CUI Devices is an electronic components manufacturer dedicated to nurturing the spirit of innovation with a heavy dose of humanity - caring more than is expected, embracing evolution, taking a holistic approach, and having fun along away. Tracing our roots back to 1989 just outside of Portland, Oregon, we have continually evolved over the years to help our customers find the freedom to do amazing things and change the world with their designs. We specialise in an ever-expanding range of product technologies, including audio, interconnect, motion, relay, sensor, switch, and thermal management solutions.
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eBook offers a complete guide to thermal management
CUI Devices’ Thermal Management Group has announced the release of a free, comprehensive ebook on the topic of thermal management. As an almost inescapable factor in electronic design, managing heat is often an afterthought during the design phase.
Slide switches product line added to portfolio
CUI Devices’ Switches Group has announced the addition of slide switches to its product portfolio. Available in compact package sizes as small as 10x2.5x5.9mm, the MSS series is a family of mini slide switches featuring 2.54mm pitches, SPDT circuits, and on-on switch functions.
Micro rotary DIP switches for space-constrained designs
CUI Devices’ Switches Group has announced the addition of micro rotary actuator types to its DIP switches product line. Housed in compact 7.2x7.2x2.9mm packages, the RDS-7229 series features four, ten, or 16 positions, a 5.08mm pitch, and surface mount or through hole mounting styles.
Ultrasonic sensors product line added to portfolio
CUI Devices’ Sensors Group has announced the addition of ultrasonic sensors to its product portfolio. Offering a range of transmitter, receiver, and transceiver options with analogue outputs, the ultrasonic sensors feature distance ratings from 0.2 up to 18m and beam angles of 75 or 80o.
Understanding audio jack switches and schematics
Audio jacks have been around for decades and are used in a wide variety of applications.
Panel mount encoder series adds plastic shaft options
CUI Devices’ Motion Group has announced the addition of plastic shaft actuator options to its C14 family of optical panel mount encoders. Suited for a range of ventilator and associated medical applications, these two-bit, quadrature output encoders feature incremental resolutions of 16 or 32 PPR and multiple termination types including cable, header, PCB pins, and solder holes.
USB Type C receptacle delivers power up to 100W
CUI Devices’ Interconnect Group has announced the latest addition to their line of power-only USB Type C connectors. The UJC-HP-G-SMT-TR is an 8-pin USB Type C receptacle with the full 100W of power delivery supported by USB Type C with its five amp current rating and 20 Vdc voltage rating.
CUI devices adds switches group with DIP line
CUI Devices has announced the first launch from their Switches Group with the introduction of a new line of DIP switches. Available in piano, rotary, and slide actuator types, the DIP switches offer 1.27, 2.54, or 5.08 mm pitches, one to 16 positions, and surface mount or through hole mounting styles.
How to select a peltier module
Peltier modules, also known as thermoelectric coolers, are semiconductor devices that actively transfer heat from one side of the module to the other when a current is applied.
The evolution of USB Type C in power-only applications
Since their inception over two decades ago, USB connectors and their associated standards have gone through an array of advancements to both their data transfer rates and power capabilities as well as multiple iterations of the physical connector itself. Introduced in 2014, USB Type C is the latest physical standard, well-recognised for its simplified, bi-directional package, higher data rates, and greater power delivery. By Jeff Smoot, CUI Devi...
Digital I2S outputs added to MEMS microphone line
CUI Devices’ Audio Group has announced the addition of digital I2S output models to its comprehensive line of MEMS microphones. The bottom port CMM-3526D-261-I2S-TR and top port CMM-4030D-261-I2S-TR are housed in extremely compact, low profile packages measuring 3.50x2.65x0.98mm and 4.00x3.00x1.25mm, respectively.
Micro Peltier modules offer compact footprints
CUI Devices’ Thermal Management Group today announced the expansion of its Peltier module product line with the addition of micro Peltier modules. Carrying compact package sizes with dimensions from 3.4 to 9.5 mm and profiles as low as 1.95 mm, these micro Peltier modules offer reliable solid-state construction, precise temperature control, and quiet operation for space-constrained designs where forced air cooling is not an option.
CUI Devices adds IP67 rated models to enclosed speaker line
CUI Devices’ Audio Group today announced the addition of waterproof enclosed speakers to its CES product family. Carrying IP67 ratings, these enclosed speakers feature sound pressure levels (SPLs) from 89 to 106 dB at 10cm and resonance frequencies from 680 to 1,700Hz.
Monitoring, control, and protection options in DC fans
DC fans are called upon by engineers in many situations and applications to provide forced-air convection cooling. Thanks to their widespread use, they are relatively easy to understand and can be implemented in a variety of configurations. By CUI Devices
Driving piezoelectric transducer buzzers
Forming part of the user interface apparatus, piezoelectric transducer buzzers can provide an important function in a broad array of electronic equipment. Through incorporation of one of these electromechanical components, an audible signal can be passed to the equipment’s user. By Ryan Smoot, CUI Devices
Common reliability factors in peltier modules
Gaining more wide-spread use due to their precise temperature control and reliable solid-state construction, Peltier modules or ThermoElectric Coolers (TEC) operate by transferring heat from one side of the module to the other when electrical power is applied. By CUI Devices
USB Type C receptacle for power only applications
CUI Devices’ Interconnect Group has announced the introduction of a new USB Type C connector designed for power only applications. The UJC-HP-3-SMT-TR is a 6-pin USB Type C receptacle that can deliver up to 60W of power with a three amp rated current and 20Vdc rated voltage.
CUI devices prioritises efforts to tackle COVID-19
CUI Devices has announced new initiatives in its support of the medical industry’s response to the global coronavirus (COVID‑19) pandemic. These initiatives include prioritising orders and expediting free product samples to OEMs, makers, volunteers, and organisations designing medical equipment key to fighting COVID‑19, such as respirators, ventilators, blood analysis machines, test equipment, patient monitors, imaging systems, and home...
A closer look at IP ratings and designing with IP rated connectors
If you have owned a portable device, then you have likely subjected it to unwanted dirt or a drop into liquid. From tablets and wearables to outdoor sensors and industrial equipment, the demand for devices that can withstand these host of environmental factors continues to grow. By Ryan Smoot, CUI Devices
Screwless terminal blocks for high temperature operation
CUI Devices’ Interconnect Group has announced the addition of screwless terminal block connectors for high temperature applications. Featuring -40 to +130°C operating temperature ranges, the horizontal orientation TBLH10 350 and TBLH10 500 series as well as the vertical orientation TBLH10V 350 and TBLH10V 500 series provide a rugged solution for wire-to-board application dealing with extreme temperatures.