Automotive

October 2019
Resettable PPTC Fuses Designed for Automotive Applications
Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces their 0ZRS Series of radial resettable PPTC fuses for automotive applications. These AEC-Q compliant fuses have an operating range of 500mA – 10A, a max. current of 100 A and continuous use at voltages up to 32 V DC, with an operating temperature of -40ºC to +125ºC. Featuring
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10/31/2019
Moving from Electromechanical to Solid-State in Relays and Circuit Breakers

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Figure 1: Contact wear in an electromechanical relay

As a mature technology, electromechanical relays and circuit breakers are well established, however they continue to suffer from some inherent weaknesses. Moving to solid-state technology can address these but introduces its own challenges. So, what is the right solution? In the movies, whenever the
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10/31/2019
40V Synchronous Buck Converters Deliver High Efficiency
Diodes Incorporated announced the introduction of five synchronous buck converters with integrated high- and low-side MOSFETs, providing point-of-load (PoL) solutions with a continuous output current of either 3.5A or 5A. The devices feature proprietary gate driver technology, delivering superior EMI performance
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10/30/2019

Mouser Electronics Stocks Samtec 5G Connectivity Solutions
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking 5G automotive and transportation connectivity solutions from Samtec for same-day shipment. Leveraging next-generation 5G networks and cloud services, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies enable vehicle intelligence, improve traffic flow, and increase safety.
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10/30/2019
Automotive Display Touch Module Market to Grow in 2022
While the global market for automotive display touch modules is stalling in 2019, the longer-term outlook is revving up, with shipments expected to rise in the coming years due to improving economic conditions and rising demand from autonomous vehicles. Worldwide shipments of automotive touch modules
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10/30/2019
The Industry's First Ultra-High Noise Tolerant Comparators
ROHM has announced the development of the BA8290xYxxx-C series of ground sense comparators delivering breakthrough tolerance against EMI (noise resistance,) ideal for sensor applications in automotive systems such as ECUs and powertrain. New advancements in computerization and increase of densely
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10/29/2019
Efficient DC-AC Inverter for High-Voltage Electric Vehicles
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions announced a new DC-AC inverter, which offers a high efficiency commercial off-the-shelf solution for powering accessories on commercial electric and hybrid vehicles, including vehicles for emergency services, public utilities, deliveries and airports, as
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10/29/2019
Enabling Autonomous Vehicles to see Around Corners
To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there's a moving object coming around the corner. Autonomous cars could one day use the system to quickly avoid a potential collision with another
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10/28/2019
Supercapacitors Feature Over-Voltage Protection
Advanced Linear Devices, Inc. (ALD) announced its precision dual-channel  family of products, which automatically balance supercapacitors with the addition of over-voltage protection (OVP). The ultra-low-power enables energy-efficient supercapacitor balancing, which is ideal for products that require low-loss
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10/22/2019
Energy Storage Capacitors Offer High Moisture Resistance
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of 3.0 V ruggedized ENYCAP electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting and power backup applications in harsh, high humidity environments. Vishay BCcomponents 235 EDLC-HVR
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10/21/2019
Autonomous Tram in Depot

The AStriD project focuses on the technical and legal challenges relating to the automation of tram depots.

The AStriD "Autonomous Tram in Depot" project is aimed at reaching the next milestone on the way towards autonomous transport systems: Full automation of a tram depot with an autonomous tram and digital depot operations. This project of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and industry partners
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10/17/2019
Renesas Electronics Unveils R-Car Consortium Partner Program
TOKYO, Japan ―Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the launch of its R-Car Consortium Proactive Partner Program. The program adds a new level to Renesas’ current R-Car Consortium, enabling customers to quickly identify and engage with the partners whose solutions will help
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10/16/2019
Automotive Grade IHLP Inductors in Smallest 1212 Case Size
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced three new Automotive Grade IHLP® low profile, high current inductors in the company's smallest automotive-qualified case size to date: the 3.3 mm by 3.3 mm 1212. Designed to save space in next-generation ADAS and sensor applications, the Vishay Dale IHLP-1212AZ-5A,
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10/16/2019
ON Semiconductor, AImotive Collaborate on Sensor Fusion
PHOENIX, Ariz., USA – ON Semiconductor and AImotive have jointly announced that they will work together to develop prototype sensor fusion platforms for automotive applications. The collaboration will help customers explore highly integrated solutions for future generations of sensor data conditioning hardware
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10/15/2019
Miniature Power Connector Offers Heat Resistance to 125°C
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS — Hirose has launched a low-profile wire-to-board connector for high heat and high vibration applications including automotive, off-highway and transportation. Combining a space-saving design with high heat resistance up to 125 degree C, the 2mm pitch ZE05 Series
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10/15/2019
Traco Power - new 0.6 and 1A POL converters
The TSR-WI line is a set of non-isolated POL converter series with an ultra wide 8:1 input voltage range which come in standard SIP-3 packages. Covering the majority of standard bus- and battery voltages this POL converter line is a versatile solution for many applications
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10/15/2019
eGaN FET Helps Time-of-Flight Lidar Systems 'See' Better
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— EPC announces successful AEC Q101 qualification of the 15 V EPC2216 designed for lidar applications where increased accuracy is vital such as in self-driving cars and other time-of-flight (TOF) applications including facial recognition, warehouse automation, drones and mapping. The
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10/15/2019
4Gb High-Speed CMOS DDR4 SDRAMs
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory announced that it has expanded its product offering with a new line of high-speed CMOS DDR4 SDRAMs. For improved performance over previous-generation DDR3 devices, the 4Gb AS4C256M16D4 and AS4C512M8D4 offer lower power consumption and faster data transfer rates in 96-ball
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10/14/2019
Automotive MLVs with Low Clamping-to-Working-Voltage Ratios
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation released a new series of automotive-qualified multilayer varistors (MLVs) especially designed to exhibit lower breakdown- and clamping-voltage to working-voltage ratios than other standard varistors. Comprised of zinc-oxide-based (ZnO-based) ceramic semiconductor devices
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10/13/2019
Automotive-Compliant Linear Regulators Deliver High PSRR
Plano, Texas – Diodes Incorporated introduced the company’s first low-dropout (LDO) linear regulators compliant to AEC-Q100 Grade 1. The AP7315Q and AP7343Q deliver 150mA and 300mA respectively and are suitable for any automotive application that requires tight voltage regulation across operating conditions,
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10/09/2019
Lower-Power Family of Isolated, Regulated DC-DC Modules
Power density, low weight and ease-of-use are critical considerations when designing isolated, regulated DC-DC converter systems for a broad range of robotics, UAV, rail, communications and defense/aerospace applications. The new DCM2322 ChiP family, a lower-power variant of the Vicor DCM3623 series, are targeted
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10/09/2019
SiC MOSFETs with 35% Lower Switching Loss
ROHM announced the availability of six new trench gate structure SiC MOSFETs (650V/1200V), the SCT3xxx xR series, ideal for server power supplies, UPS systems, solar power inverters, and EV charging stations requiring high efficiency.  The SCT3xxx
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10/08/2019
Infrared Series for Face Recognition Solutions
Shulin, New Taipei City - EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. releases three new infrared products that support the smart automation of automotive devices to make our lives more convenient. The VS-FI3535 LED Series is suitable for driver facial recognition. The ALS-DPDIC17 LED Series can be used
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10/06/2019
SMARTLED Series for Automotive Interior Applications
Shulin, New Taipei City – EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. releases a new generation of lighting products for automotive interior application to bring more convenience to our life. The new EL SMARTLED (S-Smart, M-Multi Function, A-Automotive, R-RGB, T-Technology) Series is suitable for automotive interior lighting
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10/04/2019
Mouser Praises Winners of Create the Future Design Contest
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global electronic component distributor and sponsor of the Create the Future Design Contest, will join in recognizing the 2019 winners at a special awards reception and dinner in New York City on November 8. Mouser’s valued suppliers Intel and Analog Devices, Inc. teamed with
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10/03/2019
Capacitor Series for Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Applications
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- KEMET Corporation has announced a complete capacitance and voltage offering for the KC-LINK ceramic surface mount capacitors in the EIA 3640 case size.  The very high ripple current capabilities make KC-LINK capacitors ideal for use with fast-switching wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors,
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10/01/2019
Amazon to buy 100,000 Electric Vans

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

As Amazon plows forward with its plans for world domination expansion, they’ve committed to buying 100,000 electric vans and eliminating fossil fuels altogether. EV
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10/01/2019