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The Electrical Components Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about power generation, distribution and protection; connectors and relays; sensors, RFID & passive components; and magnetics and transformers. Here, you'll find everything from application ideas, to news and industry trends, to hot topics and cutting edge innovations.

New Yorker Electronics Broadens Medical Electronics Offerings

Posted March 03, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The Audible Medical Alarms from Mallory Sonalert's broad product line are used in almost every type of medical application, from consumer handheld meters to infant monitors. Audible medical alarms are now IEC60601-1-8 approved for drug dispensers, defibrillators, dialysis, and more.


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Inductors Have Integrated Shielding

Posted February 13, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

A commercial version of Vishay's Automotive Grade IHLE series of low-profile, high current inductors integrate e-shields to reduce EMI. By eliminating the need for expensive board-level Faraday shielding to lower EMI, the devices reduce costs and save board space.


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Panasonic to Show Lithium-ion Batteries at CES

Posted January 10, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Panasonic Corporation will showcase its rechargeable, pin-type lithium-ion battery and flexible lithium-ion battery at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This battery is suited for powering small applications such as wearable devices. In addition to being a small, cylindrical-shaped, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, features include high reliability and high output.


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For the IoT, Fog May Clear Up the Cloud

Posted January 01, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Visionaries have predicted how Internet of Things sensors and similar edge devices will supply big data to be analyzed in the cloud, but the reality may not be so simple. Fog computing aims to put a level of computing power near the edge devices to concentrate data, cache it, and even provide pre-processing for cloud computing. Fog computing can leverage existing dumb sensors and may reduce the need for smart sensors.


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Harnessing Advanced PV Inverters to Stabilize the Grid

Posted December 02, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Residential photovoltaic (PV) systems typically use "dumb" inverters to sync with the grid and will disconnect if a significant fault is detected. However, it is possible for disconnects to destabilize the grid. Fortunately, newer "smart" inverters have a greater ability to stay online and can help PV systems actually stabilize the grid. IEEE Spectrum discusses how the advanced inverters operate and reports how Hawaii is taking advantage of the technology.


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