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Power Passives and Discretes

August 2012
Vienna University of Technology researchers develop 3D photografting technology

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3-D pattern, produced by photografting (180 μm wide). Fluorescent molecules are attached to the hydrogel, resulting in a microscopic 3-D pattern.

While there are many ways to create 3D objects on a micrometer scale, scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a method to attach chemical molecules at exactly the right place.
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08/30/2012
Current sensing in an automotive environment

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Figure 1: An example of a shielded air-core open-loop current sensor from Raztec provides a strong combination of high performance in a small package and at low cost.

The Automotive industry has long been the ultimate test ground for electronic components. Few terrestrial environments present such a combination of demands as does the under-hood locale
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08/28/2012
High-side automotive battery monitoring

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Figure 1: Functional blocks for amsï½s two-chip sensor interface for high-side automotive battery current sensing.

Manufacturers are electrifying more functions within a car, reducing the mechanical load on the internal-combustion engine. These functions include water, oil, and fuel pumps; valve actuation;
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08/28/2012

Digi-Key announces distribution agreement with Touch Revolution
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key has announced a global distribution agreement with Touch Revolution, provider of projected capacitive touch products. Touch Revolution designs and
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08/28/2012
Kemet introduces new line of polymer COTS capacitors

T543 Series Polymer Tantalum capacitors

Kemet has introduced a new line of polymer COTS capacitors. TheT543 Seriesoffers over 300 discrete part numbers not including termination,ESR,and surge-current options. This offering provides
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08/26/2012
Improving engine stop-start system design

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Figure 1: Integrated gate driver with external passive components.

Automatic engine stop-start is effective in helping reduce CO2 emissions from private cars. When integrated in an otherwise conventional combustion-engine power train, engine stop-start
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08/24/2012
Stackpole's ASR series high-voltage anti-surge resistors serve high-pulse-voltage applications

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Stackpole's ASR series has working-voltage ratings from 1.6 kVDC for the -W size, up to 5 kV for the 1-W and mini 2-W sizes.

The ASR Series from Stackpole are high-voltage, anti-surge, axial-leaded resistors. The ASR series uses special film that has working-voltage ratings from 1.6 kVDC for the -W size, up to 5 kV for
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08/23/2012
AVX expands leaded SkyCap capacitor offering to include 10-μF 50-V rating in X7R dielectric

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SR655C106KAR capacitors are rated at 50 V and are available in values to 10 ?F.

AVX has expanded its SkyCap SR Series to include a multilayer ceramic capacitor rated at 10 ?F and 50 V in an X7R dielectric (15% from -55 to +125 °C). Designated the SR655C106KAR, the new SkyCap
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08/22/2012
Sleeping Conserves Energy

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Figure 1: CAN network with partial-networking controllers during the transmission of a message to ECU7 (without partial-networking support)

Minimizing energy consumption has become a major factor for any new product design in recent years. Hardly any industry can afford to disregard this issue in the definition, development,
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08/19/2012
Hall effect current sensing in HEVs and EVs

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Figure 1: Typical HEV system block diagram

Consumers are embracing environmentally friendly green cars due to the rising cost of fossil fuels and a growing concern for the health of the environment. Sales forecasts predict that green
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08/19/2012
Non-contact driverï½s ECG monitoring system

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Figure 1: Block diagram of a typical EPIC sensor

EPIC (Electric Potential Integrated Circuit) is a very-high-impedance electric-field sensor that measures the ambient electric field with minimal disturbance. EPIC sensors are suitable for
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08/19/2012
Powerex completes new automated production center

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Examples of high-power silicon and SiC semiconductor modules

Leveraging $6 million in DOE (U.S. Department of Energy) funding, Powerex is has announced the opening of a new automated production center. The facility is capable of producing both silicon and silicon-carbide
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08/17/2012
AVX introduces new DC-link film capacitor series for power-supply and inverter applications

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FB Series capacitors feature voltage ratings of 550 to 1200 V and a capacitance range from 0.68 to 75 uF.

AVX has introduced a new line of polypropylene dielectric DC-link film capacitors. Designated the FB Series, the capacitors feature voltage ratings of 550 to 1200 V and a capacitance range from 0.68
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08/16/2012
International Rectifier introduces automotive power MOSFETs

AUIRFR4292 and AUIRFS6535 MOSFETS

International Rectifier has launched the AUIRFR4292 and AUIRFS6535 automotive-qualified power MOSFETs featuring Rds(on) low on-state resistance for Piezo injection systems for both diesel and petrol
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08/16/2012
Ioxus launches thin-cell iMOD ultracapacitor modules

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iMOD THiNCAP ultracapacitor module for power conditioning applications

Ioxus has announced it is offering thin-cell ultracapacitor modules for power conditioning and AGV (automated guided vehicle) applications. Ioxus THiNCAP iMOD modules consist of high-power, thin,
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08/15/2012
IRï½s automotive-qualified 600-V trench IGBTs in D2Pak deliver high power density in HEVs & EVs

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International Rectifier has announced the introduction of a family of automotive-qualified 600-V IGBTs for electric and hybrid vehicle applications including air conditioner inverters, pumps, and
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08/15/2012
Kemet offers high energy polymer tantalum series

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Kemet T545 Surface Mount Capacitor

Kemet has introduced its newT545 high-energy polymer tantalum seriesof surface-mount capacitors. These devices are well suited for applications including SSD (solid-state drives), wireless cards,
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08/15/2012
Designing with low-leakage tantalum and niobium oxide capacitors
DCL (direct current leakage) is an effect common to all capacitors. DCL values and behavior under varying electrical and environmental conditions relate to the capacitor's dielectric. The leakage
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08/13/2012
STMicroelectronics' tiny 3-axis gyroscope delivers power, speed, and design-in advantages

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The L3GD20H 3-axis gyroscope draws 25% less current, outputs 60% less noise, and turns on 80% faster than ST's previous generation devices.

STMicroelectronics has unveiled its smallest, lowest-power, and highest-performance chip-scale gyroscope for advanced motion-sensing applications. ST's L3GD20H gyroscope measures only 3 x 3 x 1 mm.
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08/13/2012
New super capacitors reach 3,500 F for power, energy storage, and audio applications

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The DCN series super capacitors are available in 1 to 3,200 F, 2.7 to 5.5 WVDC.

The new DCN series of super capacitors from Illinois Capacitor offers capacitance values up to an astonishing 3,500 Farads, while maintaining small case sizes. Custom modules are also available to
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08/13/2012
PCB layout for accurate current sensing

Kory Schroeder, Director of Marketing, Stackpole Electronics

Editor's note: Stackpole Electronics recently announced its 5 W ultra-precision current-sensing resistor—the CSS4527—available in values between 0.5 and 120 m? with tolerances to 0.5% and 50 ppm/°C
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08/12/2012
Yole forcasts $44 B inverter market to exceed $55 B by 2016

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Inverter market forecast: 2010 to 2016

Continued strong interest in green energy, power electronics for electricity conversion is experiencing important growth. Starting with a total inverter market size of almost $44 billion in 2012,
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08/10/2012
Dynex gears up for power electronics

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Ribbon cutting at the launch of the new Dynex Semiconductor Research & Development Centre - part of an £11.25 million investment in technologies and new jobs.

Lincoln, UK-based Dynex Semiconductor has launched a new research-and-development centre—part of an £11.25 million investment in technologies and new jobs. The designer and manufacturer of high-power
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08/10/2012
Linear Technology's new high-accuracy temperature monitor provides adjustable alerts

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Linear Technology's LTC2996 updates either of two temperature measurements every 3.5 ms to provide systems with sufficient time to react to alerts.

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2996 high-accuracy temperature sensor for 2.25 to 5.5 V systems. The LTC2996 measures a remote diode's temperature with 1 °C accuracy and its own die temperature
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08/09/2012
AVX develops new 4-leaded DC-link film capacitor series for power applications

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AVX's FE series DC-link capacitors are available in capacitances of 3.3 to 75 ?F

AVX has developed a new series of polypropylene dielectric DC-link film capacitors. The new 4-leaded FE Series capacitors utilize a low-loss film technology, feature voltage ratings up to 1.2 kV,
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08/08/2012
Infineon introduces KP200 pressure sensor for autombiles

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KP2000 Pressure sensor

The KP200 pressure sensor from Infineon Technologies plays an important role in the event of an automobile collision increasing the protection of pedestrians and car occupants. The sensor is part
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08/06/2012

 



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