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Samsung's constant current LED drivers have an operating range up to 2.1 A with 0 to 10 V dimming control

Samsung's 50 W to 75 W constant current LED drivers are suitable for installation in ambient light and downlight. They have a versatile scope of application due to the wide operating range, up to 2.1 A, dimmable. These LED drivers are long lasting and are highly reliable.

Features and Benefits          
Output current range: 1.0 ~ 2.1 A (adjustable via LEDset)Output voltage range: 22 ~ 52 VDCOutput power range: 22 ~ 75 WDimming control: 0-10 VInput voltage: 120 ~ 277 VAC, 50/60 HzSafety: UL / cUL (UL 60950 + UL 8750)EMI: FCC part 15 class BProtections: overload, no load, short circuit, over temperature, over voltageta range: -20°C ~ +50°CExpected lifetime: 50,000 hours at ta= 50°CLong lasting and high reliabilitySlim metal housing Applications
Ambient lighting (linear and area) and other indoor lighting applicationsOffice, industry, shop

Amphenol Industrial Products Group's Tru-Loc rugged environment connectors are designed to perform in demanding environments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group introduces a connection system family with 1.5 mm socket contacts featuring Amphenol’s exclusive RADSOK contact system. The new Tru-Loc connector series is designed to perform in demanding environments, such as under valve covers on diesel engines and in high-vibration sensor applications.

Tru-Loc features a molded thermoplastic main plug body with secondary latch and a fluoroelastomer main joint seal that is resistant to many fluids, including diesel fuel.

The Tru-Loc series includes 2-way, 4-way, and 6-way inline plugs and receptacles. These connection systems are RoHS-compliant and seal to IP67 when mated. They are rated for high vibrations at 32 Grms.

2-, 4-, or 6-pin connector with 1.5 mm RADSOK featured contactsPlug body with secondary latchFluoroelastomer main joint seal and silicone-rubber wire seals to support IP67 ratingDielectric withstanding voltage is 1600 VAC RMS13 A current ratingInsulation resistance can meet 100 M Ohms…

GaAs MMIC low-noise wideband amplifier housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm plastic surface-mount package from Analog Devices

The Analog Devices HMC753LP4E is a GaAs MMIC low-noise wideband amplifier housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm plastic surface-mount package. The amplifier operates between 1 and 11 GHz, providing up to 16.5 dB of small signal gain, 1.5 dB noise figure, and output IP3 of +30 dBm, while requiring only 55 mA from a +5V supply. The P1dB output power of up to +18 dBm enables the LNA to function as an LO driver for balanced I/Q or image reject mixers. The HMC753LP4E also features I/Os that are DC blocked and internally matched to 50 Ω, making it ideal for high capacity microwave radios or VSAT applications. This versatile LNA is also available in die form as the HMC-ALH444.

Noise figure: 1.5 dB at 4 GHzGain: 16.5 dBP1dB output power: +18 dBmSupply voltage: +5 V at 55 mAOutput IP3: +30 dBm50 Ω matched input/output24-lead plastic 4 x 4 mm SMT Package: 16mm²

Low ESR polymer electrolytic, 2 to 25 VDC capacitors from KEMET

The KEMET Organic Capacitor (KO-CAP) is a solid electrolytic capacitor with a conductive polymer cathode capable of delivering very low ESR and improved capacitance retention at high frequencies. KO-CAP combines the low ESR of multilayer ceramic, the high capacitance of aluminum electrolytic, and the volumetric efficiency of tantalum into a single surface-mount package. Unlike liquid electrolyte-based capacitors, KO-CAP has a very long operational life and high ripple current capabilities.

The T520 low ESR polymer electrolytic provides the widest range of voltage, capacitance, and case size options in the KO-CAP family. Suitable for general-purpose DC applications up to 12.8 volts, the T520 is ideal for DC-to-DC converters, bulk decoupling, and hold-up.

Extremely low ESRVolumetrically efficientHigh frequency capacitance retention100% accelerated steady state aging100% surge current testedEIA standard case sizesHalogen-free epoxy/RoHS-compliant

NorComp’s M-series circular connectors offer a robust, waterproof, cable-to-panel interface for demanding end-use applications

NorComp’s M-series metal shell circular connectors offer a robust waterproof cable-to-panel / PC board interface for demanding end-use applications. Engineers continue to design-in these industry standard connectors due to their rugged design and space savings associated with the more compact connector. Contact-for-contact, these connectors take up less room than rectangular style connectors enabling an efficient use of mounting connectivity space for multiple design-in applications.

Features and Benefits        
Three industry standard sizes (M5, M8, M12)Pin counts ranging from 2 to 8 positionsSolder-cup, vertical, and right-angle board mount positionsCable mounts available as loose piece or pre-made cablesUp to 5 A contact ratingTemperature range of -40°C to 85°CFull metal shells for EMI/RFI shieldingIP67/68 performance in mated / unmated position

Fairchild's FAN7688 advanced secondary side LLC resonant converter controller with synchronous rectifier control

Fairchild's FAN7688 is an advanced pulse frequency modulated (PFM) controller for LLC resonant converters with synchronous rectification (SR) that offers best-in-class efficiency for isolated DC/DC converters. It employs a current mode control technique based on a charge control, where the triangular waveform from the oscillator is combined with the integrated switch current information to determine the switching frequency. This provides a better control-to-output transfer function of the power stage simplifying the feedback loop design while allowing true input power limit capability. Closed-loop soft-start prevents saturation of the error amplifier and allows monotonic rising of the output voltage regardless of load condition. A dual edge tracking adaptive dead time control minimizes the body diode conduction time, thus maximizing efficiency.

Secondary side PFM controller for LLC resonant converter with synchronous rectifier controlCharge current control for bet…

Bourns' model 2017 series, gas discharge tube surge arrestors with FLAT technology provide a volume and space-saving solution for high-density and space-restricted PCB applications

Bourns offers their model 2017 series, 2-electrode, gas-discharge tube (GDT) surge arrestor with FLAT technology in an innovative flat-package design. Their model 2017 series provides a volume and space-saving solution for high-density and space-restricted PCB applications. The 2017 series is offered in a lead-free version for cartridge or clamp-fit applications. Surface-mount versions are available in vertical and horizontal mounting configurations.

Features and Benefits        
Horizontal design provides a significant height and volume savingsDevices do not impact signal or system operationVoltage limiting suitable for sensitive equipmentLong-term reliability and performanceFlexible mounting options including bottom-side PCBCompact, space-saving designRobust surge current ratingsStable performance over lifeLow leakage and insertion lossConstant capacitance regardless of voltageLow arc voltageWide range of voltagesRoHS-compliant      Applications
Telecom equipmentIndustrial communica…

Bourns offers its 8 mm x 6 mm, heavy-duty, surface-mount gas discharge tubes (GDT)

The Bourns model 2029 series is a 2-electrode GDT designed for use in general industrial applications that may be exposed to lightning or other transients. The model 2029 is also recommended for telecommunication line equipment requiring ITU-T K.20, ITU-T K.21, or GR-1089 compliance.

The compact 8 mm x 6 mm GDT offers a maximum 25 kA, 8/20 μsec peak pulse current rating, fast response times and stable performance over its extended life. The heavy duty 2029 series has extremely low capacitance, making it an ideal over-voltage protector for high-speed telecom or industrial communications applications.

Surface-mount for economical assemblyHigh surge current ratingDesigned to meet ITU-T K.12 class 5 surge current requirementsLow capacitance and insertion lossStable breakdown throughout lifeUL recognizedRoHS-compliant Applications        
TelecommunicationsIndustrial electronicsCommercial electronicsAutomotive, aircraft, and military electronics

Panasonic’s low-temperature discharge type NiMH cell is useful for a variety of applications

Panasonic’s NiMH cell is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring a low temperature discharge type range and backup usage. Panasonic rechargeable NiMH batteries are designed to meet the requirement for increasingly higher levels of energy demanded by today’s electronic products. The nickel metal hydride batteries offer up to three times the capacity of same size standard nickel cadmium batteries. Due to their increased capacity and energy density features, users can expect a longer run time between charges.

VersaLogic introduces the Anaconda, a low-power, EBX format, single-board computer

VersaLogic introduces the Anaconda – an EBX-format single-board computer (SBC). It features extensive I/O capabilities, low power consumption, and fanless operation over the full industrial temperature range. The Anaconda board leverages DMP's Vortex86DX2 System on Chip (SoC). It offers operation to 1 GHz, full industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, and low power requirements (5.5 Watts). Based on the industry-standard EBX form factor (5.75 x 8 inches), it is an excellent solution for industrial and medical applications that need a next-gen EBX-format solution, considerable on-board I/O, and moderate processing power.

The Anaconda features built-in data acquisition ports including eight analog inputs and thirty-two digital I/O lines. Basic on-board I/O includes dual Ethernet with network boot capability, up to 2 GB soldered-on DDR2 RAM, five USB ports, four serial ports, a SATA interface that supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives, removable flash storage…

Crouzet's GN DC series panel-mount switching SSRs offer longer life and reliability over traditional electromechanical relays

Crouzet's GN FET and bipolar output design are DC-rated, switching SSRs that offer longer life and reliability over traditional DC electromechanical relays. The use of direct bond copper (DBC) technology for insulators reduces thermal impedance by up to 30%, lowering output semiconductor temperatures and increasing reliability. DC output SSRs feature new high-speed switching circuit for higher PWM frequency and lower power dissipation.

Features and Benefits          
Current rating 10, 15 and 30 AmpsOutput voltage 3-60, 1-50, 1-100, and 1-200 VDCTransistor and MOSFET output4000 VAC optical isolationAvailable with or without IP20 touch-safe coverLED input status indicatorUL approved, CE compliant to EN60950-1Improved SEMS screw and washerScrew or faston terminalsRedesigned housing with anti-rotation barriersDC controlEpoxy-free design

Melexis offers the MLX92242/MLX92241 and MLX 92221 2-wire sensors with integrated capacitors

Melexis presents a package option, featuring an integrated decoupling capacitor, for its existing 2-wire Hall effect switch and latch sensor ICs. This new package option enables PCB-less modules and assemblies while retaining the EMI/ESD performance necessary in harsh-duty environments. The pin ordering for this option is optimized to allow wider clearance and direct connection via welding or soldering to a connector or an insert molded lead frame connector. This avoids any secondary operations typically consisting of bending of the leads to match the common 0.1”/2.54 mm spacing of automotive or industrial, standard, sealed wire harness connectors. Melexis was able to maintain the existing TO-92 “UA” industry standard SIP package outside dimensions. Assuring compatibility with existing designs and simplifying cost saving upgrades to current assemblies and modules.

Features and Benefits        
Integrated decoupling capacitorProgrammable magnetic switching threshold levelsProgrammable …

Panasonic offers their A4US series narrow-pitch connectors with a low-mated height of 0.8 mm

Panasonic's tough contact construction of the A4US series ensures resistance to solder-rise, corrosive gases, foreign particles, and impact. Solder terminals at each corner enhance mounting strength for more robust mechanical stability. Gull-wing shaped terminals facilitate visual inspections and the simple lock structure provides excellent tactile feedback upon mounting.

Small size (2.0 mm / 2.2 mm width) with 0.4 mm pitch0.8 mm mated heightTough contact structureRoHS-/REACH-compliant Benefits       
Low space requirementsUseful in compact electronic devicesExcellent mechanical stabilityEnhanced visual inspection Applications        
PCs, notebook PCsDigital camerasWearable electronics Industries       
CommunicationsConsumer electronicsIndustrial electronicsMedical

Ethertronics’ 1001013 high performance 2.4 GHz PCB antenna with on-ground capability

Ethertronics is proud to introduce the 1001013 SMT antenna for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, ZigBee®, and all M2M applications. Using Ethertronics’ patented IMD™ technology, the 1001013 offers a solution for all applications requiring robust connectivity (more than 60% efficiency with only 4 mm ground clearance) and omnidirectional performance. When placed on-ground, Ethertronics’ 1001013 still provides more than 45% efficiency and 2dBi peak gain, making it a perfect solution for all designs, even when placed on a metal surface.

Features and Benefits        
Ethertronics’ patented IMD technologyHigh efficiency on-ground and off-groundSmall footprintStrong resistance to detuningOmnidirectional patternRoHS compliance

Diffused Litepipe series from VCC provides a soft glow appearance

Designed for operation in dark environments where a bright indicator is not required, and may even be an annoyance to spectators, the low-profile LFB and LFC series light pipe™ from Visual Communications Company features a frosted surface that provides uniform brightness, a soft glow, and a wide viewing angle at 120°. A retainer accessory provides a reliable solution for high-vibration environments.

Minimizes loss of light and maximum light transmission achieved with the low-profile design and optical grade polycarbonate materialDiffused, frosted surface provides uniform brightness, soft glow and wide 120° viewing angleFor use with surface-mount or through-hole LED provides flexibility with new or re-designsPress fit (front panel mount) with crushable ribs that simplifies installation and enables faster assembly in a production environmentNo physical contact between light pipe and LED provides versatility for assembly Applications        
Audio and video equipmentIoTD…

TE Connectivity Measurement Specialties’ MS5837-30BA gel-filled pressure sensor is designed for use in mobile water depth measurement systems and diving equipment

TE Connectivity Measurement Specialties’ MS5837-30BA is the next generation of high-resolution pressure sensors with I2C bus interface for depth measurement systems with a water depth resolution of 2.0 mm. The sensor module includes a high linearity pressure sensor and an ultra-low power 24-bit ΔΣ ADC with internal factory calibrated coefficients. It provides a precise digital 24-bit pressure, temperature value, and different operation modes that allow the user to optimize for conversion speed and current consumption. A high-resolution temperature output allows the implementation in depth measurement systems and thermometer function without any additional sensor. The MS5837-30BA can be interfaced to virtually any microcontroller. The communication protocol is simple, without the need of programming internal registers in the device. The gel protection and antimagnetic stainless steel cap make the module water resistant. This sensor module generation is based on leading MEMS technology…

Maxim's MAXREFDES70# accurate, cost-effective, ultrasonic flow meter keys a transformation in liquid and gas flow measurement

Critical for revenue collection, leak detection, and conservation of critical natural resources, flow meters lie at the heart of utility and industrial distribution systems of water, gas, and heat. Mechanical flow meters, currently the most prevalent meter style, use moving parts to measure the velocity of a fluid in a pipe. These moving parts are subject to wear and lose accuracy over time, often requiring replacement within 10 years. The MAXREFDES70# ultrasonic time-of-flight flow (TOF) meter by Maxim Integrated sends and receives ultrasound waves between piezoelectric transducers in both the upstream and downstream directions in the pipe. By measuring the TOF difference between the upstream and downstream wave travels, utilizing sophisticated digital signal processing techniques, a very accurate flow rate can be calculated.

The MAX35101 is the center of the heat/flow meter system. The MAX35101 integrates all the functions required for automatic TOF measurements, including the ultra…

B&B Electronics offers their ESWP and ESWGP series of industrial PoE+ Ethernet switches

B&B Electronics ESWP and ESWGP series of industrial PoE+ Ethernet switches comply with the IEEE802.3at standards. They provide four PoE+ 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, supplying up to 30 W of power to PD devices such as CCTV and Wi-Fi. Unmanaged and easy to install in a variety of Ethernet applications, they provide PoE+, dual power inputs, wide temperature, and SFP form factor. These switches are designed to work in hard-to-reach and harsh environments.

IEEE 802.3at/afPoE+ standard portsUp to 30 W output per PoE+ portSmart PoE+ over-current, over-temperature, and short-circuit protection-40°C to 85°C operating temperature rangeIndustrial IP30 rated DIN rail enclosureSFP slot for fast Ethernet or gigabit fiberDual power inputs: 24 to 52 VDC       Applications
SecurityIndustrial automationSCADATraffic controlWater managementBuilding control

Diodes' AH9246, AH9250, and AH9251 are integrated, yet small, simple, and flexible contactless switch solution options, for multiple applications

Diodes' AH9246, AH9250, and AH9251 are ultra-high- to medium-sensitivity, micropower, omnipolar, Hall-effect switch ICs, designed for portable and battery-powered consumer equipment, home appliances, and industrial applications.  Based on a single Hall plate and chopper-stabilized architecture, they provide reliable solutions over the whole operating range. This family of Hall-effect switches is optimized to operate over the supply range of 2.5 V to 5.5 V and incorporates a micropower sleep function to give an average supply current of only 8 μA. AH9246, AH9250, and AH9251 have push-pull output structures; therefore, an external pull-up resistor is not required. They are available in industry-standard SC59 and TO92S packages.

Features and Benefits
Omnipolar family with operating switch-point options and internal pull-upOperates with either a north or south poleUltra-high-to medium-sensitivity with typical operating points: 18 G (AH9246), 40 G (AH9250) or 60 G (AH9251)No external pu…

Phoenix Contact offers the PLW 16 series, push-lock, feed-through terminal blocks with spring termination on both sides of the panel

The PLW 16 series, panel feed-through terminal blocks are the first in Phoenix Contact's extensive panel feed-through product line to offer spring termination on both sides of the panel. The wire termination on the inside features a tool-free, push-in spring connection. On the outside of the panel, the PLW 16 features the innovative push-lever spring connection.

Solid, stranded, or ferruled wire can be terminated by placing it in the terminal block and closing the lever. Additionally, solid or ferruled wire can be terminated by simply pushing the wire into the terminal block when the lever is closed. The spring cage creates a gas-tight connection, which self-adjusts with temperature changes and vibration conditions, making the PLW 16 ideal for aggressive environments.

Features and Benefits                    
Tool-free operation with fast spring-connection technology saves time during wire terminationLevers can be color-coded to prevent wiring errorsLarge range of wire sizes can be…

E-Switch's ULV7 series of push-button, anti-vandal switches offer UL listing, IP67 ratings, and 22 mm panel cutout

The E-Switch ULV7 series anti-vandal switch is the latest addition to its popular anti-vandal series. It is UL listed, offering a rating of 3 A 250 VAC. This switch has even more popular features: it is IP67 rated, has a long operating life up to 1,000,000 life cycles (momentary) and 500,000 (latching).

The ULV7 series switch has ring illumination, many LED color options, multiple voltage options, and your choice of gold or silver contacts. This switch comes with a 22 mm panel cutout size and SPDT or DPDT function.

Applications and markets include audio/visual, security devices, industrial controls, kiosks, electrical housewares, and medical equipment.

Electrical rating: 3 A, 250 VACMechanical life: 1,000,000 cycles (momentary); 500,000 cycles (latching)Electrical life: 50,000 cyclesContact resistance: 50 mΩInsulation resistance: 1000 MΩ @ 500 VDCDielectric strength: 2,000 VACOperating/storage temperature: -20°C to 55°CTravel: 3.2 mmMoisture protection: IP67Cont…

TDK-Lambda offers the CUS350M series, single-output, 350 W, medical and ITE power supplies

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of TDK-Lambda's CUS350M medical and ITE certified 350 W power supplies. Requiring no external airflow, the series is suitable for hospital, clinical, dental, and home-based medical applications, as well as professional broadcast, test, measurement, and audio equipment where low-audible noise is demanded.

Carrying a three-year warranty, the CUS350M series is currently available with 12 V, 18 V, 24 V, or 48 V outputs with a user adjustment of ±5% to accommodate non-standard voltages. The series can reliably provide up to 350 W output power (convection cooled) at 40°C ambient, and 175 W at 70°C. With efficiencies of up to 94%, an average rating of 87%, and a standby power consumption of less than 0.5 W, the units comply with the European ErP directive.

The units are enclosed in a compact 190 mm x 87 mm x 40 mm (7.5" x 3.4" x 1.6") package and will operate from a wide 85 V to 264 VAC input. The fully featured "/F" suff…

Phoenix Contact's TW series provides a high-current feed-through terminal block with toggle-lever connection technology

Phoenix Contact’s high-current panel feed-through terminal blocks from the TW series enable conductors up to 1/0 AWG to be connected easily and safely. The T-LOX connection technology, a spring clamp that generates a programmed contact force, makes the wire connection on the external side. On the internal side, the user can use either a ring-lug connection, or can connect directly to their bus bar. An innovative “wedge” allows quick attachment to the housing panel without the use of tools.

Features and Benefits        
Fast wire connections saves time and moneyProgrammed contact force ensures stable connectionCurrent bars can be connected directly to the terminal blockEasy insertion of wire in terminal blockQuick termination with only a standard screwdriverNo special tools needed to attach terminal block to panel       Applications
Power supply unitsTelecom panelsFrequency invertersAutomation and drivesPower engineeringNetwork devices

TXC introduces the 7N and 7P series of oscillators to their line of Stratum 3 TCXOs

TXC introduces two lines of Stratum 3 TCXOs, the 7N and 7P series. With frequencies ranging from 10 to 52 MHz and a stability of 0.28 ppm over a temperature range of -40°C to 85°C, the 7N (7 mm x 5 mm) and 7P (5 mm x 3.2 mm) series are aimed to satisfy the requirements of the networking market such as base station, small cell, and smart grid applications, which need a stability of 0.28 ppm over temperature and an outstanding short-term and long-term frequency stability performance.

High-stability over temperatureOperating temperature range: -40°C to 85°CFree run stability for 20 years: ±4.6 ppm (option)Frequency: 10 to 52 MHzSupply voltage: 2.7 V to 5.5 VVoltage control function availableOutput enable/disable function availableSupported clipped sinewave and CMOS output waveformROHS compliant / Pb-free

Aven offers two ESD safe soldering stations: 400 and 405 series

Aven offers two ESD safe soldering stations. The 400 series soldering station has a 60 W soldering iron, tool stand, soft coil brass tip cleaner, and cleaning sponge. It features an LCD digital display and is ESD safe. This 400 series station may be used for general purpose and lead-free soldering. The 405 series soldering station is a compact and portable soldering station with a 30 W soldering iron, holder, cleaning sponge, and mini drawer to hold spare tips or parts.

400 Series Soldering Station Features
High-quality sensor and heat exchange system guarantee precise temperature control at the soldering tipSoldering iron tool heats rapidly from room temperature to 350°C in 30 secondsSuitable for general purpose soldering as well as specialized lead-free soldering applicationsSponge and coiled brass tip cleaner ensure a clean soldering tip free from debris and corrosive materialStrong, deluxe iron holder provides a safe, secure place to store heated iron between usesIncludes a standa…

MPD introduces its BLP2016SM-GTR ultra-low-profile CR2016 coin cell holder with top-loading battery entry

Memory Protection Devices, Inc. (MPD) introduces the BLP2016SM-GTR, an ultra-low-profile CR2016 coin cell holder. Standing just 0.122" (3.1 mm) high x 0.909" (23.09 mm) x 0.594" (15.09 mm), this ultra-compact coin cell holder minimizes both height/profile and total footprint in SMT applications. The BLP2016SM-GTR coin cell holder maximizes design flexibility with top-loading battery entry. It utilizes high-quality corrosion-resistant gold-flashed, nickel-plated phosphor-bronze pressure contacts to provide a highly reliable electrical connection with low electrical resistance. For increased reliability, this battery holder also features specially curved positive contacts that provide added pressure for greater retention to ensure that CR2016 coin cells remain firmly secured against shock and vibration.

Ultra-low-profile designAvailable on tape-and-reel for automated assemblyExcellent resistance to chemicals and heatResists shock, vibration, and drops (1 …

Littelfuse's 5 mm GDT is ideal for small form factor applications that require high surge withstanding

Littelfuse's SL1010A Series Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) is a small-footprint, three-terminal, surface-mount component that protects a broad range of communication equipment from damage due to fast-rising transients typically caused by lightning disturbances. It is rated to withstand lightning surge currents of 5 kA at 8/20 µs. At just 5 mm in diameter, the three-terminal SL1010A Series GDT is ideal for small form factor applications that require both high-energy withstanding capability and a compact footprint.

High energy withstanding in a small bodyLow capacitance (<1.5 pF)Low arc voltageThree terminals with symmetry for tip, ring, and gndRoHS-compliant and lead-free  Benefits
Ideal for small form factor applications with minimum footprint requirementMinimal insertion loss, preserves signal integrityAvoids thermal accumulation due to high on-state voltageReduces longitudinal to transverse mode conversionsEnvironmentally friendly

Chemtronics offers its Duster, Ultrajet®, Ultrajet 70, Ultrajet Duster System, and Ultrajet All-Way dusters

Chemtronics' dusters are microscopically clean, oil- and moisture-free sources of "canned air" developed for applications where safe, ultra-pure cleaning is required. Compact and portable, Chemtronics' dusters deliver powerful jet action to instantly remove particles from even the most inaccessible areas. All Chemtronics' dusters economize solvent usage by removing layers of dry particulate allowing the solvent to work immediately on encrusted soils. They also accelerate surface drying when using slow evaporating cleaners to remove damaging oil and residue.

Chemtronics' dusters may be used to clean contaminants from:
Printed circuit boardsContacts and connectorsRelays, switches, and solenoidsComputers and keyboardsElectrical equipmentTelecommunication equipmentAudio equipmentLaboratory instrumentationMedical devicesPhotographic and video equipmentElectronic instrumentsProgrammable logic controllers (PLCs)

Molex's MCX RF connectors for GPS tracking, positioning, and navigation devices

Molex's MCX connectors are designed for use in any wire-to-board application where quick and easy snap-on mating is needed. They are available in 50 Ω and 75 Ω with frequencies up to 6 GHz. MCX sub-miniature snap-on connectors offer a stable and durable connection. The sub-miniature design allows other electronic assemblies to be densely packaged on the PCB. MCX connectors are approximately 30% smaller than SMB connectors are, are available in both 50 Ω and 75 Ω versions, and provide good electrical performance to 6 GHz. These connectors are used in telecommunications systems as well as wireless and GPS applications. For medical MRI applications, non-magnetic versions are available. Molex also provides multi-port MCX connectors for coplanar board-to-board and cable-to-board applications.

Snap-on couplingReduces installation timeFrequency range DC to 6 GHzIdeal for wireless and GPS applications50 Ω or 75 Ω versionsCover a broad range of wireless applications Applications��…

Molex SSMCX coaxial RF connectors are ideal for handheld devices

The versatile SSMCX coaxial connector is available in individual pairs or ganged systems in both 50 Ω and 75 Ω as well as non-magnetic versions. Molex SSMCX ultra-micro-miniature connectors are designed for electronic applications with size and weight limitations while maintaining good RF characteristics. SSMCX connectors are approximately 35% smaller than MMCX connectors and are available in 50 Ω and 75 Ω versions. The extremely small size makes SSMCX connectors an ideal solution for creating multi-port, high-density RF applications. SSMCX coaxial connectors are available in 4- and 6-port layouts, with vertical and right angle orientations and coax contacts on a 3.00 mm pitch. They are available in standard and non-magnetic versions.

Frequency range DC to 6 GHzCovers broad ranges of potential applicationsHigh-density connectorMinimize PCB spaceLow-loss cable versionProvides higher signal strengthMechanical latchEnsures connectors are securely mated, prevents accident…

Bourns offers its automotive grade common mode chip and SMD high-current, shielded power inductor series

Bourns' inductive components product line introduces its common mode chip inductors and SMD power inductor series. The two common mode chip inductors qualified for automotive applications: the Model SRF2012AA and SRF3216A series. These series are constructed with a ferrite core and are bifilar wound offering high impedance over a broad frequency range to suppress unwanted EMI signals.

These AEC-Q200 qualified common mode chip inductors are ideal for use in noise filtering on data/signal lines, CANbus, automotive electronics, telecom devices, and consumer electronics. The operating temperature ranges from -40°C to 125°C.

The four additional SMD power inductor series are designed to meet the high quality standard for automotive applications. They include Models SRP5015TA, SRP5030TA, SRP7050TA, and SRP1770TA. These inductor series are manufactured with a metal powder core featuring high saturation current and a shielded construction for low magnetic radiation. The available inductance…

Molex offers its 2.4 GHz/5 GHz Wi-Fi stand-alone balance antennas in 100 mm, 250 mm, and 300 mm cable lengths

Dual-band transmission-balanced antennas from Molex combine ground-plane independence with high-radiation efficiency for better connectivity and faster wireless device processing. This dipole-style antenna offers balanced transmission throughout the entire connection regardless of cable length. Upon removal of its tape liner, the antenna can be applied anywhere within the device chassis. The UFL-type connector at the extreme end of the antenna is secured to the application’s device radio.

Balanced antenna with ground-plane independent designReduces engineering resources and costs needed to mitigate PCB ground-induced radiationHigh-radiation efficiency with 34.9 mm by 9 mm strip antennaOffers total efficiency values of 75% minimum in the 2.4 GHz band and 70% minimum in the 5 GHz bandPoly-flexible, double-sided adhesive tape on antennaEnables easy peel-and-stick mounting anywhere within the device casingCoaxial cable to center-fed antenna attachment with over 18.0 N of …

ebm-papst offers innovative noise reducing air-intake grills for axial and centrifugal fans

The movement of air often goes hand-in-hand with noise generation, most noticeably with high-performance fans used in applications with limited or asymmetrical spacing around the fan inlet. ebm-papst offers a groundbreaking solution for lowering acoustic noise in both axial and centrifugal fans of many sizes. Called FlowGrid, these engineered air-intake grills can provide a substantial reduction in the overall noise spectrum. They are especially effective in reducing the low frequency blade-pass noise, which tends to be the most disturbing to the human ear.

With FlowGrid, ebm-papst is making a clear contribution to acoustic noise reduction: Less noise, proven by measurable results. Enjoy the sound of silence.

Reduced noise rangeLower noise levelDrastically reduced tonal noiseMaintaining efficiencyAir performance unaffectedNo increase in input powerCompact designLow space requirementsLess acoustic insulation workQuick assemblyThrough-holes for simple mountingCustomer-spec…

Phoenix Contact's SPTD terminal blocks are space-saving, dual-level terminal blocks

The SPTD series of terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact have an easy spring connector and double level that saves PCB real estate. This saves the user time and space when connecting conductors up to 14 AWG. The terminal blocks’ compact design easily integrates into the front panel of a device. The arrangement of solder pins ensures a high-level of stability while only taking up a small amount of space on the PCB.

Fast push-in connection with integrated spring lever saves timeDouble-level flat front integrates into panels, saving spaceAdditional test connection and marking areas in front allow for operating convenience Technical       
Designed for currents up to 10 A and voltages up to 150 VAvailable with 2 to 12 positionsPitch: 3.5 mm

TE Connectivity Corcom offers their high-current, three-phase power line filters featuring reduced mounting and supporting structure requirements thanks to their compact, lighter-weight design

TE Connectivity Corcom has expanded the offering of three-phase filters with high-current models ranging from 250 A to 1600 A. Focused on alternative-energy inverter and motor-drive industries, the UL recognized APH and APS series offer models for standard and high-performance applications in compact, low-weight configurations with corrosion-resistant bus bar terminations for harsh environments. The APH and APS series are also available without line-to-ground capacitors to work with a variety of inverter system configurations.

Features and Benefits        
Light weight for easy installationCompact sizeHigh-current applications up to 1600 ADelta wiring configurationTwo performance levels520 and 690 VAC modelsAvailable with limited-leakage currentReduced mounting and supporting structure requirements thanks to the lighter-weight designAccommodates various installation configurations with flange mountingReduced field-service requirements with ruggedized bus bar terminations Applications�…

Phoenix Contact introduces the MKDSP 50 and 95 high-performance PCB terminal blocks

The MKDSP 50 and 95 terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact extend the MKDSP series and complete the offering of the highest performance PCB terminal blocks. Conductors with a wire range up to 1/0 for the MKDSP 50 and up to 3/0 for the MKDSP 95 can now be terminated conveniently. Like all the PCB terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact, both products are wave solderable. The MKDSP 50 and 95 terminal blocks are an excellent replacement for costly copper busbars or press-in elements in high-power equipment.

Less assembly effort for the customerManufacturing costs are reduced since the connectors can be wave solderedCustomer can conveniently terminate wires, since the need for special ring lugs is eliminatedLarge range of wire sizes can be terminatedHighest current rated terminal blocks on the market Applications       
Electric motor drivesFrequency invertersEnergy storage equipmentFrequency convertersPower suppliesCharging stations

Digilent's PmodMAXSONAR features an effective detection range of 6" to 255"

Digilent's PmodMAXSONAR is an ultrasonic range detector that utilizes the MaxBotix® LV-MaxSonar®-EZ1™ sonar sensor to provide 1" resolution for distance sensing needs. This Pmod provides versatility by allowing data to be read via analog, pulse-width modulation, and serial communication. The PmodMAXSONAR uses a 6-pin connector that can communicate range data to the host board as an analog value, a pulse-width, or a 5-byte serial packet. Sensor data ranges from a minimum of 6" to a maximum of 254" with a resolution of 1 inch. Range data is acquired by the module sending thirteen 42 KHz beams of varying widths, allowing for more accurate detection. Under free-run operation, range readings can be taken every 50 milliseconds.

Effective detection range of 6" to 255" 42 KHz sonar operation frequencyReadings every 50 millisecondsContinuous measurement (free run) operation2.5 V to 5.5 V operating voltage range with 2 mA typical current drawThree m…

Cree introduces its XLamp XQ-E high-intensity LEDs, built on SC5 Technology™ platform

Available in white and color, the XQ-E high-intensity LEDs are Cree's smallest high-intensity LEDs. They are optimized to deliver maximum candelas through secondary optics, enabling lighting manufacturers to radically reduce system size and power of high-intensity color applications. Built on Cree’s breakthrough SC5 Technology™ platform, the XQ-E high-intensity LED offers a drop-in ready upgrade for XQ-E high-density designs enabling lighting manufacturers to dramatically improve candela performance with minimal redesign to accelerate time to market. The XQ-E’s combination of optical symmetry, consistent design across all configurations and tiny 1.6 mm x 1.6 mm footprint simplifies manufacturing and design while providing excellent color mixing.

Smallest lighting class LED: 1.6 mm x 1.6 mmAvailable in high‑density and high‑intensity versions for design flexibilityXQ-E high-intensity LED is optimized to deliver maximum candela through secondary opticsAvailable in 7…

TE Connectivity's rectangular DC jacks increase power reliability with a receptacle designed with multi-contact louvres

TE Connectivity’s rectangular DC jacks safely, reliably, and quickly provide power to any battery operated device with up to 25 V and 10.7 A maximum ratings. The user-friendly, one-size-fits-all plug design works with all DC jack receptacles and various mounting options, providing enhanced design flexibility to customize applications. Their operating temperature is -40°C to 85°C. High-temperature thermoplastic resin allows the housing to include a flammability rating of UL94V-0.

Features and Benefits
Delivers power quickly, compared to circular DC jacks, to any battery operated device with up to 25 V and 10.7 A ratingsDesigned for durability, offering a life cycle of over 5,000 mating cyclesSupports ease-of-use with a one-size-fits-all, reversible plug design that works with all 7 A and 10.7 A rectangular DC jack receptaclesIncreases power reliability with a receptacle designed with multi-contact louvresPromotes safe connectivity with a design that engages the ground and internal dete…

TE Connectivity's SolderSleeve shield grounding terminators provide an environmentally sealed, insulated, and encapsulated solder connection for a variety of applications

TE Connectivity's SolderSleeve terminators are available in many styles. SolderSleeve splicing devices, which can be used to make sealed or unsealed splices, solder, insulate, encapsulate, and strain, relieve a wide range of wire sizes in a single step. SolderSleeve technology ensures high-quality electrical and mechanical performance time after time. Pre-measured solder and flux create repeatable, reliable terminations, reducing rejects and field failures. When the SolderSleeve device is heated the tubing shrinks and the solder preform melts to make a fully insulated, strain-relieved, protected solder connection.

    Transparent insulation sleeve provides encapsulation, inspectability, strain relief, and insulation    Prefluxed solder preform provides a controlled soldering process    One-piece design offers easy installation and lower installed cost Applications           
    Shield-to-ground termination    In-line wire splices

Eaton offers the XLM series 62 V supercapacitor energy storage module

Eaton’s XLM supercapacitor module provides energy storage for bridge power uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and improves power quality for voltage spikes and brownouts. The XLM is a safer alternative to batteries for UPS back-up power applications. Modules are lead-free and RoHS compliant. The XLM module can increase the life of a back-up system and eliminate the need for replacement parts and batteries. Eaton supercapacitors are high reliability, high power, ultra-high-capacitance energy storage devices utilizing electrochemical double layer capacitor (EDLC) construction combined with proprietary materials and processes. This combination of advanced technologies allows Eaton to offer a wide variety of capacitor solutions tailored to applications for back-up power, pulse power, and hybrid power systems. They can be applied as the sole energy storage or in combination with batteries to optimize cost, life-time, and run time. System requirements can range from a few microwatts to m…

Smart, low-power, 1080P camera solution from ON Semiconductor that streams video over Wi-Fi and Ethernet

The ON Semiconductor MatrixCam video development kit (VDK) is a smart, low-power, 1080P camera solution that streams video over Wi-Fi and Ethernet. It has been developed specifically to encourage greater video adoption for IoT products, enabling faster time-to-market for IoT developers. Among its key applications are home automation systems, building access devices, baby monitors, advanced lighting controls, and smart appliances.

The MatrixCam VDK offers smart streaming capability, with wake-up initiated by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or through the motion-detecting integrated PIR sensor. Upon wake-up, it sends a push notification to an assigned mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet) alerting the user that a live stream or a still image is available for viewing. It supports the microSD card slot, and can connect to cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, with support for both video-on-demand and live streaming. The VDK can be configured via a simpl…

E-Switch's PV4 series anti-vandal switches offer long life and IP65 ratings

E-Switch's PV4 series anti-vandal switches are water resistant to IP65 ratings. Featuring multiple actuator options, the PV4 series anti-vandal switches have a long life expectancy. Both dot and ring illuminations are available. These switches feature a panel cutout size of 19 mm. The PV4 series illuminated anti-vandal switches are popular for use in kiosk applications, ticket dispensers, and industrial-type applications. They also come with a black anodized finish option.

    Rating: 2 A 24 VDC; 0.7 A 125 VAC    Illumination base rating:        Red, yellow, and orange: 20 mA 1.8 V        Blue, green, and white: 20 mA 2.8 V    Temperature: -20°C to 55°C    Mechanical life: 1,000,000 cycles    Electrical life: 50,000 cycles    Contact resistance: 50 mΩ max at 1 A 12 VDC    Insulation resistance: 1,000 MΩ min 500 VDC    Dielectric strength: 2,000 VAC for 1 minute    Ingress protection: IP65    Panel cutout: 19 mm diameter

UHW Series, Radial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

Nichicon’s UHW series offers radial-leaded aluminum electrolytic capacitors featuring a small footprint, long life, and low impedance. This series has been expanded to include 63 V to 100 V while maintaining 10,000 hours of life at 105⁰C and extremely low impedance. These characteristics allow the UHW series to meet the needs of the LED driver and power-supply markets.

Specifications (expanded values in parentheses)        
Voltage range: 6.3 V to 100 V (63 V to 100 V)Capacitance range: 82 μF to 15,000 μF (82 μF to 180 μF)Temperature range: -40°C to 105°CTerminal type: radial leadDimensions: ⌀ 10 mm × 16 L mm to ⌀ 18 mm × 40 L mm (⌀ 10 mm × 16 L mm to ⌀ 18 mm × 40 L mm)Life: 10,000 hours at 105°C Applications        
LED lightingPower supplies

Contactless QR24 Rotary Inductive Sensor with CANopen Communication

TURCK has added a variant with a CANopen interface to its QR24 rotary inductive sensor series. The new wear-free QR24-CAN variant is ideally equipped for use in mobile machines and industrial applications. Fast response times as well as a cyclical and event-driven communication are only two of the many benefits of the CANopen protocol, which is frequently used in the Mobile Equipment industry. These applications include crane and lifting technology, transport systems, construction machinery and also special machine building.

All QR24 sensors use resistance inductive capacitance (RLC) measuring technology to process and communicate position. Each sensor is manufactured with printed emitter and receiver coil systems fully potted within the housing. When the emitter coils are activated with a high-frequency AC field, they produce an inductive RLC circuit with the positioning element. The position of that element is processed based on the induced signal to the receiver coils in the senso…

SparkFun offers its 6' Cerberus USB Cable with standard A-Type and B, mini-B, and micro-B connectors

SparkFun’s Cerberus is a three-headed cable that will ensure that the user is never stuck looking for a USB cable that fits their device or hardware development board. At one end of the Cerberus has the standard A-type connector, which can plug into a computer or USB power supply; at the other end are three common USB connectors: B, mini-B, and micro-B.

The Cerberus can transfer both power and data just like any USB cable and comes standard with an integrated USB hub so the user will be able to connect up to three data devices at the same time.

    Single USB-A connector at host end    USB-B, mini-B, and micro-B connectors at device end    Integrated USB hub    6' long

APEM offers its 16 mm secret-until-lit LED indicators with black polycarbonate inserts

APEM, Inc. brings additional options to the Q series indicator range, the 16 mm secret-until-lit LED indicator. The Q16 secret-until-lit LED indicators feature a black polycarbonate insert that gives the user the ability to hide a specific custom legend until the indicator illumination is turned "ON." The polycarbonate insert is reverse-side silkscreen printed, allowing for any custom symbol the user requires. This Q16 option also includes a standard rear epoxy-sealed bezel for IP67 protection from harsh environments and rugged outdoor applications.

List of Options        
Multiple legendsDifferent LED options including hyper brights, super brights, Bicolor, and TricolorMultiple terminal options: fastons, wire leads, solder lugs, or PC pinsSeveral voltage options including DC and AC optionsBezel finishes: bright chrome, black chrome, satin gray, plastic, or goldBezel styles: prominent and flushTypes of illumination: fixed, flashing, Bicolor, and Tricolor

Vishay is a proud provider of the hardware for the Power Electronics Lab, based on the approach in the textbook Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design

Vishay Dale's 87784 cable connects the encoder output from Motorsolver's 10-pole BLDC machines to the dSPACE CLP1104's interface board to conduct experiments in the Power Electronics Lab, based on the approach in the textbook Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design, written by Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, and William P. Robbins; and the Electric Drives Lab, based on the approach in the textbook Electric Machines and Drives: A First Course by Ned Mohan.

This product is commonly used with Vishay product number 75550 (two-inverter assembly), which is also used in Power Electronics Lab experiments.

Vishay is a proud provider of the hardware for the Power Electronics Lab, based on the approach in the textbook Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design

Vishay Dale's 75771 cable connects the inverter board to the dSPACE CLP1104's interface board. It is responsible for the control signals required for controlling the two inverters on the inverter board to conduct several experiments in the Power Electronics Lab, based on the approach in the textbook Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design, written by Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, and William P. Robbins; and the Electric Drives Lab based on the approach in the textbook Electric Machines and Drives: A First Course by Ned Mohan.

This product is commonly used with Vishay product number 75550 (two-inverter assembly), which is also used in Power Electronics Lab experiments.

RECOM Power offers its low-leakage-current medical grade AC/DC and DC/DC converters

Today’s medical applications have tough requirements, and RECOM’s low-leakage converters have been specifically designed to meet them without question. This is reflected in their two basic aspects of excellence: first, both the REM and the RACM series feature a high margin of safety, including reinforced isolation, two means of patient protection (or 2xMOPP), and sufficient creepage and clearance distances; second, both series come fully tested and are complete drop-in products.

Due to the sensitive, high-risk nature of medical applications, the corresponding equipment used in such applications must be held to very high standards of safety and reliability. RECOM’s modular REM and RACM series converters offer complete, certified solutions that reduce design time and thereby provide faster time to market.

Features and Benefits        
    CB, UL, EN 6060-1 3rd Edition certified    No additional components needed for normal operation    Built-in EN 55022 Class A filter Applications������…

Molex offers zQSFP+ cable assemblies in 1 m, 2 m, and 3 m lengths

Supporting next-generation 100 Gbps Ethernet and 100 Gbps InfiniBand enhanced data rate (EDR) applications, Molex’s zQSFP+ interconnect solution transmits up to 25 Gbps per-serial-lane data rates with excellent signal integrity (SI), electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection, and thermal cooling.

Pervasive bandwidth requirements due to the tremendous growth in wireless devices are the catalyst for large-scale (100 Gbps) system designs in server farms. The zQSFP+ connector transmits up to 25 Gbps per-serial-lane data rates with excellent signal integrity, relieving some of the pressure on core switches.

Molex's zQuad small form-factor pluggable plus (zQSFP+) interconnect solution is designed for high-density interconnect applications and conforms to SFF-8665 QSFP28. Components of the system include SMT connectors; stacked integrated 2-by-1, 2-by-2, and 2-by-3 connectors and cages; EMI cages; optical MPO/MTP cable assemblies; optical MPO/MTP loopback adapters.