Thanks to things like twix machines, and then fax machines, and more recently, the Internet, e-mail and excel spreadsheets, the component distribution business certainly has changed a lot over the years. What hasn’t changed is a component distributor’s fundamental value proposition.
What value does a component distributor offer other than obtaining goods from a single source? Can they offer value beyond that convenience? Large distributors offer everything from resistors to Fully Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
To be a global leader in the electronics industry, a component distributor must support OEMs with technical information and engineering resources, while providing global logistics and inventory services that streamline the manufacturing process.
Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com announced that is now produces the RCL360-HID-RF-M http://www.magnalight.com/p-46415-wireless-remote-controlled-50-watt-hid... [wireless remote controlled spotlight with magnetic base with a 50 watt High Intensity Discharge (HID)] ballast and bulb combination.
International Rectifier, IRÒ (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the industry’s first family of commercial integrated power stage products utilizing IR’s revolutionary Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based power device technology platform.
Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance Universal BGA socket for 0.8mm pitch DDR2 & DDR3 packages. DDR2 & DDR3 devices come with many IC size variations ranging from 7.5mm to 15.5mm.
Binder-USA is pleased to announce the release of a new torque wrench for its 7/8” Series 820 connectors. The tool is designed to aid in connecting and disconnecting 7/8” field-attachable cable connectors with hex shaped locking nuts.
Aerotech’s PRO Series are low cost, side seal, hard cover, ball-screw-driven linear stages available in 68 standard models with travels from 50 mm to 1500 mm. Their rugged design makes them ideal for demanding industrial environments.
Vishay Intertechnology released power surface-mount white LEDs in two binning versions. For a wider range of pin compatibility with similar devices, the VLMW321xx LEDs feature three anodes and one cathode, while the VLMW322xx LEDs offer three cathodes and one anode. The devices feature a
Sharp is unveiling a series totalling five industrial standard 7-inch TFT LCDs in the first half of 2010. The spectrum ranges from the robust screens of the more mechanically resilient Strong2 class with extended temperature range from -30°C to 80°C to a "light" type LQ070Y3DG3A variant, with an operating temperature of -20°C to 50°C which is designed to
As LEDs continue to penetrate the market and replace last generation light sources, new engineering challenges arise. These challenges come in the form of thermal, optical and electrical issues. For the electrical engineer, maximizing efficiency is usually at the top of the list. However, selecting the proper LED driver topology sometimes can be dictated by the application.
Avago Technologies announced it has developed compact high-brightness water-resistant tricolor surface mount light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for use in indoor and outdoor full color signs and displays. The company’s ASMT-YTBO plastic leaded chip carrier (PLCC)-6 Blackbody and ASMT-QTCO industry standard PLCC-4 LEDs have been
Toshiba Teli America launched the model CSDS60CM3 high-definition (HD) color camera for the industrial vision marketplace. Able to achieve exceptional picture quality with smearless imaging, the model CSDS60CM3 can also successfully
Future Lighting Solutions announced an exclusive line of light engines designed to accelerate the development, prototyping and delivery of solid state lighting applications as well as reduce fixture development costs. The first light engines in the
Dave of the EEVblog explains the what how and why of measuring crystal clock oscillator drift over time.
Binder-USA announces an upgraded version of its M12 stainless steel connectors. The upgrade includes larger cable outlets and increased environmental protection with high-grade seals. The newly upgraded connectors are ideally suited for applications in the food and beverage industry, chemical plants, and process automation.
International Rectifier, IR (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced a family of HEXFET power MOSFETs including the IRFH6200TRPbF that delivers the industry’s lowest on-state resistance.
Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the MPS-03S series is a family of single output, 3W switching power supplies. Specifically designed for space critical applications, these low cost modules are fabricated in an ultra-miniature single-in-line (SIP) package.
It isn’t easy to be an engineer these days. You have to be on top of rapidly-developing technology while creating devices and systems with the latest in functionality and integration.
Kavlico, a global business unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) has recently released a line of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) pressure sensors to support vehicles and industrial equipment utilizing alternative fuels – a growing market around the world.
DILAS, the diode laser company, is now delivering a new conduction-cooled, multi-bar module with a homogeneous top hat optical beam profile, capable of handling up to 500W output in standard wavelengths.
J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers series GN 238 Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Alignment Hinges with Cover Caps. These RoHS-compliant, metric sized hinges are designed so as to allow a technically and visually perfect alignment of the door to its frame.
As the demand for high-performance, cost-effective systems continues to increase, power system design has become more challenging and complex than ever before. In addition to being responsible for the critical selection of the most cost-effective board mounted power solutions from discrete to modular dc-dc solutions and other board-level components...
This year’s CES brought forth a number of new and exciting products and technologies for the consumer. As with each year’s show, there were hits and misses with some products primed to become major retail successes while others may never make it to the store shelves.
The revelation that insurgents had hacked US drones came as shocking news. What’s more, they did so using $26 off-the-shelf software (SkyGrabber). Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that senior officers knew about the security risk five years ago. According to a report in the Journal, senior officers warned in 2004 of the drones’ vulnerabilities.