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Latest articles from 'Circuit protection devices'

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Current monitors suit power supply applications

Diodes Incorporated has introduced a family of six high-reliability current monitors for 40V and 60V operation, designed for power supply, automotive load dump and SELV circuit applications.

News from Diodes Incorporated, May 24, 2010

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Devices provide ultra-low-profile board mounting

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has released two photocoupler devices that offer ultra-low-profile board mounting in applications requiring isolated switching to international safety standards.

News from Toshiba Electronics, May 14, 2010

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Polyzen protects circuits of USB-port devices

Tyco Electronics' Polyzen ZEN059V130A24LS device helps to provide complete circuit protection for electronics with USB ports and meets suspend-mode power-consumption requirements for USB 3.0.

News from Tyco Electronics, May 14, 2010

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ATC develops one-shot thermal fuse option

ATC Semitec now offers the Pepi H series for applications where a reliable one-shot thermal fuse option is required.

News from ATC Semitec, May 13, 2010

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Pathfinder address reliability in nanometer design

Apache Design Solutions has announced Pathfinder, a full-chip electrostatic discharge (ESD) physical integrity solution to address the reliability challenges faced by nanometer designs.

News from Apache Design Solutions, May 12, 2010

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ESD discharge facility earths boards

Rittal has introduced an ESD discharge facility that effectively removes all built-up charge from the front panel of the plug-in board and rapidly brings the panel to protective earth potential.

News from Rittal, Apr 14, 2010

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Varistors protect mobile devices against ESD

The new EIA 0201 multilayer chip varistors from Taiyo Yuden are designed to protect slim and compact handheld mobile devices against electrostatic discharge (ESD).

News from Taiyo Yuden, Mar 24, 2010

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AVX varistor series can withstand multiple strikes

AVX has expanded its multilayer Transguard varistor series to include an 85VDC rating in a 1210 case size.

News from AVX, Mar 18, 2010

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Optoisolator delivers up to 16kV isolation at 2Mbd

Optek's new OPI1268 16kV high-voltage optical isolator, available via Pacer, delivers AC and DC voltage isolation up to 16kV while achieving digital data transmission rates of 2MBd.

News from Pacer, Mar 2, 2010

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Pickering LXI matrix withstands high voltages

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of LXI-compliant products with the introduction of the 60-311 matrix, designed for high-voltage switching applications.

News from Pickering Interfaces, Feb 11, 2010

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Avago optocouplers detect AC/DC sources

Avago Technologies has announced two miniature voltage/current-threshold-detection optocouplers for use in a range of industrial-control applications.

News from Avago Technologies, Jan 20, 2010

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Kenton launches LIU202A broadband line isolator

Kenton Research has launched the LIU202A broadband line isolator, which provides 15KV RMS of galvanic isolation on transmission lines with DSL/broadband services and active equipment.

News from Kenton Research, Dec 23, 2009

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ESD protection devices have low dynamic resistance

California Micro Devices has launched the CM1242-33CP, the first in a family of small outline electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection devices.

News from California Micro Devices, Dec 23, 2009

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Clip-in fuse enables replacement without soldering

The standard UMT 250 Universal Modular Fuse has been extended with a clip option to enable replacement without soldering.

News from Schurter, Dec 15, 2009

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Toshiba introduces optically coupled isolators

Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced a range of ultra-low-power optically coupled isolators designed to drive IGBTs and power Mosfets in applications requiring output currents up to +/-6.0A.

News from Toshiba Electronics Europe, Dec 14, 2009

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CM1227 provides +/-15kV contact ESD protection

California Micro Devices has announced the Picoguard CM1227, an ultra-low-capacitance electrostatic-discharge (ESD) device for the latest digital consumer and computer applications.

News from California Micro Devices, Dec 10, 2009

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Voltage regulators give fast transient response

The XC6223 series of voltage regulators from Torex Semiconductor offers ultra-fast-load transient-response performance with PSRR of 80dB at 1kHz and protection against inrush current.

News from Torex Semiconductor, Nov 30, 2009

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TTI introduces Epcos ESD protection devices

TTI is now stocking a range of devices for the electrostatic-discharge (ESD) protection of data, audio and video lines, such as USB, Ethernet, IEEE 1394 and HDMI.

News from TTI Inc, Nov 24, 2009

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Multilayer varistor minimises signal distortion

AVX has expanded its AntennaGuard SPV Series of low-capacitance multilayer varistors (MLVs) to include a sub-0.5pF version that minimises signal distortion.

News from AVX, Nov 4, 2009

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AVX develops 100pF multilayer varistor device

AVX Corporation has developed a 100pF version of its miniature 0201 Transguard Series multilayer varistor (MLV).

News from AVX, Oct 22, 2009

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Ceramic varistor exhibits low leakage current

AVX has expanded its zinc oxide (ZnO) based varistor series to include an 18V-rated version that exhibits a low leakage current of 1uA maximum, which extends battery life in portable devices.

News from AVX, Oct 21, 2009

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Overvoltage regulator has overcurrent protection

Linear Technology has introduced the LT4356-3, an overvoltage protection regulator with overcurrent protection and inrush current limiting for high availability systems.

News from Linear Technology Corp, Oct 14, 2009

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ON TSPDs protect sensitive electronic equipment

ON Semiconductor has introduced the NP-MC series of ultra-low capacitance Thyristor Surge Protection Devices (TSPDs) that protect sensitive electronic equipment from transient overvoltage conditions.

News from ON Semiconductor, Sep 28, 2009

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Avago optocouplers reduce power requirements

Avago Technologies has developed a family of ultra-low-power optocouplers that it claims will pave the way for optical isolators that can operate on 90 per cent less power than today's optocouplers.

News from Avago Technologies, Sep 25, 2009

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Tyco adds to ESD protection device line

Tyco Electronics has announced the addition of three devices to its line of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection devices.

News from Tyco Electronics UK, Sep 17, 2009

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What is it?

Circuit protection devices:

Circuit protection devices safeguard electrical circuits from over-voltage and over-currents. Examples of these devices include voltage regulators, varistors, electrostatic discharge protection devices, switch/circuit breakers and thyristor surge protection devices.

Featured articles

  • ChipSESD devices help to protect mobile phones

    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.
  • System enables reset and battery-monitoring apps

    With improved temperature characteristics and a tighter detect voltage tolerance, the XC6126 series offers a more accurate, lower-cost solution for simple reset and battery-monitoring applications.
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