less, in a tiny 68 x 47mm SODIMM package, priced from £27. The module features 256MB RAM and Flash. SD Card, USB, I2C, SPI and UARTs are all provided along with CANbus, Gigabit Ethernet and up to 120 GPIOs. The AT-501 is one of a wide-range of system-on-modules available now from Direct Insight.

AAEON embedded Industrial boards from RDS

The three embedded boards from AAEON are based on Intel’s latest Baytrail range of CPU platforms. Compact COM Express Type 6 format CPU module, available in single, dual and quad core versions. GENE-BT05 is a 3.5inch, feature rich industrial sub-compact motherboard and features Intel® Celeron N2930/ N2807 processors. EMB-BT1 thin Mini-ITX embedded motherboard is based on Intel® Atom™ E3845/E3825 processors.

AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Available for Wind River VxWorks 7

AdaCore today announced the continuing extension of its Wind River® VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS) support, with the implementation of the GNAT Pro development environment on VxWorks 7. AdaCore engineers worked closely with Wind River on this new product, ensuring that it would support both single- and multi-core systems, as well as other architectures.

GUIX and GUIX Studio, Express Logic’s Development Tools Optimized for Small Footprint

GUIX™ is a high-performance real-time implementation of a (GUI) designed for embedded ThreadX-based applications. GUIX™ easily scales from small micro-controller-based applications to those that use powerful RISC and DSP processors, unlike other commercial implementations originally intended for workstation environments but then squeezed into embedded designs. GUIX Studio™ is a Microsoft Windows-based rapid UI development environment specifically designed for the GUIX runtime library from Express Logic.

Electronics Design Show conference programme announced

The line up for this year's conference programme has been confirmed and is now available to view online. Join us on 21-22 October to hear from industry giants such as ARM, Cambridge Consultants, and EE. There will also be keynotes from representatives from e2v, Cambridge University and Freescale.

“5 Survival tips” for successful PCB design - webinars

Registrations are now open for a webinar series on “5 Survival Tips” for successful PCB design. Senior Applications Support Engineers from Premier EDA Solutions, who provide technical support for Altium Designer, will be sharing some of their design tips. Each webinar will cover a key area of PCB design and offer best practice techniques. Anyone who works in Electronics Design is welcome to register, whether you use Altium Designer or not.

Zynq Development Simplified by Dyplo Software System

Dyplo is a software system for Zynq which distributes tasks to the ARM Cortex-A9 processor system (PS) and the programmable-logic (PL) fabric, linking scalable data streams via standard AXI interfaces between individual FPGA and processor-executed software processes. Isolate software functions for hardware implementation, prototype them in software and then transform them into hardware to accelerate performance while maintaining interface behaviour. Along with a range of compatible Zynq-based kits, Dyplo is available now from Direct Insight.

Vandal-resistant, open frame touch monitor from DisplayTouch

Display Solutions introduces the DTSF-15MOFP, a vandal-resistant, open frame touch display. This innovative touchscreen product is the latest to be added to Display Solutions’ own DisplayTouch range. Featuring superior impact resistance, the DTSF-15MOFP is suitable for a wide range of applications, including kiosk, ATM, gaming and ticketing.

Innovative Display Solutions - For all your applications

Review Display Systems (RDS) is working with the new rebranded Tianma NLT Europe GmbH in the UK. Having worked with NLT Technologies for over a decade, supplying a large range of industrial TFT panels and now with the new rebranded company, it can offer a much wider range of display products.

Fujitsu Mini-ITX Mainboard designed to meet industrial operating conditions

The Fujitsu D3243-S Mini-ITX Mainboard is available from Review Display Systems (RDS), a leading supplier of industrial single board computers (SBCs). Powered by Intel Q87 Express chipset it supports 4th generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 - 4xxx processors, Intel TE Haswell-based embedded series processors, Intel Pentium G3xxx and Celeron G18xx processors as well as Haswell Refresh processors.

SP99 – the perfect Spring Clamp Terminal Block for DIN Rail devices:

The latest addition from METZ CONNECT to its range of pluggable terminal block solutions designed for Industrial and Building Automation DIN Rail mount devices - SP99. This Spring clamp connector features 2 individual cable entry points per pole accommodating up 2 x 2.5sqmm conductors. Push-in technology for rapid wire installations and maintenance free connections.

New M12 X-coded connectors from Binder for industrial ethernet

Binder has enhanced its already extensive range of M12 connectors with a new series of 8-pole, X-coded connectors. With data transmission of up to 10Gbit/s they will prove highly valuable in security, CCTV, passenger information systems and other applications using industrial Ethernet protocols such as PROFINET.

GCT launches dedicated custom cable assembly division

GCT recently announced the creation of a dedicated cable assembly division. Targeted at providing volume OEMs with guaranteed quality, value and superior service the range includes overmold, IDC, wire harnesses and cable looms. GCT’s expert cable team stand ready to offer in depth technical support to guide you from concept thru to production.

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