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.

iHP Series power supplies for horticultural lighting

Artesyn’s modular iHP Series (available from Relec Electronics) provides up to 24kW of programmable power and precise control of light in photo-synthetically active radiation (PAR) wavelengths for energy-efficient lighting, that can be configured as required, with reduced installation costs to improve crop yield.

Connectivity for all dimensions

Phoenix Contact presents a new product series of robust board-to-board connectors. For the market launch, the Fine Pitch series includes shielded connectors with a pitch of 0.8 mm and unshielded versions with a pitch of 1.27 mm.

Latest News on Displays from The Specialists

Review Displays Systems offer a wide range of Displays and sub-systems as well as offering total in-house design and manufacture of bespoke displays and systems. 15.6” is fast becoming a popular size for industrial TFT displays. Here at RDS we can offer a wide range of 15.6” displays from Tianma with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, brightness from 400cd/m2 up to 1500cd/m2 and LVDS or eDP interfaces.

Omniball™ Spring-Loaded Contacts

The unique Omniball™ spring-loaded contact (patent pending) features a rolling ball interface, enabling mating components to engage in lateral, rotational, and angular alignments while providing optimal electrical, mechanical, and structural reliability.

Xilinx Kintex UltraScale Field Programmable Gate Arrays

Featuring the highest signal processing bandwidth in mid-range device, next-generation transceivers. FPGAs are semiconductor devices that are based around a matrix of configurable logic blocks (CLBs) connected via programmable interconnects. Kintex UltraScale FPGAs are available for packet processing in 100G networking and data centre applications

Newhaven Display 4.3" IPS TFT LC Display Modules

Three variations available: Benchmark IPS, IPS HDMI, and IPS EVE2, each either with or without Capacitive Touch Panel and optional steel mounting bracket with standoffs. The Display Modules ensure high contrast, wide viewing angles, fast response times, wide operating temperatures, and overall enhanced user interaction.

Telegärtner Slovakia certified to AS9100

In order to assure that Telegärtner is always at the forefront of cable manufacturing and able to offer its customers a wide portfolio of services, we are pleased to inform that Telegärtner Slovakia has recently been accredited to AS9100D as a result of thorough review and audit process.

Wide-Band MEMS Microphones

Analog and digital, covering the entire audio band from 20Hz to 18KHz, with up to 20kHz on some models. These omni-directional MEMS Microphones provide unit-to-unit consistency of ±1dB tolerance across the entire frequency response. Typical applications include smartphones, wearables, and cloud-based designs.

Precise Miniature MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit

Featuring inertial sensors combined with signal conditioning to optimize dynamic performance.Including a triaxial gyroscope and a triaxial accelerometer. Programmable operation with automatic and manual bias correction controls. Simple data collection via SPI.

600W Fanless, Conduction Cooled AC-DC Power Supplies

Artesyn’s LCC series of 600-watt fanless (conduction-cooled) AC-DC power supplies offer an adjustable output voltage that can deliver full output power over a wide temperature range, with an IP65 sealed option, medical approval and digital control and monitoring.

Your route to safety-critical certification

Hitex (UK) Ltd has extensive knowledge and experience of many standards such as IEC 61508, DO-178B, ISO 26262 and others. There is increasing pressure on companies to produce safety-critical code, using an approved process, with the target of achieving accreditation first time.

Harwin’s Datamate Coax Connectors available at TTI

Range of ganged coaxial connectors with 6GHz, 50? contacts, suitable for hi-rel applications. Multiple connections in one housing allow for error free mating and increased assembly speed. Based on Harwin’s proven high-reliability Datamate connector family, the coax connectors resist extremes of shock, vibration and temperature. Equipped with stainless steel jackscrews for increased security and robust strain relief.

Low-Voltage Varistors

ZV and ZVHT SMD components are designed to replace larger surface-mount TVS Zener Diodes in many applications in order to protect sensitive electronic devices against high-voltage surges in the low-voltage region. They cover a wide DC operating voltage range from 3V to 170V and work in a temperature range of -55°C to +125°C.

Low IQ Boost/SEPIC/Inverting Converter with 1.5A, 150V Switch

Featuring a 1.5A, 150V switch operating from a 2.8V to 60V input. The converters have a unique single feedback pin architecture capable of boost, SEPIC, or inverting configurations. Burst Mode operation consumes as low as 9µA quiescent current to maintain high efficiency at very low output currents, while keeping typical output ripple below 15mV.

PCB Testing in the Era of Miniaturisation

In this current era, engineers need tools and techniques to ensure PCBs are assembled correctly. One technology that has been proven to improve build quality, reliability and time to market is JTAG/boundary-scan. To find out more - what it is, and how it can help you, register for our spring webinars.

Board-to-Board Connectors for the Industry

Phoenix Contact presents a newly developed series of board-to-board connectors with 0.8 and 1.27mm pitch. Both product families are ideally suited for the device-internal connection of several printed circuit boards.

Artesyn High Density 250 Watt Open Frame Medical Power Supply

Capable of delivering 250 W with forced-air cooling and 155 W with natural convection, the CPS250-M series follows the industry standard 2X4 inch form factor (50.8 X 101.6 mm) and is just 1.29 inches high (32.7 mm). The CPS250-M series offers 93.5% typical efficiency, 2x MOPP Type BF ready and EN60601 medical approval.

HARTING ix Industrial® - Ethernet Interface

HARTING ix Industrial offer a potential replacement for conventional RJ45 connection, taking up 70% less space than RJ45 with more robustness. It features 5000 mating cycles and Cat6A performance for 1/10Gb/s Ethernet. The active locking of the socket and connector uses two stable metal snap-in hooks, providing clear haptic feedback that confirms a secure connection. The product ideal for industrial Ethernet networks, medical devices and vision and surveillance cameras.

Vicor DCM2322x Isolated & Regulated DC-DC Converters

The DCM2322x DC-DC Converters operate from an unregulated and wide-range input to generate an isolated Vdc output. These DC-DC converters utilize high-frequency Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) topology to deliver high efficiency across the input line range. The DCM2322x converters provide Over Voltage (OV), Undervoltage (UV), Over Current Protection (OCP), short circuit, and thermal protection. These DC-DC converters are ideal for use in rail transportation, defense/aerospace, industrial, and process control.

AEC-Q101 N- and P-channel TrenchFETs

Power MOSFETs produced using a special process design that is optimized for use in the automotive industry. Low thermal resistance, -55ºC to 175ºC operating junction and storage temperature range, many package and SMD/SMT and through-hole mounting options. A full range of polarity options is also available, including N-channel and P-Channel co-packages.

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