150V Low IQ Inverting Synchronous DC/DC Controller Uses a Single Inductor; Has Ground-Referenced Controls
May 25, 2016 by John Day
Most low to medium power inverting DC/DC converters utilize a coupled inductor or transformer. However, the LTC3896 uses only a single inductor and converts a 4V to (150V – |VOUT–|) positive input voltage to a regulated negative output voltage from –60V to –0.8V at output currents up to 15 amps. Efficiencies are as high as 96%, ideal for transportation, industrial, telecom and power distribution applications.
May 23, 2016 by John Day
Mentor Graphics introduced a MicReD® 600A that tests electric and hybrid vehicle (EV/HEV) power electronics reliability during power cycling. The MicReD Power Tester 600A allows engineers to test power electronics – such as insulated gate bipolar transistors, IGBTs, MOSFETs, transistors and chargers – for mission-critical thermal reliability and lifecycle performance.
The ever wider adoption of electric and hybrid cars has created a specific need for this solution, since thermal reliability issues can result in EV/HEV recalls.
May 20, 2016 by John Day
May 17, 2016 by John Day
Every aspect of the automobile is designed to be more connected, requiring subsystem and SoC designers to expand their scope of safety measures beyond the traditional steps taken to ensure physical safety. New connected cars offer hackers multiple opportunities to breach security, from body and panel subsystems to ECUs, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and infotainment platforms. Understanding the threats, system vulnerabilities and emerging standards will help designers to develop a continuous, appropriate response to the constantly evolving threat environment.
May 16, 2016 by John Day
BlueBox Solution Engineered to Enable Carmakers to Design, Manufacture and Sell Level-4 Self-Driving Cars By 2020