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Automotive Electronics

August 2012
Current sensing in an automotive environment

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Figure 1: An example of a shielded air-core open-loop current sensor from Raztec provides a strong combination of high performance in a small package and at low cost.

The Automotive industry has long been the ultimate test ground for electronic components. Few terrestrial environments present such a combination of demands as does the under-hood locale
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Date:
08/28/2012
High-side automotive battery monitoring

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Figure 1: Functional blocks for amsï½s two-chip sensor interface for high-side automotive battery current sensing.

Manufacturers are electrifying more functions within a car, reducing the mechanical load on the internal-combustion engine. These functions include water, oil, and fuel pumps; valve actuation;
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Date:
08/28/2012
Vehicle Electrification Sparks Engineering Demand

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Table 1. Current and projected sales of commercial and industrial electric and hybrid-electric vehicles (Data courtesy of Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEx.)

Though electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) only account for a modest percentage of overall car sales, the sales of these more-electric vehicles are on the rise. According
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Date:
08/24/2012

Improving engine stop-start system design

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Figure 1: Integrated gate driver with external passive components.

Automatic engine stop-start is effective in helping reduce CO2 emissions from private cars. When integrated in an otherwise conventional combustion-engine power train, engine stop-start
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Date:
08/24/2012
Sleeping Conserves Energy

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Figure 1: CAN network with partial-networking controllers during the transmission of a message to ECU7 (without partial-networking support)

Minimizing energy consumption has become a major factor for any new product design in recent years. Hardly any industry can afford to disregard this issue in the definition, development,
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08/19/2012
Hall effect current sensing in HEVs and EVs

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Figure 1: Typical HEV system block diagram

Consumers are embracing environmentally friendly green cars due to the rising cost of fossil fuels and a growing concern for the health of the environment. Sales forecasts predict that green
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Date:
08/19/2012
Non-contact driverï½s ECG monitoring system

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Figure 1: Block diagram of a typical EPIC sensor

EPIC (Electric Potential Integrated Circuit) is a very-high-impedance electric-field sensor that measures the ambient electric field with minimal disturbance. EPIC sensors are suitable for
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Date:
08/19/2012
TI FPD-Link III chipset streamlines video and data interface for megapixel driver-assist cameras

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DS90UB913Q serializer features a 10- to 100-MHz pixel clock and 10- and 12-bit pixel depth. The DS90UB914Q deserializer automatically adapts EQ gain, compensating for dynamic and long-term changes in cable loss.

Texas Instruments has introduced the DS90UB913Q serializer and DS90UB914Q deserializer, the newest additions to its FPD-Link III automotive-grade chipset family. The SerDes chipset provides a seamless
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Date:
08/16/2012
IRï½s automotive-qualified 600-V trench IGBTs in D2Pak deliver high power density in HEVs & EVs

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International Rectifier has announced the introduction of a family of automotive-qualified 600-V IGBTs for electric and hybrid vehicle applications including air conditioner inverters, pumps, and
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Date:
08/15/2012

 



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