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.

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.

Single pole spring clamp terminal blocks SM99 and SR99

Space optimization on Printed circuit boards is becoming more and more critical as the demand for smaller, lower profile devices increases. METZ CONNECT has developed a safe and simple single pole spring clamp terminal block specifically aimed at compact and low profile devices.

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.

ADLINK ETX modules used in train safety monitoring system to provide reliable remote monitoring.

With the increasing deployment of high-speed transportation systems worldwide, railcar security monitoring is of paramount importance in improving the precision and safety of rail travel. This is critical for the rail industry, considering the impact of a potential accident or incident. Effective safety monitoring requires a remote monitoring system to detect and analyse the status of rolling stock and send the information to onboard train operators and an off-site central control room to allow for instant reactions to abnormal situations or safety hazards.

60V High Current Step-Down LED Driver Controller Delivers 300W of LED Power

The LT3763 is a synchronous buck LED driver controller that delivers over 300W of LED power. Its 6V to 60V input voltage range makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting. Similarly, its output voltage can be set from 0V to 55V, enabling it to drive a wide range of LEDs in a single string. The LT3763 offers both input and output current monitors and limiting, which accurately control both input and output current. The LT3763 also offers accurate output voltage regulation as well as input regulation, useful for high impedance sources such as solar panels. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics.

Rugged Android Tablet for True Industrial Mobility

The IMT-1 Android 4.2 tablet, integrating the TI OMAP5432 1.5GHz dual-core ARM A15 processor for high performance computing power. Built-in WLAN or optional WWAN connectivity enables the IMT-1 to easily access information in a wide variety of workplace scenarios. An IP54 rating and 1.2 meter (with optional protective housing) drop resistance support significantly ruggedized construction to withstand the most demanding environments.

VATN displays with the Midas touch coming soon to Rapid Electronics

Wide viewing angles, very high contrast ratios and low backlight leakage make VATN displays an ideal compromise between LCD and OLED functionality and performance. For the first time ready-made VATN displays from Midas Components will soon be available from Rapid in seven different sizes and five backlight colours.

Attend an Altium Demo Day and evaluate Altium Designer 15 for free

Discover why Altium Designer is the PCB design tool of choice for hundreds of leading electronics companies in the UK. At an Altium Demo Day, electronics design professionals get an interactive overview of the software and Altium experts from Premier EDA Solutions are on hand to answer any questions. These events are held around the UK and all attendees receive a set of migration guides and a 30-day licence to evaluate Altium Designer 15.

6SigmaET - Fast and accurate thermal analysis - Free fully supported trial

6SigmaET has released the latest version of its powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use thermal simulation tool – 6SigmaET Release 9. Making expert thermal simulation accessible to electronics designers with no background in thermal design, R9 removes two historical barriers to entry: it allows intelligent models to be built incredibly quickly, and it generates thermal simulation results lighting fast without compromising on accuracy. So, if the idea of complex and unintuitive CFD has always put you off, but you know that thermal simulation will dramatically improve your time to market while driving down your recall rates, now's the time to try it again. Get 6SigmaET free for 30 days.

R&S® RTE : Simply More Scope

More reliable measurements, more tools and fast results, more fun to use – that's the new R&S®RTE oscilloscope. They offer fast and reliable solutions for everyday T&M tasks such as embedded design development, power electronics analysis and general debugging. Users benefit from features such as high sampling and acquisition rates and good signal fidelity. A comprehensive set of measurement and analysis tools deliver fast results and the high-resolution touchscreen makes the R&S RTE very easy to use.

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