Diodes reduce switching losses for solar inverters, UPS, electric vehicles, and welding machines

May 30, 2013 11:01 am | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology released 11 new Gen2 650 V FRED Pt Ultrafast diodes. The "H" family of bare die devices, suitable for applications working above 40 kHz, combine extremely fast and soft recovery time with low forward voltage drop and reverse leakage current to reduce switching losses....


High-frequency silicon carbide half-bridge module features 1200V blocking

May 30, 2013 10:25 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking the industry's first SiC MOSFET and SiC Schottky diode combined in a single half-bridge package—the CAS100H12AM1 from Cree. Cree CAS100H12AM1 1200V High-Frequency Silicon Carbide Half-bridge Module is the first commercially available all silicon carbide (SiC) power module.


MOVs target incoming power distribution panels

May 23, 2013 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s ZOV Series of metal oxide varistors is a series of epoxy coated square varistors with sizes from 23 mm to 60 mm. These high-energy varistors come in a single disc, double, triple and quadruple disc versions with pulse current capabilities of up to 80 kA. This series offers energy handling up to

LISTED UNDER: Metal Oxide | Voltage Variable

SPI digital potentiometers operate at 10, 12, 18, 24, 36 volts

May 22, 2013 4:26 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced two new volatile, SPI digital potentiometers (digipots)—the MCP41HV31 and MCP41HV51 (MCP41HVXX)—its first to operate at 10, 12, 18, 24 and particularly 36 volts, for systems requiring wide signal swing or high power-supply voltages. 


Industrial-grade safety disc capacitors offer reliable operation up to 125 degrees celsius

May 22, 2013 10:08 am | Kemet Electronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET Corporation announced the release of the new Radial Through Hole Ceramic Safety Disc Capacitors. KEMET's 900 Series encapsulated radial through-hole ceramic disc capacitors are specifically designed for interference-suppression AC line filtering applications.


ITO coatings provide optical and electrically conductive properties

May 21, 2013 3:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing the latest in thin-film vacuum deposition technology, Dontech’s CAR-Series and VC1-IM-Series index-matched ITO coatings on glass filters provide exceptional optical and electrically conductive properties. For high-end display programs, CAR-Series coatings are index-matched to air and VC1-IM-Series coatings are index-matched to lamination to optimize display contrast....


Flip-chip Schottky diode features high cutoff frequency

May 20, 2013 2:57 pm | M/A-Com Technology Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions announced a new broadband Flip Chip Schottky Diode for multi-market applications. The MADS-001317-1500 is designed for customers who need a versatile, low cost, ultra-small Schottky solution for Police Radar, Point to Point, Electronic Warfare, and Aerospace and Defense applications.

LISTED UNDER: Schottky-Barrier

LIN communication devices include integrated voltage regulation & watchdog functionality

May 14, 2013 3:44 pm | Melexis | Product Releases | Comments

The local interconnect network (LIN) bus continues to see widespread adoption in the automotive world. This robust, cost-effective communication protocol allows implementation of many basic networking functions in sub-systems previously considered to be uneconomical for smart actuators and controls.

LISTED UNDER: Networks | Voltage Variable

Silicon diodes offer ‘soft’ switching and low reverse recovery charge

May 14, 2013 2:44 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations introduced the LQA200 series of 200V diodes. The company’s Qspeed high-performance silicon diodes are based on merged-PIN technology that offers ‘soft’ switching and low reverse recovery charge (Qrr). This unique balance of features enables high-frequency operation and permits the use of small, inexpensive magnetic components....


Common-mode chokes offer highly effective noise suppression characteristics

May 14, 2013 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Technologies introduces its new line of compact sized SMD Wire-wound Common Mode Chokes. These products offer highly effective noise suppression characteristics with almost no effect for high-speed differential signals. Compact sized at 1.25mm Length x 1.00mm Width x 0.8mm Height for CTCM01F series....


Polypropylene film caps target DC link and high duty-cycle power applications

May 7, 2013 12:27 pm | Illinois Capacitor | Product Releases | Comments

MDCL Series film capacitors from Illinois Capacitor are available in a range of capacitance values from 50 mF to 1,500 mF with high energy density and voltage ratings up to 1,600 WVDC. Packaged in a tubular metal case, this capacitor well suited for energy management applications, where


Non-magnetic inductor said to be world’s smallest

May 7, 2013 10:11 am | Gowanda | Product Releases | Comments

Gowanda Electronics introduced what is asserted to be the world’s smallest non-magnetic molded RF inductor series, SMG1812. The overall size of the new SMG1812 is more than 40 percent smaller than Gowanda’s SMG3013 Series. The SMG1812 was designed specifically for


SMT limiter diode targets receiver protection applications

May 6, 2013 12:13 pm | Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions introduced a surface mount limiter diode for receiver protection applications. The CLA4608-085LF is a low capacitance silicon PIN limiter diode designed for high power applications ranging from 10 MHz to over 6 GHz. The maximum resistance at

LISTED UNDER: Current Limiting

High-temperature air core inductors fit aerospace and military applications

May 6, 2013 11:47 am | Coilcraft Critical Products & Services | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft CPS (Critical Products and Services Group) has released its AT392RAS inductors, targeting applications where high temperatures can be encountered. Air-core design and special materials allow operation in ambient temperatures as low as –60°C and up to 240°C. Five inductance values are


Metal-oxide varistors provide transient voltage protection

April 19, 2013 3:37 pm | Nic Components | Product Releases | Comments

NIC Components is pleased to announce the addition of UL listed (US and Canada; UL 1449 rev3) radial leaded metal oxide varistors (MOVs) to its circuit protection products offering. The newly released NVR series has large disc MOV construction for fast acting absorption of transient energy (joules) on 50 or 60 Hz power circuits....



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