Digi-Key is the fourth largest electronic component distributor in North America and a broad-line distributor of board level components. It ranks as the fifth largest electronic component distributor in the world. Founded in 1972 by Ronald Stordahl, its name is a reference to the "Digi-Keyer Kit", a digital electronic keyer kit that he developed and marketed to amateur radio enthusiasts. He continues to privately own the company.

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  • IDT's VersaClock portfolio includes two of the most common VersaClock devices, which are the VersaClock 6 and the VersaClock 3S. The VersaClock 6 is a programmable, general purpose clock generator which finds its place in any application requiring low-jitter clocks. This clock generator has either 4 differential or 8 single-ended outputs and uses approximately 30 milliamps at 1.8 volts. The Ver...

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  • Texas Instruments' ISOW7840 is a family of high-performance, quad-channel reinforced digital isolators with an integrated high-efficiency power converter which provides isolated output power up to 650 milliwatts. The high-efficiency power converter allows for operation at higher ambient temperatures, up to 125°C. And with a wide-input voltage supply range from 3 volts to 5.5 volts, these devices c...

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  • Pat from Digi-Key Electronics gives a brief tutorial on the AS3935 Lightning sensor from ams by showing the set-up of the Mikroelektronika “Thunder Click” evaluation board. The ams AS3935 Lightning sensor can detect lightning at distances up to 40 km as well as estimate the head of a storm at up to 1 km. ams has developed an algorithm incorporated in the AS3935 which is able to filter out man-mad...

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  • ON Semiconductor offers a full line of highly-integrated smart power modules, or SPMs, that provide efficient motor control for a wide range of applications. These SPMs integrate drive and protection circuitry into a single package, which both simplifies and accelerates your design as you optimize efficiency. The largest device in this line, the SPM 2, targets high-power applications up to 75 am...

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  • Maxim Integrated’s MAX16930 and MAX20002 series of switching regulator ICs and controllers provide longer battery life, generate less heat, and require less board space when compared to other options. These automotive-temperature-grade DC to DC devices can handle a broad range of applications, such as point-of-load, distributed DC power systems, and navigation units. The MAX16930 and MAX16931 are...

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  • Linear Technology's LT3932 is a monolithic, synchronous, step-down DC to DC converter and LED driver. With an input voltage range from 3.6 volts to 36 volts, this voltage converter is ideal for a wide variety of applications including automotive, industrial, and architectural lighting. With efficiencies up to 93%, the device requires no external heat sink and comes in a tiny footprint, and the c...

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  • Pat from Digi-Key describes how the eXciter from PUI Audio works and how it differs from a traditional speaker. Exciters use voice coils that couple directly to a surface allowing the it to amplify the sound, essentially turning the surface into a speaker. They are designed for applications requiring loud sound, yet remaining hidden. Learn more: eXciter https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e...

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  • Kemet introduces their new metal-composite power inductors. These inductors, with their magnetic metal-composite cores, offer high-permeability and high-saturation flux density for a stronger magnetic field, resulting in lower core losses and a more efficient device. This series of power inductors includes devices with rated RMS currents ranging from 3.1 amps up to 38 amps, and inductance values r...

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  • TE Connectivity's KILOVAC KCS series of current sensing contactors eliminate the need for a discrete current sensor, saving you money, weight, and space. The sensor function provides a programmable trip feature allowing for immediate, delayed, or disabled trip. This hermetically-sealed and extremely small and lightweight series of current sensing contactors can be mounted in any orientation. Oth...

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  • C&K’s ATS switch series was developed for use as an anti-tampering device in next-generation communication systems, such as smart meters, alarm systems, and point of sale terminals. These switches are offered with gold or silver contacts and deliver a cost-effective solution for applications that require reliable detection against opening or hacking of devices. And, because they are IP54-rated a...

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  • Randall Restle, Vice President of Applications Engineering at Digi-Key Electronics, presents New Product Discoveries from ams and MikroElektronika. On episode nine of New Product Discoveries, Randall features the AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor IC from ams. This sensor was developed to inform people in the area (40km) of lightning to get out of harm’s way. Due to the small physical size of the...

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  • Lindsay from Digi-Key explains how the micro:bit from Pimoroni works and what options are available on digikey.com http://dky.bz/2xW8JM0 The micro:bit development board is perfect for entry level makers, particularly elementary and middle schoolers with an interest in electronics. The micro:bit contains pushbuttons, an LED array, and sensors all easily programmable either through a cable on your...

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  • Amphenol’s MUSBR series of rugged USB 3.0 type A connectors provide a standard USB connection in harsh environments, eliminating the need for special connectors and adapters. The connectors meet military shock and vibration requirements and are IP68 rated, even when unmated. Connectors are available in either single or dual stacked configurations, with vertical or right angle mounting. Assembly...

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  • Amphenol’s inline flow-through fluid temperature sensors are compact, high sensitivity sensors for fluids used in automotive cooling, industrial processes, HVAC, home appliances, and heating. The sensors have a thermistor sensing element that ranges from 332 kΩ at -40°C to 338 Ω at +120°C, with accuracy down to 1.5%. The two-terminal USCAR sealed connector provides the connection to the host and...

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  • Microchip’s PIC32MX274 XLP Starter Kit is a full development platform that is compatible with existing PIC32MX class devices but cuts run current in half while delivering increased performance for IoT, connectivity, and other low power applications. The PIC32MX274 MCU features a 72 MHz, 116 DMIPS core, includes 256 KB of flash, and uses Microchip’s XLP technology for efficient operation and long ...

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  • XP Power QSB series DC-DC converters are high efficiency 150 W converters with a wide 8:1 input range in a standard half brick package. QSB series converters accept inputs from 9 V to 75 V, covering nominal inputs of 12, 24, and 48 V. The converters offer a single regulated output, with voltage options from 12 to 48 V to address common voltage requirements. Outputs can also be trimmed by ±10% t...

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  • The HARTING Modular Industrial Computing Architecture, or MICA, is a compact computing platform designed for the harsh environments of the industrial IoT. MICA hardware is based on function-based PCBs, including a processor board, supply board, and a configurable custom function-based board for interfacing to sensors, actuators, antennas, and other hardware. This allows the MICA to interface wit...

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  • Austin and Derek designed an Autonomous Driving Aquarium during their applications engineering internship at Digi-Key Electronics. The tank has an array of sensors which detect the location of the fish. Based on that location the tank will drive forward, backward, turn left, right and in anywhere in-between. The idea stemmed from a hamster ball – Austin and Derek thought if a hamster can roll a...

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  • STMicroelectronics’ STUSB4710 are USB power delivery controllers that communicate over the USB Type-C configuration channel pins for power negotiation with consumer devices. The STUSB4710 implements a full USB PD stack in hardware and implements necessary functions from device attach detection to power negotiation and finally VBUS discharge and protections, ensuring robust and reliable USB PD con...

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  • TI OPA1678 dual channel and OPA1679 quad channel op amps provide low noise density and distortion for improved signal fidelity, headroom, and dynamic range over legacy audio op amps in audio applications, mixers, and signal conditioning. The op amps have a quiescent current draw of just 2 mA per channel, low input bias current, and operate over a wide supply range of ±2.25 to ±18 V or 4.5 to 36 V...

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  • Infineon’s CoolSET family integrates a high voltage CoolMOS MOSFET and a PWM flyback controller in a single package for high-efficiency off-line power supplies without a heatsink for set-top boxes, monitors, and auxiliary supplies in white goods. CoolSET devices include a 700 V or 800 avalanche rugged CoolMOS P7 device and a controller that implements a novel quasi-resonant switching scheme that ...

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  • An exciter from PUI and the micro:bit from Pimoroni are discussed on this session of Digi-Key New Product Discoveries with Randall Restle. The first item Randall is presenting is an exciter from PUI. An exciter is a device similar to a speaker that is attached to a hard surface that is then vibrated by the exciter to create sound. The surface the exciter is attached to relates directly to the f...

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  • Aaron from Digi-Key Electronics provides a brief overview of transistors focusing in on the EPC2045 eGaN series from EPC. http://dky.bz/2xcLgnK The EPC2045 eGaN FET from EPC is rated for 100 Volts and 16 Amps with a 5 Volt gate drive. In a 2.5 mm x 1.5 mm package the EPC2045 has similar ratings as a FET in a TO252 package making it around 17 times smaller. With a 5 nanosecond faster switching sp...

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  • ADI’s ADXL356 and ADXL357 are low noise, low drift, and low power three-axis MEMS accelerometers for use in robotics, platform stabilization, tilt sensing, and structural health monitoring. Both accelerometers provide long term stability, low offset drift over temperature, and low noise density. The ADXL356 provides a user adjustable analog output bandwidth, while the ADXL357 integrates a 20-bit...

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  • Kevin, from Digi-Key Electronics, shows us what he’ll be up to the rest of the week with his retro gaming system from the Adabox005 from Adafruit. http://dky.bz/2ysKkf8 The Adabox005 contains everything need to set up your own retro gaming system. Included in the box is the Raspberry Pi Zero, Adafruit Joy Bonnet, Pi Zero case, mini HDMI cable, Hammer Headers, USB power supply, SD Card, and a ca...

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  • Maxim IO-Link transceivers implement the 3-wire IO-Link industrial communication standard that links sensors and actuators with control networks. The MAX14819 is a low-power, dual-channel IO-Link master transceiver that can operate with external UARTs or use integrated framers. The transceiver also integrate autonomous cycle timers that relieve MCUs of timing critical tasks. The MAX14827 is a l...

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