Spansion Launches ARM-based MCUs

May 19, 2014 by  
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Traveo™ family based on ARM® Cortex®-R5 core delivers advanced HMI, security and networking for automotive applications

Spansion Inc. announced a new family of microcontrollers targeted at automotive applications. The Spansion® Traveo™ microcontrollers are based on the ARM® Cortex®-R5 core and will deliver high performance, enhanced human-machine interfaces, high-security and advanced networking protocols tailored for automotive applications such as electrification, body electronics, battery management, automotive cluster displays, HVAC and ADAS.

Defining, Designing and Delivering Start-Stop System Benefits

January 24, 2014 by  
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Frank Dehmelt

Mahmoud Harmouch

By Frank Dehmelt and Mahmoud Harmouch, Texas Instruments

This article describes what start-stop is and the prerequisites for an automotive start-stop system, including its implementation and benefits.

The fuel savings and CO2 reductions are in the five to 10 percent range. With fuel prices rising, taxes increasing for high carbon-oxide emissions, and governmental requirements for vehicles with lower and lower emissions, various measures are needed to increase efficiency and lower emissions.

Infineon power electronics packaging sets standard for high-current capability, efficiency

January 30, 2012 by  
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Infineon Technologies AG has introduced an innovative package technology that provides high-current capability and high efficiency for demanding automotive electronics applications, including electric and hybrid vehicles.

The new TO package is compliant with JEDEC standard H-PSOF (Heatsink Plastic Small Outline Flat lead). The first available products using the H-PSOF package technology are 40V OptiMOS™ T2 power transistors offering up to 300A current capability and R DS(on) values of 0.76mΩ. Infineon describes those specifications as a new milestone.

Maxwell Technologies and ANSYS release ultracapacitor components library for Simplorer

August 4, 2009 by  
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August 4, 2009 – ANSYS, Inc. said an ultracapacitor components library from Maxwell Technologies is  available at for use in ANSYS Simplorer® technology. The components library, which includes the latest innovations for Maxwell BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell modules, makes it easier for automotive power engineers developing hybrid vehicles to use ultracapacitor energy-storage device models in their simulations.

John M. Miller, Maxwell Technologies vice president, systems, applications & integration, said his company selected Simplorer software based on the strength of its simulation capabilities, the IEEE standard modeling language for analog-mixed signal systems, and ANSYS’ focus on high-performance, multi-domain system simulation solutions.