1 GHz SAW Clock Oscillator Provides Low Noise and Low Jitter Performance

April 21, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s CCSO-914X3-1000 1GHz SAW Clock Oscillator (CCSO) is delivered in a 9 mm × 14 mm SMT package. Featuring -142 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 KHz offset, the device uses FR5 PCB and SAW (surface acoustic wave) crystal technology. It uses a +3.3V supply and generates a true-sinewave with +5 dBm min. output power.

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High-Temperature Supercapacitor for Portable And Wireless Devices

April 18, 2008 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RoHS-compliant HS and HW, single- and dual-cell supercapacitors from Tecate Industries boast what is presented as the industry’s highest voltages for low ESR pulse supercapacitors. The high temperature electrolyte extends both the operating voltage (from 4.5V to 5.5V), and the operating and storage temperature (from 75°C to 85°C). This higher temperature specification enables them to operate reliably in portable and

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Hi-Frequency Line Resistors for RF and Microwave Applications

April 16, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Available in standard case sizes 0402 through 3838 State of the Art has expanded its line of high frequency chip resistors. The devices are optimized for 50 ohm characteristic impedance using special manufacturing techniques to reduce VSWR. Power ratings for the resistors range from 50 mW up to 200W and a low return loss, up to 20 GHz.

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Resistors Target Military Electronics

April 15, 2008 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

With voltage ratings from 750V to 20,000V and a resistance range from 330kO to 1GO, IRC's CMH Series of thick film resistors are qualified to MIL-PRF-49462. Suitable for high reliability applications including military communications, radar equipment, high-voltage power supplies and medical electronics

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Current-Sense Transformers Perform in DC/DC Converters

April 14, 2008 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided with the primary winding already integrated, the EPCOS EE4.2 and EE5 Series of current sense transformers are suitable for use in compact DC/DC converters because of their SMT design. With the EE4.2 series, the primary winding DC resistance is 2.5 milliohms for all types at a rated current of 7 A and a test voltage of 360VAC, while the EE5 series

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RF Filter Handles High Frequencies

April 11, 2008 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating at frequencies up to 2.4 GHz, the µFILTER RF filter from NuWaves Engineering is provided in standard and custom models with multiple pole variations in bandpass, lowpass, highpass and band-reject configurations. The 1.0” × 0.75” × 0.5” devices come in an aluminum housing and achieve a typical 20 percent or greater bandwidth, but can be designed for a 10 percent to 15 percent bandwidth.

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Oscillator Achieves Frequency Accuracy

April 10, 2008 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating at a frequency range of 1 MHz to100 MHz, Raditek Inc. announced the ROCXO-26 series oscillator. The device achieves 0.1 ppm frequency accuracy and 5V DC or 12 V DC supply voltage. Features include stability up to ±0.05 × 10-6, low aging, and compact package.

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Switches Enable PCIe 2.0 Switching While Offering Zero Delay

April 7, 2008 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enabling switching PCIe 2.0 data rates at 5.0Gbps and operating at 1.8V, 2.5V, or 3.3V, the MAX4888A and MAX4889A dual, passive PCIe switches allow multiple PCIe graphics cards to be used in PCs and servers. The MAX4888A (dual single-pole/double-throw- 2 × SPDT) is suited for switching two Rx or Tx equivalent lanes while the MAX4889A quad switch offers twice the capacity, handling four equivalent lanes of PCIe data with the equivalent half lanes used as one source and two destinations or two sources and one destination to minimize the effects of crosstalk. Both feature a single digital-control input (SEL) to switch signal paths designed to minimize power and skew and offer a zero delay switch. Specifications include operation from a single +3.0V to +3.6V power supply and down to +1.65V over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range.

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Contactors Enable a Single-Capacitor 100-kvar PFC Circuit

April 7, 2008 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the precharging resistors for damping inrush currents integrated in the housing, the B44066S*J230/N230 Series of EPCOS capacitor contractors can create a 100-kvar circuit with a single device for PFC systems with and without reactors. The contactors extend the service life of the capacitor and PFC system via optimized switching behaviour, and are also equipped with an auxiliary contact. Available from stock at a cost of $290 each.

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FVDT Filters Offer High Extenuations In 150 kHZ to 30 MHz Frequencies

April 4, 2008 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premo EMC's EMI FVDT filters are intended for frequency investors destined to wind turbine generator. These filters present high extenuations in 150 kHz up to 30 MHz frequencies according to EMC 2004/108/CE Directive and specific norm product EN61800-3:2004. The product range destined to wind turbine generator include

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Miniaturized Ceramic Antennas Offer Flexible Placement In GPS, Bluetooth Devices

April 4, 2008 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ethertronics introduced two miniaturized ceramic antennas: a GPS/Bluetooth version and a GPS antenna, which is said to provide high efficiency while minimizing ground clearance and component “keep out” areas. Designed to address the challenges associated with incorporating multiple RF-functions into mobile devices, both antennas include

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TCXO Comes in a Reduced LCC Package

April 3, 2008 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International announced its Model VTM3 small temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) that offers phase noise performance in a small package (3.2 mm × 2.5 mm), enabling customers in the communications, industrial test and military markets to benefit from the flexibility of a smaller, lower power oscillator without compromising stability and phase noise performance. The device is optimized for use in a range of wireless RF applications that include GPS, in-car navigation, pilot locator, security/tracking, WLAN, WiMAX and WiFi base stations, Bluetooth, digital cameras, PHS, RFID, test equipment and wireless meter readers.

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Ceramic Trimmer Capacitors Designed for Minimal Capacitance Drift

April 3, 2008 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suited for telecom and microwave projects requiring miniature components, the SGC3S series ceramic trimmer capacitors measure 0.126” (3.2 mm) × 0.177” (4.50 mm) × 0.059” (1.5 mm). The capacitors are constructed with high temperature liquid-crystal polymer housings for superior durability and low dielectric loss to resist penetration by dust and flux, and are colored to make each of the five available capacitance ranges easily identifiable. Requiring minimal capacitance drift over the operating temperature range of -25°C to 85° C, the SGC3S series capacitance ranges are: SGC3S030 (Black): 1.2 pF to 3.0 pF; SGC3S060 (Blue): 2.2 pF to 6.0 pF; SGC3S100 (Ivory): 3.0 pF to 10.0 pF; SGC3S200 (Pink): 5.5 pF to 20.0 pF; SGC3S300 (Green): 8.0 pF to 30.0 pF. Designed for reflow soldering and available in embossed carriers, 1,000 pieces per 7 in (18 cm) reels, the capacitors are well-suited for placement on boards with automated pick-and-place equipment.

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Thermal Management Device Transports Heat

April 2, 2008 12:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

International Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) introduced its B-Series Therma-Bridge as a simple thermal management device that uses a thermally conductive Aluminum Nitride chip with metallized terminals to transport heat from one location to another, thus enhancing overall board performance. The Therma-Bridge is made in numerous sizes and thicknesses, allowing users to choose the part which best fits their heat management needs.

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Silicon Diode Array Improves Communication Line Protection

April 2, 2008 12:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. expanded its SP72x Series of SCR diode arrays for electrostatic discharge (ESD) and other over-voltage protection of telecomm and datacom interface circuits. The SP725 is suitable for protection of microprocessor/logic inputs, data bus lines, analog device inputs and many other voltage clamp applications. Its thyristor-based design uses two bipolar SCR/diode structures to protect each of the four inputs (typically external signal or bus lines). Its operation is similar to what is known as a steering diode, but it has lower capacitance and leakage current for a given impulse rating, meaning less chance of communication signal distortion.

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