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Power Passives and Discretes

December 2010
NTC Chips from Wafer Technology

Figure 1: Crack in Ceramic (for clarity a MLCC is shown)

The accuracy of the wafer coupled with assembly processes already commonly found in the manufacturing plants of IGBT modules, makes the chip form of NTC the ideal component for embedding into power
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12/22/2010
Renewable Energy & Energy Saving

Figure 1: VCE(on) comparison of FS (Red), and NPT (Green) IGBTs

The global economic recession of the last two years has had a profound impact on world energy demand, at least in the near term. As manufacturing and consumer demand for goods and services declined
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12/22/2010
Pushing Power Capability

Figure 1: Sixpack Used as a Half Bridge

The increasing requirement in renewable energy systems and motor drive applications for ever-higher power levels is, as a consequence, driving the demand for power modules to provide higher levels
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12/22/2010

Renewable energy is currently one of the most exciting sectors for power
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12/21/2010
Allegro's Linear Hall-effect Current Sensor IC
The new ACS711 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a Hall-effect linear current sensor IC with a built-in overcurrent fault output that provides economical and precise AC or DC current sensing in
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12/17/2010
CISSOID introduces MARS High Temperature 30V Small-Signal P-Channel MOSFET
CISSOID, the leader in high temperature semiconductor solutions, introduced a new product in their PLANET family of high temperature transistors and switches. MARS is a High Temperature 30V Small-Signal
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12/17/2010
Foster Transformer Unveils Three EMI Filters with Optional Surge Suppression
Foster Transformer now offers three models of EMI Filters with optional surge suppression that can be mounted with " quick connect terminals. This allows them to be mounted wherever needed (including
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12/17/2010
IR's MOSFETs in New Patented SMD0.2 Package Drastically Reduce System Size and Weight in HiRel Space Applications
International Rectifier launched a family of hermetic radiation hardened (RAD-Hard™) 100V MOSFETs in a new compact, surface mount SMD0.2 package for space applications such as satellite bus power
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12/17/2010
Maxim's 4A, Synchronous DC-DC Regulators with Integrated MOSFETs Achieve 96% Efficiency in 4mm² Package
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX15050/MAX15051, low-voltage (2.9V to 5.5V), 4A, synchronous DC-DC regulators in a 2mm x 2mm wafer-level package (WLP). These tiny step-down regulators integrate
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12/17/2010
NXP Unveils 30V MOSFET with Industry's Lowest RDSon
NXP Semiconductors NV unveiled the first MOSFET in the NextPower range with a 30V Power-SO8 MOSFET, featuring the industry's lowest RDSon of 1.4mOhm at 4.5V. The new MOSFET, PSMN1R0-30YLC, is optimized
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12/17/2010
STMicroelectronics Takes Pressure Sensors to New Heights
From 750m below ground to the top of Mount Everest, smart phones and other portable devices will soon be able to pinpoint their height variation relative to sea level to better than one meter, thanks
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12/17/2010
Solar electricity generation is becoming a viable alternative energy source, due to burgeoning energy costs. Up until 2007, the German solar market was the world’s largest solar market driven by a law encouraging the use of renewable energy through incentives (the “Energieeinspeisungsgesetz”). Generating
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12/15/2010
MOSFETs in New Patented SMD0.2 Package Drastically Reduce System Size and Weight in HiRel Space Applications
International Rectifier has introduced a family of hermetic radiation hardened (RAD-Hard™) 100V MOSFETs in a new compact, surface mount SMD0.2 package for space applications such as satellite bus
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12/10/2010
Maxim's Lowest Cost System Solution for Precision Sensor Measurements in Automotive and Industrial Applications
Maxim Integrated Products extends its line of MAXQ® mixed-signal microcontrollers with the MAXQ7670A, a complete system-on-chip (SoC), mixed-signal microcontroller that integrates all the functions
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12/10/2010
Premo's New Current Sensor Series
After successful introduction of the highest precision and linear current sensors in the industry, the DCT Fluxgate family, Premo is increasing its current sensors product portfolio with as many as
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12/10/2010
Rutronik Stocks Infineon's 40V OptiMOS™-T2 Product Family in Advanced Trench Technology
The latest 40V OptiMOS™-T2 product family from Infineon offers best-in-class RDS(on) (max. 0,98m at 10Vgs) and highest package current capability up to 100A in TO252-3, and up to 180A in TO263-7 for
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12/10/2010
Stackpole Provides Low Cost High Voltage Solution in More Case Sizes
Stackpole's RVC Series has expanded to include 0402 size chips with a working voltage of 100 volts, twice that of standard thick film chip resistors. This expansion provides a low cost solution for
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12/10/2010
Fairchild's Environmentally Friendly Power

Dan Kinzer, VP Product & Technology, Fairchild Semiconductor

By Dan Kinzer Considering the challenging economic conditions ahead of us, this is a good time to consider what we can do collectively and individually to spark renewed economic growth.
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12/10/2010
Nextreme's New eTEG HV37 Advances Energy Harvesting for Self-powered Distributed Sensors and Sensor Networks
Nextreme Thermal Solutions, the leader in microscale thermal and power management products for the electronics industry, today announced the availability of the new eTEGTM HV37 thermoelectric power
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Date:
12/03/2010
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