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Automotive Electronics

June 2016
Melexis' MLX75305 sensor offers best-in-class linearity, empowering automotive laser headlights

MLX75305 series advanced light sensor IC

Melexis, a leader in microelectronics engineering, has optimized its MLX75305 series of advanced light sensor ICs. Addressing the emergence of laser-powered automotive front lighting systems, each MLX75305 incorporates a photodiode, trans-impedance amplifier and output stage. Unlike competing devices on the
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06/30/2016
PSDcast - Edward Kohler of Intersil on the next generation of automotive systems

Edward Kohler of Intersil

In this PSDcast Edward Kohler, Strategic Marketing Manager for Intersil, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the next generation of automotive systems. Once an area of relatively slow change and old-school thinking, vehicle electronic subsystems are under more pressure than ever
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06/30/2016
Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council. While EVs currently represent less than 1% combined market share across the world’s largest markets
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06/29/2016

Juniper Research has found that smart traffic management and smart parking initiatives, will save some 4.2 billion man-hours annually by 2021 - equivalent to each city driver saving nearly an entire working day per year. Juniper found that while the ‘smart city’ remains a relatively young concept,
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06/27/2016
Vishay claims first AEC-Q101-qualified MOSFETs in a dual asymmetric package

Vishay Siliconix SQJ202EP and SQJ200EP n-channel TrenchFET devices

To save space and power in high-efficiency synchronous buck converters for automotive applications, Vishay Intertechnology introduced the industry's first AEC-Q101-qualified 12 V and 20 V MOSFETs in a dual asymmetric power package. The Vishay Siliconix SQJ202EP and SQJ200EP n-channel TrenchFET devices each combine
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06/24/2016
Cornell Dubilier claims first hermetic aluminum electrolytic capacitor

Slimpack MLSH hermetically sealed aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics introduced its Slimpack, type MLSH, the first in a series of hermetically sealed aluminum electrolytic capacitors that the company plans to introduce over the next several months. With its glass-to-metal seal that prevents dry-out, this capacitor technology has extraordinarily long
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06/20/2016
Intersil's 12-cell Li-ion battery pack monitor safeguards vehicle systems

Intersil 12-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack monitor

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the ISL78610 12-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack monitor. The device provides cell balancing and accurate voltage and temperature monitoring to safeguard Li-ion battery packs in hybrid electric vehicles,
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06/20/2016
Utilities can supercharge the EV market

Roland Hwang, NRDC

America’s utilities are uniquely positioned to supercharge the national electric vehicles market by spurring a rapid deployment of charging stations, increasing public awareness of EVs’ economic and environmental benefits, and incentivizing drivers to charge cars at times that will help bring more solar
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06/17/2016
CEVA, a leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, congratulates the Bluetooth SIG on its announcement of Bluetooth 5, the latest evolution of its highly successfully low power wireless IoT standard. This eagerly awaited standard incorporates a number of advanced features that will
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06/17/2016
Exar, a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products serving the industrial, high-end consumer and infrastructure markets, will showcase its innovative Force Sensing Technology at Sensors Expo and Conference 2016, June 22-23 in San Jose, California. This technology allows Exar to offer complete sensor module
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06/15/2016
Hoffmann + Krippner unveils wire-free polymer strain gage printed onto a PCB

P-DMS Wire-free Polymer Strain Gage

Hoffmann + Krippner announced that their new P-DMS Polymer Strain Gage is now shipping. This compact and cost-effective solution for measuring pressure is based on Hoffmann + Krippner’s industry leading and patented sensor paste technology printed onto a PCB board. Extremely sensitive to slight
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06/14/2016
Working in the industry, we live very close to the developments that are advancing our technology and the systems based upon them. We see nascent science turn into rough prototypes and then into finished products on a regular basis. We are familiar, even if not comfortable, with the rapid pace of progress and
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06/13/2016
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the continuing adoption of Digital Power System Management (DPSM) within the communications and computer industries continues to be driven, in large part, to the high current levels demanded by the sub-20nm ASICs and/or FPGAs that are at the core of their system architecture.
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06/13/2016
Harsh environments are a reality for many electrical systems used in motor control or solenoid control applications.  The electronics that control motors and solenoids are by necessity in close proximity to the high currents and voltages used to create the physical movement required by the end application.  In
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06/13/2016
There have been several comparisons of eGaN FETs with silicon MOSFETs in a variety of applications, including hard-switched, soft-switched, and high-frequency power conversion. These studies have shown that eGaN FETs have large efficiency and power density advantages over silicon MOSFETs. Here we’ll focus
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06/13/2016
As the market demand for electric vehicles continues to increase — driven in part by government regulations on fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, social awareness, and the overall trend toward greener transportation options — a growing number of automotive manufacturers are incorporating the latest
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06/13/2016
Space-saving and highly-reliable aluminum electrolytic capacitors from Panasonic now at TTI

FKS capacitors

Now available in Europe through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, is a new series of miniaturized, cost-effective, aluminium electrolytic capacitors from Panasonic that not only save space, but also increase system reliability. The FKS series devices feature an increase in capacitance
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06/13/2016
In this article we’ll show how a third way of defining average current leads to an infinite gain of the modulator gain for current-mode systems. Another simple derivation produces a fourth expression for the modulator gain, thus completing the set of gains to be found in the literature. Different
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06/11/2016
Integration or optimizationâ€which comes first?

Larry Spaziani, GaN Systems

At APEC 2016 it became abundantly clear to the industry that GaN transistors are here, they're now, and they're proliferating. GaN Systems, EPC, Transphorm, Panasonic, Infineon, Texas Instruments, and other manufacturers and developers all displayed GaN products in varying readiness, from existing only
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06/11/2016
Nordic Semi launches nRF51824 Bluetooth low energy SoC for latest wireless signal and power connected-car intelligent automotive apps

The Nordic nRF51824 Bluetooth low energy SoC is qualified for use in automotive applications

Nordic Semiconductor announced the availability of the nRF51824 Bluetooth low energy (formerly Bluetooth Smart) System-on-Chip (SoC) for the latest connected car intelligent automotive applications and wireless in-car charging. The nRF51824 is qualified to the automotive AEC-Q100 stress test qualification
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06/08/2016
TT's automotive-qualified power inductors tout robustness and efficiency

HA78 inductors

TT Electronics, a provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, launched the HA78 series of power inductors aimed at LED driver and braking control system applications in the automotive market. The inductors are Ideal for high power density applications where size is critical and
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06/03/2016

 



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