ST RF Transistors Deliver High-Power Density

Geneva – STMicroelectronics’ STAC250V2-500E 13.6-MHz RF power transistor delivers high-power density in a miniaturized and thermally efficient package for high-output class-E industrial power supplies. The STAC250V2-500E offers load-mismatch capability of 20:1, the highest in the industry, for enhanced safety up to the maximum power of 600 W, said ST. The STAC250V2-500E device’s 0.55 x 1.35-inch STAC air-cavity package is…

America Semiconductor Rectifiers Optimized for Industrial

Linden, N.J. – America Semiconductor, LLC has developed a series of high-power standard recovery rectifiers in a DO4 package.  Offered in stud cathode and stud anode versions, the parts are available with current ratings ranging from 6 A to 25 A. The high-reliability components are hermetically sealed to ensure robust and dependable performance in harsh and…

Linear Temp Sensor IC Offers High Accuracy

Milpitas, Calif. – Linear Technology Corp. has launched the LTC2983 high performance digital temperature measurement IC, which directly digitizes RTDs, thermocouples, thermistors and external diodes with 0.1°C accuracy and 0.001°C resolution. The analog front end offers low noise, low offset buffered ADCs, and all the necessary excitation and control circuits for each sensor. The measurements are performed…

Microchip DSC Targets Harsh Environments

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc. has announced a new family of 16-bit dsPIC33 digital signal controllers (DSCs). The dsPIC33 “EV” family provides 5-V operation for improved noise immunity and robustness, which is suited for devices operating in harsh environments such as automotive (including sensors, user interface, fuel pumps, cooling fans and water pumps), appliance (including…

ST IGBTs Increase Energy Efficiency

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has introduced its new M-Series of 1200-V IGBTs that feature advanced trench-gate field-stop technology. The new design is said to save more energy and increase reliability in applications such as solar inverters, welding equipment, uninterruptible power supplies, and industrial motor drives. With highly optimized conduction and turn-off characteristics, as well as low…

Toshiba Launches White LEDs in 3535 Package

Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has extended its LETERAS family of white LEDs with the launch of its TL1L3 series for industrial LED lighting.The new series features ultra-compact devices that combine gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) chips with an industrial standard 3535 lens type package. While high-performance white LEDs are typically fabricated on expensive sapphire substrates…

C&K Offers Customizable Graphics for Illuminated Switches

Newton, Mass. – C&K Components now provides customizable graphics for backlit caps on illuminated industrial pushbutton switches. The company can add painted and laser-etched custom graphics or symbols to the backlit caps on the illuminated versions of its AP Series industrial pushbutton switches. The switches are suitable for  use in joystick modules and control panels…

Toshiba Launches App Processor for Wearables

San Jose, Calif., — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, has expanded its TZ1000 family of ApP Lite application processors for wearable devices. The TZ1021MBG processor is housed in a smaller, thinner package than the first product in the series, the TZ1001MBG, launched earlier this year, said Toshiba. Toshiba is showcasing the new ApP Lite processor at Electronica…

Omnetics Unveils Mini Down-Hole Connectors

Minneapolis, Minn. — Targeting extreme environments in the oil and gas industry, Omnetics has developed Nano-sized (.025″ pitch) connectors that maintain reliability up to 200 degrees C for rugged board-mount applications. These connectors are designed to solder down through very thick printed circuit boards and route signals from one board to another, all inside a drill-control housing.…