Electronic Products & Technology

Circuit Protection

September 5, 2017 by Stephen Law

Right angle SMT pushbuttons are ultra-miniature

NKK SWITCHES GP01-Series Ultra-Miniature Right Angle SMT Pushbuttons respond to a wide variety of design needs, featuring a reduced circuit board mounting area allowing for high density mounting and by integrating the cap within the body of the switch, the…
September 3, 2017 by Stephen Law

Keypad backlighting on curved surfaces a reality

MOLEX PEDOT Clear Conductive Sensors solve the challenge of backlighting capacitive keys on a curved surface for user-interface designers. Devices are flexible translucent conductive circuits printed on a polyester substrate that can be implemented on three-dimensional surfaces, allowing for more…
September 1, 2017 by Stephen Law

Multilayer ceramic capacitor has C0G temperature characteristics

KEMET EIA 0603 case size (1608 metric) surface mount high voltage multilayer ceramic capacitor has C0G temperature characteristics. Tiny devices permit smaller electronic designs, while maintaining operating voltages up to 1000Vdc. Capacitance availability is now on average three times greater…
August 31, 2017 by Stephen Law

High-temp PPTC resettable fuses are AEC-Q200 Certified

BOURNS Multifuse MF-NSHT and MF-USHT Series AEC-Q200 certified high-temperature Polymer Positive Temperature Coefficient (PPTC) resettable fuses come in 1206 and 1210 (3014 and 3024 metric) surface mount packages and deliver operating temperatures up to 125°C. Devices provide circuit protection solutions…
August 30, 2017 by Stephen Law

Elastomeric primer/adhesive system meets ISO 10993-5 specs

MASTER BOND X21Med is a single component elastomeric compound passes ISO 10993-5 tests for cytotoxicity and is developed for priming and bonding polyolefinic substrates. Product is easy to use, either as an adhesive or a primer. It has a low…
August 28, 2017 by Stephen Law

Rocker switches come with elastomer membranes

APEM KL series rocker switches are available with elastomer membranes.  Devices are suitable for off-road vehicle cabins, which are often exposed to dusty environments and this can lead to switch blocking. With the new elastomer membrane, device’s actuator does not…
August 26, 2017 by Stephen Law

Analog switch saves space, improves signal integrity

VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY Siliconix DG2788A dual DPDT / quad SPDT analog switch provides low resistance of 0.37ohm at 2.7V in the compact 2.6mm by 1.8mm by 0.55mm miniQFN16 package. Suitable for both analog and digital signal switching in space-constrained consumer, medical,…
August 24, 2017 by Stephen Law

SMT tact switch operates on soft touch

E-SWITCH TL9100 Series Soft Touch SMT Tact Switch provides a soft touch tactile feel in a surface mount design. It is SPST and provides a choice of 200 or 350 operating force options. Device has a contact rating of 50mA…
August 23, 2017 by Stephen Law

Metal switch integrates illumination in small diameter pushbutton

SCHURTER Metal Line switch series includes an illuminated 16mm version. The compact mechanical pushbutton switch provides a sleek look accentuated with a quality homogeneous illumination in a ring style, or complete surface area illumination. Illumination color options include red, blue,…
August 21, 2017 by Sonja Brown, director of product marketing – Piezo and Protection Devices, EPCOS, a TDK Group Company

Inrush current limiting techniques and solutions

Thermistors are often the solution of choice for detecting temperature limits. With NTC (negative temperature coefficient) thermistors, the resistance decreases with increasing temperature. In PTC (positive temperature coefficient) thermistors, resistance increases as temperature increases. When a specific temperature is exceeded,…
August 15, 2017 by Stephen Law

Power blocks serve electrical distribution panels

BLOCKMASTER HP Series High Power Terminal Blocks are rated 600 Volt with a choice of 115 or 175 Amps, for electrical applications in power panel distribution. Devices can also be used for lighter power applications, and therefore has extended utility…
August 14, 2017 by Stephen Law

Anti-vandal pushbuttons come with bi-color illumination

EAO Series 82 Anti-Vandal Pushbutton is availabile with bi-color illumination. Control panel designers can enhance aesthetics with red and green combinations in 24V ring or dot variants with indicators or both momentary and maintained pushbuttons. The tactile devices provide strength,…