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Automotive LED controller provides fast response time and low EMI

Automotive LED controller provides fast response time and low EMI
A synchronous buck, high-brightness LED controller has been released by Maxim Integrated Products. The company claim that the MAX20078 is the only product available which provides both fast response time and low electromagnetic interference (EMI) for exterior LED lighting and improved safety applications. Suitable for matrix lighting designs, the LED controller allows designers to achieve high performance, ease of design, and fast time-to-market.
19th June 2017

Software enables virtual simulation of adaptive headlights

Software enables virtual simulation of adaptive headlights
Version 2017.03 SR1 of Synopsys' LucidDrive software has been announced. The software is used for night-driving simulations to evaluate road performance of vehicle headlight designs. LucidDrive technology provides precisely controlled simulations of vehicle lighting beam patterns and their appearance on the road, allowing designers to assess and improve design performance throughout product development.
3rd May 2017

LucidShape software suits automotive lighting simulation

Synopsys announced the commercial availability of its LucidShape CAA V5 Based software product, which allows designers to perform optical simulations and analyses of automotive lighting products within the CATIA V5 environment. After a successful beta release in October 2016, Synopsys is shipping a general release version of the product as of March 6, 2017.
13th March 2017


LEDs evolve to suit ADAS innovations

LEDs evolve to suit ADAS innovations
A new digital LED concept is set to revolutionise automotive interior lighting, reports Sally Ward-Foxton.
11th January 2017

LED driver features dimmable interior lights

LED driver features dimmable interior lights
  Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced an automotive, AEC-Q100 qualified single IC switching regulator that provides constant-current output to drive high-power LEDs.
16th November 2016

It’s all about the image – the tech that’s transforming the automotive industry

New research from Yole Développement (Yole) has indicated that imaging technology is playing an increasing integral role within the automotive sector, contributing to an estimated 20% CAGR (compound annual growth rate), between 2015 and 2021.
15th November 2016

Automotive LED lighting revolutionises road safety

Automotive LED lighting revolutionises road safety
A German research alliance has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights which take adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. The demonstration model was developed by overall project manager Osram in collaboration with the project partners Daimler, Fraunhofer, Hella and Infineon.
7th October 2016

Devices provide low ON-resistance for load switch applications

Devices provide low ON-resistance for load switch applications
Two compact, N-Channel MOSFETs for load switching in automotive applications have been announced by Toshiba. The 60V SSM3K341R and the 100V SSM3K361R deliver class leading low ON-resistance and are qualified according to the AEC-Q101 standard. As a result, they are suitable for use in power management, including DC/DC converter or load switch applications which are of increasing importance for the ever developing electronic systems in vehicles.
12th September 2016

LED lights suited for military applications

LED lights suited for military applications
A global provider of electrical harnesses, control boxes, electromechanical devices and LED Lights for military applications, Imco Industries has announced that it had exhibited its state-of-the-art ECE Certified rear LED lights at Eurosatory 2016 in Paris, on CIO's first turreted prototype CENTAURO II.
6th September 2016

Linear current regulators drive automotive LED arrays

Linear current regulators drive automotive LED arrays
Designed to drive automotive LED arrays, two series of adjustable linear current regulators hve been announced by Allegro MicroSystems Europe. The AEC-Q100 qualified A6274 and A6284 low-EMI ICs integrate an optional pre-regulator gate drive to dynamically and linearly control an external P-channel MOSFET, which extends the output power capability of a linear LED driver by moving most of the power losses to an external power FET.
23rd August 2016


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EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
11th September 2017
Poland Warsaw
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London
RWM 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Productronica India 2017
14th September 2017
India Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Industry of Things World 2017
18th September 2017
Germany Berlin Congress Center