C&K – Watertight miniature tactile switches withstand harsh operating conditions


C&K’s KMR6 NG and KMR7 NG switches with no Ground pin are watertight, reliable and resistant to vibrations and harsh operating conditions. They are ideal for use in innovative product types such as personal health- monitoring systems, since they are resistant to corrosion caused by cleaning chemicals, and connected sport watches, as they withstand the […]

E-Switch – Soft-touch surface-mount tact switch offers long lifetime


E-Switch has announced the introduction of the TL9100 series of surface-mount tact switches which offers a soft-touch feel together with a long operating lifetime. Provided in a Single- Pole, Single-Throw (SPST) configuration, the TL9100 series switches are available with an actuation-force rating of either 200gf or 350gf. The operating lifetime of the switches depends on […]

Hirose – New FFC/FPC connector can be inserted by machine on the production line


Hirose’s new FH63 series of Flat Flexible Circuit (FFC) or Flat Printed Circuit (FPC) connectors enables automated insertion for efficient end-product assembly. A unique single-action lock allows an FFC or FPC to be inserted into the connector without opening the lock lever. This can be done with one hand or by a machine, helping to […]

Microsemi – Power modules benefit from latest IGBT technology to reduce power losses


Microsemi offers a full range of power modules featuring IGBTs from various generations of bipolar transistor technology, including Trench and Field Stop. Now new modules based on the latest Trench5 IGBTs are the perfect replacement for modules based on Non-Punch-Through (NPT) IGBTs. The APTGTQxxxx Trench5 IGBT modules, which have a breakdown voltage rating of 650V, […]

NXP – New NFC front-end offers extended transmission range


NXP Semiconductors’ new CLRC663 plus, an efficient and flexible NFC front- end IC, is ideal for applications which require both high performance and low power consumption. The CLRC663 plus, which has the part number CLRC66303HN, is pin-compatible with other devices in the CLRC663 family, the MFRC630 and SLRC610. It offers a longer transmission range and […]

ON Semiconductor – Low-power op amps ideal for power supplies and lighting applications


ON Semiconductor’s NCS2007x family of operational amplifiers offers 3MHz gain-bandwidth product and operates over a wide supply-voltage range of 2.7V to 36V. The family consists of the NCS20071 single, NCS20072 dual and NCS20074 quad configurations which are housed in small packages suitable for use in portable and space- constrained designs. Related devices with the NCV2007x […]

Panasonic – Aluminium electrolytic capacitors provide more capacitance in smaller can size


Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems’ miniature FKS series of aluminium electrolytic capacitors can be used by electronics designers to both save space and increase system reliability. The FKS series capacitors offer a dramatic increase in the ratio of capacitance to volume compared to earlier products. The newer devices provide as much as three times more […]

Panasonic – High-performance power relay efficiently switches up to 90A


The DZ-S normally open relay from Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems has a high switching capability of 90A at 250V AC, making it suitable for demanding applications in home and building automation. Residential smart meters, for instance, are an increasingly important link between power suppliers and end-users, monitoring energy distribution at both a local and […]

STMicroelectronics – 650V IGBT combines low losses with excellent handling of short-circuits


The STGYA120M65DF2 from STMicroelectronics is a 650V IGBT developed using an advanced proprietary trench-gate field-stop structure. It can handle a continuous current of up to 120A at a case temperature of 100°C. The device, one of the M series of IGBTs, gives the industry’s best trade-off between static and dynamic characteristics, featuring a collector-emitter saturation […]

STMicroelectronics – Digital controller for LED lighting enables precise PWM dimming


STMicroelectronics’ STLUX285A is a highly integrated system controller for configurable lighting fixtures which provides fast and precise PWM dimming of LED light sources. A member of the STLUXTM family of controllers for lighting and power-conversion applications, it enables fully configurable lighting to deliver the right amount of light where and when it is needed, supporting […]