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APEC Product Roundup: BOM and Space Savers

APEC is a leading conference for power electronics that showcases the latest innovations in power products. The overriding themes at this year’s show are system cost reduction through integration and lower bill of materials (BOM); faster time to market and simplifying design. Power electronics manufacturers also are keenly focused on delivering higher efficiency and cutting…

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…

Bourns Expands AC Surge Protector Portfolio

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc. expanded its AC surge protective device (SPD) line with two new heavy duty models that meet the latest Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) 1449 safety and performance standard.  Model 1251 and Model 1252 high-performance hybrid SPDs offer reliable transient protection for power distribution systems. Model 1251 is a Type 1 SPD designed to be…

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…