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Wrightspeed Powertrain Updates Trucks in California Wrightspeed Powertrain Updates Trucks in California

A sizable percentage of garbage trucks (solid waste collection vehicles) in California... 


AEM Components Introduces PMS Resettable Fuses AEM Components Introduces PMS Resettable Fuses

AEM Components introduced a new resettable fuse line with their PMS polymer positive... 


TI Class-D Audio Amplifier Integrates Load-Dump Protection and Diagnostics TI Class-D Audio Amplifier Integrates Load-Dump Protection and Diagnostics

Integrated diagnostics and load-dump protection provide reliability and simplify... 


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From Continental’s Perspective – the Why and How of Smartphone Integration In Cars From Continental’s Perspective – the Why and How of Smartphone Integration In Cars

Brian Droessler “We see across the market a huge fragmentation in mobile phone... 


Elektrobit Offers a New Methodology for Developing Embedded Automotive Software Elektrobit Offers a New Methodology for Developing Embedded Automotive Software

Elektrobit plans to preview a new automotive software development methodology on... 


Murata to Acquire Peregrine Semiconductor Murata to Acquire Peregrine Semiconductor

Acquisition enhances Murata’s position as a world’s leading provider of RF system... 


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Mentor Graphics Extends Nucleus RTOS; Targets Next-Generation Applications for Embedded Devices Mentor Graphics Extends Nucleus RTOS; Targets Next-Generation Applications for Embedded Devices

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced a new version of the Mentor® Embedded Nucleus® real time operating system (RTOS) targeting high-performance, next-generation applications for connected embedded devices. The Nucleus RTOS process model is expanded to include ARM® Cortex® M- based cores. For the first time, software developers can use a single... [Read more of this review]


TI Introduces Ultra-Low Quiescent Current, High-Voltage LDOs for Direct-to-Battery Automotive Applications TI Introduces Ultra-Low Quiescent Current, High-Voltage LDOs for Direct-to-Battery Automotive Applications

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced 17 new AEC-Q100-qualified, high-voltage LDOs for automotive and industrial applications. The new ultra-low quiescent current LDOs, including the TPS7A16xx-Q1 with 60-V input, TPS7A66xx-Q1 and TPS7B67xx families, and the TPS7B4250-Q1 LDO, support many applications that connect directly to a car or truck battery, such... [Read more of this review]


Melexis Low Pin Count N-FET Pre-Driver Targets Automotive High Current DC Motor Applications Melexis Low Pin Count N-FET Pre-Driver Targets Automotive High Current DC Motor Applications

To complement its brushless direct current (BLDC) pre-driver portfolio and address conventional DC motor applications, Melexis introduces the MLX83100 N-FET pre-driver IC. Offered in a compact 28-pin package, with four digital inputs, this pre-driver IC provides a very flexible, inexpensive and space-saving solution for high current N-FET DC motors. Though... [Read more of this review]


K2L KG Automotive Test System Supports All Major Automotive Busses for Test and Simulation K2L KG Automotive Test System Supports All Major Automotive Busses for Test and Simulation

K2L GmbH & Co. & Co. KG announced its Automotive Test System (ATS), which is a singular hardware and software tool that supports all of the major automotive busses for all of the activities related to test and simulation, such as rest bus simulation, device simulation, testing during system development and rapid prototyping. ATS also covers... [Read more of this review]


Pioneer Adds Nine In-Dash Receivers Models for Smartphone Connectivity Pioneer Adds Nine In-Dash Receivers Models for Smartphone Connectivity

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. introduced nine new CD receivers and one digital media receiver for 2015 that are designed for smartphone-centric consumers. The FH-X720BT, FH-X520UI, DEH-X6700BS, DEH-X6700BT, DEH-X5700HD, DEH-X4700BT, DEH-X3700S, DEH-X3700UI, and DEH-X2700UI CD receivers and the MVH-X370BT CD-free digital media receiver offer new cosmetics... [Read more of this review]


Creating a New Center Console Based on HMI Concepts Creating a New Center Console Based on HMI Concepts

  By Barrett Kalellis For the past decade, car manufacturers and their suppliers have given a lot of consideration to human-machine interface (HMI) factors in the design of auto interiors, particularly with respect to various controls that drivers need to access during vehicle operation. This trend is gathering momentum, as designers try to integrate... [Read more of this review]


Continental’s Control Unit for Audi 7-speed S tronic Dual Clutch Transmission Meets ASIL D Requirements Continental’s Control Unit for Audi 7-speed S tronic Dual Clutch Transmission Meets ASIL D Requirements

The control unit developed by Continental for the new generation of the Audi 7-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission marks a new milestone. “The challenges we faced in this new control unit included packing far more functionalities into less space while, at the same time, ensuring that the control unit supports the outstanding fuel efficiency of... [Read more of this review]


LDRA Reduces Tool Suite On-Target Footprint by 60% LDRA Reduces Tool Suite On-Target Footprint by 60%

LDRA tool suite implementation is now so small and fast that test environment mirrors the speed and functionality of application execution LDRA has optimized the LDRA tool suite target implementation to deliver the same comprehensive software test and verification capabilities with a 60 percent smaller on-target footprint. The reduced footprint minimizes... [Read more of this review]


Surface-Mount Precision Thin Film Chip Resistors on Aluminum Nitride Substrates Deliver Power Ratings to 6W Surface-Mount Precision Thin Film Chip Resistors on Aluminum Nitride Substrates Deliver Power Ratings to 6W

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-power, surface-mount precision thin film chip resistors. Built on aluminum nitride substrates, PCAN series devices offer power ratings of 2 W and 6 W in compact 1206 and 2512 case sizes, respectively. The aluminum nitride substrates of the Vishay Dale Thin Film resistors released today feature... [Read more of this review]


Linear Technology UL60950-Recognized 2kVAC, 2.5W Isolated µModule Converter in 9mm x 15mm x 4.92mm BGA Linear Technology UL60950-Recognized 2kVAC, 2.5W Isolated µModule Converter in 9mm x 15mm x 4.92mm BGA

UL60950 Recognized 2kVAC, 2.5W Isolated µModule Converter   Linear Technology Corporation introduced the LTM8046, a 2.5W output DC/DC µModule® (micromodule) converter with 2kVAC galvanic isolation (production tested to 3kVDC) in a 9mm x 15mm x 4.92mm ball grid array (BGA) package. A minimum creepage distance of 4.3mm on the package exterior... [Read more of this review]


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