Vishay Intertechnology Releases Industry’s First AEC-Q101-Qualified 12 V and 20 V MOSFETs in a Dual Asymmetric Package for Synchronous Buck Applications

July 12, 2016  by  

vishay 7-12-16 160622 - MOSFETs - SQJ2200EP-PR0734-300dpiTo save space and power in high-efficiency synchronous buck converters for automotive applications, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced the industry’s first AEC-Q101-qualified 12 V and 20 V MOSFETs in a dual asymmetric power package. The Vishay Siliconix SQJ202EP and SQJ200EP n-channel TrenchFET® devices each combine a high- and low-side MOSFET in the compact 5 mm by 6 mm PowerPAK® SO-8L dual asymmetric package, with low-side maximum on-resistance down to 3.3 mΩ.

Intersil’s 12-Cell Li-ion Battery Pack Monitor Safeguards Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Battery Systems

June 29, 2016  by  

Intersil 6-29-16Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) announced the ISL78610 12-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack monitor. The device provides cell balancing and accurate voltage and temperature monitoring to safeguard Li-ion battery packs in hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and electric vehicles.

System designers can use the ISL78610 as a standalone battery-pack monitor or as a redundant back-up device when combined with the high accuracy ISL78600 multi-cell battery manager. This powerful combination enables automobile manufacturers to achieve the higher ISO 26262 automotive safety integrity level (ASIL) D rating.

ADEPT 48V Affordable Hybrid on Path to Meet Future Ultra-Low Vehicle Emissions

June 29, 2016  by  

  • Ricardo-led ADEPT programme aims to demonstrate technology capable of providing near full-hybrid equivalent fuel economy at significantly lower cost
  • ADEPT consortium successfully applies advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V ‘intelligent electrification’ to a Ford Focus project demonstrator
  • Results of almost three years of intensive development and road and laboratory testing of ADEPT technology will be revealed at LCV2016

Following almost three years of intensive testing, development and validation of advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V ‘intelligent electrification’ applied to a Ford Focus project demonstrator, the ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium partners have announced that the project is on course to meet the stringent air quality and ultra-low emission requirements expected of near term next generation vehicles.

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces Three-Wire, True Zero-Speed, Surface Mount Magnetic Speed Sensor IC

June 29, 2016  by  

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Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces New Three-Wire, True Zero-Speed, Surface Mount Magnetic Speed Sensor ICDesign Allows for Ease of Use for PCB Applications Over Typical SIP Based PackagesIn response for market requests for a highly integrated speed sensor with advance algorithm PCB mounted systems, Allegro has released the A1667 in a surface mount SOIC-8 package. This device provides a user friendly solution for highly compact ring magnet applications utilizing PCB mounting. This sensor is ideal for applications such as automotive transmissions and industrial equipment.

This sensor IC incorporates a dual element Hall IC that switches in response to differential magnetic signals created by a ring magnet. The IC contains a sophisticated compensating circuit designed to eliminate the detrimental effects of magnet and system offsets. Digital processing of the analog signal provides zero-speed performance independent of air gap and also dynamic adaptation of device performance to the typical operating conditions found in automotive applications (reduced vibration sensitivity). High-resolution peak detecting DACs are used to set the adaptive switching thresholds of the device. Hysteresis in the thresholds reduces the negative effects of any anomalies in the magnetic  signal associated with the targets used in many automotive applications. The open-drain output is configured for three-wire applications.

In addition to the 8-pin SOIC surface mount package (suffix L), the A1667 is also available in a 4-pin SIP through-hole package (suffix K). Both packages are lead (Pb) free with 100% matte-tin-plated leadframes.

The A1667 (8-pin SOIC) is priced at $0.941 in quantities of 1,000.

 

Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting Launches LED Module Production in NAFTA

June 27, 2016  by  

magneti JUAREZ_Led_Module (002)In addition to the current operations, Automotive Lighting – Magneti Marelli’s business line devoted to the automotive lighting sector – is integrating in Juárez production site in Mexico, a new assembly operation for LED modules.

This further enlargement of production of advanced lighting technologies is aimed at satisfying high technology applications and customer needs in a market like NAFTA, in which the LED technology penetration for front lighting is expected to grow from approximately 20% in 2016 to approximately 50% in 2020 (source: IHS – AL).

Juárez LED operation will start with the involvement of 115 employee (165 by 2016), and grow to nearly 400 people by the end of 2017.

MEMSIC Launches Vibration Filtering Accelerometers and Tilt Switches

June 27, 2016  by  

 memsic ATOD 2LRMEMSIC Sensors Help Save Lives by Detecting Tip-Over Condition in High Vibration Environments

 MEMSIC Inc., (http://www.memsic.com) announced a new family of acceleration and tip-over sensor components that includes four new sensors, the MXD6240 and 41AU, MXC6244AU, MXC6245XU. The new sensors provide tip-over and acceleration sensing in a wide range of automotive and other applications.

“For years, high vibration environments have caused problems for accelerometers, forcing customers to widen the full scale range of the accelerometer to prevent clipping and move to a more powerful and expensive microprocessor capable of higher sampling rates and heavy filtering needed prevent aliasing and recover the signal of interest,” said James Fennelly, MEMSIC Product Marketing Manager. “The 624x family gives customers a new cost effective choice that works well in these high-vibration environments, and is the only accelerometer with these unique vibration-filtering properties.”

Dassault Systèmes Introduces Vehicle Program Intelligence Industry Solution

June 24, 2016  by  

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Real-Time Data Analytics with the3DEXPERIENCEPlatform Enhance Project, Change and Quality Management for Vehicle Program Executives

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris:#13065, DSY.PA),announced the launch of the “Vehicle Program Intelligence” industry solution experience providing transportation and mobility companies with powerful  analytics applications. Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, “Vehicle Program Intelligence” reveals, measures and analyzes product and manufacturing data to accelerate and enhance business decisions in project, change and quality management.

Vishay Intertechnology IHLP® Inductor in 5050 Case Size Delivers High-Temperature Operation to +180 °C

June 24, 2016  by  

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced a new Automotive Grade IHLP® low-profile, high-current inductor in the 5050 case size featuring a +180 °C continuous operating temperature rating for under-the-hood applications. Offering a low 6.4 mm profile, the Vishay Dale IHLP-5050FD-8A provides a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 µH to 22 µH.

With a frequency range up to 2 MHz for energy storage inductors in DC/DC converters and up to the inductor’s SRF for filter applications, the device released today exceeds AEC-Q200 requirements to provide a high-performing, space- and power-saving solution for DC/DC converters and high-current noise filters in high-temperature automotive systems. Applications include engine and transmission control units, diesel injection drivers, noise suppression for motors, windshield wipers, HID and LED lighting, heating and ventilation blowers, and other applications in which high-temperature operation is required.

Rand McNally Launches Multi-Use Dash Cam Line

June 23, 2016  by  

rand mcnally DashCam_Image_0101_062216_JSDashCam 100, 200 and 300 feature high-quality video and advanced safety features

Rand McNally launched a line of standalone dash cams that pairs top-of-the-line safety features with HD video and extra-wide-angle lenses.

The Rand McNally Dash Cam 100, Dash Cam 200, and the even more feature-rich Dash Cam 300 are designed to not only assist with accident and safety documentation, but capture video and photos from the road.

HELLA Helps Develop Mercedes Multibeam Headlamps

June 23, 2016  by  

HELLA_MB_E-ClassDaimler’s new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is making its debut in 2016 with a world first: three-layered multibeam-LED headlamps developed in partnership with lighting and electronics experts at HELLA.

The three-layered display includes 84 individual controllable LEDs per headlamp that vary light distribution depending on traffic, weather and road conditions. The integrated adaptive High Beam Assistant Plus allows more frequent use of the vehicle’s high beams, offering greater safety and comfort.

“The multibeam LED headlamp is making important contributions to road safety,” notes Steffen Pietzonka, head of global marketing Original Equipment Lighting, HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.

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