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Position data via CAN bus December 17, 2014 Position data via CAN bus Developed for applications in areas like intralogistics, factory automation or vehicle testing, the PCAN-GPS sensor platform from PEAK-System Technik GmbH determines position and orientation of a carrier and transfer these data across a CAN bus interface to a data logger, server or other type of downstream ... Read more Triple LED controller for rear lamps December 17, 2014 Triple LED controller for rear lamps The IC family E522.80 / 81 / 82 83 from Elmos AG is an LED controller device, designed for applications like automotive rear lights. The devices offer three channels each, with a maximum current of 140 mA. The channels can be switched in parallel to achieve currents up to 420 mA. Read more 2x2 MIMO 4G LTE antennas target transportation and M2M applications December 17, 2014  2x2 MIMO 4G LTE antennas target transportation and M2M applications Taoglas USA has launched two high-performance 2x2 LTE MIMO antennas. Called “Genesis,” the MA240 and MA241 antennas support full global cellular 3G and 4G LTE coverage, with the MA240 also including GNSS. Read more MHL receiver chips meet automotive specs December 16, 2014 MHL receiver chips meet automotive specs MHL, the mobile interface de-facto standard that connects smartphones and similar devices to high-definition displays, is gaining popularity. Chipmaker Silicon Image joins the MHL camp by rolling two MHL receiver ICs engineered to meet automotive requirements. In cars, MHL is used to connect smartphones ... Read more Integrated, 2-channel, high-brightness automotive LED driver December 15, 2014 Integrated, 2-channel, high-brightness automotive LED driver For use in automotive display backlights, automotive lighting applications and LCD backlights, Maxim has posted detail of the MAX16838B which it says is the only-available 2-String HB LED driver providing 10000:1 dimming ratio: the part has high-voltage boost and and a SEPIC controller Read more 150°C, 45V LDO has 3 µA quiescent current for automotive, industrial designs December 15, 2014 150°C, 45V LDO has 3 µA quiescent current for automotive, industrial designs A wider temperature range, FMEA-compliant, H grade version of the LT3007 high voltage, micropower, PNP-based LDO has an ultralow 3µA quiescent current. The device's H grade 150°C junction temperature rating enables high temperature or high power automotive and industrial applications. Read more Pressure sensors withstand harshest environmental conditions December 11, 2014 Pressure sensors withstand harshest environmental conditions Measuring oil or hydaulics pressure in environments like a transmission or an internal combustion engine demands high thermal resilience and robustness. For exactly this kind of applications chipmaker Melexis has developed two pressure sensors. Besides the required thermal resilience they feature high ... Read more Ricoh launches low supply current LDOs December 10, 2014 Ricoh launches low supply current LDOs A wide input range and low supply current are the most striking features of Rico Europe's R1517 and R1518 LDOs for automotive deployment. With its low current, the devices could contribute to reduce the overall power consumption of electronics installed in vehicles, the company says. Read more IGBTs are automotive-qualified for small-motor drives December 09, 2014 IGBTs are automotive-qualified for small-motor drives International Rectifier’s AUIRGP66524D0 and AUIRGF66524D0 are automotive-qualified 600V IGBTs which are intended for small auxiliary motor drive applications including air conditioning compressors for electric and hybrid vehicles. Read more Sealed switch combines resilience with excellent operating feel December 08, 2014 Sealed switch combines resilience with excellent operating feel In response to the strict robustness and resilience requirements in the automotive industry, component manufacturer, ALPS Electric has developed and commenced mass production of the SKTH Series TACT Switch. The SKTH Series employs metal contacts whose shape and material were optimized using mechanical ... Read more
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