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Connectors Address Transportation Challenges with IP69K Sealing and Vibration Resistance

February 27, 2012 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed the APD Series transportation connectors specifically to overcome harsh environments commonly found in heavy transportation applications. Sealed to IP67/IP69K specifications (with

Adjustable output low dropout voltage regulators serve automotive applications

February 23, 2012 5:58 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has announced two new low dropout (LDO) voltage regulator ICs. Building on the company’s market-leading power management portfolio for automotive applications, the new devices are ideal for use in audio and infotainment systems...

Hall-effect Rotary Position Sensors Tout a 12M Cycle Product Life

February 21, 2012 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell introduced its RTY Series Hall-Effect Rotary Position Sensors that provide a variety of options (e.g., sensing range, pinout, voltage) to allow customers to customize the sensor configuration to meet their specific application needs, especially

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20-MHz Buck Regulator Lets Designers Draw Their Own PC Board Inductors

February 21, 2012 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation launched the first device in a platform of high-frequency switchers. The SC220 is said to be the industry’s first buck regulator that enables designers to draw their own inductors directly on the PC board (PCB). This device offers

IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference Program Brings Together World Experts To Advance Electric Vehicle Technology

February 17, 2012 5:09 am | News | Comments

Advancing the adoption of electric vehicles and the power grid infrastructure needed to create more energy-efficient transportation systems will require developing and integrating diverse technologies, as well as adopting policies and standards needed to fully deploy these systems.

Circuits CAN Controller Passes ISO 11898 Conformance Test

February 16, 2012 7:12 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits announced independent validation of its CAN controller family at C&S group in Germany.

Electronic Components for Automotive Convenience Applications

February 16, 2012 5:21 am | News | Comments

TDK-EPC, a group company of TDK Corporation, has published the EPCOS Application Guide 2012 – Electronic Components for Automotive Convenience Applications.

Silicon ESD Devices Are Asserted to Offer the Lowest Capacitance for High-Data-Rate Apps

February 13, 2012 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Circuit Protection announced a family of eight new single-channel and multi-channel silicon ESD (SESD) protection devices offering what it asserts are the lowest capacitance

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IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference to Showcase Emerging Trends in EV Tech

February 13, 2012 9:56 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

The first IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) is scheduled for 4-8 March 2012 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC. IEVC 2012 is designed to facilitate the exchange of information on global trends in technology, engineering, standards and deployment aspects among industrial, academic and regulatory thought leaders for the rapidly-growing worldwide electric vehicle ecosystem.

Ultracapacitors Offer 3000F, Low ESR and High Power Density

February 3, 2012 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ioxus, Inc. announced its new iCAP 3,000 Farad (F) ultracapacitor, the first size in a new family of cell products. These ultracapacitors are said to represent the lowest weight, lowest equivalent series resistance (ESR) and

Hi-Speed USB Protectors Deliver Automotive-Grade Protection for Mobile Connectivity

February 1, 2012 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX16919/MAX16969 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 automotive-grade protectors with iPod/iPhone fast-charge detection and USB host-charger detection for all USB gadgets. The protectors’ fast-charge detection supports

The Tinker's Toolbox - Mark Lefebvre of IBM Rational on Next-Generation Automotive Electronics Integration

January 31, 2012 5:29 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Mark Lefebvre, Strategic Alliances and Integrations, IBM Rational, about next-generation automotive electronics and the challenges facing system integrators.

Are We There Yet?

January 30, 2012 12:08 pm | by Greg Zimmer, Linear Technology Corporation, www.linear.com | Articles | Comments

Realizing a true gasoline competitor will require many improvements in battery technology. With new battery chemistries capable of big increases in energy and power density, comes significant complexity in battery management to enable their practical use.

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PWM Motor Driver IC Touts Reduced Quiescent and Switching Power Losses

January 27, 2012 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced the release of a new dual, full-bridge PWM motor driver IC targeted at the office automation, automotive, industrial and consumer markets. The A4970 motor driver IC uses

Low-Profile SiC MOSFET Modules Features Multiple Circuit Topologies

January 27, 2012 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Created with a low profile and multiple circuit topologies, including independent; dual; in parallel; common collector; and common emitter, two new Powerex split dual SiC MOSFET Modules (QJD1210010 and QJD1210011) are designed for

Gate Drive IC Simplifies Power Train Design in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

January 27, 2012 5:24 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the AUIR0815S automotive-qualified IC featuring very high output current in excess of 10 A to drive large IGBTs or MOSFETs in inverter stages for the power train of hybrid and electrical vehicles.

Packaging Enhances Automotive MOSFETs

January 26, 2012 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies introduced an innovative package technology providing high-current capability and high efficiency for demanding automotive electronics applications, including electric and hybrid vehicles.

Car-Door Controller IC Features Integrated Window Function

January 26, 2012 5:46 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced what is presented as the market’s first multi-functional door-zone driver with an integrated electric-window control.

100-V Synchronous Buck Regulator Includes Integrated MOSFETs

January 25, 2012 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a 100-V synchronous buck regulator with integrated MOSFETs. The 600-mA LM5017 is appropriate for telecommunication, industrial, smart grid and automotive systems. Used in conjunction with the WEBENCH online design tool, the regulator is

Plug-and-play Sensor Prototype Kit Accelerates Gas Analysis Tool Development

January 24, 2012 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors announced the global launch of a new Sensor Prototype Kit, a plug-and-play tool deigned to accelerate prototyping, validation and product development for new gas measurement instruments. Supporting PbS and PbSe detector technologies, the kit allows

CPU Module Touts COM.0 R2 Type 2 Pin-out Design, Low Power Consumption

January 23, 2012 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech launched SOM-6765, the latest COM-Express Compact CPU module. This module is powered by the low power Intel Atom N2600 and D2700 processors based on COM.0 R2.0 type 2 pin-out. Type 2 pin-out and legacy I/O support make for

Electric-powered DeLorean comes back from the future...

January 20, 2012 10:19 am | Videos | Comments

Although the last official DMC 12 left the production line in the early 80's, a company in Texas have all the original factory presses and parts to start making 'as new' cars again in 2013, one option will be an Electric model.

Rugged 750-W DC-AC Inverter Suits Rail and Industrial Applications

January 20, 2012 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer announced the PRP-750 Series of highly efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 750 VA of power in a chassis mount package. The series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) or rail (EN50155) standards. Standard input voltages of

MPEG Surround: Improving Music Streaming Quality to Meet Consumer Expectations

January 19, 2012 6:13 am | by Jan Nordmann, Fraunhofer IIS, www.iis.fraunhofer.de; posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

As HD audio and speaker quality continue to evolve, the demand for higher quality audio increases. Audio streaming will compete with other types of media, including HDTV, video streaming and games. To help meet these HD-quality expectations, MPEG Surround enhances the streaming experience.

Key Technology Innovation Makes New Safety Systems Affordable in Automobiles

January 18, 2012 9:30 am | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) and edacentrum today announced the results of the SyEnA (synthesis-supported design of analog circuits) research project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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