Lithium Battery Transport Rules Govern Drone Tech

Washington — As Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  – or drones – become more commercially available and the list of industries utilizing the technology expands, companies should be aware of the stringent transportation regulations applicable to the lithium ion batteries that power virtually every UAV. These transportation regulations address the packaging, testing and size limitations (in Watt-hours and…

ON & Transphorm Partner on GaN

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, and power conversion specialist Transphorm have announced a newly formed partnership to co-develop and co-market gallium nitride (GaN) based products and power system solutions for a variety of high voltage applications in the industrial, computing, telecom and networking sectors. This strategic partnership leverages strengths inherent in both…

Toshiba Launches Online Design Tool

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced an online design tool that helps engineers to analyse the performance of components for the power stages of embedded designs and improve overall system effectiveness and efficiency. The Toshiba Semiconductor Web Simulator enables users to simulate MOSFET performance under various voltage and temperature conditions, and to analyse their switching…

Newark element14 Expands Atmel Xplained Portfolio

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has launched the Arduino UNO Click Shield, along with a host of click boards and accessories, for the Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained, a low-cost, rapid prototyping and evaluation platform featuring the ARM Cortex A5-based SAMA5D36 microprocessor. These accessories feature low-power operation and a small footprint, ideal for quick and easy implementation with development kits. The Arduino UNO…

Heilind Stocks Lite-Trap SMT Wire-to-Board Connectors

Wilmington, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking the Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System manufactured by Molex Incorporated. The new Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System is compact in size, which meets the needs of thin LED lighting-module applications. It is a push-button style connector that has a…

Mouser to Sponsor Anti-Counterfeit Parts Symposium

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global authorized distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it will be a major sponsor of the SAE International Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference and the Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium, occurring this week on September 23-25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mouser is a Platinum level sponsor of…

Flextronics Enhances LED Lighting Portfolio

San Jose, Calif. — Following the expansion of its Lighting Solutions portfolio inFebruary 2014, Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced the addition of a new application specific lighting product to its award winning Lusio® Essentials Series. The new product will help facility managers improve illumination in manufacturing and warehouse applications while lowering their utility bills. The Company also…

Digi-Key Inks Global Deal With QT Brightek

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with QT Brightek (QTB), a lighting industry leader offering one of the widest optoelectronics product selections in the industry. The company designs and manufactures standard and custom optoelectronic devices, components, modules, and sub-systems.…