IAR Systems Shortens Build Times for ARM-Based Devices

March 27, 2015 by  
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IARIAR Embedded Workbench for ARM Adds Device Support Plus Parallel Build and Integrated Static Code Analysis

IAR Systems has updated its development tools for ARM® with new device support as well as new functionality. Version 7.40 of IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM introduces support for ARM Cortex®-M7 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics and Atmel. In addition, the tools now feature parallel build for shorter build times, as well as an integration of IAR Systems’ new tool C-STAT® for powerful static code analysis.

The ARM Cortex-M7 processor is the most recent addition to the ARM Cortex-M family. It is focused on energy efficiency and high performance and is intended for use in a wide variety of applications including automotive.

QNX Hypervisor Enables Cost-Effective, Consolidated Embedded Systems

February 18, 2015 by  
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Enabling Critical and Non-Critical Applications to Run on a Single Hardware Platform.

QNX Software Systems announced the QNX® Hypervisor 1.0, a real-time Type 1 hypervisor for medical devices, industrial automation systems, and automotive applications such as car infotainment systems, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and digital instrument clusters.

By using the QNX Hypervisor, embedded system developers can consolidate multiple operating systems onto a single compute platform or system-on-chip (SoC), thereby reducing the cost, size, weight, and power consumption of their products.

Vishay Intertechnology’s AEC-Q200-Qualified 25 W Thick Film Power Resistor Saves Space, Lowers Costs

February 18, 2015 by  
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16458599061_00876cf364_cVishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced an AEC-Q200-qualified, 25 W thick film power resistor in a compact surface-mount TO-252 style (DPAK) package.

For automotive, industrial, and military applications, the Vishay Sfernice DTO25 saves space compared with previous-generation solutions while providing high power dissipation of at least 3 W on the PCB and a wide range of resistance values.

The DTO25 is non-inductive and provides a resistance range from 0.016 Ω to 700 kΩ. Offering a compact 8.2 mm by 7.3 mm footprint with a low 2.8 mm profile, the thick film resistor can support more than 10 times more energy than competing components in the DPAK package — up to 5 kW+ for a 10-5 second pulse and 10 J for a 0.1 second pulse.

Linear Technology Introduces 140V, 400mA Step-Down Converter with Only 12µA Quiescent Current

February 5, 2015 by  
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140V, 400mA Buck Converter with Adjustable Output Current Limit

Linear Technology announces the LTC7138, a 140V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 400mA of continuous output current.

It operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 140V, making it ideal for a wide range of telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications.

The LTC7138 utilizes a programmable hysteretic mode design to optimize efficiency over a broad range of output currents. It utilizes an internal 1.8 Ohm power MOSFET for robust, high efficiency operation.

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America’s GX Alternator Debuts on Key 2015 North American Vehicle Launches

February 3, 2015 by  
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mitsubishi 2-3-15 GX_Alternator_(3)Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. (Mitsubishi Electric) introduced its GX alternator, which is featured on popular North American vehicles being launched for the 2015 model year. The alternator is designed to allow automakers to meet the trend toward ever-increasing electrification requirements.

“We’re very proud to introduce the GX series on these key 2015 launches,” said Mark Rakoski, executive director at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America’s Northville, Michigan office. “The GX is a dependable, high-output alternator that meets the electrical and reliability needs of both current and future vehicles.”

Microchip Power MOSFET Drivers Feature Thermally Efficient, Small Packages For Improved Efficiency

January 28, 2015 by  
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16155636678_fea0373885_cMicrochip Technology announced the first power MOSFET drivers in a new product family–the MCP14A005X and MCP14A015X.

These drivers feature an entirely new driver architecture for high speed operation, the first in the MCP14A product line. Available in SOT-23 and 2 x 2 mm DFN packages, the new devices are among the smallest packaged MOSFET drivers on the market today.

The small packaging enables higher power densities and smaller solutions, while the design targets fast transitions and short delay times that allow for responsive circuit operation.

ARM Cortex-R5 Safety Document Set Demonstrates Compliance with Functional Safety Standards

January 22, 2015 by  
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Helping to Drive Adoption in Safety-Critical Automotive Applications

ARM has delivered a comprehensive safety document set for the ARM® Cortex®-R5 processor to drive its adoption in safety-critical applications.

The Cortex-R5 safety documentation is available now for licensing and adds to ARM’s support for applications where ARM-based SoCs (systems on chips) are increasingly used.

The company said that delivery of the safety document set “is a vital step toward the cost-effective deployment of more technically advanced systems” across multiple sectors including automotive, health and industrial, the largest of which is automotive.

Linear Technology Micropower 80V Input LDO in SOT-23 Package Now Available in – 55°C to +125°C MP Grade

December 15, 2014 by  
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Micropower 80V LDO in MP Grade

Linear Technology Corporation announces a new military MP grade version of the LT3014B, a high voltage, micropower, low dropout regulator capable of delivering 20mA output current.

The LT3014B operates with a continuous input voltage range of 3V to 80V and generates output voltages from 1.22V to 60V with a low dropout of 350mV, making it ideal for automotive, 48V telecom backup supplies and industrial control applications.

Ultralow quiescent current of 7µA (operating) and 1µA (in shutdown) make it an excellent choice for battery-powered memory “keep alive” systems that require optimal run time.

Linear Technology FMEA Compliant, 45V LDO Features 3µA IQ with H-Grade Temperature Range up to +150°C

December 11, 2014 by  
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H-Grade +150°C, FMEA-Tolerant, 45V, 3µA IQ, 20mA, Wide VIN & VOUT LDO

Linear Technology Corporation announces a new wider temperature range, H grade version of the LT3007, the latest member in a family of high voltage, micropower, robust PNP-based LDOs, featuring an ultralow 3µA quiescent current.

The device’s H grade 150°C junction temperature rating enables high temperature or high power automotive and industrial applications.

Its high input voltage capability, spanning 2.0V to 45V with an adjustable output voltage ranging from 0.6V to 44.5V, enables operation in a wide range of applications.

Cypress and Spansion Agree to Merge

December 2, 2014 by  
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE) announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $4 billion.

The post-merger company will generate more than $2 billion in revenue annually and create a global provider of microcontrollers and specialized memories needed in today’s embedded systems.

“This merger represents the combination of two smart, profitable, passionately entrepreneurial companies that are No. 1 in their respective memory markets and have successfully diversified into embedded processing,” said T.J. Rodgers, Cypress’s founding president and CEO.

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