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Panasonic introduces the industry’s thinnest push-button type switch

Aug 8, 2017

“Light Touch Switch” features IP67 protection for indoor and outdoor use   Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has recently introduced an SMD push-button switch named “Light Touch Switch”, which is the thinnest of its kind currently on the market with a thickness of only 0.50mm. The device features a very small footprint of only
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Vishay Intertechnology Extends OSOP Series of SMD Dual In-Line Thin Film Resistor Networks With New 16-Pin and 24-Pin Versions

Available With Isolated, Last Pin Common, and Custom Schematics in 25 mil Pitch QSOP Package, Devices Offer Tight Ratio Tolerances to ± 0.025 %   Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company has extended its OSOP series of surface-mount dual in-line thin film resistor networks in the 25 mil pitch QSOP package
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DC-AC Inverters from Powersolve provide up to 4500VA

Power supply specialist Powersolve announces its PJN series of DC-AC sine wave inverters which provide between 1000VA and 4500VA from a DC input between 40 to 60VDC.  They also take 230VAC mains input enabling them to operate in a UPS mode and switch over to 48V DC batteries automatically when the incoming mains fails. This
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Allegro MicroSystems Europe announces new automotive, half-bridge MOSFET driver ICs

ASIL-B devices designed for automotive applications with high-power inductive loads   Allegro MicroSystems Europe has announced two new N-channel power MOSFET driver ICs capable of controlling MOSFETs connected in a half-bridge arrangement.  Allegro’s A4926 and A4927 are specifically designed for automotive applications with high-power inductive loads, such as, DC Pumps (Braking, Oil, Water, and Fuel),
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Expanded beam fibre optic cable assembly for connections in the toughest environments

HARTING has developed an expanded beam fibre optic connector for providing high-bandwidth transmission in the harsh environments found in tunnel drilling and mining applications, where industrial Ethernet over fibre optic cable is becoming the transmission medium of choice. As digitisation makes increasing inroads into these sectors, the demands placed on the communication and control cabling
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Robust metal docking frame for easy connections

Aug 1, 2017

The HARTING Han-Modular® Docking Frame Metal is a new robust connector solution for speeding the installation of systems that have to be mated “blind” or coupled automatically – in switch cabinet drawers, for example. The new docking frame allows machine components to be switched quickly and securely, providing a cost-effective technique for incorporating slide-in modules in
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Microchip’s ATtiny1617 Series of AVR MCUs, Now at Mouser, Delivers Increased Throughput and Lower Power

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the ATtiny1617 microcontroller series from Microchip Technology. Part of Microchip’s low-power 8-bit AVR® microcontroller portfolio, the ATtiny1617 devices offer pin and code compatibility with the ATtiny817 series devices while extending the flash
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Vishay Intertechnology WSBS8518…40 Power Metal Strip® Battery Shunt Resistor Improves Accuracy, Provides Consistent Contact Location

36 W Device Features Three Sense Pins to Assist in PCB Mounting, Offers Low Resistance Down to 50 µΩ   Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new 36 W Power Metal Strip® battery shunt resistor featuring three sense pins in the 8518 case size. With extremely low resistance values down to 50 µΩ, the
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Murata’s DC-DC converters feature high isolation for industrial power installations

Murata has introduced a series of high isolation DC-DC converters developed by Murata Power Solutions. The MGJ6 wide, low-profile series converters feature a 14 mm creepage and clearance distance for use in reinforced-rated isolated-gate drive-power applications in higher efficiency 690 VAC industrial electrical distribution systems. They provide optimised voltages for best system performance and efficiency.
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Allegro MicroSystems Europe introduces new quad DMOS full-bridge PWM motor driver IC

Jul 25, 2017

Designed with Adaptive Percent Fast Decay (APFD) to reduce current ripple for improved microstepping accuracy and lower audible noise   Allegro MicroSystems Europe introduces a new quad DMOS full-bridge driver IC capable of driving up to two stepper motors or four DC motors. Each full-bridge output is rated up to 1.6 A and 40 V. 
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