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Analysis and comment on all matters pertaining to the supply chain and distribution of electronics components from Richard Wilson, editor of Electronics Weekly.

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Design project: Raspberry Pi as an home audio server

Design project: Raspberry Pi as an home audio server

Thanks to Adafruit, the New York-based hobbyist online store, for spotting this Raspberry Pi design project.

This project video from Linux Music shows you how to set up your own Raspberry Pi powered audio server, which can be used to store and manage your music in the home. 

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Arrow gets first European recycling certification

Arrow Electronics has received certification to the Responsible Recycling standard for its asset recovery business based in the Netherlands.

This is Arrow’s first European R2 certification, which relates to the procurement, refurbishment and resale of electronic equipment. The distributor has received R2 certifications in the US and Brazil.
“Arrow…

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You can buy Tianbo relays from Anglia

Anglia Components has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with power and signal relay manufacturer Tianbo Electronics, covering the UK and Ireland markets.

The Asian manufactured Tianbo Relays range carries international approvals including UL, TUV, CSA, VDE and CQC and is manufactured at an ISO9001, ISO/TS16949 and ISO14001 accredited site…

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Can can buy Delphi Automotive connectors from Avnet Abacus

Can can buy Delphi Automotive connectors from Avnet Abacus

Avnet Abacus has signed a franchise for the full product portfolio of Delphi Automotive PLC’s connection systems.

The connectors are targeted at the automotive and commercial vehicle industries as well as other market sectors.

“Delphi has created a major force in the supply of connection technologies to provide customers…

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Is the UK not so smart on metering?

Is the UK in danger of falling out of step with the rest of the world on the introduction of smart meters?

A committtee of MPs in the UK recently recnely rubbished teh giorvewnrment £3bn plan to roll-ourt smart meters because they cost too much.

Now Consumer organisation Which…

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Tim Bonnett joins Alpha Micro

Tim Bonnett has joined Alpha Micro Components as chief sales officer, managing the sales team, marketing team, and the development and implementation of sales strategies at the specialist wireless component distributor.

Bonnet was former managing director of MSC Gleichmann UK.

“As M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) fuels growth…

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Design for 1-wire heating control in Forget Me Not Design Challenge

Design for 1-wire heating control in Forget Me Not Design Challenge

We all have heating control systems in our homes and sometimes they do not work as we would like.

Which is why I was interested in this description of a 1-wire temperature sensing network posted by verrverr in Forget Me Not Design Challenge on the element14 website.
“This week…

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You can now buy Recom power converters from Farnell element14

Farnell element14 has added Recom Power, a supplier of power converters and switching regulators.

The distributor will stock products including a large selection of DC/DC and AC/DC converters, switching regulators and LED drivers.
“Over the past decade, Recom has invested heavily in product development, quality and in expanding…

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