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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 USB interfaces to CAN bus, fast version September 17, 2014 USB interfaces to CAN bus, fast version Measurement and control systems can access the CAN FD data bus - the "fast" version of the proven CAN bus - through two new USB interface devices from Peak System GmbH. The interfaces can achieve data transfer rates up to 12 Mbps with maximum CAN FD frame size of 64 Bytes. The product is available in ... Read more Automotive sensor interface helps BMW manage battery performance September 17, 2014 Automotive sensor interface helps BMW manage battery performance An ams AS8510 integrated automotive sensor interface is being used to provide accurate battery voltage and current measurements in BMW's 'i3' series electric vehicles (EVs). Read more LTE data communication module targets automotive applications September 16, 2014 LTE data communication module targets automotive applications With dimensions of 28.9 × 29.8 × 4.22 mm, the UMDZ series LTE data communication module from Alps Electric is ideal automotive use. Read more 1A, 1.5 MHz, 65V boost/inverter DC/DC converter September 16, 2014 1A, 1.5 MHz, 65V boost/inverter DC/DC converter LT8580 is a current mode, fixed frequency step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 1A, 65V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.55V to 40V, making it suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion to automotive inputs. Read more Automotive-qualified 100-V transistors boost power efficiency September 16, 2014 Automotive-qualified 100-V transistors boost power efficiency STMicroelectronics’ STripFET F7 series of low-voltage power MOSFETs now includes three 100V automotive-grade devices. Read more Osram unveils first OLED for car interiors September 15, 2014 Osram unveils first OLED for car interiors The first OLED series product available for cars is an aftermarket item: Osram has introduced a reading lamp based on Organic LEDs that will be sold as an accessory part. Read more Infrared sensor array sees a wider field of view, with low-noise imaging September 11, 2014 Infrared sensor array sees a wider field of view, with low-noise imaging Low cost infra-red (IR) arrays provide precise imaging data and detailed heat signatures for both static and dynamic objects can be derived, and find applications in security, automotive, building automation and consumer electronics. Read more Module combines support for WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC September 11, 2014 Module combines support for WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC For wireless in-vehicle applications such as rear-seat entertainment or internet connectivity for passengers, Berlin-based Lesswire AG has developed an automotive-grade radio module. The WiBear 11ac supports WiFi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. Read more
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