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Automotive Electronics

May 2013
IGBT application growth to lead market $6B+ by 2018, per Yole Développement
After a few hiccups in 2011 and 2012, Yole De?veloppement expects a return to steady growth for the IGBT market; specifically, from $3.6B today to $6B by 2018. Six key applications, which are extensively
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05/28/2013
Texas Instruments introduced next-generation AEC-Q100 qualified automotive LED drivers, feature-packed with what is presented as the industry's highest voltage rating, thermal shutdown protection
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05/28/2013
Navitas Systems, a leading provider of energy-enabled system solutions and energy storage products for commercial, industrial and government agency customers, announced that it has signed a contract
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05/24/2013

As Ambassadors to the Department of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge, the national initiative aimed to expand workplace charging, NextEnergy and CALSTART are pleased to announce the Midwest's
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05/23/2013
Infineon builds portfolio of ICs for hybrid/electric vehicle power
Infineon Technologies introduced its next generation of high-voltage IGBT gate drivers. Designed for the main inverter of hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV), the new EiceDRIVER™ SIL and the EiceDRIVER™
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05/23/2013
ON Semiconductor, driving innovation in energy efficiency, will present its latest automotive semiconductor solutions at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2013, from May 22-24 at the Pacifico
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05/23/2013
Fraunhofer, Europe's largest application-oriented research organization,
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05/23/2013
The A8580 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a buck regulator power-supply IC that offers a high degree of flexibility in input voltage (4 to 40 V), switching frequency (250 kHz to 2.4 MHz), and
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05/22/2013
Automotive Forward Lighting Applications Demand  High Performance LED Drivers

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Figure 1. 2013 Honda Accord Touring/Hybrid LED DRL & Headlamp

The market size for high brightness (HB) LEDs is expected to reach $12 billion in 2012 and grow to $20.2 billion by 2015 with a 30.6% CAGR ramp (source: Strategies Unlimited). One of the key application
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05/21/2013
Beginning in 2010 the PSMA Packaging Committee shifted its focus from the small end of the packaging spectrum; following completion of PSMA sponsored reports on Power Supply in Package (PSiP) / power
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05/21/2013
The no-load power crunch: 30 mW and beyond

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Figure 1. DOE proposed regulations vs. Level V performance for a 5V output EPS.

The need to reduce active-mode power consumption is somewhat obvious. What has not been so obvious is the need to minimize power drain in standby and no-load when products are essentially doing nothing.
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05/20/2013
Harwin and Mouser co-sponsor IndyCar racer and offer prize draw for race tickets
Harwin, manufacturer of hi-rel interconnect solutions and cost-saving PCB hardware products, has announced that is proud to co-sponsor leading IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan in the 2013 Izod IndyCar
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05/20/2013
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente officially joins the China Electronics Distributor Alliance (CEDA) after approval by the CEDA executive board members. CEDA is a non-profit organization that delivers
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05/20/2013
Advanced LED Drivers for Automotive Instrument Clusters
The usage of LEDs in automotive applications continues to grow due to their longer service life and lower power consumption. Simultaneously, the diversity and size of integrated state-of-the-art instrument
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05/17/2013
Automobile lighting in the face of things to come
Going from lanterns to LEDs, in a nutshell, describes the course of development in automotive lighting since cars first came on the scene 100 years ago. What originally served only a functional purpose
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05/16/2013
This article is the fourth of a series in which Dr. Ridley shows the steps involved in designing and building an offline flyback converter. The power transformer is added to the circuit, and the current sensing and snubbers are designed to operate at full power without excessive stress on the components. Power
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05/16/2013
Wind River®, a leader in embedded and mobile software, is a winner of the Most Valuable Contributor (MVC) award in the Company category from the GENIVI® Alliance. The GENIVI award recognizes companies
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05/15/2013
Automotive-qualified COOLiRFET MOSFETs tout on-state resistance
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced a family of automotive-qualified COOLiRFET™ MOSFETs delivering benchmark on-state resistance (Rds(on)) for heavy load applications
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05/15/2013
Who's Managing Your Power Management?
A few dozen years ago, engineers fresh out of school were assigned to the power supply team; the most boring and least challenging aspect of the system and the one most forgiving of inexperience.
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05/14/2013
One way to look at change is to see it as the unfolding path we take on our journey to the future version of normal. Every trip brings us encounters we did not plan to meet, challenges we had not
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05/14/2013
Humberto Evans, founder of CircuitLab, describes and demonstrates their new online schematic capture and design tool for Power Systems Design. Circuitlab allows people to design online
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05/14/2013
Automotive varistors tout high current and energy handling
Stackpole Electronics, through its strategic alliance with KEKO Varicon, announces the AVL Series of radial leaded automotive varistors, designed to protect automotive level electrical systems from
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05/08/2013
Synchronous 1-A step-down regulator requires only 3.5μA quiescent current
The LTC3621 is a high efficiency, 17V input capable synchronous buck regulator from Linear Technology that delivers up to 1A of continuous output current to outputs as low as 0.6V. Synchronous rectification
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05/07/2013
A long term strategic plan by the European Commission (EC) to rebuild the European economy by investing in the development of new technologies is now reached the stage where it will start to have
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05/03/2013

 



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