TE Connectivity Introduces New 250 Series Miniature FASTON Receptacle for Space-Constrained Applications

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today introduced its low insertion force 250 series miniature FASTON receptacle terminal. This straight quick-connect crimp receptacle is about 23 percent shorter than full-size 250 series FASTON receptacles, permitting its use in applications such as power tools and small appliances, where there is very limited space for electrical connections.

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Bourns New Miniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff Device Offers Highest Current Capacity

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced a breakthrough miniature resettable thermal cutoff (TCO) device series delivering the highest current capacity for comparable devices, matching the protection needs of today’s denser, higher capacity Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery cells. The new Model AA Series is capable of carrying 14 A at 60 °C, offering as much as 37 % more current capacity compared to Bourns’ previously available miniature resettable TCOs. The new protection devices also deliver extremely low impedance/resistance (2 mΩ max.).

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Analog Devices Acquires Laser Beam Steering Technology from Vescent Photonics to Enable Mainstream Adoption of Automotive LIDAR Systems

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the acquisition of a solid-state laser beam steering technology from Vescent Photonics, Inc., a privately held company based in Golden, Colorado. Vescent’s innovative non-mechanical beam steering technology enables more robust integrated LIDAR1 systems that overcome many of the major drawbacks associated with today’s bulky mechanical offerings such as reliability, size, and cost. This acquisition strengthens ADI’s position as a major automotive safety system technology partner for next generation ADAS and autonomous driving applications and builds on ADI’s 20-year history in advancing automotive safety.

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Precision Tactical Grade MEMS IMU Delivers Breakthrough System Level Advancements for Positioning and Navigation Applications

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced today a tactical grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) featuring industry leading precision and stability in the smallest, lightest and lowest power solution available. The high-performance ADIS16490 IMU paves the way for high-accuracy navigation, guidance, and positioning in applications ranging from aviation and unmanned systems to machine control and precision instrumentation to smart munitions, which were previously impossible due to prohibitive size or cost barriers.

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TE Connectivity’s New Single Wall Heat Shrink Tubing Products Meet the Halogen-Free Requirement and UL VW-1 Flammability Test

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces its new single wall, flame retardant (SWFR) product line. These single wall heat shrink tubing products are rated for the UL VW-1 flammability test specified by the UL 224 standard. Because the highly flame-retardant polyolefin jacket is non-halogenated, SWFR tubing can be used in confined-space applications where it is unacceptable for materials containing halogen to burn and potentially emit toxins. SWFR products offer an optimum solution for insulating and mechanically protecting components, connections and terminations across many applications – from industrial controls to home appliances and mass transit vehicles.

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Mesh Networking Module from Silicon Labs Simplifies Thread and ZigBee Connectivity

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) has introduced a new family of Wireless Gecko modules focused on mesh networking applications with support for best-in-class ZigBee® and Thread software. Silicon Labs’ new MGM111 module is the first in this comprehensive family of multiprotocol modules based on the Mighty Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) device. The MGM111 module is supported by Silicon Labs’ reliable, secure and flexible mesh protocol stacks and the industry’s most advanced wireless software development tools.

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Analog Devices’ Rx/Tx Converters Enable More Reliable Mobile Infrastructure for High-Quality Phone Service

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced highly integrated Rx/Tx converters that significantly improve the reliability, cost, and time to market for microwave and millimeter wave mobile operators and telecom equipment manufacturers. The new HMC8100 and HMC8200 Rx/Tx converters uniquely incorporate a wide array of functions, replacing multiple discrete parts to provide a single-source, high-performance solution for microwave backhaul applications.

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