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August 2015
CWIEME Chicago 2015 returns with more exhibitors

CWIEME Chicago

On October 6 and 7, CWIEME Chicago’s largest gathering of exhibitors from across the international coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing industries will meet at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. near O’Hare International Airport. Among the exhibitors, 57% will be
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08/31/2015
Wide range of MOSFET relays from Omron now available from TTI

G3VM MOSFET relays

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks Omron’s comprehensive G3VM range of MOSFET relays featuring various packages, different contact forms, switching capacities and functions in Europe. Combining the advantages of electromechanical
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08/31/2015
AVX Accu-P MP capacitors empower implantable medical & RF apps

Accu-P MP Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of thin film chip capacitors specifically designed to meet the demanding performance specifications for implantable medical devices. Delivering extremely tight capacitive tolerances, exceptionally repeatable
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08/27/2015

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, a top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and a leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile applications, and a top supplier of automotive ICs, announced that two of its executives
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08/27/2015
Rutronik carries Kyocera crystals for low-power apps

With six new qualified crystal units, Kyocera supports Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51 series of multi-protocol SoC devices for ultra-low power wireless applications

With six new qualified crystal units, Kyocera supports Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51 series of multi-protocol SoC devices for ultra-low power wireless applications. The crystal units are now available from Rutronik. Nordic’s device family is built around a 32-bit ARM® Cortex M0 processor core.
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08/27/2015
In this episode of PSDtv (part 2) Keithley Marketing Director Chuck Cimino continues his discussion with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenges of precisely
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08/25/2015
Coilcraft's latest 120W planar transformers are optimized for active clamp forward converters

PoE120PL Series high-efficiency planar transformers

Coilcraft has introduced the PoE120PL Series of high-efficiency planar transformers which are optimized for active clamp forward converters, including use in Power over Ethernet PSE and pre-standard PD devices. The PoE120PL Series is suitable for 60-120 Watt applications such as thin clients, monitors, industrial
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08/25/2015
MINMAX's latest 3W PCB-mount AC/DC supply comes in a 1 x 1 x 0.64-in. package

AAF-03 series of 3-watt switching AC/DC power supplies

MINMAX has released the AAF-03 series of 3 watt switching AC/DC power supplies in an encapsulated PCB Mount package featuring measuring only 1 x 1 x 0.64”. The AAF-03 series are a cost effective solution for space-critical applications in consumer appliances, instrumentation and communication equipment. The
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08/24/2015
Novel GaN nanoelectronics-transistor has a blocking voltage exceeding 1kV

(a) Schematic cross section and (b) micrograph of the fabricated vertically oriented trench MOSFET

Research reported in Applied Physics Express (APEX) by Tohru Oka and colleagues at the Research and Development Headquarters for TOYODA GOSEI in Japan describe the development of ‘vertically orientated’ GaN-based transistors with blocking voltages exceeding 1kV. These findings are important for the application
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08/24/2015
Printable battery tech promises to empower IoT and wearables

This heart-shaped battery printed onto a glass cup is capable of powering an LED

Researchers have created printable solid-state batteries that can be printed in any conceivable shape and can be seamlessly embedded into a variety of surfaces. Conventional Li-on batteries come in set shapes and sizes because of the way they’re constructed. You need separator membranes to prevent the electrodes
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08/19/2015
Pasternack unveils a line of coaxial packaged bi-directional amplifiers

Bi-directional RF amplifiers

Pasternack, a manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, introduced a new line of bi-directional amplifiers that are used for sending and receiving radio signals in key applications such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned ground vehicles, L and S band radar, military radio,
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08/17/2015
Linear's dual step-down DC/DC controller with digital system management drives DrMOS & power blocks with 70ms start-up

LTC3887-1 dual-output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller

Linear Technology announced the LTC3887-1, a dual-output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with I²C-based PMBus interface for digital power system management. The LTC3887-1 differs from the previously released LTC3887 by providing a three-state PWM signal, enabling the use of DrMOS, power blocks or similar
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08/17/2015
Fairview Microwave releases coaxial high-power RF, microwave, and millimeter wave limiters

High-power coaxial limiters

Fairview Microwave, a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, introduced a new family of broadband, high power limiters that aid in protecting sensitive RF receivers and components such as LNAs that are in close proximity to high power signals. The new high power limiters from Fairview
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08/17/2015
Linear's 60V dual DC/DC controller has digital control & programmable loop compensation

The LTC3886 60V input dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller

Linear Technology announced the LTC3886, a 60V input dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with programmable loop compensation and I²C-based PMBus interface. This controller employs a constant-frequency, current-mode architecture with programmable output voltage up to 13.8V. The LTC3886 is ideal
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08/12/2015
Power management company Eaton announced the Power Xpert 9395 high performance model uninterruptible power system (UPS) in the Americas, providing best-in-class efficiency and scalable battery runtimes for data centers, light industrial applications and multi-tenant data centers (MTDCs). Eaton’s newest solution
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08/12/2015
Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its next-generation visual processing technology with updated versions of its graphics processing unit (GPU) and image signal processing (ISP) unit, to deliver significant advancements in performance, power efficiency and user experience to Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
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08/12/2015
AVX's J-CAP Series boasts the highest energy/volume

J-CAP Series solid tantalum electrolytic chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of tantalum polymer capacitors designed to provide small, high energy, low profile solutions for demanding solid-state drive (SSD) applications. Exhibiting low ESR and the highest energy per volume (Joules/cc)
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08/06/2015
Coilcraft's latest chip inductors claim highest inductance and Lowest DCR of any 0402-sized RF choke

0402DF Series inductors

Developed for use in mobile devices and cellular infrastructure equipment, Coilcraft’s new 0402DF Series chip inductors offer higher inductance values and significantly lower DC resistance than other 0402-sized inductors, making them ideal for RF choke and filtering applications. 0402DF SeriesThe
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08/04/2015
TI’s SWIFT DC/DC buck converters support adaptive voltage scaling for improved efficiency

TI’s SWIFT 20-A TPS544B25 and 30-A TPS544C25 converters

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 20-A and 30-A synchronous DC/DC buck converters with frequency synchronization for low-noise and reduced EMI/EMC and a PMBus interface for adaptive voltage scaling (AVS). TI’s SWIFT 20-A TPS544B25 and 30-A TPS544C25 converters integrate MOSFETs and feature
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08/03/2015
Mouser launches home automation challenge

The challenge asks engineers and inventors of all levels “What makes the perfect smart home?”

Mouser Electronics and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara launched an Empowering Innovation Home Automation Challenge as part of the Empowering Innovation Together program. The challenge asks engineers and inventors of all levels “What makes the perfect smart home?” Entrants submit a photo of their personal
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08/03/2015

 



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