AVX Releases A New Series of Tall Board-to-Board Stacker Connectors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 25, 2018) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has released a new series of tall board-to-board stacker connectors. The new 00-9148 Series tall stacker connectors are cost-effective, reliable, and robust; exhibit excellent resistance to shock and vibration; and help reduce tolerance accumulation in a variety of demanding applications across the automotive, consumer, medical, and industrial markets. The single-piece connectors also reduce assembly time and shorten BOM lists, and feature a double-row design with an 8mm (±0.2mm) board-stacking height, a 1mm pitch, and eight positions, each rated for 1A continuous current.

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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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Analog Devices Offers Industry’s First Intrinsically Safe Digital Isolation Certification to Enable Design in Hazardous Areas

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the availability of the industry’s only certified intrinsically safe (IS) digital isolators based on IEC 60079-11:2011 standards. The 4-channel ADuM144x series digital isolators with iCoupler® technology are ideal for designing electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas. When compared to traditional optocouplers, ADI’s IS-IS certified digital isolators simplify circuits by reducing required PCB board space along with component cost and design complexity as multiple diodes and resistors are no longer needed.

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New Low-Power PIC24 “GA7” Microcontroller Family Now Available

The new PIC24 “GA7” family of microcontrollers (MCU) is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. As the lowest-cost 256 KB Flash memory 16-bit MCUs available today, these PIC24 devices enable extremely cost-effective designs for Internet of Things (IoT) sensor nodes, portable medical devices and industrial control applications.

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