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Automotive Electronics

November 2014
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an updated version of its SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors. Featuring enhanced part selection
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11/28/2014
Raytheon UK to develop SiC MOSFETs for automotive apps

Raytheon UK’s semiconductor business unit in Glenrothes, Scotland

Raytheon UK’s semiconductor business unit in Glenrothes, Scotland, has been selected by a leading automotive manufacturer to develop a Silicon Carbide (SiC) based Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) for use in electric, hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. As experts
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11/28/2014
Microchip's new 5V dsPIC33 devices offer enhanced noise immunity and robustness at SPS IPC Drives 2014

16-bit dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced from the SPS IPC Drives Conference in Germany a new family of 16-bit dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) with the dsPIC33 "EV" family. This new family provides 5V operation for
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11/26/2014

Linear's LT3790 synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller delivers up to 250W

LT3790 synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller

Linear Technology announced the LT3790 synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller, delivering up to 250W of power in a single IC. Its 4.7V to 60V input voltage range makes it ideal for a wide variety of automotive and industrial applications. Its output voltage can be set from 0V to 60V, making it well suited as
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11/26/2014
In this episode of PSDtv ams demonstrates their hands-free gesture-capture technology at electronica 2014 for Power Systems Design. The optical sensor-based system can replace a
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11/25/2014
The element14 Community, in partnership with Texas Instruments and Plotly, announced the winning design of their “Internet of the Backyard” design challenge – a competition aimed at bringing Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to everyday backyard appliances and devices. Janis Alnis of Latvia was named
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11/25/2014
Cadonix Ltd, the Cloud based automotive wiring harness CAD specialist, today announced version 1.1 of Arcadia, including a new Formboard tool for harness manufacturers. The new release, available immediately and free to existing customers, also includes closer integration of the Schematic Design and Harness
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11/20/2014
Big Data, a term that seems to encompass many of today’s technology buzzwords including the Internet of Things (IoT), machine to machine (M2M), wireless communication, cloud computing, and more is driving the need for increased bandwidth. Among the problems that became apparent even at 10Gbps is the power
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11/19/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Infineon demonstrates one of their latest advanced motor-control solutions for Power Systems Design at electronica 2014. With a footprint of 3x3cm, their
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11/18/2014
In this episode of PSDtv the founding members of the Architects of Modern Power (AMP) consortium, Ericsson, Murata, and CUI, talk with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about
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11/14/2014
IR's latest IGBT modules suit high-power industrial apps

IGBT modules for high power industrial applications

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced a comprehensive family of IGBT modules for high power industrial applications including motor drive inverters, switch mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar inverters and welding.   The
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11/06/2014
The program for the Trillion Sensor Summit (TSensors) has been announced by conference chairman Dr. Janusz Bryzek. The technical program will feature 36 the world’s leading sensor visionaries who will present their findings on rapidly emerging ultrahigh-volume sensor applications, technologies and supporting
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11/06/2014
TE Connectivity to show high-performance connectors at the Professional MotorSport World Expo

TE Connectivity will be at booth #4046 at the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2014

TE Connectivity will be at booth #4046 at the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2014 to show TE’s latest innovations in high-performance connector technology. With the new high current electrical systems on engines in Formula One and Le Mans cars, many teams have struggled with electromagnetic interference
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11/06/2014
Linear's latest 2A synchronous Step-Down converter touts 93% efficiency at 2MHz, takes from 3.0Vin to 42Vin

LT8609 2A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8609 a 2A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator. A novel synchronous rectification topology delivers 93% efficiency while switching at 2MHz, enabling designers to avoid critical noise-sensitive frequency bands such as AM radio while providing a highly compact
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11/03/2014
Siemens continued to bolster its relationship with Forsyth County Schools by donating an all-electric van to Lambert High School, which will enable students active in the robotics, engineering, and science departments to travel with oversized equipment and supplies to competitions and conferences in a safe,
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11/03/2014
TDK expands portfolio of automotive-grade NP0 MLCCs

TDK CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs

TDK has expanded its CGA series of automotive-grade MLCCs based on NP0 ceramics and claims the industry’s broadest portfolio of NP0 products in terms of voltage range and capacitance range. The updated lineup of NP0 types, which feature a temperature coefficient of 0 and a tolerance of ±30 ppm/K up to +150
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11/03/2014
Dr. Kimberly McGrath of Maxwell Technologies on their development partnership with Corning

Dr. Kimberly McGrath of Maxwell Technologies

In this PSDcast Dr. Kimberly McGrath of Maxwell Technologies talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's recent development partnership with Corning. The goal is to advance the state of capacitive energy storage tech by addressing the challenges frequently cited by ultracapacitor customers,
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11/03/2014
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