STMicroelectronics Introduces Integrated EMI Filter for Automotive Ethernet Connectivity

November 25, 2015  by  

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STMicroelectronics’ EMIF02-01OABRY is a highly integrated solution designed to suppress electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise in automotive applications employing BroadR-Reach® interfaces.

BroadR-Reach® is an automotive Ethernet standard defined by the OPEN Alliance that allows multiple in-vehicle applications such as Advanced Driver Assistance and infotainment systems to access information simultaneously over a single unshielded twisted pair cable, reducing cabling cost and weight as cars become ever more connected. BroadR-Reach is a registered trademark of Broadcom Corporation.

The EMIF02-01OABRY  EMI-suppressing low-pass filter includes 15kV ISO 10605 surge protection and is AEC-Q101 qualified.

dSPACE Adds Power to SCALEXIO HIL Processing Unit

November 24, 2015  by  

dSPACE_PR-Image_SCALEXIO-Processing-Unit_1000px_RGB_151106dSPACE introduced a more powerful processing unit for its SCALEXIO hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) system to address the need for more real-time computation capability for highly complex and high-fidelity simulation models.

The computing power of the Intel® Xeon® E3 3.5 GHz processor will enable complex simulation scenarios for testing electronic control units (ECUs) in systems such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, modern engine control units, and systems of systems engineering.

Semtech AEC-Q100 Qualified Device Designed to Safeguard High-Speed Automotive Data Lines

November 23, 2015  by  

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RClamp0524PQ TVS provides automotive data ports with highly optimized protection from dangerous ESD and overvoltage transients

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) announced the RClamp0524PQ, a 4-line integrated Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) array targeted at protecting automotive data lines against electrical transient threats.

Today’s cars come equipped with a variety of infotainment, navigation and camera assist systems that require high-speed interfaces to transport data. Inadequate ESD protection for these interfaces can lead to substantial replacement or repair costs.

TT Electronics Adds Surface Mount Power Inductors

November 23, 2015  by  

TT030-HA65A-SMT-Inductors-pressphoto-spotTT Electronics launched a new range of surface mount (SMT) power inductors for high frequency and high temperature applications. HA65A series  inductors are designed to meet the growing automotive market’s need for certified, high power inductors specifically for buck, boost or buck-boost power converter topologies for optimum voltage regulation at fast switching frequencies.

Optimized for consistent high efficiency and ‘low parasitic’ performance using low-loss ferrite core material and a helical coil configuration, the HA65A series inductors are designed for high density switching power applications such as DC-DC converters, low pass ripple current filters and EMI filters. The inductors embrace a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +155°C, and so are well equipped to operate safely and reliably in the most punishing of automotive applications.

CCC and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) See MirrorLink as an ETSI Standard

November 18, 2015  by  

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ETSI places MirrorLink® on path for adoption as an ETSI standard for connected car technology

The Car Connectivity Consortium, creators of MirrorLink®, announced a co-operation agreement with ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) in which ETSI will formally explore adopting MirrorLink as an ETSI Technical Specification (TS).

“MirrorLink’s capacity to increase safety on today’s roads by safely connecting smartphone apps and vehicles makes it a compelling candidate for ETSI’s portfolio of standards,” said Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General. “MirrorLink is also in line with ETSI’s mission to remain on the forefront of future technologies and to improve life for the next generation of world citizens.”

ON Semiconductor to Acquire Fairchild for $2.4 Billion

November 18, 2015  by  

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ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) (“ON Semiconductor”) and Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS) (“Fairchild”) have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for $20.00 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion.

The firms said the acquisition creates a leader in the power semiconductor market with combined revenue of approximately $5 billion, diversified across multiple markets with a strategic focus on automotive, industrial and smartphone end markets.

Linear Technology High Voltage Automotive Battery Stack Monitor Achieves 0.04% Measurement Accuracy

November 18, 2015  by  

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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 a deep buried Zener voltage reference, high voltage multiplexers, 16-bit delta-sigma ADCs and a 1Mbps isolated serial interface.

An LTC6811 can measure up to 12 series-connected battery cell voltages with better than 0.04% accuracy. With 8 programmable 3rd order low pass filter settings, the LTC6811 is said to provide outstanding noise reduction. In the fastest ADC mode, all cells can be measured within 290µsec.

TI’s Smart Diode Controller Has Zero Quiescent Current

November 16, 2015  by  

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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. It also provides lower power consumption and heat in a compact solution size, making it well-suited for reverse polarity protection in high-current industrial power tool and automotive applications.

For more information, samples and an evaluation module, visit

TU-Automotive Schedules OTA Seminar

November 12, 2015  by  

TU automotive logoTU-Automotive is hosting a free webinar at 11am EST on Wednesday, December 9 focused on how over the air (OTA) updates are creating infotainment revenue streams, securing vehicle software and switching on the autonomous car.

The speakers are:
• Benjamin Hoffman, CEO & President, Movimento
• Gareth Williams, Director of Advanced Development, Audio Video & Communications, Mitsubishi Electric

According to TU-Automotive conference Director Justin Parker, Many people assume that OTA updates only keep connected cars up-to-date; however, the technology is doing much more than that.

Faurecia and Stanford Plan to Study Autonomous Driving

November 12, 2015  by  

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Faurecia and Stanford University’s Center for Design Research have formed a partnership aimed at studying potential behavioral changes in an autonomous vehicle.

The organizations will share initial research findings at the Connected Car Expo during the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Faurecia and Stanford have identified several important challenges the industry must address to mitigate consumer apprehension to new driving modes:

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