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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New Robust Automotive Forward Lighting Solution with Environmentally Friendly Solid-State Lighting Technology Available at Mouser.

Fully AEC-Q101C qualified, Lumileds LAFL Altilon LEDs provide a distinctive brilliant white light for forward automotive lighting designs. Its low thermal resistance and high operating case temperature results in simplified thermal management and smaller heatsinks. In addition, these LEDs have advanced phosphor technology, meet SAE and ECE color specifications and provide finer granularity than existing systems.

Stontronics sign exclusive UK distribution deal with Pairui, a leading provider of flexible, cost effective LED drivers for solid state lighting applications

Stontronics, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of power products, has signed an exclusive UK distribution deal with Pairui to offer an upgraded, low cost LED driver range that comes with power factor correction, dual CC/CV mode and dimming as standard. This unique line includes 6 to 75W solutions for indoor lighting, and 18 to 200W for outdoor lighting applications.

Two new TNE 7” and 10.1” WXGA TFT Panels from RDS

These days more and more industrial applications are requiring high resolution, compact wide screen panels for their systems, which is why Tianma NLT have introduced two new 7” and 10.1” WXGA designs Both displays are SFT/IPS technology, so the viewing angle is 88 degrees all the way round without any colour change/inversion which means any orientation is possible without any loss of readability.

8 - Switch Matrix LED Dimmer Simplifies Complex LED Matrix Designs

The LT3965 is an LED bypass switching device for dimming individual LEDs in a string using a common current source. It features eight individually controlled floating source 17V/330mO NMOS switches. The eight switches can be connected in parallel and/or in series to bypass current around one or more LEDs in a string. This device uses the I2C serial interface to communicate with the microcontroller. Each of the eight channels can be independently programmed to bypass the LED string in constant on or off, or PWM dimming with or without fade transition. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

The perfect pairing for Ethernet networks in railway technology.

Today, passenger information systems that transmit audio and video signals represent standard equipment on most trains and increasing numbers of travellers are expecting to find high-end infotainment systems with internet access. All of this presents rail operators with the need to increase transmission capacity and adapt existing rolling stock to the changes in user requirements.

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…

The genius of Genie: empowering embedded design

The use of traditional desktop PC hardware in embedded applications is widespread. The Ginsbury Genie is a configurable, easy-to-use embedded computing platform that provides full PC compatibility and offers a cost-effective hardware solution for systems that use a Windows desktop O/S and application code. Designed, developed and manufactured in the UK, the Ginsbury Genie is available with comprehensive technical support from Ginsbury Electronics, a Solid State company.

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!

Transcend Advanced Functions

Why choose Transcend ? Besides our guaranteed quality, our fixed BOM or customisation solutions, Transcend also have a range of advanced functions which help enhance our very strong product range. Find out more about our SSD Scope Pro, DEVSLP, SuperMLC, Advanced Encryption (AES) and Intelligent Power Shield (IPS).

Wireless Sensor Networks with very low power consumption at less than 50µA per node

SmartMesh IP wireless sensor networks are self managing, low power internet protocol (IP) networks built from wireless nodes called motes. The LTC5800-IPM is the IP mote product and the LTC5800-IPR is the IP Manager-on-Chip in the breakthrough Eterna technology family of IEEE 802.15.4e System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions, featuring a highly integrated, low power radio design by Dust Networks as well as an ARM Cortex-M3 32-bit microprocessor running Dust’s embedded SmartMesh IP networking software. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

42V, 3.5A Synchronous Step-Down Regulator with 2.5µA Quiescent Current

The LT8610AC is a compact, high efficiency, high speed synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator that consumes only 2.5µA of quiescent current. It has a low feedback voltage of 800mV and a low minimum VIN of 3V. Additional features include high maximum output current of 3.5A, fast minimum on time of 30ns, high light load efficiency and there is a SYNC pin for synchronization to an external clock. The 3.0V to 42V input voltage range of this device makes it ideal for automotive applications. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics.

Latest AMT PCAP Touch Solutions

Now available from RDS are the latest PCAP touch solutions from AMT. AMT are well-known for their PCAP touch solutions with integrated touch panels, controllers and firmware. The latest range of PCI touch panels complement the advanced functions of AMT’s PenMount 3rd generation touch control boards which include PM1210, PM1310, PM1410, PM1710 and PM1711.

New LED lights from Binder have M12 connectivity

Binder has introduced a range of LED lights for use via Profibus with M12 connectivity. Exploiting all the advantages of LED technology namely high efficiency, low heat emission, resistance to shock and vibration, long life and low voltage. But, unlike contemporary machine lamps they are protected to IP69k makes them ideal for wet environments as found in the machine tools, food processing and other industries where harsh environments are encountered.

HARTING webinar: Overcome the challenges of Power on the PCB

The webinar defines what is meant by Power on a PCB and when you need to give consideration to signals carrying power. HARTING will address where the challenges come from and what considerations need to be addressed when designing a Power PCB. As well as, exploring what high-current connectivity solutions are available. Click here to register your attendance.

Small, flexible, powerful – New 4.3-10 connector series from Telegärtner

With three connection techniques for one socket, Telegärtner presents a highly flexible and user-friendly products of the 4.3-10 connector series. With 48% less space requirement and a saving on weight of more than 50% compared to standard 7/16 product range, the compact new developments enable much better packing densities with excellent performance features and meet the requirements for miniaturisation of mobile network elements. The special design features offer protection of contact faces from damage even in an unplugged state and very good PIM values, independent of torque or coupling mechanism.

Production-ready IoT Gateway board with multiple radios

SparkGate-7 is a complete solution for IoT and M2M applications – an open IoT gateway combining Cloud connection via a cellular modem, plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet and RS-485, with a 6LoWPAN IEEE 802.15.4 radio module supporting Thread and Zigbee connectivity. SparkGate-7 is based on a powerful ARM Cortex-A5 processor running Yocto Linux, yet offers a low-cost, low-power production-ready solution.

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