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Digi-Key highlights power efficiency with Power Integrations tie-up

Digi-Key Electronics has joined with Power Integrations to offer the InnoSwitch3 IC family, as part of its Power Focus campaign. The distributor is highlighting rising demand for higher-efficiency, in applications, with stronger thermal performance from GaN (Gallium Nitride) replacing silicon. PowiGaN, which features with InnoSwitch3 chips, is Power Integrations’ GaN technology for reducing switching losses. ...

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Google lays subsea cable for growing UK tech sector

What do Bude and Bilboa have in common? They are the landing points for a new subsea cable laid by Google to connect New York with Western Europe. It’s named Grace Hopper – after the computer science pioneer – and Google has announced the successful completion of the trans-Atlantic 16-fibre pair cable. The company says ...

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BAE Systems buys In-Space Missions

BAE Systems has acquired In-Space Missions, the UK company that designs, builds and operates satellite systems. BAE says the move will combine its own experience in secure satellite communications with In-Space Missions’ full lifecycle satellite capability, “to make a compelling sovereign UK space offer”. Founded in 2015, and based in Hampshire, In-Space Missions has more ...

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Siemens partners with Digi-Key for Automation and Control products

Digi-Key Electronics has signed a distribution deal with Siemens for its range of automation and control products, the companies have announced. The partnership will cover products such as power supplies, human-machine interface (HMI) technology, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and heavy duty switches. Sectors addressed include automotive manufacturing, data centers, electronics manufacturing, healthcare. “We are proud ...

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Digi-Key highlights “Winning Combinations” of Renesas-Dialog merger

Digi-Key Electronics, following the completion of Renesas’ acquisition of Dialog, is highlighting what it calls Winning Combinations. These are designs to showcase the complementary product portfolios of the two companies, for Embedded Processing, Analog, Power, and Connectivity. Specifically, Digi-Key highlights a 100 W Adapter with Power Delivery and Wireless Charger, a Smart Asset Tracking Label, ...

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In-Space Missions spotlights Titania’s optical communications

In-Space Missions recently won a £9.5m UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) contract to build the new “Titania” satellite undertaking research on military space communications. The company has now shared more details of the satellite project that will support the ‘Titania Operational Concept Demonstrator’, exploring the military usefulness of Low Earth Orbit (LEO), direct-to-earth, ...

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BAE Systems wins contract for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye’s IFF capabilities

BAE Systems has won a $26 million contract to support Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) capabilities for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft it has announced. Under the terms of the contract, the company will provide Beamforming Networks (BFNs) – an integral part of antenna control for the AN/APX-122A IFF Interrogator system – onboard the carrier-capable ...

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L3Harris becomes Space ISAC’s newest founding member

L3Harris Technologies, the aerospace and defence specialist, has joined the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) as its newest founding member. Praveen Kurian, Space Superiority general manager in the company’s Space and Airborne Systems segment, will serve on the Space ISAC board of directors. The mission of Space ISAC is “to disseminate timely and ...

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Digi-Key runs Back2School compo, its 4Students2Win

Digi-Key Electronics is running its annual Back2School Prize Draw sweepstakes, which gives college students a chance win prizes while using real-world tools and resources to learn about engineering. The idea is to help spark ideas for future engineers and the sweepstakes draw is open to any student with a university or college email address. Students ...

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EnSilica opens new design centre, starts recruitment drive

Sheffield is the site of a new design centre for Ensilica, the custom ASIC design and supply services specialist, and the company is also beginning a recruitment drive. The centre is being established around a team of six very experienced engineers, says Ensilica. It adds to the company’s existing headquarters and design facility near Oxford, ...

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