Start your next design with these simulation models from Coilcraft and Modelithics….

Coilcraft has partnered with Modelithics to develop new Microwave Global Models™ for 40 of our RF chip, air core and conical inductor families.
These measurement- based models are fully integrated with the latest electronic design automation (EDA) simulation tools and reliably track how component performance will change with various input parameters over a specified frequency range.
     Our goal is to help you make part selection and design optimization decisions quicker and with more confidence.
And for a limited time, we are sponsoring 
FREE 90-day licenses for all Coilcraft inductor models
in the Modelithics library!

6 Watt DC-DC converter optimized for IGBT, SiC, and MOSFET gate drive applications

Features MGJ6 series

  • Optimized bipolar output voltages for IGBT, SiC & MOSFET gate drives
    +15V/-5V, +15V/-10V and +20V/-5V
  • Input voltages of 5V, 12V and 24V
    Most commonly available rails in typical applications
  • Isolation tested at 5.2kVDC, DC link voltage 3kVDC 
    • Qualification tested 5.2kVDC for one minute
    • Continuous non-safety rating for DC link voltage 3kVDC
  • UL60950 & ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 certification (pending)
    • UL60950 reinforced insulation 250Vrms
    • Creepage and clearance 8mm
    • ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 2 MOOPs & 2 MOPPs

Learn more CLICK HERE


Jauch announces a new ultra compact  Quartz Crystal for automotive applications:   

The JXS22P4 is an ultra small-sized Quartz Crystal according to AEC-Q200.

For rough application conditions there is a HMR Version (high mechanical reliability) available with very high shock and vibration resistance.

The JXS22P4 is particularly suitable for miniaturized electronic devices with extremely limited space on printed circuit boards.
Due to the high frequency stability as tight as ± 15ppm the JXS22P4 fulfills high requirements and is specially designed for wireless applications like Bluetooth and others.


The JXS22P4 is available for different operating temperature ranges
-20°C ~ +70°C   standard
-40°C ~ +85°C    for industrial applications and
-40°C ~ +125°C  for automotive applications.
Another advantage is the possibility of EMI shielding by grounding the metal lid in order to reduce the EMI radiation in critical applications.
The JXS22P4 complies with the EU RoHS directive and is optimally suitable for fast automatic assembly lines.

Key-Features of the JXS22P4 :

AEC-Q200 compliant

SMD metal / ceramic package:  2.5 x 2.0 x 0.55 mm

Shock: >100 g (6.0 ms; half sine) / (HMR option: 3000g)

Vibration >5 g (10~ 2000 Hz) / (HMR option: 20g)

Extended operating temperature range up to -40 °C ~ +125 °C

high frequency stability:   ± 15 ppm to ± 100 ppm

frequency range:   12.0 MHz ~ 40.0 MHz

lead-free, RoHS & REACH compliant

For full details click here >

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Current Funding Opportunities

Robotics and autonomous systems

Businesses can apply for a share of £5 million to develop innovative applications of robotics and autonomous systems, the aim of this competition is to help UK companies explore new RAS opportunities. It will enable them to develop capabilities for applications in many sectors of the UK economy.

Find out more and apply >
If you want to develop an innovative product or service, you may be able to apply for funding. Here is a summary of some of our current funding opportunities:

Many drones make light work

This Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) themed competition seeks to demonstrate and evaluate the benefit that Unmanned Air System (UAS) swarms could bring to defence.

Find out more and apply >

Compound semiconductor applications

Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million in innovative projects that help to speed up the use of compound semiconductors. This is in areas such as power electronics, RF/microwave, photonics and sensors. We are seeking proposals with large and scalable commercial potential.

Find out more and apply >

Commercialisation of quantum technologies

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council(EPSRC) are inviting business to apply for a share of £19.5 million to develop quantum technology prototypes or establish technical or market feasibility.

Find out more and apply >

Autonomy in hazardous scene assessment

In this Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) themed competition we want to investigate the use of autonomous systems to assess scenes that are potentially contaminated with hazardous materials. There is up to £1 million phase-1 research funding available.

Find out more and apply >

Connected and autonomous vehicles

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £35 million to research and develop connected and autonomous vehicle technologies. Projects need to come up with technical solutions that provide real-world benefits to users. This includes how these vehicles will work as part of a wider transport system.

Find out more and apply >

Global cooperation feasibility studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2 million to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short international cooperation feasibility studies. These studies should build international business networks. The aim is to enable commercial research and innovation partnerships, and future collaboration.

Find out more and apply >

You can find all of our current open opportunities here, plus check the new home for the SBRI Small Business Initiative to see their current opportunities.

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SER1400 Series High Current Shielded Power Inductors

Offered in High Isat and High Irms versions!
High Isat: current ratings up to 105.9 Amps – ideal for high peak current applications
High Irms: flat wire windings for DCR as low as
0.48 mOhms – ideal for high rms current applications
AEC-Q200 Grade 1 (−40°C to +125°C) version also available

Download the datasheetand order Free Samples here!


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Murata’s 2.4 GHz-band wireless communication module certified ISA100 compliant


Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has announced that its 2.4 GHz-band wireless communication module, LBBA0ZZ1EU, has been certified to be ISA100 Wireless™ compliant. Mass production started in May 2016.


In use at manufacturing plants are many and varied kinds of field devices for measuring temperatures, pressures, levels (of liquids), gas concentrations, and vibration, among others. In terms of the communication between these kinds of field devices and the systems that are used for monitoring and control, there has been a rising demand to collect larger amounts of data at the plants as a result of the increasing awareness of the desirability to enhance productivity and ensure safety. As such, there is a rising demand for field wireless devices that can be put into place with ease and that open the door to lowering the construction and installation costs over those of wired systems.
Teaming up with Yokogawa Electric Corporation, which was the first company in the world to develop and market field wireless system devices and field wireless devices compliant with the ISA100 Wireless™ standard, and engaging in a joint effort that included the granting of a license for a software stack from the company, Murata has been implementing the development of communication modules that are installed in field wireless devices for some time. Now, it successfully launches a 2.4 GHz-band wireless communication module compliant with the ISA100 Wireless™ standard that was drawn up to reflect the needs of industrial market users. This communication module makes it easier to introduce field wireless systems into manufacturing plants. Looking ahead, Murata will contribute to establishing wireless communications networks in manufacturing plants and to improving productivity by supplying its module globally to field wireless device manufacturers and sensor manufacturers.

For more information CLICK HERE

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Thank you…….
What an incredible week!  Two amazingly successful Open Forums in Oxford and Cambridge and a superb In-House Forum at Jaguar Land Rover……
A big thank you to our sponsors for their participation.  Anritsu, Yokogawa, Provertha, Telonic, Epson, InTiCa, AR UK, Ineltek, Universal Science, Vicor, Silicon Highway, Molex, SanDisk, National Instruments, AEL Crystals, ISSI, Siretta, Gradconn, Outsource, Murata, ACAL BFI, Future, Keysight, Microlease, Avnet, Wurth, Texas Instruments, EBV, Telegartner, Coilcraft and IoTAS.
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