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.

MCUs that Help Secure Your PC and Embedded Systems

Microchip AT97SC3205T Trusted Platform Module 8-bit Microcontrollers are designed for ultra-strong security for PCs and embedded systems. The AT97SC3205T enables version 1.2 of the Trusted Computing Group specification for Trusted Platform Modules. Features include IP protection, system integrity, authentication, and secure communication. A variety of tamper-evident circuits such as active shield, voltage, temperature and frequency tampers offer additional security measures.

Mornsun launches 75-200W 18-75V Ultra-wide Input Voltage, Isolated & Regulated Output DC/DC Converters

Mornsun URF48_QB-R3 series provide wide input voltage rang of 18-75VDC, widely applicable to traditional industries, emerging manufacturing industries and new energy industries. Traditional industries include industrial control, communication, power grid, and railway, etc. Emerging manufacturing industries do intelligent manufacturing and intelligent robots. New energy industries do wind energy controllers and electric vehicles, etc.

Two 15” XGA Displays – Ideal for Industrial Use

Available from RDS, Review Display Systems, are two 15” XGA Displays, TM150TSG70 and TM150TDSG71. Both use Si TFT/IPS technology, have a pixel resolution of 1024 x 768 and an operating temperature of -20oC to + 70oC. The TM150TSG70 offers great value for money with luminance of 300 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 600, while the TM150TDSG71 has a long-life backlight and is brighter at 450cd/m2 with a contrast ratio of 800. With a display of 262k/16.2m and viewing angles of 80 degrees all round these are ideal for industrial environments.

Mouser Stocks Murata NTC Thermistors

Murata NTC Thermistors use semi-conductive ceramic and electrode printing techniques to form a temperature sensor with negative temperature characteristics. Resistant values decrease as ambient temperatures rise. Murata NTC Thermistors are used widely for temperature detection devices for inrush current protection and temperature compensation in electronics such as mobile devices, secondary batteries, and automobiles. Murata offers a variety of thermistor products for many applications.

Low Profile Solder Cup Headers

Presenting a new, low profile solder cup header delivering a 25% reduction in height as compared to our current product. These solder cup headers are ideal for making wire to board connections where keeping overall height to a minimum is essential.

X-Ware IoT Plaform – Device To Cloud Connectivity

The X-Ware IoT Platform powered by the popular ThreadX RTOS leverages the near-wire-speed performance and small footprint of NetX Duo IPV4/IPV6 TCP/IP stack, along with IoT cloud protocol Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT). It also utilizes NetX Secure TLS/DTLS to provide an Industrial Grade, secure IoT connectivity solution allowing a choice of access to all cloud service providers for Industrial Grade IoT connectivity of deeply embedded IoT sensors, devices, edge routers, and gateways

Hitaltech’s customisation proves a winner for embedded enclosures

Hitaltech, the connecting technologies and enclosures specialist, has developed a range of development board enclosures produced specifically to house embedded platforms. Developed around the DIN Rail mounting Modulbox XTS & Railbox range, these enclosures have been modified to house various embedded platforms such as the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone & Arduino.

TouchGFX appoint Hitex (UK) as their sole UK distributor for the embedded smartphone-style GUI

Smartphone-style embedded GUI without the smart phone price tag has been introduced to the UK from TouchGFX. Today’s users are increasingly expecting a Graphical User Interface with a smartphone look and feel. TouchGFX helps you build a compelling user experience on low cost hardware, bringing resource-effective and innovative embedded display solutions to market, quickly and easily.

Manufacturing Excellence

Telegärtner UK has an excellent reputation for providing high quality, competitively priced cable assemblies for a variety of market sectors, such as telecommunications, industrial, medical, broadcast, rail and marine. With over 30 years of experience in a wide range of markets, our expertise can be utilised to offer custom made assemblies according to customer requirements.

When you need i7 performance in a robust solution - AAEON Boxer-6640

The Boxer-6640 is a high-performance, standalone fanless embedded PC supported by 6th/7th Generation Intel core processors, making it ideal for harsh industrial environments. With its compact size, high reliability and extensive I/O the Boxer-6640 is a perfect choice. Featuring Two HDMI/Display Ports and VGA support, the system is ideal for high-performance monitoring, machine vision and processing in harsh machine control environments. A wide operating temperature range (-20°C to 55°C) and DC voltage input (9V-36V DC) combined with a wealth of I/O including two fast Ethernet ports, four USB3.0 ports, RS-232 ports and 8-bit DIO makes this a flexible platform for any solution.

New Digitally Programmable High Power AC-DC

Three new AC-DC power supplies from SL Power will offer programmable output voltage and current from almost zero to maximum ratings at power outputs of 800W, 1500W or 3000W. Designed for a wide range of applications including automatic test, semiconductor test and handling, and industrial imaging, the high power TF Series will be digitally programmable from near-zero to 60 volts.

Transceiver/MCU Combo from Maxim Integrated

Maxim Integrated MAX7037 Sub-1GHz Ultralow-Power RF ISM Transceiver is a high-performance quad-band multichannel transceiver with integrated 8051 MCU, flash-memory, and sensor interface. The MAX7037 has a 2.1V minimum supply voltage to extend battery life and allow different energy sources to be used. The transceiver features hardware implemented transmit-and-receive routines in combination with a microcontroller to enable a high-efficiency transceiver system for wireless fail-safe multiband/multichannel communication.

12.1” Wide Format Ultra Bright LCD Module - Ideal for Use Outdoors

Now available from Review-Displays is the New Tianma NL12880BC20-07F super high bright (1500cd/m2) wide screen TFT panel with replaceable LED backlight. Utilising Tianma’s proprietary colour reproduction technology, ColorXcell, vivid colour reproduction of images is enabled without increasing power consumption.

Supporting engineers for 80 years

At RS, we’ve been supporting the imagination of engineers for 80 years, bringing innovative products that inspire new solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. As a distributor, we have strived to be innovative, adapting to change, both in terms of the products we supply and the way in which these are presented and delivered.

Mouser Stocks NXP LPC800 MCU

NXP Semiconductors LPC800 MCU is a low-power, low pin-count, entry-level 32-bit, ARM® Cortex®-M0+ based MCU and supports up to 32KB of flash memory and 8KB of SRAM.

Modular Patch Panel HD³ - High Density, Durability & Diversity

Space is expensive, especially in data centers and telecommunication rooms of telecom companies. High costs call for optimum usage with high density solutions. At the same time, connections have to be robust, reliable and easy to handle. And as there is a constant change in IT technologies, the cabling has to be highly flexible to allow efficient technology changes.

ThreadX Industrial Grade RTOS

ThreadX is Express Logic's Industrial Grade Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) designed specifically for deeply embedded, real-time, and IoT applications. ThreadX has been certified to the highest TUV and UL certification specifications for use in safety-critical devices and systems. ThreadX has over 6.2 Billion deployments, in a wide variety of products, including consumer devices, medical electronics, and industrial control equipment.

New Level VI/v5 Tier 2 External Power Adapters

Artesyn has launched three new series of external power adapters to enable original equipment manufacturers to meet the Department of Energy Level VI and European Code of Conduct (CoC) v5 Tier 2 Directive efficiency standards. The 10W wall mount model also offers medical safety approval.

High Power, Low-Cost LEDs from Cree

Cree XLamp® XHP70.2 Extreme High Power LEDs deliver high lumen density, reliability, and color consistency to reduce system costs. XHP70.2 LEDs improve the brightness, voltage characteristics, and optical performance of the XHP70 LED in the same 7.0mm x 7.0mm package by utilizing Cree’s Extreme High Power LED technology.

Automotive-Grade Surface-Mount Fuses Deliver High Performance and Reliability

Components Bureau introduces a new line of AEC-Q200 qualified surface-mount fuses designed specifically for reliable operation in high-stress automotive applications. AEM manufacturers the wire-in-air AirMatrix (QA Series) and solid body SolidMatrix (QF Series) fuses in its TS16949-certified facility. Both products offer automotive design engineers reliable performance in applications ranging from engine controls and battery-management systems to infotainment and communications systems.

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