Electronics Buyers' Guide (EBG) - Directory of the South African Electronics Industry
Avnet Silica

Block 13, Pinewood Office Park, 33 Riley Road, Woodmead Ext. 33

tel:  
+27 11 319 8600
fax:  
+27 11 319 8650
email:  
avnet-silica-sales-southafrica@avnet.eu
url:  
www.avnet.com/wps/portal/silica

Sale of: a broad range of: semiconductors, optoelectronics, GPS, GSM and embedded products and components.


Cape Town
Durban
Hall, Philip
Johannesburg Regional Sales Manager
philip.hall@avnet.eu
Kuhn, Brandon
Country Manager
brandon.kuhn@avnet.eu
Alliance Memory
(Shared Agency)
Ampire
(Shared Agency)
APM Communication
(Sole Agency)
Applied Micro
(Sole Agency)
AUO
(Sole Agency)
AzureWave Technologies
(Shared Agency)
Bender+Wirth
(Shared Agency)
Cirrus Logic
(Sole Agency)
Congatec
(Shared Agency)
Delkin Devices
(Sole Agency)
Dialog Semiconductor
(Shared Agency)
Digi Int.
(Shared Agency)
Diodes Inc.
(Shared Agency)
Echelon
(Sole Agency)
Elmos
(Shared Agency)
Finisar
(Sole Agency)
Gaggione
(Shared Agency)
Greenliant
(Shared Agency)
GSI Technology
(Shared Agency)
Intel
(Shared Agency)
ISSI
(Shared Agency)
Laird Technologies
(Shared Agency)
LEDiL
(Shared Agency)
LSR
(Sole Agency)
Lumileds
(Shared Agency)
Macronix
(Shared Agency)
Marvell
(Sole Agency)
Maxim Integrated
(Shared Agency)
Mechatronix
(Sole Agency)
Microchip Technology
(Shared Agency)
Micron Technology
(Shared Agency)
Microsoft Windows Embedded
(Shared Agency)
Microtips Technology
(Shared Agency)
MiroMico
(Sole Agency)
MOONS'
(Shared Agency)
MSC Technology
(Sole Agency)
Multi-Tech Systems
(Shared Agency)
Nexperia
(Shared Agency)
Nordic Semiconductor
(Shared Agency)
NXP Semiconductors
(Shared Agency)
ON Semiconductor
(Shared Agency)
Panjit
(Shared Agency)
Qorvo
(Shared Agency)
Quectel Wireless Solutions
(Shared Agency)
Raytac
(Shared Agency)
Renesas Electronics
(Shared Agency)
Rochester Electronics
(Sole Agency)
Rohm Semiconductor
(Shared Agency)
SanDisk
(Shared Agency)
SECO
(Sole Agency)
Sekonix
(Shared Agency)
Semtech
(Shared Agency)
Seoul Semiconductor
(Shared Agency)
Sharp
(Shared Agency)
Sharp Microelectronics
(Shared Agency)
SK Hynix
(Sole Agency)
STMicroelectronics
(Shared Agency)
TD Next
(Sole Agency)
Telecom Design
(Sole Agency)
Teledyne E2V
(Shared Agency)
Torex Semiconductor
(Shared Agency)
Transcend
(Shared Agency)
URT
(Sole Agency)
WeEn Semiconductors
(Shared Agency)
Western Digital
(Shared Agency)
Wi2Wi
(Sole Agency)
Wyless
(Shared Agency)
Xilinx
(Shared Agency)
Section - Components
-Accelerometers/gyroscopes
-Amplifiers
- audio power
- audio small signal
- buffer
- chopper
- compression
- current
- differential
- digitally controlled
- instrumentation
- isolation
- log/antilog
- microphone
- operational
- programmable
- sample and hold
- sense
- track and hold
- video
- voltage controlled
- wideband
-Analog multiplexers
-Analog multipliers/dividers
-Analog switches
-Arrays
- diode
- transistor
-Comparators
-Consumer ICs
- audio
- radio
- TV/video
-Digitally controlled potentiometers
-Energy metering
-Optocouplers/isolators
-Oscillators
-Phase locked loop (PLL)
-Special functions
-Voltage comparators
-Voltage references
-Cables
- Harnesses
-Installation accessories
- Glands, grommets
- Marking systems
-AC
-Battery replacement (high energy)
-Capacitor networks
-Ceramic
- axial lead
- chip format
- DIP
- high-Q
- radial lead
-Commutating
-Damping
-Electric double layer
-Electrolytic
- aluminium
- chip format
- high ripple
- tantalum
-Feed-through
-Film (foil/metallised)
- chip format
- polycarbonate
- polyester
- polypropylene
- polystyrene
-High voltage
-Memory support
-Motor start capacitors
-Paper (foil and metallised)
-RFI suppression
-Smoothing
-Snubber
-Surge/pulse discharge
-Vacuum/gas
-Variable-tuning trimmers
- ceramic
- glass
- plastic
-Board-to-board/backplane
- Board-to-board stacking
- High density (<2 mm)
- High speed data
- Metric spacing
- Milspec
- One piece
- Surface mount
- Two piece
-Board-to-cable/wire
- High density (<2 mm)
- IDC discrete wire
- Mass terminated (IDC) ribbon
- Milspec
- Receptacles and headers
- Surface mount
-Cable-to-cable/panel - Circular
- audio, video
- DIN
- hybrid (mixed contact)
- milspec
- modular insert
- power
- professional
-Cable-to-cable/panel - D-Subminiature
- accessories
- high density
- microminiature
- standard
-Cable-to-cable/panel - rectangular
- high density
- hybrid (mixed contact)
- low power, I/O
- milspec
- power
-Coaxial cable connectors
- Between series adapters
- BNC/TNC Series
- C Series
- Milspec
- Miniature (semi-rigid)
- N Series
- SHV (safe HV) Series
- SMA/SMB/SMC Series
- Std/miniature UHF
- Triaxial
- Twinaxial
-Connector support
- Cable assembly service
- Termination tooling
-Optical fibre
- Single fibre
-Special applications
- EMI-filtered
- High current
- High temperature
- High voltage
- Shielded
- Underwater
- Vehicle
-Buffers
-Bus Controllers/Interfaces
-Character generators
-Clock oscillators/dividers
-CMOS
-Comparators (digital)
-Converters
- ADCs
- Code
- DACs
- Multichannel
-Counters
-Data acquisition systems ICs
-Disk drive components
-Display drivers/controllers
-DSP functions
-Dynamically reconfigurable logic
-ECL (emitter coupled logic)
-Encoders/decoders
-Error check circuits
-Flip-flops
-GaAs
-Graphics ICs
-Image processing
-Interface ICs
-Inverters
-Latches
-Line drivers/receivers
-Logic gates
-Low volt logic
-Management ICs
-MEMS
-Microcomputer chipsets
-Multiplexers
-Multivibrators
-Parity generators/checkers
-Peripheral drivers
-Pull-up (bus line)
-Pulse differentiators
-Pulse-width regulators
-Real-time clock/calendar
-RS232 drivers
-Schmitt triggers
-SCSI chips
-Shift registers
-Terminators - active
-Touch controllers
-Transceiver devices
-Translators (TTL-CMOS-ECL)
-TTL
-Diodes
- Arrays
- Fast recovery
- FREDFET
- PIN
- PN junction
- Point contact
- Rectifier
- Schottky
- Shockley
- Step recovery
- Trigger
- Tunnel
- Varactor
- Zener regulator
-Power
- Ge-bipolar
- IGBT
- IGBT modules
- MOSFET
- Rectifier modules
- Si-bipolar
-Thyristors/SCRs
-Transistors
- Darlington
- Dual complementary
- FET
- GTO thyristors
- HEMT
- HF/video
- High voltage
- Low noise
- Matched pairs
- SHF/microwave
- Small signal
- Unijunction
- VHF/UHF
-Triacs
-Couplers
-Multiplexers/duplexers
-Optical fibres
- glass (multi/single-mode)
- plastic
-Switches
-Bus termination networks
-Delay lines
- fixed
- passive
-EMI/RFI suppression filters
- power line
- signal line
-Equalisers
- delay
-Filters, active
- analog continuous
- analog switched capacitor
- digital (FIR)
- digital programmable
-Filters, passive
- crystal
- dataline
- feed-through plate
- LC
- piezo-ceramic
- SAW
-Matching networks
-RC networks
-Transformers - power
- Constant voltage
- Current measurement
- Custom wound components
- Flyback
- Isolation
- Mains input
- Split-bobbin
- Switchmode (DC-DC)
- Toroidal
-Transformers - signal
- Balance-unbalance (balun)
- Buck-boost, HF
- Pulse (incl trigger)
- Telecom specialised
-Converters
- frequency-voltage
- LVDT-digital
- resolver
- RMS-DC
- synchro
- voltage-frequency
-Current transmitter ICs
-Data acquisition system ICs
-Drivers
- lamp
- linear motor
- power MOSFET
- relay
- solenoid
- stepper motor
-Electricity metering ICs
-Electromagnetic display IC
-Fuzzy controller ICs
-Hall-effect devices
-IR remote control ICs
-IR sensor chips
-Light activated switches
-Motor control (DSP + memory)
-Motor speed controllers
-Multiplexers
-Opto-isolators
-Power op amps
-Pressure transducer ICs
-Servo amplifiers/controllers
-Signal conditioners
-Smoke detector ICs
-Soft-start circuits
-Strain-guage conditioners
-Switch - solid-state (SSR)
- I/O switching
- intelligent power control
- proportional control
-Temperature transducer
-Thermocouple compensation
-Timers
-Touch control (dimmer, etc)
-Key action available
- Capacitive
- Conductive rubber/elastomer
- Mechanical contact
-Keyboards
- Customised
- Flat panel
- Short travel
-Keypads
- Custom capabilities
- Custom legends
- EMI shielded
- Handheld terminals
- Harsh environment
- Illuminated
- Membrane
- Outdoor (weatherproof)
- Standard
- Vandalproof
-CPU
- ARM
- CISC
- RISC
-Features available
- 3 Ph Waveform Generation
- A-D conversion
- ALU
- Application specific designs
- Bus driver
- Cache
- Clock/calendar generator
- Counter(s)
- Customisable micro
- D-A conversion
- Display drivers (LCD, LED, VFT)
- DMA
- DSP core
- Embeddable device
- Encryption/Decryption micros
- Fully integrated MCU module
- Hold function
- In-system flash programmable
- Interrupt priority/control
- Low voltage operation
- Memory expansion
- Modular core
- Motor control
- On-chip flash
- On-chip ROM/EPROM
- On-chip SRAM
- OTP
- Pipelined memory interface
- Power management control
- Power save modes
- Power-on reset (POR)
- PWM
- Real-time clock
- ROMless
- RTOS (realtime operation)
- Security
- Sound generation
- Timer(s)
- Touch sense/control
- UART
- USB
- Watchdog timer
-I/O features
- Analog
- Digital
- External bus
- High speed digital
- Parallel
- Serial
-Microcontrollers
- 4-bit bus width
- 8-bit bus width
- 12/14/16-bit bus width
- 12-bit bus width
- 16/8-bit bus width
- 16-bit bus width
- 32-bit bus width
- 64-bit bus width
-Microprocessors
-Processor types
- Digital signal processors
- Fuzzy MCUs
- Math coprocessors
- Neural nodes
-Programmable system chips
-Support
- Assemblers
- Compilers - Assembler
- Compilers - C,C++
- Development system
- Evaluation boards
- Hardware programmers
- In-circuit emulator
- Integrated development environment (IDE)
- Realtime kernel (executive)
- Source level debug
- System execution analyser
-Diodes
- PIN
- Schottky barrier
- varactor
-Microwave transistors
- bipolar
- FET
- GaAs
- power
- small signal
-Clock crystals
-Frequency control elements
- oscillator modules
- piezo-ceramic
- quartz crystals
- SAW resonators
-Microphones
-Charge coupled devices (CCD)
-Display modules
- alphanumeric
- digital
- graphics
-Display screens
- backlight panels
- electroluminescent (EL)
- LCD - colour
- LCD - monochrome
- LCD - prototyping kits
- LED/OLED displays
- plasma display (PDP)
- vacuum fluorescent (VFD)
-Flat panel computer screens
-Indicators
- incandescent (lamps)
- LED types
-Integrated photo-electronics
-IR detectors/emitters
-Lasers
- semiconductor diode
-Light sensor ICs
-Optical system components
- lens elements
- optical glass
-Opto-couplers
-Pen-touch screens
-Photo-conductive (LDRs)
-Photo-diodes/arrays
-Photo-emissive detectors
-Photo-modulators
-Photo-multipliers
-Photo-transistors
-Photo-voltaic diodes
-Solid-state lighting
- arrays
- discrete LED/OLED
- light-emitting polymer
- luminaires and light engines
-Touch screens
-Analog cell arrays
-FPGAs
- antifuse-based
- dynamically reconfigurable
- EEPROM-based
- Flash-based
- in-system programmable
- SRAM-based
-Mixed signal arrays
-PLDs
- CPLD
- discrete PAL
- EEPLD (EEPROM-based)
- EPLD (EPROM-based)
- FPLA
- GAL
- paged PLA
- partitioned PAL
- PLA
- Radiation-hardened
- SRAM-based
-Programmable system chips
-Standard cells
- analog
- BiCMOS
- bipolar
- CMOS
- digital
- EPROM/EEPROM
- GaAs
- mixed signal
-Support
- Mask-programmable (MPGA, MPPLD)
- Migration FPGA-GA
- Programmers - PLD
-Integrated circuit sockets
- DIP sockets - closed frame
- DIP sockets - elevator (display)
- DIP sockets - open frame, collet style
- DIP sockets - tulip contact
- DIP sockets - vertical (display)
- High temperature
- Low profile
- Memory card
- SIMM (DRAM)
- SIP sockets
- Surface mount
- Test sockets
- VLSI (PGA, LCC, PLCC, QFP, etc)
- ZIF, LIF versions
-Plugs and jacks
- Banana plugs and receptacles
- DIP plugs, jumpers
- HV plugs and receptacles
- Jumpers, PCB
- Pin headers and sockets
- Plug and jack sets - coaxial
- Plug and jack sets - microphone
- Plug and jack sets - modular interconnection
- Plug and jack sets - phono, stereo
- Plug and jack sets - telephone
- Power plugs and receptacles
- RCA plugs and receptacles
- Test clips
- Test plugs and jacks
- Thermocouple plugs and jacks
-Sockets and adapters
- Battery sockets/connectors
- DIP headers
- DIP socket adapters
- Relay
- Strip line sockets
- Transistor
-Carbon film
-Conductive plastic
-Digital potentiometers (see Digital IC section)
-Multiturn
-Nonlinear tapers
-Panel mounting
-PCB mounting
-Precision
-Single turn
-Slider-adjusted
-Switch incorporated
-Trimmers
- carbon film
- cermet
- conductive plastic
- metal film
- multiturn
- surface mount
- wirewound
-Wirewound
-AC-DC converters (IC)
-DC-DC converters (IC)
-Drivers - power MOSFET
-Power factor preregulators
-Power regulators
- Burst-fire control
- Phase control
-Power supervision
-PWM controllers
-Rectifier bridges
-Switchmode controllers
-Voltage regulators
- Adjustable
- Fixed
- Linear
- Switching
-Zero-crossing triggers
-Transient voltage suppressors
- Gas-discharge tube (GDT)
- Power line modules
- Signal line modules
- Varistor (MOV)
- Zener
-Electromagnetic
- Automotive
- Cradle
- Current sensing
- DIP/SIP
- General purpose, control
- High voltage
- Intrinsically safe
- Isolation
- Latching
- Low profile
- Miniature
- Multipole
- PCB mounting
- Plug-in
- Polarised
- Rail-mount modules
- Safety spring set
- Small signal
- Subminiature
- Surface mounting
- Telephone
-Reed relays
- Dry contact
- Low thermal EMF
- Mercury-wetted
- Microminiature
-Solid-state
- General purpose
-Ceramic, bulk
-Cermet
-Current sensors
-Film
- Carbon
- Metal film
- Metal oxide
-Foil
-Fusible
-High voltage
-Networks
- (SIP, DIP)
- RC
-Non-inductive
-Power
- >10 W
- 2-5 W
- 5-10 W
-Precision
-Surface mount
- Chip
- Power
-Thermistor
-Varistor
-Voltage divider
-Wire-wound
-DRAM (dynamic)
-EEPROM (electrically erasable)
-EPROM (OTP)
-EPROM (UV erasable)
-FIFO registers
-Flash EEPROM
-Flash EPROM
-Flash memory cards
-Flash NAND
-FRAM (ferroelectric)
-IC memory cards
-Memory programmers
-NV SRAM (non-volatile)
-Parallel EEPROM
-PROM (fuse programmable)
-ROM (mask programmable)
-SDRAM (synchronous)
-Serial EEPROM
-SRAM (static)
-Coaxial/RF
-Code
-DIP, multiple
-Environmentally protected
-Foot-operated
-Heavy-duty
-Keylock
-Keytop (PCB mounted)
-Membrane custom
-Mercury tilt
-Micro, snap-action
-Pushbutton control
- Illuminated
- Interlocked
- Miniature
- Momentary
- Oil/watertight
-Reed
-Rocker (lit/unlit)
-Rotary on-off
-Rotary selector
- Cam
- Multisection
-Signal
-Slide
-Thumbwheel/pushwheel
-Toggle
-Touch operated (momentary)
-Analog line interfaces
-Datacoms processing ICs
-Digital line interfaces
-Echo cancellation
-Fax chipsets
-Interfacing ICs
-ISDN circuit ICs
-Modem ICs/set
-Networking function chips
-Telephone ICs/sets - Dialling circuits
-Telephone ICs/sets - Feature enhancement
-Telephone ICs/sets - Scrambling/encryption
-Telephone ICs/sets - Speech circuit
-Telephone ICs/sets - Tone ringer
-Terminal blocks - DIN railmount system
- Interface, modules
- Terminal blocks
-Terminal blocks - Moulded terminal steps
- Panel mounting
- PCB mounting
-Terminal blocks
- Panel mount blocks
- PCB-fixed blocks
- PCB-pluggable blocks & receptacles
- Screwed clamp
- Screwless spring cage
- Tab connector blocks (panel, PCB)
-Terminals
- Busbar system
- Faston-style
- Grounding terminals
- Insulated crimp
- PCB pins, turrets
- Press-fit
- Splices
- Threaded binding posts
- Tongue, lug terminals
- Wirewrap
Section - Computing technology
-Operating systems
- Other
-Software routine libraries
Section - Enclosures & packaging hardware
-Box enclosures
- Metal construction
- Plastic construction
- Portable
- Screw-down
- Wall-mounted
-Cases/housings
- Benchtop
- Handheld computer
- Handheld instrument
- Instrument
- Metal construction
- Office aesthetics
- Plastic construction
- Portable
-Desks, consoles, workstations
-EMC management
- Conductive coatings
- Shielding enclosures
-Thermal management
- Fans and blowers - axial, tube-axial
- Heatsink extrusions
Section - Industrial electronics & equipment
-Sensors/transducers
- Acceleration
- Angular displacement
- Angular velocity
- CO2
- Current
- Flow
- Gear tooth
- Hall-effect
- Humidity
- Infrared
- Magnetic
- Motion
- Oxygen
- Position encoders
- Pressure
- Proximity
- Temperature
- Tilt
- Ultrasonic
- Vibration
-Thermal imagers
Section - Power supplies & batteries
-Primary
- Alkaline
- Carbon zinc
- Lithium
-Secondary (rechargeable)
- Lithium polymer
- Lithium-ion
- Nickel-metal hydride
-AC-DC converter
-DC-DC converter
-Encapsulated PCB-mounting
-Features
- EMI filtered
-Open-frame
-Output range
- 0-5 V
- 5-50 V
- 50-500 V
- 500-5000 V
- 0-50 W
- 50-100 W
- 100-200 W
- 200 W+
- EHT
-Protection
- Crowbar
- Foldback current
- Fused
- Input surge
- Input-output isolation
- Output overvoltage
- Thermal cut-out
- Undervoltage lock-out
-Regulated
-Single output
-Switched-mode
-Unregulated
Section - Production services & equipment
-Cable termination/connection
- Crimping tools
Section - Wireless systems & components
-Accessories
- Crystals
-Antenna systems
- HF Tx/Rx antennas
- Microwave antennas
- VHF antennas
-Point-to-point links
- Geographic positioning (GPS)
-Amplifiers
- IF
- Isolation
- Low noise
- Power
- Wideband
-Attenuators
- PIN diode
- Voltage variable
-Converters (up, down)
-Detectors
-Discriminators
-Frequency translators
-Limiters/detectors
-Modulators
-Multiplexers
-Multipliers (frequency)
-Phase shifters (diode, ferrite)
-3G modules
-4G/LTE
-Alarm encoder radio ICs
-Analog filter ICs
-Analog signal processors
-Audio/digital codec
-Bluetooth
-Cordless telephone chipsets
-CTCSS signalling modems
-Digital baseband ICs
-FFSK modems
-Frequency synthesizer ICs
-Global navigation satellite system (GNSS)
-GSM modules
-Low power, wide area (LPWA)
-Modem
-NFC
-Paging receiver chipsets
-Selcall encoder/decoders
-Selcall signalling modems
-Single-chip RF receivers/transmitters
-Squelch
-Tone detectors
-Tone sequential signalling modems
-Tone sequential signalling translators
-Trunked radio modems
-Voice store-retrieve codec
-Voiceband scramblers
-Wi-Fi
-Wireless transceiver modules
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