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Automotive Electronics

November 2017
150-Ampere LiDAR Development Board Can Deliver 5 Nanosecond Pulses
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the availability of the EPC9126HC, a 100 V, 150 A high current pulsed laser diode driver evaluation board. In a LiDAR system, used to create 3-D maps for autonomous vehicle applications, speed and accuracy of object detection is
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11/30/2017
Melexis expands temperature sensor portfolio with innovative miniature FIR sensor
Melexis announces a new family of miniature far infrared (FIR) sensors for use in multiple applications where accurate temperature measurement is required.  
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11/30/2017
Maxim Integrated Showcases Turnkey Security Solutions for Protecting Embedded Systems at TRUSTECH 2017
At TRUSTECH 2017 in Cannes, France (November 28-30, 2017), Maxim Integrated Products will demonstrate new turnkey technologies that protect embedded and connected systems from invasive attacks. As cyberattacks continue making headlines, design engineers struggle
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11/30/2017

New Gate Drivers from Power Integrations Deliver Up to 5 A, Reducing System Complexity and Cost
Power Integrations introduced the newest member of its SCALE-iDriver™ IC family, SID1102K, a single-channel, isolated, IGBT and MOSFET gate driver in a wide-body eSOP package. Featuring a peak drive current of up to 5 A, the new part is able to drive 300 A switches
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11/30/2017
X-FAB Unveils New Ultra-Low-Noise Transistors with Industry-Leading Performance Utilizing its 180 nm CMOS Platform
X-FAB announced the expansion of its low-noise transistor portfolio based on the company’s proprietary 180 nm XH018 mixed-signal CMOS technology. Three new transistors are now available: a 1.8 V low-noise NMOS, a 3.3 V low-noise NMOS and a 3.3 V low-noise PMOS
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11/30/2017
AEC-Q100-Qualified Analog Switch Improves Signal Integrity and Bandwidth for Automotive Applications
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new AEC-Q100 (Grade 1) qualified dual DPDT / quad SPDT analog switch featuring low resistance of 0.37 Ω at 2.7 V and 338 MHz bandwidth in the compact 2.6 mm by 1.8 mm by 0.55 mm miniQFN16 package. Ideal for both analog and digital signal switching in
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11/29/2017
Ultra-thin DS-SMD Packages Enable Full SiC Performance With Almost no Package Limiting Parasitics
Electric Vehicle (EV) power electronics offer the largest growth potential to the Power Semiconductor Market over the next 5-10 years. Today’s EV Motor Controller Inverters are limited by conventional power silicon (Si) IGBT and diode performance, including their higher power density, higher efficiency, lower
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11/29/2017
Power Film Capacitor Design for EV and HEV Applications

Figure 1. Metallized polypropylene film segmented into a mosaic design (left) and an electrical schematic illustrating how the segmented film operates during the controlled self-healing process

Automakers around the world are actively anticipating the decline of internal combustion engine (ICE) models and the rise of clean energy fleets comprised of electric, hybrid electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs). Due to the steadily increasing popularity of clean energy automotive
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11/29/2017
Advances in Substrate Technology Enable Development of Power Modules Optimized for Automotive BLDC Applications

Figure 1. Schematic showing ON Semiconductor’s STK984-190E in an automotive fan system for climate control

As we are all very well aware, there are mounting concerns about the state of the environment and the impact that carbon emissions are having on the global ecosystem. There is also rising uncertainty about the long term supply of oil, as greater demand from emerging economies means that reserves are being consumed
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11/29/2017
Automakers Shift to 48V Mild Hybrid Systems

Figure 1. CO2 legislation

Worldwide automakers have begun releasing vehicles with a new 48-volt (48V) power subsystem, also known as board net. The first announcements came from European OEMs, like Audi, who announced a 48V system with its SQ7 TDI model. The Audi 48V system powers an electric compressor that eliminates turbo lag and
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11/28/2017
Large battery stacks consisting of series-connected, high energy density, high peak power Lithium polymer or Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) cells are commonplace in applications ranging from all-electric (EV or BEV) and hybrid gas/electric vehicles (HEVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles or PHEVs)
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11/28/2017
How Do We Solve
The biggest hurdle for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles isn’t price (or a conspiracy involving automakers and big oil) – it’s “range anxiety,” or the fear that we’ll be stranded when our EVs run out of juice. Tesla is hoping to ameliorate those concerns, though the real conundrum may
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11/28/2017
36V, Dual Channel, 1.6A Synchronous, Buck LED Driver Sports I²C Dimming Control
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LT3964, a dual channel, 36V, high efficiency, synchronous, step-down LED driver with internal 40V, 1.6A power switches and an I²C interface that simplifies LED dimming control. The LT3964 operates with a wide 4V to 36V input range, and features two
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11/28/2017
Maxim Announces Next-Generation GMSL SerDes Technology for Automotive Infotainment and ADAS
Maxim Integrated has announced next-generation gigabit multimedia serial link (GMSL) serializer and deserializer (SerDes) technology to fully support the high bandwidth, complex interconnect, and data integrity requirements required for future automotive infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). According
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11/22/2017
Renesas Electronics Europe Successfully Held its First European R-Car Consortium Forum
Renesas Electronics Europe has successfully held its first European R-Car Consortium (RCC) Forum. The Forum, held on November 9, 2017 in Düsseldorf, attracted a large
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11/21/2017
TTI’s Value Added Services (VAS) capabilities can build each possible part number and offer a 48 hour lead time
New small size 38999 Reduced Flange Connector from Amphenol Socapex now in stock at TTI, IncNow available in Europe through TTI, is the new 38999 Reduced Flange Connector for reduced
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11/21/2017
Glass-Encapsulated Thermistors Designed for Automotive and Industrial Applications
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Ametherm announced that its DG series of glass-encapsulated thermistors for high-accuracy temperature sensing in automotive and industrial applications is now in stock at Digi-Key. Hermetically sealed DG series devices eliminate errors in resistance readings due to moisture penetration
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11/21/2017
600 V CoolMOS CFD7 SJ MOSFET pushes the performance boundary to the next level
Infineon Technologies releases the latest high-voltage Superjunction MOSFET technology, the 600 V CoolMOS CFD7 completing the CoolMOS 7 series. This new MOSFET addresses the high power SMPS market for resonant topologies.
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11/21/2017
WÃrth Elektronik eiSos eagerly awaits the FIA Formula E season opener
On December 2, 2017 the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler racing team starts the fourth season of the FIA Formula E Championship in Hong Kong. As a technology partner from the outset,
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11/21/2017
Thick Film Chip Resistors Offer Excellent Pulse Load Capabilities and Enhanced Power Ratings
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc. released two new series of thick film chip resistors that offer enhanced power ratings up to 2 W at 70 °C. The Bourns Models CRMxxxxA and CRSxxxxA are sulfur-resistant and AEC-Q200 compliant making them well-suited for automotive driver assistant, information,
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11/21/2017
Rutronik presents Gate Drivers from Diodes
The gate drivers of the DGD series from Diodes simplify the switching of two N-channel MOSFETs or two IGBTs in a half-bride configuration. They are suitable for a wide
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11/21/2017
Melexis announces expansion of Ypres manufacturing facility
Melexis announces a significant expansion of manufacturing space and people at its R&D and manufacturing facility in Ypres, Belgium. The site is focused on Melexis flagship products - position sensors and sensor interfaces.  
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11/16/2017
Improve response time to critical system events on CAN networks with new 8-bit MCU with Core Independent Peripherals
Microchip announces an expansion to the PIC18 product line with a new family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus with an extensive array of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The CIPs increase system capabilities while
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11/16/2017
Toshiba Expands Line-up of Latest Generation Trench MOSFETs with Ultra-Compact 40V Device for Low EMI Designs
Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its line-up of MOSFETs based on its latest generation U-MOS-IX-H trench semiconductor process with a new, ultra-compact 40V device featuring an integrated soft recovery diode (SRD).
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11/16/2017
Sofradir and ATD Electronique sign European distribution agreement
Sofradir has entered into a distribution partnership with ATD Electronique to extend the European customer base for Sofradir’s Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) detectors based on infrared InGaAs (Indium Gallium Arsenide) technology.
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11/16/2017
Now at Mouser Electronics: IDT’s Solid-State MEMS-Based FSx012 Flow Sensor Modules
Mouser Electronics is now stocking FS1012 and FS2012 MEMS-based flow sensor modules from Integrated Device Technology (IDT). The innovative solid-state sensor element design eliminates cavities and diaphragms typically found in similar devices and features a protective
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11/16/2017
Maxim Transceivers Provide 2x Faster Data Rates and Up to 50% Extended Cable Length for Motion Control & Industrial Applications
Industrial designers can now achieve 2x faster data rates and extend cable length by up to 50% with MAX22500E, MAX22501E, and MAX22502E RS-485 transceivers from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM).  
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11/16/2017
ROHM announces the world’s first noise-tolerant op-amps
With its BA8290xYxx-C series, ROHM offers automotive-grade op-amps featuring superior noise immunity. The output voltage fluctuations are suppressed in all frequency bands to less than ±1%, compared to ±3.5% to ±10% with conventional products. This allows, for
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11/16/2017
Comprehensive Pressure Transmitter Portfolio from West Control Solutions has Scope to Attend to Most Demanding OEM Requirements
Based on either thin-film or micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) sensing technologies, these high performance devices have been introduced through the company’s PMA product range. They are optimized for use in uncompromising industrial environments - with industry
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11/16/2017
The Industry’s First Noise-Tolerant Opamps
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. – ROHM has recently announced the availability of automotive-grade ground sense opamps that deliver breakthrough EMI tolerance (noise immunity) for automotive systems using sensors along with core systems for EVs and HEVs. Developed using 3 proprietary analog technologies
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11/16/2017
Low-Capacitance TVS Diode Array Is One-Third the Size of Typical Four-Line Arrays
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc., introduced a new series of small-footprint TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) that are optimized for protecting high-speed signal pins. The SP3422-04UTG Series 0.2pF 22kV TVS Diode Array integrates four channels of ultra-low capacitance rail-to-rail diodes and an additional zener diode
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11/13/2017
Active Rectifier Controller Features Reverse Protection
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LT8672, an active rectifier controller with reverse input protection to –40V. Its 3V to 42V input voltage capability is ideal for automotive applications which must regulate through cold-crank and stop-start scenarios with minimum input voltages as
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11/13/2017
8-Bit MCU Includes CAN and Core Independent Peripherals
CHANDLER, Ariz.— Microchip’s PIC18 product line has been expanded to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus with an extensive array of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The CIPs increase system capabilities while making it easier for designers
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11/13/2017
Transitioning to Electric

Kevin Parmenter, Excelsys Technologies, Vice President Applications Engineering, N. America

Globally, the electric vehicle market is poised for growth, estimated
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11/10/2017
SAN ANTONIO/PRNewswire/ -- Green Car Journal has recognized the Chevrolet Colorado as the magazine's 2018 Green Truck of the Year and the Ford Police Responder Hybrid as its 2018 Commercial Green Car of the Year at a San Antonio Auto & Truck Show press conference today. Earning recognition as
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11/10/2017
TEQ 300WIR Series: 300 Watt DC/DC power block ruggedized and excellent thermal convection for highest performance in harsh environment.

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The TEQ 300WIR models are approved to safety standards IEC/UL 60950-1 and UL 508. With the compliance to EN 50155 and EN 61373 they also find place in the TRACO POWER “railway” category.

With the extra wide input voltage ranges of 18-75 and 43-110 VDC the nominal input voltages of 48, 72, 96 and 110 VDC can be applied while a ±40% deviation of nominal input voltage does not affect the function. It means that the converters can bear with brownouts
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11/08/2017
Infineon introduces a five output digital voltage regulator in a QFN package
Infineon Technologies launches the IRPS5401, a five output Point of Load (POL) digital voltage regulator for FPGAs, ASICs, and other multi-rail power systems.   The IRPS5401has been developed as a fully integrated PMIC solution
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11/08/2017
Lattice’s New Low-Power MachXO3 Control PLD Options Improve Embedded I/O Expansion and Board Management
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced the expansion of its popular MachXO3™ control PLD family to address the evolving design requirements of the communications and industrial sectors. The new MachXO3-9400 package options offer reduced power consumption with
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11/08/2017
Rutronik presents new ultra-low cost BT5 solution
The nRF52810 from Nordic Semiconductor is an extremely power efficient and high performance multiprotocol SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), ANT and 2.4GHz proprietary protocols. It is available at rutronik24.com as of now. The SoC has been designed to offer
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11/08/2017
New Artesyn 800W Quarter Brick DC-DC Converter Provides High Efficiency and Thermal Performance for Telecom, Computing and Server Equipment
Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced the ADQ800 series, a new 800 watt quarter-brick isolated dc-dc converter with the high efficiency and thermal performance demanded by telecom network and data center equipment. Capable of delivering up to 70 amps output
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11/08/2017
Latest 1/4-Inch 1.0 Mp CMOS global shutter image sensor delivers high performance imaging for all light conditions in a new smaller package
ON Semiconductor introduced a new 1/4-inch, 1.0 Megapixel (Mp) (1280H x 800V) CMOS digital image sensor which achieves industry leading levels of performance. The new sensor captures clean, accurate images with no artifacts in both bright and low light conditions.
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11/08/2017
Mouser Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Bridgetek, Formerly Part of FTDI Chip
Mouser Electronics signed a global distribution agreement with Bridgetek. The Bridgetek product line at Mouser comprises multi-award-winning graphic controller ICs, performance-optimized microcontrollers, development hardware, and display modules.
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11/08/2017
Industrial IoT gets out of the box with 4zerobox!
The Italian tech startup TOI (Things On Internet) Srl, active in the development of IoT solutions, today launched a Kickstarter campaign for 4zerobox: the first modular electronic board that is easy-to-configure and specifically designed for IoT and Industry 4.0
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11/08/2017
Latest single-wire serial EEPROM from Microchip enables remote identification
Microchip announces a single-wire, two-pin Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) device with a 2.7V to 4.5V operational voltage range. The AT21CS11 is ideal for identifying and authenticating remote items, such as cartridges or cables, where
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11/08/2017
Chip Varistors Offer a Maximum Operating Voltage of 19 V to 70 V
TDK Corporation announced the expansion of its lineup of chip varistors for automotive applications. The AVRH series offers a maximum operating voltage of 19 V to 70 V and a capacitance ranging from 4.7 to 50 pF. The miniature voltage protection device is available in IEC case 1005 (EIA 0402) with compact dimensions
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11/07/2017
AEC-Q101-Qualified TVS Diode Offers Single-Component Protection Solution for Transients Up to 550V
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced higher voltage AEC-Q101 qualified TVS Diodes optimized to protect sensitive automotive circuitry from damaging surges and electrostatic discharges. Because it combines up to 600 watts of peak pulse power dissipation with fast response, the TPSMB Series
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11/06/2017
Verotec is supplying McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) with customized electronic hardware to support its continuing drive into data-intensive services. MAT builds on its core data collection and analysis expertise gained in Formula 1, monitoring and measuring a
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11/03/2017
Mouser Now Shipping Energy-Efficient Si522xx PCIe Clock Generators from Silicon Labs
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Si522xx PCIe clock generators from Silicon Labs. This new family of clock generators is compliant with all current versions of PCI Express® (PCIe®), including PCIe Gen 4 and Separate Reference Independent Spread (SRIS) standards,
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11/03/2017
The R&S MNT100 RF interference locator from Rohde & Schwarz introduces expert interference hunting in mobile networks
Unwanted transmitters are pervasive in today’s mobile networks. They degrade network capacity and subscriber QoE, making interference hunting a key issue for mobile network operators and regulators. The new handheld R&S MNT100 RF interference locator from Rohde
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11/03/2017
DC/DC Converters Provide Perfect Power for High-Performance SiC Gate Drivers
Dengrove Electronic Components can help engineers working with silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs overcome design challenges and increase system reliability with its latest DC/DC converters, which are designed specifically for powering high-slew-rate gate drivers.
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11/03/2017
AlphaWire adds 10 new industrial Ethernet products:
The expanded Alpha Essentials Industrial Ethernet collection includes 10 new constructions in categories: CAT 5 PROFINET, CAT 5e, CAT 6, and CAT 7. The new constructions are now available from Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components
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11/03/2017
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