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.

‘aluPLUS’ – The New Industry Standard Diecast Enclosures

Sponsored by OKW: For 2011, ROLEC has announced the new 'aluPLUS' series of diecast enclosures which incorporate many modern features previously unique to the 'aluCASE' designer series. By including these unique features on industry standard enclosures, the company is offering a much higher degree of sophistication not previously available in this segment of the market.

Epson Toyocom halves size of SAW oscillators

Epson Toyocom Corporation, a specialist in crystal devices, has announced the development of a new series of differential output SAW oscillators that offer both stability and high frequency oscillation, from 100 MHz and up.

Intel Core i7 based 6U OpenVPX single board computer

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced the new VPX6-1956 high performance rugged 6U OpenVPX single board computer (sbc). The VPX6-1956 is the third recently announced product in its family of boards based on Intel's new Core i7 next generation quad core processor.

CompactPCI PlusIO backplanes

Backplanes specialist Elma Electronic now offers a CompactPCI PlusIO Backplane compliant to the latest PICMG 2.30 specifications. The first in the series is an 8slot version in a 3U height.

IQR digital I/Q data recorder

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S IQR digital I/Q data recorder, designed to record, store and replay digital rf signals loss free and in real time over the I/Q interface.

IQD launches ‘smallest & lightest crystal in the world’

According to IQD, the latest addition to its frequency product range, the CX-18, is 'possibly the smallest and lightest surface mount crystal in the world'. Housed in a hermetically sealed ceramic package and measuring 1.55 x 0.95 x 0.35mm, it has a typical weight of 1.8mg.


The conga-QA6 is a new mobile module from Congatec, featuring the new Intel Atom Processor E6xx series. It offers improved graphics performance and extended temperature range capabilities.

Rack mount or desktop integrated chassis

Verotec has introduced a 2U EMC screened, thermally managed and powered IEEE 1101.10/11 desktop or rack mount 19in chassis unit that can be supplied with either a horizontally mounted 6U 4 Slot cPCI or a 6U 4 Slot VME64x backplane.

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