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Automotive Electronics

March 2017
HiperPFS-4 Power Factor Correction ICs from Power Integrations Enable 98% Efficient PFC Designs Up to 550 W

New PFC IC features high PF at light load, low standby power consumption and supports 305 VAC input

Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced its HiperPFSTM-4family
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03/30/2017
ON Semiconductor Introduces Industry’s First 100 V Bridge Power Stage Module for Half-Bridge and Full-Bridge DC-DC Converters

Introduces Industry’s First 100 V Bridge Power Stage Module for Half-Bridge and Full-Bridge DC-DC Converters

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: 
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03/28/2017
504W Quarter Bricks offer exceptionally high true useable power

504W Quarter Bricks offer exceptionally high true useable power

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the iQG series of 504W rated DC-DC converters, further expanding its isolated DC-DC product portfolio.   Packaged in the industry standard ¼ brick form factor, the iQG models offer exceptionally high true useable power, even in demanding thermal environments. 
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03/28/2017

Ultra-Low Dropout 150mA Regulator from Diodes Incorporated Supports Wide Input Voltage Range with Fixed Output Voltages

Ultra-Low Dropout 150mA Regulator from Diodes Incorporated Supports Wide Input Voltage Range with Fixed Output Voltages

The AP7380 series of ultra-low dropout regulators introduced byDiodes Incorporated operates from a wide 24V input voltage range and offers various fixed output voltage options to address common system requirements. These features, combined with high accuracy and an ultra-low quiescent current, make this device
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03/28/2017
Fusible resistors from TT Electronics save PCB space

Fusible resistors from TT Electronics save PCB space

TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, today launched its ULWP2R range of fusible wirewound resistors. By combining the functions of a fuse and a line input resistor in a single, vertical radial formed component
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03/27/2017
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03/27/2017
Versatile DF40GL Series FPC connector supports transmission speeds up to 10Gbps...

Industries first low-profile FPC-TO-Board connector with positive lock

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has launched a new low-profile flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector that supports FPC applications in a small package, and operates at USB 3.1 gen 2 speeds up to 10Gbps. The DF40GL Series
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03/27/2017
Danfoss and General Electric join forces in strategic collaboration
Danfoss Silicon Power is establishing production in the US and entering into a collaboration with industrial giant General Electric (GE). The collaboration means that Danfoss Silicon Power will become the world’s leading provider of silicon-carbide (SiC) power modules. The SiC power modules will
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03/27/2017
STMicroelectronics Makes STM8 Microcontrollers Even Easier and Faster to Design with New Graphical Configurator

STMicroelectronics Makes STM8 Microcontrollers Even Easier and Faster to Design with New Graphical Configurator

STMicroelectronics has made starting new designs with its popular 8-bit STM8 microcontrollers easier and faster by introducing the 
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03/27/2017
Downloads of Toolbox App from RS Components exceeds 60,000

Toolbox App from RS Components

RS Components (RS), the global distributor for engineers, today announced that the company’s
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03/27/2017
AVX Releases New FHC1 & FHC2 Series Power Film Capacitors for EV/HEV Applications

AVX FHC1 & FHC2 Series Power Film Capacitors for EV/HEV Applications

AVX FHC1 & FHC2 Series Power Film Capacitors for EV/HEV Applications    
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03/27/2017
Now at Mouser Electronics: Microchip PIC18F K40 MCUs  with Core Independent Peripherals

Microchip PIC18F K40 MCUs with Core Independent Peripherals

Mouser Electronics, Inc.,the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is
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03/27/2017
Coilcraft’s New Power Inductor Selection Tool Provides Significantly More Performance Data

Coilcraft’s New Power Inductor Selection Tool Provides Significantly More Performance Data

Coilcraft has launched a new suite of Power Inductor Selection Tools that allows users to easily select the appropriate path for their particular search while also providing more application-specific performance data than previously available on any industry site. Len
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03/27/2017
Mouser/Molex-Sponsored IndyCar Takes Checkered Flag at St. Pete

Mouser/Molex-Sponsored IndyCar Takes Checkered Flag at St. Pete

The Mouser-sponsored No. 18 car opened the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series in grand style, capturing a first-place finish in Florida at the Firestone Grand Prix
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03/27/2017
Powerbox’s rugged power modules are perfect for harsh environments in extreme industrial automotive applications

Powerbox’s rugged power modules are perfect for harsh environments in extreme industrial automotive applications

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has introduced a 400W DC/DC converter for use in industrial automotive applications in extreme environments. Designed for free air convection cooling, the
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03/22/2017
Smooth traffic flow through automatic barriers: infrared LED optimizes license plate recognition

Smooth traffic flow through automatic barriers: infrared LED optimizes license plate recognition

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its family of high-power infrared Oslon LEDs for illumination solutions to include a new wavelength, 810 nm. The new SFH 4703AS infrared emitter will improve the performance
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03/21/2017
Ruggedized Axial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Meets Specs from -40 ° to +150 °C

Ruggedized Axial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Meets Specs from -40 ° to +150 °C

Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has introduced a new line of axial-lead aluminum electrolytic capacitors for applications which require very high-performance under all operating conditions.  The AXLH is a uniquely-designed axial-lead electrolytic that has the performance characteristics required
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03/21/2017
Mouser Offers Amphenol Advanced Sensors’ Air Quality Eval Boards

Amphenol Advanced Sensors’ Air Quality Eval Boards

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking
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03/21/2017
Lattice Semi launches ECP5 and CrossLink programmable devices for automotive

ECP5 and CrossLink automotive devices

Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, announced the expansion of its automotive product portfolio with ECP5 and CrossLink programmable devices tailored specifically for interface bridging applications. Reinforcing Lattice’s commitment to the automotive market,
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03/16/2017
Analog Devices completes acquisition of Linear Technology

Analog Devices announced the completion of its acquisition of Linear Technology

Analog Devices announced the completion of its acquisition of Linear Technology. The combination creates the premier analog technology company with the industry’s most comprehensive suite of high-performance analog offerings and integrated engineering, manufacturing, sales and support operations that will
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03/11/2017
Infineon expands its offering of 62mm IGBT modules

62 mm IGBT module

Infineon Technologies is expanding its offering of 62 mm IGBT modules. The new power modules serve the growing demand for higher power density without increasing package size. This is realized by a larger chip area and an adapted DCB substrate in the proven 62 mm package. Typical applications for modules with
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03/10/2017
RECOM updates DC/DC book of knowledge

RECOM DC/DC Book of Knowledge

The new edition of the RECOM DC/DC Book of Knowledge has been released, with an additional chapter on magnetics. More than 1,000 online copies have been downloaded by engineers worldwide, in the first few weeks. This shows how valuable this source of in-depth practical power design information is to the power
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03/10/2017
Panasonic extends OS-CON polymer-aluminium solid capacitor range

OS-CON Polymer-Aluminium-Solid Capacitors

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has recently extended its industry-leading product line of OS-CON Polymer-Aluminium-Solid Capacitors with three new series for environments requiring high temperatures of up to 125°C, e.g. heavy industrial and stressful environments. The products benefit
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03/09/2017
Exxelia to show TCM high-reliability common-mode inductors at APEC

TCM series of common-mode inductors

Exxelia, a leadingdesigner and manufacturer of highly engineered passive components and high-end electromechanical solutions, will introduce the new TCM series of common-mode inductors at 2017 Applied Power Electronics Conference, Tampa, FL, from March 27-30. Designed and qualified to be compatible with aerospace
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03/09/2017
AVX's latest supercapacitor tech now at TTI

AVX Supercapacitors or Double Layer Capacitors

AVX Supercapacitors or Double Layer Capacitors provide a unique combination of characteristics recognised as delivering an excellent compromise between electronic and dielectric capacitors. Available now in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, the technologies
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03/09/2017
Parker Chomerics to showcase at Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

Parker Chomerics’ thermal management materials meet battery cooling requirements of electric vehicles

Parker Chomerics is showcasing its latest thermal management materials for battery cooling at Electric & Hybrid Europe including a range of thermal gels. The company will also be exhibiting its wider integrated solutions for the automotive industry on stand 404. The growing popularity of
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03/08/2017
Novel materials bid to create new energy sources

Jayakanth Ravichandran and PhD student Shanyuan Niu in USC’s Laboratory for Complex Materials and Devices

Jayakanth Ravichandran, an assistant professor in the USC Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, believes in a purpose for the supposed chaff of the periodic table: transition metals. Using these seemingly valueless elements, he designs new and complex materials in a bid to create
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03/08/2017
Kokam's XPAND, high-performance Li-ion solution drives EVs and E-bus/trams

XPAND battery pack

Kokam Co., Ltd, the world’s premier provider of innovative battery solutions, today introduced the XPAND battery pack, delivering electric vehicle manufacturers a safe, high performance, cost-effective battery solution for electric bus, tram, truck, ground support equipment (GSE), military, marine, special-purpose
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03/08/2017
Wolfspeed expands third-gen MOSFET platform to 1200V

1200V, 75mΩ MOSFET

Wolfspeed, a Cree Company and a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has expanded its innovative C3M platform through the introduction of a 1200V, 75mΩ MOSFET in its recently released low-inductance discrete packaging. The new device simplifies designs and enables an increase in frequency while maintaining
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03/03/2017
Navitas claims first integrated half-bridge GaN power IC

NV6250 AllGaN half-bridge GaN Power IC

Navitas Semiconductor announced a major technology breakthrough with the introduction of the industry’s first integrated half-bridge Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power IC. Half-bridge circuits are essential building blocks in the power electronics industry, used in everything from smartphone chargers and laptop adapters,
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03/03/2017
Vicor launches Cool-Power ZVS buck-boost regulator

Cool-Power ZVS Buck-Boost Regulators

Vicor announced a new addition to its growing PI37xx family of Cool-Power ZVS Buck-Boost Regulators. Delivering up to 140 Watts of power, and up to 8 Amps of output current, at up to 96% efficiency, the new PI3740 Cool-Power regulator features an input operating voltage range of 8 – 60 VDC and a regulated
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03/03/2017
The 15th annual "Create the Future" Design Contest is now open for submissions and runs through July 1, 2017. Contestants are asked to submit innovative product design ideas that benefit society and the economy for the opportunity to receive global recognition and win a cash prize of $20,000 USD. The
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03/03/2017
High-density resistor networks from TT Electronics serve critical apps

QSOP-C and SOIC-C high-density resistor networks

TT Electronics, a leading provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has launched the QSOP-C and SOIC-C high-density resistor networks that combine high precision with stability and reliability. By using a ceramic substrate and a relatively large feature size, they offer better
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03/03/2017
Mouser Electronics, the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader that empowers innovation, extends a warm welcome to all visitors to the Embedded World event – March 14-16, Nuremburg – to join the company on booth 4A, Stand 101. Once again, Mouser will be emphasizing how it supports the design process in a
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Date:
03/02/2017
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