Automotive

March 2018
Ultra-Small Step-Down Converters Deliver the Industry's Lowest Quiescent Current and Highest Peak Efficiency
San Jose, CA—System designers looking to create small and highly efficient 40V load dump-tolerant applications can now utilize the ultra-compact, pin-compatible MAX20075 and MAX20076 step-down converters from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. The MAX20075 and MAX20076 step-down converters offer
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03/27/2018
Low-Profile Power Inductors Designed for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
TDK Corporation announces the MLD2012 series of multilayer inductors for automotive power circuits. The new components that are based on a ferrite core are available in a compact IEC 2012 (EIA 0805) package with a footprint of 2.0 mm x 1.25 mm and an insertion height of just 0.5 mm. The power inductors, which
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03/27/2018
Murata releases new 1W regulated SMT DC-DC converter
Murata has expanded its product range of embedded-core technology DC-DC converters with the NXF1 series, a cost effective, fully regulated, high isolation converter with 3.3 V or 5 V outputs from Murata Power Solutions. Inputs available are nominal 3.3 V and 5 V
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03/21/2018

Toshiba releases N-channel MOSFET driver ICs
Toshiba Electronics Europe today announced the launch of two new N-channel MOSFET drivers suitable for rapid-charging and other high current applications. The new TCK401G (active-high) and TCK402G (active-low)
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03/21/2018
WÃrth Elektronik eiSos joins STMicroelectronics Partner Program to one common goal: success for their customer!
Würth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, has joined the partner program of STMicroelectronics. The goal of the initiative set up by ST, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
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03/21/2018
New 200-watt development system: Combining wireless power and data transmission
Under the name 760308EMP-WPT-200W, Würth Elektronik eiSos and Infineon Technologies are offering a 200-watt development system for wireless power transfer. What makes the development kit special is that the link between the transmitter and receiver coils can be
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03/21/2018
MIPAQ Pro, the intelligent device for smart grids
Infineon Technologies has optimized its high power intelligent power module (IPM) MIPAQ Pro for the fields of energy storage and smart grid. Customers now profit from complete monitoring and easy scalability of the IPM. Additional features comprise of higher power
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03/21/2018
ROHM announces Industry's First Power Supply ICs for Hi-Fi Audio
ROHM has recently announced the availability of high-fidelity power supply ICs optimized for audio devices requiring high-resolution playback. The BD372xx series are the first audio power supply ICs to combine leading-edge analog and sound reproduction technologies.
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03/21/2018
Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, is Vishay’s new best in class 60V MOSFET SiR626DP. The product elevates DC/DC efficiency and performance across the load with minimum circuit rework. Peak
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03/21/2018
Murata launches ultra-efficient 1/16th brick DC/DC converters for industrial and railway applications
Murata launches its latest in a series of encapsulated DC-DC converters designed specifically for industrial, industrial mobility and railway applications. The 50 watt IRS-Q48 series from Murata Power Solutions provides market-leading efficiency using the latest
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03/21/2018
Maxim's Himalaya uSLIC Solution, the Industry's Smallest Power Modules, Revolutionizes Design for Highly Space-Constrained Applications
Designers working on space-constrained applications can now dramatically reduce solution size and increase efficiency with the family of micro system-level IC ("uSLIC") modules from Maxim Integrated Products. The MAXM17532 and MAXM15462 ultra-small (2.6mm
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03/21/2018
Filling Lithium-Ion Cells Faster
Developers from Bosch and scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using neutrons to analyze the filling of lithium ion batteries for hybrid cars with electrolytes. Their experiments show that electrodes are wetted twice as fast in a vacuum as under normal pressure. One of the most
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03/21/2018
New Valve Technology Promises Cheaper, Greener Engines

This is a photo of new valve technology that promises cheaper, greener engines, Amir Khajepour, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at Waterloo, in his lab working with his students.

Technology developed at the University of Waterloo reliably and affordably increases the efficiency of internal combustion engines by more than 10 per cent. The product of a decade of research, this patented system for opening and closing valves could significantly reduce fuel consumption in everything
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03/21/2018
TowerJazz and active-semi Announce the Ramp to Production of a Motor Driver IC on 200V SOI Technology
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel and DALLAS, Texas – TowerJazz announced the ramp to production of active-semi’s high-voltage integrated motor controller and driver PAC5232, using TowerJazz’s 200V power SOI technology (TS18SOI), addressing the emerging markets of battery-operated power and garden
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03/19/2018
TVS Diode Arrays Protect CAN BUS Lines from Damage Due to ESDs, EFTs, and Other Voltage Transients
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced a series of AEC-Q101-qualified TVS Diode Arrays optimized to protect automotive Controller Area Network (CAN) lines from damage due to electrostatic discharges (ESDs), electrical fast transients (EFTs), and other overvoltage transients. AQ24CANFD
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03/14/2018
Automotive Transponder Coil Operates at a Center Frequency of 125 kHz
TDK Corporation presents the miniaturized TPLC553030-592H automotive transponder coil for tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that operate at a center frequency of 125 kHz. With its dimensions of just 5.5 mm x 3.0 mm x 3.0 mm, the new component features a footprint that is 30 percent smaller
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03/13/2018
Smaller, Faster, Lighter Power Relays Enable New Class of Industrial Control Products
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- At APEC 2018, Menlo Micro announced its new 200V/10A Digital-Micro-Switch (DMS) Smart Power Relay technology. This technology represents another pivotal milestone for Menlo’s Digital-Micro-Switch platform.
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03/12/2018
Ultrafast Rectifiers in 5x6 Package Increase Power Density, Performance Efficiency, and Device Reliability
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced new 200 V FRED Pt Ultrafast recovery rectifiers in the thermally efficient FlatPAK 5x6 package with a low profile of < 1 mm. With long-term reliability assured through 2000 hours of high temperature reverse bias (HTRB) testing, the commercial / industrial
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03/12/2018
1200V SiC MOSFETs Feature Ultra-Low On-Resistances
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. added two 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) n‑channel, enhancement-mode MOSFETs to their expanding first-generation portfolio of power semiconductor devices. These new SiC MOSFETs are the latest products of a strategic partnership that Littelfuse formed with Monolith
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03/09/2018
GOLETA, Calif.—Transphorm Inc. released the first complete 3.3-kilowatt (kW) continuous conduction mode (CCM) bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction (PFC) reference design for high-voltage (HV) Gallium Nitride (GaN) power systems.
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03/09/2018
The World's First, Fully Integrated, 8-channel LED Boost Power Supply
SAN ANTONIO - APPLIED POWER ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (APEC) - pSemi Corporation (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) introduces the PE23300, the industry's only fully integrated LED boost power supply in package (PSiP) based on a charge-pump, switched-capacitor architecture that offloads most of the power-conversion
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03/09/2018
3D Transponder Coils for 22 kHz With High Sensitivity
TDK Corporation is extending its B82453C*A* series of 3D transponder coils with a new type that features an operating frequency of 22 kHz. The new component (B82453C0335A022) complements the existing spectrum designed for a frequency of 125 kHz and is suitable for automotive passive entry passive start (PEPS)
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03/08/2018
EpiGaN GaN/Si RF Material Technology at the Core of EU 5G Project SERENA
EpiGaN has a key position in the new EU research project SERENA ("gan-on-Silicon Efficient mm-wave euRopean systEm iNtegration platform"). SERENA sets out to develop a beamforming system platform for mm-wave multi-antenna arrays and to enable the functional
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03/07/2018
Infineon Technologies and SAIC Motor establish power module joint venture SIAPM in China to power the largest market for electric vehicles in the world
SAIC Motor Corporation Limited and Infineon Technologies AG today announced the establishment of a joint venture to manufacture power modules for the dynamically developing electric vehicle market in China. SAIC Motor holds a stake of 51 percent of the JV and Infineon
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03/07/2018
Wolfspeed’s High-Efficiency GaN HEMTs for RF Power Amps Now Shipping from Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the CG2H40xx and CG2H30070 gallium-nitride (GaN) high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) from Wolfspeed™, a Cree® company. Operating from a 28-volt rail, the two HEMTs offer a versatile, general-purpose broadband solution
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03/07/2018
NextPower 100V power MOSFETs from Nexperia feature low Qrr, and high 175°C rating
Nexperia announced its NextPower 100 V family of power MOSFETs which delivers low reverse recovery charge (Qrr) and includes parts that are qualified to 175°C in the LFPAK56 (PowerSO8) package. NextPower 100
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03/07/2018
KEMET Introduces KONNEKT Technology Enabling Higher Power Densities in Smaller Form Factors
KEMET announced new patented KONNEKT technology enabling high power density by combining multiple components into a single surface mountable package. This technology is designed for use by power electronics engineers where high-power density in a small form factor
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03/07/2018
Toshiba Launches High Peak Pulse Current TVS Diodes for Power Line Protection
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a new series of TVS diodes that protect USB power lines and power supply connectors used in mobile devices. Toshiba’s DF2SxxP2 series protects the power lines of smartphones
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03/07/2018
Power Integrations announced the release of its InnoSwitch3-Pro family of configurable off-line CV/CC and CP flyback switcher ICs. Capable of delivering up to 65 W and achieving up to 94% efficiency across line and load conditions, the new devices permit precise,
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03/07/2018
New PS/2 ATX flagship presented: High-end Industrial PC Power Supply with 80PLUS® Platinum for latest mainboard generations
The Industrial PC Power Supply BEA-550K is the new flagship of worldwide used BEA power supply series from Bicker Elektronik, Donauwoerth/Germany. The highly efficient and very robust 500 Watt IPC power supply impresses with uncompromising quality and longevity.
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03/07/2018
New high efficiency controller solutions for LED lighting applications from ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor has announced two new QR PSR PWM controllers for LED lighting with Power Factor Control (PFC) function. The dimmable NCL30386 and the non-dimmable NCL30388 provide market-leading options for designers of LED lighting units such as luminaires used
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03/07/2018
Cree acquires Infineon RF Power Business
Durham, N. C., Munich, Germany and Morgan Hill, Calif. – Cree, Inc. has acquired assets of Infineon Technologies AG Radio Frequency (RF) Power Business for approximately €345 million. The transaction expands the Cree Wolfspeed business unit’s wireless market opportunity. Infineon continues to drive key
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03/06/2018
PSDcast - Using Silicon Carbide to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Silicon carbide

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re talking with Texas Instruments about a popular disruptive technology – silicon carbide gate drivers – and its potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in high-voltage applications. Texas
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Date:
03/01/2018