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ADM Instrument Engineering Alfatron Altronics Distributors ANRITSU Amphenol* APM* ASSCON* Atten* Autotronik* Chemtools Congatec Australia Control Devices Australia Curiosity Technology* Dataforth* Deutsch* Delta Gamma RF Expert Digilent Inc*, Dinkle* Duet Electronics DLPC Electro Harmonix* Electrolube Element 14 Embedded Logic Solutions Emona Instruments Entech Electronics Erntec ESI Technology Ltd* Europlacer Eurotherm* ExtraEye FAI* Fairmont Marketing Figaro Gas Sensors Australia Fine-Mark Design Fluke* FS Bondtech* Fuseco GLW* Glyn Ltd GPC Electronics Hakko Australia* Hakko New Zealand* Hammond Electronics Hawker Richardson Helios Power Solutions Henchman Products Hetech HK Wentworth HW Technologies IMP Electronic Solutions JBC* JS Electronics Juki* Keysight Technologies Kobot Systems Kolb* Komax WIRE* Kulicke & Soffa* Leach (SZ) Co Ltd Leap Australia Lelon* Lintek LPKF Laser & Electronics* Lutron* B22 A5 A8 B1 A8 C12 A11 A8 A11 B37 A1 A19 B22 C12 A8 A4 B10 A8 C3 B14 A8 B15 C17 C30 A23 B35 B6 B22 B34 B22 B29 B14 C38 C36 B29 B29 C42 A11 A16 B5 B15 B15 A30 A24 C16 A7 C23 B15 B12 C2 B34 C15 A11 A12 A6 A11 A11 B29 B40 C20 A8 B39 C30 B22 A ustralia’s only dedicated trade event for the electronics industry returns to Melbourne in September. Electronex is being held from 6 – 7 September at the Melbourne Park Function Centre in Batman Avenue, Melbourne (between the MCG and Rod Laver Arena). With over 90 exhibitors and a technical conference plus free seminars featuring leading international and local industry experts, this is a “must see” event for decision makers, enthusiasts and engineers designing or working with electronics. Attendees can pre-register at no charge at www.electronex.com.au This year’s event will feature a host of new product releases and continues to reflect the move towards niche and specialised manufacturing applica- tions in the electronics sector as well as the increased demand for contract manufacturing solutions. There are around 20 new companies at the Melbourne event which reflects the growth from local manufacturers for specialist applications that recognise the expertise and quality that is available from Australian based suppliers. Last years’s event in Sydney attracted over 1200 electronics design professionals including electronic and electrical engineers, technicians and management; along with OEM, scientific, IT and communications professionals, defence, government and service technicians. Electronex was launched in 2010 to provide professionals across an array of industry sectors with the opportunity to learn about the latest technology *Denotes - Co-Exhibitor Company/Brand Represented by Exhibitor electronex.com.au 40 Silicon Chip siliconchip.com.au developments for systems integration, design and production electronics. The SMCBA Electronics Design & Manufacture Conference (founded in 1988) brings together local and international speakers to share information critical to the successful design and development of leading-edge electronic products and systems engineering solutions. Free seminars A series of free seminars with overviews on key industry topics will also be held on the show floor throughout the two day event and the program can be viewed on the show website. This year’s conference program comprises six main workshops to be conducted by internationally renowned speakers Vern Solberg and Phil Zarrow, and a series of training and certification courses. The Conference offers engineers, designers, technicians and managers the opportunity to hear from our international experts and includes the following topics: • Best Practices for Improving Manufacturing Productivity – Phil Zarrow, • Flexible and Rigid Flex Circuits - Design, Assembly and Quality Assessment – Vern Solberg • The “Deadly Sins” of SMT Assembly – Phil Zarrow, • Embedding Passive and Active Components: PCB Design and Assembly Process Fundamentals - Vern Solberg • Implementing Advanced “Leading Edge” and “Bleeding Edge” SMT Component Technology – Phil Zarrow • Design and Assembly Process Implementation for Flip-Chip, Wafer Level and 3D Semiconductor Package Technologies – Vern Solberg Training/Certification People involved in electronics manufacturing can enrol to be trained and certified in a range of IPC programs by two of the SMCBA Master IPC Trainers Ken Galvin and Mike Ross: • ESD Control for Electronics Assembly • Handling Moisture Sensitive Devices • Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Prevention in Electronics Assembly • Stockroom Materials – Storage and Distribution. Full Conference details can be seen at www.smcba.asn.au/conference or contact Andrew Pollock at the SMCBA on (03) 9571 2200. For further information on Electronex 2017, call Noel Gray at Australasian Exhibitions and Events Pty Ltd on (03) 9676 2133. Electronex – Connecting the Electronics Industry Machinery Forum C22 Marque Magnetics Ltd A20 Mastercut Technologies C18 Mean Well* B22 Mektronics B18 MTrical B33 Micron* A8 Midori* B22 Mornsun B14 National Instruments B10 Neutrik* A8 OKW* B11 ONboard Solutions B29 On-Track Technology B17 Oritech B34 Oupiin* A8 Outerspace Design C7 Peel Instruments C38 Pentair B7 Pillarhouse Soldering* B29 Powertran* A8 Precision Electronic Technologies C28 Pros kit* A8 QualiEco Circuits A15 Radytronic* A8 Reid Industrial Graphic Products C14 Re-Surface Technologies A24 Rigol Technologies* A23 Ritec* A8 Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) B30 ROLEC OKW Australia New Zealand B11 Salecom* A8 Scientific Devices Australia C12 Semikron A27 Silcon Chip Publications C41 SJ Innotech* B29 Stanford Research* C12 Suba Engineering D11 Successful Endeavours C1 Sun Industries C40 Sunon* A8 Surface Mount & Circuit Board Association Tagarno* A11 Tarapath C4 TecHome* C23 Tech Rentals C5 Teledyne Lecroy* C12 Telit Wireless Solutions A16 The Bright Group B16 Thermo Fisher* B22 ThinkRF* C12 Tomco Technologies C9 Transmille* C12 Trio Test & Measurement A12 UniMeasure* B22 VGL Allied Connectors B2 Vicom Australia B26 Wago A26 WDT ToolTech* A11 WURTH Elektronic B28 Xiamen Jiansen Electronics C15 *Denotes - Co-Exhibitor Company/Brand Represented by Exhibitor electronex.com.au siliconchip.com.au September 2017 41 A r! e t u omp c d ize s t e pock GET CREATIVE, GET CONNECTED, GET CODING. An educational platform that’s ideal for learning to code and getting started with embedded computing. BBC micro:bit combines a pocket-sized coding device featuring several sensors and LEDs, with a website full of coding languages, helping you get creative – from making your own games to taking selfies, the possibilities are endless. Each element is completely programmable via easy-to-use software on a dedicated website that can be accessed from a PC, tablet, or mobile. Featuring • 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 Processor • 5x5 LED matrix • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) • Accelerometer and compass • 20 pin edge connector • 2 programmable buttons • 3 digital/analog GPIOs • Micro USB • AAA battery connector • Multiple online programmable platforms 42 Silicon Chip au.element14.com/bbc-microbit | 1300 361 005 siliconchip.com.au New Rigol 4GHz Oscilloscope at Electronex 2017 Emona Instruments, a leading supplier of electronic test and measuring instruments is exhibiting at Electronex 2017 at Stand A23. Recently RIGOL Technologies announced the release of their Phoenix Oscilloscope chipset. This allows Rigol to bring their unique price performance value proposition to a new class of cus- tomers needing advanced instrument performance and application support. To celebrate the release of the new chipset, Emona will be displaying Rigol’s new high performance oscilloscope with 4GHz Bandwidth, 20GSa/ sec real time sample rate and 1 billion point memory depth. Visit www.emona.com.au/rigol Pi Desktop – see it at element14 stand C17 Pi Desktop, from element14, is a set of Pi accessories which can convert Raspberry Pi 1/2/3 to a real computer. The accessories insiliconchip.com.au clude a cap board and an attractive box. The user can plug the cap board into the 40-pin I/O connector of Pi, install a high capacity Solid State Drive (SSD) on the cap board and put Pi and cap board into the box. It becomes a real computer which has all of features of PC, such as ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, hard disk and real time clock. Users can link the Pi Desktop to a display through HDMI interface. Key Features: • Intelligent and safe power controller – users don’t have to remove the power adapter from Pi board, they just simply push a button to turn the power on or off like a desktop or laptop • SSD expansion – It allows users to install a mSATA SSD (up to 1TB) onto the Raspberry Pi. • RTC – Real Time Clock will provide independent time for any application on the Pi. • A heatsink – it will cool down the Pi CPU. • A beautiful enclosure – protect the Pi Board and convert a PCBA into a real electronics product. You can find element14 and the Pi Desktop on stand C17 at this year’s Electronex expo. September 2017 43 24 Hours Turnaround – The fastest PCB assembly service launched by QualiEco Circuits QualiEco Circuits has recently launched a 24 hours turnaround service for PCB assembly using their in-house facility. Overnight delivery to all major cities of Australia is now possible once PCB, components and stencil is ready for assembly. The company is already offering express turnaround for PCB manufacturing from their off-shore plant. The team at QualiEco Circuits Pty Ltd is well-known for providing excellent quality electronic manufacturing services and solutions. The company offers express services in all product categories. Their customers have been enjoying excellent quality, low prices and on-time delivery for years. The company has various customised delivery solutions for all customers at affordable prices. Customers can choose from the fastest to semi-fast and normal delivery options based on their budget and urgency. QualiEco Circuits bagged two prestigious awards this year – Gallagher Fuel System’s Supplier of The Year 2017 and Elite Sup- plier of The Year 2017. This vibrant, growing company offers outstanding technical support and attention to detail. Proud of providing reliable services for more than 14 years, QualiEco Circuits is currently a market leader in New Zealand. The company is now enjoying a successful sixth year of operation in Australia. ELECTRONEX STAND A15 Complete solution in specialised PCBs – Give wings to your imagination! Rigid PCBs (Up to 32 layers) Flexible PCBs (Single and Multilayer) Ultra-Low Cost InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series Oscilloscopes from Keysight Keysight Technologies will show their InfiniiVision 1000 XSeries oscilloscopes at Electronex. With a starting price of AUD$637, there are 50 and 100MHz models. • Ideal for students and new scope users • Includes an educator’s resource kit with built-in training signals and comes standard with a comprehensive oscilloscope lab guide at no additional cost • 6-in-1 instrument integration including a feature unique to Keysight – built-in frequency response analyser with Bode plotting The 1000 X-Series uses Keysight’s MegaZoom IV custom ASIC technology, which enables a high 50,000 waveforms per second update rate. This makes it easier to see random and infrequent glitches and anomalies. The 1000 X-Series also has a high sampling rate of up to 2GSa/s and comes standard with two probes. Information about the InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes is available at www.keysight.com/find/1000XSeriesinfo Or visit the Keysight Technologies stand (A12) At Electronex Melbourne and experience the InfiniiVison 1000 X-Series for yourself! 44 Silicon Chip Rigid-Flexible PCBs (Single and Multilayer) Metal Core PCB (Single and Multilayer) New Electrolube resins on display at the HK Wentworth Stand (B15) Electrolube, distributed in Australia by HK Wentworth, will showcase some specialist encapsulation resin systems and thermal management materials for Australia’s LED manufacturers at this year’s Electronex (stand B15). New products on show will include ER2224, which provides high thermal conductivity and excellent thermal cycling performance, making it ideal for use in LED lighting units where it helps to promote heat dissipation and prolong unit service life. The thermally conductive epoxy resin system offers an improved method of cure and subsequent health and safety benefits for the user. The tough new UR5638 polyurethane resin provides a clear, transparent finish and is a low exothermic resin, making it ideal for LED applications involving the encapsulation of larger LED lighting units. As an aliphatic polymer, the resin also offers superior UV stability as well as excellent transmission of visible light, making it an excellent resin for white light LEDs. siliconchip.com.au PANEL SWITCHES PCB SWITCHES INDICATORS JOYSTICKS KEYBOARDS APEM offers the broadest range of quality HMI products in the industry. With exciting new products released each month, APEM‘s large portfolio of switches, joysticks, indicators and keypads tailor to several markets. siliconchip.com.au Unit 17, 69 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria 2015 NSW, AUSTRALIA Freecall September 2017 45 RTB2000 Entry-level Oscillscope from R&S Where experience and innovation come together. In the formulation, manufacture and global supply of conformal coatings, thermal pastes, encapsulants, cleaners and lubricants, we have the solutions of the future. Our ethos of collaboration and research, combined with a truly global presence and manufacturing capability has led to the development of ISO standard, environmentally friendly products for the world’s leading industrial and domestic manufacturers. Our unique provision of the complete solution, combined with the scale and scope of our capabilities ensures a reliable supply chain, and exemplary service. Find out how you could become part of the solution. Simply call or visit our website. Rohde&Schw arz Stand B30 at Electronex At Electronex 2017, Rohde & Schwarz premieres its new R&S RTB2000 entry-level oscilloscope for education, R&D and manufacturing. Rohde & Schwarz broadens its growing oscilloscope portfolio with the RTB2000, the first low cost oscilloscope to offer touchscreen operation as well as 10-bit vertical resolution, providing R&S quality at an extremely competitive price. Power of ten (10-bit ADC, 10 Msample memory and 10.1” touchscreen) combined with smart operating concepts make the R&S RTB2000 digital oscilloscope the perfect tool for university and laboratories, for troubleUntitled-1 shooting embedded designs during development and for production and service departments. Key Facts: • 70MHz to 300MHz • 10-bit ADC • 10 Msample standard memory • 10.1” capacitive touchscreen You can experience the R&S RTB2000 along with other quality oscilloscopes from the Rohde&Schwarz range at their stand (B30) at this year’s Electronex Expo. Stand B15 +61 (0) 2 9938 1566 www.electrolube.com.au Electronic & General Purpose Cleaning Conformal Coatings 46 Silicon Chip Encapsulation Resins www.hakkoaustralia.com.au Thermal Management Solutions Contact Lubricants Maintenance & Service Aids A division of H K Wentworth PTY Ltd. (Australaisa) Unit 3/98 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100, 1 02/08/2017 09:42:22 Mektronics is Australia’s leading supplier of quality tools and equipment. We proudly represent and support many of the world’s premium brands. With over 35 years of experience within the industry our sales team have unsurpassed industry and product knowledge and are happy to assist with any queries you may have. Mektronics are on Stand B18 at Electronex. Australian Stencils from Mastercut Technologies Mastercut Technologies have confirmed their confidence in the Australasian elec- Approved Distributor Australia / New Zealand tronics industry with the purchase of a new stencil laser. This new generation fibre laser by LPKF in Germany is now up and running, producing stencils for customers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Mastercut’s Director of Marketing, Bill Dennis says “we looked around the world for the best stencil laser we could find. Happily, that turned out to be the G6080 from LPKF, the manufacturer of our original laser. This investment means we can produce faster, cleaner and more accurate stencils than ever before.” The performance of the new machine Electronex Stand C18 has been confirmed with high speed and repeatable accuracy of around 2µm. Dennis says “this is ability surpasses any current fine-pitch requirements both now and well into the future.” The machine can handle all stencil types including shim only, standard meshed, Zelflex and DEK Vectorguard. An interesting new feature is its ability to produce oversize stencils up to 1.8m long (1.6m print area) which is ideal for LED lighting manufacturers. Mastercut will be exhibiting again at Electronex in Melbourne (Stand C18). siliconchip.com.au siliconchip.com.au September 2017 47 www.okw.com.au TO EACH HIS OWN HOUSING VISIT US AT AND D24 EX 2016 / ST ON TR ELEC ROLEC OKW Australia New Zealand Pty Ltd Unit 6/29 Coombes Drive, Penrith NSW 2750 Phone: +61 2 4722 3388 E-Mail: sales<at>rolec-okw.com.au Here’s a switch . . . from Control Devices Founded in 1997, Control Devices is Australasia’s leading supplier of industrial, defence, broadcasting and recording components and are proud to support the world’s quality engineering products. Their key objectives are to provide a quality product and customer satisfaction, with a cost effective service. Among the many new and interesting products that Control Devices will have on their stand at Electronex (Stand A19) is a new range of “PBA” 30mm pushbutton piezo sealed switches from APM. With their large actuation surface, the new series is in line with the AV 30mm and FP 40mm series. Exclusively available on PBA 30 mm models, the prominent ring option increases the visibility of this piezo switch. It is available in single color, bi-color and tri-color versions. The 30mm actuation surface improves user comfort and ensures better switch visibility, while the piezo technology ensures very long life (50 million cycles) making it ideal for applications where reliability is key. Because the switches are totally sealed (IP68 and IP69K) they are perfectly suited to humid applications (eg, yachting, spa, swimming pools, etc) and for sectors requiring a regular cleaning of control surfaces (eg, medical and food industries). Available in flush or prominent, translucent or coloured, the illuminated ring is available in single colour, bi-colour and tricolour versions. Control Devices will be delighted to discuss your particular switch, sensor, control and other electronics requirements at Stand A19 at Electronex 2017. Rolec OKW has a new range of “different” cases . . . The new BODY-CASE is the latest product series in the range of wearable enclosures by OKW Gehäusesysteme and is perfect for applications on or near the body. Thanks to its small, compact format, it is perfect for wearing on the body: on your arm, around your neck, in shirt and trouser pockets or carried loose in an article of clothing. The body case has a three-part design consisting of a top and a bottom part and a matt TPE sealing ring. The enclosures are made of ASA material in the colour traffic white and have a modern appearance thanks to highly polished surfaces. The top parts are available from stock, either with or without a recessed surface for decor foils or membrane keyboards. The sealing ring, available in vermilion and lava (similar to anthracite) 48 Silicon Chip colours allows protection classes IP65 and IP67. The dimensions of the enclosure are 54 x 45 x 17.5 mm (L x W x D). Possible applications include mobile data recording and data transmission, measuring and control engineering, digital communications technology, emergency call and notification systems as well as bio-feedback sensors in the fields of health care, medical technology, leisure and sports etc. OKW enclosures can be customised on request, modification services include CNC milling and drilling, digital or screen printing of legends and logos, special finishes, EMC shielding, keypads and labels, all modifications are carried out by the in-house service centre. Rolec-OKW will demonstrate the BODY-CASE and various other cases at Electronex 2017 Stand B11. siliconchip.com.au Power of ten Get in touch with the new ¸RTB2000 series oscilloscopes. ¸RTB2000 oscilloscopes (70 MHz to 300 MHz) team top technology with top quality. They surpass all other oscilloscopes in their class, delivering more power plus intuitive usability at a convincing price. For more information visit www.scope-of-the-art.com sales.australia<at>rohde-schwarz.com Visit our stand number B30 at Electronex Melbourne siliconchip.com.au September 2017 49 吀栀攀 䬀攀礀猀椀最栀琀 䈀攀渀挀栀 吀栀攀 戀攀渀挀栀 琀漀漀氀猀 礀漀甀爀 戀甀搀最攀琀 眀椀氀氀 氀漀瘀攀 吀栀攀 搀攀攀瀀攀猀琀 戀攀渀挀栀 椀渀 琀栀攀 椀渀搀甀猀琀爀礀 眀眀眀⸀欀攀礀猀椀最栀琀⸀挀漀洀 50 Silicon Chip siliconchip.com.au Pb siliconchip.com.au September 2017 51 Design, Develop, Manufacture with the latest Solutions! Showcasing new innovations and technology in electronics In the fast paced world of electronics you need to see, test and compare the latest equipment, products and solutions in manufacture and systems development. Make New Connections • Over 90 companies with the latest ideas and innovations • New product, system & component technology releases at the show • Australia’s largest dedicated electronics industry event • New technologies to improve design and manufacturing performance • Meet all the experts with local supply solutions • Attend FREE Seminars Knowledge is Power SMCBA CONFERENCE The Electronics Design and Manufacturing Conference delivers the latest critical information for design and assembly. Local and International presenters will present the latest innovations and solutions at this year’s conference. Details at www.smcba.com.au In Association with Supporting Publication Organised by Free Registration online! www.electronex.com.au 52 Silicon Chip siliconchip.com.au Melbourne Park Function Centre 6-7 September 2017