Condensation Modeling in LED Headlight Development
Condensation in automotive head lights can be detrimental to consumer acceptance of a product and in certain instances lead to recalls and warranty issues. This presentation describes a numerical method for transient simulation of liquid film formation process on the surface of an element in a head light as part of a CFD thermal analysis.
Automotive... [Read more of this review]
What’s New and What’s Next for the “Connected Car”
We were curious about the current state of connected car technology, and so we posed questions to Scott Frank, VP of marketing at Airbiquity, a major supplier of connected vehicle services. Airbiquity’s cloud-based Choreo connected car service delivery platform serves customers in over 50 countries and 30 languages.
Q: Do automakers... [Read more of this review]
Hydrogen-Based Leak Detectors Reduce Testing Time and Cost
INFICON Sentrac Probe
More than 1,000 leak tests are performed on the average car and its components before a vehicle rolls off a final assembly line and into a new-car showroom. Fuel, brake and other critical safety systems are tested multiple times for leaks, as well as driveline components, fluid containers and wheels.
An increasing number of leak... [Read more of this review]
Diodes Incorporated New Hall Effect Latch Features Wide Range of Sensitivity Options for Automotive Applications
The AH376xQ family of AECQ100-qualified Hall effect latches introduced by Diodes Incorporated offers eight magnetic sensitivity options to cover the requirements of numerous automotive applications.
Such uses include commutation, encoding and position control of the various motors, pumps, fans and valves found in vehicle cabins for operating windows,... [Read more of this review]
Teledyne LeCroy Adds 2kV and 8kV Safety-Rated High Voltage Differential Probes
Teledyne LeCroy introduced two new additions to the HVD3000 series of high voltage differential probes — the 2 kV safety-rated HVD3206 and the 8.4 kV safety-rated HVD3605.
The firm said the probes provide superior performance and meet specific industry test needs per the latest industry standards. Like the existing 1 kV safety-rated HVD310x probes,... [Read more of this review]
TI Half-Bridge Gate Driver Improves Power System Performance in Hybrid Behicles
120-V High-Side/Low-Side Gate Driver Reduces Switching Loss; Minimizes Noise for Greater Efficiency and Longer Mileage
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced what it said is the industry’s fastest 120-V automotive grade half-bridge gate driver with robust handling features.
The driver, UCC27201A-Q1, provides a propagation delay at 15ns... [Read more of this review]
Allegro MicroSystems Announces Next-Generation Latch Using Vertical Hall Technology
Increased User Design Flexibility with Highly Sensitive Switch Thresholds
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announced a new Vertical Hall-effect Sensor IC that the company said is an extremely temperature-stable and stress-resistant magnetic sensing device ideal for harsh operating environments.
Allegro’s A1260 is actuated by alternating north and south polarity... [Read more of this review]
HELLA Introduces a New Generation 24GHz Radar-Based Driver Assistance System
HELLA is introducing a new generation of its 24GHz radar-based driver-assistance technology.
With production starting in June 2015 at HELLA’s U.S. manufacturing plant in Flora, Ill., HELLA is launching their new generation 3.5 radar sensor system as a complement to its generation 3.0 system, which has been in... [Read more of this review]
Toshiba Adds Motor Driver IC For DC Brushed Motors In Vehicle Engine Applications
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced a small-sized motor driver IC for DC brushed motors used in vehicle engine applications such as electronic throttles and valve controls.
The new TB9051FTG, housed in a small, flat 6mm x 6mm P-QFN28 package, employs double-diffused MOSFET (DMOS FET) transistors as driver circuits.
As with its... [Read more of this review]
Vishay SMD Flat Chip Temperature Sensors Offer Enhanced Thermal Cycling for Temperatures to +175 °C
Devices Offer Stability of Temperature Characteristic of ≤ 0.1 % for Automotive Electronics
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) announced a new AEC-Q200-qualified version of its PTS series platinum SMD flat chip temperature sensors.
Designed to provide accurate and stable temperature sensing for automotive, space, and industrial electronics,... [Read more of this review]
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