PEPI Thermal Cut-Outs - Compact & Powerful
PEPI's newest 11MP series thermal cut-outs offer a very neat solution for both temperature and current overload protection.
Z Comms Voltage-Controlled Oscillator SMV5320A-LF
Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator) model SMV5320A-LF in C-band. The SMV5320A-LF operates at 5245-5395 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 1-4 Vdc. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -81 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 170 MHz/V.
Tyco Electronics to Present at Motor, Drive & Automation Systems 2011
Tyco Electronics (TE) announced that Matthew Williams, Global Applications Engineering Manager for Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection business unit, will present at the Motor, Drive & Automation Systems Conference 2011 being held March 1-2 in San Antonio, Texas. During his presentation, "Coordinated Circuit Protection Solutions for Power Supplies, Relays, Solenoids and Controllers," he will discuss how a coordinated strategy can help to improve equipment reliability, reduce component count and facilitate compliance with critical safety agency requirements.
Tyco - Bi-directional, Silicon-based Esd Protection Devices Help Reduce Assembly Challenges
Tyco Electronics (TE) has announced the expansion of its silicon ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection product portfolio with the introduction of 0201- and 0402-size devices that are easier to install and rework than traditional semiconductor-packaged ESD devices. The ChipSESD package combines the advantages of an active silicon device with a traditional Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) passive packaging configuration.
Bourns Announces Industry’s First ECL Designed to Tolerate AC Mains Power Contact without Damage
Bourns, Inc today announced its latest series of TBU (Transient Blocking Unit) circuit protection devices designed for high speed protection of communications ports. The new devices are the industry's first electronic current limiters (ECLs) designed to tolerate AC mains power contact without circuit damage. Designated the Bourns TBU DT-Series, the new circuit protection device family provides superior protection against faults caused by short circuits, AC power cross, induction and lightning surges. The TBU® DT-Series are very fast-reacting protectors that do not alter the signal performance of high speed communication ports unlike high capacitance protectors. The new Bourns® TBU® devices are an optimal solution for Ethernet ports used in outdoor applications such as security systems, PV panels and service kiosks.
Vishay's New USB-OTG Bus Port Protection Array Provides Low Typical Capacitance and Leakage Current
Vishay announced a new ESD-protection array featuring low capacitance and leakage currents to protect USB-OTG ports against transient voltage signals. The new VBUS053CZ-HAF provides three lines of USB ESD protection at a 5.5 V working range and one line of VBUS protection at a 28 V working range.
STMicroelectronics Sets the Standard for Protecting High-Speed Multimedia Interfaces
STMicroelectronics has raised the performance of ESD protection for equipment such as DisplayPort monitors and PCs by introducing a Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) allowing increased high-definition (HD) picture quality, thanks to its best-in-class low capacitance. By 2013, approximately 100 million portable PCs will ship with a DisplayPort output for connection to an external high-definition screen1.
Littelfuse Introduces 977 Series 5x20mm-Size 500VAC/450VDC Fuses
Littelfuse introduced its new 977 Series of ceramic body, 5x20mm-size fuses designed for circuit protection in both high-power AC and power-efficient DC applications. The 450VDC rating of the 977 Series sets it apart from other manufacturers' fuse products.
Eaton Completes its Medium Voltage Offering
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that it now offers a comprehensive family of medium voltage products for use in distribution networks, infrastructure and industrial applications at up to 24 kV. The announcement follows the launch of three new products in Eaton's Electrical Sector's Medium Voltage range - FMX single-busbar switchgear, W-VACi vacuum circuit breakers and Unitole UX withdrawable switchgear.
New Ri4Power Form 1-4 low-voltage switchgear from Rittal
Rittal has significantly expanded the flexibility and modularity of Ri4Power. Combining Ri4Power low-voltage switchgear with designs 1 and 2-4 to form a single system technology, Ri4Power Form 1-4, allows switchgear manufacturers to fabricate every known form of internal subdivision from one single set of modules.
SCHURTER extends Current Ratings for Industry’s 250 VAC SMD Fuse UMZ 250 from NEW 80 mA up to 4 A
SCHURTER has extended the current rating of the successful 250 VAC, IEC time-lag sub miniature SMD fuse UMZ 250. This SMD fuse with clip is now available in 18 different current ratings from 80 mA to 4 A. The UMZ 250 offers time-lag T characteristic according to IEC 60127-4 and is an Universal Modular Fuse (UMF) with rated current values from 80 mA up to 4 A. The approved voltages are 250 VAC and 125 VDC according to IEC and 277 VAC and 250 VDC according to UL. The device provides a high breaking capacity of up to 200 A at rated voltage.
AVX expands its transguard circuit protection product offering to include controlled capacitance multilayer varistors
AVX has developed the Controlled Capacitance Multilayer Varistor (MLV) Series specifically for mixed signal environments. Designed to satisfy the unique challenges of the automotive market, the Controlled Capacitance MLV delivers targeted signal filtering across a 20db range. The advanced MLV also reduces emissions from high-speed ASICs and prevents conduction of induced E-fields into the IC and clamps transient voltages.
Tyco Electronics’ Resettable Overcurrent Protection Device For Li-ion Batteries Offers Size And Cost Benefits
Tyco Electronics, a global leader in circuit protection solutions, announced today the introduction of a Metal Hybrid PPTC (MHP) technology useful for high-rate-discharge battery applications at ratings above 30VDC/30A such as cordless power tools, e-bikes and back-up power supplies.
Finder surge protection devices safeguard photovoltaics
Finder has introduced surge protection devices (SPD) designed specifically for photovoltaic (PV) panel installations. Additions to its popular 7P Series of SPDs, three new Type 2 surge arresters will protect PV systems from the effects of lightning strike and electrical switching transients. The products are already supporting the company's own PV panels at its primary manufacturing plant.
Tyco Electronics Qualifies Surface-mount Polyswitch Devices According To Aec-q200 Standard To Address Miniaturization Trend In Automotive Electronics
Tyco Electronics announced today that it has qualified its family of PolySwitch nanoASMD, microASMD, miniASMD, ASMD and AHS surface-mount devices (SMDs) to help vehicle manufacturers meet industry safety and reliability standards, reduce system cost and improve the efficiency and reliability of electronics designs. The automotive-grade PolySwitch devices have been tested to follow the guidelines of the automotive industry's AEC-Q200 standard for electronic components.
Littelfuse Introduces SP1005 and SP1007 Series Bidirectional 0201 TVS Diodes for ESD Protection
Littelfuse announced the introduction of the SP1005 and SP1007 Series today. Both series are discrete bidirectional TVS diodes for ESD protection measuring only 0.62x0.32x0.28mm. The SP1005 (30pF @ 0V) offers up to ±30kV ESD protection and 10A (tP=8/20µs) of surge protection with only 0.7Ω of dynamic resistance, providing best-in-class clamping performance. The SP1007 (3.5pF @ 2.5V) can withstand up to ±8kV ESD, which protects up to the maximum level of the IEC61000-4-2 international standard.
Littelfuse - 215SP Series 5x20mm Time-Lag Fuse with Single-Pigtail Design
Littelfuse has introduced the 215SP Series fuse, a single pigtail fuse that complements Littelfuse's line of traditional pigtail fuses. Unlike the existing 215 Series, the 215SP Series fuse has one cap at each terminal side, rather than double caps at each side. By doing away with conventional overcapping, Littelfuse was able to offer a ceramic-body fuse with a more compact footprint in the 5x20mm size.
Littelfuse Introduces Pxxx1DF-1 and Pxxx1DF-1E Series Fixed Voltage Protection SIDACtor® Devices That Protect SLICs from Damaging Overvoltage Transients
Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced two new series of SIDACtor devices that protect sensitive SLICs (Subscriber Line Interface Circuits) from damaging overvoltage transients caused by lightning and AC power faults. The Pxxx1DF-1 and Pxxx1DF-1E Series Fixed Voltage Protection SIDACtor® devices enhance the reliability of telecom equipment by providing single-port (both tip and ring) protection in a single package.
Littelfuse Introduces SP3011 Series, First Device with Fully Integrated ESD Protection for USB 3.0
Littelfuse, Inc. announced the introduction of the SP3011 Series for USB 3.0 ESD protection, a six-channel, ultra-low capacitance diode array packaged in a 3.5x1.35x0.5mm µDFN-14.
AVX’s miniature low current land grid array fuse provides accurate 125mA current rating
AVX has expanded its Accu-Guard Low Current Series to include the lowest current 0402 fuse on the market. The miniature fuse utilizes thin film and land grid array (LGA) technology to provide an accurate 125mA current rating in a small package.
AVX’s high temperature CAN bus series provides high current and energy handling, low leakage
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its TransGuard product family to include high temperature circuit protection devices designed specifically for harsh environment applications. Providing the industry's fasted response time to ESD strikes, the High Temperature CAN Bus Series offers high current and energy handling capabilities as well as advanced EMI/RFI attenuation in addition to low leakage characteristics at rated temperatures. The High Temperature CAN Bus Series is AEC Q200 qualified and represents the first offerings in a very extensive planned product group.
Littelfuse Announces High-Energy Series of Transient Voltage Suppressors to Protect Critical Equipment
Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced its AK15 Series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) devices to prevent the destruction of expensive electronic gear from high-energy transients. With their 15kA surge current rating, AK15 devices provide the highest level of TVS protection available in the industry. They will be especially useful to manufacturers of mission critical equipment such as cellular telecom infrastructure apparatus, industrial transient voltage surge suppression (TVSS) systems, railway trackside signaling circuitry, highway traffic control signals, and other industrial control equipment. The AK15 Series was designed to provide protection against transients generated by nearby lightning strikes and high-level voltage surges that occur on electrical lines when large industrial equipment is switched on and off.
Littelfuse Introduces Pxxx1DF-1 and Pxxx1DF-1E Series Fixed Voltage Protection SIDACtor® Devices That Protect SLICs from Damaging Overvoltage Transients
Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS:LFUS) has introduced two new series of SIDACtor devices that protect sensitive SLICs (Subscriber Line Interface Circuits) from damaging overvoltage transients caused by lightning and AC power faults. The Pxxx1DF-1 and Pxxx1DF-1E Series Fixed Voltage Protection SIDACtor® devices enhance the reliability of telecom equipment by providing single-port (both tip and ring) protection in a single package.
Littelfuse - SP3011 Series with Fully Integrated ESD Protection for USB 3.0
Littelfuse announced the introduction of the SP3011 Series for USB 3.0 ESD protection, a six-channel, ultra-low capacitance diode array packaged in a 3.5x1.35x0.5mm µDFN-14. The SP3011-06UTG presents an extremely low parasitic capacitance of only 0.40pF, which minimizes signal degradation on the four super-speed (5Gbps) and two legacy (480Mbps) data lines. Furthermore, each channel provides ESD protection at the maximum level specified in the IEC61000-4-2 international standard (Level 4, ±8kV contact discharge).
Supply Protection Controller Guards Against Overvoltage, Undervoltage & Reverse Polarity Faults
Linear Technology introduced the LTC4365, an overvoltage (OV), undervoltage (UV) and reverse protection controller, with a -40V to 60V protection range, for applications that require windowed supply protection. The LTC4365 provides two comparator inputs to configure the OV and UV set points within the normal operating range of 2.5V to 34V using an external resistive divider. A gate pin controls a dual N-channel MOSFET to ensure only voltages within the OV and UV window are passed to the output.
Compact 2-stage-EMI-Line-Filter for one phase systems
SCHURTER expands its family of EMI-Line Filters for one phase systems with a new and compact high end filter series, called the FMBB NEO. Three variations of 2-stage filter designs allow a specific selection of FMBB NEO filter products for efficient EMI solutions.
Stackpole's Advanced ESD Solutions for USB Port Protection
Stackpole Electronics, Inc's discrete (ESD Series) and array (ESA Series) suppression devices are ideal for ESD protection of high speed communications ports such as USB 2.0. These products offer capacitance as low as 0.01pF, which preserves signal integrity even up to data rates approaching 5GHz. Like other gap type devices, the ESD and ESA have very low leakage current.
TVS Diodes in Tiny USP-3 & USP-4 Packages
Perfect for safeguarding systems against ESD and other voltage-induced transient pulses, Torex's new XBP06V4 range of TVS diodes combines ultra-small packaging with low line capacity and excellent ESD protection.
High surge capability at maximum junction temperature
STMicroelectronics` new Transil SMxJ and SMxT series are the first devices that maintain high surge protection all the way to the devices maximum junction temperature. There are six different series in the range, with specified surge energy from 100W to 1500W (10/1000-microsecond pulse) thereby covering a broad spectrum of applications. The new products are available at distributor Rutronik now.
ECO – Compact filtered AC connector with optimal price performance ratio
SCHURTER's IEC C14 inlet with EMI filter, series 5120 ECO design, meets the increasing demands of IT, medical and industrial appliances. The existing panel mount version is now available with flexible wire leads in addition to quick connect and solder terminals. A PCB mount version is also newly introduced. The new configurations provide easy installation, cost savings and maximum performance in a lightweight and environmentally friendly compact package.
Tyco Electronics publishes 2010 circuit protection product catalog
Tyco Electronics announced today the publication of its 2010 Circuit Protection Product Catalog. Expanded to include in-depth information on several new product lines, the catalog presents technical specifications and application information on PolySwitch resettable devices, PolyZen devices, 2Pro devices, polymer ESD (PESD) and silicon ESD (SESD) protection devices, chip fuses and gas discharge tubes.
STMicroelectronics Shrinks Space Requirement for Mandatory Surge Protection
STMicroelectronics has announced an innovation that will help reduce the size and cost of surge protectors for electronic equipment by providing specified energy absorption capability up to the maximum operating temperature. Competing devices must be derated significantly at temperatures above 25°C.
Lighting Controls Protection
ATC Semitec now offers the widest range of protection devices for lighting circuit protection. PTC thermistors suitable for over-current, time-delay and SMD versions for cost-effective over-temperature applications. CRDs offer a constant current source for LED circuits.
Integrated 5Amp MOSFET & RSENSE Provides Highly Integrated Hot Swap Solution
Linear Technology introduced the LTC4219 5A Hot Swap controller for protecting low power boards with load supply voltages ranging from 2.9V to 15V. The LTC4219 allows a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane by limiting the amount of inrush current to the load supply during power up. Hot Swap controllers typically call for a number of supporting components. However, the LTC4219 integrates a power MOSFET and sense resistor in its power path to limit inrush current, reducing the number of external components required. The device's internal dV/dt circuit means there is no need for an external gate capacitor. An adjustable current limit allows users to vary the current limit threshold under different loading conditions, for example in disk drive spin-up to normal operation. This high level of integration, packaged in a tiny DFN, makes the LTC4219 a convenient Hot Swap solution in space-constrained applications.
Harland Simon 1ph and 3ph Rotary Bypass Switches
Harland Simon offer a full range of mechanical, make before break, single phase and three phase rotary bypass switches. Most are manufactured in steel enclosures but the smaller 20A single phase have an option to be supplied in a plastic enclosure for mounting in end users own panels.
Lightning Protection Devices For RF Applications From Lane Electronics
Lane Electronics announced availability from stock of a range of lightning protection devices for applications in the frequency range DC to 18GHz. Manufactured by HUBER+SUHNER, for whom Lane is a franchised distributor, the devices are seen as essential components for protecting costly, vulnerable and often vital systems against induced electromagnetic pulses right across the communications spectrum.
NXP extends its range of FlatPower TVS diodes in industry's smallest package for the 600W class
NXP Semiconductors today announced the extension of its Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) diodes portfolio by 35 new products housed in its 2-lead FlatPower package SOD128 (3.8 x 2.5 x 1 mm). NXP is the first supplier to offer a 600W peak pulse power rating (10/1000μs) TVS diode in such a small plastic SMD package. Alternative 600W TVS products in the market are only available in much larger packages like SMA or SMB. The new SOD128 FlatPower package fits on a SMB footprint allowing a 1:1 replacement and enabling engineers to save space on the PCB while delivering optimum power performance.
Diodes Incorporated extends USB port protection with single channel power switches
Diodes Incorporated has added 8 devices to its single channel power switch product line. Optimized for use in self-powered and bus-powered USB2.0/3.0 applications and other 3-5V hot swap applications, the AP23x1 and AP21x1D high-side, current limited power switches provide complete channel protection solutions for the current range 0.5A through to 2.0A.
1.2A Overvoltage/Overcurrent Protector Isolates Sensitive Low Voltage Electronics from Input Power Surges
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4362, a 2.5V to 5.5V overvoltage and overcurrent protector designed to safeguard low voltage, portable electronics from damaging input voltage transients and current surges. Overvoltage events can occur due to power adapter failure or faults, or when hot-plugging an AC adapter into a device's power input. Inadvertently plugging the wrong power adapter into a device can potentially cause damage from overvoltage or negative supply voltage. The LTC4362 utilizes a 2% accurate 5.8V overvoltage threshold to detect an overvoltage event and responds quickly within 1µs (max) to isolate the downstream components from the input.
Silicon Labs 5 KV Digital Isolators Offer Robust, Reliable Upgrade For Traditional Optocouplers
Silicon Labs announces a line of 5 kV digital isolators designed to replace traditional optocouplers in harsh application environments and systems powered from universal mains supplies. Silicon Labs' new 5 kV Si84xx digital isolators provide a smaller, faster and more reliable isolation solution than optocouplers without the wear-out mechanisms, aging effects or temperature dependencies that plague optocoupler-based designs. They also offer best-in-class electromagnetic immunity among digital isolation solutions.