AVX Releases MQ Series Medical Grade MLCCs

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the MQ Series medical grade MLCCs. Manufactured, tested, and qualified using stringent medical design, in-process, and lot acceptance requirements, MQ Series medical grade MLCCs deliver the superior reliability performance required by electronic life support applications, including: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and neuromodulation…

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…

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…

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…

Vishay Chip Resistors Offer 4X the Power Dissipation

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has extended its RCWE series of thick film surface-mount wraparound chip resistors with new devices in the 0612 and 1020 case sizes. The Vishay Dale RCWE0612 and RCWE1020, with long side terminations, provide four times the power dissipation of standard devices in equivalent 1206 and 2010 footprints. These devices will save board…