C&K – Robust switches offer long life in harsh operating conditions


C&K supplies a broad range of high- quality, durable switches for integration into various types of control gear in transportation equipment and off-road vehicles. The switches are ideal for use in control grips, joysticks, off-road panels, hydraulics, power-control panels, heavy equipment, lifts and other applications. Many of the C&K switches are suitable for harsh applications […]

Diodes Incorporated – Schottky diodes give performance gains of as much as 20%


Diodes Incorporated has used an advanced deep-trench fabrication process to produce a new SDT series of Schottky diodes which offers superior performance to planar-type Schottky diodes at similar or lower cost. At launch the family consists of 29 devices housed in thermally- efficient packages. The new Schottky diodes may be used to provide the blocking, […]

Hirose – Robust wire-to-board connectors have small board footprint


Hirose has introduced the DF52 series of space-saving wire-to-board connectors for applications requiring high strength and durability. The connector range consists of crimp plugs and right-angle receptacles in a single row. The mated height profile is just 1.75mm, and the depth of the connector is 4.1mm, reducing the space on the board dedicated to connections. […]

NXP – New reference design implements 15W Qi-compliant wireless charging transmitter


NXP Semiconductors’ WCT-15WTX1- COILFF is a reference design for a fixed-frequency, single-coil wireless power transmitter with a 15W rating. The reference design uses the MWCT10xx transmitter controller IC, a device which integrates all the required functions of a wireless power-transmitter design that complies with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi® standard. The design incorporates the […]

Panasonic – Chip-type solid polymer capacitors offer highest capacitance in their class


Panasonic Industry Europe has added two new series to its SP-Cap family of conductive polymer aluminium capacitors, providing higher capacitance and better ripple-current performance in devices housed in D-case sizes. As polymer capacitors do not require voltage derating, unlike tantalum capacitors, an SP-Cap part rated at 6.3V can act as a direct replacement for a […]

Panasonic – Pyroelectric passive infrared sensor offers improved radial sensitivity


Panasonic has developed a special lens which improves the radial sensitivity of pyroelectric PIR sensors. The wide-angle models in the EKMCxxx and EKMBxxx PaPIR sensor families featuring the patented lens are intended for use in both wired and battery-powered applications. The superior optical characteristics of the new lens give a large detection angle of 150° […]

Recom – Boost regulator module for single-cell batteries offers low stand-by power consumption


RECOM’s new R-78S boost switching regulator module is intended for use in IoT devices powered by a single-cell battery. Combining a wide input-voltage range, high efficiency and low stand-by losses, the R-78S regulator extends the working lifetime of single-cell batteries by maintaining a stable 3.3V output all the way down to the cut-off voltage at […]

Recom – Complete 5W AC-DC converter in compact modular package


RECOM’s new RAC05-K series are low-cost 5W AC-DC converters in a 1′′ x 1′′ package which offer high power density of 7.7W/in3 and high efficiency at light and full load. The RAC05-K converters are intended for use in Internet of Things (IoT) devices and factory- automation systems that include sensors and communications nodes that are […]

STMicroelectronics – Entry-level 32-bit MCUs ideal for use in 8- and 16-bit applications


STMicroelectronics’ entry-level 32-bit STM32F030 Value Line of microcontrollers based on an ARM Cortex-M0 core is intended for use in applications that today use an 8-bit or 16-bit MCU. The STM32F030 devices feature 256kbytes of programme Flash, and are supplied in 32-, 48- or 64-pin LQFP packages, or a 20-pin TSSOP package. Products in the STM32F0 […]

TE Connectivity – Bus bar power connectors designed for Open Compute Project applications


New bus bar power connectors and cable assemblies from TE Connectivity (TE) offer lower power consumption in power-distribution applications when used to provide a connection either for the power supply or for a back-up battery. Suitable for use in telecoms and networking equipment, the bus bar connectors and cable assemblies conform to the specifications set […]