Vishay MLCCs

Vishay Offers Alternatives to EOL MLCCs

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is offering a number of multilayer chip capacitors (MLCCs) that may be used as alternatives for end-of-life (EOL) commodity parts. Several component manufacturers have recently announced EOL product change notifications (PCNs) for select NPO, X7R and X5R ceramic capacitors. “A lot of customers don’t realize we manufacture these parts unless they are in…

Premier Magnetics Replaces Discontinued Murata Line Filters

Premier Magnetics offers replacement components for more than 36 part numbers in the PLA10ANxxx and PLA10ASxxx EMIFIL series of AC line filters discontinued by Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. The expanded PMCU series of common mode line filters are a direct cross for Murata’s parts and are available from stock. Designed for switching power supply applications,…

NTC Thermistors Deliver Precise Temperature Measurement

Temperature measurement accuracy is an essential part of many electronics designs. This is especially true in consumer, industrial and automotive electronics applications where the functionality or efficiency of an entire system is often dependent on temperature-based variables. With recent advances in surface-mounted negative temperature coefficient (SMD NTC) thermistors, designers, engineers and purchasers – all involved…

Resistor Makers Address Anti-Sulfur Requirements

Sulfur contamination in chip resistors was primarily an issue for the automotive industry, but over the past several years it has migrated into other applications. Sulfur contamination can impact the long-term reliability of resistors in high-sulfur content environments. While there aren’t a huge number of applications in high-sulfur environments, in some industrial locations, such as…

Ametherm Offers Custom NTC Thermistor Probe Assemblies

Carson City, Nev. —Ametherm now offers complete customization of its NTC thermistor probe assemblies to meet a customer’s specific application needs. Assemblies can be designed and built in as little as two weeks, the company said. The devices can be built to customer-specified resistance values, tolerances, beta values, insulation resistance, and dielectric voltage breakdown. “We can…

Ecliptek Speeds Up Compliance Notification

Costa Mesa, Calif. – Identifying and reporting on the materials used in electronics components continues to be a challenge for buyers in the electronics industry. This has become a moving target as regulations expand and more materials are banned. In an effort to help its customers meet environmental compliance requirements, Ecliptek Corp., a crystal and oscillator…

Appeals Court: Conflict Minerals Rule Violates 1st Amendment

A U.S. appeals court ruled this week that the government cannot compel companies to report whether or not their products contain so-called “conflict minerals” — gold, tantalum, tin, and tungsten– mined from regions in Africa. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on Monday that the requirement that companies state…