Engineering Supply Chain Resilience

This is the first of two excerpts from a newly published book titled “Supply Chain Risk: Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains,” authored by John Manners-Bell. In “Supply Chain Risk,” Manners-Bell assesses the various sources of external threat to the supply chain, including environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological, and describes how to deal with them strategically. “It’s…

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Mouser to Release New MultiSIM BLUE Component Evaluator

Mouser Electronics today announced the upcoming release of MultiSIM BLUE, the NI Multisim Component Evaluator – Mouser Edition.  In collaboration with NI, the new Mouser version of the free tool will add features and functionality to provide engineers with an industry-standard SPICE simulation environment of electronic circuits using Mouser Electronics’ distributed components. Check out the new tool…

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A3CUBE, AirBorn Bring Military-Grade Reliability to Data Centers

San Jose, Calif. – A3CUBE Inc., a developer of revolutionary, cutting edge communication technologies that extend the capabilities of standard PCIe architecture to produce industry-leading network and storage solutions, today announced that it has teamed with AirBorn Inc., a Texas-based designer and provider of innovative, high-reliability electronic manufacturing services, interconnects and value-added solutions for the…

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Richardson RFPD Adds Three ATC Capacitors

LaFox, Ill.- Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for three new ultra-broadband capacitors from American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC). ATC’s ultra-broadband capacitors are manufactured with high quality materials to provide reliable and repeatable, ultra-broadband performance. They feature low insertion loss and are ideal for DC blocking, coupling, bypassing and feedback applications requiring…

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Molex Improves DDR4 DIMM Sockets

Lisle, Ill. – Molex Incorporated has updated its DDR4 DIMM sockets with multiple improvements in both aerodynamic and standard versions, giving design engineers more options and improved performance. The aerodynamic socket features a through-hole termination style and streamlined latch and housing feature for better airflow and space-savings. The standard version features three termination styles: press-fit for solderless processes, surface…

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ADI Converter Module Doubles Channel Count, Reduces Cost

Norwood, Mass.- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has developed a current-to-digital converter module that reduces the cost and complexity of computed tomography (CT) scanner system design.  Touted as the industry’s first 256-channel, 24-bit current-to-digital converter module for CT scanners, the ADAS1131 is available in a 15-mm² BGA package with a 0.8-mm pitch. The device uses approximately 33 percent less PCB area…

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Vishay Combines Proximity, Ambient Light Sensing

Malvern, Pa. — The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. offers a new AEC-Q101-qualified, fully integrated proximity and ambient light optical sensor with an industry-high operating temperature range to +105 °C. The VCNL4020X01 combines an IR emitter, a photo-pin-diode for proximity, an ambient light detector, a signal processing IC, and a 16-bit ADC in one small 4.8…

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Linear Tech Offers Integrated IO-Link Transceiver

Milpitas, Calif. – Linear Technology has introduced its LT3669 IO-Link PHY compatible (COM1/COM2/COM3) industrial transceiver that integrates a high efficiency step-down regulator and a low dropout linear regulator. The device offers cable interface protection to ±60V. Other key features of the IO-Link transceiver include wake-up detect functionality and a programmable power-on reset timer for system reliability. The…

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