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Automotive Electronics

March 2016
Rohm's synchronous buck converter IC claims the industry’s lowest minimum on-time

Controlling pulses in a very short period makes it possible to reduce the minimum ON time to an unprecedented 20ns, 6x shorter than the conventional level

ROHM recently announced the development of the BD51180TL, a step-down DC/DC converter featuring the lowest minimum ON time in the industry, making it ideal for high-power applications such as industrial equipment and automotive systems. In recent years, there is a growing trend towards electronification
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03/25/2016
Renesas showcased their latest power solutions at APEC 2016

8th-generation G8H Series of IGBTs

Renesas Electronics America, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, showcased several of its analog and power technologies at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), which took place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. Renesas also had the new 8th-generation
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03/24/2016
Altera, now a part of Intel, will demonstrate a portfolio of innovative power and industrial solutions at the Applied Power and Electronics Conference (Booth #2253) being held from March 21-24, 2015, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Altera will demonstrate how its field programmable
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03/21/2016

GaN Systems showing Little Box winning design at APEC

GaN Systems' GS66508P transistor

For the past 10 years it has been considered noteworthy when two power devices were combined in one 
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03/21/2016
TI's innovative wide-VIN DC/DC controller claims industry’s highest 65-V operation

LM5140-Q1 controller

Texas Instruments introduced a 2.2-MHz, dual-channel synchronous buck converter with a unique set of features designed to significantly reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and high-frequency noise in high-voltage DC/DC step-down applications such as automotive infotainment and high-end cluster power-supply
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03/21/2016
Stackpole's CSRF0612 current-sense chip resistor series is rated to 1.5W

CSRF0612 current sense chip resistors

Stackpole announces the release of the CSRF0612 current sense chip resistor series. The 1.5W rated device features resistance values from 5 milliohm up to 40 milliohm, 1% tolerances, and TCR as low as 75 ppm. The 0612 size designation denotes that the termination is on the long sides of the part as opposed to
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03/18/2016
Transphorm, a leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors, announced that it has added the global distributor Richardson Electronics and the Northeast representative A/D Sales to support growing design activity for its GaN power transistors and modules. “The
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03/17/2016
AVX extends 200°C wet tantalum capacitor series

TWA-Y Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its TWA-Y Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors with the addition of new, high CV 470µF/100V and 1,000µF/75V components. These components act as drop-in replacements for existing M39006-style wet tantalum
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03/14/2016
Requirements to optimize efficiency and to address the complex power requirements of CPUs, ASICs and other sophisticated ICs are making active power management a critical design requirement in applications such as datacenter servers, embedded telecoms systems and networking equipment. At the same time, engineers
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03/13/2016
Although efficiency has been replaced by effectiveness as favorite criterion in the business world, it still dominates the world of engineers and technicians. The hunt for improved utilization of electricity permeates every level in the electronics industry, from individual semiconductor components over circuits
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03/13/2016
Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smaller and smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens,
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03/13/2016
It is a fascinating time to be in the electronic engineering industry, especially in the power sector, as society moves forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This promises to be the last, barring the takeover of industry by intelligent robots, as all of the parts are in place and the core technologies
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03/13/2016
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos presents updated power module catalog

Wuerth Electronic 2016 Power Module Catalog

The new, expanded and improved 2016 Power Module Catalog from Wuerth Electronik is now available. Selecting the right step-down converters and LED drivers you need has become even more convenient. A selection tool depicts a clear overview of the various product groups, including pictograms to show all of their
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03/09/2016
Linear's 42V latest triple synchronous step-down converter delivers 93% efficiency

LT8601 42V input capable high-efficiency triple-output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8601, a 42V-input capable, high-efficiency triple-output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator. Its triple-channel design combines two high voltage 2.5A and 1.5A channels with a lower voltage 1.8A channel to deliver three independent voltage outputs as low as
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03/09/2016
Allegro unveils LED driver with integrated hall-effect switch

The A1569 LED driver IC integrates a Hall-effect switch

Allegro MicroSystems presented the first LED driver IC that integrates a Hall-effect switch. The A1569 enables compact, elegant, reliable, and fault-tolerant LED lighting with minimal electrical engineering and low component-count and cost. A single silicon chip integrates: a Hall plate, a small-signal amplifier,
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03/09/2016
Wolfspeed to exhibit the latest SiC power at APEC 2016

Wolfspeed to exhibit the latest SiC power at APEC 2016

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and a leading supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power products — including best-in-class SiC MOSFETs, Schottky diodes, and modules — will be showcasing its industry-leading solutions at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2016). The annual conference,
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03/07/2016
Comau wins Volvo Quality Excellence Award
Comau has been awarded the “Volvo Quality Excellence Award” by Volvo, for an innovative industrial project undertaken five years ago that is still in full development. This important recognition was made at Volvohallen in Torslanda (Gothenburg), Thursday, January 28th. The award was given for a project related
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03/04/2016
EPC will exhibit more than 20 demonstrations showing how GaN technology's superior performance is changing the way we live, and company experts will deliver six technical presentations on GaN FET technology, at APEC 2016, the premier global event in applied power electronics. The EPC team will be
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03/01/2016
Panasonic & Mouser to sponsor Formula E Dragon Racing Team

Panasonic will join Mouser to co-sponsor the Dragon Racing Formula E Team

Mouser Electronics announced that Panasonic will join Mouser to co-sponsor the Dragon Racing Formula E Team for the remainder of the 2016 FIA Formula E all-electric car racing series. Formula E is a new global racing series from Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body for world
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03/01/2016

 



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