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Power Passives and Discretes

 



 

 

Power Passives and Discretes

November 2014
Power plants and grids are stretched to their limits. To ensure the operational safety, critical factors such as "Hot-Spots" inside high voltage transformers, power factor correction capacitors and alternators are monitored. Other possible capabilities are temperature measurement on high voltage distribution
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11/28/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Maxim Integrated uses a mini beer-mug inscription factory to demonstration advanced production automation solutions for Power Systems Design at electronica
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11/28/2014
Compact size, cost savings, high-precision – the new ICB-M current sensor from Isabellenhütte satisfies the key battery management criteria for high-voltage batteries in electric and hybrid vehicles. The ICB-M features two mutually independent measurement channels, which are galvanically isolated and have
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11/25/2014

AVX claims smallest, highest CV polymer tantalum capacitors available

AVX's F38 Series polymer tantalum capacitors

AVX, a leader in passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its F38 Series with the addition of the smallest, highest CV polymer tantalum capacitors available in the industry. Packaged in a miniature 0603 (1608 metric) M case with an ultra low 0.9mm maximum profile,
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11/24/2014
Linear's universal Temp Sensor IC linearizes temp sensors with 0.1°C accuracy

LTC2983 high performance digital temperature measurement IC

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2983 high performance digital temperature measurement IC which directly digitizes RTDs, thermocouples, thermistors and external diodes with 0.1°C accuracy and 0.001°C resolution. A high performance analog front end combines low noise and low offset buffered ADCs with all
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11/24/2014
Premier Magnetics’ transformers target TI’s Fly-Buck converters

Premier Magnetics Fly-Buck transformers

Premier Magnetics, global producer of high-quality magnetic components, has introduced a line of transformers specifically designed to complement the Texas Instruments LM5017 family of Fly-Buck converters. The Premier Magnetics Fly-Buck transformers’ topology and electrical characteristics are designed to
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11/24/2014
Farsens unveils Atlas battery-free RFID weight monitoring tag

The Atlas battery-free RFID sensor tag

The Atlas from Farsens is a battery-free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated weight measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag. The device features four channels for load cells with measurement ranges from 0kfg to
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11/24/2014
This article shows the measured characteristics of coupled-inductor Sepic converters and compares them with a separate inductor Sepic. The coupled-inductor Sepic has less diverse transfer functions, but it is still a challenge to control over a wide range. Publications in the past have discussed the coupled-inductor
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11/22/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Honeywell describes their pressure sensor products for Power Systems Design, with an emphasis on their latest devices with extremely small form factors and
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11/20/2014
For high-bay and outdoor lighting fixtures, the cost of the LED driver electronics is reported to be 17% of the total fixture cost. An additional 40% of the fixture cost is contributed by the mechanical, thermal, and electrical portions of the fixture [1], which, in part, help support the weight and volume of
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11/19/2014
Vishay T16 Series wet tantalum capacitors now at TTI

Vishay T16 Series wet tantalum capacitors

Vishay’s latest series of tantalum-cased wet tantalum capacitors with glass-to-tantalum hermetic seals is now available at TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The Vishay T16 Series is available in A, B, C and D case codes and provide all the
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11/18/2014
AVX releases SMPS capacitor simulation software

AVX has released their latest version of its SpiCalci simulation software

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released their latest version of its SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors. Featuring enhanced part selection
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11/18/2014
EPC Introduces EPC2105 monolithic GaN half bridge

EPC GaN transistor half bridge

EPC announces the EPC2105, 80 V enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge. By integrating two eGaN® power FETs into a single device, interconnect inductances and the interstitial space needed on the PCB are eliminated. This increases both efficiency (especially at higher frequencies) and power
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11/14/2014
Jonathan Tucker of Keithley on the increasing complexity of test

Jonathan Tucker of Keithley

In this PSDcast Jonathan Tucker of Keithley talks to Alix Paultre about the pressures and challenges the increasing complexity of systems and the means to test them presents to the electronic design engineer. To address sone of these challenges, Keithley recently introduced the Model 2460 SourceMeter Source
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11/10/2014
 Radiall TestPro cable assemblies now available at TTI

Radiall TestPro cable assemblies

Radiall TestPro cable assembles are now available at TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Designed specifically for testing and measurement in the DC - 40GHz frequency range, depending on connector and cable selected, TestPro cables offer outstanding
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11/07/2014
KEMET has revealed its plans for Electronica this November, launching their latest tantalum capacitor families while also showcasing advanced high-performance ceramic capacitors. These new products are expected to further strengthen the company’s market position as the engineer’s choice for capacitors, filters,
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11/07/2014
Tollgrade Communications, an industry leader in redefining the standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced the availability of its LightHouse® Medium Voltage (MV) Power Sensor for Europe. European grid operators are under increasing pressure
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11/06/2014
IR's latest IGBT modules suit high-power industrial apps

IGBT modules for high power industrial applications

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced a comprehensive family of IGBT modules for high power industrial applications including motor drive inverters, switch mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar inverters and welding.   The
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11/06/2014
The program for the Trillion Sensor Summit (TSensors) has been announced by conference chairman Dr. Janusz Bryzek. The technical program will feature 36 the world’s leading sensor visionaries who will present their findings on rapidly emerging ultrahigh-volume sensor applications, technologies and supporting
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11/06/2014
Vishay's 500 mW zener diodes save space using novel low-profile MicroSMF eSMP package

PLZ Series diodes feature a planar structure

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first new series of Zener diodes with 500 mW of power dissipation in the new ultra-compact MicroSMF eSMP series package. Combining extremely tight voltage tolerances with low leakage current and excellent stability, the PLZ Series is designed to withstand ESD pulses of 8000
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11/05/2014
Tektronix unveils low-cost full-featured portable spectrum analyzer

RSA306 spectrum analyzer

Tektronix, a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has introduced a novel class of affordable spectrum analyzers based on a USB architecture with a list price of just $3,490. The RSA306 sets a new price/performance threshold for spectrum analyzers and features a broad 9 kHz to
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11/04/2014
TDK expands portfolio of automotive-grade NP0 MLCCs

TDK CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs

TDK has expanded its CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs based on NP0 ceramics and claims the industry’s broadest portfolio of NP0 products in terms of voltage range and capacitance range. The updated lineup of NP0 types, which feature a temperature coefficient of 0 and a tolerance of ±30 ppm/K up to +150
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11/03/2014
Dr. Kimberly McGrath of Maxwell Technologies on their development partnership with Corning

Dr. Kimberly McGrath of Maxwell Technologies

In this PSDcast Dr. Kimberly McGrath of Maxwell Technologies talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's recent development partnership with Corning. The goal is to advance the state of capacitive energy storage tech by addressing the challenges frequently cited by ultracapacitor customers,
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11/03/2014

 



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