Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced three wide-input voltage synchronous boost controllers with high efficiency and high power density.
By Erik J. Spek, Chief Engineer at TÜV SÜD
Freescale Semiconductor added three pin-for-pin compatible pressure sensor replacements for the MPXHZ6000 family to its family of Xtrinsic pressure sensors for automotive engine management and efficiency applications.
Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) announced its lithium ion (Li-ion) battery monitor chipset for automotive applications. The chipset includes a battery monitor IC capable of checking up to 16 cells per one IC, which simplifies design and lowers costs by reducing the number of components required in an automotive battery monitoring system. The chipset is suited for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV), which require enhanced battery technology.
Linear Technology announced the LTC®6804, a high voltage battery monitor for hybrid electric and electric vehicles and other high voltage, stacked-battery systems.
DENSO Corporation has developed a new starter for stop/start engines, Tandem Solenoid (TS) starter, which shaves up to 1.5 seconds off the restart time when restarting the engine, compared to the company’s previous models.
By Helena Perslow, market research analyst, Automotive Research Group, IMS Research
ALTe, developer of a range extended electric powertrain used to repower light commercial vehicles, announced a long-term supply agreement with A123 Systems for complete lithium ion battery packs to be integrated into ALTe’s range-extended hybrid electric powertrain systems.