Hirose : FH52 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 […]

Littelfuse – The MLA series of small multi-layer TVS devices operate over a wide temperature range


The MLA series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) devices may be used to suppress a variety of transient events, including those specified in the IEC 61000-4-2 and other standards. Benefitting from Littelfuse’s multi-layer fabrication technology, the MLA series typically protects ICs and other components at the circuit-board level, for which it suppresses inductive switching and […]

NXP Semiconductors – 74LVC2G3157 dual analogue switch has very low on-resistance


NXP Semiconductors’ 74LVC2G3157 is a dual single-pole, double-throw analogue switch which is suitable for use as an analogue or digital 2:1 multiplexer/demultiplexer. Each switch has a digital select input, two independent inputs/outputs and a common input/output. The device’s switch-current capability is 32mA, and it performs break-before-make switching The 74LVC2G3157 is notable for its very low […]

NXP Semiconductors – Surface-mount ‘PESD1IVN-U’ ESD diode – offers up to 18kV of protection


The PESD1IVN-U from NXP Semiconductors is an ESD protection diode for in-vehicle networks housed in a small SOT323 (SC-70) surface-mount plastic package. It is intended to provide protection to one automotive in-vehicle network line from the damage caused by ESD and other transients. NXP also supplies the PESD2IVN-U, which protects two network lines. The PESD1IVN-U […]

NXP Semiconductors – PTN5150 logic chip provides USB Type-C configuration capability


NXP Semiconductors’ PTN5150A is a small low-power Configuration Channel (CC) logic chip, providing CC control logic detection and indication functions in USB Type-C connector applications. The features of the PTN5150A enable a USB Type-C connector to be used as both host and device at either end of the cable. It can also support Type-C-to-legacy-USB cables […]

STMicroelectronics – Complete SP1ML sub-1GHz modules provide easy means to add RF connectivity to an application


STMicroelectronics’ SP1ML series is a series of low-power, full-featured RF modules operating in licence-free bandwidth at frequencies below 1GHz. The modules allow the user to easily add wireless capability to any electronic device without requiring in-depth RF experience. The SP1ML-868 operates in the 863-870MHz Short Range Devices (SRD) frequency band, and the SP1ML-915 in the […]

TE Connectivity – Robust Mini I/O connector gives 75% space saving compared to RJ45


The Industrial Mini I/O connector from TE Connectivity (TE) provides increased reliability and vibration resistance while taking up just one quarter of the space that a conventional RJ45 connector occupies. This means that the Industrial Mini I/O connector is particularly well suited to use in densely populated boards, and those in which space must be […]

Vishay – New automotive-grade IHLP® inductor offers high 180°C temperature rating


Vishay Intertechnology has introduced new automotive-grade IHLP® inductors in the 3232 case size which can operate continuously at temperatures as high as 180°C. Featuring a low 4mm profile, the IHLP-3232DZ-8A series provides a wide range of inductance values from 0.22μH to 33μH. Its shielded, composite construction reduces buzz noise to very low levels. The inductors […]

Vishay – 220 EDLC ENYCAP™ storage capacitor offers high energy density and rapid charging and discharging


The 220 EDLC ENYCAP™ electrical double-layer capacitors from Vishay Intertechnology provide a high-capacitance store of energy which is robust and may be quickly charged and discharged. The devices are available in ‘Power’ and ‘Energy’ versions. The Power versions can provide higher peak currents up to 35A at 65°C. In the Energy versions the maximum peak […]