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Ferrites and accessories - best-in-class power dissipation in 25 to 400 kHz range
28 February 2001, Electrocomp
Progressive miniaturisation in power electronics calls for continuous improvement of key parameters such as power dissipation and DC magnetic bias in ferrite materials. With the new N97 material, Epcos ...

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Ferrites for any application in any shape
28 February 2001
Magnetics, a leading manufacturer of 'soft' magnetic materials and components supplied worldwide to the electronics industry is offering a comprehensive range of materials, components and geometries. ...

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Tape wound cores and bobbin cores
28 February 2001
Magnetics offers tape wound cores made from high permeability magnetic strip alloys (0,0127 to 0,356 mm thick) of nickel-iron (80% or 50% Ni), silicon-iron, cobalt-iron and amorphous metals. Respective ...

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Using a PTC thermistor for degaussing
28 February 2001, Electrocomp
To minimise picture distortion and beam landing error (colour impurity), the shadow mask and associated metal parts of a CRT tube must be demagnetised at switch on. This is done by passing decaying AC ...

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Surface mount inductors for RF enhance solderability
28 February 2001
Gowanda Electronics introduced a new series of surface mount inductors at the 2001 Wireless Symposium. This wirewound CC series is designed with terminations which result in improved solderability and ...

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Must you have that capacitor?
14 February 2001, Communica, EBV Electrolink
When demand for the most common types of capacitors is stretching the world's supply, the use of sensible alternatives can avoid difficulties and may even save money. Murata explains further. By far ...

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Aluminium electrolytics for tough demands
14 February 2001, Electrocomp
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors of the SIKOREL B41554 series from Epcos are specified for continuous use at temperatures up to 125°C. They cover a capacitance range from 1500 to 220 000 µF at rated voltages ...

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Substrates and thick film resistive ink resistors
22 November 2000
Pecos (porcelain enamel coating on steel) is a revolutionary ceramic capability of insulating common steel with a patented ceramic material and process to produce substrates of large sizes and unique ...

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Power resistors
22 November 2000
CGS Resistance in Lymington, UK, has extensive design experience gained over its many years of involvement with customer requirements. CGS produces and sells power resistor products of ohmic value from ...

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Must you have that capacitor?
25 October 2000
By far the most popular capacitors used are the smaller multilayer ceramic chips (MLCCs)

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High stability filter sets
25 October 2000, RF Design
Signal Technology's Model P-2245 is a matched set of low-pass linear phase diplexers designed for use in I/Q modulation/demodulation systems with demanding environments, including space applications. ...

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Capacitor shortages - what to do?
25 October 2000
For a long time Murata technical staff have urged everyone to replace tantalum capacitors with ceramics - the bigger with smaller, the palladium with base metal. The current world shortages of tantalum ...

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SAW resonators and filters suit newly available frequencies
25 October 2000
RF Monolithics (RFM) has introduced a surface-mount surface-acoustic-wave (SAW) filter and resonator at 868,35 MHz and 868,95 MHz with an accompanying 10,7 MHz LO resonator for use in Europe. The 868-870 ...

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Toroidal inductors
25 October 2000, RF Design
The low-cost HCT Series toroidal inductors from Coilcraft are designed for high current, low voltage applications, particularly the latest generation of low voltage microprocessors. The toroid core offers ...

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1306 chip RC network
25 October 2000, CST Electronics
Panasonic is offering a small SMD RC network for the fields of AV, mobile communication, optical equipment, industrial equipment, PCs and telecoms etc. The small chip includes four noise reduction circuits ...

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Multilayer ceramic capacitors
25 October 2000, Electrocomp
Maximum capacitance within minimum space - this is the reason why multilayer capacitors are simply indispensable in many areas of advanced microelectronics. So says passives manufacturer Epcos who, as ...

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Surface mount NTCs adapted to the needs of miniaturisation
25 October 2000, Electrocomp
BC Components, the passive components company that recently emerged from Philips Components, has introduced a range of negative temperature coefficient (NTC) 0603 surface mount thermistors, extending ...

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Control potentiometers
25 October 2000
Piher offers modular carbon potentiometers in dust-proof enclosures with a polyester substrate. The modular design allows four units to be attached. Electrical specifications are: range of values 100 ...

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Double balanced mixer
25 October 2000, RF Design
Hittite Microwave's HMC294 passive MMIC miniature mixer can be used as an up or down converter from 25 to 40 GHz. The small size (1,70 mm2) and high reliability make this an ideal replacement for hybrid ...

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SMD SAW resonators for automated production
1 March 2000
A 20% footprint reduction, with options of narrower resonant frequency bandwidths, is featured by Murata's new SAW resonator range. These are single port devices with resonant frequencies from 315,95 ...

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