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L-com Introduces Erbium-Doped Amplifiers, Transmitters

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced that it has launched a new series of Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA) and directly modulated fiber transmitters, providing a cost-effective solution for easy conversion and amplification of high-quality voice, video and data signals.

Typically used in applications that require long-distance optical fiber transmission of TV image signals, digital television signals, telephone voice signals and data (or compressed data) signals, these fiber amplifiers utilize erbium-doped fiber which offers high gain, wide bandwidth, high output power, high pumping efficiency, and low insertion loss.

The new EDFA fiber amplifiers feature high-performance erbium-doped fiber with a low noise pump laser, embedded automatic monitoring system, AC power, 78 channels and an FC port. They operate on the 1550nm wavelength.

L-com’s new directly modulated fiber transmitters are available in both 1310nm and 1550nm wavelength versions and feature AC Power, one SC/APC connector and a wide automatic gain control (AGC) range in the 1.2 GHz band.

“Our new EDFA amplifiers and fiber transmitters are critical components for distributing and extending optical signals in CATV network applications. By using an erbium-doped design, these new products offer the highest levels of output power, gain and very low insertion loss, resulting in the highest quality output signals,” said Paul Hospodar, product line manager.

L-com’s new EDFA fiber amplifiers and direct modulated fiber transmitters are in-stock and available for immediate shipment.

About L-com

L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company’s product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and many of its products are UL® recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics

Based in Irvine, CA, Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, ShowMeCables, NavePoint, INC Installs, Integra Optics, PolyPhaser, Transtector, KP Performance Antennas, RadioWaves and Aiconics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.

Heilind Offers TE Connectivity’s Dynamic 8000, Mini Series

WILMINGTON, MA, Aug 31, 2021 – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors, expands its range of harsh environment Dynamic Series connector solutions with the manufacturer’s Dynamic 8000 series and Mini Series.

TE Connectivity’s Dynamic Series connector solutions range from signal level circuitry to power circuit connectivity – all in a ruggedized, industrialized package. Equipped with a robust housing structure and high-quality crimp contact system, these wire-to-board, wire-to-panel and wire-to-wire connectors offer diverse housings that meet the harsh requirements of many industrial applications.

The Dynamic D8000 is a new high-current pluggable connector in TE’s Dynamic Series, inheriting features like an audible lock design and crimping contacts. Dynamic D8000 connectors carry currents as high as 100 A per pin for wire-to-wire and 90 A for wire-to-board — making them suitable for power supply systems in industries like battery test equipment, battery management systems, factory automation and robotics. In addition, they have a rated voltage of 1000V AC/DC and can withstand voltages of up to 3000V AC.

The Mini Dynamic Series has a lower profile than the existing Dynamic D1000, providing extra valuable space on the board. The protective latching concept helps to prevent accidental unlatching with a transitional sinking surface. Designed to perform to LV 214 test requirements, Mini Dynamic Series connectors also feature high-temperature nylon housings to permit reflow soldering — ultimately speeding up system assembly and lowering total costs.

The Dynamic Series product portfolio is designed for high-density signal and power control system applications where space constraints are of particular concern. Target applications include PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and other I/O devices, servo drives, industrial automation and controls, industrial robotics, instrumentation and test equipment, building/factory automation and material handling.

Visit Heilind’s website for more information about Dynamic Series Connectors.

About Heilind Electronics

Heilind Electronics, Inc. is one of the world’s leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

For more information, visit www.heilind.com.

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. The broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that every connection counts.

Analog Devices Acquires Maxim Integrated

WILMINGTON, MA, Aug 30, 2021 – Analog Devices, Inc. announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.  The combination further strengthens ADI’s position as a high-performance analog semiconductor company with trailing twelve-month revenue of over $9 billion1, industry leading margins, and free cash flow of over $3 billion1 on a pro forma basis.

“Today is a tremendous milestone for ADI and I’m delighted to welcome the Maxim team, who share our passion for solving our customers’ most complex technology problems,” said Vincent Roche, president and CEO. “With more than 10,000 engineers and the increased breadth and depth of our best-in-class technologies, we are well-positioned to develop even more complete, cutting-edge solutions for our customers. Together, we will drive the next waves of analog semiconductor innovation, while engineering a healthier, safer and more sustainable future for all.”

Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Maxim stockholders received 0.63 of a share of ADI common stock for each share of Maxim common stock. Maxim common stock will no longer be listed for trading on the NASDAQ stock market.

Combined Board of Directors

In connection with the closing of the transaction, Tunç Doluca, former president and chief executive officer of Maxim, and Mercedes Johnson, former founding executive of Avago Technologies, will join the ADI Board of Directors. Mr. Doluca and Ms. Johnson served on Maxim’s Board of Directors until the closing of the transaction.

Special Investor Conference Call and Webcast

ADI plans to host a webcast to discuss its upcoming capital allocation priorities and the updated fourth quarter fiscal 2021 outlook. The webcast is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:30AM Eastern Time on September 8, 2021 with Vincent Roche, president and chief executive officer, Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah, senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, and Michael Lucarelli, senior director of Investor Relations.

The webcast and accompanying presentation may be accessed live on the internet on Analog Devices’ Investor Relations website at investor.analog.com, or by telephone as follows:

  • Participant Dial-In (domestic & international): (833) 423-0297
  • International Participant Passcode: 8334230297

*no passcode required for domestic dial-in

A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and may be accessed for up to two weeks, by dialing 855-859-2056 and entering the conference ID: 7115409.

Both the press release and archived version of the webcast will be available at investor.analog.com. 

Based on trailing twelve months ending July 31, 2021 for Analog Devices and trailing twelve months ending June 26, 2021 for Maxim. Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, determined in accordance with GAAP, less additions to property, plant and equipment, net.

About Analog Devices

Analog Devices, Inc. operates at the center of the modern digital economy, converting real-world phenomena into actionable insight with its comprehensive suite of analog and mixed signal, power management, radio frequency (RF), and digital and sensor technologies. ADI serves 125,000 customers worldwide with more than 75,000 products in the industrial, communications, automotive, and consumer markets. ADI is headquartered in Wilmington, MA.

Visit https://www.analog.com.

Altium Launches Nexar GP&A by Octopart

SAN DIEGO, CA, Aug 24, 2021 – Nexar, an Altium business unit, is transforming the electronics industry by uniting the ecosystem of companies that provide products and services related to the design and manufacturing (realization) of electronics.

Through the Nexar cloud platform, API, and associated embeddable technologies, partners can connect to the digital fabric of electronics design, vastly improving the customer experience of their products and services.

To help partners achieve these goals, Altium has launched the Nexar Global Price & Availability (GP&A) embed tool, powered by Octopart. Once partners add the GP&A tool to their websites, their customers can quickly access pricing and inventory information from authorized distributors, backed by Octopart’s best-in-class parts library and supply chain data.

“Nexar’s embeds are “mini-applications” that can be easily embedded on any web page or within an application. Supply chain and manufacturing partners can use the new GP&A tool to embed Octopart’s industry-leading search engine on their websites,” explains Ted Pawela, chief ecosystem officer at Nexar.

Fair-Rite Products Corporation, a ferrite product manufacturing company, is the first partner to launch Nexar’s GP&A embed on their website, helping to expedite customer searches for stock availability from multiple distributors in one central location.

Connecting Customers with the Parts they Need in a Click

The GP&A embed tool is a plug-and-play experience that allows Fair-Rite to easily integrate the tool into their website and customize it using just a few lines of code.

The embed empowers Fair-Rite’s customers, streamlining their data search process exponentially. They can easily access inventory information from multiple authorized distributors directly from Fair-Rite’s website, viewing and comparing part information in real-time that’s backed by Octopart’s best-in-class search algorithms, parts library, and supply chain data.

Once Fair-Rite’s customers are ready to purchase their desired components, they can purchase them from their distributors of choice with just one click. Their customers can easily find parts and distributors, as well as drill down for more granular part data.

Fair-Rite can easily customize the tool, and tailor their experience of how they want users to interact with data on their website, and how distributor information is displayed.

As Bridget Kane-Ferrigan, head of marketing at Fair-Rite, explains, “Distribution is a big part of our business. The GP&A tool showcases all of our distributors and what they have in stock up to the second; being able to remove pricing helps us showcase all of our distributing partners equally.”

For Fair-Rite, a US-based manufacturer and distributor, the GP&A tool also helps them compete in the marketplace. As Kane-Ferrigan elaborates, “With the resurgence of onshoring, Fair-Rite has the flexibility of reducing lead time utilizing our US-based manufacturing facility and for our overseas partners utilizing our wholly-owned facility in Suqian, China; thereby competitively reducing the lead time during this ongoing electronic component shortage.”

To learn more about Nexar and to become a Nexar partner, please visit www.Nexar.com.

About Altium

Nexar is a Business Unit of Altium, LLC. Altium, LLC, is a global software company headquartered in San Diego, CA, who are accelerating the pace of innovation through electronics. For over 30 years, Altium has been delivering software that maximizes the productivity of PCB designers and electrical engineers. From individual inventors to multinational corporations, more PCB designers and engineers choose Altium software to design and realize electronics-based products.

About Fair-Rite

For close to 70 years, Fair-Rite Products Corp. has been your signal solution, offering a comprehensive line of ferrite products for EMI suppression, power applications, and RFID antennas. EMI suppression components range includes split round and flat cable snap-on suppression cores, surface mount beads, and PC board suppressor cores. Management and employees continue to adhere to the IATF 16949 quality system, providing continual improvement towards defect prevention, variation reduction, and customer satisfaction. They are committed to offering high-quality products and services while maintaining an environmentally friendly and sustainable manufacturing process. As a responsible member of the corporate and local community, Fair-Rite continues to stay proactive in compliance with local, national, and international environmental regulations regarding manufacturing, emissions and documentation.

EMA Design Partners with Digi-Key Electronics

ROCHESTER, NY, Aug 18, 2021 – EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of electronic design automation (EDA) systems solutions, and Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of in-stock and ready-to-ship electronic components, have collaborated to release the OrCAD Capture Bundle, a special offer available only on digikey.com.

This new design bundle provides the tools, data, and models needed to ensure first pass design success including:

  • OrCAD Capture, the industry-standard schematic design solution
  • In-design ability to search and select parts from Digi-Key
  • Searchable cloud library of schematic symbols connected to Digi-Key parametric data
  • Integrated sourcing tools to procure parts quickly and easily from Digi-Key
  • OrCAD e-Learning, including certification opportunities

This unique collaboration furthers both EMA’s and Digi-Key’s goal of increasing the efficiency of engineers by providing the tools they need to streamline the design process. Now, engineers can focus on design, eliminate tedious tasks, quickly innovate, and keep the design process moving forward, all within a single unified design environment.

“We have always been focused on improving the engineer’s workflow and providing them access to the data they need as they are making important design decisions,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “This announcement is an extension of our longstanding collaboration with Digi-key to enable engineers with best-in-class design methodologies and data.”

With the current uncertainty in the global electronics supply chain, it is more critical than ever that engineers have access to the information they need to make informed part decisions. By connecting the vast Digi-Key database of part parametric information with the industry standard in PCB schematic design, engineers now have an integrated “supply chain ready” path to confidently create manufacturable designs quickly and accurately.

“Part availability and lead time are a huge concern for companies around the world,” said Travis Foss, product manager, Semiconductors, at Digi-Key Electronics. “Enabling engineers to have a view into this data right at product conception gives design teams the foresight they need to make the right choices and go to production with confidence. Digi-Key is thrilled to be able to offer this unique solution.”

The Digi-Key OrCAD Capture Bundle is available for purchase now worldwide. To learn more, visit https://go.ema-eda.com/dk-orcad-capture-bundle.

About EMA Design Automation, Inc.

EMA Design Automation is a trailblazer in product development solutions offering a complete range of EDA tools, PLM integrations, services, training, and technical support.  EMA is a global Cadence Channel Partner serving North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, and South America. EMA develops Ultra Librarian, TimingDesigner, CircuitSpace, CIP, EDABuilder, and a host of custom solutions to enhance the OrCAD and Dassault products, and all are distributed through a worldwide network of value-added resellers. EMA is a privately held corporation headquartered in Rochester, NY.

Visit EMA at www.ema-eda.com for more information.

About Digi-Key

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, MN, USA, is recognized as both the leader and continuous innovator in the high service distribution of electronic components and automation products worldwide. As the original pioneer in this space, Digi-Key provides more than 11.7M components from over 1,900 quality name-brand manufacturers with an industry-leading breadth and depth of product in stock and available for immediate shipment. Beyond the products that drive technology innovation, Digi-Key also supports design engineers and procurement professionals with a wealth of digital solutions and tools to make their jobs more efficient.

Additional information can be found at digikey.com.