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.

Testing until the cables bend

Telegärtner "TestLine" is a comprehensive product programme for various measuring and test jobs, including production tests, laboratory measurements and field measurements. High quality RF test cables which meet the highest demands regarding attenuation, phase stability and life endurance are an essential part of this product line.

Flow Sensing in Tankless Water Heaters

The “Flow Sensing in Tankless Water Heaters” application note from Littelfuse offers insights on flow switch and flow sensors suitable for on-demand hot water systems. The note illustrates flow switch and sensor operation, lists suggested components, and highlights complementary Littelfuse circuit protection and power control products. Download a free copy.

Small to Medium size TFT LCD modules

Crystal -Tech Electronics offers a full range of industrial and consumer grade TFT panels from 1.44 inch to 12.1 inch diagonal, manufactured by Yeebo Display Ltd. They are suitable for many applications from medical to industrial process control as well as from EPOS to home automation equipment.


How much processing power can you squeeze into 8 Grams and 36 x 40mm? How about a IMX7 single or dual core processor with 4GB eMMC on board storage, 2GB of DDR3 RAM supporting both Android and Linux, Gigabit and wireless Ethernet, Bluetooth and a host of other IO options. The New PICO-IMX7-eMMC from TechNexion is the ultimate for low power, size and performance. Find out more….

The world's first FREE 3D-MID design software

Beta LAYOUT, the company renowned for their PCB-POOL® prototype manufacturing service is offering this comprehensive design software for FREE. The latest TARGET 3001! V18 PCB-POOL® edition includes an integrated 3D-MID function enabling schematic creation and the ability to place circuitry on already created 3D step file data.

New Artesyn DIP-8 3 Watt Industrial DC-DC Converters

Artesyn’s new series of ultra-compact 3 watt isolated DC-DC converters comprises 28 variants, each of which is available in a mini dual-in-line package (DIP-8) with through-hole mounting terminations. They are ideal for diverse range of low power applications, including data and telecommunication, instrumentation, computer peripheral equipment, industrial automation and mobile battery-powered systems.

TO-Style Heat Sink Mountable Power Film Resistors

Rhopoint Components is pleased to offer a wide range of Caddock TO-126, TO-220 and TO-247 style heat sink mountable power film resistors. These TO-style packages are commonly used for power semiconductor devices making them ideal for new power designs.

Cadence and MathWorks Provide System-Level Simulation Solutions for Mixed-Signal IoT and Automotive Applications

Cadence has partnered with MathWorks to streamline system-level design and circuit-level implementation for mixed-signal IoT and automotive applications. Designers can now use the Cadence® PSpice® analog and mixed-signal simulator, perform MATLAB and Simulink behavioral-level modeling, analysis and visualization, and utilize all post-process MATLAB analysis and measurement functions in a single, integrated system design and debug environment, improving productivity and accelerating time to market.

Connected Car Test Solutions

The automotive industry is adapting wireless technologies, such as the 802.11p standard, within connected cars’ for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. With these advanced wireless connectivity capabilities come new design and test challenges for engineers. Providing accurate transmitter and receiver physical layer test is a key priority. Learn how Keysight signal generation and analysis test solutions are used to ensure connected car communications.

The annual Hitex ARM Conference returns for 2016 on the 24th November, with a focus on modern wireless communications and the issues surrounding them such as safety and security in the IoT age.

The agenda for the 2016 Hitex ARM Conference is as full and informative as ever. With a total of 13 speakers (4 of which are keynotes) delegates will be kept engaged for the duration of the day. The line up reads like a "who's who" list for the embedded industry: with new announcements across the board, industry insight and knowledge sharing driving the content of all speaker slots, attendees can be sure that they will be spoilt for choice between the two streams.


QGen is a qualifiable and customizable code generation and model verification/debugging toolset for a safe subset of Simulink® and Stateflow® models. Particularly suited for safety-critical automotive real-time control systems, QGen generates code in MISRA C and SPARK and is tightly integrated with AdaCore’s qualifiable emulation and structural coverage analysis tools.

Introducing the new CMx surface mount resistor series: high stability, even at low levels of performance.

The new CMx series meets the market demand for reduced technical performance but still provides key features such as high long-term stability, optimum temperature coefficients and high load capacity. The new resistors work in the temperature range from -65°C up to +170°C and are available in the standard sizes 2512, 2010 and 1206, making them suitable as components in vehicle applications. In the automotive sector, they comply with the AEC-Q200 specifications and fulfil the criteria of RoHS 2011/65/EU.

New Littelfuse TVS Diode Series Safeguard Sensitive Automotive Electronics

Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, introduced a new series of AEC-Q101 qualified TVS Diodes at Electronica, the international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications, held November 8-11, 2016, at the Munich Trade Fair Center. The new products are designed specifically to protect sensitive electronic equipment from voltage transients induced by load dump and other transient voltage events.For more information about his new series click here.

Reactions to record breaking EDS 2016

View the highlights and testimonials from some of the exhibitors and visitors who attended EDS 2016 last month at the Ricoh Arena in the show video. The show achieved record visitor numbers for the fifth year in a row, bringing together more than 4200 design engineering professionals to the showcase of British innovation.

Mouser Carries Fast IoT Prototyping Solution.

Maxim MAXREFDES72 Reference Design is a Pmod™ adapter for the Arduino® platform that addresses incompatibility issues. MAXREFDES72 Pmod to Arduino interface adapter board consists of the MAX14661 Beyond-the-Rails™ 16:2 multiplexer, two MAX14611 level shifters, and the DS3231M real-time clock (RTC) with an integrated MEMS resonator.

One processor – five form factors!

congatec supports the new low-power Intel® Atom™, Celeron® and Pentium® processors (Codename Apollo Lake) on five different form factors: Thin Mini-ITX motherboards and Pico-ITX single board computers as well as COM Express Compact, Qseven and – this is really new – SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Modules.

Now available from RDS - Ultra-compact AAEON BOXER 6403

AAEON supply a large range of industrial computer systems for Automation, Robotics and the IoT. The latest in the range is the ultra-compact BOXER 6403. The unit is small (166 x 107 x 30mm) but is packed with 4 x Gigabit Lan ports, 2 x HDMI ports, and a J1900 or N2807 processor. The 6403 will operate from -20 ºc to 60ºc (wider temperature range units are available), can use solid state storage (CFast) or 2.5” drives (6403M) and with its tough metal casing is designed to last.

LEMO’s rugged, high density, IP rated connectors suit defence and hi-rel applications - Space-saving, multi-pin, fully shielded, vibration-secure and sealed connector with high pin-count density, 360° EMC shielding protection

LEMO’s recently announced new NiCorAl surface treatment, a specially formulated Nickel Teflon finish in Anthracite dark grey colour developed particularly for the company’s aluminium alloy bodied M Series ratchet coupling range of connectors, is very well suited to defence and hi-rel applications.

A to C, Toby make USB easy

USB Type-C, the latest arrival in the successful USB family (a.k.a USB C), is an exciting new technology development, although possibly a little confusing given the plethora of existing USB variants. To assist designers in adopting this new standard, Toby Electronics new range of Kycon and Valcon USB C connectors and cables are now in stock. Underlining Toby’s long held design-friendly ethos.

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