Product News

September 2021
Metal Enclosed AC/DC Power Supplies from 18 to 960 Watt
TRACO POWER’s new TXLN line comprises a series of metal enclosed AC/DC power supplies ranging from 18 to 960 Watt (split into 12 different power levels) and is designed for a wide range of industrial applications. The TXLN is an active replacement of the older TXL line and is built on the same design principa
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09/29/2021

Multi-Channel Power Amplifier Reduces Idle Loss by 35%
Idle power consumption and overall efficiency were key concerns of innosonix GmBH when designing its latest high-end Maxx Series multi-channel power amplifier. By changing from traditional silicon FETs to EPC’s EPC2059 eGaN FET the company reduced idle loss by 35% and lowered the on resistance to increase th
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09/29/2021
High Voltage Precision Chip Resistors Offer 0.1% Tolerance
High-voltage applications frequently require high-voltage resistors with high accuracy for voltage division, monitoring and control. Some applications with more moderate working voltages may experience high voltage surges which may damage general purpose chip resistors.  For applications such as these,
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09/29/2021
Up to 25% Faster Wireless Charging with MEMS Timing Solution
SiTime Corporation introduced the SiT3901 µPower digitally controlled MEMS oscillator (DCXO) targeting power-sensitive and space-constrained mobile and IoT applications. The SiT3901 improves wireless charging speed by up to 25% while reducing the overall timing solution area by up to 90%. The MEMS os
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09/29/2021
C&K Expands Actuation Forces for Microminiature Tactile Switches
C&K has launched the microminiature RKC2 Series of tactile switches for devices where space efficiency is crucial. Expanding on the RK Series, the RKC2 features a low profile of only 1.7mm to allow the PCB to sit closer to the surface of the device and allow more space for other necessary components. With a small f
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09/28/2021
1kW Power Supplies w/ Active-PFC for Industrial Applications
ABSOPULSE Electronics introduces the PFHI 1K-FXW series of high input voltage, wide input range switched-mode power supplies with active power factor correction (PFC) designed for 1kW industrial applications. The power supplies operate over 180V to 480V AC-input range, 400Vac nominal input or custom. 
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09/28/2021
Highly Accurate Pressure Sensing for Automotive Applications
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the RAA2S425x Family of ICs for automotive pressure sensing systems. The new devices provide highly accurate amplification and sensor-specific correction of signals in automotive xEV/EV/FCEV pressure sensing braking, transmission and HVAC systems. The RAA2S425x Product Fami
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09/28/2021
Best-in-Class DC-DC Power Conversion w/ 30% Higher Power Density
Advanced Energy introduced the Artesyn LGA110D, a 110 amp-rated, non-isolated digital point-of-load DC-DC converter. The latest addition to the company’s LGA family, the LGA110D delivers a higher current rating at 30% higher power conversion density than any DC-DC converters in its class, making it
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09/28/2021
OSRAM High-Power Infrared LASERS Available at TTI
TTI, Inc., is now stocking OSRAM’s SPL UL90 Series LASERs. These devices are state-of-the-art components designed to meet the stringent requirements of automotive applications and characterized by long life, high performance and first-class reliability. OSRAM is offering a new single-channel pulsed laser, th
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09/27/2021
Transformer Module Tech Maximizes Drive Time in Hybrids, EVs
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry’s smallest and most accurate 1.5-W isolated DC/DC bias-supply module. The UCC14240-Q1 uses a proprietary integrated transformer technology to enable designers to cut their power solution size in half for use in high-voltage environments such as electric vehicles (EV
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09/27/2021
Dual-Band Wi-Fi Antennas for 2.4GHz, 5GHz Applications
AVX Corporation released a new series of IP67-rated, external, dual-band Wi-Fi antennas optimized for 2.4GHz and 5GHz applications. The new X9001748 Series external, dual-band Wi-Fi antennas have a standardized, ready-to-use, RoHS-compliant design with IP67 sealing for reliable outdoor operation an
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09/23/2021
A New Generation of MEMS Barometric Pressure Sensor Platform
TDK Corporation announces the worldwide availability of the InvenSense ICP-20100 platform, a new generation, feature-rich barometric pressure sensor, ideal for applications in smart phones, tablets, drones, and smart home appliances. With architectural innovations, ICP-20100 improves on the industry-leading ac
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09/23/2021
ROHM’s New EMARMOUR Op Amp Series
The devices feature an improved EMI immunity for automotive and industrial equipment applications requiring high-speed sensing in harsh environments, such as vehicle engine control units and anomaly detection systems for factory automation equipment.   In recent years, advancements in electrification and mounting d
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09/23/2021
Tigo Energy's Residential Inverter and Battery Storage Solution
Tigo Energy, Inc. announced that the company is taking orders for the Energy Intelligence (EI) Inverter and Battery product lines from residential installers in the United States. These new hardware solutions expand the Tigo product portfolio with a focus on ease-of-installation, more effic
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09/23/2021
NevadaNano, Emerson Develop Low Global Warming Refrigerant Gas Sensors
NevadaNano announced its partnership with Emerson to jointly develop refrigerant gas detector products that will provide a solution to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry for refrigerant leak detection. “We are proud to partner with Emerson to develop essential so
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09/23/2021
Acopian Launches Wide-Input DC to DC Converter Line
Acopian launched their encapsulated wide input DC to DC Converter line of power supplies rated up to 60W. Wide-range DC inputs are set at 9-18 VDC, with output voltages ranging from 3.3 VDC to 48 VDC and up to 8A. Threaded mounting holes permit them to be mounted to a chassis, cabinet wall or
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09/21/2021
Expanded Performance Chiller Platform w/ Thermoelectric-based Unit
The Nextreme NRC400 Performance Chiller is an ideal cooling solution for research laboratories, analytical imaging, industrial laser systems, and test & measurement applications where precise temperature in a highly portable chiller is required.  Solid-state thermoelectric coolers utilize the Pelti
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09/21/2021
First Fully Configurable Digital Gate Driver for SiC MOSFETs
As demand for electric buses and other electrified heavy transport vehicles increases to meet lower emission targets, silicon carbide-based power management solutions are providing greater efficiencies in these transportation systems. To complement its broad portfolio of silicon carbide MOSFET discrete and module pr
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09/20/2021
World's First LoRa SoC is Making Farming Smarter
STMicroelectronics has announced a design win for STM32WLE5*, the world’s first LoRa System-on-Chip (SoC). The customer application, developed by automated rubber-tapping specialist CIHEVEA, uses the low-power networking to revolutionize the automation of extracting latex from rubber trees. CIHEVEA ha
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09/17/2021
Gowanda Electronics' New Non-Magnetic RF Inductor Series – 28MG
Gowanda Electronics announces the introduction of a new non-magnetic RF thru-hole (leaded) inductor series – 28MG. This series was designed to address the market need for non-magnetic inductors that could achieve inductance values of up to 18 µH. This series is ideal for use in medical imaging equipment
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09/17/2021
ABB's 1st Rectifier Specifically Designed for Medical Applications
In the medical device space, safety and reliability are paramount. Using power supplies that meet the industry’s stringent standards is one of the core ways to help ensure these requirements are met. Helping to meet this need, ABB Power Conversion has introduced its new MPE2000AC48_200AC24 (MPE2000) rectifier, w
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09/17/2021
Versatile DDP/MDP1200 Series 1.2kW, Multi-purpose AC-DC PSU
Their clever design purposefully integrates high performance, versatility, interoperability and regulatory compliance to fulfil evermore demanding worldwide applications.   The built-in Digital Signal Processor (DSP) supports the PMBus open standard power management protocol, which enables diagnosti
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09/16/2021
LoRaWAN Wireless Solar Power System
A wired energy solution did not fit a rooftop solar power system due to higher hardware and installation costs as well as a higher level of ongoing required maintenance, particularly in rural areas of Vietnam where rodent damage to cabling is a particular issue. Cloud Energy’s wireless solar power system fea
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09/16/2021
Essential Guide to Designing EV Charging Systems
Against the background of a growing electric vehicle market, Versinetic provides an overview of the steps required to develop a smart EV charging system and network.   As the space for another off-the-shelf white box charger is limited, and charging systems are a significant investment, an innovativ
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09/16/2021
Packaging design avoids known flip-chip mounting challenges
The new resistor features a standoff construction that offers an improvement over regular flip chip technology.   The FRFS0402 is ideally suited for use in telecommunication network equipment (including 5G, downhole data center, or fiber optics), medical equipment (including pace makers or hearing-
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09/16/2021
Buy a Fluke thermal imager, get a free Fluke lens
The lenses provide greater flexibility across the range of applications for thermal imaging cameras by delivering increased accuracy and precise image quality. All lenses are interchangeable and compatible with Fluke’s range of thermal imaging cameras.   Thermal imaging applications Thermal im
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09/16/2021
Fluke’s cable tester trade-in offer gets customers ready for PoE
As people, processes, data and devices connect to the Internet and each other, demand for better network access with minimum disruption is leading to increased installations of PoE infrastructure and compatible devices across a wide range of industries and applications. Recent research conducted by Cisco revealed almo
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09/16/2021
Infineon enhances 1200 V EconoDUAL 3 portfolio with IGBT7
With the broad range of current classes from 300 A up to 900 A, the portfolio offers inverter designers a high degree of flexibility while also providing increased power density and performance. In addition to solar and drive applications, the portfolio is also tailored for commercial, construction and agricultural ve
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09/16/2021
Infineon 22 kW industrial motor drive reference design
The reference design is a general purpose motor drive which features a nominal power of 22 kW and can be operated directly on a 380 to 480 V three-phase grid. The design can be fully re-used for customization and allows customers to evaluate Infineon’s products under real operating conditions. It is suitable
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09/16/2021
200W Digital-Power Solution for LED Televisions
Based on ST’s STNRG011 digital PFC (power-factor correction) and resonant LLC converter, the STEVAL-NRG011TV combines a proven and reliable topology with the ability to configure and fine-tune the operating parameters for optimal performance. No coding is needed as the digital control algorithms are permanentl
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09/16/2021
Infineon and Panasonic accelerate GaN technology development
Gen2 offers higher efficiency and power density levels. The outstanding performance and reliability combined with the capability of 8-inch GaN-on-Si wafer production mark Infineon’s strategic outreach to the growing demand for GaN power semiconductors. In accordance with market requirements, Gen2 will be developed
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09/16/2021
IQRB-2 rubidium oscillator handbook available now summarising key test data
The handbook summarises tests undertaken: from temperature stability and short-term stability to supply pushing and more.   The IQRB-2 fills the gap between the IQRB-1 and the IQRB-3; the IQRB-1 delivers a superb price performance ratio, whereas the IQRB-3 offers an exceptional phase noise performa
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09/16/2021
Precision-Adjustable Current Limit Power Switch
Streamlining power system design and assuring ongoing reliability, this automotive-compliant device provides a controlled and protected power path. It is rated to handle continuous load currents of up to 1.5A. Key applications include protection of vehicle USB ports and ECU supply rails, and infotainment and telem
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09/16/2021
GaN Gate Driver Boosts Speed, Flexibility, and Integration
The output is closely matched between high-side and low-side outputs, to handle high-frequency switching of GaN enhancement-mode FETs.   Also suitable for driving N-channel silicon MOSFETs at up to 20V, the STDRIVEG600 allows the flexibility to apply up to 6V gate-source voltage (VGS) on GaN devices to e
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09/16/2021
Convection cooled power supplies with 200% peak-power
Designed for industrial applications requiring high levels of safety, the LHP150F and the LHP300F are certified according to EN62477-1 (OVC III). The products work over a wide universal input voltage range of 85 to264VAC and have a high typical efficiency rating of 93%. The LHP150F and LHP300F are available in
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09/16/2021
PXI/PXIe 5 Amp Power Relay Modules Double Switching Density
The 40/42-153 and 40/42-158 power relay modules are suitable for switching heavy AC or DC loads or for controlling large external relays, contactors and solenoids. They are available in multiple configurations up to 50 SPST (Single Pole Single Throw) relays (-153) or 32 SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) relays (-158
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09/16/2021
Nanopower Primary Cell State-of-Health Monitor
The LTC3337 is designed to be placed in series with a primary battery with minimal associated series voltage drop. The patented infinite dynamic range coulomb counter tallies all accumulated battery discharge and stores it in an internal register accessible via an I2C interface. Quiescent current consumption is
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09/16/2021
Rutronik adds Infineon StrongIRFET 2 Power MOSFETs
They are suitable for both low and high switching frequencies. This new technology offers 40 percent improved RDS(on) and over 50 percent lower gate charge (Qg) compared to previous StrongIRFET™ devices. The higher power efficiency thus generated ensures improved overall system performance. The Infineon StrongI
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09/16/2021
Rectangular modular connector series is EN4165 compliant
The range is optimised for PCB and panel connection in harsh-environment, weight and space-constrained aerospace applications. Fully sealed and offering EMI protection, OPTIMUS connectors are also resistant to high vibration and shock, making them suitable for multiple further applications, including military vehicle
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09/16/2021
MagI³C-FDSM-36-V family extended with 12 V output voltage
The power module in a SIP-3 package represents a cost-effective solution to meet the requirements for the real-world voltage transients of a 24 V industrial power architecture. The new module operates from 16 to 36 VIN and generates a fixed output voltage of 12 V with current up to 1 A.   The FDSM
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09/16/2021
Hioki talks battery design in Farnell podcast
The podcast series investigates how test and measurement equipment supports innovation and new product development across a wide variety of real-world applications. Each episode in the series will provide valuable insights for buyers, engineers, and other industry professionals wanting to stay up to date with th
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09/16/2021
300W and 1,000W programmable electronic DC loads
The series comprises 300W and 1,000W power levels and either a 120V or 500V maximum rating. The SFL incorporates high-speed current feedback control to eliminate load current overshoot and oscillation to generate a stable and predictable load waveform during turn-on or dynamic operation. The unit is capable of ope
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09/16/2021
85-305VAC input AC-DC power supplies for 15W to 320W applications
The nine new series (LCW15, LCW25, LCW35, LCW50, LCW75, LCW100, LCW150, LCW200 and LCW320) offer power levels from 15W to 320W. All models meet EN 55032 Class B conducted and radiated emissions for easy and low-cost integration and feature an integrated connector cover to enhance safety once installed The i
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09/16/2021
Surface-mount package approved for automotive application
The test was passed by a leading Tier 1 supplier. Initially, it will be used in an engine control unit.   BLR provides a means of evaluating the robustness and reliability of semiconductor packages. The rigorous testing procedure is especially relevant in automotive applications, where safety and r
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09/16/2021
Gate Driver Improves EconoDUAL IGBT Module Performance by 20%
The new drivers improve the performance of multiple parallel EconoDUAL modules by 20%, allowing users to eliminate one of every six modules from power inverters and converter stacks. In addition to saving the cost of the driver and module, this reduces control complexity and costs related to modules, wiring, hardware,
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09/16/2021
Integrated 3-Phase MOSFET Gate Driver Maximizes Battery Life
The TMC6140-LA 3-phase MOSFET gate driver integrates all three bottom shunt amplifiers to provide a complete motor drive solution with 30-percent improved power efficiency, while simplifying design by reducing component count by half when compared to similar solutions.   The TMC6140-LA is optimized for performan
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09/16/2021
Bus Converter Delivers High Power Density for 48 V Data Center Apps
Flex Power Modules introduces the BMR310, a non-isolated switched capacitor intermediate bus converter (IBC) which provides high power density for data centers, thus improving board space utilization and freeing space for other components. Built on the proprietary Zero voltage switching Switched capacitor Co
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09/16/2021
New Thermopile-Based Detectors for CO2 Sensors
Renesas Electronics Corporation expanded its industry-leading environmental sensor portfolio with its first family of thermopile-based detectors with integrated optical filters for optical (NDIR) CO2 sensors. The four new single- and dual-channel analog detectors for CO2 gases deliver the industry’s best performance, qu
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09/16/2021
High-Temperature, Automotive-Grade Polymer Chip Capacitors
AVX Corporation released the new TCO Series high-temperature, automotive-grade polymer chip capacitors, which are rated for operating temperatures up to 150°C at category voltage and meet AEC-Q200 Stress Test Qualification for Passive Components requirements, which ensure stable performance at 85°C, 85
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09/16/2021
Integrated Reference Design For Automotive Camera Systems
Renesas Electronics Corporation and OmniVision Technologies, Inc., introduced an integrated reference design for a High Definition automotive camera system. The new design features Renesas’ recently introduced Automotive HD Link (AHL) technology that transmits high-definition video over low-cost cabl
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09/15/2021
Expanded DC/DC Converter Platform with 80W unit
COSEL Co, Ltd announced the addition of an 80W DC/DC converter to its value added STMGF platform. Available in two versions, the STMGFS80 covers all industrial voltages from 9V to 76V. Using COSEL’s efficient MGFS80 DC/DC converter assembled on a carrier board, the STMGFS80 series fits in the same footprint as its predecessor, which previously only delivered 30W. Ready to use out of the box, the STMGFS80 includes terminal blocks, output voltage potentiometer, input filter and extra capacitors. The series complies with safety standards UL62368-1 and C-UL EN62368-1. Battery powered industrial applications require very efficient
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09/15/2021
85-305VAC Input AC-DC Power Supplies for Embedded Applications
XP Power has announced the introduction of the LCW series of regulated output cased AC-DC power supplies that is ideal for embedded industrial electronics, technology and equipment requiring household approvals. The nine new series (LCW15, LCW25, LCW35, LCW50, LCW75, LCW100, LCW150, LCW200 and LCW320) offer po
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09/15/2021
300W, 1,000W Programmable DC Loads Offer Multiple Operating Modes
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand SFL series of programmable electronic DC loads. The series comprises 300W and 1,000W power levels and either a 120V or 500V maximum rating. The SFL incorporates high-speed current feedback control to eliminate load current overshoot and oscillation to
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09/15/2021
UnitedSiC Announces Industry-Best 6mohm SiC FET
UnitedSiC has responded to the power designer’s requests for higher-performance, higher-efficient SiC FETs with the announcement of the industry’s best 750V, 6mohm device. At a RDS(on) value of less than half the nearest SiC MOSFET competitor, the new 6mohm device also provides a robust short-circuit withstand ti
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09/15/2021
Battery Management Systems For Auto, Industrial Applications
Sensata Technologies announced it will debut new Battery Management Systems (BMS) at the upcoming Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan from September 14th to 16th in booth #2617.  In addition, Sensata will highlight its sensing and control solutions that help make energy systems
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09/13/2021
Single Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers for
Power Integrations announced SCALE-iFlex Single gate-drivers for the popular “New Dual” 100 mm x 140 mm IGBT modules. The compact new drivers support modules up to 3.3 kV and are available now for design-in. The SCALE-iFlex Single gate-drivers are ideal for light-rail, renewable energy generation an
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09/12/2021
Stray-Field Compensated Sensors with Redundancy Function
TDK Corporation expands its Micronas 3D HAL sensor portfolio with the Hall-sensors HAR 3900 and HAR 3930*. The products enable stray-field compensated position detection in automotive and industrial applications while addressing the need for ISO 26262 compliant developments. Samples are available on request. Th
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09/12/2021
High-Voltage Thick Film Chip Resistors Save Board Space
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of AEC-Q200 qualified thick film chip resistors with operating voltages up to 3 kV in the 2010 and 2512 case sizes.  With their high operating voltages, devices in the Vishay Draloric RCV-AT e3 series can be used in place of standard
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09/12/2021
32-Bit MCUs Realize High Performance and Power Efficiency
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the RX671 group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), adding a new high-performance, high-functionality single-chip solution with touch sensing and voice recognition capabilities for contactless operation to the popular RX Family. Part of Renesas’ mainstream RX600 Seri
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09/08/2021
Single Axis MEMS Accelerometers Offer Low-Noise Measurements
Silicon Designs, Inc. announced the immediate availability of stock quantities of its industry best-selling single axis Model 2210 series.   These low-noise, low-cost MEMS capacitive accelerometer modules offer accurate and repeatable measurements across a variety of lower-frequency vibration t
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09/08/2021
Optically Isolated Gate Driver w/ no Need for External Power Supply
Littelfuse, Inc. announced the first high-voltage optically-isolated MOSFET gate driver on the market that requires no external power supply, yet can provide fast load turn-on speeds in the order of tens of microseconds. The CPC1596 570V Optically Isolated Load-Biased Gate Driver is ideal for use in a wide range of power electronics applications including: Industrial controls, Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), HVAC controls, Medical devices, Intern
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09/08/2021
Crowcon Integrates NevadaNano's MPS Flammable Gas Sensors
NevadaNano announced that Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd.uses the Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS) sensors in their new Gasman flammable gas detection products. The new systems allow employees to rely on a single device to identify and alert them to the presence of 19 potentially dangerous ga
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09/07/2021
High-Precision Resistor with First-of-its-Kind Construction
VPG Foil Resistors released the FRFS0402, its smallest ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Foil technology resistor which features a standoff construction that offers an improvement over regular flip chip technology. VPG Foil Resistors is a brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG). The FRFS0402 is ideally s
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09/07/2021
Sensor Eval Board for Rapid Prototyping Speeds Development
The newly launched Application Board 3.0 provides a versatile development solution that makes it quick and easy for engineers to work with all Bosch Sensortec sensors on one common platform. The new board simplifies the evaluation and prototyping of sensors for a wide range of applications, particularly in Industry 4.
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09/06/2021
Kit Simplifies Development Of Professional Robotics Applications
Renesas Electronics Corporation and eProsima announced that the Renesas EK-RA6M5 Evaluation Kit for RA MCUs is the official supported hardware platform of the micro-ROS development framework. micro-ROS is the industry’s robotics operating system for MCUs. Renesas teamed with eProsima, the main developer of
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Date:
09/03/2021
Expanded Oscillator Portfolio for High-Performance Communications
Renesas Electronics Corporation expanded its robust timing solutions portfolio with the ProXO+ family of compact, ultra-low noise, temperature-controlled clock oscillators. The high-accuracy, high-frequency, differential oscillators are best suited for fiber optic transceiver modules, accelerator cards, sm
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Date:
09/01/2021
Rectifier Technologies Introduces PACQ Flex’ion for Industrial Battery Charging
Australian power conversion technology specialist Rectifier Technologies (ASX: RFT) announces successful integration with SAFT FLEX’ION™ Lithium-ion batteries for industrial battery charging. Lithium batteries are all the rage now especially since the rise of electric vehicles. The power density of these
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Date:
09/01/2021
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