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November 2012
Mitsubishi Electric introduces 6th-gen mega-power dual IGBT modules

Click image to enlarge: Mitsubishi Electric's 6th-generation MPD IGBT modules include the CM900DUC-24S (1.2 kV, 900 A), CM1400DUC-24S (1.2 kV, 1.4 kA), and CM1000DUC-34SA (1.7 kV, 1 kA).

Mitsubishi Electric has introduced its 6th generation MPD (mega-power dual) IGBT modules for use in power converters such as large-capacity photovoltaic and wind-power generation systems and other
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11/29/2012
LEM low-cost 50-A current transducers improve on shunt-measurement techniques

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LEM's HLSR series Hall-effect current sensors measure AC, DC, or pulsed currents with nominal values of 10, 20, 32, 40, or 50 A RMS. The devices achieve a response time of only 2.5 μsec and operate over a temperature range of ?40 to 105 °C.

LEM has introduced its new HLSR series of current transducers that provide a cost-effective and technically superior alternative to resistive-shunt/optocoupler configurations for insulated current
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11/29/2012
Diodes Incorporated's Hall switches optimize sensitivity

Click image to enlarge: Four omnipolar Hall-effect switches from Diodes Incorporated offer sensitivities to match magnetic field strengths in proximity- and position-detection applications and typically consume just 24 μW with a 3-V supply.

Diodes Incorporated has announced four omnipolar Hall-effect switches offering sensitivities to match closely the magnetic field strengths used in proximity- and position-detection duties in a variety
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11/29/2012

Analog Devices' 256-ch 16-bit digital X-ray AFE combines low noise and power with high image quality

Click image to enlarge: The 256-channel ADAS1256 digital X-ray AFE integrates the charge-to-digital conversion signal chain, integrating low-noise charge amplifiers, correlated double samplers, and 16-bit ADCs.

Analog Devices has introduced a highly integrated digital X-ray AFE (analog front end) that combines low-noise performance in multiple power-mode options with high image quality. The 256-channel ADAS1256
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11/29/2012
X-REL Semiconductor launches high-temperature 40- and 80-V diode family.

Click image to enlarge: XTR1N0400- and 0800-series high-temperature diodes include four independent well-matched devices in a single package.

Following the announcement of its XTRM product family (?60 to 230 °C) of high-temperature and extreme reliability electronics components, X-REL has announced the availability of new products belonging
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11/29/2012
Tecate's X- and Y-class capacitors available in both SMD and radial-box form factors

Click image to enlarge: Tecate Group's UL-recognized and IEC 60384-1 compliant AC safety capacitors for X and Y class applications include MLCC and radial-box form factors.

Tecate Group has announced their extensive offering of AC safety capacitors for X and Y class applications. Tecate's X and Y safety-capacitor portfolio consists of the TYPE CMX MLCC (multi-layer ceramic
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11/29/2012
SEMIKRON launches IGBT drive SKYPER 42 LJ for inverters to 400 kW

Click image to enlarge: The SKYPER 42 LJ dual-channel driver reliably controls IGBT modules up to 1,000 A with a maximum switching frequency of 100 kHz.

To increase the efficiency of inverters up to 400 kW, circuit topologies are developed that are optimized for specific applications. However, interleaved, multilevel, and parallel circuits that improve
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11/29/2012
Ironwood Electronics' wear-resistant test socket offers cycle life of 500,000 insertions

Click image to enlarge: The HBT socket for test applications has a cycle life of 500,000 insertions and is rated for bandwidths up to 31.5 GHz.

Ironwood Electronics has announced their new wear-resistant HBT sockets for test applications. The HBT socket has etched spring pins with outside springs that provide robust connections for test applications
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11/29/2012
TI introduces 3.5-A buck regulators with tightest reference accuracy

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Texas Instruments has introduced two 3.5-A step-down DC-DC converters with an integrated MOSFET and industry-leading reference accuracy of 1%. The 60-V TPS54360 and 42-V TPS54340 buck regulators operate
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11/29/2012
CamSemi C5183 targets lower-cost USB chargers for new generation smartphones

Click image to enlarge: The new C5183 PSS controller enables a new generation of lower cost, high performance USB chargers for rapid charging of smartphones with extended battery lives, media tablets, and other universal-input applications rated above 8 W.

CamSemi has announced the first of a new family of PSS (primary side sensing) fast start flyback controllers to offer the cost, performance, and end-user benefits of integrated start-up. The
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11/29/2012
Avago Technologies announces extended-temperature digital optocouplers

Click image to enlarge: Avago Technologies specifies the ACPL-M49U, -K49U, -M71U, and -M72U optocouplers over the extended temperature range of -40 to +125°C.

Avago Technologies has announced its ACPL-M49U ACPL-K49U, ACPL-M71U, and ACPL-M72U digital optocouplers, which are new additions to its R2Coupler family. These optocouplers provide a wider
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11/29/2012
XP Power announces ECP60  AC-DC 60 Watt power supplies

ECP60

XP Power has announced the ECP60 series of compact low profile 60 Watt AC-DC power supplies. Highly efficient, these units typically 88% efficiency, measure just 101.6 x 50.8 x 30.4 mm (4 x 2 x 1.20
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11/23/2012
CUI sets efficiency benchmark, releasing auto-compensated digital PoL series in 2<sup>nd</sup>-source footprint

Click image to enlarge: CUI's NDM2Z-series modules, available in 12-, 25-, and 50-A versions, are pin and function compatible with the 3E POL BMR46X series from Ericsson Power Modules

CUI has announced a new family of digital PoL DC-DC modules that deliver over 95% peak efficiency in applications employing a distributed power architecture. The modules, available in 12-, 25-, and
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11/21/2012
Nordic pre-approved Bluetooth low-energy module allows prototype development within hours

Click image to enlarge: While the application waits for events, the BL600-series surface-mount module is in very low power mode consuming less than 10 μA. The module features an integrated antenna or option for external antenna, and provides a 95-dB link budget.

Nordic Semiconductor has announces that U.K. ODM, Laird Technologies, has developed a fully-approved programmable Bluetooth low-energy module. The module enables developers to use BASIC language syntax
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11/21/2012
Everlight Electronics offers new top view LEDs with high-quality of light for midpower applications
Everlight Electronics has announced their highly efficient white mid-power LED series 62-227B (400-mW) and 62-217B (500-mW). These top view LEDs in 5630 packages, provide high efficacy, high CRI (color-rendering
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11/21/2012
Atmel introduces miniature low-power LIN Family for automotive applications

Click image to enlarge: Atmel has announced the ATA664151 and ATA664251 LIN family for automotive switch-scan applications and in-vehicle ambient-lighting control.

Atmel has announced the availability of a new LIN family for automotive switch-scan applications and in-vehicle ambient-lighting control. The new devices, Atmel's ATA664151 and ATA664251, include
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11/21/2012
Microsemi's new SiC Schottky diodes improve electrical power conversion efficiency
Microsemi has introduced a new family of 1200 V SiC Schottky diodes. The new diodes are targeted at a wide range of industrial applications including solar inverters, welders, plasma cutters, fast
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11/21/2012
Peak's 60-W AC-DC module offers high efficiency

Click image to enlarge: Depending on the type, the PPM60 module delivers an output voltage of 5, 9, 12, 15, 24, or 48 V DC.

PEAK electronics has expanded its proven AC-DC power supplies PPM with power ratings of 2 to 20 W with one new powerful 60-W converter module, the PPM60. Depending on the type, the PPM60 module delivers
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11/21/2012
Toshiba's 6th generation 600-V IGBTs improve hard-switching efficiency

Click image to enlarge: IGBTs based on Toshiba's new 6th generation process exhibit lower VCE(sat) conduction losses and reduced EON and EOFF switching losses.

TEE (Toshiba Electronics Europe) has announced a sixth generation IGBT technology that offers improved switching- and conduction-loss trade off for increased efficiency and improved performance. The
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11/21/2012
Atmel delivers low power MCU ATmegaRFR2 for 2.4GHz ISM band apps

MCU for wireless board

Atmel Corporation, the microcontroller and touch technology manufacturer has announced the ATmegaRFR2 AVR family of devices, its next-generation ULP (ultra-low power) single-chip wireless solution
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11/20/2012
International Rectifier introduces new Gen8 IGBT

Gen 8 1200V IGBT

International Rectifier, power management technology leader, has introduced a new generation of IGBT (Gate Bipolar Transistor) technology platform. Gen8 (Generation 8) 1200V IGBT platform uses
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11/19/2012
Excelsys announces XF-series high reliability, ruggedised AC-DC power supply

Click image to enlarge: The Excelsys XF-series high reliability, ruggedised AC-DC power supply

Excelsys Technologies have announced the introduction of the XF series of high-reliability, ruggedised AC-DC power supplies intended for harsh environments including Mil-COTS applications. The
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11/15/2012
Emerson Network Power extends cost-competitive LCM power-supply family with new 310- and 1,500-W models

Click image to enlarge: The LCM300 has a power density of 6.86 W/in3 and will be available with 12-, 15-, 24-, 36-, and 48-V outputs trimmable to 20%.

Emerson Network Power has launched two new models in the popular LCM series of AC-DC power supplies, known for providing high efficiency and reliability at a competitive cost. With the addition of
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11/15/2012
Nextreme expands thermal-management product line with new eTEC MA series

Click image to enlarge: The MA8000 Series includes five new modules with heat-flux densities ranging from 16 to 22 W/cm2.

Nextreme Thermal Solutions has announced a new series of thin-film thermoelectric modules that offer higher cooling capacity, robust mechanical design, and source-matched heat-flux density for easier
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11/15/2012
New 100-W DC-DC converter in 1/16-brick package

Click image to enlarge: The ULS series includes three single-output models providing output of 3.3, 5, or 12 V DC outputs from 36- to 75-V inputs.

Murata has announced the ULS series of Murata Power Solutions 100-W fully regulated DC-DC converters for distributed- or intermediate-bus power architectures. Delivering up to 100 W from an industry
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11/15/2012
C&K's rugged top-actuated pico switch for consumer electronics delivers ultra-small footprint
C&K Components has developed the KLT series of top-actuated pico switches. Employing a small 1.4-mm dome within a patented new type of switch structure that represents a significant reduction in size
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11/15/2012
Micrel offers new low-side MOSFET-driver devices in ultra-small four-pin package

Click image to enlarge: The MIC4414 and MIC4415 low-side N-channel MOSFET drivers can sink and source peak currents up to 1.5 A and can switch 1000-pF loads in 12 ns.

Micrel has introduced the MIC4414 and MIC4415, two low-side MOSFET drivers designed to switch an N-Channel enhancement-mode MOSFET in low-side applications. The devices are well suited for switch-mode
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11/15/2012
AVX introduces leadless Schottky diodes for SMPS applications

Click image to enlarge: SD-series Schottky-barrier rectifier diodes are available in a range of voltages, spanning 20 to 200 V with current ratings from 0.1 to 8 A.

AVX has introduced a new series of Schottky-barrier rectifier diodes uniquely packaged as leadless chips. Eliminating the standard lead-frame wire bond provides the chip with top-bottom symmetry,
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11/15/2012
IAR Systems boosts debugging and trace capabilities for ARM developers

Click image to enlarge: JTAGjet-Trace can perform trace acquisition of up to 200 MHz trace clock with a trace-buffer capture capacity of up to 18 MB.

IAR Systems has launched a complete integration of JTAGjet-Trace into the development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM. Thanks to the new full integration, IAR Embedded Workbench users gain
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11/14/2012
TI advances wireless charging with transmitter and single-chip receiver-charger ICs

Figure 1: Unit shipments ï½ Wireless power transmitters and Receivers. Unit growth profile ï½ 2011 to 2021 (m). Source: IMS Research, August 2012
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Wireless charging is in its nascencyâ€"barely a blip compared to projections of what is to come according to IHS IMS Research (figure 1). Although there are several technical approaches
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11/14/2012
Honeywell showcases newest sensors at Electronica 2012
Honeywell Sensing and Control has announced that it has launched a wide range of industrial sensors and switches at Electronica 2012. This includes Honeywell HumidIcon sensors, which combine both
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11/14/2012
LTC's rail-to-rail 80-V power monitor measures current and voltage with 0.75% accuracy

Click image to enlarge: Wide range power monitor with onboard ADC, I2C, and shunt regulator

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2945, a wide range I2C system monitor that monitors the current, voltage, and power of any 0- to 80-V rail. In many cases, prior power monitoring
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11/13/2012
RF Solutions' license-free radio modules deliver performance and value

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RF Solutions has unveiled a new family of radio transceivers taking advantage of advanced silicon integration to deliver unprecedented data rates and communication range among board-mount modules
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11/12/2012
Ericsson's new digital-power software tool unlocks flexibility to optimize energy consumption

Click image to enlarge: Ericsson's Digital Power Designer software is free of charge and can reduce time-to-market, total cost of ownership, and energy consumption.

Ericsson has unveiled an advanced toolkit that provides board-power designers with highly advanced software to configure, implement, and monitor power-conversion devices—from a single unit to a complete
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11/08/2012
TDK-Lambda adds 32-V model to HFE1600 front-end power supplies

Click image to enlarge: HFE1600-32 AC-DC power supplies can operate individually or up to five units can mount into a dedicated 1U rack delivering 8 kW.

TDK has announced the extension of its TDK-Lambda HFE1600 range of 1.6-kW high-density, front-end power supplies with the addition of a 32-V model. Particularly well-suited for use in broadcast applications,
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11/08/2012
AVX expands RF product line with two new air-core RF-inductor series

Click image to enlarge: The new AL and AS series RF inductors span an inductance range from 1.65 to 538 nH and provide current handling from 1.6 to 4.4 A.

AVX has expanded its RF product line with the development of two new air-core RF-inductor series. Available in a wide variety of sizes and inductances, the new AL and AS series RF inductors feature
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11/08/2012
Silicon Labs announces new single-chip relative-humidity and temperature sensor

Click image to enlarge: Si7005 digital relative-humidity and temperature SoC block diagram

Silicon Labs' new Si7005 digital relative-humidity and temperature SoC combines a mixed-signal IC manufactured on standard CMOS with a proven technique of measuring humidity using a polymer dielectric
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11/08/2012
STMicroelectronics boosts 4G connections and battery life with advanced tunable chips

Click image to enlarge: The STPTIC adjusts capacitance smoothly, without steps.

STMicroelectronics is working to help avoid dropped calls and increase battery life with a new range of highly miniaturized adaptive devices that dynamically optimize handset antenna performance.
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11/08/2012
Increase productivity with two additional speed control options from Konecranes

Click image to enlarge: Adaptive Speed Range from Konecranes automatically varies the speed of the hoist according to the load.

Konecranes has introduced two speed-control options, Extended Speed Range and Adaptive Speed Range for overhead lifting equipment motors for the power industry, as cost-effective options to achieve
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11/07/2012
ITT's VPRC series connectors 80% lighter; 30% smaller than metal alternatives

Click image to enlarge: VPRC series connectors employ ITT's proven Trident contact system and are available in 3-, 6-, or 12-contact layouts.

ITT's Interconnect Solutions has developed a new lightweight VEAM rectangular plastic connector for mass-transit applications. A replacement for the relatively large and heavy metal connectors previously
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11/07/2012
Linear Technology's 0.04%-accurate hybrid/electric battery monitor includes isolated interface

Click image to enlarge: Precision, high-voltage multicell battery-stack monitor with high noise immunity, isolated, bidirectional SPI communications up to 100 m

Linear Technology has announced the LTC6804 high-voltage battery monitor for hybrid electric and electric vehicles, and other high-voltage, stacked-battery systems. An LTC6804 can measure up to 12
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11/06/2012
Murata introduces 3

Click image to enlarge: The MVAC250 and the MVAC400 comply with the UL60601-1 3rd-edition medical safety standard, the IEC60950/UL60950 safety specifications, and EN55022 standard for conducted emissions.

Murata has introduced the MVAC series of highly efficient, 3" x 5" open frame AC-DC power supplies from Murata Power Solutions. Suitable for use in a wide variety of industrial factory automation,
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11/06/2012
Texas Instruments MSP430FR59xx cuts power consumption by 50%

Wolverine-MSP430

TI's new FRAM-based MSP430FR59xx microcontrollers based on Wolverine technology enable developers to add flexibility, performance and battery life to a variety of applications and anticipated applications
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11/05/2012
Nordic Semiconductor role in TENS technology

Incorporates both clinical TENS theories to provide pain relief .

ULP (Ultra Low Power ) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announce that the U.S. medical device company, Hollywog, has launched the world's first remote controlled consumer muscle stimulator
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11/05/2012
Farnell element 14 launches interactive catalogue and more than 190,000 products

Click to enter interactive catalogue

Farnell element14, the multi-channel distributor of electronic components, part of the Premier Farnell group, has launched its latest interactive catalogue, featuring over 190,000 products, designed
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Date:
11/02/2012
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