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Automotive Electronics

February 2018
The World’s Highest Current Rated GaN Power Transistor
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada – GaN Systems made public the 120 A, 650 V GaN E-HEMT, extending its leadership with the industry’s most powerful line of high performance GaN transistors. Power levels continue to rise creating the need for higher operating current. The numerous advantages of GaN
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02/28/2018
Over the past few years, Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices have seen a substantial rise in popularity. This has been fueled by an increased focus on saving energy, reducing the size of devices, and improving the long term reliability of the final products. Traditional silicon-based devices are reaching the physical
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02/27/2018
42V Quad Output, Triple Monolithic Synchronous Buck Converter & Boost Controller Operates from 3V to 42V Inputs
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LT8603, a 42V input capable, high efficiency quad output monolithic switching regulator. Its flexible design combines a boost controller with two high voltage 2.5A and 1.5A synchronous step-down channels and a lower voltage 1.8A synchronous step-down
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02/27/2018

DOE Grants $10.6 Million to Produce More Biodiesel, Biojet Fuel

University of Illinois research project Renewable Oil Generated with Ultra-productive Energycane (ROGUE) will transform energycane and Miscanthus (pictured) into sustainable sources of biodiesel and biojet fuel with support from the US Department of Energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the University of Illinois a $10.6 million, five-year grant to transform two of the most productive crops in America into sustainable sources of biodiesel and biojet fuel. The new research project Renewable Oil Generated with Ultra-productive Energycane--or ROGUE--kicks
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02/26/2018
Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is working with an ecosystem of leading carmakers and automotive suppliers to accelerate the commercial introduction of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology using the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution.
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02/22/2018
IVT-F: High-precision measurement technology in Formula E racing series
Isabellenhütte uses the FIA Formula E racing series as an innovation driver for its measurement technology products in order to expose the shunt-based IVT measurement technology to the harshest requirements. The future generations of IVT series products will benefit
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02/21/2018
FCT’s broad product portfolio now in stock at TTI, Inc.
FCT's broad product portfolio including a range of connectors, contacts, hoods, tools and more is available in Europe through TTI, Inc. A Molex company, FCT’s products also encompasses customised solutions meeting individual needs and providing design flexibility.
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02/21/2018
Simplify Industrial-Grade Linux Designs with SAMA5D2 MPU-Based System On Module (SOM)
There is a great deal of design effort and complexity associated with creating an industrial-grade microprocessor (MPU)-based system running a Linux® operating system. Even developers with expertise in the area spend a lot of time on PCB layout to guarantee signal
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02/21/2018
Rohde & Schwarz collaborates with Gemalto to minimize multi-region drive testing for LTE-Advanced wireless modules
Rohde & Schwarz is collaborating with wireless module vendor Gemalto to overcome the problem of extensive real network drive tests in different countries. The solution is to automatically reproduce field-recorded network configurations of Gemalto Cinterion modules
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02/21/2018
ON Semiconductor announces new set of low power, fully compliant USB-C 1.3 devices
ON Semiconductor has announced the latest set of USB-C (Type-C) devices that are fully compliant with the latest revision 1.3 specification, enabling easy integration into USB-C systems. The new devices include two controllers and a switch, all of which are aimed
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02/21/2018
Mouser Now Stocking Microchip PIC18 K83 MCUs with CAN and Core Independent Peripherals for Improved Response Time
Mouser Electronics is now stocking PIC18 K83 microcontrollers from Microchip Technology. The new 8-bit microcontrollers combine a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus with an extensive array of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) to improve response time to critical
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02/21/2018
Renesas Electronics Unveils New Renesas Synergyâ„¢ Website and Solutions Gallery for IoT Developers
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the newly updated Renesas Synergy™ Platform website and Solutions Gallery that place the power of the Synergy ecosystem – from software to hardware – into the developers’ hands. The site refresh makes it easier for
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02/21/2018
Selecting Components based on Measurement Data
Würth Elektronik eiSos has expanded the capabilities of its REDEXPERT free simulation software by adding more search modules for additional applications. From now on, LEDs, varistors and PFC coils can also be selected in a practice-oriented way on the basis of the
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02/21/2018
HARTING Technology Group strengthens its commitment in Mexico
The HARTING Technology Group intends to further expand its market position in North and Central America over the coming years. The comments were made by Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING Americas, in front of a group of journalists in Silao. Since 2016, HARTING
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02/21/2018
Power Supplies for Railway Applications â€

Figure 1. The range of railway applications is very wide

In a study presented at the international rail exhibition, Innotrans 2016 in Berlin, the European Rail Industry summarized the state of the business as representing a market size estimated to reach 185 billion Euro by 2020. Of course, the power supplies share of that amount is marginal compared to heavy rolling
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02/21/2018
Switch Reduces Costs for Vehicle Access Control
ATLANTA – FEIG Electronics is launching a uniquely cost-effective 2-lane Wiegand Switch for vehicle access control. Existing vehicle access control applications with two lanes require two separate RFID readers, whereas now only one reader, such as the ISC.LRU1002, can handle two lanes. Additional advantages
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02/20/2018
Smart yet Frugal: Energy-Saving, Next-Generation Lighting

Figure 1. The FL7740 and FL7760 are a complete dimmable solution for modern LED lighting

Lighting is important to us – a fact borne out by an estimate from the US Energy Information Administration that we use the same amount of energy to light our homes (129 Billion kWh – 9% of total consumption) as the total amount we use to wash and dry our clothes, use our computers and cook. However,
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02/19/2018
Single 2MHz Buck-Boost Controller Drives Entire  LED Headlight Cluster, Meets CISPR 25 Class 5 EMI

Figure 1. LT8391A 2MHz 16V, 1.5A automotive buck-boost LED driver passes CISPR 25 Class 5 EMI

Automobile LED headlight clusters combine high and low beams, daytime running lights, and sometimes signal and clearance lights into a single headlight cluster. The components of the cluster can have vastly different driver requirements, including voltage and current requirements, topologies, power levels or
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02/16/2018
Energy Labeling Protocols for External Power Supplies Will Keep Getting Tougher and Reaching Further

Figure 1. Authorities worldwide have adopted EPS energy-labeling protocols, and introduced stricter targets with each subsequent revision.

Recent delays in the introduction of mandatory energy-performance standards should not be interpreted as a slackening in the pace of regulatory change. Energy-performance standards for high-tech products can become more effective in helping protect the planet by being more broadly adopted worldwide
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02/16/2018
EXLab Express Acquires Data Without Programming
IRVINE, CA - AMETEK VTI Instruments announced the introduction of EXLab Express, a powerful, easy-to-use, plug-and-play data acquisition software package. EXLab Express is a version of VTI's EXLab data acquisition software that allows users of the EX1401 Thermocouple/Voltage Measurement Instrument
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02/15/2018
HANNOVER MESSE 2018: HARTING relies on “partneringâ€
The HARTING Technology Group will once again be showcasing numerous new products and solutions at the HANNOVER MESSE (23 to 27 April 2018). This year, HARTING (Hall 11 / Stand C13) will highlight the importance of Integrated Industry partnerships by way of a few
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02/14/2018
Now at Mouser: STMicroelectronics’s STWLC33 Inductive Power Receiver Delivers 15W Qi and AirFuel Wireless Charging
Mouser Electronic is now stocking the STWLC33 inductive wireless power receiver from STMicroelectronics (ST). One of ST’s Wireless Power Transfer solutions, the STWLC33 is an integrated, multi-mode wireless power-receiver solution optimized for portable high-speed
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02/14/2018
New DC-DC converter family powers modern railway applications
Vicor has released its next generation of DCMs with a family of wide input range (43 – 154V input) 3623 (36 x 23mm) ChiPs with power levels up to 240W and 93% efficiency, targeted at new rail transportation and infrastructure applications.
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02/14/2018
Innovations in Lighting and Illumination
Innovation in electronics in lighting has greatly increased the efficiency of the process of converting electrical energy into light.  Energy savings have been increased further by increased knowledge of the effects of light intensity and wavelengths on plants, animals and humans.   Not only has
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02/14/2018
Uniting Diverse Research Areas to Drive Autonomous Cars
Worcester, Mass. – An aerospace engineer and an electrical and computer science engineer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are combining their work to find the key to developing self-driving cars that can operate safely and efficiently, even in complex city environments. With a three-year,
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02/14/2018
Compact Automotive Feedthrough Filter With Highest Capacitance
TDK Corporation has extended its lineup of 3-terminal feedthrough filters for automotive applications. The new YFF18AC0J105M type is available in an IEC 1608 package (EIA 0603) with compact dimensions of just 1.6 mm x 0.8 mm x 0.6 mm and features *the industry’s highest capacitance of 1 µF for a feedthrough
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02/13/2018
Low-Power Sensor Transmitter Designed for Industrial Automation Applications
San Jose, CA— Create small, low power, and highly accurate designs for industrial automation applications with the MAX12900 ultra-low power, highly integrated 4–20mA sensor transmitter from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Ideal applications include industrial automation and process control, loop-powered
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02/12/2018
4-Switch Buck-Boost Controller Features Integrated Switching Bias Supply
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC3777, a 150V high efficiency (up to 99%) 4-switch synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller, which operates from input voltages above, below or equal to the regulated output voltage. Its 4.5V to 150V input voltage range operates from a high input voltage
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02/12/2018
Renesas Electronics Unveils Industry-Leading Fully Encapsulated Dual 30A and Single 33A Digital Power Modules
Renesas Electronics announced two new fully encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power modules that deliver the highest power density and efficiency in their class. The dual ISL8274M operates from a 5V or 12V power rail, provides two 30A outputs and up to 95.5% peak
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02/07/2018
Toshiba Electronics Europe has today announced a new USB-based Bluetooth development platform based around their innovative and advanced TC35678 BT 4.2 single-chip Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) controller. The BMSKUSBBT1760A(P) USB board reduces development time and
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02/07/2018
Now at Mouser: TDK’s Ultra-Thin PiezoHapt Actuator Provides Fast Haptic Feedback for Wearables and More
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the PiezoHapt ultra-thin actuator from TDK. Expanding TDK’s portfolio of haptic devices, including the PowerHap actuator, the PiezoHapt is one of the world's thinnest haptic components on the market today. With a thickness of
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02/07/2018
Now at Mouser: Amphenol Industrial Amphe-PD Series Connectors Distribute High Currents with Less Heat
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Amphe-PD series connection system from Amphenol Industrial. Designed to connect wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, and busbar terminations, the Amphe-PD series distributes higher currents with less heat than similar-sized connectors.
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02/07/2018
Short lead-times for custom or configured AC power supplies from Powerstax
Powerstax offers clean, reliable AC Power sources from Behlman Electronics with a range covering 1350VA to 120kVA. In the mid-range are the BL-Series with outputs available from 3000VA through 20kVA. The BL-Series has a wide range of standard options making a custom
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02/07/2018
Anritsu Delivers Higher Line Productivity and Lower Costs with World’s First Fully Automatic Testing for IEEE802.11ax Devices
Anritsu Corporation has announced the release of three new software packages to expand the measurement standards supported by the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A, enabling fast and fully automatic testing in accordance with the IEEE 802.11ax test specifications.
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02/07/2018
New power inductors ETQ-P3M for automotive applications from Panasonic feature high heat and vibration resistance
Panasonic Industry Europe is launching new highly reliable power inductors for automotive and other strenuous applications requiring high heat (up to +150°C including self-heating) and vibration resistance (up to 30G).
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02/07/2018
Already on the way to the customer the day the order is received
Construction work is progressing briskly on the largest single investment in HARTING’s history, the HARTING "European Distribution Center (EDC)" logistics centre. "The construction companies involved are working meticulously together. At the moment,
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02/07/2018
Integrated Power Phototriac With 600 V/Îs dv/dt Reduces Costs and Saves Space
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new 1 A integrated power phototriac designed to directly drive medium AC loads. Featuring high dv/dt to 600 V/μs, the Vishay Semiconductors VO2223B delivers high robustness and noise isolation for home appliances and industrial equipment. The
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02/01/2018

 



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