GENERATION 4.0 FAKRA PROVIDE COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH VOLUME APPLICATIONS

Danbury, CT - Amphenol RF introduces a new generation of the popular FAKRA connector series. The upgraded SMB connector design includes stamped and formed construction for fully automated cable termination. They also feature removable connector housings, for field replacement if necessary, and are mechanically keyed and color coded to prevent mismating on the production line. The latest FAKRA product offerings are compatible with all previous FAKRA products.

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AVX Releases New SPICE Models for the CapGuard™ and TransGuard® Automotive Series Varistors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 10, 2017) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released new SPICE models for its CapGuard™ Automotive and TransGuard® Automotive Series multilayer varistors. Designed to enable shorter, more cost-effective development cycles with more first-pass prototype successes, SPICE models allow electronic design engineers to quickly, easily, and effectively evaluate the integrity of circuit designs, accurately simulate their performance, and identify and correct potentially problematic properties, including parasitic resistances and capacitances.

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Bourns Expands Motorized Slide Potentiometer Line for Professional Audio and Lighting Applications

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 12, 2017 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has expanded its industry-leading line of professional audio and lighting products with a 60mm motorized slide potentiometer. The feature-rich Bourns® Model PSP60 is designed to meet space constraints, longer lifespan and frequent adjustment requirements of automated professional audio mixing consoles, broadcast mixing consoles, and professional lighting consoles and controllers.

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Create More Reliable and Cost-Effective LED Lighting Applications with Microchip’s Sequential Linear LED Driver

CHANDLER, Ariz., July 10, 2017 — A next-generation sequential linear LED driver for offline lighting applications is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The CL88020, an extension of Microchip’s popular CL88XX family, is designed to drive a long string of low-cost LEDs directly from the 120 VAC line input. The product allows customers to create reliable, cost-effective and compact LED lighting applications by having High Power Factor (PF) without the need for switch-mode power conversion which is typically required for LED lighting design.

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STMicroelectronics Completes Deployment of Low-Layer Software for All STM32 MCUs

GENEVA, July 12, 2017 – STMicroelectronics has completed the introduction of its free Low-Layer Application Programming Interface (LL API) software to the STM32Cube software packages for all STM32 microcontrollers (MCUs). The LL APIs enable expert developers to work within the convenient and easy-to-use STMCube™ environment, and optimize their code down to the register level using ST-validated software for faster time to market.

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Vishay Intertechnology High Sensitivity Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor Offers Increased Proximity Detection to 1.5 Meters

MALVERN, Pa. — July 10, 2017 — The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new high sensitivity proximity and ambient light sensor that combines long distance proximity detection up to 1.5 m with Filtron™ technology in a compact 8 mm by 3 mm by 1.8 mm surface-mount package. The Vishay Semiconductors VCNL4200 three in one sensor features a high power IR emitter, photo detectors for proximity and ambient light, a signal processing IC, and a 12-bit / 16-bit ADC, while providing an interrupt function and supporting I²C bus communication interface for smart home, industrial, and office applications.

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Vishay Intertechnology Receives 2017 Preferred Supplier Award From Flex

MALVERN, Pa. — July 11, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has been honored by Flex Ltd. with a 2017 Preferred Supplier Award. The company was presented with the award at the 2017 Flex Global Supplier Summit, hosted at the Flex Customer Innovation Center in Silicon Valley.

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Flameproof Power Film resistors from Stackpole

RALEIGH, NC (July 6, 2017) -- The RSPF from Stackpole is a power metal film thru-hole resistor designed for high power and pulse power applications. The RSPF Series is available in power ratings from 1/4 W up to 3W with 1% tolerance available. This series offers resistance values from 2.2 ohms up to 1Meg ohm, and the coating is flame proof per UL94V-0.

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DFI Reliable Mini-ITX Motherboard Optimized for Medical Imaging Solution

A total healthcare solution provider based in the U.S. was looking to build a MDR Video RP equipment to be integrated into their overall medical data management system that could capture detailed medical images/videos and enable real-time connectivity with the enterprise IT infrastructure. The equipment should demonstrate outstanding graphics capabilities, be able to connect to the database instantly, and conform to strict regulations imposed by government entities. Considering these requirements, DFI suggested the use our Mini-ITX HM101-QM87 motherboard to power this medical imaging device.

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NEW LOW LOSS N-TYPE CONNECTORS IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

Danbury, CT – Amphenol RF is pleased to introduce a range of redesigned N-Type connectors optimized for use with Low Loss 400 cables. Low Loss cables provide enhanced shielding with a bonded foil construction ensuring 100% coverage. The connectors feature a nominal impedance of 50 ohms and offer low return loss from DC to 6 GHz.

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