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Transmissive optical sensors target encoder applications June 25, 2013 Transmissive optical sensors target encoder applications Vishay Intertechnology introduced two new AEC-Q101-qualified surface-mount transmissive optical sensors for automotive and industrial applications. Designed for harsh low- and high-temperature environments, the single-channel TCPT1350X01 and dual-channel TCUT1350X01 feature a wide operating temperature ... Read more Freescale Radar chipset makes ADAS more affordable June 25, 2013 Freescale Radar chipset makes ADAS more affordable In the automated driving scenarios of the future and in many other safety-oriented advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Radar is one of the central sensor technologies. Chipmaker Freescale now has introduced a comprehensive system-level solution for automotive radar based advanced driver assistance ... Read more Automotive app market switches to take-off mode June 24, 2013 Automotive app market switches to take-off mode The market for apps running on automotive platforms - head units, smartphones, or smart infotainment systems - is heating up. ABI Research forecasts that the number of such apps downloaded in cars will jump from around 12 million at end of 2012 to 4.3 billion at end of 2018 generating revenues of $1.67 ... Read more Robust high-speed CAN transceivers offer low power benefits June 24, 2013 Robust high-speed CAN transceivers offer low power benefits Microchip Technology Inc., has introduced a new family of High-Speed (HS) CAN transceivers, the MCP2561/2 to serve as an interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus. Read more Ceramic pins offer cost-effective solution for resistors, sensors and circuit breakers June 24, 2013 Ceramic pins offer cost-effective solution for resistors, sensors and circuit breakers Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a range of ceramic pins for sensors, circuit breakers and electronic passive components in a variety of custom material formulations and blends, including alumina and steatite. Read more Glass-encapsulated varistors provide advanced circuit protection in harsh applications June 22, 2013 Glass-encapsulated varistors provide advanced circuit protection in harsh applications AVX Corporation has expanded both the company's TransGuard and Automotive TransGuard Series multilayer varistors to include glass-encapsulated, acid-resistant parts for use in high energy and harsh environment commercial, industrial, and automotive applications. Read more Thermal fuses break 55A in automotive circuits June 21, 2013 Thermal fuses break 55A in automotive circuits Vishay Intertechnology has introduced thermal fuses that offer high current capabilities up to 55A and operation at temperatures up to +160°C for 1,000 hours without unexpected breakdown. AEC-Q200-tested, devices in the new Vishay Beyschlag HCTF series provide a safety interrupt of electrical power in ... Read more LED driver with internal PWM generator June 20, 2013 LED driver with internal PWM generator The LT3955 is a DC/DC converter from Linear Technology designed to operate as a constant-current source and constant-voltage regulator with an internal 3.5A switch. The device’s internal PWM dimming generator makes it ideal for driving high current LEDs, and it also has features suitable for charging ... Read more Field test proves Car2x maturity for real-world operation June 20, 2013 Field test proves Car2x maturity for real-world operation The evaluation of a large Car2x communications field test proves that the technology is now ready for mass deployment. The simTD (Safe Intelligent Mobility - Test Field Germany) test involved 123 vehicles - including cars and motorbikes - in real-world traffic. Results indicate that the number of accidents ... Read more Infineon steers FlexRay transceiver to automotive data bus market June 19, 2013 Infineon steers FlexRay transceiver to automotive data bus market In suspension and chassis control applications as well as in power steering, engine and transmission control units, existing CAN data bus solutions increasingly hit the wall in terms of bandwidth and response time. Staying abreast of the these requirements, Infineon is expanding its portfolio automotive ... Read more
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