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EarthTron's Electronic Component Warehouse Services

Posted by Danielle Leger

Oct 2, 2017 9:32:00 AM

EarthTron's Warehousing Facility


Earthtron offers comprehensive solutions and services for kitting, Warehousing Services, sourcing, and distribution of products. There are a many advantages that businesses can realize by outsourcing their supply chain management and logistics needs to a value-added third party logistics provider.

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Topics: Warehouse, warehousing

EarthTron Electronic Component Kitting Services

Posted by Danielle Leger

Sep 27, 2017 8:21:00 AM

EarthTron's Kitting Services

Earthtron offers comprehensive solutions and services for kitting, warehousing, sourcing, and distribution of products. There are a many advantages that businesses can realize by outsourcing their supply chain management and logistics needs to a value-added third party logistics provider.

Our Kitting Services Department will put together your kits and ship them to your manufacturing facility. We will alert you to any extended lead-times, RoHS changes, EOL notices or other potential interruptions to your supply chain. Take advantage of kitting to get just what you need just in time for maximum efficiency.

  • Import your Bill of Materials (BOM) into our EPIC BOM tool system, customizable to your needs.

  • Provide you with access to your own portal that will show you your entire BOM, parts required to build each unit, parts on order, and parts in stock in your EarthTron VMI warehouse.

  • Alert you to any extended lead-times, RoHS changes, EOL notices or other potential interruptions to your supply chain.

  • PPV Savings (Price Point Variance) Earthtron offers PPV Savings on your BOM.  Our buying professionals specialize in identifying cost saving opportunities for you.
  • Enable you to accurately forecast production.

  • Repackaging: Taping and Reeling or other production specific requests including testing for a wide array of specifications.

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Topics: Kitting

eMMC NAND Flash In Stock! Micron MTFC8GACAANA-4M IT

Posted by Danielle Leger

Sep 11, 2017 7:20:49 PM

eMMC NAND Flash In Stock!
Manufactuer: Micron
Quantity: 157 Pieces
1732 Date Code
Original factory packaging and we will provide traceability.
In Stock
Call today! 1-800-322-2130
  • eMMC embedded memory combines a high-capacity NAND Flash memory device with a high-speed, MultiMediaCard (MMC) controller in a single BGA package.
  • eMMC is found in wide range of consumer, networking, industrial, and automotive applications


Automotive-qualified eMMC memory is ideal for navigation and infotainment applications, such as detailed 3D maps, traffic monitoring, car and satellite radio, voice recognition, and multimedia.


eMMC is a great solution for memory-hungry automotive applications.

Certain features have been integrated into eMMC architecture to meet automotive requirements:

  • an enhanced package with dedicated test-pads for failure analysis
  • non-controller-based access to the NAND for memory-bank testing
  • temperature range of –40°C to +85°C.


Click for Quote: Micron Memory


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Topics: Micron Flash, micron

Electronic Component Consignment is better with Earthtron

Posted by Danielle Leger

Sep 6, 2017 9:36:00 AM


In addition to our owned inventory, consignment, and virtual OEM excess we have access to every availability of qualified stock that is offered world-wide. We utilize our extensive database of approved suppliers to give us the edge in procuring the electronic components you need to finish your product. You no longer have to worry about a production stoppage due to lack of components. We enable you to forecast and build with no surprises.


Why EarthTron's Consignment Is The Best:

  • Sales team with 30 yrs combined experience
  • State of the art consignment program w/proven results
  • Marketing team to proactively promote excess & find end users
  • Earthtron home of EPIC: Excess Placement Inventory Control
  • Unique in-house software that cross-matches excess w/other companies requirement
  • Network reach of over 100,000 potential buyers 


EPIC (Excess Placement & Inventory Control)

Surplus electronic components supply chain management

With our extensive industry experience, the EPIC program, and vast database of worldwide OEM/CEM customers, EarthTron has the ability to get you the most for your excess inventory. 

  • EPIC cross-match system enables us to place your excess with the customers who value it most.

  • We can handle ALL of your needs from high-value returns to environmentally sound scrap recycling.

  • All our inventories are stored in our ESD compliant, environmentally controlled and secure facility.

  • We buy, consign, or "Hybrid" consign where you get cash up front while maintaining the higher returns achieved through a consignment agreement.

  • Whichever solution you choose with us, we will get you the highest return possible in the shortest time.


Are your excess electronics taking up valuable warehouse space? Use EarthTron's EPIC services to obtain the most for your electronic component surplus. Act now to receive the best value for your unused electronic components:


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Topics: consignment

Surplus Qualstar/N2 Power PSU for LED Lighting at 50% off

Posted by Danielle Leger

Sep 5, 2017 11:46:36 AM

Qualstar (N2Power) Power PSU 

N2Power is a leading design and manufacturer of high efficiency, ultra-small, power-dense power supplies. Our environmentally-friendly designs reduce energy consumption, generate less waste heat, and most models require little or no forced air cooling - yielding decreased AC loads and increased reliability and economy of operation. We offer numerous power solutions for a variety of products in the IT Equipment, Broadcast, Industrial, Kiosk, Gaming, LED Lighting systems and Test Equipment markets.


Advantages of N2Power Technology

  • Patented technology delivers more power in less space
  • "Green" by design - many of our supplies achieve up to 93% efficiency
  • Open frame power supplies are among the smallest AC-DC 125W to 500W units on the market
  • High efficiency means less loss of energy in the form of heat; hence higher MTBF and lower cooling costs
  • Extremely small volumetric size through state of the art packaging techniques, yielding power densities over 15 watts/cubic inch
  • Technical documentation, mechanical drawings and IGS files are available for power supplies - making it easier for our customers to incorporate them in their products 


EarthTron has 2,400 Units Surplus, with full traceability in factory packaging of the following PSU:

Model XL-375-48 SC S120 C Power S 90-305VAC in Constant Voltage w/Flying Leads 6”

Standard 3 Input – BLK, WHT & GRN

2 Output and 1 - 12V/1A AUX for Fan

We can supply these parts in volume at 50% of the Distribution colume price, $88.50/unit FOB NH.

Spec Sheet


The advantages provide OEM designers with valuable extra "real estate" for increased functionality while reducing thermal loads, cooling requirements, and lowering operating costs. Frequently, these reductions make convection cooling sufficient, eliminating the cost and noise of fans. 

Miniaturization and efficiency are not our only claims to fame. Application-specific needs with features such as:

  • Single and multi-output models
  • Active current sharing for use in N, N+1 configurations
  • I2C (PMBus™) interface for digital power management
  • Remote on/off
  • Customization to meet your specific requirements


In the last few years, power supply unit requirements have become increasingly industry-specific. The transportation industry required DIN rail-mounted supplies; the medical industry adopted special certification requirements; and so on. PSU enable solutions for:

  • Information Technology equipment
  • Transportation equipment
  • Medical equipment
  • Gaming equipment
  • Industrial (high power) equipment


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Topics: led lights, POWER PSU

FPGA Wins For Microsoft AI Applications

Posted by Danielle Leger

Aug 29, 2017 2:24:36 PM

Microsoft is one of the largest end-user of FPGAs for datacenter applications, accelerating a wide space of their massive computing infrastructure and applications on Bing and Azure. To demonstrate their resulting prowess, Microsoft unveiled Project Brainwave, a scalable acceleration platform for deep learning, which can provide real time responses for cloud-based AI services.  

The Microsoft Brainwave mezzanine card extends each server with an Intel Altera Stratix 10 FPGA accelerator, synthesized to act as a “Soft DNN Processing Unit,” or DPU, and a fabric interconnect that enables datacenter-scale persistent neural networks.

Microsoft’s Project Brainwave consists of three components:

1. A high-performance systems architecture that pools accelerators for datacenter-wide services and scale. By linking their accelerators across a high bandwidth, low-latency fabric, Microsoft can dynamically allocate these resources to optimize their utilization while keeping latencies very low.

2.  A “soft” DNN processor (DPU) that is programmed, or synthesized, on Altera FPGAs. 
3. A compiler and run-time environment to support efficient deployment of trained neural network models using CNTK, Microsoft’s DNN platform. 
Access Our Special  FPGA Price List

A fully custom chip, or ASIC, can give companies like Google a very fast machine learning accelerator at lower per-unit costs, but the development process can be cost-prohibitive, lengthy, and result in a fixed function chip, impeding one’s ability to quickly adapt silicon implementations as algorithms evolve. Microsoft pointed to this tradeoff in their announcement as a primary driver for their FPGA-based strategy. By using an FPGA instead of an ASIC for their “soft” DPU, Microsoft believes it can better optimize their hardware for their software at lower cost and with greater flexibility over time.

A great example of the advantage of FPGAs in machine learning is the ability to customize the level of precision required for a particular layer in a deep neural network. With an FPGA, a neural net designer could model each layer in the net with the optimal number of bits, which can have a significant impact on performance and efficiency.

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Topics: FPGA

Xilinx FPGA In Stock and Ships Today: XC2V1500-4FG676C, XC3S1000-4FT256C and XCF04SV020C

Posted by Danielle Leger

Aug 24, 2017 12:04:24 PM



Part: XC2V1500-4FG676C

Quantity:  2,555 pieces

Description: IC FPGA 392 I/O 676FBGA










Part: XC3S1000-4FT256C

Quantity:  138 pieces

Description: IC FPGA 173 I/O 256FTBGA
























Part: XCF04SV020C 

Quantity:  153 pieces

Description: Serial EEPROM, 20 Pin, Plastic, TSSOP

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Topics: FPGA, xilinx

Linear Tech In Stock and Ships Today: LTC5507ES6, LTC485IS8#TRPBF and LTC3728EG#TR

Posted by Danielle Leger

Aug 21, 2017 1:31:59 PM


ManufacturerLinear Technology

Part: LTC5507ES6

Quantity:  633 pieces

Product Category: RF Detectors

Description: IC DETEC RF 100KHZ-1GHZ TSOT23-6






ManufacturerLinear Technology

Part: LTC485IS8#TRPBF 

Quantity: 3,734 pieces Interface

Product Category: 

Interface - Drivers, Receivers, Transceivers






Manufacturer: Linear Tech

Part: LTC3728EG#TR 

Quantity: 904 pieces

Product Category: PMIC - Voltage Regulators - DC DC Switching Controllers



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Topics: Linear Tech

TMS320DM357ZWT IC Chips Available from EarthTron

Posted by Danielle Leger

Aug 14, 2017 11:50:08 AM

The TMS320DM357 leverages TI’s technology to meet the networked media encode and decode application processing needs of next-generation embedded devices. The TMS320DM357 enables OEMs to quickly bring to market devices featuring robust operating systems support, rich user interfaces, high processing performance, and long battery life through the maximum flexibility of a fully integrated mixed processor solution.


Manufacturer: Texas Instruments 


Part: TMS320DM357ZWT

Quantity: 4,000 pieces

Price: $19.00 USD each

Product Category: IC Chips

Digital Media  
Networked Media 
Video Imaging

Spec sheet found here.

The TMS320DM357 device includes a Video Processing Subsystem with two configurable video/imaging peripherals: 1 Video Processing Front-End input used for video capture, and 1 Video Processing Back-End output for displaying video images.


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How the Surveillance Industry is Modernizing Technology

Posted by Danielle Leger

Aug 7, 2017 9:45:00 AM

The surveillance industry has started to update their storage technology to improve performance.


Here are two senarios:

1) During the nighttime, there has been a break-in at a company location and the perpetrator has been caught on tape. The recording is stored and reviewed at a later time, only to find that due to compression, the images of the perpetrator is obscured. And also, some frames have been dropped because of unstable data recording. This makes identification much harder.

2) During the nighttime, a person is picked up by the surveillance cameras. With fast-working data analytics, the system notices that there is someone in the restricted area and simultaneously notifies the appropriate personnel. The infiltrator is caught on the property, and the high quality of the recording helps correctly identify the person. 

Which senario would you rather deal with?

The thing is that most surveillance systems use today hard disk drives (HDDs) for storage purposes. While this works perfectly well for basic setups, it can be a obstruction for implementing modern surveillance features.

The use of solid state drives (SSDs) for data recording is a solid step forward towards fixing this, as it gives the user access to data analytics that enables advanced features such as facial recognition and automated traffic control systems.

What is the reason HDDs are still so commonly used in surveillance? As technology advances, SSDs can now provide a cost-efficient alternative to many traditional surveillance setups.


Flash memory based solid state storage devices (SSD) are used in the applications mentioned above. EarthTron is a distributor of Micron Flash Memory and other electronic components. Click the button below to see our Micron Part Offers:

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Another even more clear advantage for the SSD is speed, which has also been the main selling point ever since this form of storage entered the market. Modern surveillance setups don't just record and store data, but they are also seeing increasing requirements for data analytics. This means handling on-the-spot operations like facial recognition and then taking immediate action once a hit is made. The system is able to handle demanding simultaneous read and write operations, which HDD technology is poorly equipped to handle.


Capacity and price
But even with the two elements discussed above working in favor of the SSD, there are two projections where the HDD still stands strong: namely price and capacity. For those just looking for a simple and affordable system, an HDD-based solution can be a perfectly good fit.

This holds true for low-performance HDDs, but once you reach the 10K-15K RPM drives, it's a different story. These drives have platters that spin up to twice as fast as normal drives and have significantly increased performance. However, prices increase and capacities drop dramatically, even being surpassed by higher-end SSDs.

So, if your application needs to perform above that of a basic surveillance setup, the easier solution is to just opt for an SSD. By also calculating in a higher overall reliability, the total cost of ownership will be in favor of the SSD solution.

  • The Innodisk 2.5" SATA SSD 3MV2-P offers up to 2TB capacity coupled with high speed and stable performance. Through the smart integration of firmware and hardware, the speed and performance required by modern surveillance solutions are fully met. 
  • 2.5" SATA SSD 3MV2-P products provide high capacity flash memory (SSD) that electrically complies with Serial ATA (SATA) standard.

Storage Specifications


Another aspect to consider is the technology. Although referred to as drives, SSDs don't actually have any moving parts. This means that they are naturally more adept at taking a beating both in terms of shock and temperature; it also means less heat created during operation. By comparison, an HDD has a head that flies on a thin layer of air above the platter. Any strong enough vibration or shock will lead to a head crash and data being lost. For any recording performed onboard vehicles or in hostile environments, an SSD should be the primary choice for storage.

A combination of the two storage systems may offer the best solution, where HDDs handle data archiving while SSDs take care of any operations requiring high-speed or high-quality recordings for data-analytics. A solid state device might also be worth considering as an addition to already existing setups as it can drastically increase system performance.

Theres a price gap between the two solutions, SSDs are already more than qualified to enter the market. SSD technology has already done away with many of its earlier issues, it can now fulfill the stricter requirements of modern surveillance, and it will expand on what is possible with a well implemented surveillance system.

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Topics: ssd, Solid state drive, technology

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