Avago Technologies Introduces Automotive-Qualified Gate Drive Optocoupler for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a new automotive-grade optocoupler with extended temperature operation for use in hybrid and electric vehicles, here at the Electronica 2010 trade fair. Increasing consumer demand for hybrid and electrical vehicles with more powerful engines has car makers and their suppliers seeking more robust gate drive optocouplers to help drive higher-capacity engines, as well as battery charger and DC-DC converter systems. The new Avago ACPL-38JT 2.5-Amp optocoupler is qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 stress test requirements, delivering safe electrical signal isolation from -40 to +125° C.
RF Micro Devices(R) Expands Family of GaN Unmatched Power Transistors
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced that RFMD® has production released the RF3932, a 75-watt, highly efficient gallium nitride (GaN) RF unmatched power transistor (UPT) that delivers superior performance versus competing GaAs and silicon power technologies.
RFMD Expands Multi-Market Product Catalog to Include High Linearity Differential IF Mixers
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced the expansion of the Company's RF component catalog to include two new high linearity differential IF mixers: the RFMX0015 and RFMX1015. Both new products are optimized for operation across a broad range of end markets, including cellular infrastructure, wireless backhaul and other high-performance wireless systems.
ROHM Semiconductor Presents the Industry's Thinnest High-bright RGB LEDs
ROHM Semiconductor GmbH has recently announced the development of two types of high-bright RGB LEDs: SMLV56RGB1W1, featuring a height of only 0.6mm, and the standard-type SMLW56RGB1W1, featuring a height of 1.1mm. Both units are capable of 1.8cd (white).
ITT Interconnect Solutions announces new Military & Aerospace Connector Sourcebook
Leading global connector manufacturer and supplier, ITT Interconnect Solutions, announces the imminent arrival of its all-new and completely revised Military and Aerospace Sourcebook. This industry-leading and valuable reference resource will be available as a printed catalogue for the first time in nearly 20 years and is the definitive guide to ITT ICS's product ranges for everyone involved in military and aerospace applications design and purchasing.
Nemesis lightweight mini circular connectors from ITT ICS optimise data transmission in C4I military equipment
Demands on interconnectivity speed and integrity have increased significantly, driven by C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence) systems and the requirement to improve operational efficiency and personnel survivability. Leading global connector manufacturer and supplier ITT Interconnect Solutions has responded with its innovative Nemesis range: a lightweight, small form-factor interconnect, fully-sealed to IP67 or IP68 for applications in the field such as vision systems, head sets, GPS equipment and radios, where weight and size reduction is critical.
Honeywell’s Sensors and Switches Portfolio Now Available in Europe Through TTI, Inc.
TTI, Inc., the global distributor of Passive, Interconnect, Relay & Switch and Discrete components, has extended its agreement with Honeywell Sensing & Control, providing its European customer base with access to one of the broadest switching and sensing component portfolios in the industry. Former product brands now a part of Honeywell includes Clarostat, Data Instruments, Electro, Elmwood, Fenwal, Hobbs, Hycal, Micro Switch™, NEI, and Sensym. Honeywell offers a breadth of solutions from an array of technology platforms designed to specific and essential requirements, integrated into application-specific packaging.
Fast, Reliable Assembled Connectors from new European TTI, Inc. facility
TTI, Inc., the global distributor of passive, interconnect, relay & switch and discrete components, has opened a new connector assembly facility at its European headquarters outside of Munich. The company aims to offer fast delivery on low volume and prototype quantities, and is also able to satisfy scheduled volume orders.
TTI, Inc., now offers Radiall, Europe’s leading RF connector brand
TTI, Inc., the global distributor of Passive, Interconnect, Relay & Switch and Discrete components, has signed a Pan European distribution agreement with Radiall, the global leader in design, development and manufacturing of RF coaxial connectors, antennas, microwave components, fibre optic and multipin connectors.
TTI, Inc., drives sales in transportation sector with signing of Delphi connectors
TTI, Inc., the global distributor of Passive, Interconnect, Relay & Switch and Discrete components, is spearheading a major push in the automotive sector with the signing of a Pan European distribution agreement with Dephi, the leading manufacturer of connectors and interconnection systems for the transportation market.
ECM-QB – New 3,5” board based on Intel® Atom™ processor E6xx series
With the ECM-QB DATA MODUL presents one of the first 3.5" embedded boards powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor E620/640/660/680 series.
Power Integrations Announces Strategic Investment in SemiSouth Laboratories
Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced a strategic investment in SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., a Mississippi-based manufacturer of high-voltage silicon-carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices. Power Integrations' commitment of $30 million, which includes an equity investment in SemiSouth, a technology license and other financial commitments, will help drive the continued expansion of SemiSouth's SiC fabrication facility and spur continued growth of clean-tech jobs in Mississippi. The companies will collaborate to drive adoption of SemiSouth's SiC technology, which enables ultra-efficient power conversion for solar and wind inverters, hybrid/electric vehicles and other applications that benefit from exceptionally high energy efficiency.
Power Integrations Launches High-Efficiency Power Factor Correction IC Product Family with Integrated Controller/MOSFET
Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today launched HiperPFS, a family of power factor correction (PFC) controllers with integrated high-voltage power MOSFETs. HiperPFS devices leverage an innovative control scheme that optimizes efficiency at light load levels. Additionally, compared with designs that use discrete MOSFETs and controllers, HiperPFS devices dramatically reduce component count and board footprint while simplifying system design and enhancing reliability. HiperPFS devices come in an extremely compact, low-profile eSIP package and are suitable for PFC applications from 75 W to 1 kW.
Power Integrations’ New HiperTFS Incorporates Efficient Two-Switch-Forward Main and Flyback Standby Power Converters into Single IC
Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today introduced HiperTFS, a highly integrated power supply IC family for high-power applications. Uniquely, HiperTFS device family members incorporate both a two-switch-forward converter and a flyback standby power converter into a single, low-profile eSIP power package.
Remember Mouser at Electronica and win development kits from leading IC makers!
Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the industry's newest products, is highlighting some of its leading franchises at the upcoming Electronica exhibition with a variation on a popular memory game.
Mouser named Catalogue Distributor of the Year by Bourns
Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the industry's newest products, has been honoured with Bourns European "Catalogue Distributor of the Year Award" for 2010.
Mouser experiences record sales growth for 2010
Mouser Electronics, Inc., one of the world's fastest growing component distributors today revealed that it will announce the company's latest 2010 sales growth figures at this year's Electronica trade show in Munich, Germany.
Mouser expands its global reach with Avago Technologies
Mouser Electronics, Inc. – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. – today announced the international expansion of its distribution agreement with Avago Technologies, a leading global supplier of an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal, and optoelectronic components and subsystems.
Automotive-grade, 1.2A step-down converter meets tight OEM power budgets
Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX16975* automotive-grade, 1.2A step-down converter optimized for operation over a 3.5V to 28V range. To accommodate extreme battery voltage variations in automotive applications, the device tolerates load-dump transients up to 42V and cold-crank excursions down to 3.5V. It can operate in dropout by turning on the integrated 300mΩ high-side FET for the duration of cold-crank or start/stop events. The wide input supply range, combined with an ultra-low quiescent current (45µA, no load), makes the MAX16975 ideal for automotive applications that have tight power budgets.
Low-noise op amps improve signal conditioning in harsh industrial applications
Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX9632/MAX9633 36V, low-noise, precision operational amplifiers with low distortion. The first devices in Maxim's new line of high-voltage, precision op amps, the MAX9632/MAX9633 are designed using a proprietary high-speed complementary BiCMOS process (CB5HV). This high-voltage analog process is optimized for excellent AC dynamic performance, ultra-low noise, wide operating voltage range, and low-drift signal conditioning. The MAX9632/MAX9633 target industrial data-acquisition applications that require precision signal conditioning at low frequencies.
Maxim announces demos for Electronica 2010
Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ - Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) announced that it will demonstrate medical, LED, energy-measurement, powerline communications, and automotive solutions at electronica 2010. Medical demos will include infusion pumps, blood glucose meters, and ultrasound imaging. LED demos include high-brightness (HB) LED lamp solutions incorporating Maxim's LED drivers that are based on proprietary active-PFC architecture, as well as RGB LED fixtures controlled at video rates by powerline data communications. Energy-measurement demos will feature Maxim's home energy measurement and G3-PLC powerline data communications for the smart grid. Maxim will also exhibit touch-enabled video systems for automotive infotainment and safety applications.
Micron Introduces NOR Flash Memory Device for Automotive Customers
Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) today announced a high-density Axcell™ NOR flash memory device for automotive applications, strengthening its already broad portfolio of leading products and technologies for the automotive market. Thanks to the most advanced NOR flash process technology in the device, makers of infotainment, in-car computing and other automotive electronics are provided with higher capacity storage solutions.
Ramtron and austriamicrosystems Collaborate to Deliver Third Generation Auto-Identification RF Solutions for Data-Rich Applications
U.S. semiconductor maker Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of ferroelectric-based low-power semiconductor products and austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, today announced the availability of the MaxArias Wireless Memory kit for evaluating third-generation, data-rich automatic identification applications. Ramtron's MaxArias Wireless Memory evaluation kit debuted today at electronica 2010 trade fair in Munich, Germany.
Cree’s New Lighting-Class LEDs Shatter Industry Performance Standards
Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces the commercial availability of the industry's brightest, highest-performance lighting-class LEDs. With breakthrough light output and efficacy, Cree XLamp® XM-L LEDs are designed for very-high-lumen applications, such as high-bay or roadway lighting.
KEMET Features High Voltage Polymer and CECC Qualified Parts at Electronica 2010
KEMET Corporation (NYSE Amex: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced that it will be featuring its High Voltage Polymer T521 Series and CECC Qualified parts this week at Electronica 2010 in Munich, Germany. These parts are suitable for a wide range of applications including those found in the European military and aerospace markets.
KEMET Introduces Eight New Film Capacitor Products at Electronica 2010
KEMET Corporation (NYSE Amex: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced eight new film capacitors products for EMI suppression, pulse and AC circuits, and coupling/decoupling. Designed with the latest in manufacturing and material technology, these new solutions offer higher performance in smaller sizes. KEMET will be showcasing the new film products at Electronica 2010 in Munich, Germany.
KEMET Showcases Industry’s Largest Dielectric Selection at Electronica 2010
KEMET Corporation (NYSE Amex: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced that it will be exhibiting the industry's broadest selection of capacitance solutions at Electronica 2010 in Munich, Germany on November 9-12.
New Datamate S-Tek from Harwin is industry’s lowest cost, EMI/RFI shielded hi-rel connector
Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has announced that its 2mm Datamate hi-rel connector family is now available with single-piece, machined metal backshells that provide electrical screening against RFI and EMI interference. Datamate S-Tek is industry's lowest cost, shielded hi-rel connector, and its launch means that Datamate, well-proven in harsh environments, can now be considered for I/O applications as well as PCB-mount designs.
Harwin adds quick-mate latches to hi-rel automated assembly contact system
Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has announced a latching version of its Datamate Trio-Tek contact system which means that for the first time, not only can the hi-rel contacts be semi- or fully auto crimp assembled, they can also be speedily and securely mated without the need for time-consuming jackscrews.
Harwin adds horizontal female hi-rel connector to broad Datamate family
Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has launched a horizontal female version of its popular high performance Datamate 2mm interconnection system, increasing design flexibility. The reverse gender right angle connector enables boards to be connected in parallel or side by side.
Harwin signs pan-European distribution agreement with Codico
Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has appointed Codico (The Component Distributing Company) as an official distributor across Europe. Codico specialises in the design-in distribution of high-quality active and passive electronic components, interconnect systems and POS solutions, and will market the entire Harwin product portfolio, including Datamate high-reliability connectors, E-Z BoardWare precision-stamped components, specialist connectors as well at Harwin's RoHS-compliant range of industry-standard connectors.
TI introduces new LED lighting controller with power factor correction
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today introduced a new single-stage LED lighting pulse width modulation (PWM) controller. The TRIAC-dimmable solution regulates LED current and also achieves near unity power factor. The reference design can achieve 85 percent efficiency, which enables high-density, small form factor designs. The TPS92210 is designed for general lighting applications, such as commercial and residential recessed, troffer, light bulb replacement, architectural and display lighting.
Rochester Electronics re-creates semiconductor die, chip, and package to provide a complete replication solution...
Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer and distributor of end-of-life and mature semiconductors, has re-created the Intersil Corporation (formerly of Harris Corporation) avionics-level HIP0081 quad-inverting power drives with serial diagnostic interface devices. Rochester's Semiconductor Replication ProcessTM (SRPTM) guarantees that the Rochester-manufactured parts exactly match the form, fit, and function of the originals.
Electronic Engineering Students Get a Closer Look at Digi-Key during Future Professionals Day at electronica 2010
Electronic engineering students will have the chance to get up-close and personal with Digi-Key Corporation during Superstudium – Future Professionals Day, Friday, Nov. 12 at the electronica 2010 trade show in Munich, Germany.
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Updated Location for Digi-Key's WiFi Hotspot at electronica 2010
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation's WiFi Hotspot at electronica 2010 in Munich, Germany is located in Hall B4, booth 442. At the Digi-Key WiFi Hotspot, electronica attendees can check their e-mail, browse the Internet, or take a break from the action by accessing Digi-Key's wireless connection.
NXP and Partners Kick Off European eCall Trial to Enable Faster Emergency Response Times
At the electronica 2010 conference in Munich today, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI) and its partners will launch a pan-European field trial of the eCall emergency system, which automatically calls emergency operators in the event of a road accident. eCall sends vital data such as the time of the accident and the GPS coordinates of the accident point, and the number of vehicle occupants to a Public Safety Accident Point (PSAP).
The Taiwanese from Lower Bavaria or...
There are many East Asian manufacturers – with headquarters in China, Japan or Taiwan, for example – that make high-quality, reliable electromechanical and optoelectronic components. But what differentiates these companies from one another? And what makes a specific vendor attractive for customers/users – particularly here in Europe?
Fast, capable and affordable customer-specific problem solvers from SUYIN: Board-to-board connectors as an example
SUYIN offers many different types of board-to-board (BTB) connectors. This broad selection begins with versions featuring contact configurations that range from very simple to highly complex and cover a wide variety of pitches – from 0.5 mm (fine pitch) all the way to 2.54 mm. The fact that the overwhelming majority of these products are custom solutions comes as no surprise, because SUYIN is one of the very few East Asian connector vendors that are able to realize custom developments or modifications (for example, with regard to the pin length, gold plating, housing or packaging) at absolutely competitive prices.
Battery connectors from SUYIN: Huge selection of immediately available versions, plus clever custom solutions
The more mobile our society becomes, the stronger the demand for battery-powered devices. SUYIN offers the right battery connector for nearly any kind of application, from mobile phones and notebooks to portable devices for industrial, automotive, and medical device applications. And if the tremendous range of ready-to-order battery connector solutions (with well over 1,000 different variants) does not include the solution that you are looking for, SUYIN's special strength comes into play: Fast development and production in accordance with customer specifications.