2021-06-08 - Brian Dipert

Spare CPUs get new life in PCs for donation

This engineer details the build of two PCs that were donated to provide computer access for a shelter program.

2021-06-02 - Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key announces distribution partnership with Mini-Circuits

Digi-Key Electronics has secured a global distribution partnership with Mini-Circuits.

2021-05-31 - Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key inks global distribution partnership with ERNI Electronics

Digi-Key has secured a global distribution partnership with ERNI Electronics to offer robust electronic connectors for a wide range of…

2021-05-24 - Keesjan Engelen

5 proven strategies to reduce electronic component lead time

Here are five proven strategies to help you reduce your electronic component lead times.

2021-05-20 - John Dunn

Use a Smith chart for component characterizations

Applicability of the Smith chart also applies to component characterizations, sometimes with intuitively surprising results.

2021-05-18 - Bill Schweber

DC/DC controller incorporates active filtering of switching noise

A new DC/DC controller incorporates active filtering of switching noise on a DC power rail into its basic design.

2021-05-10 - Charles Hymowitz and Paul Ho

Follow the guidelines for resistor aging

Reconsider using 0.5%, or even 1%, for MIL-PRF-55342 resistor aging; it is probably not supportable.

2021-03-29 - Brian Dipert

What are the constituent components of CFL bulbs?

This teardown aimed to answer two questions: what are the constituent components of CFL bulbs, and what caused the demise…

2021-02-24 - Rajan Bedi

Selecting passives for space-grade switching regulators

Engineers are increasingly having to design-in switching regulators and choosing passives is very important as they determine the quality of…

2021-01-21 - Peter Semig

3 considerations when selecting an op amp

This simplified process focuses on three of the top considerations when selecting an op amp...