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February 2015
Linear's latest synchronous step-down regulator offers integrated current sensing

The LT8613 6A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology released the LT8613, a 6A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator with integrated current sensing. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode operation keeps quiescent current under 3µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3.4V to 42V input
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02/27/2015
Freescale Semiconductor introduced an analog dual-path battery charger for wearable and portable Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The single-cell, Li-Ion and Li-Polymer BC3770 charger is fully programmable, features a small form factor and supports fast charging for portable embedded systems, such as those
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02/27/2015
Microsemi's integrated GNSS Master significantly reduces cost of indoor small cells & eliminates need for outdoor antenna

Integrated GNSS Master

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its Integrated GNSS Master (IGM) solution required for small cell synchronization. The IGM is the company’s first solution that fully integrates a 1588v2 PTP grandmaster with a
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02/27/2015

Infineon's latest 650V IGBTs offer high efficiency for fast switching in electric and hybrid vehicles

AEC-Q-qualified TRENCHSTOP5 AUTO IGBT

Infineon Technologies announced a family of robust 650V IGBTs that can deliver very high efficiency in fast-switching automotive applications. The AEC-Q-qualified TRENCHSTOP5 AUTO IGBTs will reduce power losses and improve reliability in electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications such
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02/27/2015
Express Logic, a leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOSes), announced that it plans to join the ARM mbed ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) product development. ARM mbed OS is an operating environment for IoT devices and is especially well-suited to run in energy constrained applications.
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02/27/2015
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, launched a new extension board for the company’s popular Xplained platform at Embedded World Nuremberg. Featuring a Bosch Sensortec BNO055 intelligent 9- axis absolute orientation sensor, the new extension board connects directly to Atmel’s Xplained
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02/27/2015
Altera announced its collaboration with Mentor Graphics to provide embedded software developers access to best-in-class Vista virtual platforms that support Altera’s entire SoC FPGA portfolio, including its third-generation 14 nm Stratix 10 SoCs with a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. These advanced
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02/27/2015
Lattice Semi's latest reference designs expedite & simplify USB Type-C implementation

The three solutions offered by Lattice address both Cable Detect (CD) and Power Delivery (PD) functions

Lattice Semiconductor, a leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, announced three new, freely-downloadable reference designs that enable designers working in consumer, industrial and other sectors to quickly implement the cable detect and power delivery functions required to unlock
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02/27/2015
Silicon Labs, a leading provider of microcontroller, wireless connectivity, analog and sensor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), introduced the next generation of Simplicity Studio, the industry’s first integrated MCU/wireless development environment enabling concurrent MCU and RF design for a wide
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02/27/2015
Freescale Semiconductor introduced an analog dual-path battery charger for wearable and portable Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The single-cell, Li-Ion and Li-Polymer BC3770 charger is fully programmable, features a small form factor and supports fast charging for portable embedded systems, such as those
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02/25/2015
ON Semi demos imaging, connectivity, motor control, and power solutions for IoT at Embedded World 2015

ON Semiconductor will demonstrate new innovative solutions at embedded world 2015

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, will demonstrate new innovative solutions for embedded systems at the Embedded World Conference 2015 from Feb. 24-26 in Nuremberg, Germany.   Imaging ON Semiconductor will demonstrate the new AR0230CS
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02/25/2015
Vishay's dual inductor saves space, offers high temperature range for Class D amplifiers

IHLD series low-profile, high-current dual inductors

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first device in its new IHLD series of low-profile, high-current dual inductors. Offering two inductors in one 4032 package, the space-saving automotive-grade IHLD-4032KB-5A is the industry's first dual inductor to offer a high operating temperature range to +155 °C. The
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02/25/2015
Microchip's latest MCU family provides multiple independent closed-loop power channels

The PIC16(L)F1769 family

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany a new family of 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC16(L)F1769 family. This family is the first PIC MCU to offer up to two independent closed
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02/25/2015
Keysight's Infiniium V-Series oscilloscopes offer greater insights in validation & debug

Infiniium V-Series oscilloscope

Keysight Technologies introduced the Infiniium V-Series oscilloscopes, which provide superior measurement accuracy, enhanced analysis tools and advanced probing systems. With models that range from 8 GHz to 33 GHz, the V-Series enables circuit designers and engineers to make rapid progress from first silicon
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02/25/2015
Wuerth's SMD air coils target high-frequency apps

WE-CAIR air coils

High-frequency applications, especially in the area of radio technology, require air coils with a particularly high Q-factor. Specifically adapted to the current market requirements for this area of applications, Wuerth Electronics is now expanding its portfolio of WE-CAIR air coils by the new design types 1322
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02/25/2015
Qnovo, a supplier of innovative mobile fast charging solutions, announced a new approach to reducing mobile device battery-related returns. Qnovo Analytics (QNA) continuously monitors battery health and provides diagnostics to quickly resolve consumer battery issues. Mobile consumers cite battery
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02/25/2015
Maxim Integrated Products is demonstrating highly-integrated analog solutions for embedded applications at the Embedded World 2015 Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany (February 24–26, 2015). Organized in three demo areas for Industrial Power, Industrial Interface, and Signal Chain, Maxim’s solutions
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02/25/2015
Lynx Software Technologies, a leader in real-time security technologies, announced that both its LynxOS 7.0 RTOS and its LynxSecure separation kernel hypervisor are moving to new ARM-based processors. The development allows the military-grade security offered by these products to be applied to the protection
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02/25/2015
Altium announces updates to flagship high-speed PCB design tool

Altium Designer

Altium, a leader in Electronic Design Automation, Native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer, CircuitStudio, PCBWorks, CircuitMaker), ECAD design data management (Altium Vault®), and embedded software development toolkits (TASKING), has announced the next update to its flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer.
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02/25/2015
FX Luminaire's Luxor ZDC lighting controller provides zoning, dimming, and color capabilities

Luxor ZDC LED lighting controller

FX Luminaire announced the release of the Luxor ZDC, a novel LED lighting controller with zoning, dimming, & color capabilities. “The ZDC offers a spectrum of 30,000 color possibilities for those residences and businesses who want the latest LED technology,” said Ryan Williams, FX Luminaire Product Manager. “The
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02/23/2015
STMicro's STM32L4 microcontrollers overcome performance limitations for ultra-low-power apps

The STM32L4 series targets next-generation energy-conscious consumer, industrial, medical, and metering applications

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has combined its ultra low-power microcontroller technology with ARM Cortex-M4 know-how to create the STM32L4 series for next-generation energy-conscious consumer, industrial, medical, and metering applications. The
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02/23/2015
Linear's LT8312 boost controller can achieve a power factor of greater than 0.99

LT8312 PFC boost controller

Linear Technology announced the LT8312, a power factor correction (PFC) boost controller that can achieve a power factor of greater than 0.99 by actively modulating the input current, allowing compliance with most harmonic current emission requirements. This device operates with current mode control and critical
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02/23/2015
AVX claims lowest-profile poke-home connector available

9296 Series low profile, horizontal SMT mount poke home connectors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the lowest profile poke-home connector currently available on the market. Featuring its industry-proven 2mm dual beam, high spring-force, phosphor bronze poke-home contacts in a sleek 3.0mm pitch by 2.5mm high SMT package,
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02/23/2015
The new Infineon DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino is now available for purchase from Newark element14, a global electronics distributor and online community for design engineers and hobbyists. The product enables fast and inexpensive prototyping of DC motor control. Infineon’s DC Motor Control
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02/20/2015
GE's latest 228W DC/DC quarter-brick boasts high efficiency

QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converter

GE’s Critical Power business has expanded its Hammerhead series of DC-DC modules with the 228-watt (W) quarter-brick QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converters. The low-height modules provide a single, precisely regulated output voltage over an ultra-wide input voltage range of 18-75 volts DC. The new DC-DC converters
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02/18/2015
Vishay's PowerPAK SC-70 20V MOSFET increases power density and Reliability to Portable Electronics

Vishay Siliconix SiA466EDJ 20V n-channel TrenchFET power MOSFET

Vishay Intertechnology released a new 20V n-channel TrenchFET power MOSFET in the ultra-compact thermally enhanced PowerPAK SC-70 package. Providing increased power density and reliability for portable electronics, the Vishay Siliconix SiA466EDJ offers the industry's highest package-limited continuous drain
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02/18/2015
AVX claims lowest-profile high CV tantalum capacitor

AVX 206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world's lowest profile high CV tantalum capacitor: the new 47μF 8V 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip. Both thin and flat, the new 1206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors measure 3.4mm in length, 1.8mm in width, and feature
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02/17/2015
Analog Devices announced that  Elster has selected ADI’s ADF7241 smart metering solution for use in gas and electricity meters that Elster is designing as part of a nationwide energy efficiency initiative sponsored by the British government. Under the Smart Metering Implementation Programme, more than
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02/17/2015
The Voltera V-One circuit board prototyping machine promises to empower creativity

The Voltera V-One

Developers and makers that enjoy building electronic circuits and boards may be interested in a new circuit board prototyping machine called the Voltera V-One. The Voltera V-One has been specifically designed to help make circuit board prototyping even easier and allows users to go from concept to
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02/16/2015
Stadium Power's redundant 1U industrial PC power supply touts high efficiency

the 800 watt M1V2-5801V4H 1+1 micro redundant 1U industrial PC power supply

Stadium Power, a leading provider of power supply solutions, now offers the 800 watt M1V2-5801V4H 1+1 micro redundant 1U industrial PC power supply for secure bulk power applications including digital imaging, file servers, storage systems, workstations, blade servers, communication systems, telecom/broadcast
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02/16/2015
HARTING's Han 3A housing offers versatile mounting possibilities

HARTING's Han 3A housing

HARTING has introduced the angled Han 3A housing panel mount with a square mounting flange that permits attachment in either a vertical or horizontal configuration in conjunction with the identical panel cutout. As a result, the cable outlet direction can be adapted in an extremely flexible manner. Featuring
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02/14/2015
KEMET announced expansions to its commercial and automotive lines of surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors in C0G dielectric. KEMET continues to lead the industry in C0G dielectric product development, and has now achieved the world’s first 250V rated 0402 case size capacitors offering with values up
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02/11/2015
PI Expert Suite now available as a Cloud-based app

PI Expert Suite is now accessible as a cloud-based app

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced that its powerful, flexible power supply unit (PSU) design tool, PI Expert Suite, is now accessible as a cloud-based app. Previously, users downloaded the tool to a local PC or workstation; with
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02/11/2015
AVX claims first 0201 tantalum capacitor

The sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world's smallest and lowest profile tantalum capacitor: the sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip. Measuring only 0.6mm x 0.35mm x 0.35mm, the new 0201 E case TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitors deliver high CV
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02/11/2015
Stackpole's CSRF2512 operate at resistance values down to 1 milliohm

Stackpole's CSRF Series

Stackpole's CSRF Series now offers resistance values down to 1 milliohm in the 2512 size. The CSRF Series bridges the gap between thick film technologies with their low cost but inability to achieve low resistance values at low TCR, and solid metal plate technologies with their low values and low TCR but higher
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02/11/2015
Moxa's redundancy solution helps electrical substations deliver high reliability and data integrity

PT-G503-PHR-PTP RedBox

Maintaining data integrity and the highest system availability are mission-critical objectives for electrical substations. Because their automation systems require zero recovery time redundancy to achieve uninterrupted power supply to end-users, RedBoxes (redundancy boxes) are installed so that network data
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02/11/2015
Inertia Engineering, a leading manufacturer of medium and high-voltage electrical distribution, transmission and automated outdoor overhead switchgear, announces the addition of thermal diffusion galvanization (TDG) to the performance and reliability-enhancing features of its industry-leading LineBOSS™ Unitized
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02/09/2015
TE Connectivity's NECTOR M power system offers a new standard for lighting and power connectivity

NECTOR M power system connectors

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces its newly enhanced NECTOR M power system. In addition to meeting IEC 61535 standards, the power system solution is designed to meet the UL 1977 guidelines and just debuted a 5-position splitter that provides power, signal and control connection
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02/09/2015
CBS ArcSafe remote switch actuators win engineering award

CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A remote switch actuator

The CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A, RSA-174F, and RSA-187A remote switch actuators designed to safely and remotely operate circuit breakers outside the arc-flash zone have each won Plant Engineering magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year Awards. The products won in three separate categories. The RSA-161A actuator won in
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02/09/2015
Recom's medical-grade DC/DC converters exceed patient-protection specs

RECOM REM3, REM6 and REM10 medical DC-DC converters

The recently-launched RECOM REM3, REM6 and REM10 medical DC-DC converters for patient-connected applications exceed the latest IEC 60601-1 (3rd edition) specifications for 2MOPP patient protection, and are available in the UK now from Dengrove Electronic Components.   The 3W, 6W and
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02/09/2015
Altium, a leader in Electronic Design Automation, Native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer, CircuitStudio, CircuitMaker), ECAD design data management (Altium Vault) and embedded software development (TASKING), announced PCBWorks, a new PCB design tool created to enhance workflow collaboration between electrical
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02/09/2015
AVX reveals their latest RoHS-compliant series of high voltage stacked SMPS capacitors

C0G RV Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new RoHS-compliant series of high voltage, DIP-leaded stacked SMPS capacitors. Rated for 1,000–5,000V and capacitance values spanning 100pF to 15μF, the new RV Series capacitors feature low ESR and ESL, low DC leakage
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02/09/2015
Panasonic's electric vehicle relays for DC switching in powertrain apps now at TTI

Panasonic’s EV relay

A series of high voltage DC relays from Panasonic Electric Works that supports the trend for electrification of powertrains in passenger and commercial vehicles is now available in Europe from TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.
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02/09/2015
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has improved and extended its portfolio of high capacitance Gold Cap Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLC). New versions are available which can operate at lower temperatures suiting industrial applications, while other devices have been increased in capacitance. Stacked
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02/06/2015
Latching DC connectors prevent critical power loss

Cliff Electronics latching DC plugs and sockets

Cliff Electronics announces the introduction of a new range of latching DC plugs and sockets designed for use where it is critical power is not lost or interrupted by accidental disconnection in applications including medical, data, monitoring, emergency lighting and equipment charging.   The
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02/06/2015
Vishay Intertechnology's low-profile automotive high-current inductor operates to +180°C

The IHLP-4040DZ-8A automotive-grade low-profile high-current inductor

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new automotive-grade IHLP low-profile, high-current inductor in the 4040 case size featuring an industry-high continuous operating temperature range to +180°C. Offering a low profile of 4.0 mm, the Vishay Dale IHLP-4040DZ-8A provides a wide range of inductance values from
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02/06/2015
AVX's high CV tantalum capacitor claims lowest profile

TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitor

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world’s lowest profile high CV tantalum capacitor: the new 47μF 8V 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip. Both thin and flat, the 1206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors measure 3.4mm in length, 1.8mm in width, and feature
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02/05/2015
Infineon's latest 80V and 100V power MOSFETs claim lowest on-state resistance

OptiMOS 5 MOSFETs

Infineon Technologies extends its OptiMOS 5 portfolio with 80V and 100V variants. This latest generation of Power MOSFETs is optimized for high switching frequencies especially used in synchronous rectification applications for telecom and server power supplies as well as in industrial applications such as solar,
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02/05/2015
Teledyne LeCroy unveils three-phase motor drive analyzer

MDA800 Motor Drive Analyzer

Teledyne LeCroy announced the MDA800 Series of Motor Drive Analyzers (MDAs) that combine three-phase power analyzer static (steady-state) calculations, unique dynamic three-phase power and mechanical motor analysis capabilities, and high bandwidth (1 GHz) embedded control system debug in a single instrument. The
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02/05/2015
EPC introduces GaN-based Class D audio demo board

EPC9106 reference design

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduced the EPC9106, a reference design for a 150 W, 8 ohm Class-D audio amplifier. This demonstration board uses a Bridge-Tied-Load (BTL) design, composed of four ground-referenced half-bridge output stages, which allows scalability and expandability of the design.
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02/05/2015
Transphorm announced that Yaskawa Electric Corporation is launching the mass production of world’s smallest power conditioner in its class – and the first to use a GaN power module. Based on Transphorm’s EZ-GaN IP-protected platform, Yaskawa’s Enewell-SOL V1 series 4.5kW indoor PV inverter will be distributed
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02/05/2015
Linear's 140V, 400mA step-down converter achieves 12ÂμA quiescent current

Linear's LTC7138 140V input-capable high-efficiency buck converter

Linear Technology announced the LTC7138, a 140V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 400mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 140V, making it ideal for a wide range of telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications. The LTC7138
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02/05/2015
Alpha and Omega Semi's AlphaDFN solution enhances mobile battery protection

AOS's new AlphaDFN MOSFETs series address battery pack protection

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced the release of two new MOSFETs optimized for battery protection applications. The AOC2804 and AOC2806 are the latest additions to the
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02/05/2015
BlackBerry, a leader in mobile communications, launched its comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) platform, initially targeting the automotive and asset tracking industries. The BlackBerry IoT Platform will leverage the company’s extensive technology portfolio, extending its best-in-class security and reliability
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02/04/2015
Stand-Alone lead-acid battery balancing IC handles up to four 12V batteries in series

LTC3305 single IC stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12V lead acid batteries

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3305, a single IC, stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12V lead acid batteries. Balancing works by absorbing charge from higher voltage batteries and transferring that charge to lower voltage batteries so that all are charged equally. Charge is transferred
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02/03/2015
Farsens unveils the VMETER battery-free RFID voltage level monitoring tag

VMETER-DCLV10 battery free RFID sensor tag

The VMETER-DCLV10 from Farsens is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated voltage level measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag. This device can measure voltages in a range from 0V to 1.5V with an adjustable
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02/03/2015
Morgan Advanced Materials' ceramic-to-metal feedthroughs and connectors suit downhole drilling and well analysis apps

Ceramic-to-metal brazed assemblies for hermetically-sealed electrical feedthroughs and connectors

Morgan Advanced Materials' ceramic-to-metal brazed assemblies for hermetically-sealed electrical feedthroughs and connectors are well-suited for use in oil and gas applications, whether in subsea or above ground environments. Used for downhole drilling pumps and flow meter interfaces in well analysis equipment,
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02/03/2015
X-REL Semi's XTR20410 and XTR20810 high-temp families of N-channel power MOSFET has integrated driver

The XTR20410 and XTR20810 product families consist of power N-channel MOSFETs and integrated drivers

X-REL Semiconductor, an innovation leader in high-temperature and high-reliability semiconductors, unveils two new product families targeting power conversion applications in highly demanding markets including aerospace, industrial, hybrid and electric vehicles, transportation, geothermal and oil and gas.   The
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02/02/2015
TI's SIMPLE SWITCHER nano modules empower small supply design

SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules

Texas Instruments introduced four new SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules that redefine power supply design for space-constrained applications. The 17-V and 5-V modules feature high performance in the industry’s smallest packages, and expand TI’s SIMPLE SWITCHER module portfolio to address 100-mA to 2-A industrial
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02/02/2015
NewerTech expands high-performance NuPower battery line for MacBook

NewerTech NuPower high performance laptop batteries

NewerTech, a leading performance upgrades and accessories company for Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods since 1984, announced NewerTech NuPower high performance laptop batteries for the Apple MacBook Pro 17” Unibody and MacBook 13” Unibody, expanding its line-up of Apple laptop batteries of over 50 models.
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02/02/2015
ATC introduces expanding alternating relay series

ARA Series expanding alternating relay

ATC Diversified Electronics, a division of Marsh Bellofram Corporation (ATC Diversified Electronics) and an ISO9001:2008 certified designer and manufacturer of AC current monitors, motor and pump protectors, isolated switches and alternating relay products, has introduced the ARA Series. The ARA Series
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02/02/2015

 



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