Author: Area51 Electronics

  1. EDAC Launches New 140 Series Inline Plug & Socket Connectors

    EDAC Launches New 140 Series Inline Plug & Socket Connectors

    EDAC, a global leader of interconnect solutions, recently introduced its new 140 series inline plug and socket connectors. Right angle, vertical, SMT or through hole mounted to the PCB, these connectors are ideal for use in wire harness applications and can be customized to meet your design parameters. They are precisely tooled to fit tight application design parameters or to help facilitate easy drop-in replacements.

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  2. P-DUKE Features HSRP6 and HSR01 Non-Isolated DC/DC Converters

    P-DUKE Features HSRP6 and HSR01 Non-Isolated DC/DC Converters

    P-DUKE now offers HSRP6 and HSR01 non-isolated DC/DC converters. The POL products are installed near the load in the power distribution systems and can simply expand the quantity of output. HSRP6 and HSR01 provide 0.6A and 1A output current. It supports a very wide input range of 9-72VDC and features up to 94% efficiency. The industry-standard SIP3 package is compatible with the LM78 linear to solve the problems of thermal and insufficient output current.  

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  3. AEM Components Features Innovative High Current Surface Mount Fuse Series

    AEM Components Features Innovative High Current Surface Mount Fuse Series

    AEM Components, a high reliability component solutions, manufacturing, and distribution provider, recently introduced an innovative CM2822H Series of high-current, high-power density surface mount fuse components. The series also features industry-leading volumetric efficiency (178 mm3) and safe power density (506 VA/mm3@100A), which is about three times higher than existing products in the market.

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  4. Are Due Diligence Programs Having a Positive Effect on Conflict Minerals?

    Are Due Diligence Programs Having a Positive Effect on Conflict Minerals?

    Conflict minerals have long been an issue in the world, especially in technology. These minerals, such as tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold, are commonly used in many electronic components, computers, and other products that we use everyday.  

    The mines that contain these minerals are located in high-conflict areas, which can negatively impact the rest of the world as the availability and price of these minerals go up. The U.S. and other nations have implemented due diligence programs in these areas to regulate the minerals, and monitor and alleviate human rights abuses and armed conflict. However, the question remains, are these measures enough?  

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  5. How Long will the Global Chip Shortage Last?

    How Long will the Global Chip Shortage Last?

    The ongoing global semiconductor shortage is getting worse at the worst possible time – when consumer demand for electronics and automobiles are at an all time high. Even while semiconductor manufacturers work to increase production, soaring demand for electronic devices will continue to outpace the supply of the chips used to bring them to life 

    And experts say the crisis isn’t going to end anytime soon.  

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  6. Area51 Electronics Ranked #27 in Electronics Sourcing Top 50 North America Authorized Distributors 2021 Report

    Area51 Electronics Ranked #27 in Electronics Sourcing Top 50 North America Authorized Distributors 2021 Report

    Great news! Area51 Electronics was ranked #27 in the Electronics Sourcing Top 50 North America Authorized Distributors 2021 Report (up from #32 in 2019). Area51 Electronics was also ranked #1 in the list of Top 10 Distributors by Sales Growth. Despite the challenges of 2020, we are forever grateful for all the hard work and tireless support of our amazing team, customers and suppliers. Thank you all for making a difference!

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  7. 4 Vital Best Practices to Mitigate Counterfeit Electronic Parts

    4 Vital Best Practices to Mitigate Counterfeit Electronic Parts

    Your chance of unknowingly purchasing a counterfeit electronic component increases by 25% annually, according to IHS Markit, a source for engineering specifications, standards, manuals and technical publications. Exacerbating that trend is that in 2019, 66.91% of parts reported to be nonconforming, suspect counterfeit, or counterfeit were sold by companies not located in China, stated the ERAI Inc., a global information services organization that monitors, investigates and reports issues affecting the global electronics supply chain.  

    This percentage is alarming because it bolsters the awareness that more mitigation is needed. Simply avoiding open-market parts from China-based companies or certain supply regions as a way to avoid suspect/counterfeit parts is not a viable strategy. With spurious components flooding the supply chain, how can you determine if an electronic part is authentic or not? What should you do?  

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  8. Should I Recycle Old Electronic Parts? Is It Safe?

    Should I Recycle Old Electronic Parts? Is It Safe?

    So you’ve got an old electronic, obsolete part or deviceWhat should you do? Is it safe to recycle?

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  9. Suez Canal Blockage and Chip Shortages: Another Dent to the Supply Industry?

    Suez Canal Blockage and Chip Shortages: Another Dent to the Supply Industry?

    The global supply chain hit another snag. This time, in the form of a large container ship named Ever Given. The vessel recently ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking one of the world’s busiest trade routes connecting Europe and Asia  causing a logjam of hundreds of cargo shipsRoughly $9.6 billion worth of goods pass through the canal every day, according to a recent AP article citing an estimate from shipping journal, Lloyd’s List.  

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  10. What Does a Collaborative Advantage Mean?

    What Does a Collaborative Advantage Mean?

    Partnering with a company is very much like a courtship. You meet, discover commonalities, determine compatibility, mutual interests, and finally, form a partnership. Knowing that a potential partner shares the same values and principles is pivotal to your company’s growth and success. You want to work together to bring out the best in each other.

    That’s essentially the idea behind a “collaborative advantage” – working together to make a difference and position each company for success. Area51 Electronics understands the value of offering the Collaborative Advantage.

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