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August 2013
Linear's Afshin Odabaee on board-level power
In this PSDcast, Afshin Odabaee of Linear Technology talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the issues involved in board-level power, and some of the solutions Linear has developed to
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08/31/2013
Linear's synchronous dual 600mA step-down regulator comes in a 3x3mm QFN package
The LTC3607 from Linear Technology is a high efficiency, 2.25MHz synchronous dual output buck regulator that incorporates a peak current mode architecture. It can deliver up to 600mA of continuous
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08/30/2013
ROHM's latest power supply ICs claim industry's highest efficiency and smallest form factor
ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of power supply ICs for AC/DC converters in primary power supplies for home appliances and AC adapters. The BM2xxx/F series consists of 24
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08/30/2013

Power Integrations releases reference design for efficient PAR38 LED spotlight
Power Integrations, a leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED driver ICs, announced a reference design for a dimmable PAR38 spotlight, developed in collaboration with Cree, a leading LED lighting
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08/30/2013
Abracon, a leading supplier of frequency control and magnetic components, extends its Bluetooth product portfolio with the feature-rich ABBTM-NVC series of Bluetooth modules. "Designed as total turnkey
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08/29/2013
BlueBOLT announced that the company has introduced a network management feature to its cloud-based power and energy management platform. The new feature allows users to query (ping) any device with
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08/29/2013
Trench MOS barrier Schottky rectifiers for smartphone and tablet chargers offer industry-low forward voltage
Vishay Intertechnology introduced two high current density 50 V TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers. The V10PN50 and V15PN50 are the industry's first devices to combine low forward voltage
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08/29/2013
Phoenix Contact's PLUSCON circular connectors now available through TTI
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks the PLUSCON circular connector series from Phoenix Contact. The new components are
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08/28/2013
Molex expands its Stac64 connector family with a 14-Circuit hybrid system
Molex further expands its Stac64™ product family with the introduction of a 14-circuit hybrid connection system. The Stac64 hybrid system is comprised of a 14-circuit hybrid receptacle connector and
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08/28/2013
AVX launches medical-grade tantalum capacitors for implantable devices
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the TAZ HRC5000 medical grade tantalum series. Designed for use in implantable medical devices, the new
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08/28/2013
ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, announced next-generation sensor-enabled RFID tags offering breakthroughs for medical, automotive safety and other applications
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08/28/2013
Maxim Integrated's
Designers now have a way to reduce power, system cost, and size for programmable logic controller (PLC) digital-input subsystems, with the Corona (MAXREFDES12#) reference design by Maxim Integrated
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08/27/2013
Plastic-encapsulated SMT transient voltage suppression solution addresses working voltages up to 300Vrms
Stackpole's PV Series is a plastic-encapsulated surface mount transient voltage suppression solution for working voltages up to 300vrms. The PV Series offers two case sizes: 3225 and 4032, which have
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08/27/2013
O2Micro, a leader in the design, development, and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, extended the Company's General Lighting productportfolio with the introduction of
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08/27/2013
TURCK's rugged overmolded Mil-Spec cordsets handle harsh applications
TURCK's overmolded Mil-Spec cordsets for rugged applications offer a robust connectivity solution and are 100 percent factory tested to ensure optimal performance for applications in harsh environments,
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08/27/2013
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08/26/2013
IR's IRS2538DS control IC replaces magnetic ballasts in fluorescent lamps
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced a reliable, highly efficient and cost effective control IC for magnetic ballasts used in fluorescent lamps. The IRS2538DS
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08/26/2013
Linear's  low-noise 60V zero-drift operational amplifier claims widest dynamic range
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2057HV, a zero-drift amplifier featuring self-calibrating circuitry that provides high DC precision and stability over changes in temperature, time, input range
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08/26/2013
MACOM claims highest power handling and fastest recovery time SPDT switch-limiter
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, announced their latest SPDT Switch-Limiter, ideally suited for S-Band military and
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08/26/2013
Littelfuse's compact, surge-tolerant fuses serve systems with high lightning exposure
Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced two series of compact, high surge withstand fuses, both capable of withstanding up to 20 lightning-induced high current surges without performance
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08/23/2013
Linear's configurable 2A μModule regulator is protected against input surges up to 60V
Linear Technology introduced the LTM8050, 2A μModule® regulator that is protected against input surges up to 60V and can be configured as a step-down or an inverting (i.e., negative output) converter.
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08/23/2013
Rugged 3kW AC/DC power supply accepts 480Vac 3-phase Input
The HVI 3K series of AC/DC power supplies from Absopulse was designed for applications that require 3-phase, high voltage ac-inputs. These 3kW units are typically used in industrial plants, power
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08/23/2013
Sprecher + Schuh's disconnect switches are rated up to 1200A and can be operated at up to 600V.
Sprecher + Schuh's L11 Series of Disconnect Switches now includes 100 to 800 Amp fusible switches, and 100 to 1200 amp non-fusible switches. The L11 series is suitable as a service entrance disconnect
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08/22/2013
TI nano-power system timers slash power consumption up to 80%
Texas Instruments introduced two programmable system timers that significantly reduce system standby power consumption. The TPL5000 with watchdog timer and TPL5100 with MOS driver draw only 30 nA
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08/22/2013
Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has introduced an ultra-low capacitance protection thyristor. The SDP Series SIDACtor® Protection Thyristor in the SOT23-6 package provides
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08/22/2013
Low-noise buck/boost charge pump available for hi-rel MP-grade temperature apps
Linear Technology announced their latest high-reliability MP-grade, wider temperature range version of the LTC3245, a versatile 250mA high voltage buck-boost charge pump. The MP grade has an operating
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08/22/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Tapko Technologies, a leader in KNX solutions for home and building control, have
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08/22/2013
Cobham Technical Services' latest version of its Opera electromagnetics and multiphysics design software enables design engineers to considerably accelerate analysis time. By harnessing the parallel
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08/21/2013
TRINAMIC claims lowest cost single-axis motion controller IC available
TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading developer of motor and motion control technologies, announced the world's lowest cost single-axis motion control IC. The new TMC4210 motion controller performs all
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08/21/2013
DC Voltage/Current Data Loggers offer expanded Measurement Range
CAS DataLoggers announced that their Electrocorder Two-Channel DC Voltage and Current Dataloggers are now available in expanded measurement versions. In addition to our model monitoring DC current
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08/21/2013
Vishay's BiSy single-Line ESD protection diode saves board space in portable electronics
Vishay Intertechnology released their latest bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in the ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring only 0.6 mm
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08/21/2013
ROHM's tiny SMT aspheric-lens LEDs use less current to deliver more light
ROHM Semiconductor recently announced the development of compact, high-output surface mount LEDs with lens optimized for lighting for autofocus operation in digital cameras and camera-equipped devices.
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08/20/2013
Ametherm gets UL recognition for MegaSurge inrush current limiting NTC thermistors
Ametherm announced that its MegaSurge series of inrush current limiting NTC thermistors has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. In addition to recognition per UL file number E209153,
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08/20/2013
IR's R8 rad-hard MOSFETs increase efficiency while reducing footprint
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced two high performance R8 radiation hardened (RAD-Hard) power MOSFETs optimized for space grade point-of-load (POL) voltage
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08/20/2013
AVX TransFeed Automotive series varistors exhibit fastest response time to ESD strikes
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the TransFeed Automotive Series, which combines the best electrical characteristics of its TransGuard®
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08/20/2013
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an updated version of its SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap®) capacitor simulation software, which
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08/19/2013
Microchip claims first temperature sensor family with 1.8V SMBus and I2C capability
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a new six-member family of temperature sensor ICs called the EMC118X. This is
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08/19/2013
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08/19/2013
Tiny 4A step-down μModule regulator occupies less than a square centimeter
Linear Technology launched the LTM4624, a 14V, 4A step-down μModule® (micromodule) regulator in a 6.25 x 6.25 x 5.01mm BGA package which, including a few passive components, fits within 1cm2
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08/19/2013
EnvironmentalLights.com launches Direct DMX pixel control lighting
EnvironmentalLights.com, a leading online resource for high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting systems, recently introduced an innovative line of Direct DMX LED Pixel Control Lights. The PixelDMX
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08/19/2013
Ultra-compact high-efficiency supplies address automotive applications
ROHM's latest family of compact, high efficiency power supplies are designed to drive DDR memory, microcontrollers, and other advanced subsystems in automotive applications. D905xx power supply
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08/18/2013
Gore's Series VE9 adhesive vent extends life of outdoor electronic enclosures
W. L. Gore & Associates has expanded its line of GORE® Protective Vents with a product specifically engineered to increase the reliability of outdoor electronic enclosures that are commonly exposed
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08/16/2013
ams introduces first LIN slave companion IC to support automotive ISO26262 requirements
ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, announced that the AS8530 is the world's first miniature power/transceiver IC to support LIN slave applications, which complies
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08/16/2013
Coda Systems expands Swift-Dock range of spring-loaded interface arrays
Coda Systems has expanded its family of Swift-Dock® spring-loaded interface arrays for docking stations. A 5 pin version is now available alongside the existing 2, 4 and 6 pin configurations. Instead
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08/16/2013
Dialog's 45W SSL LED driver enables flicker-free commercial lighting
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, audio, AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies, announced a new solid state lighting (SSL) LED driver that integrates boost
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08/15/2013
ZES ZIMMER signs exclusive German distribution agreement with Danisense  for DS200/DS600 current sensors
Precision power measurements require the right equipment like the LMG series precision power analyzers from ZES ZIMMER. To allow the measurement of high currents, current sensors are needed, which
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08/15/2013
Liner Technology's triple output, 36V step-down switching regulator delivers 100% duty cycle
Linear Technology announced the LT3514, a triple output, 36V step-down switching regulator with 100% duty cycle operation. The LT3514 delivers 2A of continuous output current from one channel and
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08/15/2013
The PARSTAT MC multi-channel potentiostat/galvanostat serves electrochemistry research and testing
Princeton Applied Research of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology (AMT) has introduced the PARSTAT MC multi-channel potentiostat/galvanostat for electrochemistry research and testing. The highly
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08/14/2013
Automatic axis bus simplifies cross-communication between Lenze 8400 TopLine inverter drives
Lenze Americas, a leading global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, has improved the functionality of its 8400 TopLine inverter drives, which
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08/14/2013
Acopian Infinity AC/DC linear power supplies provided in application-specific and standard modules
Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom, standard and modified-standard power supplies, significantly expanded the array of options on their "Infinity" Series of
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08/14/2013
Mouser Electronics is now offering highly-integrated temperature sensing solutions from Texas Instruments that will help speed the design cycle for the next generation of temperature sensors.
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08/14/2013
Keithley introduces industry-leading advanced source measure unit instrument with an interactive touchscreen display
Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced the first benchtop Source Measure Unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user
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08/14/2013
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08/14/2013
High-accuracy current measurement in automotive applications

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Figure 1: Transducer accuracy

The automotive industry has been undergoing a major transformation during the past few years. After more than a century of improving and refining the traditional gasoline and diesel engines that
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08/13/2013
Harwin expands range of mixed technology hi-rel connectors
Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has broadened the range of its Datamate Mix-Tek mixed-technology connector series that is available as standard off-the-shelf
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08/13/2013
Vishay's Power Metal Strip meter shunt resistors now available from TTI
Vishay's latest Power Metal Strip® meter shunt resistors WSMS2906 and WSBS8518 feature a proprietary processing technique that produces extremely low resistance values for increased accuracy in numerous
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08/13/2013
Temperature controller provides user-friendly accessibility and data retrieval
The RoHS-compliant 5R7-570(A) from Oven Industries is a open board temperature controller is specifically de-signed with a proportional integral control algorithm to pro-vide the most precise control
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08/12/2013
Advanced Power Electronics' dual-channel MOSFETs simplify synchronous buck design
Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has launched an asymmetric-dual N-channel enhancement mode power MOSFET targeting
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08/12/2013
Rochester re-introduces the DM7440N from National Semiconductor
Rochester Electronics, a fully-authorized manufacturer and distributor for mature and discontinued semiconductors, has been licensed by National Semiconductor (acquired by Texas Instruments) to continue
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08/12/2013
IR's highly-efficient 3A SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator serves space-constrained apps
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced the IR3823 SupIRBuck® integrated voltage regulator designed for space-constrained, energy efficient netcom, server and
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08/10/2013
Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multi-layer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), announced Astra™, the company's breakthrough
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08/10/2013
Carbon film resistors tout high moisture resistance
Stackpole's HDM Series carbon film resistors use special materials, processing, and controls to achieve a level of moisture withstanding far better than comparable film resistors. The HDM Series
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08/10/2013
Osram MultiLEDs give automobile designers more color options
Colors are playing an increasingly important role in the automotive sector. Now you can not only choose the exterior color of the vehicle, you can also tailor the interior lighting to the customer's
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08/08/2013
Precision 80μV offset Op-Amp operates with 76V input
Linear Technology introduces the LT6015 single Over-the-Top® operational amplifier with outstanding precision over a 0V to 76V input common-mode voltage range. It incorporates multiple built-in fault
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08/08/2013
S.E.A. Datentechnik, a long-term National Instruments Alliance Partner, is launching a series of mobile communication modules that are designed specifically for the NI CompactRIO platform equipped
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08/08/2013
IAR Systems® is proud to announce comprehensive support for the highly efficient, recently introduced Kinetis® E series microcontrollers from Freescale® Semiconductor. The support is available using
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08/08/2013
Panasonic ALDP slim power relay now available from TTI
Now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, Panasonic's ALDP relay is extra slim (7.0mm wide by 15mm high by 20.3mm long)
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08/08/2013
High-voltage brushless DC motor driver IC serves hybrid and electric vehicles and other 48V battery systems
The A4900 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a high-voltage (600 V) MOSFET gate-driver IC designed for driving brushless DC motors. This new device is designed for high-voltage motor control in hybrid
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08/07/2013
NI redesigns CompactRIO from inside out
National Instruments announced the NI cRIO-9068 software-designed controller, which is completely redesigned but maintains full NI LabVIEW and I/O compatibility with the CompactRIO platform. The controller
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08/07/2013
Rochester to continue supplying Intel's TP80C51FA power microcontroller
Rochester Electronics has been authorized to continue supplying Intel's TP80C51FA since its end-of-life notification eight years ago. As part of its Extension-of-Life® Solutions, Rochester Electronics
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08/07/2013
STMicroelectronics claims first 650V automotive MOSFETs in TO-247
The STW78N65M5 and STW62N65M5 from STMicroelectronics are presented as the industry's first 650V AEC-Q101 automotive-qualified MOSFETs in the popular TO-247 package. The 650V rating provides greater
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08/07/2013
In this video, Doug Macintosh talks about Puls Power's latest power supplies
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08/06/2013
C&K's rugged rocker switches offer extended operating lifetimes
C&K Components, a manufacturer of pushbutton, tactile, toggle and rocker switches, as well as smart card interconnect devices, has developed a heavy-duty rocker switch that features an extended operating
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08/06/2013
ROHM's industry-leading tiny transistors now available from Mouser
Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces the availability of what is claimed as the smallest transistor package on the market from ROHM Semiconductor which is optimized for thin, compact portable devices.
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08/06/2013
TTI now carries FCI Minitek127 micro miniature modular connectors
FCI's extensive modular Minitek127 system can now be ordered from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. One of the most fully configured
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08/06/2013
IR's power blocks deliver industry-leading power density to DC/DC synchronous buck apps
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IRFH4251D and IRFH4253D, the first of a family of innovative power block devices for DC-DC synchronous
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08/06/2013
MACOM releases 10W amplifier for 2-6 GHz broadband applications
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, announced an MMIC power amplifier for high power broadband applications. The MAAP-010169
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08/05/2013
Linear unveils Nanopower buck-boost converter with energy-harvesting battery life extender
Linear Technology unveiled the LTC3330, a complete regulating energy harvesting solution that delivers up to 50mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available.
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08/05/2013
NI's latest stand-alone CompactDAQ system serves high-performance embedded measurements and logging
National Instruments announced the new stand-alone NI CompactDAQ system, a high-performance embedded measurement and logging platform with a built-in dual-core Intel processor for running data acquisition,
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08/05/2013
Stackpole CSRF Series claims industry's lowest resistance values
The CSRF Series from Stackpole is a foil on ceramic carrier technology designed for precision current sensing applications. The addition of the 0603 chip size with resistance values down to 5 milliohm
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08/03/2013
Vishay Intertechnology's TMBS rectifiers cut losses, increase efficiency in commercial applications
Vishay Intertechnology expanded its offering of TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with 12 new 45 V, 60 V, and 100 V devices that feature a wide range of current ratings from 6 A to 20 A.
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08/03/2013
Freescale's new industrial-grade 32-Bit MCUs
In this PSDcast, Michael Haight of Freescale talks to Alix about the company's latest family of Kinetis E series MCUs, which feature electromagnetic noise immunity for systems that traditionally
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Date:
08/02/2013
Mono-pole connector from Hirose optimized for LED lighting
Hirose Electric, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed the DF59S Series, a mono-pole connector that is optimized for LED lighting applications. The board-to-board
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08/01/2013
FuelFX brings augmented-reality tech to the energy industry
Houston-based multimedia and interactive application firm, FuelFX, is offering complex energy training, communications, sales and marketing materials into a new era of immersive, experiential media.
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08/01/2013
Vishay's latest, fastest, recovery rectifiers
In this PSDcast Giovanni Marengo of Vishay talks about their latest family of FRED Pt® Hyperfast and Ultrafast recovery rectifiers, including what they claim as the industry's first 3 A devices
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08/01/2013
Master controller claims industry's shortest move & settle time
ACS Motion Control has developed a control module and EtherCAT master to address OEMs of advanced machines with high-precision 2- or 3-axes motion stage and flexible configurations with additional
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08/01/2013
Freescale's latest industrial-grade 32-bit devices to empower white goods and other rugged apps
Created for systems that traditionally use 8- and/or 16-bit MCUs, the first 5V 32-bit MCUs built on the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor are now available from Freescale Semiconductor. Kinetis E series
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Date:
08/01/2013
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