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May 2015
Hirose releases a high current, single circuit storage battery connector

PS3C Series connectors

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has introduced the PS3C Series connector, a high power, single circuit (position) cable connector supporting 150 Amps for storage battery applications. The PS3C Series is designed with a highly reliable blade contact that features a clip-like
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05/29/2015
MEMSIC rolls out new sensing solutions

Inertial Measurement Systems

MEMSIC plans to demonstrate its latest advanced technologies at the Sensors Expo and Conference, to be held June 10-11 2015 at the Long Beach Convention Center, CA, booth number 245. MEMSIC products, including semiconductors and system-level devices, are designed to solve challenging inertial and flow sensing
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05/29/2015
ADM1293/ADM1294 digital power monitors now at Mouser

ADM1293 and ADM1294 Digital Power Monitors

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the ADM1293 and ADM1294 Digital Power Monitors with PMBus Interface from Analog Devices. These high-accuracy, integrated digital power monitors provide digital current, voltage, and power monitoring
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05/29/2015

Eaton's automotive-grade Coiltronics HCMA Series high-current power inductors enhances system reliability

Coiltronics HCMA Series high-current power inductors

Power management company Eaton announced the launch of its automotive grade Coiltronics HCMA Series of high-current power inductors to meet and exceed the Automotive Electronics Council’s (AEC) Q200 Grade 3 standard with a maximum total temperature operation range from minus 55ºC to 125ºC. The inductors
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05/29/2015
EPC unveils 7mâ„ 200V, and 5mâ„ 150V GaN power transistors

EPC eGaN FET

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the introduction of two eGaN FETs that raise the bar for power conversion performance. These products have a maximum operating temperature of 150°C and pulsed currents capabilities of 200 A (150 V EPC2034) and 140 A (EPC2033). Applications include DC-DC
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05/28/2015
Molex's Brad Micro-Push connectors tout efficiency, lower cost

Brad Micro-Push M12 Connectors

Molex Incorporated launches today its Brad Micro-Push M12 Connectors for factory automation and industrial lighting applications. Featuring an innovative push-on mating interface, the connectors reduce installation time up to 80% compared to screw-style connectors and facilitate simple blind-mate connections
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05/28/2015
Power Integrations' wide-range CAPZero-2 IC safely discharges X capacitors up to 6 ÂμF

CAPZero-2 X capacitor discharge ICs

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced CAPZero-2 ICs, the next generation of its CAPZero line of innovative, two-terminal, X capacitor discharge ICs. CAPZero-2 ICs increase design flexibility by covering a wide range of applications and
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05/28/2015
STM32CubeMX is part of STMicroelectronics STMCube original initiative to ease developers life by reducing development efforts, time and cost. STM32Cube covers STM32 portfolio. STM32Cube includes the STM32CubeMX which is a graphical software configuration tool that allows generating C initialization
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05/28/2015
Renesas simplifies sensor-less brushless DC motor control

RL78/G1F Microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the RL78/G1F Group of multi-function microcontrollers (MCUs), adding 20 new members to its low-power RL78 Family of MCUs. Featuring enhanced peripheral functions and compatibility across the RL78/G1x Series of MCUs, the new
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05/28/2015
EVERLIGHT introduces their latest IR emitter and PIN photodiode

EVERLIGHT IRR60-48C/TR8 and PD60-48C/TR8

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS, a leading player in the LED and optoelectronics industry, introduced a new infrared emitting diode in a miniature SMD package, IRR60-48C/TR8, and a high speed, high sensitive PIN photodiode, PD60-48C/TR8, both sized 6x4.8x1.1mm for oximeter detector applications. According to
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05/28/2015
Innovative clipKIT heatsink attachment system now available from Digi-Key

clipKIT heat sink attachment system

Advanced Thermal Solutions introduced clipKIT, a heat sink attachment system that can be used with most industry standard, off the shelf straight fin, pin fin, cross cut or slant fin heat sinks. The new system improves on heat sink performance in thermal transfer, and vibration and shock resistance. The clipKIT
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05/27/2015
Vishay Intertechnology's latest fast body diode N-channel MOSFETs enhance performance in soft-switching topologies

600 V EF Series fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs

Vishay Intertechnology introduced three new devices in its new 600 V EF Series of fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs. With low reverse recovery charge and on-resistance, the Vishay Siliconix SiHx21N60EF, SiHx47N60EF, and SiHx70N60EF increase reliability and save energy in industrial, telecom, computing,
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05/26/2015
Mitsubishi Electric announced new J1-Series high-power semiconductor modules featuring compact 6-in-1 packages mainly for use in electric and hybrid vehicles. Power modules for automobiles must deliver higher reliability than industrial-use modules due to the extremely high standards for vehicle safety. Since
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05/26/2015
Analog Devices' ADuM4135 isolated IGBT gate driver empowers industrial motor-control apps

ADuM4135 isolated IGBT gate driver

Analog Devices introduced the ADuM4135 isolated IGBT gate driver to improve electric motor energy efficiency, reliability and system-control performance in industrial motor control applications. Incorporating ADI’s award-winning iCoupler digital isolator technology, the ADuM4135 ensures safety and reliability
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05/26/2015
Cree claims industry’s first 900V SiC MOSFET

SiC 900V MOSFETs

Cree, a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has introduced its latest breakthrough in SiC power device technology: the industry’s first 900V MOSFET platform. Optimized for high frequency power electronics applications, including renewable energy inverters, electric vehicle charging systems, and
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05/26/2015
Vicor expands Picor Cool-Power ZVS regulator portfolio with updated 48V buck regulators

Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator

Vicor announced the expansion of its Picor Cool-Power ZVS Point-of-Load Regulator portfolio with the introduction of high efficiency PI3542, PI3543, PI3545, and PI3546 buck regulators. The entire Cool-Power portfolio is characterized by products with benchmark efficiency and density performance that are simple
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05/26/2015
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems POSCAP TC series polymer capacitors withstand high temperatures range, have a low ESR and a high resistance to stress suiting them to industrial and other applications that require a life of 10 years. The wide operating temperature range of -55 to +125degC ensures
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05/26/2015
Vincotech's flow7PACK power modules serve motion control apps

The flow7PACK line from Vincotech

Power electronics designers are constantly seeking innovative, flexible solutions to satisfy the industry's tough demands for EMC, a small footprint and low system costs. The flow7PACK line from Vincotech is a remarkably flexible and convenient option for applications in which EMC presents a problem because
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05/25/2015
Torex's step-down synchronous DC/DC converters offer HiSAT-COT fast transient response control

Torex's 1.0A output, step-down, synchronous DC/DC converters

Torex Semiconductor has developed a new series of 1.0A output, step-down, synchronous DC/DC converters with an output current of 1.0A and equipped with their novel HiSAT- COT fast transient response control. Compared to regular COT control, Torex’s HiSAT-COT control enables greater suppression of frequency
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05/22/2015
Infineon’s next-gen CoolMOS delivers 50% improved switching losses

2EDN7524 MOSFET driver

Infineon Technologies has launched a new family of CoolMOS C7 series superjunction (SJ) MOSFETs. The 600 V series offers a 50 percent reduction in turn-off losses compared to the CoolMOS CP, offering a GaN-like level of performance in PFC, TTF and other hard-switching topologies. The CoolMOS C7 achieves an industry
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05/22/2015
Excelsys Xsolo supplies meet medical performance specs

Xsolo power supplies have been designed and tested to meet both the B and BF type requirements per the IEC 60601 standard

Excelsys Technologies announced that its Xsolo power supplies have been designed and tested to meet both the B and BF type requirements per the IEC 60601 standard. This makes them suitable for applications that need these levels of performance for power supplies used in medical applications. Excelsys’ testing
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05/21/2015
ROHM claims first trench-type SiC MOSFET

SiC MOSFET featuring a trench structure

ROHM announced the first development and mass production of an SiC MOSFET that adopts the trench structure. Compared to existing planar-type SiC MOSFETs, ON resistance is reduced by 50% in the same chip size, making it possible to significantly decrease power loss in a variety of equipment, from industrial inverters
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05/21/2015
Infineon's intelligent power modules add secure authentication for inverter apps

MIPAQ Pro IPM

At this year's PCIM 2015 trade show Infineon Technologies launched a new Intelligent Power Module (IPM). The MIPAQ Pro provides an all-in-one solution for a wide spectrum of scalable and compact inverter designs to be implemented in wind, solar, and industrial drives applications. MIPAQ Pro is a fully qualified
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05/19/2015
Powerex releases integrated power module

Powerex Integrated Power Module

The Powerex Integrated Power Module (PIPM) is a configurable IGBT-based power platform. The module has rated power outputs from 75-229 KW and operates on DC bus voltages from 400 to 800 VDC and switching frequencies of up to 20 kHz. The power module can be mounted on various heatsinks,
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05/19/2015
Power Integrations' 1200V dual-channel gate-criver core eliminates optocouplers

2SC0115T2A0-12 dual-channel gate-driver core

Power Integrations, a leader in IGBT-driver technology, launched its 2SC0115T2A0-12 dual-channel gate-driver core for 90 kW to 500 kW inverters and converters. Leveraging SCALE™-2+ integrated circuit and isolated transformer technology for DC/DC power and switching signal transmission, the new driver core
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05/19/2015
CAP-XX Launches 0.6mm Thinline supercaps for designing wearable, ultra-portable and IoT devices

Thinline series of single-cell supercapacitors

CAP-XX, developer of flat supercapacitors for burst and back-up power in space-constrained electronic devices, launched its Thinline series of single-cell supercapacitors. The world's thinnest at 0.6mm thick, and with prices starting at less than US$1 in large volumes, Thinline was developed to address the size,
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05/19/2015
 SiTime offer ÂμPower MEMS oscillator family for wearables, IoT and mobile

SiT8021 µPower MEMS Oscillator

SiTime, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips, announced a new family of µPower MEMS Oscillators for the wearable, IoT and mobile markets. The SiT8021 oscillator, the first device in this family, shatters the limitations of quartz technology by setting new benchmarks
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05/19/2015
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, launched the latest addition to its range of E-mode GaN-on-Silicon high power transistors based on its three core proprietary technologies. The new GaN high-power enhancement-mode device, designated the GS65516T, boasts the highest
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05/19/2015
TE Connectivity’s PolyZen YC Series offers integrated protection for  consumer electronics

PolyZen YC devices

The PolyZen YC device series now available from TE Connectivity’s Circuit Protection business unit offers an integrated approach to help protect consumer electronics, such as tablets, set-top boxes, hard disk drives and DC power ports, from damage caused by ESD (electrostatic discharge) and other electrical
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05/19/2015
Fairchild slashes IGBT energy losses to boost efficiency in industrial and automotive

4th generation 650V and 1200V IGBT device

Fairchild, a leading global supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions, is slashing energy loss by 30 percent for its 4th generation 650V and 1200V IGBT devices. Using a novel design approach tailored for high- and medium-speed switching applications in industrial and automotive markets, Fairchild
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05/19/2015
Cree addresses TWT radar issues with advanced high-power GaN RF devices

Cree’s GaN RF transistors

Cree, a leader in gallium nitride (GaN) RF devices, has introduced two industry-leading GaN HEMT (high electron mobility transistor) devices that solve a number of long-standing issues for radar systems employing traditional traveling wave tube (TWT) amplifiers. GaN-based solid-state amplifiers operating at
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05/15/2015
There are multiple pressures on the power supply network. More people are using it, established customers are consuming ever more electricity, and the pressure to reduce carbon emissions from power generation is increasing. Part of the solution to this dilemma will lie in developing smart grids that provide
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05/14/2015
AVX releases single-contact through-hole IDC connector

9176 Series PTH connector

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added a single contact, wire-to-board (WTB) insulation displacement connector (IDC) with plated through hole (PTH) terminations to its proven 9176 Series, which, prior to the addition, was exclusively comprised of surface mount
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05/14/2015
MicroPower Direct offers high-isolation 2W SMT DC/DC converters

ML200SEI series low-cost 2W DC/DC converters

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the ML200SEI series is a family of 2W DC/DC converters in a miniature SMT case. These converters provide a unique combination of power density, high performance features, long term reliability and economy for a wide variety of space critical, board level power distribution
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05/14/2015
GeneSiC unveils co-packaged SiC transistor-diodes

SiC Junction Transistor-Diodes

GeneSiC Semiconductor, a leader in Silicon Carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, announced the immediate availability of 20 mΩ-1200 V SiC Junction Transistor-Diodes in an isolated, 4-Leaded mini-module packaging that enables extremely low Turn-On energies losses while offering flexible, modular designs in high
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05/14/2015
Laird CoolZorb thermal/EMI absorber now at Mouser

CoolZorb 400 Series Thermal and EMI Absorbent Material

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the CoolZorb 400 Series Thermal and EMI Absorbent Material from Laird Technologies. The CoolZorb 400 is a sponge-like material applied to electronic components that is effective in both dissipating
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05/14/2015
Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting electronic and magnetic components is exhibiting at PCIM Europe and Sensor & Test Show in Nuremberg/Germany from May 19th to the 21st in Nuremberg, Germany. PCIM Europe is an international leading meeting point for specialists
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05/14/2015
Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung ARTIK platform to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). ARTIK is an open platform that includes a best-in-class family of integrated production-ready modules, advanced software, development
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05/13/2015
AVX introduces HV auto-grade radial-leaded MLCCs

SV Series high voltage, automotive grade, multilayer ceramic (MLC), radial-leaded capacitor

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the SV Series high voltage, automotive grade, multilayer ceramic (MLC), radial-leaded capacitors. Qualified to AEC-Q200 and rated for 1,000VDC, the new SV Series capacitors are designed with C0G (NP0) Class I dielectric
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05/13/2015
Microchip’s dsPIC33EP “GS†family is optimized for digital power apps

dsPIC33EP “GS” family of Digital Signal Controllers

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the 14-member dsPIC33EP “GS” family of Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). The dsPIC33EP “GS” family delivers the performance needed to implement more sophisticated non-linear, predictive
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05/13/2015
Mentor Graphics enhances MicReD industrial power tester
Mentor Graphics announced its next-generation MicReD Industrial Power Tester 1500A product, which provides electronics components power cycling and thermal testing for up to 12 devices simultaneously. The MicReD Industrial Power Tester 1500A is the industry’s only commercially available thermal testing product
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05/12/2015
Linear's dual synchronous step-down DC/DC converter delivers  95% efficiency

The LT8616 high-efficiency dual synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8616, a 42V input capable, high-efficiency dual synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator. Its dual-channel design delivers independent 2.5A and 1.5A continuous current to outputs as low as 0.8V. A dual channel synchronous rectification topology delivers up to 95%
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05/12/2015
VACUUMSCHMELZE adds to its sophisticated sensor portfolio at PCIM 2015

4646-X7xx current sensor for PCB mounting

At this year’s PCIM in Nuremberg (held from 19th – 21st May), VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) will again present its comprehensive portfolio of sensors. The company’s stand, No. 119 in Hall 7, will contain proven products in addition to debuting DI sensors designed specifically for electric vehicle charging cables,
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05/11/2015
Intersil's PowerNavigator GUI speeds digital power system design, validation, and monitoring

PowerNavigator version 5.2

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions today unveiled PowerNavigator version 5.2, a free, downloadable graphical user interface (GUI) that helps system designers quickly configure, validate and monitor their power supply architectures. The new features included
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05/11/2015
STMicro's debuts smart, high-power-density motor driver for advanced industrial automation

STMicroelectronics’ powerSTEP driver

Premiering at PCIM Europe 2015, STMicroelectronics’ powerSTEP driver delivers the advantages of compact motor-control design for applications at high power ratings. The fully integrated stepper-motor driver system-in-package offers an unprecedented power density of up to 500W/cm2, enabling cost-effective systems
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05/11/2015
The Cores and Components division of VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) will again attend PCIM in Nuremberg this year. From 19th to 21st May, VAC's stand 119 in Hall 7 will focus its product presentations on transformers, cut cores and chokes using the nanocrystalline material VITROPERM®. This year, VAC will highlight
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05/08/2015
Cree, a leading supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) based power products, will introduce its new 900V SiC MOSFETs at PCIM 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany, which takes place May 19 to 21. At the show, Europe's leading meeting-point for specialists in power electronics and its applications in intelligent motion, renewable
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05/04/2015
Infineon DC motor control shield for Arduino now at Newark element14

The Infineon DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino

The Infineon DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino is now available for purchase from Newark element14, an electronics distributor and online community for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts. The product enables fast and inexpensive prototyping of DC motor control. Infineon’s DC Motor Control
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05/04/2015

 



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