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.

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.

How to Stay Ahead of Efficiency Regulations for Power Adapters

The global regulatory environment surrounding the legislation of external power supply efficiency and no-load power draw has rapidly evolved over the past decade. This paper examines the evolution of these efficiency standards and provides a summary of the current global legislation impacting external ac-dc power supplies.

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.

Waterproof push/pull appliance coupler with protection degree IP 67 and IP 69K

SCHURTER presents the new waterproof IEC connector consisting of the appliance inlet type 4761 and the rewireable cord connector type 4762. With its high protection class IP 67 or IP 69K connected or unconnected with cover, this appliance coupler is perfect for supplying power to appliances used in harsh environments such as industrial, marine, laboratories or any type of outdoor appliances.

AAEON’s ultra-slim, fanless multi-touch panel PC

RDS is pleased to announce the new ACP-1074 panel PC from AAEON. Featuring a stylish aluminium panel measuring 196x13x37mm (7” screen with 10mm thick bezel), a 7H anti-scratch glass and IP65 water and dust resistance. The ACP-1074 has Atom N2807 or Celeron J1900 processors that ensures high quality graphics and Dynamic Frequency scaling to match performance and power consumption.

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.

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.

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