Automotive

August 2019
The Road to Success for Power Semiconductors

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Figure 1: Comparison of Superjunction transistor, SiC MOSFET, and GaN HEMT

The commercial availability of Superjunction transistors 20 years ago, challenged and finally proved wrong the limitations of conventional silicon-based transistors with respect to on-state resistance. What was regarded as revolutionary at that time is standard today. Today there is not a single transistor from
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08/31/2019
High-Input-Voltage DC-DC Converter Delivers up to 2000W
ABSOPULSE Electronics has released the LQC 2K-3U2LC, a liquid cooled, industrial quality DC-DC converter that uses field-proven technology to deliver up to 2000W output power. The unit accepts an input of 600Vdc (400Vdc to 800Vdc range) and provides 24Vdc/80A output voltage. A built-in output separation diode
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08/29/2019
New Solutions Simplify USB Type-C PD for Varied Applications
CHANDLER, Ariz. — USB Type-C has become increasingly popular, and with the introduction of Power Delivery (PD), it is now possible to charge more types of devices – and charge faster – than ever before. To remove the traditional complexity and high costs associated with implementing USB
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08/29/2019

Supercapacitor Module Offering with Increased Voltage
PLEASANTON, Calif. … Power management company Eaton today announced its latest release of the XLR-51 supercapacitor module. The latest design extends the XLR module family to 51.3 volts (V) and 188 farads (F) and is ideal for rugged applications with harsh environments such as transportation, marine,
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08/29/2019
Quartz Crystals Designed for Harsh Automotive Conditions
Plano, Texas – Diodes Incorporated has introduced a series of automotive-compliant timekeeping crystals that withstand harsh operating conditions to ensure outstanding accuracy and reliability in tire-pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), infotainment, telematics, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
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08/29/2019
TTI Stocks Abracon's Automotive, Industrial Power Inductors
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking the Abracon ASPIAIG family of power inductors. These Automotive and Industrial Grade (AIG) power inductors are manufactured on TS 16949 certified production lines, AEC-Q200 certified
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08/28/2019
LEDs Enable High-Flux Narrow-Spotlight Retail Designs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking Oslon Pure 1010 LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors. Housed in an extraordinarily small 1 mm ×
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08/28/2019
Shunt Resistors Reduce Component Counts
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced new Automotive Grade Power Metal Plate shunt resistors featuring a 20 W power rating in a 3939-size package with Kelvin terminals. With their high power density, the Vishay Dale hybrid-mount WFPA3939 and WFPB3939
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08/28/2019
EMI Suppression Film Capacitors Certified to IEC 60384-14
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced three new series of X1, X2, and Y2 electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression film capacitors for standard across the line and line bypass applications. Designed to meet the most stringent requirements for robustness against humidity, the new F340
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08/26/2019
PSDcast: Save Energy w/ Micromobility (+ Electric Scooters)

Josh Frisby, the founder of Electric Scooter Insider

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re chatting with the founder of Electric Scooter Insider, Josh Frisby, about cutting back on fossil fuels through micromobility.
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08/20/2019
Are you SiC of Silicon? â€

Anup Bhalla, Vice President Engineering, UnitedSiC

Ultra-High Voltage SiC and Supercascodes New applications are emerging that require high voltage switch technology which is significantly lower in balance-of-system costs and operating losses than silicon IGBT and IGCT technology. This spans a wide range from solid state transformers, MW motor drives,
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08/20/2019
Miniaturized Multilayer Varistors for Automotive Ethernet
TDK Corporation has expanded its lineup of multilayer varistors with the new AVRH10C101KT1R1NE8 for automotive Ethernet. Thanks to the extremely precise multilayer technology, the product features a low capacitance of just 1.1 ± 0.3 pF, ensuring signal integrity even at the high data rates of automotive Ethernet.
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08/20/2019
DC/DC Converters Ideal for Transportation Applications
San Jose, Calif. - TRACO POWER announces the release of their TRI Series of high voltage DC/DC converters featuring 5 power ranges. The 3.5, 6 and 10 watt models feature 7,071 VDC I/O isolation / 9,000 VDC peak isolation up to one second in the compact DIP-24 package. The 15 and 20 watt models feature 5,940
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08/16/2019
Power Inductors Improve Vehicle Performance, Safety
PLEASANTON, Calif. … Power management company Eaton launched its automotive grade HCM1AV2 product line of high current power inductors designed for the transportation market to address increased power conversion and filtering requirements. The HCM1AV2 is tested beyond AEC-Q200 Grade 1 requirements for
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08/14/2019
The First CAN FD Class 3-Compatible Common Mode Choke Coil
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has introduced the wire-wound common mode choke coil (CMCC) DLW32SH101XF2, which is the world’s first*1 CMCC to support DCMR*2 Class 3*3, fulfilling the IEC62228-3*4 requirement for use in CAN FD*5 next-generation automotive networks. Mass production of this product will begin
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08/14/2019
Timing is Everything

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Microchip CSA 100 MEMs oscillator

Timing is Everything MEMS technology is well-suited to meet the demands of these emerging automotive applications By: Microchip Technologies Automotive-grade MEMS oscillators meet complex demands of emerging automotive applications by offering
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08/10/2019
A Charging Infrastructure for Wide-Scale EV Adoption

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Figure 1: EV Charging Station

A Charging Infrastructure for Wide-Scale EV Adoption To ensure that electric vehicles (EVs) have the same freedom to roam as today’s fossil-fuel cars, infrastructure challenges need to be addressed   By: Alessandro
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08/10/2019
Battery Management IC Maximizes Driving Range for EVs
TOKYO, Japan ― Renesas Electronics Corporation announced its fourth-generation lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery management IC that offers unmatched lifetime accuracy. The ISL78714 provides accurate cell voltage and temperature monitoring, along with cell balancing and extensive system diagnostics
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08/08/2019
Heat Pipes Provide Adaptable Methods to Cool Hot Components
Norwood, MA – Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., ATS, has expanded its line of flat and round copper heat pipes for electronics thermal management. More than 350 standard ATS heat pipes provide low cost cooling solutions for cloud and edge computing, electric vehicles, aerospace, agtech, robotics,
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08/06/2019
PSDcast â€

Cree’s Kenric Miller

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re talking to Cree about Volkswagen’s FAST (or Future Automotive Supply Tracks) supplier network. Cree was recently selected as the exclusive
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08/06/2019
Freeway Board Serves Powerful Edge Computing Applications
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Layerscape LS1046A Freeway (FRWY-LS1046A) evaluation board from NXP Semiconductors. Available as a bare board or in an enclosure with a dual-band Wi-Fi module, the FRWY-LS1046A evaluation board is an edge computing platform designed to support NXP’s QorIQ LS1046A
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Date:
08/01/2019