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Solid State returns to roots in power products

Solid State Supplies has been appointed as the exclusive representative-distributor in the UK & Eire for high reliability power modules and other products from VPT. Solid State Supplies will provide pre- and post-sales support for VPT’s various product lines including DC-DC converters, EMI filters, inrush current limiters and thermal pads that are designed for high reliability applications including military and ...

Willow offers high current blowout relay for electric vehicles

Willow Technologies are selling a magnetic arc blowout relay from Durakool which has a maximum switching voltage of 145Vdc. It is designed for electric vehicle systems which might use 48Vdc, 72Vdc or 80Vdc, which can be difficult to switch using traditional relays. According to Willow, the DG85CM electric vehicle relay features AgSnO2 contacts with high inrush capability 150A at 12.8Vdc, ...

70 year old distributor is owned by its employees

Peerless Electronics of New York is unusual for a component distributor because it is an employee-owned company. The distributor, which was founded in 1945, sells switches, relays and circuit breaker products offers military packaging, custom circuit breaker panels and custom cable assemblies. It is also certified to AS9100 inclusive of value added services. Peerless Electronics’ latest supplier agreement is with ...

Amplicon sells Ethernet-based remote I/O device from ICP DAS

Amplicon has introduced the ICP DAS iP-8000-MTCP series of Modbus TCP I/O expansion units. They will be used in custom data acquisition systems that require the measurement and control of a large number of process signals over an Ethernet network. The iP-8841-MTCP and iP-8441-MTCP have been specifically designed to withstand harsh and noisy environments; its wide input range (10 – ...

Guide to Raspbian and other Raspberry Pi OSs

Just this useful guide to Raspbian and other Raspberry Pi software. Downloadable from Eltechs, this guide contains information which will beinteresting for both new-starters and advanced Raspberry Pi (or other ARM and IoT) users and developers. Raspbian is the main and basic software for Raspberry Pi devices, officially supported by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It is an operating system, based ...

Schurter makes TME of Poland a global distributor

Schurter has extended its relationship with Polish distributor Transfer Multisort Elektronik (TME) to the status of a global distributor. TME has currently 10 subsidiaries in Europe and Asia. While the distributor’s focus in 2017 was on the African continent and the Middle East, new subsidiaries in the US, India and Australia will come to the fore in 2018. Investments are ...

A call for action to the EU Commission

Despite the fact that the RE-D Guide was published on 19th May last year, the intermediary trade respectively distribution of ‘grey zone products’ continues to be left out in the cold. That is due to the continued lack of clear regulation for these products from the area of electronic components and systems, writes Jens Dorwarth, chairman of the work group ...

Four ‘must-have’ Raspberry Pi add-ons

Raspberry Pi PiFace Digital 2

These are the four top-selling Raspberry Pi add-on boards, according to Farnell element 14. Cameras: At just 25mm x 35mm x 9mm, the official Raspberry Pi camera modules from Farnell element14 are used in applications including low-light photography (NoIR Camera), drones and CCTV. An example project is a security camera that is able to differentiate between a stranger in the yard ...

RS sells PSoC 6 dev kit for IoT with Click board expansion

RS Components has worked with Cypress Semiconductor and MikroElektronika to offer a prototyping kit for Cypress’ PSoC 6 microcontrollers. Called the Clicker 2 development kit, it will be marketed exclusively through RS. The board contains a PSoC 63 Connectivity Line device, which is Bluetooth 5 compliant. Two separate mikroBUS interface headers support expansion using MikroElektronika click boards, providing functions such ...