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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.
 

Chip to Chip at the Speed of Light

As data centres and data farms continue to expand and grow, better solutions are required for system architectures that allow faster communication and more efficient operation. 

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Chip to Chip at the Speed of Light

As data centres and data farms continue to expand and grow, better solutions are required for system architectures that allow faster communication and more efficient operation.

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Specifying Explosion-Proof Connectors

The threat of explosion is real in many of today’s industrial applications, and connectors are critical to explosion proofing since they have the potential to create arcs and sparks as part of normal operation.

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Hybrid Capacitors get the best of both worlds by combining Supercapacitor and Li-ion technology

While EDLCs offer high capacitance, excellent power density and impressive efficiency, there are a few inherent properties which aren’t as desirable for some applications.

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Programmable Drivers add Flexibility to LED Lighting

As LED luminaires have continued to develop in complexity and range and the number of different fixtures on the market has increased, lighting designers have begun to demand more flexibility from their driver hardware.

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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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