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Microchip Announces Microcontrollers that Solve Tough Analog System Design Challenges

Sensor-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications rely on a combination of analog functionality and digital control capability to meet a challenging list of requirements including low cost, small size, performance and low power. Addressing this challenge through a focus on increased microcontroller (MCU) integration, Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the PIC18-Q41 and AVR DB MCU families that are the first…

New RF power transistors and ultra-wideband Doherty amplifiers for use in next-generation TV broadcast transmitters

Ampleon has released the BLF989E RF power transistor, which uses the very latest ninth-generation high-voltage (50V) LDMOS process technology. The BLF989E has been designed to deliver the highly efficient Doherty amplifiers required by the next generation of UHF TV transmitters. As the global market leader for RF power transistors in UHF broadcasting applications, Ampleon has developed the BLF989E to support…

Dual and multiple sourcing helps GE Healthcare reduce supply chain risk

Having suppliers that make components in more than one region of the world also helps to reduce risk for the company. Working closely with component manufacturers and their authorized distributors, making sure there are at least two suppliers for each component and involving buyers in new product introduction are some of the strategies that GE Healthcare employs to manage supply…

Thermal: what purchasers need to know

Digi-Key’s manager applications engineering and tech support, Dany Haikin, guides readers through the world of thermal management. Thermal management is the unsung hero of electronics, keeping devices cool and working properly. For purchasing professionals, identifying different types of thermal products, understanding of how they work and recognizing considerations for lead times can help them source the best solution. Designing a…

Visual indication IP69K stainless steel compression latch from EMKA

EMKA are always pleased to develop innovative new products for different market sectors – in this case an IP69K compression latch in stainless steel with visual status indication to suit railway and other special vehicle applications. This allows for distanced observation of the lock status – whether the lock is open or closed – by virtue of a cover which…

Buyer Beware: Understanding the Risks of Gray Market and Counterfeit Products

With today’s competitive market environment, attractive prices can be difficult for hardworking professionals to ignore. Counterfeiters and unauthorized vendors count on that, causing massive liability and safety risks. Join WESCO, Eaton, and Cisco for a virtual panel discussion on November 10th, “Buyer Beware: Understanding the Risks of the Gray Market and Counterfeit Products.” Learn how to identify unauthorized sources and…

Buyer’s guide to frequency control

ECS Inc. International answers four key questions regarding the sourcing and purchasing of frequency control products. Q) What should be on a buyer’s shopping list when sourcing frequency components? When selecting and buying frequency control products and power inductors look for a respected brand. Most modern applications require several clocks and a good FCP manufacturer will offer a broad-based product…

New Configurator For mobilCASE Extruded Handheld Enclosures

ROLEC has launched a new online configurator that makes it easy for customers to specify customized mobilCASE handheld enclosures and generate CAD and PDF files of their specific housing. Tough mobilCASE is a smart, modern range of extruded aluminum enclosures for handheld electronic instruments and machine/robot controllers. It can also be mounted horizontally or vertically for display or control panels….

High Speed and EMC for Different Board-to-board Distances

The high-speed Zero8 connectors featuring ScaleX technology will be available in different heights, as well as shielded and unshielded designs, following electronica in November 2020. Both plug and socket will be available in low and mid heights, and there is also an optional shielding concept for optimum protection against electromagnetic interference. The different heights can be freely combined, allowing Zero8…

Central Semiconductor’s New 1000V, 4A Bridge Rectifier

4A Bridge Rectifier in low profile BR DFN-A package: CBRDFA4-100. Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductor solutions, introduces the CBRDFA4-100, a 4.0A, 1000V full wave bridge rectifier with a glass passivated die. Packaged in a low profile 1.55mm durable epoxy BR DFN-A case, this device is ideal for power supply and fast charger applications where component…

Littelfuse TVS Diode Arrays Safeguard Consumer Electronic

Littelfuse, Inc. a global manufacturer of leading technologies in circuit protection, power control, and sensing, today announced a new series of 50 A unidirectional TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Diodes). Compared to solutions currently available on the market, the SP1250-01ETG 50 A unidirectional TVS diode arrays provides superior protection via lower clamping voltage and low leakage current, all in a PCB…

Astute Electronics Signs GSI Technology Franchise Agreement

A promising future for this new partnership, with Astute Electronics offering technical support for new designs across the full range of GSI Technology memory components. Astute Electronics is now a designated UK and Ireland distributor of GSI Technology’s high-performance SRAM and LLDRAM products. “It’s a great pleasure to have the honour of representing GSI Technology,” says Mick Martin, Memory Division…

Getting to grips with changing times

Future Electronics’ corporate VP, Karim Yasmine, guides readers through the supply chain landscape. Q) What supply chain trends has Future Electronics witnessed over the last decade and what do purchasers need to prepare for over coming years? Like every technology space, we have seen drastic changes in the supply chain. Over the past 10-years, aggregators have changed the way purchasing…

How to Find the Ideal Sensor for Your Industrial Automation Application

Motion control and industrial automation systems create numerous challenges for design engineers. For example, they must contend with the excessive dirt and dust found in factories settings.  In addition, conveyors and pick-and-place systems can exhibit high vibration or spikes in shock force that threaten the stability of the circuit’s sensors. The magnetic sensing system selected must provide exceptional durability to…

IDS extends Ensenso N 3D camera series

New design and improved electronics: Ensenso N40/N45 3D cameras are compact, lightweight and collaborative. The Ensenso N-Series is a compact and robust 3D camera system designed specifically for 3D applications in robotics and automated series production. Thanks to IP65/67 protection, it is also well-suited for use in harsher environments. The camera family is now being expanded by the new N40…

Weaker demand and falling prices

However, the analog chip market will bounce back in 2021 as both demand and prices increase. Buyers can expect declining prices for analog ICs for the rest of the year and into 2021 because of overall weaker demand and ample production capacity. The worldwide analog chip market will decline 5.8 per cent in 2020, due in large part to COVID-19,…

Domino effect on manufacturing

John Denslinger explores a decade of falling dominoes, each impacting the supply chain and driving manufacturers to explore significant changes to their global strategies. A domino effect is produced when one event sets off a chain of similar events. This is easily understandable if you visualise a falling row of dominoes. Its clear global manufacturing did not escape the domino…

New XL Size BODY-CASE Wearable Enclosures

OKW has added a new size XL to its BODY-CASE range of fully wearable plastic electronic enclosures. Smart and comfortable BODY-CASE suits a wide range of applications including data recording and transmission; IoT/IIoT; tracking/monitoring; emergency call/notification; healthcare/wellness; leisure and sports; digital communications; stock/sales logging; safety engineering; measurement/control; automation – and any roles involving localisation of personnel. New BODY-CASE XL –…

Strategic sourcing advice: lessons from the pandemic

Digi-Key’s senior director, global assigned accounts, Tom Treichel, argues that during the pandemic inventory and on-time delivery are differentiators and partnerships are key. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on supply chains and procurement professionals around the world. So, what have we learned? Long-time Digi-Key customer and SVI’s vice president of supply chain and North American operations, Wayne Ellis,…

Holding their own

Memory Protection Devices’ president, Thomas Blaha, explains how prioritizing application requirements optimizes battery holder selection. When designing power management solutions involving AA batteries, engineers often focus on the battery rather than the holder. Often overlooked, the holder plays an important role ensuring system ruggedness and reliability. Like most products, battery holders are designed to contradictory requirements. Ideally, they need to…

Murata partners with Wirepas to deliver industrial grade, massive IoT connectivity solution

Murata announces the integration of Wirepas Mesh, the wireless connectivity software focused on industrial grade, large-scale IoT applications, with its MBN52832 embedded Bluetooth® Module, creating a massively scalable solution for low-power sensor networks. The combination of Wirepas Mesh with the MBN52832 module provides application developers with a connectivity layer, enabling data collection, device management and location tracking across multiple applications,…

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Passive components make the grade

Specifying high reliability electronic components can feel overwhelming at first glance. DMTL walks buyers through the levels. Commercial grade: Starting with commercial grade, components are manufactured to datasheet specifications only. A large amount of flexibility surrounds the design, materials, processes and testing. AEC-Q200: Moving to automotive grade, AEC-Q200 is a stress test qualification for passive components, defined by the Automotive…

A trustworthy solution for end-to-end supply chain protection

Lattice explains how its SupplyGuard service preserves trust throughout unprotected supply chains by protecting against counterfeiting, overbuilding and trojan insertion. Lattice has launched its Sentry solutions stack and SupplyGuard supply chain protection service. Sentry stack comprises customizable embedded software, reference designs, IP and development tools to implement secure systems compliant with NIST Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) Guidelines (NIST SP-800-193). SupplyGuard…

SICK’s on the Level with its CQF Capacitive Sensor

Compact, economic and quick to install, SICK’s CQF16 capacitive level sensor has been developed to provide a universal, non-contact solution wherever the fill level of water-based liquids must be detected in non-metallic vessels, tanks or pipes. The robust, ECOLAB-certified SICK CQF16 level sensor is supplied with a one-clip mounting bracket that can be fastened securely to the wall of any…

SUBARU Selects ON Semiconductor Image Sensing Technology

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has announced that SUBARU CORPORATION has selected its image sensing technology to enable camera-based ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) in the car manufacturer’s new-generation EyeSight Driver Assist platform. The Levorg, a 2020 All-Wheel Drive Sports Tourer, is the first model to offer the new system. Winner of numerous safety awards, SUBARU’s EyeSight is one…

EUROQUARTZ launches new UK manufactured ruggedised clock oscillators with extended industrial temperature range

Frequency control specialist, Euroquartz has launched a new range of UK manufactured surface mount ruggedised clock oscillators offering an extended industrial operating temperature range from -40 to +105°C. A major advantage of these components is that they are manufactured in Euroquartz’s cleanroom facility in south west UK and are free of ITAR restrictions. Available on short lead times, the new…

New SVT series introduced as part of Panasonic Industry OS-CON capacitors

With low ESR and excellent noise reduction capability the SVT capacitors are ideal for industrial applications. Panasonic Industry Europe is continuously developing new series of surface mount Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid capacitors OS-CON and introduces the SVT series. This new series features low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) characteristics – even at low temperatures, excellent noise reduction capabilities, and frequency characteristics….

Supercapacitor technology comes of age

TTI’s supplier marketing manager, Pat Denton, reviews the development of supercapacitors and how they’re poised to change the ways electronics are designed. While supercapacitors, or electric double layer capacitors (EDLCs), have been around for a while, they are just now gaining a wider acceptance. Reasons for this delayed acceptance include more suppliers, lower price and more packaging options. Also, suppliers…

Schaffner reintroduce single-phase EMC filter for control equipment following increase in demand

Schaffner, the international leader in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and power quality reintroduce the FN2415 – single-phase EMC filter for control equipment with extended capabilities. Large and complex machine tools with multiple driving axes and very long motor cables can be subjected to major reliability problems caused by internal coupling of interferences from the drive system to the control…

Investing in the North American supply chain 

Rutronik’s chief marketing officer, Markus Krieg, shares his thoughts on the North American component supply chain now and in the future. Q) What changes have taken place since you took Rutronik USA’s helm and what do you predict for 2021? As I have been involved with Rutronik USA from day one, the key objective was to establish a warehouse location…

Vishay Intertechnology Automotive Grade DC-Link Film Capacitors Deliver Stable Capacitance and ESR in High Humidity Environments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced a new series of Automotive Grade DC-Link metallized polypropylene film capacitors optimized for high humidity environments. The Vishay Roederstein MKP1848H DC-Link is Vishay’s first series of AEC-Q200 qualified DC-Link film capacitors to withstand temperature humidity bias (THB) testing — 85 °C, 85 % relative humidity for 1000 hours at rated voltage — without alteration of…

Short and long-term procurement strategies for electronic components

Rutronik suggests megatrends are increasing the importance of distributors in the automotive industry. Latest development trends in the automotive industry such as electro mobility, autonomous driving, digitalization, connectivity and new mobility concepts are significant drivers of the projected seven per cent compound annual growth rate for electronic components between 2020 and 2030. This also means that OEMs and tier one/two…

Component Sourcing the new tool for purchasing professionals

MMG Publishing, publisher of the industry leading Electronics Sourcing magazine is happy to announce Component Sourcing it’s latest offering to streamline the purchasing process. This free to use sourcing service allows purchasers to quickly and easily request component Bill of Materials (BoM) pricing and availability quotations from supporters of Electronics Sourcing globally. Requests will be sent instantly with responses going…

M12 Push-Pull with Inner Locking from Yamaichi Electronics now IEC standard

The push-pull version of the M12 connector with inner locking from Yamaichi Electronics is the very first M12 push-pull design, which has been defined as an international standard (IEC 61076-2-012). Therefore, M12 push-pull design-ins are possible now for M12 push-pull systems, without using proprietary solutions. From the beginning, Yamaichi Electronics has been setting a new standard with the M12 push-pull…

Seeds of change

Made in the USA was once the preferred branding for manufactured products. It signaled high quality, American ingenuity and skilled jobs for citizens. Following the post war re-build of Japanese and German economies, the advent of strategic trading blocs such as NAFTA and EU, and the rapid industrialisation of South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and China, the world became equally adept…

Be production-ready

In this article, SeSemi demonstrates that opting for production-ready component kits is one way to sidestep pandemic induced disruption Covid-19 has had a huge, and likely lasting, impact on the logistics and overheads related to supply chain management. Business closures, company restructuring, furloughed staff and increasing levels of redundancies have caused customers difficulties and driven the need to reach out…

Edging closer to optimised IIoT

A combination of cloud computing and edge computing is now the recognised optimum solution for IIoT. TME points the way Cloud computing has been a big driving force behind the digital industrial transformation, particularly Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and rising levels of industrial automation. However, using the cloud for data management and storage no longer represents the whole picture….

Navigating obsolescence

Force Technologies’ MD, Karen Salmon, steps buyers through some of the ways of managing obsolescence Obsolescence is a minefield for the uninitiated or unprepared purchasing professional. Those of us with 30-years experience still find the prospect of solving a problem daunting, with increasing counterfeit products and decreasing original products available through reputable channels. Some customers are looking for a stop-gap…

Keeping ahead of the obsolescence wave

PEI-Genesis’ European product director, Shaun Findley, discusses how choosing the right supplier can reduce the pressure when vital parts go end-of-life. The word ‘obsolescence’ induces anxiety for many buyers. There are several reasons parts become obsolete. The obvious reason is a superior model supersedes an existing part. For instance, flat-screen monitors replacing cathode-ray tubes. Other reasons include changing regulations or…

Understanding counterfeiting techniques and tests

As 4 Star explains, it’s important for buyers to be wary of non-trusted sources and use risk-based analysis for vendor and test plan selection. Over the past 10 to 15 years several common types of counterfeiting stand out. Most counterfeits can be considered recycled parts, possibly with correct part numbers but refurbished by sanding and re-marking or blacktopping and re-marking….

Ease the availability squeeze

Rebound Electronics’ CEO, Simon Thake discusses the pandemic, reshoring and building a supply chain that can tolerate uncertain times. Q) How has Rebound performed during the pandemic and has it impacted performance or deliveries? Rebound Group maintained its high level of service to clients. Safety of our team was placed first and, whilst the majority have been working remotely since…

Vishay Intertechnology Extends TNPW e3 Series of High Stability Thin Film Flat Chip Resistors With New Device in Compact 0201 Case Size

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has announced that the company has extended its TNPW e3series of Automotive Grade high stability thin film flat chip resistors with a new device in the compact 0201 case size. Offering low TCR of ± 25 ppm/K with tight tolerances down to ± 0.1 %, the resistor is designed to increase accuracy in automotive, industrial, test and measurement, and medical…

Avnet Introduces Monarch Go Pi HAT for Simple, Cost-Effective Connectivity

Leading global technology solutions provider Avnet today introduced the Monarch Go Pi HAT*, a new development kit to help product engineers and network developers enable simple, cost-effective LTE connectivity for IoT solutions. Utilizing the Monarch Go LTE-M modem component from Sequans, the new solution is ideal for use in business-critical applications, including asset tracking and remote monitoring. With capabilities beyond…

Central Semiconductor’s New Silicon Carbide Schottky Rectifiers in bare die

Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductor solutions, introduces its new portfolio of Silicon Carbide Schottky Rectifier die. Optimized for high temperature applications, these devices are available in both 650V and 1200V, with a current range of 4A to 30A for 650V devices, and 2A and 50A for 1,200V devices. The primary benefits of Silicon Carbide (SiC)…

Toshiba Announces Compact Low ON-Resistance N-Channel MOSFETs for automotive

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (“Toshiba”) has developed a series of new high-efficiency N-channel MOSFETs for automotive applications that are based on the company’s advanced U-MOSVIII-H process technology. The XPN3R804NC and XPN7R104NC both have 40V voltage ratings, while the XPN6R706NC and XPN12006NC support 60V operation. They all exhibit extremely low ON-resistance values, reaching down to 3.8mΩ (for the XPN3R804NC at 10V),…

Looking for High Power LASERs? Look to TTI

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking Osram’s SPL DP90 series LASERs. These devices are state-of-the-art components designed to meet the stringent requirements of automotive applications and characterized by long life, high performance and first-class reliability. Osram is offering a new single-channel pulsed laser, SPL DP90_3, which features improved beam quality and compact dimensions. Thanks…

Innovative no compromise basic DIN-Rail power supplies offer cost advantages

PULS Power, the specialist manufacturer of high reliability DIN-Rail power supplies, introduce the latest models in their market leading PIANO series. The PIANO-PIM family have been designed for use in the many industrial applications which only require a basic power supply so that customers do not have to pay for unnecessary control and communication facilities. The new PULS PIANO-PIM series…

How can combining different sensors achieve more accurate data?

It’s hard for one sensor to provide a comprehensive picture of the world. Take the pressure sensor as an example. In many industrial and automotive processes, there is often a close relationship between pressure and temperature. A reduction in pressure might be symptomatic of a loss of oil in a gearbox. But that might also be caused by a rise…

Specifying TECHNOMET 19” Rack Enclosures in custom sizes up to 16U

METCASE TECHNOMET 19” desktop mini-racks are now available in custom heights and depths to suit the customer’s rack mounted equipment. These advanced mini-racks are designed for mounting standard 19” subracks, chassis and front panels. Applications include test and measurement, networking, communications, sound and studio systems, laboratory instruments, industrial computers and control systems. Elegant TECHNOMET 19” is normally available in four…

HARTING RJ Industrial® MultiFeature series now even easier to assemble

HARTING are delighted to present the RJ Industrial® MultiFeature series, an RJ industrial interface which is now significantly easier to assemble in the field as it no longer requires a separate tool. With the RJ Industrial in the new MultiFeature series, HARTING meets customers’ wishes and requirements for simpler operation and field assembly capability. The continued development of the successful…

Displaying resiliency and efficiency

Farnell’s president, Chris Breslin, states that as lockdowns lift, effective planning requires greater supply chain transparency. In the last six months, global supply chains have weathered a disturbance unlike anything in recent history, yet displayed a balance of resiliency and efficiency that has shaped the way we do business now, and how we will continue to do so for the…

Can digital pressure sensors get you ahead of the game?

We live in an analogue world. To give the electronic systems we design the ability to detect changes to what is around them we need analogue sensors. But the processing that sits behind those sensors is in almost every case going to be in the digital domain. Although there are some processing techniques that may be more energy efficient in…

There’s more to blockchain than traceability of parts

Blockchain will also bring efficiency, greater accuracy and streamline the exchange of information and data in the electronics supply chain. Some large electronic component manufacturers, distributors and OEMs are using blockchain to enable them to trace parts through the supply chain from the time the components are made until they are scrapped. Many other companies are researching blockchain to determine…

Set for lift-off in the 2020s

TTI Europe‘s vertical marketing director for defence, aerospace and space, Lee Thompson, examines long-awaited aerospace and space advances that will soon be realized. There is a perception the aerospace market is slow to change. However, the last decade makes it clear this is not always the case. In fact, things have happened relatively quickly. For example, the US F-35, European…

Rapid turnaround oscillator services

Euroquartz introduces the benefits of rapid turnaround oscillators in applications where time is tight or stock is scarce. It is important to understand what a fast turnaround oscillator is and what distinguishes it from a standard factory-manufactured part. Normally, fast turnaround implies a factory-programmed oscillator that can be set to virtually any desired frequency. However, there are two types of…

Smith Names Renato Souza as Vice President of Business Development

Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the appointment of Renato Souza to the position of Vice President of Business Development. Renato previously served as Vice President, Latin America of Smith since 2017. In this role, Renato will support Smith’s trading department in managing key opportunities and challenges. He will also help facilitate customer-account collaboration among…

Acceleration of digital life

John Denslinger sees Covid-19 as a catalyst for significant and rapid change regarding the digitisation of our lives. For more than a decade we have imagined a digital world where electronics, coupled with communications, offered humanity a less stressful daily life. As desirable as it sounded, the pace of consumer and business adoption was rather measured. Suddenly, a pandemic disrupted…

Sourcing medical components in uncertain times

Farnell’s regional sales director, UK, Ireland and Benelux, Mathew Thorpe, offers ideas to keep medical products flowing. The pandemic presented purchasers with a major challenge in sourcing electronic components. Demand for connected medical IoT devices, including devices such as thermometers, smart infusion pumps and MRI scanners, was already growing from an all-time high. Covid-19 resulted in health care systems facing…

Successfully Outsourcing Electronic Product Design

Choose the right design partner for your new product development (NPD) and you’ll reap the rewards of their additional resource and expertise, increase the likelihood of on-time project delivery with high-quality results, and achieve careful cost-control for what is often a high expenditure (and therefore also high risk) undertaking. The team at Corintech discuss how to successfully outsource electronic product…

Motorsport proves its worth in industry

Lane Electronics’ Nick Wheeler explains how industrial connectors and accessories have benefitted from motorsport R&D. The almost limitless amounts of R&D money that motorsport invests to gain an often tiny advantage is the stuff of legend. Motorsport employs some of the best design teams, with skills extending from mechanical and electronics, to computing and communications. As we’ve seen during the…

High Reliability Electronic Components

The number of options that can be specified for high reliability electronic components can feel overwhelming at first glance. This is especially true when some degree of overlapping or mirroring is evident from one product / part qualification to another. With a further ability to specify additional screening and testing it becomes a complex task to ensure the right quality…

New Break-Away version added to ODU MEDI-SNAP® Range

The ODU MEDI-SNAP® combines user-friendly push-pull locking with distinctive coding options and 2,000 / 5,000 mating cycles, depending on the connector style. Already available in angled versions and with over-moulding as an option, this efficient plastic connector is now also available with an easy-to-release Break-Away function, which comes as a pre-moulded plug & play solution. A new flexible collet system…

Sustained connector production and distribution

NYK Components’ CEO, Kevin Wells, describes how the company kept its customers supplied with connectors during the lockdown. In January, Hampshire based NYK Component Solutions was reflecting on 2019, an exciting year, which saw the company grow revenues, move to a new office and incorporate new product lines. At the end of March, the pandemic hit. NYKCS had to react…

Pressure sensor miniaturisation: No space, no problem

In November 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first digital pill for use by US doctors. The pill includes not just a drug but also an electronic sensor. The device communicates with a patch worn by the patient to track whether they are on course with their treatment regimen. The sensor uses the combination of electrolytes in the…

Tapping into interconnect specialist resources

ECCO argues that sourcing from specialist interconnect distributors means buyers get more help when the going gets tough. Buyers sourcing off-board connectors know available inventory can be important because these connectors are often part of a cable or harnesses system and can involve options bought as the last part of a ‘system buy’. Usually, these orders have more options and…

Understanding switch attributes

In this article, Alan Butcher Components walks readers through some of the key attributes to consider when choosing switches. Switches are used in a wide variety of applications from HVAC equipment and household appliances, to medical systems, audio products and power supplies. A switch’s function is to control the electric load placed on it and safely deliver the electric power…

More innovations on the horizon

From transport and component pricing, to innovation and growth potential, Mouser’s Mark Burr-Lonnon and Graham Munson explore the next 18-months. Reader interviews (May ESUK) suggest the pandemic has significantly increased air cargo costs with the price of a Boeing 747 jumping from $400K to $1.3M. How is Mouser in Europe managing carriage costs and are distributors generally passing costs to…

Digitally transformed purchasing delivers real-time visibility

CalcuQuote’s founder and president, Chintan Sutaria explains how a digital thread takes the guesswork out of managing supply and demand. Real-time visibility is essential when making supply chains more agile and resilient to inevitable disruptions. During the pandemic, companies with digital supply chains had greater ability to adapt to disrupted supply and disrupted demand. Real-time visibility can only exist when…

OMC’s new ultra-high-efficiency infrared SMA fibre-optic transmitter is up to four times more efficient

OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design & manufacture, announces its new FDE870HE industrial fibre optic transmitter LED that can deliver up to four times more launch power into multimode fibre for the same current versus existing transmitter devices. This ultra-efficient transmitter contains a high-performance 870nm chip and features an array of micro-optic elements that gather and focus the emitted photons,…

Covid-19: race against time

OKW Enclosures’ marketing director, Robert Cox explains the benefits of custom enclosure for medical electronics. Speed has been vital in the battle against Covid-19, with electronics manufacturers working hard to expand production of lifesaving ventilators and medical devices. Every day of delay can be the difference between life and death for the most vulnerable patients. Prototyping any new medical product…

Puristic Metal Line switch with 24 mm diameter

SCHURTER has extended its successful MSM Metal Line series with a puristic 24 mm stainless steel switch. SCHURTER meets the customers’ need for switches in various dimensions with the launch of the MSM 24 in a stainless steel housing and stainless steel actuator. The standard version of the pushbutton is puristically designed for switching voltages from 30 VDC to 250…

Building the future

Nemco’s managing director, Dave Pearce, walks readers through the company’s capabilities, from shop floor processes to industrial standards. As a UK-based contract electronic manufacture (CEM) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider, Nemco is built around a core offering of PCB population, GA assembly, full product build and cable/harness production. Managing director, Dave Pearce, said: “Our vision is to be the…

Developing SiC-based Automotive Inverters together: ROHM and LEADRIVE Establish a Joint Laboratory

ROHM and Leadrive Technology (LEADRIVE), the Chinese leading manufacturer of automotive powertrain for new energy vehicles with headquarters in Shanghai, held an opening ceremony of their joint laboratory on SiC technology in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Lingang New Area). SiC power devices have been adopted increasingly in onboard vehicle chargers and DC/DC converters. These devices provide several…

New Yorker Electronics Distributes BMI 604D Series of Axial Lead Aluminum Capacitors

New Yorker Electronics, an authorized distributor of Barker Microfarads (BMI), is distributing the manufacturer’s 4-Terminal Tubular Axial Lead Aluminum Capacitors. These capacitors are rated to Mil Version to Mil-PRF-39018/07 and an operating temperature to +105°C. These USA-made aluminum capacitors feature an inductance limit of 2nH and a wide temperature range. New Yorker Electronics is distributing the full range of 5…

Heilind Electronics and Laird Performance Materials Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement with Laird Performance Materials, a portfolio company of privately held Advent International. Laird serves leading names in electronics with innovative thermal interface materials; electromagnetic interference shielding materials and magnetic ceramic solutions; RF and microwave absorbers; precision and structural metals; and industry-leading multifunctional products….

NEW 0355-0425 MHz VCO FROM CRYSTEK CORPORATION

Crystek’s CVCO55FL-0355-0425 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 355 MHz to 425 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +5 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CVCO55FL-0355-0425 is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5-in. x…

Cinch Connectivity Solutions Announces the Cinch Mil/Aero Circular MD801-007 and MD801-009 Series into Distribution

Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and global leader in delivering reliable connectivity solutions, announces the popular 9-19 insert arrangement for the Cinch Mil/Aero Circular MD801 series, available now through our distributors Digi-Key and Mouser. The Cinch Mil/Aero Circular MD801 is a lightweight, ultraminiature connector commonly used in aerospace, military and other types of “harsh…

RDS enhances embedded systems solutions capability

Display solutions and embedded systems provider, Review Display Systems Inc. (RDS) has today announced the availability of a range of complementary industrial specification SBC (single board computers) and high resolution TFT (thin film transistor) display modules which are ideally suited for use in the design and development of integrated embedded systems. Review Display Systems are now supplying and supporting European-manufactured,…

Connectors for energy storage systems

Phoenix Contact presents new connectors for energy storage systems. The device and cable connectors are protected against polarity reversal and can be rotated 360°. This makes them particularly suitable for flexible cable outlets in modular battery racks. The touch-proof circular connectors feature colour coding and mechanical coding to ensure a high degree of safety when connecting the battery terminals. The…

Covid-19 aftermath: what matters now

Avnet Electronics’ VP communications, Georg Steinberger argues that if Covid-19 taught us anything, it’s that we master it together or we fail together. The Covid-19 Pandemic is about to subside in many countries across Europe, Asia and presumably North America. Less cases of infection, less casualties, less lockdowns. The corporate world is slowly coming back to a new normal: a…

Obsolescence: not the end of the world

Electronic Component life-cycles—the time between market introduction and formal end-of-life—are shortening. A large part of the world’s semiconductor demand is driven by consumer electronics, and this market typically has shorter and shorter product lives. Component obsolescence is affecting more companies, more regularly than ever before. Manufacturers in the automotive, industrial, medical, transport, aerospace and military markets have product lives which…

24 million parts you can trust

Electronics Sourcing asked ECIA to introduce its newly rebranded inventory aggregation site, TrustedParts.com Q. Our readers will be familiar with ECIAauthorized.com. Can you share the strategy behind the rebrand to TrustedParts.com? The site’s primary value is listing genuine components from authorized sources. TrustedParts.com communicates this key differentiator more clearly compared with the old brand which promoted that participation was restricted…

Minimize your PCB cost drivers – Webinar

When: 30th July 2020, 2:00pm-3:30pm Topic: PCB Cost Drivers > What are the main factors that drive costs in PCB production > How to optimize cost without compromising reliability > What is mandatory / not mandatory to indicate in a RFQ Speaker: Steve Shipway (NCAB Group UK) Language: English INTERESTED? REGISTER FOR THIS FREE WEBINAR 1 Click here and type…

Keeping cool as EV market heats up

New report examines current methods and future trends for the thermal management of electric vehicle. As the electric vehicle market grows there is increased need for effective thermal management. Keeping heat under control leads to improved charging, performance, range, longevity and safety. A new report from IDTechEx covers aspects of thermal management for electric vehicles including the batteries, motors and power electronics….

Which components will next generation air defense depend on?

TTI’s VP military and aerospace segment, Roger Raley, examines the components and capabilities that future aircraft will rely on for safe, efficient operation. We are looking at a decade where over 10,000 defense aircraft are expected to be delivered worldwide. With those aircraft come amazing new capabilities, including unprecedented levels of networking and computing power. Before the first of these…

Call for Papers

The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) is today launching the call for papers for its 2021 International Conference to be held in Munich, Germany from 25 – 27 May 2021 with the theme “Obsolescence Management – the Key to Sustainability”. The conference will provide an opportunity for engineers, leaders, research scholars, scientists, students and technologists to exchange ideas and…

Hammond DIN rail enclosures

Hammond Electronics has announced its 1597DIN family of UL94-V0 flame-retardant plastic enclosures for mounting to standard IEC/EN 60715 35mm DIN rails for applications such as industrial control equipment, automation, equipment management and monitoring, HVAC controllers and distributed IoT equipment. The family consists initially of four sizes: 2, 4, 6 and 9 standard 17.5mm module widths. All sizes have two mounting…

Charcroft samples highest energy-density aluminium electrolytic capacitors at high voltages for energy-storage applications in defence, industry and rail sectors

Charcroft Electronics Ltd. – a specialist distributor and manufacturer of electronic components – is sampling the highest energy-density aluminium electrolytic capacitors from Exxelia for energy-storage applications. Designers of energy-storage applications in the defence, railway, industrial and power-supply sectors can request samples of the FELSIC HC screw-terminal capacitors and SNAPSIC HC snap-in capacitors. The high density achieved by the aluminium electrolytic…

EUROQUARTZ LAUNCHES NEW ULTRA-LOW PHASE NOISE CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

Frequency control specialist, Euroquartz has launched a new range of surface mount ultra-low phase noise crystal oscillators designed for use in automotive applications. Offering wide operating temperature range from -40 to +125°C, the new XOY series automotive crystal oscillators feature superior phase noise performance of -155dBc/Hz at 10kHz and -160dBc at 100kHz offset. Femtosecond integrated phase jitter is 150fs typical…

IEW Turns 40

IEW is incredibly proud to announce that we have reached a huge milestone on the 29th June 2020 the company will celebrate 40 years in business. Firstly we would like to take this opportunity to thanks each and everyone who has been part of the journey. IEW began from a dream of founder and previous owner Les Wheeler who started…

Everyone is essential to recovery

In this article John Denslinger argues the best solution to a sustained recovery is a marketplace where all economic activity is seen as essential. Essential versus non-essential must be one of the more disparaging labels applied to America’s workforce and commerce in this new era of lockdowns. While I fully understand the good intentions safeguarding the health and well-being of…

Paper and print everywhere

Medical, social and economic impacts aside, Covid-19 has revealed some interesting aspects to life. One or two of them have the potential to be uncomfortable truths. Thanks to forced homeworking and video conferencing I have had the pleasure of peeking inside more living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, studies and box rooms than I would have previously seen in my whole life….

Mark Harper Named Vice President of Operations

Positronic is pleased to announce that Mark Harper has been named Vice President of Operations. In this role, Harper will plan, direct, and oversee global operations for the company. He will lead Positronic in delivering a world-class experience to customers and ensure the development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective methods for Positronic. Mark Harper began at Positronic in…

Reading into the reader

Electronics Sourcing’s special projects editor, Thomas Smart, examines industry trends revealed in the magazine’s latest annual reader survey. This year saw a consolidation of readers support for print, with 86 per cent preferring the printed publication. Only five per cent preferring the digital edition. Readers stated key benefits of print were bookmarking stories for future reference, the back catalogue of…

Let’s Get the Industry Moving Again

This year has seen one of the worst financial crises since 1929, the Wall Street Crash. The economy has seen a rough start to 2020, with thanks to COVID-19 causing mass disruption for manufacturers globally and over 437,000 deaths within seven months. Same as all major industries, the electronics sector has been substantially affected by the virus in all divisions…

Unprecedented success in medical device manufacturing

Digi-Key’s vice president of global supplier management, David Stein, illustrates how the company is supporting suppliers and customers through Covid-19 supply chain challenges. Demand for medical equipment put tremendous pressure on supply chains and certain components. Suppliers who were running out of product requested we quarantine inventory for customers building critical medical technology. We provided this for medical and other…