C&K – Innovative anti-tampering switch protects smart meters and alarms from piracy


The new ATS series of switches from C&K offers an extended lifetime and instant detection capability for use in connected products such as smart meters, alarms and point-of-sale terminals. The ATS switches provide a cost-effective option for applications which require the ability to reliably detect opening or hacking of devices. Standard ATS series switches have […]

Hirose – FPC/FFC connectors robust enough for use in automotive applications


Hirose has introduced the FH52 series, a family of Flat Flexible Cable/Flat Printed Circuit (FFC/FPC) connectors which meet the stringent requirements of automotive applications. The connector housing incorporates a robust locking structure which ensures that the actuator cannot be removed even under rough operating conditions. The rotating actuator is supported by the tips of the […]

NXP Semiconductors – Rapid prototyping kit accelerates design of secure IoT end nodes


NXP Semiconductors has launched a board which provides a rapid development platform for Internet of Things (IoT) nodes. The Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit, which has the orderable part number SLN-RPK-NODE, is supplied with a comprehensive suite of tools and software, including a real-time operating system, drivers, middleware, applications for the iOS and Android® mobile operating […]

STMicroelectronics – 800V MOSFET series offers low on-resistance in switching power-conversion applications


The STx7N80K5 from STMicroelectronics is a series of 800V N-channel power MOSFETs which enable designers to implement highly efficient converter circuits in switching power supplies. This high-voltage MOSFET series takes advantage of ST’s MDmeshTM K5 process technology, which is based on an innovative proprietary vertical structure. This fabrication technology produces devices which are characterised by […]

STMicroelectronics – Low-power 868MHz transceiver provides robust air interface in Sigfox networks


STMicroelectronics’ S2-LP, a low- power RF transceiver operating at frequencies below 1GHz, enables designers to implement wireless equipment designs intended for use in Sigfox networks. The S2-LP also supports the Wireless M-Bus protocol and includes an embedded packet handler to implement proprietary wireless protocols. The S2-LP is suitable for use in the licence-free ISM and […]

STMicroelectronics – New IR laser sensor performs ranging measurements over distances up to 4m


STMicroelectronics has introduced the VL53L1X, a state-of-the-art, Time- of-Flight (ToF) laser-ranging sensor module which provides accurate ranging measurements at distances up to 4m. Part of the ST FlightSenseTM product family, the VL53L1X is the fastest miniature ToF sensor on the market, operating at sampling frequencies up to 50Hz. Housed in a miniature LGA package measuring […]

TE Connectivity – Connectors with transparent body enable easy termination of solid or stranded wires


TE Connectivity’s (TE) Flex Grip wire connectors provide for fast and easy termination in a broad range of applications that use 24-14 AWG solid or stranded wires, which have a cross-section between 0.2mm2 and 4.0mm2. These push-in connectors have operating levers for fast, easy and releasable wire terminations. The transparent body allows users to visually […]

TE Connectivity – Make first, break last connector offers superior grounding performance


TE Connectivity (TE) has added a product with Make First, Break Last (MFBL) functionality as part of its POWER TRIPLE LOCK line of connectors. The new MFBL connector’s application- specific grounding design permits the ground connection to be established before power connections are made, and maintains the connection until the power connections are broken. This […]

Vicor – Buck regulator module with 24V input supplies output current up to 20A


Vicor has released a new member of its Cool-Power ZVS Buck family of voltage regulator modules. The PI3325-00-LGIZ is the first such module operating at a nominal 24V or 28V input voltage to be capable of handling a current as high as 20A. Vicor’s Cool-Power ZVS regulator modules supply more power at higher temperatures than […]

Vishay – Low-profile TVS diodes offer precise breakdown- voltage values and high surge-current capability


Vishay Intertechnology’s SMBJxxD series of surface-mount TransZorb® Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) diodes offers a tight ±3.5% breakdown-voltage tolerance combined with very low reverse leakage current. Compared to earlier devices, the new TVS diodes provide superior clamping features, including higher peak pulse surge current and lower clamping voltages for better input protection of semiconductor devices. The […]