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Vishay delivers precision resistors in 72 hours
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has announced that its group of five Vishay-owned and independent Precision Centers can deliver ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal foil resistors in up to three days.
Transducers handle high AC and DC currents
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
LEM has introduced the AHR series of AC and DC current transducers that offer precise measurement of nominal currents up to 2000-A true RMS and a large sensing aperture for non-contact measurement.
Ultra-low-profile jumpers save board space
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Components Corp. developed its FJ series of ultra-low-profile jumpers for space-constrained multi-function boards. These RoHS-compliant devices target mission critical consumer, medical and aerospace applications.
CCD image sensors improve resolution, sensitivity for x-ray systems
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Eastman Kodak's KODAK KAF-16803 and KAF-09000 image sensors offer improved sensitivity with high resolution, which allow manufacturers to develop cost-effective x-ray systems.
RGB LED backlights target handheld devices
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Displaytech offers a series of RGB LED backlights for its COG LCDs with red, green, and blue LEDs. The three colors can be used individually or in combination to create violet, yellow, turquoise, and white background colors.
RF transformers are RoHS compliant
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
M/A-COM offers RoHS-compliant versions of its most popular 50-ohm RF transformers. These RF devices are suitable for wireless communications, WLAN, WiMAX and RFID applications.
High frequency VCXOs tout low phase noise
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5/22/2006   Post a comment
Raltron expands its family of ultra-high frequency and high-frequency VCXOs for network processing, test equipment, WAN interfaces, SCSL, SONET, and SDH applications.
Fused capacitor beefs up protection from short circuits
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5/18/2006   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has developed the TBW series tantalum fused capacitor to provide increased protection against short circuit failure modes in military and aerospace circuitry.
RC network provides memory termination
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5/18/2006   Post a comment
BI Technologies provides a space-saving termination for high-speed memory busses and decoupling for high-frequency data line drivers with the Model BB1110RC resistor-capacitor network.
High frequency VCXOs tout low phase noise
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5/18/2006   Post a comment
Raltron expands its family of ultra-high frequency and high-frequency VCXOs for network processing, test equipment, WAN interfaces, SCSL, SONET, and SDH applications.
Surge arrestors offer ultra-low capacitance
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5/18/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has expanded its TRISIL crowbar-type diode family with the introduction of the SMP80MC transient surge arrestors to protect ADSL/VDSL modems and other high bit-rate customer premise equipment equipment.
Tantalum chip cap eliminates leadframe
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5/17/2006   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology gives designers of mobile electronic systems another way to save board space with the 298D MicroTan surface-mount tantalum capacitors with face-down terminations.
High temperature surface mount chokes improve signal integrity for CAN-BUS modes
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5/16/2006   Post a comment
TT electronics BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division has developed a series of surface mount common mode chokes that provide automotive design engineers with a compact noise-dampening device designed to filter signals for CAN-BUS applications.
High-temp chip resistors operate up to 200 degrees C
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5/15/2006   Post a comment
IRC Advanced Film Division's PFC-HT series of tantalum nitride chip resistors is rated for operation at 200 degrees C for extremely high-temperature applications such as down-hole oil drilling sensing equipment, automotive engine compartment and aerospace equipment.
Look beneath the surface to make the best comparison of precision resistors
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5/15/2006   Post a comment
Precision resistors are similar on the surface but you need to look deeper to discover what will affect the electrical performance after mounting it on your board. It may surprise you what can influence performance.
3.5-inch QVGA display targets indoor and outdoor apps
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5/11/2006   Post a comment
One Stop Displays has introduced a 3.5-inch transmissive landscape mode 320 x RGB x 240 QVGA TFT module for indoor and outdoor applications.
NbO-ceramic capacitors offer low ESR
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5/10/2006   Post a comment
AVX's CoreCap capacitors target power management decoupling and dc/dc converter filtering applications in telecom-networking equipment, servers, embedded computer systems and notebook computers.
Power resistor promotes thermal management
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5/10/2006   Post a comment
BI Technologies has developed a surface-mount, non-inductive power resistor that features an integral heat sink directly under the resistor element for efficient heat dissipation. They are rated for up to 5 watts.
Power resistors are rated up to 60 watts
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5/10/2006   Post a comment
IRC Wire and Film Technologies Division has developed a series of power wirewound resistors in power ratings up to 60 W that are capable of handling overload conditions.
EPCOS introduces low-loss RF filter set for MediaFLO mobile television
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5/10/2006   Post a comment
EPCOS claims the world’s first low-loss RF filter set for use in mobile communication devices that support new MediaFLO mobile television applications.
Silicon resistor chips increase resistance range up to 1 megohm
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5/9/2006   Post a comment
IRC Advanced Film Division extends the resistance range of its WBC series wire bondable resistors up to 1 megohm for medical implantable devices and hybrid circuit applications.
Frequency control devices housed in 2.5 x 2.0-mm packages
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5/5/2006   Post a comment
NDK offers frequency control devices in a small surface-mount 2.5 x 2.0-mm RoHS compliant/lead-free package. These devices offer a board space savings of 86% when compared to 7.0 x 5.0-mm packages.
Toroid chokes offer high current saturation
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5/5/2006   Post a comment
Total Frequency Control offers the TC/TB series of high current wound toroid chokes for a variety of power conversion and line filter applications.
Resin-sealed EMI filters are RoHS compliant
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5/5/2006   Post a comment
Spectrum Control offers RoHS/lead-free versions of its resin-sealed bolt-in EMI filters.
PCF gaskets target handheld devices
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5/4/2006   Post a comment
Laird Technologies has introduced PORON Conductive Fabric (PCF) gaskets for LCD cushioning and EMI protection in handheld devices such as mobile phones, GPS receivers, barcode scanners, graphics tablets and PDAs.
Precision film resistors boast low temperature coefficient, wide resistance range
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5/4/2006   Post a comment
Caddock Electronics has introduced the USF300 series of precision film resistors with tight stability and low TC values for high-accuracy, precision analog designs.
Medical grade isolation transformers ensure less than 100 microamps current leakage
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5/3/2006   Post a comment
Tripp Lite offers medical grade isolation transformers with less than 100 microamps of cumulative current leakage for both the isolation transformer and all connected equipment.


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