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…

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…

Macro Sensors LVDTs Replace Proximity Sensors

Pennsauken, N.J. — Macro Sensors LVDT linear position sensors may be used to replace proximity sensors in the automated control systems of hot air, heat staking machinery used by many high technology and manufacturing industries in the manufacture of thermoplastic assemblies. “In this automated assembly process, super heated hot air melts plastic studs, softening them…

CDE Expands Hybrid Polymer Al Lytic Capacitor Line

New Bedford, Mass. — Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has released the type HZA hybrid polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The HZA capacitors offer the ultra-low equivalent series resistance (ESR) characteristics of conductive aluminum polymer capacitors packaged in a V-chip, SMT case, with high capacitance and voltage ratings previously available only in aluminum electrolytic technology. The…

‘Protect and Attack’ Strategy Earns Lenovo Record Sales

The Lenovo Group recently announced record results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013. While the company attributes its record sales “to a strong global execution, an innovative product portfolio and an increasing mix of PC Plus revenues,” the underlying driver continues to be its guiding philosophy of “protect and attack” implemented about…