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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 Rohm’s 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 Hi-voltage SiC transistor address EV chargers May 15, 2014 Hi-voltage SiC transistor address EV chargers  With what the vendor claims to be the first commercially available silicon carbide (SiC) 1200V MOSFET, semiconductor manufacturer Cree offers a switching transistor with an exceptionally low RDS(on) of just 25mO. With the device, Cree targets charging systems for electric vehicles, but also high voltage ... Read more LED driver offers enhanced functionality for front and rear light May 15, 2014 LED driver offers enhanced functionality for front and rear light With LED headlights becoming more and more the standard lighting technology even in the compact and subcompact vehicles class, automotive OEMS and suppliers are focusing on cost effectiveness and versatility for the LED drivers. Now Texas Instruments introduced the automotive industry's first two-channel ... Read more Power infotainment systems with automotive buck regulator May 14, 2014 Power infotainment systems with automotive buck regulator A8585 from Allegro MicroSystems is an automotive buck regulator IC that is designed to provide the low quiescent current power supply requirements of next-generation car audio and infotainment systems. Read more Automotive wiring harness development tool takes off in the cloud May 14, 2014 Automotive wiring harness development tool takes off in the cloud Cadonix Ltd's Arcadia is claimed to be the world’s first cloud based CAD tool for automotive electrical wiring design, analysis and report documentation. Read more Higher integration in LIN transceiver chips May 12, 2014 Higher integration in LIN transceiver chips A new generation of enhanced 2 and 4-channel LIN transceiver ICs reduces system costs for multi LIN master systems Read more TI/Xilinx silicon provides DSP/programmable capabilities in rugged VPX module May 09, 2014 TI/Xilinx silicon provides DSP/programmable capabilities in rugged VPX module CommAgility’s VPX-D16A4 is a rugged high performance DSP and FPGA based card in the compact VITA 65, 3U OpenVPX form factor. The module is intended for applications such as software defined radio (SDR) (including LTE, Remote Radio Head (RRH), WiMax and Cloud RAN), imaging or radar, and is suited to military ... Read more Autosar Debugging software eases access to ECU data May 08, 2014 Autosar Debugging software eases access to ECU data Software vendor Vector has released a revised version of its Autosar basic software package Microsar AMD (Autosar Monitoring and Debugging). Providing extensive testing and debugging functions for Autosar ECUs, the software offers many new features and supports the latest Autosar versions. Read more Hall effect sensor meets ISO 26262 safety standards May 06, 2014 Hall effect sensor meets ISO 26262 safety standards Micronas extends its Hall-effect sensor portfolio by the HAL 15xy switch family. The new product succeeds the company's established HAL 5xy family; like its predecessor it is designed for automotive applications under harsh environmental conditions from –40 °C up to 150 °C ambient temperature. New is ... Read more
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