Automotive & Transportation

April 2023
Empowering Your Charging Needs with Efficient and Scalable Multi-Port Chargers and Adapters

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Figure 1: High-level block diagram of a multi-port adapter

Introduction As portable electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops have become an integral part of our lives, the need for faster charging has grown tremendously. The Power Delivery (PD) technology is designed to provide the fastest charging possible through a USB Type-C (USB-C) cable. T
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Date:
04/29/2023

USB-C PD Solutions Enable Advanced Multimedia and Charging Solutions for Vehicles

USB-C PD Solutions Enable Advanced Multimedia and Charging Solutions for Vehicles

­Infineon Technologies AG introduces the EZ-PD CCG7D, a dual-port USB-C power delivery (PD) solution with integrated boost controller for in-car charging applications. The USB-C PD complies with the latest USB Type-C and PD specifications (Ver. 3.1) and is AEC Q-100 qualified. The PD solution is specifically de
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Date:
04/28/2023
ROHM Introduces Ultra-Low-Profile, 12W Rated Metal Plate Shunt Resistor

ROHM Introduces Ultra-Low-Profile, 12W Rated Metal Plate Shunt Resistor

­ROHM Semiconductor announced the industry’s thinnest (H: 0.03-inch) 12W rated metal plate shunt resistor (PSR350), optimized for high-power applications in the automotive and industrial equipment markets. ROHM will also expand the PSR lineup to include a 0.2mΩ (PSR100) model, along with a 15W ty
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Date:
04/28/2023
Nexperia Introduces the Best-in-Class Portfolio of I2C GPIO Expanders

Nexperia Introduces the Best-in-Class Portfolio of I2C GPIO Expanders

­Nexperia introduced a new portfolio of 16-channel I2C general-purpose input-output (GPIO) expanders designed to increase flexibility and reuse in electronic systems. The portfolio provides an elegant solution when additional I/Os are needed while keeping the interconnections to a minimum. Enabling design eng
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Date:
04/27/2023
Infineon Enables Next-Generation Automotive E/E Architectures with Industry's First LPDDR Flash Memory

Infineon Enables Next-Generation Automotive E/E Architectures with Industry's First LPDDR Flash Memory

­Infineon Technologies AG launched the industry’s first LPDDR Flash memory to enable next-generation automotive E/E architectures. The Infineon SEMPER™ X1 LPDDR Flash offers safe, reliable and real-time code execution critical for automotive domain and zone controllers. The device delivers 8 times the performance of
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Date:
04/21/2023
PSDcast – WiFi Automation and Autonomous Vehicles

Roger Sands, the CEO of Wyebot

­How can WiFi automation and the IoT improve a vehicle’s autonomy? Roger Sands, the CEO of Wyebot, discusses further.
Date:
04/21/2023
University of Miami College of Engineering Launches Consortium to Make Flying Cars a Reality for Commuters

University of Miami College of Engineering Launches Consortium to Make Flying Cars a Reality for Commuters

­To transform the way we commute and live, the University of Miami College of Engineering launched the Miami Engineering Autonomous Mobility Initiative (MEAMI), a consortium of world-class academic, industry, and government partners. MEAMI researchers are developing next-generation electric vertical
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Date:
04/18/2023
Autonomous Buses: It's all About When, Not How, They Sound

Autonomous Buses: It's all About When, Not How, They Sound

­Researchers at Cornell University are using sound to help autonomous vehicles navigate complex social situations, like communicating with people in traffic. After testing multiple scenarios, they discovered the timing of a sound, rather than the type of sound, was most important. “If we want to create
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Date:
04/18/2023
Compact and Powerful SMD Fuse for High Current SELV Applications

Compact and Powerful SMD Fuse for High Current SELV Applications

­SCHURTER announces the launch of its new UHS, a compact fast-acting SMT fuse designed to safely interrupt high-energy overcurrent in the SELV range. The new UHS is available in six current ratings from 50-100 A at 50 VDC or 32 VDC, with a breaking capacity of up to 2000 A.  SELV, which stands for "
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Date:
04/17/2023
PSDcast – How High-Voltage Technologies can Help Reduce Range Anxiety

Roland Sperlich, vice president and general manager for Interface Products at TI

­As electrification takes over the automotive sector, high-voltage technologies become far more crucial. And not just the increased battery power (and minimizing losses through heat) but also when it comes to recharge times, itself an important part of solving range anxiety.
Date:
04/13/2023
eInfochips Launches Reference Development Platform Based on NXP Semiconductors i.MX 93 Applications Processor

eInfochips Launches Reference Development Platform Based on NXP Semiconductors i.MX 93 Applications Processor

­eInfochips announced the launch of a Reference Development Platform (RDP) based on NXP® Semiconductors’ i.MX 93 applications processors.  “As an early access partner for the NXP i.MX 93 platform, eInfochips is proud to offer our clients a cutting-edge reference development platform.
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Date:
04/12/2023
LED Drivers for LCD Backlights Contribute to Lower Power Consumption in Medium to Large Automotive Displays

LED Drivers for LCD Backlights Contribute to Lower Power Consumption in Medium to Large Automotive Displays

­ROHM Semiconductor announced new 4ch/6ch LED driver ICs (BD83A04EFV-M, BD83A14EFV-M, BD82A26MUF-M) designed for medium- to large-size automotive displays in car infotainment and instrument clusters. In recent years, the continuing evolution of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and enhanc
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Date:
04/07/2023
GM and Netflix Partner Up to Promote EVs (with tons of free advertising)

GM partners with Netflix

­We’ve all heard of product placement. But what about idea placement…with product placement. I suppose all commercials, ads, and product placement are trying to express some sort of idea – whether it’s the desirability of the product, itself, or how it makes you feel. But GM’s partnership with N
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Date:
04/01/2023
Using Automotive-Grade Components for Your Industrial Applications

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

­The “Industrial Market” as defined by today’s electronics industry encompasses many applications that don’t fit into other categories. These applications have some similar characteristics; the main one being the need for high reliability. Basically, much of the equipment in the industrial market is in
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Date:
04/01/2023
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