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February 2016
element14 launches Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3

element14 announced the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. The new generation board is faster and more powerful than ever before, and comes with built-in Wireless and Bluetooth connectivity. This new board adds to element14’s broad product portfolio which includes a world class ecosystem of accessories
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02/29/2016
Intersil's Multi-Phase 55V Synchronous Boost Controllers Simplify Automotive Power System Design

Intersil's 55V two-phase synchronous boost controllers

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced two new 55V two-phase synchronous boost controllers with integrated high-side and low-side MOSFET drivers. The ISL78227 and ISL78229 are the industry's most robust and highly integrated boost controllers available
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02/29/2016
Vishay's space-saving 0.35mm-thin miniQFN10 package targets portable apps

miniQFN10 package with an ultra-thin 0.35 mm profile

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a 1.4 mm by 1.8 mm miniQFN10 package with an ultra-thin 0.35 mm profile, providing a space-saving alternative to larger miniQFN10 and WCSP devices commonly used in portable applications. The new Vishay Siliconix DG2592 audio jack detector and DG2750 low-voltage dual SPDT analog
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02/29/2016

Linear's latest ÂμModule regulator provides either 50A or Dual 25A output

LTM4650 dual 25A or single 50A output step-down µModule regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM4650, a dual 25A or single 50A output step-down µModule regulator with onboard shielded inductors, MOSFETs and a dual DC/DC regulator IC housed in a small thermally enhanced plastic package. The device is offered in a 16mm x 16mm x 5.01mm BGA with a patented built-in heat
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02/29/2016
Linear's latest synchronous step-down Silent Switcher delivers 94% efficiency at 2MHz & ultralow EMI

The LT8641 3.5A, 65V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8641, a 3.5A, 65V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique Silent Switcher architecture, combined with spread spectrum frequency modulation, reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 25dB even with switching frequencies in excess of 2MHz, enabling it to
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02/26/2016
Maxim's ultra-low power pulse oximeter and heart-rate sensor module serves wearable health and fitness

MAX30102 pulse oximeter and heart rate integrated sensor module

System designers can speed time to market for wearable and healthcare products with the MAX30102 pulse oximeter and heart rate integrated sensor module from Maxim Integrated Products. The integrated pulse oximetry and heart rate monitor module is an ultra-low power solution providing a complete system to save
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02/25/2016
Analog Devices' power management unit (PMU) empowers energy harvesting in IoT apps

ADP509x PMU

Analog Devices announced a power management unit (PMU) designed to enable faster and more efficient energy harvesting in IoT applications where energy is scarce. Due to its unique circuit design, the ADP509x is among the most efficient energy harvesting PMUs on the market, converting harvested power down to
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02/25/2016
Rohde & Schwarz's compact broadband amplifiers serve automotive and wireless communications

R&S BBA150 amplifier D series

Rohde & Schwarz expands its R&S BBA150 broadband amplifier family with the D series to cover the frequency range from 690 MHz to 3.2 GHz and power levels up to 800 W. With the new addition, the company's amplifier portfolio can also be used for tests in the automotive and wireless communications sectors.
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02/24/2016
Intepro Systems, a leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), has published a technical note describing the benefits of auto-ranging in power conversion equipment test applications. Unlike DC sources that provide rated power only when maximum voltage is applied to the
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02/24/2016
Power Integrations and Cypress announce reference design for USB-PD-compliant fast chargers

The DER-533, pairs the EZ-PD CCG2 USB Type-C port controller from Cypress with Power Integrations’ InnoSwitch-CP off-line CV/CC flyback switcher IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, in association with Cypress Semiconductor, a leading USB innovator, announced a joint reference design describing a 20-watt, USB-PD compliant AC-DC power converter targeted at chargers for smart mobile devices.
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02/24/2016
Wuerth Electronic eiSos releases new manual on power modules

ABC of Power Modules – Functionality, Structure and Handling of a Power Module

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos is releasing a new manual: "ABC of Power Modules – Functionality, Structure and Handling of a Power Module" is the first practical manual specifically about using components to control DC voltage. The manual explains the basics of voltage control and frequently used switching
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02/24/2016
Silicon Labs simplifies Wi-Fi connectivity with plug-and-play module solution

Wizard Gecko WGM110 module

Silicon Labs has introduced a plug-and-play Wi-Fi module solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications where exceptional RF performance, small footprint, easy application development and fast time to market are key requirements. Silicon Labs' fully integrated Wizard Gecko WGM110 module solution combines
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02/23/2016
The XMC1400 microcontrollers will open up new applications for Infineon Technologies in industrial automation, digital power conversion, and electronic control. In comparison with the earlier XMC1000 products, the new XMC1400 series offers greater control performance and additional connectivity. The XMC1400
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02/23/2016
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the start of a beta program based on its Renesas Synergy Platform that provides heightened security capabilities to OEMs who build devices connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT). The Synergy Platform Device Lifecycle Management
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02/22/2016
Cinch introduces high-performance durable rectangular multi-pin avionics connectors

C-ENX EN 4644 Modular Rectangular Connector

Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a division of Bel Fuse, unveiled the C-ENX EN 4644 Modular Rectangular Connector. The series is standardized by the EN 4644 European Standard and is available with electrical and optical interfaces including, Cinch EBOSA™ Expanded Beam Technology. This series features
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02/19/2016
GCT releases range of high-current DC power jacks

DCJ250-15

Global Connector Technology (GCT) has released a new range of high-current DC power jacks with 2.50mm centre pin diameters suitable for 5.5mm OD plugs. The high power parts are thru hole and shielded in horizontal and vertical orientation. The vertical jack DCJ250-15 is unique in the market
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02/18/2016
Toshiba launches automotive MOSFET with industry-leading on-resistance

TK1R4S04PB 40V N-channel MOSFET

Toshiba Electronics has expanded its family of UMOS9 MOSFETs with the addition of a new 40V N-channel MOSFET housed in the advanced DPAK+ package. The new TK1R4S04PB has achieved AEC-Q101 qualification and is designed for automotive motor control applications such as water pumps, fuel pumps, oil pumps, fans,
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02/18/2016
LED Engin doubles the flux density in tiny RGBW emitters

LZ4-04MDPB emitter

LED Engin has launched a 4-die, high current, RGBW flat lens LED emitter that sets a new standard for best-in-class flux density in stage, entertainment and architectural lighting. The LZ4-04MDPB emitter delivers more than twice the light output of the company’s previous version because each individually addressable
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02/18/2016
Advanced Linear Devices (ALD), a design innovation leader in analog semiconductors, announced the industry’s first high-precision quad P-Channel EPAD MOSFET array, ALD310708A and ALD310708, designed for next-generation sensor circuits used in portable instruments. The devices enable revolutionary precision
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02/18/2016
Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, will demonstrate a LoRaWAN Internet of Things (IoT) network deployed by Digimondo, at Embedded World 2016 on February 23-25 in Nuremberg, Germany. Digimondo launched low power wide area networks (LPWAN) over Nuremburg, Hamburg and Berlin
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02/18/2016
TDK's ThermoFuse varistors offer intrinsically-safe overvoltage protection with high surge current capability

EPCOS ThermoFuse varistor

TDK presents the new T series of EPCOS ThermoFuse varistors for intrinsically safe overvoltage protection. These components are based on disk varistors with diameters of 14 mm (T14 series) and 20 mm (T20 series) that are connected in series with a thermally coupled fuse. The T14 series (B72214T*) covers the
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02/18/2016
Mouser now carries the XMC Digital Power Explorer Kit

XMC Digital Power Explorer Kit

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the XMC Digital Power Explorer Kit from Infineon Technologies and Wurth Electronics. This power board with a synchronous step-down converter makes it easier for developers of analog power supplies and programmers of embedded software to create digital power supply applications.
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02/17/2016
UltraSoC and Lauterbach announced a collaboration to create the industry’s most powerful, fully-featured independent system-on-chip (SoC) development and debug environment. The partnership brings together Lauterbach’s TRACE32 integrated, universal development system and UltraSoC’s on-chip debug and analytics
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02/17/2016
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the expansion of its Renesas Synergy Platform designed to accelerate time to market, reduce total cost of ownership and remove many of the obstacles engineers face when designing devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). Expansion
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02/17/2016
HMS' IIoT gateways allow industrial equipment to communicate with power grids

Anybus SG-gateway

HMS Industrial Networks introduced a family of Industrial IoT gateways for Smart Grid applications. The Anybus SG-gateways enable communication between industrial applications and energy protocols. This communication is the very basis for the so called “Smart Grid” where power plants and energy equipment
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02/16/2016
CUI's 2kW hotâ€swap AC/DC supply delivers from 100V to 410 V

PFR-2100 2000W front-end AC/DC power supply

CUI announced the addition of a 2000W front-end AC/DC power supply to its power supply portfolio. The PFR-2100 series is a blind-mate rectifier with a programmable output voltage range of 100~410 Vdc. Key features include a hot‑swap blind-docking capability implemented through the use of a single connector
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02/16/2016
Toshiba's automotive high-side N-channel power MOSFET gate driver can block reverse current flow

N-channel Power MOSFET gate driver

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a new high-side N-channel Power MOSFET gate driver that can be controlled by 3.3-logic input. It has short-circuit protection/diagnosis functions and a feature to prevent the reverse current flow to itself in case of reverse battery situation. TPD7104AF is designed for
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02/16/2016
STMicro's STM32L0 MCU family and development ecosystem enhances efficiency in power-conscious devices

ARM Cortex-M0+ STM32L0 microcontroller

STMicroelectronics has announced volume production of its ultra-energy-efficient ARM Cortex-M0+ STM32L0 microcontrollers, with an extensive development ecosystem including minimal-cost boards and free software tools that help developers keep tight control of application power consumption and minimize time to
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02/16/2016
Myrra plug-and-play encapsulated supplies for low-power apps now at JPR Electronics

Myrra 47000 series encapsulated switchers

Specialist distributors JPR Electronics announced the availability of the Myrra 47000 series of encapsulated Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS). The 47000 series provides an alternative solution to conventional power supplies and transformers used in many low power applications. With over 30 fully certified
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02/15/2016
Murata expands their front-end D1U54 series power supplies with high-density 650W model

D1U54P-650-12-HBxC series 650 Watt power supplies

Murata announced the D1U54P-650-12-HBxC series of 650 Watt power supplies, packaged in an industry standard 1U format measuring 54.5 x 40 mm (2.15 x 1.57 inches). The supply has a length of only 228.6 mm (9 inches) compared to the 12 inch length of other power supplies in this family. Delivering a
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02/15/2016
Altera, now a part of Intel, announced its participation at Embedded World 2016 during which the company will showcase a range of Altera and partner technology demonstrations at their stand in Hall 5. These will include a wide range of applications including industrial automation for smart factory “Industry
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02/12/2016
Analog Devices introduced a low-voltage differential signal (LVDS) digital isolator series designed to improve performance, reliability and power consumption in industrial instrumentation and programmable logic controller (PLC) applications that previously required redesign of the interface to support LVDS signal
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02/12/2016
Phihong unveils a family of 30W, single-port PoE midspans

POE29U-1AT Series PoE midspan

Phihong USA, a leader in the development of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology solutions, has released a new series of 30W, single-port PoE midspans designed to power IEEE802.3at-compliant applications, including: IP telephones, security cameras, IP print servers, and wireless, Bluetooth, WiMax access points. The
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02/11/2016
Microsemi introduces 4+1 outdoor PoE switch can handle four powered devices at up to 60W each

PDS-104GO outdoor PoE switch

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor and system solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the availability of its PDS-104GO outdoor Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switch, expanding the company's industry-leading PoE product offering to enable the connection of four
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02/11/2016
Powerbox launches high-efficiency slim power modules for demanding railway apps

ENAR150D Series railway DC/DC power converters

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies, and for more than four decades a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced the launch of two new products in its ENAR150D Series railway DC/DC power converters. The products perform at 93% high efficiency, saving
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02/11/2016
Murata claims first 0201 size, 1,000pF temperature-compensation-type monolithic ceramic cap

0201 size 25V temperature compensation-type monolithic ceramic capacitors

Murata announced 0201 size (0.6×0.3mm), 25V temperature compensation-type monolithic ceramic capacitors with CH/C0G characteristics. These capacitors are thought to be the first in the world of this size to achieve a capacitance rating of 1,000pF. As electronic designers strive toward increasing
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02/10/2016
Panasonic's Bluetooth smart module for IoT applications now at Rutronik

PAN1760 Series Bluetooth Smart module

The new PAN1760 Series Bluetooth Smart module v4.1 with integrated antenna and embedded GATT profile is a cost-effective, low-power, true system-on-chip (SoC) solution. This nanopower module for the Internet of Things, launched by Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems, is available at distributor Rutronik.
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02/10/2016
Exar launches family of Â60V fault-protected RS-485/RS-422 (TIA-485/TIA-422) transceivers

Exar ±60V fault-protected transceivers

Exar, a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products serving the industrial, high-end consumer, and infrastructure markets, introduces a new family of ±60V fault protected RS-485/RS-422 (TIA-485/TIA-422) transceivers able to withstand direct shorts and achieve overvoltage protection with no external components.
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02/10/2016
Triad’s MD series portable power source offers 3kV medical-grade isolation

MD Series rugged, portable medical-grade power sources

Triad Magnetics, a leading manufacturer of magnetic components for medical, industrial, commercial and aerospace applications, introduces the MD Series of rugged, portable medical-grade power sources. The units, complete with power cord and receptacles, provide a simple and reliable means for safely isolating
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02/09/2016
AVX introduces new polymer chip caps for auto apps

TCQ Series automotive conductive polymer chip capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the robust TCQ Series automotive conductive polymer chip capacitors. Qualified to the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q200 specification for passive components, the TCQ Series meets the AEC’s challenging 125°C
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02/09/2016
Multi-Contact's MC4 connector given UL approval for 1500V

MC4 connector from Multi-Contact

The original MC4 connector from Multi-Contact recently received UL approval for 1500 volts. In addition to its existing global approvals such as TÜV, CSA, and CQC, the market leader for DC connectors in the PV sector has therefore been able to increase usage from 1000 to 1500 volts in UL-relevant countries.
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02/08/2016
Linear's latest 36V, 800mA robust linear regulator has extended SOA

LT3089 rugged 800mA wide input voltage range linear regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT3089, a rugged 800mA wide input voltage range linear regulator with key usability, monitoring and protection features. The device has an extended safe operating area (SOA) compared to existing regulators, making it ideal for high input-to-output voltage and high output current
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Date:
02/08/2016
Cliff expands DC socket range with SMT and locking versions

Dual DC and Locking DC Sockets

Cliff Electronics’ acclaimed Dual Gauge DC socket is now available in a surface mount version to facilitate efficient SMD PCB assembly of OEM products. The new version is available both taped and loose and complements the original discrete PCB mounting and solder tag versions. Accommodating
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Date:
02/08/2016
Astrodyne TDI's digitally-programmable DC source provides 3.8kW of regulated power

Mercury-Flex digitally programmable AC/DC power supply

Astrodyne TDI, a developer and manufacturer of specialized power solutions, now offers the Mercury-Flex digitally programmable AC/DC power supply that provides 3,800 W of regulated power and can operate as either a current or voltage source up to 400 V or 170 A. The modular 3.8 kW Mercury-Flex is hot-swappable
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02/05/2016
Advanced Linear Devices, a design innovation leader in analog semiconductors, today announced the industry’s first high-precision quad P-Channel EPAD MOSFET array ALD310708A and ALD310708 designed for next-generation sensor circuits used in portable instruments. The devices enable revolutionary precision and
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Date:
02/05/2016
EPC's latest eGaN power transistor empowers augmented reality and autonomous vehicle Apps

EPC2040 power transistor

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the EPC2040 power transistor, an extremely small, fast switching gallium nitride power transistor that enables superior resolution, faster response time, and greater accuracy for high speed end-use applications. High stability of the threshold over temperature
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02/05/2016
Allegro launches their latest family of microstepping motor-driver ICs

Microstepping motor driver ICs

Allegro MicroSystems introduced a new family of complete microstepping motor driver ICs with built-in translators. Allegro’s A5976, A5977, and A5979 have been designed to operate bipolar stepper motors in full-, half-, quarter-, eight, (A5977) and sixteenth- (A5976/79) step modes. All have the output drive
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02/04/2016
Imec and Holst Centre create Wi-Fi HaLow low-power digital polar transmitter for IoT

1.3nJ/b fully digital polar transmitter optimized for IoT applications

At this week’s IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2016), nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO) presented a 1.3nJ/b fully digital polar transmitter optimized for IoT applications and the novel IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi protocol, with a ten-fold power
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02/04/2016
Indium to feature low-voiding solder paste at APEX 2016

Indium8.9HF solder paste delivers very low voiding

Indium will feature its void-reducing no-clean solder pastes to help customers Avoid the Void™ at IPC APEX Expo, which will be held on March 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Indium, an industry-leading source of void-reducing materials and results, has specifically formulated Indium10.1 solder paste
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Date:
02/04/2016
AVX reduces the ESR of its F38 series mini poly tantalum caps

F38 Series miniature, undertab, conductive polymer tantalum capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has earned a third superlative for its F38 Series miniature, undertab, conductive polymer tantalum capacitors by significantly reducing the ESR of several ratings. The F38 Series, which already offered the smallest and highest CV polymer
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Date:
02/04/2016
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the development of a video processing circuit block for use in automotive computing system-on-chips (SoCs) that will realize the autonomous vehicles of the future. The automotive computing SoCs for autonomous
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Date:
02/02/2016
TDK's latest inrush current limiters suit high-watt apps

P27 series EPCOS NTC inrush current limiter

TDK Corporation presents the P27 series of EPCOS NTC inrush current limiters (ICLs) with a nominal disk diameter of 27 mm and lead spacing of 7.5 mm, thus extending the portfolio of large NTC ICLs for industrial electronics applications. The high material density of the new NTC ICLs enables a volume-efficient,
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Date:
02/02/2016
CapXon's LE series electrolytic caps offer high reliability and ultra-long life in LED apps

CapXon LE series electrolytic capacitors

CapXon's LE series of electrolytic capacitors provide high reliability and ultra-long life in LED lighting applications. Available in the UK from Components Bureau, the products operate over an extended temperature range of -40 to +105˚C making them suitable for LED drivers powering outdoor lighting applications.
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Date:
02/02/2016
Luso now offering SynQor high power density quarter-bricks

SynQor NQ60W60QTx25 converter

uso introduces high voltage DC-DC converters offering higher power density in quarter-brick package to save board space London - 2 February 2016: Luso Electronics, the sole UK and Ireland representative for the SynQor range of power supplies and related components, has announced availability of a higher
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Date:
02/02/2016
Coilcraft's latest compact current-sense transformers detect up to 20A

CST7030 Series current sense transformer

Coilcraft announced its new CST7030 Series of surface mount current sense transformers, which measure just 5.2 X 7.0 mm (with a max height of 3.0 mm) and sense up to 20 Amps of current at frequencies between 10 kHz and 1 MHz. Typical applications include load current measurement and control in switching power
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Date:
02/01/2016

 



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