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Automotive Electronics

May 2016
Intersil claims highest-performance laser driver for automotive heads-up displays

ISL78365 laser diode driver

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL78365 laser diode driver for automotive heads-up display (HUD) systems. The highly integrated device pulses four high intensity lasers up to 750mA for projecting full-HD color video onto the windshield
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05/31/2016
Powerbox's latest high-power-density low-profile DC/DC converters empower IoT in automotive applications

PRBX Automotive Line: ENA100 – ENA200

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announces the launch of a new series of power supplies for automotive applications and on-board Internet of Things (IoT). Based on a highly integrated components platform and
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05/31/2016
Panasonic sponsors TUM's TUfast Racing Team for Formula SAE/Formula Student

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems is sponsoring the TUfast Racing Team from Technical University Munich (TU Munich) for the Formula SAE / Formula Student racing competition

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems is sponsoring the TUfast Racing Team from Technical University Munich (TU Munich) for the Formula SAE / Formula Student racing competition. The team uses Panasonic’s Pyrolytic Highly Oriented Graphite Sheet (PGS), the thinnest thermal solution in the world, as
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05/24/2016

Mobileye and STMicroelectronics announced that the two companies are co-developing the next (5th) generation of Mobileye’s SoC, the EyeQ5, to act as the central computer performing sensor fusion for Fully Autonomous Driving (FAD) vehicles starting in 2020. To meet power consumption and performance
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05/18/2016
Fairchild, a leading supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions, is expanding its portfolio of automotive-grade semiconductor solutions for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) with its new discrete and bare die IGBTs and diodes. These IGBTs
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05/17/2016
Fifty-seven teams from 15 Colorado middle schools gathered at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton today for the 26th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium-Ion Battery car competitions. The day's event drew nearly 200 students ready to compete and race the solar- and lithium-ion battery-powered vehicles they
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05/16/2016
UltraSoC announced the latest version of its advanced semiconductor IP and software tools for SoC development, debug, optimization and hardware security. The latest release in UltraSoC’s continuous development program includes extended support for data analytics and visualization, improved performance monitoring
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05/16/2016
Exagan, a leading innovator of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology, has begun a strategic partnership to develop and commercialize GaN-on-silicon products with HIREX Engineering, a company of Alter Technology Group (TÜV NORD GROUP’s Aerospace and Electronics Business Unit). TÜV NORD is a multi-national
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05/16/2016
PSDcast - Ranbir Singh of GeneSIC on their latest Silicon Carbide tech

Ranbir Singh of GeneSIC

In this PSDcast Dr. Ranbir Singh, founder of GeneSiC, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their position and products in the wide-bandgap semiconductor space. GeneSiC is a pioneer and little-known IP leader in Silicon Carbide technology, and their Silicon Carbide Junction Transistor (SJT)
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05/16/2016
First rechargeable sodiumâ€

The sodium–carbon dioxide battery could power vehicles in Mars' CO2-rich atmosphere or recycle exhaust CO2 in a hybrid car

The first rechargeable sodium–carbon dioxide battery has been created with the help of a nanostructured cathode. The cheap and potentially powerful battery could fuel Mars vehicles as the red planet’s atmosphere is 96% carbon dioxide or recycle carbon dioxide emissions on Earth. Sodium–carbon
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05/14/2016
For testing driver assistance systems, Rohde & Schwarz will be showcasing its R&S FSW85 high-end signal and spectrum analyzer, including the analysis option for FMCW chirp signals, at Automotive Testing Expo 2016 in Stuttgart. The instrument is perfect for analyzing automotive radar sensors designed
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05/14/2016
Overvoltages and the associated high surge currents can damage, or even destroy electrical and electronic devices. Reliable overvoltage protection is therefore essential. On the basis of a new ceramic material, TDK has now developed a high-surge series of multilayer varistors that combine compact dimensions
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05/07/2016
Part 1 of this article provided an overview of TT Electronics’ AEC Q200 qualified and certified transformers, which are optimized for use with a gate drive optocoupler to improve and simplify the design of isolated power supplies. This introduction looked at the theory of operation and how this impacts on
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05/07/2016
Isolated power supply systems are prevalent in server systems, industrial applications, and telecommunication and networking equipment. In this bandwidth-hungry age of the Internet of Things (IoT), a growing number of these systems need to be efficiently powered, driving up the need for power-efficient, cost-effective
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05/07/2016
Now more than ever, the blooming of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been putting emphasis on the longevity of battery life. Every IoT node demands a battery to operate. A household of two people can have anywhere from 20 to 60 batteries in use at any time, and consumers can’t be burdened with the need to
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05/07/2016
Electronics distributor Newark element14, together with components manufacturer Eaton, is launching a custom design service for electrical rocker switches. The new Custom Switches program offers the ability to create tailor-made Eaton NGR and SVR Rocker Switches in a variety of colors with custom logos and imaging.
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05/06/2016
PSDcast - Marvell's Alex Tan on driving automotive systems

Marvel's Alex Tan

In this PSDcast Alex Tan from Marvell talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the increasing challenges in designing automotive systems. As cars become more technical, functonal, and connected, they create even greater demands for sophisticated power systems to drive them.
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05/05/2016
Being a Sci-Fi geek, I am a fan of the late 1950’s Hollywood “cheesy” low budget Ed Wood movies typical of this genre. One of my favorite films is “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” in which aliens come to Earth to stop humanity from building a doomsday weapon that could destroy the entire universe. However,
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05/04/2016
Conductive adhesives to enable low-temperature electronics

Rachel Gordon, IDTechEx

Materials are needed to replace the estimated 50,000 metric tons of tin-lead solder currently used each year, but there are no "drop-in" replacements for eutectic tin-lead solder. $1.2 billion of electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) are already selling each year, and they are becoming increasingly
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05/04/2016
Wuerth's REDline Power Boxes offer custom configuration in a standard housing

Wuerth's REDline Power Boxes offer custom configuration in a standard housing

A novel approach to enabling power distribution, signal transmission, and function management in commercial vehicles, the REDline Power Box family is the name of the new system solution from Wuerth Elektronik ICS. With this series, the leading development partner and supplier of circuit-board-based central electrical
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05/04/2016
TI’s 65-V micro-power buck converters claim industry’s lowest quiescent current

65-V, 150-mA synchronous DC/DC buck converters

Texas Instruments introduced two 65-V, 150-mA synchronous DC/DC buck converters with the industry’s lowest 10.5-uA quiescent current (IQ) for powering factory automation and automotive sensor applications requiring high efficiency. The industrial-grade LM5165 and automotive-grade LM5165-Q1 micro-power step-down
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05/04/2016
At the PCIM Europe trade show from May 10-12 in Nuremberg, Germany, Exagan, a leading innovator of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology enabling smaller and more efficient electrical converters, will announce its latest strategic partnership to develop and commercialize GaN-on-silicon products.
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05/04/2016
Researchers develop silicon-sulfur battery built on 3D graphene

Electrochemical performances of full lithiated silicon-sulfur battery built from 3D cpS-G networks cathode and 3D lithiated Si-G anode. a) Schematic illustration of a new configured lithiated silicon-sulfur battery onto 3D graphene networks. b) Selected voltage profiles of lithiated silicon-sulfur battery from 1st to 100th at 0.27 A g-1 based on the total mass of cathode and anode). c) Selected voltage profiles of lithiated silicon-sulfur battery at various current densities from 0.27 to 2.7 A g-1. d) Rate capabilities of Si-S battery and e) long cycle performances of full lithiated silicon-sulfur battery built on 3D graphene

Researchers at Beihang University in Beijing have developed a new Li-sulfur battery using honeycomb-like sulfur copolymer uniformly distributed onto 3D graphene (3D cpS-G) networks for a cathode material and a 3D lithiated Si-G network as anode. In a paper published in the RSC journal Energy &
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05/04/2016
Allegro launches 1MHz bandwidth Hall-based current sensor IC

ACS730 Hall-effect current sensor IC

Allegro MicroSystems Europe announced its first-ever 1MHz bandwidth Hall-effect current sensor IC with a lightning fast 210 ns response time. The ACS730 provides an economical and precise solution for AC or DC current sensing. Allegro’s ACS730 is targeted at industrial, commercial, and communications systems.
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05/03/2016
PSDcast -  David Somo of On Semi on the state of the industry

David Somo of On Semi

In this PSDcast David Somo, Vice President, Global Corporate Strategy and Marketing for On Semiconductor, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenging state of the industry today. From the Internet of Things to Autonomous Vehicles to alternative energy systems, designing elecronics systems
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Date:
05/03/2016
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