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Upcoming modifications to Bourns’ isolation power transformers
26 February 2021, Electrocomp
In the spirit of continuous improvement, effective 14 June 2021, Bourns is changing the silicone material, Hi-pot specification and marking content for its HCT Series high clearance/creepage distance ...

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Compact transformers for DC/DC converters
26 February 2021, Electrocomp
New from TDK is the EPCOS E10 EM series, a range of insulated SMT transformers that are suitable for various DC/DC converter topologies and gate driver circuits in e-mobility and industrial electronics. ...

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High voltage and safety certified MLCCs
25 November 2020, TRX Electronics
Knowles Precision Devices offers a wide range of components, including high-voltage MLC (multi-layer chip) capacitors and safety certified capacitors designed to meet the needs of industrial equipment ...

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Power shunts for high-current applications
25 November 2020, TRX Electronics
Ideal for high-current applications, the PSx series of shunts has been expanded by KOA. Built using a solid metal alloy resistance element with copper terminations, the device also has a low temperature ...

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Flat wire SMT high-current chokes
31 March 2021, Electrocomp
TDK has extended its portfolio of EPCOS ERU SMT power inductors with the ERU16 choke series, comprised of 10 different types. The inductance values of the new B82559B*A016 series, which replaces the former ...

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Power inductors with high current ratings and low DCR
25 November 2020, RF Design
Coilcraft’s new MSS1812T series of shielded surface-mount power inductors feature low DC resistance and excellent current handling in a wide range of industry-standard footprints and inductance values, ...

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Capacitors for fast-switching semiconductors
19 October 2020, TRX Electronics
KEMET's KC-LINK surface mount capacitors are designed to meet the growing demand for fast switching wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors that operate at higher voltages, temperatures, and frequencies. These ...

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High-reliability screening for PPI’s capacitors
19 October 2020, RFiber Solutions
As typical electrical tests may not detect internal flaws such as voids, cracks, delaminations and electrode discontinuities, which can lead to latent and/or catastrophic failures in high-power applications, ...

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Rugged three-phase AC filter capacitors
16 October 2020, Electrocomp
TDK introduced two new series of EPCOS power capacitors for AC filtering in three-phase delta connection applications. The B32375* series is designed for the low to medium power range and covers a capacitance ...

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Metallised polypropylene film capacitors
30 September 2020, Avnet Abacus
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of Automotive Grade DC-Link metallised polypropylene film capacitors optimised for high humidity environments. The Vishay Roederstein MKP1848H DC-Link ...

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Mini air core inductors
29 July 2020, RF Design
Coilcraft has released its latest mini air core inductors, the 1512SP /2712SP Series. Specifications include Q factors up to 100 at 150 MHz; a wide range of standard EIA inductance values from 2,5 to ...

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Supercapacitors usurping batteries, says IDTechEx
31 August 2020
A new IDTechEx report shows that supercapacitors have started to replace 10% of lithium-ion batteries and also help to kill lead-acid.

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Mini air core inductors
31 August 2020, RF Design
Coilcraft has released its latest mini air core inductors, the 1512SP/2712SP Series. Specifications include Q factors up to 100 at 150 MHz; a wide range of standard EIA inductance values from 2,5 to 150 nH ...

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CeraCharge now available in a small packing unit
30 June 2020, Electrocomp
TDK is presenting a new packing unit for CeraCharge, the world’s first SMD technology solid-state rechargeable battery, in the compact size EIA 1812 (4,4 x 3,0 x 1,1 mm). The packing unit (B73180A0101M199) ...

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Surface mount resistors and terminations
30 June 2020, RF Design
Smiths Interconnect announced the release of its extended CXH series of surface mount chip resistors and terminations. The CXH series uses a patented layout to provide improved power handling over conventional ...

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Broadband capacitors and their significance
30 June 2020, TRX Electronics
There are a number of circuits that require coupling RF signals or bypassing them to ground while blocking DC over extraordinarily large RF bandwidths. The applications for which they are intended typically ...

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Thick-film chip resistors
29 April 2020, Electrocomp
Bourns announced the introduction of its new Model CR01005 series thick-film chip resistor. This extra small – 01005 inch (0402 metric) – CR01005 series broadens the general purpose thick-film chip resistor ...

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Automotive-grade MLCCs
29 April 2020, TRX Electronics
Yageo's automotive grade MLCC (multilayer chip capacitor) AC/AS series is AEC-Q200 qualified as well as MIL-STD-020D tested to ensure its reliability under various temperatures (from -55°C to +150°C) ...

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Chip resistors in automotive grade
29 May 2020, Altron Arrow
Vishay has enhanced its MC AT precision series of automotive grade thin film chip resistors with a wider range of resistance values from 47 Ω to 10 MΩ in the 1206 case size. The MCA 1206 AT is the industry’s ...

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Storage choke against harmonic distortion
29 April 2020, Würth Elektronik eiSos
The WE-LHMD is an SMT-mountable storage choke from Würth Elektronik optimised for filter topologies in Class-D amplifiers. Thanks to their iron powder cores, the high-current inductors for audio applications ...

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