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February 2013
Tensilica and Sensory announced that the two companies have worked together to provide the lowest power voice activation solution based on Tensilica's recently introduced HiFi Mini DSP (digital
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02/28/2013
0805-size metal plate resistor handles up to one Watt
Offering the ability to use a smaller component while maintaining a high power rating, the TLR2A 0805-size metal plate current-sense resistor from KOA Speer Electronics can handle up to one Watt.
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02/28/2013
Amorphous-powder cores combine low core loss and high DC bias
Representing the latest in powder alloy materials, AmoFlux amorphous powder cores from Magnetics® start with a low core-loss amorphous ribbon that is pulverized into powder and then pressed into
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02/28/2013

LDO voltage-regulator family targets demanding applications
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the MCP1755 and MCP1755S high-performance, high-input-voltage and high-output-current
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02/27/2013
Ethernet-based smart automation system enhances high-performance AC and DC drive applications
Sprint Electric, in cooperation with their US partner Bardac, introduced a new concept in control for drives and systems called drive.web. Drive.web is a smart, web-based, truly distributed control
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02/27/2013
Based on Micrel's proprietary HyperLight Load® technology,the MIC23158/9 high-efficiency 3MHz dual-output 2A buck regulators provide fast transient response for today's most demanding applications
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02/27/2013
Digitally-tunable capacitors empower LTE smartphone designs
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Peregrine Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), announced it has expanded its DuNE™ Digitally
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02/26/2013
Efficient Power Conversion, a world leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN®) power FETs will be presenting an educational seminar and several application-focused technical
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02/26/2013
BodyCom technology uses human body as a secure, low-power communication channel
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany its BodyCom™ technology, which provides
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02/26/2013
Low-profile aluminium-clad resistors boast leading balance of pulse power capability versus volume
ARCOL Resistors, the long established specialists in resistor technology, is extending its HS range of high-power aluminium-housed resistors to include a low profile version offering an unequalled
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02/26/2013
Converter well-suited for micro-cell transmitter and power amplifier apps
Packaged as an industry standard open-frame quarter brick module with through-hole mounting, the Murata Power Solutions PAQ Series of 150 Watt isolated DC-DC converters has a 2:1 input range of 36
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02/26/2013
Nickel-zinc batteries are mercury free
Developed as an ideal cost-effective and highly-reliable substitute to conventional primary silver oxide (Ag2O) button cells, the new mercury-free primary nickel-zinc(NiOOH) batteries from VARTA Microbattery
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02/25/2013
300-W supply boasts superior field reliability
The 300-W ZWS300BAF AC/DC power supply from TDK Lambda operates from a universal input of 85 to 265Vac or 120-370Vdc and features a 10-year E-cap lifetime for superior reliability in the field, meeting
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02/25/2013
Dual/quad-axis universal drive module serves demanding motion systems
Able to run servo, stepper, and voice coil motors with a power range of 10W to 200W, an addition to the SPiiPlus EtherCAT® Control Solution family from ACS Motion Control, the SPiiPlusUDMlc, or UDMlc,
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02/25/2013
MOSFET driver IC offers comprehensive protection and diagnostic features
Offering enhanced reliability for relay replacements and battery switch applications, the automotive-qualified AUIR3200S MOSFET driver IC from International Rectifier offers comprehensive protection
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02/25/2013
Uninterruptible power supplies carry 12-year VRLA batteries
Falcon Electric, an award-winning manufacturer of Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPSs) and power conversion solutions, announced that it will now include 12-year rated valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA)
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02/22/2013
Enhanced online thermal-simulation tool can define more real-world conditions
Vishay Intertechnology, introduced an updated version of its free ThermaSim online thermal simulation tool for power MOSFETs, microBUCK® power ICs, and DrMOS products: ThermaSim 3.0. For precise
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02/22/2013
Sensorless, brushless DC motor drivers spin motors in minutes
Texas Instruments introduced two 3-phase, brushless DC (BLDC) motor drivers that allow designers to spin motors in minutes rather than months. Traditional BLDC motor designs require five to 10 components,
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02/22/2013
Wirewound resistors  offer customizable options
Molded into an aluminum housing for superior heat transfer, the KAL Series from Stackpole is a wirewound resistor with a large ceramic core. The resistor can be tailored to many different types of
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02/22/2013
IP55-rated AC fans target rugged environments
With features like diecast aluminum frames and a dual ball-bearing system for reliable and quiet operation, IP55-rated versions of Orion Fans OA Series AC fans are ideal for rugged, harsh environment
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02/21/2013
Powervation, a pioneer in digital power IC solutions, released PowerSMARTâ„¢ v1.1, an updated version of their design tool, as well as a new PV3012 firmware for the PMBus compliant dual-phase
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02/21/2013
POL converters handle harsh environments
Texas Instruments introduced what is presented as the industry's smallest monolithic point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters for harsh environments, including radiation tolerant, geological, heavy
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02/21/2013
ARM Cortex-M4 microcontrollers offer ultra-low-power digital processing
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced the European availability of the company's first ARM Cortexâ„¢-M4 microcontrollers. The TMPM440 series meets the high-speed, ultra-low-power digital processing
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02/20/2013
Cobham Technical Services has extended the multiphysics capabilities of the Opera-3D finite element software for electromagnetic design with a new solver that can be used to analyze natural vibration
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02/20/2013
Mass-produced Schottky-free SiC MOS module ideal for 1200V/180A inverters
ROHM recently announced that they have begun mass-production of 1200V/180A-rated SiC MOS modules for inverters/converters used for industrial equipment, photovoltaic power conditioners and the like.
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02/20/2013
Connector systems claims highest current density
Designed to provide high-end datacom OEMs and power supply manufacturers with an advanced solution,the EXTreme EnergetiC™ High-Current Connector System from Molex suits applications requiring up to
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02/20/2013
Precision 50μV offset op-amp accepts 76V input
Available in dual and quad versions, the LT6016 and LT6017 wide-input operational amplifiers from Linear Technology combine high precision with the ruggedness and versatility of the Over-the-Top®
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02/20/2013
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, announced plans to partner with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and to contribute to the modernization of the public
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02/19/2013
Industrial UPS systems meet stringent IEC 60240 requirements
AMETEK Solidstate Controls, a leader in highly customized uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), has launched the DP2—the latest addition to its digital ProcessPower® line of industrial UPS systems.
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02/19/2013
LED Driver optimized for commercial and wireless lighting apps
Designed to address cost, performance and operating life in commercial and wireless solid state lighting (SSL) systems, the iW3630 digital AC/DC LED driver platform from iWatt is a two-stage, Flickerless™
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02/19/2013
MOSFET family addresses demanding high-voltage apps
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of power semiconductors and ICs, introduced the AOTF11C60 and AOTF20C60, 600V MOSFETs with AlphaMOSâ„¢ II technology. The
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02/19/2013
Resistor handles up to 12.5W continuous power
Measuring 0.5" square by 0.4" high, the HPC12 from Stackpole is a high power surface mount resistor that can handle up to 5 watts of continuous power with no additional heat sink or air
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02/19/2013
VID interface controller has adjustable start-up current for core-voltage regulators
Offering 4- and 6-bit voltage identification (VID) interfaces, the LM10011 power management controller from Texas Instruments is presented as the first VID controller designed to operate along
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02/18/2013
Tiny SMT hermetic voltage references boast high stability
Offering a high degree of long-term stability and consistent predictable behavior over time and operating conditions, the LS8 family of hermetic precision voltage references from Linear Technology
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02/15/2013
IGBT/MOSFET gate drive coupler saves power in a reduced footprint

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Targeting applications such as factory automation equipment, motor drives, digital home appliances, and photovoltaic power micro-inverters, the TLP152 gate drive coupler from Toshiba Electronics
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02/14/2013
Flex termination solutions suit extreme environments and safety critical apps
KEMET Corporation announced the expansion of its Flexible Termination (FT-CAP) product portfolio in C0G and Ultra-Stable X8R dielectrics, with extended case size offerings as well as capacitance
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02/14/2013
Compliance testing for energy-efficient Ethernet standards includes 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T and 1000BASE-T EEE standards

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Compliance testing support for Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standards used in networking applications rom Agilent Technologies includes 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T and 1000BASE-T EEE test standards as
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02/14/2013
Cable-entry seal offers simple and reliable operation
Designed to simplify cable sealing in the equipment manufacturing industry, the EZEntry™ seal from Roxtec enables users to route and seal around multiple pre-terminated cables of different sizes in
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02/14/2013
Thermal paste offers enhanced conductivity
Power electronics are experiencing a continuous rise in their power densities. As a consequence, thermal management for today's power semiconductors must be integrated as early as their design
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02/14/2013
The LTC3859AL triple output (buck, buck, boost), low quiescent current synchronous DC/DC controller from Linear Technology maintains all output voltages in regulation during automotive cold crank
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02/13/2013
CPU socket supports top-of-the-line Intel Core i7 Series processors

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Designed to handle 130W Thermal Design Power (TDP), the Intel-approved LGA 2011-0 CPU socket for the Intel Core* i7 series of 32nm-Sandy Bridge-E microprocessors replaces the LGA 1366 CPU socket,
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02/13/2013
Non-magnetic D-subminiature connectors well-suited for medical imaging apps
CONEC, a manufacturer of high-quality connectors, has developed a series of non-magnetic combination D-subminiature connectors for advanced medical imaging equipment. These combination D-subminiature
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02/13/2013
With features such as 4- and 6-bit voltage identification (VID) interfaces, the LM10011 power management controller is presented as the first VID controller designed to operate along with a point-of-load
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02/13/2013
Fast Trench IGBTs address UPS), solar, induction heating, industrial motor, and welding apps

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International Rectifier, a world leader in power management technology, announced the expansion of its family of 600V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) with the introduction of the IRGP4640D,
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02/13/2013
Modular RCC-topology converters address digital applications
Designed as a cost effective solution for digital applications, Aimtec has released 13 Series of DC/DC modular switching power supplies in 3 watt to 6 watt output power ranges. Distinguished by
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02/12/2013
Powerline communication SoC for LED lighting targets cost-sensitive apps
Greenvity Communications expands its Hybrii family of system-on-chip (SoC) connectivity solutions with the Hybrii-Mini GV7013 aimed at cost-sensitive consumer and industrial applications. Compatible
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02/12/2013
Insulated underground cable suits windpower applications
Hendrix/Kerite Cable, a premier provider of high-quality underground power distribution products, announces its offering of 34.5 kV TRXLP-insulated medium voltage cable for applications in the wind
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02/11/2013
PoE Plus single-port jack integrates all necessary power device controller circuitry and ethernet connectivity
Integrating all necessary Power Device controller circuitry and Ethernet connectivity, the PDJack™ PoE Plus single-port integrated controller Power Device (PD) jack from Molex is a complete off-the-shelf
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02/11/2013
Universal lighting controller presented as first available
Domestic, commercial and public lighting systems can now be made greener, more economical, safer and more flexible with what is presented as the first programmable digital controller specifically
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02/11/2013
Mini converters tout extended power rating
Providing a pin-compatible upgrade path from Murata's NMJ, MEV1 and NMV series, the MEJ2 series of fully-encapsulated compact through-hole 2-Watt DC/DC converters from Murata are available with
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02/11/2013
Available in SO-8, TO-252 and isolated TO-220CFM packages, the AP9412A Family of N-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFETs from Advanced Power Electronics have a minimum drain-source breakdown voltage
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02/11/2013
Metal power inductors handle higher current levels
Using a new type of magnetic core, TAIYO YUDEN MCOILâ„¢ Metal Power Inductors, an innovative Series of coil components can handle higher current levels than other power inductors of their size.
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02/08/2013
TTI, a specialist distributor of passive, discrete, connector and electromechanical components, offers Cooper Bussmann's ultra-high capacitance PowerStor KW series super-capacitors for use in applications
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02/08/2013
Converter delivers up to 700mA with four passive components
Incorporating an onboard inductor, power switch, and DC/DC controller, the LTM8045 2.8V-18V input, multi-topology DC/DC μModule® (micromodule) converter from Linear Technology can deliver up to 700mA
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02/08/2013
Embedded power management module directly targets smartphone and tablet apps
Based on TDK's SESUB technology (semiconductor embedded in substrate), a Series of highly integrated, IC-embedded multi-channel power management modules is presented as the world's first device of
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02/08/2013
Capacitors drive for high-voltage automotive apps
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed a unique new series of high-voltage, conformally coated, radial leaded MLC capacitors for automotive
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02/07/2013
Cortex-A5 processor-based MPUs consume under 200mW in active mode
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced it is shipping production quantities of the Atmel SAMA5D3 series, its highest performance, low-power microprocessor
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02/07/2013
Thick-film chip resistors tout expanded range
KOA Speer Electronics has recently expanded the range of resistance values of their smallest size within the RK73B1F series of general-purpose thick film chip resistors. The larger value range,
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02/07/2013
Dual-output gate-drive optocoupler maximizes design scalability and power conversion efficiency
Presented as the industry's first dual-output gate-drive optocoupler, the highly-integrated ACPL-339J smart 1A gate-drive optocoupler device from Avago Technologies is optimized for driving both
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02/07/2013
Development board features enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) FETs
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announced the availability of the EPC9004 development board, featuring EPC's enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field effect transistors
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02/07/2013
High-voltage metal-film resistor handles high-moisture environments
The RNV14 from Stackpole is a -watt high voltage metal film resistor which is able to withstand environments with high moisture. The high voltage metal film element has a maximum working voltage
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02/06/2013
Threaded receptacles designed particularly for industrial applications
Designed for industrial applications such as junction boxes and variable-speed drives on induction motors, UTS threaded receptacles from Souriau fit in place of conventional cable glands. Ninety percent
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02/06/2013
High-speed photocouplers have integrated IGBT protection function
Targeting applications such as industrial machinery and solar power systems, the PS9332L and PS9332L2 photocouplers from Renesas Electronics have an integrated insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT)
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02/06/2013
USB-ready Li-ion battery charger IC enables fast charging of portable devices
Manufactured with a 0.13-?m mixed-signal process technology, the TC7710WBG high-current USB ready Li-ion battery charger IC from Toshiba Electronics offers one of the industry's fastest charging currents
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02/06/2013
Waterproof cradle connector attains IPX7 rating
Once considered inevitable, damaging liquid seepage into cradle connectors can now be prevented. Yokowo's new male side (cradle) connector is presented as the first of its kind to be designated
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02/05/2013
SoCs empower polyphase smart meters
Able to achieve an electricity measurement accuracy that meets or exceeds global regulatory requirements for smart polyphase e-meters including IEC 62053-22 and ANSI C12.20 Class 0.2 standards, a
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02/05/2013
High-speed synchronous rectifier controller for flyback, forward and half-bridge converters simplifies design
Featuring a SYNC function that turns off the SR MOSFET to prevent reverse current flow under continuous conduction mode (CCM) operation, the IR1169 SmartRectifierâ„¢ high-speed synchronous rectifier
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02/05/2013
MLCCs tout advanced temperature performance
With a capacitance range from 0.2 to 10pF with a narrow tolerance, Yageo's high frequency CQ series of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) features superior temperature characteristics in EIA
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02/04/2013
Siemens equips motor management system with Profinet interface
Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its Simocode Pro motor management system to include a basic unit with Profinet interface. Linking up Simocode Pro via Ethernet to higher-level automation
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02/04/2013
Triple-output 110W supply targets industrial applications.
Ideal for test & measurement, diagnostic, process control and other Industrial applications, the CINT3110 high-density open-frame AC/DC power supply from SL Power Electronics is approved to high safety
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02/04/2013
Three-phase transformers ideal for instrumentation and industrial control apps
Offering improved performance, rugged construction, and expanded reliability, the modular IPI Three-Phase Transformer Series from Innovative Power delivers power management to a wide range of instruments
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02/04/2013
ABB, a leading power and automation technology company, announced the release of the 40kA, 38kV R-MAG outdoor vacuum circuit breaker. First introduced in 2003 for 15 kV and 27 kV applications, the
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02/04/2013
Delivering critical distribution grid intelligence to increase efficiency through Volt Var Optimization (VVO), and increase reliability through Fault Detection, Isolation, and Restoration (FDIR),
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02/01/2013
Ultramini LDO Series touts enhanced drop-out and noise performance
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a family of ultra-miniature CMOS low drop-out voltage regulators (LDOs) with a 200mA driving capability that provide an excellent performance/size
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02/01/2013
Capable of supporting frequencies up to 6GHz, two Series of miniature RF-DC and RF-RF SMT Crossovers from AVX use their MLO™ technology, which matches the CTE of PCB material and provides low loss
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02/01/2013
DIN rail ac-dc supplies serve higher-power industrial applications
CUI announced that it has expanded its line of high efficiency DIN rail ac-dc power supplies, to include 150 W and 240 W versions - for higher power industrial applications. The VDRS family is housed
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Date:
02/01/2013
Power Factor Correction product family aids efficient and cost-effective power conversion
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, introduced the first of a new product line of Power Factor Correction
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Date:
02/01/2013
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