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May 2013
Robust 4-way adjustable direction switch simplifies assembly
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tactile, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a series of 4-way adjustable direction switches
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05/31/2013

ARCOL silicone-coated axial resistor claims excellent price/performance value
ARCOL Resistors, specialists in resistor technology, now offers the ADS silicone-coated axial resistor family as a more competitively priced alternative to their well-established ACS range of resistors.
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05/31/2013
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced the IRS44273L low-side gate drive IC offering high drive capability in a highly compact SOT-23-5L package. The IRS44273L
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05/30/2013
High-temperature 80V/3A dual-diodes target general apps
CISSOID, a leader in high-temperature semiconductor solutions, expands its PLANET family of discrete products with the launch of CHT-AMALTHEA, a medium power, general purpose, dual diode in a hermetically
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05/28/2013
ROHM demonstrates second-generation SiC MOSFETs at PCIM 2013
Adding to its broad range of SiC products, ROHM presented its line-up expansion of high-voltage N-channel SiC (Silicon Carbide) Power MOSFETs at PCIM in Nuremberg. The SCT2xx series without Schottky
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05/24/2013
KEMET launches line of industrial-grade safety disc capacitors
KEMET, a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, announced the release of the new Radial Through-Hole Ceramic Safety Disc Capacitors. Safety
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05/24/2013
Trinamic shows their latest stepper-motor technology, "CoolStep", at the
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05/23/2013
Toshiba International has announced that a binding agreement is in place to acquire all assets and intellectual property from Elettra Technology, a manufacturer of custom electrical industrial motors
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05/23/2013
ZOV high-energy varistors from Stackpole offer pulse current capabilities of up to 80kA
The ZOV Series of metal oxide varistors from Stackpole Electronics are epoxy-coated square varistors in sizes from 23mm to 60mm. These high-energy varistors come in a single disc, double, triple and
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05/23/2013
TI introduces sensorless, brushless DC motor driver to spin motors instantly
Texas Instruments expanded its sensorless, brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver portfolio with a new device designed for high efficiency and low noise, which requires a low external component count of
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05/23/2013
Master Electronics receives TE Connectivity Distributor of the Year award
Master Electronics, a leading franchised distributor of electromechanical, interconnect, passive, and power conversion components, has been named TE Connectivity's 2012 Distributor of the Year for
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05/22/2013
Littelfuse, a the global leader in circuit protection, has created a NASA Exploration & Discovery Experience for the engineering community as part of its 2013 Speed2Design™ promotion. Winning design
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05/21/2013
Coilcraft releases CPS short-form  RF & power magnetics catalog
The Coilcraft CPS Short Form Catalog is a comprehensive reference to the company's four lines of RF and power magnetics for critical applications. This 24-page catalog presents detailed specifications
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05/21/2013
The no-load power crunch: 30 mW and beyond

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Figure 1. DOE proposed regulations vs. Level V performance for a 5V output EPS.

The need to reduce active-mode power consumption is somewhat obvious. What has not been so obvious is the need to minimize power drain in standby and no-load when products are essentially doing nothing.
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05/20/2013
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente officially joins the China Electronics Distributor Alliance (CEDA) after approval by the CEDA executive board members. CEDA is a non-profit organization that delivers
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05/20/2013
KEMET expands Its high-reliability hermetic-seal product line
KEMET has announced the expansion of its High Reliability Hermetic Seal product line to include a high-temperature solder option. This option indicates an internal construction solder with a minimum
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05/17/2013
S06-packaged optocouplers suit industrial and home automation apps
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced two optocouplers optimized for RS-232 and RS232-C communications. The TLP2301 and TLP2303 address emerging requirements for devices that fill the price/performance
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05/17/2013
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05/16/2013
This article is the fourth of a series in which Dr. Ridley shows the steps involved in designing and building an offline flyback converter. The power transformer is added to the circuit, and the current sensing and snubbers are designed to operate at full power without excessive stress on the components. Power Transformer Testi
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05/16/2013
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton introduced the XT motor control center (MCC), a 24-VDC control for commercial, industrial and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications. The compact
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05/16/2013
ROHM semiconductor describes their latest Silicon Carbide power module technology
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05/15/2013
Humberto Evans, founder of CircuitLab, describes and demonstrates their new online schematic capture and design tool for Power Systems Design. Circuitlab allows people to design online
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05/14/2013
One way to look at change is to see it as the unfolding path we take on our journey to the future version of normal. Every trip brings us encounters we did not plan to meet, challenges we had not
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05/14/2013
Whos Managing Your Power Management?
A few dozen years ago, engineers fresh out of school were assigned to the power supply team; the most boring and least challenging aspect of the system and the one most forgiving of inexperience.
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05/14/2013
Transphorm demonstrates 97.5% efficient PFC power supply

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Transphorm announced at PCIM 2013 the implementation of a high efficiency off-line 1kW 48Vdc power supply that has demonstrated peak efficiency of 97.5 percent. The power supply design utilizes Transphorm's
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05/14/2013
Improving Appliance Safety: Designing for Protection
When it comes to home appliances, the overwhelming focus tends to be on advanced features and functionality. Nevertheless, design choices that enhance user safety and overcome possible malfunctions
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05/14/2013
Vicor expands Picor isolated Cool-Power ZVS DC/DC converter module line up with high-density (334 W/in3) solutions
Vicor announced at PCIM 2013 the expansion of its ultra high density Picor Cool-Power® PI31xx series of isolated, ZVS-based DC-DC converters optimized for 24 V industrial, 28 V aerospace/defense and/or
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05/14/2013
Mitsubishi Electric launches SiC power semiconductor modules at PCIM 2013
Mitsubishi Electric announced the launch of three types of silicon carbide (SiC) power modules for home appliances, industrial equipment and railcar traction systems. The modules, which use schottky-barrier
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05/14/2013
Toshiba semiconductors shows their latest hybrid Silicon Carbide power modules
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05/14/2013
International Rectifier announced that it has qualified and shipped product built on its revolutionary Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based power device technology platform for a home theater system manufactured
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05/13/2013
Two-pole connector handles up to 340 amps
Anderson Power Products®, a leader in high-power interconnect solutions, announces an addition to the SB® connector family with the release of their new 2 pole SB® 2/0 connector. The SB® 2/0 offers
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05/09/2013
Vicor will be exhibiting at PCIM 2013 in Nuremberg, the international conference and exhibition for power electronics and intelligent motion. Vicor will showcase its latest ChiP technology "Converter
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05/08/2013
Microchip announces an expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller (MCU) family with increased Flash memory densities; intelligent analogue and digital peripherals,
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05/08/2013
Low-profile SMT power inductors suit high-frequency switching apps
The Murata Power Solutions 3000A and 3000B series of low-profile SMT power inductors are suited for use in noise reduction circuits of high frequency and high current switching power supplies, DC-DC converters
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05/08/2013
Mouser provides space-saving Power CSP MOSFETS from Panasonic
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking Power CSP MOSFETs from Panasonic that provide a 5% improvement in thermal dissipation and a dramatically reduced size compared to conventional solutions. Panasonic
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05/08/2013
In this video, Dr. Ridley presents the agenda for this unique power supply
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05/08/2013
Paralan now offers LAM Technologies product lines to US
Paralan is now the official USA distributor for LAM Technologies, the well-known Italian manufacturer of components for industrial automation and motion control systems including stepper motors, stepper
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05/07/2013
PC-mount split-pack transformers offer innovative design and economic performance
The split pack, split bobbin, C2 Models F and FS PC Mount Split Pack™ Transformers from Triad Magnetics have rugged construction and meet UL5085 Class 2/3 requirements. The devices includes features
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05/07/2013
PREMO will be exhibiting with its Korean sales representative, Core Electric, at PCIM Europe 2013, Europe's leading meeting-point for specialists in Power Electronics and its applications in Intelligent
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05/06/2013
Micrel, an industry leader in high-performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced that they have signed Phoenics Electronics, a fully franchised, technically
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05/03/2013
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key, a leader in electronic component selection, availability, and delivery, announced the signing of an exclusive global product distribution agreement
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05/03/2013
A long term strategic plan by the European Commission (EC) to rebuild the European economy by investing in the development of new technologies is now reached the stage where it will start to have
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Date:
05/03/2013
One of the interesting things about working in the developing technology space is being constantly barraged by buzzwords and labels attempting to describe the myriad breakthroughs, developments,
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Date:
05/03/2013
Vishays customisable high-voltage ceramic disc capacitors available on short lead times from TTI
Vishay's customisable high-voltage ceramic disc capacitors are now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Available
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05/02/2013
Yole Developpement is organizing a Market Briefing at PCIM Europe 2013. This event will take place on May 15, 2013, Hall 9 - Forum Area #461 - FREE REGISTRATION. Wideband gap semiconductor is a
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Date:
05/02/2013
Inverted thru-board SMT connectors reduce wire management issues
Mouser Electronics now stocks Inverted Thru-Board SMT Connectors from TE Connectivity. The offering eliminates wire management issues on the top surface of LED PCBs. TE Connectivity's High Power Inverted
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Date:
05/02/2013
In this video, the first part of a series of videos on frequency response
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Date:
05/01/2013