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Power Passives and Discretes

April 2011
Mobile Compassing Gets New Push from STMicroelectronics' Power- and Space-Saving Geo-Magnetic Modules
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems)
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04/30/2011
VACUUMSCHMELZE presents a broad range of sensors for 'green' technology applications at PCIM
The "Cores and Components" division of Hanau-based VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG will present a selection of its current sensors at this year's PCIM in Nuremberg from 17th to 19th May. At Stand 130
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04/29/2011
IR Introduces Automotive DirectFET®2 Power MOSFET Chipset Optimized for DC-DC Applications Requiring High Power Density and Efficiency
International Rectifier, IR, (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced the introduction of an automotive DirectFET®2 power MOSFET chipset optimized for DC-DC applications
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04/29/2011

SiTime Increases Robustness and Reliability of Solid State Drives (SSD) With All-Silicon MEMS Oscillators

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SiTime Corporation, an analog semiconductor company, today introduced its complete portfolio of MEMS oscillators targeted at Solid State Drives (SSDs). SiTime's all-silicon MEMS oscillators can withstand
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04/28/2011
Industry's First Digital Zero-Power AC/DC PWM Controller Cuts Wasted Power & Costs in Offline Chargers & Adapters
iWatt, Inc., a developer of energy-efficient digital power supply control integrated circuits (ICs) used in leading-edge power supplies, today announced the iW1700 Zero Power AC/DC Digital PWM Controller.
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04/27/2011
IGBT module tops the competition in current density: 4.9 A/cm² for 3-level inverters

The new MiniSKiiP IGBT power semiconductor module - now also available in 3-level topology. The new module boasts a rated current of 4.9 A/cm², beating the rated currents per unit of area of any competitor product.

Semikron presents its newest MiniSKiiP IGBT power semiconductor module, which is now also available in 3-level topology. The new module boasts a rated current of 4.9 A/cm², the highest rated current
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04/27/2011
Direct Digital Synthesis ICs Deliver Power and Size Savings
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today introduced direct digital synthesis (DDS) ICs that offer 30 percent lower power
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04/26/2011
ABB introduces the CB-2000 Portable Capacitance Meter
ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, today announced the development of a portable capacitance meter, the CB-2000, that is simpler to use and easier to carry than any other measuring
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04/24/2011
Powercast Debuts Batteryless, RF Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor System for Building & Industrial Automation

Lifetime Power® Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors

Powercast Corporation, a leader in RF-based wireless power and energy-harvesting technology, has announced its Lifetime Power® Wireless Sensor System for wireless environmental monitoring in HVAC
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04/23/2011
ABB commits $6 billion to growing its presence in the United States

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Joe Hogan, ABB Group CEO

For the third consecutive year, ABB integrated all of its power and automation businesses' resources to put on its annual customer conference and exhibition. This year's event, ABB Automation & Power
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04/23/2011
Wolfson introduces innovative new range of imaging solutions
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has today announced a new range of analogue front end (AFE) digitiser integrated circuits, which can be easily integrated into the latest generation of imaging equipment
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04/22/2011
Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced it has integrated haptics capability to its QTouch® capacitive touch controllers to support buttons,
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04/22/2011
AVX's Miniature, High CV Stacked Capacitors Reduce Component Count and Shrink Board Space
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded on its switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors series, TurboCap(TM), to include miniature
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04/21/2011
TI offers the world's lowest power capacitive touch solutions with new easy-to-use software, silicon and tools for all MSP430™ microcontrollers
Enabling the world's lowest power touch sense capabilities on all MSP430 devices, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced the ultra-low-power MSP430 16-bit microcontroller
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04/20/2011
ALPS Offers Capacitive Type Humidity SMD Sensor with Accurate Detection for up to 100% Humidity
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers with the HSHCA a high-quality capacitive type humidity sensor for use in digital cameras, mobile phones, PCs, and notebooks, in health care applications, home appliances,
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04/19/2011
Vishay Intertechnology Releases Three New Single and Dual 2 A, Slew-Rate-Controlled Load Switches in the Compact TDFN4, SC70-6, and TDFN8 Packages
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released three new single and dual 2 A load switches designed for 1.1 V to 5.5 V operation. Offering low switch on-resistance at 1.2 V for increased
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04/16/2011
Silicon Labs Mixed-Signal MCUs Simplify Full-Speed USB Connectivity
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced two USB microcontroller (MCU) families that provide the industry's fastest,
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04/15/2011
Whether in the powertrain, in central control units or in body and convenience electronics - there is a constant increase in the proportion of electronic components used in the car. This trend is
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04/14/2011
Maxwell Technologies Doubles Ultracapacitor Production Capacity to Meet Rapidly Growing Demand for BOOSTCAP® Energy Storage Products
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) reported today that it has more than doubled production capacity for ultracapacitor electrode, cells and modules over the past year, and is moving forward
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04/14/2011
IR's IRS2548D LED Control IC Increases Efficiency, Simplifies Design and Reduces Overall System Cost
International Rectifier, IR, (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the IRS2548D Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) control IC for energy efficient applications
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04/14/2011
Digi-Key Corporation Announces the Expansion of Cornell Dubilier's Snap-In Product Line
Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of aluminum
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04/13/2011
ACAL BFi Sign pan-European franchise agreement with Silicon Sensing
ACAL BFi has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with gyroscope and inertial systems manufacturer, Silicon Sensing. ACAL BFi will provide specialist technical support on Silicon Sensing's
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04/13/2011
KEMET introduces tantalum stacked capacitors
KEMET has introduced a new range of Tantalum Stacked MnO2 capacitors. The TSM Series is targeted for applications requiring high capacitance with limited board space in the computer, consumer/gaming,
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04/13/2011
Complementary N-Channel and P-Channel MOSFETs in SOT-523 package
Central Semiconductor Corp. announces the introduction of the 30V, 450mA CMUDM7004 (N-Channel) and CMUDM8004 (P-Channel) MOSFETs in the space saving SOT-523 package. These complementary devices broaden
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04/13/2011
New Family of Automotive-Qualified MOSFETs Offers Rugged, Compact System Solution
International Rectifier has introduced a family of rugged automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications used in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and hybrid vehicle platforms. Utilizing
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04/13/2011
Zero-Drift Amplifier From Analog Devices Achieves Industry's Lowest Voltage Noise
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in semiconductors for high-performance signal processing applications and leading supplier of amplifier technology, introduced today the industry's lowest-noise,
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04/13/2011
CISSOID launches High-Temperature Combo Triple Op-Amp & Voltage Reference for Instrumentation Amplifier & Sensor Applications
CISSOID, the leader in high-temperature semiconductor solutions introduces RUBY, a new triple operational amplifier with a built-in voltage reference for reliable operation from -55°C to +225°C. The
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04/13/2011
Vishay Intertechnology Releases New 15 A and 25 A Single-Phase Single In-Line Bridge Rectifiers With Low Forward Voltage Drop Down to 0.73 V for Improved Power Efficiency
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released two new single-phase single in-line bridge rectifiers in the GSIB-5S package with improved VF over previous-generation devices — down to 0.73
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04/13/2011
Chroma and TestEquity Announce Distribution Partnership
Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. and TestEquity LLC today announced a renewed distribution partnership that will significantly increase the availability of Chroma's power test instrumentation and systems
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04/12/2011
Freescale Semiconductor and Fuji Electric partner to increase efficiency of hybrid electric vehicles
Freescale Semiconductor has entered into a strategic alliance with Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd., to collaborate on insulated-gate
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04/12/2011
SiTime is First to Offer Complete Oscillator Solutions for Tablet PCs and E-Book Readers

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SiTime Corporation, the leader in MEMS-based silicon timing solutions, today announced the availability of a complete portfolio of MEMS oscillators for Tablet PCs and E-Book Readers. These solutions,
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04/11/2011
National Semiconductor Adds Low EMI, 10A Power Modules to SIMPLE SWITCHER Family
National Semiconductor today introduced 12 new SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules, the first to drive up to 10A of output current and comply with the CISPR 22 (Class B) radiated and conducted electromagnetic
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04/11/2011
New Acal BFi distribution agreement with Shibaura
ACAL BFi have signed a new distribution agreement with thermistor manufacturer, Shibaura. The new agreement adds the Nordic territories and extends the franchise agreement throughout Europe. Under
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04/10/2011
Stackpole's RPC Series Offers Outstanding Surge Withstanding For 5% Tolerance Requirements
The RPC Series of surface mount chips from Stackpole offers superior pulse withstanding in a 5% tolerance part. The 5% tolerance RPC is completely untrimmed, which allows the entire width of the
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04/10/2011
Atmel Launches Integrated Gate Driver ICs  for Automotive BLDC Motor-control Applications
Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced the availability of the new set of highly-integrated system basis gate driver ICs. The Atmel ATA6843
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04/10/2011
Cooper Bussmann extends partnership with Avnet Abacus
Avnet Abacus, a division of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has announced a pan European distribution agreement with Cooper Bussmann, a global manufacturer of circuit protection, magnetic, connector and
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04/09/2011
New 40V and 60V Vishay Siliconix N-Channel TrenchFET® Power MOSFETs Feature Industry-Low On-Resistance and FOMs in PowerPAK® SO-8 Package
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced new 40V and 60V n-channel TrenchFET® power MOSFETs with the industry's lowest on-resistance and on-resistance times gate charge figures of
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04/09/2011
BEI Kimco Magnetics' Voice Coil Actuator Solves Challenging Application Requirements for High Temperature Capabilities
BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., recently met the challenging voice coil actuator requirements for a high temperature spectrometer application. The device
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04/08/2011
IR's New Family of Automotive-qualified MOSFETs Offers Rugged, Compact System Solution
International Rectifier, IR (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced a family of rugged automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications used in Internal
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04/08/2011
Microchip Expands MOSFET Driver Family
Microchip announces the expansion of its family of MOSFET drivers with the new MCP14E6/7/8 and MCP14E9/10/11 low-side MOSFET drivers. The new drivers complement Microchip's existing 4.5A MCP14E3/4/5
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04/06/2011
TI adds on-chip respiration measurement to ECG/EEG analog front end family
Building on its award-winning ADS1298 analog-front-end (AFE) family, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the industry's first fully-integrated AFEs with on-chip respiration
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04/06/2011
New photocoupler for industrial motor control and inverter applications with extended operating temperature
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced an ultra-compact, extended temperature photocoupler that provides a space-saving solution for industrial applications that require an isolation interface
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04/06/2011
CISSOID unveils a High Voltage,  225°C Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Switch with Logic-level Gate Control
CISSOID, the leader in high-temperature semiconductor solutions, unveils JUPITER, the first high-temperature silicon carbide high-voltage switch with seamless gate control through a simple logic-level
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04/06/2011
6A N-Channel MOSFET Gate Driver Operates over a  -55°C to 125°C Junction Temperature Range

6A N-Channel MOSFET Gate Diver

Linear Technology Corporation announces a new high reliability (MP-grade) version of the LTC4441, a 6A N-channel MOSFET gate driver that operates over a -55°C to125°C operating junction temperature
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04/06/2011
ZMDI newest IO-Link high-voltage line driver targets harsh factory automation environments
ZMD AG (ZMDI), a global supplier of energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, and medical applications, today announced the fourth member of its cost-effective
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04/06/2011
Payton Planar Magnetics Introduces a Line of Compact PFC Inductors Using Metglass or Nanocrystalline
PFC inductors are a must for all off-line power systems. In addition to the low profile, 7mm(H), which Payton introduced in 2010, Payton now has high power offerings in a compact design. This
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04/06/2011
Intersil Introduces Industry's First High Temperature Digital Ambient Light Sensor for In-Vehicle Lighting Applications
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: ISIL) today introduced the industry's first automotive grade ambient light sensor designed to support continuous operation up to 105 degrees Celsius. The
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04/04/2011
Stackpole Introduces The RNV Series High Voltage Anti-Moisture Metal Film Resistors
Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announces the release of the RNV Series of axial leaded metal film resistors. The RNV Series has a standard watt body size and is able to handle voltages up to 1600 VDC
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04/03/2011
IR's New High-Power PowIRstage®
IR's new PowIRstage® solution beats today's industry-best with up to a staggering 3% higher electrical efficiency. I had the opportunity to talk with a very busy Deepak Savadatti, IR's Executive
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04/01/2011

 



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