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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.
 

Simplifying Switch-Mode Power Supply Design

In secondary-side regulated flyback converter designs, integrating feedback into the switcher IC while maintaining isolation can reduce circuit cost, complexity, and space requirements.

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Designing for LoRaWAN - Murata Wireless Modules

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wireless modules for smartphones, including supplying some of the very biggest names in the market, Murata knows about wireless technologies, and also about manufacturing modules.

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A guide to simplifying switch-mode power supply design

In secondary-sied regulated flyback converter designs, integrating feedback into the switcher IC while maintaining isolation can reduce circuit cost, complexity, and space requirements.

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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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Ethernet Magnetics: Discrete or Integrated?

If you’re adding wired Ethernet to a design, you will of course have to consider magnetics, but how do you decide between discrete or integrated solutions?

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Understanding ESR in Electrolytic Capacitors

Adam Chidley explains how component diversity has made selecting the best capacitors for power-related applications more complex than ever, and why taking independent advice makes sense.

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Selecting Fibre Optic Cables

Selecting the right cable and/or connector assembly for a fibre optic installation needn’t be complex, but it is important to understand the requirements of the environment and the application.

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A Brief Guide to Calculating Heat Sink Requirements for LED Lighting

Thermal management is of critical importance in LED lighting systems. LEDs themselves give off heat when lit due to their own inefficiencies, and knock on effects of that heat can rapidly reduce the LEDs’ lifespan if it isn’t managed carefully.

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Choosing the Right Capacitor for Low Voltage Bypass Applications

Making the wrong choice of bypass capacitor can lead to such undesirable side effects as unnecessary power consumption, noise/EMI and reduced reliability, so it’s important to give some thought to the choice of device.

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Custom vs. Off-The-Shelf - Selecting the Right Enclosure for Your Design

You've finished your ATX motherboard design and are now looking for an enclosure, either for the prototype board, or the finished board as it enters production.What do you choose?

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