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KEMET’s extended component portfolio available from Avnet Abacus boosts passive and electro-mechanical product options for customers in Europe
Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is carrying a substantially augmented range of passive and electro-mechanical devices from leading global electronic component vendor, KEMET.

Anglia sponsors Panasonic Nine
Anglia Components is supporting a Panasonic team of nine with sponsorship to support their attempt to cycle from Panasonic Bracknell to l’Arc de Triomphe Paris in four days in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Anglia is a UK and Ireland distributor for Panasonic Industrial Devices.

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today announced a strategic engagement with TTI Europe, a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The engagement is part of the TE Industrial business unit strategy to provide customers with improved service levels and an exceptional customer experience, while extending the geographic reach of its products.

TTI announces winners of its 2013 Global Operations Excellence and 2013 European Supplier Excellence Awards
TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has announced that Vishay is the winner of its 2013 Global Operations Excellence Award, which goes to the supplier who earns recognition for outstanding performance in all three TTI regions (Americas, Europe and Asia). Six companies - Bourns, Kemet, KOA, Littelfuse, Molex and Vishay – qualified for the prestigious global award, which is assessed on a matrix of quality measurements that include on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer-reported quality, administrative quality and operations and business systems. In addition, there are performance measurements such as sales and growth as well as management support. Measured on all these criteria by TTI’s global regions, Vishay was the top-scoring supplier.

Honeywell’s TruStability® board mount pressure sensors offering industry-leading long-term stability now available from TTI, Inc.
Honeywell’s TruStability® board mount pressure sensors offering industry-leading long-term stability, reliability, flexibility, and Total Error Band can now be sourced through TTI Inc, a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The pressure sensors come in miniature packages with DIP, SIP, and SMT mounting options.

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Saelig Introduces Plessey's GaN-on-Silicon MAGIC dot LEDs
Saelig has announced the availability of dotLED products for the wearables market. Plessey smallest packaged MaGIC™ LED is manufactured using their patented GaN-on-Si technology and is aimed at the rapidly growing wearable electronics market. The PLW138003 is a white LED in a 1005 SMT package designed to address the need for ever smaller LED components producing highly collimated light.

First Dual Protocol ANT SoC Module Maximises Ease and Savings
Designed to address the challenges of today’s Internet of Things (IoT), Dynastream Innovation’s new N548 module brings both practicality and functionality to the market. Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51422 SoC, this 2.4 GHz solution is small, future proof and features concurrent support for both ANT® and Bluetooth® low energy. The extremely small N548 is sized for wearable, home and industrial trends in a 14.0mm x 9.8mm x 2.0mm LGA (Land Grid Array) package.

Cliff Electronics Space Saving Dual USB Socket Fits in a Single XLR Shell
CLIFF Electronics announces the introduction of its Unique Dual USB2 connector which provides two fully USB compliant sockets in a panel space-saving single XLR receptacle. USB connection to audio, broadcast, AV (audio-visual) products, instrumentation and industrial equipment is becoming more common as digital signal and control options increase and more information needs to be transferred between portable equipment, smart phones, tablets etc. which can also be charged while connected.

Semiconductor Circuits, Inc. introduces the new Cool Power Technologies 36W wide input range 32nd brick DC-DC converter series
These open frame modules provide 36W of output power @ 12Vdc – ideal for distributed power architecture applications or as a fully regulated intermediate bus converter. These modules are compliant with DOSA 32nd brick footprint and interface standards. It has a wide input voltage range of 18 to 36 or 36 to 75 VDC & provides 1500 VDC input to output isolation. Other modules in the 2:1 series are available – 3.3V @ 8A and 5V @ 6A, or submit a request for a custom output voltage.

DALI Dimmable Power Supplies, LED Drivers and Controllers now available from Stadium Power
Stadium Power, a leading UK based provider of power supply solutions, now offer a wide range of DALI LED power supplies, LED drivers and controllers offering customers the ability to tailor LED lighting systems to individual requirements including; simplified system design, energy management, scene change, flexibility and ease of maintenance.

Technical Article

Embedded World shows there is a place for IoT and ZigBee - Article by Caroline Hayes
At this year’s Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, there were two streams of network communications: M2M - which had its own, dedicated hall, and IoT (Internet of Things), which was present in the other halls on various stands and in various forms.

Technical Article

Accelerate Cloud Computing with the Xilinx Zynq SoC
Emerging Web applications like streaming video, social networks and cloud computing have created the need for warehouse-scale data centers hosting thousands of servers. One of the main programming frameworks for processing large data sets in the data centers and other clusters of computers is the Ma

Techical Article

Fixing a Flyback Supply that Generates Audible Noise - Article By Paul Lacey, Power Integrations
While switch-mode power supplies operate at frequencies well above the range of human hearing, they can produce audible noise under certain load conditions. Potential sources of audible noise can vary widely.