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November 2014
PCTEL, a leader in performance critical telecom solutions, launched the M2M Wi-Fi MIMO Antenna at SPS IPC Drives 2014. This rugged omnidirectional antenna is designed for exceptional reliability in machine-to-machine (M2M) industrial wireless applications. It represents a significant improvement in data throughput
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11/28/2014
Power plants and grids are stretched to their limits. To ensure the operational safety, critical factors such as "Hot-Spots" inside high voltage transformers, power factor correction capacitors and alternators are monitored. Other possible capabilities are temperature measurement on high voltage distribution
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11/28/2014
Astute Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, is launching a novel EMI filter technology that can be designed-in or retrofitted into existing connectors very simply, even in the field, providing an effective EMC solution that will survive extreme environmental abuse. EESeal
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11/28/2014

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an updated version of its SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors. Featuring enhanced part selection
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11/28/2014
Microchip's new 5V dsPIC33 devices offer enhanced noise immunity and robustness at SPS IPC Drives 2014

16-bit dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced from the SPS IPC Drives Conference in Germany a new family of 16-bit dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) with the dsPIC33 "EV" family. This new family provides 5V operation for
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11/26/2014
Gaia Converter expands its ultra-wide input-voltage DC/DC converter offering

The MGDDI-20 Series

Gaia Converter expands its ultra wide input voltage range DC/DC Converters targeting Railway, Transportation & High end industrial applications. The MGDDI-20 Series 12-160V input voltage range is ideal to cover all typical battery/bus voltages at once (24V, 36V, 48V, 72V, 96V, 110V, 125V) with the same device.
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11/26/2014
STMicro's gapDRIVE integrated gate drivers offer on-chip galvanic isolation

STGAP1S advanced single-channel gate driver

The STGAP1S advanced single-channel gate driver, launched by STMicroelectronics, integrates galvanic isolation with analog and logic circuitry in the same chip to help simplify driver design while ensuring high noise immunity for safe and reliable power control.   STGAP1S is the first
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11/26/2014
Altera announced that it will demonstrate industrial solutions based on its field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and SoCs at the SPS IPC Drives conference in Nuremberg, Germany, from November 25 to 27. Altera will share how industrial systems designers can use its FPGAs and SoCs to significantly reduce cost
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11/25/2014
Compact size, cost savings, high-precision – the new ICB-M current sensor from Isabellenhütte satisfies the key battery management criteria for high-voltage batteries in electric and hybrid vehicles. The ICB-M features two mutually independent measurement channels, which are galvanically isolated and have
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11/25/2014
M-Series IGBTs from STMicro tout efficiency and ruggedness

M-series1200V IGBTs

M-series1200V IGBTs from STMicroelectronics feature advanced trench-gate field-stop technology to save more energy and increase reliability in applications such as solar inverters, welding equipment, uninterruptible power supplies, and industrial motor drives.   With highly optimized
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11/25/2014
Molex introduces 30W PoE+ 12-port (2x6) and 8-port (2x4) RJ45 magnetic jacks

PoE+ Enabled Gigabit Multi-port Magnetic RJ45 Modules

Molex extends its product offering for multi-port magnetic jacks with the introduction of PoE+ Enabled Gigabit Multi-port Magnetic RJ45 modules to meet a wider range of customer applications. Available in 12-port (2x6) and 8-port (2x4) versions, these magnetic RJ45 modules are designed for use in high port-count
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11/25/2014
Infineon's TO-247PLUS package enables currents up to 120A

TO-247PLUS package

Infineon Technologies expands its discrete IGBT portfolio for high-power applications by introducing the TO-247PLUS package. The new package enables up to 120A IGBT co-packed with a full rated diode in the same footprint and pin-out as JEDEC standard TO-247-3. The TO-247PLUS can be used in industrial applications
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11/25/2014
GCT expands high-reliability compact LED connector offering

White Lite LED lighting connectors

In line with ever-evolving customer requirements, GCT, a leading provider of interconnection technologies, has expanded its range of White Lite LED lighting connectors. Engineered to be the perfect choice for LED strip light applications, the new BJ300 and 301 two position mating connector combinations offer
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11/25/2014
At the SPS IPC Drives International Conference & Exhibition, Moxa is showcasing their latest managed Ethernet switches designed for precise time synchronization of networks in real-time control applications. SPS IPC Drives is Europe's leading exhibition for electric automation. Moxa will display its industrial
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11/24/2014
AVX claims smallest, highest CV polymer tantalum capacitors available

AVX's F38 Series polymer tantalum capacitors

AVX, a leader in passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its F38 Series with the addition of the smallest, highest CV polymer tantalum capacitors available in the industry. Packaged in a miniature 0603 (1608 metric) M case with an ultra low 0.9mm maximum profile,
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11/24/2014
INTEPRO 1800W modular electronic loads suit power test

ML1800 load series

INTEPRO Systems, a leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), announced the introduction of its latest line of 1800W modular electronic loads. The ML1800 Series features an 8-inch TFT LCD color display with multiple language selection that is visible across the room. The 6-slot
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11/24/2014
Linear's universal Temp Sensor IC linearizes temp sensors with 0.1°C accuracy

LTC2983 high performance digital temperature measurement IC

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2983 high performance digital temperature measurement IC which directly digitizes RTDs, thermocouples, thermistors and external diodes with 0.1°C accuracy and 0.001°C resolution. A high performance analog front end combines low noise and low offset buffered ADCs with all
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11/24/2014
Premier Magnetics’ transformers target TI’s Fly-Buck converters

Premier Magnetics Fly-Buck transformers

Premier Magnetics, global producer of high-quality magnetic components, has introduced a line of transformers specifically designed to complement the Texas Instruments LM5017 family of Fly-Buck converters. The Premier Magnetics Fly-Buck transformers’ topology and electrical characteristics are designed to
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11/24/2014
America Semi's latest high-power recovery rectifies tout reliability and efficiency

America Semiconductor's DO4 stud devices

America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, announced the availability of a new full series of high-power standard recovery rectifiers in a DO4 package. Offered in stud cathode and stud anode versions, the parts may be ordered with current ratings of from
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11/24/2014
TDK releases ultra-compact ÂμDC-DC converter modules

EPCOS µDC-DC converters

TDK announced a new series of ultra-compact EPCOS µDC-DC converters featuring a footprint of only 2.9 mm x 2.3 mm and an insertion height of 1 mm. One 6-MHz power switch is embedded in the miniature PCB. The integrated power module saves up to 35 percent of space compared with conventional discrete solutions.   The
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11/24/2014
Farsens unveils Atlas battery-free RFID weight monitoring tag

The Atlas battery-free RFID sensor tag

The Atlas from Farsens is a battery-free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated weight measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag. The device features four channels for load cells with measurement ranges from 0kfg to
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11/24/2014
Designers of industrial, medical and personal electronics want devices to charge faster and more efficiently, while getting rid of all connectors. Texas Instruments provides a more efficient solution with the industry’s first fully integrated 10-Watt wireless charging receiver and corresponding transmitter.
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11/20/2014
Hirose claims industry's lowest profile power connector

Hirose DF65 Series connector,

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed the DF65 Series connector, a small, vertical-mating wire-to-board connector that provides high-current capacity and high reliability for power supplies, up to 4 Amps (with 24 AWG wire) and 50 V AC/DC. A super-low profile connector,
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11/20/2014
Compact high-current EPCOS chokes suit  48V automotive systems

EPCOS high-current chokes

TDK presents the BCEM series of EPCOS high-current chokes designed specifically for buck-boost converters in 48-V automotive power systems. These innovative SMD inductors have very compact dimensions of only 27.5 mm x 29.5 mm x 14.5 mm thanks to their ERU27 ferrite cores with flat windings. The new chokes feature
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11/20/2014
Cadonix Ltd, the Cloud based automotive wiring harness CAD specialist, today announced version 1.1 of Arcadia, including a new Formboard tool for harness manufacturers. The new release, available immediately and free to existing customers, also includes closer integration of the Schematic Design and Harness
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11/20/2014
TE Connectivity expands subminiature switch offering

ALCOSWITCH Subminiature switches

TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced its ALCOSWITCH Subminiature Series of switches. The new switches add to the extensive product portfolio of 4,000 ALCOSWITCH switches that provide a cost savings for switching power in set-top boxes, control panels, light fixtures and industrial machinery.
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11/20/2014
Vishay T16 Series wet tantalum capacitors now at TTI

Vishay T16 Series wet tantalum capacitors

Vishay’s latest series of tantalum-cased wet tantalum capacitors with glass-to-tantalum hermetic seals is now available at TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The Vishay T16 Series is available in A, B, C and D case codes and provide all the
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11/18/2014
X-REL Semi offers XTR50010 bidirectional level translators and XTR54170 hi-temp edge-triggered D flip-flops

Xrel XTR50014

X-REL Semiconductor, an innovation leader in high-temperature and high-reliability semiconductors, unveils two new products targeting digital applications in highly demanding markets including aerospace, industrial, hybrid and electric vehicles, transportation, geothermal and oil and gas. The XTR50010 product
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11/18/2014
Newark element14 launches Weller WXR 3 rework station

Weller WXR Rework Station

Newark element14 has launched the Weller WXR Rework Station, designed to handle all tasks related to soldering, desoldering, and the use of hot air in the production process, saving significant costs compared to buying individual units. The WXR 3 is a 3-channel station with an enormous total power
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11/18/2014
BeBop Sensors to present at  IDTechEx Wearable Technology LIVE!

BeBop Sensors provides custom turnkey sensor solutions for sports and fitness OEM

BeBop Sensors, a leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced that its Founder and CEO, Keith McMillen, will speak at the IDTechEx Wearable Technology LIVE! International Conference & Trade Show to be held in Santa Clara, California on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 3:05 PM PDT. McMillen will discuss
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11/18/2014
AVX releases SMPS capacitor simulation software

AVX has released their latest version of its SpiCalci simulation software

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released their latest version of its SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors. Featuring enhanced part selection
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11/18/2014
TDK adds 800W model to the TDK-Lambda Z+ series of high-voltage programmable DC power supplies

TDK-Lambda Z+ high voltage programmable DC power supply

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 800W model to the TDK-Lambda Z+ series of high voltage programmable DC power supplies. As with the 200W and 400W models, the higher power model is offered with output voltages of up to 160, 320 or 650Vdc (as well as an additional model offering up to 375Vdc),
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11/18/2014
Components Bureau introduces its Precision range of standard and fully-custom wound components

Components Bureau introduces its Precision range of standard and fully-custom wound components

Components Bureau introduces its Precision range of standard and fully-custom wound components, which includes both high- and low-frequency transformers and inductors, for a wide range of applications, including power supply, lighting, test & measurement and industrial control and automation. The Precision
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11/18/2014
IAR Systems announced support for the RZ/T1 group from Renesas Electronics Corporation. The RZ/T1 group is a factory automation solution with built-in industrial network functionality for use in industrial control equipment. Thanks to a close relationship with Renesas, IAR Systems supports RZ/T1 on an early
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11/18/2014
EPC Introduces EPC2105 monolithic GaN half bridge

EPC GaN transistor half bridge

EPC announces the EPC2105, 80 V 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 frequencies) and power
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11/14/2014
Microchip released high-speed A/D converters that claim lowest-power 16-bit 200 Msps stand-alone ADCs

Microchip's high-speed A/D converters in the MCP37DX1-200 and MCP372X1-200 families

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced two families of new high-speed A/D converters in the MCP37DX1-200 and MCP372X1-200 families. These families feature 12-, 14- and 16-bit pipelined A/D converters with a maximum sampling rate of
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11/13/2014
Keysight Technologies introduced a rack system for high-power DC applications. The prewired N8900 Series rack system reduces system complexity and saves time for engineers designing and implementing high-power systems for challenging applications requiring up to 90 kW.   When engineers
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11/12/2014
Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, storage, and industrial applications, introduced the ACPL-K30T, an optocoupler-based photovoltaic driver device designed to drive high voltage MOSFET and withstand extreme heat for automotive under-the-hood applications.
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11/12/2014
Altium Limited, a global leader in Electronic Design Automation, native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer) and embedded software development toolkits (TASKING), today announced a partnership with element14 to distribute CircuitStudio, a new easy-to-use PCB Design tool based on Altium technology. CircuitStudio
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11/12/2014
Coilcraft's magnetically-shielded inductors now available in high inductance and high Isat versions

Coilcraft’s XAL15xx Family of rugged, magnetically-shielded power inductors

Coilcraft’s XAL15xx family of rugged, magnetically-shielded power inductors are offered in two versions - one providing saturation current ratings up to 111 Amps and the other offering inductance values as high as 33 µH - delivering the highest levels of performance in the smallest possible space. XAL15xxThe
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11/11/2014
Newark element14 released the Raspberry Pi Model A+ to compliment the range of boards available from Raspberry Pi. For only $20 the new Model A+ features a 40-pin extended GPIO header, a Micro SD Card port to protect the SD Card from damage and improved power management, making it possible to drive ‘power
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11/11/2014
TRINAMIC's stealthChop tech enables quieter stepper motor performance

Trinamic’s stealthChop

TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading developer of motor and motion control technologies, revealed its latest patent-pending technology for stepper motors. Dubbed stealthChop, the new technology significantly reduces the noise of conventional stepper motor operation. Motors operating at low speed exhibit
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11/07/2014
 Radiall TestPro cable assemblies now available at TTI

Radiall TestPro cable assemblies

Radiall TestPro cable assembles are now available at TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Designed specifically for testing and measurement in the DC - 40GHz frequency range, depending on connector and cable selected, TestPro cables offer outstanding
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11/07/2014
KEMET has revealed its plans for Electronica this November, launching their latest tantalum capacitor families while also showcasing advanced high-performance ceramic capacitors. These new products are expected to further strengthen the company’s market position as the engineer’s choice for capacitors, filters,
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11/07/2014
Keithley's touchscreen source measure unit offers higher current sourcing and measurement for a broader range of applications

Model 2460 SourceMeter Source Measure Unit

Keithley Instruments, a  leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced the Model 2460 SourceMeter Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instrument, the company’s latest benchtop SMU instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface (GUI). The Model 2460 offers users higher
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11/07/2014
Tollgrade Communications, an industry leader in redefining the standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced the availability of its LightHouse® Medium Voltage (MV) Power Sensor for Europe. European grid operators are under increasing pressure
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11/06/2014
IR's latest IGBT modules suit high-power industrial apps

IGBT modules for high power industrial applications

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced a comprehensive family of IGBT modules for high power industrial applications including motor drive inverters, switch mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar inverters and welding.   The
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11/06/2014
GE expands DualDLynx series with dual 6A POL modules
GE’s Critical Power business introduced its UDXS0606 and UVXS0606 non-isolated point-of-load (POL) power modules. These DC-DC board-mounted units extend GE’s DualDLynx* product family and offer up to 25% reduction in board space usage compared to previous and competing solutions. The new dual
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11/06/2014
RTI's eGauge two-way driver performs real-time energy monitoring

eGauge power monitoring

Remote Technologies (RTI) has introduced a new two-way driver for eGauge Systems products. Developed by RTI, the driver allows installers to integrate the eGauge 3 Series and eGauge2 electric energy meters into an RTI control system, giving customers convenient, real-time measurements of a building's electrical
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11/06/2014
INTEPRO's 1800W modular electronic loads target power test

ML1800 electronic load

INTEPRO SYSTEMS, market leaders in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), announce the introduction of their new ML1800 Series of 1800W modular electronic loads. The ML1800 features an 8-inch TFT LCD colour display with multiple language selection that is visible across the room. The
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11/06/2014
Alpha and Omega Semi launches latest EZBuck regulator in a thermally-enhanced package

AOZ3103 high-efficiency synchronous buck regulator

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor , a designer, developer and supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, announced the release of the fifth generation EZBuck with the AOZ3103, a high efficiency, simple-to-use synchronous buck regulator, with an operating input
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11/06/2014
Vishay's 500 mW zener diodes save space using novel low-profile MicroSMF eSMP package

PLZ Series diodes feature a planar structure

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first new series of Zener diodes with 500 mW of power dissipation in the new ultra-compact MicroSMF eSMP series package. Combining extremely tight voltage tolerances with low leakage current and excellent stability, the PLZ Series is designed to withstand ESD pulses of 8000
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11/05/2014
Analog Devices introduced the industry’s first and most robust operational amplifier that integrates input protection against signal excursions of 32 V beyond the supply rails and 70-dB of rejection for electro-magnetic interference (EMI) above 1 GHz. The ADA4177-2 dual-channel, precision, low-noise, low-input
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11/05/2014
Infineon's TO-247 4 Kelvin-sense package for discrete IGBTs boasts low switching losses and high power density

TO-247 4 Kelvin-Sense package

Infineon Technologies expands its IGBT offering by introducing a novel variant of the popular TO-247 package. The new TO-247 4 Kelvin-Sense package addresses the need for increased power density and space saving in applications striving for high efficiency. When used together with Infineon’s TRENCHSTOP™
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11/04/2014
ON Semiconductor shows their NCS3651x family of SoC transceivers for the IoT and smart metering during European Utility Week

NCS3651x family of system-on-chip (SoC) transceivers

ON Semiconductor is using this year’s European Utility Week Exhibition and Conference as the forum to launch an important product family that supports high-performance, reliable and efficient communications for the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart metering applications. The NCS3651x family of system-on-chip
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11/04/2014
TRINAMIC's latest stepper motion control IC with integrated motor drive touts performance

TMC5130 single-axis stepper motor control IC with integrated MOSFET motor drive

TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading developer of motor and motion control technologies, announced their latest single-axis stepper motor control IC with integrated MOSFET motor drive that delivers the highest voltage and current specs in the company’s integrated stepper control and driver product line. The new
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11/04/2014
Tektronix unveils low-cost full-featured portable spectrum analyzer

RSA306 spectrum analyzer

Tektronix, a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has introduced a novel class of affordable spectrum analyzers based on a USB architecture with a list price of just $3,490. The RSA306 sets a new price/performance threshold for spectrum analyzers and features a broad 9 kHz to
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11/04/2014
Energy-harvesting secure NFC/RFID tag authenticator protects sensitive data transfer

MAX66242 DeepCover Secure Authenticator

Designers can now perform secure wireless data communication on their embedded systems without needing the host microcontroller, but by simply using a single MAX66242 DeepCover Secure Authenticator from Maxim Integrated. The MAX66242 secure authenticator is an advanced tag that combines a wireless NFC/RFID interface
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11/04/2014
Cree, a leading supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, has introduced the industry’s first GaN transistor for tropospheric scatter (troposcatter) communications applications rated for 200W continuous wave (CW) and 4.4—5.0GHz operation. The new CGHV50200F GaN high
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11/03/2014
Microchip’s RN4020 Bluetooth low-energy Smart Module now at Mouser

RN4020 Bluetooth Low- Energy Module

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the RN4020 Bluetooth Low- Energy Module from Microchip. Building on Microchip’s deep Bluetooth (BT) Classic experience, the RN4020 module carries both worldwide regulatory certifications and is Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certified. This full-featured, Bluetooth
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11/03/2014
Linear's latest 2A synchronous Step-Down converter touts 93% efficiency at 2MHz, takes from 3.0Vin to 42Vin

LT8609 2A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8609 a 2A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator. A novel synchronous rectification topology delivers 93% efficiency while switching at 2MHz, enabling designers to avoid critical noise-sensitive frequency bands such as AM radio while providing a highly compact
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11/03/2014
TDK expands portfolio of automotive-grade NP0 MLCCs

TDK CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs

TDK has expanded its CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs based on NP0 ceramics and claims the industry’s broadest portfolio of NP0 products in terms of voltage range and capacitance range. The updated lineup of NP0 types, which feature a temperature coefficient of 0 and a tolerance of ±30 ppm/K up to +150
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Date:
11/03/2014
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