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Processor board enables fast closed loop model computations May 27, 2014 Processor board enables fast closed loop model computations Advanced development departments in the automotive industry today are busy to devise the sophisticated algorithms for next-generation driver assistance systems and control units. To provide the high computing power and ample resources required in this phase of the development, tool vendor dSpace introduced ... Read more Multi-cell battery monitors scan 12 to 48-V industrial Li-ion batteries May 26, 2014 Multi-cell battery monitors scan 12 to 48-V industrial Li-ion batteries Scalable monitors with built-in protection simplify design of 3- to 15-cell batteries used in e-bikes and power tools. Read more 200C automotive grade silicon capacitors come in die size May 23, 2014 200C automotive grade silicon capacitors come in die size 3D silicon passive components integrator IPDiA has developed a new range of capacitors called ATSC dedicated to 'under the hood' applications. Read more Infineon shrinks power modules for HEVs, EVs May 22, 2014 Infineon shrinks power modules for HEVs, EVs Having gathered experience with e-car projects such as BMW's i3, Infineon has developed a new HybridPack power module for automotive inverters. The HybridPack Drive complements the company's HybridPack and HybridPack 2 product family with improvements in terms of cost and space. Read more Step-down switcher offers very high efficiency, handles cold-crank May 22, 2014 Step-down switcher offers very high efficiency, handles cold-crank The LT8620 from Linear Technology is a 2A, 65V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode operation keeps quiescent current under 2.5A in no-load standby conditions. The chip's 3.4V to 65V input voltage range ... Read more Hall effect switch does away with mechanical adjustments May 21, 2014 Hall effect switch does away with mechanical adjustments The MLX92242 from Melexis is a highly integrated Hall effect switch/latch IC designed for automotive applications, such as seatbelt latch detectors, seat position sensors or window lifters. Its non-volatile memory enables car manufacturers to carry out end-of-line (EOL) programming, allowing cancellation ... Read more Triple alliance has platform for camera-based ADAS May 21, 2014 Triple alliance has platform for camera-based ADAS Vision-based driver assistance systems are increasingly connected to steering and braking systems of cars. Developers and system integrators for this reason are demanding turnkey platforms that meet the tough requirements of automotive ruggedness and reliability as well as applicable functional safety ... Read more Code testing for small systems and 8-bit processors May 21, 2014 Code testing for small systems and 8-bit processors Vector Software's VectorCAST is more often associated with testing of code in large and mission-critical systems. The company has now adapted it to automated testing for small processors and deeply embedded software. Read more LDO regulator family optimised and approved for automotive May 17, 2014 LDO regulator family optimised and approved for automotive Rohm has a 16-part lineup of low-dropout regulators (LDOs) for MCU power supplies in automotive body and powertrain systems. The new BD4xxMx series joins the BDxxC0A series designed for power supplies in information systems, such as car infotainment, bring Rohms total number of automotive-grade LDOs ... Read more HV/HC connector meets commercial vehicles electrification challenges May 15, 2014 HV/HC connector meets commercial vehicles electrification challenges The growing number of commercial vehicles with hybrid-electric and all-electric powertrain technologies with their high voltage and amperage requirements is addressed by Molex Inc.'s Imperium High-Voltage/High-Current (HVHC) Connector System. Capable of handling up to 1000 V and 250 A per contact, the ... Read more
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