Posts by James Braithwaite

Navigating MLCC Shortages in 2019

The component shortages we witnessed in 2018 show no signs of letting up in 2019. While the memory market appears to be stabilizing, the MLCC market is still constrained and manufacturers are increasingly putting product on allocation and extending their lead times. The current market shows lead times of more than 40 weeks. Some manufacturers…
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Nexsun is changing its name to Suntsu.

Nexsun Electronics, Inc. will be changing its name to Suntsu Electronics, Inc. (Effective January 2019). Why are we changing our name? In short, to streamline our operations and eliminate confusion around our brands and holdings. A Brief History 2002 – Suntsu Frequency Control, Inc. is established as a supplier of quartz-based timing devices. 2012 –…
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Reducing light pollution and energy consumption with LED streetlights

LED streetlights offer many advantages over conventional High Pressure Sodium (HPS) or Metal Halide options. Given that an LED can last 100,000 hours, the reduction in maintenance costs alone is one the biggest draws for municipalities. Factor in the fact that LEDs produce about 80 lumens per watt as opposed to traditional streetlights at 58…
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Powering A Smart Grid Revolution

Providing easy access to electricity in some of the most underserved and underdeveloped markets in the world is an enormous challenge. The number of people living without reliable access to electricity is estimated to be approximately 2 billion people worldwide, and the estimated annual population growth of 1.3% outpaces the 1.2% rate of electrification. It’s the…
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Magtech Q2 driver

Product Highlight – Magtech Industries Q2 LED Driver

We are excited to announce Magtech’s new Q2 Series LED driver. It is a great solution for many lighting OEM products. The following include some of theadvantages of the Q2 LED driverover similar products:  Q2 series, UL listed LED driver – Accommodates many applications where UL recognized drivers could not be Q2 driver is VERY…
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How to match Antennas with your design

The International Data Corporation IDC predicts that there will be over 30 billion connected devices by 2020; up from the 13 billion today. The majority of connected things will do so over wireless. Key to the wireless system are antennas and the interfacing RF interconnects. If chosen correctly, antennas lead to high performance wireless devices.…
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What is with the long lead times? 2018 Edition

Nexsun has seen a 3-year growth in forward thinking products and new designs from our customers. We are not alone. Statista reports that the Americas electronics industry has seen steady growth at 1% in 2016; 3% in 2017; and 5% in 2018. Asia has seen a glowing hot 5% growth for the same period.  A lot of…
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From self-driving cars to 5G: making sense of tech 2018

The electronics industry has been abuzz with exciting technology.  You can’t go a day without news on self-driving cars, 5G networks, augmented reality, and IoT.  Terms are being created so fast that it can be confusing as to what all this means.   In this article, we will try to organize things in a simple three-layer…
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LDC 35 80

MEAN WELL announces the LDC-35/80 series

MEAN WELL has followed up the LDC-55 in February with the LDC-35/80 series to complete the Flicker free product family.   Lighting designer have the flexibility to choose 35W, 55W or 80W versions depending on their power requirements. LDC-35/80 series are constant power mode output with the design of full load current setting by adding resistance…
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