Linear Technology High Voltage Automotive Battery Stack Monitor Achieves 0.04% Measurement Accuracy
0.04% Accurate, High Voltage Multicell Battery Stack Monitor with Isolated Communications up to 100M
Linear Technology announced the LTC6811 high voltage battery stack monitor, a drop-in replacement for the LTC6804 with higher performance and a 25% lower price.
The LTC6811 is a complete battery measuring IC for hybrid/electric vehicles that incorporates... [Read more of this review]
TI’s Smart Diode Controller Has Zero Quiescent Current
Zero quiescent current solution for reverse polarity protection in automotive and other applications
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced what it said is the industry’s first smart diode controller with zero quiescent current. According to the company, the LM74610-Q1 provides better efficiency versus Schottky diodes and p-channel MOSFETs.... [Read more of this review]
Mentor Graphics Announces New FloTHERM Product with Automated Calibration for Package Model Accuracy
Mentor Graphics new FloTHERM product uses optimization methods to change the model inputs and drive simulation structure functions toward the experimental structure function until a match is achieved for a fully calibrated model. This methodology ensures correct and accurate performance in any transient thermal application. (PRNewsFoto/Mentor... [Read more of this review]
Trillium Offers Encryption and Key Management Software to Improve Automotive CAN Bus Security
After a five-year development effort Trillium Inc., a small (12-person) Japan-based firm, is able to offer software-based security for CAN buses. It expects to offer the same for LIN and other communication topologies.
Trillium offers SecureCAN™ for encryption and Dynamic Key-Lock Pairing™ (DKLP), Trillium’s proprietary key management system,... [Read more of this review]
Suzuki Adopts a Multifaceted Bosch Infotainment System
User-friendly route guidance based on SD map navigation
The Bosch infotainment system that Suzuki is introducing in several models worldwide creates, according to Bosch, a connected information system that offers a broad range of infotainment and assistance functions aimed at meeting today’s demands for added value.
The system ensures that passengers... [Read more of this review]
Allegro MicroSystems 2D Speed & Direction Sensor IC
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announced what it described as a unique dual-channel Hall-effect latch featuring two-dimensional (2D) sensing via a combination of vertical Hall and planar Hall elements. The A1262 targets automotive as well as industrial and consumer applications.
The quadrature outputs of the A1262 allow rotation direction and position to... [Read more of this review]
Teledyne LeCroy Releases Harmonics Calculation Option for MDA800 Series Motor Drive Analyzers
Teledyne LeCroy introduced a new Harmonics Calculation option for the Motor Drive Analyzer (MDA800) series.
This optional software package enhances the standard capabilities of the Motor Drive Analyzer software by adding advanced harmonic filtering for AC Input and Drive Output Numeric table measurements; Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) measurement... [Read more of this review]
Silicon Labs Digital Isolator offers 10 kV Surge Protection
Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) introduced a new family of multi-channel digital isolators featuring a high-voltage isolation barrier designed to withstand 10 kV surge hits.
Based on Silicon Labs’ proprietary capacitive isolation technology, the new Si86xxxT digital isolator family provides robust protection against secondary lightning strikes and increases... [Read more of this review]
Seiko LDO Regulator Offers 50V Input Voltage, 200mA Output Current in a Compact New Package
The S-19200 Series allows customers to use TO-252-5S, a newly developed compact package with high heat dissipation
Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) releases the S-19200 Series automotive LDO regulator with high input voltage of 50V, adopting a newly developed compact package TO-252-5S (6.5 x 6.5 x t1.3 mm) with high heat dissipation.
The new TO-252-5S... [Read more of this review]
Diodes Incorporated MOSFET Protects ECUs Against Reverse-Battery Connections
The DMP4015SPSQ 40V P-channel MOSFET, introduced by Diodes Incorporated, is designed to protect automotive Electronic Control Units (ECUs) against the risk of reverse-battery connection. ECUs are used in a growing number of automotive control applications and, with some vehicles deploying up to 80 ECUs, the need to protect each one demands a solution.
The... [Read more of this review]
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