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ICs Reduce Switching Regulator Output Ripple and Harmonics by 60 dB at High Frequencies

February 9, 2012 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ground-breaking new MIC94300 /MIC94310 were developed to provide more efficient noise suppression for today's highly sensitive data and image capturing systems. The MIC94300 integrates a low-R DS(ON), current-limit switch and a low-pass filter that

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Demo at APEC 2012

February 9, 2012 6:52 am | Videos | Comments

Here is a short demo of some of the LED driver products Alpha and Omega Semiconductor was demonstrating at this year's APEC 

Reed Sensors Tout High Switching Power

February 9, 2012 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEDER electronic introduced its MK26 line of reed sensors, which feature extremely high switching power in combination with a compact design. Measuring 32 mm x 10 mm x 6 mm, the sensor consumes no power, and is suitable for


AC-DC LED Power Supply Offers 150-W Output, 93 Percent Efficiency

February 8, 2012 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Green Watt Power announced the “GLC-150” Series of Constant Current AC/DC LED power supplies. The series features universal/full range AC input voltage of 100 V to 277V AC, offers stable and reliable

Mini-ITX Motherboard Features New Ultra Low Power Intel Atom Processors

February 8, 2012 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech introduced its first ultra low power industrial mini-ITX motherboard featuring the latest Intel Atom N2600, N2800 and D2700 dual core processors with integrated graphics (GMA 640/400 MHz) and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) on a single chip.

Long-Travel Piezomotors: New Innovations, New Solutions

February 7, 2012 9:02 am | by Scott Jordan and Stefan Vorndran, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., | Articles | Comments

Known for nanometer precisions, piezoelectric principles are proving highly adaptable to new configurations and modalities. Recently-developed mechanisms built on a variety of novel applications of piezoelectric technology have burst through the former travel limitations familiar from classical nanopositioning mechanisms.

MOSFETs Support High Efficiency, Power Density and Low RDS(on) in SMPSs

February 7, 2012 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies introduced its new OptiMOS 40-V and 60-V power MOSFET families. These devices are optimized for synchronous rectification in Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) such as

Low Voltage MOSFETs Promise Reduced Size, High Efficiency for Synchronous Rectification in SMPSs

February 7, 2012 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced a new family of ultra-high-efficiency, high-speed MOSFETs that are asserted to deliver significant improvements in trade-off characteristics between low on resistance (RDS(ON)) and low input capacitance


SoC Enables Measurement and Diagnostics for High-Power Monitoring in Industrial App and Data Centers

February 7, 2012 4:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduced the 78M6631, a Teridian 3-phase power measurement system-on-chip (SoC) that embeds power monitoring into high-load applications. This fully self-contained and customizable energy measurement system offers

Thermal Interface Material Gap Filler Selection

February 6, 2012 9:51 am | Videos | Comments

Fujipoly America recently launched its YouTube channel. The company specializes in thin film materials, putties, gap fillers and other form-fitting materials. This video, hosted by Andy Rossi, shows the viewer how to select the proper thermal interface material gap filler for their application.

LED Driver is Compatible with Traditional TRIAC Dimming, Analog Dimming and Non-Dimming Lamp Designs

February 6, 2012 7:22 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the FL7730 single-stage primary side regulation (PSR) controller with power factor correction (PFC), TRIAC and analog dimming compatibility, as well as the FL7732 for non-dimming applications. The FL7730 is an

RTVS 3-95-2 Thermally Conductive RTF Silicone Compound

February 6, 2012 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITW Insulcast’s RTVS 3-95-2 is specifically formulated for applications requiring very high thermal conductivity, superior performance over a wide temperature range and ease of use. 

PC-104 DC-DC Power Supply Provides a 10 V to 50 V Input Range, Extended Temp Operation

February 3, 2012 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems announced two new PC-104 wide input range, DC/DC power supplies. The input voltage range for the units is from 10 V to 50 VDC which allows them to work with 12-V, 24-V, or 48-V battery operated or distributed DC power systems.


Ultracapacitors Offer 3000F, Low ESR and High Power Density

February 3, 2012 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ioxus, Inc. announced its new iCAP 3,000 Farad (F) ultracapacitor, the first size in a new family of cell products. These ultracapacitors are said to represent the lowest weight, lowest equivalent series resistance (ESR) and

Plastic Enclosures Use Renewable Raw Materials

February 3, 2012 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

On request, OKW now offers its design-oriented standard plastic enclosures in a bioplastic material. This biomaterial is entirely manufactured from renewable raw materials and is formulated to replace the fossil plastics currently being used. Bioplastics are

Dynamic Signal Analyzers Feature 625 ksamples-sec Data Rates

February 2, 2012 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

VTI Instruments introduced its Sentinel EX Series of “Smart” Dynamic Signal analyzers (DSA). This series features measurement performance of 625 ksamples/sec/channel data rates, true differential inputs with

Meter Shunt Resistor Features Low Resistance, Handles 3 W of Power in 3124 Package

February 2, 2012 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced a new Power Metal Strip meter shunt resistor that combines a 3 W power capability in the 3124 size package with low resistance values down to 100 µ?. The WSMS3124 allows

Miniature 2-W DC-DC Converters Feature Ultra Wide Input

February 1, 2012 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct announced the availability of its D200ERU Series. Featuring an ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage range, this miniature series of 2-W SIP converters provides miniature packaging, tight output regulation, 1,500 VDC input/output isolation and high

1-kW, Industrial Quality DC-DC Converter Includes Convection Cooling

February 1, 2012 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics announced the BAP 1K-U7712 Series of DC/DC converters that generate up to 1 kW output power with convection cooling – no fans or forced air are required. Housed in a compact, ruggedly constructed 7” x 7” x 12” chassis-mount

SMD-Terminal Block Line with Pushbutton Actuation Offers 1- and 3-pole Versions

February 1, 2012 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s 2060 Series SMD-Terminal Block line gains 1- and 3-pole variants, bringing push-button actuation to additional PCB-based LED lighting and electronics. This alternative to hand-soldering PCB leads streamlines termination and permits

Making a Contact Reliably and Economically

February 1, 2012 7:13 am | by Del Williams, Technical Writer | Articles | Comments

The smallest metal parts can often be among the most critical components in larger products, and how they are specified, designed, and manufactured can play a vital role in overall product reliability and cost.

Panel Mount Indicators Feature 120 VAC LED That Eliminates Need for AC-DC Transformers

January 31, 2012 11:19 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | Articles | Comments

Lumex launched the QuasarBrite family of panel mount indicator LEDs with hundreds of standard technologies and expedited custom capabilities. The family features a 120V-AC LED that eliminates the need for AC to DC transformers, since

Customizable Clock ICs Are Presented as the Industry’s Smallest

January 31, 2012 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduced what are said to be the industry’s smallest and lowest power customizable clock generators. Available in a 1.7 mm-squared package, Silicon Labs’ new Si512xx clock generator family offers up to

Micro-Sized Intelligent Drive Promises Fast Assembly and Installation

January 31, 2012 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Technosoft announced a new, micro-sized pluggable servo drive: iPOS3602 MX. Particularly developed for motion control applications where space is critical, this drive can be integrated

Multi-lead Probe for PCIe 3.0 Supports 8 GT-s Data Rates at Widths Up to x16 Lanes

January 30, 2012 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

LeCroy Corporation announced a new multi-lead probe for the Summit T3-16 and Summit T3-8 Protocol Analyzers, supporting the PCI Express 3.0 specification (which includes data rates up to 8 GT/s). Adding the multi-lead probes

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