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AVX extends MLC tempeture range

Monday, April 19th, 2010

AVX is proud to announce the release of our new X8L High Temperature & High Capacitance dielectric. X8L dielectric offers extended capacitance ranges when compared to X8R.

Some key features/benefits include:

  • High Capacitance for 150°C applications
  • Flexiterm® available for critical mechanical and thermal cycling applications
  • AECQ-200 available
  • Epoxy termination available for hybrid applications
  • X8L Temperature characteristic is: +/-15% in the operating temperature range of: -55°C to 125°C; and +15/-40% in the temperature range extending to +150°C
  • X8L has a higher capacitance range than X8R, up to 1 uF and it enables high capacitance designs where operating temperature will approach 150°C.
  • Together with the AVX Flexiterm® option, it is an ideal product for critical mechanical and thermal cycling applications. Typical applications include automotive engine management and temperature sensors. Optional epoxy terminations also allow this component to be used in special hybrid industrial/automotive applications as well.

AS&E to service Z Backscatter Vans

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

BILLERICA, Mass., March 30 (UPI) — The U.S. government selected American Science and Engineering Inc. to provide maintenance support for the company’s deployed X-ray scanning units.

U.S. company AS&E, a developer of X-ray security systems designed to counter terrorism and other threats, received a contract to provide the U.S. government with service and maintenance on its Z Backscatter Van inspection units.

The Z Backscatter Van, a mobile screening technology integrated into a commercial-grade delivery van, has been widely deployed in the United States to support the U.S. Homeland Security Department and other applications .

“We are pleased to provide continued first-class service and support for the U.S. government’s fleet of Z Backscatter Vans deployed overseas for critical counter-terrorism operations,” Anthony Fabiano, AS&E president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

“As the No. 1 selling non-intrusive mobile inspection system, the Z Backscatter Van provides our customers with unparalleled detection and mobility to support efforts to uncover vehicle-borne explosives and other contraband.”

Electric Cars and Hybrids Buzzing at NY Auto Show

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Electric cars were front and center as the New York International Auto Show press preview began this week. Nissan revealed the $32,780 price for its plug-in Leaf and said it would start taking orders in April. Chevrolet proudly displayed its plug-in Volt on sale in November. And Ford CEO Alan Mulally said Microsoft technology will help future Ford electric-car owners decide the cheapest time to charge their vehicles (Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a video cameo).
Meanwhile, car makers also showcased new hybrids as part of their push to meet tighter federal gas mileage requirements. Here’s a rundown of these latest hybrids:
Lincoln MKZ-Ford has won praise and sales with its Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids. Now it expands the gas-electric system to its luxury Lincoln brand with the 2011 MKZ, on sale this fall.   Ford officials say it will be highest-gas-mileage luxury sedan in the U.S., with EPA ratings of 41 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway. That beats Lexus HS250h. Prices have not yet been set, but this year’s gasoline-only MKZ sells for around $40,000 with options.
Porsche Cayenne S-Though best known for its sleek sports cars, Porsche sells more Cayenne SUVs than any other model.                To boost mileage, this sporty SUV will combine a 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor for a combined 374 horsepower in the hybrid available in early 2011. Impressive acceleration? Of course.  Look for zero-to-60 in about 6.7 seconds. Though U.S. mileage ratings aren’t yet available, translation from the European figure suggests about 24 mpg on the highway. That sounds like so-so mileage for a hybrid, but it’s a big improvement over the 2010 V-8 Cayenne S at 19 mpg highway, 23 city. And on the highway under certain conditions, Porsche says the Cayenne hybrid can cruise up to 85 mph on the electric motor alone- unusual for a hybrid. You’ll pay for this combination, with an estimated list price of $67,700. Porsche, which owns Volkswagen, plans to put the same system into its VW Touareg SUV in the 2012 model.
Honda CR-Z-With its hybrid Civic and Insight already in its line-up, Honda’s adding this sleek sports car with hybrid power late this summer. The 1.5-liter, four-cylinder gas engine and the electric motor combine for 122 horsepower. Especially appealing: The CR-Z will sell for a non-stratospheric $23,300. Some environmentally-minded reviewers grouse that the estimated 36 mpg city and 38 highway isn’t high enough for a two-seater (and lower than the much-heavier Ford Fusion hybrid). Can’t please everyone.Jerry Edgerton

Isocom quick product guide

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

As we explore the social networking advantages here at Solid State Inc, we are slowly going to incorporate our franchise news and press releases for you to read. Our goal is to reach the international market and give a spotlight to those brands which are leaders in next generation designs.  Below you will find a graph of products that Isocom offers.  Click the product link for further technical information.

Isocom Components is a leading manufacturer of high performance infrared optoelectronic devices specialising in optocouplers and optoswitches. Since the business was established over 15 years ago we have consistently delivered in excess of our customer’s expectations to become one of the most respected brands in the worldwide optoelectronic industry.

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ISQ5 ISQ74 MCA2230 MCA2231
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MCT273 MCT274 MCT275 MCT276
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PS2501-1 PS2501-2 PS2501-4 PS2502-1
PS2502-2 PS2502-4 PS2505-1 PS2505-2
PS2505-4 SFH609-1 SFH609-2 SFH609-3
SFH615A-1 SFH615A-2 SFH615A-3 SFH615A-4
SFH617A-1 SFH617A-2 SFH617A-3 SFH617A-4
SFH617G-1 SFH617G-2 SFH617G-3 SFH617G-4
SFH618A-1 SFH618A-2 SFH618A-3 SFH618A-4
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TLP620-4 TLP621-1 TLP621-2 TLP621-4
TLP624-1 TLP624-2 TLP624-2 TLP624-4
TLP626-1 TLP626-2 TLP626-4 TLP627-1

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AVX: 55mΩ part can replace two devices in some designs…

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

From AVX Press

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its TPM Series of multi-anode mirror design tantalum capacitors that offer improved robustness and feature low ESR – including the industry’s leading performance device.

The D sized TPM Series 47µF/25V part offers the lowest ESR in the industry -just 55mΩ. In comparison, a single anode part in the same package has an ESR of 100mΩ and the E case device (same footprint, bigger case size) provides a minimum ESR of 80mΩ. By reducing the ESR value by 30%, the new capacitors offer a significant improvement in filtering capability, even to the extent that one part can sometimes replace two standard single anode devices.

AVX has developed the first mirror design multi-anode parts rated at 35V. The TPM Series D 22µF/35V is suitable for use in circuits with high current and voltage spikes where the profile is limited to just 3mm. It is ideal for automotive battery applications running on 12/14V with low impedance, where it offers enhanced robustness and lower ESR than single anode capacitors. In addition, since the D and E case sizes use an identical footprint, the pad design does not need to be changed if the D-case part can be used to replace the larger capacitor. For higher operating voltages the TPM D 10µF/50V with an ESR of 140mΩ is also available.

All parts meet the requirements of AEC-Q200, which is a key requirement for automotive designs in Europe.

Vishay’s New-Generation, Ultra-Precision VHP100 Bulk Metal® Foil Resistor Wins Product of the Year Award from Electronic Products Magazine

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Feb. 8, 2010 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the new generation of its VHP100 hermetically sealed Bulk Metal® Foil resistor, which sets a new industry benchmark for ultra-high precision, has won a Product-of-the-Year award from industry magazine Electronic Products.

Presented yearly, the Product-of-the-Year awards are bestowed by the editors of Electronic Products on those new products they feel are among the most significant of the thousands of new products introduced during the year.

For applications that require the very highest standard of precision, Vishay’s new-generation VHP100 is the first and only resistor on the market to stay within a 30-ppm max. resistance variation over the entire military temperature range of – 55 °C to + 125 °C. This means that the device’s resistance value will never deviate by more than 30 ppm (0.003 %) total.

Furthermore, all VHP100 resistors will automatically maintain maximum temperature-related ratios of 60 ppm (0.006 %) over the entire temperature range regardless of whether the resistors are all at different temperatures and whether the different temperatures are caused by environmental temperature variations, locally different heat generated by adjacent power components, or even self heating in power dissipation. Similarly, model VHP101 maintains a maximum spread of 10 ppm total over the instrument range of + 15 °C to + 45 °C.

In addition to its low TCR, the VHP100 provides tight tolerances to ± 0.005 % (50 ppm) and a load-life stability of ± 0.005 % (50 ppm) typical for 2,000 hours at + 70 °C and 0.3 W. An even tighter tolerance to ± 0.001 % (10 ppm) is available on request.

Vishay’s VHP100 offers an immediate answer to many challenging resistor applications previously thought to be unsolvable, including compact portable resistance standards, on-board resistance standards, feedback devices for operational amplifiers, precision voltage dividers, meter multipliers, precision bridge resistors, and decade voltage dividers. As a result, the devices open entirely new areas of design where the use of resistors had not been considered.

The ability of the VHP100 to minimize changes in resistance when the resistor is subjected to stress factors (mounting, handling, shock, and vibration) ensures ultra-high performance for tight metrology specifications. As applications requiring this level of performance also require immunity to humidity, the device features a hermetically sealed metal and glass enclosure to protect the resistive element, and is oil filled to improve the thermal dissipation path to the outside.

The VHP100 resistor offers a resistance range of 100 ohms to 150 kilohms and a shelf-life stability of ± 0.0002 % (2 ppm) typical through at least six years. Vishay Foil resistors are not restricted to standard values, and can be supplied with “as required” values (e.g. 1.2345 kilohms vs. 1 kilohm) at no extra cost or delivery time.

While other resistor technologies can take several seconds or even minutes to achieve a steady-state thermal stabilization, the VHP100 utilizes a unique manufacturing process that results in thermal stabilization time of less than 1 second, and a 1.0-ns rise time, essentially without ringing.

With its extremely tight specifications, the VHP100 is virtually a secondary standard that can be carried in sets for daily or periodic calibration of factory measurement equipment. The VHP100 is also available with laboratory- and metrology-level precision and long-term stability with additional in-house oriented processes. These include chip stabilization, special TCR plotting, additional treatments for ultra-stability, and special post-manufacturing operations (PMO), such as temperature cycling, short-time overload, and accelerated load life, which are uniquely applicable to Bulk Metal Foil resistors. 

Special construction allows the devices’ copper leads to pass through a glass seal to the outside of the enclosure. This positions the more malleable solder-coated copper leads on the outside of the package and minimizes the thermal EMF at the internal termination-to-resistor junction assembly. 

With the VHP100, only a minimal shift in resistance value will occur during its entire lifetime. Most of this shift takes place during the first few hundred hours of operation and can be eliminated by PMO; virtually no change is noted thereafter. The overall solution cost is thus lowered, since the very high stability of the VHP100 allows designers to eliminate other passive and semiconductor components that would otherwise be needed to compensate for the lower stability provided by other resistor technologies. 

In addition to its excellent stability characteristics, the VHP100 withstands electrostatic discharges of up to 25 kV for increased reliability and offers a non-inductive (less than 0.08 microhenries), non-capacitive design. The VHP100 offers current noise limit of less than 0.010 microvolts (RMS) per volt of applied voltage (less than or equal to -40 dB), thermal EMF of 0.05 microvolts per deg. Celsius typical, and a low voltage coefficient of less than 0.1 ppm/V. 

VHP100 foilresistor


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For more information please review attached technical sheet.VHP100 datasheet

SMD KHz Crystal ST3215SB Series

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

from AVX press

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed a highly reliable surface mount crystal resonator that provides a nominal frequency of 32.768kHz in a small ceramic package of 3.2mm x1.5mm and a profile of only 0.8mm. Designated

Ideal for consumer and mobile equipment applications, the ST3215SB resonators are Pb free and RoHS-compliant. Standard capacitance ranges are 9pF to 12.5pF and low capacitance versions, 7pF or less, are available on request.

“Already one of the biggest suppliers of MHz crystal products, AVX/Kyocera merged with a company called Hertz to add unique kHz design capabilities to its own expertise in high-reliability ceramic packaging and competitive price structuring,” said Akira Honda, Product Marketing Manager at AVX. “These new devices offer equivalent performance to similar industry standard devices, but benefit from our ultra-reliable / cost competitive ceramic packaging technology.”

ST3215SB, the reflow compatible tuning fork crystal resonator has a frequency tolerance of +/-20ppm, a maximum ESR of 70kΩ and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.

Vishay: Photodiode-Based Ambient Light Sensors

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

To assist customers in understanding the advantages of using ambient light sensors in their applications, the Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has added a new streaming video product demonstration to its Web site.Vishay’s ambient light sensors feature an exclusive infrared filtering epoxy technology to match the spectral sensitivity of the human eye, with minimal sensitivity to light beyond the visible range. This helps to prevent interference from the infrared component of natural light and artificial lighting such as incandescent and halogen light bulbs. The new five-minute video features a brightness level test which highlights the superior performance of Vishay’s TEMT6200FX01 over competitor and standard silicon phototransistor parts.

The demonstration shows that with different light sources, other technologies show a significant deviation in the brightness level detected. Vishay’s TEMT6200FX01, however, most closely matches the spectral sensitivity of the human eye by showing nearly no deviation. This level of performance allows Vishay’s ambient light sensors to be used for automatic control of LCD brightness in consumer electronics, where they increase user comfort level and reduce power consumption by turning on keypad backlights only in low ambient conditions, and controlling LCD display brightness to optimize viewing based on ambient light. : .

Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors : AVX

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010



by Bharat S. Rawal, Kumar Krishnamani, John Maxwell.  AVX Corporation

With and increase use of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLC’s) in surface mount technology (SMT) the understanding of the mechanical properties and thermal stress resistance parameters MLCs is essential for zero defect soldering and sub ppm failure rates.  In this paper,  various aspects of SMT including zero defect design, placement considerations, thermal stress resistance parameters and post solder handling are reviewed.  Special emphasis is given to parameters responsible for thermal shock behavior of the MLCs with review of the effect of overall component thickness, tempature gradients and termination of MLC’s.

AVX article 

Vishay Intertechnology Sfernice PLAC 100

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Planar transformer handles as much as 22W for SMPS applications

The Sfernice PLAC 100 user-configurable planar transformer targets switch-mode-power-supply applications, including flyback, forward, push-pull, and half-bridge converters. Using the vendor’s software allows adaptation of the transformer to a range of applications by setting the power-supply type and desired level of input voltage, output voltage, power, and frequency. After entering the variables, the software determines the appropriate configuration and determines which outputs should connect. The transformer has a 50- to 400-kHz frequency range, handling as much as 220W for SMPS applications. The SMD and through-hole versions operate at –55 to +125°C.

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