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Resistors extend ohmic value range
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has expanded the ohmic value range and TCR values for its popular RN 1/4 series of metal film resistors.
Power resistor offers 85-watt power rating
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Ohmite offers a TFH85 thick-film power resistor with an 85-watt power rating (at 25 degrees C case temperature) in a compact TO-264 package.
Front-end filter brings industrial DC/DCs into military compliance
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
XP Power's DSF200LV, a filter and active surge suppression module, brings industrial DC/DC power systems into MIL-STD compliance for EMI and transient response.
Resistors extend ohmic value range
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has expanded the ohmic value range and TCR values for its popular RN 1/4 series of metal film resistors.
Low-profile inductors enable smaller mobile devices
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Cooper Bussmann claims its SD3112, SD3114 and SD3118 series of low-profile, RoHS-compliant ferrite core inductors offer one of the highest power density-to-size ratios.
Avoid potential VCXO pitfalls through careful analysis of the pull-curve
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
The voltage-controlled crystal oscillator is a key element of many communication systems, to maintain sync and timing. Understanding how to apply it properly is vital to successful design.
Button-sized temperature logger stores 2048 readings
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
A button-sized temperature datalogger works with Windows PCs to store more than 2000 readings. It's powered by a 3-V lithium battery that typically runs it for 10 years.
Resistor arrays offer 0.1 percent tolerance
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4/18/2006   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has expanded the RAV16-4D series of chip resistor arrays to include 0.5% and 0.1% tolerances, which will drive adoption in precision applications such as instrumentation, avionics, and test equipment.
Maxwell allies with Chinese company on ultracapacitors
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies Inc. has formed a toll manufacturing alliance with Belton Technology Group, a major Chinese manufacturer of precision components, flex circuits, circuit boards and other products, to produce Maxwell’s Boostcap ultracapacitors and multi-cell modules.
Ultracapacitor-battery integration optimizes hybrid bus power train
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4/13/2006   Post a comment
Hybrid-electric drives are especially attractive for large vehicles that perform large amounts of stop-and-go driving, such as buses and delivery trucks. A hybrid power train bus offers energy/emissions benefits equal to around 35 hybrid cars.
Current sense resistors pack twice the power rating
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4/12/2006   Post a comment
BI Technologies has developed a series of current sense chip resistors with power ratings up to 8 watts in a 6.4 x 12.8 x 2.5-mm package.
Filter plates are available in RoHS-compliant versions
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4/6/2006   Post a comment
Spectrum Control's complete line of standard and custom filter plates for EMI filtered signal lines has been redesigned to meet the European Union's RoHS directive.
Protection devices serve 3G/CMDA phones
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4/5/2006   Post a comment
Designed to protect 3G/CMDA phones, the Semtech EClamp 237xP protection devices integrate TVS diodes for ESD protection and a resistor-capacitor (RC) network for EMI/RFI filtering.
Coupled inductors designed for Volterra chipsets
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4/4/2006   Post a comment
Pulse said it has introduced the industry's first family of coupled inductors for non-isolated step-down DC/DC voltage regulators. The PA131xNL multi-phase coupled inductors supports Volterra's VT1165M and VT1115M chipsets.
CMOS image sensor targets automotive and industrial apps
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4/4/2006   Post a comment
The automotive-grade Kodak KAC-00400 1/3-inch optical format CMOS image sensor touts a wide-VGA format that offers 20 percent more pixels than a standard VGA sensor and more than double the frame rate.
EMI filter housed in tiny package for wireless handsets
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4/4/2006   Post a comment
CMD offers its next generation Praetorian CM1452 EMI filter with ESD protection for wireless handsets in a 0.40-mm pitch CSP.
Planar inductor targets portable electronic devices
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4/3/2006   Post a comment
JFE Mineral has developed a planar inductor that combines high performance with an ultra-thin package for low-profile portable electronic devices.


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