Automotive & Transportation

March 2024
Infineon Introduces 80 V MOSFET OptiMOS 7 with Lowest On-Resistance in the Industry for Automotive Applications

Infineon has launched OptiMOS™ 7 80 V, a new advanced power MOSFET technology with increased power density, available in a versatile SSO8 5 x 6 mm² SMD package, ideal for 48 V board net applications in demanding automotive systems like EVs, electric power steering, and battery switches.

­Infineon Technologies AG has introduced the first product in its new advanced power MOSFET technology OptiMOS™ 7 80 V: The IAUCN08S7N013 features a significantly increased power density and is available in the versatile, robust, and high-current SSO8 5 x 6 mm² SMD package. The OptiMOS™ 7 80 V offering is
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Date:
03/27/2024
Top-Side Cooling Package for Power MOSFETs Enables Highest Efficiency for Modern Automotive Applications

Infineon is introducing the SSO10T TSC package featuring OptiMOS™ MOSFET technology, offering top-side cooling for excellent thermal performance and enabling a compact double-sided PCB design. This makes it ideal for automotive power applications like electric power steering, power distribution...

­Infineon Technologies AG introduces the SSO10T TSC package with OptiMOS™ MOSFET technology. With its direct top-side cooling concept, the package offers excellent thermal performance. This eliminates heat transfer into or through the PCB of the automotive electronic control unit. The package enables a simple an
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Date:
03/26/2024
IDTechEx Finds EVs Will Make Mining Cleaner and Cheaper

Key benefits of electric mining vehicles. Source: IDTechEx

­The mining industry has always been perceived as a high-emitting and resource-heavy industry - one that contributes 2-3% of all global CO2 emissions. However, within the last few years, the industry has followed the path of other vehicle sectors and embraced electrification. The use of EVs in global mining is
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Date:
03/26/2024
STMicroelectronics Reveals New Family of 100V Trench Schottky Rectifier Diodes for Increased Efficiency and Power Density

STMicroelectronics Reveals New Family of 100V Trench Schottky Rectifier Diodes for Increased Efficiency and Power Density

­STMicroelectronics has introduced 100V trench Schottky rectifier diodes that boost efficiency in power converters operated at high switching frequencies. Raising power-converter operating frequency, encouraged by the minimal switching losses of technologies like wide-bandgap semiconductors, allows de
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Date:
03/26/2024
TDK Expands Automotive MLCC Lineup with the Industry's Highest Capacitance at 100V in 2012/3216 Sizes

TDK Expands Automotive MLCC Lineup with the Industry's Highest Capacitance at 100V in 2012/3216 Sizes

­TDK Corporation has expanded its CGA series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to 2.2μF in 2012 size (2.0 x 1.25 x 1.25mm – L x W x T) and 4.7μF in 3216 size (3.2 x 1.6 x 1.6 mm – L x W x T), with the industry's highest capacitance*, as 100V products for automotive applications. Mass production of
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Date:
03/26/2024
Qi v2.0 Standards-Compliant dsPIC33-Based Reference Design for Automotive Applications

Qi v2.0 Standards-Compliant dsPIC33-Based Reference Design for Automotive Applications

­As major charger manufacturers, including those in the automotive industry, are working to implement Qi v2.0 (Qi2) standards, Microchip Technology has released a Qi 2.0 dual-pad wireless power transmitter reference design. Powered by a single dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controller (DSC), the Qi2 reference de
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Date:
03/21/2024
Microcontrollers Simplify Deployment of AI for Automotive Applications

The AURIX™ microcontroller family from Infineon Technologies AG offers advanced real-time computing hardware for embedded AI in automotive applications.

­Automotive component suppliers and OEMs alike are faced with the challenge that every car is unique. It is unique in how, where and by whom it is driven, its design, the purpose of the ride, as well as the road and traffic conditions where it operates. To ensure that each vehicle functions well and runs optimally, it
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Date:
03/20/2024
IDTechEx Examines the Impact of Road Safety Initiatives on Heads-Up Display Adoption in Automotive Industry

IDTechEx forecast for HUDs market value in the next decade. Source: IDTechEx

­With distracted driving accounting for 25% of all road accidents and young drivers accounting for the largest demographic using technology while driving, it is imperative to look for solutions to this problem. It is believed that Heads-Up Displays (HUDs) could be a viable option to prevent driver distracti
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Date:
03/15/2024
ROHM Develops Automotive Primary LDOs: Leveraging Original QuiCur Technology to Achieve Industry-Leading Load Response Characteristics

ROHM Develops Automotive Primary LDOs: Leveraging Original QuiCur Technology to Achieve Industry-Leading Load Response Characteristics

­ROHM Semiconductor announced the new BD9xxM5-C series of 45V rated, 500mA output primary LDO regulators (BD933M5EFJ-C, BD950M5EFJ-C, BD900M5EFJ-C, BD933M5WEFJ-C, BD950M5WEFJ-C, BD900M5WEFJ-C). These devices are suitable for supplying power to automotive electronic components su
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Date:
03/15/2024
TDK Presents New Dual-Die Stray-Field Robust 3D Position Sensor with Analog and Switch Outputs

TDK Presents New Dual-Die Stray-Field Robust 3D Position Sensor with Analog and Switch Outputs

­TDK Corporation further extends its Micronas 3D HAL® position sensor family with the new dual-die sensor HAR 3920-2100* for automotive and industrial applications. It was designed to meet the demand for highly accurate both linear and angular position measurements in the presence of disturbing magnetic st
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Date:
03/14/2024
Automotive Wire and Cable Materials Market Size and Share to Surpass USD 3.2 billion, Projected to Grow CAGR 5.3% by 2031

Automotive Wire and Cable Materials Market Size & Share to Surpass USD 3.2 billion, Projected to Grow CAGR 5.3% by 2031

­From the analysis performed in 2021, it was identified that the market valuation of the global automotive wire and cable materials market was US $ 1.9 billion. It has been estimated that the overall market shall progress through a moderate CAGR of 5.3%. Moreover, this growth shall direct th
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Date:
03/08/2024
SEGGER and GigaDevice Partner to Provide emWin GUI Software

SEGGER and GigaDevice Partner to Provide emWin GUI Software

With GD32, the largest Arm-based MCU product family in China, GigaDevice was first to launch MCUs containing Cortex®-M3, -M4, -M23, -M33, and -M7 cores in China. With this, GigaDevice achieves comprehensive coverage of mainstream microcontroller applications, from low energy to ultra-high performance, covering co
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Date:
03/07/2024
Linking Car Electrification, Battery Chemistries, and Copper Demand

Linking Car Electrification, Battery Chemistries, and Copper Demand

­Copper is a critical material in the manufacturing of all vehicles, regardless of whether they are powered by gas, diesel, electricity, hydrogen, or even liquid natural gas (LNG). The demand for copper from the automotive industry was just over 3MT (1MT = 1 billion kilograms) in 2023 but is set to increase to
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Date:
03/07/2024
ADI and the BMW Group Join Forces to Provide Industry-Leading 10Mb Ethernet for Automotive, Enabling Software-Defined Vehicles

Yasmine King, Vice President, Automotive Cabin Experience at ADI

­Analog Devices, Inc. and the BMW Group announced an early adoption of E²B™, ADI's 10BASE-T1S Ethernet to the Edge bus technology within the automotive industry. Automotive Ethernet connectivity is a key enabler of new, zonal architectures in automotive design and supports automotive megatrends such as
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Date:
03/07/2024
PSoC Automotive 4100S Max Supports Fifth-Generation CAPSENSE Technology with Higher Performance

Infineon Technologies presents the Automotive PSoC 4100S Max family, which provides higher flash densities, GPIOs, CAN-FD, and HW-Security to expand its portfolio of CAPSENSE enabled HMI solutions for automotive body/HVAC and steering wheel applications.

­Infineon Technologies AG has launched the new Automotive PSoC™ 4100S Max family. This microcontroller device family expands Infineon’s portfolio of CAPSENSE™ enabled Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions for automotive body/HVAC and steering wheel applications by delivering higher flash densities, GPI
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Date:
03/06/2024
SiC Inverter Control Modules Accelerate the Development of Compact and Efficient Electric Motor Drivetrains

SiC Inverter Control Modules Accelerate the Development of Compact and Efficient Electric Motor Drivetrains

­CISSOID releases its new series of SiC Inverter Control Modules (ICMs) dedicated to the E-mobility market. These software-powered SiC Inverter Control Modules are designed to help engineers create functionally safe, robust and modular E-motor drives while dramatically shortening time-to-market. The new CXT-I
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Date:
03/05/2024
KYOCERA AVX Releases New Load Dump Varistors for Automotive Applications

KYOCERA AVX Releases New Load Dump Varistors for Automotive Applications

­KYOCERA AVX released the new range of load dump varistors as an extension of its trusted TransGuard Automotive Series.  KYOCERA AVX TransGuard Automotive Series varistors are innovative, zinc-oxide-based ceramic semiconductor devices that provide bidirectional overvoltage protection and EMI/RF
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Date:
03/04/2024
StoreDot's Battery Tech offers EV Owners Winter-proof Charging

Dr Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot

­StoreDot has confirmed that its battery cells offer consistent and reliable winter performance. This means that EV drivers can recharge their vehicles even in freezing weather, while still maintaining an excellent driving range. With this technology, winter range anxiety is eliminated, providing EV drivers wi
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Date:
03/04/2024
New EVs Can Be Filled Like an ICE Vehicle

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­One of the biggest drawbacks of EVs is the time they take to charge. That problem increases as temperatures begin to drop. Most of us likely saw the photo of the group of Teslas abandoned at a charging station at the beginning of this year because their batteries wouldn’t hold charge. It is not a sight that
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Date:
03/01/2024
Power Supplies – Still Better to Buy

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

­The merchant power supply market, valued at USD 35.78 billion in 2022, is projected to reach USD 50.22 Billion by 2030 – a CAGR of 5.13 percent. The merchant power supply market refers to the industry that produces devices and systems responsible for providing electrical power to electronic devices and sys
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Date:
03/01/2024
Advanced Simulation Optimizes Embedded Motor Design

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Figure 1: Principle of BLDC- and PMSM-motor with a B6 Bridge

­In the past, the number of automotive applications driven by electrical motors increased from year to year. In the beginning, there were only a few applications such as brushed DC-motors, fuel pumps, windshield wipers, ABS, or window lifters, that were simply controlled by switches or relays. For these electrically dr
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Date:
03/01/2024
Using an Automotive-Grade, Class-D Audio Amplifier to Improve a Vehicle's E-Call System

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Figure 1: E-Call System

­A recent study found that there was a causal relationship between how quickly someone is able to receive medical care and their chances of survival. To further lower mortality rates, intelligent transportation has led to the invention of the emergency call, also called an e-call, function. E-call systems
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Date:
03/01/2024
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