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Power Passives and Discretes

January 2017
Piezoelectric elements have traditionally been used primarily in applications in the audio industry, operating in the human audio range (nominally 100 Hz to 18 kHz). However, subsequent improvements in device characteristics have extended their usefulness into markets which demand much-higher performance. For
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01/30/2017
Lots of things are currently changing: Digital transformation is in full swing, changing our daily lives and demanding new business models. Many countries are facing economic and social challenges. Let’s look at how this effects distribution and what companies like Rutronik are doing to continue to move forward
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01/28/2017
The ability to make consistent measurements of RF or microwave power levels is vital to developing effective radio systems and networks. This article explores how different approaches affect the resultant measurements. The test case compares various approaches to making average power measurements
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01/28/2017

DC-DC converter modules have been around a long time and can be found in most power conversion stages of virtually every application today. As their use evolved to changing application requirements so did the design approach used to construct them. One of these trends meant that in order to preserve
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01/28/2017
Vishay's fourth-gen 600 V E series power MOSFET lowers conduction, switching losses

Vishay Siliconix n-channel SiHP065N60E

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first device in its fourth generation of 600 V E Series power MOSFETs. Providing high efficiency for telecom, industrial, and enterprise power supply applications, the Vishay Siliconix n-channel SiHP065N60E slashes on-resistance by 30 % compared with previous 600 V E Series
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01/26/2017
EPC opens Blacksburg Applications Center

Suvankar Biswas, Ph.D.

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announced the opening of an Applications Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. This center will increase the reach of EPC to support research and development for the applications of enhancement-mode gallium nitride transistors and ICs. In addition to traditional FET and IC power conversion
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01/26/2017
Torex expands lineup of transient voltage suppressors

XBP14E5UFN series transient voltage suppressors

Torex Semiconductor has released the XBP14E5UFN series of transient voltage suppressors, intended to be mounted in close proximity to an external interface to protect downstream ICs from electrostatic discharge. Supporting high-speed signal lines with a low pin capacitance, the XBP14E5UFN is ideal
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01/26/2017
Stackpole launches carbon composition axial-leaded resistors

RC Series carbon composition axial leaded resistors

The RC Series of carbon composition axial-leaded resistors is an outstanding choice for high speed or high energy pulse handling requirements. The large mass of the carbon resistive element efficiently dissipates high energy surge events while the almost negligible inductance allows for higher switching speeds
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01/25/2017
TDK expands automotive MLCC lineup for high-temp apps
TDK has expanded its CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs for high-temperature applications: New MLCCs with X8L temperature characteristics have been introduced and the capacitance range of its existing X8R types has been extended. With the new types, TDK's lineup of X8L and X8R MLCCs features an unrivalled
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01/24/2017
EpiGaN n.v., a leading provider of III-nitride semiconductor material solutions for efficient power systems, is listed again among the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by the Cleantech Group. CTG keeps its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and the
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01/24/2017
EPC kit uses GaN-driven laser diodes for LiDAR

EPC9126 100 V high current pulsed laser diode driver evaluation board

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announced the availability of the EPC9126, a 100 V high current pulsed laser diode driver evaluation board. In a LiDAR system, used for detecting objects in autonomous vehicle applications, speed and accuracy of detection is critical. As demonstrated by this board, the rapid
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01/19/2017
TDK's low-loss thin-film metal inductors have high current capability for power circuits

TFM160808ALC thin-film inductor

TDK presents the TFM160808ALC thin-film inductor for power supply circuits, which features a maximum DC resistance of 62 mΩ that is 30 percent lower than for existing types (e.g. TFM160808ALM, 0.47 μH). The new type, whose compact dimensions are just 1.6 mm x 0.8 mm x 0.8 mm, also offers a high rated current
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01/18/2017
Infineon's 700 V CoolMOS P7 family serves quasi-resonant flyback topologies

700 V CoolMOS P7

Infineon Technologies developed the new 700 V CoolMOS P7 family to serve today’s and tomorrow’s trends in quasi resonant flyback topologies. These new MOSFETs offer unmatched performance improvements compared to currently used superjunction technologies. Soft switching topologies like smart phone and tablet
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01/17/2017
Murata’s very high-temp leaded caps suit automotive apps

RHS capacitors

Murata Power Solutions has developed a capacitor able to withstand the extremely high temperatures experienced by equipment located in severe environments such as the engine compartment of an automobile. To improve the fuel economy of an automobile, a DC motor drive is used to optimize control of
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01/12/2017
At CES, NXP will introduce a revolutionary new processor family: i.MX 8M — dedicated to the consumer IoT market. NXP’s i.MX 8M family addresses the major inflection points currently underway in streaming media: voice recognition and networked speakers in audio, the move to 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) and
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01/04/2017
Stackpole adds 6W current-sense chip resistor

CSRF Series of foil on ceramic carrier current sense chips

Stackpole's popular CSRF Series of foil on ceramic carrier current sense chips have added a robust 2043 size part rated for 6 watts of power. The 2043 chip size has terminations on the longer edge of the chip which allows it to handle higher currents with lower thermal resistance and exceptional TCR of 50 ppm.
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Date:
01/04/2017
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