While engineers rely on datasheets and electronics distributors information- Deviation from official numbers leave this gigantic market digitized free

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SourcingBots is a company which provides engineers to find most suitable parts for their projects. Most of the companies, manufacturing parts like Bourn’s, Murata, TDK, Eaton, Sumida and many others, are producing components which do not have enough documentation for engineers so that they could find most suitable part. SourcingBots is only company which helps engineers find most suitable part as well has a database which is connected to several online parts distributor of which popular are digikey.com and mouser.com.


SourcingBot has analyzed the performance of Eaton Inductors DR1030 series and DR1050 series. It was found that datasheets of both DR1030 series and DR1050 have same temperature rise and total loss graph. The graph is linear, meaning a straight line graph which is only true in case we have are considering them to be ideal. In real time application inductors do not behave linearly. Hence it can be said that the information provided in datasheets is not valid for inductors being sold on the market. SourcingBots takes care of all of that and provides information on impedance versus inductance graphs…

An ideal inductor has inductance, but no resistance or capacitance, and does not dissipate or radiate energy. In contrast, a real inductor has a combination of inductance, resistance (due to the resistivity of the wire and losses in core material), and capacitance. At a frequency, usually higher than its working frequency, some real inductors behave as resonant circuits (due to their self capacitance), whereas at a different frequency the capacitive component of impedance may dominate. Besides dissipating energy in wire resistance, magnetic core inductors may dissipate energy in the core due to hysteresis, and at high currents (bias currents) show…

the difference between what is on electronic component datasheet and reality sometimes is problematic and hard to rely on

Many companies in the market these days are following commercial practices which are misleading people in electronic industry. The components which are produced by these companies have datasheets with either ambiguous or false data regarding performance parameters. A preliminary datasheet should be viewed with caution as the device is unlikely to be fully characterized at points with some graphs and entries are calculated rather than measured. …

Severe weather conditions such as hurricanes are becoming more frequent and expensive. Unexpected disruptions to the supply chain due to hurricanes and storms can cost more than $1 billion in damages.

Supply chain related expenses represent an average of 60 percent of manufacturing costs. Farm expenses are 58 percent. Plastics are 68 percent. The food and beverage industries total costs are 74 percent. Historically, severe weather, equipment failures, absence of key personnel and power outages caused 20 hours of unexpected downtime disruptions.

Hurricanes and other severe weather conditions affect ports, highways, shipping channels, railroads, highways and bridges. Assembly lines shut…

According to the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN), the global demand for electronic components is increasing. This growing demand has created extended lead-time problems. A smaller number of products have lead times of up to a year. Lead times could continue to increase causing problems for a supply chain.

ECSN Chairman Adam Fletcher explains [https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/business/distribution/demand-surge-causes-shortage-components-2017-07/], “Stronger-than-forecast global demand for components has followed an extended period of low capital investment by the companies that make them.”

Challenges in the supply chain sector

Most manufacturers and their authorized distributors work hard to resolve supply problems and offer customer protection from extended lead times. Some companies may experience extended…

The need for 3rd party

A new era in the manufacturing world is upon us. Industry 4.0 — a term coined in Germany — is beginning to reshape the manufacturing world as it touches all aspects such as sourcing of raw materials, modular production, and logistics. It just does not stop here as big data generated by smart factories extends its functionality to other roles such as predictive maintenance, optimized production models and reduced labour costs.

Industry 4.0 will have a similar impact as ERP softwares (Enterprise Resource Planning) had on the industrial world 30 years ago. ERP systems integrated…


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