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September 2014
Cree claims industry-first 1.7kV all-SiC power module

Cree’s all-SiC 1700V power module

Cree, continues to extend its leadership in silicon carbide (SiC) power device technology with the release of the industry’s first all-SiC 1.7kV power module in an industry standard 62mm housing. Powered by Cree’s C2M™ large area SiC chip technology, the new half-bridge module exhibits an impressive 8mOhm
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09/30/2014
Allegro’s A1366 Hall sensor IC joins extremely low noise with high resolution

The A1366 from Allegro MicroSystems

The A1366 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a factory-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC designed to achieve high accuracy and resolution by the use of advanced temperature compensation technology. The proprietary linearly interpolated temperature compensation technology, programmed
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09/30/2014
Microchip Bluetooth starter kit available from Mouser

DM320018 PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip Technology

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the DM320018 PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip Technology. The DM320018 is a low cost Bluetooth development platform based on the 32-bit Microchip PIC32MX270F256D microcontroller. This easy to use starter kit features a Bluetooth HCI module, single-chip 3 axis accelerometer
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09/30/2014

Micro PLC platform puts Industry 4.0 power in the palm of your hand

Micro PLC platform from Maxim Integrated Products

Using the Micro PLC platform from Maxim Integrated Products, designers now have the tools to implement Industry 4.0 with less power, parts, and total costs. The platform consists of five reference designs which can operate as stand-alone subsystems and be configured and tested with a laptop’s USB port. A
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09/30/2014
EPC announces the EPC2025, a 300 V power transistor for use in applications requiring high frequency switching in order to achieve higher efficiency and power density. Applications enhanced by higher switching speeds include ultra-high frequency DC-DC converters, medical diagnostic equipment, power inverters,
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09/30/2014
Renesas' low-power RX111 mmicrocontrollers in the 32-Bit RX family offers up to 512 KB of memory

RX111 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the addition of new product versions with larger memory capacity to the RX111 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) ideal for applications such as healthcare devices, industrial equipment, and building automation systems. Renesas’
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09/29/2014
Linear's femtoamp bias-current op-amps offer 500MHz gain bandwidth for TIA & buffer apps

LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps

Linear Technology announced the LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps, which deliver outstanding performance for high speed and high dynamic range transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and buffer applications. With just 3fA bias current at 25°C and 4pA max over the entire -40°C to 125°C temperature
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09/29/2014
Vishay's latest rectifiers offer high efficiency for telecom and LED lighting

200V Gen-2 TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers

Vishay Intertechnology introduced 15 new 200V Gen-2 TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers featuring a wide range of current ratings from 5A to 30A in four power package options. With low forward voltage drops down to 0.65V typical at 15A, the rectifiers offer high-efficiency operation for telecom power
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09/26/2014
Progea's Pro.Lean is a novel Lean Manufacturing solution that gathers production data and downtime information in real time, preventing any inefficiency or malfunction issues. Pro.Lean is an innovative, simple and affordable Movicon™ module that makes it possible to gather and record production data in auto
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09/26/2014
America Semiconductor releases high-voltage, utrafast Schottky rectifier modules

Avalanche energy rated AK2S200-170 modules integrate two fully independent diodes

America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, released their latest high-voltage, Schottky rectifier. The avalanche energy rated AK2S200-170 modules integrate two fully independent diodes in a compact, fully insulated, standard SOT-227 package. The diodes'
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09/25/2014
At the world’s biggest electronics show, electronica in Munich (Nov. 11-14, 2014/Hall A5-Booth 562) ROHM Semiconductor will present its most recent developments from the company’s R&D centers as well as co-developments with partners which have been manufactured in its fully integrated production sites.
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09/25/2014
C&K Components' miniature SMT tactile switches suit metering, white goods, and home and garden equipment applications

PTS 641 Series switches

C&K Components, a leading supplier of tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a novel series of SMT top-actuated, momentary action tactile switches with a miniature footprint, several color-coded actuation force options, and an optional ground pin configuration.
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09/25/2014
Renesas launches MCUs with expanded brushless DC motor-control support

RL78/G1G Group microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics is expanding its safety and efficiency support for home appliances and tools with the innovative RL78/G1G Group of microcontrollers (MCUs). In complement to its current brushless DC motor control (BLDC) MCU offerings, Renesas delivers power-efficient performance with shorter development time
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09/25/2014
Energy Meters target multiple apps, including metering and monitoring

Grässlin's taxxo Energy Meters

Grässlin's taxxo Energy Meters are designed for a variety of applications, including metering and monitoring energy consumption in private households, industry, craft, and facility management. The analog and digital energy meters measure the active energy of
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09/24/2014
EPC unveils EPC2100 monolithic GaN half-bridge

EPC2100 monolithic GaN half-bridge

EPC announced the EPC2100, the first commercially-available enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge. By integrating two eGaN power FETs into a single device, interconnect inductances and the interstitial space needed on the PCB are eliminated. This increases both efficiency (especially at higher
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09/24/2014
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of ARM® Cortex®-M core microcontrollers, announced the extension of its STM32 family of more than 500 pin- and software-compatible microcontrollers. The new STM32 F7 microcontroller
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09/24/2014
Silicon Labs simplifies clock tree design for complex internet infrastructure applications

Silicon Labs’ Clock Tree Expert tool

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, launched an online timing utility that eases the complexity of designing clock trees for a wide range of Internet infrastructure applications including high-speed networking, telecommunications and data center equipment. Silicon
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09/23/2014
Industry’s smallest encapsulated 60W AC-DC supply comes in PCB or chassis mount

ECE60 series of single output encapsulated 60 Watt AC-DC power supplies

XP Power announced the ECE60 series of single output encapsulated 60 Watt AC-DC power supplies. Suiting applications that require a slim profile, a high power density and low no-load power consumption, the ECE60 is available in either PCB mount, chassis mounted with screw terminals, or in a DIN rail mount configuration.
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09/22/2014
Silicon Labs claims industry’s lowest jitter clock family for data centers and internet infrastructure

Si534x “clock-tree-on-a-chip” portfolio

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, introduced the industry’s most frequency-flexible clock solutions offering industry-leading jitter performance for high-speed networking, communications and data center equipment serving as the foundation of today’s Internet
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09/22/2014
Intersil’s highly-integrated Li-ion charger safeguards battery in automotive eCall systems

ISL78692, a 4.1V single-cell battery charger

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL78692, a 4.1V single-cell battery charger designed to extend the life of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. The ISL78692 battery charger dissipates lower leakage
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09/22/2014
Dialight launches low-profile LED linear luminaires

Dialight LED linear luminaire

Dialight, an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced a new low-profile LED linear luminaire for use in applications requiring greater clearance levels. Impressively, this new linear is nearly 60% slimmer than previous versions and delivers up to 7,000 lumens at 106 lumens per watt. With
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09/19/2014
Honeywell Sensing and Control to show advanced sensing solutions at electronica

“Sensing Sensation” sphere displays showcasing Honeywell sensor technology

Honeywell will be showcasing a variety of products at the upcoming Electronica show in Hall 13, Booth 325 November 11-14 in Munich. Among those, will be two new products introduced this year, Honeywell’s Anisotropic Magnetoresistive (AMR) Sensor ICs, Nanopower Series and new additions to Honeywell’s Basic
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09/19/2014
CONTA-CLIP's fuse disconnect terminal has extraction lever for a spare fuse

FSIK 4 fuse disconnect terminals feature an extraction lever that can hold a spare fuse or an integrated LED status display

FSIK 4-type fuse disconnect terminals from CONTA-CLIP feature a folding extraction lever that locks into its end position and provides space for a spare fuse. Alternatively, CONTA-CLIP also supplies the fuse disconnect terminals with an integrated LED status display. The pressure spring connection
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09/19/2014
Han coax ETCS connector features robust communications interface for rail and harsh industrial apps

Han Coax ETCS connector

The Han Coax ETCS connector is a high-performance coaxial connector designed to provide a reliable and robust interface for data transmission in railway applications and in harsh industrial environments. The connector was originally developed for use in the European Train Control System (ETCS), in
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09/19/2014
II-VII, a leading provider of amplification solutions for next-generation optical networks, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2014) in Booth #503, on September 22-24, 2014 in Cannes, France, where it will showcase
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09/19/2014
Power Integrations latest LinkSwitch-HP switcher ICs in stock at Mouser

LinkSwitch-HP Family

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the LinkSwitch-HP Family of Energy Efficient Off-Line Switchers from Power Integrations. These switching power supply ICs dramatically simplify power supply circuit designs by eliminating many common external components such as an optocoupler and secondary control circuit components.
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09/19/2014
Powder composites with low magnetostriction for high efficiency

Sectional view: SMP choke with high-frequency wire winding

SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus, German manufacturer of inductive components, will introduce at this year’s Electronica in Munich chokes for power electronics applications. The components are low-loss, have good EMC characteristics, high energy storage capacity and a space-efficient design. The components' cores
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09/19/2014
Stackpole's enhanced metal foil current sense chip resistors suit cost-sensitive apps

Stackpole's CSNL Series resistors

Stackpole's CSNL Series utilizes metal foil technology, which allows the CSNL to offer 1% tolerances and 50 ppm TCR in resistance values down to 0.5 milliohms. The CSNL Series offers sizes of ½ watt 1206, 1 watt 2010, and 2 watt 2512. The CSNL has excellent performance over life, temperature cycling, moisture,
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09/18/2014
Linear's latest boost-inverter DC/DC converter handles input sources from a single-cell Li-ion to automotive inputs
Linear Technology announced the LT8580, a current mode, fixed frequency step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 1A, 65V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.55V to 40V, making it suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion to automotive inputs. The LT8580 can
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09/16/2014
ON Semi's high-performance SiP aids precision sensing in portable medical devices

Struix semi-customizable System-in-Package solution

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has responded to rapidly-evolving product development demands within the portable medical market by introducing Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics
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09/16/2014
Teledyne LeCroy introduces 500 MHz, $5,000 WaveJet Touch portable oscilloscope

WaveJet Touch

The availability of a touch screen as well as powerful debug tools and advanced triggering is unique among oscilloscopes with comparable specifications and pricing. Built on the popular WaveJet 300 oscilloscope platform, the WaveJet Touch is available in two models with 350 MHz or 500 MHz bandwidth, four channels,
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09/16/2014
Munich’s exhibition center, Messe München, will open its doors from 11 to 14 November 2014 for the 26th electronica. The leading international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications has the heading “Welcome to Planet e”. VACUUMSCHMELZE will again be present, exhibiting new products
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09/16/2014
TI simplifies wide VIN power supply design with synchronous SIMPLE SWITCHER DC/DC regulators

SIMPLE SWITCHER regulators

Texas Instruments introduced seven SIMPLE SWITCHER regulators that simplify wide VIN synchronous power supply design and help engineers create energy-efficient, electromagnetic interference (EMI) compliant products. The easy-to-use LM43600/1/2/3 and LM46000/1/2 DC/DC converters feature an input voltage range
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09/15/2014
MTE claims first three-In-one protection dV/dt filter

dV Sentry motor protection filter

MTE, a leader in the design and manufacture of high-efficiency electrical power quality solutions for commercial and industrial applications, announced the best-in-class dV Sentry motor protection filter. Using a dV/dt filter helps protect AC motors from the destructive effects of long lead voltages that can
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09/15/2014
STMicro's latest 100V transistors drive efficiency in automotive systems

STripFET F7 series low-voltage Power MOSFETs

STMicroelectronics has extended its leading-edge STripFET F7 series of low-voltage Power MOSFETs with three new 100V automotive-grade devices. The STH315N10F7-2, STH315N10F7-6, and STP315N10F7 feature an optimized body-drain diode performance that minimizes voltage spikes and switching noise over the operating
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09/15/2014
EPCOS piezo actuators raise the bar on performance

EPCOS piezo actuators

TDK announced the third generation of EPCOS piezo actuators with copper internal electrodes, which offer both improved performance and higher cost-effectiveness. These innovative actuators are characterized by outstanding stability and reliability. They can operate a billion switching cycles without failures
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09/15/2014
TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity, announced its new RoHS-compliant black zinc nickel plating for connectors and backshells. The coating is TE’s response to recent environmental regulations that seek to reduce the use of cadmium. The black zinc nickel plating is approved as defined by MIL-DTL-38999L,
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09/12/2014
GreenPeak's ZigBee chip empowers remote controls

GP565 smart-home radio chip

GreenPeak Technologies, a leading smart-home semiconductor & system company, launched the GP565 Smart Home radio chip for remote controls, that supports voice control, motion sensing and the ZRC 2.0 protocol. Next-generation remotes use RF instead of infrared (IR) and will be able to control all the home’s
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09/11/2014
Everlight launches Natural Light Technology initiative

Natural Light LED

Everlight Electronics, a leader in LEDs and optoelectronics, supplements its LED Lighting product portfolio with higher color quality versions. The Natural Light LED variants will provide a CRI >95Ra, averaging 98Ra. The first LED series to implement the Natural Light Technology
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09/11/2014
Power Integrations' CAPZero X-capacitor discharge ICs meet IEC 62368

CAPZero two-terminal automatic X-capacitor discharge IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced that its CAPZero® family of innovative, two-terminal, automatic X-capacitor discharge ICs has been certified to meet IEC 62368, the new over-arching safety standard covering TVs and IT equipment.
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09/11/2014
C&K Components' momentary-action tactile switches tout low profile, tiny footprint

PTS 540 Series switches

C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a series of surface mount ultra low profile top-actuated tactile switches with extended operating lifecycles up to 500,000. The switches measure just 3.7mm x 3.7mm
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09/10/2014
Vishay VRPower integrated DrMOS power stages deliver high current, efficiency, and power density

VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage

Vishay Intertechnology introduced their latest family of VRPower integrated DrMOS power stage solutions in the low-profile, thermally enhanced PowerPAK MLP 5 mm by 5 mm 31-pin package. Delivering currents in excess of 60 A per phase, Vishay Siliconix SiC620 devices are 30 % smaller than previous-generation 6
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09/09/2014
TE Connectivity launches novel, simplified hermaphroditic connectors

SMT miniature hermaphroditic connectors

TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, announces its low-profile, surface-mount technology (SMT), miniature hermaphroditic connectors. The connectors are designed to provide power between adjacent linear LED lighting strip modules and enable faster and more efficient connections, by allowing customers
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09/09/2014
Excelsys to show their 1KW XSolo and UltiMod power supplies at Electronica 2014

UltiMod and XSolo products

Excelsys Technologies, specialists in high efficiency user configurable power supplies, announced that they will be exhibiting at Electronica 2014 in Munich from the 11th to 14th of November. Located in Hall B2, Booth 219, the Excelsys booth is bigger than ever and they are looking forward to meeting existing
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09/08/2014
Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, debuted its first m2mAIR Cloud-ready wireless modules, designed to simplify the development and deployment of comprehensive M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications using the m2mAIR Cloud service
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09/08/2014
Linear's 24V triple-output synchronous step-down controller works from -55°C to 150°C

LTC3853 triple-output synchronous step-down switching regulator controller

Linear Technology announced the H- and MP-grade versions of the LTC3853, a triple-output synchronous step-down switching regulator controller. This device operates over a 4.5V to 24V input voltage range, can produce output currents up to 20A per phase with output voltages ranging from 0.8V to 13.5V at up to
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09/08/2014
TI's high-voltage switcher offers energy savings to smart meters and home automation designs

UCC28880 controller

Expanding its portfolio of high-voltage power solutions for offline AC/DC designs, Texas Instruments introduced a 700-V switcher with the industry’s lowest quiescent current of less than 100 uA – half the power consumption of existing solutions. The UCC28880 controller integrates a 700-V power MOSFET and
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09/08/2014
Omron launches efficient high-power DC relay

Omron G9EJ-1-E relay

To address the growing market for high voltage DC battery powered systems and renewable energy applications, Omron Electronic Components Europe has added an efficient DC power relay suitable for bicycle and scooter charging stations, UPSs, battery management systems, elevators, industrial robots, solar / wind
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09/05/2014
Innovative Power’s single-phase Step/Control Transformers suit industrial applications

Innovative Power's latest Single Phase 50/60 Hz Step/Control Series Transformer

Featuring superior reliability, advanced performance and rugged construction, Innovative Power's latest Single Phase 50/60 Hz Step/Control Series Transformers is well suited for industrial applications, including motor speed control. Step up/down control transformers reduce electrical voltage, with their primary
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09/04/2014
ROHM’s latest low-power MCU includes Class D speaker amp

ML610Q304 MCU

LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group Company, has recently announced the development of a low-power microcontroller that integrates an 8bit low power MCU core, speech synthesis circuit, high efficiency Class D speaker amp, non-volatile memory, and oscillator circuit on a single chip, making audio playback possible
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09/03/2014
SL Power's 65W AC/DC supply targets next-generation medical devices

MB65S 65-watt single-output convection-cooled AC/DC power supply

SL Power Electronics, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of rugged, highly reliable power supplies, introduced the latest addition to its advanced medical-grade power supply family, the MB65S. This 65-watt single-output convection-cooled family of AC/DC power supplies is designed to meet the new
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09/03/2014
Keysight Technologies announced it will demonstrate a wide range of novel, high-performance flexible test solutions at the European Microwave Week 2014, October 7th to 9th, Rome, Fiera di Roma, Booth F100. The test solutions are used by engineers for designing and testing components for radar systems, antennas
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09/03/2014
Components Bureau has announced it will be launching its own range of transformers, called the Precision range, at this year’s Electronics Design Show (stand H42). Other highlights on the stand will include products from Components Bureau’s recently added partner Superworld Electronics. The Precision
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09/03/2014
ROHM’s RASMID ultra-compact components tout novel miniaturization

ROHM’s 03015-size resistors are the most compact electronic components available at the production level. Size is reduced by 56% over conventional 0402-size products.

In the past years, following the increasing functionality of a variety of equipment such as smartphones and tablet PCs, there has been an evidently growing need for thinner, more compact form factors at the component level that provide greater precision and reliability. The recent advent of wearable electronics
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09/02/2014
ZENS' PuK wireless charger integrates into furniture

The ZENS PuK wireless charger integrates into your furniture

ZENS, developer of innovative wireless charging solutions, unveiled the ZENS PuK wireless charger, intended to integrate into your furniture, whether a desk, a bedside table or another piece of furniture. With this addition to its product portfolio ZENS, market leader in the field of wireless charging, is introducing
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09/02/2014
Freescale offers first AEC-Q100-qualified intelligent battery sensor with CAN protocol

MM9Z1J638 battery sensor

Freescale Semiconductor announced the availability of the industry’s first general market AEC-Q100 qualified intelligent battery sensor to combine three measurement channels, a 16/32-bit MCU, and a CAN protocol module in a single package. Designed to support both conventional and emerging battery
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09/02/2014
Power management company Eaton announced the launch of its Energy Saver System (ESS) Plus technology in the Americas, featuring a novel Harmonic Reduction System engineered to detect and automatically correct harmonic currents before they affect valuable data center hardware and business continuity. As part
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09/02/2014
Microchip releases automotive AEC-Q100-qualified motor driver

MCP8063 motor driver

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the MCP8063—a highly integrated, cost-effective, automotive AEC-Q100-qualified motor driver that delivers superior performance in a small, 8-pin, 4x4 mm DFN package. It is also the world’s
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09/02/2014

 



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