AVX Expands COTS MLCC Series

Fountain Inn, S.C. ‒ AVX Corp. has added high temperature X8R and X8L dielectric components to its high-reliability APS Series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications. Extensively tested using many of the MIL-STD test methods as used in MIL-PRF-55681, the APS Series MLCCs exhibit an ultra-low field failure rate of <1ppb.…

Laird TEMs Improve Heat Dissipation

Laird has introduced a new series of miniature thermoelectric modules (TEMs) built using Laird Tlam thermally conductive circuit boards instead of traditional ceramic-based circuit boards. The Tlam OptoTEC series is designed for applications where temperature stabilization of sensitive optical components in photonics, telecom, medical and consumer markets is critical. The company said the use of…

ERNI Expands High-Current Connector Line

Richmond, Va. – Targeting industrial and heavy-equipment providers, ERNI has expanded its high-current power element series to include combined flexible/massive press-fit and purely massive press-fit technologies. The high power wire-to-board connectors with press-fit terminations provide a gas-tight interface to the PCB via, eliminating the need for high temperature soldering and its negative effects on the…

Honeywell Unveils Nanopower AMR Sensor ICs

Minneapolis, Minn. – Honeywell has claimed the industry’s first Nanopower anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor ICs that provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring only 360 nanoamps (nA). Offering low power requirements together with smaller packaging and higher durability and reliability than reed switches at the same sensitivity…

Pasternack Debuts Wide Dynamic Range Limiting Amplifiers

Irvine, CA – Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. has introduced a line of wide dynamic range broadband limiting amplifiers commonly used in electronic warfare, microwave receivers and broadband communications systems. The coaxial limiting amplifiers cover a wide frequency range between 1 to 18 GHz. These broadband limiting amplifiers are used to protect sensitive microwave receivers by “limiting”…

Fox Upgrades XpressO-ULTRA Oscillators

Fort Myers, Fla. – Fox Electronics now offers an LVDS version, in addition to the recently released LVPECL version of its next generation ultra-precision-oscillator technology, XpressO-ULTRA.  Designed to meet today’s bandwidth requirements, the XpressO-ULTRA is said to provide exceptionally clean and stable clocking to ensure better performance and lower bit rate errors. The ultra-precision oscillators, which…