Ecliptek Adds Arrow to Data Download Program

In a move to help more customers quickly find and purchase frequency control devices, Arrow Electronics, Inc. has implemented Ecliptek’s Data Download on Arrow’s product lifecycle platform available via arrow.com. This gives buyers of frequency control devices, including crystals, quartz oscillators, and MEMS oscillators, access to more than 500,000 products. Results are based on either…

Mouser Stocks STMicro Nucleo Dev Boards

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking and shipping the new Nucleo Development Boards from STMicroelectronics. These development boards target anyone that wants to get started using ST’s STM32 product families featuring ARM Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3, and Cortex-M4 microcontrollers, and are compatible with a wide range of expansion boards. The new STMicroelectronics Nucleo development boards available from…

STMicro Delivers Prototyping Boards for STM32 MCUs

Geneva – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and a leader in ARM® Cortex®-M processor based microcontrollers, is further broadening the accessibility and flexibility of its STM32 family by introducing affordable and easily extensible prototyping boards for all STM32 lines. The new STM32 Nucleo boards are…

Connected Devices to Surpass 6 Billion Units

El Segundo, Calif. — The global market for connected, or Internet-enabled devices is expected to surpass 6 billion units in 2014, as new products including cell phones, tablets and computers enter the market, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). The global projection calls for 6.18 billion units to be produced in…

Amphenol Expands RADSOK Connector Line

Sidney, N.Y. — Amphenol Industrial Products Group has expanded its line of RADSOK high-current connectors with a compact power-to-board connector. The PowerBlok WTB (wire-to-board) latching connector provides a high current single-point of connection to a printed circuit board (PCB) of up to 70 A. The PowerBlok WTB can be used to deliver high-current internal connections…

Coilcraft Power Inductors Combine High Current, Low DC Resistance

Cary, IL, USA – Coilcraft Inc. has launched the XAL1010 series of high-temperature, shielded power inductors that combine excellent current handling and low DC resistance (DCR) in a rugged, molded package. Available in the popular, cube-shaped package (10.0 x 11.3 x 10.0 mm), the inductor series is available with thirteen inductance values from 0.22 to…

Molex Power Connector Delivers 23A in Small Size

Lisle, Ill. – Molex Inc. has introduced a wire-to-board, mid-range power connector that delivers 23.0A in a 5.70-mm footprint. The Mega-Fit power connector targets applications that require power from 14.0A to 23.0A per terminal. These high-current terminals are well suited for a broad range of applications including consumer/home appliance, networking, telecommunications, industrial and commercial vehicle.…

Industrial Electronics Chip Growth Surges

El Segundo, Calif. —The global market for industrial electronics semiconductors grew 11 percent in 2013, recovering from a five percent loss in 2012, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Global industrial chip revenues increased from $30.4 billion in 2012 to $33.7 billion in 2013. Growth will continue over the next few years with industrial-related semiconductor revenue…

Medical Devices to Drive Component Demand

Medical devices for diagnostics and treatment are set to become big growth drivers over the next several years for component suppliers specializing in high-reliability medical markets. Two examples include auto-positive airway pressure (Auto-PAP) devices and diagnostic cardiology devices. In the U.S. alone, shipments of auto-PAP devices for the treatment of sleep apnea is expected to…