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.

Smart Connector: Making the future safer

Nicomatic will be demonstrating an innovative solution to enable the wire and cable network to detect faults before they occur at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow. Electrical cable interconnect solutions (wire & connectors) take a more and more important role inside on-board systems in defense, avionics & space applications.

New IP69K M12 outdoor connectors from binder

New from binder is the M12 A-coded connector designed specifically for outdoor use and it is waterproof and dustproof to IP68, IP69k. The M12 Outdoor withstands high-pressure washing and offers high levels of resistance to UV, temperature fluctuations, acid rain, salt spray, ozone and other pollutants.

A new dimension in outdoor cabling components from Telegärtner

TOC stands for Telecommunications Outdoor Connectors and offers cabling professionals the reliability and flexibility they need for toughest applications. The handy, easy to install Telegärtner TOC connectors are used for data- and telecommunications in mobile radio, process-, utility- and traffic automation, or security applications but also in the harsh environment of machine and plant engineering.

Only three weeks left to enter the BEEAs

There is not long left to enter the British Engineering Excellence Awards - the deadline for submissions is 15th July 2016. Reward those that go the extra mile in the workplace and enter your stars in British engineering for free today.

Full HD PCI Express Mini Video Capture Card from RDS

The DarkCrystal HD Capture Mini-PCIe solution is a PCI Express mini video capture card based on H.264 hardware compression delivering high definition recording and low CPU consumption. The addition of an adaptor daughter board, capturing and receiving of additional HDMI or VGA input sources provides greater flexibility for monitoring, archiving or analysing HD video content. Call RDS on 01959 563 345 for more details.

Free Trial: Demo of GUIX and GUIX Studio-Create Elegant User Interfaces

Download our free trial and you can be developing elegant user interfaces in minutes. GUIX is Express Logic's advanced, commercial grade GUI software, designed specifically for deeply embedded, real-time and IoT applications. GUIX Studio is a full-featured WYSIWYG design tool, which allows developers to easily design their GUI on the desktop and automatically generate code to be exported to their target

Transcend’s Industrial-Grade SuperMLC microSD Memory Cards Balances Performance, Endurance and Price

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, is proud to announce the release of the industrial-grade SuperMLC UHS-I Speed Class 1 (U1) microSD cards. Between SLC and MLC NAND flash, Transcend’s exclusive SuperMLC technology features a cost-effective solution yet with nearly equivalent performance to SLC NAND flash. These newly-released SuperMLC microSD cards boast high-performance, exceptional endurance and wide temperature tolerance (-40°C to 85°C) at affordable prices, ideal for industrial applications such as medical devices, surveillance systems and POS terminals.

Artesyn’s MaxCore Platform: Innovative PCIe Microserver

The Artesyn MaxCore™ platform offers a versatile and dense architecture to achieve maximum compute and media processing density. You can use Artesyn microserver cards and PCI Express acceleration cards and standard 3rd party PCIe cards to build a platform for SDN/NFV, virtualized multiscreen video, OTT, WebRTC, VoLTE, and other high performance networked computing applications. Industrial applications include semiconductor manufacturing, while military and aerospace applications include radar and sonar.

New KRL series – High power ‘I’ sensing

The KRL range of resistors utilises metal foil technology in order to achieve greater current and power handling capabilities. The low ohmic resistance values available and very stable temperature coefficients make them ideal for current sensing applications.

congatec significantly lowers the price threshold for 64bit x86 computing

congatec, a leading technology company for embedded computer modules, single board computers (SBCs) and embedded design and manufacturing (EDM) services, has introduced new and highly cost-effective versions of its existing COM Express and Qseven modules as well as Mini-ITX boards. They are all equipped with the strategically low-priced, long-term available Intel® Atom™ x5-E8000 processor.

ARBOR Technology introduces Intel Braswell-Based Qseven modules

ARBOR Technology has announced the immediate release of the EmQ-i2200 Qseven module. Available in dual and quad-core formats, the 70 x 70mm modules can support up to three HD displays or two 4k displays, being capable of streaming 4K video in real time. Suitable for a whole range of fanless and rugged embedded computer designs, EmQ-i2200 modules provide native USB 3.0, UART, SDIO, I2C and LPC bus, as well as three PCIe lanes.

Advanced eXtremely low voltage and Power CMOS Logic

“The AXP logic family is the lowest power and voltage logic process in the market. NXP now introduces the addition of a level shift translator function to this family which provides the widest range of voltage translation from 0.7 volts to 5.5 volts. The AXP translators (AXPnT) are ideal for high performance applications with Microprocessors/Microcontrollers/SOCs operating at ultra-low voltages below 1.8 volts that still need to interface with I/O peripheral solutions typically operating at 2.5v, 3.3v, or even 5.5v”.

Mouser Carries New N-Channel Power MOSFETs for Design.

Featuring a 5 x 6mm footprint, ON Semiconductor NxMFS5C Power MOSFETs are N-channel MOSFET devices that deliver low on-state resistance, plus minimize conduction losses and improve overall operational efficiency levels. The NxMFS5C also have low Qg and capacitance to minimize driver losses.

Dual 25A or Single 50A DC/DC µModule Regulator

The LTM4650 is a dual 25A or single 50A output switching mode step-down DC/DC µModule® regulator. Included in the package are the switching controllers, power FETs, inductors, and all supporting components. Operating from an input voltage range of 4.5V to 15V, the LTM4650 supports two outputs each with an output voltage range of 0.6V to 1.8V, each set by a single external resistor. Its high efficiency design delivers up to 25A continuous current for each output. Only a few input and output capacitors are needed. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

Nicomatic DMM connectors are ideal for when size and weight are critical

Nicomatic’s DMM connector series offers high reliability and EMC performance in a compact, light weight package. The DMM series allows you to mix LF, High Power and High Frequency contacts in one connector – in over 2 million combinations! Ideal for applications where size and weight are critical such as Space, Missile electronics, and UAV’s.


For over 40 years Artesyn has been the leading provider of long life cycle, embedded COTS computing solutions, designing with high availability rugged technologies. We have the industry’s broadest open, standards-based, HPEC and networking product portfolio spanning switches, blades, systems and racks with services available to support your full application deployment lifecycle. Download this new solution brief (no registration required) to learn more about our VME, PCIe and ATCA COTS computing platforms.

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.

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