Electronica 2018 saw Avnet's core business units in EMEA, Avnet Abacus, Avnet Silica, EBV and Premier Farnell, come together on one booth. Avnet city allowed customers to experience the tools, solutions and support that our teams can provide in one place, and discover how Avnet can help take their ideas from prototype to production and every step in between.
This year, Avnet Abacus focused on three big engineering challenges that our customers face:
- The need to get to market faster
- The need to adopt new and complex technologies
- The need to reduce risk and cost at every stage of the product development cycle
The Avnet Abacus stand played host to a number of exciting technology demos, as well as a series of tech talks which focused on a range of current engineering challenges and trends. We also spoke to a number of suppliers about their latest technologies and how they are working with Avnet Abacus to help customers overcome their design challenges.
Whether you're facing one of these challenges and want to find out how we can help, or you just missed us at the event and want to catch up, you'll find all of our electronica 2018 content on this page. And if you have a design related question or need advice on a technology or application then click the Ask an Expert button to get in touch with our team of technical specialists in your local language.
Catch up with our tech talks on key engineering topics from electronica 2018, including:
- Trends in AC-DC power supply design
- Circuit design tips for maximising supercapacitor lifetime
- Selecting the right lithium battery
- Design considerations for replacing MLCCs with polymer capacitors
We caught up with Martin Keenan, Technical Director for Avnet Abacus, who explains what's changed for Avnet Abacus as well as what we're doing to help customers address their engineering challenges in his interview below. We've also got a number of interviews with key suppliers where they discuss their latest technologies and how they work with Avnet Abacus to support customer needs.
On day three of electronica 2018 we spent some time exploring the exciting things happening across the Avnet stand as a whole.
Day two of electronica 2018 saw tech talks on high speed connectivity and supercapacitors, as well as demos from Hanhaa's live parcel tracker and BQ's desktop 3D printer.
Polymer capacitors are a viable alternative to MLCCs in a number of applications. Learn how some of their key characteristics compare and whether they could be suitable for your design.
Determining the right type of power source for your application can be challenging. Whether it requires mains power supply, a battery or both, discover our technical resources solutions to support your power designs.
Find out what happened on day one of electronica 2018, as we heard from suppliers on their latest technologies and found out a little bit more about the products being demoed on the Avnet Abacus stand.