Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

January 2018
Thin Film Filters Deliver Excellent High-Frequency Performance With low Insertion Loss
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has extended its portfolio of high-performance, low-pass integrated thin film (ITF) filters with the release of six new 8W LP Series filters in miniature 1206 chip sizes with low maximum height profiles of 0.97mm. Based on proven thin film multilayer technology, the new SMD filters
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01/30/2018

Bulgin helps farmers harvest data with ‘intelligent connector’ design
Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has successfully developed an ‘intelligent connector’ and trialled its use in agricultural sensing and control. In a customisation project for their client, California-based AgTech Industries, Bulgin incorporated integrated electronics into a rugged miniaturise
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01/30/2018
Teracom announces TCW210-TH Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers
Applications include Datacenter and SOHO environment monitoring, cold chain (delivery trucks, distribution, storage centers, retail stores), medical products storage and transport, industrial processes data logging, and many others. Teracom LTD today announced the availability of highly reliable (3-year wa
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01/30/2018
Mouser Electronics First Distributor to Stock ON Semi’s FDMF8811 110V Bridge Power Stage Module
Mouser Electronics is the first distributor to stock the FDMF8811 bridge power stage module from ON Semiconductor. The industry’s first 100 V bridge power stage module for half-bridge and full-bridge DC-DC converters, the FDMF8811 module uses high-performance PowerTrench MOSFET technology, which reduces switch ringing
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01/30/2018
Omron releases new ultra-thin, highly durable tactile switch

The ultra-thin, highly durable tactile B3SE switch from Omron Components

Omron Electronic Components Europe is releasing a new ultra-thin sealed surface-mounting tactile switch rated at 1 million operations. The new ultra-thin Omron B3SE delivers amazingly high durability with a minimum of 1 million operations, offering a long product life cycle.  The tactile switch heigh
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01/30/2018
Würth Elektronik eiSos at embedded world 2018
Würth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, exhibits at embedded world (Nuremberg, February 27 – March 1, 2018). At booth 3-247, one of the biggest in hall 3 of the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, the company presents the smallest components. With numerous new products
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01/30/2018
New Honeywell Aerospace Linear Variable Differential Transformers provide infinite resolution linear position for next gen aircraft – now available at Aerco
Honeywell’s new Aerospace Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT) in Single Channel, Dual Parallel and Dual Tandem Series are now available at Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets. Designed for next-gen harsh-environment aircraft applications
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01/30/2018
PSDcast - Upgrading the Power Grid, Challenges and Roadblocks
In this episode of the PSDCast, we're talking with Allegro Development about the pending smart grid. What're some of the biggest problems plaguing our modern electrical grid, why is it so important to upgrade it, and what roadblocks stand in the way of modernizing it? ....
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01/30/2018
AVX Adds New Case Size & Codes to its Automotive-Grade Ultralow-ESR Tantalum Capacitors
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has added a new “U” case (EIA Metric 7361-43) to its TRM Professional Series multianode, ultralow-ESR tantalum capacitors, extending the range with several new ratings designed to address the demands of an ever-expanding scope of high-reliability automotive, military, med
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01/29/2018
New microPEM Flaring Standoffs for Compact Electronic Assemblies
New microPEM MSOFS flaring standoffs from PennEngineering provide ideal miniature fastener solutions to attach and/or space components in compact electronic assemblies. They install permanently in thin panels of any hardness and material, including stainless steel, other metals, plastics, and printed circuit board
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01/24/2018
Melexis announces new automotive-grade fan driver ICs for small applications
Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, announces new automotive-grade fan driver ICs for automotive and other applications where a highly reliable, ultra-small solution is needed.   The US168KLD and US169KLD are automotive grade single-chip solutions for driving single-coil brushless DC
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01/24/2018
Rohde & Schwarz adds six new probe models to its power electronics measurement portfolio
Demand in the automotive industry for compact, highly efficient switched-mode power supplies, inverters and electric drives necessitates the use of leading-edge semiconductor components. This creates new challenges for T&M equipment. The new high voltage differential probes from Rohde & Schwarz enable measureme
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01/24/2018
HVC module from Omron providing very fast recognition speed now in stock at TTI, Inc.
Omron’s HVC-P2 multi-function sensor module is now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The product provides a maximum recognition speed that is 10 times faster than previous Human Vision Components (HVC) system sensors from Omron. The module feat
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01/24/2018
Anritsu is Ensuring Better Connections in a Connected Mobile World
Anritsu Corporation will be showing their latest technologies in test, measurement and monitoring solutions for Ensuring Better Connections at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona (Hall 6 Stand 6F40). They will be focusing on new testing and monitoring challenges for 5G-NR, LTE-A-Pro and IoT technology, and adv
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01/24/2018
Ceramic / Quartz-Based UVC Emitting Diode Delivers Exceptionally Long Lifetime
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new ceramic / quartz-based UVC (short wavelength ultraviolet) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and purification applications. Designed to replace mercury UVC lamps, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMU60CL..-280-125 delivers an extremely long lif
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01/23/2018
Plug Connectors, Switches, Connection Technology – Everything in Stock
The new, expanded catalog of electromechanical components from Würth Elektronik eiSos is available in English and lists information on 12 standard product groups, including many innovations.   All components featured in the catalog can be ordered from stock anytime and no minimum order quantity is
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01/22/2018
TTI adds ALPs TACT switches and industrial components to Europe-wide franchise portfolio
TTI, Inc. has signed a pan-European franchise agreement with Alps Electric, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality electronic components for mobile devices, home electronics, vehicles and industrial equipment.   Alps developed the first TACT Switches and are leaders in this field with a range
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01/22/2018
New at Rutronik – a Versatile Matrix Graphical Display from Seacomp-Displaytech
A new addition to Rutronik’s range of products is the new 64x128 display module from Seacomp-Displaytech, a matrix graphical display that is flexible in use and available in a number of versions. They are in stock and available now at www.rutronik24.com.   Rutronik offers three versions of the 641
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01/22/2018
Toshiba launches small LDO regulator ICs suitable for IoT applications
Toshiba Electronics Europe released the TCR3UG series of small package, low-dropout (LDO) regulators with an output current of 300mA, that are suitable for power management of IoT modules, wearable devices and smartphones.   Design engineers always need to consider the trade-off between the quiescent bias
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01/22/2018
Industrial Grade Liquid Level Switches from SST Support Higher Supply Voltages & Temperatures
Strengthening its widely-used Optomax portfolio of accurate, cost-effective and reliable infra-red (IR) liquid level switches, SST Sensing Ltd. now offers the Optomax Industrial series. These devices offer the same functionality and operational performance as customers have come to expect from standard Optomax switch
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01/22/2018
TRACO POWER’s TVN Series of isolated and fully regulated DC/DC converters combine a high level of efficiency with a low level of output ripple & noise
For noise sensitive applications, switching regulators tend to be ruled out due to the disturbing output ripple and noise. Linear regulators win over a smoothed output voltage but they work inefficient and produce a lot of heat. If the circuit has to be isolated, linear regulators are out of question. The power
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01/18/2018
Low-Power Active Mixer Delivers 7GHz Bandwidth & 20dBm OIP3
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the LTC5562, a low-power, high-performance active double-balanced mixer, capable of 50Ω matching over a very wide frequency range of 30MHz to 7GHz. This versatile mixer can be used in either frequency upconversion or downconversion applications, with outstanding conversion ga
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01/17/2018
Resistors Deliver Robust Performance in a Small EIA 0402 Outline
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has released the new HR Series high-value resistors. Featuring a glass wafer sandwich package enabled with AVX’s proprietary, automotive- and medically-qualified FLEXITERM surface-mount termination technology in a small EIA 0402 outline, the new HR Series high-value resist
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01/17/2018
MLCCs Provide Critical PCB Space Savings & Component Weight Reductions
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has extended its space-qualified ESCC QPL 3009 Series X7R multilayer ceramic surface-mount capacitors with new 200V PME MLCCs in 0805–2220 case sizes. Compact, lightweight, and currently available with capacitance values spanning 330pF – 330nF, the new 200V ESCC QPL 30
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01/16/2018
The LTM®4636 is a 40A-capable μModule® regulator featuring 3D packaging technology, or component-on-package (CoP) to keep it cool - see Figure 1. The body of the device is an overmolded 16mm × 16mm × 1.91mm BGA package with an inductor stacked on top to expose it to cooling airflow. The total package heigh
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01/16/2018
The Qt Company and Green Hills Announce Significant Advancements in Integrated Automotive HMI Platforms
The Qt Company and Green Hills Software have announced a collaboration to deliver the latest in human machine interface (HMI) development platforms for integrated automotive digital cockpits, focused on production deployment. Qt and Green Hills showcased the revolutionary HMI platform at CES 2018.   The aut
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01/16/2018
AEC-Q100 qualified dual die angle sensor from Infineon at Rutronik
The dual die 360° angle sensor TLE5012BD from Infineon is designed for angular position sensing in automotive applications such as electrical commutated motors, steering angle measurements or general angular sensing. It detects the orientation of a magnetic field by measuring sine and cosine angle components wi
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01/16/2018
Highly accurate 3-axis magnetometer combines a TMR element and an advanced electronic compass ASIC
AKM and TDK Corporation have jointly developed a highly accurate 3-axis magnetometer that combines an extremely sensitive Tunnel Magneto-Resistive (TMR) element developed by TDK and an advanced electronic compass ASIC designed by AKM in a small package. The new TMR magnetometer on a chip, which has a miniature di
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01/16/2018
Dissipating the heat generated by certain components is a key part of electronics design. Consequently engineers need to be sure that they put an effective thermal management system in place in order to ensure that operational reliability is maintained. There are a variety of different technologies that can be
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01/14/2018
Welcome to 2018, power aficionados! With all the political, sociological, and ecological instability, it’s good to know you can turn to Power Systems Design for unwavering, uncompromising coverage of that which keeps the world running. And we’re starting the year off with one of the most fundamental of all po
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01/13/2018
The holidays have flown by here, and 2018 is in full swing already. The APEC exhibition at the start of March in San Antonio is the place where every power company wants to be seen, and the whole industry seems to have sprung into action in preparation for it, including the US contingent at PSD. My colleagues in
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01/13/2018
Addressing Differential and Common Mode Noise With Innovative Dual-Mode Choke Technology

CMF Series Dual Mode Chokes

Circuit designers must deal with many types of noise: internal, external, RF, line frequency and more. Noise can be a limiting factor in system performance and so must be addressed and minimized. The question is “at what cost and effort?”  Is it better to sacrifice performance or cost?  In either ca
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01/12/2018
Bosch launches BMA400 ultra-low power accelerometer for wearables and IoT applications
Bosch Sensortec is launching the BMA400, an ultra-low power acceleration sensor for wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The BMA400 draws ten times less current than existing accelerometers while delivering solid high performance. Its greatly reduced power demand significantly extends battery lifet
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01/09/2018
Rutronik releases Security White Paper
Rutronik has produced a comprehensive white paper on security aspects that will help developers, product managers, and buyers to create secure switching and system concepts, thereby also meeting the requirements of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which becomes legally enforceable on May 25, 2018. The white
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01/09/2018
DIN Rail Mounted Buffer Module Keeps Your Output Voltage Regulated
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces the new LDX-B20, a microprocessor-controlled buffer unit rated at 20A and usable in 12, 24, 48 and 72 V systems. It monitors output voltage from a DC power supply and, in the case of failure, keeps the output regulated for at least 300 ms at full lo
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01/05/2018
Female Power Contacts for 2mm Pitch Connectors
Harwin has announced the introduction of a new female contact for its Datamate connectors that enables significant increases in power delivery levels to be realized. Utilizing a unique, proprietary 6-finger design which is machined from a single piece of beryllium copper, the T-Contact raises the current capacit
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01/04/2018
Conrad Business Supplies now offers vibration-proof hybrid capacitors from Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe
Conrad Business Supplies has begun to stock Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe’s series of EEH-ZA and EEH-ZC hybrid capacitors. These capacitors combine the advantages of electrolytic capacitors with those made of solid polymer. Their resistance against high temperature and vibration makes the
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01/04/2018