Passives Product News

Kemet launches mission critical capacitors

Kemet has launched its M55 Module Polymer Hermetic Seal (PHS) capacitor portfolio designed for mission critical high capacitance and voltage applications. They are manufactured by placing T550 or T551 Polymer Hermetic Seal capacitors in parallel. The M55 Series is suitable for telecom, computer, defence and aerospace applications. With its robust…

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L up and R down in 0402 inductors

The 0402DF series of chip inductors offers higher inductance and significantly lower resistance compared with previous 0402-sized inductors, claims maker Coilcraft. There are 25 values from 20nH to 3.3µH (+/- 5%). As an example of resistance, the 220nH value is 240mΩ – 55% lower than the same value in…

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Tunable capacitors for 4G smartphone PAs

STMicroelectronics has extend the tuning range of its electronically tunable capacitors. Designated the Stptic G2 range, the capacitors now have a 5:1 tuning ratio which means they can add extra correction when signal matching  between a smartphone’s antenna and power amplifier. Other improvements include lower parasitic resistance and…

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Charcroft offers German-made precision resistors

Powertron’s expanded range of precision foil current sense resistors with five new SHR series devices that are available from Charcroft Electronics. Offered in a  range of anodised aluminium package sizes, the made-in-Germany SHR 4-8065, SHR 4-80110, SHR 4-80216, SHR 4-80320, and SHR 4…

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AVX launches SpiTAN IV

AVX has introduced a simulation tool, SpiTAN IV, for its tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide capacitors. Using data mined from the libraries of AVX’s previous PSpice Models and S-Parameters S2P software, which are now redundant, the SpiTAN IV software allows design engineers to review electrical and performance characteristics…

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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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