Heard in the Channel: Mouser Releases Communications Applications Site and NI Multisim Component Evaluator

Aug. 4, 2014
Mouser adds more engineering tools to its site; plus news and updates from MIT Technology Review, TTI, Intel, Digi-Key, and more.

Mouser Electronics, Inc. launched a new Communications Applications Site and added MultiSIM BLUE, the NI Multisim Component Evaluator—Mouser Edition to Mouser.com. The Communications Applications Site provides information about different applications in the communications field and gives engineers and buyers resources to discover new products, components, and advancements. Mouser collaborated with NI to offer its own free edition of MultiSIM Blue—a tool that adds features and functionality to offer engineers a SPICE simulation environment of electronic circuits using Mouser’s distributed components.

The Communications Applications Site includes: Featured Products—allowing designers to select from a large array of components and development tools; Articles—including papers written by experts in their fields with diagrams and graphics; and, the Resources Section—which can be searched by manufacturer or topic and features articles on circuit protection, connectors, high-speed design passives, and telecommunications.

MultiSIM BLUE includes more than 100,000 electronic components with simulation features and SPICE analyses. It will allow engineers to visualize and assess linear performance, making design faster and more productive. The tool allows users to create schematics, simulate circuits, and build printed circuit board layouts. Additionally, MultiSIM BLUE has an interactive schematic interface with a full-right-click menu and supports many component types including passives, sensors, discretes, and more.

In other industry news:

  •   MIT Technology Review’s EmTech will be held in Cambridge, Mass. September 23-25, 2014. The conference will survey the emerging trends in neuroengineering, clean resources, the economics of technology, precision medicine, robotics, cognitive computing, and the Internet of Things.
  • TTI’s latest video in “The Specialist” series is “The Connector Caper.” The Specialist and Agent TE work together to investigate downed servomotors on a museum’s security cameras after an attempted art heist.
  • Hardware Specialty Co., Inc. has been selected by Flextronics as a “Strategic Supplier.” Sixty-eight out of 14,000 active suppliers were selected for this award based on performance, strategic value-add, service, and innovation. 
  • Intel recently shipped more than five million chipset devices to Rochester Electronics. Rochester supplies more than 60 unique part types of Intel’s, including PCI-to-PCI bridges, I/O controller hubs, graphic/memory controller hubs (GMCH), 32 bit MPUs, and more.
  • Tulane University is conducting a conflict minerals post-filing survey to study the influence of Dodd-Frank Section 1502 regulatory compliance. The survey is anonymous and the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and National Association of Manufacturers encourage manufacturers to participate. 
  • Digi-Key Corp. President and COO and long-time ECIA Board member, Mark Larson, was honored by the 2014 Minnesota Business Hall of Fame. Each year, Twin Cities Business acknowledges Minnesota executives who have contributed to the state’s economy and community. 


MIT Technology Review EmTech
September 23-25, 2014
Cambridge, MA

2014 ECIA Executive Conference
October 26-28, 2014
Rosemont, IL

2014 NAED Eastern Region Conference
November 10-12, 2014
Marco Island, FL

Avoidance and Visual Indicators of Counterfeit Parts for Management
November 12, 2014
Online Training Course Sponsored by IDEA

ISM Indirect Procurement Conference
December 3-4, 2014
Phoenix, AZ  

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