Ceramic Capacitors Developed for Hybrids and PEVs

November 19, 2008 5:31 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Developed for the power electronics market (including advanced technology vehicles), the EVC series of multilayer monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCC) from Murata Electronics has dimensions of 32 mm (L) × 40 mm (W) × 3.7 mm (T). The maximum rated capacitance value is rated at 630 VDC, and has aneffective capacitance of 12 µF at 400 VDC

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LVDS VCXO Operates to 1 GHz

November 18, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding on the XpressO Series, Fox Electronics’ FVXO-LC72 2.5-V LVDS VCXO performs in a frequency range from 0.75 MHz to 1 GHz. The 7 mm × 5 mm components are suitable for use in any applications including SONET, Ethernet, storage area network, broadband access, microprocessors, DSPs, FPGAs, industrial controllers, test and measurement

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Ferrite Chip Beads Target Handheld Devices

November 18, 2008 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a 0.6 mm × 0.3 mm × 0.3 mm footprint, Laird Technologies’ LI0201 line of EIA 0201 ferrite chip beads are suitable for handheld electronic devices, such as cellular phones, Bluetooth handsets, PDAs, GPS devices, mp3 players, digital camcorders, and digital cameras. The components show optimal impedance versus frequency characteristics with

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SPDs Provide Continuous Over-Voltage Protection

November 17, 2008 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing continuous protection from over-voltage and other transient voltage activity, medium voltage surge protection devices (SPDs) from Raycap meet the IEEE C62.11-2005 Standard. The Strikesorb 40-3000, Strikesorb 40-4000, and Strikesorb 40-5000 are designed to protect equipment from lightning strikes, power surges, and spikes without

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OCXO Exhibits Low Aging

November 14, 2008 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting stability of >±8 ppb, Vectron International’s C4500A1-0115 5-GHz SC-Cut oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) demonstrates aging of <50 ppb over 6 years. The 10-mm component fits in 20 mm² THT enclosures in base station and SDH/SONET applications, and offers LVCMOS and sine wave output. The product yield typical phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz at an offset of

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TVS Array Withstands 100 A Surges

November 13, 2008 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Protecting sub-micron transceivers against GR-1089 level lightning pulses on high-speed data lines, Semtech’s TClamp2502N transient voltage suppressor (TVS) array endures surges of 100 A. The 2.6 mm × 2.6 mm × 0.5 mm SLP-packaged component is rated to 2.5 V, and guards against electrostatic discharge (ESD), cable discharge events (CDE), and electrical fast


Devices Provide Overcurrent Protection

November 12, 2008 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting the automotive market, Tyco Electronics’ AHEF family PolySwitch circuit protection devices help deliver resettable overcurrent protection for bus and truck wire harnesses using 24-V electrical systems. The components exhibit hold-current ratings from 0.5 A to 10 A, maximum fault-current rating of 100 A, maximum operating voltage rating of 32 V, and a maximum operating temperature of 125C. The RoHS- and ELV-compliant are tested to the the AECQ200 standard, have

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VCO Yields -104 dBc/Hz Phase Noise

November 11, 2008 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Functioning from 3,901 MHz to 4,101 MHz, Crystek’s CVC055CC-3901-4101 VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -104 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 0.5” × 0.5” SMT component demonstrates a control voltage range from 0.1 V to ~16 V, typical output power of 5 dBm, input voltage of 8 V, and a maximum current consumption of 40 mA. Pulling and pushing are

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Electrolytic Capacitors Used in Lighting Ballast Applications

November 10, 2008 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NRB-XS series from NIC Components is a family of miniature aluminium electrolytic capacitors that is intended for use in lighting ballast applications. The polarized, radial leaded NRB-XS series is available with capacitance values ranging from 1.0 µF to 220 µF, and rated voltages of 160 VDC to 450 VDC. It has an operating temperature range between -25ºC to +105ºC

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Capacitors Exhibit High Voltage Rating

November 7, 2008 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a lead pitch range from 7.5 mm to 27.5 mm, Vishay Intertechnology’s MKP 339 X2, MKP 338 2 X2, and MKP 336 2 X2 EMI suppression film capacitors demonstrate a maximum mains voltage rating of 310 VAC. The EN 60068-1-tested devices show capacitance values from 1 nF to 4.7 µF, capacitance tolerances from ±5% to ±20%, and a permissible DC voltage of

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LED Protector Features Electronic Shunt Path

November 6, 2008 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing a switching electronic shunt path when a single LED in an LED array fails as an open circuit, the PLED 6 Series from Littelfuse is an open LED protector that features a current range of 300 mA to 1.0 A. With an on-state voltage of 1.5 V, the open LED protector uses a 4-layered thyristor structure that automatically resets if the LED heals itself or is replaced and also features

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Resistors Show Wide Resistance Range

November 6, 2008 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering sizes from 0402 to 2512, Stackpole Electronics’ HGC Series thick-film chip resistors exhibit resistance values from 1 KOhm to 2 TOhm. The components present tolerances from 20% down to 0.25%, TCRs ranging from 200 ppm down to 25 ppm, and VCR characteristics of <1 ppm/V. Applications include voltage drivers for test instruments, meters, and

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Surge Protector Passes European Test Requirements

November 5, 2008 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on thyristor overvoltage protection technology, Bourns’ TISP4310T3BJR-S TISP surge protector meets European ITU-T K.21 testing requirements, which call for 600 Vrms, 600 Ohm, 1 A test for 1 second. The UL-approved component operates in a voltage protection window from 269 VDRM to 310 V(BO) in modems to ensure that the heating effect of

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ESD Protection Device Offers Low Capacitance

November 4, 2008 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Protecting data lines for applications such as HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) from ESD, Epcos’ 0603-sized ceramic multilayer CeraDiode exhibits a typical capacitance of 0.6 pF. The SOD-523-packaged component delivers data rates of up to 10 Gb/s, and is said to be able to replace semiconductor diodes 1:1 due to their identical fit, form, and function

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Oscillators Operate at 250 MHz

November 3, 2008 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring 3.2 mm × 2.5 mm, Fox Electronics' HCMOS XpressO oscillators function in frequencies from 0.75 MHz to 250 MHz. The 3.3 V components are suitable for microprocessor, DSP, FPGA, SONET, and Ethernet environments, as well as industrial controllers, test and measurement equipment, and storage area networks. The RoHS-compliant oscillators offer stabilities of

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