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More memory, more functions, for Renesas 32-bit MCUs September 30, 2014 More memory, more functions, for Renesas 32-bit MCUs Renesas has added to its True Low Power RX111 microcontrollers, with larger memory capacities up to 512 kB; extended functionality includes the addition of USB class drivers, functional safety support, and multilingual support, for healthcare devices and industrial sensors requiring low power and high ... Read more Smartphone terminal combines wireless charging, antenna and NFC September 30, 2014 Smartphone terminal combines wireless charging, antenna and NFC The smartphone has developed to the most important link between vehicles and the outside world. Taking this significance into account, Continental has developed a smartphone terminal for in-car use that combines wireless charging and antenna coupling with NFC communication in one system. Read more ESD and surge protector is superior to Zener diodes September 29, 2014 ESD and surge protector is superior to Zener diodes The electronic environment under the engine bonnet of a car is a rather hostile one - high voltage, high current pulses from spark plugs and other power plant components create a crossfire of electromagnetic pulses. In particular data on simple two-wire communication buses like LIN and CAN are exposed ... Read more Faster charging with BMW's Wallbox 2.0 September 26, 2014 Faster charging with BMW's Wallbox 2.0 Slow battery charging still is a factor that cools down owner's initial enthusiasm for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. As a remedy, BMW has developed what it calls the Wallbox Pro, an upgraded version of its existing home charging station. Read more Interface connects FlexRay to PC September 23, 2014 Interface connects FlexRay to PC To meet the growing demand for small, portable vehicle bus / PC interfaces capable of operating without separate power supply, ETAS GmbH has developed the ES583 FlexRay USB module. The product complements ETAS' existing offerings for CAN bus interfaces. Read more 36V monolithic 1A push-pull DC/DC transformer driver September 23, 2014 36V monolithic 1A push-pull DC/DC transformer driver LT3999 is a monolithic push-pull isolated DC/DC transformer driver with two 1A current-limited power switches. Read more Lithium-ion charger dedicated to preserving eCall batteries in vehicles September 22, 2014 Lithium-ion charger dedicated to preserving eCall batteries in vehicles ISL78692 is a battery charger IC with very low leakage current; it is specifically designed to extend the life of an eCall (automatic emergency call system) backup battery when vehicle battery is off. Read more USB charger IC meets automotive qualifications September 22, 2014 USB charger IC meets automotive qualifications Charging the batteries of music players or smartphones through a USB interface is commonplace. In cars however, the matter is slightly more complicated, and that's why Elmos Semiconductor has developed its E522.41 chip. The IC supports all USB charging downstream loads according to the Battery Charging ... Read more Battery-pack controller manages 14-cell lithium ion sources to ASIL-C September 18, 2014 Battery-pack controller manages 14-cell lithium ion sources to ASIL-C Freescale's integrated battery cell controller is designed to improve functional safety, robustness and affordability; it balances measurement accuracy, scalability and high speed isolated communications for automotive and industrial battery management Read more Programmable Hall sensor supports 2-wire operation September 17, 2014 Programmable Hall sensor supports 2-wire operation Extending Melexis' innovative 'No PCB’ design concept, the new MLX92242 programmable Hall sensor has a built-in capacitor, so it can be implemented directly into a design without inclusion of supplementary board level components. Read more
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