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Resistor manufacturer announces breakthrough in power resistor technology
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
Billed as the first "true" power surface-mount resistor device in the industry, Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has introduced a new surface-mount power resistor capable of handling up to 12 watts at 85°C. Available in 5-, 10- and 12-watt ratings, the new HPC series offers a resistance value range from 0.1Ω to 100 KΩ. All devices are available in a 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5-in. package size.
Common mode chokes solve EMI problems
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
J.W. Miller Magnetics has introduced two new RoHS-compliant 7400 and 7500 series of common mode inductors for noise-suppression in a variety of applications. With proper design, these through-hole inductors can reduce or eliminate unwanted conductive electromagnetic interference (EMI), said the company.
Mixed-signal IC specialist enters frequency control market
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
Touting high reliability, high performance, and short lead times, Silicon Laboratories Inc. has entered the frequency control market with the introduction of two families of high-frequency, low-jitter crystal oscillators (XOs) and voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs) for applications up to 1.4 GHz. These new Si530 and Si550 product families are said to include the industry’s first quad-frequency XO and VCXO devices.
Smallest EMI filters save board space for wireless handsets
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
California Micro Devices said its new 0.4-mm pitch chip-scale package (CSP) Centurion electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters set a new price/performance standard for the industry. The new family of Application Specific Integrated Passive (ASIP) EMI filter arrays tout higher filtering performance and a reduced form factor along with electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for wireless handsets.
Inductors target current sensing
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
Vitec Electronics Corp. said its new 59P987X series of inductors is an industry first for direct current resistance (DCR) sensing. The new inductors offer a guaranteed tolerance of ±10% for DCR, which is a feature required for accurate current sensing across the inductor to set precision droop, channel-current balancing and over-current protection.
Mini crystals target TPMS
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
NDK (Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.) offers two crystal resonator options to provide frequency control for transmitters or receivers in tire pressure monitor systems (TPMS).
Protection devices stop surges in HDMI applications
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has expanded its RailClamp protection family with two new ultra-low capacitance devices designed to protect data interfaces operating at speeds higher than 2 GHz. The new RClamp 0502B and RClamp 0514M protect 2 lines and 4 lines, respectively, with a typical line-to-line capacitance of 0.7 pF, which make them suitable for HDMI applications such as plasma displays, high definition TVs, and set-top boxes.
LED modules keep out water and dust
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
Para Light Corp. has introduced a family of enhanced-power LED modules that meet the IP64 industry standard for water and dust resistance. Available in a variety of colors and viewing angles, the new RWEP series modules suit a number of indoor and outdoor lighting applications.
High-current inductors tout compact design for portable products
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
The new low-profile, shielded DR363 and DR364 series of surface-mount inductors from Datatronic Distribution Inc. are designed to provide protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI) in high-current filtering applications.
Omni-directional antennas support 802.11, Bluetooth and ZigBee
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Pulse Engineering has introduced a series of RoHS-compliant antennas for wireless networking applications.
High-voltage chip resistors target hi-rel apps
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Ohmite Manufacturing Company has introduced its new HVC series of chip resistors that offers high-voltage capability in a surface-mount package. Designed to meet the requirements of Military Specification MIL-STD-202, the HVC series uses the latest in thick-film technology to meet high-voltage applications of up to 3,000 volts.
Chomerics thermal grease is designed for high power applications
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
T660 high performance thermal grease from Chomerics has been designed for use in high power applications that require maximum thermal performance. The material is non-curing, dispensable and highly conformable.
SAW duplexer offers improved functionality, smaller size
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Designed for wireless communication products using CDMA800 technology such as cell phones and laptop computers, Murata Electronics North America's new ultra-small SAW duplexer series is said to offer several design improvements thanks to sophisticated construction methods and materials. These improvements include a significantly decreased footprint, higher isolation and attenuation, low insertion loss, better reliability and increased power handling.
Current transducers have high linearity
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
LEM introduces two new members of its IT family of current transducers to address high-current applications. The IT 400-S and the IT 700-S are for 400-A and 700-A applications.
SAW duplexers come in mini packages
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8/18/2005   Post a comment
NDK (Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.) targets US-CDMA and UMTS phones with its new series of SAW duplexers in 3.8 x 3.8 x 1.5-mm packages. These devices are used to separate the data that is simultaneously sent and received by the phone into two different frequencies.
Synthesizers serve 1 to 5 GHz
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8/18/2005   Post a comment
Breaking into the PLL/synthesizer market, Crystek Corp. has developed the CPLL66, which requires only an external frequency reference and supply voltage.
Precision wirewound resistor meets mil-spec
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
Ohmite Manufacturing Co. has introduced its new P series of molded precision wirewound resistors. Designed to meet military specification MIL-R-93, the P series offers high stability and low temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR).
High-brightness white LEDs fit automotive interior lighting apps
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has launched a new family of high-brightness, white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in PLCC-2 (plastic leaded chip carrier) and Power PLCC-4 surface-mount packages. These white LEDs are drop-in replacements for the Osram TopLED and Power TopLED products in automotive interior lighting applications.
Tiny choke coil targets mobile devices
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
Designed for high-speed differential transmissions and noise suppression for compact mobile equipment such as cell phones and digital cameras, Murata Electronics North America said it has developed the industry's smallest common mode choke coil. Dubbed the DLP0NS series, this tiny mode choke coil is thinner and lighter than its predecessors, measuring 0.85 x 0.65 x 0.45 mm.
Cross-over jumpers beat the competition
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division has developed a high current, low resistance cross-over jumper component for power supply manufacturers that beats the competition with a 35-A current rating. Typically used in circuits for power audio amplifiers as well as linear and switching power supplies, the company said the new LRZ series offers a current rating that is five times higher than the competition, along with an ultra-low resistance value of less than 0.003 ohms.
Mixer targets 2.5 and 3G applications
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
WJ Communications' new mixer offers solid performance for CDMA2000/WCDMA and cellular infrastructure applications at a good price.
Power inductors deliver performance at elevated temps
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
A new series of shielded SMT power inductors from TT electronics BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division is said to deliver stable electrical performance even at elevated temperatures. Suitable for high-temperature applications where PC-board space is at a premium, the new high current, low-profile inductors are rated for operation up to 180 degrees C.
Sota chip resistor line meets requirements of Mil-PRF-38534
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
State of the Art (SOTA) has introduced a compact, lightweight chip resistor line that meet the visual inspection requirements of Mil-PRF-38534 and are ideal for use in hybrid applications requiring the exclusive characteristics.
Keeping it clean: New basestation mixer offers unique features to improve signal handling and streamline design.
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
eeProduct Center's Janine Love takes a closer look at a new passive mixer core from Maxim Integrated Products that offers designers high linearity, low noise, and an on-chip LO buffer and switch.
Ferrite bead touts low DC resistance, high current capacity
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8/12/2005   Post a comment
Murata Electronics North America claims its new BLM18SG series of ferrite beads in a 0603 package offers a DC resistance that is approximately 50% lower than conventional ferrite beads, enabling a low voltage drop that reduces power consumption. In addition to the low DC resistance, the new series provides high current capacity and excellent noise suppression, said the company.
Tiny ferrite beads suit wireless and mobile products
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8/12/2005   Post a comment
Murata Electronics North America has introduced an enhanced 0201 surface-mount ferrite bead series that is designed to meet the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) electromagnetic interference (EMI) regulations and minimize attenuation in high-speed signals. This makes the new BLM03BB series a good fit for Bluetooth and WLAN modules as well as power amplifier modules for cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), laptops and other applications with limited board space.
Welwyn precision voltage divider offers stability & accuracy for military systems
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8/11/2005   Post a comment
Providing military and aerospace analogue design engineers with a precision two-element resistor network in a 1206 chip package, TT Electronics Welwyn Components has developed a military voltage divider that provides two matched resistors with precision absolute and ratio tolerances (0.05%/0.01%) on a single chip.
Beefed up CMOS image sensor easily upgrades VGA camera phones to SXGA
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8/10/2005   Post a comment
Micron Technology, Inc. is now sampling a 1/4-inch optical format, 1.3 megapixel complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor for SXGA cameras. While most 1/4-inch based camera-phone handsets today are used with VGA resolution, said the company, the new MT9M112 CMOS image sensor brings 1.3 megapixel SXGA resolution to camera phones in the same optical format and module form factor, while maintaining image quality at a much higher resolution.
Navigation sensors offer breakthrough performance for optical mice
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8/10/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has launched three new LED-based optical mouse sensors, each offering industry-best features for performance, power consumption and package size, according to the company. One sensor offers the lowest power consumption, which enables the longest battery life in cordless mice, while two entry-level sensors provide improved performance and tracking in the industry's smallest package for cordless and corded optical mice.
TDK SMD power inductors offer high current handling
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8/10/2005   Post a comment
TDK Electronics has introduced three SMD Power Inductors, suitable for DC/DC converter usage in mobile applications. The company's latest line of Power Inductors, spearheaded by the VLF 5014, provides a substantial size reduction whilst offering higher current handling.
Epcos introduces 56 kvar power capacitor for power factor correction
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8/10/2005   Post a comment
EPCOS has developed the MKK440-D-56-01 type in the PhaseCap HD series of capacitors for power factor correction. The type is rated at 56 kvar for a supply voltage of 440 V at 50 Hz and makes it possible to implement a 50 kvar stage with just one capacitor.
Capacitors tackle DC blocking issues
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8/9/2005   Post a comment
Designed to address DC blocking issues from 15 KHz to 40 GHz in optical transceivers, the new GZ capacitor series from AVX Corp. offers resonance-free performance of less than 0.5 dB through at least 26.5 GHz for most applications.
RF capacitor packs high performance in mini package
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8/9/2005   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has developed a porcelain and ceramic dielectric multilayer capacitor (MLC) that is said to provide industry-leading performance for high Q, low equivalent series resistance (ESR), and high self-resonance in a 0603 package.
Thin-film inductor combines high Q, tight tolerance
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8/9/2005   Post a comment
A new thin-film RF inductor from AVX Corp. offers high Q and tight tolerances with high current handling capability as well as repeatability in a small 0402 case size.
PLL clock generation IC aims to replace crystal oscillators
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8/4/2005   Post a comment
Designed to replace expensive crystal oscillators for clock generation in a wide variety of consumer and networking applications, ON Semiconductor's new PLL clock generation IC delivers comparable performance, greater design flexibility, and lower cost than crystal oscillators.
Syfer offers ceramic chip capacitors for fluorescent lighting systems
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8/4/2005   Post a comment
Announced by Syfer Technology is a range of ceramic chip capacitors designed specifically for use in the snubber circuit of high frequency ballasts for fluorescent lighting systems.
Industry first 100 nH chip inductor in 0201 package debuts
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8/3/2005   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.), Inc. has unveiled two significant performance improvements with the launch of its expanding series of high-frequency multi-layer chip inductors. The new HK series is said to offer the industry's first high-inductance 100 nH-rated chip inductor in a tiny 0201 case size, while the new high-Q HKQ series, also housed in a 0201 package, touts 30 percent higher Quality (Q) values than previous series devices, relative to case size.
Resistive devices withstand up to 200 degrees C
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8/2/2005   Post a comment
New TaNFilm high-temperature product lines from TT electronics IRC Advanced Film help maintain critical electrical characteristics in high-temperature applications. These new products include the PFCD-HT series of surface-mount voltage dividers, the PFC-HT series of TaNFilm chip resistors and the 1900HT/4700HT series of DIP and SIP networks.
Vishay earnings take hit on charges
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8/2/2005   Post a comment
Adversely affected by a slew of charges, components and semiconductor supplier Vishay Intertechnology Inc. posted net earnings of $9.7 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $582 million in the second quarter, down from $41.1 million, or 25 cents per share on sales of $646.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
Current sense resistors provide many options
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8/1/2005   Post a comment
The new MP series of TO-style current sense resistors from Caddock Electronics Inc. offer circuit designers a wide range of power ratings, resistance values as low as 0.005 ohms, and several package choices. The new devices fit power electronic circuit applications where a higher voltage signal is needed due to a noisy environment, or where a minimum load is required by the circuit.
Transformer meets safety and telecom standards
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8/1/2005   Post a comment
Datatronic Distribution Inc. has launched a new line matching transformer that meets rigorous safety and telecom industry standards while combining high performance coupling with a high dielectric strength in a low-profile package compliant to RoHS standards. The new low-profile, sealed LM302-1L device is compatible with all major standard modem circuitry that meets V.32, V.32 bis and V.34 industry requirements.


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