Smarter, safer wind turbines

Analog Devices has announced that Envision Energy is adopting ADI’s MEMS sensor technology in the company’s new generation of smart wind turbines. Initial goals for the collaboration include enabling new levels of wind turbine safety through enhanced real-time monitoring of vibration, tilt and other information used to inform safer windmill operation and design. New MEMS … Read more

Novel sensor suits EV battery management

Melexis has launched the MLX91230, the first product of its third generation of current sensors. The company states this digital solution brings 0.5 per cent accuracy at an affordable price in a compact design. It integrates IVT measurement capability, embeds a microcontroller to offload processing from the ECU and benefits from pre-installed safety features. The … Read more

Making sense of evolving service requirements

SigmaTron International’s Allen Abell explains how EMS providers are playing the lead role in helping OEMs manage increasingly complex compliance regulations Outsourcing electronics manufacturing used to focus on identifying the best partner in a location providing cost or proximity advantage. Today, manufacturing expertise is only part of that equation. Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers are … Read more

Safe, reliable renewable control

Mouser is now stocking TE Connectivity’s ECPx50B high voltage contactors. Designed for control in high-voltage environments such as battery energy storage systems and solar inverters, the contactors are designed to combine high performance and endurance with low coil power consumption. Applications include alternative energy storage systems, photovoltaic inverters and EV charging solutions. The contactors offer a switching voltage … Read more

PCBs critical to strong US electronics ecosystem

Radford University assistant professor of management, Zachary A Collier PhD, underlines the importance of investing in a trusted and secure PCB supply chain Artificial intelligence (AI) is being adopted incredibly quickly and is forecasted to contribute over $15 trillion to the world economy by 2030. Companies are competing for dominance, but competition isn’t only between companies. On the … Read more

Focus on problems in your control

Like everyone, manufacturers globally face challenges caused by global issues such as coronavirus, Brexit and the war in Ukraine. However, despite the troubling times, manufacturers can protect themselves and provide certainty for customers by focussing on the things that are in their control, instead of worrying about geopolitical issues beyond their control. Here, Jonathan Parry, … Read more

Chip 1 Talks about Microcontroller and Processors

Microcontroller A microcontroller is a small integrated circuit that is specifically designed to take charge of a certain process that is carried out by an embedded system. The components of a processor, memory, and input/output (I/O) peripherals are typically integrated onto a single chip in a typical microcontroller. Microcontrollers are used in wide varieties of … Read more

High voltage DC portfolio expands

Durakool has expanded its CHV series ceramic HVDC contactors and range of precharge resistors, designed for battery isolation in electric vehicles, high voltage battery storage systems and switching HVDC in solar panel installations. Focused on non- consumer markets, applications include: trucks, buses, construction, off-road, marine and aerospace. Responding to requests for higher power switching, Durakool enriched its … Read more

Medical equipment benefits from cable innovations

Aerco explains how choosing the right cable technology for medical equipment is a win-win situation for both original equipment manufacturers and end users In no other industry are cable and connectivity as critical as medical: their performance can save lives. Along with the devices and equipment they support, cables and connectors must perform despite pressures … Read more

Specifying the right IIoT enclosures

OKW Enclosures’ VP of marketing, Robert Cox, walks buyers through the requirements of IIoT enclosure applications and products meeting these needs Data is the lifeblood of the industrial internet of things (IIoT), playing a critical role in real-time monitoring, process optimization, predictive maintenance, quality control, energy efficiency, supply chain management, safety and compliance. Vast amounts of … Read more

Widest Ever Choice Of METCASE COMBIMET 19″ Rack Cases

COMBIMET is now METCASE’s largest and most popular range of 19″ rack cases with original, open-top, smooth/solid-top and super-deep versions. Bestselling COMBIMET is METCASE’s most advanced and most cost-effective 19″ enclosure. Applications include networking, communications, sound/studio systems, laboratory instruments and industrial computers/control technology. These smart aluminium enclosures have a flat, bezel-less front for faster manufacturing … Read more