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Overcoming Power System Design Challenges in 1500 VDC Photovoltaic Systems

Using larger strings of cells to raise photovoltaic dc operating voltages can reduce I2R losses and save deployment costs.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
Ask Apps: Can you briefly describe the Bridgelux seventh generation products?

Bridgelux Field Application Engineer Brandon explains the differences among the Bridgelux seventh generation products.

Analog Devices LTC4291 and LTC4292 Digital Controller | Digi-Key Daily

Power by Linear™ / Analog Devices’ LTC4291 and LTC4292 are 4-port power sourcing equipment (PSE) controllers designed for use in IEEE 802.3bt Type 3 and 4 compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems.

TAIYO YUDEN EYSLCNZWW Module | Digi-Key Daily

TAIYO YUDEN’s latest module is based on the Nordic nRF52810 platform, optimized for simple IoT applications, and is compatible in the 2 Mbps mode.

Sensirion SEK-SHTxx/SGP30 Sensor Evaluation Kit

The SEK-SHTxx/SGP30 evaluation kit provides flexibility and efficiency when evaluating Sensirion’s sensors. The evaluation kit contains five sensors.

Image of ebm-papst Motor and Drive Solutions Motor and Drive Solutions

ebm-papst's motor and drive solutions include motors, gearboxes, and electronics as well as their corresponding accessories and software.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
Image of Power by Linear™/Analog Devices' LTM4686 20 A Single or 10 A Step-Down DC/DC µModule® Regulator Updated LTM4686 - Ultrathin µModule® Regulators with Power System Management

Analog Devices’ LTM4686 dual 10 A or single 20 A μModule® regulator with digital power system management supports telemetry polling rates up to 125 Hz.

Publish Date: 2018-09-06 Updated : 2018-09-18
MotionGrade Connectors MotionGrade™ Circular Connectors

Amphenol Sine’s M23 & M40 circular connectors are made to deliver reliability & performance in robust environments available in multiple power/signal options.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
Image of Analog Devices' RapID-TSNEK-V0001/RapID-NIEK-V0004 RapID Platform

ADI's RAPID-TSNEK-V0001 is an evaluation kit that is configured to provide TSN Gateway functionality in order to quickly assess how TSN works.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
Image of STMicroelectronics' STM32H750 Value Line Microcontrollers STM32H750 Value Line Microcontrollers

STMicroelectronics' STM32H750 microcontrollers offer enough embedded Flash to store boot code or real-time code and data securely.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
Image of Critical Link's MitySOM-335x MitySOM-335x Arm® Cortex®-A8 with NEON SIMD Coprocessor

Critical Link's MitySOM-335x are highly configurable, small form-factor processor cards that feature Texas Instruments' Sitara AM335x processors.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
MangOH Red mangOH™ Red

Sierra Wireless’ sensor-to-cloud platform, mangOH™ Red, allows users the ability to create their software & web applications rapidly with its open hardware.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
Image of 3M™'s FastBond™ Foam Adhesive 100NF Fastbond™ Foam Adhesive 100NF

The 3M™ Fastbond™ foam adhesive 100NF was designed to be an extremely versatile, heat-resistant adhesive that bonds a wide range of lightweight materials.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
VocalFusion Stereo Dev Kit Amazon AVS Hardware Manual

XMOS' VocalFusion Stereo Dev Kit amazon AVS hardware manual.

Microchip 32 Bit Microcontroller Thumbnail Updated 32-Bit Microcontroller Solutions

Microchip’s 32-bit microcontroller product offerings cover a wide variety of applications including ultra low power, security, connectivity, automotive & more.

Publish Date: 2012-12-18 Updated : 2018-09-18
Mix of Proper Training and Technology Key to Electrical Safety Efforts

Installation, maintenance and repair occupations have accounted for the largest share of non‐fatal electrical injuries (2,820 or 29% of the total) and the second‐largest share of fatal injuries (165 or 22% of the total) over the past five years.

Image of E-Switch's EG1215 Series Slide Switch EG1215 Series Slide Switch

E-Switch's EG1215 series slide switch offers a compact design for a wide range of applications including handheld devices, IoT, and wearable electronics.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
VocalFusion Stereo Dev Kit for Amazon AVS: Hardware Setup Guide

XMOS' hardware setup guide for their VocalFusion Stereo Dev Kit for Amazon AVS.

Getting Started Guide - Acconeer XC111-XR111 & XC112-XR112 Radar Sensor Evaluation Kit

Acconeer's getting started guide for Acconeer's XC111-XR111 & XC112-XR112 radar sensor evaluation kit.

Image of E-Switch's EG1315 Series Slide Switch EG1315 Series Slide Switch

E-Switch's EG1315 series slide switch features a PC board design for a wide variety of applications.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
Image of OSRAM's OSLON® Black IR SFH 4718A OSLON® Black IR SFH 4718A

OSRAM's universal IR LED OSLON footprint expands its portfolio to three wavelengths, three radiation patterns, and four power levels.

Publish Date: 2018-09-18
MKS 2 Capacitors with PCM 5 mm

WIMA's MK2 capacitors are produced with the proven box technology using solvent-resistant, flame-retardant plastic cases according to UL 94 V-0.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
Broadest IoT Bluetooth Module Portfolio IoT Bluetooth Module Portfolio

Cypress’s portfolio of IoT Bluetooth modules is the industry’s broadest, providing certified, integrated & programmable solutions for a variety of IoT applications.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
MKP 4 Capacitors with PCM 7.5 mm to 52.5 mm

WIMA's MKP 4 capacitors with PCM 7.5 mm to 52.5 mm are available in voltage ratings from 100 VDC to 2000 VDC with 1000 pF and 1.0 µF capacitances.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
MKP 4F Filter Capacitors

WIMA's MKP 4F metallized polypropylene (PP) filter capacitors have a voltage range from 230 VAC to 440 VAC with 0.68 µF to 75 µF capacitances.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
Image of Bourns' TBU-DB-Q Series Protectors TBU-DB-Q Series TBU® High-Speed Protectors

Bourns' TBU-DB-Q protectors features MOSFET semiconductor technology designed to protect against faults caused by short circuits, overvoltage transients, and faults in battery cells.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
FKP 02 Capacitors with PCM 2.5 mm

WIMA's FKP 02 capacitors in PCM 2.5 mm are for HF decoupling in the field of high frequencies and are well-suited for use in space limited applications.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
ISO Certificate for Application Tooling

Management System Certificate - Application Tooling

Scotch-Weld™ Threadlocker

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ threadlocker is a one-component anaerobic adhesive engineered to provide different strengths, temperatures, nut/bolt sizes, and more.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
Building Projects? Designing PC Boards? There is One Ruler You Should Have

Some tools are just plain useful: The Digi-Key 12-inch ruler is one of them, along with the Aven headband magnifier.

Image of AVX's 9176-800 Series IDC Connectors 9176-800 Series Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDCs)

AVX's 9176-800 series IDC connectors provide a robust wire-to-board termination in harsh applications using a simple one-step termination process.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
Digi-Key's PCB Ruler

This is Digi-Key's 13-page data sheet, instruction manual, and revision list for their PCB Ruler.

Image of Diodes Incorporated Total Timing Solutions Total Timing Solutions

Diodes Incorporated is the only total timing solution vendor with products ranging from simple crystals to clock ICs under one roof.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
Image of Maxim's MAX34417ENE+ power accumulator MAX34417 High Performance Power Accumulator

Introduction to the MAX34417 high performance power accumulator including features and benefits, typical configurations, and design challenges it addresses

Duration: 5 minutes Publish Date: 2018-09-17
FKP 3 Capacitors with PCM 7.5 mm to 15 mm

WIMA's FKP 3 film and foil capacitors in PCM 7.5 mm to 15 mm are available in values ranging from 100 pF to 0.22 µF with voltage ratings of 63 VDC to 1000 VDC.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
MKP 2 Capacitors with PCM 5 mm

WIMA's MKP 2 capacitors with PCM 5 mm are available in voltages from 63 VDC to VDC and in 1000 pF and 1.0 µF capacitances.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
Image of SCHURTER's Engineering TouchKit PCAP Touch Screen Development Kit

SCHURTER's TouchKit includes a PCAP touchscreen sensor with a controller, a stylus pen, and a USB stick with software to analyze the controller data.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
BiPOM Electronics, Inc.

BiPOM Electronics Inc. is the leading provider of industrial microcontroller and wireless technologies for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

MKS 02 Capacitors with PCM 2.5 mm

WIMA MKS 02 caps in PCM 2.5 mm are well-suited for HF decoupling in the field of high frequencies and applications with limited space and high packing density.

Publish Date: 2018-09-17
Carlo Gavazzi's Slimline Power Supplies

Carlo Gavazzi has been providing high quality power supplies at exceptional prices for many years. The ‘general purpose’ SPDM Series provides standard features, typically found in most of the popular output configurations.

Introducing the MAX-HEALTH-BAND Heart Rate and Activity Monitor

See how the MAX-HEALTH-BAND evaluation and development platform, a wrist-worn heart rate and activity monitor, extracts raw PPG data or motion compensation algorithm output using a mobile app. Sudhir shows how the MAX-HEALTH-BAND.

Get Started with No-Opto Flyback Technology and the MAX17690

In this video, Furqan explains the advantages of using a no-opto flyback controller over optocoupler flybacks for isolated power-supply design. He demonstrates the high-accuracy output voltage regulation using the MAX17690EVKIT.

Fundamentals of Battery Fuel Gauges

Learn the basic principles of using battery fuel gauges to monitor and report the status of battery power. We review modern methods for measuring remaining battery power, accuracy considerations, and common challenges addressed by ModelGauge™

Using the MAX32625MBED with Rowley CrossStudio

Get up to speed quickly using the Rowley CrossStudio development environment with the MAX32625MBED Arm® Mbed™-enabled development platform. Learn how to install CrossStudio, create a new project, and run and debug an executable program.

How to Add a Diode ORing or Battery Backup Circuit Using the MAX40200 Ideal Diode

In this video, Travis explains the benefits of the MAX40200 ultra-tiny ideal diode over other diode ORing solutions and demonstrates a diode ORing using the MAX40200EVKIT.

Understanding Power Losses in Buck Converters

Anthony examines the large power losses associated with the rectification diode of a traditional buck converter.

How to Use the MAX79356 G3-PLC Sniffer Kit

In this video, Afshin demonstrates how to use the MAX79356 G3-PLC sniffer dongle, a lightweight test and monitoring device for G3-PLC powerline communication networks, to capture and analyze data and command packets on the powerline.

Advancing Real-Time Health Monitoring with Maxim Technology

A health scare while he was a teenager led Arvind Thiagarajan to found HD Medical, which develops electronic stethoscopes that augment heart sounds with real-time visual displays of diagnostic waveforms.

How to Measure Current with the MAX4173 Current-Sense Amplifier and a Microcontroller

In this video, Sean uses the MAX4173 Evaluation Kit together with an Arduino® Uno to measure current. He also discusses the principle behind measuring current and why a current-sense amplifier is a very useful addition to this technique.

How to Set Up the MAX32630-MAX32631 Evaluation Kits in Eclipse

Venkatesh demonstrates how to set up the evaluation kits for the MAX32630 and MAX32631 ultra-low-power Arm® Cortex®-M4 microcontrollers for wearables using the toolchain software in the Eclipse development environment.

Fundamentals of RF and Wireless Communications

Learn about the basic principles of radio frequency (RF) and wireless communications including the basic functions, common specifications, and key parameters involved in defining and evaluating RF communications systems.

How to Measure Temperature Using RTDs and the MAX31865EVKIT

In this video, Maebh explains the fundamentals of temperature sensing using resistance temperature detectors (RTDs). She also demonstrates how to use the evaluation kit for the MAX31865 RTD-to-Digital Converter to make temperature measurements.

How to Setup the MAX32625MBED Board with the Arduino IDE

Venkatesh demonstrates how to set up the evaluation kits for the MAX32630 and MAX32631 ultra-low-power Arm® Cortex®-M4 microcontrollers for wearables using the toolchain software in the Eclipse development environment.

Introducing the MAX-ECG-MONITOR Wearable ECG and Heart Monitor

Watch the MAX-ECG-Monitor, a wearable ECG and Heart Monitor evaluation and development platform, in action as it collects and monitors ECG and heart rate data for clinical and fitness applications. Andrew shows how the MAX-ECG-MONITOR.

How to Sense Motion From 100 Meters with the DS28E17 and MAX32630FTHR

In this video, Travis demonstrates how to use the DS28E17 1-Wire®-to-I2C bridge with a microcontroller (MAX32630FTHR) to sense motion from a distance of up to 100 meters. He also shows how to configure the Mbed™ OneWire firmware.

4D Systems IoD-09 Displays Series | Digi-Key Daily

The 4D modules are powered by the Wi-Fi enabled ESP8266, which offers an array of functionality and options for any designer, integrator and user.

PowerStudio

Predicting performance of SLLIMM™ and ACEPACK™ devices to ensure the best fit for your application mission profile

800-1500 V MDmesh K5

MDmeshTM K5, ST’s best-in-class super-junction VHV MOSFETs technology, boosts efficiency in high-voltage power supplies

SLLIMM Nano SMD

Surface-mounted intelligent power modules save space and improve energy efficiency in low-power motor drives in hard-switching circuits

How to Install Eclipse on a Raspberry Pi

Eclipse is a very useful IDE for programming in languages such as Java, Python, and even C++. In this how-to article, we will learn how to install Eclipse on Raspbian.

Products and solutions for Smart industry

The Industrial world is changing in a trend that goes under a variety of names including Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, Industrial Internet of Thing (IIoT) and smart manufacturing.

IGBT Finder

Get the right IGBT for your application with a touch of your screen

Image of TDK's MPZ-H Series Chip Beads MPZ-H Series Chip Beads

TDK’s MPZ-H series chip beads are suitable for noise removal in devices such as smartphone and tablet terminals, PCs and recorders, and household appliances.

Publish Date: 2018-09-14
Image of Diodes' PAM8016 Haptic Driver PAM8016 Haptic Driver

Diodes’ PAM8016 supports a wide range of inputs, differential, single-ended, or PWM inputs to ease the host microcontroller in driving the haptic elements.

Publish Date: 2018-09-14
SMP Series Connectors

Amphenol RF's SMP series connectors are subminiature interfaces in the same scale as MMCX connectors but offer a frequency range of DC to 40 GHz.

Publish Date: 2018-09-14
Another Geek Moment: Summer Break Edition Video Series

The second annual Another Geek Moment Summer Break Edition follows three students and their projects in the University of Wisconsin Makerspace.

KiCad Quest for Change

KiCad 5.0.0 has recently been released. What are the differences and what has been added as new features?

Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

The electrification of vehicles is increasing rapidly, driven by the availability of higher-performance, more cost-effective battery technologies, and improved mileage vehicles as well as ecological awareness, and government incentives and regulation.

ACEPACK

Compact, high-performance power modules for simple, efficient and rugged industrial motor designs up to 30 kW

600 to 700 V MDmesh™ M6

MDmesh™ M6 technology offers improved PFC and LLC efficiency especially at light load conditions for increased power density

650V HB Series IGBTs

Boosts application efficiency with faster switching events and improved turn-on switching energy

CGA Series - Soft Termination

Automotive grade MLCCs with soft termination for crack mitigation

CGA Series - General Capacitors (Up to 50V) Vol 1

Automotive grade MLCCs for ADAS ECU power supply circuit applications

CGA Series - General Capacitors (Up to 50V) Vol 2

Automotive grade MLCCs for ADAS ECU power supply circuit applications

CEU Series - Serial Design

Automotive grade MLCCs with serial design to prevent short circuits in the case of cracking.

CGA Series - Mid Voltage (100V - 630V)

Automotive grade MLCCs for xEV higher withstand voltage applications

CGA Series - High Voltage (1000V+)

Automotive grade MLCCs for xEV wireless charger resonant circuit applications.

Semtech TS13401 Solid State Relay Driver | Digi-Key Daily

Semtech’s TS13401 is a galvanically isolated, 60 V power FET driver with bidirectional blocking.

Image of CUI's  DC-DC converter DC-DC Converters for Renewable Energy Applications

This is an overview of CUI’s AE series of wide input DC-DC converters, including their benefits, features, and use in renewable energy applications

Duration: 5 minutes Publish Date: 2018-09-13
SM Series Ultra-Miniature Slide with Legend

NKK Switches' SM series features a Twin sliding contact mechanism with self-cleaning action for smooth actuation and high contact reliability.

Publish Date: 2018-09-13
ABS Series IP67 Rated Sealed Turquoise Switches

The Panasonic ABS series sealed switches are offered with or without lever, roller lever, simulated roller lever, or plunger for any design needs.

Publish Date: 2018-09-13
9296 BTB Jumper

AVX's 9296 BTB jumper insulation displacement connectors (IDC) provide a simple one-step termination process for a robust WTB termination in harsh applications.

Publish Date: 2018-09-13
PowerFilm Inc.
Manufacturer Linecard

PowerFilm specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly of custom solar solutions.

Image of STMicroelectronics' TSB7192A 36 V Dual Op-Amps TSB7192A 36 V Dual Op-Amps

STMicroelectronics' TSB7192A dual amplifier features rail-to-rail input and output and is perfectly suited for a wide variety of applications.

Publish Date: 2018-09-13
YBS220xG Bridge Rectifiers

Taiwan Semiconductor’s YBS220xG series are 2.2 A, 400 V to 1,000 V surface mount bridge rectifiers for use where space and case height are a concern.

Publish Date: 2018-09-13
Image of 3M's Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA4 Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA4

3M™ Scotch-Weld™ instant adhesive CA4 is formulated for exceptional strength and impact resistance on a variety of substrates, including plastics and rubbers.

Publish Date: 2018-09-13
Technology to Look at All Global Navigation Satellites

STMicroelectronics introduces its new Teseo-LIV3F global satellite system (GNSS) module capable of seeing the GPS, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou systems.

TSB7192A 36 V Dual Op-Amps

STMicroelectronics' TSB7192A dual amplifier features rail-to-rail input and output and is perfectly suited for a wide variety of applications.

Publish Date: 2018-09-13
RAC05-K/277 Series AC/DC Modules

With its RAC05-K/277 series, RECOM's 5 W AC/DC converters support boost power needs and are designed for extended input lines and extreme temperatures.

Publish Date: 2018-09-13
FLEx
Manufacturer Linecard

FLEx’s technologies have created the world’s thinnest lighting system powering electronic displays, LED luminaires, and other lighting applications.

Image of SCREWFOX – SF ASD 16 SCREWFOX - SF ASD 16 Battery-Powered Torque Screwdriver

Phoenix Contact expands its TOOL fox product line with the SF ASD 16 versatile, battery-powered torque screwdriver with 32 torque settings, 16 low and 16 high.

Publish Date: 2018-09-13
Image of NXP Small Medium Business Routing Solutions Small Medium Business (SMB) Routing Solutions

This presentation shows the technical and functional requirements needed for routing solutions in today’s world and how NXP’s Layerscape family of SoCs addresses them.

Duration: 10 minutes Publish Date: 2018-09-13
NANO2® High-Voltage 500 V DC SMT Fuses – 885 Series

Littelfuse's 885 series Nano2® fuse is a 500 VDC high-voltage DC rated surface mount fuse with high interrupting current rating up to 1500 A.

Mechanical Buttons and Switches Address Critical Design Requirements

Mechanical buttons and switches come in many forms to help designers meet various safety, security, ease of access, and power-up configuration requirements.

Publish Date: 2018-09-12
Infineon 950 V CoolMOS™ P7 MOSFETs | Digi-Key Daily

Infineon's 950 V CoolMOS P7 technology focuses on the low power SMPS market, addressing a range of applications, such as lighting, smart meters, mobile phone chargers, or notebook adapters, as well as AUX power supply and industrial SMPS.

242 Series Hazardous Location Barrier Network Fuses

Littelfuse's 242 series fuse is designed for barrier circuits in intrinsic safety applications relating to hazardous locations.

Publish Date: 2018-09-12
Image of Nidec's P Series Pressure Transducers P Series Pressure Transducers

Nidec's P series pressure transducers have excellent electrical and mechanical performance for medical, industrial, and measurement equipment applications.

Publish Date: 2018-09-12
FKS 3 Capacitors with PCM 7.5 mm to 15 mm

WIMA's FKS 3 capacitors film/foil construction is mainly used for capacitors with smaller capacitance value.

Publish Date: 2018-09-12
Image of AVX's 9286 Series Poke-Home Connectors 9286 Series Poke-Home Connectors

AVX's 9286 series are thru-wire connectors that electrically connect up to eight wires in a single connector body to support any combination of wire gauges.

Publish Date: 2018-09-12
Image of WIMA's FKS 2 Capacitors with PCM 5 mm FKS 2 Capacitors with PCM 5 mm

WIMA's FKS 2 PET film and foil capacitors feature pulse duty construction and are RoHS 2002/95/EC compliant.

Publish Date: 2018-09-12
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