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July 2016
Amphenol SurLok Plus environmentally-sealed compression lug series now available in Europe from TTI

Amphenol SurLok Plus environmentally sealed compression lugs

Amphenol SurLok Plus environmentally sealed compression lug family is now available in Europe from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components. SurLok Plus is a field-installable, highly-reliable alternative to common compression lugs and is an IP-67 rated version of Amphenol’s successful
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07/29/2016
Spectrum's AWG's allow easy signal generation in automated and remote applications

generatorNETBOX instruments are available with 2, 4 or 8 fully synchronous channels

The release of a new line of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG's), based on the LXI instrumentation standard, opens the door for engineers and scientists who need to generate electronic signals in automated test and remote applications. Spectrum has released seven new instruments in the generatorNETBOX series
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07/29/2016
ON Semi introduces automotive PIModule for next-gen BLDC

The STK984-190-E Power Integrated Module

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has further expanded its portfolio of automotive Power Integrated Modules (PIMs) with the introduction of the STK984-190-E. Optimized for driving 3-phase brushless DC motors in modern automotive applications, this module contains six 40 V, 30 A MOSFETs
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07/28/2016

Keysight Technologies announced that it has extended its industry-leading One-Stop Calibration Services, to include non-Keysight equipment, reinforcing the company's commitment to support complete test systems. Keysight's One-Stop Calibration Services ensure ongoing accuracy and availability of test assets,
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07/28/2016
TE Connectivity’s modular high-power FORGE drawer connectors now at Mouser

TE Connectivity FORGE Drawer Connectors

Mouser Electronics is now stocking FORGE drawer modular power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensors. This new tooling platform provides designers of power systems and electrical hardware a wide variety of configurations, providing engineers with more flexibility in design.
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07/28/2016
Open-source Bluetooth low-energy beacon is simple to program and debug via the Cloud

Puck.js Bluetooth low-energy beacon

Nordic Semiconductor announced the availability on Kickstarter of a Nordic nRF52832 SoC based Bluetooth low energy (formerly Bluetooth Smart) beacon, named Puck.js, that is said to be so simple to program almost anyone can do it wirelessly from a website using a graphical editor or easy-to-learn JavaScript instead
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07/28/2016
RUTRONIK now offers ARM-based starter kits from Advantech

ARM-based Starter Kits powered by NXP and TI processors

With its new ARM-based Starter Kits powered by NXP and TI processors, Advantech provides a shortcut for ARM platform evaluation and development, and are now available through Rutronik. The ARM-based starter kit includes key elements of a development environment including main boards with CPU cables, adapter
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07/28/2016
Stackpole expands thick film chip resistor design kit

Thick film chip resistor design kits

Stackpole Electronics has recently expanded its thick film chip resistor design kit offering to include the 0201 case size. There are 5 different kits offered corresponding to the following value ranges: * 10 ohm – 97.6 ohm (SEI Part KIT-RMCF0201FT-02) * 100 ohm – 976 ohm (SEI Part KIT-RMCF0201FT-03)
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07/27/2016
Allegro's new high-precision field-programmable linear hall-sensor IC offers reverse battery protection

Field-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC

Allegro MicroSystems announced a new field-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC with features including a 240 kHz bandwidth, integrated voltage regulator, reverse battery protection, user-selectable ratiometry, and uni- or bi-directional output options. High accuracy is achieved through proprietary
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07/27/2016
Offering a rationalized peripheral set, two new ultra-low-power STM32L4 product lines from ST Microelectronics provide a cost-optimized solution. With up to 256 Kbytes of Flash memory, our new STM32L43x MCUs comprise variants with versatile combinations of an integrated USB controller and LCD controller, while
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07/27/2016
Toshiba helps downsize LED modules with single-wire input illumination LED driver

The TB62D786FTG has a single-wire Manchester-encoded interface

Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced a 9-channel output LED driver IC that will save board space and reduce the size of LED modules in a variety of lighting and illumination applications. The TB62D786FTG has a single-wire Manchester-encoded interface, which is often used for wireless communication.
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07/26/2016
Active OR’ing controller from Diodes offers max voltage to 200V for high-rel power

ZXGD3111N7 active OR-ing MOSFET controller

Targeted at power systems that use redundancy to achieve high reliability in telecom, data center and server applications, the ZXGD3111N7 active OR-ing MOSFET controller from Diodes Incorporated increases performance with a 200V maximum drain voltage. This increase in VDRAIN from the previously announced 40V
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07/26/2016
IDTechEx Research believes the conductive inks and pastes market is subject to major change with long-lasting consequences on the business models of many large incumbent suppliers. The decline and/or sluggish growth coupled together with intense competition in core markets has forced many suppliers to re-think
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07/25/2016
Wuerth unveils mix-and-match power coil selection tool

Mix and Match precise AC loss calculator for power inductors

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos makes a broad product spectrum of wireless power charging coils. Now the company provides developers with a tool to simplify selection of the right transmitter and receiver coils. Mix and Match, like the world's most precise AC loss calculator for power inductors, is another offering
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07/25/2016
GCT launches high-performance USB type-C connector family

GCT USB Type-C connector

Global Connector Technology (GCT), a leading global supplier of PCB connection solutions, has introduced a range of high-performance USB Type-C connectors that sets new market standards in design flexibility, transfer speed, power and usability. Designed for mobile and smart devices, the USB
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07/25/2016
AVX's latest locking plug contacts suit B2B apps

70-9159 Series single two-piece contacts

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added a locking plug to its low-profile 70-9159 Series single two-piece contacts for high current, coplanar PCB mating applications, which deliver the industry’s smallest profile capable of supporting a full 5A. The
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07/25/2016
Fairchild’s active bridge solution enhances performance for PoE-based IoT devices

GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET FDMQ8205

Fairchild, a leading supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions, enhanced its industry-leading GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET technology with FDMQ8205, the first member of its next-generation GreenBridge series for applications that receive power via Power Over Ethernet (POE), such as security
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07/25/2016
Power Integrations' TRIAC-dimmable LYTSwitch-7 LED driver ICs can cut the BOM by 40%

LYTSwitch-7 single-stage, non-isolated, TRIAC-dimmable, buck topology LED driver IC

Power Integrations, a leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED driver ICs, announced its LYTSwitch-7 single-stage, non-isolated, TRIAC-dimmable, buck topology LED driver IC family. Capable of delivering up to 22 watts without a heatsink in a very small SO-8 footprint, these high-efficiency devices are
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07/22/2016
KEMET unveils advanced high-stability ceramic dielectric capacitor tech

Advanced U2J Class-I ceramic dielectric capacitor

KEMET, a leading supplier of electronic components, introduced its advanced U2J Class-I ceramic dielectric capacitors. This U2J surface mount platform offers more than twice the capacitance available in C0G/NP0. It also provides superior temperature performance over X7R, X8R and X5R, rendering it an ideal capacitor
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07/22/2016
Artesyn's newest 6W DC-DC converters feature medical safety approval

ASA 6W-M Series six watt dc-dc converters

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the new ASA 6W-M Series of six watt dc-dc converters that provides OEMs with a cost-effective solution for applications in industrial and medical instrumentation requiring a certified compliance with the stringent industrial or medical safety standards. The
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07/22/2016
Linear's latest gain block delivers 47dBm OIP3 linearity with low noise

Wideband Ultralow Distortion 15dB Gain Block

Linear Technology announced the LTC6433-15, a wideband 15dB gain block amplifier offering outstanding linearity of 47dBm OIP3 (output third order intercept) and 3.22dB noise figure at 150MHz. The amplifier has excellent OP1dB (output 1dB compression point) of 19.2dBm. The LTC6433-15 is uniquely different from
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07/21/2016
Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s fastest 5.7-kVRMS isolated dual-channel gate driver, the first of a new gate driver family in TI’s isolation portfolio. The UCC21520’s flexible, universal compatibility enables its use as an isolated driver in low-side, high-side, high-side/low-side or half-bridge
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07/19/2016
STMicroelectronics has introduced a high-voltage power converter that allows designers to build an ultra-low-consumption, simple, and cost-effective SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supply) with a 5V output voltage. Particularly suited for low-power applications in home appliances, building, lighting, and motion control,
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07/19/2016
Murata introduces thin laminate energy storage device

UMAL low-profile high capacity energy device

Murata announced the UMAL, a low-profile high capacity energy device. Designed to meet the demand for a slim high capacity energy source with a maintenance-free extended life cycle in wireless sensor nodes, the UMAL has charge/discharge and life-cycle characteristics superior to conventional secondary batteries. The
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07/19/2016
SL Power introduces TE90 external power supplies

TE90 Series external power supplies

SL Power Electronics, a division of SL Industries and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of high-efficiency power supplies, announced the expansion of its highly efficient Level VI+ family with the addition of its new TE90 Series external power supplies. Designed for easy integration
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07/19/2016
ams' latest light sensors can shrink smart phone apertures up to 50%

TMD2725 combined proximity and ambient light sensor

ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, introduced new proximity sensing and proximity/ambient light sensing modules which enable android smartphone manufacturers to reduce the sensor aperture in the display’s cover glass to its smallest diameter. Use of the TMD2620 proximity
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07/19/2016
TT Electronics’ automotive actuators empower next-gen haptic accelerator pedals

Haptic pedal actuator

TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has introduced new automotive actuators for next-generation of haptic accelerator pedals. The new TT Electronics actuators tackle the weak spots of systems currently available on the market, offering a sub 400
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07/15/2016
Doble releases EMI Surveyor non-invasive test for high-voltage equipment

EMI Surveyor non-invasive test for high-voltage equipment

Doble Engineering, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, announced the introduction of the EMI Surveyor, a non-invasive surveying solution that helps generation and industrial plants optimize maintenance and improve outage planning. Based on Doble’s decades of electromagnetic interference (EMI)
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07/15/2016
Semikron's IGBT driver with optical interface saves external sensors

SKYPER Prime O is an IGBT driver with optical interface

SKYPER Prime O is an IGBT driver with optical interface and galvanically insulated temperature and DC link signals. SKYPER Prime O is designed and qualified with the IGBT module SEMITRANS10 and offers an Plug & Play bundle with improved SOA characteristic. This saves costly qualification and redesign
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07/15/2016
Powerbox to unveil flexible platform for low-battery voltage start at Innotrans

Low Battery Voltage Start unit (LBVS)

The Powerbox Group, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced that they will showcase a new series of advanced products and technologies for rail applications at InnoTrans 2016. Designed to reduce time to market and
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07/15/2016
Murata launches compact low-cost standalone LoRa module

LoRaWAN long range wireless module

Murata announced the launch of a compact low-cost low power wide area network (LPWAN) wireless module that supports the LoRaWAN long range wireless protocol. This standalone compact module measures just 12.5 x 11.6 x 1.76 mm, is constructed in a metal shielded package and comprises a Semtech SX1276 ultra long
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07/14/2016
HARTING offers future-proof cabling for Industry 4.0 upgrades

HARTING’s robust connector solutions provide support to Industry 4.0 lifelines

HARTING announced the latest developments in its support and advocacy for the ‘Industry 4.0’ initiative. This rapidly growing movement is driving the trend towards the so-called ‘Smart Factory’ which is enabled by the connection of the real and virtual world with sensors and actuators interfacing to
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07/14/2016
TDK's high-performance 120W DC-DC converters handle harsh environments

HQA DC-DC converters

TDK announced the introduction of the 12V, 24V and 28V output HQA DC-DC converters, with additional output voltage models to be added in the coming months. Packaged in a ruggedised quarter brick form factor, the encapsulated HQA120 models can deliver 120W output power and will operate over a 9V to 40V input
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07/14/2016
Peregrine Semiconductor, founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, introduces the word’s fastest gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistor (FET) driver, the UltraCMOS PE29100. Built on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, this new GaN driver empowers design engineers
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07/13/2016
Intersil claims first rad-tolerant 36V instrumentation amplifier with integrated differential ADC driver

ISL70617SEH differential input, rail-to-rail output in-amp

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, introduced the industry’s first radiation-tolerant 36V instrumentation amplifier (in-amp) featuring an integrated differential analog-to-digital converter (ADC) driver. The high performance ISL70617SEH differential
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07/12/2016
Nordic Semi unveils product roadmap for low-power cellular IoT

Nordic Semiconductor announced the development of a low-power LTE technology for cellular IoT.

Nordic Semiconductor, a leading provider of ultra low power wireless connectivity, announced the development of a low power LTE technology for cellular Internet of Things (IoT). This development leverages Nordic Semiconductor's more than 10 years of leadership in ultra low power (ULP) wireless and its recruitment
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07/12/2016
Diodes' mini secondary-side MOSFET driver reduces BOM cost in 5V to 12V supplies

APR345 secondary-side MOSFET driver

The APR345 secondary-side MOSFET driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated delivers the smallest size, lowest BOM cost solution for synchronous rectification in 5V to 12V power supplies. This device is suitable for line-powered adapters and chargers for consumer products such as smartphones and tablets, PVRs
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07/12/2016
Allegro's DMOS microstepping driver offers translator, overcurrent protection

A5985 stepper motor driver IC

Allegro MicroSystems Europe announced a new integrated bipolar stepper motor driver IC with built-in translator for easy operation. Allegro’s A5985 is designed to operate bipolar stepper motors from full-step up to 1/32 step modes that are selectable by MSx logic inputs. This new device has an output drive
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07/12/2016
HITEC Power Protection, the inventor of diesel rotary UPS, announced its attendance at DatacenterDynamics Webscale, San Jose, CA, July 19-20 (Booth #31). The company will showcase its PowerPRO series, presented as the most reliable and efficient continuous power system available for mission-critical facilities.
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07/12/2016
Analogy Devices’ D/A converter empowers next-gen television

AD9162 converter

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced a D/A converter that brings the future of television to today's home viewers, enabling them to enjoy ultra–high-definition (UHD) and 4K television across more channels at unprecedented streaming and download speeds. The new AD9162 D/A converter represents a breakthrough
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07/11/2016
KOA Speer expands molded current-sense resistor line

SLN5 current sense resistors

KOA Speer Electronics introduced the SLN5 Molded Current Sense Resistor, featuring a 7 Watt power rating in 4527 size. The SLN5 offers a terminal port temperature of 70°C. This is a molded resin resistor designed for current detection and provides excellent dimension accuracy, mountability, and shock resistance.
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07/11/2016
XP Power's compact 1W and 2W DC-DC converters target medical apps

IMM series of 1 and 2 Watt DC-DC converters

XP Power announced the IMM series of 1 and 2 Watt DC-DC converters. The IMM01 1 Watt and the IMM02 2 Watt converters are designed for use in medical applications. Providing a 1500 VAC input/output isolation at a 250 VAC working voltage to facilitate a 1 x MOPP the single and dual output units are approved to
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07/07/2016
SEGGER’s debug tech now available for Zilog’s ZNEO32! family

SEGGER has introduced J-Link support for Zilog’s ZNEO32! Cortex-M3 based family of MCUs

SEGGER has introduced J-Link support for Zilog’s ZNEO32! Cortex-M3 based family of microcontrollers (MCUs). This includes support for debug, as well as Flash-based programming. Production line programming is also available via the SEGGER Flasher family. Projects using the ZNEO32! MCUs can
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07/07/2016
STMicro releases dev ecosystem, adds low-power STM32L4 Micros

the slim-form-factor NUCLEO-L432KC board

STMicroelectronics has introduced the development ecosystem for its latest low-power, high-performance STM32L4 microcontrollers (MCU) and expanded the series with five new product lines comprising a range of package and memory-density options. The expanded STM32L4 ecosystem builds on ST’s
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07/07/2016
SEMIKRON's latest IGBT Driver core is smaller than a matchbox but has a 20A output stage

The SKYPER12 safely drives IGBT modules up to 400A

The SKYPER12 safely drives IGBT modules up to 400A. With a footprint of 35 x 45 mm, the driver allows very compact inverter designs with small IGBT modules like Mini Dual or SEMiX 5. Thanks to a complete ground layer, adjustable filter management and optimised transformers with low coupling capacitance, the
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07/07/2016
ERG Lighting introduces eLumination driverless AC LED light engines

eLumination driverless AC LED light engine

The eLumination Series from ERG Lighting is a family of driverless AC LED light engines for architectural, display and down lighting that have a flicker index of only 0.15 – less than half of the 0.34 offered by the competition. They are U.S. made and offered in 4” and 6” round versions for downlights
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07/06/2016
Gresham's 300W 3U DC-input CompactPCI supply suits railway and trackside apps

3U CompactPCI Power Supply

Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury-based Commercial and Defence power conversion specialist, announces the availability of a 3U high, 300W, DC Input, CompactPCI Power Supply suitable for Railway and Trackside applications. Designed to meet the requirements of EN50155 the CPCI-3U-DC-300W RL requires
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07/06/2016
Diode's brushless DC full-bridge motor driver offers PWM or DC-voltage speed control

AM9468 and AM9469 brushless DC motor drivers

Featuring a bridge-tied-load (BTL) drive architecture to minimize audible switching noise and electromagnetic interference (EMI), the AM9468 and AM9469 brushless DC motor drivers introduced by Diodes Incorporated provide smart driving of cooling fans in notebook and desktop computers, instrumentation and similar
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07/01/2016
Linear's latest ÂμModule regulator is FMEA compliant, operates to 150°C junction temp

LTM8003 step-down DC/DC µModule regulator

Linear Technology introduced the LTM8003, a step-down DC/DC µModule regulator with a 40V input voltage rating (42V abs max) and 3.5A of continuous (6A peak) output current. The LTM8003’s pinout is FMEA (failure mode effects analysis) compliant, so the output voltage stays at or below the regulation voltage
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07/01/2016
Phihong unveils family of rollable electric vehicle charger carts

EV DC charger family

Phihong, a leading supplier of OEM power solutions, announced a family of moveable EV DC off-board chargers that provide quick and highly efficient charging solutions for personal and commercial electric vehicles with 200–700V battery systems. Featuring a convenient moveable design, Phihong’s new EV DC charger
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Date:
07/01/2016
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