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Modeling software now features SXP- & SMX-style MLCCs rated for up to 200°C

October 9, 2013 3:16 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has updated its advanced SpiCalci 8.0 SPICE modeling software with the addition of two new high-temperature multilayer ceramic capacitor series for power electronics employed in harsh environment applications such as down-hole oil drilling.

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Bias-T offers frequency band operation from 20 MHz to 20 GHz

September 30, 2013 12:16 pm | Richardson RFPD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new ultra-wideband, SMA-connectorized Bias-T from Wavelex. The WBT000200A offers wide frequency band operation, from 20 MHz to 20 GHz, with a low insertion loss of 0.5 dB and 220 mA DC current handling.

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Thermistors ideal for applications requiring advanced system uptime

September 30, 2013 9:55 am | ProTek Devices | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices has added to its family of overcurrent protection devices with new surface-mountable poly-switch temperature coefficient thermistor (PPTC) devices that include the company’s first resettable PPTC thermistors. The new components are suitable for circuit protection in many applications such as automotive, mobile device battery packs, computer motherboards, and more.

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Laser speckle reducer module ideal for machine vision applications

September 24, 2013 4:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Power Technology announced that it is introducing a new laser speckle reducer module for machine vision applications. The IQ7 Laser Speckle Reducer is specifically designed to reduce local interferences and unwanted intensity patterns improving overall laser imaging quality.

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Resistors offer TCR to ±10 ppm/°C, stability to ±0.05%

September 18, 2013 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Precision Group announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released a new series of high-precision foil surface-mount current sensing flip chip resistors with low TCR down to ±10 ppm/°C from -55°C to +125°C, +25°C ref.; resistance down to 0.001 Ω; and tight tolerances to ±0.5%.

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Flat chip resistor features a 0.75W power rating

September 18, 2013 9:56 am | Koa Speer Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics has released a new size for their WK73 wide terminal flat chip resistor series, the 2B (0612) package. The WK732B offers a higher power rating and features high reliability and performance with 0.75W power rating as a result of its enhanced heat dissipation, compared to the standard 0.25W of the thick film 1206 size.

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Isolated base dual thyristor and diode modules include current ratings up to 720A

September 17, 2013 12:46 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced that its wholly owned UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., just introduced an extensive range of new high current isolated base dual thyristor and diode modules. The new range of devices is based on the same 60mm die used in the largest of IXYS UK’s range of single device isolated base modules.

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Voice coil positioning stage ideal for high-speed positioning and auto-focusing applications

September 12, 2013 11:41 am | H2W Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The engineers at H2W have developed their most compact voice coil positioning stage to date. The customer for this stage requested that it fit within a volume of 1.6 cubic inches (40 cubic mm) cube volume. The application required an ultra-compact stage due to space restrictions in their auto-focus mechanism.

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Automotive varistors rated for 150°C

September 5, 2013 9:06 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has added several new high temperature varistors to its radial leaded TransGuard Automotive Series. Based on AVX’s patented multilayer varistor (MLV) technology, the new components are rated for -55°C to +150°C, qualified to AEC-Q200, and feature a robust construction....

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Capacitor arrays are ideal for hi-rel mil/aero apps

September 3, 2013 4:39 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded the applications for its LICA Series low inductance decoupling capacitor arrays.  Widely utilized in commercial and industrial five nines (99.999%) uptime applications, such as mainframe class CPUs and ultimate performance multichip modules and communications systems...

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Tantalum capacitor series includes minimum lifetime of 1,000 hours

September 3, 2013 2:44 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has announced the new THH 230ºC Hermetic Series high temperature SMD tantalum capacitors. Encased in hermetically sealed ceramic packages, the THH Series features a broad range of capacitance values, the highest rated temperature range of any SMD tantalum capacitor series available on the market (-55ºC to +230ºC)....

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TVS array provides circuit protection in computing applications

August 26, 2013 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices introduced a very low capacitance transient voltage suppressor (TVS) array designed to protect computing applications from the damaging effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electrical fast transients (EFT). Such computing applications include Ethernet 10/100/1000 base T, FireWire, wireless communications devices and USB interfaces.

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Fuses capable of withstanding up to 20 lightning-induced high-current surges

August 21, 2013 4:22 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced two series of compact, high surge withstand fuses, both capable of withstanding up to 20 lightning-induced high current surges without performance degradation. The 328 and 688 Series Fuses offer protection superior to that of circuit breakers, providing short-circuit and overload protection....

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Single-line ESD protection diode saves board space in portable electronics

August 15, 2013 2:55 pm | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology released a new bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in the ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring only 0.6 mm by 0.3 mm with a very low height of 0.27 mm, the VBUS05A1-SD0 offers low capacitance and leakage current for the protection of high-speed data lines against transient voltage signals.

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NTC thermistors tout precise temperature measurement

August 14, 2013 6:30 pm | Tdk Corporation Of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces two new series of narrowly toleranced EPCOS NTC thermistors in EIA 0402 and 0603 SMD case sizes. These components have a rated resistance of 10 kΩ in tolerance classes ± 1 percent, ±3 percent and ±5 percent. The narrow tolerances were achieved with a

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