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Long travel illuminated pushbutton switch launched by knitter-switch

knitter-switch has announced a key addition to its illuminated pushbutton family with the launch of a new side-operated, long travel switch designed to suit a wide variety of applications. The TM 81 Fx-RA switch has an actuation force of 400gf and combines a long travel characteristic with true tactile feeling and an audible click.

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Toshiba expands high-performance memory card family with first microSD EXCERIA products

Toshiba Corporation has announced that it will expand its family of EXCERIA memory cards with new microSD versions. EXCERIA (derived from a combination of “excellent” and “experience”) offers cards compliant with the UHS-I Memory Card Standard. The minimum recording speed is compliant with UHS speed class 1 and SD speed class 10.

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PREMO presents high current output chokes with planar technology

PREMO has launched a new version of its HPC series, a high power choke with planar technology for DC/DC converters applications for electric traction and high density power electronics, whihc is especially recommended for use in hybrid and electric vehicles. The HPC series offers performance (better than 95%) at 100 to 150 kHz frequencies respectively, and is able to extend the operating range up to 250kHz.

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Advantech advances energy efficiency with latest power supply upgrade

Advantech, a supplier of embedded platform solutions across multiple vertical markets, has announced its new product line of 80 Plus Bronze Power Supplies; the new 300W~700W power supplies feature energy efficiency and power savings and complying with ErP Policy are able to offer up to 85% energy transition efficiency.

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iWatt launches flickerless, digital-dimming SSL LED drivers

iWatt has launched its iW3616 (12W) and iW3617 (25W) LED driver ICs based on the company’s third-generation digital AC/DC SSL (solid state lighting) LED driver platform. The drivers are designed for 120V/230VAC offline LED lighting bulbs and fixtures.

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CMRI collaborates with Aeroflex for TD-LTE network testing

Aeroflex Limited and the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) have announced that a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two for co-operation covering both Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technologies. Under the agreement CMRI and Aeroflex will co-operate on testing technologies for LTE and LTE-A. This will include testing and verification of LTE functionality and performance, as well as LTE-A key technologies such as carrier aggregation, eICIC, UL-MIMO, etc., using the Aeroflex TM500 Test Mobile and EAST500 Capacity Test System product families.

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HD format FSI image sensors round out Toshiba’s product portfolio

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced the addition of two new devices to its metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor product offering. The T4K08 is a new native HD format sensor (720p) combining 1.75µm front side illumination (FSI) pixel technology and System on Chip (SoC) Image Signal Processing (ISP) and the T4K24 is a new FSI image sensor also leveraging 1.75µm FSI pixel technology and providing a resolution of 1080p.

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Cyntech claims new board-mount 2W AC-DC power module has smallest footprint

Cyntech Components, a specialist supplier of electro-mechanical components and power supplies, has announced a family of 1W and 2W AC-DC board mounted modules that it claims have the world"s smallest footprint for a fully certified (CE, UL/cUL 60950-1 and EN5502) power supply of this type. Measuring just 33.7mm (L) x 22.2mm (W) they have been designed for any space-restricted application that needs a stable 3.3, 5, 9, 12, 15 or 24 volt DC supply with low noise and low ripple.

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Fujitsu releases wide-voltage and low-power 8-bit MCUs with LCD control and analogue functionality

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) is expanding its "New 8FX" family of high-performance 8-bit microcontrollers to include twelve products each from the 64-pin MB95770 series and the 80-pin MB95710 series, both of which feature LCD control and advanced analogue functionality. The MCUs support a wide range of operating voltages from 1.8V to 5.5V.

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Latest LCD modules ensure image sharpness and clarity in LED backlights

Ginsbury, a specialist display distributor, is now stocking new 15” Landmark high brightness, sunlight readable TFT LCD modules. The 15.6” LMG226B-156XW01 and the 15.0” LMG241-150X02TL deliver very high levels of screen luminance resulting in enhanced picture sharpness and clarity in high brightness environments. The LMG226B-156XW01 is a sunlight readable LCD module with a VHB (very high brightness) LED backlight. The LED backlight enables a maximum screen brightness of 1,800cd/m². At this brightness the power consumption of the backlight is 29watts. Typical contrast ratio is specified as 500:1.

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