MAX2135: Diversity tuner for automotive TV applications provides two tuners in a 7mm x 7mm package
Maxim introduced the MAX2135 diversity tuner for ISDB-T and DVB-T automotive applications. This device integrates two high-performance signal paths that operate from a single fractional-N synthesizer. Packaged in a small, 7mm x 7mm TQFN, the MAX2135 provides a compact solution compared to designs that use two separate tuner ICs.
Data and Power Isolation Circuits Receive Automotive Qualification For Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Battery Management
The growing popularity of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) is placing new emphasis on the need for battery management to monitor voltage levels and provide car makers with the means to reduce battery weight, size and cost. Because HEV batteries operate at high voltages of up to 600 V, isolation is required for safe and reliable operation. Analog Devices is addressing these needs by expanding its portfolio of AEC-Q100 products with the...
Avago Technologies' Automotive-Grade Optocouplers Selected for Use in Mazda's New Hydrogen/Gas Powered Hybrid Vehicle
Avago Technologies announced that Yaskawa Electric Corporation has selected two of its latest R2Coupler™ isolation products for use in the futuristic Mazda Premacy hydrogen/gas powered hybrid vehicle. Yaskawa, which makes the electronic motor inverter system for the Premacy, is using Avago’s ACPL-782T automotive grade isolation amplifier and ACPL-312T gate drive optocoupler in its electronic motors.
NEC Electronics Introduces 14 New 8-bit MCUs for Automotive Dashboard Applications
NEC Electronics announced the availability of 14 new All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs), the 78K0/Dx2 product series with simple gages The new offering includes wide range of peripherals with either 80 pins or 64 pins and memory capacity ranging from 60 kilobytes (KB) down to 24 KB.
Avago Technologies Announces 2.5 Amp Automotive Gate Drive Optocoupler with Integrated Desaturation Detection and Fault Status Feedback
Avago Technologies today announces a new compact extended temperature automotive grade optocoupler for use in hybrid electronic vehicles. Avago’s ACPL-36JV 2.5 Amp optocoupler incorporates an integrated desaturation detection and fault status feedback system while offering superior performance over a wide operating temperature range from -40 to +105 degrees-C. The ACPL-36JV is ideal for use with isolated IGBT/power MOSFET gate drives, industr...
Microtune's Automotive Amplifier CHIP Deployed in BYD Cars Targeted for China Market
Microtune, Inc today announced that its multi-standard automotive antenna amplifier, the MT119 is being deployed in the automobiles of BYD Co., Ltd. (www.byd.com) of Shenzhen, China. The MT1119 is currently used in BYD’s fuel-based sedans and all-electric vehicles. It is planned for rollout in BYD’s most popular-selling compact models by March and in all BYD models by year end.
Freescale next-generation system basis chips provide energy efficiency and safety for in-vehicle networks
As electronic content in cars continues to increase, energy management, safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) robustness have become critical requirements for in-vehicle networks. Freescale Semiconductor today announced its next generation of system basis chips (SBCs) to address these issues. The SBC devices integrate an energy management module to power microcontrollers (MCUs), transceiver interfaces to connect with in-vehicle networks ...
Xilinx and Inova Semiconductors Simplify Design Integration of High-Bandwidth Video Connections for Automotive Applications
At Embedded World 2010, Xilinx and Inova Semiconductors introduced an Automotive Pixel Link (APIX(R)) IP solution for the Xilinx(R) Automotive (XA) family of low-cost Spartan(R)-6 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The configurable core supports multiple high-bandwidth video and communications links in a single device to transfer high-quality, real-time video from two or more cameras or processing units to in-vehicle displays. This highly in...
Atmel Introduces Automotive Devices Featuring Robust Connectivity, High Security, Lower Cost and Lower Carbon Footprint
Atmel announced several new devices to enable an automotive designer to easily develop lower-cost designs with enhanced connectivity, improved safety and increased Li-Ion battery life. These solutions will enable automotive designers to create innovative automotive applications with a Li-Ion battery management solution featuring active cell balancing, LIN transceiver families with ultra-low power wake-up management, a single-chip car access devic...
Atmel First to Introduce Off-the-Shelf Automotive-Qualified Capacitive Touch Controller
Atmel claimed the first standard product capacitive touch controller in the industry that is fully qualified for the automotive market. Based on the patented QTouch capacitive touch technology for buttons, sliders and wheels, the AT42QT1110 is a ready-to-use 11-key capacitive touch controller that meets all device specification requirements for the automotive industry. These products are ideal for automobile applications such as global positionin...