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Vishay PLTT series thin-film resistor
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3/31/2011   Post a comment
Providing nearly a 100°C extension in operating temperature range over traditional thin film chip resistors, Vishay's product features a low standard TCR of ±5 ppm/°C and tolerances down to ±0.02 %.
8-bit MCUs provide cost effective, efficient high-brightness LED control
Design How-To  
3/31/2011   6 comments
High-brightness LEDs are rapidly gaining popularity in the automotive, consumer, and industrial markets. But controlling luminosity efficiently and reliably is not an easy task—power stage efficiency, thermal design, and EMC are some of the most critical design challenges.
Vishay RCG e 3 series thick-film rectangular chip resistor
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3/24/2011   Post a comment
Vishay has released what it claims is the industry's first green, RoHS-compliant (without any exemptions) thick-film rectangular chip resistor in 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes.
Vishay T86 series Hi-Rel COTS series of solid tantalum chip capacitors
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3/24/2011   Post a comment
Vishay’s latest Hi-Rel COTS series of solid tantalum chip capacitors combine Weibull grading and surge-current test options per MIL PRF 55365, a low-ESR option, and built-in fuses.
High sensitivity coils for use in hearing aid applications
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3/23/2011   Post a comment
Premo announced two high sensitivity coils for use in hearing aid applications.
Online pulse energy calculator helps designers select the right wirewound resistor
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3/23/2011   1 comment
Vishay's new Joule School online pulse energy calculator is a free service that helps designers select the right wirewound resistor for their application.
Illinois Capacitors DC series coin cell capacitors
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3/17/2011   7 comments
The DC series of coin cell style supercapacitors from Illinois Capacitor provide on-board memory backup at much longer life spans than batteries.
Taiyo Yuden BRHL2518 power inductor
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3/16/2011   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden's latest wire-wound chip power inductor measures 2.5 mm x 1.8mm x 1.5 mm, reducing volume by 65% and enhancing DC-DC converter efficiency by 5% compared with its previous generation.
Vishay PLT series thin film resistors
Product News  
3/14/2011   1 comment
Vishay enhanced its PLT series of precision low-TCR thin film resistors with improved tolerances down to ±0.01 %.
Bourns raises power resistor rating to 35W
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3/14/2011   Post a comment
Bourns' latest radial-leaded resistor is rated to 35W continuous power in a TO-220 style package.
Some (components) do like it hot, and that's good for extreme designs
Blog  
3/10/2011   11 comments
If you have to stand the heat, and can't get out of the kitchen, there are some new IC options


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