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Optical sensors meet AEC Q101 qualification
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology says it has introduced the industry's first transmissive optical sensors qualified to the AEC Q101 standard. The TCPT1300X01 and TCUT1300X01 sensors are also said to be the industry's first with a MSL 1 moisture rating.
3.2-inch QVGA TFT LCD features touch screen
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5/30/2007   Post a comment
OSD Displays has released a QVGA 3.2-inch TFT-LCD module with an integrated 4-wire resistive touch screen.
Surface-mount MLCC products extend capacitance values
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
Kemet developed several new multilayer chip capacitor (MLCC) products in C0G dielectric. Capacitance values have been extended in 25 V rated EIA 0402, 0603, 0805, 1206 and 1210 case sizes. Tolerance offerings include F (±1%); G (±2%); J (±5%); K (±10%); and M (±20%).
Multilayer ceramic capacitors offer high capacitance
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5/28/2007   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has released radial- and axial-leaded multilayer ceramic capacitors that offer high capacitance values of up to 1.0 uF at 50 V and 100 V in SR21 radial and 3.3 uF at 10 V in SA10 axial configurations.
Ultracapacitors target handheld devices
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5/28/2007   Post a comment
Tecate Industries has expanded the 2.7-V PowerBurst family of cylindrical, radial-leaded ultracapacitor cells, extending the capacitance value range from 0.5 F to 300 F.
Pixel architecture delivers higher performance image sensors
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5/25/2007   Post a comment
OmniVision Technologies has announced its third-generation pixel design, called OmniPixel3. Featuring a 1.75-micron pixel, this new architecture is expected to deliver image sensors with higher resolution, enhanced performance and improved image quality in a smaller form factor.
U.K. franchised component sales up in April, down from 2006
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5/25/2007   Post a comment
Franchised distribution sales in the U.K. were up sequentially in April but declined when compared to the previous year, according to statistics from the Association of Franchised Distributors of Electronic Components (AFDEC).
Sub-1MM chip inductor supports high frequency circuitry
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5/25/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at high frequency circuit designs in a wide range of electronic equipment, the DR354-0 chip inductors from Datatronic Distribution feature a sub-1mm square surface mount chip footprint.
Backlight control technology manages power and color saturation
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5/24/2007   Post a comment
Clairvoyante has developed a new technology to balance color performance with power management in mobile displays. The PenTile Mode Control technology delivers a set of backlight control options to reduce power by as much as 65 percent or manage color purity for web-based content.
Surface-mount current transducer offers four measurement ranges
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5/24/2007   Post a comment
LEM S.A. has expanded its current transducer family with the addition of the surface-mount HMS model that operates from a single +5-V power supply and offers four measurement ranges.
LED indicators are designed for front-panel mounting
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
Dialight Corp. has expanded its line of LED panel-mount indicators with the addition of the 612 and 616 series for front-panel mounting in 12-mm and 16-mm holes.
6.5-inch LCD module uses white LED backlight
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
NEC LCD Technologies has introduced a 6.5-inch amorphous-silicon TFT-LCD module with high luminance and extended graphics array (XGA) resolution.
Backlit potentiometer switch offers dual-control options in single-unit space
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
Electro-Mech's SW44515 backlit potentiometer switch offers both rotary and push-on/push-off functionality, plus LED backlighting for operation control. The unit saves panel space in applications where there are tight design limitations.
Aqua green LEDs are visible in direct sunlight
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
LEDtronics has introduced a 5-mm standard dome aqua green LED for a variety of applications. The next-generation LD200-0AG-15D LED produces a 28,000 mcd illumination at 20 mA that is visible in direct sunlight.
Light guides provide white LED backlighting
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
MicroLens edge-lighting modules from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) provide white LED backlighting for LCDs with a minimum number of LEDs in a wide range of display applications.
Apollo delivers NVIS-compatible LED backlit TFT-LCDs
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
Apollo Display Technologies says it has developed a more efficient and cost-effective way to make LED backlit TFT-LCDs compatible with Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS).
Power wirewound resistors withstand harsh environments in commercial, industrial applications
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
Providing design engineers with a rugged power wirewound device capable of handling temperatures as high as 275°C, TT electronics IRC Wire and Film Technologies Division offers a series of axial wirewound resistors with power ratings from 1/2 W to 9 W.
Panel potentiometer offers resistance variation for industrial control applications
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology released a compact panel potentiometer with a cermet element and a 2 W power rating. The PRV4 is intended for industrial control panel, heavy-duty control, and position control applications in end products.
European semis distribution sales get lift in Q1
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
Sales by members of the Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists (DMASS) increased by 4.8 percent to Euros 1.48 billion in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period in 2006. The sequential increase from the last quarter of 2006 was 14.5 percent.
Freescale in-car microprocessor aims for central role
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has unveiled a microprocessor that aims to integrate all the control electronics for an automobile cockpit into a single low-power device.
Resistors provide moisture protection for industrial apps
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5/17/2007   Post a comment
IRC Wire and Film Technologies Division has developed the CMF series of commercial-grade metal film resistors for industrial electronics and power supply applications.
Protection devices optimized for 800-MHz to 2.7-GHz frequencies
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5/17/2007   Post a comment
Semtech's EClamp239xP L-C protection devices are said to deliver greater attenuation, steeper amplitude roll-off and lower clamping voltage to more effectively filter out ESD and EMI at high data rates for color LCD interfaces in 3G handsets.
Digital-termination networks target set-top boxes, high-speed routers
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division's CHC series high-speed digital-termination networks are offered in small surface-mount BGA packages, making them suitable for high-frequency applications with reduced printed-circuit board space.
Metal oxide resistors rated up to 240 degrees C
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
IRC's CMO series of metal oxide resistors offer a maximum operating temperature of 240 degrees C for industrial power applications.
Redundant sensor increases safety
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
MTS Systems has introduced a redundant version of its G-Series Temposonics sensors to offer maximum safety in critical applications, offering up to three independent measurement systems in one package.
Ultrabright SMD LEDs have a luminous intensity of 140 to 280 mcd
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
Vishay's VLMW1100 series of ultrabright white SMD LEDs utilize high-efficiency InGaN technology to provide exceptional brightness in a compact 0603 footprint.
Surface mount resistor now has improved power rating
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5/15/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics released a product design improvement to the HPC series. The HPC series is a surface mount resistor with a .5 x .5 inch footprint capable of dissipating 5 W continuous power in free air, using the same amount of board space as typical 3 W SMD wirewound devices.
Nichia allies with Stanley for white LEDs
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5/15/2007   Post a comment
Nichia has licensed white-LED technology to Stanley Electric, aiming at establishing its white LED in car headlights.
LCD module suits any kind of ambient light
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5/15/2007   Post a comment
NEC introduces a 3.5-inch LTPS TFT system-on-glass (SOG) LCD module with VGA resolution. The NL4864HL11-01B module expands NEC's offerings to include value-integrated TFT technology, which integrates peripheral circuitry on the glass substrate.
Low value chip resistors offered in several package sizes
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5/14/2007   Post a comment
IRC Advanced Film Division has extended its LVC series of low resistance value chip resistors to include 0402, 0603, 0805, 1206, 2010 and 2512 package sizes.
MLCCs prevent surface arc-over at high voltages
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5/11/2007   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology released surface-mount X7R multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) which provide capacitance in high-voltage ratings and an increased capacitor voltage breakdown.
MEMS sensor detects/receives ultrasonic sound in air
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5/11/2007   Post a comment
Knowles Acoustics introduces an ultrasonic acoustic sensor to detect/receive ultrasonic sound in air. The MEMS sensor can monitor and detect frequencies from 10 kHz to 65 kHz.
White LED package suits single and array apps
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5/10/2007   Post a comment
OPTEK Technology has developed a 0.5-W surface-mount white LED package that can be used in both single use and array applications. The OVS5WBCR4 series device measures 6 x 6 mm with an ultra-low-profile of 1.5 mm.
Industrial TFT-LCD modules target a variety of environments
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5/10/2007   Post a comment
Toshiba has expanded its lineup of TFT-LCDs for industrial applications with six new modules ranging in size from 3.5 to 12.1 inches.
White LEDs offer high brightness in 0603 size
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5/10/2007   Post a comment
Vishay has released its VLMW1100 series of ultra-bright white SMD LEDs that use high-efficiency InGaN technology to provide exceptional brightness in a compact 0603 footprint.
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors offer space savings
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5/10/2007   Post a comment
ECPOS has introduced a series of snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors that pack the same electrical properties of earlier versions in smaller case sizes. The B43305 and B43508 series offer a height reduction of 5 mm and 10 mm.
Walsin appoints Arrow for northern Europe
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5/10/2007   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics has been appointed by Walsin Technology Corp. to distribute its range of passive components in northern Europe.
Full-color LED features 130-degree viewing angle
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5/9/2007   Post a comment
OPTEK Technology has developed a full-color surface-mount LED package with a 130-degree viewing angle. The ultra-low-profile OVSPRGBCR4 device, designed for high current drive, offers high luminance and a long operating life.
Transistor targets tactical air navigation system, short pulse applications
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5/9/2007   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics released the M/A-COM MAPRST1030-1KS, a 1,000 W peak, class C, bipolar transistor designed for 1030 MHz pulsed-avionics applications. The transistor is suited to operate in IFF/TACAN (tactical air navigation system) or similar short-pulse formats and features a minimum gain of 8.0 dB (>8.6 dB typical) with 45% minimum collector efficiency (>50% typical) on a 50 Vdc supply.
Epson invests in RuBee technology pioneer
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5/8/2007   Post a comment
Asset tracker specialist Visible Assets Inc., one of the main backers of wireless RuBee technology, has received a 'strategic' investment from Epson Electronics, whose value has not been revealed
Slow growth predicted for component, assembly markets
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5/8/2007   Post a comment
Both the long term and short term forecasts compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) indicate that that growth will be slower in 2007 than it has been the last two years.
Quartz crystal is housed in tiny package
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5/7/2007   Post a comment
MMD Components has released its X series of quartz crystals in a 2 x 2.5 x 0.57-mm package, aimed at any application where space is limited and a frequency reference is required.
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5/7/2007   Post a comment
There are cars that stick in your mind as great rides.
One-chip incremental encoder handles motor commutation and way or angle measurement
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5/7/2007   Post a comment
The encoder device iC-TW2 is a highly integrated sine-to-digital converter which interpolates analog sine/cosine signals from magnetic and optical sensors with a freely selectable resolution of up to 8 bit.
Kemet appoints distributor for Poland
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5/4/2007   Post a comment
From its main facility in Gdansk, and a new branch in Katowice, Elhurt will represent Kemet's range of surface mount and thru-hole capacitor and inductor products.
Gigabit transformer modules offer extended temperature range
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5/3/2007   Post a comment
Pulse expands its Quattro and Dos series of high-density gigabit transformer modules with extended-temperature dual- and quad-port modules with an operating temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees C.
Ruggedized antenna targets baler and compactor RFID applications
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5/2/2007   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has expanded its RFID solutions product family with the introduction of a line of ruggedized RFID antennas for use in baler and compactor RFID applications.
Current sense resistors deliver low resistance values
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5/1/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has expanded the CSNL series of metal-element current sense resistors, extending the resistance value range up to .007 ohms.
SMD resistors target applications with pulse power requirements
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5/1/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics released the RPC series of surge-withstanding SMD resistors for applications with pulse requirements. The series is a thick-film SMD chip resistor with improved surge-handling characteristics over standard commercial thick-film chips as well as SMD metal-electrode leadless-face (MELF) resistor types.


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