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posted in February 2011
AVX UQCL multilayer capacitor chip series
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2/23/2011   Post a comment
AVX has developed a multilayer capacitor chip series with new dielectric and internal electrode materials in a 0402 size.
The Year of the Passive Component
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2/22/2011   Post a comment
The year is young, but it doesn’t seem premature to go ahead and crown 2011 the year of the passive component.
Does EMC stand for exasperating, magic, or confusing?¬—Part 2
Design How-To  
2/21/2011   2 comments
While it is merely a nuisance to experience radio interference, it is definitely a serious matter if an ABS, stability control, or airbag suffers a malfunction because a vehicle passes a TV tower too closely. Thus, mastering EMC is a basic requirement for automotive electronics designers. Part two of this article outlines methods to suppress high-frequency resonance.
Power Tip 32: Beware of circulating currents in a SEPIC coupled-inductor–Part 1
Design How-To  
2/17/2011   6 comments
Understand how leakage inductance requirements for this DC/DC converter topology
Vishay 104 PHL-ST capacitors
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2/16/2011   Post a comment
Vishay has released a series of screw-terminal power aluminum capacitors with a long life of 5,000 hours at +105°C and high ripple current to 34.8 A in 11 case sizes.
Tyco SESD0201P1BN-0400-090 (0201 package) and SESD0402P1BN-0450-090 (0402 package)
Product News  
2/7/2011   3 comments
Tyco Electronics expanded its silicon ESD protection product portfolio with 0201- and 0402-size devices that it says are easier to install and rework than traditional semiconductor-packaged ESD devices.
Bourns TBU DT-series electronic current limiters
Product News  
2/7/2011   Post a comment
Bourns TBU series provides fast reacting circuit protection that does not alter high speed communications port signals.
How to improve communication and build a better custom component
Design How-To  
2/7/2011   1 comment
Understand the role that custom components can play, and how to get them engineered
AVX MK series RF/microwave capacitors
Product News  
2/3/2011   1 comment
AVX has developed a capacitor series that provides low ESR and can handle high RF currents in applications.
Vishay WSMS2908 Power Metal Strip meter shunt resistor
Product News  
2/2/2011   1 comment
Vishay Intertechnology's new Power Metal Strip meter shunt resistor offers direct PCB mounting and features low resistance values down to 100µO and 3W power capability in 2908 size package.
AVX 0101 series of multilayer ceramic capacitors
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2/1/2011   Post a comment
AVX's miniature 01005 MLCC reduces space constraints, provides enhanced ESR characteristics.


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