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Solution for automotive single-channel LED driver

Solution for automotive single-channel LED driver
With LEDs being widely used in automotive applications, simple LED drivers are more and more popular. Compared to discrete solutions, a low-cost monolithic solution lowers system-level component counts and significantly improves current accuracy and reliability.
28th October 2019

Automotive single-channel LED driver brings simple solutions

Automotive single-channel LED driver brings simple solutions
With LEDs being widely used in automotive applications, simple LED drivers are more and more popular. Compared to discrete solutions, a low-cost monolithic solution lowers system level component counts and significantly improves current accuracy and reliability.
2nd October 2019

High-definition micro-LED matrix solution for adaptive driving beams

High-definition micro-LED matrix solution for adaptive driving beams
Automotive lighting as an important safety and popular design feature in vehicles has evolved rapidly in the past years. Now, Nichia Corporation and Infineon Technologies start a collaboration to add further momentum to this evolution. Together, they are developing a high-definition (HD) light engine with more than 16,000 micro-LEDs for front light applications.
27th September 2019


Automotive-grade backlight LED driver optimised for LCD panels

Automotive-grade backlight LED driver optimised for LCD panels
ROHM has announced the availability of the latest LED driver IC, the BD81A76EFV-M, optimised for LCD backlight in instrument cluster, centre information displays and car navigation. Unlike conventional drivers with four channels that support LCDs up to eight inches, this IC provides six channels of output (with 120mA per channel) that can support LCD panels of up to ten to 12” class.
25th September 2019

Thermal stability in smart DLP automotive headlights

Thermal stability in smart DLP automotive headlights
Digital light processing (DLP) technology is now used in many smart automotive headlight systems to cast sharper and brighter light in front of a vehicle. These automotive headlight systems operate in temperature environments that can reach 110°C. However, the maximum operating temperature of a DLP is only 70°C.
12th September 2019

Automotive lighting manufacturers shifting strategic focus

Automotive lighting manufacturers shifting strategic focus
According to a study, worldwide sales of automotive lighting reached two billion units, equating a value of $36.5bn in 2018. Gains remain driven by growing popularity of luxury cars and high purchasing power of middle class demographic in developing countries that increased the sales of passenger cars. 
12th August 2019

Automakers invest in interior ambient lighting systems

Automakers invest in interior ambient lighting systems
A recently published report suggests that the sales of automotive interior ambient lighting systems reached ~2.7 million units in 2018, equating the revenues worth $28bn. As fuel efficiency, low emission, and high performance can no longer suffice the evolving vehicle selection criteria of consumers, automakers continue to face pressure of implementing multifaceted strategies.
5th August 2019

Robust LEDs for AEC-Q102 standard meet toughest demands

Robust LEDs for AEC-Q102 standard meet toughest demands
A selection of robust higher standard automotive LEDs built to the AEC-Q102 standard, in order to withstand even tougher demands, are featured in the new catalogue from UK LED specialists Selectronic with their Chinese partners Hongli Zhuihui.
1st August 2019

Compact LED driver bring high efficiency and low EMI

Compact LED driver bring high efficiency and low EMI
Designers of high-performance automotive lighting applications now have a simpler, more efficient method for driving high-brightness LEDs (HBLEDs) with the MAX25610A and MAX25610B LED drivers from Maxim Integrated. The synchronous buck, buck-boost LED drivers/DC/DC converters offer a complete solution that features EMI performance, without compromising on efficiency and size.
24th July 2019

A CCTV traffic system upgrade drives better journeys in Belfast

A CCTV traffic system upgrade drives better journeys in Belfast
AMG Systems has been commissioned to help digitise the traffic monitoring system for newly-extended hard shoulder bus lanes on Belfast’s main motorways, to make it more efficient, secure and reliable. The upgrade hopes to enhance passenger journeys by improving the quality of real-time information sent to traffic management teams.
28th June 2019


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