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Automotive Electronics

February 2015
Linear's latest synchronous step-down regulator offers integrated current sensing

The LT8613 6A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology released the LT8613, a 6A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator with integrated current sensing. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode operation keeps quiescent current under 3µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3.4V to 42V input
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02/27/2015
To benchmark new technology for electric vehicles it is vital to look at all of the off-road, on-road, water and airborne e-vehicles analysed in the IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicle Forecasts, Trends and Opportunities 2015-2025". For example, electric cars will have at least six types of energy harvesting
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02/27/2015
Infineon's latest 650V IGBTs offer high efficiency for fast switching in electric and hybrid vehicles

AEC-Q-qualified TRENCHSTOP5 AUTO IGBT

Infineon Technologies announced a family of robust 650V IGBTs that can deliver very high efficiency in fast-switching automotive applications. The AEC-Q-qualified TRENCHSTOP5 AUTO IGBTs will reduce power losses and improve reliability in electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications such
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02/27/2015

Express Logic, a leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOSes), announced that it plans to join the ARM mbed ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) product development. ARM mbed OS is an operating environment for IoT devices and is especially well-suited to run in energy constrained applications.
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02/27/2015
Silicon Labs, a leading provider of microcontroller, wireless connectivity, analog and sensor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), introduced the next generation of Simplicity Studio, the industry’s first integrated MCU/wireless development environment enabling concurrent MCU and RF design for a wide
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02/27/2015
Siemens and Electro-Matic Products will host the Manufacturing in America Symposium at Ford Field in Detroit. The two day event, being held March 11-12, will bring together manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, educators and students to explore technologies and best practices
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02/25/2015
ON Semi demos imaging, connectivity, motor control, and power solutions for IoT at Embedded World 2015

ON Semiconductor will demonstrate new innovative solutions at embedded world 2015

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, will demonstrate new innovative solutions for embedded systems at the Embedded World Conference 2015 from Feb. 24-26 in Nuremberg, Germany.   Imaging ON Semiconductor will demonstrate the new AR0230CS
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02/25/2015
Vishay's dual inductor saves space, offers high temperature range for Class D amplifiers

IHLD series low-profile, high-current dual inductors

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the first device in its new IHLD series of low-profile, high-current dual inductors. Offering two inductors in one 4032 package, the space-saving automotive-grade IHLD-4032KB-5A is the industry's first dual inductor to offer a high operating temperature range to +155 °C. The
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02/25/2015
Microchip's latest MCU family provides multiple independent closed-loop power channels

The PIC16(L)F1769 family

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany a new family of 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC16(L)F1769 family. This family is the first PIC MCU to offer up to two independent closed
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02/25/2015
Altium announces updates to flagship high-speed PCB design tool

Altium Designer

Altium, a leader in Electronic Design Automation, Native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer, CircuitStudio, PCBWorks, CircuitMaker), ECAD design data management (Altium Vault®), and embedded software development toolkits (TASKING), has announced the next update to its flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer.
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02/25/2015
The PCIM Asia 2015 international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management will take place from 24 – 26 June in Shanghai. The focus is on power electronic components and systems and the special requirements for applications in China and Asia. The
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02/23/2015
Travis Summerlin of TI on the latest changes to the SMBus specification

Travis Summerlin of PMBUS

In this PSDcast Travis Summerlin, PMBus Spec Working Group Chairman and System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) Director (also with Texas Instruments), talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about communication protocols and the latest changes and updates to the System Management Bus (SMBus). The SMIF
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02/18/2015
Ray Almgren of National Instruments on power test trends

Ray Almgren of National Instruments

In this PSDcast Ray Almgren of National Instruments talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current and developing trends in test and measurement in electronic design. With the challenges facing the engineering community in the areas of the IoT, smart grid, and the smart facility, using the best
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02/17/2015
Mouser Electronics, a leading authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, announced that for the third year in a row the company is proud to sponsor Texas Instruments’ Innovation Challenge European Design Contest, which is designed to encourage engineering students to submit
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02/16/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the topic conferences, articles, and blogs. Much of this has focused on the standards for communication and security of the information and devices. Just as important is powering the myriad of devices that comprise the IoT. It is worthwhile to first describe what makes up
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02/14/2015
In today’s increasingly hyperconnected world, it is essential that all new designs minimize power consumption and are protected from being cloned, reverse engineered, or tampered with in order to protect embedded intellectual property, system data, and the system itself.  FPGAs play a key role in meeting
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02/14/2015
The easily discerned lines separating cyberspace and the “real world” are disappearing. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), physical objects are increasingly integrated in information systems and individuals are interacting with vast distributed networks dozens of times a day. Clearly, the IoT
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02/14/2015
When we think of harsh environments, there is no doubt that one of the most challenging applications on this planet is downhole drilling. Oil field service companies are pushing the limits of technology to design precision equipment that must survive extreme pressure, shock, and vibration, while at the same
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02/14/2015
Ultra-precision, high-side current sensing is crucial in applications where one must measure the current entering or leaving a battery. Today many digital multimeters feature four-lead Kelvin sensing to eliminate the series resistance of the multimeter leads and give an accurate voltage drop across a given resistor. Similarly,
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02/14/2015
Is Germany into IoT?

Thomas Hahnel, Lucy Turpin Communications

Although we Germans are the current soccer world champions, our IoT adoption rating is less than world class. Even Telekom CEO, Timothy Höttges, declared in October 2014: "We’ve lost the first half time of digitalization." In football, losing the first half is not tragic. But you have to
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02/13/2015
nanoFlowcell presents QUANT F e-sports sedan in Geneva

QUANT F four-seater e-sports saloon with nanoFlowcell drive technology

nanoFlowcell, maker of the QUANT F, will have its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show on 3 March 2015. The four-seater e-sports saloon with nanoFlowcell drive technology is a further development of the QUANT E from 2014, the first automobile with flow cell drive to be approved by the German
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02/11/2015
KEMET announced expansions to its commercial and automotive lines of surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors in C0G dielectric. KEMET continues to lead the industry in C0G dielectric product development, and has now achieved the world’s first 250V rated 0402 case size capacitors offering with values up
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02/11/2015
PI Expert Suite now available as a Cloud-based app

PI Expert Suite is now accessible as a cloud-based app

Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced that its powerful, flexible power supply unit (PSU) design tool, PI Expert Suite, is now accessible as a cloud-based app. Previously, users downloaded the tool to a local PC or workstation; with
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02/11/2015
Altium, a leader in Electronic Design Automation, Native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer, CircuitStudio, CircuitMaker), ECAD design data management (Altium Vault) and embedded software development (TASKING), announced PCBWorks, a new PCB design tool created to enhance workflow collaboration between electrical
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02/09/2015
AVX reveals their latest RoHS-compliant series of high voltage stacked SMPS capacitors

C0G RV Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new RoHS-compliant series of high voltage, DIP-leaded stacked SMPS capacitors. Rated for 1,000–5,000V and capacitance values spanning 100pF to 15μF, the new RV Series capacitors feature low ESR and ESL, low DC leakage
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02/09/2015
Panasonic's electric vehicle relays for DC switching in powertrain apps now at TTI

Panasonic’s EV relay

A series of high voltage DC relays from Panasonic Electric Works that supports the trend for electrification of powertrains in passenger and commercial vehicles is now available in Europe from TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.
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02/09/2015
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has improved and extended its portfolio of high capacitance Gold Cap Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLC). New versions are available which can operate at lower temperatures suiting industrial applications, while other devices have been increased in capacitance. Stacked
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02/06/2015
Vishay Intertechnology's low-profile automotive high-current inductor operates to +180°C

The IHLP-4040DZ-8A automotive-grade low-profile high-current inductor

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new automotive-grade IHLP low-profile, high-current inductor in the 4040 case size featuring an industry-high continuous operating temperature range to +180°C. Offering a low profile of 4.0 mm, the Vishay Dale IHLP-4040DZ-8A provides a wide range of inductance values from
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02/06/2015
Teledyne LeCroy unveils three-phase motor drive analyzer

MDA800 Motor Drive Analyzer

Teledyne LeCroy announced the MDA800 Series of Motor Drive Analyzers (MDAs) that combine three-phase power analyzer static (steady-state) calculations, unique dynamic three-phase power and mechanical motor analysis capabilities, and high bandwidth (1 GHz) embedded control system debug in a single instrument. The
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02/05/2015
The 7th LOPEC, the International Exhibition and Conference for Printed Electronics, opens its gates at the Messe München trade fair center from March 3–5, where companies and research organizations from around the world will demonstrate that printed electronic components are making their way into a number
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02/05/2015
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