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Latest articles from 'Circuit protection devices'

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Digital optocouplers speed past 15Mbaud

Optocouplers are ideal for a variety of industrial and consumer applications, from plasma display panels and power supplies to digital fieldbus isolation.

News from Avago Technologies, May 6, 2008

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Eight-line ESD protector meets display demands

PicoGuard XS architecture integrates inductors with the diodes to create fixed point impedance matching for high speed data lines.

News from California Micro Devices, Apr 29, 2008

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Smaller outline for resettable PTC thermistors

The compact MF-PSMF product family is the fastest operating of all Bourns' Multifuse resettable thermistors.

News from TTI Europe, Apr 29, 2008

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Toggle switches and circuit breakers come together

Magnetic circuit breakers operate quicker than thermal units and are less sensitive to changes in ambient temperature.

News from Aerco, Apr 24, 2008

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Optocouplers offer analogue and digital options

UL- and VDE-certified optocouplers provide total electrical isolation for a wide range of applications.

News from Optek Technology, Apr 4, 2008

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Miniature photocoupler is big on protection

The TLP700 is ideal for saving space in applications that require the reinforced isolation demanded for international safety certification.

News from Toshiba Electronics Europe, Mar 28, 2008

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Miniature photocouplers are speedy switchers

Photocoupler is ideal for applications requiring a combination of isolation, high speed data transfer and low power operation.

News from Toshiba Electronics Europe, Mar 20, 2008

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Protection racket targets USB charging circuits

Integrated overvoltage protector is dedicated to USB charging applications for portable and consumer devices.

News from ON Semiconductor, Mar 11, 2008

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Optocouplers handle wide temperature range

Everlight's EL30XX triac driver optocouplers offer an inexpensive alternative to using costly discrete driving circuitry requiring multiple components that consume board space.

News from Everlight Electronics, Mar 3, 2008

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Transient voltage suppression on the road

Automotive-grade multilayer chip varistors operate over a -55 to +125C temperature range and are specified to satisfy load dump and jump start test requirements.

News from AVX, Mar 3, 2008

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Polymer-enhanced diodes co-ordinate protection

By clamping and smoothing inductive voltage spikes, PolyZen devices help shield downstream electronics from overvoltage and reverse bias.

News from Raychem Circuit Protection, Feb 29, 2008

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Telecomms kit is protected with varistors

Medium-power multilayer chip varistors from provide transient voltage suppression and ESD protection in telecommunications equipment.

News from AVX, Feb 27, 2008

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Varistors have very low leakage currents

Ideal for transient protection applications where power consumption is a primary concern.

News from AVX, Feb 22, 2008

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Varistors protect in less space

Multilayer ceramic devices feature nonlinear bidirectional voltage-current characteristics similar to back-to-back Zener diodes and an EMC capacitor in parallel.

News from AVX, Feb 15, 2008

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Varistors protect data lines

The multilayer ceramic varistors feature nonlinear, bidirectional voltage-current characteristics similar to back-to-back Zener diodes and an EMC capacitor in parallel.

News from AVX, Feb 1, 2008

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Website takes on a clearer structure

The homepage gives direct access to the 27 different country domains of the Schurter Group, and all information is available in seven languages.

News from Schurter, Feb 1, 2008

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ESD protection device maintains signal integrity

The PicoGuard XS architecture eliminates the need for external compensation to match line impedance, reducing design complexity and cost.

News from California Micro Devices, Jan 29, 2008

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Digital optocouplers have industrial specs

Wide temperature optocouplers are extremely reliable and ideal for use in applications that operate in harsh industrial environments.

News from Avago Technologies, Jan 28, 2008

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Resettable switch protects automotive electronics

The PolySwitch bladed contact device features a 2.8mm form factor to facilitate easy, one-to-one replacement of mini-sized fuses and Type II bimetal circuit protection devices in 12V vehicle systems.

News from Raychem Circuit Protection, Jan 25, 2008

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Controllers protect USB interfaces

Ideal for space-constrained applications, such as cellphones, smartphones, PDAs, MP3 players and portable video players that are attached to USB ports for connectivity or charging.

News from Maxim Integrated Products, Jan 25, 2008

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Varistors protect CANs from ESD

Multilayer ceramic varistors feature nonlinear, bidirectional voltage-current characteristics similar to back-to-back Zener diodes and an EMC capacitor in parallel.

News from AVX, Jan 22, 2008

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Transient voltage suppression protects antennas

AntennaGuard varistors are suitable for protecting the FETs used in miniature RF amplifiers against ESD damage.

News from AVX, Jan 18, 2008

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ESD protection devices handle new challenges

The Picoguard XP architecture is an innovative double-clamping architecture that integrates multiple stages of ESD protection into a single device.

News from California Micro Devices, Jan 8, 2008

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Compact protector enhances clamping performance

ESD protection device is ideal for safeguarding high speed data lines in portable applications such as cellphones, mp3 players, PDAs and digital cameras.

News from Mouser Electronics, Dec 18, 2007

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Thyristors provide fast bidirectional protection

Devices help protect sensitive equipment from damage resulting from overvoltage events and operate as shunt devices in response to a surge that exceeds the breakover voltage.

News from Raychem Circuit Protection, Dec 11, 2007

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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.

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