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Automotive Electronics

October 2013
AS8506 cell monitoring IC from ams empowers lithium cell monitoring and balancing
ams, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, introduced a vastly simplified and more robust method of implementing cell monitoring and balancing in lithium battery systems. The
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10/24/2013
IR's 35A IR3846 SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator is over 97% efficient, shrinks PCB size 60% vs. discretes
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IR3846 35A Point-of-Load (POL) integrated voltage regulator for space constrained enterprise
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10/22/2013
Synchronous step-down 42V, 4A Silent Switcher draws just 2.5μA of quiescent current
Linear Technology announced the LT8614, a 4A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. A novel Silent Switcher™ architecture reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 20dB, well below
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10/22/2013

Analog semiconductors in the automotive space
In this PSDcast Bernd Gessner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Business at ams talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the role of analog semiconductors in general,
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10/21/2013
High-side MOSFET gate driver handles -55°C to 150°C operating junction temps
Linear Technology announced the LTC4440A-5, a high-side, high frequency N-channel MOSFET gate driver that operates with an input voltage up to 80V and continues to function with transients up to 100V.
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10/21/2013
PREMO offers RFID transponder designer kit for automotive electronics
PREMO Group, a leading manufacturer of RFID antennas, is offering a new RFID kit with a set of transponder coils with 30% discount for ams users. The promotion is available for the next 60 days. The
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10/18/2013
Research and Markets has released the "Circuit Breaker Market & Fuse Market by Type, Application Non-Residential/Residential Construction, Electronic/Electrical Equipment, Transportation Equipment
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10/18/2013
Without wires and cables, there would be no electromobility, no high-speed Internet, and no contact-free measuring technology. At this year's productronica, Messe Mu?nchen is making an outstanding
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10/17/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a core member of the GENIVI® Alliance supporting the GENIVI open-source platform for
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10/16/2013
Quickly and reliably charge portable device in a car over USB with a single IC from Maxim
Recognizing and then charging any portable device (PD) directly from a vehicle battery can now be done over USB with a single IC, the MAX16984 automotive DC-DC converter with USB charge emulator from
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10/16/2013
Improved steering tech for heavy equipment saves fuel, ups efficiency
Researchers at Purdue University have shown how to reduce fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of hydraulic steering systems in heavy construction equipment. The new approach incorporates
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10/15/2013
America's largest electromagnetic event concludes in Chicago
The coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing exhibition (CWIEME), held in Chicago from 8 to 10 October, attracted a large and enthusiastic visitor base from a broad range of well- known
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10/14/2013
Talking to Panasonic about GaN semiconductors
In this PSDcast Howard Sin, Principal Engineer, and Tom Higuchi, Development Manager in Panasonic's semiconductor division on their take about GaN semiconductors to Alix Paultre of Power Systems
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10/14/2013
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has partnered with Arkansas Power Electronics International (APEI) in a successful bid for funding from the $45M
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10/11/2013
New analog IC selection web tool delivers immediate results
Imagine an engineer who develops a new application and needs a variety of Power Management, Data Converter and other ICs. The typical way to find specifications matching products is either the re-use
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10/11/2013
Altium, a leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer), and embedded software development (TASKING) announced a strategic partnership with Brazil-based reseller SKA Group.
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10/10/2013
ROHM receives Delphi Automotive's 2012 Pinnacle Award
ROHM Semiconductor received Delphi Automotive's 2012 Pinnacle Award for Supplier Excellence at the Delphi Global Supplier Conference & Pinnacle Awards Ceremony in Frankfurt last week. "We are very
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10/09/2013
Tooling Dynamics at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Joel Trimmer of Tooling Dynamics talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about precision metalwork and its role in electronics. Tooling Dynamics specializes in high volume,
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10/08/2013
Advanced source measure unit instrument sports an interactive touchscreen display

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Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced the first benchtop Source Measure Unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface.
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10/07/2013
AVX receives Above & Beyond Award from Delphi
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received Delphi Automotive's 2012 Above & Beyond Award. One of Delphi's Pinnacle for Supplier Excellence Family of
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10/07/2013
Allegro MicroSystems offers dual full-bridge motor driver IC for automotive and harsh environment applications
The A4990 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a dual full-bridge driver IC designed to operate one bipolar stepper or two brush DC motors in automotive and harsh environment industrial applications.
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10/03/2013
Two cars carrying STMicro's tech set to race in World Solar Challenge in Australia
In this year's World Solar Challenge, two cars are being powered by technology from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications.
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10/02/2013
Momentive Performance Materials, through its subsidiaries Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) and Momentive Performance Materials (MPM), will be showcasing a number of products for the automotive
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10/01/2013
Tech-Etch at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Peter Stavrous of Tech-Etch talks to Alix Paultre of Power Sytems Design about the market for flexible printed circuits and EMI and RF shielding, as well as the recent upward trend
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10/01/2013
Multi-chip Osram Ostar headlamp module simplifies implementation of AFS
Advanced Forward Lighting Systems (AFS) can be implemented more simply than before because no mechanical assemblies are required to move parts of the headlight or the complete headlight. With the
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10/01/2013
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