A varistor, also known as a voltage-dependent resistor, is an electronic component whose function is to protect other devices from high transient voltage. A metal oxide varistor, or MOV, is a specific type of resistor made from a combination of zinc oxide & other types of metal oxides including manganese, cobalt, and others. The material is arranged between two metal plates or electrodes to interact with each other. Varistors of this type are used most commonly in heavy devices to protect them from transient voltages. MOVs are the same as resistors in that they both consist of two leads that don’t have polarity.


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A diode is an electronic device with two terminals that conduct current primarily in one direction. They feature a low resistance in one direction (ideally zero), and high resistance in the other (ideally infinite). They have a wide range of uses and there are many different types of diodes available. The different properties of these varying diodes allow each one to perform in specialized functions. Below are the most common types of diodes and their uses.


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When using technology that relies on the use of radio frequencies, such as AM and FM radio, it is important that they are able to function without interruption or interference. Two major inhibitors of electronics using radio frequency are electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI). These two types of disturbances are problematic as they can detract from the efficiency of a circuit, or even stop it altogether. These interferences are caused by many natural phenomena and man-made sources including cell networks, solar flares, ignition systems, and more. Because of EMIs and RFIs causing errors and loss of data, it is important to have a way of combating their effect on electronic devices.


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A stepper motor is an electromechanical device that can convert electrical power into mechanical power. Stepper Motors are brushless and synchronous electrical motors that can split up a full rotation into a multiple number of steps. The position of the motor can be managed accurately without any feedback mechanism if the motor is attentively sized to the application. The theory of operation is used by the stepper motor. This theory makes the shaft of the motor turn an accurate distance when a pulse of electricity is supplied.


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TE Connectivity LTD, headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is a world-renowned tech company that produces sensor for all industries that may need one, include automotive and aerospace. TE Connectivity announced that they had heard what the public wanted when it came to connectivity sensors, and they were willing to deliver.


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Although Heat Shrink and Cold Shrink tubing look almost identical from the surface, their internal characteristics are incredibly different. Each of the tubing has a different insulation technique, different applications, and different physical properties. The tubing can be for a variety of applications including but not limited to, splicing, terminating, and environmental seals. This kind of tubing is more cost effective and easier on the environment than most other similar tubing.


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Microchip Technology Inc. and Sigfox have launched the industry’s first FCC-certified, fully integrated RF transceiver and kits for developing IoT solutions for use on the Sigfox network. Powered by Microchip’s ATA8520E, a low-power RF transceiver with an integrated AVR® microcontroller, the new kits contain the first FCC-certified board that allows developers to easily connect to Sigfox’s long-range, two-way global Internet of Things (IoT) network – resulting in a low-cost, low-power device-to-cloud connectivity solution.


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The twenty-first century has been one of the most technology advanced era to date. With new smart devices releasing simultaneously on the market it is difficult for the consumer to keep up with the latest products. Despite the difference of companies or different style of device, most of them share the same type of units used to build each of them. The same parts such as ICs and other common components are used to build the mobile devices in the industry.


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In recent years, computer chips researchers have been hard at work developing methods by which increase both the speed and efficiency of information processing. Although several methods have since come to light, none show more promise than the addition of graphene flakes. By integrating graphene flakes into existing computer chip designs, researchers believe they can produce a new breed of hyper fast chip known as “neuromorphic” chips that will function similarly to neurons in the human brain. These new chips will communicate via timed laser spikes as opposed to more traditional binary codes. In this manner, neuromorphic chips will enable computers to process multiple information sources all while immensely increasing processor speed and accuracy.


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Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a dissolvable electronic sensory chip that melts inside your head. The purpose of the chip is to detect injuries within the brain or any other organ of your choosing, and transmit the medical data wirelessly. These ones may even work better when it comes to detecting problems early on, therefore preventing bigger issues.


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