Automotive & Transportation

November 2022
Optimizing Drive-Cycle Simulations for Automotive Applications

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Figure 1. EAB450M12XM3 automotive qualified 1200 V, 450 A all-Silicon Carbide conduction-optimized, half-bridge module by Wolfspeed®

­Silicon Carbide (SiC) has transformed power delivery and management in a number of industries, especially electric vehicle (EV) charging and on-board power conversion. This is due to its superior thermal characteristics, low losses, and power density, which result in higher efficiency and reliability when com
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11/30/2022
ProTek Devices Intros High Current Voltage Suppressor SMDs for DC and AC Protection

ProTek Devices Intros High Current Voltage Suppressor SMDs for DC and AC Protection

­ProTek Devices has introduced a new series of 10kA bidirectional transient voltage suppressors for circuit protection in DC and AC, in telecommunications infrastructure, and other similar industrial applications. These surface mount devices can be connected in a series or in parallel to create very high capability ci
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11/29/2022
Coca-Cola will now Make Local Deliveries in Belgium with 30 Electric Renault Trucks Vehicles

Coca-Cola will now make local deliveries in Belgium with 30 electric Renault Trucks vehicles

­Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) will start using 30 electric trucks to make “last mile” deliveries to local customers in Belgium. The first five vehicles will go out today in the Antwerp area. Through a key partnership with Renault Trucks, the beverage manufacturer is electrifying one-fifth of
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11/28/2022
Infineon and TSMC to Introduce RRAM Technology for Automotive Product Family

Infineon and TSMC to introduce RRAM technology for automotive AURIX™ TC4x product family

­Infineon Technologies AG and TSMC announced the companies are preparing to introduce TSMC’s Resistive RAM (RRAM) Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) technology into Infineon’s next generation AURIX™ microcontrollers (MCU). Embedded Flash microcontrollers have been the main building blocks of automotive electroni
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11/27/2022
Ultrafast 650 V Recovery Rectifiers for Automotive and Industrial Applications

Ultrafast 650 V Recovery Rectifiers for Automotive and Industrial Applications

­Nexperia announced the expansion of its portfolio of Clip-bonded FlatPower (CFP) packaged diodes for industrial and automotive applications. The latest additions include four 650 V, 1 A parts available in CFP3 and CFP5 packages intended for use in onboard chargers (OBC) and inverters for electric vehicles, po
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11/21/2022
How to Make Future Autonomous Transportation Accessible to Everyone

Purdue University professor Brad Duerstock leverages his own experiences as a wheelchair user in his research on improving accessibility to transportation.

­When Brad Duerstock was 18, a spinal cord injury paralyzed his arms and legs, requiring him to use what control he had left in his hands to operate a power wheelchair. Throughout the more than 30 years since, Duerstock has seen smartphones, tablets and other types of technology get developed but not becom
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11/18/2022
The Most Accurate Automotive Pressure Sensor Ever Made

The Most Accurate Automotive Pressure Sensor Ever Made

­Melexis has launched a new series of PCB-less pressure sensor ICs that deliver the highest degree of accuracy over lifetime. Thanks to this impressive performance the last generation of ICEs will become greener in all circumstances. Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, introduces a new ser
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11/17/2022
First Family of Automotive Radar Transceivers with Industry's Highest Accuracy and Lowest Power Consumption

First Family of Automotive Radar Transceivers with Industry's Highest Accuracy and Lowest Power Consumption

­Renesas Electronics Corporation is entering the automotive radar market with the introduction of a 4x4-channel, 76-81GHz transceiver designed to meet the demanding requirements of ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and Level 3 and higher autonomous driving applications. Leveraging automotive expertise ac
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11/16/2022
onsemi Launches MOSFETs With Innovative Top-Cool Packaging

onsemi Launches MOSFETs With Innovative Top-Cool Packaging

­onsemi announced a series of new MOSFET devices that feature innovative top-side cooling to assist designers in challenging automotive applications, especially within motor control and DC/DC conversion.  Housed in a TCPAK57 package measuring just 5mm x 7mm, the new Top Cool devices feature a
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11/15/2022
650V and 750V Automotive Qualified aSiC MOSFETs for Industrial and Electric Vehicle Applications

David Sheridan, Vice President of SiC products at AOS

­Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced its new industry-leading 650V and 750V SiC MOSFET platform for both industrial and automotive applications.  The 650V SiC MOSFETs are ideal switching solutions for industrial applications such as solar inverters, motor drives, industrial po
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11/11/2022
Li Auto Inc. Selected Melexis ToF for in-car Gesture Control

Li Auto Inc. Selected Melexis ToF for in-car Gesture Control

­Li Auto Inc., an emerging Chinese EV OEM incorporates a new generation of intuitive gesture control system in its cars. The 3D camera at the core of this system integrates the Melexis MLX75027, the world's only automotive qualified VGA resolution time-of-flight (ToF) sensor. Melexis, a global microelectronics engineerin
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11/10/2022
200W and 300W Half-Brick DC-DC Converters Have a 43 to 160Vdc Input for Railway Power Systems

200W and 300W Half-Brick DC-DC Converters Have a 43 to 160Vdc Input for Railway Power Systems

­TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda CN-110B series of half-brick DC-DC converters for railway power systems. An input range of 43 to 160Vdc enables their use with 72V or 110V nominal DC inputs. The baseplate cooled modules meet the rolling stock IEC 61373 Category 1, Class B shock/vibration sta
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11/08/2022
Infineon Partners with REE Automotive to Foster Sustainable Mobility

Infineon Partners with REE Automotive to Foster Sustainable Mobility

­Disruptive technologies are driving the mobility transformation: to accelerate green and smart mobility, Infineon Technologies AG  is collaborating with REE Automotive Ltd. The automotive technology company developed the REE modular Electric Vehicle platform which serves as a foundation for a wide variety of
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11/08/2022
CDE Addresses Capacitor Needs of Next-Gen Level-3 EV Charger Designers

CDE Addresses Capacitor Needs of Next-Gen Level-3 EV Charger Designers

­In response to the rapidly growing demand for higher-performance DC link capacitors for EV chargers, Cornell Dubilier Electronics (CDE) has expanded its standard-product offerings and brought to light its advanced custom capacitor capabilities. While the inverter circuitry at the heart of EV charging st
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11/08/2022
Teledyne LeCroy Now Offers Widest Range of 10 Mb/s IVN Solutions

Teledyne LeCroy Now Offers Widest Range of 10 Mb/s IVN Solutions

­Teledyne LeCroy announced the addition of a CAN XL Trigger, Decode, Measure/Graph and Eye Diagram (TDME) oscilloscope software option, enabling users to test, validate and debug automotive electronic control units (ECUs) and 10 Mb/s in-vehicle network (IVN) designs. Today’s vehicles can contain more than 1
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11/08/2022
Infineon Introduces New XENSIV TLE4971 Sensor Family for Automotive Applications

Infineon Introduces New XENSIV TLE4971 Sensor Family for Automotive Applications

­Infineon Technologies AG announced the addition of the new XENSIV TLE4971 family to its current sensor portfolio for automotive applications. The 3.3 V devices are the next generation of TLI4971 devices available in a TISON package with an integrated rail and available in four different pre-programmed current ra
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11/04/2022
Infineon PSoC 4100S Max Supports Fifth-Generation CAPSENSE Technology with Higher Performance

Infineon PSoC 4100S Max Supports Fifth-Generation CAPSENSE Technology with Higher Performance

­Infineon Technologies AG announced the new PSoC 4100S Max family. It features expanded Flash memory and general-purpose inputs/outputs (GPIO) for next-generation human machine interface (HMI) applications to support the fifth-generation CAPSENSE™ touch sensors. Available in 7x7, 10x10, and 14x14 mm² packages, PSo
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11/02/2022
ASIL B Power Management IC Ideal for Automotive Camera Applications

ASIL B Power Management IC Ideal for Automotive Camera Applications

­Renesas Electronics Corporation unveiled an innovative automotive power management IC (PMIC) for next-generation automotive camera applications. The RAA271082 is a versatile ISO-26262 compliant multi-rail power IC with a primary high voltage synchronous buck regulator, two secondary low voltage synchronous bu
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11/02/2022
Bring Your Next Battery Charger Project to Life with Minimum Design Risks

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Figure 1. Infineon offering cover key components in chargers (colored in green)

­Every day more and more of the devices and equipment used in our daily life are powered by batteries. For example, we can find electronic equipment with batteries around the house, such as cordless power tools, drones, and other domestic robots (e.g., robotic vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers, etc.). At the same time, due to rising fuel prices, government incentives, and rising awareness about air pollution, common modes of transportation such as bicycles, scooters, and mopeds have now also turned into electrical vehicles. All of these applications are
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11/01/2022
Backlog for Electric Vehicles Eases Up (Mostly)

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Electric vehicles aren’t quite as scarce as they used to be. Back in August, we reported that most EVs were backordered anywhere from 3-6 months (or more), while arguably the most popular EV brand (Tesla) was delayed about a year. Well, supply has apparently caught up to demand. Or at the very least,
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11/01/2022
Keeping Track of Position Even After Power Loss

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Figure 1. The multiturn principle of the operation

­Position sensors and encoders are ubiquitous in automotive and industrial applications where it is vital that the position of the system is known at all times. However, incumbent position sensors and encoders can only provide a single turn or 360° TPO position information. Systems that require TPO position in
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11/01/2022
Enhancing Angular Position Sensing in Modern Automobile Systems

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Figure 1: x-by-wire interprets the driver’s steering, gear-selection and pedal commands using electrical position sensors - thereby reducing the amount of mechanical parts

Over the past three to four decades, formerly mechanically actuated and regulated systems in the automotive world have been replaced with electrical and electronic equivalents that deliver numerous advantages. In addition to saving weight and bill-of-materials costs, the electrical systems are typically smaller a
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Date:
11/01/2022
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