Electronic Components Blog

Monday, 04 February 2019 15:24

Components overview

Ceramic Technology offer 10nF Safety Certified MLCCs

MLCC’s have been used in automotive applications for years, but the big change being seen is the voltage rating and size of components now being used.  This new revolution in MLCC technology, used in control electronics, is being driven by modern on-board charging systems - PHEV & EV where mains ac is involved.  Knowles brand Syfer has responded to demands by increasing its range of 250V ac X1/Y2 Safety Certified capacitors to 10nF.

Current measurement system designed for high dielectric strength

IVT-S: Designed for high dielectric strength in traction batteries and stationary energy storage devices

With its newly developed, shunt-based IVT-S measurement technology, Isabellenhütte is responding to the market, which now favours specified functions in current measurement systems. The main focus is on achieving dielectric strength that is as high as possible in line with the intended application. High dielectric strength must be guaranteed in battery-powered vehicles, for example.

Monday, 15 May 2017 06:58

Knowles Capacitors update

Knowles Capacitors update

In 2014 Dielectric Laboratories (DLI), Novacap, Syfer Technology and Voltronics came together into a single organisation, Knowles Capacitors. With a combined history exceeding 175 years, and operating as a division of Knowles Corporation of USA, Knowles Capacitors was a merging of some of the world’s leading speciality capacitor manufacturers. The Precision Devices division of Knowles is a $200m+ global manufacturer of precision capacitors, components and crystal oscillators.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:24

A step forward in measuring temperatures

A step forward in measuring temperatures

The temperature sensor SMT172 has been introduced successfully to the market and is really a stepforward in measuring temperatures. Not only the accuracy of 0.1 °C but also the resolution is better than 0.1 mK. The output is , as expected from Smartec, fully digital. These features and the low power makes the sensor suitable for all kind of “lab on a chip” applications and bioreactors.

bezoek college b&w gemeente Gennep

Ter gelegenheid van het 65-jarig bestaan van Heynen bracht het college van burgemeester en wethouders van de gemeente Gennep een bezoek aan Heynen. Hierover is door een medewerker van de gemeente het volgende verslag gemaakt dat in een lokaal huis-aan-huisblad verschijnt.

Heynen: bijzondere (technische) oplossingen vanuit Heijen
Dinsdag 14 maart brachten burgemeester en wethouders een bezoek aan Heynen, een familiebedrijf dat eind 2016 zijn 65-jarig jubileum vierde. Oprichter Leon Heijnen begon in 1951 een ingenieursbureau in Venlo en verhuisde later naar de Maasweg in Gennep. Het bedrijf groeide vervolgens uit tot een leverancier van specialistische, technische oplossingen aan ontwikkelaars en fabrikanten van elektronica, telecom en ICT bedrijven, omroepen, het leger en de energiesector. Heynen heeft grote bekende klanten zoals Philips Healthcare, Enexis, NOS, KPN en de Tweede Kamer.

Vectron Reduced Footprint Ultra Low Noise OCXO

The OX-304 is the latest addition to Vectron's precision OCXO low noise oscillator family. With a 20mm x 20mm x 15mm footprint, this OCXO offers a 40% reduction in package size vs the OX-204 and achieves an impressive phase noise floor at -173 dBc/Hz. Designed for applications that demand extremely low noise sources, the 10MHz OCXO maintains exceptional phase noise performance in a smaller footprint.

Fully customized LTCC multilayer ceramic substrates from KOA

KOA's LTCC package is multilayer ceramics for various appliations including high density module, high frequency module, semiconductor interposer and cavity package. Hybrid IC enables downsizing and readily model changing as well as reduces inspection.

ICD-A: Automotive Measuring System for Even the Smallest Spaces

The latest product development in measurement technology from Isabellenhütte is a compact current measuring module. The shunt-based ICD-A system has a sealed six-pole MCON connector, which is commonly used in the automotive industry. It protects the signal and power transmission from external influences. With transmission rates of up to 1 Mbit/s, the connection provides digitised data in CAN bus 2.0 format, and ensures a high level of measurement precision for its users.

Feinmetall Tools and Accessories for Probes and Receptacles

FEINMETALL offers a great variety of tools for installation and maintenance of contact probes and receptacles. For the mounting of standard probes, practical insertion- and screw-in tools are very useful. These tools (with integrated functions) are ideal for adjusting the correct position of the switch point. A spring force gauge additionally enables the measurement of spring forces, for example to identify inserted contact probes in existing modules or fixtures.

POLE/ZERO New HF-ERF™ High-Performance Miniature 1.5 to 30 MHz Bandpass Filters

Pole/Zero released their new line of HF-ERF™ tunable bandpass filters covering the entire HF tactical radio band of 1.5 to 30 MHz while fitting in a low-profile package measuring 2.0” x 2.78”x 0.60” (50.8 mm x 70.61 mm x 15.24 mm). These low-cost bandpass filters are commonly used in applications where small size, low power, and high performance are needed such as military handheld radios, radar systems, SATCOM, test and measurement systems and additional commercial applications.

Netmodule Multi-Communication Train and Vehicle Routers

NetModule's railway and vehicle router series are designed for mobile communication in public transportation (e.g. in buses, trams and trains), but also any other kind of vehicular applications such as caravans. The routers comply with industry standards 72/245/EWG (E1) and/or EN50155 to meet application specific regulations. Supporting latest WAN/LAN technologies (incl. GSM, UMTS, LTE, WiFi, GSM-R), Active GPS and Voice calls, they offer highly-available connectivity, with seamless handover between the broadband links using to the Mobile IP protocol.

Antonics Multi-Communication Train and Vehicle Antennas

The Antonics-ICP OmPlecs external train and vehicular (MIMO) antennas, combine extremely low profile antenna installation height, with the highest technological demands on the antenna performance characteristics. Due to their extremely flat design with heights of 40mm/60mm/80mm, the EN50155 certified antennas allow for the mutual use of different communication systems via a single antenna.

Thursday, 24 November 2016 07:42

Vectron - Smallest Space TCXO on the Market

Vectron - Smallest Space TCXO on the Market

Utilizing Vectron's industry's standard "HI-REL Radiation Tolerant TCXO Specification", defined as "DOC200103", will certainly reduce your design time and overall project cost. Revision E now features the smallest Space TCXO (0.75"x0.75"x0.26") available on the market today, and includes a lead forming option for all flatpack enclosures.

Mentor Presents Over 50 New Handles in 8 Product Families

MENTOR, the specialist in electronic and mechanical components, has considerably expanded its range of handles, and presented over 50 new handles in eight product families at the 2016 Electronica in Munich.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:42

KOA's Linear Thin Film PTC Resistors

KOA's Linear Thin Film PTC Resistors

KOA’s SMD thin film thermosensitive resistors have a linear positive temperature coefficient and are perfect for temperature sensing, control and compensation. The nickel based PTC thin film element on an alumina substrate ensures high stability over the entire temperature range.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 11:21

Vectron GNSS Disciplined Oscillator Modules

Vectron GNSS Disciplined Oscillator Modules

Vectron has released two new GNSS disciplined oscillators built on the same platform as the MD-261 series with an embedded Furuno Opus 7 receiver. In addition, they have upgraded the onboard OCXO of the MD-261, improving 24 hour holdover to 8 µs at constant temperatures.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 09:33

KOA Europe Updated Selection Guide

KOA Europe Updated Selection Guide

KOA Europe has updated the "KOA Europe Selection Guide". It shows their main product portfolio with short product descriptions and it's key characteristics. New parts are especially marked in red. KOA offers a wide range of passive components.

KOA's 1.5W Metal Plate Current Sense Resistors in 1206 Size

KOA's TLR2BP is a metal plate resistor that provides excellent dimension accuracy and low height with a thickness as low as 0.6mm. In addition, it offers superior corrosion and heat resistance with an operating temperature of -65ºC to +170ºC.

Monday, 31 October 2016 14:46

SPINNER Active in NGMN Task Force on 4.3-10

SPINNER Active in NGMN Task Force on 4.3-10

NGMN has created a 4.3-10 task force with the goal of introducing the new 4.3-10 connector system to the market. SPINNER is an active member of this task force, in which it is drawing on the experience it gained while helping to develop and roll out 4.3-10 to energetically support this NGMN initiative.

Dow-Key Reliant Switch Product Series - your ATE solution!

The RF & wireless devices of today are equipped with many RF signal routes between their output and input interfaces that require sophisticated and rigorous testing. Maintain high insertion loss repeatability and successfully replicate RF (test) results with Dow-Key Reliant Switch™ solutions.

Standex Meder's Customer Focused Sensing Technologies

Standex Meder's custom engineered solutions, using the appropriate advanced sensing technology to meet customer demands. Versatile engineering expertise in magnetic sensing technologies and custom packaging, allows Standex Meder to be a one-stop-shop for your sensing requirements.

IPDiA's Broadband Silicon Capacitor (BBSC) Product Line at 40 GHz

The BBSC capacitor series from IPDiA provide superior broadband performance, stability and reliability for all broadband optoelectronics and high speed data systems. They provide broadband performances better than 0.4 dB of insertion loss up to 40 GHz, as well as very high stability of the capacitance over temperature (50 ppm/°C), voltage variation, and are highly reliable.

KOA's New "TLRZ" Metal Plate Zero Ohm Jumper Series

KOA introduces the TLRZ series metal plate zero ohm jumper, available in 0603, 0805, and 1206 package sizes with current ratings of 26A, 31.6A, and 40A respectively. The TLRZ is a low resistance resistor jumper with an operating temperature of -55°C to +170°C.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 13:11

Linwave's New 50W GaN Pallet Amplifier

Linwave's New 50W GaN Pallet Amplifier

The LW10-793079 is a 50W GaN on SiC broadband power amplifier, which is designed to target the broadcasting, telecommunications, jammer, medical and other relevant markets. The amplifier operates between 20 - 520Mhz with a typical efficiency of 47%, and a typical gain of 32dB.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:22

Deltanode's Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

Deltanode's Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

A distributed antenna system, or DAS, is a network of spatially separated antenna nodes connected to a common source via a transport medium that provides wireless service within a geographic area or structure. A distributed antenna system may be deployed indoors (an iDAS) or outdoors (an oDAS). DeltaNode’s industry proven Fiber DAS product has been deployed by the thousands in many venues across the world, and is ideal for fulfilling multi-band, multi-operator coverage and capacity needs.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:02

Bird Technologies X-Com Mobile Measurement Vehicle

Bird Technologies X-Com Mobile Measurement Vehicle

Bird Technologies X-COM Systems, design and manufactures advanced subsystems and complete end-to-end solutions for broadband RF signal capture, storage, playback, and multi-channel signal generation, as well as software tools for signal analysis and editing, and NTDS subsystems and test equipment. X-Com products are used worldwide in military and commercial systems, ranging from SIGINT, EW, ESM, ECM, communications and radar, to spectrum management and performance verification.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:18

KOA's High Energy Pulse Withstand Resistors

KOA's High Energy Pulse Withstand Resistors

KOA’s original bulk ceramic resistors don’t use a resistive film or wire element – the whole body is the resistive element. This construction results in an extremely robust device capable of absorbing high pulse currents and voltages.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 08:04

Linwave's New Dual Ku Band BUC

Linwave's New Dual Ku Band BUC

The LW30-793208 Miniature Dual Ku Band BUC uses Linwave’s advanced manufacturing process to produce a dual band Ku BUC in a compact outline. The BUC is intended for use in conjunction with a power amplifier and is supplied as a single unit which can be integrated into a complete system.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 07:55

Linwave's New GaN based X Band 50W SSPA

Linwave's New GaN based X Band 50W SSPA

The Linwave X band SSPA is suitable for a wide range of high power applications. The amplifier is designed to provide high gain, low distortion, greater than 90dB of ON/OFF isolation and excellent harmonic performance in harsh environments. The output power can be switched on and off within 200ns by means of a control pin and in this state consumes only 2W. In addition the unit is protected against both poor match conditions (VSWR) and thermal overload. Typical applications are Industrial, Satcom, Aerospace and Military.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 08:14

Linwave and Heynen Partner up

Linwave and Heynen Partner up

Linwave technology designs and manufactures microwave and RF components and/or subsystems in a seamless, concept to end-product process. Test and measurement capabilities extends to 94Ghz, allowing their manufacturing team to produce value added products, designed to exceed customer expectations.

Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:19

RTV Noord uses High Gain 4G/LTE Antonics Antennas

RTV Noord uses High Gain 4G/LTE Antonics Antennas

The Antonics-ICP OmPlecs (train)"roof-antennas", combine extremely low profile antenna installation height, with the highest technological demands on the antenna performance characteristics. The roof antennas of the series TOP 200 AMR MF-04 are specifically designed for LTE MIMO and WLAN MIMO applications. Media company RTV Noord (Netherlands) found just the solution in these high-gain 4G/LTE antennas...

Syfer's Upcoming Dielectric Formulation Outperforming X7R

Moving Forward – new material
New dielectric formulation with a lower K, but better voltage stability and lower losses than X7R is in development and planned for launch late 2016 / 2017.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 07:20

K&L's WSD-01039 Bandpass/stop diplexer for Band 7

K&L's WSD-01039 Bandpass/stop diplexer for Band 7

K&L Microwave's WSD-01039 bandpass/bandstop diplexer is designed for Band 7 uplink spurious measurement testing. The diplexer's bandpass features 0.5 dB insertion loss in the passband of 2500 to 2570 MHz, while the bandstop achieves 40 dB rejection in the same band. The design and performance provide a bandpass filter with a good match in the stopband region.

K&L's Digitally Controlled Tunable Filters Up to 8 GHz

K&L Microwave, part of the Microwave Products Group, is now offering tunable filters covering ranges up to 8 GHz. The filters provide high Q tunable solutions for many of today's higher frequency applications utilizing 5-section coaxial cavity construction based on theoretical Chebyshev designs.

K&L's 700-6000MHz Digitally-Tuned Bandpass Filter with Continuously Adjustable Bandwidth

To replace the large number of fixed filters usually required in today's 4G wireless communication systems, K&L has developed and is now shipping a filtering system that can tune a bandpass filter anywhere in the 700 MHz to 6000 MHz range with continuously adjustable bandwidth.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 07:07

Choose Vectron in LoRa Applications and Designs

Choose Vectron in LoRa Applications and Designs

When designing or building your LoRa applications, you can choose to implement standard chipsets available in the market. However, there are numerous reasons why you would want to build your own custom design, and/or deviate from standard chipsets. Vectron already has many satisfied customers who successfully implement combinations of Vectron components in their LoRa designs.

High Frequency VCXO With Extended Temperature Range For High-end Applications

The VX-505 Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator is the latest addition to our extended temperature range oscillator family. This VCXO operates over the frequency range of 20MHz to 800MHz, provides phase noise performance as low as -166dBc/Hz @ 1MHz offset and operates across an extended temperature range of -55°C to 125°C.

Monday, 08 August 2016 08:38

KOA Chip Resistor Array Roundup

KOA Chip Resistor Array Roundup

KOA Chip Resistor Array Roundup:


Syfer "H" Series for High Temp. and High Freq. Applications

Knowles Capacitors brand, Syfer, has just released a new addition to its range of High-Q MLCCs. Designated as the “H” series they are manufactured from a very stable, X8G High Q ceramic dielectric to provide Ultra-low ESR, with excellent low loss performance and low power consumption, in high environmental temperature and high frequency systems. They exhibit no ageing effects, with stability under voltage and very low drift.

Vectron High Frequency Ultra Low Jitter VCSO

The VS-507 is the latest addition to our ultra low jitter Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator family. Packaged in an industry standard 14.0 x 9.0 mm footprint, this VCSO offers a jitter performance of 10fs-rms over the offset bandwidth of 12kHz to 20MHz, across a high frequency range of 3.0GHz to 6.0GHz.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 08:40

Syfer AEC-Q200 Automotive Grade Capacitors

Syfer AEC-Q200 Automotive Grade Capacitors

Syfer offers a range of high quality automotive grade components. With AEC-Q200 approved ranges up to a voltage rating of 1kV they provide for the requirements of modern automotive applications including EV and HEV. All fully tested / approved and available with a range of suitable termination options, including tin/lead plating and Knowles FlexiCap™.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 07:56

Dow-Key's Spaceflight Heritage

Dow-Key's Spaceflight Heritage

Experience and heritage are of great importance when providing products for space programs.  Dow-Key® Microwave began its spaceflight heritage 1970 in support of some of the very first space programs. Its Space Division, composed of an experienced and dedicated team of technical, test and administrative personnel is solely focused on supporting the needs of our customers from design initiation through spacecraft integration.

KOA Wide Terminal Flat Chip Resistor Roundup

KOA Wide Terminal Flat Chip Resistor Roundup:


KOA High Voltage Flat Chip Resistor Roundup

KOA High Voltage Flat Chip Resistor Roundup:


Wednesday, 27 July 2016 11:53

Isabellenhütte New IPC-SII (IPC-MOD)

Isabellenhütte New IPC-SII (IPC-MOD)

IPC-SII is Isabellenhütte's newest addition in their IPC-MOD family.
As a result of intensive dialogue between SEW Eurodrive GmbH (Bruchsal) and ISAscale®, the IPC-MOD series will now get a new product line which fulfils requirements for frequency inverters in the range from 40 kW up to 200 kW (nominal current measurement ranges from 160 A to 540 A). SEW Eurodrive GmbH is one of the market leaders in the frequency inverters for machine tools application field.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 09:58

KOA's Surface Mount Inductor Roundup

KOA's Surface Mount Inductor Roundup

KOA's Surface Mount Inductor Roundup;


KOA Anti Sulfuration Resistors Expanded Line-up

KOA’s special anti-sulfuration resistors are intended to be used under harsh environment with a high level of sulfur contamination. A high reliable material with extremely high sulfuration-proof characteristics is used in the inner top electrodes. Thanks to technical know-how of sulfuration-proof material, KOA has been able to achieve an extremely high level of sulfuration-proof performance.

Friday, 22 July 2016 09:44

Vectron Industry first 150°C OCXO

Vectron Industry first 150°C OCXO

The HX-171 is a High Stability Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) and is the latest addition to the High Temperature Oscillator family. Utilizing Vectron’s proprietary crystal designs and state of the art correction algorithms, the HX-171 achieves a stability of +/-5ppb over the extended temperature range of -40°C to 150°C.

Reed Sensors in Mobility Equipment and Hospital Beds

Reed Sensors Are Ideal for Sensing so called "End Positions" On Hospital Beds And Other Mobility Equipment eg; motorized chairs, special lifts for bath tubs, massage chairs, etc. all require end position detection. Since all these can be operated by the consumer, care needs to be taken to use low power switching devices, thus eliminating the threat of electrical shock to the user. Also dust, dirt, and moisture may be present, with potential spillage occurring. All of the aforementioned could create faulty operation of switching devices. Mechanical limit switches have been used in the past, but can fail prematurely, because they require higher switching power to operate properly.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 06:12

Ultra Low Jitter High Frequency VCSO

Ultra Low Jitter High Frequency VCSO

The VS-708 is the latest addition to Vectron's VCSO ultra low jitter oscillator family. Packaged in an industry standard 5.0 x 7.5 mm footprint, this VCSO offers a jitter performance of 55fs-rms over the offset bandwidth of 12kHz to 20MHz, with a frequency range of 600MHz to 2.3GHz. This product is ideal for emerging Optical Transport Networks and supporting High Speed ADCs that demand a low jitter high frequency reference clock.

Portable Defibrillators Use Reed Relays

Reed relays are reliably used in portable battery operated defibrillators. Instruments that directly save lives require the best possible designs, and must use the most reliable components available. Portable defibrillators are designed so that anyone can pick up and use them with no prior experience. They are only used for emergencies in life and death situations.

Toroidal Powertransformers Protect Sensitive Medical Devices

Protect Sensitive Medical Devices in Patient Care Environments. New toroidal power transformers from Standex-Meder Electronics protect sensitive medical devices including those used in patient care environments. Available as bare toroids which can be integrated into the devices themselves or as toroids housed in enclosures with circuit breakers, fused input, plug-ins and other user-friendly options. Compliant with UL/IEC 60601 specifications, these transformers feature extremely low leakage current between primary.

Monday, 11 July 2016 10:08

Vectron Low G-Sensitivity OCXO

Vectron Low G-Sensitivity OCXO

The OX-407 Low g-sensitivity Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator is housed in a compact 14x20mm dual inline package with g-sensitivity performance as low as 0.07ppb/g. Covering the frequency range of 10MHz to 50MHz and a phase noise floor of -150dBc at 100kHz offsets, this OCXO provides design engineers with limited board space a small form factor alternative without sacrificing overall performance in their design.

DLI power dividers for low power applications

Knowles Capacitors brand, DLI, introduces its new high frequency, temperature stable, surface mountable and wire bondable Wilkinson Power Dividers. These Power Dividers incorporate DLI's low loss high permittivity ceramics and precision thin film fabrication, with integrated resistors, to provide a high performance and repeatable design solution.

DLI Directional couplers for turnkey or custom designs

The new series of Directional Couplers from Knowles brand, DLI, provides another example of how high permittivity, temperature stable materials can reduce size/weight and provide excellent performance repeatability.

EAR99 Solutions from DLI no longer ITAR restricted.

Determining whether an item is subject to ITAR or EAR is critical. Mistakes here can have serious consequences to MIT and to individual shippers. If the item is flagged as "specially designed" on one of the US Munition Lists, it's subject to the ITAR. Even thought it might seem to be an EAR item...the ITAR takes precedence. From now on all EAR99 Solutions from DLI, are no longer ITAR restricted.

Dow Key RF & Test Application Electromechanical Matrices

Whether you are designing a matrix or planning to purchase one, it is important to understand how every decision makes a difference in the cost of the matrix and impacts RF performance. The more components that go into a matrix, the more the system must compensate for signal loss and other RF parameters that are affected. As a result, integration of RF components in switching systems is a complex, yet highly important matter.

Friday, 08 July 2016 08:17

Vectron OCXO's Available to +95ºC

Vectron OCXO's Available to +95ºC

Expansion of Extended Temperature OCXOs...
The OX-400/401 and the MD-403 are the latest additions to the OCXO extended temperature range product family. Stabilities of +/-5ppb (OX-400/401) and an uncorrected stability of +/-10ppb (MD-403) are achieved while operating across a temperature range of -40 to 95℃.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 12:50

Dow-Key Microwave Miniature MS series

Dow-Key Microwave Miniature MS series

Dow-Key Microwave introduces the next generation of switch matrices: the Miniature MS series (or MMS series). MMS is ideal for test and measurement requirements. The series is equipped with high-performance Reliant Switches™ providing 0.03 dB insertion loss repeatability across DC to 26.5 GHz with minimum 10 million life cycles for SPDT and 5 million for SP6T. MMS is suitable for many applications where RF switches are needed, including extensive DUT testing. The series needs 12VDC power supply with switches controlled remotely via TCP/IP Ethernet and HTTP-Server; a built-in “Sequencer” feature allows the user to program up to ten 500-step sequence programs. A VAC-to-DC adapter is included. (RF cables are not.) 

K&L PIN Diode Switches Now also in Packaged Options

K&L Microwave is now pleased to offer quality PIN diode switches as packaged options, for customer (specific) applications. Switches are available from single pole, double throw through single pole, eleven throw in reflective, and non-reflective options for frequency ranges from DC to 20 GHz.

Pole Zero G2 MINI-ERF™ Tunable Bandpass Filter

Pole/Zero® has released a new reduced SWaP-C line of MINI-ERF™ (G2) tunable bandpass filters. These fast-tuning, low-cost, miniature, high-performance bandpass filters are commonly used in military communication and commercial applications. MN-30-520-(%BW)-S04 covers the entire tactical military tuning range of 30 MHz to 520 MHz and is currently available in either a 4% BW or 7% BW (3 dB).

Standex Meder Smart Tech for Containers,Trailers and Wagons

In order to make shipping containers, Semi-Trailers and freight wagons a vital part of the supply chain in the near future, they can be equipped with a wide range of sensors. This helps integrate containers and goods into a system with more transparency throughout the supply chain. Due to high regulations, there is a demand for robust and simple technology, for monitoring location, tampering, vibration, temperature, dirt, and moisture.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 08:50

Vectron Military Flatpack Precision XO

Vectron Military Flatpack Precision XO

The PX-360 Precision Crystal Oscillator operates over the military temperature range of -55C to +125C with a frequency range of 1MHz to 80MHz. This XO is designed with MIL-PRF-55310 class B level screening (option), making it ideal for low voltage clock, and high shock and vibration applications.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:42

Feinmetall New Fine Pitch Probes

Feinmetall New Fine Pitch Probes

The market's need for contacting semiconductor components is rapidly increasing. Components are constantly undergoing miniaturization, and so are the required contact probes for test engineering. Additionally, the signal frequencies of the test signals are getting higher and higher.

New Molded 7W Current Sensing Resistors for Automotive

The new SLN5, flame proof, molded SMD current sensing resistor from KOA now also allows a power rating of 7 W and has a T.C.R. down to ±75 ppm/K. The terminal design absorbs solder junction stress reducing the possibility of solder cracks.

New Variants and Accessories for HF860 RF Probes

The coaxially designed radio frequency probes of the family HF860 are already available for a large variety of common connectors like SMA, SMB, SMC, U.Fl., RF and others. Now the contact probe HF860 is also available for contacting FAKRA connectors (at the moment FAKRA male), that are frequently used in wire harness testing.

Thursday, 16 June 2016 06:47

Space VCXO Hi-Rel Standard Now Released

Space VCXO Hi-Rel Standard Now Released

DOC206218, Rev A is the latest Hi-Rel Standard to be added to our Space portfolio. This document replaces the legacy VX-509 with the model 5116 platform and enables customers to specify component pedigree and quality assurance requirements with a 15-digit catalog part number. This VCXO supports a 1MHz to 85MHz frequency range with typical phase noise performance of -167dBc/Hz @ 100kHz (16MHz, +5V).

Spinner New Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Brochure

The new SPINNER Rotating Solutions Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Brochure showcases some major design advancements in the SPINNER Single and Multichannel portfolio. The new single-channel SPINNER FORJ 1.14 comes with an outer diameter of just 14 mm, specifying a < 1.0 dB insertion loss.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 13:47

SPINNER Low PIM Switches

SPINNER Low PIM Switches

There are zillions of switches out there. But when it’s about low PIM testing, the available options boil down to just a few. And if you want to use a switch in a calibrated test system and need it to keep working perfectly through hundreds of thousands of cycles without requiring any maintenance, there is really only one choice: the SPINNER low PIM switch.

Mentor Releases Next Generation Modular Signal Lamps

MENTOR GmbH releases its new customer-specific LED signal lamps, for use in front panels. Single modules can be configured individually and combined to create an ideal solution for the specific application. The SMD LED's herein offer great advantages over regular THT's

Knowles New "HiT" High Temperature Ceramic MLCs

Knowles capacitor brands Novacap and Syfer Technology jointly announce the launch of a new range of high temperature MLC chip capacitors. The "HiT" range of MLCCs has an operating temperature range of -55 to +200ºC and are suitable for a variety of high temperature applications and offer tin over nickel terminations – not previously available.

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 12:30

Mentor’s Innovative Corona lighting

Mentor’s Innovative Corona lighting

Mentor’s Corona lighting can be implemented in numerous ways and applications. It’s modular assembly with industry standard components, ensures great flexibility when customer specific solutions are demanded.

SteeRED's "ShortRED" Industry Jumpers / Shunts

SteeRED's "ShortRED" Industry Jumpers / Shunts are economical and easy to use in all applications. In electronics and particularly computing, these conductors are used to close, open or bypass part of an electronic circuit. They are typically used to set up or configure printed circuit boards.

ISKRA's Energy Meters With Wireless Communication

Energy meters are intended for energy measurement in industrial and household (MID version only) environments . They can provide information about energy consumption in different situations, are microprocessor controlled, can communicate with PC and can have tariff inputs. Current inputs can be up to 125 A. Protective cover for their terminals can be sealed, thus preventing unauthorized access. Meters have a class 1 accuracy, according to standard EN 62053-21 for active energy meters.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 09:53

ISKRA's Measuring Transducers

ISKRA's Measuring Transducers

Measuring transducers are instruments used for conversion of electrical quantities in single and three phase electrical systems. Input-output characteristics can be created with five breaking points for unipolar and bipolar output signals. They can be used in places where you need analogue output quantities as input into another device.

Ultimate thinness for an NTC thermistor

The Semitec JT Thermistor is a ultra-thin, high precision radial thermistor with superior electrical insulation. Featuring an ultra-thin 500µm design, the Thermistors of the JT-Series enable designers to measure temperature in very tight spaces such as between the electrodes of battery packs.

New High Voltage Resistors for Automotive from KOA

KOA’s high voltage HV73-series has been expanded with the addition of the new HV73V-types for automotive applications. The special inner material makes the part suitable for high voltages with improved temperature cycling stability compared to standard resistors. The higher critical resistance allows a higher voltage at higher resistance values.

Vectron's Small Form Factor Tight Stability TCXO

Vectron’s VT-860 Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) is a quartz stabilized, Clipped sine wave output, analog temperature compensated oscillator. It's operating off a 3.3, 2.8, 2.5 or 1.8 volt supply in a hermetically sealed 2.0 x 1.6 mm ceramic package.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 07:42

ISKRA's MiEm Energy Management Software

ISKRA's MiEm Energy Management Software

Why does Energy Management Matter? Energy represents about 19% of total expenditure in a typical office building. Facilities managers in fact know that most buildings consume up to 30% more energy than is necessary. Monthly energy bills give no useful information to reduce energy consumption. However, continuous monitoring of an energy system in a building can reduce your annual energy cost from 10% to 20%!

Mentor's New Injection Moulding Factory in Erkrath

Work at Mentor's new injection moulding production plant recently got underway on a 3000 m2 site near their head office in Erkrath. It has room for over 25 high-performance injection moulding machines and a modern drying and material distribution unit for the centralised supply of machines with different plastic granulates.

Iskra - Radio Interference Suppression Capacitors & Filters

System design engineers have to use many capacitors to filter digital noise & prevent radio interference from spreading from the device.
Some key Iskra advantages are; customisation of the products for your unique needs, compliance with the latest standards, strict quality control, in house metallization process of the film foil and automated manufacturing & testing facilities.

Vectron and Microsemi's Reference Design Colaboration

Vectron has been working closely with Microsemi in order to establish reference designs on a number of their products. Currently both parties are in the process of establishing formal agreements, that will generate a greater exposure to the design community. Vectron will be supporting Microsemi customers by ensuring an inventory position on each of the products that gets approved against a reference design. Samples will be available on request.

IPDia - 60+GHz Ultra Broadband Silicon SMD Capacitors

UBSC/ULSC Capacitors target Optical communication systems such as ROSA/TOSA, SONET and all optoelectronics as well as High speed data system or products. They are suitable for DC blocking, feedback, coupling and bypassing applications in all broadband optoelectronics and High speed data systems. The unique technology of integrated passive device in silicon, developed by IPDiA, offers unique performances with low insertion loss, low reflection and phase stability from 16 kHz up to 60+ GHz for the UBSC/UBEC and up to 20+ GHz for the ULSC/ULEC.

Vectron's Smallest High Temperature VCXO

Extended Temperature Range of -55C to 180C in a 5mm x 7mm Footprint. 
The VX-708 High Temperature Voltage Control Crystal Oscillator has a 4-point mount design for high shock and vibration environments. This VCXO performs over an extended operating temperature range of -55C to +180C with a frequency range of 2MHz to 40MHz while providing an absolute pull range of +/-50ppm making it ideal for harsh environmental applications.

IPDia Aerospace Performance -250°C to 250°C Grade Silicon Capacitors

IPDiA silicon capacitors, already used extensively for a number of years in miniaturized high reliability equipment, show unique stability and reliability performances coupled with high temperature ratings and miniaturization in x, y axis, but also in z axis (low profile down to 100 μm thick) as well as extremely low total weight/μF. IPDiA R&D center, with the help of Alter Technology, is evaluating the Silicon Technology for Aerospace applications, under ESA TRP reference (n° T723-325QT).

Microtech GmbH Once Again Awarded "Innovative Through Research"

Microtech GmbH electronic has once again been awarded with the title "Innovative Through Research" for 2016/2017. After the initial award in 2014/2015 by the Association for German Science, Microtech prolongs its title for another two years.

Friday, 29 April 2016 12:13

KOA - Zero Ohm Jumper Overview

KOA - Zero Ohm Jumper Overview

There are two main reasons for designers to use Zero-Ohm resistors (Jumper). The first is to avoid using an additional layer when two traces have to cross on the same side of the PCB, the second is to make different circuit configurations using the same PCB layout. The advantage of SMD Jumper is, that they can be placed on the PCB using the same pattern and automated equipment used for standard SMD devices.

Standex Meder - Alternative Energy Reed Relays, Sensors, And Magnetics

Reliable And Energy Efficient Electro-Magnetic Components for Isolation Control and Smart Grid Applications.
Standex-Meder Electronics, a leading manufacturer of precise, reliable, and longlasting sensors and magnetic components worldwide, provides a range of products for use in the Alternative Energy market. Standex-Meder Electronics offers reed relays and switches that are ideal for high voltage and isolation applications for photovoltaics and solar power. They also serve in efforts for the smart grid and smart metering functions related to measuring utility usage, custom power supply, and distribution magnetic products.

KOA AEC-Q200 qualified, 3 W, ±50 ppm/K, Milliohm Metal Plate Shunts

KOA has expanded its metal plate current detecting resistor portfolio by adding 3 new series with increased power ratings. The new TLR high power resistors are offered in the ultra-low resistance range 0.5 mΩ…20 mΩ and allow power ratings up to 3W at +110 °C terminal part temperature.

Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:42

Planar Transformers for Automotive and eCar

Planar Transformers for Automotive and eCar

“Reducing Height: A Tall Order For Standex-Meder”
An automotive manufacturer approached Standex-Meder with the challenge to provide a reduction in height of 50% from a traditional wire wound transformer, and create a custom solution that met their specifications. All this, while maintaining their footprint. Though not increasing footprint, a higher energy density is demanded. The answer their Engineering Team presented, was a planar transformer customized to fit their manufacturing and functional needs.

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 08:26

K&L Microwave's UHF Diplexer

K&L Microwave's UHF Diplexer

K&L is recognized by top-tier defense contractors and wireless infrastructure providers as a world leader in the design and manufacture of RF and microwave filters, duplexers, and integrated assemblies. K&L offers customers the most extensive range of filter-based products in the industry, spanning from 0.3 MHz to 94 GHz.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 08:38

Spinner - Success With Precision

Spinner - Success With Precision

Wherever possible, SPINNER relies on precision, highly-integrated components, which combine many functions and are made up of minimal parts, thus minimizing the number of connections. This technology allows very good insertion loss values to be achieved, as a lower num-ber of transition resistances also arise at the connections which have been reduced to a minimum. But the main advantage is that the precision increases due to the lower number of fits, meaning the produced components can be created in good compatibility with the simulated geometries.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:57

K&L Microwave's Filter Wizard®

K&L Microwave's Filter Wizard®

K&L Microwave's Filter Wizard® synthesis and selection tool simplifies identification of the right filter product from a vast number of available designs. Provide the Filter Wizard® web application with desired specifications, and the software will return a list of matching products.

New mentor catalogue 2016

Dear business partner / developer,

We want to inform you that we have NEW Light Guide (LL14) and Keypad Components (TK4) catalogues. The cover of both catalogs are very evident. We will change successively the other catalogs (for reprint) in this style. With regard to contents, the important modifications are:

Friday, 04 March 2016 14:50

Vectron's Hi-Rel LVDS Reference Clocks

Vectron's Hi-Rel LVDS Reference Clocks

When you need a Hi-Rel clocking reference, our industry standard DOC203679, Rev C standard specification is the answer. Revision C boasts an enhanced electrical performance table which now includes jitter and phase noise parameters and a dual complementary output pairs option for our newly released 1208 and 1240 LVDS platforms. In addition, using DOC203679 reduces design time and overall project costs.

KOA RK73G High Precision Thick Film Resistor Series Expands With 0.25% Tol. @ 50 ppm/K

KOA’s AEC-Q200 qualified RK73G-series thick film resistors are designed for high precision applications using standard thick film technology. Compared to KOA’s general-purpose RK73-series, the new RK73G-series has an even better T.C.R. of ±50 ppm/K. Its low resistance tolerance of ±0.25 % is ideal for precision designs such as high-accuracy sensing or voltage detection circuits in automotive and industrial applications. The Series brand new tolerance of ±0.25 % covers resistances ranging from 100 Ohm to 1M Ohm, and is available from 0402 to 1206 inch size.

SteeRed,  do you need USB (3.1) Type C with ruggedized performance?

To connect EFBs or other information devices and terminals its easy if one can make use of the USB standards. However when connecting subsystems there is a need for a rugged IO panel feed through capable of carrying USB 3.1 Type C signals and allow USB power delivery. The solution? Use Hercules size 13 or size 17 high speed connectors with USB pigtails.

Thursday, 18 February 2016 14:06

EBE's capacitive overload/force/torque sensors

EBE's capacitive overload/force/torque sensors

capaTEC® nano is a capacitive measurement principle to determine load, force and torque. It is suitable for the measurement of minor changes in position or deformations. Think of the following area's of application:

- classic weighing tasks
- overload warning for telehandlers and construction machinery
- overload warning devices for Agricultural machinery
- force/torque measurements in Industrial/automotive applications

EBE's capacitive and inductive level/position/angle sensors.

With induTEC® and capaTEC® EBE offers two basic technologies for position and angle measurements, ideal for integration into customer systems. Both technologies operate contactless and wear-free. By using special structures on the PCB as sensor elements, a high-precision measuring system is created for price-sensitive applications.

Thursday, 18 February 2016 08:55

Vectron's next generation high stability OCXO

Vectron's next generation high stability OCXO

Improved overall performance in a lower profile package!
Vectron's next generation OX-171 High Stability OCXO is available in a lower profile (12.7mm) package while maintaining a stability of +/-0.4ppb over the operating temperature of 0 to 70C.

Standex-Meder Reed relays for pulsed high current testing

Pulsed High Current Testing Applications Use Reed Relays. When Test Equipment and Auto Test Equipment (ATE) systems are used to test discrete semiconductors they often require a switching device that can carry high-pulsed currents that do not distort the pulsed current.  These pulsed currents are used to verify the device under test can handle high and/or surge currents without any degradation in performance.

New Standex-Meder SHV reed relay for high voltage applications

Improved molded SIL-HV series single in-line high voltage reed relay that is smaller and more compact. It features an internal magnetic shield that is ideal for a high density board assembly. 

New KOA WU73 Wide Terminal Flat Chip Resistors - 0612 T.C.R. ±100ppm/K

This month KOA Europe introduces the new "Wide Terminal Flat Chip Resistors in 0612 size with T.C.R. +-100ppm/K" for Automotive. KOA’s WU73-series with its 90° rotated design offers several advantages compared to standard resistor footprints, such as:

Higher reliability in power applications
- Improved terminal strength
- Lower expansion stress
- Lower temperature rise
- PCB space saving

The 1W power rating is double that of a standard 1206 part with terminations on the short side.

Mentor sample box with more than 20 original light guides.

To provide you with the best possible support in your development projects, we have put together a light guide sample box with more than 20 different MENTOR light guides, which will give you an overview of all our standard range of light guides.

In this special event, running until the end of January 2016, we are providing our customers their own sample box on request - free of charge and without obligation. 

New KOA 2016 full line catalogue available now!

KOA is proud to announce the 2016 full line catalogue is available for mail-order!

1446 THR Reflow

The horizontal push buttons in the 1445/1446 series are among the popular classics in MENTOR’s range of electro-magnetic THT devices. Designed as pulse buttons, these robust, unipolar push buttons have for many years performed successfully in a very wide variety of uses, e.g. as reset buttons.
At the request of many of our customers, we have developed a product variation with version 1446.2233 which, as a THR component, can also be processed in the so-called reflow procedure, thanks to the glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic used. The material and structure guarantee optimal processing at the high temperatures customary here.

Jianghai acts social responsible. European Antitrust commission investigates electrolytic capacitors cartel.

Updated with outcome 29-03-16
Antitrust: Commission sends statement of objections to suspected participants in electrolytic capacitors cartel.
The European Commission has informed ten manufacturers of electrolytic capacitors that it suspects them of having participated in a cartel, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
Jianghai didn't receive this letter and is excluded from this investigation.

Mentor Square Light guides for front panel mounting

As well as high functionality, aesthetic aspects are becoming ever more important for the design of modern machines and devices. To give designers and device developers even more design options, MENTOR is adding to its current round and rectangular light guides a range light guides that feature square radiating surfaces.

Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:19

Mentor M-Cut - the new 2-D light guide system

Mentor M-Cut - the new 2-D light guide system

Realising individual light guides solutions fast, simply and economically at low order quantities - this is the basic concept of the new M-Cut light guide system presented by MENTOR at the Electronica 2014.The new M-Cut light guide system is based on precisely machined PMMA plates. These can either be fully transparent or fitted with scattering particles used under a diffusion foil or a sealed membrane keypad. The light experts at MENTOR design the light guides according to customer requirements and give advice with regard to the choice and positioning of the LEDs. 

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 16:50

Vectron OCXO Phase noise improved to -178 dBc

Vectron OCXO Phase noise improved to -178 dBc

Reducing phase noise is a necessity in current designs. The stability of Vectron OCXO's gives you an excellent base for all your ultra-stable designs. The OX-305 is the latest addition to Vectron’s  precision OCXO low noise oscillator family. With a 20mm x 20mm x 13mm footprint, this OCXO offers a 44% reduction in volume vs the OX-205 and achieves an impressive phase noise floor at -178dBc/Hz. Designed for applications that demand extremely low noise sources, the 100MHz OCXO reduces frequency multiplication and maintains exceptional phase noise performance in a smaller footprint.

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 16:45

Bird Advanced Spectrum Logging

Bird Advanced Spectrum Logging


If you have interfering signals that cause a disruption of your system then the new advanced spectrum logging option can help you by recording the spectrum traces so that even when no one is watching you can record these traces.


You can record specific frequencies or any portion of the spectrum from 100kHz to 3.6 Ghz. You can playback these traces to analyze the interferences or other RF events and identify the type or strength of these signals. This option gives you the possibility to resolve many of the occuring RF problems


Feinmetall HF819 – optimized solution for contacting HSD-connectors

FEINMETALL has recently redesigned the RF contact probe for contacting HSD-connectors. The new RF probe HF819 is equipped with a calyx spring for optimized guiding of the probe onto the connector. The capture area will be extended and damages can be avoided by optimizing the conical insertion of the circular contact and the position of the calyx spring. The probe HF819 is available in different versions with different tip styles of the inner pins.

IPDIA First Automotive Capacitor that reaches the 200°C Temperature Level

IPDIA has launched the first 200°C Rated Capacitors for sensor Miniaturization. Automotive customers are asking for improved reliability at High temperatures and would like to reduce the size of the sensors in which the capacitor is used.  The IPDAI capacitor features Ultra Long Life at 200°C, high stability and a 16V operating voltage. IPDIA is in a continues mode to improve the performance of their capacitors. If your application needs parts which are outside of the standard capacitor range , or being used in harsh environments...please contact Heynen so we can help you find the right solution for your application!

Bird DeltaNode Distributed Antenna System for office buildings

DeltaNode, a Bird Technologies Company, designs, manufactures and sells distributed antenna system networks that can be used for wireless voice and data services (GSM, EDGE, UMTS, CDMA, LTE) as well as for other applications such as broadcast and public safety (FM, TETRA, P25).  The Bird DeltaNode  DAS products can also be utilized to transport other technologies including Gigabit Ethernet LAN, backhaul for small cells and WiFi, CPRI/OBSAI, as well as CCTV.  Our complete product offering allows one stop shopping for the entire system from off-air repeaters and DAS to low PIM components.  With thousands of units deployed across the world in diverse venues ranging from highways and tunnels to high rises and stadiums, Bird and DeltaNode products can provide coverage and capacity wherever it is needed

Now also available Calibration kits with 4.3-10 Connectors

The next generation 4.3-10 Connectors are now also supported by Spinner with their calibration kits.  Running ahead of the technology you can use these calibration kits also in your existing systems by using the 4.3-10 adapters.

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:21

Spinner: Quick Connection with 4.3-10 Easy Doc

Spinner: Quick Connection with 4.3-10 Easy Doc

Easy doc adaptors are available to enable quick and flexible connection for your calibration and measurements.

These adaptors are available as male 4.3-10 to 4.3-10 female, N-female and 3,5 mm female. If you would like to see how these adaptors work in practice have a look at this Youtube video


Switching to 4.3-10 based architectures use the new Spinner Modules

Changing the connection system also means that you need to have the availability of new building blocks using the new 4.3-10 connection standarh. Spinner has taken care that modules like Attenuators, Coaxial and low-Pim Test Loads,Couplers & splitters, and Tappers are available with the 4.3-10 connector to enable you to build systems with the new standard. Modules are available with IP54, IP62 and IP68 protection depending on the application area and function

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:18

New generation jumper cables

New generation jumper cables

New systems can be build with the standard jumpers of Spinner however now available with the new 4.3-10 connectors. This will give you the Spinner high-quality cables with even last in harsh environments which will certainly meet your expectations. This will enable you to develop new and upgrade existing systems without lowering the performane and quality and ready for the future

Next generation 4.3-10 adapters for flexibility in existing systems



The installed base of the mobile comms market is huge. A change of connectors cannot be employed transforming the whole bas.e Flexibility in a gradual upgrade can be done by the temporary use of adapters to and from the existing connections.

Adapters from N and 7/16 to the new standard are available to enable this transition.


Easy mounting with the Next Generation 4.3-10 Connectors

The new connectors can be mounted by hand, no tooling is required. The cable connectors of the 4.2-10 standard are available in standard and screw types available for multifit SF 3/8”-50, SF 1/2”-50, LF 1/2-50 and many more. Fixed connectors are available with bulk-head and four hole flange connector versions for RG401/402, Inner Connector M3 and inner-conductor with solder cup. This gives the service engineer the flexibility to adapt the cable to the needs of the system

Heynen congratulates Microtech GmbH Electronic on its 25th anniverary

The Brandenburger manufacturer of high quality chip resistors is celebrating its 25th anniversary in these days.
The headquartered manufacturer in Teltow, a traditional site for the electrical industry, is a strategic and reliable partner of many worldwide operating companies.

Kaschke ferrite news - Improved medium permeability material K7000

Inductive components with ferrite cores generally exhibit excellent properties in the high frequency range. For EMI or wideband applications, medium and high permeability NiZn (Nickel-Zinc) or MnZn (Manganese-Zinc) ferrites are the preferred choice.

For applications like common-mode chokes, Kaschke has improved the existing K6000 material.

Knowles announces that the capacitor facility in Suzhou, China is now fully operational

Knowles is pleased to announce that the new capacitor facility in Suzhou, China is fully operational. This completes the relocation of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) manufacturing from plants in the UK and Mexico.

Vectron Low Phase Noise Military Precision

If you have the need for low phase noise performance in the low voltage area then Vectron now can provide you with the PX-421 that can achieve this performance in a temperature range of −55°C to +125°C.

The option to have the device screened for MIL-PRF-55310-B makes the device ideal for ruggedized and harsh environments.

The application areas the device can be used in is military portable radios, Avionics, navigation and instumentation and T&M devices.

Pole-Zero Co-site Analysis and Services

Today’s crowded communications bands and closely located receivers and transmitters operated simultaneously (SIMOP) require RF system designers to pay increasing attention to their equipment’s generation and rejection of signals and noise.  The receiver must operate in the presence of large interfering signals on adjacent channels while the transmitter noise and spurious signals can artificially raise the system noise floor for collocated (cosite) receivers with the end result of system desensitization and diminished communications range.


Pole Zero Onboard Switching Regulator, Nano Pole series

The NANO-POLE® features an on-board 25V switching regulator. It is possible to disable this supply and use an external 25V. Slightly higher power versions of the NANO-POLE® may be possible depending on filter parameters. This filter series has a frequency coverage from 30Mhz to 3 Ghz over 12 bands. This filter is an excellent solution for portable application where a separate bias voltage is not available.  Like most of the  Pole-Zero filters the NANO-POLE®  adapted to your application needs.

Friday, 24 July 2015 11:25

Pole Zero Low Cost Mini ERF series

Pole Zero Low Cost Mini ERF series

The Series MINI ERF® is a low cost, miniature, high performance tunable band pass filter. This filter uses PIN diode technology to deliver the high performance parameters and still fits into a small package. Typical application areas of this filter are Military Radio and Radar, SATCOM, Industrial and Medical Equipment and T&M. These filter can be tuned by a parallel or serial interface and for ease of use fully tuned and tested.

Friday, 24 July 2015 11:22

Pole Zero Small Size Nano ERF series

Pole Zero Small Size Nano ERF series

The NANO ERF® Series of tunable filters are developed to address applications needing extremely small surface mount package with low-power consumption. A wide tuning range is accomplished with careful design to minimize size and power consumption. This series is an excellent choice for hand-held and or personal communication equipment. An inband/outband power handling of 6/20 dbm but can be customized upon request. Frequency coverage of this product is 30 to 520 Mhz.


Pole-Zero Exceptional Selectivity Mini-Pole Series

The MINI-POLE® series of tunable filters is optimized for size, RF power handling, low distortion and exceptional selectivity. The product line includes several standard designs in various bandwidths to support a wide range of applications. There are 6 Frequency ranges available which will fit your application and if needed if needed the engineering team can help you in customizing this filter to your needs

Vectron OX-204 Achieves -140dBc per HZ at the 10Hz Offest

Vectron has enhanced it's ultra low phase noise, 1 x 1mm, 10MHz OX-204 series to include options for even lower close in phase noise performance and a 5V supply. With the addition of these options Vectron continues to expand upon its already extensive portfolio of low Phase noise OCXO's.

Application areas for this product are Radar, Satellite Communications, Military Communications,Test & Measurement and DRO & Synthesizer References


Cobham Aeroflex/Weinschel acquired by API Technologies

On June 8, 2015, API Technologies announced the completion of its acquisition of Aeroflex/lnmet and Aeroflex/Weinschel from Cobham. The businesses will become part of API's RF, Microwave, and Microelectronics global product offering. API Technologies is a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave, power, and security solutions.

The Heynen business with regards to the Weinschel portfolio will not change and business is like before.

Monday, 20 July 2015 12:56

Heynen releases new RF Linecard

Heynen releases new RF Linecard

In the first quarter of 2015 Heynen has released a new Line card showing all the Components product lines of Heynen.  The RF products have a special focus in 2015. For that purpose we have created a special product line card with all our RF suppliers. We hope that this linecard will help you in the selection of the products you need. In 2014 we have welcomed K&L, BSC, Dow-Key, Pole-Zero and Antonics top our portfolio. Heynen will be exploring new product lines in 2015 so that you will have a wider selection of RF products within the Heynen portfolio. Heynen would like to provide you with a wide range of RF building blocks so that you are able to build your architecture.


Vectron Miniature GPS Disciplined Oscillator

Is your application in the area LTE, Digital Video Broadcast, E911 Location systems, Military Radio the new Vectron MD-261 could be of interest

The MD-261 is a fully integrated GNSS disciplined oscillator module in a compact surface mount 25 x 20 mm package. The module has an embedded 34 channel receiver that is both GPS and GLONASS compatible and provides and LVCMOS 10 MHz and 1pps output. An onboard OCXO or High Precision TCXO is available dependent on performance requirements. The module operates from -40oC to 85oC, and is capable of providing a holdover of 1.5 µs over 2 hours of +/-2oC temperature window. An evaluation kit with operating software is available for development purposes


Antonics Low profile Bus, Tram and Train Antenna’s

Train antennas of ANTONICS-ICP thank to their extremely flat design "Low Profile Train Antenna" (very low height of 40mm / 60mm) allow the mutual use of different communication systems such as 70cm-Band/trunked radio/TETRA, GSM-R, GSM 1800, UMTS, LTE (MIMO), Wi-Fi 2.4, Wi-Fi 5.8 and GPS / GLONASS via a single antenna. Due to the selective coupling of the respective frequency range with the high quality connectors of the series N and TNC there is no costly splitter required, like by already known broadband antennas. Via the selective coupling is the efficiency of the individual bands significantly improved compared with conventional multi-band broadband concepts (only one connection). 

Monday, 20 July 2015 12:32

Bird launches RF Meter App

Bird launches RF Meter App

The Bird RF Meter app now enables your Android phone to become a power meter capable of connecting with the Bird USB field sensors! Ideally suited for field techs and engineers who need to make power measurements anywhere they go, the Bird RF Meter's user interface has an intuitive, menu-driven design, making it easy to use on your own phone. The Application enables the user to set up his sensors with the appropriate configurations, correction factors, offsets, zeroing calibration and selection of element types. It also includes the ability to enable smoothing level for more stable readings or max hold to detect the maximum measured power.

The App is available as a free download, click here 

Vectron Improved Performance for Space applications

The frequency range of the Vectron Space qualified series EX-219 has been expanded to 120 Mhz. Not the only enhancement to this series also a supply voltage of 3.3 V has been added to the portfolio, an increased frequency range of 120Mhz and an improvement of the phase noise floor are part of the new features.

Designs in the area of Manned Space Flights, Deep space exploration and defense or commercial satellites can benefit from these enhancements.

In combination with the other great benefits of this device like a low steady state power of 0.7 W, low mass (7 grams) and a radiation tolerance of 100 krads makes this design an excellent choice


Tuesday, 14 July 2015 14:18

Vectron Low g-sensitivity VCXO

Vectron Low g-sensitivity VCXO

Some application have the need of a low g-sensitivity oscillator. Vectron has released a new Low g-sensitivity VCXO with an excellent performance.

A g-sensitivity of 0.3 ppb/g and a jitter performance of the VX-504 is 60fsec over the offset bandwith of 12kHz to 20 Mhz is an excellent baseline for your design. The device is available up to a frequency of 160 Mhz and is an ideal solution for industrial and harsh environmental conditions.

The main application area's  of this device are Industrial Ethernet, T&M, Medical, Military and Wireless BTS.

Friday, 03 July 2015 06:22

MENTOR handles and knobs

Mentor GmbH & Co. Handles and Knobs

With so much current excitement surrounding MENTOR’s innovative and leading-edge opto solutions, it is sometimes all-too-easy to forget their mechanical and electro-mechanical component heritage! However, MENTOR GmbH & Co. remains one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial handles and control knobs. They ship millions of ultra-high quality equipment / enclosure handles and turning knobs annually in their inimitable “boringly reliable” manner – delivered on time and never a quality issue!

Standex-Meder Electronics | New Global Combined Website is Live


StandexMeder Electronics has created, built, and put much effort into launching a new global, combined, refreshed website! You can visit the new live site at www.standexelectronics.com, and www.standexmeder.com will also redirect here, along with all other appropriate URL’s.

Jianghai Capacitor Competence Center

In professional industry and power electronics in particular, electrolytic capacitors often determine the lifetime and reliability of the entire circuit. This is the reason why designers pay special attention to selecting and designing in of the right capacitor technology.

There are several suppliers of capacitors, but only a few of them offer their customers a qualified technical support.

Kaschke Components GmbH 60th anniversary brochure

Kaschke Components GmbH, founded in 1955, celebrates its 60th anniversary. Congratulations!

For this occasion a special anniversary brochure has been created.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 10:49

New Hall Effect Sensor Series

StandexMeder MH04 series Hall Sensor

Standex-Meder Hall Effect Sensors offer solid state reliability, low power consumption, and consistent activation points over a wide temperature range in a rugged and environmentally isolated package. Custom options include: output- switch, latch, analog, angular, etc., high temperature resistance, special package designs and much more.

Isabellenhütte expands its portfolio for medium and lower performance requirements

New CMx SMD resistor series from Isabellenhütte:
High stability, even at low levels of performance

The new Kaschke inquiry sheets are online!

Are you working on a new design and you need a custom inductor or transformer?

Please fill in the Kaschke inquiry sheet to get local technical support on your design and the best custom built inductor or transformer that will suit your needs.


Microtech successfully audited to ISO TS 16949

Microtech GmbH electronic is again certificated for three more years through a successful re-certification audit.

Jianghai Electrolytic Capacitor Radial Snap-in Screw

For the first time, Jianghai Europe presents polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors with industry leading rated voltage of 200V! The polymer capacitors are available in both SMT and radial leaded styles and comprise extremely low ESR values ranging from 5 to 100 mΩ across the entire operating temperature range, and life time up to 5.000 h at 105°C and 1.000 h at 125°C. Samples are available upon request.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 07:38

Ultra small precision MEMS TCXO

Ultra small precision MEMS TCXO

The MT-9560A is a 32.768 kHz CSP, MEMS TCXO that delivers a temperature stability of +/-5ppm over the -40 to +85°C industrial temperature range.  This MEMS product offers robust performance in shock and vibration environments and is a great fit for applications where accuracy, increased battery life and small size are essential.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 14:14

IPDiA New Corporate Website

IPDiA New Corporate Website

New website for IPDiA

Link: http://www.corporate.ipdia.com/

Friday, 05 December 2014 13:12

Standex-Meder Electronics MK28 Vane Sensor

Standex-Meder Electronics MK28 Vane Sensor

Rugged sensor is ideal for use in robotics, automotive applications, and industrial automation equipment

Standex-Meder Electronics, a global manufacturer of reed switches, sensors, relays and magnetics, announces its new MK28 vane-operated sensors for harsh environments. These sensors combine the reed sensor and actuator magnet in the same rugged housing, and are ideal for applications in the automotive, industrial automation equipment, and robotics industries.

Vectron Precision OCXO Optimized up to 95 degrees

The OX-206 OCXO from Vectron achieves tight stabilities of ±10ppb over the extended temperature range of -40 to 95°C. Available in standard frequencies of 10MHz or 20MHz in a compact 25 x 25 x 13.2mm package, making it ideal for applications where the environment could be greater than 85°C.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:17

Vectron Ultra Low Power EMXO

Vectron Ultra Low Power EMXO

The EX-421 is the latest addition to Vectron's EMXO (Evacuated Miniature Crystal Oscillator) product family that delivers exceptional tight temperature stabilities and low aging rates with reduced power consumption (0.25W), supporting applications over a wide range of environmental conditions in a 13mm x 13mm footprint.

Vectron new Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator

Designed to support high speed data converters and 100G coherent receivers

The VX−402 quad frequency VCXO (Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator) is a high frequency, low jitter solution providing ~109fs rms jitter (@2GHz) in the 12kHz to 20MHz integration bandwidth at a frequency range of 800MHz to 3.0GHz with up to four selectable frequencies. This new design provides our customers with greater flexibility while maintaining the excellent jitter performance required in optical network applications.

A new range of Electron Beam Welded, low ohm current sense resistors at HTR

At this years Electronica, from November 11th until November 14th in Munich, HTR takes pride in introducing a new range of Electron Beam Welded low ohm/ current sense resistors. These resistors or shunts are very much on the cutting edge of developing resistor technology and these type of resistors might be a replacement for similar resistors made by Vishay.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 06:54

HTR Resistor finder App

HTR Resistor finder App

HI-TECH RESISTORS PVT. LTD, popularly known as HTR in the electronics industry worldwide, is a highly innovative manufacturer of wire wound and low ohm current sense resistors.

To show that HTR is not only innovative in the production of resistors, they have introduced an App "The HTR Resistor Finder". This App is already available to users of smart phones on Android technology and can be downloaded free from the App store today.

Monday, 20 October 2014 13:14

Vectron Coefficient Corrected Oscillator

Vectron Coefficient Corrected Oscillator

I2C Interface Enables 10x Stability Improvement

The MD-403 is a Vectron module that contains an ovenized crystal oscillator and an I2C interface that communicates with an onboard EEPROM and temperature sensors. The interface enables the customer to improve upon the already exceptional stability of the oscillator. Packaged in a fully hermetic 13 x 20 x 10.7mm footprint, the device is capable of aging rates of 1ppb/day and temperature stabilities of 10ppb from -40 to 85oC. Use of the information provided in the I2C interface provides a cost effective means of improving stability by as much as a factor of 10 depending upon environmental conditions.

Jianghai introduces new capacitor series and technologies

Jianghai Europe puts new capacitor series and technologies on display at this year's electronica 2014 fair in Munich (Hall B6, Booth 312).

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:56

Microtech goes Automotive

Microtech goes Automotive

At the electronica 2014 in Munich, Microtech GmbH electronic will present the new AEC Q200 qualified series.

Standardized X7R & COG MLC Capacitors for demanding applications

You're working on a demanding electronic application, like a power supply, DC-DC converter or LED light, and you're looking for multi-layer ceramic capacitors which have been standardized by the industry? Than Syfers' new PSL range is worth applying in your application!

Gain Equalizers offering DC-18 GHz performance with varying slopes in a 0302 case size

DLI's (Dielectric Laboratories, Inc.), a brand of Knowles Capacitors, recently released EW series of Gain Equalizers offering DC-18 GHz performance with varying slopes in a 0302 case size. These products will be displayed on the Electronica 2014 in Munich.

A wide range of Detonator & Pulse Energy capacitors available

Novacap, a brand of Knowles Capacitors, has increased the range of Detonator & Pulse Energy capacitors designed for oil field exploration and perforation. These products wille be displayed at the Electronica 2014 in Munich.

V9000, a HV sub-miniature and non-magnetic Sapphire trimmer capacitor

Voltronics Corporation, a brand of Knowles Capacitors, will showcase the V9000 Sapphire trimmer capacitor at the Electronica 2014 in Munich.

It is truly sub-miniature at just 16.3mm in length, but offers the highest working voltage rating for its size at 2 kV - whilst delivering a capacitance range of 1 to 12pF.

Isabellenhütte Presision and Power Resistors, -Alloys and Measurement

The precision and power resistors of Isabellenhütte primarily differ in terms of their manufacturing technologies: ISA-PLAN® (etched foil resistors) and ISA-WELD® (electron beam welded composite material of Cu-MANGANIN®-Cu).

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:09

Pulse - Surge Capability of Resistors


Due to existing needs, many modern electronic circuits and apparatus experience transient pulses and surges. This in turn has led to the need to "design in" transient surge protection especially in circuits like motor controllers.

IPDiA launches the first 100nF/0402 Silicon Capacitor for Ultra Broadband Systems

The UBSC capacitor series from IPDiA provide superior ultra-broadband performance and reliability, making them ideal for the requirements of the most stringent ultra-broadband applications (optoelectronics/high-speed data, trans-impedance amplifiers (TIA), receive-and-transmit optical sub-assembly (ROSA/TOSA), synchronous optical networking (SONET), as well as broadband test equipment and broadband microwave/millimeter-wave).

Thursday, 18 September 2014 06:35

Vectron Differential Oscillator

Vectron Differential Oscillator

The need for low jitter reference clocks continues to grow. As system jitter budgets continue to shrink and board layouts become increasingly dense, clocks must meet this performance goal and deliver it in a smaller package size. Vectron's new VC–826 supports this progression and is designed for use with PHY/SERDES, High Speed Converters, ASICs and FPGAs in communications platforms, medical and industrial markets.

Monday, 15 September 2014 11:50

Bird SiteHawk Analyzer SK4000-TC

Bird SiteHawk Analyzer SK4000-TC

The pocket-sized SiteHawk Antenna and Cable Analyzer operates from 85 MHz to 4 GHz and features an intuitive interface readily accessible to the first time user and minimizes clicks for an expert using it every day. Substantial internal storage eliminates the need to worry about file storage, holding thousands of traces on the device for future analysis or reporting. With the SiteHawk, it is simple to 1) Determine if there is a problem with your cable and antenna system using the Measure Match function and 2) Locate the source of the problem with the Use Distance to Fault measurement.

Friday, 01 August 2014 07:04

Vectron High Temperature

Vectron High Temperature

The MD-173 High Stability Coefficient Corrected Oscillator

The MD-173 is a Vectron "Coefficient Corrected Oscillator"

(CCXO) that contains a high stability ovenized crystal oscillator and an I2C interface that communicates with temperature and current sensors, and an onboard EEPROM. The interface enables the customer to improve upon the already exceptional stability of the oscillator

Friday, 01 August 2014 07:01

Vectron High Temperature

Vectron High Temperature

+/-3ppb Temperature Stability at -40 to 85oC

Previously, designers were limited to using larger footprint OCXOs for increased stability performance or smaller footprint OCXOs with reduced stability performance. The OX-300 (20 x 20 x 11mm) and OX-221 (22 x 25 x 12mm) provide engineers a solution that offers High Stability performance in a standard footprint. Additionally, these OCXOs are optimized to support Holdover requirements for new backward compatible base station designs.

Syfer, Novacap, DLI and Voltronics now -Knowles Capacitors-

On March 3rd 2014 Dover completed the spin off of Knowles Corporation. During this transition, the former CMP Group was fully transferred to the new organization.

The created Knowles Corporation exists of the brands Knowles, Sound Solutions, Vectron, DLI, Novacap, Syfer and Voltronics.

Knowles Corporation is a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and specialty components serving the mobile communications, consumer electronics, medical, military, aerospace and industrial markets.

Vectron Brochure: High Temperature Electronics

A number of applications today require electronics to operate in extremely harsh environmental conditions. Operation temperatures of 150°C and higher are required for energy exploration as well as other emerging applications such as Geophysical Services, Avionics and Industrial Process Control. Environments like these require electronics designed and manufactured specifically to withstand such temperature extremes.

High Temperature Real Time Clock Oscillators

Vectron offers a High Temperature Low Power Real Time Clock Crystal Oscillator (HT RTC XO) product platform for extreme environment applications. Compared to traditional RTC solutions with 32.768kHz tuning folk resonator design, Vectron's HT RTC XO solution provides unsurpassed reliability with long lifetime at elevated temperatures and exceptional temperature stability performance for high temperature, high shock & vibration applications.

Lowest Phase Noise VCXO in a Small Form Factor 5 x 3.2 package

The VX-805's phase noise is optimized for wireless base stations. Base station architectures are getting smaller and as they do, board densities are increasing. As a result the phase noise performance of the transceiver VCXO is critical for these applications.

Low g-sensitivity TCXO in a  Small Form Factor

The TX-707 is a low g-sensitivity TCXO that offers a g-sensitivity of 0.2ppb/g, with a temperature stability of +/-1ppm over the industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. It is ideal for military, industrial and harsh environment conditions.

Thursday, 15 May 2014 13:37

Vectron 3.3V EMXO for Space Applications

Vectron 3.3V EMXO for Space Applications

This design provides a very small physical size, low profile, low power consumption, fast warm-up and tight temperature stabilities.

Vectron High Temperature Real Time Clock Module

The HM-4201-RTCM1 is a +180°C High Temperature Real Time Clock/Calendar Module with a built-In 32.768KHz crystal oscillator. The entire HT RTC Module is fully operational from 2.7V to 3.6V with the timing/calendar function operational down to 1.8V range. In addition, the timing, calendar and alarm functions can be set via I2C BUS.

MENTOR introduces new panel-mounted, rear-fixing light guides for improved lighting illumination

Superior lighting effect and flush front-panel mounting. At Light + Building 2014 in Frankfurt MENTOR showcased a clever new collection of rear-mounted light guides. This new range is the latest addition to MENTORs popular light guide offer.

MENTOR Extending its Product range With New Miniature Lightguides

MENTOR, leading manufacturer in the area of light guide systems presents its new range of miniature light guides with radiating surfaces of 2 mm diameter with a grid dimension of 2.54. Thereby, MENTOR extends its broad portfolio with of over 150 miniature light guides.

MENTOR 7-segment display with infinitely variable height

MENTOR applies for patent of a 7-segment display with infinitely variable height.
7-segment displays are classic indicating elements that interact in combination with man-machine interfaces such as keyboards, for example. These new 7-segment displays from MENTOR compensate mechanical height differences to printed circuit boards during SMD assembly with their variable height.

MENTOR to present new ultra flat pushbutton caps

MENTOR to present new ultra flat pushbutton caps for illuminated membrane keypads. MENTOR presents new illuminated pushbutton caps with the extremely small installation heights of 3.6 mm and 5.2 mm for use with snap domes and miniature short stroke pushbutton switches in flat input systems. Requiring only the minimum of space, these new pushbutton caps are ideal for robust custom membrane keypad designs presenting touch areas with full homogenous surface illumination.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 06:33

High Frequency 5x7mm VCSO

High Frequency 5x7mm VCSO

Frequency Range to 3GHz:
The VS-703 is a Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator that operates at the fundamental frequency of the internal SAW filter. The SAW filter is a high-Q Quartz device that enables the circuit to achieve low phase jitter performance over a wide operating temperature range. An internal multiplier circuit is deployed for output frequencies greater than 1.48 GHz.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 06:28

Planar Transformers

Planar Transformers

Standex manufactures planar transformers for demanding applications like military and aerospace projects. In addition to manufacturing custom products to exacting standards with precise electrical characteristics like capacitance, output and aspect ratio - we prove these planar transformers in an industry leading environmental and electrical test facility. Mounting and termination options are available to suit virtually any application requirements.

Friday, 17 January 2014 14:19

UMS Reed Relays

UMS Reed Relays

Looking for a drop-in repcament SIL for very close stacking matrices?

At nearly half the size of the standard MS series, the new UMS Relay Series from MEDER measures only 9.5 x 3.6 x 6.85mm. Though nearly 50% smaller, the UMS relays offer the same electrical characteristics as its larger SIL relay equivalent.

Friday, 17 January 2014 14:22

Reed Sensor MK11 Product Spotlight

Reed Sensor MK11 Product Spotlight

Now even more diverse, robust, and more affordable new brass version!

The MK11 Series is a magnetically actuated Reed Sensor enclosed in a threaded housing. All that is required for mounting the MK11 is a threaded portal conveniently located in the sensing area. The threaded style housing and accompanying hardware allow for easy and exact adjustment in limit switch, end position, and proximity sensing applications.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 08:48

The new KOA Corp[oration Catalog 2014

The new KOA Corp[oration Catalog 2014

In December last year we started the distribution of our new "KOA Corporation Catalog 2014".

Thursday, 13 February 2014 08:40

Automotive - Reed Sensor StandexMeder

Automotive - Reed Sensor StandexMeder

Automotive engineers have solved these leakage current issues by using a magnetic Reed Sensor

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 12:39

Best In Class High Power SAW Filters

Best In Class High Power SAW Filters

Vectron has released High Power Capabilites across their SAW Filter portfolio. Please download their new whitepaper to understand the capabilities and limitations of SAW technology with regards to high RF power levels, power–related failure modes and Vectron's capabilities to realize SAW component solutions with substantially increased power handling compared to standard SAW solutions.


Friday, 17 January 2014 14:13


  • Description

The RM05-8A-S PCB mount reed relay module is 24% smaller than our RM05-8A. Through the application of a new driver generation, MEDER has succeeded in reducing the size of this model to a minimum. This model has a standardized pin layout (2mm raster). This relay is also available with parallel activation electronics.

Friday, 17 January 2014 14:09

LI Reed Relays

LI Reed Relays


The LI series reed relay is an ultra miniature high voltage relay series design in a PCB through hole package, capable of switching voltage up to 1kVDC and breakdown voltage up to 5kVDC.

Friday, 17 January 2014 14:03

KT Reed Relays

KT Reed Relays

The KT Series Reed Relays integrate high technology packed into a small footprint. Available in either surface mount or through hole mounting, the KT relay measures just L30 x W8.6 x H10.6mm. Additionally, the KT Relay series offer excellent isolation resistance at >= 1013Ω and an isolation voltage between the coil and contact of >= 7kVDC. Both its high isolation characteristics and very small size make these KT relays highly suitable for green applications such as solar photovoltaic technology. They are particularly helpful in measuring isolation resistance across several components within a solar system prior to grid connection preventing injury or further current leakages.

BSC Filters has introduced a new line of ultra-short filtered transitions.

Where space is at an absolute premium, BSC Filters can integrate multiple functionalities into the smallest of envelopes.

This highly selective, low loss filter-transition is folded using multiple E and H bends, occupying a depth little beyond that of a standard transition.

The concept is fully scalable to cover virtually any bands required; typical out-of-band rejection of >60 dB is realized whilst maintaining <0.3 dB insertion loss.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:34

An insight of the Microtech organisation

An insight of the Microtech organisation

The customer magazine "Sans Souci" has published a new article about Microtech, which gives an insight of the oraganistation and the high-end production facilities. 

Read more about the Brandenburg family, who have conquered  the international market with their SMD resistors.

The article, is in German.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 07:12

Reliant Switch for better RF testing

Reliant Switch for better RF testing

Today, RF & wireless devices are equipped with many signal paths between input and output ports that need to undergo rigorous and complex testing. Therefore the use of coaxial switches is essential, allowing the user to easily switch between I/O ports and avoiding the cumbersome task of having to disconnect and re-connect RF cables. Repeatability between port-to-port testing and repeated tests across different DUTs is critical; making that the life of a RF switch and its reliability imperative.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:09

Pole Zero Mini-Pole Filter Series

Pole Zero Mini-Pole Filter Series

The MINI-POLE Microwave Series of tunable filters was developed to address applications needing a small, surface mount package with higher power. Parallel or serial digital interface can be selected by a mode pin for ease of integration into your design and choose from a large variety of bandwidth and insertion loss combinations.

Thursday, 19 September 2013 14:18

Syfer new EMI Filter catalogue

Syfer new EMI Filter catalogue

Syfer has now uploaded the new EMI Filter catalogue (version 8818/13) to the Syfer website www.syfer.com.

For your information click on the attachment.

This version has all the latest product revisions and additions incorporated together with family datasheets for each filter type.

Syfer announce 3A high current 3 terminal EMI chip filters

Syfer Technology have announced a new 3A version of its E07 range of high current 3 terminal EMI chip filters. Suitable for use on DC lines on PCB's, they are designed to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) emanating from high speed signal lines and IC's, and prevent the propagation of high frequency noise along power lines.

The BVN precision resistor uses 25 per cent less space

The BVN precision resistor uses 25 per cent less space and is ideal for installation on DCB ceramics

Isabellenhütte has added the new BVN four-terminal resistor to its measuring resistor range. It is exceptional due to its small size of between 3.3 and 4 millimetres plus its extremely low temperature coefficient of less than 50 ppm/K.

Vectron International Announces AEO Certification for its German Facilities

TELTOW, GERMANY— August 1, 2013 —Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced that it has successfully passed the on-site validation audits conducted by the EU Customs team at its German facilities in Teltow and Neckarbischofsheim. This validation recognizes that the global supply chain security initiatives at these sites are in compliance to the requirements of this program and recognizes both sites as certified Authorised Economic Operators (AEO). Previously, Vectron with global operations in the U.S., Asia and Europe, was certified as a member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency of the Department of Homeland Security. As a validated company in both the U.S. C-TPAT and the EU AEO Program, Vectron is committed to global supply chain security and has agreed to make a vital contribution to help ensure the continued free flow of international trade.

Meder Rees Senors Automotive

Standex-Meder opens the posibilities to use dedicated reed sensors in Automotive LED applicatio in a standard or customized form. Standex-Meder reed switches are robust enough to endure the conditions inside a vehicle. The switching element in Standex-Meder reed switch sensors is hermetically sealed, protecting the sensor from its surroundings. As a result, reed sensors can operate over a wide range of temperatures (-55°C to 155°C) and function in dirty, corrosive under-the-hood environments without any negative effects on their operating characteristics. Lastly, unlike competing types of sensors, reed switch sensors are not EMI/RFI susceptible.

Monday, 01 July 2013 07:09

Low Cost RF Power Sensor Model 7020.

Bird Power measurement 7020

Bird's® new 7020 Power Sensor is an economical plug and play solution to your power measurement needs. The 7020 determines and reports Forward and Reflected True Average Power and VSWR over a wide frequency range of 350 MHz to 4.0 GHz.

Weinschel Attenuator

Aeroflex / Weinschel's New Series of Programmable Attenuator Units represent a new streamlined approach in programmable attenuation which will help you implement your bench test and subsystem applications.

Weinschel 4205

Aeroflex / Weinschel's series of MMIC Digital Attenuators operate from 0.2 to 6 GHz and is in a variety of attenuation ranges up to 95.5 dB in 0.5 dB steps. These units can be controlled using either parallel TTL or USB interfaces.

  • Ideal for Automated Test Equipment (ATE), WiMAX, 3G/4G, LTE, WiFi
  • Fading Simulators, Engineering/Production Test Lab environments
  • Excellent Solidstate Repeatability & Performance
  • Uninterrupted RF when changing attenuation levels
  • Ruggedized Construction

Weinschel New-Products

Aeroflex Weinschel has released a new product guide which introduces a wide variety of new components and subsystems. A selection of these new products include :

  • MMIC Digital Attenuators
  • 6 GHz Relay Switched Programmables
  • Programmable Attenuator Units
  • RF Switch Subsystems
  • High Reliability Fixed Attenuators
  • Medium & High Power Fixed attenuators
  • Medium & High Coaxial Terminations



If you have any questions about the new products or interested in a paper copy of this new catalog, please contact your Heynen Account manager.

Vectron MEMS

Vectron's new model HT–MM900A was designed to withstand the severe conditions of smart munitions or other high shock and vibration environments. This model has been qualified to MIL–PRF–55310 specifications along with shock conditions of 50,000g's @ 0.1ms and vibration levels of 70g's. Output frequencies from 1 to 110 MHz are available in 4 different miniaturized package sizes.

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