Mitsubishi Electric Adds Two FLEXConnect IVI Systems
FLEXConnect.IVI Improves IVI User Experience and
FLEXConnect.ANC Reduces In-Vehicle Noise
Mitsubishi Electric announced two new FLEXConnect™ In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. FLEXConnect.IVI provides a three-screen user interface that is both intuitive and cost effective, and FLEXConnect.ANC is an Active Noise Control (ANC) system that cancels... [Read more of this review]
Linear Technology 2A, 70V SEPIC/Boost/ Converter Includes Power-On Reset & Watchdog Timer
2A, 70V SEPIC/Boost DC/DC Converter
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8495, a current mode, fixed frequency SEPIC/boost DC/DC converter with an internal 2A, 70V switch.
Ultralow quiescent current of only 9µA makes it ideal for always on automotive systems, and its integrated power-on reset (POR) and watchdog timer offer enhanced... [Read more of this review]
Maplesoft Offers New Products for System-Level Modeling and Simulation
Maplesoft™ released MapleSim™ 2015 and MapleSim Server, the latest member of the MapleSim family.
MapleSim is an advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform and the MapleSim Server is a new product that allows engineers to explore MapleSim simulation models from a web browser.
MapleSim offers a modern approach to physical modeling and... [Read more of this review]
Frost & Sullivan Sees Automakers Shifting Towards >6kW Onboard Chargers
Most battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) manufacturers in Europe and the United States (US) have been adopting onboard chargers with a power output between 3 to 3.7 kilowatts (kW). Now, according to Frost & Sullivan, EV manufacturers are moving towards onboard chargers with a power output greater than 6.6 kW to reduce charging time.
Not... [Read more of this review]
Seiko Instruments Releases Selectable Mode Watchdog Timer with Reset Function for Automotive Applications
S-19400/19401 Series features pin-selectable window/timeout modes for enhanced design flexibility and low current consumption
Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) released the new S-19400/19401 series watchdog timer with reset function featuring selectable window or timeout modes, current consumption of 3.8µA, and high temperature operation up to 125°C.
Modern... [Read more of this review]
TE Connectivity’s F-Spring Contact FASTON Terminal Features 35N Maximum Insertion Force
TE Connectivity (TE) introduced its FASTON terminal solution made with an F-spring contact that offers improved retention, insertion, and contact-stability benefits compared with other solutions on the market.
The terminal’s ergonomic features can help manufacturers provide safe and efficient assembly, which in turn results in end-product reliability... [Read more of this review]
Vishay PLTT Precision High-Temperature Thin Film Chip Resistor Now Available in Automotive-Qualified 0603 Case
Devices Offer Ratio Tolerances to ± 0.05 % and Long-Term Ratio Stability of 0.015 % in Compact 8-Pin SOIC Packages
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) announced that its PLTT precision high-temperature thin film chip resistor is now available in an AEC-Q200 automotive-qualified 0603 case size.
Providing a greater than 100 °C extension over conventional... [Read more of this review]
Ford and Sony Bring Premium Home Audio Technology to 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
The new Ford Explorer Platinum features an exclusive Sony® audio system with two industry-first technologies – Live Acoustics™ and Clear Phase™.
As a standard feature for the new Ford Explorer Platinum edition, this marks the first time high-end Sony home audio technology has been used in a vehicle. Live Acoustics and Clear Phase technologies... [Read more of this review]
Wrightspeed Announces Fulcrum – an EV Range-Extender
Wrightspeed Inc., a manufacturer of range-extended electric vehicle powertrains, announced the Fulcrum, a turbine generator. The firm said that using a proprietary set of advancements, the Fulcrum’s simple but innovative design represents a breakthrough that challenges today’s piston engines and leaves existing turbine generators wanting.
Powerful... [Read more of this review]
Symtavision Releases New Features for Ethernet and Multicore With SymTA/S 3.7 and TraceAnalyzer 3.7
Also incorporates new general modeling and timing analysis features, Trace APIs and AUTOSAR 4.x multicore support
Symtavision has launched SymTA/S 3.7, improving timing design and verification for automotive Ethernet and multicore systems. The company also released TraceAnalyzer 3.7 which is fully integrated with SymTA/S 3.7.
SymTA/S 3.7 introduces... [Read more of this review]
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