Panasonic – High-power relays offer silent, reliable switching capability


The new AQZ-G series of high-power PhotoMOS® relays from Panasonic Electric Works combines the benefits of traditional electro-mechanical relays with the capability of a state-of-the-art semiconductor-based solid-state relay. The AQZ-G series relays perform reliable, silent switching of AC and DC loads up to 600V or 6A while remaining immune to mechanical wear and tear. The […]

Panasonic – New light-touch switches benefit from excellent tactile feedback


Panasonic Industry Europe has launched a series of small side-operated surface-mount light-touch switches for portable electronic equipment. The EVPAK series switches have a footprint of just 3.9mm x 2.1mm excluding the push plate. They are 1.6mm high. These single-pole, single-throw, snap-action switches offer excellent tactile feedback from switch travel of just 0.12mm and minimum operating […]

Panasonic – High-density PIR motion sensor detects presence of human body over range of up to 17m


Panasonic has extended its PaPIRs family of passive infrared presence-detection sensors with new long-distance types which are capable of detecting a human body up to 17m away. The long-distance PaPIRs sensors feature a very small optic, enabling easy integration into space-constrained housings. The new long-distance pyroelectric sensors are additions to two series of PaPIRs devices: […]

Panasonic – Low-profile latching-type relay features a high power rating


Panasonic has launched a new, low- profile version of its proven 16A DW-H latching-type relay. The reduced height of the new DW-HL relay means that it is ideally suited to building automation equipment and to the Internet of Things, for which it can be accommodated in devices such as smart switches, smart sockets and in-wall […]

Panasonic – New light-touch switches offer stable and low contact resistance


Panasonic Industry Europe has introduced a series of surface-mount light- touch switches for use in automotive systems, communications equipment and consumer devices. The new EVPAS series switches benefit from stable and low contact resistance of up to 100mΩ. Featuring J-bent-type terminals, they offer excellent solderability. They have a small footprint of 6.0mm x 6.1mm, and […]

Panasonic – New edge-mount switches occupy very small footprint


Panasonic Industry Europe has launched the EVPAT, a new edge-mount Light Touch switch which has a small footprint of just 3.4mm x 1.7mm. The switch’s height on the PCB after installation is just 1.1mm. Because of the edge-mount structure of the EVPAT switch, it can resist the actuation force of the user operating the switch. […]

Panasonic – New power inductors for automotive applications feature high heat and vibration resistance


Panasonic Industry Europe has launched a series of reliable power inductors for automotive and other applications which require tolerance of high temperatures of up to 150°C and resistance to vibrations of up to 30g. Benefitting from a shielded construction, the new ETQ-P3M surface-mount inductors are ideal for use in switching power-conversion systems operating at frequencies […]

Panasonic – Stand-alone Wi-Fi module offers high level of integration


Panasonic Industry Europe has launched the PAN9420 embedded, stand-alone Wi-Fi® radio module. It includes a fully shielded case, integrated crystal oscillators and a chip antenna. Operating at a frequency of 2.4GHz, the PAN9420 supports the IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi specifications. It is supplied with a protocol stack and applications programming interface which include a full security […]

Panasonic – Future Electronics wins Panasonic award for technical expertise

Panasonic Industry Europe has awarded its 2017 prize for demand creation by a distributor to Future Electronics. The award recognises Future Electronics’ outstanding technical expertise and support to customers in the integration of new components and technologies into end-product designs. Tobias Erthle of Panasonic said, ‘Future Electronics is a very forward-looking company, always ready to […]

Panasonic – Thin push-button switches provide clear tactile click when operated


Panasonic Industry Europe’s Light Touch Switches are momentary push-on tactile switches which are rated for operation at up to 20mA and 15V DC. They provide a unique, sharp and clear tactile click when operated. They also feature low contact resistance and low bounce noise. Notable for their high contact reliability, the Light Touch Switches are […]