Electrically-driven 50-Watt water-pump controller
TT Electronics has revealed its role in helping Volkswagen-Audi Group (VAG) boost the fuel economy and reduce the emissions of its latest-generation Audi A3, A4, A6 and similar-sized models.
Engineers at the company’s Salzburg technical centre created an electrically driven 50-Watt water-pump controller
ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of a cell balancing IC that contributes to increased miniaturization, greater stability, and longer life for supercaps, or EDLCs (Electric Double Layer Capacitors), which are driving the adoption of energy regeneration applications in industrial equipment,
Allegro’s A8603 AEC-Q100 qualified, multiple-output regulator
Allegro MicroSystems announced a new AEC-Q100 qualified, multiple-output regulator for powering automotive LCD displays. Allegro’s A8603 operates with fixed switching frequency that can be either programmed or synchronized with an external clock signal between 350 kHz and 2.25 MHz. This will minimize interference
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Transportation Power Electronics Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2015 titled, “Transportation Power Electronics: Vehicles, Chargers, Components and Markets.” The session will take place on Tuesday morning, March 17, 2015, at the Charlotte
650V Cree Z-Rec SiC Schottky diodes
Cree, a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has expanded their extensive SiC Schottky diode portfolio with four new 650V devices. Developed in response to the power supply industry’s recent demand for components with a nominal voltage rating slightly higher than 600V, the new 650V Cree Z-Rec SiC
Altium, a leader in Electronic Design Automation, and Valydate, a leader in Schematic, Signal and Power Integrity analysis, announced a strategic partnership aimed at easing the time-consuming visual inspection and debugging process of electronic schematics with ValydateVERA, a powerful design analysis and verification
The oil price may stay low for many years due to oversupply. This will not affect the sales of electric road vehicles because their sales numbers decoupled from the oil price many years ago thanks to superior performance, subsidies and privileges such as no congestion charge.
China must reduce local
The automotive semiconductor market did exceptionally well in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS. Robust vehicle production growth, together with increased semiconductor content in cars charted a path of 10 percent growth year over year to reach $29B in 2014. IHS reports the fastest growing segments for
UQM's technology provides a viable option to existing rare-earth motor technology
UQM Technologies announced that it was granted a U.S. patent for its electric and hybrid electric vehicle motor design using non-rare earth magnets. The majority of electric and hybrid electric vehicles produced today use permanent magnet motors with rare-earth magnet materials. This new design provides a similar
ABSOPULSE Electronics’ FCP 300 series of rugged, industrial grade ac-ac frequency converters
ABSOPULSE Electronics’ FCP 300 series of rugged, industrial grade ac-ac frequency converters provide 300VA pure sine wave output voltage from a universal range PFC input (95V to 264Vac). They deliver 115Vac continuous at 60Hz or 400Hz, 230Vac continuous at 50Hz, or custom. The output is regulated to ±2% from
CANATL Series automotive controlled-area-network varistors
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect
solutions, has introduced a series of high-temperature, low-leakage
automotive varistors. Qualified to AEC-Q200, the new high-temperature,
low-leakage CANATL Series automotive controlled-area-network varistors
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is issuing its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015, for up to $125 million. OPEN 2015 will support energy
IHLP low-profile, high-current inductors in the 2020 case size
Vishay Intertechnology launched two new IHLP low-profile, high-current inductors in the 2020 case size with high operating temperatures to +155°C. Offering low profiles of 3 mm, the Vishay Dale IHLP-2020CZ-51 and automotive-grade IHLP-2020CZ-5A provide a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 µH to 15 µH.
Pictured above is the Shelby Cobra, a vehicle 3-D printed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Using advanced composites and 3-D printing both cut the car's weight in half and improved performance and safety
Three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest commonly used metals, advanced composites have the potential to revolutionize advanced manufacturing, transforming clean energy products from wind turbines to next-generation passenger vehicles that are made right here in America. These versatile composites
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks Vishay’s new AY2 series of AEC-Q200-qualified, AC-line-rated ceramic disc safety capacitors designed to provide high reliability for Class X1 (440VAC) and Y2 (300VAC) automotive applications in
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, will present its latest automotive solutions at the 7th International Automotive Electronics Technology Expo (CAR-ELE JAPAN). As automotive technologies and IT rapidly converge through cutting-edge technological
Machine-to-machine methods, (or M2M), intelligent embedded and/or smart fusion have been around in some form for many years. The Internet of Things (IoT) goes way beyond this capability and interconnects virtually unlimited numbers of smart objects and changes the way we interact with our environment. To help
Pulse's switch mode high-isolation transformer
Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduced a series of high-isolation switch mode transformers that come in a standard SMT package. Pulse Electronics' PH9185 series provides a reinforced insulation power supply that's compatible with the MAXIM MAX253 to power RS-485/RS-232 transceivers.
Darren Hammel of Princeton Power
In this PSDcast Darren Hammel of Princeton Power talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues involved in using electric vehicle (EV) battery systems as backup energy storage for the home and business. Princeton Power Systems has created bi-directional electric vehicle charging stations supporting
Allegro MicroSystems announced a new buck regulator IC to add to its industry leading lineup of automotive regulators. Allegro’s A8590 has been designed to provide the power supply requirements of next generation car audio and infotainment systems. The A8590 provides all the control and protection circuitry
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation is a public-private consortium of 122 leading U.S. manufacturers, universities, and non-profits that will focus on advanced composites—materials that are three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest metals. These advanced materials
Vishay Intertechnology introduced six new rectifiers in the SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP package
Vishay Intertechnology introduced six new rectifiers in the compact, low-profile, surface-mount SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP package. Offering forward currents of 1 A and 2 A and low forward voltage drops and leakage currents, the AEC-Q101-qualified devices reduce power losses and improve efficiency in automotive applications.
HZC Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors
Cornell Dubilier Electronics announced the release of type HZC Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Rated for 125 °C, type HZC combines the advantages of aluminum electrolytic and aluminum polymer technology. These hybrid capacitors have the ultra-low ESR characteristics of conductive aluminum polymer
LTC3371 highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution
Linear Technology announced the LTC3371, a highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution for systems requiring multiple low voltage power supplies. The device features four synchronous buck converters, each powered from independent 2.25V to 5.5V inputs, and each configurable to share up to four
The MLX90327 sensor interface IC
Increasing environmental concerns and ever more stringent legislation are driving the demand for more energy efficient vehicles. Increasing the operational effectiveness and decreasing the environmental impact of the powertrain necessitates higher working temperatures which must be strictly controlled and monitored
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its collaboration with STMicroelectronics on a novel electric vehicle car charger solution using Microsemi’s innovative PLC line driver. This is the first of several solutions
Indium10.1 is a Pb-free halogen-containing solder paste
Indium Corporation will feature its new solder paste, Indium10.1, at IPC APEX Expo 2015 on Feb. 24 in San Diego, Calif. Indium10.1 is a Pb-free halogen-containing solder paste with the lowest levels of voiding for QFNs, BGAs, and pads with large ground planes.
The oxidation-inhibiting properties of
Omron Electronic Components Europe (OCB-EU) has launched a pre-charge relay aimed specifically at electric and hybrid vehicles and other heavy duty battery powered systems. The new Omron G9EJ-1 is specifically designed for use in pre-charge circuits used in electric vehicles and other battery systems to reduce
Johanna Underwood of Energy Vision
In this PSDcast, Johanna Underwood, President of Energy Vision, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about alternate energy and some of the efforts to create "green" fuels for both vehicles and energy generation. Energy Vision’s mission is to analyze and promote ways to make a swift transition
Cree, a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has introduced a new Cree MOSFET design kit that includes all of the components needed to evaluate Cree® MOSFET and Schottky diode performance in a configurable half bridge circuit. Quick and easy to assemble and use, the new design kit enables comparative
Visit TE Connectivity at the Autosport International Engineering Show
Visit the TE Connectivity (TE) booth E440, Hall 9, at Autosport International Engineering Show in Birmingham, U.K., January 8-9, to see TE’s latest innovations in high-performance connector technology that withstand the harsh autosport environment.
TE’s packaging for electronic control units (ECUs)