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New 600 V SiHJ8N60E and 650 V SiHJ6N65E and SiHJ7N65E E Series MOSFETs in PowerPAK® SO-8L Increase Reliability and Reduce Package Inductance

Vishay Intertechnology announces that it has extended its offering of 600 V and 650 V E Series power MOSFETs with three new n-channel devices in the compact PowerPAK SO-8L package. Providing space-saving alternatives to MOSFETs in the TO-252 (DPAK) package, the Vishay Siliconix 600 V SiHJ8N60E and 650 V SiHJ6N65E and SiHJ7N65E increase reliability and provide reduced package inductance for lighting, industrial, telecom, computing, and consumer applications.

Today Vicor released four new DCM products in the VIA package

Today Vicor released four additional DC-DC converters that are deployed in the rugged, chassis-mountable versions of its DCM™ family of isolated, regulated DC-DC converters. These new products extend the family by adding two 270V and two 28V nominal products
to the family. (See Table 1)

STMicroelectronics Simplifies Design-In of State-of-the-Art Security for the IoT

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced a strong yet easy-to-use secure element to protect connected devices in the consumer and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and to prevent cloning or copying of genuine products by ensuring authenticity.Certified to the highest security industry standards, the new STSAFE-A100 can be designed-in by developers without specialist security expertise thanks to comprehensive support ecosystem.

Consumer devices, home appliances, industrial assets, and infrastructure controllers are already connected to the internet or will be soon. Many of them are designed to be autonomous and unattended. They now need state-of-the-art electronic security to prevent hackers from counterfeiting, cloning, stealing information, or misusing the equipment. ST’s new STSAFE-A100 is a secure turnkey solution that brings the Company’s proven expertise in electronic securityfor applications such as banking, e-commerce, and identity protection to the IoT. As a secure element that provides authentication services and can be used in conjunction with an ordinary microcontroller, it features an embedded secure operating system and is certified to Common Criteria EAL5+[1], banking-level security-industry standards.

Semtech Expands μClamp® Platform with μClamp2417P to Protect Industrial Interfaces from Dangerous ESD, EFT and EOS Threats

The μClamp2417P 24V, surge-rated TVS protection array enables customers to exceed current industry ESD immunity standards

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the μClamp2417P, a 7-line surge-rated, 24V transient protection array for broad use in safeguarding industrial interfaces against transient voltage threats. The μClamp2417P offers a 10A (8x20µs waveform) surge immunity level in a small 2.6 x 2.6mm QFN package and is ideal for safeguarding industrial data interfaces from electrical transient threats including electrostatic discharge (ESD), electrical fast transients (EFT) and lightning surge transients.

New PA-N Series Relays Suitable for Programmable Logic Controllers

Panasonic, a worldwide leader in Power Relays, is pleased to introduce the new PA-N Series of Power Relays. The PA-N Series Relays have been developed to comply with the International Electromechanical Commission (IEC) standards and are certified to the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Inc.’s standards for programmable logic controllers used to control production facilities at factories. The PA-N Series achieves a high breakdown voltage of 3,000 V, as well as showing excellent shock resistance and low power consumption. They assist PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) manufacturers to develop products that are compatible with the new standards. PA-N Series products are suitable to switch maximum of 5A at 250Vac and 30Vdc. These slim 1formA Relays comply with the new PLC safety standard IEC61010 reinforced insulation.Industrial equipment used in factories needs to be safe and reliable. Changes are planned to be made to the European IEC standards and the UL standards of the United States to impose further safety requirements on PLCs, such as securing better insulation to prevent accident. PLC manufacturers are urgently developing products to meet the new standards, and highly reliable products compliant with the new standards are being sought for relays that control the output from PLCs. In response to these developments, Panasonic has modified the internal structure of the PA-N Series Relay to improve its breakdown voltage from 2,000 V to 3,000 V to make it compatible with the new standards.

Advantages of Using Silicon Carbide in Power Electronics

The advantages of using SiC in power electronics is the focus of a large number of semiconductor news studies and reports.  These reports prove just how advantages using SiC can be when designing power electronics.

Although silicon offers numerous benefits and advantages in power MOSFETs, it also displays some limitations that are characteristic to silicon material properties.  Properties like low thermal conductivity, low bandgap energy, and limitations in switching frequencies.  Power semiconductor devices, however, that are made with silicon carbide (SiC), don’t possess those types of material limitations. 

Murata Power Solutions Announces Panel Mount Digital Thermometers

Murata announces the addition of a thermometer to Murata Power Solutions’ DMR20 series of round, miniature digital panel meters. The DMR20-1-TMP-R-C digital thermometer has been designed to monitor ambient air temperatures in the range of -40°C (-40°F) to +105°C (+221°F) using an NTC thermistor as the sensing element. This meter is packaged in a round polycarbonate housing designed to easily mount in a 1.2 inch (30.5mm) “oil tight” panel cut out.

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