A day at Digi-Key tech support
At Digi-Key Tech Support, our days are always busy serving people by answering questions, providing advice and confirming orders. We provide tech support to all of our customers through four different mediums: our online forums, customer chat, email and phone calls. By Jason Starren, Senior Applications Engineering Manager at Digi-Key Electronics
How do you to choose the right rugged computer?
JLT Mobile Computers has announced that it is making available the benefits of its expertise in a series of ‘how to’ guides designed to help new and existing customers make the right strategic technology decisions to optimise their operations with rugged computers. The second guide in the series covers the many aspects of choosing and buying the right rugged computers.
A day in the Digi-Key warehouse
Every day in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, you’ll see planes continually taking off from the tiny regional airport near Digi-Key’s headquarters. More often than not, those planes are carrying a portion of the 20,000 packages that Digi-Key sends to over 8,000 customers around the world in a single day. By Chris Lauer, Vice President of Order Fulfilment, Digi-Key Electronics
Five COVID-19 trends shaping tech innovation
COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape for businesses across all industries, forcing immediate changes – but ones that will have long-term consequences. In the latest report by Lux Research, ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Tech Innovation’, Lux has outlined five key trends that will define how the world beyond the pandemic will be different.
Save time with Digi-Key's BOM Manager resources
A bill of materials (BOM) is your list of parts and is unique to you. Digi-Key's BOM Manager is designed to ease the process of BOM management and maintenance based on your needs. With features to save and archive revisions, multiply by number of assemblies and collaborate with others, the Digi-Key BOM Manager is truly in a class all its own. By Jeremy Purcell, Senior Digital Product Owner, Digi-Key Electronics
Power resistors aren’t only for industrial plants
While many of us probably have a vague idea of a resistor’s function, you most likely think of them as part of an industrial plant or large-scale operation. In reality, you’re never too far away from this essential power component. Here, Mark Barfield, Engineering and R&D Manager at Cressall Resistors, explores the range of applications for industrial power resistors.
Bringing the test lab home with you
While many employees have had to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is rarely an option for engineers who need constant access to test equipment. However, as Rohde & Schwarz explain, you can bring the test lab home.
Changes to EMC test approaches
Three years ago, an EMC emissions standard replaced others that the electronics industry had been familiar with for decades. It was hoped that these changes would make EMC emissions specification selection easier when testing equipment, but we still see some confusion. Richard Poate, Senior Manager at TÜV SÜD explains the changes to EMC test approaches.
Sailing on a sea of electricity
We’re taught that electricity and water don’t mix. The truth is they mix very well - far too well, in fact. Electricity travels through water far more efficiently than it can through air, so it’s not hard to imagine the problems that water can cause when it gets into electronics. Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, covers the challenges modern electronics face on the high seas.
Five essentials to build a data strategy
The success of an AI-based technology revolution all begins with a solid data strategy. A successful data strategy ensures that the organisation can use, share and move data resources easily and efficiently where data is managed and used effectively and efficiently to deploy and ensure analytical models continue to perform successfully over time. By Dr. Iain Brown, Head of Data Science at SAS UK & Ireland