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.

METCASE Launches New COMBIMET 19” Rack Cases

METCASE has launched the new COMBIMET 19" rack case series for rack mounted electronics equipment. These attractive and versatile 19" enclosures are manufactured in robust yet lightweight aluminium. Standard options include 1U, 2U and 3U front panel sizes, two case depths, light grey or black paint finish, and plain or ventilated top and base panels. The front panels are fitted with ergonomic 'comfort-handles' for easier installation. All parts have earth points.

Microcontrollers from A-TEC International

A-TEC supply all types of Microcontrollers from the major and niche manufacturers. Using an instant 'Part Search' and global sourcing, A-TEC can fulfil all your Semiconductor and Active Components needs.

Active ORing solutions offer industry leading response time and efficiency

The Cool-ORing® family of complete high-density, full function active ORing solutions minimizes the system board real estate required to achieve the ideal ORing function, while minimizing overall design complexity. The 8.5 mO internal MOSFET provides very high efficiency and low power loss during steady state operation, while achieving an industry leading response time of 80 ns.

Aeroflex 3036 - 13 GHz RF Digitizer PXI Module

Aeroflex has a new addition to its popular PXI 3000 Series of RF modular instruments with the launch of the 3036 RF digitizer module, with frequency range extending to 13 GHz, for use in vector signal analysis of complex RF signals.

Ultra-Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs), at Digi-Key

Skyworks Solutions offers a select group of ultra-low noise, high linearity, and versatile RF amplifiers which are in stock and ready for immediate design into your demanding receiver applications. The SKY67101, SKY67100, and SKY67102 are part of a new LNA family which cover a frequency ranges from 400–2800 MHz.

Z+ 400W - Programmable DC Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda UK has introduced the Z+ series of 2U format benchtop and rack mounted programmable DC power supplies. Very small, flexible and reliable, the new Z+ is ideal for ATE and OEM programmable power applications as well as for test bench use. Contact TDK-Lambda UK to arrange your free evaluation trial. Find out more at:

Littelfuse® Transient Voltage Suppressors, at Digi-Key

Littelfuse's family of TVS diode array devices are designed to protect electronics from very fast and often damaging voltage transients, such as lightning and electrostatic discharge (ESD). They offer an ideal protection solution for I/O interfaces and digital and analog signal lines.

RS Components upgrades DesignSpark PCB, the free professional standard PCB design software

RS Components has unveiled Version 3 of DesignSpark PCB, its free professional standard PCB design software. New user-requested functionality enables the PCB design software to be used with Spice simulation tools from several major manufacturers and includes enhancements such as component and circuit element grouping, and design calculators, which model circuit performance characteristics.

Freescale Introduces Ultra-Low-Power Smart Radio for Wirelessly Connected Metering and Medical Applications

Sub-1 GHz MC12311 solution utilizes platform approach, including hardware, software and tools, to help simplify development. Freescale Semiconductor is expanding its broad portfolio of wireless connectivity solutions with the new ultra-low-power, sub-1 gigahertz (GHz) MC12311 smart radio. The feature-rich, cost-effective MC12311 includes software and development tool support, making it a ready-to-go wireless networking solution ideal for smart metering, medical, building and home automation applications.

Get Connected with ADLINK USB DAQ!

ADLINK's new release of multifunctional USB DAQ modules provides convenient and accurate USB-powered data acquisition at a competitive price. With built-in signal conditioning, the USB-powered Plug and Play USB DAQ modules deliver easy connection and accurate results for both portable measurement and machine automation applications. ADLINK USB DAQ modules enable direct measurement of most frequently applied signal sources, reducing manpower requirements and associated development costs, while increasing overall accuracy.

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

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.

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