New product announcements are made
nearly every day. I subscribe to many trade journals and each is filled with hundreds of
flashy advertisements. But, only a few of those product ads catch my eye. Since Iím
a circuit designer, I especially like those components that trigger many new application ideas
in my mind. Sometimes it is the smallest products that are the most useful.
Tiny surface mounted components that perform a nice little
function have countless applications. I also like anything that keeps battery power
consumption low. These days you can do many interesting things with a well-designed
circuit powered from just a few tiny button battery cells.