Automotive & Transportation

June 2022
Touch Controller Family Disrupts Traditional Touchscreen Designs

Touch Controller Family Disrupts Traditional Touchscreen Designs

­Many automotive and industrial touch HMI designers are looking to merge the benefits of a mechanical rotary encoder input with the flexibility of modern multi-touch displays. Microchip Technology Inc. announces the maXTouch Knob on Display (KoD) controller as the first automotive-grade touchscreen co
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06/30/2022
Bluetooth Low-Energy Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems for Automotive OEMs

Sensata Technologies Develops New Bluetooth Low Energy Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems for Automotive OEMs

­Sensata Technologies announced it has developed a new Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for vehicle OEMs to help improve vehicle safety and performance.  Interest in BLE TPMS is on the rise as vehicles become more connected, electrified, and autonomous. While com
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06/29/2022
1,000 V AC/DC AEC-Q200 Common Mode Choke Solution for EMI Suppression in Harsh Environments

1,000 V AC/DC AEC-Q200 Common Mode Choke Solution for EMI Suppression in Harsh Environments

­As part of the YAGEO Group and leading global electronic components supplier, KEMET announces its new SCF-XV series of AEC-Q200 qualified common mode chokes. This series fulfills the growing need for high voltage automotive and harsh environment industrial EMI filtering applications. The SCF-XV series offers up
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06/29/2022
Coreless TMR-Based Current Sensing Devices Deliver World-Best Class Accuracy and Fast-Response

Murata’s first coreless TMR-based current sensing devices deliver world best class accuracy and fast-response

­Murata announces the MRD series of open-loop current sensors for industrial systems. Each integrates high-performance tunnel magneto-resistive (TMR) elements - enabling precision measurement with regard to both DC and AC currents up to 40A, as well as maintaining stable characteristics across an extensive te
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06/27/2022
Electric Car Charging Project sees Coventry Graduate win National Accolade

Coventry University graduate Anujan Metheus was presented with the Association of Project Management (APM) Student of the Year Award

­A Coventry University graduate’s work to help prepare Coventry for the electric car revolution, has seen him honoured with a top project management award. Anujan Metheus, who completed his Masters in Engineering Project Management at Coventry University last year, was presented with the Association of Projec
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06/24/2022
PMICs Designed for Camera Modules in Next-Gen Vehicles

PMICs Designed for Camera Modules in Next-Gen Vehicles

­ROHM Semiconductor announced the availability of ISO 26262 and ASIL‑B compliant PMICs, BD868xxMUF-C (BD868C0MUF-C, BD868D0MUF-C), for automotive camera modules, which are increasingly being adopted in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).  The continuing evolution of ADAS in recent ye
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06/22/2022
Research Study: On-Road Hydrogen Vehicles to Exceed 1 Million Globally by 2027

According to ­a new study from Juniper Research, the number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally will exceed 1 million in 2027.

­A new study from Juniper Research has found the number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally will exceed 1 million in 2027, from just over 60,000 in 2022 – a substantial growth of over 1,500%. Juniper Research defines hydrogen vehicles as vehicles that use hydrogen propulsion systems as the
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06/20/2022
Largest Family of Inductive Position Sensors Includes Solution for ISO 26262-Compliant EV Motor Control Applications

Largest Family of Inductive Position Sensors Includes Solution for ISO 26262-Compliant EV Motor Control Applications

­Developers of motor control systems are rapidly replacing Hall Effect position sensors and older magnetic resolver solutions with inductive alternatives that eliminate expensive magnets and other heavy transformer-based structures so they can be integrated onto simple, compact printed circuit boards (PCBs). Ex
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06/15/2022
Automotive Grade Three-Terminal 0402 MLCC is World's First to Deliver 4.3 µF Capacitance

Automotive Grade Three-Terminal 0402 MLCC is World's First to Deliver 4.3 µF Capacitance

­Murata announced it has set a new capacitor performance benchmark with the introduction of its NFM15HC435D0E3. The product is the world’s first automotive-grade three-terminal multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) to provide a capacitance of 4.3 µF in a 0402-inch (1.0 × 0.5 mm) size. It also delivers superior po
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06/14/2022
Designing Interconnects for EV Battery Management Systems

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Figure 1. Many intelligent systems are working together within the battery management system, and they all need to be connected.

­Electric vehicles are becoming the new norm on the road—as of Q1 2021, Americans bought more electric vehicles than ever before, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Consumers purchased more than 122,000 electric vehicles in March 2021 alone, making electric vehicles 7.6 percent of the market sh
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06/07/2022
EV Charging – It’s All in the Location

EV Charging is all about location

  This week brought more worrying news about the climate. A new report from the World Meteorological Organization estimates that we now have a 48% chance of global average temperatures temporarily rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius beyond pre-industrial levels within five years. 1.5 degrees Celsius is no
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06/07/2022
4-Switch Buck-Boost Controller with Pass-Thru Capability Eliminates Switching Noise

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Figure 1. LT8210 8 V to 16 V Pass-Thru regulator circuit.

­A common dc-to-dc converter problem is generating a regulated voltage when the input voltage can be above, below, or equal to the output—that is, the converter must perform both step-up and step-down functions. This scenario is typical when powering vehicle electronics from a nominal 12 V battery, which ca
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06/01/2022
LEDs Can Become Point-Like: Why Can’t Their Drivers?

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Figure 1: NexGen Vertical GaN. The GaN Drift Layer grows on a GaN wafer

The lighting industry continues to push innovation in LED applications. First, more compact designs are needed without sacrificing light quality. As designs become sleeker, light sources can disappear into the background and consumers can enjoy their lighting without having to see the direct light source, or wo
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Date:
06/01/2022
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