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Automotive Electronics

December 2015
GaN Systems’ half-bridge eval board simplifies GaN test

GaN Evaluation Board

GaN Systems, a leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, announced its new Half-Bridge Evaluation Board which demonstrates the performance of its GaN enhancement mode power semiconductors in real power circuits. The fully functional GS66508T-EVBHB Evaluation Board is easily configured into any
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12/29/2015
KOA Speer introduces high-power 0612-size low-ohm resistor

WU73 1-Watt wide-terminal low-ohm chip resistor

KOA Speer Electronics introduced the WU73 1-Watt wide-terminal low-ohm chip resistor in an 0612 package. The WU73 is a precision resistor offering resistance values from 10mΩ to 100mΩ with a standard tolerance of ±1%. The WU73 chip resistor features wide side electrodes which provide better heat
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12/22/2015
Ineltro Halmer Electronics, the largest privately owned electronic components distributor in Austria, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips. Under this agreement, Ineltro Halmer Electronics
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12/21/2015

TDK ACT45L common-mode chokes for automotive Ethernet now available in Europe through TTI

TDK ACT45L series

The latest common-mode chokes from TDK offer best-in-class noise suppression for automotive Ethernet, and is now available in Europe at TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The TDK ACT45L series also boasts the smallest footprint of any common-mode choke currently available for automotive
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12/18/2015
STMicro's latest power MOSFETs enable smaller, greener automotive power

N-channel Power MOSFETs for automotive applications

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new family of high-voltage N-channel Power MOSFETs for automotive applications. These AEC-Q101-qualified devices are built using ST’s state-of-the-art MDmesh DM2 super-junction technology with fast-recovery diode. The devices feature a breakdown voltage over the 400V-650V
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12/15/2015
AVX partners with Mouser to empower autonomous vehicle innovation

Empowering Innovation Together program

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has teamed up with Mouser Electronics, celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, and several other visionaries within the global electronics industry to launch a Driverless Cars Series for Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together
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12/15/2015
Molex's cost-effective connection system for vehicleâ€

Molex’s rugged ML-XT connection system

TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks Molex’s rugged ML-XT connection system in Europe. Featuring a market leading high-performance seal technology, it is a cost competitive solution offering superior reliability for critical vehicle-wiring applications in harsh environments. The
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12/14/2015
Stuck in a car

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

Almost all of us have spent a large amount of their lives in a car. From being ferried from the hospital at both, to school as a child, or to work (and if you are lucky, vacation) as an adult. (You could say that the car made moot the riddle of the Sphinx.) People have been conceived, born, and died in cars
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12/13/2015
The first two parts of this article showed how the core losses for real waveforms could be modeled better. In the first part, a continuous expression was used to model a wide range of excitations. In the second part, the effect of duty cycle on the loss of the core material was included in a single equation.
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12/13/2015
The past 15 years have seen a massive shift in the way consumers communicate, not only with each other, but with the devices around them. There has been a vast array of wireless technologies introduced that aimed to connect devices and people. These connections ultimately became the foundation for the ever-evolving
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12/13/2015
Connected home of the future approaches - slowly The Internet of Things (IoT) push will continue for manufacturers – in 2016, this will still be a technology push rather than a consumer pull. However we’re witnessing an increasing interest in home automation; our electronics design
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12/11/2015
French researchers develop sodium-ion battery prototype

Prototype of a sodium-ion battery

A prototype of a sodium-ion battery has just been revealed by the RS2E, a French network bringing together researchers and industrial actors. This technology, inspired by the lithium-ion batteries already used in portable computers and electric vehicles, could lead to the mass storage of intermittent renewable
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12/09/2015
Renesas' on-chip SRAM enables real-time imaging in autonomous cars

The new SRAM is optimized for use as video buffer memory in automotive infotainment SoCs

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its successful development of a new dual-port on-chip static random access memory (SRAM) for in-vehicle infotainment system-on-chips (SoCs) in the 16 nanometer (nm) and later generations. The new SRAM is optimized for use
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12/09/2015
The TEV Project (Tracked Electric Vehicles) has been heralded as 2015’s Best Innovation Project by the Smart Transportation Alliance (STA), the not-for-profit global leader driving transportation infrastructure innovation. The prestigious accolade, set up by STA, headquartered in London, celebrates
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12/09/2015
A blink replaces the double-click for mobile eye tracking devices

The Synios IRED from Osram

The new super low-profile Synios IRED from Osram Opto Semiconductors sets a new standard for eye tracking in mobile devices. Currently the most compact infrared LED (IRED) in the high-power class, its low height is of particular benefit in smartphones and tablets because its high optical output of 1200 mW (typ.)
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12/08/2015
Allegro unveils simple yet robust automotive linear regulator IC

Allegro’s A4481 regulates input voltages between 5.25 to 40 V, down to a 5 V ±1% accurate output voltage

Allegro MicroSystems, announced a new, AEC-Q100 qualified, linear voltage regulator IC with control, diagnostics, and protection features that address requirements of automotive applications. Allegro’s A4481 regulates input voltages between 5.25 to 40 V, down to a 5 V ±1% accurate output voltage, and is able
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12/08/2015
Monitoring fluid levels efficiently and accurately has been a challenge to automotive engineers for a long time. While knowledge of the fuel level is important to the driver, there are other fluids the vehicle itself needs to monitor, such as motor oil, brake fluid, and battery fluids. Many cars have also started
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12/07/2015
Some of the key applications which drove the explosive growth of LEDs used to backlight thin film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) included high definition (HD) TVs, portable tablet PCs, automotive infotainment displays and the myriad of handheld communication devices. However, in order to maintain
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12/07/2015
Electrolytic capacitors are an essential ingredient in AC/DC power supplies, providing high Capacitance x Voltage (CV) and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) in low-volume packages that simply cannot be achieved cost-effectively using alternative parts. With power density demands increasing and as the only
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12/07/2015
In diesem Video erklärt Renesas ihre neuesten Lösungen, um ihre Kunden zu gewährleisten, dass sie original und garantierte Teile bekommen hat auf der SPS - IPC Drives 2015
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12/07/2015
For AC/DC power supplies, there is by nature phase differences and distortion between input currents and voltages due to the existence of holding capacitors and various load features. Here, only the instantaneous product of current and voltage produces power that can actually be used by the appliance, and the
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12/05/2015
In Part 1 of this discussion, we explored the functionality of a series-connected avalanche transistor pulser, specifically for the purpose of evaluating dV/dt ruggedness of SiC Schottky diodes. In this issue, the diodes are tested with the new pulser design. SiC Schottky diode dV/dt ruggedness
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12/04/2015
Automotive systems in flux

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

The yearly figures for electronics in the automotive and transportation market continue to grow, as vehicle tech push the envelope on quality and reliability almost as stringent as mil/aero applications. Interestingly enough the automotive market is also the largest application user/consumer of motors.  This
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12/03/2015
There is a growing debate on the issue of autonomous, or self-driving cars (let’s call them “autocars”), as people and society begin to re-evaluate and further develop the concept of what the next generation of personal mobility technology should be. Cars are on the cusp of change, as next-generation energy,
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12/03/2015
IRS2005 HVIC enhances Infineon’s driver IC family for mid- and low-voltage motor drives

The IRS200x family consists of high-side & low-side and half bridge drivers

Infineon Technologies expands its 200 V driver IC portfolio with the IRS2005(S, M) for high voltage, high speed IGBTs and power MOSFETs. The new driver IC features comprehensive protection for motor drive applications with stringent space constraints such as electric garden equipment, golf carts, power tools
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12/03/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments goes over their latest offerings in power managment at SPS-IPC Drives 2015 for Power Systems Design. The demonstrations include a
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12/02/2015
STMicro's automotive multi-regulators reduce size and cost of car infotainment

The L5963 is made using ST's state-of-the-art BCD8s Automotive process technology with Deep Trench Isolation (DTI)

The lastest highly-integrated automotive-grade power-management devices from STMicroelectronics incorporates multiple voltage regulators on a single die, allowing manufacturers of car-infotainment systems to reduce the cost and size of their products. The first member of the new series, the L5963, integrates
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12/02/2015
  In this episode of PSDtv Power Integrations talks to Power Systems Design about their test facility in Ense, Germany and the services it provides
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12/02/2015
 Microchip’s MCP9600 integrated thermocouple EMF-to-temp converter now at Mouser

MCP9600 thermocouple EMF-to-temperature converter

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MCP9600 thermocouple EMF-to-temperature converter from Microchip Technology. The MCP9600 is presented as the first thermocouple-conditioning integrated circuit to combine precision instrumentation, a precision temperature sensor and a precision, high-resolution analog-to-digital
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12/01/2015

 



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