Omega introduced its PSW14 Series of electronic pressure switches which can feature either a single switch with adjustable hysteresis or a dual switch with fixed hysteresis. This CE compliant product has an easy to program on/off set point and its
Melexis announces today the next-generation IC Family for sensor-less and sensor based BLDC motor control for automotive applications. The new IC family follows the very successful MLX81200 core integration concept. This newest family of driver ICs combines voltage regulator, LIN -Transceiver, MCU, EEPROM, Flash, RAM, Power FET Pre-Driver...
International Rectifier today introduced the automotive qualified AUIRS2334S 600V IC for 3-phase inverterized motor drive applications such as high-voltage compressors (HVAC) and fans. The AUIRS2334S features an advanced input filter to improve the input/output pulse symmetry of the signals processed by the device.
C&K Components has designed a cost-effective, low-profile tactile switch for a wide range of price-sensitive applications, including smart meters, smoke/fire detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Designated the KSE Series, the momentary-action tactile switch combines rugged IP67-rated sealing, reliability and a long-operating life with a new optimized and economical design.
Freescale Semiconductor announced sampling of the multicore Qorivva MPC5746M microcontroller (MCU), designed to address the growing global demand for improved performance in automotive powertrain systems while meeting the latest safety and application security requirements. This 32-bit MCU is
TDK Corporation has expanded its portfolio of TDK X8R multilayer ceramic chip capacitors with new types that offer up to twice the capacitance of existing components with the same dimensions, according to the company. At the same time, they are able to
ULIS announces today the launch of Pico384E, a new 17-micron pixel size thermal sensor with I2C, the standard Inter-Integrated Circuit link used in many of today’s electronic devices. I2C makes IR sensors compatible with the large-scale production processes used in visible cameras.
ProTek Devices announced the general availability of two new surface mount transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diode modules ideal for automotive, wireless base stations, Ethernet, industrial and other applications.
Linear Technology announces the LT3796, a 100V, high-side current sense DC/DC controller designed to regulate a constant-current or constant-voltage that is ideal for driving high brightness (HB) LEDs. Its 6V to 100V input voltage range supports a wide variety of applications...
Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly appreciating the benefits of Brushless DC (BLDC) motor control as a response to the challenges of making their fleet meet legal fuel economy regulations. Brushless DC motor control typically increases efficiency 20 to 30 percent compared to equivalent speed controlled DC solutions.
International Rectifier today announced the introduction of the AUIRGDC0250, an automotive-qualified IGBT optimized for soft switching applications such as Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater applications used in electric and hybrid vehicles.
New cars and trucks sold in the United States are getting an average of 24 miles per gallon of gasoline, the highest ever, researchers at the University of Michigan said on Tuesday. The average fuel economy rating as shown by window stickers on new vehicles bought in March - including pickup trucks, SUVs, minivans and passenger cars - was 24.1 mpg...
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2960, a 2.5V to 36V, two input voltage monitor that draws only 850nA of quiescent current, offering extended battery life in battery-powered applications. The LTC2960 provides two adjustable monitoring inputs...
The MLX92221 and MLX92241 Hall Effect sensors from Melexis are designed to deliver the high levels of performance and robustness needed for the stringent automotive requirements of applications such as seat positioning systems...
Measuring stored energy in an electrochemical device, such as a battery, is complex and state-of-charge (SoC) readings on a fuel gauge provide only a rough estimate.Users often compare battery SoC with the fuel gauge of a vehicle.
C&K Components has developed a new component concept for complex automotive human machine interfaces (HMIs). Designated the CLK Series, the energy-free electromechanical device provides consistent, self-guided motion with uniform haptic feedback for automotive touch-sensing HMI applications.
The April 2012 issue goes into the power application area. Highlights include: “Battery fuel gauge: Factual or Fallacy,” “Are we there yet?”, and “Designing CO2 and alcohol-sensing applications.” Senior Technical Editor Jon Titus shares tips for helping engineers write well, while Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses design considerations for automotive applications.
The other day, I received a press release from a company that announced plans to apply its technology to the automotive space. The memo cited research from Strategic Analytics which predicts a 10 percent compound annual growth rate in the market for the next five years.
PTC today announced Yazaki North America, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, has selected PTC as the software systems platform for its electronic instrumentation.
Renesas Electronics leads OE Automotive Semiconductor Vendor Ranking in 2011; Freescale falls to fourth behind STMicroelectronicsMarch 19, 2012 7:25 am | News | Comments
According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research, Renesas Electronics was the leading supplier of semiconductors to the OE automotive sector in 2011, ahead of Infineon Technologies.
u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, scored an industry first by providing advanced QZSS satellite positioning technology to Yupiteru, a Japanese manufacturer of telecommunications and car electronics for the Japanese market. Based on u-blox' QZSS-enabled LEA-6H satellite receiver module, the GWR73SD radar detector with
Today, feature-rich automobile electronic systems manage safety and control functions. Airbags, antilock brakes, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMSes), navigation and infotainment features are governed by burgeoning numbers of microcontrollers (MCUs).
Did you know that your hydraulic steering system wastes more energy than any other system in your car and is third highest in total vehicular energy losses (right behind wind resistance and road resistance)?
Amphenol Industrial Global Operations expanded its ePower connector series to include the IP67-rated ePower 200 for use in smaller scale electromechanical systems with a 200-A current limit as well as in power converters, motors for hybrid electric vehicles and
Winbond Electronics Corp. announced it is bringing its popular SpiFlash Serial Flash memory technology to the rapidly expanding automotive-electronics market.