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.

Smart, Tough and Sealed Diecast Handheld Enclosures

ROLEC have extended the 'handCASE' diecast aluminium enclosures range with four new models which have a full format top recess for membrane keypads or product labels. These high performance IP66 enclosures have been designed for mobile handheld electronics which are used in harsh indoor or outdoor environments.

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

TDK-Lambda UK has developed a new series of 'green' power supplies that comply with the energy saving requirements of Energy Star and the ErP (Energy related Products) Directive. The 250W GWS series AC-DC power supply uses innovative design techniques to combine high efficiency, high power density and low standby power.

Intersil introduces ISL28134, a new 5V, ultra-low noise, chopper-stabilized zero drift rail-to-rail amplifier featuring half the noise of competitive amps that consume similar power.

The ISL28134 is a single, chopper-stabilized zero-drift operational amplifier optimized for single and dual supply operation from 2.25V to 6.0V and ±1.125V and ±3.0V. The ISL28134 is designed to have ultra low offset voltage (2.5µV max) and offset temperature drift (15nV/°C max), wide gain bandwidth (3.5MHz), low noise (10nV/vHz), and rail-to-rail input/output swing while minimizing power consumption (900µA max).

National Instruments LabVIEW Drives the Future of Robotics

From undergraduate labs to research projects, students and engineers around the world use NI LabVIEW graphical system design and real-time hardware platforms to drive the future of robotics. See how students have used LabVIEW to build an autonomous robot to compete in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition.

Hall-Effect Sensor ICs, Now at Digi-Key

Honeywell Sensing and Control's SL353 Series sensor ICs are small, versatile, digital Hall-effect devices operated by the magnetic field from a permanent magnet or an electromagnet. These devices are designed to meet a wide range of potential applications. This series does not require the magnet polarity to be identified.

Configurable Power Supply from Emerson Network Power Matches Performance of Custom Multi-output Power Supplies

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, have launched their range of configurable power supplies that can match the performance of equivalent multi-output custom power supplies. The µMP, iMP and iVS families are part of the range of medium to high power supplies from the Embedded Power business of Emerson Network Power, and cover the power load range up to 3 kW and DC voltage outputs up to 60 V.

Littelfuse® Transient Voltage Suppressors, at Digi-Key

Littelfuse TVS diodes are used to protect semiconductor components from high-voltage transients. The p-n junctions of these devices have larger cross-sectional areas, allowing them to conduct large currents without sustaining damage. Littelfuse supplies TVS diodes with peak power ratings from 400 W to 15 kW.

Industry’s Highest Efficiency Small Footprint 6A Switching Regulator

Intersil's ISL8016 is the industry's most compact and efficient 6A synchronous buck (step-down) regulator. This new regulator features up to 97% efficiency and switching frequency up to 4MHz. The combination of features and compact size makes the ISL8016 an ideal design choice for applications such as industrial automation, communications infrastructure equipment, consumer electronics and instrumentation.

RISC based System on Modules and Baseboards

With the increasing performance available in ARM/RISC based processors, Review Display Systems have introduced the Technexion Range of CPU boards and Carrier boards. Technexion manufactures and supports both board level and system level products, based around the TI OMAP 3530, TI Sitara AM3517 and the DM3730 CPU chips.

Rugged Edge Rate™ Connector Strips

Samtec's High Speed Edge Rate™ product line now includes 0,5mm pitch connector strips and a Right Angle socket. The system offers PCB space savings of up to 40% compared to the first generation 0,8mm pitch strips, and also features Samtec's Rugged Edge Rate™ contacts.

Low power ZigBee Smart Energy module for metering and control

ByteSnap Design's ZMM-01 is the industry's first ZigBee® Smart Energy compliant module to combine three key features: lower power, faster deployment and trouble-free compliance with wireless standards. The module is suited to distributed control and monitoring systems, including: street lighting control, data centre power monitoring, EV charging and HVAC control.

NXP offers ETSI compliant 802.15.4 module

NXP Semiconductor's JN5148 microcontrollers and 802.15.4 compliant wireless modules enable users to develop industrial wireless mesh networking applications with minimum time to market and low cost. These surface mount modules feature optional integrated antenna and are compliant with ETSI ETS300-328, FCC part 15, IC, and ARIB regulatory standards.

Non-Magnetic RF Connectors, Available at Digi-Key

RF transceivers are at the forefront of the trend to supplement wireless communications for medical implantable devices. These devices not only include cardiac products such as pacemakers, but also extend to glucose insulin monitors for diabetes management and vascular blood pressure monitors.

Second EAL6+/SKPP, High Robustness Certification by NSA for INTEGRITY-178B Operating System.

The latest EAL6+/SKPP certified version of INTEGRITY-178B now includes support for ARINC-653 APEX, advanced networking features, POSIX, and file system support. Green Hills Software continues its proven and verifiable track record of actually delivering EAL6+/SKPP and DO-178B Level A-compliant operating systems and components to customers and certification authorities using its own dedicated organization of high assurance software experts.

New Aeroflex touch-screen signal generator

The S-Series - Aeroflex introduces the signal generator of the future, and makes compromise a thing of the past. Low phase noise, fast switching speed at an incredible price. Now with a new avionics option!

Prototype Your Ideas Faster with Graphical System Design

Building a functional prototype is fundamental in bringing ideas to life. NI LabVIEW graphical programming tools and NI customisable off-the-shelf hardware can transform your idea into a functional prototype in weeks, versus months, and lower the risk of your next project.

Reliability, Flexibility and Service

Positronic Industries has provided interconnect solutions to defense, datacom/telecom, aerospace, industrial/process controls and medical applications for 45 years. Positronic offers the widest variety of power and D-subminiature connectors in the industry. Circular and rectangular connectors are also offered. As an engineering driven company, Positronic focuses on satisfying design challenges with simple, effective technical solutions.

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