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Power Passives and Discretes

February 2014
Renesas on motor and gate drivers

Satya Laud and Jean Claude Harel of Renesas

In this PSDcast Satya Laud and Jean Claude Harel, part of Renesas' power team, talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about motor and gate drivers. A significant yet often under-appreciated aspect of power management, proper driver technology, architecture, and deployment are critical to the success of
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02/27/2014
AVX boosts 0603 MLOC family capacitance by 2X

AVX 0603 Multilayer Organic Capacitor (MLOC)

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has doubled the capacitance of its 0603 Multilayer Organic Capacitor (MLOC) Series, extending the highest-rated capacitance value from 2.5pF to 5.1pF. Ideal for applications including RF power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, filter
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02/26/2014
World's first wind tunnel for bikes is empowered by National Instruments

Bicycle wind tunnel

Anyone who thinks cycling is a simple matter of pedal power has overlooked the growing role of scientific research in helping both amateurs and professionals travel faster on two wheels. In pursuit of maximum speed and efficiency, bike and equipment manufacturer Specialized has created the world’s first wind
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02/24/2014

AVX expands capacitance values and voltage ratings in C0G (NP0) MLCCS

AVX high-reliability C0G (NP0) dielectric multilayer ceramic capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its range of high-reliability C0G (NP0) dielectric multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). Available in case sizes spanning 01005 to 2225, voltages up to 500V, and capacitance tolerances as low as ±0.1pF, AVX’s
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02/21/2014
Microchip’s low-power sensor hub makes sensor fusion easy

SSC7102 low-power turnkey sensor hub

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the SSC7102—a low-power, flexible and turnkey sensor hub that makes implementing sensor fusion easy and provides an extremely large selection of supported sensors. In fact, Microchip directly
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02/21/2014
Delivering more than 200mA of output current can be a serious challenge for many high-voltage operational amplifiers. But for high voltage applications requiring as much as 1A of current, it is possible to meet this spec by pairing a current buffer with the op amp. What the current buffer brings to this arrangement
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02/18/2014
Battery replacement may soon be a thing of the past. Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) are tapping into low frequency vibrations, the most abundant and ubiquitous energy source in the surroundings, to power small-scale electronic devices indefinitely. IME's energy harvester has the
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02/18/2014
As the shift from discrete DC-DC converters to integrated power modules continues, more complex devices are being introduced into the market for applications in several fields like industrial and telecommunications. These both require programmable modules with small footprints and high power density that deliver
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02/17/2014
Advances in system level goals of the Smart Grid to better manage electrical loads during high demand time of use or during a shortage of available resources have created a need for efficient methods of connecting and disconnecting loads from the grid. Load management systems have been available in the commercial
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02/17/2014
AVX's polymer tantalum chip capacitors with undertab terminations target high-energy applications

TCN PulseCap tantalum solid-electrolytic chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released its TCN PulseCap™ Series of tantalum solid-electrolytic chip capacitors, a polymer electrode version of AVX’s industry-favorite, high capacitance, and high energy TLN PulseCap Series. Available in the same single,
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02/10/2014
ROHM op-amps suit motion-sensor signal amplification

ROHM op-amp block diagram

ROHM has recently announced the development of op-amps designed for motion sensor applications such as accelerometers (shock) and angular velocity detection. Recent years have seen a growing number of devices, such as smartphones, tablet PCs, and portable gaming systems, that incorporate sensors to detect acceleration,
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02/10/2014
UK-based ARCOL Resistors is increasing the availability of their power and specialist resistor range worldwide through closer cooperation with RS Components, widely recognised as the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. The latest ARCOL Resistor types to
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02/10/2014
AVX’s low ESR tantalum chip capacitors get ESA QPL approval

AVX TES Series low ESR tantalum chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, announced that its high-reliability TES Series low ESR tantalum chip capacitors have received full European Space Agency (ESA) QPL (qualified part list) qualification approval in accordance with the European Space Components Coordination
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02/06/2014
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions,will deliver four technical presentations and chair a conference session at the 18th annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition (CMSE 2014), which will take place February 18-20, 2014 at the LAX
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02/06/2014
Stackpole's RHC Series claims lowest heat rise in a 2512-size chip resistor

Stackpole's RHC2512 2W-rated 2512 chip resistor

The RHC2512 from Stackpole is a 2W-rated 2512-size chip resistor with a lower heat rise compared to other high-power chip resistors currently available. Stackpole uses a novel part design, set of materials, and manufacturing processes to lower the self-heating of the part by at least 30°C. The RHC2512
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02/06/2014
Researchers of Freie Universität Berlin, of the Bernstein Fokus Neuronal Basis of Learning, and of the Bernstein Center Berlin and have developed a robot that perceives environmental
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02/05/2014
AVX’s latest SMT tantalum capacitors tout high reliability and minimal DC leakage

TMJ S1gma Series SMD tantalum capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the TMJ S1gma Series of high-reliability SMD tantalum capacitors, which offer three levels of next-generation statistical screening and process control enhancement for applications that require both exceedingly high
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02/04/2014
There are many kinds of oscilloscope probes on the market with differing functions and electrical/physical characteristics. Some suit low-frequency applications, while others function well at high frequencies or high voltages. In this article, we’ll go over some of the salient characteristics of common probe
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02/04/2014
In terms of performance requirements for a power device, a solar inverter is one of the most demanding industrial applications. First, for a grid tie inverter, efficiency directly relates to income generation, so device performance is paramount. Also a long and reliable life, on the order of 20 years or more,
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02/04/2014

 



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