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Automotive Electronics

September 2014
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, and power conversion specialist Transphorm have announced a newly formed partnership to co-develop and co-market gallium nitride (GaN) based products and power system solutions for a variety of high voltage applications in the industrial, computing, telecom
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09/26/2014
At the world’s biggest electronics show, electronica in Munich (Nov. 11-14, 2014/Hall A5-Booth 562) ROHM Semiconductor will present its most recent developments from the company’s R&D centers as well as co-developments with partners which have been manufactured in its fully integrated production sites.
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09/25/2014
Andy Daga of Momentum Dynamics on wireless vehicle charging

Andy Daga of Momentum Dynamics

In this PSDcast Andy Daga of Momentum Dynamics talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about wireless vehicle charging, especially that of larger vehicles such as trucks, buses, and vans. With all of the attention on consumer applications it is sometimes easy to overlook the tremendous opportunity in the
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09/24/2014

EPC unveils EPC2100 monolithic GaN half-bridge

EPC2100 monolithic GaN half-bridge

EPC announced the EPC2100, the first commercially-available enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge. By integrating two eGaN power FETs into a single device, interconnect inductances and the interstitial space needed on the PCB are eliminated. This increases both efficiency (especially at higher
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09/24/2014
One of the most important features in switched mode power supplies is power density. It is crucial for high-power applications like server and telecom but it is also a key factor for low- to mid-power designs like battery chargers and adapters. Let’s explore the performance of advanced solutions
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09/23/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Philip Chesley, Vice President of Intersil’s Precision Products Group, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their latest solution for managing
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09/22/2014
Intersil’s highly-integrated Li-ion charger safeguards battery in automotive eCall systems

ISL78692, a 4.1V single-cell battery charger

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL78692, a 4.1V single-cell battery charger designed to extend the life of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. The ISL78692 battery charger dissipates lower leakage
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09/22/2014
As engineering teams are continuously being pushed to deliver leading edge designs in much reduced time frames, they must now look every possible advantage in order to meet these aggressive requirements. One such way to achieve this is to reduce the internal testing of any new components being used. Procurement
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09/20/2014
Aircraft, and later cars, will have a nervous system like a human being, instantly alerting to touch and damage. Aircraft will have no passenger windows, instead displaying a moving color picture of what you would see from a window in the position where the window used to be, thanks to a smart inside to the
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09/18/2014
Valeo announced the seven teams selected by its experts to present their projects to a jury in Paris on Thursday, October 16, 2014, with the chance of winning the €100,000 first prize. The shortlisted teams represent six countries from four continents: Australia, Germany, the United States, Brazil, Canada
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09/18/2014
Linear's latest boost-inverter DC/DC converter handles input sources from a single-cell Li-ion to automotive inputs
Linear Technology announced the LT8580, a current mode, fixed frequency step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 1A, 65V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.55V to 40V, making it suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion to automotive inputs. The LT8580 can
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09/16/2014
TI simplifies wide VIN power supply design with synchronous SIMPLE SWITCHER DC/DC regulators

SIMPLE SWITCHER regulators

Texas Instruments introduced seven SIMPLE SWITCHER regulators that simplify wide VIN synchronous power supply design and help engineers create energy-efficient, electromagnetic interference (EMI) compliant products. The easy-to-use LM43600/1/2/3 and LM46000/1/2 DC/DC converters feature an input voltage range
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09/15/2014
STMicro's latest 100V transistors drive efficiency in automotive systems

STripFET F7 series low-voltage Power MOSFETs

STMicroelectronics has extended its leading-edge STripFET F7 series of low-voltage Power MOSFETs with three new 100V automotive-grade devices. The STH315N10F7-2, STH315N10F7-6, and STP315N10F7 feature an optimized body-drain diode performance that minimizes voltage spikes and switching noise over the operating
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09/15/2014
EPCOS piezo actuators raise the bar on performance

EPCOS piezo actuators

TDK announced the third generation of EPCOS piezo actuators with copper internal electrodes, which offer both improved performance and higher cost-effectiveness. These innovative actuators are characterized by outstanding stability and reliability. They can operate a billion switching cycles without failures
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09/15/2014
The global market for embedded systems is growing at a rate of up to eight percent. Market volume in Germany alone is currently more than EUR 20 billion. Application-oriented solutions and products for this market of the future will be on display at electronica 2014 from November 11–14. The embedded platforms
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09/15/2014
Toshiba announced that it has been selected as the battery supplier for the next generation, all-electric, zero-emission bus from Proterra, a leading electric vehicle (EV) transit bus manufacturer. The fleet will use Toshiba’s Rechargeable Batteries (SCiB™), a safe rechargeable battery solution with high-rate
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09/10/2014
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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09/09/2014
Group Lotus plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Miguel Fragoso as Engineering Director. He will have overall responsibility for all aspects of engineering at Lotus.   Miguel will be based at Lotus’ Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk and will report to the CEO of Group Lotus
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09/02/2014
Freescale offers first AEC-Q100-qualified intelligent battery sensor with CAN protocol

MM9Z1J638 battery sensor

Freescale Semiconductor announced the availability of the industry’s first general market AEC-Q100 qualified intelligent battery sensor to combine three measurement channels, a 16/32-bit MCU, and a CAN protocol module in a single package. Designed to support both conventional and emerging battery
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09/02/2014
Microchip releases automotive AEC-Q100-qualified motor driver

MCP8063 motor driver

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the MCP8063—a highly integrated, cost-effective, automotive AEC-Q100-qualified motor driver that delivers superior performance in a small, 8-pin, 4x4 mm DFN package. It is also the world’s
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09/02/2014

 



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