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Engineers' Insight from Avnet Abacus is designed to keep you up to date with the latest industry news, product innovation and current topics from the world of electronic components.
 

NFC vs. Bluetooth Beacons

Bluetooth Beacons and NFC (Near Field Communication) are often mentioned in the same breath, but in terms of technology and applications, they are not really that similar.

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NFC vs. Bluetooth Beacons - More Different Than Similar

Bluetooth Beacons and NFC (Near Field Communication) are often mentioned in the same breath, but in terms of technology and applications, they are not really that similar.

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Second Generation MEMS Sensors Enable Impressive Performance for Automotive and Industrial IMUs

When Murata purchased Finnish MEMS specialist VTI Technologies and renamed it Murata Electronics Oy at the start of 2012, it gained the company’s unique 3D MEMS technology.

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Know Your MOPPS from Your MOOPS When Choosing a Medical Power Supply

Electrical safety regulations are extensive and complicated when it comes to medical appliances. Naturally this becomes a factor when choosing a suitable power supply.

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A Shortcut to Medical Compliance

There can be few power supply topics that have the potential to cause total confusion when you’re looking for an AC/DC power supply for medical equipment than the IEC 60601-1 regulations.

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Sensing for the Connected World

Sensors can be low-cost devices, but are used in vast numbers sustaining a multi-billion dollar global market, with worldwide sales of position sensors alone predicted to reach $8 billion by 2018.

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5 Things You Need to Know About SFP+ and QSFP

Demand from the communications industry for increased data rates and bandwidth has led to the development of new form factors for pluggable transceivers.

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Tackling Thermal Management in High Density LED Lighting Designs in Smart Buildings

High lumen density LED arrays are fast becoming the technology of choice for downlights and directional lighting in smart buildings. Addressing the thermal management challenge presented by these devices can be relatively simple.

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Smart Building 2.0 Boosts Advanced Sensor Development

Buildings are estimated to consume around 40% of all energy supplied by utilities. Much of this is wasted through poor control of heating and ventilation, and by lighting rooms or areas that are unoccupied or already illuminated by natural light.

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Power and Packaging Evolve for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, the latest industrial revolution, is changing the way manufacturing organisations think about production.

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Circuit Protection is Vital for Long Lifetimes in LED Lighting

LEDs are widely touted as the perfect solution for lighting applications because, in theory at least, they last forever.What’s less frequently spoken about is that circuit protection can make or break the design.

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