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High-Intensity LED Light with Emergency Battery Backup
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC has announced the release of a new LED spotlight with an emergency battery that features an ultra-compact size, yet a powerful 4,355 lumen output with low-voltage amp draw. This LED includes a battery backup that runs the light for 3 hours in emergency situations, making
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07/20/2018
Future Electronic Components to be Printed Like Newspapers

Roll-to-roll laser-induced superplasticity, a new fabrication method, prints metals at the nanoscale needed for making electronic devices ultrafast.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices. The low-cost process, developed by Purdue University researchers, combines tools already used in industry for manufacturing
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07/19/2018
Digital Controllers for Cloud Computing and Communications
TOKYO, Japan – Renesas Electronics Corporation announced two new PMBus-compliant, fully digital DC/DC controllers that provide single output point-of-load (POL) conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, network processors and general purpose system rails. The ISL68300 with integrated MOSFET drivers and ISL68301
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07/18/2018

Processing Tricks Allow Creation of New Laser Material

By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new laser material that is capable of emitting ultra-short, high-power pulses -- a combination that could potentially yield smaller, more powerful lasers with superior thermal shock resistance, broad tunability and high-duty cycles.

By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new laser material that is capable of emitting ultra-short, high-power pulses--a combination that could potentially yield smaller, more powerful lasers with superior thermal shock resistance,
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07/18/2018
Wireless Access Point Enhances Network Performance
SUNNYVALE, Ca. – Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, announced the Ruckus R730, the industry’s first IoT- and LTE-ready, 802.11ax wireless access point (AP). The high-capacity, 12 spatial-stream R730 works in concert with the new Ruckus Ultra-High Density Technology Suite to smoothly deliver high-resolution,
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07/17/2018
Step-Down Battery Charger Features Digital I²C Telemetry
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC4162, a highly integrated, high voltage multi-chemistry synchronous monolithic step-down battery charger and PowerPath manager with onboard telemetry functions and optional maximum power point tracking (MPPT). The LTC4162 efficiently transfers power
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07/17/2018
Filter Capacitors Cover Voltage Range From 250 to 850 Vrms
TDK Corporation presents the new, extensive B3237* series of EPCOS MKD 3-phase capacitors for filter applications. The capacitors cover a voltage range from 250 VRMS to 850 VRMS in 10 stages and are available with capacitances of between 3 x 10 µF and 3 x 400 µF. Depending
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07/17/2018
Jumpers Offer Current Ratings From 14.2 to 63.2 Amps
RALEIGH, NC – Stackpole's HCJ Series, a surface mount chip jumper, offers current ratings ranging from 14.2 amps for the 0402 up to 63.2 amps for the HCJ2512. In comparison, the typical rated current for a standard 2512 thick film jumper is 3 amps. The
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07/17/2018
MLCCs Include Voltage Ratings From 16â€
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has extended its range of space-level ESCC QPL 3009/041 X7R base metal electrode (BME) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) — the first range of ESCC BME MLCCs fully qualified for use in European, Asian, and American space market applications — with new 0402 and 2220
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07/16/2018
5 Watt AC/DC Modules for Wide Mains Voltages up to 480VAC
RECOM announces the global release of its exclusive 5W AC/DC converter, the RAC05-K/480 series, which accepts input voltages of up to 480VAC. They are also OVCIII rated with a 6kV surge protection, and operate reliably at industrial temperature ranges. This series is ideally suited for housekeeping operations
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07/16/2018
Online Simulation Tool Designed for Capacitors
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation released the new SpiCAT online simulation tool. Designed with users in mind, new SpiCAT simulation software offers access to two separate portals — SpiMLCC and SpiTAN, which supersede SpiCap III and SpiTan IV — that provide electrical and performance characteristics
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07/13/2018
50A ÂμModule Regulator Scalable to 250A Runs Cool
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTM4678 dual 25A or single 50A step-down µModule regulator with PMBus digital interface. By stacking and exposing its two inductors on top of BGA package, the LTM4678 uses the inductors as heat sinks to transfer heat from inside, keeping the device
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07/13/2018
Pure Sine Wave Inverters Offer Wide Input Ranges
ABSOPULSE has recently released the CSH 2K-3U7 series of rugged sine wave inverters for cranes and other severe environment applications. The inverters are designed to run peripheral equipment in crane operator cabins such as air conditioners, heaters and lights. They offer a 250Vdc nominal input voltage with
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07/13/2018
An Easy Perovskite Catalyst for the Oxidation of Sulfides
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a ruthenium-based perovskite catalyst that shows strong activity even at low temperatures (down to 313 K). The reusable catalyst does not require additives, meaning that it can prevent the formation of toxic by-products. The oxidation of sulfides is
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07/13/2018
DIN Rail Power Supplies offer simplicity without compromise
PULS Power PIANO PIC series is designed for applications that require reliable DIN rail power supplies designed to deliver the most widely specified features and performance required by customers. PIC units offer this simplicity without making compromises on PULS’
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07/11/2018
Authorised Yuasa battery distributor Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury based Defence and Commercial power conversion specialist, announces the availability of two series of high reliability VRLA batteries (valve-regulated lead-acid) from Yuasa’s wide industrial
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07/11/2018
New evaluation board for three-phase BLDC motor drive ICs
Toshiba Electronics Europe announces a new evaluation board for their TPD420xF series of brushless DC (BLDC) three-phase motor driver ICs to speed up the process of prototyping and developing new motor drive solutions up to 80W including white goods, home devices
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07/11/2018
Transducer’s for leakage current measurement of PV inverters
The LDSR model is an innovative, low cost and lightweight (25g) component, with a reduced footprint. The LDSR is dedicated to measuring the leakage current of 300 mA nominal up to 900 mA peak at 2 KHz frequency. Its main application is in transformerless photovoltaic
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07/11/2018
Infineon’s CoolGaN opens up a new horizon in power management
The key benefits of gallium nitride (GaN) are, amongst others, high power density, best-in-class efficiency and decreased system costs. Infineon Technologies is starting volume production for CoolGaN™ products by the end of 2018, the company announced during PCIM
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07/11/2018
New 650V IGBTs Deliver Class-Leading Efficiency with Soft Switching
ROHM as announced the availability of two new types of 650V IGBTs that combine class-leading low conduction loss with high-speed switching characteristics. This makes them ideal for power conversion in general-purpose inverters and converters for consumer appliances,
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07/11/2018
VINCOTECH ADDS flow E1/E2 PRODUCT FAMILY
Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, today announced the release of the new flow E1/E2 product family. Featuring the latest chip generations, these products also deliver superior thermal performance.
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07/11/2018
M12 Slim Design with HARAX Quick Connect
Following the trend of miniaturisation, HARTING is expanding its M12 family in the field of slim design connectors with HARAX insulation displacement Quick Connect connectors – the slim, field-installable solution for automation technology. This allows fast and
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07/11/2018
ESD protection range for USB Type-C surge protection
Nexperia has optimised its TrEOS ESD protection diode series for use with USB Type-C interfaces. The new USB3.2 standard introduces an optional capacitor at the Rx inputs, so Nexperia is now launching two groups of devices, one that delivers extremely high surge
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07/11/2018
Quint Power DIN-mount power supplies at RS Components
RS Components is stocking the latest Phoenix Contact Quint Power DIN-rail power supplies, giving easy access to the innovative features and flexibility of these space-saving PSUs. The 4th generation of Quint
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07/11/2018
Mouser Adds 25 New Suppliers in First Half of 2018
Mouser Electronics has added more than 25 new suppliers YTD to its already vast line card of over 700 suppliers. With an already extensive portfolio of products and suppliers across the board, the additional suppliers bolster the product choices for Mouser’s unique
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07/11/2018
CUI Partners and SnapEDA Offer Free PCB Footprint Files
CUI today announced that it has teamed up with SnapEDA to provide designers with a catalog of free, ready-to-download PCB footprints and symbols for CUI’s range of board mount electromechanical components. Circuit
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07/11/2018
A2B Transceivers Deliver Unparalleled Flexibility
Analog Devices announces three enhanced Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) transceivers that deliver unprecedented capability to tailor system-level performance to even the most stringent electromagnetic compatibility requirements. The new AD242xW series offers configurable
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07/11/2018
Compact 3W and 10W board-mount power supplies
XP Power is launching its low-cost VCE03 and VCE10, 3W and 10W series of board-mounted AC-DC power supplies with extended universal input range from 85VAC to 305VAC, covering all nominal AC inputs from 100VAC to 277VAC in a single ultra-compact design.
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07/11/2018
Multi-chip module PWM Buck Regulators have high current density
ON Semiconductor announced the release of three new highly-efficient mid-voltage PWM buck converters. Supporting a wide input voltage range of 4.5 V to 65 V, an output current of up to 10 A and output power
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07/11/2018
DC/DC Controller Draws Only 9ÂμA in Battery-Powered Systems
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC3894, a high-voltage step-down DC/DC controller that draws only 9µA quiescent current with the output enabled in Burst Mode operation. Its wide 4.5V to 150V input voltage range can effectively eliminate the need for external surge suppression devices.
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07/11/2018
DCM Expands Enhanced Output Voltage Regulation Models
Andover, MA – Vicor Corporation introduced 25 new products to its growing family of DC-DC converter modules (DCMs) with tighter output voltage regulation of ±1%.  With unrivaled power densities of 1,032W/in3, the new series allows engineers to drive loads requiring tighter regulation
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07/11/2018
DC Panel Meters Calculate Power up to 96 kW
Murata introduces the new DCM20 series of multifunction panel meters from Murata Power Solutions. For DC systems, these meters measure DC voltage and current, calculate power up to 96 kW, and display values either manually selected or continuously cycling. The miniature panel-mount product provides an input
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07/11/2018
Emerson Expands ASCO Series 045 Solenoid Pinch Valves
ST. LOUIS, MO – With one of the broadest offerings of fluid-handling and control products for the clinical diagnostic market, Emerson is expanding its ASCO Series 045 solenoid pinch valves to include a new 3-way format. Previously, the series included only 2-way normally-closed (NC) and normally-open (NO)
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Date:
07/10/2018
AVX Now Qualified to Produce & Supply MIL-PRF-123 Capacitors
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation is now qualified to produce and supply MIL-PRF-123 capacitors at its corporate headquarters in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, and has had its M123 Series ceramic chip capacitors added to the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA’s) Qualified Parts List for MIL-PRF-123. Available
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Date:
07/10/2018
New Microscopy Works at Extreme Heat

Afsaneh Rabiei is pictured here with the device she developed that can capture scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images in real time at temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Celsius while applying stresses as high as two gigapascal.

A new microscopy technique allows researchers to track microstructural changes in real time, even when a material is exposed to extreme heat and stress. Recently, researchers show that a stainless steel alloy called alloy 709 has potential for elevated temperature applications such as nuclear reactor structures. "Alloy
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07/09/2018
Explosion-Proof Light Fixture Ideal in Hazardous Environments
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC has released an explosion-proof fluorescent paint spray booth and marine approved light fixture, that provides operators in hazardous environments powerful, energy efficient illumination. This four-foot long, two-lamp fixture is UL listed Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division
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Date:
07/09/2018
Ethernet PSE Controller Passes IEEE 802.3bt Conformance Tests
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC4291/92 isolated 4-port power source equipment (PSE) controller chipset, the first of its kind to pass a series of IEEE 802.3bt (PoE++) Power over Ethernet (PoE) conformance tests administered by Sifos Technologies. PoE naturally presents system and
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07/06/2018
CMOS Op-Amp Delivers Leading-Class Low Noise
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. –  ROHM announced the availability of a CMOS op-amp featuring the lowest noise in the industry optimized for industrial applications requiring high-accuracy sensing, such as accelerometers used in sonar systems, and optical sensors that handle ultra-small signals.
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07/05/2018
Explosion-Proof LED Exit Sign Features Remote Light Head
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC announced the release of a new explosion-proof LED exit sign light with a 1.1-watt remote light head and battery backup approved for use in Class I, Class II and Class III locations. This self-testing emergency fixture operates for at least 3 hours during a power outage,
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Date:
07/03/2018
PSDcast - Hard vs Soft Switching

Bruce T Renouard, the CEO of Pre-Switch.

On this episode of the PSDcast, we’re chatting with Pre-Switch about hard and soft switching and some of the fundamental differences between the two. Pre-Switch
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Date:
07/03/2018
10A Boost ÂμModule Regulator Ideal for Driving LEDs
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTM8005 boost DC/DC µModule (power module) regulator designed for driving LEDs. The LTM8005 includes a DC/DC controller, power switch, Schottky diode and current sense resistor in a 9mm x 11.25mm x 2.22mm BGA package. The LTM8005 operates from a 5V
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Date:
07/02/2018
Push-In Connectors Allow For Easy Wire Termination
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. - Sager Electronics is now stocking TE Connectivity’s Flex Grip Wire Connectors. These push-in connectors have operating levers for fast, easy and releasable wire termination and accommodate for a combination of 24–14 AWG (0.2–4.0 mm2) solid and stranded wires. The transparent
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Date:
07/02/2018
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