Nanotechnology to benefit the environment

December 22, 2016

Nanotechnology offers many chances to benefit the environment and health. It can be applied to save raw materials and energy, develop enhanced solar cells and more efficient rechargeable batteries and replace harmful substances with eco-compatible solutions. “Nanotechnology is a seminal technology. The UMWELTnanoTECH project association has delivered excellent results. Even the smallest achievements can make a huge contribution to protecting the environment. We must treat the opportunities this future technology…


Vishay Aluminum Capacitors with Increased Vibration Resistance

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July 14, 2016

Vishay introduced five new series of aluminum capacitors with increased vibration capabilities over standard devices. Providing high stability and reliability in automotive and industrial applications, the Vishay BCcomponents surface-mount 260 CLA-V, 246 CTI-V, and 250 CRZ-V and radial 246 RTI-V and 250 RMI-V combine their high-vibration performance with low impedance, high ripple current, and long useful life. The SMD and radial devices released today offer vibration resistance up to 30…


Capacitors Deliver High Power in Small Volumes

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June 30, 2016

Vishay new series of ENYCAP electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting, power backup, and UPS power source applications. Available in power and energy versions with high stability, Vishay BCcomponents 220 EDLC ENYCAP series devices deliver high power density and capacitance values in small case sizes ranging from 16 mm by 20 mm to 18 mm by 31 mm. For the industrial, telecom, and PC markets, the polarized energy…


New series of Automotive Grade radial aluminum capacitors

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June 20, 2016

Vishay introduced a new series of Automotive Grade radial aluminum capacitors that features high-temperature operation up to +150 °C and a useful life to 2,000 h at +150 °C to provide high stability and reliability for automotive and industrial applications. The Vishay BCcomponents 160 RLA series is available in 10 case sizes from 10 mm by 12 mm to 18 mm by 35 mm. For enhanced reliability, the AEC-Q200-qualified capacitors…


A micro-supercapacitor can be integrated into a microcircuit chip for future IoT devices

June 8, 2016

If you’re wondering why it matters that researchers have created a novel energy inside a microcircuit chip with their newly developed efficient nanomaterial-based integrated energy storage, think about powering the Internet of Things (IoT). Creating a miniaturized form of energy storage with high energy and power density opens up new possibilities for integrated mobile devices and paves the way for zero-power autonomous devices that are needed in the IoT world. A team from VTT…


Aluminum Polymer Capacitors Provide Longer Useful Life

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May 26, 2016

Vishay new series of aluminum polymer capacitors featuring conductive technology. For portable electronics and consumer and telecom applications, Vishay BCcomponents 180 CPS and 181 CPL series devices provide higher ripple current, lower impedance, and longer useful life than standard aluminum capacitors. Offered in a variety of case sizes from 5.3 mm by 5.3 mm by 5.7 mm to 10.4 mm by 10.4 mm by 12.6 mm, 180 CPS and 181…


New Yorker Electronics Now Featuring Vishay’s EDLC ENYCAP

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May 11, 2016

Vishay BC Components’ 220 EDLC ENYCAP capacitors are now available through New Yorker Electronics. The award-winning ENYCAP™ Capacitors are electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors that combine the advantages of batteries and super-caps for energy backup applications. Developed for energy harvesting and power backup applications, the ENYCAP energy storage capacitors feature a rating of 2.7V and are available in a through-hole (radial) version with 1000h useful life at 85⁰C. Other applications…


Engineers have made RFID tags 25% smaller, and cheaper

May 9, 2016

A series of new techniques developed by engineers at North Carolina State University  is being used to create passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that are 25% smaller — and less expensive than current types. This is possible because the new technique does not require tags to convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) in order for them to function effectively. In passive RFID technology, a “reader” transmits a radio signal that…


CDE Hybrid Polymer Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors, Standard and Ruggedized

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May 4, 2016

New Yorker Electronics has announced that is now is distributing the full line of Cornell Dubilier Hybrid Polymer Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors in the HZC, HZA, HZC_V and HZA_V series. These hybrid capacitors have the ultra-low ESR characteristics of conductive aluminum polymer capacitors packaged in a V-chip, SMT case with high capacitance and voltage ratings that were previously available only in aluminum electrolytic technology. The capacitors are a hybrid of liquid…


Ultra Hi-Q Radio Frequency Capacitors

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April 26, 2016

KEMET new series of Ultra HiQ-CBR Squared Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors expand its radio frequency (RF) and microwave product portfolio. These new devices feature a geometrically square construction resulting in lower inductance than standard EIA case sizes, thus improving low loss performance and operation at higher resonant frequencies.  Ultra HiQ-CBR Squared MLCC capacitors are ideal for high power applications such as wireless, satellite and microwave communications, RF and power amplifier modules…