Miniature pushbuttons offer hundreds of options Product News 4/30/2004 Post a comment NKK Switches offers a new series of miniature snap-acting pushbutton switches that offer hundreds of combinations. The MB2400 series momentary action pushbuttons feature a snap-acting mechanism that provides a smooth actuation, a short stroke, light touch and audible feedback.
Distributors are ready for a recovery in 2004 Product News 4/26/2004 Post a comment An economic recovery in the electronics industry, the transition of U.S. manufacturing to China, demand creation, and the lead-free initiative will highlight the discussions between distributors and components suppliers as they meet for their annual Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) this week in Las Vegas.
Elma launches online component catalog Product News 4/21/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronic has launched a new online surface-mount components catalog at www.elma.com. The catalog includes detailed information on the company's surface-mount devices including switches, LEDs, and encoders. Data consists of component specifications, drawings, photos, technical data/references, and part numbers for each of the products.
Elma develops rugged chassis Product News 4/20/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronic Inc. offers a low-weight commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) chassis based on the company's 12R2 model. The new 12R1 COTS version features a rugged chassis with shielding, and weighs 20 to 25% less than Elma's previous models. The new modular design also allows models to be developed in 2U and 3U heights, which was not possible in the 12R2 design.
Filler panels feature alignment pin Product News 4/16/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronic Inc.'s new CompactPCI (cPCI) filler panels come with alignment pins for increased reliability. The filler panels are designed to maintain accurate lateral alignment and vertical orientation for adjacent cards, while providing EMC protection for unused slots.
SPDT switch comes in lead-free version Product News 4/16/2004 Post a comment M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, offers a new lead-free, low-loss SPDT GaAs switch for the transmit/receive function in 802.11b WLAN applications and low power general-purpose RF applications.
SOIC adapter upgrades relays Product News 4/9/2004 Post a comment Aries Electronics Inc. offers SOIC adapters that provide an upgrade from older Aromat HB2E relays to surface-mount TXSS relays without changing the PC-board layout.
Switches shrink by 50% Product News 4/7/2004 Post a comment ALPS Electric Co., Ltd. shrinks its line of lever and push action switches by 50% while maintaining their operational feel and life span. The SLLB5 series switches are used for highlighting and selecting menu items on cellular phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and digital cameras.
NewarkInOne expands product portfolio Product News 4/7/2004 Post a comment Catalog distributor Newark InOne has added approximately 40,000 new products to its online catalog. These include an expanded selection of semiconductors, passives, connectors, and electromechanical devices.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...