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Automotive Electronics

June 2014
Standex-Meder SX41 Planar Transformers offer high performance in a compact package

SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications

Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting miniature switches, sensors and relays, announced the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 delivers high performance for power conversion applications in
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06/27/2014
Altium, a leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), has announced the release of their next generation of enterprise data management and collaboration platform - Altium Vault 2.0. By centralizing, managing and formalizing the component
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06/24/2014
Mesago Messe Frankfurt announced that the Smart Systems Integration Conference and Exhibition will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 11 – 12 March 2015. It is the international communication platform for research institutes and manufacturers to exchange know-how on smart systems integration and to create
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06/24/2014

Linear's 60V multiphase synchronous boost controller delivers at up to 97% efficiency

Linear Technology LTC3784 two-phase single-output synchronous step-up DC/DC controller

Linear Technology released the LTC3784, a high power two-phase single-output synchronous step-up DC/DC controller that replaces rectifying boost diodes with high efficiency N-channel MOSFETs. This device can produce a 24V output at 10A from a 12V input at up to 97% efficiency without any heat sink. The LTC3784
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06/20/2014
Fergus Kendall of Cadonix on automotive systems design

Fergus Kendall of Cadonix

In this PSDcast Fergus Kendall, Technical Director at Cadonix,talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about designingn automotive electrical systems, especially the wire harness. No matter how good the subsystems are, unless they are integrated properly with a highly-efficient layout they can result in
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06/19/2014
Linear's 45V-in 200mA LDO offers active output discharge

Linear Technology LT3063 LDO

Linear Technology announced the LT3063, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator with active output discharge. The IC delivers up to 200mA of continuous output current with a 300mV dropout voltage at full load. The LT3063 includes an internal NMOS pull-down that discharges the output voltage
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06/19/2014
Standex-Meder Electronics custom molding solutions serve extreme environments

Standex-Meder’s thermoset, thermoplastic insert, and macromelt low pressure injection moldings are designed to allow parts to operate in extreme environments

Standex-Meder Electronics, a leading manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting sensors and magnetic components worldwide, is proud to offer high-quality molding capabilities and solutions. Standex-Meder’s thermoset, thermoplastic insert, and macromelt low pressure injection moldings are designed
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06/19/2014
Microchip's 5kohm digital potentiometers claimed as first, support wide signal swings

Microchip 36V digital potentiometers

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, expanded its 36V digital potentiometer (digipot) portfolio with two volatile, I2C™ devices—the MCP45HV31 and MCP45HV51 (MCP45HV31-51). These are the industry’s first digipots to offer a
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06/19/2014
Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced that it will be showcasing some of their latest technologies at the Sensors Expo and Conference 2014, set for June 24-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
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06/18/2014
Laser World of Photonics 2015 adds additional hall

The LASER World of PHOTONICS exhibition spans all aspects of the application of photonics

With 1,130 exhibitors occupying 42,000 square meters, the last LASER World of PHOTONICS was fully booked down to the last stand. However, the increasing importance of the key technology photonics is unabated and, with it, the demand for exhibition space. In 2015 the manufacturers will get what they are after:
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06/18/2014
Paultre on Power - Bernd Gessner von ams Ãber Sensoren in Energiemanagement (German Language Podcast)

Bernd Gessner von ams

In diesem Podcast spricht Bernd Gessner, Executive VP bei ams,  mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems-Design über die Rolle von Sensoren in Energiemanagement-und Bewegungssteuerung die sich in  komplexen und anspruchsvollen Umgebungen befinden, wie zum Beispiel in Automotive und Industrie Applikationen.
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06/17/2014
IsabellenhÃtte's latest current-measurement system has two independent channels

ICB-M current sensor from Isabellenhütte

Compact size, clear cost savings and high-precision, redundant current measurement for consistently efficient energy control – the ICB-M current sensor from Isabellenhütte satisfies the key battery management criteria for future-proof vehicle design. Using its many years of experience in battery management
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06/16/2014
Fuji Electric's e-vehicle charging station installed at Edison ParkFast in Manhattan

Fuji Electric of America has announced a project featuring their 25kW DC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles

Fuji Electric of America has announced a project featuring their 25kW DC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles at the Edison ParkFast's famous Hippodrome location, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. The publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in under an hour, making
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06/16/2014
Tesla to open up its Supercharger patents to boost electric car adoption

Tesla to expand its Supercharger network

Tesla's CEO has been carefully dropping hints that he might "do something controversial" with his company's collection of technology patents, and now we know what he's on about. Speaking at the UK launch of the Tesla Model S yesterday, Elon Musk said that he specifically wants to open up the designs
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06/09/2014
Phinergy and Alcoa demonstrate an electric car with massive range

Phinergy and Alcoa Canada have refurbished an "ordinary car" to use a special "aluminum-air" battery

Imagine making the 19-hour, 1,800-kilometre drive from Toronto to Halifax in an electric car without having to stop for a recharge. That's theoretically possible with a special kind of battery being demonstrated this week in Montreal by Israel-based Phinergy and Alcoa Canada.The partners have refurbished an
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06/09/2014
IsabellenhÃtte's PMH-D and PLU gold-plated bondable resistors mount with conductive adhesive

Isabellenhütte PMH-D and PLU resistors with gold-plated connectors for conductive adhesive mounting

Produced using the Isa-Plan process, PMH-D and PLU precision performance foil resistors from Isabellenhütte have three pressure-bonded layers of manganin foil, copper substrate, and an adhesive with good thermal conductivity (ceramic filled). This highly temperature-resistant bonded combination of substrate
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06/05/2014
Zero-drift op-amps from STMicro empower precision sensing in wearable products

STMicroelectronics’ TSZ121 family of zero-drift op amps

STMicroelectronics’ TSZ121 family of zero-drift op amps deliver superior performance in popular packages and small-outline alternatives, offering industry-leading choice, accuracy, and precision for Internet-of-Things (IoT) or wearable-device applications including temperature sensors, wellness and fitness
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06/05/2014
Allegro's automotive three-phase isolator MOSFET driver can replace mechanical relays and discrete driver circuits

Allegro’s A6861 motor driver IC

Allegro MicroSystems, introduced their latest N-channel power MOSFET driver, capable of isolating a three phase load by controlling the in-phase isolation MOSFETS. Allegro’s A6861 motor driver IC is intended for automotive systems that must meet Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) requirements. Key applications
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06/03/2014
This autumn, Valeo will kick off its second annual global innovation contest, the Valeo Innovation Challenge. Engineering students from around the world will compete to win the €100,000 grand prize. With this challenge, Valeo is offering young engineers worldwide the opportunity to create the equipment that
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06/03/2014
Intersil claims first single-chip multchannel video decoder for vehicle-vision apps

TW9966 four-channel analog video decoder

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the TW9966 four-channel analog video decoder with a built-in analog video encoder for around-view automotive applications. Based on Intersil's market leading multi-channel video
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06/02/2014
Maxim Integrated announced that its lithium-ion (Li+) battery monitor is being used by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. for the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, a sport utility vehicle for the North America market. The Li+ battery system for the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is supplied by Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. Hitachi
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06/02/2014

 



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