Tantalum Capacitors Potentials and Trends

by Tomas Zednicek Ph.D. European Passive Components Institute, EPCI Jan 19. www.passive-components.eu
Tantalum capacitors are offering excellent stability in high energy, harsh conditions, and power volumetric efficiency and low...Read More

Added passives capacity will help stabilise lead times, limit price increases

By James Carbone
However, it will remain a seller’s market in 2019 for many parts including MLCCs and resistors
Buyers of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC), chip resistors and other passive components can expect supply to remain tight in 2019, although...Read More

Moderating outlook won’t slow industry momentum

By Victoria Kickham
Advancing technology and the digital economy will keep the electronics sector humming in 2019 and beyond, industry insiders say

Electronics industry leaders are maintaining a bright outlook despite predictions of moderating economic...Read More

Expect higher average prices for embedded processors

By James Carbone
Prices will rise because more higher-cost 64-bit embedded microprocessors will be designed into electronics equipment.

The global market for embedded microprocessors (MPUs) will grow about 5 per cent to $77.7 billion in 2018 because...Read More

Industry embraces strong outlook, laments tight labor market

By Victoria Kickham
Demand for labor heats up as 2018 comes to a close and the economy continues its solid pace.

Electronics industry companies will continue to reap the rewards of a strong US economy in 2019, but they will face accompanying challenges...Read More

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New Amphenol Industrial LTW X-LOK IP68 field installable connector family

Suits signal, power and hybrid applications; IP68 rated; provides UV exposure protection: suits industrial automation, marine, and other applications

Amphenol LTW’s X-Lok product series portfolio for signal, power and hybrid applications is now available from TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components.  The X-Lok Series features a push lock mechanism, enabling blind mating for fast, simple and convenient installation, repair and maintenance in the field.  The X-Lok Series meets the high standards required for industrial connectors as devices are manufactured using UL94V-0 and UL-f1-rated material to provide protection against UV exposure, as well as being IP68 rated to protect against jets of water and dust ingress.

Additional ease-of-installation features include an easy-grip design to prevent the connector being accidentally dropped and confirmation of correct mating position with audible feedback. Seals of different sizes can be easily identified as they are colour coded. The X-Lok Series is offered with a large variety of receptacles, and can accommodate a wide range of wire and cables.  Technical specifications include voltage rating of 300V AC/DC (power) and current rating of 20A.  Contacts are silver plated copper alloy. Temperature range is -40degC to +105degC.

Suitable applications for the X-Lok Series include industrial and factory automation, marine electronics, LED lighting, renewable energy, IP CCTV and security and rapid mass transport systems.

About TTI, Inc.

TTI, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. Broader and deeper inventory, leading-edge products and custom supply chain solutions have established TTI as the leading specialist in electronic component distribution. Globally, the company maintains two million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing over 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics, Sager Electronics, and Symmetry Electronics, TTI employs over 5,400 employees and is represented in over 100 locations throughout Europe, North America and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit www.ttieurope.com