Automotive

April 2019
65 A+ Power/Energy Monitor with Integrated Sense Resistor
The LTC2947-65 is a high precision power and energy monitor with an internal sense resistor supporting up to ±65A*. Three internal No Latency Δ∑ ADCs ensure accurate measurement of voltage and current, while highbandwidth analog multiplication of voltage and current provides accurate power measurement in
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04/30/2019
Semiconductor Device Business Transfer: Panasonic to ROHM
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. – April 26, 2019 –  
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04/26/2019
Connected Car Data Helps Transportation Planners

Graduate students Qinjie Lyu and Shuaidong Zhao work with Kuilin Zhang on connected vehicle technology. Connected vehicle data is full of holes; models developed by Michigan Tech engineers help fill in the missing information.

If you have a new or late model car, most likely it's connected: GPS navigation, that infotainment panel, the wireless network your car creates -- they're all ways for your car to provide information, whether it's to give you directions, ping other vehicles, or to check in with infrastructure like traffic signals,
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04/26/2019

Dual-Die 8Gb DDR3L SDRAMs in 78-Ball, 96-Ball FBGA Packages
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory introduced new dual-die 8Gb DDR3L SDRAMs that are pin-for-pin drop-in replacements for and fully compatible with end-of-life, single-die 8Gb DDR3Ls from Micron Technology Inc. Featuring a DDR architecture, the AS4C1G8D3LA and AS4C512M16D3LA provide speed of 10ns,
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04/25/2019
Wire-to-Board Coaxial Connectors for Industrial Applications
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has released the first wire-to-board RF coaxial IDC connectors for industrial and automotive applications. The initial release of the new 00-6791 Series RF Coaxial IDC Connectors is comprised of two small, single-piece solutions suited to different types of coaxial cable
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04/24/2019
TVS Arrays for Automotive Sub-Systems Circuit Protection
TEMPE, Ariz. – ProTek Devices has introduced a new series of AEC-Q101-qualified transient voltage suppressor arrays (TVS arrays) for circuit protection in aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, intelligent control systems and telecommunications applications. The new PAM37SDxxAL/CAL series is available
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04/22/2019
Developers of various infrared applications can be sure that the spectra of emitters and detectors match. All infrared components are available from stock any time, and free samples can be requested.  
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04/18/2019
ROHM highlights high-performance D/A converter IC
The show will be held at the same time as HIGH END, the trade fair for audio equipment in Munich, Germany (May 09 – 11, 2019).   The increased
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04/18/2019
RS Components introduces Siemens DIN rail power supply range
Designed for use in distributed power applications in machine control boxes or in small cabinets, the single-phase SITOP PSU6200 power supplies are slim and space-saving, with plug-in terminals that support easy electrical connection. A key feature of the series
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04/18/2019
MORNSUN 20W High Isolation Medical Power URH-LP-20WR3 Series
Applications: URH-LP-20WR3 can be widely used in medical equipment and medical products that have direct contact with patients.  
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04/18/2019
Filter ferrite bead for high frequency, high current applications
As vehicles become more complex and sophisticated and especially as a result of increased image sensing, data communication needs within vehicles have increased significantly. Multiple protocols exists including CAN, LIN, FlexRay and Ethernet and the wiring, along
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04/18/2019
Radiation-Tolerant PWM Controller and GaN FET Driver
The ISL71043M single-ended current mode PWM controller and ISL71040M low-side GaN FET driver are ideal for isolated flyback and half-bridge power stages, and motor control driver circuits in satellite buses and payloads. Private ‘new space’ companies have begun
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04/18/2019
Ultrafast Rectifiers Reduce Conduction and Switching Losses
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced six new FRED Pt Gen 5 1200 V Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers. Offering the best conduction and switching loss trade-off for devices in their class, the 30 A and 60 A Vishay rectifiers are designed to increase the efficiency of high frequency converters
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04/17/2019
Better-Performing Lithium-Ion Batteries are Possible

Materials research -- published in Nature Communications -- makes possible lithium-ion batteries that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity.

TROY, N.Y. -- Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible, according to research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just published in Nature Communications. This development has the potential to improve battery performance
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04/16/2019
MORNSUN 6-16A Non-isolated POL DC/DC Converter K12T Series
The devices’ output voltage can be accurately adjustable from 0.75V to 5.0V. The 6-16A non-isolated POL DC/DC converters can supply a large high speed transient response current for high speed chips such
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04/15/2019
Phihong Introduces the AC32A 7.7kW Electric Vehicle Charger
FREMONT, CA – Following successful deliveries of EV changer products in Asia and Europe, Phihong announces the availability of the AC32A 7.7kW Electric Vehicle Charger with UL certification for the North American market. The AC32 7.7kW AC charger is compact, reliable, lightweight, and vibration
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04/15/2019
PSDcast â€

John Wilson, Silicon Labs’

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re chatting with Silicon Labs’ John Wilson about signal and power isolation for electric vehicle systems. See the white paper referenced in the PSDcast here:
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04/11/2019
A Jetsons Future? Assessing the Role of Flying Cars

Artistic rendering of an electric vertical takeoff and landing taxi cruising through an urban center.

ANN ARBOR--In the 1960s animated sitcom The Jetsons, George Jetson commutes to work in his family-size flying car, which miraculously transforms into a briefcase at the end of the trip. A new study of the environmental
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04/11/2019
Battery Charger Converts 3-Phase AC Voltage to DC Voltage
Bel Power Solutions announced the BCN25-700-8, a 25 kW on-board battery charger that converts 3-phase AC voltage to DC voltage. The enclosure is made of aluminum alloy and is liquid-cooled. Providing 25 kW of output power for a single unit, and up to 100 kW of output power for 4 units, the BCN25 has high efficiency
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04/08/2019
Multilayer Varistor Voltage Suppressors Rated for 175°C
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation released the industry’s first multilayer varistor (MLV) transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices rated for 175°C operation. The new TransGuard VT Series high-temperature MLVs provide extremely reliable bidirectional overvoltage protection across operating temperatures
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04/08/2019
Automotive-Grade Inductor Offers Temperature to +155°C
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. expanded its offering of Automotive Grade IHLP low profile, high current inductors with a new device in the 5050 case size. The Vishay Dale IHLP-5050EZ-5A combines a high operating temperature to +155 °C with a low profile
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04/03/2019
A Focus on Industry
It’s always a relief to get the first event of the year out of the way. As I mentioned last month, I had to travel to Embedded World in Nuremberg this past February. It was also my first
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04/03/2019
The Industrial Side of the House
If you weren’t fortunate enough to attend the most important power show of the year, APEC, be sure to check out our editorial that covers the wide-bandgap highlights from the ground
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04/03/2019
Powering Industrial Systems

Kevin Parmenter, Field Applications Manger, Taiwan Semiconductor

There is much discussion in Industrial electronics, namely “Industry 4.0”. The first wave of revolution in industrial system was mechanical – steam power, the second was electricity and electric motors and the mass production assembly line the third was CNC, computers and automation and the
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04/01/2019