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Power Passives and Discretes

March 2012
Meggitt Sensing Systems Introduces Extreme High-Temperature Accelerometers Operating to +760°C

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Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has introduced the Endevco® model 6240M10, a hermetically sealed high-temperature piezoelectric charge output accelerometer with continuous operation
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03/29/2012
Current-sensor IC combines high accuracy with 120 kHz bandwidth and 3.3 V operation

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The new ACS716 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is an open-loop Hall-effect current-sensor IC that provides an accuracy and bandwidth performance that is near to that of closed-loop devices. The
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03/29/2012
Energy Micro adds new ultra-compact BGA48 package to Gecko range for space-constrained applications

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Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, today announced that it has extended its EFM32 Gecko range of microcontrollers with the addition of products supplied in a very
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03/29/2012

Lattice Semiconductor Announces  Innovative Bridge Design  for Sony IMX136 Image Sensor

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Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, announced that it has released a bridge design to support the Sony IMX136 image sensor. The innovative image sensor bridge design utilizes the low power, low
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03/26/2012
Excellent Core Partner Award: Huawei recognizes TDK (TDK-EPC Corporation)
TDK Corporation received the Excellent Core Partner Award 2011 from Huawei Technologies, China's largest and one of the world's leading manufacturers of telecommunications equipment based in Shenzhen,
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03/25/2012
IDT Introduces World's Most Advanced Single-phase Power Metering SoC for Smart Grid Applications

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Integrated Device Technology, the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced the world's most advanced single-phase power metering SoC for
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03/21/2012
Kistler Introduces Miniature Piezoelectric Force Sensor with Single-Wire Technology for Plastics Injection Mold Cavity Measurements

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Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has introduced the Type 9211BE miniature quartz
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03/21/2012
ON Semiconductor introduces high efficiency wireless charging ICs

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ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has released the NMLU1210, an innovative power MOSFET integrated circuit (IC) for wireless
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03/21/2012
Maxwell Technologies Selected as 2012 New Energy Pioneer
Bloomberg New Energy Finance today announced Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), as a 2012 New Energy Pioneer. Now in its third year, the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneer program named
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03/19/2012
LED Lighting to Drive $3bn Power Semiconductor Market in 2016
The global market for power semiconductors used in LED lighting is forecast to reach over $3 billion in 2016, according to a new report from IMS Research, a leading independent provider of market
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03/19/2012
Isabellenhütte provides Formula 1 teams with controlled means of acceleration

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Nine top teams are using the IVT-F current sensor made by Isabellenhütte Heusler GmbH & Co. KG, Hesse, Germany, during the 2012 Formula 1 season, which will start on March 18th in Melbourne, Australia.
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03/15/2012
World's Most Energy-Efficient Processor from ARM Targets Low-Cost MCU, Sensor and Control Markets

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ARM has announced the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor, the world's most energy-efficient microprocessor. The Cortex-M0+ processor has been optimized to deliver ultra low-power, low-cost MCUs for intelligent
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03/13/2012
TI introduces world's first configurable NDIR gas sensing and pH sensing AFEs

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Texas Instruments has introduced two configurable analog front ends (AFE) that provide an easy-to-use, modular solution for bridging the gap between the microprocessor and sensor. Design engineers
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03/07/2012
Inverter Efficiency

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At least two power reactors are needed for solar inverters: one in the boost converter (step-up chopper) and one at the ouput of the inverter for EMC filtering. Besides the IGBTs, the losses in the reactors are a major determining factor of the overall efficiency of the inverter

Low-loss and high saturation flux density core materials in reactors and transformers are a key determining factor for the efficiency of inverters. The new TDK PE90 ferrite is a cutting-edge
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03/06/2012
Multiphase DC/DC Converters

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Figure 1: High output current 1.5V/50A application schematic

The data centers' incremental overhead power consumption, due to inefficiencies and cooling systems is estimated to be equal to the amount of power that is consumed by servers, storage and networking. The
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03/06/2012
Nokia joins AVX in the Solutions for Hope' initiative, uses validated conflict-free DRC tantalum in products

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AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, is proud to announce that Nokia, a global leader in mobile communications, has joined AVX in the
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03/06/2012
The Power Output Stage

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Power electronics subsystems are often divided in a control and a power circuit, where the power output stage components strongly determine the characteristics of the whole application, like efficiency,
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03/05/2012
2011 was certainly a year of two very different halves. The first half of course started strongly, building on the momentum that 2010's recovery had brought. Power component companies certainly
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03/02/2012
Dr. Ridley shows how the intricate details of magnetics construction can have a major impact on the operation of a flyback converter. Flyback Transformer Primaries If you are designing a flyback converter, it is normally for a high-voltage input, and you do not need a lot
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03/02/2012
Stackpole's RNCS Is an Ideal Replacement for High Cost Tantalum Nitride Chip Resistors

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Stackpole Electronics, Inc's RNCS series is a passivated Nichrome thin film precision chip resistor series. The intermediate silicon-based passivation provides an impervious barrier to moisture, which
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03/02/2012
KEMET expands film DC link capacitor series for industrial and alternative energy markets
KEMET has introduced its expanded C4AE Radial Film DC Link Capacitor Series for industrial and alternative energy applications. The C4AE Series now offers new 600 VDC and 105°C ambient temperature
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03/02/2012
Amantys attracts experienced Power Electronics Executive to the Board with the appointment of Erwin Wolf as a Non-Executive Director

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Amantys Ltd, the intelligent power switch company, announces the appointment of power industry expert and entrepreneur Erwin Wolf to the Board of the company. Erwin has a vast experience in leading
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03/01/2012
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