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Strategies for minimizing resistor-generated noise
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1/31/2006   2 comments
"Simple" passive components may not get the attention that more complex components do, but in some applications, resistor selection has a significant effect on system performance.
Inductors target high-frequency apps
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1/30/2006   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has introduced three high-frequency inductor lines that target a broad range of consumer, RF and communications applications such as cell phones, GPS devices, Bluetooth products, cordless phones, PDAs and base stations.
Current transducer touts high accuracy
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1/27/2006   Post a comment
American Aerospace Controls said its 1070 Series AC current transducer provides superior accuracy over an extended frequency range from 20 Hz to 2 KHz.
Three-terminal capacitors reduce component count
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1/27/2006   Post a comment
Syfer Technology offers an extended range of RoHS-compliant, X2Y three-terminal capacitors for decoupling and EMI suppression.
Microwave circuits improve performance
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1/25/2006   Post a comment
IRC enhances its thin-film microwave circuits with polished ceramic substrates that offer a reduction in propagation delay and in-circuit transmission line losses.
EPCOS SAW filters target digital satellite radio
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
EPCOS has developed a series of SAW filters for digital satellite radio systems and receivers for home, vehicle and portable use. Digital satellite radio is one of the most dynamic consumer electronics markets. Compared to other multimedia applications such as TV sets, digital satellite radio receivers and equipment require several different IF SAW filters due to the diverse terrestrial and satellite paths.
MLCCs target hi-rel apps
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1/20/2006   Post a comment
AVX has developed an Automotive Plus Series (APS) of ceramic capacitors that are qualified to the Automotive AEC-Q200 standard. These MLCCs are also manufactured and quality assurance-tested for high-reliability requirements of the military/aerospace industry.
Precision resistors available in flip-chip design
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1/20/2006   Post a comment
Vishay has released its VFCP series of ultra-high-precision, surface-mount Bulk Metal Z Foil (BMZF) resistors in a flip-chip configuration that is said to provide an excellent power to size ratio. This series also touts high power ratings, tight stability and low TCR.
Resistors boast performance for high-precision apps
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology said the VSMP series of ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z Foil resistors are the industry's first devices to combine high power ratings with tight stability and low temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) values.
SAW filters target multiple mobile phone standards
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
NDK has launched a series of miniature SAW filters that meet several global mobile phone standards including PCS, GSM, EGSM and DCS. These tiny 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.6-mm devices feature unbalanced to balanced operation.
EMI filter protects camera modules
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
California Micro Devices has expanded its Praetorian ASIP EMI inductor-based filter array family with the CM1470 EMI filter for camera module interfaces in wireless handsets.
LGA coupler provides high directivity
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1/13/2006   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has developed a family of high directivity LGA termination couplers that delivers high-frequency performance in a small 0402 package. Based on integrated thin-film technology, the CP0402 LGA couplers target mobile communications, satellite TV receivers, GPS, vehicle location systems, and wireless LANs.
Chip resistors operate at high voltages
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1/13/2006   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. said its CDHV chip resistor divider with a small size profile achieves outstanding ratio stability under high voltages up to 3 kV. The surface-mount resistor divider is designed for use in high-voltage power supplies, power switching equipment, and inverter controls.
MLCCs boast high capacitance in small packages
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1/13/2006   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden has announced high-volume availability of two AMK series high-capacitance multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). The company said these devices are the industry's first 100 uF MLCC in a 1206 case size and 47 uF MLCC in a 0805 package.
Tyco to spin off electronics business in breakup
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1/13/2006   Post a comment
Bermuda-based conglomerate Tyco International Ltd. has announced it would break up into three separate companies, effectively spinning off its troubled Tyco Electronics business.
1-GHz VCSO delivers low noise, low jitter
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1/12/2006   Post a comment
Crystek Crystals Corp. has introduced a 1-GHz voltage controlled saw oscillator (VCSO) that is said to deliver low noise, low jitter and a true sinewave output for a variety of applications including PLL frequency translation, avionics, telecommunications and test and measurement.
High-frequency chip coils shrink in size
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1/10/2006   Post a comment
Murata Electronics North America rolls out miniature wirewound chip coils for high-frequency circuits used in mobile devices such as cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The LQW04A series is housed in a 03015 (0.8 x 0.4-mm) EIA-sized package.
Resistors combine high precision, tight stability
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1/6/2006   Post a comment
For applications that require high precision, tight stability and high reliability, Vishay Intertechnology offers a line of ultra-high precision chip resistors that touts an exceptional power-to-size ratio. The VSM series of Bulk Metal foil wrap-around devices can deliver up to 400 milliwatts (mW) in a small surface-mount package.
Manufacturing decline could slow U.S. net-centric plans
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1/5/2006   Post a comment
Military strategists are concerned that declining U.S. manufacturing capacity for a relatively old technology --printed-circuit boards -- could slow Pentagon plans to shift to network-centric warfare.
Zetex appoints Rohrer as CEO
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1/3/2006   Post a comment
The former head of National Semiconductor in Europe, Hans Rohrer, is to take over early next month as chief executive officer of British discrete component and power management device specialist Zetex.

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