Microchip Technology Inc. announced the PIC18F “K80” 8-bit CAN microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring 1.8-V to 5.5-V operation and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology, for sleep current consumption of less than
Despite the move to digital video for home entertainment, analog video still has a significant presence in applications such as the automotive industry.
Texas Instruments expanded its DaVinci digital media processor platform by introducing the TMS320DM8168 and TMS320DM8148 video processors. The high-performance DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor offers
u-blox has entered into an agreement with Guangdong Coagent Electronic & Science Technology Co. Ltd, China’s largest supplier of In-Car Navigation and Entertainment systems.
KOA Speer Electronics announced the release of a new metal foil technology in chip type current sense resistors that improves corrosion resistance and its ability to withstand higher temperatures. The TLRH series resistor has a
OSD Displays offers its 256 x 64 models with 16-level grayscale capability. The products offering this technology are the OSD25664P0908-10 (blue), and OSD25664P0913-10 (yellow). These models have a
The increasing numbers of electronic systems in a car have ushered in a revolution which has transformed the car into a safe, luxurious and intelligent machine. One thing that has not changed however is the importance of human interaction with the car.
Not too long ago, car makers competed with each other mainly with the performance of a car. Highest horsepower, fastest acceleration and top speed have been typical benchmark parameters to establish a superior brand.
International Rectifier today introduced a family of automotive qualified planar MOSFETs for a variety of applications used in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), hybrid and full electric vehicle platforms. The family of new devices utilizing IR’s proven planar technology includes 55 V and 150 V standard gate drive N Channel MOSFETs...
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces a new line of two-wire, unipolar, Hall-effect switches to complement its existing family of devices used in seat belt buckle, seat position, and steering lock applications. These new devices are targeted to serve the automotive market...
No discussion about energy sources would be complete these days without saying something about the alcohol based fuels. The bulk of these come in two general forms: ‘methanol’ . . . also known as “wood” alcohol, and ‘ethanol’ . . . also called “grain” alcohol.
High-growth economies such as Brazil, Indonesia, India and China have an emerging middle class and rapidly growing automotive markets. The vehicle retail price in these markets must be relatively low, putting cost pressure on components in these vehicles.
The EcoCAR Challenge is an opportunity for university students to apply cutting edge technology and experiment with solutions to the problems of the future. The goal of the three-year student competition is to design practical vehicles that improve efficiency, emissions, and performance while remaining functional.
An entirely new type of nanomaterial developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could enable the next generation of high-power rechargeable lithium (Li)-ion batteries for electric automobiles, as well as batteries for laptop computers, mobile phones, and other portable devices.
Findings from the Semicast report "Automotive Market for Semiconductors - 2011 Edition" show sales of OE automotive semiconductors grew by almost twenty per cent in 2010, to USD20 billion.
Nuvation Engineering has developed a custom battery management system, fuel gauge and driver interface for electric vehicles. The innovative system is currently featured on the OptaMotive 'E. Rex'. The OptaMotive 'E. Rex' is on display at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week at Maxim's booth 30869. Through a close partnership with Maxim, Nuvation engineers designed the
Rovi Corporation announced that it will be debuting its newest digital home entertainment technologies this week during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show. The company recently announced Rovi Media Cloud, a suite of entertainment web services that is designed to
Freescale Semiconductor introduces the i.MX 6 series of quad-, dual- and single-core applications processors designed to deliver outstanding performance and scalability to manufacturers targeting the hottest selling smart mobile, automotive infotainment and embedded device categories. Integrating one, two or four ARM Cortex-A9 cores running at up to
In this issue of ECN, read about the latest advancements in automotive technology, a collaborative section that deals with medical electronics, and an editorial that calls attention to our waning property rights as consumers.
International Rectifier announced the expansion of the company’s offering of 40 V to 100 V automotive qualified MOSFETs including a family of logic level devices.
Performance, power density and efficiency are goals not normally associated with electrical systems on automobiles. That was yesterday, now the pistons, valves and fuel pumps of the last 150 years have transformed into the electric motors, inverters and batteries of today.
Agilent Technologies introduced the M9186A PXI isolated single-channel voltage/current source for use in automotive electronics test applications. The modular PXI-based solution enables testers to
International Rectifier today announced the expansion of the company’s offering of 40 V to 100 V automotive qualified MOSFETs including a family of logic level devices. The new MOSFETs are suitable for heavy load applications used in traditional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) platforms...
Ramtron International Corporation today added two new serial F-RAM devices to its V-Family product line that meet stringent AEC-Q100 Grade 3 automotive qualification standards. The FM24V01-G and FM25V01-G are 128-kilobit (Kb) high-performance nonvolatile F-RAM memories...
Allegro MicroSytems, Inc. introduced a new Hall-effect IC for AC or DC current sensing in low-voltage audio, communications systems, white goods, and automotive applications. Typical applications include