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Tim Parker - Product Marketing Manager at Avnet

Product Marketing Manager, Batteries EMEA

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Rapidly increasing market demand and the rationalisation of product offerings from Li-ion cell manufacturers are impacting the choices available to design engineers.
Strategies to combat volatility in the lithium-ion battery market
By Tim Parker   -   November 22, 2018
Technical article
Rapidly increasing market demand and the rationalisation of product offerings from Li-ion cell manufacturers are impacting the choices available to design engineers. Here Tim Parker discusses the background to these dynamics and how engineers can suc
The role of the battery in product design has become increasingly important. In fact, you could say it has provoked a change in design methodology, albeit with a bit of help from legislative bodies.
Optimising battery designs with supercapacitors
By Tim Parker   -   April 30, 2018
The role of the battery in product design has become increasingly important. In fact, you could say it has provoked a change in design methodology, albeit with a bit of help from legislative bodies.
The market for consumer robots aimed at learning and education is growing rapidly, but selecting the right battery can make or break a companion robot's design.
Consumer robot designs present a challenge for Li-ion batteries
By Tim Parker   -   September 18, 2017
Technical article
The market for consumer robots aimed at learning and education is growing rapidly, but selecting the right battery can make or break a companion robot's design.
There are a number of battery form factors and chemistries available for powering remote beacon technology. In this article, Avnet Abacus’ Tim Parker guides you through the available options.
Design considerations for powering remote bluetooth beacons
By Tim Parker   -   February 9, 2017
Technical article
There are a number of battery form factors and chemistries available for powering remote beacon technology. In this article, Avnet Abacus’ Tim Parker guides you through the available options.
Selecting batteries for Internet of Things connected systems can be tricky, as there is such a wide variety of application types.
Design trends: Batteries for IoT
By Tim Parker   -   March 11, 2016
Technical article
Selecting batteries for Internet of Things connected systems can be tricky, as there is such a wide variety of application types.
Lithium batteries have been in the news again recently, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons.
How to impose a smoking ban on lithium batteries
By Tim Parker   -   July 9, 2015
Technical article
Lithium batteries have been in the news again recently, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons.