Maxim Integrated presents USB-C and USB Power Delivery solutions which are smaller and more power efficient.
Smaller and more power efficient USB-C and USB Power Delivery solutions from Maxim Integrated Deliver USB power over a single, bidirectional cable with Maxim Integrated solutions.... Read Article
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New LPWAN SoC supports LoRa RF protocol and other sub-1GHz modulation schemes  STMicroelectronics STM32WLE5 wireless SoC products combine LoRa® LPWAN and other power-efficient sub-1GHz radio communications capabilities with a... Read Article
Digital Aggregators: Benefits of sourcing electronic components through them
Who are digital aggregators? An aggregator is often considered a distributor of data and in this context digital aggregators can be described as online web platforms... Read Article
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Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) specialise in high-performance, integrated power solutions providing small, easy-to-use energy efficient solutions for industrial applications such as telecom infrastructures, cloud computing, automotive, as... Read Article
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Featured Articles Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) are the next generation materials for high performance power conversion and electric vehicles. These wide bandgap (WBG)... Read Article
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USRP B205mini-I Software-defined Radio Platform
A wide frequency range (70 MHz to 6 GHz) and a user-programmable transceiver The USRP B205mini-i is a flexible and compact platform that is ideal for... Read Article
Electronic parts aggregators powering the growth of IoT (Internet of Things) in the 21st Century
Who are electronic parts aggregators? An electronic parts aggregators take information from a wide variety of sources (OEM, EMS & Contract Manufacturers) and then process it... Read Article
Connectors for Heavy Equipment
INDUSTRIAL@AMPHENOL has broad experience in designing connectors for heavy equipment and outdoor use applications. What distinguishes agricultural vehicles, construction machines and other utility vehicles from regular... Read Article
Argussoft becomes first leading Russia authorised distributor to join oemsecrets
Argussoft has joined oemsecrets to list their full inventory of electronic components which is immediately available for shipment to the Russian market. Argussoft maintains distribution agreements... Read Article
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You know we always have plenty of products, news, events etc to write about in our oemsecrets blog. But we haven’t really heard from you, sharing... Read Article
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Overview Among the key theories in electronic equipment is that the printed circuit Board or PCB. It is so basic that we often forget to clarify... Read Article
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There are many other interesting elements to electronic and circuits is top on my list. While this topic can quite complicated, it is nevertheless possible to... Read Article
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Register to win a solution kit! The R-IN32M3 Industrial Ethernet Module is a ready-to-use, certified hardware and software solution based on Renesas technology and quality standards.... Read Article
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Maxim Integrated’s extensive portfolio of ICs for USB-C and USB-C Power Delivery designs provide high levels of integration and flexibility that engineers need to create compact,... Read Article
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One of the most expanding and innovating semiconductor vendors is Renesas, moving from a microcontroller vendor to a portfolio and system-provider. They deliver a broad range of leading-edge semiconductor... Read Article
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Extremely integrated STM32-based system-in-package solution for driving three-phase BLDC motors We would like to introduce you to ST’s growing portfolio of STSPIN32F0 devices. Embedding a 32-bit ARM... Read Article
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To celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary this month and to thank everyone for their support over the last decade, we’ve partnered with Digilent to give away 2x Digilent development boards... Read Article
Efficient High-Power Gallium Nitride FETs from Nexperia
Whether designing a motor drive/controller for the next generation of battery-electric vehicles, or a power supply for the latest 5G telecommunication networks, Nexperia’s GaN FETs will be key... Read Article
Debug your embedded systems from the home office
Use USB Logic Analyzer and Pattern Generator to debug, visualize, and simulate signals in digital systems The quarantines are forcing an increasing number of engineers and... Read Article
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Join the IEEE Webinar on 26th May, 4pm CET – Optocoupler Design for EMI Immunity Also available on demand This webinar takes a close look into... Read Article
6 use cases for adaptable technology and its impact on automotive trends
Overcome technological complexity in automotive design with Xilinx and Avnet Silica The automotive industry is a highly competitive space. In the blink of an eye, a... Read Article
Traco Power partners with oemsecrets to include real time distributor inventory on new website
Traco Power, a leading company for high quality industrial and medical DC/DC and AC/DC power conversion products and customized power solutions has launched a new, improved... Read Article
Up for a challenge? Play Mouser’s robot game
Mouser are launching their Motor Control Series with a twist on a classic arcade game! Help Matt, the Mouser Robot, find his way through the Mouser... Read Article
ON Semiconductor 48V automotive applications
The right components to meet the ambitious new standards of the automotive industry In modern car design, one of the most significant developments is the shift... Read Article
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The RE Family of SOTB™ process-based energy harvesting embedded controllers
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Broadcom Webinar: Isolation Products for High Speed Inverters/Converters in Electrical Chargers DC fast chargers shorten charging time from hours to mere minutes. Such high-powered equipment requires... Read Article
Efficient DC Power Distribution in Data Centres
The consistent use of direct current in a data centre makes sense. Losses can be massively reduced. On the power side, the IEC has defined the... Read Article
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Engineered to stay cool High performance, ultra-compact AC/DC power supplies with minimal heat dissipation. Available in four different mechanical packages, these high-efficiency power supplies utilize industrial grade... Read Article
Bluetooth Mesh Solutions for IoT Based Designs
Cypress Best-in-class Bluetooth Mesh Cypress’ Bluetooth Mesh Eval Kit is a multi-node platform featuring a certified Bluetooth 5 module, sensors, and multiple mesh example projects with... Read Article
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Buy Now with PayPal The TE Store now accepts PayPal! This feature gives you a wider range of payment options and the ability to pay for... Read Article
Compact, low power microphone with IC Interface.
This high performance MEMS audio sensor from STMicroelectronics is desigined with an IC Interface and capacitive sensing element. Ideal for a number of applications such as... Read Article
Could your application benefit from wireless connectivity?
Antennas are the backbone of any wireless solution. As requirements for wireless applications in factories grow, industrial design engineers need to be versed in the different... Read Article
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Cloud services and AI are driving a wave of innovative applications. The number of devices connected to these applications is growing, presenting great opportunities – but... Read Article
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Broadband Solution for RF and Microwave Applications
Operating from a 28V rail, CG2H40xx/30xx RF Power GaN HEMTs offer high efficiency, high gain and wide bandwidth capabilities, making both transistors ideal for linear and... Read Article
Extend battery life with the 60nA quiescent current TPS62840
If you’re looking to reduce quiescent current and extend the lifetime of your system’s battery, then the TPS62840 is the device for you. At an astonishing... Read Article
The easy way to create secure IoT device connections to Amazon Web Services
Renesas Electronics’ new RX65N Cloud Kit provides a simple, application-ready platform for the development of IoT sensor devices which connect to the cloud via Amazon Web... Read Article
Streamline the signal chain in factory automation
Simplify precision measurements of ±20 mV to ±20 V FSR with the ADS125H02 – the first high-input impedance delta-sigma ADC The ADS125H02 is a ±20-V input,... Read Article
Digilent’s Analog Discovery 2 Pro Bundle
Analog Discovery 2 Pro Bundle Start verifying and testing a wide range of projects with the Analog Discovery 2. With the addition of the BNC adapter... Read Article
100mA fixed-voltage regulators are rugged and inexpensive
ON Semiconductor’s MC78L series of fixed-voltage regulators are inexpensive, easy-to-use devices suitable for a multitude of applications that require a regulated supply current of up to... Read Article
Panasonic’s EEHZ hybrid capacitors offer long lifetime at high temperature
EEHZ family available now in production volumes from Future Electronics They are an ideal choice for electronics designers who require capacitors that offer stable electrical characteristics... Read Article
Miniature vertical side-actuated detection switches ideal for safety applications
C&K’s FDSD and FDSE series are micro-mini, side-actuated detection switches suitable for applications which require vertical side detection. They are particularly useful for safety control applications,... Read Article
MicroCrystal RV-8803 – A Really Accurate RTC
RTC chips traditionally were the domain of Maxim and NXP. Switzerland-based MicroCrystal recently made quite a buzz with its RV-8803, which offers simple integration, an I2C... Read Article
Analog Devices’ LTM2887 – If a Digital Bus Needs Galvanic Isolation
In theory, digital buses are intended to connect things to one another. Sadly, one sometimes wants but a logical connection – in many cases, galvanic isolation... Read Article
AVAGO APDS-9008 or APDS-9005-020 – Keeping an Eye on Ambient Light
Recent times saw quite a bit of interest for part numbers such as the APDS-9008 or APDS-9005-020 – they are a very interesting type of ambient... Read Article
STMicroelectronics’ LIS2DH12 – Low Power Motion Sensing
Apple’s iPhone introduced gyroscopic sensors to a wider range – before that, accelerometers were not commonly found in consumer hardware. STM sells excellent parts which, however,... Read Article
Panasonic AMG8833 – FLIR for cheap
FLIR made infrared thermal sensors cool – sadly, their parts are all but cheap (and suffer from export control problems). Panasonic’s Grid-EYE family is a low-resolution... Read Article
DipTronics DTS-62R-V – Small Switch, Very Big (and Very Cheap)
When yours truly was but a lowly cadet, various US manufacturers produced (pricey but quite reliable) switches. Chinese vendors recently started to catch up – seeing... Read Article
Panasonic power choke coils for automotive and industrial applications offer high resistance to heat and vibration
Panasonic’s ETQP Series metal-composite type power choke coils offer exceptional robustness for use in harsh automotive and industrial applications. AEC-Q200 qualified, they are ideal for use... Read Article
Wuerth 970170151 – Hex Spacing Made Easy
Anyone who ever tore down a HP 8753C’s power supply during repairs has, for sure, marveled at the hex nuts HP used to keep the unit... Read Article
Microchip’s AC164164 – Google Cloud IoT with Microchip
While Microchip definitely is known for its PIC microcontrollers, the company also produces various sensors and even a WiFi module. These components are now advertised as... Read Article
Maxim’s MAX22513EVKIT – ioLink Made Easy
Field busses come dime a dozen – sadly, their relatively complex protocols hamper their deployment in small sensors and actors. The ProfiBus user consortium’s ioLink system... Read Article
ON Semiconductor’s CAT4101 – End of Life, Discontinued
Around 2010, ON Semiconductor introduced the world to the CAT4101 family of LED drivers. Sadly, the sands of time leave no one untouched – which is... Read Article
ST Microelectronics’ M41T6x Family – Keeping an Eye on Time
Providing annoying users with an accurate timekeeping function is easy as long as the real-time operating system is running – things get interesting when the RTOS... Read Article
Microchip’s 25AA256 – When Internal Flash is Not Enough
Microchip’s 25AA256 and 25LC256 SPI eeproms provide a convinient “offline” storage facility for microcontrollers with SPI interfaces – up to 256 kbits can be stowed away... Read Article
Future Electronics presents Ultra-low power Bluetooth 5.0 radio SoC
The RSL10 from ON Semiconductor is an ultra-low power Bluetooth® 5.0 radio SoC for sensor and IoT applications. Designed for applications using 1.2V or 1.5V batteries,... Read Article
LittelFuse’s 0456020.ER – A Family of High Performance Fuses
Placing through-hole parts is among the most expensive parts of the PCB assembly operation. Eliminating them should be a task in the life of every hardware... Read Article
Infineon’s IPP60R060P7XKSA1 – What Benefits Does CoolMOS Offer?
While MOSFETs show up often in OEMsecrets search trends due to various constraints when designing switching regulators, Infineon’s IPP60R060P7XKSA1 gave us a start – Mouser still... Read Article
Texas Instruments’ TPA3125D2N – Audio Amplifier Design
Audio amplifier design is an interesting and annoying task – while some made a fortune writing books on the topic, in many cases, any amplifier is... Read Article
Vishay’s CRCW-HP e3 Family & the CRCW120647R0FKEAHP
Spikes are the bane of any and every automotive design. In many cases, they kill resistors by temporary terminal overload. Vishay’s CRCW-HP e3 family, one of... Read Article
Myrra 44266 – PCB-Mountable Transformers
Even though recent failures of vintage HP test equipment have Joe Boeschert a bad name, history has all but vindicated his decision to become a pioneer... Read Article
STMicroelectronics’ VND5004B – Drive Ground-Connected Loads Without a Sweat
Be it a fan, a turbine or any other kind of inductive or resistive load – keeping an eye on safety becomes difficult if large amounts... Read Article
Texas Instruments’ LM4041 – When a Zener Just Doesn’t Cut it
Finding a good voltage reference is as difficult as asking a cigar afficionado for the perfect smoke – the answer depends on the mood and the... Read Article
Vishay’s NTCS0805E3222JMT Case Resistor
NTCs and other thermosensors traditionally come in through-hole packages. Vishays NTCS0805E3222JMT is an excellent SMD part which can be placed right next to the heat source... Read Article
Takachi’s TWN4-2-6W
A frequently repeated bit of advice by the OEMsecrets crew involves looking off the beaten path. When looking for a ready-made case for your electronic trinket... Read Article
Free Tech Start-up Infographic and 15% discount code from Farnell
Successful tech entrepreneurs share the lessons learned from starting a new business with expert contributions from Pi Supply, Matrix Labs and futurehome. Download the free infographic... Read Article
Vishay’s TNPW Family – TNPW120614K3BEEA SMD Resistor
SMD resistors are seen as a component which “just exists”. Designers are usually not willing to give the part more attention – unless one fails or... Read Article
Trinamic’s TMC429 – Control Many Stepper Motors in One Go
While controlling stepper motors – in theory – is easy, the devil hides in the details. Trinamic’s TMC428 was a total classic, which now got a... Read Article
Monitor Magnetic Fields with Honeywell’s SS411A
Switches tend to wear out as time goes by – the Hall effect provides a nice alternative to detect “presence”. Honeywell’s sensor division provides an interesting... Read Article
MEMS Microphones Deliver Enhanced Audio Quality, 62368-1 Adapters Keep Designs Ahead of Changing Regulations
Audio Solutions MEMs Microphones CUI’s MEMS microphones provide users with improved audio quality and performance in compact, low profile packages as small as 2.75 mm x... Read Article
NXP’s PCF85063TP1Z – Providing Electronic Equipment with an Accurate Sense of Time
Providing electronic equipment with an accurate sense of time has always been an interesting challenge – more than one company dedicates its existence to this job.... Read Article
STMicroelectronics’ P0102BL – Ultra-Low Current Thyristors Make Switching Easy
Thyristors are usually associated with high-power designs. In some cases, however, a thyristor also is well suited to an application where low power consumption is needed... Read Article
On Semiconductor’s LM324DR2G
When the LM324 opamp showed up in our oemsecrets search trends, more than one engineer in our team was shocked – the 324 is one of... Read Article
Texas Instruments’ ISO7420, ISO7420M and ISO7421 – Three Against Galvanic Connection
Optocouplers should be well-known to most engineers. Texas Instruments ISO7420, ISO7420M and ISO7421 are a nice alternative for digital signals. They are optimized for digital signals... Read Article
White Paper 48VDC
The Voltage rises The idea of a higher vehicle electrical system voltage in automobiles is not new. As early as the 1990s, a 42V consortium was... Read Article
Analog Devices’ HMC1121 – amplify 5.5 to 8.5GhZ signals effortlessly
Building simple Opamp-based amplifiers is not a big issue – as frequencies get higher, things start to become hairy. Analog Devices offers a dedicated amplifier for... Read Article
Detect Reflective Surfaces with a GP2S700HCP from Sharp Corporation
Finding out whether things are nearby is a classic engineering problem – OEMSecrets already introduced you to a wide range of possibilities. Now, Sharp sends a... Read Article
Cypress’ FM25V20A – RAM’s speed, Flash’s robustness
After Maxim bought Dallas Semiconductor, their once-ubiquituous battery-backed SRAM chips became more and more expensive. Cypress – mainly known for its PSoC microcontrollers – offers an... Read Article
On Semiconductor’s – ESD8472MUT5G – ESD protection without the price
Keeping ESD out is best accomplished by protection diodes – sadly, many of not most of them have high capacities which cause problems with fast signals.... Read Article
Vishay’s ES1B-E3/61T – A Rectifier Diode for High Frequency Applications
Exploding Rectifier Diodes ranks high among the questions found in forms related to restoring test equipment. Vishay’s diode family, made up of the ES1A, ES1B, ES1C... Read Article
TE Connectivity ATUM-12/4-0-STK – Heat-Shrink Tubing for Sticky Situations
TE Connectivity ATUM-12/4-0-STK – heat-shrink tubing for “sticky” situationsHeat shrink tubing usually has very limited contraction rates, which makes covering connector and cable in one piece... Read Article
Heightening the Security of IoT Networks
Heightening the Security of IoT Networks IoT is in danger of being a victim of its own success — the more pervasive it becomes, and the... Read Article
Design Products That Meet Their Intended Requirements
Practical steps in design verification using a DAQ data logger Design verification plays a crucial role in the product development life cycle. Ensuring products are designed... Read Article
5-146281-2 – Pin Headers for Arduinos and Breadboards
Small companies usually lack the dedicated engineering Small companies usually lack the dedicated engineering facilities required for prototyping parts with extremely fine pitch – getting BGA... Read Article
TT Electronics ULW3-100RJA1 – A Resistor Which Doubles as a Fuse
In many cases, a resistor is found in series with a fuse. If an assembly is intended to be factory-maintained only, fusible resistors let you eliminate... Read Article
LM2653MTC-ADJ from Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments offers engineers a set of switching regulator evergreens which combine high efficiency with simple PCB layouts. The highly efficient LM2653, first introduced in 1999,... Read Article
M24xxx Series – Cheap Memory for Microcontrollers
Cheap memory for microcontrollers No matter how large your microcontroller’s memory might be – in practice, you will always need just a little bit more. In... Read Article
BlueNRG-1 bluetooth without hassle
Designing and impendance matching RF-related circuitry is an art of its own. STMicroelectronics’s SPBTLE-1S combines a Bluetooth 4.2 radio module with a Cortex-M0 processor intended to... Read Article
Texas Instruments’ OPA333 & OPA2333
TI’s micro-power OPA333x opamp goes where few opamps have gone before No matter how advanced your digital circuitry is: sometimes, you need an OpAmp. Technology improvements... Read Article
Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52840-dk
Nordic Semiconductor evaluation kits for cheap Nordic semiconductor is the king of the wireless hill. Their chips support a variety of protocols used in the internet... Read Article
Laird DA1206C121R-10 Ferrite bead networks
Ferrite bead networks – it takes multiple beads to tango Ferrite beads come in groups – if your circuit needs one, it usually doesn‘t take long... Read Article
NXP PCF2127 – Lord of the Time
Lord of the time Adding real time clock information to microcontroller driven systems is problematic. As time goes by, small errors in computing routines add up.... Read Article
Accelerate machine learning with the Xilinx ALVEO A-U200-P64G-PQ-G
Bitcoin mining experienced a severe acceleration with the introduction of dedicated accelerator ICs, most of which achieved effiency ratings miles above normal GPUs. Xilinx now introduces... Read Article
NXP i.MX 8M family of applications processors
Outstanding audio, voice and video processing The i.MX 8M family of applications processors based on Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Cortex-M4 cores provide industry-leading audio, voice and video... Read Article
Short on MLCCs? Choose Panasonic Polymer Series!
Panasonic has expanded the CS, CT, and CX SP-Cap series to include higher voltage caps with range up to 35V. The newest additions to the SP-Cap... Read Article
Newark element14’s Expanded Inventory
Newark element14 has expanded their inventory of cables, cable assemblies, and single wire products! With items from the industry’s top suppliers in stock and ready to... Read Article
NXP’s MMA8451QR1
Accelerometer ahoi! Process computer designs usually start out with an accelerometer. As reliability problems creep in, making the switch to a more “professional” solution is beneficial.... Read Article
Texas Instruments’ PGA20 x series
One, Two, Gain! Test equipment and sensors both profit from amplifiers which change their gain on the fly. One of Texas Instruments evergreens recently saw quite... Read Article
Using NXP’s NXQ1TXH5 Qi Charging Circuit
QIck charging Adding wireless charging to furniture and other consumer goods is a nice way to add some oomph to an otherwise boring product. NXP’s NXQ1TXH5... Read Article
BAV99 and BAS16 – Smart Diodes
Two-terminal diodes are among the best-known components in electrical engineering: electronics 101 cannot be passed without them – BAV99 and BAS16. Combining multiple diodes reduces part... Read Article
AD9833 from Analog Devices
Waveform-a-gogo! While arbitrary waveform generators are among the most helpful tools in the laboratory, they tend to spend most of their time outputting sines, triangles, and... Read Article
Infineon CoolSET™ – Embedded Power in Home Applications
5th Generation CoolSET™ – high efficiency, integrated power stage IC Infineon’s CoolSET™ offer high performance with the integration of latest 700/800V CoolMOS™ P7 power MOSFETs and... Read Article
Win A Red Pitaya Starter Kit with 8-Bit Channel Logic Analyser Pro Add-On
Podcast: Building Better HMIs Looks at the progression of human machine interfaces (HMIs) and what needs to be done to address the demands of next generation... Read Article
Analog Devices’ AD215
Isolated amplifier Galvanic insulation is God‘s gift to man – whether optocoupler or light waveguide line, being able to transfer things without creating a physical connection... Read Article
Diodes Incorporated’s APX803S-31SA-7 helping you with Voltage Trips
Voltage gatekeeper Vdd brownouts are among the most common antipodes of micro-controller design – they are especially annoying, as their presence is not easy to detect.... Read Article
Panasonic’s popular EXB-28V470JX
It takes two to tango! Be it pull-up resistors, pull-down resistors or just any other thing – many, if not most PCB designs come with a... Read Article
Littelfuse’s RUEF300 Fuse
A fuse which never blows Surface-mount fuses do a good job at protecting components from burning up – sadly, exchanging them is not a simple task... Read Article
Wurth’s 150353 LED Family
LED, meet Plant One of the issues making underground real estate unpopular with engineers is the lack of the ability to grow plants. Artificial lighting has... Read Article
Infineon IRLML5203PBF and Cree C3M0065090J
MOSFET Raising In the age of the IC, transistors usually are not considered particularily interesting. However, some MOSFETs stand in the center of attention – let... Read Article
USB3145-30-1-A and DT13-08PA – Through-Hole Connectors
Through-Hole Connectors Going Strong SMD inductors are a common culprit for TMI failures – if a HP 34401A croaks, checking input coils is a great idea.... Read Article
MicroSemi AS73211 Precision Colour Sensor
Precision colour sensing made easy Austrian MicroSemi recently divested itself of its transceiver portfolio, leaving standards such as AS-I stranded. Sensors were selected as the new... Read Article
Analog Devices’ LT4412B and LTC4412
A Very Brainy Diode Jack Ganssle, publisher of the legendary EmbeddedMuse newsletter, once stated that the embedded space is ideal as things permanently improve. When looking... Read Article
Weidmüller 1469530000 and TMR 1212
To build or to buy? Power supply design has always been a bit of a topic – long-term followers of the OEMsecrets article series know that... Read Article
Avnet & TE: Helping startups get their ideas to market
How an IoT startup got its smart parcel-tracking solution to market in under 3 years Hanhaa is a small London-based IoT startup with a big mission:... Read Article
Oscilloscope innovation. Measurement confidence
Rohde & Schwarz is again expanding its oscilloscope portfolio with the launch of the R&S®RTC1000, R&S®RTM3000 and R&S®RTA4000 series oscilloscopes. With this market introduction Rohde &... Read Article
TPS7B68 – Watchdog Meets LDO
Power supply problems and software lockups are amongst the most common issues Power supply problems and software lockups are amongst the most common issues plaguing embedded... Read Article
STM8S903K3T6C 8Bit Microcontroller from STMicroelectronics
If an 8bit microcontroller is needed If an 8bit microcontroller is needed, Microchip normally comes up first. STMicroelectronics, a company more commonly associated with 32-bit processors,... Read Article
PSSI2021SAY – Current Source IC by Nexperia
Current sources can be considered the outcast of the voltage source Current sources can be considered the outcast of the voltage source. They are a part... Read Article
Analog Devices’ AD534 Series
Digital to analog converters usually come with one or two channels Digital to analog converters usually come with one or two channels. Sadly, analog output needs... Read Article
A Spike’s Mortal Enemy
Disturbances of the power supply are common Disturbances of the power supply are common – in the automotive space just as much as in classic AC... Read Article
Small, fast and stable Generating a stable clock is far from easy: while current microcontrollers usually have some kind of embedded clock source, accuracy requires external... Read Article
S25FL128SAGBHI200 – Cypress Flash Chips
Capacitor prices – all hands on deck, brace for impact! MLCC capacitor troubles are real: since Murata decided to exit the market, prices go up. A... Read Article
RS485 Driver
RS485 sounds like just another serial protocol RS485 sounds like just another serial protocol which no one really uses anymore. Sadly, this cannot be further from... Read Article
SMBJ5342B-TP – SMBJ Diode
Resilient attenuator on the cheap When adjusting voltage levels for process computers, accuracy is not always important: in many cases, good isolation from the incoming high... Read Article
LCB710 – A nerd’s dream
Controlling a large current with a small one without a physical connection Controlling a large current with a small one without a physical connection, traditionally leads... Read Article
IRPS5401MTRPBF – SMD Coils – Yes, No or Maybe?
Old hands are not necessarily warm towards the idea of surface-mount in general Old hands are not necessarily warm towards the idea of surface-mount in general;... Read Article
0430450200 – Quo Vadis, Connector Industry?
Whilst boring to most electrical engineers, connectors manage to gain significant interest in our search queries Whilst boring to most electrical engineers, connectors manage to gain... Read Article
NRF51 – To Spend or Not to Spend…
Some years ago, development kits were expensive by definition Some years ago, development kits were expensive by definition. As the “maker revolution” redistributed electronics development into... Read Article
Using Murata’s PKMCS0909E4000-R1 to Create Sounds
Adding sound to a product can be useful in many cases Adding sound to a product can be useful in many cases; in addition to checking... Read Article
Microchip’s MCP1640 | Super-Effective Battery Power
Super-effective battery power Designers working on line-powered systems are in luck; whilst wasting power is always bad, a few mA of waste don’t really matter. When... Read Article
Allegro’s ACS723 Sensor Provides a Low Resistance of Just 0.65 Milliohms
Measuring currents is one of the oldest tasks of metrology Measuring currents is one of the oldest tasks of metrology. The knee jerk reaction involves adding... Read Article
Texas Instruments’ BQ40Z50 Alternative
Many moons ago, creating a battery for a mobile device was simple. You grabbed a few nickel cadmium cells, trickle charged them and you were sorted.... Read Article
GRT188R60J226ME13D & VJ0805G226MXYTW1BC – The Benefits of MLCC Capacitors Part II
As discussed last week, MLCC capacitors will provide a variety of benefits to designers willing to use them As discussed last week, MLCC capacitors will provide... Read Article
RNU1A100MDS1 – The Benefits of MLCC Capacitors Part I
Recently, relatively low-priced MLCC capacitors have taken the lead in terms of search interest – let us tell you what this means for your daily work... Read Article
Raspberry Pi 3B+ – Wireless Freedom for the Pi-ple
When the Raspberry Pi Foundation introduced the Raspberry Pi Three, many a developer was fascinated by the integrated Wi-Fi module. Sadly, practical performance was not quite... Read Article
Amper Tradeshow Fair
Whilst the Nuremberg-based Embedded World celebrates its birthday While the Nuremberg-based Embedded World celebrates its birthday, the Czech Amper tradeshow is in the 26th year of... Read Article
Power to the Pii-ple
The third revision of the Raspberry Pi can best be summed up by the old adage of more of the same. A faster processor and Power... Read Article
ST’s VL53L1CXV0FY/1 ST Distance
Measure distance with ST’s VL53L1X distance sensor Creating “color” images is not new. Microsoft’s Kinect sensor introduced developers to getting spatial information: a trick which STM... Read Article
TLV7011 Series Comparator from Texas Instruments
Digital is not everything: in real life, one sometimes needs a comparator. Texas Instruments recently-introduced TLV70x1 series provide a cheap and space-conscious solution for this problem.... Read Article