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…

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…

Electronica 2014: IoT Is a Key Innovation Driver

Electronic component manufacturers and distributors are getting ready to converge at Electronica 2014, November 11-14, in Munich, Germany. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the show will be the Internet of Things (IoT) and its huge growth potential for the electronics industry ranging from networked medical devices to smart homes and connected vehicles.…

Spansion Expands Traveo MCU Line

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Spansion Inc. has expanded its Traveo microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at human machine interfaces (HMI) in automotive dashboards. Spansion is integrating its HyperBus interface with its ARM Cortex-R5-based embedded Traveo MCU for the first time, enabling seamless connections with HyperBus memories, including Spansion HyperFlash memory, to simplify design and provide faster performance in…

Altera Debuts Nine New PowerSoC Devices

San Jose, Calif. — Altera Corporation has announced nine new Altera Enpirion power system-on-chip (PowerSoC) devices that fully comply with the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC-Q100) qualification standard temperature grade 2, a critical stress test qualification for automotive integrated circuits (ICs).  The Altera Enpirion PowerSoCs offer up to 96 percent peak efficiency and can be used in…