Newark element14 Adds Linear Tech LT8609

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has introduced Linear Technology’s LT8609, a 2A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator with unique synchronous rectification topology that delivers 93 percent efficiency while switching at 2MHz. This enables designers to avoid noise-sensitive frequency bands, such as AM radio, while providing a highly compact package. It is available in a small 10-lead…

Mouser Kicks Off Space Exploration Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has partnered with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to kick off their new Space Exploration Series and Space Challenge. This series includes a debate on the age-old question that has been waged for decades – “Which reigns supreme: Star Wars or Star Trek?” Grant posed the question during a recent…

ASTRI, Guangdong Collaborate on Integrated Power Modules

Hong Kong – Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) will collaborate with state-owned Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co. Ltd (GRAM) to jointly develop next generation integrated power module (IPM) and other new technologies for electronic and communication products. ASTRI CEO Dr Frank Tong (right) and GRAM General Manager Mr Li Zezhong exchange a warm hand…

Heilind Acquires MPS Group

Wilmington, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, one of the world’s largest distributors of interconnect products, has acquired MPS Group, a leading distributor of electronic components and manufacturer of cable assemblies for the European Mil-Aero Marketplace. “We are very pleased to be expanding Heilind’s operations into Germany, Europe’s largest economy, and welcome the dedicated employees of MPS group into the…

RS, Allied Sign Taiwan Semiconductor

RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, have announced a new global distribution agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor. The agreement extends the existing partnership with RS into the US, Canada and Mexico through Allied, its sister company in North America. The Taiwan Semiconductor range includes discrete power rectifiers, analogue…

Vishay Chip Resistors Offer 4X the Power Dissipation

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has extended its RCWE series of thick film surface-mount wraparound chip resistors with new devices in the 0612 and 1020 case sizes. The Vishay Dale RCWE0612 and RCWE1020, with long side terminations, provide four times the power dissipation of standard devices in equivalent 1206 and 2010 footprints. These devices will save board…

Infineon Low-Side Switches Replace EMRs

Munich, Germany – Infineon Technologies AG has launched the HITFET+ family of protected low-side switches as a replacement for electromechanical relays (EMRs). Key features of the HITFET+ family (High Integrated Temperature protected MOSFET) include diagnosis function, digital status feedback, short-circuit robustness, controlled slew rate adjustment for balancing switching losses and EMC compliance. Target applications include automotive and industrial.…