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Automotive Electronics

 




 

 

Automotive Electronics

October 2014
Fraunhofer to demo economical micro energy harvesting tech at electronica 2014

Fraunhofer researchers are using this lab coater to produce piezoelectric AlN layers for low power sensors in an economically feasible manner

The trend toward energy self-sufficient probes and ever smaller mobile electronics systems continues unabated. They are used, for example, to monitor the status of the engines on airplanes, or for medical implants. They gather the energy they need for this from their immediate environment - from vibrations,
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10/27/2014
Structural electronics (SE) is one of the most important emerging technologies this century. It is all about multi-functionality; dumb structural components that traditionally provided mechanical stability are now bestowed with electronic and electric functionality – aircraft fuselage, car body, even plastic
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10/27/2014
Mark Adams of CUI on the new AMP consortium

Mark Adams of CUI

In this PSDcast Mark Adams of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design wearing the hat of spokesman for the new "Architects of Modern Power" (AMP) Group. The founding members are CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata – all global players developing advanced power conversion technology for
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10/27/2014

High performance power systems have now progressed to the point where designers are working with multiple input voltages, driving multiple rails for a wide variety of applications.  With a need to ensure that the PoL regulators are located as close to the load as possible, designers need to pack
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10/27/2014
There are many factors driving an increased interest in low power semiconductor solutions. Battery-powered products and Internet of Things devices need to ensure a long lifetime to be of use in the consumer markets they target. Energy-harvesting modules, as an alternate source of energy, tend to provide either
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10/26/2014
Hardware manufacturers are taking advantage of increasing integration and improvements in technology to pack more functionality into a smaller space. In servers and communications switches they are applying the benefits of multicore hardware to provide load balancing and resiliency as well as technologies such
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10/26/2014
Simple handheld multimeters often have two inputs for DC current measurements. One input is usually for ranges up to 200mA and the other is for high currents up to 10A or 20A. There is no 2000mA range. So if you need to measure currents in the order of 250mA, you need to use the 20A range, which offers limited
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10/26/2014
Power quality events are a common occurrence in industrial facilities and standard “industrial” power supplies typically provide a level of immunity to these events.  The most common events are voltage sags (nearly 50%) followed by voltage transients and short duration overvoltage events or “swells”
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10/26/2014
Stop picking on Tesla Motors

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

There are moments in history where legacy market forces have conspired to stifle development and growth in the US, and the forces arrayed against Elon Musk and Tesla today are no different. The sad part is that these efforts are damaging to both American technology and market development in both the long and
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10/25/2014
The Skinner Box society

Alix Paultre, Edirial Director, PDS

The Skinner Box (properly called the “operant conditioning chamber”) was created by B. F. Skinner while he was a graduate student at Harvard University. Used to study conditioning, it has been used as a metaphor when discussing drugs or other addictive behaviors. The addictive behavior in this case is the
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10/25/2014
The efficiency improvement of power converters is one of the major reasons why digital power is becoming increasingly popular. For specific requirements, digital control allows using the best fitted control strategy and comfortable, intricate tweaking of efficiency. This means the power supply can operate in
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10/25/2014
Linear's latest step-down regulator offers dual tracking LDOs

The LT3668 400mA 40V step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT3668, a 400mA, 40V step-down switching regulator with dual tracking LDO outputs packaged in an MSOP-16E. The LT3668 offers a complete, robust power solution for applications that require the power supply of a sensor to tightly track the power supply of a measurement ASIC. The
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10/20/2014
CEMS-Global is pleased to once again present the `13th POWER Bangladesh 2014 International Expo', set to once again be Bangladesh's premier International exhibition on Power Generation & Transmission, PV Power, Energy and Renewable Energy, which will bring together specialists engaging in the Power Engineering
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10/20/2014
Visio.M consortium presents new electric car at the eCarTec 2014 in Munich

Visio.M electric car

With the intent to provide an attractive, safe, and comfortable electric vehicle at an affordable price along with a reasonable driving range, the Visio.M project from researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) in collaboration with specialists from industry is now visible to the public. More
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10/20/2014
Altera announced nine new Altera Enpirion power system-on-chip (PowerSoC) devices that fully comply with the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC-Q100) qualification standard temperature grade 2, a critical stress test qualification for automotive integrated circuits (ICs). The newly qualified Enpirion devices
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10/16/2014
Power management company Eaton unveiled efforts by its Electronics Division to enhance the safety of automotive electronics with a multi-tiered initiative to meet the industry’s growing demand for highly reliable, superior magnetics, supercapacitors and circuit protection products. The initiative
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10/16/2014
Renesas drives improved safety for automotive chassis systems

RH850/P1x Series of 32-bit MCUs

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, is easing safety design complexities for automotive chassis systems with a new leading-edge series of microcontrollers (MCUs) certified to ASIL-D standards. The RH850/P1x Series of 32-bit MCUs features the world’s first automotive
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10/15/2014
Is it a Car or an iPad? - Model S’s electronics reflect Tesla’s unconventional approach

Tesla Model S

Everyone knows that Tesla Motors Inc. doesn’t do things the same way as other automakers. However, the company’s unique approach to automaking runs far deeper than the Model S’s electric drivetrain, battery packs and futuristic body. In fact, the company’s unconventional approach extends all
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10/14/2014
IR’s Automotive-Qualified 40V 5x6mm Dual PQFN COOLiRFET™s Deliver Benchmark Performance for Low Power Motor Applications

IR automotive-qualified COOLiRFET power MOSFETs

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the AUIRFN8459 and AUIRFN8458 40V automotive-qualified COOLiRFET™ power MOSFETs that offer benchmark on-state resistance (RDS(on)) for automotive applications requiring compact size and high current performance including pump motor
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10/07/2014
Vishay Intertechnology's FRED Pt rectifiers in SMPC package increase power density and efficiency

FRED Pt Hyperfast and Ultrafast recovery rectifiers

Vishay Intertechnology introduced 27 new 4 A to 10 A FRED Pt Hyperfast and Ultrafast recovery rectifiers in the compact, low-profile SMPC (TO-277A) eSMP® series package. Combining extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics with low leakage current and low forward voltage drop, the AEC-Q101-qualified rectifiers
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10/07/2014
Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced the launch of a PCB design integration tool MultiSIM BLUE, designed in collaboration with National Instruments. The powerful tool is available free online, and is offered in English and German
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10/07/2014
Alfred Binder of ams on position sensors and intelligent motion

Alfred Binder of ams

In this PSDcast Alfred Binder of ams talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the importance of proper sensing in intelligent systems. Regardless of the horsepower of the processor, there is no precision without feedback. Sensors give a system the information it needs for proper and efficient operation.
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10/07/2014
Cadonix, a Cloud-based automotive harness CAD specialist, announced that Riversimple has adopted its Arcadia cloud based tools to develop the first road-going version of its innovative hydrogen fuel cell powered car. David Rothera, Vehicle Electronic Engineer at Riversimple, said, “We’re designing
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10/06/2014

 



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