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6th August 2020
Panasonic introduces polymer tantalum solid capacitors

Panasonic Industry Europe introduces the new TPS series, a surface mount Conductive Polymer Tantalum Solid capacitor series. The POSCAP TPS series capacitors feature sintered tantalum as an anode and highly conductive polymer as the cathode.

29th June 2020
Rugged and powerful Android TOUGHBOOK A3 tablet launched

Panasonic further strengthened its popular Android line-up today with the launch of the TOUGHBOOK A3, a fully rugged tablet with a 10.1” display. With businesses increasingly turning to Android for their rugged mobile tablet and handheld needs, the TOUGHBOOK A3 is ideal for emergency services personnel, utilities and field service agents, as well as transport and logistics operators, and those working in automotive.

4th June 2020
High current conductive polymer electrolytic capacitors

Panasonic Industry Europe has introduced the new surface-mount type ZF series of Conductive Polymer Hybrid Aluminium Electrolytic Capacitors. Being able to endure high temperatures of 150°C for up to 1.000 hours, the new capacitors benefit from a high withstand voltage of 25 to 63V and a low leakage current of (0.01 CV or 3µA). The nominal capacitance range is 33 to 270µF.

22nd April 2020
Robust resistor brings lower TCR and higher precision

Even though applications are getting more digital with every device generation and a lot of functions are defined by the implemented software, nothing in the world would work without precise high-quality passive components like robust resistors – neither in the automotive, nor in the industrial or housing sector.

8th April 2020
Compact, low ESR aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Panasonic Industry Europe has added the FN series, a low ESR Aluminum Electrolytic capacitors Surface Mount type, to its product line-up. Available from a rated voltage of 6.3VDC to 100VDC, the FN series offers wide capacitance values (10µF up to 1800µF), which are between 20% and 80% higher than the long-running FK series.

24th January 2020
A sustainable future for lithium-ion batteries

  Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions collaborated with Ritsumeikan University to develop technology that evaluates the residual value of lithium-ion batteries for reuse and recycling

20th January 2020
Relay series offers forcibly guided contacts according to EN61810-3

More than 30 years ago, Panasonic brought a low profile 8pole safety relay on the market. Now with the launch of the new 1a1b SFM relay, the company hopes to start a market revolution. With a height of only 7.8mm and reflow soldering capability, SFM provides great design possibilities and is ready for future production processes.

15th January 2020
High-performance Bluetooth 5.0 low energy module for IIoT

With the new PAN1780 Panasonic Industry Europe has launched a new Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy module based on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC single-chip controller. An output power of up to +8 dBm and the high sensitivity of the nRF52840 in combination with the LE coded PHY make the module well suited for applications that require a long range.

14th November 2019
Polymer-aluminium-electrolytic-capacitors with very low ESR

Panasonic Industry Europe has added a new long-life surface mount type series to its  product line of SP-Cap conductive polymer-aluminium-electrolytic capacitors. Available with a rated voltage of 2.0VDC or 2.5VDC, GY capacitors benefit from huge capacitance values (680µF up to 820µF) and a very low ESR characteristics (3mΩ max.).

5th September 2019
Capacitors empower new Raspberry Pi microcomputer

The new Raspberry Pi 4 is a microcomputer that promotes teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. It features Panasonic Industry Europe’s Polymer SP capacitor replacing the previously used MLCC’s (multi layer ceramic capacitor).

20th August 2019
Aluminium solid capacitors feature low ESR characteristics

Panasonic Industry Europe has added a new long life surface mount type series to its product line of OS-CON Conductive Polymer-Aluminum-Solid Capacitors. Available with a rated voltage of 2.5VDC, 6.3VDC and 16VDC, SVPT products benefit from huge capacitance values (100µF up to 560µF) and low ESR characteristics (15-24mΩ max).

29th April 2019
PCIM 2019: Advanced technology for automotive applications

Panasonic will present its latest technology portfolio at PCIM, the power electronics exhibition on Booth 345, Hall 6 at the Nuremberg Messe from 7th-9th May. Strong innovations in the fields of wide bandgap semiconductors, assembly technology and passive components technology form the basis of Panasonic unique position as the solution partner addressing the broadest range of challenges of the modern power electronic design.

28th November 2018
Teamwork for WLAN Bluetooth

A collaboration has been announced between Panasonic Industry Europe (PIDEU) and the software company OpenSynergy. The first result of this cooperation is the Bluetooth WLAN evaluation platform PAN 9026 ETU. The PAN 9026 module uses the Marvell 88W9877 Combo Controller with Bluetooth v5.0 and WLAN 802.11 n / a / g / b.

21st November 2018
Smaller and faster – the WARR Hyperloop team wins again

  Sensors, resistors and relays from Panasonic have contributed to a smaller, faster Hyperloop pod designed by a team of students from Technical University in Munich (TUM) that was celebrating its third consecutive win in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition.

8th November 2018
Future technologies and the impact on mobile work forces

When asked to rate the importance of technology trends for use by their mobile workforce, buyers rated Big Data (52%) the most important, closely followed by IoT (51%) and sensor technologies (41%), including atmosphere, temperature and biological sensors. The main drivers for the technologies were improved business efficiency and productivity.

3rd November 2018
ECWFG Series Contributes to Automotive Applications

With the advent of the Electric Vehicle market, Panasonic has capitalized on its burgeoning Film dielectric technology, to create new products for on-board charging and powertrain electronics. The new AEC-Q200 qualified ECWFG series from Panasonic features an operating temperature range of -40°C to 110°C; a rated voltage of 630V.DC, and a nominal capacitance range of 1.0µF to 4.7µF. This enables it to cater to most of the high...

9th September 2018
Polymer capacitors versus multilayer ceramic capacitors

  Capacitor selection seems a simple choice but demands, challenges and expectations of modern electronics prove otherwise, explains Panasonic Industry Europe

27th July 2018
Radial capacitors offer high ripple current

It has been announced that Panasonic Industry Europe is releasing a new series of automotive qualified aluminium electrolytic capacitors benefiting from very high ripple current (two to 2.5 times higher than existing FC series products) and large capacitance values (up to 60% higher than existing FC series products).

25th June 2018
Pushing the frontiers of knowledge at the SpaceX Hyperloop competition

Panasonic Industry has announced its sponsorship of the WARR Hyperloop team from the Technical University in Munich (TUM) which is taking part in the third annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition this summer. The Hyperloop is a new transportation concept for a high speed train to travel in a near-vacuum tube. The vacuum-tube allows the capsule to travel at supersonic speed - faster than any commercial train or car in the foreseeable future.

15th June 2018
HCI Bluetooth RF module increasing BLE data transfer rates

It has been announced that a new Host-Controlled Interface (HCI) Bluetooth RF module will be released by Panasonic, offering increased BLE data transfer rates by factor 2.5 than previous Bluetooth low energy solutions. 

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