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.

Using a PXI DMM

Digital Multimeters’(DMMs) are essential instruments for accurately measuring the voltage, current, capacitance, inductance, and temperature of a device in both lab characterization and automated test applications. Address a variety of these measurements by integrating high-precision and high-speed measure capabilities into your system with a PXI DMM.

12.1” TFT LCD with ultra-long life LED Technology built in

Now available from RDS is the NL12880AC20-14D which is a 12.1” WXGA TFT Display by NLT. With an ultra-long-life LED backlight of 100,000 hours this display offers a long production life making it ideal for industrial use. Composed of an amorphous silicon thin film transistor liquid crystal display structure, this panel utilises NLT’s proprietary technology, ColourXcell, enabling colour intensity comparable to original source.

AMOLED or TFT: a new choice for industrial display designers

AMOLED is an increasingly viable option for industrial displays as this technology is now offered at much more realistic MoQs. But how do you decide whether this new kid on the block is a good choice for your project or if you’re better off staying with the tried and trusted TFT.

EN 50 155-certified, encapsulated DC-DC converter to IP65

With patented thermoselective vacuum encapsulation and IP65 sealing, MTM Power’s PCMDS150WK-IP65 DC-DC converter from Charcroft provides rugged reliability in rail applications. Wide input voltage ranges, covering rail inputs from 24 to 110VDC, and a galvanically isolated 24V output are combined with a power rating of 150W and high efficiency. Customisation of the standard converter can include adaptations to meet specific mechanical, electrical or environmental parameters for individual rail projects.

EN50155 Compliant Train-borne DC DC Converters

The on-board environment for rail passengers is improving rapidly with existing rolling stock upgrades and new build. A major factor in these improvements is the provision of modern LED lighting, Wi-Fi and USB to the seat, to do this safely and reliably from the on-board supply requires high quality railway compliant dc dc converters.

3.5” Sub Compact Board with Full 4K Media Playback Capability

Available from RDS is the new AAEON GENE-APL5 which features the latest generation Intel® 14nm quad-core processors, dual gigabit LAN and USB3.0. It is fanless, energy efficient, small and powerful plus, it’s easy to use and manage. The GENE-APL5 has full 4K media playback capability with on-board HDMI output, making it ideal for IoT, Kiosk and Digital Signage applications.

Mouser Stocks Full Line of Isolation Solutions from Analog Devices.

Offering a range of digital isolators, isolated transceivers, isolated ADCs and solutions that cover many communications standards, Analog Devices interface products feature the award-winning iCoupler® and isoPower® technologies. These products enable designers to implement isolation in designs without many of the constraints associated with optocouplers.

Go Paperless with Avalue’s 21.5” Medical Panel PC

With legislation for the NHS to go paperless in 2018, what better time to introduce Avalue’s latest medically certified panel PC? With high computing power, credible system stability, an anti-microbial finish and EN 60601-1 medical certification, the HID-2132 is suitable for a range of medical and healthcare applications.

New Artesyn 650 Watt Open Frame Medical AC-DC Power Supplies

Capable of delivering 250 W with forced-air cooling (750 W peak) or 400 W with natural convection, the CNS650-M series follows the industry standard 4X6 inch form factor. It is available in U-channel, open-frame and enclosed end-fan options. The series incorporates 2XMOPP and is Type BF ready while digital communication offers control and monitoring functions.

Test Smarter with NI PXI Scopes

National Instruments PXI oscilloscopes feature an open architecture and flexible, software-defined functionality to deliver unmatched versatility for both time- and frequency-domain applications. With an NI PXI oscilloscope, you get the out-of-the-box experience of a box instrument with a platform to support modern technology with both the measurement and channel capability to meet the changing needs of test and measurement. Learn how PXI oscilloscopes are built for test.

Master spectrum analysis

Engineering is all about connecting ideas and solving problems, and every tool you master enhances your ability to contribute. Explore Keysight Signal Analysis Basics, our classic application note that’s current with the latest technologies and techniques across the time, frequency and modulation domains. Count on Keysight to help you build a stronger foundation and inspire your next breakthrough. Get the app note.

Ultra-Miniature Watch Crystal

Measuring just 2.0 x 1.2mm & only 0.6mm high, IQD's 32.768kHz IQXC-25 watch crystal is ideal for space limited applications. It is housed in a 2-pad SMD ceramic package with an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C & a standard frequency stability coefficient of -0.03 ±0.01ppm/degrees C². Frequency tolerance down to ±10ppm can be specified along with a choice of load capacitance…..

America II Expands Its Global Line Card

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and semiconductors, has announced the expansion of its global line card with the addition of Xmultiple and Viking Tech America. This Global distributor bolsters customer offering with new lines to support medical, automotive, aerospace, the Internet of Things (IoT) and so much more…

Design for tomorrow today. New products added every day.

Mouser Electronics stocks all the newest semiconductors and electronic components from over 600 top manufacturers – with more being added each day. Add to that same-day shipping with fast, accurate order delivery, you’ll never have to wait ages to design tomorrow.

NEW: Quartz Crystals specific for Wireless Applications

Jauch announces the dedicated JXSxx -WA Quartz Crystal Series specific for Wireless Applications. These crystals are available in standard packages 2016, 2520 and 3225 and at 14 special frequencies which are required to generate a pure and stable reference clock for many RF-transceivers and RF-ASICs.

Low Power AC/DC Modules – Perfect for IOT applications

Leading UK Power Conversion distributor PowerPax offers a range of single in line low power AC/DC modules that are perfect for IOT, Smart devices and building automation applications. The LS series of AC/DC modules from Mornsun provide a range of 1W, 3W and 5W single output devices with excellent efficiency, compact size and universal AC inputs.

G-WIN Slim IP65 Panel PC with P-CAP Technology and True-Flat Screens from Pacer

The elegantly designed, yet rugged, industrial grade G-WIN S65 series is designed for usability, with brilliant true-flat screens offering superior readability and Projected Capacitive Multi-Touch (P-CAP) technology. Available from Pacer in 7”, 10.1”, 12.1” and 15” options, this cost effective slimline Panel PC series offers a choice of OS, as well as High Bright options for outdoor use. Fanless cooling system design means the G65 series has very low power consumption.

Affordable, sunlight readable displays with ‘Moth-eye’ Technology

With a definite shift in the use of displays in outdoor environments, manufacturers are looking for cost effective ways of ensuring the display on their product is easily readable - whatever the environment. This is possible with a range of new, affordable displays from andersDX which have a 'moth-eye' surface treatment enabling the displays to be read at wide viewing angles in bright sunlight conditions.

Ultra-Bright 15” TFT LCD Colour Display - Ideal for Industrial Applications

Available from RDS is the NL10276AC30-52C colour TFT LCD module from Tianma/NLT. This high quality 15-inch display features an ultra-bright 1600cd/m2 display, XGA resolution (1024 x 768) and a built-in LED driver. The wide viewing angles (160°v / 160°h) along with wide operating temperatures (-30 to + 60oC) and an LVDS interface make this panel ideal for industrial, marine and outdoor applications.

Innovation Award goes to Telegärtner TOC ODB 68

Telegärtner’s Fiber Optic Distributor TOC ODB 68 won the Innovation award of SAIE 2016, in the Building, Office and Home Automation category. SAIE is the international reference point for the world of construction at the Bologna (Italy) trade fair and Telegärtner together with our Italian distribution partner Wi-Com showed solutions for building automation.

Rugged and versatile 11.6” x86-based Windows®7/10 HMI Tablet

Available from RDS is the new AAEON RTC 1200SK Tablet. Engineered for rough applications and harsh environments the tablet provides an 11.6” FHD 1920 x 1080 Sunlight Readable Display with LED backlight. Despite the larger screen and its dual hot-swappable batteries LI-ion batteries this HMI tablet is thinner and lighter than you would expect.

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