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Start with the news release MLCC can be used in PA and front-end modules from AVX, which we summarised at the time by saying "AVX has created what it claims is the industry's smallest multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) for PA and front-end modules, IC packaging, mobile phones and other applications with limited board space.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release ChipSESD devices help to protect mobile phones from Tyco Electronics: "Tyco's 0201- and 0402-size ChipSESD devices help to protect: mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders, computer I/O ports, keypads, low-voltage DC lines, speakers, headphones and microphones.".

In February 2011, we covered the news from AVX - take a look at Capacitors suit use in microwave RF/IF amplifiers which says: "AVX's MK capacitor series provides low ESR and handles high RF currents in applications such as microwave RF/IF amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, filter networks and MRI systems.".

Take a look also at the news release from Apache Design Solutions, CPM for true co-analysis of the chip and system, as well as DC to HV DC converters for small-area applications from Emco High Voltage, and Multilayer ceramics replace tantalum capacitors from Murata Electronics.

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Parametric test systems simplify test-plan setup (January 2011)

Keithley Instruments has enhanced its S530 Parametric Test Systems, which address DC and C-V measurements in process control monitoring, process reliability monitoring and device characterisation.

AVX adds low-noise MLCC to product offering (January 2011)

AVX has expanded its multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) range to include the QM series low-noise high-capacitance version for audio frequency applications.

Aries offers small-footprint probe test sockets (January 2011)

Aries Electronics is offering machined high-frequency centre probe test sockets that are suitable for a variety of ball grid array (BGA), chip-scale package (CSP) and micro land frame (MLF) packages.

DC/DC regulators for single Li+ cell applications (January 2011)

Intersil has introduced a trio of dual-output FET buck regulators that provide up to 95 per cent power conversion efficiency and are said to offer designers greater flexibility.

DC/DC controller implements Intel protocols. (January 2011)

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3816, a single-phase synchronous step-down DC/DC controller implementing the Intel IMVP-6, IMVP-6+ and IMVP-6.5 protocols.

MLC chips suit medical devices such as MRI coils (January 2011)

AVX has expanded its porcelain and ceramic dielectric multilayer capacitor (MLC) chip offering to include non-magnetic termination versions that are suitable for medical devices such as MRI coils.

High slew-rate option for power supplies (December 2010)

Power supply expert Magna-Power Electronics has released a high slew-rate output option to meet the demands of fast-performance DC applications such as battery charging and photovoltaic emulation.

Mars P-Mosfet for high-temperature interfaces (December 2010)

Cissoid has announced the addition of Mars, a high-temperature 30V small-signal P-channel Mosfet transistor, to its Planet range of transistors and switches.

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Further reading
  • Controlled-capacitance MLVs for automotive market
    Controlled-capacitance MLV
    AVX has developed the controlled-capacitance multilayer varistor (MLV) series designed for mixed signal environments in automotive applications such as multiplex bus systems and bus drivers.
  • Tantalum module provides high capacitance values
    TWM Series
    AVX has developed a wet electrolytic tantalum module suitable for output filtering, battery holdup and energy storage and delivery in harsh environment applications.
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