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Automotive-grade buck regulator delivers 3A January 07, 2015 Automotive-grade buck regulator delivers 3A This 3.0A device features low input-voltage dropout and enhanced idle/stop/start recovery operation; the A8590 buck regulator joins Allegro MicroSystems’ range of automotive-grade AEC-Q100 qualified regulator ICs. Read more Specialist relay carries heavy surge currents for EV/HEV pre-charge function January 07, 2015 Specialist relay carries heavy surge currents for EV/HEV pre-charge function Omron Electronic Components Europe (OCB-EU) has added a pre-charge relay aimed specifically at electric and hybrid vehicles and other heavy duty battery powered systems. Read more Universal debug engine 4.4 targets heterogeneous multicore SoCs January 07, 2015 Universal debug engine 4.4 targets heterogeneous multicore SoCs PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme's Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 4.4 has been designed with enhanced debugging procedures for complex system-on-chips (SoCs) with heterogeneous controller cores, optimized data visualization in system-level debugging as well as dedicated support of a wide range of state-of-the-art ... Read more Automotive-qualified diodes enable higher power densities January 07, 2015 Automotive-qualified diodes enable higher power densities Very low forward voltages and reverse currents are the common denominator of six new diodes from Vishay. With these properties, these AEC-Q 101 qualified components help reducing power losses and improving energy efficiency in automotive applications. A further benefit is their small package (SMF / DO-219AB ... Read more Switch targets automotive wireless over 50 to 3000 MHz December 19, 2014 Switch targets automotive wireless over 50 to 3000 MHz Richardson RFPD has announced the availability and full design support capabilities for an RF single-pole four-throw switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. Read more 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
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