Bourns New Power Inductor Series Offers DC/DC Conversion Performance for Automotive Applications
New Series of Nine AEC-Q200 Qualified Non-shielded and Shielded Devices
Meet Requirements for Low Profile, Weight, High Current and Low Power
Bourns, Inc. announced the company’s new SMD Power Inductor Series that includes nine new devices designed for automotive applications.
Designated the Bourns® Models SDE0403A, SDE0604A, SDE0805A, SRF0703A,... [Read more of this review]
AVX Releases Smallest, Thinnest Fused Undertab High CV Tantalum SMD Chip Capacitors
F98-AS1 Series capacitors feature a 0805 (2012 metric) S case, 0.9mm maximum height, and an internal thin film fuse to protect against short circuits.
AVX Corporation has released a new series of fused high CV tantalum SMD chip capacitors with undertab terminations.
The F98-AS1 Series capacitors feature a proprietary lead-frame-less structure with... [Read more of this review]
IR Introduces Automotive-Qualified 600V IGBTs for Air Conditioning Compressors in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
International Rectifier, IR (NYSE: IRF) introduced the AUIRGP66524D0 and AUIRGF66524D0 automotive-qualified 600V IGBTs optimized for small auxiliary motor drive applications including air conditioning compressors for electric and hybrid vehicles.
Leveraging IR’s COOLiRIGBT™ platform and co-packaged with a soft recovery diode, the 24A AUIRGP66524D0... [Read more of this review]
Some Neat Things About the 2015 Subaru Outback
The more I learn about automotive electronics, the more excited I am about what’s coming in cars. I had the opportunity to see a bit of the future that’s available now when I tested the 2015 Subaru Outback, specifically, a 3.6R Limited with a 256-hp, 3.6 liter BOXER six-cylinder engine.
Subaru describes the car as a “segment-defining” midsize... [Read more of this review]
Vishay Intertechnology Epoxy-Coated Mini Sensors Offer Fast Temperature Sensing for Automotive Applications
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced a new series of epoxy-coated mini sensors optimized for automotive temperature probes.
Built on advanced NTC thermistor technology, AEC-Q200-qualified NTCLE213E3… sensors deliver fast response times lower than 5 s in air, thanks to a small body diameter of < 2.5 mm. They also offer... [Read more of this review]
Audi MIB-2 Platform Features NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC
At the 2014 Connected Car Expo (CCE) in Los Angeles, Audi detailed key aspects of the advances in the electronics technology appearing in two of its newest models for 2015.
Audi explained how its MIB-2 (Modular Infotainment Platform) electronics architecture has dramatically shortened the timeline to introduce newer and more powerful processors used... [Read more of this review]
Delphi and Ottomatika Partner for Automated Driving
Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly develop technology that will help accelerate automated driving.
Delphi, the company that first introduced automotive radar systems, will integrate its active safety... [Read more of this review]
Vector CANape 13.0 Measures and Calibrates ECU Parameters
Vector is introducing the new Version 13.0 of its CANape measurement and calibration tool. The development software for ECU calibration now supports users with such new features as extensive printing and reporting functions as well as statistical evaluations of measurement... [Read more of this review]
Toshiba Launches New Series of Image Recognition Processors for Automotive Applications
TMPV760 series enables night-time pedestrian detection and 3D reconstruction
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) will expand its line-up of image recognition processors for automotive applications with the launch of the TMPV760 series. Sample shipments of the first device, TMPV7608XBG will start in January 2015, with mass production scheduled... [Read more of this review]
AVX Releases New SMPS Capacitor Simulation Software
Featuring new products, enhanced parts selection & graphing tools, & broader compatibility, SpiCalci 9.0 calculates performance characteristics & parameters for AVX’s advanced multilayer ceramic SMPS capacitors
AVX Corporation has released a new version of its SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance... [Read more of this review]
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