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DISTRIBUTION CORNER Rutronik includes 160V ultracapacitor module EBV LightSpeed microsite designed from Maxwell to fulfill lighting requirements Rutronik now stocks Maxwell Technologies’ latest 160V ultraca- The lightspeed.ebv.com microsite launched by EBV Elektron- pacitor module, designed to provide energy storage and power ik provides a comprehensive overview on how the distributor delivery for wind turbine pitch control, UPS and renewable can support its customers in and around the lighting industry. energy systems. Primarily targeted The new webpage gives a look into at pitch control systems for 1.5 to specific markets and applications 3MW wind turbines, the turnkey within the lighting industry. Also solution simplifies the installation provided is a list of EBV’s Lighting process and reduces costs. The suppliers and partners to show who product is available at the distributor Rutronik as of now. Unlike the EBV application experts work batteries, ultracapacitors store energy in an electric field. There- closely with to find the best possible lighting solution. To find fore, they have a longer operating lifetime, low maintenance the particular lighting products that fit the customer’s needs requirements and superior cold weather performance. Ultra- is easily accomplished using the product search provided capacitors are able to charge and discharge very fast, perform on this site. The Lighting Knowledge section gives a better normally over a broad temperature range (-40 to +65°C), oper- understanding of lighting terminology and all lighting events ate reliably through 500,000 and more charge/discharge cycles that EBV takes part in or holds are promoted as well. and resist shock, vibration and overcharging. EBV Elektronik Rutronik http://lightspeed.ebv.com www.rutronik.com Digi-Key looks to expand MSC signs pan-European distribution in manufacturing and boards agreement with ELMOS Global distributor Digi-Key is looking to expand its business in ELMOS Semiconductor has transferred the Europe-wide dis- Europe supplying manufacturing lines as well as designers and tribution rights for its network devices, analog and power ICs, expand into the board business. “For the first few years in the UK MEMS-based sensor products and mixed signal ASICs to MSC and Europe we were totally focussed on the Vertriebs GmbH, a sister engineering market but in the last few years company of Gleichmann we are starting to expand the focus to low Electronics. After more than volume, high mix products for manufacturing,” four years of successful said Mark Larson, CEO of the web-based dis- distribution partnership with tributor which supplies all components from Gleichmann Electronics its warehouse in Minnesota. This approach will continue to be the the change comes about case with supplying manufacturing lines. “What’s happened over due to the realignment of time is instead of carrying engineering quantities, the business Gleichmann Electronics growth is enough to justify the high mix, low volume production”. towards a display solutions Digi-Key company. www.digikey.com MSC www.msc-ge.com Rebound launches lighting branch Farnell element14 collaborates with Analog With the launch of Freeway Lighting Solutions, Rebound Group Devices and Digilent on portable analog kits (Newbury, UK) enters the fast-growing market of LED light- Farnell element14 is to distribute Digilent’s recently de- ing. At the same time, the company announces a distribution veloped Analog Discovery Kit which is part of the Ana- agreement with Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconduc- log Devices ADI global University Program. The Analog tor. The company offers tailored Discovery Kit allows engineering students to build and bespoke total LED solutions, from test a wide range of analog and digital circuits using their initial concept and design through own PC without the need for any other equipment. This to the supply of components or approach eliminates the time and space limitations of even box build. Through distribution traditional university lab settings and allows students more agreements with Liteon, Dominant flexibility to experiment with real circuits through direct and QT Brightek, Freeway Light- hands-on experience. For the price of a textbook, students ing offers High, Medium, and Low can purchase a low-cost analog hardware development Power LEDs, including AC power, Chip On Board and Colour platform and Analog Devices components, with access to LEDs. Supporting LED drivers, secondary optics, interconnect downloadable teaching materials, online support, text- and thermal products are also available. Freeway Lighting also book, reference designs and lab projects to design and announced a distribution agreement with Seoul Semiconductor, implement analog circuits as a supplement to their core enabling the company to distribute Seoul Semi’s entire range of engineering curriculum. LEDs and support existing customers. Farnell Freeway Lighting Solutions http://uk.farnell.com www.freeway-lighting.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2012 49


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