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Automotive Electronics

January 2018
New Honeywell Aerospace Linear Variable Differential Transformers provide infinite resolution linear position for next gen aircraft â€
Honeywell’s new Aerospace Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT) in Single Channel, Dual Parallel and Dual Tandem Series are now available at Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets.
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01/30/2018
ROHM expands its PSR series with ultra-low ohmic shunt resistors for automotive and industrial applications
With its PSR100 series, ROHM offers a significantly more compact version of its proven PSR series. The PSR100 series ultra-low ohmic shunt resistors have a high-power capability and are suited to current measurement in automotive and industrial applications.
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01/30/2018
WÃrth Elektronik eiSos at embedded world 2018
Würth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, exhibits at embedded world (Nuremberg, February 27 – March 1, 2018). At booth 3-247, one of the biggest in hall 3 of the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, the company
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01/30/2018

Anglia strengthens display range with Mitsubishi

Yoshiaki Okamoto (Manager, Product Marketing Europe Industrial TFT – LCD. Mitsubishi), Xuesong Liu (Application Engineer Industrial TFT-LCD. Mitsubishi), Dr Ashley Rhodes (UK Sales Manager. Mitsubishi) and David Pearson (Technical Director, Anglia Components Limited)

Anglia Components today announced that it is has signed an agreement to distribute and support the Mitsubishi Electric range of displays in the UK and Ireland. The agreement greatly strengthens Anglia’s display portfolio, and extends its 10-year partnership
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01/30/2018
ON Semiconductor announces strategic partnership with Audi on Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP)
ON Semiconductor announced a strategic relationship with Audi following its selection to become part of the German car maker’s Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP). The goal of the interdisciplinary semiconductor strategy is to foster innovation
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01/30/2018
Omron releases new ultra-thin, highly durable tactile switch

The ultra-thin, highly durable tactile B3SE switch from Omron Components

Omron Electronic Components Europe is releasing a new ultra-thin sealed surface-mounting tactile switch rated at 1 million operations.
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01/30/2018
Mouser Electronics First Distributor to Stock ON Semi’s FDMF8811 110V Bridge Power Stage Module
Mouser Electronics is the first distributor to stock the FDMF8811 bridge power stage module from ON Semiconductor. The industry’s first 100 V bridge power stage module for half-bridge and full-bridge DC-DC converters, the FDMF8811 module uses high-performance PowerTrench
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01/30/2018
Teracom announces TCW210-TH Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers
Applications include Datacenter and SOHO environment monitoring, cold chain (delivery trucks, distribution, storage centers, retail stores), medical products storage and transport, industrial processes data logging, and many others.
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01/30/2018
Bulgin helps farmers harvest data with â€intelligent connector’ design
Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has successfully developed an ‘intelligent connector’ and trialled its use in agricultural sensing and control. In a customisation project for their client, California-based AgTech Industries, Bulgin incorporated
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01/30/2018
Liquid Cold Plates With New Fin Design Perform 30% Better Than Comparable Products
NORWOOD, Mass. – Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) is pleased to announce its new line of high-performance liquid cold plates, one of an array of liquid cooling solutions that ATS offers. ATS high-performance liquid cold plates are constructed with an innovative fin design, featuring an optimized
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01/30/2018
Thin Film Filters Deliver Excellent High-Frequency Performance With low Insertion Loss
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has extended its portfolio of high-performance, low-pass integrated thin film (ITF) filters with the release of six new 8W LP Series filters in miniature 1206 chip sizes with low maximum height profiles of 0.97mm. Based on proven thin film multilayer
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01/30/2018
Triple Output, Buck/Buck/Boost Synchronous DC/DC Controller Operates up to 2.25MHz
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC7815, a high frequency (up to 2.25MHz) triple output (buck, buck, boost), synchronous DC/DC controller that
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01/29/2018
AVX Adds New Case Size & Codes to its Automotive-Grade Ultralow-ESR Tantalum Capacitors
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has added a new “U” case (EIA Metric 7361-43) to its TRM Professional Series multianode, ultralow-ESR tantalum capacitors, extending the range with several new ratings designed to address
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01/29/2018
Noise Suppressor Resistors Offer Increased Voltage Performance and Reliability
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of wirewound noise suppressor resistors that delivers improved voltage performance and reliability for automotive ignition systems in reciprocating engines. Vishay Dale NSR-HP series devices feature a coating that increases reliability
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01/25/2018
Ultra-Low-Ohmic Shunt Resistors Designed for Automotive Systems and Industrial Equipment
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. – ROHM has recently announced the development of a more compact version of its highly regarded PSR series of high power ultra-low-ohmic shunt resistors for current detection
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01/25/2018
Board-to-Board Stacker Connectors Help Reduce Tolerance Accumulation
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has released a new series of tall board-to-board stacker connectors. The new 00-9148 Series tall stacker connectors are cost-effective, reliable, and robust; exhibit excellent resistance to
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01/25/2018
Rinspeed's new concept car
Swiss automobile manufacturer Rinspeed presented its new concept vehicle "Snap" at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2018 in Las Vegas - with Rinspeed AG once again relying on innovative HARTING technology. The family-owned company provided
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01/24/2018
Anritsu is Ensuring Better Connections in a Connected Mobile World
Anritsu Corporation will be showing their latest technologies in test, measurement and monitoring solutions for Ensuring Better Connections at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona (Hall 6 Stand 6F40). They will be focusing on new testing and monitoring challenges
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01/24/2018
HVC module from Omron providing very fast recognition speed now in stock at TTI, Inc.
Omron’s HVC-P2 multi-function sensor module is now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The product provides a maximum recognition speed that is 10 times faster than previous Human Vision Components
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01/24/2018
Rohde & Schwarz adds six new probe models to its power electronics measurement portfolio
Demand in the automotive industry for compact, highly efficient switched-mode power supplies, inverters and electric drives necessitates the use of leading-edge semiconductor components. This creates new challenges for T&M equipment. The new high voltage differential
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01/24/2018
Melexis announces new automotive-grade fan driver ICs for small applications
Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, announces new automotive-grade fan driver ICs for automotive and other applications where a highly reliable, ultra-small solution is needed.  
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01/24/2018
New microPEM Flaring Standoffs for Compact Electronic Assemblies
New microPEM MSOFS flaring standoffs from PennEngineering provide ideal miniature fastener solutions to attach and/or space components in compact electronic assemblies. They install permanently in thin panels of any hardness and material, including stainless steel,
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01/24/2018
New 1020 nm LED with new packaging with high optical radiation
FUTURELED's leading role in high power LEDs is strengthened by the 1020 nm high power LED in the new 480 packaging. The significantly improved optical output at 1020 nm enables simplified solutions in sun simulation with LEDs, improved automotive and space applications
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01/24/2018
Thin Film Filters Exhibit low Insertion Loss and Extremely Sharp Roll-Off
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has added 11 new frequencies to its 0805 high-performance, low-pass LP Series integrated thin film (ITF) SMD filters. Now available in 700, 750, 780, 942, 1000, 1250, 1800, 1900, 2400, 2900,
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01/24/2018
Rugged Data Recorder Provides Fast Results in Interactive Vehicle Testing
Marlborough, Massachusetts — HBM, Inc. announces its new SomatXR CX22B-R data recorder, for acquiring and storing measured data in mobile applications such as vehicle testing. The data recorder is well-suited to be used in harsh environments, with an extended temperature range of -40 to +80°C. Additionally,
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01/23/2018
Industrial Grade Liquid Level Switches from SST Support Higher Supply Voltages & Temperatures
Strengthening its widely-used Optomax portfolio of accurate, cost-effective and reliable infra-red (IR) liquid level switches, SST Sensing Ltd. now offers the Optomax Industrial series. These devices offer the same functionality and operational performance as customers
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01/22/2018
Toshiba launches small LDO regulator ICs suitable for IoT applications
Toshiba Electronics Europe released the TCR3UG series of small package, low-dropout (LDO) regulators with an output current of 300mA, that are suitable for power management of IoT modules, wearable devices and smartphones.
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01/22/2018
New at Rutronik â€
A new addition to Rutronik’s range of products is the new 64x128 display module from Seacomp-Displaytech, a matrix graphical display that is flexible in use and available in a number of versions. They are in stock and available now at www.rutronik24.com.
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01/22/2018
TTI adds ALPs TACT switches and industrial components to Europe-wide franchise portfolio
TTI, Inc. has signed a pan-European franchise agreement with Alps Electric, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality electronic components for mobile devices, home electronics, vehicles and industrial equipment.
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01/22/2018
Plug Connectors, Switches, Connection Technology â€
The new, expanded catalog of electromechanical components from Würth Elektronik eiSos is available in English and lists information on 12 standard product groups, including many innovations.  
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01/22/2018
PSDcast - Reference Designs for Wireless Charging Transmitters

Ralf Koedel from Infineon.

In this episode of the PSDCast, we're chatting with Infineon about the company's reference designs for wireless charging transmitters aimed at automotive and consumer applications. Be sure to check out the previous episodes in our wireless power PSDcast series
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01/22/2018
Making Fuel Cells for a Fraction of the Cost

UC Riverside researchers have developed an inexpensive, efficient catalyst material for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells which are among the most promising fuel cell types to power cars and electronics.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Fuel cells have the potential to be a clean and efficient way to run cars, computers, and power stations, but the cost of producing them is limiting their use. That's because a key component of the most common fuel cells is a catalyst made
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01/22/2018
Thin-Film Chip Inductors Designed for Automotive Signal & Power Applications
AVX Corporation has released a new series of thin film multilayer chip inductors especially designed to meet demanding performance specifications in automotive signal and power applications. Qualified to AEC-Q200, the new automotive-grade
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01/22/2018
Advanced Battery Management System Enables a Safer, Smarter Car of the Future
San Jose, CA and Las Vegas, NV—Automotive OEMs can enhance the safety of their lithium-ion battery packs with robust communications, comprehensive diagnostics, and lower system costs with the MAX17843 12-channel, high-voltage smart sensor data-acquisition device from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Electric
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01/22/2018
PSDcast - Wireless Charging for Automobiles
In this episode of the PSDcast, we're wrapping up CES 2018 with an exciting new collaboration between On Semiconductor and ConvenientPower Systems. Under the terms of that agreement, ConvenientPower
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01/17/2018
Resistors Deliver Robust Performance in a Small EIA 0402 Outline
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has released the new HR Series high-value resistors. Featuring a glass wafer sandwich package enabled with AVX’s proprietary, automotive- and medically-qualified FLEXITERM surface-mount termination technology in a small EIA 0402 outline, the
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01/17/2018
AEC-Q100 qualified dual die angle sensor from Infineon at Rutronik
The dual die 360° angle sensor TLE5012BD from Infineon is designed for angular position sensing in automotive applications such as electrical commutated motors, steering angle measurements or general angular sensing. It detects the orientation of a magnetic field
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01/16/2018
The Qt Company and Green Hills Announce Significant Advancements in Integrated Automotive HMI Platforms
The Qt Company and Green Hills Software have announced a collaboration to deliver the latest in human machine interface (HMI) development platforms for integrated automotive digital cockpits, focused on production deployment. Qt and Green Hills showcased the revolutionary
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01/16/2018
The LTM®4636 is a 40A-capable μModule® regulator featuring 3D packaging technology, or component-on-package (CoP) to keep it cool - see Figure 1. The body of the device is an overmolded 16mm × 16mm × 1.91mm BGA package with an inductor stacked on top to expose it to cooling airflow. The total
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01/16/2018
SiC Schottky Diode Line Reduces Switching Losses, Increases Efficiency and Robustness
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced four new series of 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky Diodes from its GEN2 product family, which was originally released in May 2017. The LSIC2SD120A08 Series, LSIC2SD120A15 Series, and LSIC2SD120A20 Series offer current ratings of 8A,
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01/15/2018
2018: The Year of Wireless Power?
At CES 2018, Powercast unveiled a consumer version of its RF-based wireless charging system, and considering the technology and its implications, we could finally have one of the true Holy Grails
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01/13/2018
The holidays have flown by here, and 2018 is in full swing already. The APEC exhibition at the start of March in San Antonio is the place where every power company wants to be seen, and the whole industry seems to have sprung into action in preparation for it, including the US contingent at PSD. My colleagues
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01/13/2018
Welcome to 2018, power aficionados! With all the political, sociological, and ecological instability, it’s good to know you can turn to Power Systems Design for unwavering, uncompromising coverage of that which keeps the world running. And we’re starting the year off with one of the most fundamental of all
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01/13/2018
Addressing Differential and Common Mode Noise With Innovative Dual-Mode Choke Technology

CMF Series Dual Mode Chokes

Circuit designers must deal with many types of noise: internal, external, RF, line frequency and more. Noise can be a limiting factor in system performance and so must be addressed and minimized. The question is “at what cost and effort?”  Is it better to sacrifice performance or cost?  In either
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01/12/2018
Thyristors  Provide Enhanced Surge Protection in High-Exposure Environments
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc., introduced two series of SIDACtor protection thyristors optimized to protect equipment located in high exposure environments from severe overvoltage transients. The Pxxx0MEL 5kA Series and Pxxx0FNL 3kA Series SIDACtor protection thyristors offer enhanced reliability
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01/11/2018
NTU and Volvo to Jointly Develop Autonomous Electric Buses in Singapore

NTU and Volvo will begin testing autonomous electric passenger buses at the CETRAN test centre from 2019 and the 40-seater buses will be equipped with GPS and integrated navigation systems that will enable it to drive, park and even charge itself.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Volvo Buses announced today that they will begin testing autonomous electric passenger buses in Singapore in 2019. For Volvo, this will be its first autonomous application in public transportation anywhere in the world and it has chosen
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01/11/2018
New development kit from ON Semiconductor enables rapid installation of battery-free smart passive sensors for IoT applications
ON Semiconductor announced a complete wireless battery free sensing solution kit (SPSDEVK1) that allows the company’s innovative
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01/09/2018
Infineon supports NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus AI Platform for Level 5 Autonomy
Infineon Technologies expanded its safe automated driving collaboration with NVIDIA, announcing that its AURIX TC3xx series automotive microcontroller (MCU) will be used in the NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus AI
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01/09/2018
Toshiba launches two new ICs compliant with Bluetooth Ver. 5.0
Toshiba Electronics Europe today announced two new additions, the TC35680FSG and TC35681FSG, to its line-up of ICs compliant with the Bluetooth low energy Ver. 5.0 communications standard.
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01/09/2018
Bosch launches BMA400 ultra-low power accelerometer for wearables and IoT applications
Bosch Sensortec is launching the BMA400, an ultra-low power acceleration sensor for wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The BMA400 draws ten times less current than existing accelerometers
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01/09/2018
No Inductors Required

Figure 1. Simplified Charge Pump Block Diagram of a Voltage Inverter

A fundamental axiom for switching power supplies is that they must not generate a lot of noise. Accordingly, quiet, well-regulated power supplies are important for optimum performance in many circuit applications. In order to attain this level of performance it is critical to be able to mitigate any noise generated
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01/09/2018
72V Hybrid Step-Down DC/DC Controller Reduces Solution Size by 50%
NORWOOD, Mass.-- Analog Devices, Inc.  announced the Power by Linear LTC7821, an industry first hybrid step-down synchronous controller that merges a switched capacitor circuit with a synchronous
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01/09/2018
Study Boosts Hope for Cheaper Fuel Cells

Simulations by Rice University scientists show how carbon nanomaterials may be optimized to replace expensive platinum in cathodes for electricity-generating fuel cells for transportation and other applications.

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast oxygen reduction, the key reaction in fuel cells that transform chemical energy into electricity, according to Rice University researchers. The findings are from computer simulations
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01/05/2018
Conrad Business Supplies now offers vibration-proof hybrid capacitors from Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe
Conrad Business Supplies has begun to stock Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe’s series of EEH-ZA and EEH-ZC hybrid capacitors. These capacitors combine the advantages of electrolytic capacitors with those made of solid polymer. Their resistance
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01/04/2018
Rohde & Schwarz offers market's first independently certified eCall test solution
The market-leading eCall test solution from Rohde & Schwarz is the first of its kind to be certified by an independent test body. CETECOM has examined the implementation of the eCall test public safety answering point (PSAP) in the Rohde & Schwarz solution
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01/04/2018
Female Power Contacts for 2mm Pitch Connectors
Harwin has announced the introduction of a new female contact for its Datamate connectors that enables significant increases in power delivery levels to be realized. Utilizing a unique, proprietary 6-finger design which is machined from a single piece of beryllium
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Date:
01/04/2018
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