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      How to COVID-19-proof your electronics design projects (01/07/2020)

      It’s fair to say that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of work will probably never be quite the same again. The coronavirus crisis has brought about challenges for electronics design teams – whether in-house or among partners. And while there are plenty of tools & resources for office workers in terms of remote working, communications & collaboration, what about challenges & solutions more specific to design engineers & electronic product development?...

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      Case study: Developing military oscillators… (01/07/2020)

      Over the years, UK-based manufacturer of quartz crystals, oscillators, filters & frequency components to the electronics manufacturing industry, Euroquartz has witnessed the demise of crystal manufacturing in the UK as, one by one, other companies have closed production facilities. Read how Euroquartz followed a different approach to maintain an ITAR-free, UK-manufactured source of surface mount military clock oscillators.

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      ecsn Chairman’s intro: Keeping this show on the road (01/06/2020)

      The primary concern for members of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic has been the avoidance of infection for the people they employ, their families & the wider community. Here, ecsn Chairman, Adam Fletcher discusses how the UK electronic components sector has reorganised during the current crisis – and outlines the measures ecsn members have taken to date to “keep the show on the road”...

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      Farnell supports customers & supply chain in fight against COVID-19 (01/06/2020)

      The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a huge impact on the way businesses operate & how they interact with customers. As Rob Rospedzihowski, President, EMEA Sales at electronic components distributor, Farnell tells us, one challenge has been in the way that distributors manage their supply & demand criteria to ensure vital products are delivered as quickly as possible to the people who need them most.

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      How Digi-Key is innovating to strengthen customer support through the COVID-19 pandemic (01/06/2020)

      The COVID-19 pandemic & subsequent stay-at-home orders designed to limit its spread have caused sweeping changes to all aspects of life, including the global economy, the way companies do business & international supply chains.

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      EPDT May 2020 issue (inc. Lighting & Rail features + PXI for T&M supplement) now available online (04/05/2020)

      This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Lighting technologies & Rail applications, plus EPDT's annual PXI for Test & Measurement supplement.

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      STEM Matters: Guest column – The changing landscape for women in engineering (03/05/2020)

      Growth in the engineering industry has seen the UK workplace become more diverse – it’s clear that attitudes in industry are changing, as more and more women opt for a career in engineering.

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      How to stop a speeding train (01/05/2020)

      After doubts about the future of the UK’s high-speed rail link, HS2, the government has now said the project will go ahead – although delayed by up to 3 years, to 2029. The prospect of 250mph rail travel is again real: and while the brakes have been put on HS2 for now, OEMs & engineers should consider how the trains will function safely – that includes their braking systems.

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      An overview of tantalum capacitors (30/04/2020)

      There are many trends and dynamics at play within the modern electronics world, but one of the most common is getting more out of something within a confined space.