Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Content tagged with Passive
posted in November 2005
Chip inductors work at high frequencies
Product News  
11/30/2005   Post a comment
J.W. Miller Magnetics has introduced two new series of RoHS-compliant multilayer chip inductors. The new surface-mount PM1210G and PM1812G devices feature a low profile with excellent performance characteristics for a wide range of high-frequency applications.
Wirewound chip inductors pack performance in small package
Product News  
11/30/2005   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) Inc. offers a new wirewound chip inductor series that is said to simplify designs, reduce part count and lower bill-of-material (BOM) costs by combining two devices into a single 3218-size package.
Schaffner applies interference suppression directly at the mains input
Product News  
11/30/2005   Post a comment
Schaffner has extended the upper range of its FN 3280 series to provide compatibility for higher powered installations. The filters are employed when the interference levels on three phases and the neutral line need to be reduced to Class B limits.
Advanced thin-film technology beefs up LED performance
Product News  
11/30/2005   Post a comment
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. has made significant improvements to its proprietary thin-film technology that have resulted in enhancements to the luminous efficacy and color palette of its Power TOPLED line of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, signal and signage applications. The new Power TOPLED products are said to offer 150 percent greater efficiency and produce a wide variety of red and yellow tones. In addition, the new devices offer all the benefits of surface-mount technology
Carbon comp resistors withstand 1000-V overloads
Product News  
11/28/2005   Post a comment
The RC series of carbon composition resistors from Stackpole Electronics Inc. is capable of handling overload voltages up to 1000 V and energy pulses up to 30 J.
Technitrol to acquire European auto electronics maker
News & Analysis  
11/28/2005   Post a comment
Technitrol Inc. has agreed to acquire ERA Group, a privately held producer of electronic coils and transformers primarily for the European automotive market, for $57 million (Euro 49 million).
Tiny crystal targets ultra-mini handheld devices
Product News  
11/23/2005   Post a comment
Raltron Electronics Corp. has developed a small surface-mount crystal, measuring 2.5 x 2.0 x 0.6 mm, for ultra-miniature applications including PCMCIA cards, mini hard disk drives, GPS modules and mobile/camera phone modules. They can also be used in a host of Bluetooth and other wireless applications.
Phase change material offers performance and easy use
Product News  
11/23/2005   Post a comment
Laird Technologies Thermal Products (formerly known as Thermagon) has introduced a new high-performance phase change material, designated as T-pcm 583, for gaming and computing devices. This new substance meets the thermal resistance and reliability requirements needed for advanced applications such as microprocessors, chipsets, graphic processing chips, and custom ASICs for next-generation consumer electronics.
Power resistors tout heat sink design
Product News  
11/23/2005   Post a comment
Ohmite Manufacturing Company has introduced a new series of 70-watt thick-film power resistors with a heat sink design that is suitable for applications that require non-inductive performance. The new TEH series is RoHS compliant.
Tantalum polymer capacitors deliver higher capacitance values
Product News  
11/22/2005   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has expanded its TCJ series of tantalum polymer capacitors with new devices that are said to provide the industry's highest capacitance values, while shrinking their package sizes
Supercapacitors offer extended temperature range
Product News  
11/17/2005   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has extended the temperature range of its BestCap (Battery Energy Saving Technology Capacitor) series of electrochemical supercapacitors to operate over -40deg;C to 70°C. In addition, the BestCap product line is said to offer the highest voltages available in the industry for low equivalent series resistance (ESR) pulse supercapacitors.
Power resistor features low resistance values, tight tolerance
Product News  
11/17/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has developed a new 2-watt, surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor with a low resistance value range of 10 milliohms to 100 milliohms and a tight 1% tolerance. The new Vishay Dale WSL2816 is designed for current sensing, voltage division, and pulse applications such as motor controls and dc/dc converters in automotive, consumer, and industrial systems.
Medical-grade transformer boasts higher power rating
Product News  
11/17/2005   Post a comment
Bridgeport Magnetics/Tortran Inc. has expanded its line of medical-grade power transformers with a power rating up to 6,000 VA. It is also certified to the most recent revisions of UL's medical safety standard UL60601-1 as well as equivalent Canadian, European and International standards.
EMI filter slims down, beefs up performance
Product News  
11/16/2005   Post a comment
Murata Electronics North America has developed a new surface-mount EMI suppression filter that boasts increased performance and a smaller footprint.
Welwyn protection resistors have a working voltage to 10 kV
Product News  
11/15/2005   Post a comment
TT electronics Welwyn Components has developed a flameproof high value thick film resistor family with a high working voltage to 10 kV and a resistance value up to 1 GOhm.
Tantalum capacitors provide low ESR values for improved filtering
Product News  
11/14/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has launched a TR3 series of molded tantalum chip capacitors that provide high efficiency with equivalent series resistance (ESR) values as low as 0.035 ohms and maximum ripple current values up to 2.07 A (100 kHz, 470 microfarad).
Epcos expands into Asian EMC market through JV
News & Analysis  
11/14/2005   Post a comment
Passive electronic components group Epcos is continuing its deal making in the Far East and has established a joint venture with Chinese group Beijing Jones Co. Ltd. to manufacture EMC filters.
Planar heaters deliver power ratings up to 50 watts
Product News  
11/11/2005   Post a comment
TT electronics BI Technologies SMT Division has developed a series of planar heaters with ratings up to 50 W for military, computing, telecommunications, medical and commercial applications.
Piezo audio alerts are waterproof
Product News  
11/10/2005   Post a comment
Transducer USA offers a new series of waterproof, panel-mount piezo audio alerts. The new TRIP-365 series meets or exceeds IP65 environmental conditions.
Brightest LEDs suit outdoor signs and signals
Product News  
11/10/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. said it has introduced the industry's brightest 5-mm light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for outdoor electronic sign and signal applications. The new, mid-power red (630 nm wavelength) and amber (590 nm wavelength) lamps also provide more than double the current rating of previously available extra-bright lamps.
Thin chip inductors suit ultra-thin portable devices
Product News  
11/9/2005   Post a comment
With a maximum height of 0.9 mm, Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.), Inc. claims its new CKP3216 series of 1206 multilayer chip inductors offer the industry's lowest profile for dc/dc converter choke coil applications in portable electronic device power circuits.
Power film capacitor may replace electrolytic devices
Product News  
11/9/2005   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has beefed up the temperature and voltage operating conditions of its medium power film capacitor family for DC filtering and low reactive power requirements. The FFVE series is an alternative to electrolytic technology and is suitable for fuel cell converter, UPS, motor drive and industrial power supply applications.
Power cube inductors combine low core loss with no thermal aging
Product News  
11/9/2005   Post a comment
Pulse, a Technitrol Company, has added a new line to its family of through-hole, shielded, shaped-core power inductors. Designed for PC motherboard and server markets, the new PG0322NL series is designed for use in voltage regulator modules (VRMs), dc/dc converters, and point of load applications.
Auto-focus LED touts high brightness in small package
Product News  
11/9/2005   Post a comment
Designed specifically to provide illumination in the automatic focus function of digital still cameras under low-light conditions, and at distances up to 3 meters, the new high-brightness light-emitting diode (LED) from Agilent Technologies Inc. claims to offer the brightest auto-focus LED with a typical light output of 18 candela (at 20 mA).
Vishay sales fall, earnings up sequentially
News & Analysis  
11/4/2005   Post a comment
Passive components and semiconductor supplier Vishay Intertechnology Inc. reported earnings of $19.9 million, or 11 cents per share on sales of $566.1 million the third quarter of 2005, compared to $22.1 million, or 13 cents per share on sales of $584.3 million in the year-ago quarter.
COTS tantalum capacitor targets hi-rel designs
Product News  
11/3/2005   Post a comment
KEMET Corp. has introduced a new high-grade, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) T497series of tantalum capacitors. These new surface-mount types are available in non-standard case sizes corresponding to the Military CWR09, CWR19 and CWR 29 styles.
Precision networks offer more package styles, tighter tolerance
Product News  
11/3/2005   Post a comment
A new series of precision thinfilm resistor networks from TT Electronics BI Technologies features an expanded resistance value range, four package styles and tighter resistance tolerance, giving design engineers more options to create precision voltage dividers and set accurate amplifier gains in a variety of applications including test and measurement devices, commercial avionics and medical equipment or devices. They also find homes in instrumentation amplifiers, measurement bridge circuitry,
Infrared phototransistors shrink in size
Product News  
11/3/2005   Post a comment
Now available in a 1206 case size, TT electronics OPTEK Technology's new series of NPN silicon transistors are designed for infrared detection in sensing applications. The new miniaturized surface-mount OP520/OP521 series devices tout fast response times of 15 microseconds for machine automation, miniature optical encoders and other high-speed, non-contact position sensing systems.
Silicon resistors provide stability for hybrid circuits
Product News  
11/2/2005   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division has introduced a series of wire bondable chip resistors with an extended resistance range to 400 KΩ. The new WBC series resistors feature IRC's self-passivating tantalum nitride thin-film technology on silicon substrates.
Current sense resistors deliver extended resistance range
Product News  
11/2/2005   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has extended the resistance range of its BR series of current sensing resistors down 0.002Ω, in tolerances to ±5%.
Alps introduces magnetic sheets for RFID applications
Product News  
11/2/2005   Post a comment
ALPS Electric has developed the HMLSR Series of Liqualloy™ magnetic sheets for radio frequency identification (RFID) applications. The magnetic sheets utilize ALPS’ Liqualloy™ metallic glass powder to boost the sensitivity of RFID antennas.
Capacitive touch sensors feature low power consumption
Product News  
11/1/2005   Post a comment
Designed for inexpensive touch controls in almost any product, Saelig Co., a U.S. distributor for Quantum Research Group in the U.K., offers the manufacturer's new QT110 family of QTouch capacitive touch sensor ICs for charge-transfer capacitive touch-sensing switch applications such as on/off buttons, appliance controls, security detection, lighting controls, intrinsically safe switches and toys/interactive games.
Miniature trimmer extends resistance range
Product News  
11/1/2005   Post a comment
TT electronics BI Technologies has developed a new multi-turn 3-mm trimmer that combines a small size with an extended resistance range. The new RoHS-compliant 43 Series trimming potentiometers, with top adjust capabilities, are said to match the size of the industry's smallest multi-turn, sealed surface-mount trimmers.


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Analog Faceplate Design Decisions: Art or Science?
Max Maxfield
48 comments
My degree is in Control Engineering -- a core of math with "surrounding subjects" of electronics, mechanics, and hydraulics and fluidics. The only official programming I did as part of ...

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
3 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...