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January 2017
SDG&E claims breakthrough GenCell fuel cell tech

GenCell G5rx

 GenCell, the Israel-based fuel cell developer and manufacturer, has announced a strategic partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a leading North American energy company. The San Diego-based energy company has been working alongside GenCell over the last year to test how fuel cells can
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01/31/2017
Traco releases THN 15WIR Series ruggedized 15 Watt DC/DC converters

THN 15WIR Series ruggedized 15 Watt DC/DC converter

The THN 15WIR series from Traco Electronic is a family of ruggedized 15 Watt DC/DC converters for highest reliability in harsh environments. The converters have an increased resistance against electromagnetic interference, shock/vibration and thermal shock. The approvals according to standards EN 50155
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Date:
01/30/2017
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting and Bluetooth® low energy technology, in partnership with Energous, the developer of WattUp, a wire-free charging technology that provides over-the-air power at a distance, today announced the
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01/30/2017

TDK's Level VI efficient medical 300W external supplies offer Class I or Class II inputs

DTM300 external power supply

TDK announced the introduction of the DTM300 series of medically certified 300W external power supplies. Certified to the latest IEC 60601-1 & 60601-1-2 medical standards, the products have 4,000Vac isolation from input to output and are offered with either a Class I or Class II input. The series is intended
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01/30/2017
Powerbox's breakthrough coreless power conversion tech addresses high magnetic-field apps

GB350 coreless buck-converter module

Powerbox, a leading power supply company and force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced the release of its new coreless technology platform to power medical and industrial equipment operating in very high magnetic field environments such as magnetic resonance
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01/27/2017
Vishay's fourth-gen 600 V E series power MOSFET lowers conduction, switching losses

Vishay Siliconix n-channel SiHP065N60E

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first device in its fourth generation of 600 V E Series power MOSFETs. Providing high efficiency for telecom, industrial, and enterprise power supply applications, the Vishay Siliconix n-channel SiHP065N60E slashes on-resistance by 30 % compared with previous 600 V E Series
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01/26/2017
Torex expands lineup of transient voltage suppressors

XBP14E5UFN series transient voltage suppressors

Torex Semiconductor has released the XBP14E5UFN series of transient voltage suppressors, intended to be mounted in close proximity to an external interface to protect downstream ICs from electrostatic discharge. Supporting high-speed signal lines with a low pin capacitance, the XBP14E5UFN is ideal
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01/26/2017
Recom's latest 2W DC/DC converters use less than 1/3 square inches

RTC2 series modules

The new 2W RTC2 series modules from RECOM come in a six-pin SMD open-frame package with a footprint of less than 1/3 of a square inch. The 2:1 inputs voltage ranges of 4.5 to 9VDC or 18 to 36VDC can handle up to 15VDC and 50VDC respectively for up to 100ms. The converters are insulated up to 3kVDC/1s, and reach
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01/25/2017
Stackpole launches carbon composition axial-leaded resistors

RC Series carbon composition axial leaded resistors

The RC Series of carbon composition axial-leaded resistors is an outstanding choice for high speed or high energy pulse handling requirements. The large mass of the carbon resistive element efficiently dissipates high energy surge events while the almost negligible inductance allows for higher switching speeds
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01/25/2017
Dialog Semi empowers next-generation connected cars

DA9210-A is a multiphase, automotive grade, 12A DC-DC buck converter

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy technology, announced the DA9210-A power management IC (PMIC). The DA9210-A is a multiphase, automotive grade, 12A DC-DC buck converter that supplies the high current
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01/24/2017
TDK expands automotive MLCC lineup for high-temp apps
TDK has expanded its CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs for high-temperature applications: New MLCCs with X8L temperature characteristics have been introduced and the capacitance range of its existing X8R types has been extended. With the new types, TDK's lineup of X8L and X8R MLCCs features an unrivalled
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01/24/2017
XP Power's 18-36 W desktop supplies meet latest level VI and CoC Tier 2 standards

VET series power supplies

XP Power announced four new series of external/desktop power supplies that meet the latest level VI and CoC Tier 2 green standards. The single output power supplies are perfect for customers requiring a low power, external, 18, 24, 30 or 36W power source for their new designs that need to meet current legislation
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01/24/2017
MicroPower Direct launches high-isolation, +15V/-8V  DC/DC converter for IGBT apps

IG275E series miniature DC/DC converter

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the IG275E series is a family of miniature DC/DC converter. They are designed specifically to provide the asynchronous output voltage levels required to properly bias the gate drive of IGBT semiconductors. Three models operate from 12, 15 or 24 VDC input bus voltages,
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01/23/2017
Intersil charger extends backup battery life of eCall systems

ISL78693 battery charger

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL78693, a 3.6V single-cell battery charger that extends the life of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries used in automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. The ISL78693 battery charger offers up
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01/20/2017
Rigol extends their range of power supplies

DP700 series

Rigol Technologies, a leading manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, has expanded its range of power supplies, providing outstanding performance and functionality in the low-cost class. The devices have been developed for optimum ease of use when used in research, development and all laboratory applications.
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01/20/2017
RS Components launches wireless IoT development kits

Creator IoT development kit

RS Components (RS) announced availability of the Creator Ci40 and Ci20 IoT development kits http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/semiconductors/semiconductor-development-kits/processor-microcontroller-development-kits/?searchTerm=creator from Imagination Technologies. The Creator kits include the hardware, software
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01/20/2017
EPC kit uses GaN-driven laser diodes for LiDAR

EPC9126 100 V high current pulsed laser diode driver evaluation board

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announced the availability of the EPC9126, a 100 V high current pulsed laser diode driver evaluation board. In a LiDAR system, used for detecting objects in autonomous vehicle applications, speed and accuracy of detection is critical. As demonstrated by this board, the rapid
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01/19/2017
TDK's low-loss thin-film metal inductors have high current capability for power circuits

TFM160808ALC thin-film inductor

TDK presents the TFM160808ALC thin-film inductor for power supply circuits, which features a maximum DC resistance of 62 mΩ that is 30 percent lower than for existing types (e.g. TFM160808ALM, 0.47 μH). The new type, whose compact dimensions are just 1.6 mm x 0.8 mm x 0.8 mm, also offers a high rated current
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01/18/2017
Allegro's A3916 low-voltage bipolar stepper needs only four external components

A3916 dual DMOS full-bridge motor driver

Allegro MicroSystems Europe's A3916 low voltage bipolar stepper or dual DC motor driver IC is designed for pulse-width-modulated (PWM) control of low-voltage stepper motors or dual DC motors using just four external components, and is capable of output currents up to 1 A per channel and operating voltages from
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01/17/2017
Infineon's 700 V CoolMOS P7 family serves quasi-resonant flyback topologies

700 V CoolMOS P7

Infineon Technologies developed the new 700 V CoolMOS P7 family to serve today’s and tomorrow’s trends in quasi resonant flyback topologies. These new MOSFETs offer unmatched performance improvements compared to currently used superjunction technologies. Soft switching topologies like smart phone and tablet
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01/17/2017
Vincotech launches new IPM claims deepest integration of any power module

flow1C-general

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the launch of a new, deeply integrated Intelligent Power Module for 1200 V applications. The flowIPM 1C CIB 1200 V achieves the deepest level of integration of any power module available on the market today to drive down systems'
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01/17/2017
Murata’s very high-temp leaded caps suit automotive apps

RHS capacitors

Murata Power Solutions has developed a capacitor able to withstand the extremely high temperatures experienced by equipment located in severe environments such as the engine compartment of an automobile. To improve the fuel economy of an automobile, a DC motor drive is used to optimize control of
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01/12/2017
 Maxim’s MAX17242/17243 DC-DC synchronous buck converters now at Mouser

MAX17242/MAX17243 step-down DC-DC converters

Mouser Electronics, a leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking MAX17242/MAX17243 step-down DC-DC converters from Maxim Integrated. These high-efficiency, synchronous converters with integrated MOSFETs help minimize
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01/11/2017
Wolfspeed introduces new SiC MOSFET for EV drivetrains

SiC 900V, 10mΩ MOSFET

Wolfspeed, a Cree Company and a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has introduced a 900V, 10mΩ MOSFET rated for 196 A of continuous drain current at a case temperature of 25°C. This device enables the reduction of EV drive-train inverter losses by 78 percent based on EPA combined city/highway
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01/10/2017
MINMAX launches cost-optimized 10W DIP DC-DC converter

MIW10 series

MINMAX announced the new MIW10 series of 10W Isolated / Regulated DC-DC Converters in the small 24 pin DIP package measuring only 1.25 x 0.80 x 0.40” where space is critical. The MIW10 family of dc-dc converters consists of 21 models offering 9-18 / 18-36 / 36-75 VDC Input Ranges with single and
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Date:
01/10/2017
Infineon's latest drivers empower LED headlamp design

LITIX Power

LEDs in automotive front lighting enable energy savings, new light designs and applications such as matrix beam and laser high-beam. Supporting the progress in automotive lighting Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launched high-power LED drivers specifically designed for automotive front lights.
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01/10/2017
Vishay's tiny 1500W bi-directional SMT PAR transient voltage suppressors now at TT

Vishay TPC11CA to TPC36CA Surface Mount TVS

The industry’s first bi-directional 1500W surface-mount PAR transient voltage suppressors (TVS) in a low-profile eSMP® SMPC (TO-277A) package are now available in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. Vishay TPCxxCA Series devices have a low profile of typically
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Date:
01/09/2017
Linear's SmartMesh IP wireless mesh networks with thousands of nodes

SmartMesh IP now offers an even wider range of features

Linear Technology’s SmartMesh IP wireless sensor network (WSN) product line has expanded to address the growing needs of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. New capabilities include the SmartMesh VManager networking software, which seamlessly increases the mesh network capacity to thousands of
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01/06/2017
Maxim claims first remote tuner solution to support worldwide automotive radio

MAX2175 RF to Bits tuner

Using the remote tuner solution from Maxim Integrated Products, designers can significantly simplify the head unit design of a vehicle and reduce cables. The MAX2175 RF to Bits tuner within the solution eliminates the need to rework the vehicle’s hardware to support worldwide radio standards, allowing updates
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01/05/2017
At CES, NXP will introduce a revolutionary new processor family: i.MX 8M — dedicated to the consumer IoT market. NXP’s i.MX 8M family addresses the major inflection points currently underway in streaming media: voice recognition and networked speakers in audio, the move to 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) and
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01/04/2017
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the availability of two new versions of its transient voltage suppressor (TVS) devices in its patented plastic large area device (PLAD) package. The 18-kilowatt (kW) MPLAD18KP and
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Date:
01/04/2017
Stackpole adds 6W current-sense chip resistor

CSRF Series of foil on ceramic carrier current sense chips

Stackpole's popular CSRF Series of foil on ceramic carrier current sense chips have added a robust 2043 size part rated for 6 watts of power. The 2043 chip size has terminations on the longer edge of the chip which allows it to handle higher currents with lower thermal resistance and exceptional TCR of 50 ppm.
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Date:
01/04/2017
RS Components introduces Raspberry Pi easy-to-solder prototyping board

RS Pro solder-tag board

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, has launched a 40-pin solder-tag board for the highly popular Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computer board. Exclusively available from RS, the new RS Pro solder-tag board is ideal for electronics engineers developing prototypes
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Date:
01/03/2017
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