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Power Passives and Discretes

June 2011
Atmel Expands maXTouch E-Series Family for Cameras, Feature Phones and Other High-volume Markets
Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced the Atmel maXTouch(TM) mXT112E controller optimized for 2.8- to 3.5-inch touchscreens for the fast
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06/30/2011
New Vishay Siliconix Low-Voltage Analog Switches Feature Low On-Resistance Down to 0.6 ? Maximum at 2.7 V in Space-Saving miniQFN Packages

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released three new dual single pole double throw (SPDT) and dual double pole double throw (DPDT) CMOS low-voltage analog switches. The devices combine
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06/27/2011
NXP Unlocks the Potential of Multifunction Car Keys
Pioneering the market for smart' car keys, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the availability of its production-ready single-chip solution for multifunction car keys - the NCF2970
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06/26/2011

Meggitt Sensing Systems Introduces World's Smallest Endevco® ISOTRON® Piezoelectric Accelerometer, Weighing Just 0.2 Gram
Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has introduced the Endevco® model 25A, the world's smallest ISOTRON® (IEPE-type) piezoelectric accelerometer, designed to support high-reliability
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06/26/2011
Power Sources Manufacturers Association Reprints Classic Magnetics Text
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announced that it is again making available Nathan Grossner's classic treatise, Transformers for Electronic Circuits - Second Edition. The first
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06/24/2011
STMicroelectronics Encourages Energy Efficiency; Strengthens Design Platform for Three-Phase Motor Drives.

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STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has unveiled new resources for customers that will simplify design
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06/24/2011
AVX High Power Surface Mount Capacitors Available with P90 Dielectric to Deliver High-Frequency Performance
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its HQ Series MLC surface mount RF power capacitors to include P90 dielectric versions for high
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06/24/2011
IR's Rugged, Reliable High-Voltage Gate Drive ICs in a PQFN4x4 Package Offer up to 85 Percent Smaller Footprint

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International Rectifier, IR (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced the extension of its packaging portfolio with the introduction of a PQFN 4mm x 4mm package featuring
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06/23/2011
Microsemi Expands Support for Designers Developing Next-generation High-voltage, High-power RF Generators
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced a design guide for developing next-generation
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06/22/2011
Renesas Recovers and Revitalizes
I had the pleasure to meet with Robert Green, President and CEO of Renesas Electronics Europe at the company's recent press briefing in Munich, Germany. Robert gave an open and frank update on
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06/22/2011
High Power Modules

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Figure 1: Application range of high power modules. A different optimization of devices is required, indicated by the attributes "soft" and "fast"

A new technology for the vertical architecture of free wheeling diodes is introduced, which is optimized for applications with high switching frequencies. To minimize the turn off losses of the
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06/18/2011
Energy Harvesting Reference Design

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Silicon Laboratories has introduced the industry's most energy-efficient wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source. The new turnkey energy harvesting reference design
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06/18/2011
40V gate driver from Diodes Incorporated reduces IGBT switching losses
Designed specifically for switching high power IGBTs, the ZXGD3006E6 gate driver from Diodes Incorporated helps to increase power conversion efficiency in solar inverter, motor drive and power supply
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06/18/2011
AVX Expands Robust, Commercial-Grade SMD Tantalum Capacitor Series for Long-Life Applications
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its TRM and TRJ 'Professional' Series of SMD tantalum capacitors. Designed for high-end commercial
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06/18/2011
KEMET Introduces High Voltage Ceramic Capacitors for the Automotive Industry
KEMET has announced the introduction of its new Automotive Grade High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors. Qualified to the Automotive Electronics Council's AEC-Q200 standard, these surface mount
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06/17/2011
PACIFIC CREST TRANSFORMERS OFFERS ENERGY-EFFICIENT TRANSFORMERS FOR THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Pacific Crest Transformers, a leader in the design and construction of liquid-filled distribution transformers, announces it offers energy-efficient transformers ideal for the petrochemical industry.
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06/17/2011
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Takes Thermal Solutions to the Nextreme
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has inked a distribution agreement with Nextreme Thermal Solutions, a manufacturer of micro-scale thermal and power
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06/16/2011
Maxwell Technologies Introduces Ultracapacitor-Based Engine Start Module for Commercial Trucks and Other Heavy Vehicles
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) is introducing a 12-volt ultracapacitor module that ensures reliable engine starting for commercial trucks and other heavy vehicles. The new product was first
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06/15/2011
Fairchild Semiconductor's Power Stage Dual Asymmetric MOSFETs Address Power Supply Designers' Need for High Power Density, Ease of Design
Power supply engineers have two main challenges - reduce the amount of space they use and increase power density. This is especially important in notebook, point-of-load, server, gaming and telecommunication
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06/15/2011
MOSFET pair from Diodes Incorporated reduces DC motor losses
For use in low voltage single- and three-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motor control applications, the DMC4040SSD complementary dual MOSFET from Diodes Incorporated features matched N-channel and P-channel
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06/15/2011
Low ESR Tantalum Capacitors

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Figure 1: CAMEL Card validator and PCB detail

Fare collection and ticketing systems are an essential part of any public transport network. Systems combine software and hardware elements such as onboard computers and driver interfaces for automated
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06/13/2011
IR Extends Packaging Portfolio with the Introduction of an Ultra-Compact PQFN2x2 Power MOSFET for Low Power Applications

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International Rectifier, IR (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced the extension of its packaging portfolio with the introduction of a PQFN 2mm x 2mm package featuring
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06/11/2011
STMicroelectronics Extends Sixth-Generation Power MOSFET Family
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of power chips, has extended its family of high-efficiency
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06/09/2011
Mouser Receives 20 Top Awards at 2011 EDS Conference
Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, received numerous accolades and awards from its supplier partners
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06/08/2011
Cree GaN HEMT Transistors and MMIC Deliver Industry Leading Power and Efficiency for S-Band Radar Applications
Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) will showcase its latest packaged GaN HEMT power transistors and high power amplifier (HPA) MMIC in the 2.7-3.5 GHz range (S-Band) at the 2011 IEEE International Microwave
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06/07/2011
AVX Develops Radial Leaded High-Temperature Automotive Varistor Solution
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its automotive product portfolio to include a compact radial leaded, high temperature varistor
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06/04/2011

 



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