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Automotive Electronics

August 2016
Stackpole multilayer varistors offer higher temperature operation

ZVY Series multilayer varistors

The ZVY Series of multilayer varistors is capable of operating temperatures of up to 150°C. Most multilayer varistors currently available are only able to operate up to 125°C. This higher temperature range makes the ZVY capable of voltage protection for low voltage electronics in a wider range of environments
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08/30/2016
Littelfuse announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the product portfolio of transient voltage suppression ("TVS") diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors ("IGBT") for automotive ignition applications from ON Semiconductor for a combined purchase
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08/29/2016
Power MOSFETs have become the preferred choice as the main switching device within power supplies for a wide range of consumer and industrial electronics equipment. Because it has become more important to improve overall power supply efficiency to meet energy saving requirements from governmental and industry
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08/29/2016

Arrow Electronics, a technology provider of products and solutions that guide innovation forward, and Indiegogo, a leading platform for entrepreneurs to bring their ideas from concept to market, launched their groundbreaking crowdfund-to-production service, which is aimed at accelerating the pace of innovation
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08/26/2016
thyssenkrupp and partners launch collaborative project EffiForm to lower Li-ion battery cost

The aim of Effiform is to optimize the material, process and systems technologies used in the initial charging (formation) of lithium-ion cells for industrial applications

Electric cars are still a rarity on our roads. The high cost of battery cells continues to be a major stumbling block to improving the cost-efficiency and popularity of e-mobility. Roughly a third of battery production costs are currently accounted for by the final step in the manufacturing process – the application
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08/26/2016
Convergence Promotions has entered into a partnership with California PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology) at the University of California, Berkeley, to advance the technologies that connect vehicles to the surrounding infrastructure and other vehicles. The goal of the partnership will be to
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08/25/2016
Allegro's latest linear current regulator and controller family serves automotive LED lighting

A6274/6284 current regulator

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has announced two new adjustable linear current regulators for driving automotive LED arrays. Allegro’s AEC-Q100 qualified A6274 and A6284 devices include many new features designed to further enhance the existing family of linear LED drivers. These new low-EMI ICs integrate
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08/23/2016
TUfast Eco Team achieves Guinness World Record for Most Efficient EV

TUfast Eco Team

After one year of preparation we achieved our goal: On Saturday, July 16 2016 our world record team undertook the official world record attempt and set a new high mark for vehicle efficiency. The team started at the break of dawn to prepare everything in time at the test track that our long-standing sponsor
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08/23/2016
High-voltage dual-output step-down charge pump offers lower powerÂdissipation without inductors

LTC3256 Step-Down Charge Pump with Watchdog Timer and Reference Output

Linear Technology announced the LTC3256, a highly integrated, high voltage low noise dual output power supply, which takes a single positive input and generates 5V and 3.3V step-down supplies with high efficiency and no inductors. The device features a wide 5.5V to 38V input voltage range and includes independently
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08/11/2016
Linear's eight-channel configurable 1A Buck DC/DCs serve multi-rail systems

The LTC3374A highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution

Linear Technology announced the LTC3374A, a highly-integrated general-purpose power management solution for systems requiring multiple low voltage power supplies. The device can be configured to provide 2 to 8 independent regulated outputs with 15 possible output current configurations. Such flexibility makes
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08/10/2016
Panasonic's highly-reliable multilayer NTC thermistors suit harsh automotive apps

Automotive-grade NTC thermistors

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has recently released a new series of automotive-grade NTC thermistors using a highly reliable multilayer / monolithic structure for use in harsh automotive, transportation and heavy equipment applications. The surface-mount ERTJ-M series components feature
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08/10/2016
Allegro unveils buck/boost controllers with integrated buck MOSFETs

A4450 power management IC

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced a new automotive AEC-Q100 qualified power management IC. The A4450 can implement either a buck or buck/boost regulator to efficiently convert automotive battery voltages into a tightly regulated voltage, with seamless transition between the buck and boost modes. This
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08/09/2016
Eaton’s XLR supercapacitor module now at TTI

Eaton’s XLR supercapacitor module

Eaton’s new XLR supercapacitor module, providing energy storage for high power charge/discharge cycling and peak power shaving applications, and improving power quality for voltage spikes and brown outs, is now available in Europe through TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The
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08/08/2016
ROHM has recently announced the availability of new anti-sulfuration chip resistors optimized for applications exposed to sulfur-rich environments such as communication infrastructure, automotive systems, and industrial equipment. Sulfur particles are generally present in the air in various
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08/05/2016
Phihong rolls out 10kW portable EV DC charger

Portable EV DC charger

Phihong, a leading supplier of OEM power solutions, announced a new 10kW portable EV DC charger for roadside assistance and remote area charging applications. Mounted on four wheels for easy portability, the new 10kW EV DC chargers deliver 12V and 24V to power electric passenger cars and busses, and also function
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08/04/2016
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks thick-film/thin-film automotive-grade chip resistors from Yageo in Europe. Thick-film AC series resistors offer complete case sizes from 0201 up to 2512, high power rating and wide terminal for excellent heat dissipation. Thin
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08/04/2016
ROHM expands their comprehensive range of automotive-grade LDO regulators

ROHM automotive-grade LDOs

ROHM has recently announced the availability of two new LDO regulator families, complementing the existing portfolio of LDOs and bringing the total number of its automotive-grade LDOs up to 184. With its miniaturized package size, ROHM’s new BUxxJA2MNVX-C series is the world’s smallest Automotive-grade LDO
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08/02/2016
The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $7 million in project funding to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines as part of the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. This first-of-its-kind
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08/02/2016
TDKand Tronics Microsystems jointly announced that TDK’s wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS, a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and systems based in Munich, Germany, and Tronics have signed a tender offer agreement pursuant to which EPCOS will launch a public tender offer for all publicly-held
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08/01/2016

 



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