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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more