Let Engineers Define the Specs

Industry standards don't always make sense. A standard may be a requirement by a specific industry. Specs for some connectors, obscure specifications (such as GM's long-lived wheel arch clearance for extreme snow), or federal requirements created to provide a measure of something technical come to mind. (I think we can all agree non-technical people should…

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Element14 Names Design Finalists

Element14 has selected 10 finalists in the Inductive Sensing Challenge, a global design competition using the world’s first inductance-to-digital converter, Texas Instruments’ LDC1000. The finalists, representing 10 different countries in North America, Europe and Asia, were chosen from hundreds of submissions around the world to create innovative devices using the product. The competition aims to…

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Future Electronics Offers Exar’s XR307xX Series High Reliability Transceivers

POINTE CLAIRE, Quebec — Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of Exar's XR307xX series of high reliability transceivers. The XR307xX series of high performance RS-485/422 devices are designed for improved performance in noisy industrial environments and increased tolerance to system faults. The analog bus pins can withstand direct shorts…

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Peerless Alternative Energy Store Online

Peerless Electronics, Inc.,  a major factory authorized, stocking distributor of electromechanical and interconnect products, has launched its new online e commerce store showcasing components for Alternative Energy applications. Peerless customers will save time; view at-a-glance status and find it easier to shop online from product catalogs tailored to the Alternative Energy Industry from Peerless’ large…

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Microchip Ends 2014 Up 22.1%

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today reported results for the three months and fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. Consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 were $493.4 million, up 2.3% sequentially from net sales of $482.4 million in the immediately preceding…

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US Manufacturing: 9.1% Growth Expected For 2014

A majority of U.S. manufacturing executives expect their sales will grow a little more than 9 percent for the rest of 2014, according to the Institute of Supply Management’s  semi-annual survey of purchasing and supply managers.  Of the 18 industries predicting growth, computer and electronics products fall a disappointing 12th on the list. Textile manufacturers…

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