Power Passives & Discretes

July 2014
Intepro introduces SemTest power semiconductor ATE system

The Intepro SemTest automated test system

The Intepro SemTest automated test system is an ideal solution for reliability and extended lifetime testing of Power Semiconductors including IGBT, MOSFET, SCR, Diode and Bipolar parts and modules. This fully integrated solution meets the requirements of JEDEC standards and may be used for product development
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07/28/2014
The demand for sophisticated automotive body electronics continues to increase at a record pace, driven by consumer expectations and OEMs striving for differentiation and governmental compliance. The system design to production time has dropped dramatically over the past five years, and these body electronics
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07/27/2014
Configuring high volume test systems for power semiconductors requires balancing the need for high throughput with the need to ensure high measurement integrity. This article addresses some specific challenges of these types of testing applications and how the features and characteristics of modern source measure
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07/25/2014

Newark element14 announces the addition of Honeywell’s Nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs to its product line today – the industry’s first of its kind. The new ICs provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity, as low as 7 Gauss typical, while requiring nanopower up to 360 nA in value. The
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07/25/2014
IDTechEx's report "Functional Materials for Supercapacitors / Ultracapacitors / EDLC 2015-2025" explains the materials and performance, achievements and objectives of the 80 manufacturers of supercapacitors and supercabatteries and researchers. It reveals the performance, formulation and
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07/25/2014
Coilcraft flyback transformer suits 30W POE+ applications

Coilcraft’s POE300F Series flyback transformer

Coilcraft’s POE300F Series flyback transformers are designed to meet IEEE 802.3at-2009 standards for PoE Plus applications up to 30 Watts. Common PoE applications include VoIP telephones, IP cameras with pan tilt and zoom (PTZ), wireless access points, network routers and remote Ethernet switches. POE300F
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07/22/2014
Cornell Dubilier introduces hybrid polymer-aluminum electrolytic capacitors

HZA Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics announced the release of type HZA Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Combining the advantages of each technology, type HZA has the ultra-low ESR characteristics of conductive aluminum polymer capacitors packaged in a V-chip, SMT case with high capacitance and voltage
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07/17/2014
Thyristor stack controllers suit easy retrofitting

Thyristor stack controller from Sprint Electric used in a hot rolling mill

Sprint Electric presents an external thyristor stack controller called the PLXD. Thyristor stack controllers are ideal for controlling DC 6 pulse or 12 pulse, 2 Quadrant or 4 Quadrant thyristor power stacks. A thyristor stack controller is used together with an external thyristor power stack when a modular drive
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07/14/2014
Vishay Sprague TANTAMOUNT SMT molded tantalum chip capacitors now available from TTI

Vishay Sprague TANTAMOUNT SMT molded tantalum chip capacitors

Vishay Sprague’s TL3 Series of TANTAMOUNT surface-mount tantalum moulded chip capacitors is available now from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The TL3 Series enables systems designers to extend the battery run-time of portable devices,
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07/09/2014
Infineon Technologies complements its portfolio of Reverse Conducting (RC) Soft Switching IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) introducing a 1350V device with a monolithic integrated reverse conduction diode in 20A current class. The  20A RC-H5 devices extend Infineon`s performance leadership of the
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07/08/2014
Farsens' SHADOW battery-free RFID battery-less ambient light detector monitors exposure to light of tagged assets

Farsens SHADOW battery-free RFID ambient light detector tag

The SHADOW from Farsens is a battery-free RFID ambient light detector tag. These tags are compatible with commercial EPC C1G2 readers. It features a LPRS N5AC501085 Light Dependent Resistor (LDR) to detect exposure to light or darkness. The SHADOW has a 96 bits EPC number, a 32 bit TID and a password
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07/07/2014
Avago Technologies' reflective optical encoders suit low power systems

AEDR-87xx 3-channel reflective optical encoder devices

Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced a series of 3-channel reflective optical encoder devices, the AEDR-87xx. The devices are ideal for use in low power miniaturized motion control
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07/07/2014
Not all resistors are the same, and growth in new markets like high-power LED lighting (see Figure 1) is serving to highlight the importance of understanding all aspects of an application in order to correctly and safely specify the right type of resistor.
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07/04/2014
Paultre on Power - Heinz Oyrer von ams ams Ãber Sensoren in Energiemanagement (German Language Podcast)

Heinz Oyrer von ams

In diesem Podcast spricht Heinz Oyrer von ams mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems-Design über die Rolle von Sensoren in Energiemanagement-und Bewegungssteuerung die sich in komplexen und anspruchsvollen Umgebungen befinden, wie zum Beispiel in Automotive und Industrie Applikationen. ams ist ein Marktführer
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Date:
07/02/2014