Archive for November, 2008

Magnecraft Launches New Interactive Learning Tool

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Magnecraft’s new interactive learning tool will help you learn more about Magnecraft’s electromechanical PCB relays and reed relays, including industries and applications, principles of operation and advantages of using each type of relay.

Stop by and visit Magnecraft’s new learning tool here.

Altech Announces Latest Website

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

To help make your web experience more benefical, Altech introduces their latest website with streamlined navgation and new and improved search tools.

The Altech website now features:

New Search Tools
Floating Menus
Product Navigation
Top Navigation
Rollover text information
More technical information
More web pages
More PDF Files

 Take a look at the new Altech Corp website at

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. Introduces A New Ultra Stable Metal Element Current Sense Resistor

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

RALEIGH, NC (Sep. 22, 2008) – Stackpole Electronics, Inc. today announced the release of their new CSS / CSSH series of ultra-stable metal element current sense chip resistors.  This series utilizes unique manufacturing processes and a special resistive alloy to provide tight tolerances, low TCR’s and high power ratings.  These improvements allow design engineers more accurate control of their power systems, and the ability to downsize their designs or lower board temperatures.  The CSS / CSSH series is available in sizes from 1206 up to 2728 and power ratings from 0.5 up to 4 watts.  This series offers a 3 watt 2512 size chip and offers a 4 watt device in a 2725 or 2728 package depending on resistance value.  The all metal construction eliminates the issue of part or solder joint cracking which might normally be a concern for larger chip sizes.  This series is capable of resistance tolerances down to 0.5% and TCR’s down to 15 ppm.  This ensures precise power management over a wide range of ambient temperatures.

The CSS / CSSH series is available in standard 7 inch reels and is RoHS compliant.

New SEP Series SIDACtor® Ethernet/PoE Protectors – Broadband Optimized™

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Robust Overvoltage Protection in Surface-Mount Package Without Degrading Ethernet Data Rates

The new SEP Series has a surge rating compatible with GR1089 Inter-building and ITU K.20/21 Enhanced protection requirements.  Targeted for high-speed Ethernet applications such as 100BaseT and 1000BaseT, the SEP series maintains signal quality while providing robust protection for Ethernet and PoE applications.


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Littlefuse Introduces 438 Series 0603 Size Fast-Acting Ceramic SMD Fuse Ensuring Excellent Performance in High Operating Temperature Enviornments

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Protects Within Working Temperatures up to 150°C

The 438 Series is a ceramic base 0603 size surface mount fuse designed for overcurrent protection on direct current (DC) circuits that experience high working ambient temperature up to 150°C. Despite high operating temperature environments, the design ensures excellent temperature stability and performance reliability. In addition, it provides higher inrush current withstand capability and high interrupt rating.


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Littlefuse 438

Power Integrations EcoSmart® Technology Surpasses $3 Billion in Estimated Energy Savings

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

PI’s EcoSmart Technology has saved consumers and businesses around the world more than an estimated $3 billion on their energy bills with its EcoSmart energy-efficiency technology. The technology has prevented an estimated 20 million tons of carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants since its introduction in 1998 — roughly equal to the annual emissions of over three million cars.

Power Integrations’ EcoSmart chips intelligently manage the flow of power through the power supply, dramatically improving efficiency and reducing standby power waste by up to 95 percent, all without adding to the cost of the end product. Worldwide consumer product and appliance efficiency laws, regulations and voluntary programs are contributing to the replacement of most of the outdated technologies. These older technologies deliver power inefficiently, often wasting substantial amounts of energy while the product is in “standby” or no-load mode, or otherwise not in use.

You can learn more about EcoSmart Technology in The Green Room.