TI Motor Driver Eliminates Motor Tuning

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has expanded its motor driver portfolio with a new 12-V motor driver family that reduces spin-up time to seconds. Used in stepper and brushed DC motors, the DRV8846 incorporates a new proprietary adaptive current control technology that automatically tunes motor performance for precise, smooth and quiet motion, while the…

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Do P-Cards Really Benefit Procurement Executives?

Procurement cards, or P-cards, are marketed for their ability to bypass traditional procurement procedures and enable speedy processing and ultimately efficient utilization of resources. Despite these benefits, P-cards are still a no-no for most organizations because of the multiple challenges associated with their use. In today's procurement scenario, when single-line solutions are being replaced by…

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A Simple Measurement Mystery

Like many people, I check my car tires about once a month, since correct pressure is necessary for good car handling, a smooth ride, and good gas mileage. When I checked my front tires recently with my Topeak digital gauge (image below), one was at the correct pressure (30 psi), but the other was higher,…

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The Never-Ending Problem of Component Returns

Component returns aren’t a seasonal problem for the electronics supply chain. Every day, customers that have ordered too much product cancel orders or try to return un-used parts. Most distributors have processes and practices in place to accommodate product returns, and authorized distributors have the right to return a portion of their parts to their…

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Master Electronics Adds TE’s Deutsch Line

Master Electronics, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect, and passive components, announces that the company is now stocking TE Connectivity’s (TE’s) DEUTSCH product line. The expanded DEUTSCH offering builds on decades of success between the two companies selling and promoting TE’s broad connector, relay, switch, filter, cable, and passive product portfolio. “TE is a valued…

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Master Electronics Announces It Is Now an Authorized Distributor for TE Connectivitys Deutsch Product Line

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Master Electronics, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect, and passive components, announces that the company is now stocking TE Connectivity’s (TE’s) DEUTSCH product line. The expanded DEUTSCH offering builds on decades of success between the two companies selling and promoting TE’s broad connector, relay, switch, filter, cable, and passive product portfolio.…

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Buyers: Online Research Essential to Supplier Selection

The 2014 UPS B2B Buyers Insight Study found that buyers consider online research essential to the supplier selection process. Industrial supplies purchasers were asked to identify their preferred method for researching industrial products.  The majority of respondents reported that a supplier’s website (68%) and search engines (52%) are their preferred methods. Similarly, respondents were asked to identify…

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