Distribution

New Electronics brings you the latest news from the electronic components distribution sector, including updates on franchises, market information and the availability of new products. We also bring you updates from industry associations in the UK and Europe.

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How secure is secure enough?

Security is one key respect like quality that cannot be added in at the end of project; it has to be woven throughout the structure of a design, and it has to be seamless.

Celebrating engineering excellence in the UK

Celebrating all that is best, most innovative and deserving of praise this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards, now in its tenth year, lived up to its reputation of applying rigour and a laser-like focus on identifying excellence when it comes to selecting category winners and then deciding on which of those should go on to be declared the winner of the Grand Prix, in essence, the ‘Best of the Best’.

A far deeper confrontation

What are the implications for the electronics industry from the on-going trade dispute between the US and China, and is it simply part of a much deeper strategic confrontation?

A simple focus

Earlier this month Electrocomponents, the company behind RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation, announced the launch of OKdo, a global technology business that will be focused on markets for single board computing (SBC) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Making connections

PCB Design and Manufacturing Live opens its doors for a second year, welcoming a host of the industry’s PCB experts.

A postal network for the digital century

The world’s postal and delivery services have been undergoing profound change over the past few years, whether that’s having to scale up to meet increased demand or expanding and modernising their networks.

Digital dilemma

As the amount of data soars and computational power accelerates, data centres are set to have a bigger carbon footprint than the aviation industry. What can be done to address this?

Making a difference

The Maker movement has been described as a genuine alternative to traditional forms of manufacturing, allowing individuals to gain access to digital fabrication facilities, share knowledge through online platforms and open source technologies and use platforms like crowdfunding to finance innovation and scale-up their businesses.

The boom continues

Despite economic and political uncertainties, distribution within the UK remains relatively strong, and distributors are in an upbeat mood.

Design a switch mode power supply using an isolated flyback topology

Here, Rich Miron, Applications Engineer at Digi-Key Electronics explores the operation of switch mode power supplies and explores make Vs. buy decision process for power supplies. Miron also investigates the design of a single output supply utilising flyback topology and provides a sample design using readily available parts and components.

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