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Power capacitor addresses e-mobility February 26, 2015 Power capacitor addresses e-mobility Battery and hybrid electric vehicles use large power capacitors as a DC link cap, an energy buffer typically located near the motor. The RingCap from TDK company Epcos addresses this use case with a ring-shaped capacitor - it fits into clutch bell housings and wheel hub motors. Read more Combined Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC modules ease wireless implementation in vehicles February 24, 2015 Combined Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC modules ease wireless implementation in vehicles Swiss based u-blox has announced the EMMY-W1 series of multiradio modules for easy, reliable implementation of in-car hotspots, rear seat entertainment, hands-free telephony, rear view camera communications, graphical user interface (GUI) mirroring with simple pairing and other automotive short-range ... Read more MCUs target automotive instrument clusters, shape head-up display projections February 23, 2015 MCUs target automotive instrument clusters, shape head-up display projections With a feature profile aimed entry-level to mid-range cars. The RH850/D1x series integrates gauge control, graphics display and functional safety in a single chip. Read more CryptoAuthentication IC aims to bring security to Connected Car, IoT February 23, 2015 CryptoAuthentication IC aims to bring security to Connected Car, IoT The ATECC508A from Atmel is the first device to integrate ECDH (Elliptic Curve Diffie–Hellman) security protocol—an ultra-secure method to provide key agreement for encryption/decryption, along with ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) sign-verify authentication—for the Internet of Things ... Read more Tester scrutinises electric and mechanic elements of infotainment systems February 23, 2015 Tester scrutinises electric and mechanic elements of infotainment systems Complex infotainment and Human-machine interface (HMI) systems in vehicles can be examined with a new test equipment generation from Göpel electronic. The company's latest system allows tests of the ECU intercommunication, haptics and mechanics as well as image processing in a single unit. Read more Surface mount rotary position sensors maximise precision at 1% linearity February 20, 2015 Surface mount rotary position sensors maximise precision at 1% linearity Murata has announced what it claims to be the most precise surface-mount type rotary position sensors available, the compact and low-profile SVK3 series. With linearity of ±1%, the sensors achieve twice the precision of the preceding products and withstand the automotive temperature range. Read more 4 Mbps CAN transceiver with ±60V fault protection February 19, 2015 4 Mbps CAN transceiver with ±60V fault protection LTC2875 is an “exceptionally” rugged, high voltage tolerant CAN (controller area network) transceiver designed to greatly reduce field failures without the need of costly external protection devices. Read more Driver chip reduces LED taillight complexity February 17, 2015 Driver chip reduces LED taillight complexity More functions, higher integration and lower complexity in medium-power LED exterior lighting are the benefits designers can expect from Infineon's new Litix Basic LED driver product family. Automotive OEMs can implement brand-specific features and improve the safety through innovative lighting functions ... Read more Four-channel video encoder addresses parking assist systems February 16, 2015 Four-channel video encoder addresses parking assist systems High integration at the chip level, combined with excellent video quality is what Intersil is offering with its TW9984 four-channel analog video encoder for surround-view parking assist and backup camera applications. With its high integration, the chip replaces up to nine separate components. In addition, ... Read more Rugged Hall-sensor throttle position sensor, in distribution February 16, 2015 Rugged Hall-sensor throttle position sensor, in distribution Distributor TTI has a throttle position sensor by Vishay, in hollow- and D-shaft versions, that features Hall effect technology for applications in harsh environments. Read more
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