According to a Transparency Market Research report, advancements in the electronics industry have bolstered the growth of the global electronic components market and are expected to continue through 2027. Over the past year, manufacturers have contended with limited resources and slow trade due to the pandemic. Still, those issues should be mitigated, paving the way for full production in the coming months. That said, manufacturers have managed to deliver new hardware to the market, and in this roundup, we will take a look at several of the latest components.
Surface-Mount Capacitors get Enhanced Safety Certified
Knowles Precision Devices recently expanded its range of safety-certified surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) designed for electronic device applications. The capacitors offer a combination of capability and safety certification, meeting the requirements of AEC-Q200 standards, which provide a level of safety against lightning strikes or other voltage spikes. The safety capacitors have a capacitance range of 4.7 pF to 56 nF, voltage ratings up to 305 Vrms and meet class Y2/X1, X1 and X2 requirements. Knowles offers four separate families of MLCCs with varying specifications, with all sizes available with an optional FlexiCap (flexible epoxy polymer) termination. The new capacitors feature a higher dielectric that can withstand voltages of 4 kVdc and 3 kVrms, making them suitable for electric vehicle applications. The entire range is also available with AEC-Q200 qualification for stress resistance.
New Multi-Channel Antenna Brings 4G LTE to the IoT
Novocomms has announced the launch of its FPCB LTE 4G multi-channel antenna designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). The LTE 4G Bands Flexible PCB features a customizable cable and can be adapted to respond to LB, MB or HB bands. All antennae are designed with 50Ω impedance and are all available with a customizable coaxial cable. Novocomms states the FPCB LTE 4G antenna is an excellent solution for medical and wearable devices and is designed to enable transmission and receiving across 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and satellite frequencies.
Ceramic Fuses offer Higher Current and Capacity Ratings
SCHURTER has announced new additions to its UMT-H surface mount ceramic fuse family, including 40 A and 50 A current ratings with a breaking capacity rating of 500 A at 125 VAC / 72 VDC. The series features short circuit protection in a package size of just 5.3 x 16 mm. SCHURTER's ceramic fuse family has grown to include 26 rated currents from 160 mA to 50 A, with a rated voltage maximum of 277 VAC / 250 VDC. The ceramic fuses also offer an interrupt capacity rating of 1500 A for current ratings up to 6.3 A. The fuses' acceptable ambient operating temperature range is -550C to 1250C and are designed according to IEC 60127-7 and UL 248-14, with VDE and cURus approvals.
Pushbutton Switches Designed to unlock Vehicles in Combination with PKEs and PEPS
Premo has announced the release of its PB-Sx pushbutton switch series designed to work in tandem with PKEs (Passive Keyless Entry Systems) and PEPS (Passive Entry/Passive Start) to unlock vehicles and other applications in harsh environments. The PB-Sx series is designed and manufactured following the European and International patents EP3726552A1 and WO2020212406A1, which provides the switches a 100% sealed component against ingress of water and pressurized water (IP6k9), and extreme functional conditions (20k pulses underwater). They also provide a mechanical life endurance (reliability) >10E5 with a nominal push-force of 12 ± 3N.