IBS Electronics, Inc. http://www.ibselectronics.com Global Electronic Component & Parts Distributor Thu, 30 May 2019 22:05:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Top 50 Electronics Distributors http://www.ibselectronics.com/news/the-top-50-electronics-distributors/ Fri, 24 May 2019 23:37:35 +0000 http://www.ibselectronics.com/?p=8900 Continue reading ]]> The Top 50 Electronics Distributors: Restarting Growth and Running with It

Top 50 Distributors 2019
The electronics industry saw the signs of a turnaround in the second half of the year as demand spiked and lead times extended for memory ICs, capacitors, resistors, discrete semiconductors and power components. Longer lead times – and allocations – have plagued buyers throughout 2017 and into 2018. This has led to significant challenges in component availability. Distributors with the most on-hand inventory are typically the winners during periods of component shortages and supply constraints.

Since 1991, IBS Electronics has been named one of SourceToday’s Top 50 Distributors. This year, we were ranked #33. This annual report recognizes top global distributors for electronics across a range of industries. Criteria considered were financial results reported by each company, as well as estimates for other private companies that did not comment. Also taken into account were each business’ priorities and major concerns, including next year’s estimated revenues. Overall, electronics have been experiencing a boom the past years, leading to component shortages. but healthy growth for distributors.

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New Infineon HybridPACK Power Modules Enable Fast and Flexible http://www.ibselectronics.com/news/new-infineon-hybridpack-power-modules-enable-fast-and-flexible-electrification-of-vehicles/ Wed, 15 May 2019 20:44:59 +0000 http://www.ibselectronics.com/?p=8867 Continue reading ]]> Infineon HybridPACK Drive Flat Power Module
Munich, Germany – 2 May 2019 – In order to support the automotive industry in building up a broad and cost competitive portfolio of hybrid and electric vehicles (xEV), Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is launching new power modules for xEV main inverters. At this year’s PCIM trade fair Infineon will present four new HybridPACK™ Drive modules optimized for different inverter performance levels between 100 kW and 200 kW. Furthermore, Infineon introduces the HybridPACK Double Sided Cooling (DSC) S2, a technology upgrade to the existing HybridPACK DSC. This module targets main inverters up to 80 kW in hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with high power density requirements.

Infineon’s HybridPACK™ family extends across the full power spectrum required by IGBT modules in hybrid and electric vehicles. Various product versions in six different packages enable maximum scalability across voltage and power classes, from 200 A to 900 A and 400 V to 1200 V (nominal chip values).

 Availability
The new HybridPACK Drive products will be available in June 2019, the HybridPACK DSC S2 will be available in July 2019. More information is available at www.infineon.com/hybridpack.

Infineon at the PCIM 2019

At the PCIM 2019 tradeshow, Infineon is presenting innovative product-to-system solutions for applications that are set to power the world and shape the future. Infineon’s demos are presented at booth #313 in hall 9 (Nuremberg, Germany, 7-9 May 2019). Information about the PCIM show highlights is available at www.infineon.com/pcim.

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ETAL delivers Excellence in Magnetic Components at PCIM 2019 http://www.ibselectronics.com/news/etal-delivers-excellence-in-magnetic-components-at-pcim-2019/ Mon, 13 May 2019 22:00:39 +0000 http://www.ibselectronics.com/?p=8863 Continue reading ]]> etal-transfomersDitchling, Sussex, 15 April 2019 – ETAL, a world leader in high performance passive components, is delivering Excellence in Magnetic Components at the forthcoming PCIM exhibition in Nuremberg (Hall 6, Stand 104). ETAL is specifically showcasing solutions for renewable energy, automotive, railway, robotics, defence, medical and industrial applications and is focussing on reaching customers in the DACH, French and Iberian regions.

ETAL Group, originally founded in 1968 is a leading supplier of in-house developed high-performance magnetic components, primarily transformers and inductors for the telecom, power technology, automotive and defence industries.

Following the acquisition of Anaview in 2013, its product range expanded to also include high-end class D amplifiers for the audio industry. ETAL Group conducts operations through local offices in Sweden, Estonia, UK, US, China, India and Sri Lanka, and through distribution partners in an additional 20 or so countries. Production takes place at the company’s own facilities in Estonia and Sri Lanka as well as through production partners in Asia.

The ETAL Group represents the Magnetics business area in KAMIC Group, a privately held corporate group based in Sweden. The group consists of some 20 companies offering technical products and services in a number of well-defined market niches.

Most of its companies conduct trading and agency operations, but the group also includes companies with in-house product development and manufacturing. Together, the companies of KAMIC Group have a very wide customer base and many of its customers are multinational industrial companies with global production. The key customer segments include manufacturers of telecom equipment, commercial vehicles, digital signage solutions and automation equipment, as well as electrical contractors and building consultants.

ETAL specialises in custom products and in optimising designs but also offers a range of standard components. Its’ portfolio includes chokes, air coils, coils, current transformers, power transformers and signal transformers. A particular strength is high-end and reliable planar products such as custom made transformers and/or inductors that combine superior performance with overall low cost. ETAL also has a long history in designing and manufacturing of very small toroid products and complex modules. Often these products are made into common mode chokes but can also be found as compact high efficient fly back transformers.

Headquartered at the Kamic Group HQ in Stockholm, ETAL Group conducts its business operations through offices in Sweden, Estonia, UK, China and Sri Lanka, and through distribution partners in an additional 20 or so countries. Production takes place at the company’s own facilities in the UK, Estonia and Sri Lanka as well as through production partners in Asia. ETAL Group has a 5000 sq.mt. site in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka and a 2400 sq. mt. site in Estonia. Following the acquisition of SIGA in the UK in 2018, ETAL has access to a purpose built, 15,000 sq.ft factory in the UK where over 50 employees produce a wide range of high quality transformers and inductors. A custom engineering team is based at the same location.

About ETAL Group

Since 1968, ETAL Group has been a leading supplier of in-house developed high-performance magnetic components, primarily transformers and inductors. ETAL develops, manufactures and sells magnetic components to a world-wide market through offices in Europe, Asia and through distribution partners in an additional 20 countries. Production takes place at the company’s own facilities in Estonia and Sri Lanka as well as through production partners in Asia.

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CUI USB Type C Connectors http://www.ibselectronics.com/news/cui-usb-type-c-connectors/ Mon, 13 May 2019 21:37:07 +0000 http://www.ibselectronics.com/?p=8856 Continue reading ]]> CUI USB Type C CUI’s Interconnect Group has added USB Type C connectors to its USB product family. The UJ31 receptacle connector series and UP31 plug connector series conform to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard that supports data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps and power delivery up to 100 W at 20 V. With a reversible connector interface for simple and reliable mating, these USB Type C connectors provide designers with a compact, versatile solution for a variety of I/O applications in consumer and portable electronic devices, including high volume storage products, digital audio devices, and mobile computing equipment.

CUI’s Type C plug and receptacle connectors conform to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard that supports data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps and power delivery up to 100 W at 20 V, offer a 5 A current rating for faster power charging, and high durability for up to 10,000 mating cycles.

Incorporating A, B, Micro AB, Micro B, Mini AB, Mini B, and C USB connector types, CUI’s USB standard 2.0, 3.1 Gen 1 (previously 3.0), and 3.1 Gen 2 connectors are ideal for a variety of I/O applications in consumer and portable electronic devices. Offered in receptacle or plug types with horizontal or vertical orientations, our USB connector line features a number of mounting styles including surface mount, cable mount, mid mount SMT and through hole, allowing them to plug into virtually any design. These USB connectors also feature an operating temperature range up to -30 to +85°C and reliability as high as 10,000 mating cycles.

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New Mean Well Power Supplies http://www.ibselectronics.com/news/new-mean-well-power-supplies/ Thu, 09 May 2019 00:20:52 +0000 http://www.ibselectronics.com/?p=8853 Continue reading ]]> Mean Well offers a wide range of AC/DC power supplies, DC/DC converters, DC/AC inverters and AC/AC transformers that range from 1 to 20kW. When looking for a Mean Well power supply for LED lighting it is easy to get lost in the many different options available. First, it is a good idea to know the specific needs of your project. Often, power supplies are wrongly chosen for an LED project which leads to failure. In order to cut out any issues use the quick checklist below when looking for an LED power Supply.

Mean Well Power Supply and Driver Catalog This quick selection guide will go through the many categories and options offered by Mean Well.

Mean well announces new series for LED Driver, DIN Rail power supplies or other application where power supplies are needed. All Meanwell related news can be found per news category.

XLG-150/200 Series

XLG-150/200 Series

To offer a complete product choice, the XLG-150/200 series (150/ 200W) is soon officially unveiled after the launch of XLG-25/50/75 /100 series (25/50/75 /10W). The whole series adopts constant power mode design, which is convenient for customers to design and adjust driver current for various LED light sources. Key product features include:

  • Full power at 70~100% operation.(Constant Power mode)

  • Wide input range 100-305V AC(Class I).

  • Protection function: SCP/OVP/OTP.

  • 3 in 1 dimming function with isolation design.

  • Surge protection: 6KV/4KV (10KV/6KV optional)

  • India (EESL) version with Input over voltage protection.

  • Lifetime >50,000 hrs and 5 years warranty

EPP-120S Series

EPP-120S Series

MEAN WELL has achieved 120W in a 3”x2” PCB form factor via technical breakthrough and is proud to release the ultra-high power density miniaturized EPP-120S series. Key product features include:

  • 3”x 2” ultra-high power density miniaturized design (18.2W/in3 )

  • Full range 80~264VAC input with built-in PFC function

  • 120W output power without external fan cooling, 150W peak load (10 seconds)

  • Suitable for installation in Class I (with FG) or Class II (no FG) systems
  • No load power consumption

  • High efficiency up to 94%

  • -30~+85℃ ultra-wide operating temperature range

  • Operation altitude up to 5000 meters

  • Protections: short circuit/overload/over voltage/over temperature

  • Compliance to ITE (IEC/EN/UL62368) safety: CB/UL/cUL/TUV/EAC/CE

  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 76.2×50.8x28mm

  • 3 years warranty

RPS-120S Series

RPS-120S Series

MEAN WELL is expanding the RPS family’s 3”x2” product offering to 120W, up from 30~65W of the previously released RPS-30/45/65, by releasing the ultra-high power density RPS-120S series. Key product features include:

  • 3”x 2” ultra-high power density miniaturized design (18.2W/in3 )

  • Full range 80~264VAC input with built-in PFC function

  • 120W output power without external fan cooling, 150W peak load (10 seconds)

  • 2xMOPP isolation level, low leakage current, suitable for type BF medical applications
  • Suitable for installation in Class I (with FG) or Class II (no FG) systems

  • No load power consumption

  • igh efficiency up to 94%

  • -30~+85℃ ultra-wide operating temperature range

  • Operation altitude up to 4000 meters

  • Protections: short circuit/overload/over voltage/over temperature

  • Compliance to medical (IEC/EN/ANSI/AAMI 60601) safety: CB/UL/cUL/TUV/EAC/CE

  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 76.2×50.8x28mm

  • 3 years warranty

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Ametherm NTC thermistor probe assembly with ring lug http://www.ibselectronics.com/news/ametherm-ntc-thermistor-probe-assembly-with-ring-lug/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 23:32:22 +0000 http://www.ibselectronics.com/?p=8839 Continue reading ]]> panr_series

Designed for high-accuracy temperature sensing and measurement in Li-ion battery power applications, Ametherm’s PANR 103395-342 NTC thermistor probe assembly combines a specially designed ring lug for battery mounting with a high dielectric voltage rating of 4000 VAC.

The thermistors are manufactured from a specially formulated metal oxide ceramic material that is extremely accurate in sensing temperature and is ideal for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, off-grid energy storage, and alternative energy applications. Providing a high-stability replacement for less-accurate thermocouples, the PANR 103395-342 experiences minimal drift from its initial electrical values. The device offers resistance at 25°C of 10kΩ, beta of 3950°K, dissipation constant of 8mW/°C, thermal time constant of 10.0 s, and an operating temperature range of -50 to + 180°C. The RoHS-compliant assembly features 18-AWG stranded Teflon-insulated lead wires.

Ametherm’s NTC sensing thermistors include the PANR 103395-342 probe assembly with a ring lug for easy and secure mounting to battery terminals. The device is extremely accurate and experiences minimal drift from its initial electrical values to provide a high-stability replacement for thermocouples. The temperature probe features a high-dielectric withstand voltage, resistance at 25°C of 10kΩ, beta of 3950°K, and dissipation constant of 8mW/°C.

In addition, Ametherm’s MM35-DIN series of inrush current limiting NTC thermistors designed to withstand high input energy of 1200J and steady-state currents from 50.0A to 80.0A at 680V. Offered in DIN-rail-mountable packages, these inrush current limiters are optimized for high-power industrial and green energy applications, including variable frequency motor drives, wind turbines, large inverters, single- and three-phase motors, and transformers. The MM35-DIN series features resistance at 25°C from 0.2Ω to 1.5Ω, with maximum power of 38.4W.

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Ametherm New NTC Thermistor Probes http://www.ibselectronics.com/news/ametherm-new-ntc-thermistor-probes/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:44:35 +0000 http://www.ibselectronics.com/?p=8751 Continue reading ]]> Ametherm Introduces New NTC Thermistor Probe Assembly With Ring Lug Designed for Easy and Secure Li-Ion Battery Terminal Mounting


NTC Thermistor Probe Provides Accurate Temperature Sensing for EV Batteries, Off-Grid Energy Storage, and Alternative Energy Applications
June, 2018 – Ametherm introduced a new NTC thermistor probe assembly for high-accuracy temperature sensing and measurement in Li-ion battery power applications. The device combines a specially designed ring lug for battery mounting with a high dielectric voltage rating of 4000 VAC.

Ametherm’s NTC thermistors are manufactured from a specially formulated metal oxide ceramic material that is extremely accurate in sensing temperature. The PANR 103395-342 probe assembly released today utilizes this same material while offering a half-inch stud-insulated ring lug that enables easy and secure mounting to Li-ion battery terminals. The device is ideal for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, off-grid energy storage, and alternative energy applications.

Providing a high-stability replacement for less-accurate thermocouples, the PANR 103395-342 experiences minimal drift from its initial electrical values. The device offers resistance at 25C of 10 kOhm, beta of 3950K, dissipation constant of 8 mW/C, thermal time constant of 10.0 s, and an operating temperature range of – 50C to + 180C. The RoHS-compliant assembly features 18-AWG stranded Teflon-insulated lead wires.
The PANR 103395-342 is available direct or through IBS Electronics.

About Ametherm
Ametherm, headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, was founded in 1994 and specializes in thermistors for temperature sensing and inrush current limiting in industrial, automotive, AMS (avionics, military and space) and many other markets. Ametherm’s devices are some of the highest rated in the industry and are available in customized versions to meet the needs of specific applications. For more information, visit www.ametherm.com or call 800-808-2434.

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Tariff for Electronic components http://www.ibselectronics.com/news/tariff-for-electronic-components/ Mon, 09 Jul 2018 17:44:45 +0000 http://www.ibselectronics.com/?p=8648 Continue reading ]]> Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) plans to proceed with “Section 301” Customs tariff increase of 25% on goods imported from China. These tariffs include nearly every component that goes into the manufacture of any piece of electronic hardware, from resistors to capacitors, semiconductors to microcontrollers, and even the raw components that are turned into printed circuit boards.

Under Section 301 Action, USTR Releases Proposed Tariff List on Chinese Products. All components produced in China and included in Section 301 will be subject to the new tariffs effective July 6. For the purpose of clarification, components manufactured in Taiwan and Hong Kong are not considered within the scope of Section 301, therefore are not subject to the additional tariff.

These tariffs cover a wide range of products used in printed circuit board assemblies, including:

  • Capacitors (all, including tantalum, aluminum electrolytic, and ceramic)
  • Resistors (all, including thin/thick film, radial, potentiometers, and rheostats)
  • Fuses
  • Relays
  • Switches (all, of any kind)
  • Connectors and terminals of any kind for making electrical connections
  • Transistors
  • Thyristors
  • LEDs
  • Any printed circuit assembly (8543.90.68 and 9030.90.68 serve as a catch-all)

We recognize the entire industry is trying to understand the most economical supply chain route, while adhering to the guidelines of the law. The IBS Electronics Group is now being notified by suppliers as to how they intend to pass through the new tariffs.

Since many suppliers produce components in multiple countries it is unknown until time of receipt/shipment if the Country of Origin on the components being shipped will be China. For this reason our account managers and salespeople may not always know the Country of Origin at time of order placement. Because of the magnitude of the tariffs if the Country of Origin on the components being shipped to your company is China, IBS will have to begin passing through these tariffs on the effective date. We will continue to communicate with you as circumstances warrant further updates.

Can IBS Electronics pay the Tariff on our behalf?
As with all of our shipments to international locations, all our orders are shipped incoterms F.C.A. What this means is that the Importer of Record will be responsible for paying the tariff.
We will do our best to bring to your attention (where possible), any products that will be subject to the 301 Tariffs within your order.

Official Press Release from The Office of the United States Trade Representative

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NXP Introduces New High Power RF Products for 5G Networks http://www.ibselectronics.com/news/nxp-introduces-new-high-power-rf-products-for-5g-networks/ Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:08:47 +0000 http://www.ibselectronics.com/?p=8641 Continue reading ]]>  High Power RF Products for 5G Networks

NXP Semiconductors Powers 5G Communications

NXP is driving innovation with its expanded cellular infrastructure portfolio of GaN and silicon laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (Si-LDMOS) products that deliver industry leading performance in a compact footprint to enable next-generation 5G cellular networks.

Spectrum expansion, higher-order modulation, carrier aggregation, full-dimension beam forming and other enablers of 5G connectivity will require an expanded base of technologies to support enhanced mobile broadband connectivity, says NXP. With spectrum usage and network footprints, multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) technologies from four transmit (4TX) antennas to 64 TX and higher will be employed. The future of 5G networks will depend on GaN and Si-LDMOS technologies, NXP notes.

The breadth of the company’s RF Power technologies—which include GaN, silicon-LDMOS, SiGe, and GaAs—allows product options for 5G that span frequency and power spectrums with varying levels of integration. This wide array of options, combined with the products that NXP builds for digital computing, and baseband processing, makes NXP a unique supplier of end-to-end 5G solutions.

5G is more than low-band front-end modules and switches. NXP has all RF technologies to fully address and enable 5G — from wireless infrastructure to mobile devices to the gallium nitride technologies to make them happen.

From a consumer perspective, We expect online gaming,movie streaming,augmented and virtual reality (AR/ VR) will leverage 5G’s dramatically improved throughput and low latency for quicker response times. Also other unique use cases such as immersive sporting events.

To learn more, visit NXP at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2018) June 10-15 at booth #739 or at www.nxp.com/RF.

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LEDtronics All-Weather Filament-look LED String Lights Run Circles around the Incandescent Competition http://www.ibselectronics.com/news/ledtronics-all-weather-filament-look-led-string-lights-run-circles-around-the-incandescent-competition/ Mon, 02 Apr 2018 18:31:19 +0000 http://www.ibselectronics.com/?p=8468 Continue reading ]]> Ledtronics LED StringLEDtronics® announces its new All-Weather, UL-Listed Filament-look LED String Lights that answer the demands for brilliant, mood-setting lighting with all the benefits of energy-efficient LED technology.

These versatile LED string lights are ideal for applications such as special outdoor occasions, garden or backyard parties, or providing a decorative flair to outdoor restaurant porches, shopping plazas, hotel pool areas, decks, driveways and patios, as well as for sign perimeter lighting.

The 48-foot, IP65-rated waterproof black string cord holds 24 1.5-watt S14 LED lamps with a bulb separation of 2 feet. It features industrial-grade outer neoprene rubber sockets that endure years of inclement weather. Industry-leading 18-gauge wiring allows connecting up to 45 strands. Steel cables can be threaded through the built-in loops above each socket to support and position the light strings in variously decorative patterns.

Securely packaged in a rugged carton, the 24 twin-filament S14 LED lamps come in a choice of warm, 2200K “filament” white or 2700K “halogen” white. They feature a clear glass lens and an E26 base, operate on 120VAC, and provide a 360° omnidirectional illumination of 150 lumens each—an efficacy of 100 lumens per watt!

The IP65-rated, moisture-resistant LED lamps boast a wide operating temperature range of -40°F to +122°F — ideal for outdoor, inclement-weather applications. Consuming only 1.5 watts each (36W total string), they offer energy savings of up to 50% over incandescent lamps, and lumen maintenance of over 70% at more than 15,000 hours.

LED lamps produce almost no heat and require 80 to 90% less operating power than equivalent incandescent bulbs, making them as friendly to the environment as they are to the operating budget. Unlike tungsten or halogen lamps, these LED lamps do not use any toxic metals and thus are RoHS compliant.

Both the S14 LED lamps and the 48-ft black neoprene string cord are UL-listed and come with a 2-year and 3-year unconditional LEDtronics warranty, respectively.

The LEDtronics All-Weather, UL-Listed, Filament-look LED String Lights are available through LEDtronics distributors, and quantity discounts are available.

About LEDtronics®
Since 1983, LEDtronics has been America’s Premium Brand LED Company. We are the pioneers of designing, manufacturing and packaging LED lighting products for hundreds of industries and thousands of customers, including 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies and all the major national and regional US distributors. LEDtronics is proud to have been manufacturing in the USA for over three decades now. The company is a qualified Government and Defense supplier (CAGE code 8Z410), and over 600 National Stock Numbers (NSN) have been assigned to our products over the years. All of our products come with an UNCONDITIONAL U.S. factory warranty.

For more information on how to incorporate these Energy-Saving, All-Weather Filament-look LED String Lights into your lighting plans, contact LEDtronics by…

Phone: 1-800-579-4875
E-mail: info@ledtronics.com
Fax: 310-534-1424
Company Address: 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505

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