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Microsemi expands RF power MOSFET products offering

Microsemi Corporation has strengthened its RF power product line with the introduction of the DRF1400 power MOSFET. Designed for use in RF generators it is suitable for a wide range of industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications including plasma generation for semiconductors, LCD and solar cell manufacturing, and CO2 lasers operating up to 30 megahertz (MHz.)

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Murata extends point-of-load series to include 3 A and 5 A SIP packages

Murata Power Solutions has unveiled the OKX series of miniature non-isolated single output DC/DC converters which have been designed for embedded point-of-load (PoL) applications. Within the OKAMI OKX series there are 4 models that provide 3 A or 5 A outputs with either 5 V or 12 V nominal inputs.

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New Bluetooth audio module cuts wireless speaker development time

HiWave Technologies has unveiled the DyadBA3 module that will enable consumer audio product designers and manufacturers to introduce power-efficient, Bluetooth-streaming stereo loudspeakers to global markets more quickly. The module significantly extends battery life in small-format, portable wireless speakers.

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Molex unveils Flexi-Mate Connector System for LED lighting applications

Molex has introduced the Flexi-Mate Connector System for LED lighting applications and is intended to address the lighting needs of luminaire manufacturers, particularly luminaires for the office environment. The Flexi-Mate Connector System provides a full range of both board-to-board and wire-to-board connectivity.

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Melexis launches highly integrated, rugged magnetic sensor

Melexis has unveiled the MLX90364 Triaxis, a high accuracy position sensor, which is able to eliminate the need for the inclusion of a printed circuit board (PCB) within sensing modules. The device is based on a dual mold package construction, integrating a 12-bit resolution position sensing die with the decoupling capacitors necessary to meet automotive electro-static discharge and electromagnetic compliance requirements.

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Latest SMPM connector benefits from enhanced insulator

The latest SMPM snap-on connectors from Radiall have a relatively small interface, making it difficult to achieve secure centre contact captivation, with sufficient retention force, when traditional PTFE machined insulators are used, however a solution has been developed that solves the problem.

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Power management chip market rebounds

Following a serious decline during the last three months of 2011, the market for power management semiconductors recovered to a degree at the beginning of 2012 and is finally on its way to discernible growth in the second quarter, driven primarily by an expansion in the consumer and industrial sectors. According to IHS iSuppli revenue for power management semiconductors will reach $8.0 billion in the second quarter, up 6.7 percent from $7.5 billion in the first quarter.

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CommScope extends GeoLENS portfolio

CommScope GeoLENs portfolio of solutions has been extended with the software launch of the GeoLENs Mobile Location Center (MLC) 10.3, which has been designed to give wireless operators the ability to accurately and reliably locate mobile devices connected to LTE networks.

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Mouser signs global distribution agreement with Taoglas

Mouser Electronics has announced a new global partnership with Taoglas Antenna Solutions, a leading M2M antenna provider for external and embedded antenna solutions. The worldwide agreement with Taoglas Antenna Solutions will provide design engineers and buyers with access to a broad range of finished and custom external and embedded antenna solutions.

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Intersil expands precision analogue IC offerings with Micross Components

Intersil Corporation is expanding its precision analogue die offerings through authorised distributor Micross Components. Micross" initial focus will be on promoting bare die offerings to manufacturers seeking space-saving options and/or high reliability in critical or harsh-environment applications

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