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Power Passives and Discretes

December 2013
Cars have feelings too

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Dr. Robert Brand, VACUUMSCHMELZE

Advances in automobile development have meant that modern vehicles are now much safer and more comfortable than their predecessors. Every new generation of automobile features a proliferation of active solutions developed to complement and enhance passive safety features such as increased chassis rigidity. Longer-established
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Date:
12/31/2013
MTEL Electronics, a strategic independent distributor of semiconductor, opto-electronics, passive and active components has finalized an authorized distribution agreement with America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors and discrete semiconductor components.
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Date:
12/30/2013
AVX expands Mini-TurboCap BME capacitor family

AVX Mini-TurboCap capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its Mini-TurboCap™ and RoHS Compliant Mini-TurboCap™ Series with a 25V rating and an extended capacitance range (up to 39μF) for its 50V parts. Now available in 25V, 50V, and 100V, these state-of-the-art base metal
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Date:
12/27/2013

Circuit breaker analyzer wins Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award

Circuit Breaker Analyzer

Circuit Breaker Analyzer, developer of CBAnalyzer™, the world’s first smart phone-based application for testing circuit breaker performance based on vibration analysis, has won the Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award in the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Software category. "With
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12/23/2013
Brushless DC Tachometer/Commutators from ServoTek Products Aid in Industrial Motor Speed Monitoring

TachSyn brushless DC tachometer/commutator

ServoTek Products, a member of the Bellofram Group of Companies and a leading manufacturer of instrument-grade DC tachometers and low-cost encoders, announced the successful application of its TachSyn Series brushless DC tachometer/commutator within industrial motor speed monitoring applications. The
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12/17/2013
TI's industry-leading inductance-to-digital converter now available from Mouser

TI LDC1000 Inductance-to-Digital Converter

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the world’s first Inductance-to-Digital Converter from Texas Instruments which is a contact-less, short-range sensing technology that provides a revolution in sensing. The Texas Instruments LDC1000 Inductance-to-Digital Converter available from Mouser Electronics
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Date:
12/16/2013
Historically, remote wireless sensors have depended on batteries to provide power to measure data and transmit it wirelessly. This has worked reliably, but the usable life of these sensor networks is solely dependent that of the battery. In some applications, the wireless sensor nodes are accessible so the batteries
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Date:
12/15/2013
Silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor technology has now reached a point in its evolution where SiC power devices can serve as the catalyst for a new generation of ultra-efficient power electronics systems, especially in the emerging market for small- to medium-sized solar power inverters.  Several
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Date:
12/14/2013
Bob Chao of Advanced Linear Devices on using supercapacitors in systems

Bob Chao of Advanced Linear Devices

In this PSDcast Bob Chao of Advanced Linear Devices (ALD) talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the various issues involved in using supercapacitors in a system. ALD's EPAD MOSFETs are designed to provide active continuous leakage current regulation and self-balancing of stacked series-connected
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Date:
12/12/2013
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has signed an agreement with leading authorized master distributor, Waldom Electronics. Waldom, which caters to the unique needs of distributors, will offer an extensive portfolio of AVX's best-in-class tantalum,
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Date:
12/12/2013
Driven by emerging countries’ extensive power plant capacity additions, economic growth and the need to improve access to electricity, the global power transformer market is expected to increase from $10.3 billion in 2013 to $19.7 billion in 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.6%, forecasts
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Date:
12/12/2013
AVX expands Mini-TurboCap capacitor series

AVX Mini-TurboCap Series

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its Mini-TurboCap(TM) and RoHS Compliant Mini-TurboCap Series with a new 25V rating and an extended capacitance range (up to 39µF) for its 50V parts. Now available in 25V, 50V, and 100V, these state-of-the-art base metal
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Date:
12/11/2013
Expanded range of sulphur-resistant chip resistors from Yageo now available from TTI

Yageo AF series sulfur-resistant chip resistors

Yageo’s expanded AF series of sulfur-resistant chip resistors can now be ordered from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The recently introduced 4-pin, 2-resistor (0402 x 2) AF122 arrays and 8-pin, 4-resistor (0402 x 4) AF124 arrays help
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Date:
12/11/2013
AVX to present on commercial vs. Hi-Rel qualification methods at MRQW 2013

AVX high-reliability capacitors

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will deliver a presentation entitled “Commercial vs. Hi-Rel Qualification Method Comparison” at the 2013 Microelectronics Reliability & Qualification Working Meeting (MRQW). A forum for the open discussion of reliability
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Date:
12/09/2013
The third edition of IDTechEx's Supercapacitors event was held in Santa Clara, California on 20-21 November. The event was co-located with other IDTechEx events such as Printed Electronics, Graphene Live and Energy Harvesting & Storage, which along with Supercapacitors USA 2013 achieved the presence of 2,200
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Date:
12/06/2013
Allegro's linear current-sensor IC is thermally enhanced for high precision
The ACS770 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a fully integrated Hall-effect based linear current sensor IC incorporating thermal enhancement for high precision. The device consists of a precision, low-offset linear Hall circuit with a copper conduction path located near the die. Applied current flowing through
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Date:
12/05/2013
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