Automotive

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4200VDC High-Isolation Automotive DC/DC Converter
MORNSUN launched a new SMD DC/DC converter module CFB0505XT-1WR3 which is specifically designed for automotive applications. This new module CFB0505XT-1WR3 meets automotive EMC standards and AEC-Q100 requirements. CFB0505XT-1WR3 features compact size, 3000VAC/4200VDC high isolation voltage, and operating temperature
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12/09/2019
Mouser Electronics' and Bourns' eBook on EV Infrastructure
Mouser Electronics, Inc., announces a new eBook in collaboration with Bourns, exploring new components, technologies, and strategies for the design and development of electric vehicles. In
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12/06/2019
CAP-XX Acquires Murata's Supercapacitor Production Lines
CAP-XX announced it will acquire CAP-XX licensee Murata’s supercapacitor production lines, relocate them from Japan to a new factory in Sydney to arrive in stages between March and June 2020, and begin producing Murata’s three supercapacitor product families in Q3 2020. Murata will
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Date:
12/04/2019

Autonomous Driving and Infotainment Market â€
According to Markets and Markets, the in-vehicle infotainment market is projected to reach 30.47 billion USD in 2022, at a CAGR of 11.79%. Consumers want to take the luxury, comfort, connectivity and convenience they are becoming accustomed to, anywhere they go.  A few years back, I read about
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Date:
12/04/2019
The Ubiquity of the Auto
You don’t have to go very far in this industry without coming across an automotive application. The humble auto is the nexus of several emerging technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), alternative energy, and advanced battery storage. This month, we shine the spotlight on “Automotive
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Date:
12/04/2019
Recharging the Batteries
It has been a mixed year so far, with plenty of innovation on display, but a flat economy put a bit of a spoiler on the industry. The forecast for next year is pretty mixed too, with some people predicting a global recession. As the old saying goes, economists have predicted eight of the last three recessions,
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Date:
12/04/2019
Designing for a Safer Future

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Figure 1. The GO9 device allows you to lead your fleet into the future with expanded capacity for further native vehicle support, improved fuel usage support, electric vehicles and global expansion. Geotab’s technology transforms big data into Smart Data to create Smart ecosystems, which turn into Smart Cities.

Since the introduction of the mechanical assembly line by Henry Ford more than a century ago, vehicles and technology have shared a long and inextricable history of automation, with continuous innovation not only central to the evolution of automobile design but also essential to advancing the smart city revolution
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Date:
12/04/2019
Heads up for HUD
The automotive heads-up display (HUD) is either a lifesaver or yet another high-tech deathtrap. There’s little middle ground when we muck with a two-ton instrument of destruction. And muck we have – as of 2019, the automotive HUD market is worth $560 million, and it should reach $1 billion by
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12/03/2019
Electronic Pervasiveness in Vehicles Brings EMI Challenges

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Figure 1. Electric vehicle powertrain (source: US DOE)

The integration of more and more electronics in cars is being driven by automotive industry trends such as the ‘connected car’, increased used of ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems), and the drive towards semi- or even fully autonomous vehicles. The potential for EMI/EMC issues is therefore dramatically
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Date:
12/03/2019
Implementing Fast DC BEV Chargers Up to 150 kW

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Figure 1: Typical topology for charging sub-unit in 15 – 40 kW range

One cannot fail to notice that our city streets and car parks are going through a slow transformation: they are beckoning the age of the electric vehicle. As the battery electric vehicle (BEV) grows in popularity, the infrastructure to keep them charged is appearing to meet demand. While the majority of BEVs
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Date:
12/03/2019
Improving EV Power w/ High Step-Down Ratio DC/DC Converters

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Figure 1: Relationship between Duty Cycle and Output Voltage

To achieve the regulatory limits set by a number of countries worldwide, automakers are increasingly working on developing electric vehicles. Currently, 5 types of electric vehicle technologies are being employed: Pure EV, powered solely by electricity, Fuel Cell EV that
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Date:
12/03/2019
Battery Stack Monitor Maximizes Batteries in Hybrid and EVs

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Figure 1. A 96 cell battery pack architecture with the 12-channel LTC6811 measurement IC.

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Date:
12/03/2019