Pulse introduces SMT Flat Coil Inductors for PC notebook applications Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment Pulse introduces the PG0255NL series of low profile, surface mount (SMT) flat coil inductors. With a saturation current rating up to 30 A and a heating current rating up to 38 A, these inductors are designed for the multiphase voltage regulator modules (VRMs) supporting the increasing current needs of Vcore power in PC notebooks and other DC/DC applications.
Dual-stage power line filter delivers up to 30 amps Product News 3/29/2005 Post a comment Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., has introduced its most compact dual-stage CORCOM EMC series power line filter. Delivering maximum current ratings ranging from 3 to 30 amps, the company claims these specifications are higher than similar catalog products available in the industry.
CMOS image sensors target auto apps Product News 3/29/2005 Post a comment OmniVision Technologies Inc. has launched its first CMOS image sensor, in both color and black-and-white versions, specifically for the automotive market. The OV7940 is a new high-performance, highly-integrated analog CMOS image sensor based on OmniVision's proprietary OmniPixel technology, and meets the stringent specifications of the AEC-Q100. The company claims the optimized single-chip design will enable a module cost of less than $30.
Varistors tout rugged specs for auto apps Product News 3/29/2005 Post a comment Raleigh, N.C. Stackpole Electronics Inc. has developed a broad line of leaded and surface-mount, single and multi-layer varistors for the automotive industry. Designated the AV series, these devices are designed for 12-volt, 24-volt and 42-volt automotive systems.
Euroquartz Programmable Oscillators are available on short delivery times Product News 3/29/2005 Post a comment Euroquartz now offers a wider range of programmable oscillators available on short delivery times. The range includes LVDS and LVPECL oscillators that can be delivered with specified frequency band and custom specifications within 15 working days as standard with options of 10, 7, 5 and 3 working days when production loading permits.
High-wattage resistor assembly delivers in-line circuit protection Product News 3/28/2005 Post a comment Adapting a proven automotive technology for industrial and commercial applications, such as motion control, a new rugged, high-wattage power resistor assembly from TT electronics IRC Wire & Film Technologies Division delivers a space savings package for voltage dropping, surge, or over voltage protection. The series also features an optional in-line circuit protection device designed to prevent motor damage from overheating in a stall condition.
Lead-free crystal oscillator targets mobile communications Product News 3/28/2005 Post a comment AVX Corp. offers a new lead-free, ultra-small crystal oscillator for mobile communications. Designated the CX-2520SB, the surface-mount crystal oscillator, housed in a ceramic package, offers high reliability with repeatable performance in a compact 2.5 x 2.0 x .45-mm footprint.
Chip inductors provide tight tolerances at high frequencies Product News 3/28/2005 Post a comment Designed to provide extremely tight inductance tolerance at high frequencies, the new J.W. Miller PM0402T and PM0603T chip inductors are suitable for space constrained Bluetooth, cell phone, and LAN/WAN wireless applications that call for high-frequency, high-density circuitry.
C-MAC's PB-Free SMD TCVCXOs offer frequencies between 10 and 40 MHz Product News 3/25/2005 Post a comment A miniature, low-cost, lead-free TCVCXO (temperature compensated, voltage controlled crystal oscillator) range offering frequency stability of ±0.5 parts per million over the "40° to +85°C temperature range has been introduced by C-MAC MicroTechnology . Packaged as a standard 7 x 5 mm SMD, the CFPT-126 is available in a range of frequencies between 10 and 40 MHz for use in GPS, communications, networking and instrumentation applications.
Integrated varistor reduces component count Product News 3/22/2005 Post a comment Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has introduced a dual-function device that protects electronic equipment operating at a low voltage against voltage surges and high frequency noise. This new device replaces a low voltage varistor and a by-pass capacitor for applications such as electrostatic surge absorption, relay surge-suppression effect, relay-reset time, and piezoelectric buzzer shock noise absorption.
MEMtronics receives defense contract for MEMS tuners News & Analysis 3/21/2005 Post a comment MEMtronics has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project sponsored by the Dept. of Defense to develop microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices and circuits to support the requirements for tunable filters in transmit applications.
Maxwell seeks 10-K filing extension, lowers Q4 guidance News & Analysis 3/18/2005 Post a comment Maxwell Technologies Inc. has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission for a 15-day extension of the March 16, 2005 deadline for filing its annual Form 10-K, to allow restatement of the company's consolidated financial statements for fiscal year 2002.
Electronic controllers provide enhanced sensing and control features Product News 3/17/2005 Post a comment Selco/ECC's new 2698 and 2699 cold/hot controllers offer enhanced functions for sensing and control of heating, cooling and humidity in a variety of products such as spas, cooking equipment, freezers, refrigerators and dehumidifiers. These cost-competitive devices can replace traditional bulb and capillary thermostats for designs that require high precision temperature and time control, and/or temperature reading display capabilities.
LED indicator is designed for rugged apps Product News 3/17/2005 Post a comment L-3 Communications, Electrodynamics Inc. has developed a new rugged panel mount LED status indicator for applications in severe environments. Designed with a solid-front design for a watertight seal, the new ML2030E series can be used as a status indicator in applications such as aircraft avionics systems, communications systems, test equipment, medical electronics systems, and other electronics systems.
SMT filter targets RF/microwave apps Product News 3/17/2005 Post a comment IMS has introduced a new S-band, 2.4 GHz low-pass, surface-mount filter for RF and microwave applications including wireless local area networks, microwave communication links, radar systems, and wireless sensors and controls.
SEI expands short lead time service Product News 3/17/2005 Post a comment Stackpole Electronics Inc. has expanded its FAST delivery program to include its RNC thin-film precision resistors and CSR series of current sensing resistors. The FAST delivery service was previously only available for the company's wirewound products.
Gas tube arrestors feature small size Product News 3/16/2005 Post a comment Available in surface-mount packaging, Lumex says it's new family of gas tube arrestors are among the smallest available in the industry. The new GT-SMD1812 series, which measures 4.50 x 3.20 mm (0.177 in. x 0.126 in.), provides the same high-performance surge and spike protection as conventional gas tube arrestors, but in a small surface-mount package.
OSD unveils new 1.8-inch color OLED Product News 3/16/2005 Post a comment One Stop Displays has launched a new series of 1.8-inch color OLED displays. The new OSDC180-2I color OLED display supports typical brightness levels from 25 to 100 nits, and offers 262 k color depth for photo quality images and video.
Power isolation transformer optimized for medical equipment Product News 3/16/2005 Post a comment Signal Transformer, a subsidiary of Bel Fuse Inc., has expanded its M4L series of international power isolation transformers to include the 450 VA rated M4L-1-4, M4L-2-4, and M4L-3-4 devices that meet medical safety standards and low radio frequency interference (RFI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) requirements.
Pulse plans price hikes Product News 3/15/2005 Post a comment Pulse, a Technitrol Company, has announced plans to increase prices of its magnetic components for local area network, telecommunications, and power conversion applications due to rising costs of sub-components, consumables, energy, and labor. Unless set by contract, prices for certain catalog and custom products will increase between 3% and 10%, depending on product type and quantities, on orders placed after March 31, 2005.
Self-protected tantalum chip integrates fuse Product News 3/15/2005 Post a comment JARO Components, Inc. offers a new TCF series of fusible, surface-mount tantalum chip capacitors with an unique, built-in-fuse protection element. This integrated protection guards against circuit damage that can arise in high current conditions, and also protects against damage incurred during reversed installations.
Current sense resistors can take 70 amps Product News 3/14/2005 Post a comment Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has introduced a new flameproof, open air current sense resistor technology for high current motor control and power regulation applications. The BR series devices can be used in current sense, feedback and surge protection circuitry.
Nanotubes ermöglichen hochdichte Superkondensatoren Product News 3/12/2005 Post a comment Wissenschaftler der University of California-Davis haben einen Superkondensator mit einer Leistungsdichte von 30 Kilowatt pro Kilogramm hergestellt. Solche Konensatoren könnten möglicherweise in manchen Anwendungen Akkumulatoren ersetzen.
EMI filter targets medical app Product News 3/11/2005 Post a comment Designed for magnetic resonance imaging equipment, the next-generation CORCOM MRI 2030R facility electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter from Tyco Electronics provides significant size and leakage current performance over the previous generation.
Fingerprint sensor touts security, navigation, and personalization for cell phones Product News 3/11/2005 Post a comment A new tinier biometric fingerprint sensor from AuthenTec combines security, navigation and personalization functionality in the industry's smallest package for cell phones. Touting a 33% smaller footprint than comparable sensors, the new low-cost EntrePad 1510 features the company's TruePrint technology and its newest approach to biometrics called "The Power of Touch". Plus, it's low cost, easy-to-use and provides speedy fingerprint imaging and motion.
Flexible termination system protects ceramic capacitors Product News 3/8/2005 Post a comment In response to demand from the automotive industry for more robust components, AVX has developed a soft termination system, called FlexiTerm, for its line of multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) that allows nearly three times the amount of board flexure when compared to standard termination systems. This means that capacitors won't crack even under severe environmental stress.
CMOS challenges CCD for image-sensing lead Teardown 3/7/2005 Post a comment Charged-coupled devices were the first solid-state image sensors. CCDs offer superior picture resolution, but because they require more power, they are generally more expensive to create than CMOS image sensors.
High brightness LED platform targets all types of auto apps Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Touting the industry's highest light output among competitive offerings, Agilent Technologies Inc. and Lumileds Lighting (San Jose, Calif.) have rolled out the first three products in their new Envisium mid-power family of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for exterior and interior automotive applications. In the future, new designs will target consumer mobile devices, illuminated signs and signals, and home/building lighting applications.
RFID IC finds the cows Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Featuring bumped enlarged pads for direct antenna connection, the EM4569 EM Microelectronic features to save space and mounting costs for animal ID applications.
Micro speakers tout ruggedness, performance Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Transducers USA has introduced a complete line of micro speakers that use rare earth magnets for improved ruggedness and output performance. These devices are suitable for computers, portable instruments, toys and vending machines.
High voltage flyback transformers drive loads up to 2,000 Vdc Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment Datatronics says its new series of high-voltage flyback transformers provides a cost-effective means of driving high impedance loads that require up to 2,000 Vdc. The new Model 4283-1200 transformers are application-specific devices that can be custom configured to meet a wide variety of medical, military or commercial applications.
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