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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RFID Tags Work in Liquid and on Metal Surfaces

November 3, 2008 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering epoxy and silicon-seal packaging, Ferroxcube’s Ferroxtag high-frequency RFID tags are designed for use in liquid or on metal surfaces and can be affixed onto the surface via screws, glues, or double-sided adhesive tapes. The 25 mm × 12.50 mm × 5 mm components support

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SAW Oscillators Tolerate ±150 ppm

October 31, 2008 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in an output frequency range from 800 MHz to 2.5 GHz, Epson Toyocom’s EG-9000GC single-output and EV-9000GB voltage-controlled SAW oscillators show a frequency tolerance of ±150 ppm max. The sine wave components operate from a supply voltage of 3 V with a maximum current consumption of 38 mA over an operating temperature range from -20°C to

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VHF-Band VCO Yields Low Phase Noise

October 30, 2008 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing from 284 MHz to 294 MHz with a tuning voltage range from 0.30 VDC to 3 VDC, Z-Communications’ SMV0290A-LF VHF-band VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -118 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 0.30” × 0.30” × 0.08” SUB-L-packaged component delivers a typical output power of -1 dBm from a 3.30 VDC supply while drawing 17 mA (typ.) over

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Protection Array Provides Low Capacitance

October 30, 2008 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting a surge current of >11 A, Vishay Intertechnology’s VBUS054CV-HS3 4-line ESD protection array displays a capacitance of 1.20 pF at a working voltage of 5 V. The 1.60 mm × 1.60 mm × 0.75 mm LLP75-packaged component demonstrates maximum leakage current of <0.10 µA, typical breakthrough voltage of 7 V at 1 mA, and maximum clamping voltage of 22 V at

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