Circuit & System Protection


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Clearing the Static: ESD training and compliance in the workplace
24 November 2021, Actum Group
ESD (electrostatic discharge) can change the electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device by degrading or destroying it entirely. ESD can potentially damage electronic systems, causing equipment ...

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Lightning current protection for four-conductor systems
27 October 2021, Phoenix Contact
The Termitrab complete product family from Phoenix Contact provides narrow surge protective devices for measurement and control technology. With immediate effect, the TTC-6P-4… protective devices for ...

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Clearing the Static: ESD cleaning
27 October 2021, Actum Group
To avoid ESD damage to electronic assemblies or components, they must be manufactured, handled, packaged and stored in an ESD protected environment.       It is essential that these ESD protected workplace ...

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20 mm higher pin heatsink provides 20% better performance
29 September 2021, Sivan Electronic Supplies
With an overall height of 65 mm, the new PO 98-98-65-AL pin heatsink from Alutronic exceeds the established maximum standard height of 45 mm. In the case of the PO 98-98-65-AL, the additional 20 mm improves ...

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High-current feedthrough filters
29 September 2021, Conical Technologies
HPR Series feedthrough filters from NexTek are designed and built to provide rugged EMI filtering for high-current lines, no matter the application details or environmental requirements. These feedthrough ...

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Compact X2 capacitors for noise suppression
25 August 2021, Electrocomp
A new series of very compact EPCOS X2 capacitors for noise suppression, rated for 275 V a.c. and covering a capacitance range from 33 nF to 1 µF, has been released by TDK. Depending on the capacitance ...

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Thermoelectric coolers for optoelectronic systems
29 September 2021, TRX Electronics
Featuring next-generation thermoelectric materials, the OptoTEC OTX/HTX Series of thermoelectric coolers from Laird Thermal Systems offers a 10% boost in cooling capacity, greater temperature differential ...

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Common-mode filters for mobile devices
29 September 2021, Electrocomp
TDK has developed the TCM0403M Series of miniaturised thin-film common-mode filters for mobile devices. The 0403 case size (0,457 x 0,3 x 0,23 mm) is 58% smaller and 56% lighter than previous products. ...

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Fast-acting chip fuse for automotive applications
29 September 2021, Altron Arrow
Vishay introduced a new, very fast-acting thin film chip fuse. For automotive applications, the Vishay Beyschlag MFU 0603 AT is AEC-Q200 qualified and features current ratings from 0,5 A to 5,0 A.  ...

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Clearing the Static: Ionisers and how they work
29 September 2021, Altico Static Control Solutions
Ionisers neutralise electrostatic charges on insulators and isolated (non-grounded) conductors to reduce the magnitude of electrostatic discharges (ESD) in an ESD protected area (EPA). Basically, air ...

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Dual-channel capacitive isolators
25 August 2021, Conical Technologies
The SCM3721ASA and SCM3723ASA belong to a family of digital isolators based on unique capacitive pulse isolation technology. Capacitive pulse isolation is a new-generation digital isolator technology ...

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Clearing the Static: ESD clothing and footwear
25 August 2021, Altico Static Control Solutions
While working in an electrostatic protected area (EPA), ESD clothing is necessary to make sure that people do not charge the products they are working with. ESD footwear and clothing prevent static charge ...

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Hybrid design combines best of MOV and GDT protection
25 August 2021, Electrocomp
Bourns has introduced one of the most significant breakthroughs in MOV (metal oxide varistor) device design in decades, in the form of its IsoMOV protectors. The innovatively designed hybrid protection ...

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ESD diode for interface protection
28 July 2021, Altron Arrow
Vishay released a new bidirectional asymmetrical (BiAs) single-line ESD protection diode in the compact new DFN1006-2A package with side-wettable terminals. Saving space over solutions in SOT packages, ...

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Ventilation panels with EMI shielding
23 June 2021, Conical Technologies
Ranatec, a Swedish specialist in test equipment for design verification, product certification, production testing as well as expert troubleshooting and in-service monitoring, offers a range of ventilation ...

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New EMI gasket and shielding solutions agency for Conical
28 July 2021, Conical Technologies
Euro Technologies, a leading European provider of shielding, RFI and thermal products, is now represented in South Africa by Conical Technologies. With more than 20 years of experience in the supply ...

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Clearing the Static: The importance of quality, tested ESD flooring
28 July 2021, Altico Static Control Solutions
Many people think that when testing an ESD floor you only need to perform a test from point to point to ensure the material is static dissipative or conductive. ESD flooring contains antistatic chemicals ...

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ESD protection devices for high-speed automotive interfaces
28 April 2021, EBV Electrolink
Nexperia has announced a new range of ESD protection devices aimed specifically at protecting the ever-increasing number of high-speed interfaces found in automotive applications, especially the in-vehicle ...

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Clearing the Static: Basic principles of static control
26 May 2021, Altico Static Control Solutions
ESD packaging solutions Many industries require particular conductivity specifications on their containers, component holders and pallets, which serve to prevent the destruction of electronic components ...

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ESD protection devices for high-speed automotive interfaces
26 May 2021, EBV Electrolink
Nexperia has announced a new range of ESD protection devices aimed specifically at protecting the ever-increasing number of high-speed interfaces found in automotive applications, especially the in-vehicle ...

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