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Automotive Electronics

August 2017
United Silicon Carbide, Inc., announces the release of 650V and 1200V MPS SiC Diodes from its 6-inch platform.  Features include an optimized forward voltage drop, enhanced surge capability, and the industry’s lowest Qc (Qrr).  The diodes are ideally suited for telecom power, server PSUs, battery
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08/31/2017
IXYS is a global pioneer in the power semiconductor and integrated circuit markets with a focus on medium to high voltage power control semiconductors across theindustrial, communications, consumer and medical markets. IXYS has a broad customer base, serving more than 3,500 customers through its direct salesforce
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08/30/2017
PSDcast - An IoT Solution Utilizing Amazon Web Services
In this episode of the PSDCast, we're chatting with Cory Vanderpool of Magnum Energy Solutions about their Cardinal IoT solution, which is built on Amazon Web Services’ open platform ... Read
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08/30/2017

IP Cores Enable More Flexible Video Bridging Capabilities for Consumer, Industrial, and Automotive Applications
PORTLAND, OR – Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces the availability of seven new modular IP cores for its award winning CrossLink FPGA product for increased design flexibility to support consumer, industrial and automotive applications. These modular IP cores offer the building blocks
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08/29/2017
IVT-S measures current in the Fraunhofer development platform foxBMS

Image 1: Isabellenhütte’s high-precision current measurement system, IVT-S, measures current in the foxBMS development platform at the Fraunhofer IISB, Erlangen.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB), Erlangen, is using Isabellenhütte’s shunt-based management system IVT-S for precision current measurement in battery management systems in its foxBMS development platform. The Isabellenhütte IVT series offers
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08/24/2017
Mouser-Sponsored Formula E Racing Ends Electrifying Season
Mouser Electronics congratulates the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team on an exciting 2016–17 FIA Formula E racing season, which ended last month in Montreal.
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08/23/2017
aCar -- the electric 'all-rounder'

Illustration of the aCar.

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for four years. They will present their new prototype
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08/21/2017
MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LT8362, a current mode, 2MHz step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 2A, 60V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.8V to 60V, suitable for applications with input sources
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08/21/2017
When Li-ion batteries age, their performance drops. Current methods still require complex instrumented laboratory-based tests to determine how quickly and to which degree this occurs. In contrast, a procedure developed by Chemnitz University of Technology now enables quick and precise diagnosis. It ensures the
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08/21/2017
Linear Regulators are integrated circuits that step a voltage down from a higher voltage to a lower voltage without the need of an inductor. The low dropout linear regulator (LDO) is a special type of linear regulator in which the dropout voltage – the differential between the input-to-output voltages needed
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08/21/2017
LED lighting is one of the fastest growing segments in automotive electronics, but it is not without its own unique challenges. This article describes several major constraints facing today’s lighting designers and explores how these can be addressed by MPS’s new MPM6010-AEC1 automotive LED module. One
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08/21/2017
Fully Modular Receptacle System from Amphenol FCI enabling a wide variety of connections
Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., are Minitek 2.0mm receptacles from Amphenol FCI. Minitek 2.0mm receptacles are a fully modular system enabling all types of connections between PCBs, wires and flat cables. The 2mm spacing allows up to 38% space saving compared to traditional modular systems. The components
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08/15/2017
Power Systems Design (PSD) Hosted & Moderated a PCIM Europe Podium Session - A Special Report

Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor

Opening Statements by Panel Moderator: Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor It was my distinct pleasure to chair a podium session at PCIM in Nuremburg Germany in May. The subject of the session was enabling next generation
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08/11/2017
In response to pressures to optimise energy efficiency throughout industry, a number of trends are emerging across the power landscape: · In the automotive sector, we are seeing increased electrification of the power train and the growing adoption of hybrid, electric, plug-in
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08/09/2017
Probing Tips for High-Performance, Low-Power Circuits

Figure 1. Extending the frequency and voltage range of a probe requires a front-end network of resistors and capacitors.

Low-power circuits combine high speed and low-power consumption in a single component, presenting a number of probing and testing challenges. Since many low-power devices are also high-speed systems, there is a need to test and verify their performance. Testing the low-power components for compliance with industry
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08/09/2017
Precise Power Integrity Measurements

Figure 1. Power rail voltages and tolerances required by ICs continue to decrease. These dynamics challenge traditional oscilloscope measurement approaches as the noise of the scope and probe system impairs the ability to make accurate measurements of small signals.

Development teams face increasing power integrity challenges. FPGAs, ASICs, and standard components semiconductor devices continue to increase in gate count. Each of the millions of gates on an integrated circuit requires current to switch. As devices can consume tens of amps and total power must be managed,
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08/09/2017
Programmable DC Loads Support Testing of Large EV Battery Packs
Recent developments in electric vehicle designs are pushing power test equipment levels ever higher. To overcome range anxiety on the part of potential EV buyers, manufacturers are looking to increase battery capacity while at the same time improving electric drive train efficiencies. Both tactics require the
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08/08/2017
Mouser Now Stocking Amphenol ZnNi Circular Mil-Spec Metal Connectors
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking Amphe-Lite gray zinc nickel (ZnNi) metal connectors from Amphenol Industrial. Part of the Amphe-Lite commercial subminiature connector series, these RoHS-compliant connectors feature zinc-over-electroless-nickel shell plating to withstand harsh environments. Amphenol
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Date:
08/03/2017
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