Product News

October 2021
Boosted LUXEON HL2X Lumen Longevity and Color Stability
Lumileds upgraded its high-power LUXEON HL2X portfolio with higher light output and superior lifetime and color stability. The entire LUXEON HL2X portfolio is available for orders with standard 12-week lead times. Now, with 330 or more lumens at 700mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X is the ideal choice for roadway, ar
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10/26/2021
Through-Hole Inductors Deliver 156 A Saturation Current
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced two new Automotive Grade IHTH high current, high temperature through-hole inductors in the compact 1500 case size. For automotive applications, the Vishay Dale IHTH-1500MZ-5A (0.47 µH to 4.7 µH) delivers high saturation current of 156 A and very low typical DC
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10/25/2021
TVS Array for Circuit Protection in Common Computing Interfaces
ProTek Devices has introduced a steering diode / transient voltage suppressor array (TVS array) for circuit protection in common computing interfaces like HDMI and DVI, USB, SATA and PCIe, and more. It provides an ultra-low capacitance of 0.3pF, typical for I/O to ground. The new device part number is the PLR0
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10/25/2021
BeBop Sensors Releases Patented Intelligent Sensing Technologies
BeBop Sensors has announced a new smart fabric sensor designed for next gen human interaction. The Note Touch reference design includes a small fabric sensing array (16x16 nodes) and a software toolkit to experiment with touch interfaces on any curved or flat surface and rapidly bring new
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10/25/2021
Wireless MCUs Support New Bluetooth 5.3 Low Energy Spec
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced that it is developing new microcontrollers (MCUs) that will support the recently released Bluetooth 5.3 Low Energy (LE) Specification. The new devices will be part of the Renesas Advanced (RA) Family of 32-bit Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers, joining the RA4W1 Bluetooth 5.
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10/21/2021
New Series of 3V Multiple I/O Serial NOR Flash Memory Solutions
Alliance Memory announced a new line of 3V multiple input/output serial NOR flash memory products designed to provide supply continuity for Micron Technology customers utilizing discontinued N25Q series devices. Offering support for single, dual, and quad SPI modes, the AS25F series combines fast read performance up
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10/21/2021
Holo Industries' Large-format Holographic Touch Solutions
Holo Industries LLC has expanded its line of Holographic Touch solutions to include large-format, contactless holographic systems for machine, factory and other rugged industrial applications. The holographic image is clear and precise, and Holo’s user interface (UI), is accurate and responsive, providing ze
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10/21/2021
Functional Safety Packages Simplify Design of ASIL B and ASIL C Safety Applications
Safety is a primary concern in automotive applications to ensure reliable operation and end users’ wellbeing. Microchip Technology Inc. is offering newly certified functional safety packages to enable engineers to develop their products as per the ISO 26262 functional safety standard. Microchip is an
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10/21/2021
Ultra-small Coaxial Connector Supports 5G Applications
Hirose has enhanced its compact coaxial connector offering to serve the emerging 5G device market. 5G applications require connectors that can handle higher frequency, and the C.FL Series coaxial connector supports up to 30Ghz in an ultra-small footprint.   Measuring only 2 mm x 2 mm with a&nb
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10/21/2021
High-Voltage Chip Divider Reduces Component Counts
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the industry's first high-voltage chip divider to be offered in a ribbed molded package with compliant surface-mount leads. Designed to reduce component counts and improve TC tracking performance and ratio stability in automotive and industrial equipment, the Vishay Techno CDMM delivers a m
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10/18/2021
Transceiver Family With Industry's Highest EFT Immunity
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the RAA78815x Family of 5V differential RS-485/422 transceivers with industry-leading electrical fast transient (EFT) immunity – ±5000V – and ESD protection up to ±16,000V, making these products the ideal solution for noise-sensitive industrial communication networks. The
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10/18/2021
Thin Film Chip Resistors Ideal For Consumer, Industrial Electronics
Stackpole Electronics’ CSRT2512-UP was developed to provide accurate, high power current sensing for consumer and industrial electronic devices that exceed the capabilities of most 2512 case sizes available in the industry. The AEC-Q200 compliant CSRT2512-UP has unique thin film material properties and pr
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10/15/2021
TDK Releases Force-Rebalance Digital MEMS Accelerometer
TDK Corporation announces that Tronics AXO 315, a miniature high-performance 1-axis closed-loop digital MEMS accelerometer, is now available for purchase at Digi-Key, Mouser and Farnell and its affiliates Newark and Element 14. The AXO315 sensor and its Arduino-based evaluation kit are now available globally fr
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10/14/2021
VPT Introduces 50V Input SVL Series of Space DC-DC Converters
VPT, Inc. announces the availability of its SVLFL, SVLHF, SVLTR, and SVLSA Series of 50 volt, space-qualified DC-DC converters. Characterized by Total Ionizing Dose (TID) performance, including Enhanced Low Dose Rate Sensitivity (ELDRS), to 60 krad, the series is operable over the full military te
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10/13/2021
High-Efficiency Class-D Stereo Audio Amplifier Saves Battery Power
Diodes Incorporated introduces the PAM8965 Class-D stereo audio power amplifier with an integrated synchronous boost converter. This high-efficiency device is targeted for use in AI-enabled speaker systems and portable musical instruments - where elevated output power, extended battery life, and compact co
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10/13/2021
Dual MOSFETs Deliver Class-Leading Low ON Resistance
ROHM Semiconductor announced the QH8Mx5/SH8Mx5 series of dual-MOSFET products (N-channel + P-channel) featuring ±40V/±60V withstand voltages. The devices are ideal for driving motors in base stations (cooling fans) and industrial applications, such as factory automation equipment requ
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10/13/2021
Vertical-Mount Inductor in 4025 Case Size Saves Space
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new IHVR vertical-mount inductor in the 10.25 mm by 6.4 mm by 10 mm 4025 case size. Optimizing inductance and minimizing DCR for increased efficiency in DC/DC converters, the newly designed Vishay Dale IHVR-4025JZ-3Z offers high temperature operation up to +15
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10/13/2021
MCU Group w/ Ultra-Low Power, Innovative Peripheral Functions
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced a new Group within its 32-bit RA Family of microcontrollers (MCUs). The RA2E2 Group, based on the latest Arm Cortex-M23 core, offers a unique combination of extremely low power consumption, a set of excellent peripherals targeted at IoT endpoint applications, and space-saving pa
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10/13/2021
100 Watt Railway DC-DC Converter with 12:1 Input Range
TRACO POWER announces the new TEP 100UIR family of 100 Watt DC/DC converters in a fully encapsulated, compact Quarter brick footprint with an ultra-wide 12:1 input range for harsh environments in railway and industrial applications. The ultra-wide 12:1 input voltage range (9-75 / 14-160 VDC) lets system buil
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10/12/2021
3D Hall-Effect Position Sensor Provides Speed and Precision
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry’s most accurate 3D Hall-effect position sensor. With the TMAG5170, engineers can achieve uncalibrated ultra-high precision at speeds up to 20 kSPS for faster and more accurate real-time control in factory automation and motor-drive applications. The sensor also pr
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10/12/2021
AC Harmonic Filter Capacitors Offer Built-in Protection Systems
Cornell Dubilier announces its new, patented, PCD series of high current, AC harmonic filter capacitors offering dual, built-in, fail-safe protection systems, one at each end of the capacitor. Similar capacitors in this category have one open-circuit pressure device located under the top cover that requ
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10/12/2021
Microchip Adds Controllers to Capacitive Touchscreen Controller Family
Networked and connected home appliances enable both users and manufacturers to communicate with them via the internet. For example, the user of a kitchen oven might look up a new recipe online or a manufacturer might perform remote diagnostics or over-the-air firmware updates. Displays and touch sensors are es
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10/12/2021
Small Signal Schottky and Switching Diodes w/ DFN1006-2A Package
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced new surface-mount small signal diodes in the ultra compact DFN1006-2A plastic package with wettable flanks. Designed to save space and improve thermal performance in automotive and industrial applications, the 40 V BAS40L Schottky and 100 V BAS16L switching di
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10/11/2021

General Micro Systems today launched its Velocity “4x4” quad GPGPU artificial intelligence (AI) server designed for battlefield applications like command posts, tactical operation centers (TOCs) and protected platforms such as autonomous vehicles, wide body airborne sensor fusion, surveillance, data mining, sy
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10/11/2021
Prism Bi-Level LED Circuit Board Indicators from TTI
TTI, Inc., is now stocking Dialight’s 596-2326 Prism LED Circuit Board Indicators. These small form factor indicator lights are designed to meet the unique requirements of interface cards, networking and test equipment applications. Dialight’s 591-2326 Prism LED Circuit Board Indicators are the small, ri
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10/10/2021
ROHM 780nm Multi Mode Laser Diodes Available at TTI
TTI, Inc., is now offering 780nm Multi Mode Infrared LASERs from ROHM Semiconductor, an enhanced product offering targeted at industrial applications. These semiconductor LASERs are Opto devices, often referred to as LASER diodes or LDs. ROHM is one of the industry’s largest producer of LASER diodes. The RLD78
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10/10/2021
ROHM's 75W High Optical Output Laser Diode for LiDAR
ROHM Semiconductor announced they have developed a high optical output laser diode, the RLD90QZW3, for applications such as AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) and service robots in the industrial equipment sector and robot vacuums in the consumer field that incorporate LiDAR for distance measurement an
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10/10/2021
3D-Printed Wireless Wearables that Never Need a Charge

University of Arizona engineers have developed a way to 3D-print medical-grade wearable devices, such as these ones, based on body scans of the wearer.

Wearable sensors to monitor everything from step count to heart rate are nearly ubiquitous. But for scenarios such as measuring the onset of frailty in older adults, promptly diagnosing deadly diseases, testing the efficacy of new drugs or tracking the performance of professional athletes, medical-grade devices ar
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10/10/2021
High-Precision Voltage Reference IC Provides Very-Low Drift
Extended-temperature-range voltage reference ICs for automotive and industrial applications require low drift, high reliability and high performance. Microchip Technology Inc. announced the release of a high-precision voltage reference (Vref) IC that meets these needs at a cost-effective price. The new MCP1502 is
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Date:
10/08/2021
Miniaturized, Highly Sensitive MEMS Pressure Sensor Element 
TDK Corporation presents the new C35 type pressure sensor element, designed to measure a range of 0 to 100 mbar. It combines high sensitivity with extremely low dimensions of just 2.05 x 2.05 x 1.2 mm, enabling compact pressure sensor designs.  The pressure sensor element with ordering code B58601E35
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10/07/2021
Automotive Gateway Solution Based on R-Car S4 SoCs and PMICs
Renesas Electronics Corporation unveiled an innovative automotive gateway solution with R-Car S4 system on chips (SoCs) and power management ICs (PMICs) for next-generation vehicle computers, communication gateways, domain servers and application servers. Renesas' new solution meets the automotive industry's high
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10/06/2021
Reliable Power for Global Telecommunications Infrastructure
Building on its proven GP100 rectifier platform, ABB Power Conversion has developed a new lower-voltage, true three-phase, 6-kilowatt (kW) version to provide the power levels needed in telecommunication and networking applications. The low-line rectifiers provide the foundation for a variety of lower-voltage power system
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Date:
10/06/2021
Surge Protective Device for Residential Load Centers
Mersen is excited to introduce a new surge protective device for residential applications, the Surge-Trap Load Center Series (STLC). Mersen’s Surge-Trap STLC surge protective device adds a critical layer of surge protection for your entire home. From your family room to your office and your kitchen, your entire el
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10/05/2021
Precision Tantalum Nitride Chip Resistors In Stock at Stackpole
Current market conditions have made it more important than ever to be able to find stock on commonly used components such as precision chip resistors. Stackpole’s RTAN series is an AEC compliant precision chip resistor with most popular resistance values available from stock in the 0805 and 1206 sizes.  The RTAN’s
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10/05/2021
Three-Phase Input DIN rail Power Supplies w/ +20% Peak Power
TDK Corporation announces the addition of three-phase AC input models to the TDK-Lambda DRB series of economically priced DIN rail mount power supplies. Rated for continuous operation at 120W and 240W with 12V, 24V and 48V outputs, the units can deliver a peak of 144W and 288W for two seconds. This, and a constant cu
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Date:
10/05/2021
Handheld Resistance Weld Checker Supports Process Development
AMADA WELD TECH. announces the new MM-410A handheld resistance weld checker, ideal for both monitoring and troubleshooting issues in production. The compact unit supports a wide range of resistance welding technologies, including AC, DC inverter, AC inverter, transistor, and capacitive discharge. Featuring a si
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10/04/2021
AOS Unveils Wireless Charging Transmitter Solutions
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced a new family of Coil Drivers.  The initial product, AOZ32033AQI, offers 30V, 11mOhm in a QFN3x3 package. AOZ32033AQI is an integrated half-bridge gate driver capable of driving high-side and low-side N-channel MOSFETs. It features SRC (Slew Ra
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Date:
10/04/2021
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