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DEUTSCH autosport high-current connectors support hybrid systems

DEUTSCH Autosport Heavy Duty 3-Way Connector

TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced the launch of its DEUTSCH Autosport Heavy Duty (ASHD) 3-Way Connector. This latest connector was designed for the growing hybrid market in motorsports, in which racecars use three-phase motor/generator systems. “With the wider use of hybrid systems
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07/29/2014
Exar, a leading supplier of high performance analog mixed-signal components, and video and data management solutions, introduced the XR75100, a 40V-capable switching controller in its line of DC-DC power conversion products. The XR75100 Synchronous Step-Down Controller supports point-of-load (POL) supplies from
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07/22/2014
Standex-Meder SX41 Planar Transformers offer high performance in a compact package

SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications

Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting miniature switches, sensors and relays, announced the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 delivers high performance for power conversion applications in
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06/27/2014

Linear's 60V multiphase synchronous boost controller delivers at up to 97% efficiency

Linear Technology LTC3784 two-phase single-output synchronous step-up DC/DC controller

Linear Technology released the LTC3784, a high power two-phase single-output synchronous step-up DC/DC controller that replaces rectifying boost diodes with high efficiency N-channel MOSFETs. This device can produce a 24V output at 10A from a 12V input at up to 97% efficiency without any heat sink. The LTC3784
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06/20/2014
Linear's 45V-in 200mA LDO offers active output discharge

Linear Technology LT3063 LDO

Linear Technology announced the LT3063, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator with active output discharge. The IC delivers up to 200mA of continuous output current with a 300mV dropout voltage at full load. The LT3063 includes an internal NMOS pull-down that discharges the output voltage
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06/19/2014
Microchip's 5kohm digital potentiometers claimed as first, support wide signal swings

Microchip 36V digital potentiometers

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, expanded its 36V digital potentiometer (digipot) portfolio with two volatile, I2C™ devices—the MCP45HV31 and MCP45HV51 (MCP45HV31-51). These are the industry’s first digipots to offer a
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06/19/2014
IsabellenhÃtte's latest current-measurement system has two independent channels

ICB-M current sensor from Isabellenhütte

Compact size, clear cost savings and high-precision, redundant current measurement for consistently efficient energy control – the ICB-M current sensor from Isabellenhütte satisfies the key battery management criteria for future-proof vehicle design. Using its many years of experience in battery management
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06/16/2014
IsabellenhÃtte's PMH-D and PLU gold-plated bondable resistors mount with conductive adhesive

Isabellenhütte PMH-D and PLU resistors with gold-plated connectors for conductive adhesive mounting

Produced using the Isa-Plan process, PMH-D and PLU precision performance foil resistors from Isabellenhütte have three pressure-bonded layers of manganin foil, copper substrate, and an adhesive with good thermal conductivity (ceramic filled). This highly temperature-resistant bonded combination of substrate
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06/05/2014
Zero-drift op-amps from STMicro empower precision sensing in wearable products

STMicroelectronics’ TSZ121 family of zero-drift op amps

STMicroelectronics’ TSZ121 family of zero-drift op amps deliver superior performance in popular packages and small-outline alternatives, offering industry-leading choice, accuracy, and precision for Internet-of-Things (IoT) or wearable-device applications including temperature sensors, wellness and fitness
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06/05/2014
Allegro's automotive three-phase isolator MOSFET driver can replace mechanical relays and discrete driver circuits

Allegro’s A6861 motor driver IC

Allegro MicroSystems, introduced their latest N-channel power MOSFET driver, capable of isolating a three phase load by controlling the in-phase isolation MOSFETS. Allegro’s A6861 motor driver IC is intended for automotive systems that must meet Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) requirements. Key applications
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06/03/2014
Intersil claims first single-chip multchannel video decoder for vehicle-vision apps

TW9966 four-channel analog video decoder

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the TW9966 four-channel analog video decoder with a built-in analog video encoder for around-view automotive applications. Based on Intersil's market leading multi-channel video
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06/02/2014
Linear's latest synchronous step-down switcher is well suited for applications such as automotive “always-on†systems

Linear Technology's LT8620 synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8620, a 2A, 65V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 2.5µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3.4V to 65V input voltage range makes it
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Date:
05/30/2014
TVS diode from Littelfuse boosts power dissipation capability

TPSMB Series TVS diode

Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced the TPSMB Series Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diode, designed for secondary protection of sensitive automotive and other electronics from transients induced by load dump and other transient voltage events. Because it complies with the Automotive
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05/26/2014
TI introduces next-gen automotive LED drivers

TI's next-gen automotive LED drivers

Texas Instruments introduced the automotive industry’s first two-channel switching LED driver for front lights and the only linear LED driver with single short LED detection for rear lights. Unlike other LED drivers in the market, the TPS92630-Q1 and TPS92602-Q1 feature both high-side current sense dimming
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Date:
05/14/2014
ROHM's latest LDOs target automotive applications

ROHM LDOs optimized for MCU power supplies

ROHM recently announced the development of a new 16-model lineup of LDOs optimized for MCU power supplies in automotive body and powertrain systems. The BD4xxMx series, together with the BDxxC0A series designed for power supplies in information systems such as car infotainment, bring the total number of automotive-grade
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Date:
05/14/2014
High-temp shielded power inductors yield currents to 98.8A

Coilcraft XAL1010 Series high-temperature shielded power inductor

Coilcraft’s XAL1010 Series of high-temperature, shielded power inductors combines excellent current handling and exceptionally low DC resistance in a rugged, molded package. The XAL1010 is available with thirteen inductance values from 0.22 to 15 µH, current ratings to 98.8 Amps and DCR as low as 0.45 mOhms.
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Date:
05/07/2014
TI drives power efficiency in automotive with ultra-fast gate drivers

TI AEC-Q100-qualified gate drivers

Texas Instruments introduced six, AEC-Q100-qualified gate drivers with industry’s fastest propagation delays of less than 15 nanoseconds. The UCC275xx-Q1 family of single- and dual-channel gate drivers provides the highest power efficiency, reliability and flexibility compared to existing solutions for automotive
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05/01/2014
Vishay Intertechnology composite-coupled inductors use IHLP technology

Vishay Intertechnology composite-coupled inductors

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first devices in a series of composite-coupled inductors, built on the company's IHLP® technology, for use in SEPIC DC/DC converters and other applications. Offered in the compact 4040 case size, the Vishay Dale IHCL devices feature two inductors in the same package with
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Date:
04/24/2014
AVX releases high-voltage automotive MLCC series

X7R High Voltage Automotive MLCCs

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added a new series of high voltage multilayer ceramic chip capacitors to it automotive product lineup.  Qualified to AEC-Q200 and available in chip sizes spanning 1206 to 2220, the X7R High Voltage Automotive MLCCs are rated
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Date:
04/24/2014
Coilcraft CPS introduces extreme temperature inductor

Coilcraft CPS' AT549RBT cored-spring inductor

The AT549RBT cored-spring inductor from Coilcraft CPS (Critical Products & Services) features a temperature rating of -55°C to +300°C, making it ideal for extreme-temperature applications such as down-hole drilling and on-engine automotive. AT549RBTThe AT549RBT has an inductance value of 1.0
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04/22/2014
Allegro MicroSystems releases zero-speed differential peak-detecting Hall-effect sensor IC optimised for speed, timing and duty-cycle sensing

A1468 Hall-effect sensor IC

The A1468 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a true zero-speed differential peak-detecting Hall-effect sensor IC that is optimised for use in automotive speed, timing and duty-cycle sensing. The device is ideally suited to digital ring-magnet sensing or, when coupled with a magnet, ferromagnetic target sensing
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Date:
04/11/2014
Vishay Intertechnology launches 45V and 50V TMBS rectifiers in a low-profile DO-221BC (SMPA) package

TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers

Vishay Intertechnology expanded its offering of TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with seven new 45 V and 50 V devices. For automotive and commercial applications, the high current density rectifiers offer current ratings from 3 A to 8 A and low forward voltage drop in the low-profile, surface-mount
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Date:
04/02/2014
Governments worldwide have issued regulations requiring automakers to improve fuel efficiency and meet new emissions standards over the next five to ten years. To help automakers and their suppliers comply with these requirements, Freescale Semiconductor released the MC33816 programmable solenoid controller,
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03/05/2014
Dual-configuration Schottky silicon-carbide (SiC) diodes from STMicroelectronics are the first such devices in the industry with a voltage rating of 650V per diode in a choice of common-cathode or series configurations allowing use in interleaved or bridgeless power-factor correction (PFC) circuits. ST’s
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Date:
02/27/2014
Littelfuse offers custom upscreening and sorting for hi-rel TVS diodes

Littelfuse High-Reliability TVS Diodes

Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, offers users the ability to customize the upscreening and sorting process flows for High-Reliability Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes. These components protect sensitive electronic equipment from voltage transients induced by lightning surge and other transient
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Date:
02/24/2014
Ultra-low power Cirrus Logic voice processors offer integrated SoundClear technology

Cirrus Logic CS48LV12/13 voice processors

Cirrus Logic, a leader in high-precision analog and digital signal processing components, is extending its portfolio of market-leading portable audio ICs with a line of voice processors for mobile applications. The ultra-low power Cirrus Logic CS48LV12/13 voice processors with integrated SoundClear® technology
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Date:
02/18/2014
Linear's  96%-efficient synchronous buck converter needs only 2.5ÂμA of quiescent current

Linear Technology's LT8610A and LT8610AB

Linear Technology's LT8610A and LT8610AB are a pair of 3.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulators with an efficiency as high as 96% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 2.5µA in no-load standby conditions. Their 3.4V to 42V input voltage range makes them ideal for
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Date:
02/14/2014
Linear releases 2.5A monolithic active cell-balancer with telemetry interface

LT8584 monolithic flyback DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announces the LT8584, a monolithic flyback DC/DC converter designed to actively balance high voltage stacks of batteries. These battery stacks are commonly found in electric and hybrid vehicles as well as fail-safe power supplies and energy storage systems. Because these batteries are stacked
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Date:
02/11/2014
Vishay releases two AEC-Q101-qualified dual n-channel 40V TrenchFET power MOSFETs in an asymmetric PowerPAK SO-8L package

AEC-Q101-qualified 40 V dual n-channel TrenchFET power MOSFETs in the asymmetric PowerPA SO-8L package

Vishay Intertechnology launched two new AEC-Q101-qualified, 40 V, dual n-channel TrenchFET® power MOSFETs in the asymmetric PowerPAK® SO-8L package. For automotive applications, the Vishay Siliconix SQJ940EP and SQJ942EP combine both high- and low-side MOSFETs required for high-efficiency synchronous DC/DC
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Date:
02/08/2014
TI unveils  a nano-power regulator that delivers 94.6% peak efficiency in a 30x30-mm footprint

TI's 750-mA LMR22007 switching regulator

Texas Instruments has claimed the high ground in board-level power with the industry’s smallest 12-V, 750-mA DC/DC power regulator. The SIMPLE SWITCHER® regulator puts high performance into tiny packaging to drive space-constrained and power-dense applications in a variety of markets, including consumer,
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Date:
02/03/2014
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