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Murata NXE1 Series DC/DC Converter | Digi-Key Daily

Murata Power Solutions has introduced the NXE1 series of low-cost 1 W DC/DC converters measuring only 12.7 mm x 10.4 mm x 4.8 mm.

Quick Test Proves High-Quality USB Cables Make a Big Difference

A quick test proves high-quality USB cables provide faster charging times and higher data transfer speeds compared to low-quality unbranded cables.

LeaXield™ EMC Filters

EPCOS LeaXield™ is an active leakage current filter that can minimize earth leakage currents in converter-based drive systems.

HG-C1000L Series Sensors Publish Date: 2019-04-25

Panasonic's HG-C1000L series sensors contain a high-precision CMOS image sensor built into the compact body and provides excellent stable detection.

Uses and Applications

ZEUS Battery's Uses and Applications

Battery Terminal Reference Guide

ZEUS Battery's Battery Terminal Reference Guide

Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer Cell/Battery Shelf Life

To extend shelf life, cell / battery storage voltage and storage temperature need to be controlled.

Lithium Battery Shipping Information

Lithium batteries of all kinds are considered hazardous materials and have to be handled in shipping as such.

Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Chargers

ZEUS Battery Products' SLA chargers are made to function in unison with their SLA batteries to ensure best results.

Battery Terms Glossary

ZEUS Battery's Terms Glossary

Panasonic HE-N Series Relays | Digi-Key Daily

HE-N series high capacity relays from Panasonic can switch 120 A at 480 VAC in a simple, SPST configuration. The HE-N relays have a 1 Form A (SPST-NO) contact arrangement and have a high switching capacity of 120 A at 480 VAC or 55 A at 800 VAC.

How to Quickly and Securely Connect IoT Applications to Google Cloud Publish Date: 2019-04-24

Developers need only power up an IoT development board to explore an end-to-end application securely connected from the IoT device to Google Cloud.

588 Thermal Bonding Film Publish Date: 2019-04-24

3M™ 588 thermal bonding film is a high strength, flexible, nitrile phenolic based thermosetting adhesive film that is a thicker version of the 583 film.

Half-Bridge Gate Driver ICs Publish Date: 2019-04-24

Diodes' DGD2003, DGD2005, and DGD2012 are 200 V gate driver ICs designed for driving two external N-channel MOSFETs in a half-bridge configuration.

XDPL8221 Lighting Controller Publish Date: 2019-04-24

Infineon's XDPL8221 highly integrated digital AC/DC controller combines quasi-resonant PFC and quasi-resonant flyback controller with primary side regulation.

SuperFlex Flexible-Flat-Cables Publish Date: 2019-04-24

ASSMANN WSW’s FFC cables provide low-profile and secure connections for applications that have multiple communication channels and high component density.

Swordtail Complete Arm® Cortex®-A9 Wireless-Equipped Single Board Computer (SBC) Publish Date: 2019-04-24

Versalogic's low power Arm®-based i.MX6 Cortex®-A9 processor comes with soldered-on RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, and fanless operation.

SF-ASD 16 Battery-Powered Torque Screwdriver Publish Date: 2019-04-24

Introduction to the features and proper operation of Phoenix Contact's SF-ASD 16 cordless torque screwdriver.

Duration: 5 minutes
UHP-750/1000 Series Fanless Power Supplies Publish Date: 2019-04-24

MEAN WELL's UHP series power supplies are well-suited for applications in a variety of environments requiring small form factor and fanless operation.

Data Access Ports

The Data Access Port provides data port and electrical outlet access to equipment without the safety hazards of opening the panel.

ECS Inc. featured on Fox Business Network

Modern Business, host Mike Ditka will share the story of ECS Inc. and highlight our goals and vision for the future. The segment will focus on applications, trends and issues related to “Key Electronic Components Meeting Todays Industry Standards”.

Alpha Wire PTFE Insulated Hook-Up Wire | Digi-Key Daily

Alpha Wire’s broad range of PTFE hook-up wire means users will find the product exactly suited to their application.

IoTize TapNLink for Instant NFC, Bluetooth Available for Immediate Shipment Worldwide through Digi-Key Publish Date: 2019-04-23

IoTize’s line of TapNLink products for Bluetooth and NFC communication is available to customers around the world from Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor.

DMB Series DIN Rail Mount Multi-Board Boxes Publish Date: 2019-04-23

Bud Industries’ DMB series plastic PC mount terminal boxes feature DIN rail mounting, snap-in multiple board capacity, and easy access to board terminals.

SLR Series Resistors Publish Date: 2019-04-23

Yageo’s SLR series of cement through-hole resistors provide an excellent flame, arc & moisture resistance with the ability to withstand a variety of environments.

The Value of Loosely Coupled Libraries in EDA

This blog briefly discusses loosely coupled libraries in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and why you would use them.

Tecate Group

The Tecate Group supplies high-quality ultracapacitors, capacitors, and electronic assemblies to customers worldwide for data storage, smart grid, military/aerospace, industrial, medical, and telecommunications industries.

Updated Full-SiC Half-Bridge Power Modules Updated: 2019-04-23

ROHM's SiC power modules combine SiC MOSFETs and SBDs into a standard industrial package that has low-stray inductance and low-switching losses.

ulTIMiFlux™ High-Performance Thermal Cured Dispensable Gel Publish Date: 2019-04-23

Wakefield-Vette's ulTIMiFlux™ fully cured dispensable gels require no mixing or curing, providing superior design flexibility.

XDPL8218 Voltage Flyback IC Publish Date: 2019-04-23

Infineon's XDPL8218 is a configurable single-stage SSR flyback controller with high power factor, standby power performance, and constant voltage output.

Layerscape® LS1028A Reference Design Board (RDB) Publish Date: 2019-04-23

NXP's Layerscape® LS1028A RDB is an ideal evaluation and development platform for various applications such as industrial gateways and control designs.

Build a Reliable Battery-Powered Clinical-Grade Wireless Thermometer for Continuous Monitoring Publish Date: 2019-04-23

How to build a low-power Bluetooth wireless clinical-grade digital thermometer to transmit body temperature to a mobile application over extended periods.

Introduction to Digi-Key IoT Studio

Digi-Key IoT Studio allows designers to create prototypes and products - all in their browsers - without any external programmers, IDEs, or coding knowledge.

EPC's Alex Lidow shows off their latest wide-bandgap solutions at APEC

In this video, EPC CEO Alex Lidow talks to Embedded Computing Design’s Alix Paultre at the APEC exhibition in Anaheim, California. The various design-ins shown underscore the advantages GaN-based devices can provide a power system.

PSDtv - EPC on Why Silicon is Dead at APEC 2019

In this episode of PSDtv Alex Lidow, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) is at APEC 2019 in Anaheim an Discusses why their GaN on Silicon devices make Silicon now dead.

Product Showcase: SparkFun Qwiic Scale

The SparkFun Qwiic Scale is a small breakout board for the NAU7802 that allows you to easily read load cells to accurately measure the weight of an object.

Product Showcase: SparkFun GPS & GNSS Boards

The SparkFun GNSS Chip Antenna Evaluation Board makes it easy to test out various sized GPS antennas and geometries. Six different chip antennas have been populated on this board, each with a U.FL connector to attach your chip to the antenna!

Project Showcase: Qwiic Jukebox

Check out this Qwiic-based jukebox using Qwiic RFID and Qwiic MP3. Follow along with the video and hookup guide to build your own!

Product Showcase: SparkFun TFT LCD Breakout

The SparkFun TFT LCD Breakout is a versatile, colorful, and easy way to experiment with graphics or create a user interface for your project.

SIM8060 Product Highlights - Tiny but Mighty, GCT's Unique Hinged Nano SIM

First to market hinged Nano SIM connector with innovative card detect functionality.

MEM2075 Product Highlights - MEM2075 Push-Pushes Slim MicroSD Connectors to the Limit

The MEM2075 is a super-slim microSD connector perfect for when profile height is a defining feature.

USB4085 Product Highlights - USB Type-C Charging performance at micro prices

GCT is now making USB Type-C more accessible and a viable option for charging focused applications with its USB4085, find out more.

SIM7200 – SIM connector Durability Test

GCTs popular hinged micro SIM connector is put through its paces through various tests

SIM8055 Product Highlights – Switching it up with SIM8055 Nano SIM Connector

Nano SIM connector with card detection switch through innovative split pin design.

Trinamic PD42-x-1670 Smart BLDC Motors | Digi-Key Daily

The BLDC PANdrive offers two firmware options, TMCL™ and CANopen, making it suitable for lab automation, factory automation, manufacturing, robotics, and CNC applications.

V15W2 Basic Switch for Hazardous Locations Publish Date: 2019-04-22

Honeywell's V15W2 is a certified explosion-proof switch approved for use in Zone 2 hazardous locations, offering UL, cUL, ENEC, CQC, and IECEx approvals.

FFC/FPC Connector and Cable Compatibility Basics

Molex takes the guess work out of selecting the best mating connector and cable for your application.

Minitek® Pwr 4.2 Product Presentation

Amphenol ICC's Minitek® Pwr 4.2 Product Presentation

Minitek® Pwr 4.2 Product Specification

Amphenol ICC's Minitek® Pwr 4.2 Product Specification

ZFS-245000-xx LED Flex Ribbons Publish Date: 2019-04-22

JKL Components' ZFS-245000-xx LED flex ribbons offer a flexible method for installing linear LED lights and come in 3 shades of white for desired color output.

Minitek® Pwr 3.0 Product Specification

Amphenol's Minitek® Pwr 3.0 Product Specification

How To Wirelessly Transmit Data on Arduino

Wireless transfer data to an Arduino by way of 433MHz transmitter/receiver modules by using the RH_ASK library.

PT Series Double Pole Sealed Power Toggle Switches Publish Date: 2019-04-22

C&K's double pole option of the PT series sealed power toggle switches is well suited to meet the stringent performance requirements for vehicles.

3 Volt Ultracapacitor Cells Publish Date: 2019-04-22

Maxwell’s 3 volt ultracapacitor cells are designed to provide energy storage in support of the latest trends in renewable energy, smart grid, and IoT.

Mini-SPOX™ Wire-to-Board Connector System Publish Date: 2019-04-22

Molex's Mini-SPOX™ 2.50 mm wire-to-board connector system provides electrical and mechanical reliability in a high-temperature design.

EF2 Series Zero Screw™ Connector Publish Date: 2019-04-22

Hirose's Zero Screw™ EF2 series features a unique single-action connection design that requires the user to simply push a ring terminal into the connector.

Programmable Acceleration Card with Arria® 10 GX FPGA Publish Date: 2019-04-22

Intel’s® card can be deployed in a variety of servers with its 1/2 length, single-slot form factor, low-power dissipation, and passive heat sink.

FH29 Series FPC Connector Publish Date: 2019-04-22

Hirose’s FH29 series connectors have a very thin, space-saving design with a 1.2 mm connector height and a 4.55 mm mounting depth.

Minitek® Pwr 3.0 Product Presentation

Amphenol's Minitek® Pwr 3.0 Product Presentation

Minitek® Pwr 3.0 Application Specification

Amphenol's Minitek® Pwr 3.0 Application Specification

Minitek® Pwr 4.2 Application Specification

Amphenol ICC's Minitek® Pwr 4.2 Application Specification

Minitek® Pwr 4.2 Datasheet

Amphenol ICC's Minitek® Pwr 4.2 Datasheet

Updated Full Color 7" TFT LCD with 800 x 480 Display Resolution Updated: 2019-04-22

Displaytech's DT070CTFT series is a 7-inch, 800 x 480 TFT LCD with touch screen options that showcase amazingly rich colors.


Capacitors, Ultracapacitors, and Assemblies

AS7341 11-Channel Spectral Sensor Publish Date: 2019-04-22

The ams AS7341 is an 11-channel spectrometer for spectral identification and color matching applications used in mobile devices.

Minitek® Pwr 3.0 Datasheet

Amphenol's Minitek® Pwr 3.0 Datasheet

Tweezers Selection Guide

This presentation will introduce users to Ideal-tek’s wide range of tweezers and provide a starting point to select the best tweezer for a specific application.

Pimoroni Keybow | Digi-Key Daily

Keybow from Pimoroni is an easy-to-build, solderless, do-it-yourself mini mechanical keyboard.

Minitek™ 1.50 mm Connectors Product Specifications

Amphenol ICC Minitek™ 1.50 mm connectors specification guide.

Battery Self-Discharge and Designing for Long-Life

Battery chemistries each have special qualities that can make certain cells impractical for varying kinds of internet-of- things applications.

Griplet® Miniature IDC Connector Product Presentation

Amphenol ICC's Griplet® miniature IDC connector product presentation guide.

CMX901/CMX902 Broadband RF Power Amps Publish Date: 2019-04-19

CML Microcircuits' CMX901 and CMX902 broadband RF power amps are ideal for small form-factor applications such as handheld radio terminals and data modules.

XA Series of Automotive Oscillators Publish Date: 2019-04-19

IDT's XA series of automotive oscillators are precision crystal oscillators with 750 fs to 890 fs typical phase jitter over 12 kHz to 20 MHz bandwidth.

BDNC (Holding) Limited

BDNC (Holding) Limited was originally from Beijing Design and Creation Electronics (Beijing) Co Ltd which was founded in Beijing.

Updated Griplet®: Miniature IDC Connector for Wire-to-Board Terminations Updated: 2019-04-19

Amphenol ICC's new Griplet connector offers a robust solution for miniature IDC wire to board connections. The low profile and compact design makes Griplet an ideal connector where space is tight and ease of installation is important.

CMX655D Ultra-Low Power Voice Codec Publish Date: 2019-04-19

CML Microcircuits' CMX655D low-power voice codec offers significant reduction in power consumption that is ideal for always-on operation in voice control.

Minitek® 1.50 mm Connectors Publish Date: 2019-04-19

Amphenol ICC’s Minitek 1.50 mm connectors are designed with a positive locking system and audible click for secure mating retention.

Minitek™ 1.50 mm Connectors Product Presentation

Amphenol ICC Minitek™ 1.50 mm connectors product guide.

Coming Soon Liquid Flow Sensor SLF3S-1300F Publish Date: 2019-04-19

Sensirion's SLF3S-1300F liquid flow sensor provides maximum safety, stability, and long-term reliability for a wide range of applications.

PI4ULS5V106 Bi-Directional Level Shifter Publish Date: 2019-04-19

Diodes' PI4ULS5V106 has bidirectional voltage translation without the need for DIR pin which minimizes system effort.

Weller WT Lockout Feature Publish Date: 2019-04-19

This presentation will instruct users on how to better utilize the features and benefits of the Weller WT series stations.

Duration: 5 minutes
Minitek™ 1.50 mm Connectors Datasheet

Amphenol ICC Minitek™ 1.50 mm connectors datasheet.

PTS815 Sub-Miniature Tact Switch Publish Date: 2019-04-19

C&K's sub-miniature PTS815 tact switch is designed for home automation and Internet of Things (IoT) electronic devices.

Griplet® Miniature IDC Connector Datasheet

Amphenol ICC's Griplet® miniature IDC connector datasheet.

Alkaline Batteries Publish Date: 2019-04-19

Zeus Battery Products’ alkaline manganese dioxide batteries have excellent leakage resistance due to advanced seal technology.

EZ-BT™ WICED® Cost-Optimized Dual-Mode Bluetooth® 5.0 Module Publish Date: 2019-04-18

Cypress Semiconductor's EZ-BT™ WICED® module is a dual-mode Bluetooth® BR/EDR and Low Energy (BLE) wireless module solution ideal for IoT applications.

KTONE Tone Board Publish Date: 2019-04-18

The Khadas tone board is an external USB hi-fi sound card that integrates the multi-core RISC microcontroller and ESS flagship audio DAC into a tiny PCB.

Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries Publish Date: 2019-04-18

ZEUS' SLA batteries are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes, making them a common product for a wide variety of applications.

Pi3EQX16904GL Linear ReDriver™ Publish Date: 2019-04-18

Diodes’ 4-channel PI3EQX16904GL linear ReDriver™ boosts the signal quality of high-speed PCIe® 4.0 interfaces.

Card Connectors Publish Date: 2019-04-18

Wurth Electronics' card connectors are used in applications requiring identification modules and using pluggable non-volatile memory and compact flash (CF).

Frameless Fans Series Publish Date: 2019-04-18

Delta's frameless fans series is available in blower, mixed-flow, and axial models that work well for space-constrained and noise-sensitive applications.

SM8S-Q Series AEC-Q101 Compliant TVS Diodes Publish Date: 2019-04-18

The Bourns® model SM8S-Q for surge and ESD protection applications are available in a compact chip package DO-218 size format.

IP Rated DC Power Jacks Publish Date: 2019-04-18

CUI’s waterproof DC power jack connectors carry ratings of IP67 to deal with the harsh conditions found in industrial and outdoor applications.

Codey Rocky Coding Robot Publish Date: 2019-04-18

Makeblock’s Codey Rocky is a powerful entry-level coding robot that includes a variety of built-in programmable components.

Series 285 Non-Contacting Rotary Position Sensor Publish Date: 2019-04-18

CTS' series 285 is a non-contacting rotary position sensor for applications that may encounter harsh environments.

IMUs: Let Your Host Sleep with On-Board Machine Learning Publish Date: 2019-04-18

Integrating machine learning and decision tree processing into IMUs can offload real-time position and movement processing from the host application processor.

XR77103-A1R0 and XR77103-A0R5 Buck Regulators Publish Date: 2019-04-18

MaxLinear’s XR77103-A1R0 and XR77103-A0R5 regulators can operate in 5 V, 9 V, and 12 V systems and have integrated power switches.

RGT Series Resistors Publish Date: 2019-04-18

Susumu's RGT series metal thin-film chip resistors are ideal for applications that require high temperature such as automotive, aerospace, and industrial.

Ultra-Long-Range Bluetooth® 5.0 Module Publish Date: 2019-04-18

Cypress Semiconductor's EZ-BT™ XR WICED® module is a dual-mode Bluetooth® BR/EDR and BLE wireless module solution.

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