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Automotive Electronics

August 2014
Melexis & Freescale create automotive-ready wireless charging & NFC reference design

The WCT-5WTXAUTO reference design from Melexis and Freescale

Wireless charging promises to take consumers to the next level of convenience for maintaining readiness of mission critical and lifestyle enhancing communication tools. Low battery warnings are never welcome but seem ever present with the increasing reliance on portable electronics in our personal and professional
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08/27/2014
Those making or intending to make electric cars or their components have big strategy decisions ahead. These decisions must be made in the context of all car-like vehicles, whether homologated as cars or as something else. As the new IDTechEx report, "Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars 2014-2024: Technologies,
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08/22/2014
Formula E course cars to be equipped with Qualcomm wireless charging

FIA Formula E Championship course cars will be fitted with Qualcomm Halo wireless charging tech

The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship has confirmed that its course cars for the inaugural season will be fitted with Qualcomm Halo™ wireless charging technology – an inductive charging system which allows the car’s battery to be charged without the use of cables. With the final specification
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08/22/2014

Linear Technology announced the LT8311, a high efficiency secondary-side MOSFET driver that operates without the need for primary control in an isolated synchronous forward converter. The LT8311’s unique preactive mode eliminates the need for a signal transformer for primary to secondary-side communication
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08/20/2014
TDK Corporation presents the new data book for EPCOS Ceramic Transient Voltage Suppressors (CTVS). It contains the extended product range of multilayer varistors (MLV), ESD/EMI filters, CeraDiode components as well as leaded transient voltage/RFI suppressors of the SHCV series. Product highlights include
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08/19/2014
Renovo's e-supercar highlights Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

The Renovo Coupe

Renovo Motors, makers of a high-performance all-electric supercar, announced the official debut of the Renovo Coupe at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The all-electric supercar rockets from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. After four years of secret engineering and development, Renovo is ready to reveal
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08/18/2014
As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency
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08/15/2014
TI enhances in-vehicle infotainment and charging experience

TI’s TUSB8041-Q1 and TUSB8020B-Q1 USB Hub controllers and TUS9261-Q1 USB-to-SATA bridge

Texas Instruments is advancing the infotainment and user driving experience in the automobile by adding seven high-performance power management, SuperSpeed USB and logic products to their portfolio of solutions. TI introduced a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) to enhance infotainment systems, the industry’s
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08/08/2014
Linear's triple-output step-down converter suits automotive and industrial applications

The LT3667 400mA, 40V step-down switching regulator with dual LDO outputs

Linear Technology announced the LT3667, a 400mA, 40V step-down switching regulator with dual LDO outputs packaged in a 3mm x 5mm QFN or MSOP-16E. The LT3667 offers a highly compact, triple output solution for automotive and industrial applications. The LT3667 operates from a VIN range of 4.3V to 40V with transient
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08/07/2014
Stanford Team creates stable lithium anode

Stanford Professor Yi Cui

Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of everything from handheld gadgets to electric cars. In a paper published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, researchers at Stanford University
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08/07/2014
Panasonic and Tesla Motors have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory. According to the agreement, Tesla will prepare, provide and manage the land, buildings and utilities.
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08/06/2014

 



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