RoHS Certificates Ready To Download
Now available, the distributor offers RoHS Certificates of Compliance (C of C) via its website. Online users can download a RoHS C of C for each of 250,000 plus parts that the distributor has identified as compliant with the European Union's RoHS directive, now in effect. The C of C links are located in the Technical Information column on searchresult pages, as well as on product detail pages. Each C of C is personalized and a simple online registration process is required before the document can be downloaded. User-specific information is included along with the description of the part, manufacturer brand name, and part number. Those ordering via phone can request a C of C be sent with the order. Additionally, each C of C is backed by the distributor's 10-step quality process.
NEWARK INONE, Chicago, IL. (800) 463-9275.
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Verification System Sniffs Out the Lead
For detecting elements affecting RoHS/WEEE compliance, the LeadHound system will verify lead-free or leaded components, sub-assemblies, PCBs and other items in as little as 15 seconds. Using micro-focus x-ray fluorescence technology, the self-contained verification tool can detect the presence of lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium, and bromine, as well as other elements, and provide the percentage of each element found. It has the ability to test several items in one session and typically generate a report for most requirements in 30 seconds. In addition to testing boards and components, users can also snoop out lead in BGA spheres and solder paste. The LeadHound runs on a stand-alone, Windows XP computer and its X-ray system can be standardized during production breaks, minimizing impacts on schedules. Power up automatically initiates a standardization, which takes approximately three minutes. For further information, call HEPCO INC., Sunnyvale, CA. (408) 738-1880.
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Online Service Pinpoints RoHSCompliant Semis
The company is now offering an online service that promises to provide simple and near-instant access to all of the necessary documentation for RoHS compliance, including declaration letters and material declaration sheets. The website is linked to a database of more than 8,000 commodity semiconductors. It also provides product certificates and material declaration sheets that will ensure compliance to the now in effect RoHS directive. Web-based availability of the compliance materials is expected to shorten response time greatly as it instantly delivers certificates based on the user's choice of products. At this point in time, custom system LSI devices are not included as part of the web site, however they will be made available through conventional user contacts.For further information, contact SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD., San Jose, CA. (408) 544-4000.
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POL Converters Get The Lead Out, Reduce Space
Maintaining RoHS compliance, five additions to the C-class family of POL converters promise dramatic savings in board real estate and external component costs. Three are part of the LDO-C series, offering a choice of 3A, 6A, and 10A outputs, while the other two are SIL-C2 family components with 20A and 40A outputs. The LDO-C converters accommodate an input range of 3 to 13.8 Vdc and have an output range of 0.59 to 5.1 Vdc. The two higher power SIL-C2 converters have an input range of 4.5 to 13.8 Vdc. The 20A SIL20C2 provides an output range of 0.59 to 5.1 Vdc, while the 40A SIL40C2 delivers a 0.6 to 5.0 Vdc output. All five employ a fixed-frequency switching topology, an open-frame, single-board design, and operate in temperatures from 0°C to +70°C with suitable derating. Depending on the model, prices range from $4.95 to $18.90 each/1,000.
ARTESYN TECHNOLOGIES INC., Framingham, MA. (888) 283-3122.
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RF Transformer Line Adds RoHS Members
Tailored for WLAN, WiMAX, and RFID applications, the company's line of 50½ RF transformers now includes RoHS-compliant versions. Four additions include the MABA-007159-000000 RoHS-version of the ETC1-1-13, MABA-007236-C16423 RoHS-version of the ETC1.6-4-2-3, MABAES0060 RoHS-version of the ETC1-1TTR, and the MABAES0061 RoHS-version of the ETC4-1-2TR. In addition to the 50½ transformers, the company also offers 75½ RF transformers for broadband/CATV applications. Prices for the MABA-007159-000000, MABA-007236-C16423, MABAES0060, and MABAES0061 are $0.55, $0.60, $0.71, and $0.65 each/10,000, respectively.
M/A-COM INC., Lowell, MA. (800) 366-2266.
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Power Inductors Ride Low And Lead Free
Sporting a compact 10.3 mm x 10.5 mm x 3 mm profile, the DR1030-R RoHS-compliant, surface-mount power inductors employ a shielded drum core made of ferrite material that significantly reduces EMI when compared to unshielded components. They are available in 17 standard inductance values ranging from 1.1 µH to 150 µH, a current range from 0.7A to 10A, and a frequency range up 1 MHz. Target applications include computers, DVD players, notebook power, LCD panels, dc/dc converters, VRM, multi-phase buck regulators, buck/boost regulators, input/output filters, and portable power devices. For further details, call COOPER BUSSMANN ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES, Boca Raton, FL. (888) 414-2645.
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