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Car's diagnostics M2M communication runs on LTE network simulator February 03, 2015 Car's diagnostics M2M communication runs on LTE network simulator At the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2015 (Barcelona, 2-5 March), Anritsu will be showcasing a cloud-based connected car system for fleet tracking, developed by the University of Hertfordshire in the UK with the help of network simulation technology from Anritsu. Read more Automotive photovoltaic MOSFET driver is a first, rated for “under the hood” service February 03, 2015 Automotive photovoltaic MOSFET driver is a first, rated for “under the hood” service To control power flows to engine-compartment electronic systems in hybrid vehicles and HEVs, engineers are employing solid-state, MOSFET-based switches. To minimise losses, those FETs must be correctly driven in a high-temperature, high-ESD environment, where galvanic isolation is also essential. Read more NAND Flash series targets automotive applications February 02, 2015 NAND Flash series targets automotive applications SanDisk is addressing the next generation of Connected Car and automotive infotainment applications with a series of NAND Flash data storage solutions. Their fast response times and high storage capacities meet the requirements for applications like 3D navigation maps, augmented reality navigation systems, ... Read more Cell-balancing IC facilitates energy recuperation application design January 29, 2015 Cell-balancing IC facilitates energy recuperation application design The BD14000EFV-C from ROHM Semiconductor is a cell-balancing chip that helps reducing the size of electric double layer capacitors (EDLCs) in energy regeneration applications in hybrid electric vehicles and industrial equipment. The device also improves stability of such circuits as well as the operating ... Read more Automotive circuit protection; high temperature, low leakage varistors January 28, 2015 Automotive circuit protection; high temperature, low leakage varistors Qualified to AEC-Q200, AVX’ high temperature, low leakage CANATL series automotive controlled area network varistors exhibit extremely low leakage (≤1 µA at 32 VDC, 25°C) and are tested, qualified, and specified at 150°C, suiting them for use in high temperature engine-compartment automotive applications, ... Read more Test stand puts level sensors through their paces January 28, 2015 Test stand puts level sensors through their paces Metrology system supplier MCD Elektronik GmbH has developed a tests stand for level sensors. The system, designed to scrutinise contactless angle sensors used in the automotive business for things like headlamp levelling control or determining the accelerator pedal position. The test stand was a customer-specific ... Read more 45W/channel audio PA for in-car systems with ‘light’ hybrid electrics January 27, 2015 45W/channel audio PA for in-car systems with ‘light’ hybrid electrics The 4-channel power amp IC, TCB001HQ, has been designed to offer enhanced noise tolerance and to limit the effect of interference generated by in-car mobile phone use. Read more Bluetooth, WiFi for in-car use combined in one module January 27, 2015 Bluetooth, WiFi for in-car use combined in one module Addressing the rising demand for systems that integrate smartphones into the infotainment system in vehicles, Alps has developed a module that combines Bluetooth and WiFi functionality in one product, the UGZZF series. Read more DDR4 modules, SSDs for automotive and industrial markets January 22, 2015 DDR4 modules, SSDs for automotive and industrial markets At the upcoming Embedded World, Swissbit AG will showcase memories and storage solutions designed for automotive, industrial and data communications applications. Among the highlights are Solid-State Disks (SSDs) with ultra fast I/O as well as Swissbit's first DDR4 DRAM module which offers significantly ... Read more Power inductors target electric vehicle applications January 22, 2015 Power inductors target electric vehicle applications Start-stop systems for hybrid and electric vehicles are very demanding applications in terms of high-current handling and filtering. For these applications, high-inductance, high-power components are required. Coilcraft has developed a series of shielded power inductors that are particularly designed ... Read more
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