Consumer

March 2018
Unidirectional TVS Diode Arrays in Smallest Footprint Available Protect I/O and Power Ports from ESD
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced two series of AEC-Q101-qualified, unidirectional TVS Diode Arrays optimized to protect I/O and power ports against electrostatic discharges (ESDs). SP1053 and SP1054 Series TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) integrate avalanche breakdown diodes fabricated using
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03/29/2018
Knitting Electronics With Yarn Batteries

Pieces of flexible, rechargeable yarn batteries can be connected in series to power electroluminescent panel displays.

When someone thinks about knitting, they usually don't conjure up an image of sweaters and scarves made of yarn that can power watches and lights. But that's just what one group is reporting in ACS Nano. They have developed a rechargeable yarn battery that is waterproof and flexible. It also can be cut
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03/28/2018
Residential Solar Inverter Series Available in Five Power Ratings From 3.3 to 6.0kW
The new UNO-DM-PLUS-US series is now available for immediate shipment in the US. Available in five power ratings, from 3.3 to 6.0kW, these solar inverters have a compact design that delivers high performance with excellent power density enabling maximum energy production. They are designed with digital
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03/28/2018

Switch Series Isolates Each Computer Source and Security Classification, While Sharing Multiple Peripherals
IRVINE, CA – ATEN Technology, Inc. announced the expansion of its enterprise KVM solutions line with the launch of a new series of Secure KVM switches. The 18 new secure KVM switches are compliant with PSS PP v3.0 (Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Switch, Version 3.0) and certified by the National
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03/27/2018
TVS Array Series Designed for Smartphone Circuit Protection
TEMPE, Ariz. – ProTek Devices has introduced a new series of ultra-low capacitance (0.6pF typical) transient voltage suppressor arrays for overvoltage circuit protection in smartphones and other portable electronics. The new series is also suited for Ethernet, USB interface and wireless systems. ProTek
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03/26/2018
Murata releases new 1W regulated SMT DC-DC converter
Murata has expanded its product range of embedded-core technology DC-DC converters with the NXF1 series, a cost effective, fully regulated, high isolation converter with 3.3 V or 5 V outputs from Murata Power Solutions. Inputs available are nominal 3.3 V and 5 V
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03/21/2018
Toshiba releases N-channel MOSFET driver ICs
Toshiba Electronics Europe today announced the launch of two new N-channel MOSFET drivers suitable for rapid-charging and other high current applications. The new TCK401G (active-high) and TCK402G (active-low)
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03/21/2018
WÃrth Elektronik eiSos joins STMicroelectronics Partner Program to one common goal: success for their customer!
Würth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, has joined the partner program of STMicroelectronics. The goal of the initiative set up by ST, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
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03/21/2018
New 200-watt development system: Combining wireless power and data transmission
Under the name 760308EMP-WPT-200W, Würth Elektronik eiSos and Infineon Technologies are offering a 200-watt development system for wireless power transfer. What makes the development kit special is that the link between the transmitter and receiver coils can be
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03/21/2018
MIPAQ Pro, the intelligent device for smart grids
Infineon Technologies has optimized its high power intelligent power module (IPM) MIPAQ Pro for the fields of energy storage and smart grid. Customers now profit from complete monitoring and easy scalability of the IPM. Additional features comprise of higher power
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03/21/2018
ROHM announces Industry's First Power Supply ICs for Hi-Fi Audio
ROHM has recently announced the availability of high-fidelity power supply ICs optimized for audio devices requiring high-resolution playback. The BD372xx series are the first audio power supply ICs to combine leading-edge analog and sound reproduction technologies.
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03/21/2018
Murata launches ultra-efficient 1/16th brick DC/DC converters for industrial and railway applications
Murata launches its latest in a series of encapsulated DC-DC converters designed specifically for industrial, industrial mobility and railway applications. The 50 watt IRS-Q48 series from Murata Power Solutions provides market-leading efficiency using the latest
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03/21/2018
Maxim's Himalaya uSLIC Solution, the Industry's Smallest Power Modules, Revolutionizes Design for Highly Space-Constrained Applications
Designers working on space-constrained applications can now dramatically reduce solution size and increase efficiency with the family of micro system-level IC ("uSLIC") modules from Maxim Integrated Products. The MAXM17532 and MAXM15462 ultra-small (2.6mm
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03/21/2018
Miniature IR Receivers Provide Improved Sensitivity, Noise Suppression, and Pulse-Width Accuracy
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the next generation of the company's miniature infrared (IR) receiver modules for IR remote control applications. Devices in the Vishay Semiconductors TSOP11xxx, TSOP12xxx, TSOP13xxx, TSOP14xxx, and TSOP18xxx families deliver both improved dark-ambient
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03/21/2018
Ultra-Low Lead Content Thick Film Chip Resistors Offer Enhanced Reliability and Stability
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc. introduced a new series of ultra-low lead content thick film chip resistors. The Bourns Model CR-PF Series is RoHS compliant without exemptions, helping customers satisfy the movement to adopt more environmentally safe green technologies. Bourns designed its latest thick
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03/20/2018
TowerJazz and active-semi Announce the Ramp to Production of a Motor Driver IC on 200V SOI Technology
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel and DALLAS, Texas – TowerJazz announced the ramp to production of active-semi’s high-voltage integrated motor controller and driver PAC5232, using TowerJazz’s 200V power SOI technology (TS18SOI), addressing the emerging markets of battery-operated power and garden
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03/19/2018
ESD Protection Products Include Ultra-Low Capacitance in a Miniature 0201 Package
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc. announced the expansion of its leading line of ESD protection products. The company's new Model CG0201MLC ChipGuard device delivers ultra-low capacitance (0.2 pF) in a miniature 0201 package. These features meet ongoing performance and small footprint requirements in space-constrained
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03/14/2018
Protected Smart Load Switch Designed for USB Type-C Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced a new Type-C Power Delivery compliant load switch with up to 28V over-voltage protection.  AOZ1353 is a current-limited load switch with reverse current blocking capability intended for applications where internal circuitry
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03/14/2018
GOLETA, Calif.—Transphorm Inc. released the first complete 3.3-kilowatt (kW) continuous conduction mode (CCM) bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction (PFC) reference design for high-voltage (HV) Gallium Nitride (GaN) power systems.
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03/09/2018
The World's First, Fully Integrated, 8-channel LED Boost Power Supply
SAN ANTONIO - APPLIED POWER ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (APEC) - pSemi Corporation (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) introduces the PE23300, the industry's only fully integrated LED boost power supply in package (PSiP) based on a charge-pump, switched-capacitor architecture that offloads most of the power-conversion
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03/09/2018
GCT Semiconductor Licenses CEVA Bluetooth Low Energy IP for its LTE IoT SoC
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., – CEVA, Inc. announced that GCT Semiconductor, Inc., (GCT) a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy (BLE) IP in its new GDM7243i LTE SoC solution for the
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03/09/2018
NextPower 100V power MOSFETs from Nexperia feature low Qrr, and high 175°C rating
Nexperia announced its NextPower 100 V family of power MOSFETs which delivers low reverse recovery charge (Qrr) and includes parts that are qualified to 175°C in the LFPAK56 (PowerSO8) package. NextPower 100
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03/07/2018
KEMET Introduces KONNEKT Technology Enabling Higher Power Densities in Smaller Form Factors
KEMET announced new patented KONNEKT technology enabling high power density by combining multiple components into a single surface mountable package. This technology is designed for use by power electronics engineers where high-power density in a small form factor
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03/07/2018
Toshiba Launches High Peak Pulse Current TVS Diodes for Power Line Protection
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a new series of TVS diodes that protect USB power lines and power supply connectors used in mobile devices. Toshiba’s DF2SxxP2 series protects the power lines of smartphones
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03/07/2018
Power Integrations announced the release of its InnoSwitch3-Pro family of configurable off-line CV/CC and CP flyback switcher ICs. Capable of delivering up to 65 W and achieving up to 94% efficiency across line and load conditions, the new devices permit precise,
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03/07/2018
New PS/2 ATX flagship presented: High-end Industrial PC Power Supply with 80PLUS® Platinum for latest mainboard generations
The Industrial PC Power Supply BEA-550K is the new flagship of worldwide used BEA power supply series from Bicker Elektronik, Donauwoerth/Germany. The highly efficient and very robust 500 Watt IPC power supply impresses with uncompromising quality and longevity.
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03/07/2018
DC/DC Converter Features the Industry's Lowest Current Consumption
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif., – ROHM has recently announced the availability of a DC/DC converter with integrated MOSFET that achieves the lowest current consumption in the industry, making it ideal for compact battery-driven devices in applications such as IoT, wearables, and portable equipment.
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03/02/2018
GaN Power ICs Deliver Dramatic Size & Power Capability in Only 14mm Profile
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(PRWeb)— Navitas Semiconductor announced that GaNFast power ICs enable the ‘Mu One’, a universal 45W power adaptor with an unprecedented 14mm ultra-slim profile. GaN power IC technology is combined with the new USB-PD power delivery protocol and an advanced Type C connector to deliver
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Date:
03/02/2018