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June 2016
TDK's Class II encapsulated power supplies operate in high ambient temperatures

KWS-A series of single output 5W to 25W encapsulated power supplies

TDK announced the introduction of the KWS-A series of single output 5W to 25W encapsulated power supplies capable of operating in ambient temperatures of up to 85ºC. With a Class II input, the products require no earth ground connection, making them suitable for use in a range of process control, broadcast,
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06/30/2016
Microchip launches lowest-power PIC32 Family

Microchip PIC32MM

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, announced the company’s lowest power and most cost-effective family of 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs). The Microchip PIC32MM family bridges the gap between the company’s popular PIC24F XLP and
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06/30/2016
ABSOPULSE's 1,500Vdc input, 2,500W DC-DC converter serves power transmission systems

HVT-2K5-1300/24-4U5 heavy-duty, high input voltage, industrial-quality dc-dc converter

ABSOPULSE Electronics has recently released the HVT-2K5-1300/24-4U5, a heavy-duty, high input voltage, industrial-quality dc-dc converter designed for driving low voltage equipment. It is typically designed into power systems that transmit high voltage and high power over long distances.  The
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06/30/2016

EPC's multi-mode wireless power charging kit eliminates standards worries

The 10W EPC9121 demonstration system

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the availability of a complete demonstration multi-mode wireless power charging kit, the EPC9121. The purpose of this demonstration kit is to simplify the evaluation process of using eGaN FETs and ICs for highly efficient multi-mode wireless power charging
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06/30/2016
Melexis' MLX75305 sensor offers best-in-class linearity, empowering automotive laser headlights

MLX75305 series advanced light sensor IC

Melexis, a leader in microelectronics engineering, has optimized its MLX75305 series of advanced light sensor ICs. Addressing the emergence of laser-powered automotive front lighting systems, each MLX75305 incorporates a photodiode, trans-impedance amplifier and output stage. Unlike competing devices on the
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06/30/2016
Coilcraft introduces new RF Magnetics Lab Kit for EE educators

RF Magnetics Lab Kit

Coilcraft has developed a new RF Magnetics Lab Kit to help educators bring practical, hands-on experience into their classrooms and instructional labs. The kit contains a selection of chip and air core inductors, LC filter modules and wideband transformers, and is offered free-of-charge to accredited Electrical
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06/29/2016
Allegro unveils three-wire true zero-speed surface-mount magnetic speed sensor IC

A1667 in a surface-mount SOIC-8 package

In response to market requests for a PCB mounted speed sensor IC featuring an advanced sensing algorithm, Allegro MicroSystems has released the A1667 in a surface-mount SOIC-8 package. This device provides a user- friendly solution for highly compact ring magnet applications using PCB mounting, and is ideal
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06/28/2016
Ericsson’s latest bus converter module raises the bar for control and delivery

The BMR458 third-generation quarter-brick

Ericsson Power Modules announced the BMR458, a third-generation 3E quarter-brick advanced bus converter that delivers industry-leading performance to system architects developing equipment for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications, including datacom and server and storage systems. The module
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06/28/2016
Infineon Technologies released the IR1161L and IR11688S secondary synchronous rectification (SSR) family of Controller ICs to complete Infineon’s product offerings for SMPS applications. The IR1161L and IR11688S SSR ICs meet the new 2016 standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy and the “European Code
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06/28/2016
u-blox claims first cellular Narrowband IoT module

u-blox cellular Narrowband IoT module

u-blox announced forthcoming availability of its SARA-N2 Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) module , the world's first cellular radio module compliant to the 3GPP Release 13, Narrowband IoT (LTE Cat. NB1) standard. Designed for use in applications such as smart buildings and cities, utilities metering, white goods, asset
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06/27/2016
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is helping protect today’s smart devices by making shirt pockets, car dashboards, office desks, and other statically dangerous locations safer through the introduction of a new software
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06/27/2016
Vishay claims first AEC-Q101-qualified MOSFETs in a dual asymmetric package

Vishay Siliconix SQJ202EP and SQJ200EP n-channel TrenchFET devices

To save space and power in high-efficiency synchronous buck converters for automotive applications, Vishay Intertechnology introduced the industry's first AEC-Q101-qualified 12 V and 20 V MOSFETs in a dual asymmetric power package. The Vishay Siliconix SQJ202EP and SQJ200EP n-channel TrenchFET devices each combine
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06/24/2016
Alpha and Omega Semi now offers 2.38 mOhm device for battery protection

The AOC3862 common-drain 12V dual n-channel MOSFET

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, announced the release of the AOC3862, a common-drain 12V dual n-channel MOSFET with an ultra-low on-resistance, typical 2.38 mOhm at 4.5V gate drive. This new device offers the best-in-class
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06/24/2016
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos expands its portfolio of compact SMD power inductors

WE-PMMI SMD power inductor product series

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos supplements its portfolio of compact SMD power inductors with two new series: WE-PMMI and WE-PMCI. The two new power inductors are used, for example, in highly efficient DC/DC switching controllers with a low space requirement. The WE-PMMI (Power Molded Multilayer Inductor)
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06/23/2016
TDK expands TDK-Lambda i6A series of step-down non-isolated DC-DC converters

TDK-Lambda i6A series DC-DC converter

TDK announced the introduction of two further models to the TDK-Lambda i6A series of step-down, non-isolated DC-DC converters. The i6A4W is capable of supplying currents of up to 20A, and the i6AN allows the creation of negative voltages delivering currents up to 8A. Both can be used in conjunction with the
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06/23/2016
VPT adds industrial VHR Series DC-DC converters

VHR Series of industrial level DC-DC converters and EMI filters

VPT, a HEICO company, released the VHR Series of industrial level DC-DC converters and EMI filters. Available in models ranging from 5 to 100 watts, the VHR Series of DC-DC converters provides customers with VPT’s renowned levels of product reliability for powering non-flight-critical programs in military,
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06/22/2016
MG Chemicals' protective range of conductive epoxies, adhesives, and coatings are now at RS Components

protective materials from MG Chemicals

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor for engineers, has introduced of a range of protective coatings from MG Chemicals that are designed specifically for electronics prototyping and production. This initial introduction includes some of the electronics industry’s
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06/22/2016
Ericsson power interface module simplifies low-EMI design in ATCA apps

PIM4610PD Power Interface Module

Ericsson Power Modules announced the PIM4610PD, an extension of its popular 3E* Power Interface Module (PIM) family that are compliant with the industry-standard quarter-brick footprint. The new module has been optimized especially to simplify design in blade server applications based on ATCA and PICMG 3.7 systems.
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06/21/2016
Cree expands its industry-leading portfolio of LEDs optimized for horticulture lighting with the introduction of the new Cree XLamp XQ-E Photo Red LED. The XQ-E Photo Red LED is capable of providing very high levels of growth-promoting light wavelengths from a footprint that is less than one-third the size
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06/21/2016
Analog Devices announced an optical sensor for gesture recognition, which improves sensing accuracy and reliability over existing solutions by measuring a subject’s position, proximity, and gestures from a single sensor. Competitive solutions requiring multiple sensors are often inaccurate, as the sensors
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06/21/2016
Analog Devices simplifies wireless system design with RadioVerse ecosystem

AD9371 RF wideband transceiver

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today unveiled the RadioVerse™ technology and design ecosystem, which provides customers with integrated transceiver technologies, a robust design environment, and market-specific technical expertise to move their radio designs from concept to creation quickly. The new ecosystem’s
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06/21/2016
BeagleBone Green Wireless now shipping from Mouser

Seeed Studio BeagleBone Green Wireless

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the BeagleBone Green Wireless, a Linux-based development board from BeagleBoard.org and Seeed Studio. The BeagleBone Green Wireless is the first board in the BeagleBone community to feature a wireless connection, boasting both 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth®
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06/21/2016
Cornell Dubilier claims first hermetic aluminum electrolytic capacitor

Slimpack MLSH hermetically sealed aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics introduced its Slimpack, type MLSH, the first in a series of hermetically sealed aluminum electrolytic capacitors that the company plans to introduce over the next several months. With its glass-to-metal seal that prevents dry-out, this capacitor technology has extraordinarily long
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06/20/2016
HARTING current sensors help protect renewable energy systems

HARTING current sensors

HARTING released information about the uptake of its current sensors by the renewable energy industry, and how they are ensuring the continuous and reliable operation of wind turbines for major wind farm installations around the world. For example, one of the world’s major wind turbine manufacturers is
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06/20/2016
Intersil's 12-cell Li-ion battery pack monitor safeguards vehicle systems

Intersil 12-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack monitor

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL78610 12-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack monitor. The device provides cell balancing and accurate voltage and temperature monitoring to safeguard Li-ion battery packs in hybrid electric vehicles,
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06/20/2016
With a long history of involvement in promoting energy savings, Emerson Industrial Automation has invested massively in research into technological solutions and services designed to cut energy bills. On the strength of this expertise, Emerson now presents the Energy Savings Advisor, its new mobile app offering
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06/16/2016
Industry-challenging fanless power supply from Excelsys delivers up to 600W with just convection cooling

CoolX600

The CoolX600 Series is an next-generation convection-cooled modular power supply platform from Excelsys Technologies which delivers an industry-challenging 600W without fan assisted cooling in a very compact 8.5 x 4.5 x 1U package. Currently the only fanless modular power supply of its kind on the market, the
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06/16/2016
Renesas' RZ/T1 motion control solution simplifies industrial drives and robotics systems development

Renesas’ RZ/T1 motion control solution kit

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of a new reference solution focused on high-performance, real-time motion control applications equipped with the Renesas RZ/T1 microprocessor (MPU). Renesas’ RZ/T1 motion control solution kit delivers
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06/15/2016
Murata's miniature 2W DC-DC converter has medical safety standard 2 x MOOP compliance

MTC2 series 2 Watt single output, regulated and isolated DC/DC converters

Murata announced the MTC2 series of 2 Watt single output, regulated and isolated DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. Available with either a 12 or 24 VDC 2:1 input voltage range and output voltages of 3.3, 5, or 12 VDC, the surface mount MTC2 has a 3 kVAC input to output isolation. Measuring
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06/15/2016
XP Power announced the ALM65 series of external single output 65 Watt AC-DC power supplies. These compact supplies, measuring 1.32 x 4.94 x 2.19 inches, comply with the latest Level VI energy efficiency standard, introduced in February 2016. The new standard stipulates lower limits for the no load input power
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06/15/2016
Exar, a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products serving the industrial, high-end consumer and infrastructure markets, will showcase its innovative Force Sensing Technology at Sensors Expo and Conference 2016, June 22-23 in San Jose, California. This technology allows Exar to offer complete sensor module
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06/15/2016
Molex launches Temp-Flex multicore hybrid cable

Temp-Flex Multicore Cable

Molex has introduced Temp-Flex Multicore Cable, a customisable, multi-conductor hybrid cable. The cable uses Temp-Flex and Molex core competencies to combine fine wire, coax, twinax, triax, twisted pair, tubing and strength members in a single high-flex cable solution. A multifunction design combined with high-performance
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06/15/2016
Rutronik now carries 650V fast body diode MOSFETs from Vishay

Vishay fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs

With the new 650V EF series, distributor Rutronik presents Vishay’s expanded portfolio of fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs. It includes the Vishay Siliconix SiHx21N65EF, SiHx28N65EF, and SiHG33N65EF, providing additional voltage headroom for industrial, telecom, and renewable energy applications.
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06/15/2016
AVX upgrades SMPS MLCC simulation software

SpiCALCI simulation software

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new version of its SpiCALCI simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its advanced switch mode power supply (SMPS) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to
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06/14/2016
WAGOs compact ECO supplies offer multiple mounting modes

ECO power supplies

WAGO's latest slim EPSITRON ECO power supplies are EN 60335-1 compliant and incredibly versatile. DIN-35 rail and chassis-mount options and a small profile make the ECO the ideal choice for installation in ultra-compact control cabinets. In addition to control cabinets, ECO power supplies are also
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06/14/2016
Linear's latest 6.25 x 9 mm BGA p-packaged ÂμModule regulator suits industrial systems, factory automation, & avionics

LTM8053 42V, 3.5A Step-Down µModule Regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM8053, a µModule (power module) step-down regulator with up to 40V input voltage (42V abs max), which can safely operate from unregulated or fluctuating 12V to 36V input supplies in noisy environments, such as industrial robotics, factory automation and avionics systems. The
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06/14/2016
Maxim's two-channel, bi-directional digital isolators save space and lower system complexity

Two-channel, bi-directional digital isolators from Maxim Integrated

Designers can save space and achieve more flexible designs with the MAX14933 and MAX14937 two-channel, bi-directional digital isolators from Maxim Integrated Products. They transfer digital signals between circuits in both directions and provide complete galvanic isolation between two power domains, all while
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06/13/2016
MinMax claims smallest 8W encapsulated DC/DC converter in tiny DIP-16 package

MDW08 series of 8W Isolated / Regulated DC-DC Converters

MINMAX announced their new MDW08 series of 8W Isolated / Regulated DC-DC Converters, coming in a small 16-pin DIP package measuring only 0.94 x 0.54 x 0.31” for where space is critical. The MDW08 family of high-density dc-dc converters consists of 21 models offering 9-18 / 18-36 / 36-75 VDC Input Ranges with
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06/13/2016
Torex's latest DC/DC converters accept under 1.0V with an ultra-low supply current

XC9272 Series

Torex Semiconductor has launched the XC9272 series of synchronous step-down DC/DC converters. These converters support a low output voltage under 1.0V and achieve an ultra-low supply current. The demand for low power consumption is growing stronger, and the development of chipsets with reduced core voltages
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06/13/2016
Space-saving and highly-reliable aluminum electrolytic capacitors from Panasonic now at TTI

FKS capacitors

Now available in Europe through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, is a new series of miniaturized, cost-effective, aluminium electrolytic capacitors from Panasonic that not only save space, but also increase system reliability. The FKS series devices feature an increase in capacitance
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06/13/2016
Polytron's low-noise AC/DC modules target medical applications

MHIA series

Polytron Devices has launched the MHIA series of UL 60601-1 Third Edition recognized and 2MOPP-compliant linear encapsulated AC/DC power modules for medical applications including surgical, patient monitoring, imaging, laboratory and diagnostics equipment. Available with either a PC mount or chassis
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06/10/2016
Outram's latest software helps resolve power quality issues quickly

Pronto power quality software package from Outram Research

A major new release of the Pronto power quality software package from Outram Research makes it possible to find and evaluate power supply issues, report to the standards and solve customer complaints even more quickly. The Windows-based program is used to extract data from Outram's Power Master family of power
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06/10/2016
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, released the AOZ226X, second generation of high efficiency, easy-to-use synchronous EZBuck regulators featuring a proprietary Constant On-Time (COT) control architecture that enables
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06/09/2016
Power Integrations' LYTSwitch-1 LED driver ICs reduce complexity in lighting systems

LYTSwitch-1 single-stage, non-isolated, buck topology LED driver IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED driver ICs, a announced its LYTSwitch-1 single-stage, non-isolated, buck topology LED driver IC family. Featuring a very compact footprint, the IC enables the design of LED bulbs and tubes with high constant-current accuracy while using a
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06/09/2016
STMicros connectivity portfolio targets USB-C and power delivery

The free STM32 USB-C and PD Middleware Stack is compliant with USB Type-C 1.2 and USB Power Delivery 2.0 specifications

As electronics companies worldwide increasingly look to implement the new USB Type-C and Power Delivery (PD) technology, STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is making the task easier with a certified embedded software solution based on
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06/09/2016
Vicor released four new DCM products in the VIA package

DCM isolated, regulated DC-DC converters

Vicor released four additional DC-DC converters that are deployed in the rugged, chassis-mountable versions of its DCM family of isolated, regulated DC-DC converters. These new products extend the family by adding two 270V and two 28V nominal products to the family.  Applications:
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06/08/2016
Microsemi's low-power switch family eases industrial network migration to Ethernet

Ocelot product family

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its new Ocelot product family, a low power, feature-rich Ethernet switch family optimized for communications networking in the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market. Designed
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06/08/2016
Stackpole's high-energy SMT resistors handle up to 4W

SM Series wirewound resistor

The SM Series wirewound resistor offers a robust surface mount device capable of handling up to 4 watts in a single part. The SM8035 case size can handle over 50J of energy while the SM2615 size can withstand more than 5 times the energy of a comparable size pulse withstanding flat chip resistor. A
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06/08/2016
TI claims industry’s highest power density 12-V, 10-A, 10-MHz DC/DC converter

The TPS54A20 SWIFT synchronous DC/DC converter

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 12-V, 10-A, 10-MHz series-capacitor buck converter that achieves more than 50 A/cm3 in current density, four times higher than current 12V power management component or solution available. The novel topology of the TPS54A20 SWIFT synchronous DC/DC
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06/08/2016
Nordic Semi launches nRF51824 Bluetooth low energy SoC for latest wireless signal and power connected-car intelligent automotive apps

The Nordic nRF51824 Bluetooth low energy SoC is qualified for use in automotive applications

Nordic Semiconductor announced the availability of the nRF51824 Bluetooth low energy (formerly Bluetooth Smart) System-on-Chip (SoC) for the latest connected car intelligent automotive applications and wireless in-car charging. The nRF51824 is qualified to the automotive AEC-Q100 stress test qualification
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06/08/2016
Dialight claims highest available efficiency in the A0/A1 24-48v DC Red Obstruction Controller System

A0/A1 Red Controller System

Dialight, an innovative leader in LED lighting technology, launched its new A0/A1 Red Controller System. The A0/A1 system has the lowest DC power consumption in the industry, making it ideal for operating its Vigilant Low (L-810) and Medium (L-864) Intensity Red Obstruction lights typically for met towers for
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06/03/2016
Infineon's CoolMOS C7 650 V Gold with TO-Leadless package delivers high performance with a small footprint

CoolMOS C7 Gold 650 V in a TO-Leadless package

Infineon Technologies launched a new device of the CoolMOS family: the CoolMOS C7 Gold 650 V in a TO-Leadless package. This combination of improved superjunction (SJ) semiconductor process and advanced SMD package design is delivering unparalleled performance in hard switching applications. The small footprint
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06/03/2016
TT's automotive-qualified power inductors tout robustness and efficiency

HA78 inductors

TT Electronics, a provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, launched the HA78 series of power inductors aimed at LED driver and braking control system applications in the automotive market. The inductors are Ideal for high power density applications where size is critical and
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06/03/2016
Linear's latest synchronous step-down regulator operates to 175°C

The LT8610AX 3.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8610AX, a 3.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator, which operates in ambient temperatures up to 175°C. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode operation keeps quiescent current under 3.5µA in no-load standby conditions.
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06/02/2016
Toshiba's single-chip load switch ICs reduce system power consumption

Toshiba’s load switch ICs

Toshiba Electronics has launched three single-chip load switch ICs, the TCK106AF, TCK107AF and TCK108AF. Integrating high performance chips in an industry-standard SOT-25 package, Toshiba’s new ICs combine on-resistance ratings down to just 63mΩ and low typical quiescent currents of 110nA with low loss, low
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06/02/2016
TI claims industry’s highest current 40-A, 16-V(in) converter

SWIFT TPS548D22 buck converter

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 40-A, 16-VIN synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with true differential remote-voltage sensing. The SWIFT TPS548D22 buck converter features a small PowerStack package and integrated MOSFETs to drive application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and digital
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06/01/2016
Sprint Electric's extended range of digital DC drives handle up to 2250A

Sprint Electric digital DC drive of the PLX range with an application example, a plastics processing machine

Sprint Electric presents its extended range of digital DC drives up to 2250 Amps. The drives of the PLX range are ideal for controlling DC motors used in heavy industry applications such as metal working, steel mills, mining, or the cement, rubber and plastics industries. PLX drives are able to regenerate energy
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06/01/2016
STMicro and SAG to develop tiny high-performance NFC tags for IoT

ST25 NFC tag IC

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Securitag Assembly Group (SAG), a leading supplier of RFID transponders, announced a tiny NFC Ferrite Tag that uses STMicroelectronics’ ST25 NFC tag IC for IoT (Internet of Things) data-transmission
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06/01/2016
Broadcom, a leading designer, developer, and global supplier of a broad range of analog and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions, announced a new generation of 5A gate drive optocoupler devices, the ACPL-352J and ACNW3430, designed for a wide range of industrial applications including motor drives and
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Date:
06/01/2016

 



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