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Industrial Applications

May 2013
Robust 4-way adjustable direction switch simplifies assembly
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tactile, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a series of 4-way adjustable direction switches
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05/31/2013
ARCOL silicone-coated axial resistor claims excellent price/performance value
ARCOL Resistors, specialists in resistor technology, now offers the ADS silicone-coated axial resistor family as a more competitively priced alternative to their well-established ACS range of resistors.
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05/31/2013
IGBT-driver manufacturer CT-Concept Technologie AG, a Power Integrations company, has launched an IGBT-driver core designed to suit inverters operating in the power range from 10-75 kVA. The new dual-channel
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05/30/2013

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced the IRS44273L low-side gate drive IC offering high drive capability in a highly compact SOT-23-5L package. The IRS44273L
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05/30/2013
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has recently developed new hermetically sealed SMD tantalum polymer hi-rel capacitors offering very low ESR,
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05/30/2013
Mini dual load switch reduces loss in power-rail management apps
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has announced a miniature, ultra-low on-resistance 6A dual load switch. Comprising
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05/30/2013
Mouser awarded e-commerce distributor of the year by Souriau
Mouser Electronics, a top design engineering resource and distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announced it was named Souriau's Industrial E-Commerce Distributor of the Year North
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05/29/2013
Vicor expands Picor isolated converter module lineup with high-density solutions
Vicor announced an expansion of its ultra high density Picor Cool-Power® PI31xx series of isolated, ZVS-based DC-DC converters optimized for 24 V industrial, 28 V aerospace/defense and/or demanding
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05/29/2013
Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that Shanghai ISSON Power Quality installed 126 of Maxwell's 125V Heavy Transportation
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05/29/2013
IGBT application growth to lead market $6B+ by 2018, per Yole Développement
After a few hiccups in 2011 and 2012, Yole De?veloppement expects a return to steady growth for the IGBT market; specifically, from $3.6B today to $6B by 2018. Six key applications, which are extensively
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05/28/2013
High-temperature 80V/3A dual-diodes target general apps
CISSOID, a leader in high-temperature semiconductor solutions, expands its PLANET family of discrete products with the launch of CHT-AMALTHEA, a medium power, general purpose, dual diode in a hermetically
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05/28/2013
Automotive engineers are constantly looking for ways to reduce fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, while at the same time lowering overall system costs. To help designers meet these challenges,
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05/28/2013
Harsh-environment UPS considerations
Many power applications have to perform in environments not well suited for the proper operation of electronic systems. This is even more important to consider when deploying uninterruptable power
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05/24/2013
Richard Ansel of Analog Devices demonstrates their RS-405 digital bus ESD/surge
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05/24/2013
Efficient Power Conversion opens GaN power library
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the redesign of the EPC website to include a gallium nitride transistor library. The redesign provides search and access to a trove of GaN transistor
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05/24/2013
KEMET launches line of industrial-grade safety disc capacitors
KEMET, a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, announced the release of the new Radial Through-Hole Ceramic Safety Disc Capacitors. Safety
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05/24/2013
STMicro reveals latest power tech for greener Industry and Infrastructure
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has introduced its latest generation of energy-efficient power devices that reduce the
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05/24/2013
ROHM demonstrates second-generation SiC MOSFETs at PCIM 2013
Adding to its broad range of SiC products, ROHM presented its line-up expansion of high-voltage N-channel SiC (Silicon Carbide) Power MOSFETs at PCIM in Nuremberg. The SCT2xx series without Schottky
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05/24/2013
Murata introduces 420W PMBus-compliant quarter-brick converter
The UDQ series of isolated digitally controlled DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions incorporate a 32-bit ARM7 processor. The 420-Watt regulated UDQ2204/001 model is the first in a series
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05/23/2013
Vishay expands 650V N-Channel power MOSFET Series with devices offering RDS(on) to 30 mohms
Vishay Intertechnology added additional 650 V power MOSFETs to its E Series family of devices. These 22 new devices in eight different packages offer an extended on-resistance range from 30 m? to
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05/23/2013
ZOV high-energy varistors from Stackpole offer pulse current capabilities of up to 80kA
The ZOV Series of metal oxide varistors from Stackpole Electronics are epoxy-coated square varistors in sizes from 23mm to 60mm. These high-energy varistors come in a single disc, double, triple and
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05/23/2013
Murata extends lineup of ultra-compact DC/DC converters
Murata announced the LXDC55F and LXDC55K as additions to its LXDC series of ultra-compact DC-DC converters. The step-down devices offer a voltage-trim function that allows adjustment of the output
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05/23/2013
Maurizio Salato, the director of power systems engineering at Vicor, describes
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05/22/2013
Master Electronics receives TE Connectivity Distributor of the Year award
Master Electronics, a leading franchised distributor of electromechanical, interconnect, passive, and power conversion components, has been named TE Connectivity's 2012 Distributor of the Year for
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05/22/2013
LED power supply suits hand-held medical and industrial applications
BEAR Power Supplies has introduced a compact, high-efficiency DC-DC converter for hand-held LED devices. The 10 x 20 mm power supply incorporates a microprocessor for programmable LED dimming. The
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05/22/2013
Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, unveiled two new sets of high speed gate drive optocoupler devices,
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05/21/2013
Paul Kierstead of Cree talks about their latest all-Silicon-Carbide 1.2kV,
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05/21/2013
Mini SMT top-actuated switches enable easy identification in complex systems
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tactile, toggle, rocker, and pushbutton switches as well as smart card interconnect devices, has added the PTS 810 series of microminiature SMT
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05/21/2013
TDK brochure features EPCOS components for industrial applications
TDK Corporation has published an application guide to EPCOS Components for Industrial Applications. This 36-page, full-color brochure includes an overview, photographs and technical information
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05/21/2013
Littelfuse, a the global leader in circuit protection, has created a NASA Exploration & Discovery Experience for the engineering community as part of its 2013 Speed2Design™ promotion. Winning design
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05/21/2013
The no-load power crunch: 30 mW and beyond

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Figure 1. DOE proposed regulations vs. Level V performance for a 5V output EPS.

The need to reduce active-mode power consumption is somewhat obvious. What has not been so obvious is the need to minimize power drain in standby and no-load when products are essentially doing nothing.
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05/20/2013
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente officially joins the China Electronics Distributor Alliance (CEDA) after approval by the CEDA executive board members. CEDA is a non-profit organization that delivers
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05/20/2013
Integrated power management enables smaller machine vision systems
As the form factor of machine vision systems continues to get smaller while the processing power in these systems continues to increase rapidly. Power management is becoming a more important design
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05/17/2013
S06-packaged optocouplers suit industrial and home automation apps
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced two optocouplers optimized for RS-232 and RS232-C communications. The TLP2301 and TLP2303 address emerging requirements for devices that fill the price/performance
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05/17/2013
Carl Blake of Transphorm shows their 1,200-V GaN-on-silicon devices working
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05/17/2013
KEMET expands Its high-reliability hermetic-seal product line
KEMET has announced the expansion of its High Reliability Hermetic Seal product line to include a high-temperature solder option. This option indicates an internal construction solder with a minimum
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05/17/2013
Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, and EnTouch Controls, a leading provider of energy management systems for small businesses
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05/17/2013
Rutronik offers compact low input current optocouplers from Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology extends its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of two series of 4-pin optocouplers. They offer a high CTR (Current Transfer Ratio) from 40% to 600% at low input currents
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05/17/2013
This article is the fourth of a series in which Dr. Ridley shows the steps involved in designing and building an offline flyback converter. The power transformer is added to the circuit, and the current sensing and snubbers are designed to operate at full power without excessive stress on the components. Power
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05/16/2013
Eltek, a leader in high-efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects today announced it has been selected by Alstom Grid, a global supplier
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05/16/2013
Temperature controllers target applications greater than 15 Amps
Oven Industries' is now offering a High Powered Temperature Controller mounted on a heat sink that creates a seamless transition between heating and cooling devices, as it serves as the commander
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05/16/2013
GE's Critical Power business unveiled its new DOSA-standard, 12A SlimLynx™ DC-DC power solution, which enables design engineers to finally deliver the performance and manufacturing efficiencies customers
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05/16/2013
AVX IDC connectors suit harsh commercial & industrial apps
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the latest iteration of its wire-to-board (WTB) insulation displacement contact (IDC) technology.
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05/16/2013
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton introduced the XT motor control center (MCC), a 24-VDC control for commercial, industrial and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications. The compact
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05/16/2013
Amantys and Fuji Electric announced at PCIM 2013 the launch of two Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) Gate Drivers for High Power 2-pack modules. The AP12BA2A and AP17BA2A gate drives operate
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05/16/2013
ROHM semiconductor describes their latest Silicon Carbide power module technology
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05/15/2013
Infineon introduces TO-leadless package for high-current applications up to 300A
Infineon Technologies introduced a TO-Leadless package offering reduced package resistance, significantly smaller size, and improved EMI behavior. It contains the latest OptiMOS™ MOSFET generation
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05/15/2013
Powering F.I.R.S.T. Robotics
I have been a participant of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics program for the past four years through the Culver City High School. Our team's (and any
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05/14/2013
Who's Managing Your Power Management?
A few dozen years ago, engineers fresh out of school were assigned to the power supply team; the most boring and least challenging aspect of the system and the one most forgiving of inexperience.
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05/14/2013
One way to look at change is to see it as the unfolding path we take on our journey to the future version of normal. Every trip brings us encounters we did not plan to meet, challenges we had not
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05/14/2013
Humberto Evans, founder of CircuitLab, describes and demonstrates their new online schematic capture and design tool for Power Systems Design. Circuitlab allows people to design online
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05/14/2013
Toshiba semiconductors shows their latest hybrid Silicon Carbide power modules
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05/14/2013
Mitsubishi Electric launches SiC power semiconductor modules at PCIM 2013
Mitsubishi Electric announced the launch of three types of silicon carbide (SiC) power modules for home appliances, industrial equipment and railcar traction systems. The modules, which use schottky-barrier
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05/14/2013
Vicor expands Picor isolated Cool-Power ZVS DC/DC converter module line up with high-density (334 W/in3) solutions
Vicor announced at PCIM 2013 the expansion of its ultra high density Picor Cool-Power® PI31xx series of isolated, ZVS-based DC-DC converters optimized for 24 V industrial, 28 V aerospace/defense and/or
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05/14/2013
Super Junction 600V MOSFETs combine leading RDS(ON)•A characteristics with integrated high-speed diodes
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced at PCIM the European launch of a family of 600V MOSFETs with integrated high-speed intrinsic diodes. Based on the company's fourth generation 600V super junction
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05/14/2013
Power supply efficiency issues
When it comes to power, everyone wants more "green" supply, but what does that exactly mean? Efficiency is obviously desirable, but what does that meant to the designer? How about the
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05/13/2013
Isabellenhütte, a leader in the development of precise shunt-based measurement technologies has introduced the IB4 battery-management system. Developed in cooperation with the company's Braunschweig-based
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05/13/2013
International Rectifier announced that it has qualified and shipped product built on its revolutionary Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based power device technology platform for a home theater system manufactured
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05/13/2013
Ericsson saves board space with surface-mount bus converter
Ericsson introduced their latest surface-mounted version of its second generation of digital Advanced Bus Converter (ABC) products, called the BMR456-SI. the high-efficiency, digitally-controlled
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05/13/2013
Capacitors target large inverter systems
Cornell Dubilier announces availability of its Type 948D high energy density DC link capacitors for larger inverter systems. Type 948D is an excellent choice for DC link applications where high bus
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05/10/2013
Isolated gate drivers provide robust drop-in replacements for opto-drivers in industrial power apps
Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, introduced what is believed to be the industry's first digital CMOS-based drop-in replacement solution for optocoupler-isolated
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05/10/2013
Two-pole connector handles up to 340 amps
Anderson Power Products®, a leader in high-power interconnect solutions, announces an addition to the SB® connector family with the release of their new 2 pole SB® 2/0 connector. The SB® 2/0 offers
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05/09/2013
High-density DC/DC converter modules target fuel-cell driven applications
Powerstax, a specialty provider of highly-optimized power sources, has released a series of DC-DC converter power modules specifically aimed at fuel cell power generation. The modules in the FC series
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05/09/2013
Mark Foster of Sealevel Systems talks about their latest COM Express industrial
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05/08/2013
Low-profile SMT power inductors suit high-frequency switching apps
The Murata Power Solutions 3000A and 3000B series of low-profile SMT power inductors are suited for use in noise reduction circuits of high frequency and high current switching power supplies, DC-DC converters
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05/08/2013
Microchip announces an expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller (MCU) family with increased Flash memory densities; intelligent analogue and digital peripherals,
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05/08/2013
Vicor will be exhibiting at PCIM 2013 in Nuremberg, the international conference and exhibition for power electronics and intelligent motion. Vicor will showcase its latest ChiP technology "Converter
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05/08/2013
Elegant step-down conversion for 24V industrial applications
Industrial power supplies need to have very high efficiency today and often times need to be highly compact. In combination with the typical 24V rail available, many solutions utilize a switching
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05/07/2013
PC-mount split-pack transformers offer innovative design and economic performance
The split pack, split bobbin, C2 Models F and FS PC Mount Split Pack™ Transformers from Triad Magnetics have rugged construction and meet UL5085 Class 2/3 requirements. The devices includes features
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05/07/2013
High density baseplate-cooled supplies serve restricted-airflow implementations
Powerstax, a specialist provider of custom power sources, introduced the FAC Series of slim ½U-high baseplate-cooled power modules. Featuring power factor correction, these compact (2.2cm x 17.5cm
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05/07/2013
Paralan now offers LAM Technologies product lines to US
Paralan is now the official USA distributor for LAM Technologies, the well-known Italian manufacturer of components for industrial automation and motion control systems including stepper motors, stepper
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05/07/2013
Ultra-broadband capacitors address DC blocking from 16 KHz to 40GHz
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new ultra-broadband capacitor series. Designed to address DC blocking from 16KHz to 40GHz, AVX's
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05/06/2013
High-output LED downlights suit high-ceiling environments
Toshiba International announced that it is introducing the TLS DCA6 and TLS DCA8 LED downlights, which offer a variety of lumen outputs (2800 lm, 5500 lm and 8500 lm), making LED lighting a viable
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05/03/2013
Load-balancing battery systems
In this PSDcast we talk to Linear Technology's Sam Nork, Director of Linear's Boston Design Center, about battery systems, lifetime and performance considerations, and load balancing as a tool
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05/03/2013
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors offer higher voltages for industrial apps
TDK Corporation has extended the range of EPCOS aluminum electrolytic capacitors with higher rated voltages. The screw-terminal B43700* and B43720* series' previous rated voltage of 550 V DC has been
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05/03/2013
N+1-redundant front-end supplies suit stand-alone and distributed-power apps
TDK released the TDK-Lambda RFE1600 series of 1.6kW 1U-high front-end units for stand-alone and distributed power architecture (DPA) applications requiring reliable 12V, 24V, 32V and 48V bulk power
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05/03/2013
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key, a leader in electronic component selection, availability, and delivery, announced the signing of an exclusive global product distribution agreement
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05/03/2013
Electromechanical power issues
With all the focus on board-level electronic systems, it is easy to overlook the more power-demanding macro systems involved.
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05/02/2013
EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy intelligence software, announced it has hired Fielder Hiss as Vice President of Product Management, effective immediately, reporting to EnerNOC Vice President
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05/02/2013
Inverted thru-board SMT connectors reduce wire management issues
Mouser Electronics now stocks Inverted Thru-Board SMT Connectors from TE Connectivity. The offering eliminates wire management issues on the top surface of LED PCBs. TE Connectivity's High Power Inverted
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05/02/2013
Yole Developpement is organizing a Market Briefing at PCIM Europe 2013. This event will take place on May 15, 2013, Hall 9 - Forum Area #461 - FREE REGISTRATION. Wideband gap semiconductor is a
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05/02/2013
Compact low profile
XP Power announced availability of the ECP225 series of highly efficient low-profile AC-DC power supplies. Delivering up to 150 W by convection cooling alone, the units deliver a maximum of 225 W
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05/02/2013
Compact bulk front-end supplies from Emerson boast high efficiency
Emerson Network Power, a leader in delivering scalable embedded computing technology and power supplies for original equipment manufacturers in a wide range of industries, today launched two ultra-compact
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05/02/2013
Vishay's customisable high-voltage ceramic disc capacitors available on short lead times from TTI
Vishay's customisable high-voltage ceramic disc capacitors are now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Available
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05/02/2013
In this video, the first part of a series of videos on frequency response
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05/01/2013
Phase-modulated full-bridge controller has wide operating temperature range
Linear Technology announces the H-grade version of the LTC3722-1, a phase-modulated full bridge DC/DC controller with adaptive or manual zero voltage switching (ZVS). The device's ZVS delay control
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Date:
05/01/2013
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