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.

NIDays 2011 Keynote: Engineering the Olympics 9th November, London

NIDays is the annual professional development conference for engineers, scientists and educators in measurement, automation and embedded design, held this year at The QEII Conference Centre in Westminster. This FREE multi-track conference and exhibition offers hands-on training; in-depth technical sessions covering NI technologies in test, control and design; and demonstrations of innovative uses of graphical system design. Find out more or register now at uk.ni.com/nidays

Sensor Toolbox Boards for MAG3110, at Digi-Key

Freescale Semiconductor's LFSTBEB3110 is an evaluation board for the Freescale MAG3110FC 3-axis high performance, high functionality magnetometer. The LFSTBEB3110 kit includes a daughter board containing the MAG3110FC and MMA8451Q to allow for system calibration and compensation for demonstrating electronic compass capability.

High Bright TFT Panel Range

Review Display Systems have recently introduced a new range of "High Bright" TFT Panels designed for applications where the ambient light level is to high for normal panels. The panel range extends form 7 inch wide VGA panels right up to 42inch, including most of the standard Panel formats in-between.

Pacer’s Industrial Monitors and Panel PCs are Built to Last

Durable construction enables our monitors and panel PCs to survive the rigours of factory floors, warehousing, transportation and other robust environments. Light or heavy industrial, military and marine grade, from 5.7" to 82" in a wide selection of form factors including rack mount, panel mount, open frame, chassis, in-wall mount, rear mount and many more.

TI's High Bay LED Lighting Solutions, Now at Digi-Key

TI and National's winning combo features the UCC28810 LED Driver and Evaluation Module, the TPS92020 LED Controller, and the LM3409HV PFET Buck Controller. Texas Instruments' UCC28810 is a general lighting power controller for low to medium power lumens applications requiring power factor correction and EMC compliance.

Klauke UK Ltd

A leading manufacturer of electrical cable assemblies / wiring harnesses, control panels, crimp terminals and custom stampings supplying to a wide range of industries such as OEM's, Heating, Lawn Care and Specialist Automotive. With manufacturing facilities in the UK and Slovakia we offer high quality products and service at competitive prices.

The Cinch Advantage

Cinch Connectors FDR copper cable assemblies exceed industry standard performance specifications for InfiniBand QDR, 40G Ethernet, SAS and Fibre Channel applications.

Using Patents to protect your technology

You've invested time and money in research and development and believe you now have a winning product. If you're proved right it is almost inevitable a competitor here or abroad will look to imitate or directly copy your technology. What can you do to protect your business?

MWS series – ‘Green’ power supplies from TDK-Lambda

TDK-Lambda UK has introduced a new series of 'green' power supplies that is ideal for use in environmentally friendly, compact electronic equipment. The 65W 2" x 4" MWS series AC-DC power supply has a very low 1" profile and uses innovative design techniques to combine high efficiency, high power density and low standby power.

18-Bit, 1.6Msps, Serial SAR ADC Achieves 101dB SNR Performance

The LTC2379-18 is a serial 18-bit, 1.6Msps SAR ADC that achieves an unrivaled 101dB SNR and -118dB THD while supporting a fully differential ±5V input range with a maximum INL of ±2LSB with no missing codes and guaranteed specifications over the -40°C to 125°C temperature range. It operates from a 2.5V supply, consumes only 18mW and is available in small 3 x 4mm DFN and MSOP-16 packages - ideal for high performance medical, industrial and automotive applications. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics.

8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch in PC/104™ Form Factor

Diamond Systems' Epsilon is a managed Layer 2+ Ethernet switch module offering eight 10/100/1000Mbps copper twisted pair ports on a PC/104 form-factor board. It can be used standalone, without any connection to a single board computer, or its PC/104 format makes it easy to install in any PC/104 system. Epsilon supports VLAN, port aggregation, rapid spanning tree protocol, four Quality of Service classes, and many other advanced features.

Miniature Enclosures for Personal Electronics

Following customer demand, OKW have extended their award winning 'MINITEC' range of pocket-size enclosures. These highly attractive multi-coloured housings have been designed for personal electronic devices which can be carried in the hand, on a key ring, wrist strap, or lanyard. Typical applications include medical devices, personal safety, detection and remote controls.

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