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February 2014
Cymbet launches ultra-low power EnerChip RTC with integrated battery

EnerChip RTC product family

Cymbet announced the commercial release of the EnerChip™ RTC product family that combines an ultra-low power Real Time Clock with a rechargeable solid state battery and power management IC in a single 5mm x 5mm plastic package. The EnerChip RTC is the world’s smallest RTC with integrated power holdover.
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02/28/2014
AVX claims lowest-profile 0603 & 0805 diplexers available

AVX's 0603 and 0805 MLO diplexers

AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, offers the lowest profile 0603 and 0805 multilayer organic diplexers available in the market.  Compared to equivalent low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) products, AVX's 0603 and 0805 MLO diplexers exhibit superior
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02/28/2014
Dual-configuration Schottky silicon-carbide (SiC) diodes from STMicroelectronics are the first such devices in the industry with a voltage rating of 650V per diode in a choice of common-cathode or series configurations allowing use in interleaved or bridgeless power-factor correction (PFC) circuits. ST’s
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02/27/2014

Freescale shrinks smallest ARM-Based MCU by an additional 15%

Kinetis KL03 MCU

Freescale Semiconductor announced a breakthrough addition to its Kinetis mini portfolio with the introduction of the Kinetis KL03 MCU, the world’s smallest and most energy efficient 32-bit MCU based on ARM® technology. The Kinetis KL03 MCU builds on the previous generation Kinetis KL02 device with new features,
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02/27/2014
Fairchild’s 650V green-mode buck switches offer high efficiency and design scalability

FSL306 and FSL336 650V Green Mode AC Buck Switches

Home appliance, industrial motor and smart meter applications require solutions that provide low standby power in order to achieve energy efficiency for the end user. At the same time, designers need power scalability to increase the power rating of a device for additional system functionality while simplifying
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02/26/2014
eConais, a leader in ultra low power miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things, has announced the world’s smallest, most easily integrated, and lowest standby power single chip 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System In Package (SiP) modules for the Internet of Things. To help speed the design
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02/26/2014
AVX boosts 0603 MLOC family capacitance by 2X

AVX 0603 Multilayer Organic Capacitor (MLOC)

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has doubled the capacitance of its 0603 Multilayer Organic Capacitor (MLOC) Series, extending the highest-rated capacitance value from 2.5pF to 5.1pF. Ideal for applications including RF power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, filter
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02/26/2014
Vishay's P-Channel Gen III MOSFET offers RDS(on) Down to 0.0016 Ω at -10V in a PowerPA SO-8 Package

TrenchFET p-channel Gen III power MOSFETs

Vishay Intertechnology extended its offering of TrenchFET® p-channel Gen III power MOSFETs with a new device that offers the lowest on-resistance ever for a p-channel MOSFET. Designed to increase efficiency in mobile computing devices, the -20 V Vishay Siliconix Si7157DP offers on-resistance of 0.0016 Ω and
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02/25/2014
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, introduced the MIC4605 85V half-bridge MOSFET driver that features Adaptive-Dead-Time and Shoot-Through Protection. The Adaptive-Dead-Time circuitry actively monitors the Half Bridge to minimize
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02/25/2014
Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SK Innovation, a subsidiary of SK Holdings and a leading Korean energy provider, to develop next-generation energy storage solutions leveraging
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02/25/2014
Powerstax, a specialist provider of highly optimized power sources, has added further scope to the portfolio of transformer rectifier units it offers the market - with numerous value-added and full custom solutions available. Benefiting from the technical expertise it inherited following the acquisition of Drake
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02/24/2014
Littelfuse offers custom upscreening and sorting for hi-rel TVS diodes

Littelfuse High-Reliability TVS Diodes

Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, offers users the ability to customize the upscreening and sorting process flows for High-Reliability Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes. These components protect sensitive electronic equipment from voltage transients induced by lightning surge and other transient
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02/24/2014
Vishay low-profile, high-current Dale IHLP 1616 power inductors now available from TTI

Vishay low-profile, high-current Dale IHLP 1616 power inductors

Vishay’s latest low-profile, high-current Dale IHLP 1616 power inductors enhance space and power savings in DC/DC converter applications, and can now be sourced through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The surface-mount Dale devices improve
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02/21/2014
AVX expands capacitance values and voltage ratings in C0G (NP0) MLCCS

AVX high-reliability C0G (NP0) dielectric multilayer ceramic capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its range of high-reliability C0G (NP0) dielectric multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). Available in case sizes spanning 01005 to 2225, voltages up to 500V, and capacitance tolerances as low as ±0.1pF, AVX’s
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02/21/2014
Microchip’s low-power sensor hub makes sensor fusion easy

SSC7102 low-power turnkey sensor hub

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the SSC7102—a low-power, flexible and turnkey sensor hub that makes implementing sensor fusion easy and provides an extremely large selection of supported sensors. In fact, Microchip directly
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02/21/2014
Three-phase transformer suits heavy-duty industrial apps

IPI Three-Phase Transformers

With their advanced performance, rugged construction and superior reliability, the modular IPI Three-Phase Transformer Series from Innovative Power delivers superior power management in a wide range of instruments and controls designed for heavy-duty industrial use. The IPI Three-Phase Transformer
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02/20/2014
Nujira, a leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has announced the availability of EasyET, a development toolkit that radically simplifies the deployment of ET and enables handset designers to achieve maximum RF front end system performance with minimal design effort. Nujira will be showing EasyET at Mobile
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02/20/2014
KCB Signal Solutions announces a novel envelope-tracking product line aimed at the emerging medium-power RF transmitter market. The product line will be aimed at RF transmitters that must deal with complex waveforms, such as LTE, while transmitting between two to eight watts of average RF power. “We
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02/20/2014
Linear's latest LDO+ offers extensive monitoring, protection & cable drop compensation

LT3086 40V, 2.1A low-dropout linear regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT3086, the latest addition to the LDO+™ family, offering significant functionality previously unavailable in linear regulators. The  (LDO) includes current monitoring with externally settable current limit and temperature monitoring with external control of thermal limit
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02/20/2014
Anderson Power Products (APP), a leader in high power interconnect solutions, is pleased to announce a new addition to the SB® connector family with the release of their new SB® Environmental Boots. Ideal for a wide range applications, the SB Environmental Boots’ soft shell provides water, dirt, chemical
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02/19/2014
Eltek announced a DC/DC converter designed for 380VDC input and 48VDC output, providing 3 kW at 48VDC with an industry-leading efficiency of 98.2%.   “This unit expands the market for 380VDC power distribution significantly as it offers an end-to-end DC solution for a wide range of IT
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02/19/2014
Nordic Semiconductor unveils smart Bluetooth solution for Rezence wireless charging

Rezence is a wireless power transfer technology and specification based on the principles of magnetic resonance.

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of the S120 8-link central protocol stack and the nRF51 Wireless Charging Software Development Kit (SDK) for wireless charging applications based on the Rezence™ standard, developed and maintained by the Alliance
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02/19/2014
Dual synchronous step-down regulators with DDR memory now in hi-rel H Grade & military MP Grade to +150°C

H grade and military MP grade versions of the LTC3615 and LTC3615-1, high efficiency, 4MHz synchronous buck regulators

Linear Technology introduces high reliability H grade and military MP grade versions of the LTC3615 and LTC3615-1, high efficiency, 4MHz synchronous buck regulators that incorporate a constant frequency, current-mode architecture. Low resistance internal switches enable the LTC3615 to deliver up to 3A of continuous
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02/18/2014
Ultra-low power Cirrus Logic voice processors offer integrated SoundClear technology

Cirrus Logic CS48LV12/13 voice processors

Cirrus Logic, a leader in high-precision analog and digital signal processing components, is extending its portfolio of market-leading portable audio ICs with a line of voice processors for mobile applications. The ultra-low power Cirrus Logic CS48LV12/13 voice processors with integrated SoundClear® technology
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02/18/2014
Micrel Introduces full-featured, high-performance digital PWM controller for high-current, non-isolated DC/DC supplies

MIC21000 digital PWM controller for high-current, non-isolated DC-DC power supplies

Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, introduced the MIC21000, true-digital PWM controller for high-current, non-isolated DC-DC power supplies in computing and telecom applications.  Designed to work with an external industry
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02/17/2014
ACS' ServoBoost algorithm increases motion accuracy & throughput

Stage used for the test of ServoBoost control algorithm with MC4U Control Module

ACS Motion Control has developed a powerful algorithm that provides automatic adaptation to large load changes and automatic compensation for disturbances, resonances, axes interaction, cogging and more  in real-time.  The ServoBoost™ algorithm not only identifies disturbances in real time, but also
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02/17/2014
Linear's  96%-efficient synchronous buck converter needs only 2.5ÂμA of quiescent current

Linear Technology's LT8610A and LT8610AB

Linear Technology's LT8610A and LT8610AB are a pair of 3.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulators with an efficiency as high as 96% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 2.5µA in no-load standby conditions. Their 3.4V to 42V input voltage range makes them ideal for
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02/14/2014
Vishay's 5A synchronous buck regulator operates to 4 MHz at up to 95% efficiency

Vishay Siliconix SiP12108

Vishay Intertechnology expanded its microBUCK® family of integrated synchronous buck regulators with a new 5 A device offering high programmable switching frequencies to 4 MHz. The Vishay Siliconix SiP12108 features integrated high- and low-side power MOSFETs in the space-saving 3 mm by 3 mm QFN-16 package,
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02/14/2014
CEA-Leti and STMicroelectronics have presented the successful demonstration of an ultra-wide-voltage range (UWVR) digital signal processor (DSP), based on 28nm ultra-thin body buried-oxide (UTBB) FD-SOI technology. The device, produced by ST in their 28nm UTBB fully depleted SOI process technology,
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02/14/2014
Farsens’ TITAN battery-free bistable RFID relay triggers wirelessly

Farsens TITAN battery-free RFID bistable relay tag

The TITAN from RFID specialist Farsens is a battery-free RFID bistable relay tag compatible with commercial EPC C1G2 readers. They can be wirelessly activated and deactivated via their unique ID, and the relay keeps its latest status even when the RFID reader is gone. The TITAN has a 96 bits EPC number,
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02/14/2014
Altium, a leader in smart system design automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING) announces a new major release of its TASKING C compiler solution for automotive application development, supporting the Power Architecture® based microcontrollers from the Freescale
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02/13/2014
Anderson Power Products is pleased to announce “Registered Product” status with the EMerge Alliance® for their Saf-D-Grid® DC power connection system. APP® introduced Saf-D-Grid in January 2009 as an appliance power connector for server, telecommunication, and other devices operating up to 600 VDC. EMerge
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02/13/2014
Putting the power in power-dressing

energy harvesting textile

Scientists in the UK developing wearable electronics have knitted a flexible fabric that delivers twice the power output of current energy harvesting textiles. There is considerable interest and research into wearable piezoelectric energy harvesters that use waste energy from human movement or the
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02/13/2014
Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection LED for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumens. Thanks to their optimized design, they offer very high luminous flux from the available chip surface. Between 1000 and 8300 lumens can be produced, depending
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02/13/2014
Jumpstart IoT designs with STMicro's NFC Discovery Kit

ST’s M24SR Discovery Kit

At Embedded World 2014, STMicroelectronics will unveil an easy-access development platform for its M24SR dynamic NFC tags that are now entering volume production in all memory densities and package options. Accelerating the design of IoT applications, ST’s M24SR Discovery Kit contains everything engineers
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02/13/2014
Absopulse's opto-less wide-input DC/DC converter works for up to 30 years

ABSOPULSE DHR 150-24 converter

The DHR 150-24 is the latest addition to ABSOPULSE’s line of wide input range, long-life power conversion products developed for rugged industrial environments, designed for an operating life of up to 30 years. By eliminating optocouplers in the feedback loop and significantly reducing component count, the
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02/12/2014
Infineon Technologies’ ORIGA™ 3 battery-management IC protects smartphone and tablet computer users from unpleasant surprises. Its proprietary PrediGauge technology allows for highly accurate fuel gauging thus minimizing the risk of unexpectedly running out of power. The batteries in mobile devices
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02/12/2014
 TMD to show high-power TWT amplifiers for EMC HIRF testing at EMV 2014

TMD Technologies will be highlighting its ultra-high power TWT amplifiers at the EMV 2014 exhibition in Germany this March

A wide range of travelling wave tube (TWT) amplifiers from TMD Technologies will be highlighted at the EMV 2014 exhibition and conference on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in Duesseldorf, Germany. TMD's capability extends up to 40 kW for certain special pulsed models, covering the frequency range from 10
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02/12/2014
Linear releases 2.5A monolithic active cell-balancer with telemetry interface

LT8584 monolithic flyback DC/DC converter

Linear Technology announces the LT8584, a monolithic flyback DC/DC converter designed to actively balance high voltage stacks of batteries. These battery stacks are commonly found in electric and hybrid vehicles as well as fail-safe power supplies and energy storage systems. Because these batteries are stacked
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02/11/2014
AVX's polymer tantalum chip capacitors with undertab terminations target high-energy applications

TCN PulseCap tantalum solid-electrolytic chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released its TCN PulseCap™ Series of tantalum solid-electrolytic chip capacitors, a polymer electrode version of AVX’s industry-favorite, high capacitance, and high energy TLN PulseCap Series. Available in the same single,
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02/10/2014
ROHM op-amps suit motion-sensor signal amplification

ROHM op-amp block diagram

ROHM has recently announced the development of op-amps designed for motion sensor applications such as accelerometers (shock) and angular velocity detection. Recent years have seen a growing number of devices, such as smartphones, tablet PCs, and portable gaming systems, that incorporate sensors to detect acceleration,
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02/10/2014
UK-based ARCOL Resistors is increasing the availability of their power and specialist resistor range worldwide through closer cooperation with RS Components, widely recognised as the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. The latest ARCOL Resistor types to
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02/10/2014
LynTec's RPCM mobile power distro panel recognized with LDI 2013 Award

Remote Power Control Mobile (RPCM) mobile power distro panel

LynTec, a leading manufacturer of customized electrical power control for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, announced that the company's Remote Power Control Mobile (RPCM) mobile power distro panel was honored with an LDI 2013 Award for Best Debuting Product of the Year. The solution was selected
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02/10/2014
Vishay releases two AEC-Q101-qualified dual n-channel 40V TrenchFET power MOSFETs in an asymmetric PowerPAK SO-8L package

AEC-Q101-qualified 40 V dual n-channel TrenchFET power MOSFETs in the asymmetric PowerPA SO-8L package

Vishay Intertechnology launched two new AEC-Q101-qualified, 40 V, dual n-channel TrenchFET® power MOSFETs in the asymmetric PowerPAK® SO-8L package. For automotive applications, the Vishay Siliconix SQJ940EP and SQJ942EP combine both high- and low-side MOSFETs required for high-efficiency synchronous DC/DC
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02/08/2014
Hirose's low-profile horizontal connector handles high currents

Hirose DF64 Series connectors

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, recently its newest connector: the DF64 Series, a Horizontally Mated 2-Piece Connector System. Made available for board-to-board and board-to-wire interfaces, the 2-position DF64 Series connector measures 20.4 x 14.4 mm and has a mated height
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02/07/2014
CBS ArcSafe offers remote racking for GE AK-1-25 low-voltage breakers

GE AK-1-25 tooling

CBS ArcSafe® is proud to offer the industry’s first remote racking solution with circuit breaker-specific tooling for General Electric’s line of GE AK-1-25 low-voltage power circuit breakers. When used with a CBS ArcSafe RRS-2 configurable remote racking solution for non-rotary racking mechanisms, the GE
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02/07/2014
Keithley publishes seventh edition of popular low-level measurements handbook

Low Level Measurements Handbook: Precision DC Current, Voltage, and Resistance Measurements

Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced that it has published the seventh edition of its well-regarded Low Level Measurements Handbook: Precision DC Current, Voltage, and Resistance Measurements. This 250-page reference, which Keithley first published in
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02/07/2014
AVX’s low ESR tantalum chip capacitors get ESA QPL approval

AVX TES Series low ESR tantalum chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, announced that its high-reliability TES Series low ESR tantalum chip capacitors have received full European Space Agency (ESA) QPL (qualified part list) qualification approval in accordance with the European Space Components Coordination
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02/06/2014
Newark element14's IoT development board to cause waves in Android Development Kit Space

Revolutionizing the Internet of Things (RIoT) board

Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, is launching an exclusive open-source, single board platform, the Revolutionizing the Internet of Things (RIoT) board. The RIoT board is designed to run Android operating systems efficiently, and features a high processing
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02/06/2014
Stackpole's RHC Series claims lowest heat rise in a 2512-size chip resistor

Stackpole's RHC2512 2W-rated 2512 chip resistor

The RHC2512 from Stackpole is a 2W-rated 2512-size chip resistor with a lower heat rise compared to other high-power chip resistors currently available. Stackpole uses a novel part design, set of materials, and manufacturing processes to lower the self-heating of the part by at least 30°C. The RHC2512
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02/06/2014
ERNI unveils mini WTB connector with a high current density

ERNI iBridge single-row cable connector system

ERNI has developed a compact and economical wire-to-board interconnect solution with high current density in a small, 2.0mm pitch form factor.  The iBridge™ single-row cable connector system delivers up to 5A per contact at 20°C when paired with an appropriate discrete wire.  Engineered for use
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02/05/2014
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is opening new avenues for energy-harvesting applications with its latest IC integrating all the functions needed to power electronic circuits and recharge batteries using either a solar cell or Thermo-Electric
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02/05/2014
Advanced Power Electronics releases APE1723-HF-3 Buck DC/DC converter

APE1723-HF-3 200kHz 1A PWM buck DC/DC convertor

Advanced Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has introduced the APE1723-HF-3, a 200kHz 1A PWM buck DC/DC convertor with an adjustable output voltage range from 0.745V to 24V. The APE1723-HF-3 can drive a 1A load without an external transistor,
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02/05/2014
AVX’s latest SMT tantalum capacitors tout high reliability and minimal DC leakage

TMJ S1gma Series SMD tantalum capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the TMJ S1gma Series of high-reliability SMD tantalum capacitors, which offer three levels of next-generation statistical screening and process control enhancement for applications that require both exceedingly high
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02/04/2014
Hitec QPS UPS system enhances data center power infrastructures

Hitec QPS UPS

Hitec Power Protection, a leader in dynamic UPS systems for the supply of uninterruptible, continuous, and conditioned power to mission critical applications, today announced its introduction of the QPS uninterruptible power system (UPS) to the U.S. data center market. Designed for a 25+ year lifecycle, the
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02/04/2014
Nordic Semi releases nRF Toolbox for Bluetooth smart development on Android

nRF Toolbox is a standalone application that also holds the capability of interacting with other Nordic Bluetooth low energy tools as plugins

Ultra-low-power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced the development of an end-to-end solution from actual radio hardware to app (software program) source code for smartphones and tablets running either iOS or Android 4.3 and newer. With Google's integration of native support of Bluetooth® low
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02/03/2014
TI unveils  a nano-power regulator that delivers 94.6% peak efficiency in a 30x30-mm footprint

TI's 750-mA LMR22007 switching regulator

Texas Instruments has claimed the high ground in board-level power with the industry’s smallest 12-V, 750-mA DC/DC power regulator. The SIMPLE SWITCHER® regulator puts high performance into tiny packaging to drive space-constrained and power-dense applications in a variety of markets, including consumer,
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02/03/2014
EZ BoardWare is the name of a whole family of products from Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT manufacturer. The surface mount (SMT) products can improve manufacturing flexibility, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve in-field maintenance. Often, relatively simple issues can frustrate good board design
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02/03/2014

 



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