August 1st, 2022 |   By Area51 Electronics |   0 Comments

Orion Fans, a division of Knight Electronics, is no stranger to innovation. The manufacturer recently launched their newest product, Reversible Flow DC fans. What makes the fan unique? By utilizing the newest microcontroller-based designs in their Reversible Direction fans, Orion Fans gives engineers the advantage of both directional flow and speed control in a single fan – a feature that was previously unachievable.


 August 1st, 2022 |   By Area51 Electronics |   0 Comments

Electronic components can be found in nearly every device that touches our fingertips. They are vital to a multitude of gadgets throughout the world; from the military jet engine, to smart home devices and automobiles, to simply switching on a light. With the evolution of electronic devices in the past century, electronics have become increasingly complex and yet must be increasingly reliable. But what exactly is an electronic component?


 August 1st, 2022 |   By Area51 Electronics |   0 Comments

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.


 August 1st, 2022 |   By Area51 Electronics |   0 Comments

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.


 July 27th, 2022 |   By Area51 Electronics |   0 Comments

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.


 July 27th, 2022 |   By Area51 Electronics |   0 Comments

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?


 July 27th, 2022 |   By Area51 Electronics |   0 Comments

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.


 July 27th, 2022 |   By Area51 Electronics |   0 Comments

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!


 July 27th, 2022 |   By Area51 Electronics |   0 Comments

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?


 July 27th, 2022 |   By Area51 Electronics |   0 Comments

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


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