Automotive & Transportation

May 2021
Chip Ferrite Beads for Automotive Applications up to 175°C
Murata has introduced the BLM18KN_EH series of chip ferrite beads for noise suppression in power lines at temperatures up to 175°C. Target automotive applications include engine and transmission electronic control units (ECUs) and turbo motor controllers. The components also meet AEC-Q200 qualification re
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05/27/2021
Efabless and SkyWater Bring Chip Creation to the Masses
Efabless announced the launch of its new chipIgnite program to bring chip design and fabrication to the masses and a collaboration with SkyWater Technology for the first node supported in the program. The chipIgnite program expands upon the SKY130-based open source chip manufacturing program sponsored by Google an
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05/20/2021
A gate driver solution for EMI mitigation without compromise

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It is not just efficiency that benefits from faster switching. There are further advantages, including a reduced BoM, and as efficient designs give off less heat, they don’t require such large heatsinks, leading to smaller and cheaper system solutions. However, high switching speeds have a downside that can of
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05/18/2021
Silicon Labs Expands Isolated Gate Driver Product Family
Silicon Labs announced the addition of Si828x version 2 to its isolated gate driver product family. This update allows the product family to effectively drive Silicon Carbide (SiC) Field Effect Transistor (FET) gates, addressing the growing market for half- and full-bridge inverters and power supplies that require im
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05/17/2021
DC-DC Demonstration Board Powered by GaN FETs
EPC announces the availability of the EPC9137, a 1.5 kW, two-phase 48 V – 12 V bidirectional converter that operates with 97 % efficiency in a very small footprint. The design of this demonstration board is scalable; that is, two converters can be paralleled to achieve 3 kW or three converters can be paralleled to
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05/11/2021
Design Suite Accelerates Embedded Security Implementations
In 2019, Microchip Technology released its Trust Platform for its CryptoAuthentication family, bringing the industry’s first pre-provisioned solutions for hardware-based secure elements to companies of all sizes that want an easy way to implement secure authentication. Today, the company is further en
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05/11/2021
TTI Offering Backlighting Chip LEDs from ROHM
TTI, Inc., is now offering the ROHM CSL0901/CSL0902 LED series. These compact, high-output, surface-mount LEDs are designed with molded lenses to optimize intensity. This new lineup includes 18 devices, comprised of the CSL0901 series and featuring standard brightness and the high brightness CSL0902 series. LED
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05/07/2021
Server / Telecom - Si and WBG solutions: Part 3 of 4 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Towards Efficient, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Power Supply Units for 5G Telecom Rectifiers Applications Using Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors

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Figure 1: Key features required for AC-DC SMPS in the latest generation of telecom applications

The 5G spectrum has been released in several countries worldwide and already in commercial use. 5G is accelerating and promises to change our lives thanks to large bandwidth, massive connection, and ultra-low latency. On top of this network evolution, we need to consider the advancements in the so-called mobile ed
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05/07/2021
Laboratory-Type Accuracy in a  Battery-Operated DC Calibrator
Vitrek offers the XiTRON 2000 series for metrologists who need superior accuracy and portability when calibrating thermocouple, pressure, flow and DC instrumentation. Delivering laboratory-level accuracy in a battery-powered DC calibrator, the 2000 Series is a cost-effective calibration/simulation tool ideal fo
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05/06/2021
Triple Bucks Plus a Boost Controller to Meet Tough Requirements

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Figures 1: Cold crank-tolerant automotive supply with three regulated outputs. Three bucks are powered with a boost preregulator (VOUT4), yielding precise regulation for all three outputs through a VBAT cold crank event (also shown)

Automobiles present space-constrained, harsh environments that demand reliable and compact power supplies for increasingly complex electronics systems. The LT8603 compact regulator is a robust solution that combines two high voltage 2.5 A and 1.5 A buck regulators, a low voltage 1.8 A buck regulator, and a boost co
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05/03/2021
Server / Telecom - Si and WBG solutions: Part 1 of 4 Editorial Series Sponsored by Infineon; Innovative Silicon Solution for Highest PFC Efficiency

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Figure 1: Circuit diagram of the proposed solution using CoolMOS™ in a half-bridge configuration

Introduction As a result of the pandemic that lately has had a significant impact on our lives, communication networks became a crucial part of critical social infrastructure. To achieve the required server capacities and fast connectivity and address the challenges of this unprecedented situation and, highly
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Date:
05/03/2021
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