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ESD devices save space in high-speed, high frequency apps
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12/31/2003   Post a comment
A new series of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diodes from Royal Philips Electronics protect consumer and communications applications from ESD and other voltage induced transient pulses, and saves up to 90% board space in high speed, high frequency applications.
Doing battle with ground transients
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12/16/2003   Post a comment
Lloyd DeShane of 9 Corp. discusses how poor grounding can lead to quality problems in elecronic equipment.
Ground transient terminator stops transients on ground lines
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12/16/2003   Post a comment
9 Corp. claims its ground transient terminator (GTT), developed by ECM Electronics, is the first suppression device to directly protect the ground line, eliminating transients that common mode surge technologies can't handle. The new device prevents surges and noise from entering equipment from sources such as proximity lightning strikes, load switching and EMI/RFI sources.
Interface board offers flexibility
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12/12/2003   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. offers a new interface board for its IPM Sentry Shelf Manager that provides flexibility in how and where shelf managers are plugged into CompactPCI, AdvancedTCA, or other system architectures.
New switch technology touts low cost, custom tactile response
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12/10/2003   Post a comment
Duraswitch Industries Inc. has developed a new switch technology as a low-cost alternative to domes and conductive rubber keypads for both low and high-volume production. Initially targeting applications that call for numerous keys in close proximity such as computer keyboards, the new PushFlex technology allows a few to dozens of switches to be built on a single panel with a relatively little increase in overall cost.
NKK offers more pushbutton choices
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12/9/2003   Post a comment
NKK Switches announced the availability of its new UB series of illuminated and non-illuminated pushbutton switches. The UB series provides power or logic level rated devices in a compact body, with a behind-panel depth of .394 in. (10mm). Square models have a panel cutout of .628 in. (16.2mm), and rectangular devices have a cutout of .638 in. (16.2mm) x .882 in. (22.4mm).
CIT strengthens mini power relay offering
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12/5/2003   Post a comment
CIT Relay and Switch has expanded its power relay family with the introduction of the WJ115F1 and WJ115F3 miniature power relays. Both lines tout high load capability in small packages.
OEMs, think twice before nickel-and-diming vendors
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12/2/2003   Post a comment
Battered by the prolonged downturn, commodity component suppliers and their distributors still face their biggest battle: severe price degradation. Though unit volume shipments have climbed over the past couple of quarters, any chance of revenue growth has been offset for several consecutive quarters by sinking average selling prices (ASPs).
More consolidation hurts smaller OEMs
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12/2/2003   Post a comment
Another year of negative growth will mean more consolidation in the North American distribution industry. Indeed, the latest sale illustrates that even the smallest of distributors aren't immune to the industry downturn, considering what happened this year to the electronic components businesses of both Pioneer Standard and Reptron.
Contactor offers lower cost, smaller size
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12/2/2003   Post a comment
The KILOVAC CAP200 series contactor from Tyco Electronics offers a small size, reduced weight and a lower cost solution for commercial aerospace applications.

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