Cost-effective thermal protectors from SEKI Controls now in stock

A range of bi-metallic protectors and thermal cut-outs from SEKI Controls, are now readily available at ATC Semitec. Competitively priced and highly reliable, the SEKI thermal protectors, are ideal for limiting excessively high temperatures- protecting a wide range of home and industrial appliances from internal and external damage. Providing protection and temperature control from 50°C to 180°C, they are available in calibration steps of 5K and a set-point tolerance of ±5K. Available in either a plastic casing (ST range) or metal casing (CK range) - the ST range includes features such as moisture resistance and customisable lead-wires and unlike thermal fuses, the ST series cut-outs reset automatically, allowing them to be used as a permanent safety component. Rob Savin, ATC Semitec’s Managing Director commented “We are very excited about this range of thermal protectors from SEKI Controls, which have already proved to be popular with a number of major UK manufacturers. Their small and compact designs allow for simple integration into a wide range of products. When their high quality is combined with cost-effective pricing, it is a winning combination for manufacturers of products such as battery packs, domestic and industrial appliances.”

For further information call the technical sales team at ATC Semitec on 01606 871680, or visit

Direct Insight creates QNX 7 BSP for power-efficient

Toradex Colibri iMX8X SoC modules Direct Insight, the UK-based, technical systems integrator and reseller of system-on-module (SoM) and other embedded systems, has created a QNX 7 Board Support Package (BSP) for Toradex’s Colibri iMX8X embedded computing modules. The combination of a feature-rich OS with real-time capability and mission-critical and the powerful ARM core processor perfectly suits applications such as medical devices, navigation, industrial automation, HMIs, avionics, POS, data acquisition, robotics, and more. Toradex Colibri iMX8X modules feature the NXP® i.MX 8X family of embedded SoCs, including the top-tier i.MX 8QuadXPlus (i.MX 8QXP) which features four Cortex-A35 cores - currently ARM’s most efficient ARM v8 core as the main processor cluster. The SoCs provide full 64-bit ARM v8-A support while maintaining seamless backward compatibility with 32-bit Armv7-A software. The main cores run at up to 1.2 GHz. Comments David Pashley, Direct Insight’s MD: “The BSP unlocks the full benefits of the QNX OS on

the power-efficient Toradex modules. QNX is perfect for real time, safety critical applications, and the BSP created by Direct Insight provides a great starting point for high-availability industrial designs.” The QNX 7 Board Support Package (BSP) for Toradex’s Colibri iMX8X contains all the basic features

required to run the OS on the board. Included are drivers for various interfaces including Ethernet, Watchdog timer, I2C, SPI, USB, SD Card, UART. A display driver is also planned. The BSP is free to download as a demo system, and the source code can be licensed on a per-project basis for an affordable fee. Direct Insight also offers enhancements to the BSP, including additional drivers and production-hard- ening and testing, as an additional services engagement. Highly versatile modular connector system from

Positronic in stock at Powell Electronics Available through Powell Electronics, the supplier of connectors and more for high-rel applications including defence, aerospace and industrial, is the highly versatile Scorpion modular connector system from Positronic. The components can be configured for use as power connectors (16A up to 120A), signal level connectors or as a combination of the two in an almost endless variety of power/ signal contact configurations. The unique modular tooling provides multiple keying options, yet still provides a one piece insulator for use in the finished connector. Positronic’s Scorpion series includes 35+ modules available in standard profile (14.6mm height) and low profile (8.2mm height) versions. Blank module options allow design engineers to space power and signal contacts to meet creepage and clearance values required for specific applications. The Scorpion series includes board-to-board, cable-to-cable or board and panel-to-cable or board

versions. An outlet hole enables air cooling onto a power contact. Termination options are solder PCB mount, crimp and press-fit. Available mating alternatives are blind mating, float mount, panel mount and cable connector with a unique locking system. The precision formed and solid machined contacts feature shielded, high voltage and hyperboloid contact versions.

Waygate Technologies opens Customer Solutions Center

for Industrial Computed Tomography near Munich New facility offers state-of-the-art inspection solutions for various industries and applications Garching near Munich / Huerth, Germany, June 30, 2021 –

Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business and the global industry leader in non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions, announced the opening of a new Customer Solutions Center (CSC) near Munich, Germany. The CSC in Garching supports businesses with access to high performance inspection technologies and experienced NDT professionals. The new CSC Munich allows customers to take advantage of many different industrial X-ray and computed tomography (CT) systems of the award-winning Phoenix product line by Waygate Technologies. This enables customers from a wide variety of sectors to take their quality control to the next level and optimize production processes. The center will address the constantly rising demand in the areas of cast and additive part inspection, electronics and battery inspection, as well as non-destructive 3D measurement. Individual customer service for various industries Waygate Technologies currently operates 14 Customer Solutions Centers worldwide, four of which are located in the German-speaking countries. These offer the most comprehensive NDT solutions, providing access to best-in-class technology for individual part testing. Customers can rely on the company’s 125+ years of experience in early detection of faults, prototyping, safety checks and process optimization. The new CSC Munich will start operations by the end of June 2021.

P: +49 89 45672656 | +49 160 97845710 E: CSC Webpage:

48 July/August 2021 Components in Electronics

Hylec launches e-commerce website – easy ordering of Debox junction boxes, connectors, enclosures and control equipment, direct and fast from

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has launched a new e-commerce website to enable electrical contractors to obtain all its well-known products direct. With simple ordering and completely secure online payment, electrical professionals can expect to receive orders within two to three business days Easy to navigate, ( is organised by product groups, so it is quick and simple to find what’s required. Available connector ranges include the whole Debox series, including the new Debox SM40, the first 4-pole junction box that fits into a standard 40mm LED ceiling downlighter aperture yet still has generous cable space for ease of installation. With the rise in staycations prompting many people to add water features in their gardens, this summer is seeing unprecedented demand for outside electrical installations. The very popular Hylec Weatherproof IP68 connector range, plus IP68 gel-filled splitter and junction connectors for power distribution are ideal for this and all professional electrical installations involving power for underwater and weather-exposed projects, from features in private gardens to large public lighting, water and signage projects. There is a comprehensive choice of plastic and metal door enclosures with IP ratings ranging from IP66 to IP68, including the DEDSS stainless steel range utilised across many applications thanks to its robust, rust-proof construction. All Hylec door enclosures are supplied complete with galvanised mounting plates and screws and also come equipped with a lock and key. The ABS plastic enclosures have an option for transparent doors and the metal door enclosures have pre-wired earth straps.

Automotive-Qualified Qspeed Silicon Diodes Feature Lowest Qrr for Efficient, High-Switching-Speed Designs

Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced its 600 V 12 A Qspeed diode, delivering the industry’s lowest reverse recovery charge (Qrr) for a silicon diode. With a Qrr of just 14 nC at 25 °C, it improves efficiency of the PFC stage of on-board chargers and significantly reduces the thermals of the PFC MOSFETs. The AEC-Q101-qualified QH12TZ600Q offers the same low-switching loss performance of a silicon carbide (SiC) device without the disadvantages of moving to more expensive technology. Edward Ong, senior product marketing manager at Power Integrations said: “The Qrr of these new Qspeed diodes is half that of the next best ultra-fast silicon diodes, resulting in very high system efficiency. This is particularly important for automotive on-board charger applications that require higher switching frequency to reduce volume and weight, and enables the Qspeed diodes to replace SiC devices.” The QH12TZ600Q uses merged PiN and Schottky diode technology to achieve high performance. Its smooth reverse recovery current transition characteristics not only increase efficiency, but also reduce EMI and peak reverse voltage stress, eliminating the need for snubbers when used as output rectifiers in on-board chargers. Devices are available in the compact, 2.5 kV isolated TO-220 package which enables direct mounting to metal heat sinking, facilitating excellent thermal performance. The new 600 V 12 A Qspeed diodes are priced at $1.17 in 10,000-piece quantities. For further inquiries contact a Power Integrations sales representative or one of the company’s authorized worldwide distributors: Digikey, Farnell, Mouser, and RS Components.

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