Power Passives & Discretes

September 2013
ROHM's 1200V SiC MOSFETs deliver cost-effective breakthrough performance
ROHM Semiconductor recently released new 1200V SiC (Silicon Carbide) MOSFETs, designated SCT2080KE and SCH2080KE, that are designed to deliver cost-effective, breakthrough performance. Both are 80-milliohm
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09/30/2013
What is the Smart Grid, really?

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Figure 1: Escalating installations of renewable energy sources are likely to be distributed far and wide

The Smart Grid - a changing landscape of supply, demand and storage Definitions of the "Smart Grid" range from highly technical descriptions to purely commercial interpretations, but whichever one
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09/26/2013
VPG's flip-chip high-stability current sense foil resistors offer low TCR
Vishay Precision Group, announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released a new series of high-precision foil surface-mount current sensing flip chip resistors with low TCR down to
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09/24/2013

Maxwell ultracapacitors support Caterpillar's hydra-electric technology in the industry's largest-ever hydraulic mining shovel
Maxwell Technologies, announced that it is supplying ultracapacitors to Caterpillar for a high-efficiency energy management system that supports Caterpillar's fuel-saving hydra-electric technology
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09/24/2013
ARCOL resistors provide heat in space probe
ARCOL Resistors, long-established specialists in resistor technology, has a great deal of experience of providing products for custom requirements but faced a unique challenge when asked to provide
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09/24/2013
Selecting the Right MOSFET for Power Factor Correction Applications

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Figure 1: PFC schematic

Power factor is the ratio of the real power (P = Watts) to the apparent power (VA = Volt Ampere); the goal is to achieve a power factor as close to 1 as possible. A load with a lower power factor
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09/19/2013
The program for TSensors (Trillion) Sensor Summit has been announced by conference chairman Dr. Janusz Bryzek. The technical program will feature forty-seven of the world's leading sensor visionaries
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09/19/2013
Resistor offers lightning surge withstanding to 5.5kV
The RPC Series from Stackpole offers outstanding pulse handling in a thick film chip resistor. In addition to handling much higher pulse power than same sized commodity thick film chip, the RPC Series
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09/19/2013
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation introduced the EPC2018 as the newest member of EPC's family of enhancement mode gallium nitride power transistors. The EPC2018 is a 5.76 mm2, 150 VDS, 12
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09/19/2013
Vishay Gen III P-Channel MOSFETs boast industry-low on-resistance in the PowerPAK SC-70 package
Vishay Intertechnology extended its offering of TrenchFET® Gen III p-channel power MOSFETs in the ultra-compact PowerPAK® SC-70 package. Designed to save space and increase power efficiency in portable
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09/16/2013
Chroma's wound component tester combines many functions
Chroma Systems Solutions, a leading provider of electrical power testing equipment and automated systems, announced the industry's first Wound Component Electrical Safety Test (EST) Analyzer that
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09/13/2013
Stackpole releases MR series molded metal element current sense resistors
The MR Series from Stackpole is a thru-hole current sensing resistor series with a metal element in a molded package. The inherently non-inductive metal element provides resistance values down to
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09/13/2013
AVX's hermetically-sealed SMD tantalum capacitor series claims highest temperature rating of 230°C
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced the new THH 230°C Hermetic Series high temperature SMD tantalum capacitors. Encased in hermetically sealed
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09/12/2013
TTI to carry Ohmite MIL-R-39005 qualified
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has been appointed by Ohmite as exclusive worldwide distributor for its new series of Mil-R-39005
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09/12/2013
LICA low-inductance decoupling cap arrays from AVX target hi-rel mil/aero apps
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded the applications for its LICA® Series low inductance decoupling capacitor arrays. Widely utilized
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09/09/2013
AVX's CECC-compliant wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors handle harsh environments
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the TWA-E Series of axial-leaded wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors. Featuring a welded
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09/05/2013
AVX significantly expands its portfolio of tantalum polymer capacitors
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced significant expansions to its portfolio of tantalum polymer capacitors, which is currently comprised of
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09/03/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is joining with sponsors Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center, EEWeb, Electronic Engineering
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09/03/2013