ELECTRONICS: Stackpole Electronics Inc. announced the addition of the RAV052D chip array to its convex termination chip resistor array product offering. This size is the equivalent of two 0201 size discrete resistors, yet is easier for placement machines and reduces manufacturing costs associated with placing a component.
The RAV052D is available in resistance values ranging from 3Ω to 1 MΩ, in standard tolerances of 2 and 5 percent. They are available in 10K pieces quantities on standard 7-inch reels. Pricing for this size will be around $0.025 each in full reel quantities.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. I’ve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
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