December 10, 2014 by John Day
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, SRF0905A, SRF1280A, SRR0745A, SRR1210A and SRR6040A, the new series consists of non-shielded and shielded construction devices that are AEC-Q200 qualified.
The series features inductance values from 0.47 to 6500 μH, has a heating current range up to 17.9 A and offers profiles as low as 3.2 mm. These features make Bourns® power inductors suitable for a broad array of automotive applications that include driver assistant devices, information/entertainment systems and lighting.
December 8, 2014 by John Day
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 precise dimensions and low stress packaging, an internal thin film fuse that protects against short circuits, and well-established undertab termination technology that enables high volumetric efficiency and high PCB assembly density.
IR Introduces Automotive-Qualified 600V IGBTs for Air Conditioning Compressors in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
December 4, 2014 by John Day
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 and AUIRGF66524D0 feature low VCE(ON) to reduce power dissipation and maximum junction temperature of 175°C to achieve extremely high power density.
Available in a standard length lead TO-247 and long lead TO-247 package, the new devices also offer a minimum 6μs short circuit rating at 150°C. A square reverse bias safe operating area (SRBSOA) provides additional ruggedness.
December 3, 2014 by John Day
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 crossover that rides on an all-new platform, the features of which include standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission); new standard Active Torque Vectoring, and electric power steering.
Vishay Intertechnology Epoxy-Coated Mini Sensors Offer Fast Temperature Sensing for Automotive Applications
December 1, 2014 by John Day
Audi explained how its MIB-2 (Modular Infotainment Platform) electronics architecture has dramatically shortened the timeline to introduce newer and more powerful processors used for infotainment and driver assistance systems.
MIB-2 debuts in the 2016 A6 and A7 model lines, which made their North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
November 20, 2014 by John Day
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 results.
CANape offers a variety of reporting functions for documenting the results of measurement data analysis and the progress of the calibration project. In the Print View, the different display and calibration windows can be quickly positioned on a page. The windows may be exported as an image file or PDF document by a simple drag & drop operation, and they can be pasted in other tools.
November 18, 2014 by John Day
“TMPV7608XBG” integrates two new Enhanced CoHOG accelerators that provide far higher accuracy image recognition at night. Connected to multiple, Full HD cameras, the processors analyzes color gradients in supplied images and achieves a night-time detection rate of pedestrians that matches the day-time recognition rate of the company’s current devices.
November 17, 2014 by John Day
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 characteristics and parameters for its switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors.
Featuring enhanced part selection and including nearly all of the new SMPS devices that AVX has introduced over the past two years, many of which are sole-sourced, SpiCalci 9.0 allows engineers to input raw data and generate output information and graphs that will help them choose which of AVX’s advanced multilayer ceramic (MLC) SMPS capacitors will best satisfy their application criteria.