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Automotive Electronics

September 2015
Transparent, prominent, on the pulse of time: For the first time ever, this year's productronica will depict the sectors for PCB manufacturing and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) in the new PCB & EMS cluster in Hall B1. The world's leading trade fair invites visitors and exhibitors to gather information
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09/29/2015
TDK's expanded series of automotive power inductors now available at TTI

CLF7045NI-D wirewound SMD power inductors

TDK’s CLF-NI-D series of rugged power inductors for use in automotive electronics is now available in Europe through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The new CLF7045NI-D wirewound SMD power inductors feature high efficiency and reliability over a very wide temperature range extending
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09/29/2015
KEMET launches gold-plated terminations for harsh apps

KEMET's gold-plated termination options in its high-temperature 200 degrees Celsius ceramic capacitors

KEMET introduced a series of gold plated termination options to its high temperature 200 degrees Celsius ceramic capacitor product lines. Gold terminations were developed to accommodate mission critical, high reliability and high temperature applications where the use of pure tin and tin-lead plating may compromise
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09/28/2015

TI claims industry’s fastest 600-V gate driver

UCC27714 half-bridge gate driver for discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 600 V

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s fastest half-bridge gate driver for discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 600 V. The UCC27714 high-side, low-side driver with 4-A source and 4-A sink current capability reduces component footprint by 50 percent, enabling higher power density in high-frequency,
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09/28/2015
Lead-acid batteries are widely used in a broad range of industries and applications. The telecom industry uses a series stack of four lead-acid batteries to provide a 48V stack. Energy storage solutions (ESS) use lead-acid batteries in a variety of series and parallel configurations to store energy generated
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09/26/2015
Many applications in industrial, instrumentation, optical communication and healthcare industry use multi-channel data acquisition systems that result in increased printed circuit board (PCB) density and thermal power dissipation challenges.  The need for increased channel density in these applications
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09/26/2015
The “Energiewende” (energy transition) has resulted in a shift in thinking not only about the generation of electrical energy, but its distribution and consumption as well. Efficient approaches are needed for energy production and transfer on the one hand, and consumption on the other. What plays a role
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09/26/2015
Today’s industrial applications demand power supplies capable of delivering ever-higher levels of power density. That trend is escalating as regulatory agencies around the world impose new regulations to achieve higher efficiency, not only at full load, but also in standby mode and across the entire load spectrum.
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09/26/2015
When I started working with eGaN FETs almost six years ago, I had no idea what to expect from this technology. We had our first preliminary datasheet and even though I had no idea what to expect, it was obvious that, on paper, these devices were much better than your typical MOSFETs – already beyond the theoretical
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09/26/2015
As modern power converters move towards higher efficiencies, it is essential to have better models for all of the loss mechanisms in your components. We have talked about winding loss effects in several articles. Magnetics core loss modeling is an area that needs improvement. Magnetics B-H
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09/26/2015
BLOODHOUND Project claims world’s fastest and most advanced racing car

BLOODHOUND SSC

At an event today in London’s Canary Wharf, The BLOODHOUND Project revealed the world’s fastest and most advanced racing car: BLOODHOUND SSC. The product of eight years of research, design and manufacturing, involving over 350 companies and universities, the car is the centre-piece of a free exhibition,
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09/24/2015
Molex expanded its printed electronics portfolio with the recent acquisition of Minnesota-based Soligie. Custom Soligie solutions provide a robust and economical alternative to a rigid printed circuit board (PCB) or copper flex circuits in sensor applications for medical, industrial, consumer, defense, and other
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09/24/2015
Vishay's recovery rectifiers for reducing switching losses and over-dissipation in automotive and telecom apps now available through TTI

FRED Pt recovery rectifiers from Vishay

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks the new FRED Pt recovery rectifiers from Vishay in Europe. With their extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics, low leakage current, and low forward voltage drop of 0.93V, the components reduce switching losses and over-dissipation
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09/24/2015
Artesyn launches ConfigPro power supply configurator

ConfigPro online power supply configurator

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the ConfigPro online power supply configurator to help customers find the optimal solution from the three million plus combinations enabled by its range of configurable power supplies. The ConfigPro tool will make it easier for industrial and medical equipment designers
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09/23/2015
SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and Inficon, Inc. (INFICON) today announced plans for a joint research and development alliance on advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology. The 2-year R&D agreement will leverage SUNY Poly CNSE’s globally
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09/22/2015
Mouser-sponsored Rebellion Racing hits the track in Austin

Mouser is sponsoring the 2015 Rebellion Racing team as it competes for the top position in the FIA World Endurance Championship season

Mouser Electronics is excited to welcome Rebellion Racing as the team heads to the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas endurance race on Saturday, September 19 in Austin, Texas. Mouser is sponsoring the 2015 Rebellion Racing team as it competes for the top position in the FIA World Endurance Championship season. Driving
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09/22/2015
Toshiba's latest voltage regulator Integrates power-on-reset and window-watchdog functions

The TB9005FNG and TB9021FNG contribute to improved safety in automotive systems

Toshiba has announced two new 5V constant-voltage regulators for use in the automotive industry. The TB9005FNG and TB9021FNG incorporate system reset functions for microcontrollers that contribute to improved safety in automotive systems.   These new ICs incorporate system reset functions
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09/22/2015
Printed electronics equipment looks to Asia

Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx

The printed electronics equipment and consumables supplier base consists of over 100 global organizations, according to IDTechex Research in their report "Printing Equipment for Printed Electronics 2015-2025". The majority of these are based in Europe, followed by a roughly even share of US and Asian
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09/17/2015
Energy is often defined as the amount of power consumed over time, measured in joules (J) or kilowatt-hours (kWh), whereas power is a constant rate of energy usage, measured in watts (W).  Thus, while a power rating is typically used to indicate how much electricity a device will consume at a snapshot in
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09/17/2015
The power module market has seen explosive growth in the past few years. With growth rates of roughly 30% compounded annually, it’s a trend that many people are watching. Power modules are a new breed of products in the market that are LGA or QFN based, closed frame power supplies that include the controller,
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09/16/2015
NREL works with trucking industry to prioritize R&D opportunities

National Renewable Energy Laboratory partners with the medium- and heavy-duty truck market

Six to seven seconds—that's the typical time between a pair of tractor-trailers traveling together at 65 mph. But, through the work of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and its partners in the medium- and heavy-duty truck market, that gap may be shrinking. By narrowing
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09/16/2015
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is displaying its latest GS66540C 650V 100A high current GaN power transistor at ECCE’15, the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo in Montreal, September 20 – 24. As a Canadian technology company, GaN Systems is delighted
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09/16/2015
Doug Bathauer of Integral Technlogies on conductive plastics

Doug Bathauer of Integral Technologies

In this PSDcast Doug Bathauer, CEO of Integral Technologies, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about using conductive plastics in advanced electronic devices. One way to get smaller, more efficient products is to eliminate the metals used in shielding and packaging with conductive polymers such as
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09/16/2015
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the acquisition of Great Wall Semiconductor (GWS), a private technology company developing state-of-the-art power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technology for cloud computing, space
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09/10/2015
The call for papers for PCIM Asia, an important application-oriented conference for power electronics in China, is online. Take your chance and present your solutions and know-how at this international event. At this conference you will meet a high-quality international audience interested in your developments
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09/10/2015
Pulse's isolation power transformers suit communications interface apps

PH9085 push-pull transformer

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduced a new series of power transformers that offers isolation to communication interfaces such as RS485, CAN, MODBus, and ProfiBus for automation, automotive, and smart grid applications. The PH9085 Series is part of Pulse Electronics' isolation
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09/09/2015
RS Components offers electrical design software for engineering professionals

DesignSpark Electrical

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, announced the launch of DesignSpark Electrical, which brings the benefits of design software to all those not already using electrical CAD tools. The new software targets electrical design engineers and other electrical
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09/07/2015
KEMET's T598 high-performance organic capacitor for automotive apps now available at TTI

KO-CAP organic capacitor

KEMET's KO-CAP organic capacitor is now available in Europe at TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. This sold electrolytic capacitor with a conductive polymer cathode combines the low ESR of multilayer ceramic, the high capacitance of aluminium
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09/07/2015
Linear's latest synchronous step-down regulator needs only 7ÂμA of quiescent current

LT8631 1A, 100V input-capable synchronous step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8631, a 1A, 100V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 90% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 7µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3V to 100V input voltage range makes it ideal
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09/04/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a class of devices referred to as edge nodes; these require a battery life ranging from weeks to months to decades. An edge node typically contains a microcontroller to perform processing (e.g. encryption, compression, error correction, protocol stack), in addition to
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09/02/2015
Motors are everywhere in our world, it seems. Consider our vehicles, for example. When is the last time you had to hand-crank a car window up and down to pay a highway toll? Or, for that matter, when did you last manually adjust the seat position or rear-view mirror angles? Typically, motors drive all of these
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09/02/2015
Modern power converters are moving towards high efficiency, high density, and high switching frequencies. Vendors of power supplies are doing an outstanding job of meeting these goals with a range of new technologies. At the same time, despite the use of advanced control chip technology, many control loops have
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09/01/2015
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