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Quartz device maker Epsom Toyocom launches operations
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Epson Toyocom Corp., formed through the integration of the quartz device business of Seiko Epson Corp. (Epson) and Toyo Communication Equipment Co., Ltd. (Toyocom), will begin operations on Oct. 1, aiming to be the largest global supplier of quartz crystals and oscillators.
3.2 MP sensor brings high-end digital photos to mainstream handsets
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Marking a new step in making high-end digital photography available to more mobile devices, OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has launched its new OV3630, a high performance 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor for digital still image and video/still camera products. Incorporating the company's new 2.2 micron OmniPixel2 technology, the new imager, with a lens format of 1/3.2 inches, enables a very compact auto focus and zoom camera module size, making it possible to bring 3-megapixel camera phones into t
Wirewound resistors suit industrial applications
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has introduced a line of ceramic-housed, commercial-grade wirewound resistors with unique spade lead, PC-board mountable terminations. Standing high off the PC-board, these new PCB series resistors eliminate temperature concerns typically associated with power resistors.
Higher resolution 3.2MP image sensor targets camera phones
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has expanded its Dynastron complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor product line with the addition of a new 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor chip, aimed at high-end camera-enabled mobile handsets.
Quartz crystals designed for easy mounting
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Seiko Instruments offers four new quartz crystals that may be used with real-time clocks and timers or as a clock source for micro-computers. They can also be incorporated into cellular phones, PDAs, radio communication equipment, and other portable equipment.
Power inductor touts lowest DCR/μH for its size
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology's newest addition to its IHLP family of high-current inductors touts the lowest direct current resistance (DCR)/μH available in a 0.402 x 0.402-in. [10.2 x 10.2-mm] package with a low 0.157-in. [4.0-mm] height. The new IHLP-4040DZ-15 inductor features DCR values as low as 0.50 mΩ at 0.19μH.
1.3 MP imagers deliver higher resolution for camera phones
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Designed to replace existing 1/4-inch VGA image sensors and 1/4-inch VGA systems-on-a-chip (SoC) image sensors in camera phones, the newly launched suite of 1/4-inch optical format, 1.3-megapixel imaging solutions from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. allows mobile device manufacturers to upgrade their products with improved image quality at a higher resolution while maintaining the same optical format and form factor.
E-Power LEDs provide 700 mA version
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Para Light Corp. has added a 700-mA series to its popular EP4 family of 150 mA and 350 mA enhanced-power (E-Power) LEDs. Available in 3- and 5-watt versions, the new 700 mA series LEDs may be used in traffic signals and signage, flashlights, reading lights, as well as track, cabinet, emergency, security, entertainment industry and architectural lighting applications.
Power inductors suit portable designs
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
The new NR3012 series of 3 x 3-mm power inductors from Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.), Inc. rounds out the company's low-profile wirewound inductor line for power circuit applications in battery-powered portable electronic equipment.
Power resistors deliver thermal performance
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9/23/2005   Post a comment
Designed to provide excellent thermal performance in densely populated power supply circuits, BI Technologies SMT Division has developed a new series of non-inductive power resistors with power ratings from 20 W to 140 W in popular TO-126, TO-220, TO263 and TO-247 transistor-style packages.
Catalog highlights filters, chokes and transformers
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Schaffner EMC has released a new short form catalog detailing its complete line of filters, chokes, feedthrough components and pulse transformers.
New design boosts audio alert output level
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Transducers USA announced that it has now incorporated a Helmholz sound chamber in its TRTP-42 piezo audio alert alarms to produce a sound output level in excess of 110 dbA for noisy environments.
Ferrite bead chip inductors tackle high-current, high-speed signals
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9/21/2005   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has introduced a broad line of multi-layer ferrite bead chip inductors for high-current and high-speed signal applications. Applications for the new CB series devices include graphics cards, field programmable logic, voltage regulation modules, point of load converters, and dc/dc converters in laptop, notebook, and tablet PCs.
ESD protection device fits into ultra-small package
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Available in a 2.1 x 1.6 x 0.58-mm leadless package, the new μClamp 3324P electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device from Semtech Corp. is said to offer a package size that is 77% smaller than competing solutions.
Power components target mil/aero apps
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Pulse, a Technitrol Company, has introduced several series of off-the-shelf inductors and transformers for military/aerospace power applications. These new rugged devices include the SLED PL8100 series of rail-mount inductors, the SLIC PL8200 and PL8300 series of self-leaded package transformers and inductors, and the POGO PL8400 series transformers.
Current sense resistors save board space with new config
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC Wirewound and Film Technologies Division has developed a "tight-pitch" version of its open air, metal element current sense resistor (OAR series) with ratings as high as 3 watts (W) in a reduced PC-board footprint. These new OAR-TP series devices are designed to save board space in densely-packed power supply designs.
Micron launches high-quality image CMOS sensors
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
Developed to bring high resolution and high-quality imaging into mainstream digital still camera and camera phone markets, Micron Technology, Inc. has unveiled its new 3.1-megapixel and 5-megapixel complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors aimed at these two markets. Said to rival the image quality of CCD sensors currently used in point-and-shoot digital still cameras (DSCs), these new CMOS image sensors feature the company's proprietary low-noise, high-sensitivity DigitalCl
Chip resistor doubles voltage rating
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
State of the Art (SOTA), Inc. has introduced a new 0203 (.020 x .030 in.) size chip resistor on alumina that offers double the voltage rating, from 15 volts (V) to 30 V, as compared with the existing 0302 chip resistor. The power handling capability is comparable to the 0302 resistor at 40 mW.
TDK low loss ferrites are ideal for transformers
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
TDK Electronics has introduced a low loss ferrite material PC47, targeting the market for switching power supplies, adapters for notebook PCs and CCFL LCD backlights. The PC47 is ideal for the transformer applications due to its low core loss at wide frequency range of 100 kHz to 300 kHz.
Welwyn surface-mount resistors have ratings up to 50 GigOhms
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
TT electronics Welwyn Components has developed a family of high reliability chip resistors with a resistance range to 50G ohms. Designated the HR series, this resistor range is ideal for applications that require very high feedback division ratio in high gain amplifiers for instrumentation, test & measurement and medical equipment.
Pulse completes acquisition of LK Products
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9/13/2005   Post a comment
Magnetic components supplier Pulse has completed the acquisition of Finland-based LK Products Oy, a supplier of cellular and non-cellular antennas and integrated modules for mobile handsets.
Epcos strengthens presence in China for capacitors
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9/13/2005   Post a comment
Passive component specialist Epcos (Munich, Germany) has set up a joint venture with Chinese conglomerate Xiamen Xindeco Co., Ltd. to manufacture aluminum electrolytic capacitors.
Spectrum Control says Hurricane Katrina impact unclear
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9/9/2005   Post a comment
Electronic control products and systems company Spectrum Control Inc. said it still assessing the impact of Hurricane Katrina on its ceramic manufacturing operations in New Orleans.
150 to 700 MHz OTP oscillators offer fast delivery
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9/9/2005   Post a comment
C-MAC MicroTechnology has introduced a one-time-programmable (OTP) oscillator with quick prototype deliveries of typically two weeks at any output frequency between 150 and 700 MHz.
Piezo alarms withstand harsh conditions
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9/9/2005   Post a comment
Challenge Electronics, Inc. has introduced a new series of miniature, lead-free piezo alarms that fit a variety of audible systems including those in marine, automotive, industrial, agricultural and medical environments. These continuous tone CE-C80 devices are factory tested to withstand exposure to salt spray (ASTM B117 for 300 hours) and meet or exceed industry specifications for vibration and shock resistance.
Power chokes handle high transient current spikes in small package
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has introduced a new series of power choke inductors with high-current saturation and operational frequencies. In addition, the new PCMC series delivers low losses in a low-profile, shielded surface-mount package.
Metal oxide resistors provide surface-mount option
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
Helping designers convert more through-hole devices on their circuit boards to surface-mount components, the new SMX series of molded metal oxide resistors from Stackpole Electronics Inc. provide a surface-mount option in power ratings up to 3 watts for higher power circuit designs
Termination networks deliver ESD protection for high-speed memory busses
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
Designed to terminate high-speed memory busses, TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division has introduced a new series of termination and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection networks. The new QDN series schottky diode termination networks are available in three circuit configurations specifically designed to provide termination for both controlled and uncontrolled line terminations.
Ceramic capacitors target specific design challenges
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Capacitor manufacturers are looking to offset steep price declines of ceramic capacitors with new designs and technologies. The good news for designers is the myriad of new specialty products that target specific applications or solve a particular design challenge.
Mature Design Tools Move MEMS into the Mainstream
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Because MEMS structures can deliver new features and capabilities in high-volume consumer products, electronics engineers are increasingly being confronted with a new opportunity and challenge: Designing their own MEMS. Learning the intricacies of MEMS design has, in the past, presented a major obstacle to design teams. That is quickly changing—but, explains Jack Shandle, there are still a few pitfalls that must be avoided.


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