Connectors address the SWaP-C challenge

Harwin’s vice president of product, Ryan Smart, looks at how sourcing optimised interconnect technologies addresses the demands of today’s high-performance applications. From uncrewed aerial vehicles to portable electronics, designers of modern electronic applications are under pressure to deliver high performance and reliability while minimising both size (S) and weight (W). At the same time, factors … Read more

SMT connectors suit space critical designs

Several M12 connector series from binder are available in versions for surface mount technology (SMT). They offer advantages for integration into space-critical designs and also provide good automation capability. Binder’s SMT products are available in versions with four, six and eight contacts and with different codings. They are available shielded and unshielded. The M12 connectors … Read more

Ensuring supply chain quality

SigmaTron International’s corporate director of quality and compliance, Allen Abell, explains how EMS companies are gatekeepers of quality between OEMs and part suppliers. The benefit of outsourcing to an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider goes beyond its manufacturing capabilities and expertise. Outsourcing leads to the EMS provider supporting management of the component supply chain. This … Read more

Making obsolescence, obsolete

Flip Electronics’ president, Bill Bradford, details investments including the acquisition of Resurgent Semiconductor and imminent launch of a new ecommerce engine. The semiconductor industry has always been defined by cyclicality. Overabundance makes way for scarcity as overhang inventory is sold. Scarcity leads to stockpiling and we’re soon back at overabundance. This whiplash effect can be … Read more

Buck converters provide up to 20A

Recom is offering new parts in its RPH and RPL buck converters series with ratings between 1A and 20A. For example, the RPL-1.0: operates over an input range of three to 22V with an adjustable output of 0.6 to 12V at 1A; comes in a compact 3 by 3mm LGA-M footprint; and is only 2mm … Read more

Where next for IP&E lead times?

Avnet director, IP&E sales, Dan Borelli, explores interconnect, e-mech and passive lead times and discusses the most viable strategy for maintaining supply chain security. According to the ECIA, interconnect and e-mech component lead times went out from around 10 weeks in Q1/2021 to anywhere from 14 to 20 weeks in Q1/2023. For passive components, the … Read more

Connectors immediately available for fast delivery

Murrelektronik has made it easier and quicker to find and purchase common connectors that form the backbone of machine and plant cabling. The Connectivity Essentials range of M8, M12, Valve and RJ45 connectors is immediately available to purchase from the Murrelektronik’s online shop. Buyers should look for any connector displaying the Connectivity Essentials icon or … Read more

Display module suits PLCs

Display Visions has developed a compact Modbus display module, equipped with a 4.3in bright and perfectly readable display. This makes it ideal for use on programmable logic controllers (PLCs) offered by manufacturers like Siemens, Beckhoff and Panasonic. The module supports the communication formats Modbus/ TCP and Modbus/RTU. Accordingly, it is equipped with interfaces for WiFi, … Read more

Authorized source for interconnect

VRG Components has announced an authorized distribution agreement with the Germany-based Lumberg Group. Lumberg designs and manufactures connectors, contact systems, electromechanical elements and mechatronic components for automotive, building technology, home appliance and communication technology applications. VRG Components will distribute the complete product line. VRG Components’ CEO, Verena Martin, said: “VRG Components and the Lumberg Group … Read more

Shaping the future of power electronics

PCIM Europe invites purchasing professionals to become part of the biggest ever event, taking place 11 to 13 June 2024 in Nuremberg, Germany For the first time, over 600 companies will be exhibiting in four halls so visitors can expect a wider range of new products and services. The four stages offer visitors an exclusive … Read more

Five new outputs for medical/industrial supplies

TDK has announced additional output voltage models to the 250W rated TDK-Lambda brand CUS250M series of power supplies in the industry standard 2 by 4in footprint. The full range now covers 12, 15, 18, 24, 28, 36 and 48V and is certified to IEC 62368-1 and IEC 60601-1 safety standards for industrial and medical applications. … Read more

Balancing act in a booming market

Quiksol Americas’ president, Brian Ellison, explains how distribution ensures a steady flow of essential components while navigating a complex and often strained supply chain. The electronics industry is experiencing a period of phenomenal growth. From the ever-present need for smartphones and laptops to the burgeoning fields of electric vehicles and smart homes, demand for electronic … Read more