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Smart power switch replaces discretes in powertrain and automotive body electronics March 27, 2015 Smart power switch replaces discretes in powertrain and automotive body electronics Texas Instruments’ smart, high-side power switch has programmable current limit, provides the highest level of current sense, and accurate diagnostics, without calibration. Read more TTI now supports Molex' Imperium connector system March 27, 2015 TTI now supports Molex' Imperium connector system Distributor TTI is now stocking the new Molex Imperium High Voltage/High Current Connector System in Europe. Read more Fraunhofer launches test centre for high-voltage batteries March 27, 2015 Fraunhofer launches test centre for high-voltage batteries To foster electromobility, research institute Fraunhofer LBF (Darmstadt, Germany) has opened the centre for system reliability in electromobility, abbreviated ZSZ-e. The centre is dedicated to developing testing procedures and guidelines for high-voltage batteries. In addition, the researchers will perform ... Read more Auto chip market: upheaval ahead March 27, 2015 Auto chip market: upheaval ahead The market watchers from IHS have published their rankings of the automotive semiconductor suppliers. The figures draw the picture of a well-balanced, stable landscape, but probably for the last time, because sweeping market changes are already in the offing. Read more Cypress brings advanced 2D/3D graphics to compact vehicles March 26, 2015 Cypress brings advanced 2D/3D graphics to compact vehicles After the merger with Spansion, Cypress as the new brand owner bets on continuity, regarding Spansion's established Traveo family of automotive MCUs with 2D and 3D graphics capability. The new models S6J32BA and S6J32DA provide automotive electronics designers with cost-effective solutions for dashboards, ... Read more Arbitrary waveform generator addresses EMI testing March 25, 2015 Arbitrary waveform generator addresses EMI testing EMC and EMI instrumentation provider Teseq AG has introduced an eight-channel arbitrary waveform generator designed for automotive EMI immunity testing. The ARB 5500 fits inside the company's transient generator and features memory for over 64,000 standard waveform segments as well as 1 GB of Clone memory ... Read more Infineon, GE invest in deterministic networking technology March 25, 2015 Infineon, GE invest in deterministic networking technology Chipmaker Infineon invests € 7 million into Vienna-based technology company TTTech AG, an expert for networked safety controls. The chipmaker ponders integrating TTTech's technology into its microcontrollers. Read more Formal-methods checking contributes to FPGA use in hi-rel designs March 25, 2015 Formal-methods checking contributes to FPGA use in hi-rel designs Microsemi and OneSpin Solutions (Munich and San Jose, California) are targeting high-reliability design verification with a formal-based FPGA equivalency checking solution; OneSpin’s 360 EC-FPGA is used to verify Microsemi FPGA designs, including SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs, for safety-critical ... Read more Bosch seeks to hire thousands of engineers March 24, 2015 Bosch seeks to hire thousands of engineers Software seems to be the new hardware for automotive and electronics giant Robert Bosch GmbH. The German giant plans to recruit 12.000 engineers, and software expertise ranks highest among the requirements. Read more Isolated gate driver operates at up to 225°C March 24, 2015 Isolated gate driver operates at up to 225°C CISSOID's 2nd generation of HADES highly integrated isolated gate drivers is aimed at high density power converters, motor drives and actuators based either on fast switching Silicon Carbide (SiC) transistors, traditional power MOSFETs and IGBTs. Read more
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