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Avnet Releases Motor Control Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc., has announced the Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit for prototyping next-generation motor control applications. Combining the Xilinx® Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 + 28 nm programmable logic with the latest generation Analog Devices high-precision data converters and digital isolation, this kit enables…

Richardson RFPD Supports M/A-COM

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for two devices for 802.11ac applications from M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM). The MAMF-010614 is a multi-function MMIC that includes a single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch and low noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass mode for the receive (Rx) path. The new front-end module (FEM) delivers…

RS Components Releases Design App

RS Components ( http://www.rs-components.com ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has unveiled its first design support app for iOS-based mobile devices. Called RS Toolbox, this new app, which is available free-of-charge, provides a central access point to popular electronic…

Manufacturers Expect to Add Jobs in 2014

Based on unemployment data from the U.S. government and a forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the employment outlook for 2014 appears positive. But where are those jobs coming from?  Some of them will be in manufacturing, said Bradley J. Holcomb, chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “On the manufacturing side,…

ISM: Purchasing ‘Optimistic’ for 2014

Although the electronics components industry may not be feeling the same momentum, the U.S. manufacturing sector expects to increase its revenue, employment and capital expenditures in 2014, according to the latest report by the Institute for Supply Management.  Overall manufacturing revenue is expected to grow by 4.4 percent in 2014, according to Bradley J. Holcomb,…

Arrow Releases Reference Design App

Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced the availability of Arrow enVision™, a cloud-based interactive reference design application for engineers around the world. Available on the recently announced product life cycle services platform via arrow.com, Arrow enVision enables design engineers to either start their own or quickly select approved starter designs from a comprehensive library. Arrow…