Automotive

January 2019
Rectifiers in Low-Profile SMF Package Save Space
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. expanded its offering of surface-mount TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with 15 new 1 A, 2 A, and 3 A devices in the eSMP series low profile SMF (DO-219AB) package. Providing space-saving alternatives to Schottky rectifiers in the SMA, these Vishay General
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01/31/2019
Inductor in 4040 Case Size Offers Increased Height to 5.4 mm
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new Automotive Grade IHLP low profile, high current inductor in the 4040 case size with an increased profile of 5.4 mm. Offering a reduced DCR, increased current handling, higher inductance, and a high operating temperature range to +155 °C, the Vishay
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01/24/2019
In this series, how the superior switching speed of gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon low voltage power devices have enabled many new applications is being discussed.  These new applications are transforming industries such as light
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01/23/2019

Fluorinated Resin for Protecting Printed Circuit Boards
EXTON, Pa.–AGC is significantly expanding its production capacity of Fluon+ EA-2000 fluorinated resin by establishing a new facility at its plant in Chiba, Japan. Fluon+ EA-2000 is primarily used as a material for 5G high-speed, high-frequency printed circuit boards, which will see a sharp increase in demand
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01/22/2019
The LTC4012 is a very popular multichemistry battery charger used in a variety of applications. This controller provides the user with gate drivers, current sense inputs, temperature qualified charging and multiple signal outputs.  There is also a range of useful functions detailed in the datasheet. One
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01/18/2019
Battery Management for Sensing Resistors

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Figure 1. Battery Management Block Diagram

With end products ranging from laptop computers and other consumer electronics to industrial infrastructure UPS systems, solar power storage, and hybrid vehicles, battery management is a rapidly growing market segment for sensing resistors. Understanding the basic structure for battery management circuits and
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01/16/2019
FETs Help Lidar Systems 'See' Better, Increase Efficiency
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — EPC announces successful AEC Q101 qualification of two additional eGaN devices, addressing a range of applications in the automotive industry and other harsh environments. The new products, EPC2206, and EPC2212 are both discrete transistors in wafer level chip-scale packaging (WLCS)
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01/16/2019
Chandler, AZ – Rogers Corporation announced the latest addition to its RO3000 Series PTFE circuit materials: RO3003G2 high-frequency laminates. RO3003G2 laminates build on Rogers’ industry leading RO3003 platform to provide radar sensor designers with improved insertion loss and reduced
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01/16/2019
New Advances in TMR Sensors

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Figure 1. Principle of TMR

As the magnetization directions of the pin layer and free layer are parallel, the resistance becomes small and current flows with little resistance. When the magnetization directions of the pin layer and free layer are not parallel, resistance increases which limits current flows.

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01/16/2019
Looking Forward to 2019
2018 was a quite memorable year for power electronics and this year looks to be even more exciting. Of course, PSD will be there all the way to bring you the latest updates in the industry around the world. The main focal point of the year, at least in Europe, will be the PCIM exhibition, held in Nuremberg in
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01/16/2019
Fighting Thermal Runaway in Electric Vehicle Batteries
It’s no secret that the electric and hybrid vehicle market is experiencing a high level of growth, particularly as consumers become more aware of global sustainability issues. Cultures are changing, with people willing to do their bit to safeguard the future generation, including considering the switch from
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01/15/2019
On Board Charger - Quo Vadis?

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Figure 1: Conventional two-stage topology for a single-phase, electrically isolated on-board charger consisting of power factor correction circuit (PFC) and resonant DC/DC converter (LLC)

BMW, Tesla, or Volkswagen - every car manufacturer uses an increasing number of electrical systems in its latest models. Whether for safety, driving assistance, comfort or entertainment, the electrical energy demand in cars is constantly growing. This is accompanied by an evolution of power supply
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01/15/2019
CORNING, N.Y. - Corning Incorporated introduced two new auto interior glass solutions to customers at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As automakers respond to consumer demand for more integrated and interactive displays, Corning's new Gorilla Glass for Automotive Interiors solutions are
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01/15/2019
Infineon Breaking Boundaries with Infineon’s New GaN Solution

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Figure 1 Cross section of a 600 V CoolGaN™ ™ power transistor [1]

Today’s demand for high-performance, low-cost power conversion products is driven by consumer expectation for longer battery life, faster charging for their phones, electric vehicles (EVs) or power tools. And consumers want faster data communication along with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities,
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01/15/2019
Shielded Drum Inductor Designed for Automotive Applications
Sumida Corporation has announced the introduction of the new CDRH50D28B/T150 Shielded Drum inductor for a broad range of automotive applications.  Based on Sumida’s Ni-Zn ferrite core technology, this power inductor is highly space-efficient and complies with automotive reliability standard, AEC-Q200. 
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01/13/2019
2D Materials may Enable Electric Vehicles to get 500 Miles
Lithium-air batteries are poised to become the next revolutionary replacement for currently used lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles, cell phones and computers. Lithium-air batteries, which currently are still in the experimental stages of development, can store 10 times more energy
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01/10/2019
Sensors for Head-Mounted Displays and Handheld Controllers
TDK Corporation announces the launch of a complete portfolio of VR sensors enabling a new class of highly accurate and affordable all-in-one VR solutions. The key platform components are: InvenSense ICM-42688 6-axis motion sensor for
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01/07/2019