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25th March 2015
AC fuse combines performance with saving space

The 835 series fuse from Littelfuse, a time-lag, ceramic body AC fuse is the first fuse from Littelfuse to combine an unparalleled I2t value, a maximum interrupting rating of 1,500A at 250Vac, and 1.5kA 8/µs surge withstand capability in a space-saving 5x20mm footprint. It is now on sale at distributor Rutronik.

18th March 2015
Supercapacitors charge and discharge a million times

The new Starcap TR series of supercapacitors from Korchip provides a reliable package of high capacitance and low resistance with thin form factor. It is suited to DRAM back-up for SSD and peak power assist for battery. The TR series is available at distributor Rutronik as of now.

11th March 2015
IoT software development kit ready to download

Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51 IoT Software Development Kit (SDK) is available for download. It is a complete IPv6-ready Internet Protocol Suite for the Bluetooth Smart SoCs of the nRF51 series. It enables small, cost-efficient applications of IoT with ultra low power consumption. The nRF51 series is available at distributor Rutronik.

8th March 2015
Low power MCUs form core of solution kit

The Detect it! solution kit from Renesas Electronics Europe, based on the new RL78/I1D microcontroller group, is designed for detector applications and provides ready to use demonstrators for the most typical detectors used in security and fire protection systems. The Detect it! solution kit is available at distributor Rutronik.

28th February 2015
RGBW sensor eliminates external sensor, lowers costs

Vishay Intertechnology has launched a new digital RGBW sensor featuring Filtron technology for accurate RGBW spectral sensitivity, while providing ambient light spectral sensitivity with responses close to that of the human eye. It is on sale at distributor Rutronik. The VEML6040 colour sensor incorporates photo-pin-diodes (RGBW) and a signal processing IC in a compact 2.0 x 1.25 x 1.0mm surface-mount, 4-pin OPLGA package, while offering an I2C b...

18th February 2015
Laser bar eases coupling of light into fibres

Rutronik is selling the SPL BF98-40-5 laser bar from Osram Opto Semiconductors, that thanks to its high brilliance considerably reduces the complexity of coupling light into fibres. Osram has optimised the chip design in terms of beam quality, resulting in a wavelength of 976nm and high brilliance of 3W/mm*mrad at an optical output of 44W. The laser bar is 5mm wide and consists of five emitters, each 100µm wide and each with cavity length o...

11th February 2015
Subminiature fuses fit space-constrained applications

Rutronik has added the compact 470 and 476 Series of NANO2 subminiature fuses from Littelfuse to its portfolio. Both series provide surge tolerance and circuit protection against overload conditions for downstream components. The new fuses feature highly compact surface mountable packages for high design flexibility in space-constrained applications.

4th February 2015
Wearable applications go to the buzzer

Distributor Rutronik is now offering for sale the world’s smallest buzzer KSSGI3J12-A from Kingstate measuring just 4 x 4 x 2mm. Thanks to its small architecture, it is ideal for wearable and portable devices.

26th January 2015
Development board is based on 32-bit processor

Vekatech’s new development board VK-RZ/A1H with the embedded microprocessor RZ/A1H from Renesas with an ARM Cortex-A9 is available at The embedded microprocessor RZ/A1H runs at up to 400MHz clock speed and integrates up to 10MB of on-chip RAM, OpenVG compatible graphics accelerator, dual LCD-drivers and camera inputs.

22nd January 2015
Fast acting fuse protects telecom power supply units

Rutronik is now selling the Littelfuse 487 Series Fuse, a first fast-acting fuse from its 5x20mm fuse family with both 420V AC and DC ratings. It has been developed to protect telecom power supply units (PSU) and datacentre server power applications where a high-voltage DC interrupting rating is required.

13th January 2015
Compact LED doubles lumen output

The new Osram Ostar Stage LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors offers more than twice the lumen output than earlier members of the product family with a component surface that is only 30% larger. The LED, available from distributor Rutronik is ideal for more compact and powerful moving heads for stage and spotlights for trade fairs and architectural lighting.

13th January 2015
Tracking assets with beacons

  Unlike GPS and cellular mobile phone tracking, beacons can locate a position within decimeters, even inside a building, creating numerous application scenarios. By Bernd Hantsche, Marketing Director Wireless, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente.

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22nd December 2014
Networking expertise to be aired at Embedded World

Rutronik will emphasise its commitment to machine and device networking at the Embedded World exhibition in Nuremberg (Feb 24-26 2015). The distributor will present a bundle of Rutronik Embedded products designed to link internet-capable machines with industrial devices as well as Rutronik Smart, which offers complete solutions for applications such as consumer/lifestyle, health care, home automation and security systems on the Internet of Things...

15th December 2014
Single package contains multiple sensors

The BME280 Integrated Environmental Unit from Bosch Sensortec combines sensors for pressure, humidity and temperature in a single package. It was designed to support a broad range of emerging high performance applications, including home automation control, indoor navigation, personalised weather stations and innovative sport and fitness applications. The BME280 is available from distributor Rutronik.

9th December 2014
Fit as a fiddle: Sensor measures heart/pulse rate

Osram Opto Semiconductors’ integrated optical sensor is now on sale a distributor Rutronik. The SFH 7050 for automatic fitness tracking is used in mobile devices, such as smart watches and fitness armbands, and simplifies personal heart rate or pulse rate measurement. The SFH 7050 sensor has three built-in emitters with different wavelengths of 530nm (green), 660nm (red) and 940nm (infrared). Each of them is based on highly efficient thin-f...

3rd November 2014
Industrial processor module extends DIMM family

emtrion has extended its DIMM family with a new industrial processor module, based on the Cortex-A9 RZ/A1 family from Renesas. It is available at distributor Rutronik. The module is fully compatible with the other modules of the emtrion DIMM series, both electrically and mechanically.

27th October 2014
CompactFlash card offers long-term availability

The use of the most reliable SLC NAND flash technology available plus integrated power fail safety guarantees data reliability in Swissbit’s C-300 Longevity, a CompactFlash card with long-term availability through to at least 2021. Its feature set includes an optimised random write speed and backward compatibility, making the card suitable for demanding applications in the telecommunications and networking market, as well as applications re...

23rd October 2014
Now hear this! Acoustic specialist signs Rutronik deal

To raise its profile and increase sales in Europe, Kingstate Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with Rutronik. The entire Kingstate product line, including piezo and magnetic buzzers, sirens, SMD and micro speakers, dynamic receivers as well as electret condenser microphones is available from the distributor.

22nd October 2014
ATX mainboard works 24/7 on CPU performance

Fujitsu’s new ATX form factor mainboard D3348-B is based on an Intel C610 chipset, and it is compatible with all Intel processors with LGA2011 R3 sockets. The mainboard is designed for 24/7 continuous operation in applications requiring high CPU performance, such as image and 3D data processing. It is on sale at distributor Rutronik.

15th October 2014
Automotive chip resistor takes trip to electronica

Thin film automotive grade chip resistors that meet the market demand for stability, high precision and accuracy for electric circuit design will draw interest to Rutronik’s stand at electronica. The AT series from Yageo is compliant to AEC-Q200 and combines superior anti-sulfur capability with a robust product design and a high pulse load performance. To eliminate early failures before final testing at taping/sealing, it provides quality a...

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