Passives Product News

EBG expands resistor production in Austria

Resistor manufacturer EBG is expanding its production facility in Austria. The 1200m sq. manufacturing facility should be completed towards the end of 2015. EBG said it will move its screen-printing production process to the new facility, which will free up space for new production equipment and for quality control…

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Detonators go surface-mount

Vishay has introduced the ‘massive electro-pyrotechnic initiator chip’ (MEPIC)  - a 0805 SMD resistor for what is sometimes known as electronic detonation or digital blasting. “It has very predictable, reproducible and reliable behaviour and meets USCAR and AKLV16,” said Farnell, which is stocking the device. “MEPIC can be adapted for…

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Ageless inductors are high current, low resistance

Coilcraft’s MLC75xx series of shielded, high-current power inductors offer I(sat) ratings up to 59.2A and DC resistance down to 1.2mohms. With soft saturation characteristics the inductors feature RoHS compliant tin-silver (96.5/3.5) over copper terminations and offer a maximum reflow temperature of…

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Tiny silicon capacitor for 10GHz frequencies

French silicon passive components firm IPDiA has developed a 1nF silicon capacitor in an 0101 sized package. The silicon capacitor an be used for DC decoupling/DC noise and harmonic filtering in RF and microwave power applications up to 10GHz.  These wire bondable vertical capacitors built in silicon trenches have…

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French firm says 3D silicon capacitors out-perform NPO

French firm IPDiA, developing 3D silicon passive components, has introduced silicon capacitors for high voltage and high temperature applications. Compared with multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC), the MOS technology used by IPDiA offers a reliability of 84,000 hours operation at 250°C. The 3D structure offers a density of…

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Easy-mount discharge resistors, made in the UK

Cornwall-based Arcol Resistors has released a wirewound discharge resistor for large capacitors. Shaped to screw straight onto the capacitor, there are three power ratings in the RW series: 10W (1-15kΩ), 13W(1-2kΩ) and 22W (1-33kΩ), all with ten times overload or over-voltage for 5 seconds…

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Shielded power inductors for electric vehicles

Coilcraft is aiming at vehicles with shielded power inductors rated at up to 101.8A. The AGP4233 series, with 12 values between 6.8 and 470µH, is intended for power supply and filtering applications in, for example, electric vehicle start-stop systems. For reduced footprint (36x42mm, 28mm high) they…

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AVX extends automotive varistor range

AVX has extended the voltage and energy ratings of its radial leaded TransGuard Automotive Series with the addition of its VR20 varistors, expanding both the number and type of applications for the series…

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