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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.

Express Logic's X-Ware Platform Speeds IoT Development

IoT-targeted products typically require an RTOS, network connectivity, graphics displays, a file system, and sometimes USB or other middleware components. Express Logic's X-Ware Platform™ delivers all the software needed by these products in a fully integrated, ready-to-use form. Developers can begin application programming immediately, saving all the time otherwise spent on selection, porting, integration and test.

FREE Migration Guides

Premier EDA Solutions have developed a set of Migration Guides that show how to efficiently import design data from other electronics design systems into Altium Designer. The guides are being supplied free on a USB stick along with 30-day access to the software. The USB is available to order now. To get your copy,

6SigmaET – fast and accurate thermal analysis. Try the next generation thermal simulation tool today

Future Facilities is pleased to announce a significant update to the company's powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use thermal simulation tool. Intended for use by designers of electronic components and products, 6SigmaET Release 9 integrates a new CFD (computational fluid dynamics) solver that radically speeds up thermal simulation, as well as introducing a number of enhancements to the tool's functionality and user interface. Try the software free for 30 days.

New Generation x86 Quad-Core Smart Camera

The industry's first quad core x86 smart camera, the NEON-1040, features Intel® Atom™ quad core 1.9 GHz processors delivering powerful performance, and 4 MP 60fps global shutter sensor, open architecture and maximum integration to maximize embedded vision systems like never before.

BUK 087 - New connectors from Binder are IP67 unmated

The new NCC connector from Binder is designed so that the contacts are protected to IP67 when not connected without requiring a protective cap. Originally designed for medical equipment, the connector is ideal for portable or hand-held equipment and other applications where it is an advantage to make rapid set-up changes.

NIDays 2014 | Graphical System Design Conference | 4th November, London

NIDays, the annual graphical system design technical conference and exhibition brings together more than 600 leading engineers and scientists from a wide spectrum of industries across the UK & Ireland. This free, one-day, multi-track conference features keynote presentations, interactive sessions taught by NI experts, hands-on workshops, and an exhibition showcasing the latest advancements in design, control and test.

WirelessHART & Internet Protocol Wireless Sensor Networks Achieve Industry’s Lowest 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.

Electronics Design Show: Will you be attending?

The Electronics Design Show opened today. If you haven't pre-registered there is still time to attend. Don't miss out on your chance to visit this exclusive event and the opportunity to learn from and engage with industry experts through FREE workshop and conference sessions.

110V LED Controller with Spread Spectrum Frequency Modulation and Robust Short-Circuit Protection

The LT3795 is a DC/DC controller designed to regulate a constant-current or constant-voltage and is ideal for driving LEDs. It drives a low side external N-channel power MOSFET from an internal regulated 7.7V supply. The fixed frequency and current mode architecture result in stable operation over a wide range of supply and output voltages. Spread spectrum frequency modulation (SSFM) can be activated for improved electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) performance. Ideally suitable for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

ADLINK’s LEC-BT module certified for the Internet of Things

ADLINK Technology today announced that its latest SMARC form factor module, the LEC-BT, is certified by Intel for Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) using Windriver and McAfee software integration. Paired with ADLINK's device-to-cloud platform SEMA Cloud (Smart Embedded Management Agent) that enables remote monitoring control and management, the LEC-BT is an ideal building block for developing IoT devices with a secure interconnection to the cloud.

Esprit & Time to Market – Time to Volume

Established 1985, Esprit provides a comprehensive range of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) from NPI to volume production and represents the very best in automation. In addition to Esprit's Manufacturing & Test services, other core strengths include Product Design, DFM & DFT and global Supply Chain Management and Logistics.

Specialist CEM Gemini Tec, invest £500K in additional SMT capability.

Gemini Tec has become the first UK CEM to install the latest MY600 high-speed solder jet printer and two additional SMT placement machines from its supplier Mycronic. From rapid prototype to production, Gemini Tec offers unrivalled capability for customers seeking higher levels of product quality for surface mount PCB assemblies. Read about latest UK capability on offer.

26V Input, 6A/10A/14A, High-Performance, High-Density Step-Down Complete DC/DC Power Modules from Micrel

The Micrel MIC45205/08/12 are a family of 6A/10A/14A highly efficient DC/DC power modules specifically designed to deliver extreme high performance at lower output voltages. The package includes power MOSFETs, PWM controller, inductor, input and output capacitors. The modules feature adjustable current limit and a programmable switching frequency from 200kHz to 600kHz; undervoltage lockout; internal soft-start; foldback current limit; "hiccup" mode short-circuit protection; and thermal shutdown.

Precision- a new vision for wound components

Components Bureau will be launching its own range of transformers, called the Precision range, at this year's Electronics Design Show (stand H42). The Precision range of wound components and transformers is Components Bureau's in-house range of products designed to fulfil customers' needs in terms of flexibility, quality and value.

Artesyn’s New Industrial DC-DC Converters

Artesyn's latest AXA series 20W high density DC-DC converters are designed for industrial and rugged applications where space is at a premium. An ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage range is available in single or dual output models. Standard -40°C to +85°C operation can be extended by using an optional clip-on heat sink. The Artesyn AXA series offers up to 89% efficiency in a 1x1 inch fully potted and metal cased package.

Dual 13A or Single 26A µModule Regulator with Digital Power System Management

The LTM4676 is a dual 13A or single 26A step-down µModule DC/DC regulator featuring remote configurability and telemetry-monitoring of power management parameters over PMBus - an open standard I2C-based digital interface protocol . This device is comprised of fast analog control loops, precision mixed signal circuitry, EEPROM, power MOSFETs, inductors and supporting components. Target applications include optical transport systems, datacom and telecom switches and routers, industrial test equipment, robotics, RAID and enterprise systems where the cost of electrical utilities, cooling and maintenance are critical. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

NIDays 2014 | Graphical System Design Conference | 4th November, London

NIDays, the annual graphical system design technical conference and exhibition brings together more than 600 leading engineers and scientists from a wide spectrum of industries across the UK & Ireland. This free, one-day, multi-track conference features keynote presentations, interactive sessions taught by NI experts, hands-on workshops, and an exhibition showcasing the latest advancements in design, control and test.

New COTS Fail-Safe System Designed to be Certified to SIL4 for Train Control & Rail Signaling

Innotrans 2014 is the venue for the worldwide launch of a new fail-safe platform for train control and rail signaling from Artesyn Embedded Technologies. Designed to address the changes happening in the market for rail infrastructure, Artesyn's new ControlSafe™ Platform is a cost-effective solution that enables rail infrastructure providers and system integrators to substantially accelerate time-to-market without incurring the high costs and risks of the SIL4 certification process. For more information or to arrange a meeting at Innotrans please contact

Ada 2012 on ARM

AdaCore has released a freely downloadable version of its GNAT GPL Ada cross-development environment for Bare Board ARM Cortex processors. Students, professors and other developers of non-proprietary software can now exploit Ada 2012's reliability, safety and security benefits for ARM applications. This product complements the toolset already available for industrial users - GNAT Pro for ARM. GNAT GPL for Bare Board ARM Cortex processors provides a complete Ada 2012 development environment, including a comprehensive tool-chain and GPS - AdaCore's flagship Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and a tutorial and example project showing how to use Ada and GPS for the "STM32F4 Discovery" (Cortex-M4) evaluation kit from STMicroelectronics.

AFE Design Just Got a Lot Easier

Save months of development time with the Easy AFE Evaluation Kit. This kit gives you an optimized reference design for a 4-channel, 16-bit isolated analog-input board, along with everything you need to get up and running quickly. Order yours today, and see how easy AFE design can be.

2nd Generation AMD Embedded R-Series APU

AMD's new APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), previously codenamed "Bald Eagle", boosts processing performance, power efficiency, and multimedia immersion by leveraging Heterogeneous System Architecture. For embedded gaming, digital signage, medical imaging, and more. Visit

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