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Contract Manufacturing’s Theory of Evolution

By | 2015-02-17T16:34:28+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Categories: Need to Know, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

This article was written by Lavanya Rammohan, who is an electronics research analyst at Frost & Sullivan and published on EETimes website. The evolution of product design and manufacturing have major implications for OEM outsourcing decisions. Outsourcing to electronics contract manufacturers is gearing up to become a key, value-add service for electronics OEMs across all vertical [...]

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Renesas Embedded GUI Solution Kit. . . Seriously!

By | 2013-02-05T19:39:08+00:00 February 5th, 2013|Categories: Need to Know, New Products, Renesas, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The new Renesas Embedded GUI Solution Kit offers a quick and easy way to add an intelligent 4.3" WQVGA LCD display to your customers' touch screen designs.  RX Direct Drive Technology offers the performance to handle both LCD graphics along with other features such as communications at the same time.  Renesas  worked with Serious Integrated to [...]

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Get Lit Up With Dialight’s Optical Lightpipes!

By | 2013-02-04T14:19:40+00:00 February 4th, 2013|Categories: Dialight, Need to Know, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Vertical Array Right Angle Optical Lightpipes Bi-level, tri-level and quad level configurations available in various pitches between elements.  Lightpipe material is water clear transmissive polycarbonate rated UL94-V0 and has a 35% oxygen index.  Dialight can provide custom solutions for your applications. Single Element Optical Lightpipes Avialable in PCB mounted and panel mounted configurations. Various diameters from [...]

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Aavid Thermalloy Integrated Heat Pipe Assemblies

By | 2013-01-28T16:43:11+00:00 January 28th, 2013|Categories: Aavid Thermalloy, Need to Know, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Although heat pipes themselves do not actually dissipate significant amounts of heat, they do effectively transfer heat without a large increase in temperature. This unique transfer capability allows them to transport or spread heat to a point remote from the heat generator. A variety of basic heat sink technologies benefit from integrating heat pipes which improve [...]

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Big Design Problems Solved with the “Power of Two.”

By | 2013-01-24T16:37:13+00:00 January 24th, 2013|Categories: Need to Know, Renesas, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Get the two biggest names in MICROCONTROLLER design behind your next project.  $110,000 Value on Renesas! Designing new applications has never been more stressful, complex or competitive.  Electrical engineers need every advantage to maintain their competitive edge and to deliver applications that make a difference in the marketplace, and highlight their skills within their own companies.  [...]

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3 Leading Switch Brands: Standex, Meder & OKI

By | 2013-01-23T19:18:15+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|Categories: Need to Know, Standex-Meder, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Standex-Meder Electronics offers three unique hermetically sealed reed switch offerings, each using a different manufacturing technology.  They produce a wide range of reed switch characteristics easily making them the design-in choice to meet applications in several market segments: Instrumentation, Automotive, Security, Medical, Appliances, Telecom, Industrial, and more. Standex-Switches The reed switches from Standex are made in [...]

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Enabling The Smart Society – DevCon On The Road

By | 2013-01-15T14:50:04+00:00 January 15th, 2013|Categories: Need to Know, Renesas, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Renesas DevCon 2012 event was a ‘Sold Out!’  extravaganza, highly praised by attendees who received mountains of valuable information immediately applicable to embedded system design projects. If you couldn’t attend the sessions and exhibits in Anaheim, you now have a second chance to do so.  Join us at one of the upcoming DevCon-on-the-Road stops scheduled [...]

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Intersil’s precision & power products coupled with the Renesas RL78/G13 microprocessor!

By | 2013-01-07T18:45:31+00:00 January 7th, 2013|Categories: Need to Know, New Products, Renesas, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Intersil has put together a Thermocouple and Strain Gauge Reference Design which interfaces to Renesas' RL78/G13 RDK microprocessor.  Below is a very short video by Intersil highlighting further details. Please click here to watch the video. As always, please contact Catalyst Sales for additional information at 724-444-4500 or choose a contact in your territory by visiting [...]

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Standex-Meder High Voltage Reed Relay Series

By | 2012-12-18T13:56:28+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Categories: Need to Know, Standex-Meder, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The KT Series Reed Relays integrate high technology packed into a small footprint.  Available in either surface mount or through hole mounting, the KT relay measures just L30 x W8.6 x H10.6mm.  Additionally, the KT Relay series offer excellent isolation resistance at >= 1013Ω and an isolation voltage between the coil and contact of >= 7kVDC. [...]

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Exar’s Transceiver solutions for portable applications

By | 2012-12-06T14:49:14+00:00 December 6th, 2012|Categories: Exar, Need to Know, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The SP3221E is an RS-232 transceiver solution intended for portable applications such as notebook and hand held computers.  This device uses an internal high-efficiency, charge-pump power supply that requires only 0.1µA capacitors in 3.3V operation.  This charge pump and Exar's driver architecture allow the SP3221E to deliver compliant RS-232 performance from a single power supply ranging [...]

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