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Power Passives and Discretes

March 2015
TI’s smart power switch replaces discrete components in powertrain and automotive body electronics
Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first smart, high-side power switch with programmable current limit. As automotive systems become more complex, the various loads within the system can each require different profiles during operation. Using the TPS1H100-Q1, designers can drive various loads with
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03/27/2015
TE Connectivity’s compact MHP-TAM series provides Li-Ion thermal protection in space-constrained consumer electronics

The MHP-TAM devices

Battery applications designers are tasked with meeting increasingly stringent safety standards for ultra-thin notebooks and other portable consumer electronics powered by high-capacity lithium polymer and prismatic cells. In response, TE Connectivity’s business unit, TE Circuit Protection, introduced the new
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03/27/2015
TDK expands power capacitor plant in Zhuhai, China

Production of power capacitors at the TDK plant in Zhuhai FTZ, China.

TDK has opened a production facility for EPCOS power capacitors at its Zhuhai FTZ plant in China. In doing so, TDK is expanding and consolidating its power capacitor production based in China. Besides capacitors, TDK manufactures a wide range of EPCOS protection devices and temperature sensors at the plant –
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03/27/2015

AVX claims highest Q 01005 MLCC available for UHF band applications

CU Series ultralow ESR C0G (NP0) MLCCs

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the highest Q 01005 MLCC available on today’s market for ultra high frequency (UHF) band applications (300MHz—3GHz). The first part number of the new CU Series ultralow ESR C0G (NP0) MLCCs, the CU10 01005 MLCC, exhibits
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03/27/2015
Qspeed 150V diodes from Power Integrations offer switching speed and softness

Qspeed 150 V diodes

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced a new family of Qspeed 150 V diodes. The fastest silicon diodes in the world, Qspeed LQA150 series devices also feature excellent softness for low EMI. Based on the company’s Qspeed merged-PIN
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03/20/2015
Stackpole's precision current-sensing resistor handles up to 100A

Stackpole CSS4527 5 watt surface mount current sense resistor

The CSS4527 from Stackpole is a 5 watt surface mount current sense resistor capable of handling up to 100 amps of continuous current. This part offers tolerances down to 0.5% and TCR of 50 ppm making it ideal for precision power sensing and control. Further, the CSS series can operate at full rated power up
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03/09/2015
AVX releases interactive guide to medium- & high-power film capacitors

AVX product selector guide

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new interactive product selector guide for its medium and high power film capacitors, which are well-known for their self-healing technology and safe, reliable, long lifetime performance. Organized by function and featuring
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Date:
03/09/2015
TDK's latest EMC filters offer high performance in a very compact design

EPCOS 3-line EMC filters

TDK Corporation presents a new series of very compact EPCOS 3-line EMC filters for frequency converters. These high-performance filters are suitable for a rated voltage of 530 V AC in 50/60 Hz grids. The B84243A8* series currently comprises seven different types that are designed for currents of between 3 A
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03/05/2015
Ametherm announced its product lineup for the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) 2015, taking place March 15-19 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In booth 1023, the company will be showcasing a wide range of its leading inrush current limiters for reliable circuit protection and NTC sensing
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03/04/2015
AVX's Chris Reynolds on power passives in the IoT

Chris Reynolds of AVX

In this PSDcast Chris Reynolds of AVX talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the latest passive devices and their ability to empower Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as wearables. Lower-voltage passives have to deal with current more precisely at lower
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Date:
03/03/2015
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