Power Passives & Discretes

August 2013
AVX launches medical-grade tantalum capacitors for implantable devices
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the TAZ HRC5000 medical grade tantalum series. Designed for use in implantable medical devices, the new
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08/28/2013
ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, announced next-generation sensor-enabled RFID tags offering breakthroughs for medical, automotive safety and other applications
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08/28/2013
Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has introduced an ultra-low capacitance protection thyristor. The SDP Series SIDACtor® Protection Thyristor in the SOT23-6 package provides
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08/22/2013

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an updated version of its SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap®) capacitor simulation software, which
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08/19/2013
Microchip claims first temperature sensor family with 1.8V SMBus and I2C capability
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a new six-member family of temperature sensor ICs called the EMC118X. This is
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08/19/2013
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:VLTR) for $23 per share, which represents a 55% premium
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08/16/2013
Mouser Electronics is now offering highly-integrated temperature sensing solutions from Texas Instruments that will help speed the design cycle for the next generation of temperature sensors.
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08/14/2013
Vishay's Power Metal Strip meter shunt resistors now available from TTI
Vishay's latest Power Metal Strip® meter shunt resistors WSMS2906 and WSBS8518 feature a proprietary processing technique that produces extremely low resistance values for increased accuracy in numerous
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08/13/2013
Advanced Power Electronics' dual-channel MOSFETs simplify synchronous buck design
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has launched an asymmetric-dual N-channel enhancement mode power MOSFET targeting
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08/12/2013
Carbon film resistors tout high moisture resistance
Stackpole's HDM Series carbon film resistors use special materials, processing, and controls to achieve a level of moisture withstanding far better than comparable film resistors. The HDM Series
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08/10/2013
STMicroelectronics claims first 650V automotive MOSFETs in TO-247
The STW78N65M5 and STW62N65M5 from STMicroelectronics are presented as the industry's first 650V AEC-Q101 automotive-qualified MOSFETs in the popular TO-247 package. The 650V rating provides greater
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08/07/2013
Considering high-voltage GaN Cascodes

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Price, performance and availability will be the obvious primary determinants of the initial sales growth of GaN transistors and diodes. Product acceptance also hinges upon the additional factors
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08/06/2013
Stackpole CSRF Series claims industry's lowest resistance values
The CSRF Series from Stackpole is a foil on ceramic carrier technology designed for precision current sensing applications. The addition of the 0603 chip size with resistance values down to 5 milliohm
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08/03/2013