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Bringing PC-based productivity gains to various applications

Bringing PC-based productivity gains to various applications
Tablets and smartphones revolutionised the ‘personal’ computing experience. Now industrialised system components are bringing PC-based productivity gains to an increasingly varied list of applications. By Patrik Alvånger, VP Operations, Production and R&D, JLT Mobile Computers.
27th November 2014

5V DSCs enhance noise immunity in harsh environments

5V DSCs enhance noise immunity in harsh environments
Providing 5V operation for improved noise immunity and robustness, Microchip has introduced a family of 16-bit dsPIC33 DSCs (Digital Signal Controllers). The dsPIC33EV family is suited for applications in the appliance, industrial and automotive markets, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, range hoods, control panels, power tools, actuators, building controls, HVAC systems, sensors, user interface, fuel pumps, cooling fans and water pumps.
25th November 2014

Compact rectifiers improve automotive efficiency

Compact rectifiers improve automotive efficiency
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced six rectifiers in the compact, low-profile, surface-mount SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP package. Offering forward currents of 1 and 2A as well as low forward voltage drops and leakage currents, the AEC-Q101-qualified devices reduce power losses and improve efficiency in automotive applications.
19th November 2014


Resistor features ultra-low resistance of 1-10mΩ

Resistor features ultra-low resistance of 1-10mΩ
Featuring a 2W power rating and ultra-low resistance of 1-10mΩ, the TLR2HW metal plate chip current sense resistor has been released by KOA Speer Electronics. The metal alloy of the resistor provides corrosion and heat resistance, while the 2010 size SMD type metal plate enables low resistance for current detection.
18th November 2014

Inductor removes the need for separate board level shielding

Inductor removes the need for separate board level shielding
An automotive-grade low-profile, high-current inductor, featuring an integrated e-shield for the reduction of EMI in a compact 4040 case size, has been released by Vishay Intertechnology. By removing the need for separate board level shielding for the inductor, the IHLE-4040DC-5A lowers costs and saves board space in automotive and other applications.
18th November 2014

Polymer capacitors are available in capacitances up to 220μF

Polymer capacitors are available in capacitances up to 220μF
Delivering stability and endurance under harsh humidity and temperature conditions, the T591 series of automotive grade polymer capacitors was introduced by KEMET at electronica 2014, which took place from 11th to 14th November. Rated for up to 10V, the high performance automotive grade polymer tantalum series is available in capacitances of up to 220μF.
17th November 2014

Avago Technologies Introduces Automotive Photovoltaic MOSFET Driver at Electronica 2014

Avago Technologies Introduces Automotive Photovoltaic MOSFET Driver at Electronica 2014
Avago Technologies today introduced the ACPL-K30T, an optocoupler-based photovoltaic driver device designed to drive high voltage MOSFET and withstand extreme heat for automotive under-the-hood applications. The device is optimized for use in battery management systems of modern electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) as well as high-temperature power systems of conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.
13th November 2014

Capacitors enable long-term stability in harsh environments

Capacitors enable long-term stability in harsh environments
Automotive grade film capacitors, specifically designed for safety applications used in harsh environments, have been introduced by KEMET at electronica 2014 in Munich. The F862 Metallized Polypropylene Film Class X2 capacitors are available in capacitances up to 4.7μF and rated voltages up to 310VAC.
13th November 2014

Integrated bridge drivers enable smart motor control

Integrated bridge drivers enable smart motor control
To address the growing trend towards intelligent motor control, Infineon Technologies has introduced the ARM-based Embedded Power family of bridge drivers at electronica 2014. Claimed to be an industry first, the drivers feature a high-performance MCU powered by the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, NVM, analogue and mixed signal peripherals, communication interfaces and MOSFET gate drivers.
12th November 2014

Sensor array facilitates highly accurate navigation

Sensor array facilitates highly accurate navigation
u-blox has introduced the NEO-M8L Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) module with integrated motion, direction and elevation sensors. The module integrates a gyroscope and an accelerometer with u‑blox’ leading GNSS platform M8, to achieve a high-performance indoor/outdoor positioning solution, available for all road vehicle and high-accuracy navigation applications.
11th November 2014


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