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Automotive Electronics

May 2014
Linear's latest synchronous step-down switcher is well suited for applications such as automotive “always-on†systems

Linear Technology's LT8620 synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8620, a 2A, 65V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 2.5µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3.4V to 65V input voltage range makes it
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05/30/2014
TVS diode from Littelfuse boosts power dissipation capability

TPSMB Series TVS diode

Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced the TPSMB Series Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diode, designed for secondary protection of sensitive automotive and other electronics from transients induced by load dump and other transient voltage events. Because it complies with the Automotive
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05/26/2014
Refillable liquid batteries may empower electric vehicles

Rechargeable fuels are at an early stage

A novel battery technology stores energy in what researchers are calling "rechargeable fuel"—electrodes in liquid form. The result can be either recharged like a conventional battery or replaced by pumping in new fuel like gasoline. The materials could theoretically allow an electric car to travel
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05/26/2014

In this video Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design looks at some of the exhibits at PCIM 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany, while wearing Google Glass.
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05/20/2014
Indy-500-style checkered flags, high-tech neoprene rubber tracks, and of course, sponsor decals graced the site of today's Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions for Colorado's middle schoolers. Nearly 300 students on 74 teams from 21 Colorado schools converged on Dakota Ridge High School
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05/19/2014
Despite falling short of previous expectations, global sales of electric vehicles (EVs) actually are progressing at a much faster pace than hybrid cars did during the same stage of their deployment, paving the way for higher demand as more EV options arrive on the market this year and beyond. During
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05/16/2014
TI introduces next-gen automotive LED drivers

TI's next-gen automotive LED drivers

Texas Instruments introduced the automotive industry’s first two-channel switching LED driver for front lights and the only linear LED driver with single short LED detection for rear lights. Unlike other LED drivers in the market, the TPS92630-Q1 and TPS92602-Q1 feature both high-side current sense dimming
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05/14/2014
ROHM's latest LDOs target automotive applications

ROHM LDOs optimized for MCU power supplies

ROHM recently announced the development of a new 16-model lineup of LDOs optimized for MCU power supplies in automotive body and powertrain systems. The BD4xxMx series, together with the BDxxC0A series designed for power supplies in information systems such as car infotainment, bring the total number of automotive-grade
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05/14/2014
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is exhibiting at PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) on Booth 523 in Hall 9. PCIM focuses on power electronics and its applications in intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management and the company has selected
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05/13/2014
Following an arduous eight-week selection process, seven emerging automotive technology companies will descend upon Spring Hill, Tenn., on May 19 to begin the autoXLR8R program, a 13-week entrepreneurial boot camp focused on bringing high-potential automotive technologies to market. The list of companies
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05/13/2014
Cadonix announced the world’s first cloud based CAD tool for automotive electrical wiring design, analysis and report documentation. Arcadia was developed from scratch with ease of use at its heart; using and enhancing the latest cloud software development technologies and practices. The company is also announcing
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05/12/2014
The British Government is going to invest £500 million into electric cars. The funding, brought forward by the Lib Dems, will boost the ultra-low emissions vehicle industry and help drivers afford and feel more confident using electric cars. The investment will create jobs, reduce emissions and set the agenda
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05/09/2014
After three successful days of the conference in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, the 13th Electronic Circuits World Convention (ECWC13) closes its doors with a positive result. The PCB conference, which was held this year parallel to the SMT Hybrid Packaging 2014, gave participants from around the world a comprehensive
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05/09/2014
America Semiconductor unveils high-power 50W Zener Diode family

America Semiconductor 50 Watt Zener diode

America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, released a full series of power Zener diodes (part numbers: 1N3305 thru 1N3350) packaged in a DO-5 case. The robust 50-Watt devices are engineered to provide voltage regulation protection in a broad array of alternative
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05/07/2014
High-temp shielded power inductors yield currents to 98.8A

Coilcraft XAL1010 Series high-temperature shielded power inductor

Coilcraft’s XAL1010 Series of high-temperature, shielded power inductors combines excellent current handling and exceptionally low DC resistance in a rugged, molded package. The XAL1010 is available with thirteen inductance values from 0.22 to 15 µH, current ratings to 98.8 Amps and DCR as low as 0.45 mOhms.
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05/07/2014
Mark Burnside of Maxwell on heavy vehicle power systems

Mark Burnside of Maxwell Technologies

In this PSDcast Mark Burnside of Maxwell Technologies talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about heavy vehicle power systems, especially in those with regular starts and stops in the work day. Maxwell’s ESM ULTRA 31/900 assumes the starting responsibility for the truck and effectively eliminates cranking
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05/06/2014
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions (DuPont) announced today that Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has certified DuPont ECCtreme® ECA 3000 perfluoroplastic resin with a 300 C rating for a minimum-thickness of 0.75 mm (and above) in the UL Plastics Online Certification Directory. The rating is based on UL mechanical,
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05/06/2014
Students from Slovak University of Technology Bratislava won the final round of the EMEA Freescale Cup Challenge 2014, hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen. The Freescale Cup, sponsored by Freescale Semiconductor, is a global competition where student teams build,
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05/06/2014
Supercapacitors USA 2014 is a leading conference in North America on the subject for this rapidly growing multi-billion dollar market This international conference and tradeshow focuses on the future applications, market forecasts and opportunities as well as giving the latest technology trends, providing a
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05/01/2014
TI drives power efficiency in automotive with ultra-fast gate drivers

TI AEC-Q100-qualified gate drivers

Texas Instruments introduced six, AEC-Q100-qualified gate drivers with industry’s fastest propagation delays of less than 15 nanoseconds. The UCC275xx-Q1 family of single- and dual-channel gate drivers provides the highest power efficiency, reliability and flexibility compared to existing solutions for automotive
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05/01/2014

 



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