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Investing in UK power

TTI has acquired Ecopac (UK) Power, a specialist UK and Ireland distributor of power supplies and LED drivers. TTI’s VP Europe, Geoff Breed, said: “Ecopac Power is renowned in the UK for its broad product portfolio, technical solutions and value-added service of power products, having served the industry for nearly 30-years. “There are many synergies … Read more

Stocking power management chips

Farnell is now shipping Nordic Semiconductor’s latest power management chip, the nPM1100. The power management IC is claimed to offer a higher efficiency-to-size ratio than any other PMIC solution available with a PCB area as low as 23mm². Applications include hand-held, portable and advanced wearable wireless products and connected medical devices. The nPM1100 is a … Read more

Stock guarantee extended

WDS Components has extended its stock guarantee programme to cover a wider range of products. The British supplier provides a 10 per cent price discount for any unavailable quantity of a product within the guarantee. The guarantee now covers detent pins, castors, and levelling feet in addition to existing products including machine parts such as … Read more

Catch up on processor bottleneck

4D Systems’ Pixxi-44 series offers an alternative for buyers looking for display modules that run with the currently unavailable Diablo16 graphics processor. Thanks to the Pixxi-44 intelligent display modules, 4D Systems’ gen4 range includes various TFT-LCD colour displays with non-touch, resistive touch or capacitive touch. They feature microSD memory, optional SPI flash memory, GPIO and … Read more

Shipping tiny PMICs

Newark is shipping Nordic Semiconductor’s new nPM1100 power management chip. The IC is designed to offer a higher efficiency-to-size ratio than other PMICs and a PCB area as low as 23mm². The PMIC suits space-constrained applications including battery charging and power delivery in hand-held, portable, wearable wireless and connected medical devices. Designers are striving to … Read more

Bright solution for automotive lighting

Mouser Electronics is now stocking AMS Osram’s Synios P3030 KW DSLP31.CE LED. The component is designed to meet the energy efficiency, weight and space-saving qualities for automotive exterior lighting. This white LED offers a luminous flux/radiant flux of 45 to 71lm and a minimum color rendering index of 90. Forward current is rated at three … Read more

Consumer Electronics Certification in the US and EU

As a rule, companies cannot market and sell a consumer electronics product right after manufacturing it, as such devices require various certifications. Government regulations are aimed at ensuring that goods entering markets are safe for consumers. In the case of electrical devices, governments also require that they don’t interfere with other equipment and wireless communication … Read more

Fuse optimized for high voltage EV applications

Bourns has announced a new POWrFuse high power fuse model series. The PF-K series is designed to meet ISO8820-8 standards for the protection of high-voltage accessory circuits in electric and hybrid electric vehicles. These circuits are found in a variety of applications including electrical energy storage, battery disconnect units and battery management systems. These fuses … Read more

Tips and tools to quickly find alternatives

Digi-Key Electronics’ digital product owner, Cody Walseth, introduces purchasing professionals to the company’s tools and services designed to help them source alternative parts Rapid changes in electronic components and availability have always been a challenge for our industry, especially for procurement professionals. However, with shortages and supply chain constraints over the past two years, purchasing … Read more

The Electric Vehicle Revolution

The future is electric. Our vehicles will soon be less reliant on fossil fuels in response to the world’s need to lessen its carbon footprint. Global warming is knocking on our very doors, and this is one response to it. Many countries pledged to help alleviate the carbon load across several industries during COP26, a … Read more

Compact switches benefit from short travel

Panasonic Industry is introducing a new series of durable thin type SMD tactile switches for miniaturized applications requiring a switch with a short travel distance for extremely quick output. The compact, robust EVP-BT series switches benefit from a low 4.3mm profile height, sharp tactile feel, low contact resistance and small bounce noise. EVP-BT series switches … Read more