Hioki talks battery design in Episode 3 of Farnell’s ‘The Innovation Experts’ podcast

Leading test manufacturer Hioki joins Farnell to discuss the design of innovative tools and equipment for battery design and testing in the third episode of The Innovation Experts podcast.

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Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has today released the third episode in its new global podcast series, The Innovation Experts, featuring leading test manufacturer Hioki. The podcast series investigates how test and measurement equipment supports innovation and new product development across a wide variety of real-world applications. Each episode in the series will provide valuable insights for buyers, engineers, and other industry professionals wanting to stay up to date with the latest trends, challenges, products, tools and applications.

This brand-new podcast episode takes an exclusive look into how Hioki designs innovative tools and equipment for battery design. Kai Scharrmann, Engineer and Business Development Manager at Hioki joins Farnell’s Cliff Ortmeyer, Global Head of Technology Product Marketing and Solutions, to discuss this cutting-edge technology and explain how it is used to measure the efficiency of electric cars and other critical applications. The Experts also address trends and challenges in battery technology and testing along with insights on how Hioki’s other high-technology products enable innovation across a variety of industries.

James McGregor, Global Head of Test & Tools at Farnell, said: “Our third podcast episode featuring Hioki will be of great interest to designers of clean energy systems such as electric vehicles, green energy storage and other battery powered systems.

With new episodes released every few weeks, The Innovation Experts podcast will cover how test and measurement equipment enables innovation at tiny start-ups right through to large blue-chip organisations. All previous podcast episodes are available now on Farnell’s new Technical Resources Hub including:

  • Episode 1: Test equipment drives hybrid working and remote learning – The debut episode of the series focuses on how Pico Technology’s PC-based oscilloscopes and RF testing products have enabled hybrid working and new ways of remote learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike Purday, Business Development Manager from Pico Technology, discusses the capabilities and impact of using low-cost PC-based scopes through to high-performance products for a range of innovative – and unexpected – applications, from tattoo removal to monitoring the temperature of penguin eggs.
  • Episode 2: Fast-tracking innovation: Emerging trends and techniques As Tektronix and Keithley celebrate their 75th anniversary, the second episode of The Innovation Experts podcast provides a brief historical perspective about how both companies have helped drive innovation in some of the world’s leading industries. Brad Odhner, Technical Marketing Manager for Tektronix and Keithley talks about how test and measurement equipment is accelerating innovation by helping engineers overcome present and future challenges.

Hioki is a manufacturer of electrical measuring instruments supporting applications ranging from R&D to maintenance and service with four product groups: automatic test equipment, data recording equipment, electronic measuring instruments, and field measuring instruments. These products are used in an extensive range of industries and fields.

Farnell offers a full range of market-leading test, tools and production supplies from stock to support electronic design and test, with no minimum order value and an educational discount programme. Customers have free access to online resources, data sheets, applications notes, videos and webinars with excellent customer and technical support available 24/5 in local language.

The Innovation Experts podcast is freely available from major podcast providers including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

This third podcast episode, featuring Hioki, is available now on Farnell’s new Technical Resources Hub.


About us

Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell's global businesses are supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the lifecycle.

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