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Heilind Offers Hirose C.FL Series Miniature Coaxial Connectors

WILMINGTON, MA, June 29, 2022 – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Hirose Electric, is now offering the C.FL Series – an ultra-small press coaxial connector with a height of 0.92mm when mated and an operation frequency of up to 30 GHz to support 5G mmWave applications.

The Hirose C.FL Series meets the demanding performance requirements for millimeter wave devices.

Despite its ultra-low profile and small size, this solution offers considerably enhanced frequency as a result of the male receptacle contact’s reduced diameter and the optimization of the plug’s internal design. In addition, the assembly precision has been dramatically improved in comparison to conventional products, contributing to stable transmission in the mmWave band.

These 50-ohm connectors feature ultra-fine cables with a finished outer diameter of 0.64mm (single shielded), accommodating smooth and easy connections in small, confined spaces. The connectors also feature clear tactile locks to enable reliable mating. Dedicated insertion and extraction tools further enhance mating accuracy. The C.FL series is ideal for mmWave 5G applications requiring up to 30 GHz frequencies.

Visit Heilind’s website for more information about Hirose’s C.FL Series Miniature Coaxial 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 Hirose Electric

HIROSE is one of the world’s largest connector manufacturers with annual sales of just under a billion dollars. HIROSE manufactures a wide variety of high-performance connectors for applications that include computers, peripheral equipment, terminal equipment, mobile/wired/wireless communications, office automation, consumer equipment, control equipment, and automotive systems.

Fujitsu Introduces Wirepas Mesh 2.4 GHz Wireless Modules

SUNNYVALE, CA, June 23, 2022 – Fujitsu Components America launched the FWM7BLZ22x series of Wirepas Mesh 2.4 GHz embedded wireless modules to meet the increasing need for flexible mesh network designs.

FWM7BLZ22 series

The series includes three models:

FWM7BLZ22W (Sink): The Sink, which interfaces between the router nodes (Anchors) and gateway software, is controlled by a host CPU using Wirepas Dual-MCU API via USB or UART.

FWM7BLZ22P (Anchor): For positioning applications, the Anchor functions as a router node for location detection and can operate in standalone mode or be managed by the host CPU using UART. A USB option will be available at a later date.

FWM7BLZ22T (Tag): The tag is used for positioning applications. A non-router node, the Tag indicates the data for the location of moving objects being tracked. It works in standalone mode or can be managed by the host CPU through UART. A USB option will be offered at a later date.

All modules in the series are powered by Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52833 SoC, feature an embedded Mesh 2.4 GHz stack from Fujitsu partner Wirepas, which boasts low power consumption from a wide voltage range of 1.7 to 3.6V. The Wirepas Mesh 2.4 GHz architecture can accommodate changes to data transmission routes locally in the network environment, such as device failures and increases or decreases in the number of devices. The architecture also allows for easy deployment of small or large-scale decentralized systems and supports wireless remote firmware upgradeability (OTAP).

With dimensions of 7.5 x 7.9 x 1.7 mm, the small footprint requires a minimal mounting area on the PCB. An enhanced output power of +8dBm enables potential transmission range extension, while strong resistance to radio interference—a feature of Wirepas Mesh 2.4 GHz—allows higher-density installation to seamlessly work with existing nodes. There are no embedded antennas, maximizing the flexibility of electrical and housing designs to meet end-users’ requirements.

The modules can be used with existing Fujitsu mesh network products. Key applications include asset management, sensor networks, and smart lighting, just to name a few.

Samples are available now, and orders for all three models will be accepted immediately.

Technical features:

  • High performance Nordic nRF52833 SoC (ARM Cortex-M4, 512 kB Flash, and 128 kB RAM embedded)
  • Embedded Wirepas Mesh 2.4 GHz stack
  • Host interface: USB or UART
  • Operating Voltage: 1.7 to 3.6V
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +85 degree C
  • Output Power: +8 dBm, Rx Sensitivity: -96 dBm
  • External antenna for most flexible system design
  • Built-in crystal (32 MHz and 32.768 kHz)
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 7.9 x 1.7 mm

About Fujitsu Components America, Inc.

Fujitsu Components America, Inc. markets and distributes electronic and system components and sub-systems throughout North and South America. Products include relays, touch panels, thermal printers, wireless modules, and input and pointing devices. The company is headquartered at 350 Cobalt Way, M/S 160, Sunnyvale, CA 94085.

For more information, please see www.fcl.fujitsu.com.

Digi-Key Electronics Introduces Innovation Hub

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN, June 21, 2022 – Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, introduced the Innovation Hub, an immersive experience that allows users to virtually explore a modern engineer’s workshop.

Innovation Hub users can explore the immersive space and discover how Digi-Key can help bring their latest vision to reality by interacting and engaging with multiple experiences and features. New and current Digi-Key customers can access the Innovation Hub for a curated way to access the many resources and content the company offers, including products, videos, technical information, calculators and more.

Experiences in the Innovation Hub include:

  • Test Bench: featured tools and equipment, including oscilloscopes, soldering stations and digital multimeters
  • Boards Explorer: view more than 50 development boards in 360-degrees from Digi-Key’s Boards Guide, as well as accessing overviews, datasheets, product detail page links and more
  • Featured Products: explore Digi-Key’s newest items and product specs from leading suppliers, many of which are available with a 360-degree view
  • Calculator: interactive calculators and conversion tools
  • Knowledge Center: video and resource libraries featuring content such as IoT and Automation & Control, value-added programs including myLists and DKRed, additional collateral and more

“The Innovation Hub enables students, makers and engineers around the world to engage with Digi-Key in a new and dynamic immersive Web format,” said David Sandys, senior director of technical marketing at Digi-Key. “There is simply no better way to learn about Digi-Key, the products and markets we serve, and the content and solutions we develop. We are looking forward to bringing it on the road with us to upcoming trade shows and conferences!”

The Innovation Hub will make its debut at embedded world 2022, June 21-23 in Nuremberg, Germany. To check out the Innovation Hub from home, visit www.digikey.com/innovationhub from a desktop or laptop computer. Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge Web browsers are recommended for the best experience.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, MN, USA, enables the world’s ideas by providing the world’s largest selection of electronic components and automation products in stock and available for immediate shipment. The leader and pioneer in the high service distribution market, Digi-Key offers more than 13.4 million components from over 2,300 quality name-brand manufacturers. Beyond unparalleled breadth of product, they support technology innovation from concept to production with a wide variety of tools and digital solutions to make innovation easier. Immense technical contentarticlesvideosconversion calculatorsreference designs and design tools can be accessed online at digikey.com.

AP Lazer SN2616LR Laser Machine Launched

AP Lazer introduces a new entry-level laser machine, the AP Lazer SN2616LR, featuring a low rider carriage cart, allowing the machine to effortlessly move from its standard position to the floor with a simple press of a button. The new model can engrave any object without size and weight limitations.

AP Lazer SN2616LR can directly engrave floors.

Designed for profit-seeking hobbyists ready to scale their business to the next level, the new machine targets a large segment of the population who join a growing trend of startup entrepreneurs and become part of the Great Resignation. The AP Lazer SN2616LR is armed with 60-watt CO2 laser power and a 26-inch by 16-inch cutting and engraving area. While the customization market continues to grow in popularity, the SN2616LR provides the business owner with an entrée to a less competitive part of that market – large object customization, which includes floor engraving. The new laser machine provides entrepreneurs with the ability to expand in the rapidly accelerating and profitable emotional marketplace.

Side Hustle Nation reports 45 percent of working Americans, 70 million, have a side hustle. In the past 10 years, hobby laser machines, along with other low-cost personalization machines, such as vinyl cutters, sublimation printers, screen printing and embroidery machines, have entered basements, and garages of homes. Creative hobbyists have realized great success through channels such as Etsy, e-commerce, and social media. Their products have touched the hearts of buyers.

Previously, all hobby laser machines could only engrave small objects, and low-cost hobby machines come with minimal tech supports, leaving business owners struggling and stuck with simple technical obstacles. Small business owners, especially side hustle hobbyists routinely work off hours, weekends, and holidays.

With a patented open architecture and a low rider carriage cart which moves the laser to any height, SN2616LR can easily engrave furniture and home décor; floors and pavements; doors and windows; and wine barrels and bottles – along with anything a hobby laser can engrave and cut. It can also lead entrepreneurs to enter the funeral market to engrave caskets, cremation urns, granite monuments, memorial keep sakes, and pet memorial products – another fast-growing niche market in recent years. AP Lazer provides a 24/7/365 tech support on all their machines, saving time for entrepreneurs to grow the businesses they love.

About AP Lazer

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Lansing, MI, AP Lazer is a privately owned manufacturer and distributor of patented, open architecture CNC laser machines. AP Lazer provides 24/7 tech support 365 days a year. Its customers are located throughout the US and on six continents. AP LAZER CO2 laser machines are manufactured in Canada by AP Lazer Canada MFG. Inc, located in Windsor, Ontario.

For more information, visit www.APLazer.com.