System Design

Many electronics engineers create board level products, but their boards are integrated into systems at some point. And systems need things like enclosures, power supplies and environmental management.

New Electronics recognises the importance of system design and its impact on the final product. In this section, New Electronics reviews the latest developments in system design and brings visitors to the website information on how these developments are being applied.

ROHM announces first noise-tolerant op-amps

ROHM Semiconductor is now offering automotive-grade op-amps featuring superior noise immunity. With its BA8290xYxx-C series output voltage fluctuations are suppressed in all frequency bands to less than ±1%, compared to ±3.5% to ±10% with conventional products.

Cypress’ PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit now available

Cypress Semiconductor has released the PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit and PSoC Creator Integrated Design Environment (IDE) software version 4.2 supporting designers to use the company’s PSoC 6 microcontroller (MCU) when developing IoT applications.

Board offers superior graphics capabilities

Solid State Supplies now stocks the RICO-3288 Pico-ITX fan-less board from Aaeon. Central to the design is the 32bit Rockchip RK3288, featuring four ARM Cortex-A17 cores, which the company claims is more efficient at multi-tasking than dual-core devices.

Advanced instrument enclosures

METCASE has launched a range of aluminium enclosures for medical instruments, test and measurement, industrial control, peripherals, interfaces, switchboxes, communications and laboratory equipment.

Rohde & Schwarz introduces a probe with very large offset range

The RT-ZPR20 is an extremely low-noise power rail probe with a bandwidth of 2 GHz. Developed by Rohde & Schwarz its 1:1 attenuation ensures very good sensitivity and a large offset range of ± 60 V permits analysis of the smallest disturbance signals during power integrity measurements, even on DC power supplies with a high voltage level.

3U VPX board with Zynq Ultrascale+

The VPX3-ZU1 from PanaTeQ is an expandable SBC on a 3U OpenVPX compatible board. The device comes with the Zynq UltraScale+, Xilinx’s latest multiprocessor SoC device built using 16nm technology.

Rugged VPX processor blade boosts computing power

ADLINK Technology’s VPX3010 series rugged 3U VPX processor blade with 12core Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 SoC has been designed for server-grade computing performance. It comes with a VPX3010 quick start kit and GPGPU companion products, such as an optional discreet VPX GPGPU blade or XMC module with the 384 CUDA core NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M GPU.

Two VME SBCs to implement latest processor

The XVB603 and XVR19 6U VME single board computers (SBCs) have been announced by Abaco Systems, which are based on the seventh generation Intel technology codenamed ‘Kaby Lake’. The boards are designed to cover the full range of VME processing applications from industrial control through to fully rugged, mission critical defence and aerospace deployments.

Home automation reference designs

Two wireless occupancy sensor and smart outlet reference designs from Silicon Labs address the home automation market. According to the company, the designs – pre-certified by the US FCC and UL – include all the hardware, firmware and software tools required to create connected home products based on its ZigBee ‘Golden Unit’ Home Automation (HA 1.2) software stack and the EFR32MG Mighty Gecko SoC.

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