Rochester Electronics Expands Support of MIL-STD-883 & MIL-PRF-38535 Integrated Circuits

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. — Rochester Electronics has expanded its continuing manufacturing and support services of obsolete and active MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38535 integrated circuits for military and aerospace applications. Through its Extension-of-Life ® products and solutions, Rochester continues to manufacture National Semiconductor’s 54AC00/QCA (5962-8754901CA), Intel’s 87C51 (pictured) and Texas Instruments’ UA733M/BIA (8418501IA) to MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38535 specifications.…

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Integrated Conflict Minerals/RoHS Tool Debuts

One of the electronics industry’s problems with the so-called U.S. “Conflict Minerals Act” has been the lack of a comprehensive standard for disclosing the origin of certain minerals. An organization of electronics manufacturers, consultancies and compliance agencies have developed a comprehensive conflict minerals web database system, BOMcheck,  in preparation for the reporting period beginning in…

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Onlinecomponents.com Redesigns Website

Onlinecomponents.com  http://www.onlinecomponents.com,  an authorized e-commerce distributor of electronic components, announces the launch of its redesigned website, which now includes valuable decision making resources, quick sort features, and a streamlined user experience from search to checkout.  The Onlinecomponents.com site offers domestic and international flat rate shipping options, additional payment methods, and an enhanced checkout process helping…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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E-Whiskers Could Turn Robots Hairy

Even the faintest optical and tactile feedback sources gathered by the most humble insects will efficiently coordinate their moves at striking speed, without relying on a lot of processing, at least much less than what engineers tend to pack into your typical autonomous robot. That is because their locomotive action is often directly coupled to…

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Applied DNA Sciences Teams With LMI

The electronic s supply chain has been struggling to find a way to flag counterfeit parts for decades. One anti-counterfeiting effort currently underway is marking components with a plant-based DNA taggant developed by Applied DNA Sciences. The taggent will allow component buyers to verify the component is authentic. There are still a few bugs in…

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Supply Chain Paralysis: Sometimes the Weather IS to Blame

If it seems like folks in the electronics and global supply chain have been talking about the weather a lot recently, it’s because they have. In the United States alone, record freezing temperatures – not just in regions where you’d expect to see them – in January have had a negative impact on manufacturing-health indices.…

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