Orion Fans Expands DC Fan Portfolio

Thermal management devices are an essential component of any piece of electronics equipment from laptop computers to servers. In the cooling world, designers often select “modified standard” products to meet their specific cooling requirements. However, these devices also need to be available through second sources. Like most electronics components, purchasers are demanding second sources to ensure…

C&K Keyboard Switches Rated for 50M Cycles

Newton, Mass. — C&K Components introduced a new series of high reliability, ergonomic keyboard switches for applications that require long operating lifetimes, including gaming, industrial, professional, and workstation keyboards. The KBD Series switches, rated for an extended operating life of 50,000,000 cycles, are available with two haptic responses and operating forces. The switches are top-actuated,…

Fairview RF Switches Deliver Up to 10M Life Cycles

Allen, Tex. – Fairview Microwave Inc. has introduced a new portfolio of electromechanical relay switches that cover ultra-broadband and millimeter-wave frequencies up to 40 GHz. These high-reliability RF switches are guaranteed to perform up to 2 to 10 million life cycles, which make them an suitable for industries and applications related to defense and commercial aviation, radar, wireless…

C&K Offers Customizable Graphics for Illuminated Switches

Newton, Mass. – C&K Components now provides customizable graphics for backlit caps on illuminated industrial pushbutton switches. The company can add painted and laser-etched custom graphics or symbols to the backlit caps on the illuminated versions of its AP Series industrial pushbutton switches. The switches are suitable for  use in joystick modules and control panels…

Electronica 2014: IoT Is a Key Innovation Driver

Electronic component manufacturers and distributors are getting ready to converge at Electronica 2014, November 11-14, in Munich, Germany. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the show will be the Internet of Things (IoT) and its huge growth potential for the electronics industry ranging from networked medical devices to smart homes and connected vehicles.…

IP&E Suppliers Target Military Markets

Over the past month, there has been an uptick in military-related partnerships, services, and products in the interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) industry. It may be due to MILCOM 2014 (Military Communications Conference) held earlier this month, but in any case, electronic component manufacturers and distributors are putting a lot more focus on the military…

ST Develops Paper-Thin Batteries

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has started limited production of its EnFilm advanced rechargeable batteries that measure less than 0.25-mm thick. Target applications for these paper-thin batteries include next-generation personal technology and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. At 220µm thick and measuring 25.7 mm x 25.7 mm, ST’s EFL700A39 EnFilm solid-state lithium thin-film battery is suited for use in ultra-low-profile devices.…

EDS Showcases IP&E Components

The Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held earlier this month not only highlights the tight partnerships between electronic component manufacturers and distributors, it also gives component suppliers the chance to showcase some of their newest product introductions. This year many of the new products fell into the category of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components from…