Connor-Winfield earns ISO9001:2000 certification Product News 4/29/2004 Post a comment Connor-Winfield Corp. has announced that it has received certification to the new ISO 9001:2000 quality standard through an assessment process by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. Connor-Winfield, along with its Custom Manufacturing Division (CMS), received this new certification in January 2004.
Vishay miniaturizes SI RF capacitor Product News 4/29/2004 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has expanded its line of silicon-based RF capacitors with the introduction of the HPC0201A devices that are packaged in a small 0201 case size. The company said the small package size will help designers improve the performance and reduce the size of next-generation wireless products.
Ohmite beefs up resistor offering Product News 4/29/2004 Post a comment Ohmite Manufacturing Company has recently announced the introduction of its new RW1S0CK Series of SMD current sense resistors and 30 Series of high-energy wirewound resistors.
Protection devices target color LCDs in handsets Product News 4/29/2004 Post a comment Semtech Corp. has developed a new protection device that is specifically designed to protect high-resolution color LCD screens in cell phones from damage by electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio-frequency interference (RFI) and electrostatic discharge (ESD). The EClamp2340C not only offers ESD/RFI/EMI protection; it replaces 40 discrete components in a typical cell phone design.
TVS devices offer multiple options Product News 4/29/2004 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology has launched two new families of transient voltage suppressors (TVSs), including, claims the company, the industry's first 800-W bidirectional TVS in a SMB package. The new surface-mount TransZorb products are offered with 500-W, 800-W, and 1000-W peak pulse power ratings (10/1000 μs waveform).
Distributors are ready for a recovery in 2004 Product News 4/26/2004 Post a comment An economic recovery in the electronics industry, the transition of U.S. manufacturing to China, demand creation, and the lead-free initiative will highlight the discussions between distributors and components suppliers as they meet for their annual Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) this week in Las Vegas.
Japanese joint venture to develop super capacitors Product News 4/26/2004 Post a comment Four companies have agreed to form a joint venture company to promote an electric double-layer capacitor system. Also know as super, or ultra, capacitors, the next-generation electric charge capacitor could eventually replace nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries in certain areas.
VCTCXO increases frequency range up to 312 MHz Product News 4/21/2004 Post a comment Significantly extending the frequency range of its TCXO product line, Fox Electronics offers a new voltage controlled temperature compensated crystal oscillator (VCTCXO) with frequencies from 1.5 MHz up to 312.0 MHz. The new FOX783 VCTCXO is suitable for high frequency applications for telecommunications, base stations, avionics, satellites, and military applications as well as in test equipment.
Elma launches online component catalog Product News 4/21/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronic has launched a new online surface-mount components catalog at www.elma.com. The catalog includes detailed information on the company's surface-mount devices including switches, LEDs, and encoders. Data consists of component specifications, drawings, photos, technical data/references, and part numbers for each of the products.
Schottky diodes combine fast switching with low turn-on voltage and leakage current Product News 4/19/2004 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.'s new Schottky diode series offers designers a compact solution with very low turn-on voltage, low leakage current and fast switching. Available in the new ultra-small SOD-523 (SC79) package, the new BAS40-02V, BAS70-02V, BAS581-02V, and BAT54-02V Schottky diodes are designed for general rectification applications in mobile communications and computing systems, digital cameras, DVD players, camcorders, as well as cellular and cordless phones.
Resettable fuse improves telecom line protection Product News 4/19/2004 Post a comment Designed to improve on existing protection solutions for telecommunications equipment against power induction, power crosses and lightning strikes, the new WICKMANN ceramic and polymer Polyfuse HVR600 resettable fuses are optimized to provide overcurrent protection for applications that must pass Telcordia GR-1089, UL 60950, and EIA-IS-968 (formerly FCC Pt.68) requirements.
SMT inductors handle high power apps Product News 4/19/2004 Post a comment The new PG0155 series of low profile, surface mount (SMT) power inductors from Pulse, a Technitrol Company, provides thermal tolerances up to 150°C, with no thermal aging, making it suitable for notebook CPU applications.
SMT LEDs achieve high brightness Product News 4/19/2004 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. said it has developed a new family of surface-mount (SM) LEDs that delivers exceptional brightness thanks to a specially designed leadframe profile that greatly improves device heat dissipation.
Jaro offers hard-to-find carbon comp resistors Product News 4/19/2004 Post a comment Sourcing carbon comp resistors just got easier. JARO Components, Inc. recently announced that it is offering a new JCC series of hot-molded, carbon composite resistors, which are typically difficult to source. These high-pulse, low-inductance resistors are extremely reliable and exceed multiple military and reliability specifications.
Digi-Key offers Agilent products Product News 4/19/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. and catalog distributor Digi-Key Corp. have signed a distribution agreement that allows Digi-Key to sell components from Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group (SPG).
Small display available in two options Product News 4/16/2004 Post a comment EarthLCD, a wholly owned subsidiary of Earth Computer Technologies, Inc. has released a 2.7-inch, 240 x 160 small form factor TFT color LCD display, and ezLCD-001-EDK Evaluation Kit. The display is available as a complete assembly with a built-in Earth LCD controller card mounted onto an evaluation board for easy interfacing to the LCD controller through integrated USB and serial connectivity.
Photodiodes deliver high performance Product News 4/16/2004 Post a comment Hamamatsu Corp. said its new S9251 series of silicon (Si) avalanche photodiodes (APDs) deliver excellent sensitivity in the near infrared (NIR) range and high operational stability for use as a rangefinder and in spatial light transmission applications such as optical telecommunications systems and digital computers.
Resistors offer high precision, high stability Product News 4/16/2004 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released three new high-precision resistor arrays that provide an exceptionally low combined relative error of less than 0.03% in sets of up to eight resistors of varying ohmic values.
Current-sensing power inductors offer 5% DCR tolerance Product News 4/12/2004 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology Inc. says its new power inductors are the industry's first to offer 5% direct current resistance (DCR) tolerance for current-sensing applications. The passive component specialist has expanded the IHLP family of inductors with four new products that feature low height profiles of 3.0 mm and 3.5 mm, saturation currents up to 60 amps (A), and typical DCR values down to 1.4 MΩ.
Seven-segment displays deliver high luminous intensity Product News 4/12/2004 Post a comment A new family of low-current, single-digit, seven-segment displays from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. deliver a luminous intensity up to 3600 microcandelas (μcd) with 1 mA of current. In addition, the displays provide excellent readability in direct sunlight, said the company.
Toroid inductors feature self-shielding and high-current capacity Product News 4/12/2004 Post a comment J.W. Miller Magnetics' 2300 series of high current toroid inductors provide noise suppression for a variety of applications. Featuring a cost-effective, iron powder core that reduces the effect of coupling and undesirable conductive emissions, the new inductor family offers self-shielding, low core loss, and high current capacity.
LCD features white LED backlighting Product News 4/7/2004 Post a comment Optrex America Inc. has introduced an ultra-compact monochrome transmissive STN LCD that displays white characters or graphics on a blue background. The company said the F-51405 series 5.2-inch diagonal module offers high brightness and features economical chip-on-glass (COG) construction with ease of integration.
Taiyo Yuden expands manufacturing in China Product News 4/7/2004 Post a comment To strengthen its China operations and improve customer support in the region, Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd. will expand its manufacturing and market presence in China through a concurrent two-phase expansion program. The company plans to invest $30 million to build a new inductor manufacturing plant in Tianjin and expand its multilayer ceramic capacitor production facility in Guang Dong.
NewarkInOne expands product portfolio Product News 4/7/2004 Post a comment Catalog distributor Newark InOne has added approximately 40,000 new products to its online catalog. These include an expanded selection of semiconductors, passives, connectors, and electromechanical devices.
SM inductors solve EMI problems Product News 4/2/2004 Post a comment Providing reliable protection against EMI problems in high frequency filtering applications for power supplies, instrumentation and test equipment, the new low profile DR331-7-8-9 series surface-mount inductors from Datatronic Distribution Inc. offers a wide range of inductance values.
Murata and Ansoft launch new component library Product News 4/2/2004 Post a comment Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and Ansoft Corp. have released a new surface-mount component library that consists of Murata's capacitor and inductor components for use with the Ansoft Designer EDA software to help customers develop next generation of ultra-miniature telecommunications products with greater accuracy.
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