Amphenol Rolls High-Current Cabling System

Sidney, N.Y. – Amphenol Industrial Products Group releases SurLok Plus, a high current cabling system designed for energy storage in commercial and residential battery storage systems as well as electric and hybrid electric vehicles. SurLok Plus, used by inverter and power supply manufacturers, is optimized for battery pack connections from 50 A to 400 A using a touch-safe…

Toshiba Unveils BiCS FLASH Memory

Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), has developed the new generation of BiCS FLASH, a three-dimensional (3D) stacked cell structure flash memory.  Touted as the industry’s first 256-gigabit (32 gigabyte) 48-layer BiCS FLASH device, it also uses 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) technology. Toshiba defines the stacked cell structure as “a structure stacking Flash memory cells…

Toshiba Develops Stacked NAND Flash with TSV

Tokyo, Japan – Toshiba Corporation claims the development of the industry’s first 16-die (max.) stacked NAND flash memory using Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology. The prototype uses TSV technology that uses the vertical electrodes and vias to pass through the silicon dies for the connection. “This enables high speed data input and output, and reduces power consumption,” said…

Crystek Offers Ultra-Low Phase Noise Oscillator

Fort Myers, Fla. – Crystek Corporation launched the CCPD-575, an ultra-low phase noise LVPECL Oscillator that provides a -162 dBc/Hz noise floor. The clock oscillator claims an industry leading phase noise for an LVPECL oscillator – at least 15 dB lower phase noise than most LVPECL oscillators on the market today. Other key specs include close-in phase noise @ -90…

Excelsys Adds PMBus Protocol to Xsolo Series

Cork, Ireland—Excelsys Technologies has added PMBus communications on its Xsolo series of 1U, single-output power supply units (PSUs). The Xsolo units, equipped with an optional I2C digital interface, can be remotely monitored by system supervisory equipment using industry standard PMBus protocols. The Xsolo family is offered in a convection-cooled, 504W open-frame U-channel form-factor model (6.8W/in3) and an…

Ametherm Thermistor Targets Extremely High Voltages

Carson City, Nev. — Ametherm released a new PTC circuit protection thermistor with an industry-high voltage rating of 680 V for inrush current limiting and overcurrent protection in applications such as welding equipment and plasma cutters with extremely high voltages from 480 V to 930 V. The MCL20 500100-A thermistor features a 680-V voltage rating…

ROHM AC/DC Converter Control Targets SiC MOSFET Drive

Santa Clara, Calif. —  ROHM touts the development of the industry’s first AC/DC converter control IC designed specifically for SiC MOSFET drive in industrial equipment such as servers and other large power applications. The BD7682FJ-LB integrates a gate drive circuit optimized for SiC MOSFET drive, together with a quasi-resonant system that delivers lower noise and higher efficiency versus…

Microsemi Debuts Inductive Sensor Interface ICs

Aliso Viejo, Calif.  — Microsemi Corp. rolled out the first device in its new family of sensor interface integrated circuits (ICs) based on inductive sensing technology. The company claims the LX3301A as the first inductive sensor IC in the market using linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) architecture implementations on printed circuit boards (PCB), targeting automotive and…