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Mouser Electronics, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Networking Equipment)
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The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to construct a digital shadow of the physical world, and this presents opportunities that are tremendous in scope and profound in their implications. At the same... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to construct a digital shadow of the physical world, and this presents opportunities that are tremendous in scope and profound in their implications. At the same... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The IEEE 802.11 wireless networking standard dates to 1997 and was rapidly adopted in homes and offices. It is eminently suitable for industrial environments as well, such as warehouses and factories.... (View Full Article)
(Robots and Robotic Accessories)
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Most people do not believe they interact or live with robots other than the ones we see on TV or in the movies. But, robots already play an important role in our lives and will in an ever-increasing... (View Full Article)
(Programmable Logic Devices)
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This white paper examines three categories of process characteristics, relates them to the internal structure of modern FPGAs, and then, in turn, looks at the impact the FPGAs have on the systems that... (View Full Article)
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Today's massive smartphone market is often depicted as a hotbed of innovation for the continual advancement of cost-effective, power efficient solutions. Whenever smartphone developers need a new... (View Full Article)
(Medical)
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Ever since Wilhelm Röentgen took the first fuzzy x-ray picture in 1895 of his wifeâ s hand, scientists have been searching for a better, non-invasive way to peer inside the human body. This search... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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This year, the ARM® CortexTM-M series will become the go-to family of cores for most new microcontroller applications.... (View Full Article)
(Automotive Equipment and Products)
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Infotainment in the traditional sense is media that conveys informative and entertaining content to consumers. Consumer electronics, such as tablets and smart phones, have changed the landscape of... (View Full Article)
(Transistors)
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Today's motors are increasingly driven via electronic controls, which offer better control of speed, position, and torque, as well as much greater efficiency, rather than via direct connection to... (View Full Article)
(Batteries and Accessories)
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Mobile technology hinges upon the availability of batteries to support it. This is something most of us know all too well, as we charge up our mobile devices every night. Lightweight, cost-effective,... (View Full Article)
(Temperature Sensing)
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The heart of building automation is in the electronics. Building automation covers heating and cooling with input from a thermostat, as well as intelligent lighting control and smart metering.... (View Full Article)
(Circuit Protection Devices)
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Automobiles produced today have a longer life expectancy than at any time in the past. This is due, in part, to improvements in materials and design. One critical change has been the increase in... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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Transmitting and receiving radio signals between spacecraft in deep space is a snap compared with getting those signals back to Earth, especially when the spacecraft is 120 billion miles away. Even... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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For engineers who spend their design time in the single-digit, low-voltage world, the phrase "high voltage" may conjure up voltages in the double digits, perhaps as high as 24V or 48V DC, or even the... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Radio technology has been around for more than a century, and traditional wheel-tuned radio products have been used for decades by countless listeners around the world. They provide a simple user... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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As if the design of embedded systems isn't difficult enough, several trends are making it even more challenging. In the high-performance sector, designers must work with complex devices such as FPGAs... (View Full Article)
(Acoustic and Audio Equipment)
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Audio. It's hard to imagine a world without sound. It's amazing how much sound enhances our viewing experience. In the U.S. alone, the average home has 2.9 television sets, with 56% owning at least... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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The insatiable demand for increased communication bandwidth is driving the development of new network structures and associated cloud computing architectures. These emerging networks will allow for... (View Full Article)
(Batteries and Accessories)
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Thin, small and lightweight - these are the physical requirements of wearable devices and the reason why the main constraint in wearable technology today is battery life. Conventional batteries that... (View Full Article)
(Automotive Equipment and Products)
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FIA-sanctioned street-circuit race series showcases electric vehicle performance and promises to overturn sector's dull image.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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There's plenty of excitement in the wireless industry these days as LTE slowly moves toward LTE Advanced and even beyond to the world of 5G. But for the first time in many years there's another flavor... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Technologically, too, the practice is anything but new, though it wasn't until the 1990s that interest in the phenomenon of open software first leaked into the mainstream with the recognition of Linux... (View Full Article)
(Uncategorized)
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Exponential advancements in space exploration technology and space travel mean human settlement on Mars is possible today with existing technologies. But while the machines and mechanisms are ready,... (View Full Article)
(Temperature Sensing)
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In many industrial applications it is critical to sense, log and communicate data about environmental conditions. Many industrial processes involve high temperature, high pressure, vibration, and... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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By Lynnette Reese, Mouser Electronics Industrial wireless sensor networks (WSN) are projected to increase by 553% in the next five years, to nearly 24 million installed sensor points. Recent... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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First we had inflection points; then paradigm shifts were all the rage. Now we are hearing about a new Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0. According to its proponents it is a new method of... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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As a follow-up to a previous article about the Intel Galileo and the Raspberry Pi (RPi), the discussion has evolved to a comparison between the second generations of both boards. Both have been... (View Full Article)
(Light Sources)
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As the holidays close reality starts to set in. Bills are being delivered, not only for the presents that were purchased, but for power usage during the month of December. The holidays are a time to... (View Full Article)
(Resistors and Potentiometers)
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Current sense resistors are very low value resistors used to measure the current flowing through it. The current through the resistor is represented by the voltage across the resistor, so by applying... (View Full Article)
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By Gregory Quirk, Mouser Electronics A smart meter is a way to record power consumption and communicate that information back directly to the power company for accurate usage and billing purposes.... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Historically, reference oscillators used to clock a Phase Lock Loop circuit; providing a reference signal to any timing related circuit has predominantly utilized quartz crystals as the core... (View Full Article)
(Light Sources)
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LED lighting system costs can be reduced with good control circuit design and component selection.... (View Full Article)
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), also known as microsystems technology in Europe, or micromachines in Japan, are a class of devices characterized both by their small size and the manner in which... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Looking back in history, we know that first came the wheel, followed some time later by the motor. Both accomplish work and both are still in existence today with little variation... until recently.... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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As mobile phones morphed from wireless analog telephones to handheld computers, users kept demanding more and more energy-consuming features,­­ such as web browsing, videos, gaming, and email, while... (View Full Article)
(Transistors)
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The internal-combustion car historically had only one high-current electric motor: the starter. This 12-V/100-A (typical) unit does not need sophisticated control, as it is just an on/off, "give it... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Fewer things ignite passion in software geeks more than the debate of open source versus proprietary code. The dispute is somewhat equivalent to the hardware debate on which type of capacitor is ideal... (View Full Article)
(Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Energy)
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The distributed intelligence that has been the defining characteristic of the Smart Grid can do more than enable smart homes and help utilities distribute power more efficiently. These two well-known... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Itâ s best to take a careful, systematic approach when designing the power distribution system in noise-sensitive applications, like broadcasting, to ensure ideal performance. Not only does one need... (View Full Article)
(Programmable Logic Devices)
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The capabilities of large programmable logic devices such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) have grown rapidly since they were first introduced... (View Full Article)
(Surge Suppressors)
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Engineers are being asked to connect absolutely everything to a network. The network protocol of choice is Ethernet or one of the myriad variations. Some of these assignments can look great on paper... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The basic laws of thermodynamics ensure that no electronic device can achieve 100% efficiency-- although switch-mode power supplies come close (approaching 98%). Unfortunately, anything that generates... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Is gallium nitride (GaN) the wide bandgap material that will turn RF power generation on its head and relegate gallium arsenide (GaAs) and LDMOS (Laterally Diffused Metal Oxide Semiconductor) to the... (View Full Article)
(Robots and Robotic Accessories)
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Philip K. Dick may have wondered whether Androids dream of electric sheep, but perhaps a more fitting question is whether Androids ever dream of being MORE than electric sheep. Whether they will ever... (View Full Article)
(Robots and Robotic Accessories)
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With fewer young people around for company and tighter healthcare budgets, an aging population is rightfully concerned about their futures. But engineers are working hard to change that outlook by... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Chips)
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Over time, sensors have morphed from simple analog and mechanical constructs to chip-based digital devices that connect to a machine to monitor the machine's health as well as environmental... (View Full Article)
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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"Smart grid" is a term recognized now in many circles, but why exactly does the grid need to be smarter? For one, the current power grid has trouble matching power supply and demand, wasting energy or... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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At its simplest, energy harvesting is the ability to take one form of energy and transform it into electricity that can be stored in a battery or supercapacitor (also referred to as a 'supercap' or... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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With forecasts promising billions of interconnected devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) has captured the attention and imagination of the industry. Although often viewed as a single entity, the IoT... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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The stepper motor is both a creation and an enabler of the modern era of electronic products. As a technology enabler, it is a key element providing the small, low-cost, precise motion needed for... (View Full Article)
(Capacitors)
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Until recently, supercapacitors (ultracapacitors) worked at fairly mundane tasks such as circuit protection and as short-term back-up supplies, but applications have expanded to electric/hybrid... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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The market need has been identified, the business case has been justified, and the engineering team has determined that GPS (GNSS) receiver technology needs to be designed-in to provide tracking,... (View Full Article)
(Capacitors)
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Ever since the first watermills and windmills were used to generate electricity, energy harvesting has been an attractive source of energy with great potential. In recent years, energy harvesting... (View Full Article)
(Robots and Robotic Accessories)
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Robots are the culmination of most of the technologies that have advanced over the years, all working together in harmony to achieve something far beyond what each of them could do alone. Even though... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Embedded designers can't afford "the blue screen of death." Desktop operating systems can get rebooted every so often, but embedded systems-good ones, at least-often have to run for years without a... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Just about everyone, and certainly every engineer, has heard of Moore's Law, in which Gordon Moore predicted that technological advances would lead to a doubling of the number of transistors on a chip... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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Electric vehicles were all the rage 100 years ago. They were quiet, reliable, and did not require strenuous manual cranking or shifting. They ran 35 to 50 miles between recharges, with some able to... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Every day over 3 billion people use the Internet to connect with each other and to share ideas. According to many technologists, the Internet of Things (IoT) will soon change our lives in ways that... (View Full Article)