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Coloured handles enhance ease of use

WDS Components has launched a new range of durable, coloured bow handles, ideal for machinery and industrial applications. The handles suit colour-coding and are available in an industry standard size. To ensure long-term reliability, the designs are manufactured from hard wearing polyamide and to enhance machine safety, they are tamper-proof. The bow handles are available with black, yellow, green, blue,…

Building UK PCB manufacturing partnerships

Electronics Sourcing caught up with Daleba Printed Circuits’ business development manager, Tony Hawkins, to discuss the current UK PCB supply chain. To set the scene, how has the PCB supply chain evolved since your arrival in the industry in the late ‘80s? I have always been involved with bare board production and when I started there were over 700 UK companies…

New edition of German Buildings Energy Act demands energy efficient and intelligent buildings

As of January 1st, 2024 the new Buildings Energy Act which regulates the legal requirements in Germany for buildings with regards to energy efficiency, became effective. With the new edition of the law, building automation is getting more importance. One possibility to reduce the costs for installation and maintenance of the required automation systems are wireless solutions.   ZF presents…

Buying into harness expertise

Cambridge Electronic Industries introduces purchasing professionals to its cable assembly services and reveals its new M series, ideal for sensors and actuators. Cambridge Electronic Industries has offered cable assembly services for 40-years. Known predominantly as a connector manufacturer, specialising in 75-ohm coaxial connectors for broadcast and machine vision, the company has recently introduced a range of M series connectors. Cable assemblies…

High contrast from all sides

Conventional LCD displays are very angle dependent. If they are tilted to the side, contrast is reduced and the colours distort. This isn’t the case with the IPS panels from DISPLAY VISIONS GmbH, though. With this new technology, the colours are preserved and the contrasts remain sharp, even when viewed from the side and at an angle. When using mobile…

Small control systems with touch display

The slim PLC control of the DISPLAY VISIONS PLC series already has the touch display integrated. In addition, it can be wirelessly connected to up to 50 satellite displays. This allows processes to be monitored and controlled wherever they are. Normally, the programming of small control systems and the reading out of their parameters is associated with some effort. Not…

35 mW: Colour low power display for mobile devices

The newly developed 2.4-inch TFT colour display is particularly suitable for mobile use due to its low energy consumption. It requires only 10 mA power consumption at 3.3 V and shows sharp contrasts even in sunlight. With the EA TFT024-23ATNN, DISPLAY VISIONS GmbH has a particularly economical colour display for use in mobile devices in its range. It is very easy to…

EnOcean Alliance Member ZF presents Energy Harvesting Switch Module at Light+Building in Frankfurt

ZF presents at Light+Building in Frankfurt a batteryfree and wireless switch module which is based on ZF’s patented energy harvesting technology and the EnOcean® protocol. As a member of the EnOcean Alliance, ZF succeeded in fully certifying the switch module in accordance with the EnOcean® RF standard which is especially designed for energy harvesting solutions. The ZF switch module uses…

Hardware startups and reshoring unite

In this article Nano Electronic Services’ director, Steve Drew, advises electronics startups on hardware development and identifying supply chain partners. Hardware startups play a crucial role in driving innovation and shaping the future. These ventures bring to life tangible products that often bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds. Examples range from cutting-edge wearables to smart home devices and advanced robotics….

Optimising hospital rounds

In this article, Relec Electronics highlights how the integration of its WMR2387 medical touch panel PCs into medical carts has become an indispensable tool for consultants. Hospital rounds are a critical aspect of patient care, requiring consultants to have immediate access to patient data, medical records and diagnostic tools. Integration of Relec Electronics’ WMR2387 23.8in medical rechargeable touch panel PC into medical carts has significantly…

Simplify assembly with SMT wire-to-board connector

Hirose has expanded its low-profile DF51K wire-to-board connector series to include a surface mount technology version. Compatible with automated assembly processes, including pick-and-place machines, the series simplifies the assembly process, saving time and cost. The connector features a centre lock design for high-density PCB mounting. The lock design also prevents damage during cable assembly, while ensuring secure mating. The positive…

Increasing power entry module choice

Schurter’s DG11 and DG12 power entry modules, with increased IP protection, are now available for protection class II applications and in white/black. The existing variants were designed exclusively as three- pole versions for protection class I applications. There are now two-pole variants which explicitly meet the higher requirements of protection class II. This also applies to the associated V-Lock mains…

New Texas solder factory to serve automotive applications

Shenmao Technology is establishing a new factory in Texas in response to growing demand for its solder products, particularly in the automotive sector. The company anticipates the facility will significantly enhance its production capacity, catering for key clients’ needs, including those in the EV manufacturing sector. The facility is located near the US-Mexico border. As the automotive industry evolves, Shenmao…

Overcoming procurement challenges in EV charging sector

Sager Electronics’ director supplier marketing & product management, Pam Berigan, highlights purchasing’s key role during the design and manufacture of EV charging solutions The global electric vehicle (EV) market is projected to be half of global car sales by 2035. With increasing focus on charging infrastructure development to support the expanding EV fleet, demand for electronic components critical to charging…

Was EV over-hyped?

In this article, John Denslinger explores the scale of investment required to match the US’ electrification goals and deadlines with the power transmission infrastructure itself. According to nearly 4,000 car dealers across the nation, EV sales have slumped noticeably. They point to a growing inventory of unsold vehicles on their lots visibly exposing a serious divide between supply and actual…

Standards and supply chains: two EV charger challenges

Avnet’s sales director lightspeed and transportation, Jason Skoczen, offers insight on charger interoperability and the role of WBG semiconductors in charging efficiency. Two EV charging challenges include standardization to ensure interoperability, and component supply chain disruption, particularly wide bandgap (WBG) power semiconductors. Regarding interoperability, Tesla is opening its ecosystem to other manufacturers to make life easier for drivers, while other…

Easing single pair Ethernet connections

Single pair Ethernet (SPE) is a technology helping realise Industry 4.0 and IIoT applications. Phoenix Contact’s Combicon PCB terminal blocks offer interconnect solutions. The networking of smart devices continues to advance. This applies to sensors often exposed to higher-altitude ambient conditions when used in the field. In addition to the possibility of integrating an IP-protected connector into such devices, there…

Inspiring innovation and growth

Midas Displays highlights how investments in people and facilities will underpin the company’s ability to support customers with innovative display solutions Midas Displays’ mission is to provide customers with full, bespoke, visual solutions that enhance user experiences and elevate industry standards. Through a blend of creativity, precision engineering and customer-centricity, the company strives to exceed expectations, enabling customers to stand…

Precision interconnects benefit patient care and outcomes

Aerco’s MD, Robert Laughton, explains the crucial role of precision medical connectors in enhancing healthcare excellence and underpinning reliable patient care In the fast-evolving landscape of modern healthcare, the seamless integration of advanced technologies is paramount for delivering accurate diagnoses and optimal patient care. Smiths Interconnect has emerged as a leader in providing state-of- the-art medical connectors. These connectors play…

Proactive approach to obsolescence

Rochester Electronics’ product and technology solutions manager, EMEA, Ken Greenwood, helps readers ensure seamless operations and uninterrupted production To remain competitive, OEMs must have a comprehensive understanding of costs associated with component obsolescence. Obsolescence cost measurement drives prioritization and risk reduction plans. Obsolescence should never be an afterthought, rather a proactive consideration ensuring seamless operations and uninterrupted production. Component lifecycles and predicted…

Fast rectifiers speeding along

Rutronik is expanding its range of rectifiers with four new series—VS-1EAH02xM3 (1A), VS-2EAH02xM3 (2A), VS3EAH02xM3 (3A) and VS-5EAH02xM3 (5A)—of ultra-fast 200V FRED-Pt from Vishay. Boasting improved thermal characteristics and increased performance, their low-profile housings provide a space- saving solution. Uses include commercial, industrial and automotive applications. Each are available as Vishay Automotive Grade, AEC-Q101 qualified versions. The surface mount devices…

Comfortable, stylish and discreet

OKW’s ergonomic IP65 wearable plastic Body- Case enclosure fits a standard 18mm watch strap and can also be worn on a neck lanyard, clipped to a belt/key ring or carried loose. The enclosure suits personal electronics, being comfortable, stylish and discreet. The ergonomics make wireless technology easy to operate. A choice of top sections—recessed or unrecessed—accommodate touch screens, membrane keypads, buttons…

Avoid component obsolescence with informed purchasing decisions

Mouser explains why component obsolescence is a growing issue, then introduces strategies and tactics purchasing professionals can use to sidestep these challenges Some fifty years ago, the average life cycle of a semiconductor was expected to be three decades or more. Today, that number has reduced to less than 10-years. Identifying product lifecycle and NRND products (not recommended for new design) are two…

Pinpointing the challenges in EV charging

TTI’s director of marketing for transportation, Gabe Osorio, explains the challenges the EV sector is facing are signs of a boom period and TTI is eager to face them head-on. Electric vehicles (EVs) are certainly having a moment right now. Portland, OR recently hosted its inaugural FIA Formula E race, an F1- style event showcasing the power of electric vehicles….

Increased automation offering

Distrelec has added over 100 Molex industrial products, strengthening its standing in the industrial automation sector. Six different Molex product options are offered from inventory, resulting in expedited lead times and next-day delivery in selected countries. Product options include: mPm DIN valve connectors; MPIS passive junction boxes; GWconnect heavy duty connectors; and Brad mini-change, micro-change (M12) and nano-change (M8) connectors….

Obsolescence management begins at product definition

Rochester Electronics’ VP design technology, Dan Deisz, highlights the importance of addressing obsolescence risks while a system’s design process is at the definition phase. Understanding the risks associated with component selection during the design and product definition phases requires a deep understanding of the timeline for long-term system development and when components are introduced by the semiconductor company. It is key…

Innovative alternative to traditional power sources

Sager Electronics has added Nichicon Batteries to its line card. Nichicon recently introduced its first battery product, the SLB (small lithium titanate rechargeable batteries) series, a new and innovative alternative to traditional power sources. Sager Electronics’ supplier marketing and product manager, Megan Burnside, said: “Nichicon provides a cutting-edge battery product that really enhances Sager’s growing battery offering. The SLB battery…

Buying into high performance filters

Schurter has expanded its FMAB NEO single-phase filter family with new variants for protection class II and high-performance applications. Stated benefits include cost- effective, compact designs and high performance in a -40 to 100°C temperature range. Equipped with an enclosed steel housing, the new protection class II filter series does not require a protective conductor connection thanks to its reinforced insulation…

Getting started in drives

Mouser Electronics is now shipping AMD Xilinx’ Kria KD240 drives starter kit. The kit is a cost-optimised hardware, software and platform solution offering control system architects and embedded software developers a quick, out-of- box experience for accelerated development in: robotics; drives and actuators; industrial automation and motors; Ethernet gateways and sensors; EV charging stations; medical equipment; and aerial system applications. The kit is an FPGA-based motor control and digital signal…

Optimistic outlook for interconnect

UK connector revenues will be up four to six per cent for 2023 year-end, with distribution gaining share at 54 per cent. In its full-year report for 2023, ITSA members remain optimistic, despite a tough year. Markets continue to vary markedly in performance, with sharp declines in the communications and mass transport markets. Key statistics include: order-book down eight per…

Supplying power in challenging medical and industrial applications

XP Power’s new HPF3K0 series is designed to provide intelligent and flexible higher power levels in key medical, industrial and semiconductor fabrication applications. Until now, designers had few options for multi-kilowatt power within the medical sector. The HPF3K0 offers 3kW, approved to IEC60601-1 Ed 3 with 2 x MOPP. The solution is also approve to EN55011/EN55032 for EMC Class B…

A Comprehensive Look at the State of the Electronic Component Industry: Fusion Worldwide’s 2024 Report

The electronic component industry enters 2024 at an inflection point. Various market segments are recalibrating accordingly after facing hardships brought on by inescapable geopolitical events over the past few years. From major shortages to a current state of influx, Fusion Worldwide evaluates the state of the electronic component industry in our latest report. Following an in-depth look at the market,…

You Can’t Fool XRF

Princeps demonstrates the power of XRF spectroscopy, an effective non-destructive analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of materials Purchased from a European broker, the part in Figure 1 is a replacement part for a Darlington Transistor Array—discontinued by the manufacturer (without lifetime buy option) in September 2022—with no form-fit- function (F3) replacement offered or available. The G4 marking denotes…

Piracy, the pandemic’s odd unintended consequence

I follow a geopolitical commentator who regularly reminds me that naval firepower is a cornerstone of globalized manufacturing. A navy’s ability to police the seasdepends on its size, ship classes, reach, firepower, technology and more, with nations including the USA, UK and France heading the blue-water navy pack. This maritime force matters because shipping is the obvious solution to sidestepping…

Shielding in high volume applications

Parker Hannifin’s Chomerics Division has introduced two new versions of its Soft-Shield 4850 multi-planar electrically conductive foam EMI shielding gasket. The more cost-effective 4840 suits volume grounding applications, while 4860 is a halogen-free EMI shielding gasket for high-temperature systems. Soft-Shield 4840 comprises conductive silver- plated nylon fibres embedded in a low-density urethane foam matrix meaning the material is electrically stable over…

Tantalum capacitors beat shock and vibration

New Yorker Electronics has announced the release of Vishay’s new series of wet tantalum capacitors with hermetic glass-to-metal seals. For avionics and aerospace applications, the STH electrolytic capacitors provide the advantages of Vishay’s SuperTan extended series devices, while offering a higher reliability design for improved military H-level shock (500g) and vibration capabilities (sine: 80g; random: 54g) and increased thermal shock up to 300 cycles….

All roads lead to Farnborough

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2024 offers electronics professionals the opportunity to explore and learn. Read on to discover innovations on display. The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2024 show opens from 6 to 8 February at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. The event serves as a pan-European platform for cutting-edge technology in production machinery, inspection equipment, electronic components and assemblies,…

More RF connector choice

PEI-Genesis has expanded its distribution agreement with Cinch Connectivity Solutions and is now authorized for six of its RF connector brands, including Midwest Microwave, AIM Cambridge, Trompeter RF Connectivity, Johnson, Vitelec Electronics and Semflex Microwave Solutions. These additional brands offer many types of RF products, including BNC, TNC, SMA and SMPM. The company’s commitment to the RF market also includes a…

IoT SOM stocked and ready to ship

Mouser Electronics is now stocking Digi’s ConnectCore 93 system-on-module (SOM). Based on the industrial NXP Semiconductors i.MX 93 applications processor, the device is designed for IoT products in medical, industrial, energy and transportation. The SOM suits automation, human-machine interfaces, equipment monitoring, edge computing and machine learning applications. The SOM features up to two Arm Cortex-A55 cores, while a Cortex-M33 core, AI/ML Arm Ethos…

Speeding EVs to market

Developers of automotive traction inverters are increasingly using three-phase power modules such as Infineon’s Hybridpack Drive. These modules are adopting SiC MOSFETtechnology, letting vehicles use 800V battery systems that offer faster charging and longer driving range. LEM’s new HAH3DR S07/SP42 compact three-phase current sensor is designed to fit these 800V modules. Calibrated over temperature and stable over the unit’s lifetime,…

Confidently sourcing electronic chips on the open market

As Classic Components explains, with risk mitigation measures in place, manufacturers can confidently purchase quality parts on the open market. When manufacturers must purchase electronic parts no longer available from authorized distributors, obsolete, out-of-production or only available from overseas sources, they often face a moment of reckoning regarding risk. Most manufacturers rely almost exclusively on authorized distribution, so are unprepared when…

Supply chain optimisation through innovation and evolution

Delmia’s strategic business development director, Adrian Wood, walks readers through the evolutionary journey of supply chain optimisation In the quest for supply chain optimisation, innovation emerges as a game-changer. It is all about leveraging modern technologies to make the supply chain more efficient, resilient and sustainable. The integration of supply chain services is one such innovation, shifting the perspective from a…

Artificial intelligence, where next?

‘Intelligence’ is defined as: the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. In turn, ‘knowledge’ is defined as; facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education and skill is defined as; the ability to do something well. Continuing, a ‘fact’ is described as; a thing that is known or proved to be true, while ‘information’ is described as;…

Eliminate connection errors in multi-fibre systems

OMC’s new family of key coded SMA fibre optic connectors offer clockface style multiple keyways in up to 50 different orientations as standard. Originally designed in response to a customer request for a keyed connector for a four-channel installation, the new family overcomes installation errors by effectively engineering them out. The master keyway at the 12 o’clock position fixes the orientation and…

High voltage SMD reed relays switch up to 1k V

Pickering Electronics has announced its first high voltage surface mount reed relays, known as the Series 219. Available in multiple package types, these relays can switch up to 1,000V in 1 Form A (SPST), 2 Form A (DPST) and 1 Form B (SPNC) contact configurations. Switch stand-off is up to 3,000V, while switch-coil isolation is up to 5,000V stand-off. The relays…

Rail profiles are fire protected

EMKA is offering expertise in processing materials certified to currently valid fire protection standards for rail vehicles including: DIN EN 45545-2, ASTM E1354, ASTM E662, ASTM C1166, BSS 7239 and SMP 800C. EMKA’s conformity with these standards forms a secure foundation for sealing applications leaving design and installation engineers to check the material meets their specific requirements. EMKA engineers advise…

Connectors feature mate-before-lock mechanism

To improve the speed, ease and security of mating for its MIL- SPEC DMM rugged 2mm pitch metal connectors, Nicomatic has introduced the D53C, a new captive screw option for all DMM connectors. This mate-before-lock fixing hardware provides rapid, simple and secure mating, preventing contact damage and ensuring the screw cannot be lost. Nicomatic’s UK MD, Phil McDavitt, said: “Developed in…

What’s the cost of your supply chain?

NOTE’s UK business development director, Andy Thwaites, explains how a thorough examination of landed costs is driving OEMs to take tighter control of their supply chains Some may be aware there is a substantial change occurring on the world stage of electronics manufacturing. Following the challenges of the pandemic and global component shortages, the now volatile geopolitical situation is causing…

Five lessons when manufacturing space products

Plexus’ space technology manager, Ellie Ebrahimi, shares five key lessons for new space companies and startups as they embark on their growth journey Scaling up manufacturing for space applications can be daunting for new space companies and startups. It’s essential to ensure production can meet growing demand while maintaining quality and reliability. Lesson 1: Knowing your market approach Traditional space industry approaches have been…

Hall-effect encoder is compact, durable and robust

Megatron’s HSM14F Hall-effect single- turn encoder features a housing depth of just 6.2mm. The company states other features include its high resolution and long bearing life. With the optional redundant electronics, the encoder suits use in applications with increased requirements for operational reliability. With a 14mm diameter, its compact dimensions suit applications with limited installation space. The product offers a…

More smart enclosure choice

OKW has extended its range of Smart-Panel wall- mount and desktop enclosures for building monitoring and control. New size S114 fits flush-mount cavity wall boxes up to 100 by 100mm. The design is ideal for applications including building services systems, electrical installations, smart homes, offices, security, IoT/IIoT, wireless communications, measuring and control, medical and laboratory technology. The enclosures have a highly…

Rail converter features ultra-wide input

Flex Power Modules is launching its PKM7200W series DC-DC converters with an ultra-wide input range of 16 to 160V, ideal for world-wide rail applications. Measuring 62 by 40 by 13mm the products provide 150W continuous output power and 12, 24 or 54VDC fully regulated single outputs. The parts achieve up to 89 per cent efficiency and feature 4kVDC isolation, meeting the requirements…

Connectors, switches, HMIs and more

SCHURTER walks readers through its broad product offering which includes solutions for a wide range of industry sectors from industrial to medical and automotive SCHURTER manufactures and distributes circuit protection components, connectors, switches and EMC products. In cooperation with customers, the company also develops and manufactures input systems and HMIs. In the industrial sector, the company offers over 20,000 products. In…

Increased field of vision

Panasonic Industry’s latest Grid-EYE sensor features a 90 deg lens delivering a wider field of view and reducing the number of sensors required to cover a given area to enable people counting and tracking applications. Panasonic Industry Europe product manager, Osamu Mitsumura, said: “Knowing where people are is the key to design a smart space. Today, industries want to understand…

Next-day delivery on vast connector range

With a multi-million-pound connector and piece-part stockholding, Lane Electronics is the connector distributor of choice for OEMs across many industrial sectors. Lane Electronics, a market- leading franchised stocking and assembling distributor for many of industry’s major electrical and electronic connector manufacturers is the preferred connector supplier across many industry sectors including defence, avionics, motorsport, marine, communications, medical, test and measurement, general…

Enabling smaller antenna designs

Murata’s new parasitic element coupling device is designed to improve antenna efficiency by magnetically coupling the parasitic element with the antenna. It is claimed to be the world’s first solution designed for Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7 products. For designers of smartphones, tablets, network routers, game consoles and other compact electronics, it lets them build more efficient antennas required for modern space-constrained devices. The device connects the feeding antenna to its parasitic elements…

Versatile, reliable interconnect solutions

January 2024 sees Cambridge Electronic Industries launch its new range of M Series circular connectors, designed to provide reliability in a range of applications. Featuring M5, M8, M12, M16 and M20 versions, Cambridge Electronic Industries’ new M Series circular connectors cater to a wide range of applications and needs, from lower pin densities for power applications, to high- density signal pins…

Power grid abyss

In this article, John Denslinger explores the scale of investment required to match the US’ electrification goals and deadlines with the power transmission infrastructure itself Achieving a clean energy economy won’t be possible without major upgrades to the US power transmission infrastructure. That is the assessment of America’s investor- owned electric utilities and the Department of Energy. Most of the electrical grid…

Investing in training

ART explains how training demonstrates commitment to quality, meets customer expectations, gains industry recognition and supports international trade 2024 will be a busy time for Advanced Rework Technology, working with industry members and IPC to ensure the release of new and revised IPC documents/standards and associated training programmes to maintain the quality of the products and services offered to the electronics industry. Expected releases…

Tiny 3D magnetometer packs a punch

Melexis’ new MLX90394 Triaxis micropower magnetometer is a tiny Hall- effect based sensor designed to balance low noise, current consumption and cost. With on-the-fly selectable modes and advanced configurability, it supports high reuse and fast time-to-market. This contactless solution is suitable for rotary, linear and 3D joystick control in gaming and industrial peripherals. Melexis’ product manager, Minko Daskalov, said: “The MLX90394…

Inspiring innovation and growth

Midas Displays highlights how investments in people and facilities will underpin the company’s ability to support customers with innovative display solutions Midas Displays’ mission is to provide customers with full, bespoke, visual solutions that enhance user experiences and elevate industry standards. Through a blend of creativity, precision engineering and customer-centricity, the company strives to exceed expectations, enabling customers to stand out and…

Why do supply chains fail?

In this article, NewPower explores some of the key reasons supply chains can fail, from external factors beyond a manufacturer’s control to internal mistakes Offshoring Offshoring has become increasingly popular but supply chain management can be challenging due to time zones, language barriers and cultural differences. Also, monitoring offshore activities requires skills and expertise that may not be readily available….

Brace for renewed supply challenges in 2024

Rand Technology’s CEO, Andrea Klein, explains how the crossover of the artificial intelligence gold rush and EV rollout could trigger the next supply chain crisis As the world increasingly leans in on AI-driven solutions, demand for semiconductors is expected to skyrocket, creating a dynamic landscape for OEMs. Beneath the surface of progress lies a critical challenge—potential repercussions on component availability….

Protect against hazardous arcs

Phoenix Contact’s DC connectors with ArcZero technology are designed to safely and reliably protect operators against hazardous electric arcs. This makes handling during installation and maintenance easier. During maintenance, device replacement the electronics, directly built into the connector, actively quenches the electric arc. The ability to safely connect and disconnect under load enables safe shut down of selected parts of…

Extending semiconductor component life

With electronics purchasing professionals facing increasing component Sobsolescence, Rochester Electronics outlines three options to extend lifecycles Semiconductor-driven substantial growth in the global markets have significantly longer electronic applications semiconductor market by 2030*, lifecycles, potentially necessitating are integral to modern particularly in the automotive and semiconductor supply continuity for society. Analysts project industrial sectors. However, these decades. This poses a dilemma…

To out-source or not out-source?

Just Electronics explains how its flexible, small to medium batch manufacturing services offer answers to original equipment manufacturers’ production needs When it comes to getting your product made, out-sourcing to contract manufacturers can remove some of the headache but also poses a number of problems of its own. How many do you need and how fast? Is the design ready for…

MEMS pressure sensors feature 3.3V supply

Würth Elektronik has expanded its family of WSEN-PDUS differential pressure sensors. Two new models work with an operating voltage of 3.3V, making them compatible with most microcontrollers supporting this voltage. The other models in the series require 5V. Würth states all sensors offer robustness and accuracy to ±0.25 per cent FSS tolerance. A version is also available with horizontal nozzles. The new packaging design with horizontal-barbed nozzles…

Temperature sensing issues? Consult the experts

ATC Semitec’s MD, Rob Savin, explains how the company prides itself on its innovative, high-quality product ranges and extensive market/product knowledge ATC Semitec works with world leading innovative suppliers providing high quality, reliable sensors with the added opportunity to create bespoke versions to suit manufacturers’ needs. As a result of its close supplier relationships, the company can quickly respond to sample requests…

Downsizing drives while maximising efficiency

Responding to the global push for downsizing and integration, Infineon Technologies has introduced the 4.5kV XHP 3 IGBT modules, designed to fundamentally change the landscape for medium voltage drives and transportation applications operating at 2,000 to 3,300VAC in 2- and 3-level topologies. Applications include conveyor belts, pumps, locomotives and commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles. The XHP family comprises a 450A dual IGBT module with Trenchstop IGBT4 and…

First 16:10, 5.2MP image sensor for laptops and IoT

Omnivision has announced its 5.2-megapixel OV05C10 image sensor, the first product specially developed for 16:10 aspect ratio notebooks. The sensor has a staggered high dynamic range (HDR) and is suitable for mainstream and high-end laptops, tablets and IoT devices. The sensor has ample pixels to support auto framing for video conferencing, which automatically adjusts the camera’s field-of-view to keep the…

EDS 2024 is relocating and the dates are changing

Important News! EDS 2024 is relocating and the dates are changing. Originally set for May 13-17 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, the Summit will now take place at Resorts World Las Vegas, from Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, May 24 – a week later than initially planned. Why the change? The start of extensive renovations and expansion of the…

Tough connectors suit medical applications

Selwyn introduces electronics purchasing professionals to a range of sterilizable plastic connectors offering high mating cycles, IP67 protection and a compact design. Ideal for scientific, instrumentation and medical applications, ODU’s MEDI-SNAP plastic connector range combines distinctive coding options with push-pull and breakaway mating variants. With up to 5,000 mating cycles, plus IP50, IP64 and IP67 protection in mated condition with an…

MLCC portfolio gets safety-certified solutions

Kyocera AVX has expanded its portfolio of commercial surface-mount MLCCs with its first safety-certified MLCCs, the new Class X1/Y2 KGK Series and Class X2 KGH Series. Class-X and Class-Y safety-certified capacitors are designed to protect against surges and transients and provide EMI filtering AC line filtering applications. Class-X safety capacitors are placed between an AC line and neutral and designed to fail short, which…

EV charging vs. chip supply

A2 Global’s CEO, Frank Cavallaro, explores how the global race for electric vehicle charging infrastructure stacks up against chip supply Most automotive semiconductors today rely on mature nodes—greater than 28nm. Some current charging infrastructure technology also requires mature nodes, creating a semiconductor supply and demand challenge across sectors. Currently, supply can satisfy known demand. However, as charging infrastructure ramps up, it will prompt…

Regulated SMT DC/DCs ideal for gate drive power

Recom is simplifying the generation of gate drive bias voltages for a range of switch types with its new R24C2T25 DC/DC converter. Available in a 7.5 by 12.83mm 36-pin SSOP package, the part operates from 21 to 27VDC input and provides programmable, regulated asymmetric dual output voltages, suitable for gate drivers for IGBT, Si, SiC and GaN cascode switches. Recom’s…

Finding the right CEM partner

There are many UK-based CEMs, selecting the right one is vital. Esprit provides some things to consider when shortlisting providers. Technology: Select a CEM that is an expert, covering all the solutions required now and in the future. Esprit are always striving to look ahead and have recently invested in the ProtectoXC conformal coating and Versaflow 455 selective soldering system…

Circularity is no longer a pipe dream

In2tec’s sustainable electronics ambassador, Emma Armstrong, explains the company’s solution for the removal and reuse of electronic components from PCBAs According to The Circularity Gap Report, the current global economy is just 7.2 per cent circular (dropping from 9.1 per cent in 2018), meaning that for the most part, materials are mined, created into products, sold and then disposed of….

GaN ICs selected for wall sockets

Innoscience Technology has announced Legrand is using InnoGaN devices in its latest home power sockets to meet increased power demand from products such as fast-charging Type A+C and USB power adapters. In China, the company’s recently launched Yijing 27W and Yijing PLUS 45W wall sockets both use Innoscience GaN HEMTs to increase output power and reduce heat generation within the…

Are you overthinking date codes?

In this feature, Rochester Electronics, explains to purchasing professionals why general date code restrictions for components are becoming obsolete When semiconductor date codes were implemented back in the 1960s, the goal was to maintain parts traceability, based on manufacturing or seal dates, processes and bill-of-materials, as well as a two to three-year ‘sell-by’ date. Historically, it was believed components were no longer…

Investing for growth

Texcel Technology explains how the company’s planned investments set the scene for continued growth across industry sectors ranging from medical to instrumentation. Knowing where you’re going is always referenced to where you have been. For Texcel Technology, the last three years have seen continuous investment in equipment and staff. This has resulted in sustained sales growth across both existing and new…

Road to widespread electrification

PEI Genesis’ European product manager, Dawn Rogers, explores the role of upgrading EV charging capabilities in supporting the upsurge in EV numbers Global EV sales continue to grow year-on-year. Traditionally, manufacturers have not had to produce charging connectors to an industry standard and instead, have custom produced to different requirements. This caused problems around connector compatibility, with different options having different…

2024: the year for affordable reliability?

In 2024, MH Connectors is introducing a new range of tough push-pull and Micro-D connectors designed to offer reliability without a high price tag. Modern connectors face demanding applications often in harsh environments. With the adoption of 5G communications and a big jump in automation this year, designers must provide reliable connectivity for many different environments. Can this be done at any cost? High…

Making connections in harsh environments

Electronics purchasing professionals can benefit from Bulgin’s in-house manufacturing and testing capabilities when sourcing connectors for harsh environments With technology driving the realms of what is possible in a more connected and automated world, demand for reliable and adaptive cabled solutions is ever-increasing. This becomes more challenging when these requirements are needed in harsh environments, such as agriculture, food preparation, marine and mining. Here…

Rising demand drives current trends in EV components

  As the EV market emerges from major supply chain disruptions, demand is strong for power components and microcontrollers/ microprocessors. However, some shortages loom Analysts are optimistic that 2023 will wrap as a growth year for the EV industry. Demand for two major component families, power and MCUs/MPUs, is on the rise. Power electronic components play a key role in…

Major memory milestone

Renesas has introduced the third generation DDR5 registered clock driver (RCD), plus the first-generation client clock driver (CKD) for emerging DDR5 DRAM servers and client systems The ICs enable next generation DIMMs with speeds up to 6400 and 7200 mega transfers per second (MT/s) respectively, an increase from today’s 5600 MT/s transfer speeds. The RCD is designed for registered DIMMs…

Enhancing SMT line precision with solder paste inspection

Pektron explains how a significant investment in integrating solder paste inspection is improving end product quality and reliability. The Surface Mount Technology Association states 74 per cent of PCB manufacturing process defects are solder paste related. This is why integrating solder paste inspection (SPI) machines into an SMT line is essential to ensure the quality and reliability of electronic components. Consequently, Pektron has made a…

What’s the cost of your supply chain?

NOTE’s UK business development director, Andy Thwaites, explains how a thorough examination of landed costs is driving OEMs to take tighter control of their supply chains Some may be aware there is a substantial change occurring on the world stage of electronics manufacturing. Following the challenges of the pandemic and global component shortages, the now volatile geopolitical situation is causing…

Ready for a new wiring experience?

Original equipment manufacturers looking for a quick, reliable and tool-free method of making PCB connections should explore Phoenix Contact’s new Push-X technology With new Push-X technology, Phoenix Contact makes connection technology for PCB connectors direct, tool-free and automation- capable. Thanks to compatibility with Phoenix Contact’s headers, XPC provides a fast, alternative connection solution. XPC series connectors enable secure and fast…

EDS 2024 is relocating and the dates are changing

Important News! EDS 2024 is relocating and the dates are changing. Originally set for May 13-17 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, the Summit will now take place at Resorts World Las Vegas, from Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, May 24 – a week later than initially planned. Why the change? The start of extensive renovations and expansion of the…

Chip1 Talks About Electronic Connectors

Connectors for electronic circuits are devices that physically interconnect two or more electronic circuits. Installing, putting together, and providing power to various electrical devices all require the use of these components. The housing and the terminals are the two components of electronic connectors that are considered to be the most important. Connectors for electronic devices consist of a male (plug)…

Tough circular connectors in stock

TTI is now stocking CHD (Circular Heavy Duty) connectors from Amphenol Industrial. The robust, high-performance CHD14 series is designed for demanding commercial and off- road vehicle applications like EV battery pack, inverter and power distribution systems where electrical connections must be secure and resistant to harsh environmental conditions. Rated at 1500VDC for currents up to 500A the connectors have an…

Recent revisions to AS6496

TTI’s VP of quality, Kevin Sink, explores updates and revisions to AS6496A, authorized distribution’s standard for anticounterfeiting requirements The Society of Aerospace Engineers’ (SAE) AS6496 is an anti-counterfeiting measure outlining requirements for mitigating counterfeit products in the authorized distribution supply chain by distributors performing authorized distribution. SAE adopted this standard on August 20, 2014 with the official title of Fraudulent/ Counterfeit Electronic Parts:…

Guaranteeing supply

Antistat explains how its focus on listening to customers is helping the company develop products and services that meet business, technical and environmental needs As an ISO:9001 manufacturer to the electronics sector, Antistat has been helping its customers meet electrostatic discharge challenges for over 35-years. The company’s focus has and always will be its customers, spending time listening to customers’ needs and…

Powering innovation in 2024

In this article, Relec Electronics announces the introduction of innovations including automotive power converters, configurable power supplies and USB-C LCM displays. Stepping into 2024, Relec Electronics remains at the forefront of B2B distribution in power supply and display technologies. While maintaining its commitment of offering a versatile range of AC-DC, DC-DC power supplies and advanced display technologies, the company is excited to…

Sourcing choice for cryogenic isolators

East Coast Microwave is stocking cryogenic isolators from DiTom Microwave. The three-port ferrite devices are designed to operate at cryogenic temperatures at or below 77K and provide high isolation in one direction and low loss in the other. Cryogenic isolators are ideal for use in laboratories, quantum computing and aerospace applications. For example, the D3I4080Y cryogenic isolator operates from 4 to…

It’s the people that make the difference!

Electronics Direct states its ability to source those tough components which block production lines, can save their clients time, energy and resources whilst ensuring quality and reliability of the supply chain. Electronics Sourcing asks Founder and Managing Director, Craig Hopwood, what makes them different. It’s the people and the deep-rooted culture. If you view a company as an iceberg then people…

EMS shipments, supply chains, sentiment and more

In this article, IPC presents statistics and thoughts on subjects including manufacturing services, Government support for supply chains and electronics sector sentiment IPC has announced the October 2023 findings from its North American Electronics Manufacturing Services Statistical Program. Book- to-bill ratio stands at 1.23. Total North American EMS shipments in October 2023 were down 7.4 per cent compared to the…

Poised for sustained growth across sectors

A combination of inhouse investment and training, plus a new European manufacturing partnership, means Jaltek is perfectly positioned to support its growing customer base. One benefit of outsourcing manufacturing is removing the need to invest in expensive capital equipment and people. Jaltek does that for its customers. To provide customers with the most up to date, efficient and cost-effective solutions, Jaltek constantly reviews…

Wi-Fi 7 front end modules ready to ship

Mouser Electronics is stocking the newest Wi-Fi 7 front end modules from Qorvo. Also known as IEEE 802.11be Extremely High Throughput (EHT), Wi-Fi 7 offers faster data speeds, lower latencies and increased network capacity thanks to new capabilities designed to support large numbers of users and devices in bandwidth-intensive environments. The Qorvo QM42500 and QM45500 offer 2.4/5 to 7GHz frequency…

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