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Mike Foldes is a sales executive with MFI. His territory includes New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and select accounts in other areas. Mike, a graduate of The Ohio State University, edited the PSMA's "Handbook of Standardized Terminology for the Power Sources Industry." He is married and has three grown children.

Custom Power Supplies from Jasper Electronics

If your power supply requirements are from 1W to 10,000W, Jasper has an engineering team that will design to your specifications at very competitive pricing.


Custom Power Supplies for industry

Our Design Capabilities include:

  • Electrical Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Quick Turn Prototypes
  • High Volume Production
  • AC-DC
  • DC-DC
  • Inverters
  • Single output
  • Multiple output
  • Digital Communication

Military, Aerospace, Medical, Transportation, Telecommunication, Data Storage, Nuclear, Industrial, etc.

Or contact MFI: 607-343-3092
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ARISTA goes Pro — Pro AV, that is…

AV / KVM over IP - ARD-3001

Arista IP FlashCaster takes Best in Show @ InfoComm 2011

Arista’s IP Flash Caster has forever changed the dynamics of the pro-AV industry by letting installers and System Integrators
replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet switches that deliver higher performance, flexibility and scalability.
Arista’s IP Flash Caster aims to redefine the AV signal processing & distribution system architecture by delivering a single, cost-effective & scalable AV signal processing & distribution unit that integrates the functionality of several costly, discreet, single-function components. Read More…

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Tecate Rugged Caps for Mil Apps

Tecate Ultracapacitor Module

Military Takes Advantage
of Tecate’s™ Unique Modules

You may have seen that Tecate Group, your source for ultracapacitor and capacitor solutions, recently distributed a press release discussing some exciting developments. In case you missed it, here is a summary.

As the applications for ultracapacitors grow, the military market segment has demonstrated an increasing need for custom ultracapacitor modules to address a variety of power challenges, and the military has now made an unprecedented turn to Tecate for assistance in filling this need.

Tecate is pleased to announce that its custom PowerBurst ultracapacitors have been the military’s solution. Based on the unique characteristics of ultracapacitors, which allow quick power delivery, superior low-temperature operation, and the ability to handle up to a million cycles, PowerBurst custom modules are replacing or augmenting batteries in a multitude of military applications, including backup power for electronics in military vehicles, fire control systems in tanks and armored vehicles, and airbag deployment; backup power/memory hold-up for emergency handheld radios; GPS guided missiles and projectiles; cold-engine starts and active suspension in military vehicles; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); buss voltage hold-up during peak currents; and meeting bridge power needs for data retention when switching from ground to on-board aircraft systems.

Ultracapacitors can replace batteries in short-term applications and allow for a dramatic reduction in the battery size in peak current applications. In addition, ultracapacitors are maintenance-free, which is a tremendous long-term benefit, eliminating both the high field replacement costs related to batteries and the need for toxic battery disposal.

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Tecate expands capacitor binning capabilities

Is this what you’ve BIN looking for? 

Tecate Announces New Binning/Matched Pair Capabilities, offers matched triplets (sets of three matched capacitors), as well!

Tecate Group announces its expanded binning and matched pair test capabilities for SMT and through-hole capacitors. Tecate has been providing precision tolerance capacitors for various frequency-tuning, notched-filter, and bridge-network-balancing applications for many years, and its latest advancements now allow it to provide an even broader range of these value-added services to customers. Tecate’s capabilites:

  • Extend up to 100 bins;
  • Include a bin range down to 0.1% with a bin tolerance of +/- 0.05%;
  • Allow it to match pairs to within 0.002%; and

Introduce matched triplets (sets of three matched capacitors).

App Note: Theater Anywhere

Application: Portable Sound System

This company manufactures a portable sound system powered by specially designed bicycles ridden by a team of riders who together generate enough energy stored in a large ultracap module to power mics and amplifiers to make concerts possible anywhere. The ultracap module is set up in a series-parallel configuration with a capacity of more than 4000F.

Have an application for ultracapacitor modules? Contact MFI today.

App Note: Valve Actuator

Application: Valve Actuator

This company develops and manufactures innovative solutions in control technology for liquid and gaseous media flows with electrical actuation for high switching powers.  The TPL-60/18x40F provides a fail-safe function by storing enough energy, in the event of a power failure, to return the valve to a defined safe position. 

Have an application for ultracapacitor modules? Contact MFI today.

7″ Wide P-CAP Multi-Touch Module from AMULET TECHNOLOGIES

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Easy to program, faster time to market:

  • Provides 2 finger multi-touch
  • Hardware supports gestures: tap, flick, scroll, 2 finger swipe, pinch and zoom
  • Projected capacitive touch allows for: 
    • UICO’s gloveSENSE® technology – enables touch with gloves on or off. Ideal for use in food-safety, medical, and when work gloves are used in harsh, outdoor environments
    • UICO’s waterSENSE® technology – enables the ability to function under direct exposure to rain, water and other liquids
Find out more! Contact MFI today for pricing, availability, or to schedule a demo! 

New Constant Current Sizing Tool for Tecate PowerBurst Ultracaps

New Constant Current Sizing Tool Available
for Tecate PowerBurst Ultracapacitors

Tecate announces an updated constant current sizing tool. This tool focuses on Tecate PowerBurst ultracapacitor solutions, and has eliminated the Maxwell and CAP-XX products that we distribute. This new tool provides several improvements over the previous generation tool. The constant power version is now in development and will be added later this quarter.

New Features:
• Ability for user to select desired temperature range
• Ability for user to narrow down searches by cell height
• Ability for user to select between different terminations on modules
• Ability for user to select between different balancing schemes
• Tool will narrow down module solution to closest needed capacitance.

This tool should be used to get the conversation started with designers, and then put them in touch with the Tecate design team to fine tune the best cell or module for their particular application.
Take a look.
Design tool download: