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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SM - Surface Mount - General Purpose and Precision Wirewound Resistor

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has expanded the resistance value range for its SM4527, the 2W surface mount molded wirewound. Resistance values were limited to 0.01 ohm to 0.05 ohms, but now, the robust SM4527 offers values up 1K ohms in tolerances of 1% and 5%. This expansion allows for this popular size to be used for a wider range of applications that require a 2W surface mount resistor with the robust electrical performance and excellent TCR that wirewound technology provides.

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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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