Murata Capacitor Targets Auto Apps

Smyrna, Ga. – Murata Americas has launched its RCE Series, a monolithic ceramic capacitor (MLCC) line developed to meet the requirements of the automotive market. The radial, lead- and halogen-free capacitor series complies with both the AEC-Q200 requirement and the ISO7636-2 surge test. Measuring 3.6 x 3.5-7.7 x 13 mm, the series provides a rated voltage of DC25V – 1kV,…

Coilcraft CPS Unveils Extreme Temperature Inductor

Cary, Ill. — Coilcraft CPS (Critical Products & Services) has introduced the AT549RBT cored-spring inductor that features a temperature rating of -55°C to +300°C,  targeting extreme-temperature applications such as down-hole drilling and on-engine automotive. The AT549RBT offers an inductance value of 1.0 µH, a maximum current rating of 1.0 Amp and DC resistance of 15.0…

America Semiconductor Offers High-Rel 50W Zener Diodes

Union, N.J. — America Semiconductor, LLC offers a series of 50-watt Zener diodes in a wide voltage range of 6.8 V to 200 V in a DO-5 case. The 50-W devices (part numbers: 1N3305 thru 1N3350) provide voltage regulation protection in a variety of applications including alternative energy, oil drilling, power grid, welding, HVAC, and…

Amphenol Data Link Connectors Withstand High Vibrations

Amphenol Industrial Products Group offers the MAX-M12 data link connector that meets the SAE J2839 and IEC 61076-2-101 specifications. The Max-M12 connector withstands connector-to-cable retention forces of 444 N and contact retention forces of 110 N, tested at 100 mating cycles minimum. This interconnect is suited for heavy equipment, rail mass transit, mining, and process…

Linear Tech Delivers High-Efficiency Buck Converter

Milpitas, Calif. — Linear Technology offers the LTC3638, a 140-V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 250mA of continuous output current.  It operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 140V, which makes it suitable for telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications. The devices are available in industrial, automotive, and military…

Honeywell Pressure Switches Operate in Harsh Environments

Minneapolis, Minn. — Honeywell has added three new series to its pressure switch portfolio: the HP Series, HE Series and LE Series. The pressure switches from Honeywell Sensing and Control provide high burst pressure ranges, a long life cycle rating and IP67 sealing for higher durability and reliability. Applications include a variety of industrial and…

Kemet Debuts High Temp, High Voltage Capacitors

Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corp. has launched its High Voltage-High Temperature (HV-HT) Series of 200 degrees C, surface-mount ceramic capacitors in a C0G dielectric. Delivering high performance at extreme temperatures, the HV-HT capacitors are said to offer greater volumetric efficiency over competitive high temperature precious metal electrode (PME) and base metal electrode (BME) ceramic capacitor…

Heilind Stocking Mega-Fit Connectors

Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking Mega-Fit Power Connectors manufactured by Molex Incorporated. Mega-Fit Power Connectors have current-carrying capabilities up to 23.0A per circuit, enabling one of the highest current-density options compared to existing midrange power connectors. The Mega-Fit’s innovative split-box terminal design offers six independent points…

China Auto Industry Drives Healthy IC Sales

El Segundo, Calif. —  Semiconductor consumption in 2014 by China’s automotive industry will reach $4.6 billion, up 11 percent from $4.1 billion last year, driven by increased demand for vehicle safety features and infotainment applications, including car navigation, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This follows a 10 percent increase in…