ITT Interconnect Solutions achieves industry leading EV connector UL approval to 75 amps
Achieving an Electric Vehicle industry first, ITT Interconnect Solutions has launched a new high efficiency, high reliability J1772 connector targeting electric vehicle charging applications and capable of performing Level I and II charging from a low end of 15A/120V to a high end range of 75A/240V through the same interface.
CMOS AM/FM LNA integrates adjustable gain control for active car antenna applications
Maxim's new LNA, the MAX2180, integrates an AGC circuit to optimize car antenna reception while reducing solution size and cost.
IR Expands Its Family of Automotive-Qualified MOSFETs Featuring Low On-State Resistance
International Rectifier has expanded its dedicated family of automotive-qualified power MOSFETs for applications requiring low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) including on-board power supplies and heavy loads on Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) platforms, micro and full hybrid platforms
STMicroelectronics’ HD Radio Chipset Certification Heralds Next-Generation Car Audio and Infotainment
STMicroelectronics today announced that its HD Radio Technology chipset, embedded in the Alps Electric module, has been certified by iBiquity Digital Corporation for meeting comprehensive performance requirements.
Infineon Launches New Automotive Microcontroller Family
Infineon launched its new AUDO MAX family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) for automotive powertrain and chassis applications. The AUDO MAX family supports design of engine management systems meeting the strict Euro 5 and Euro 6 emission standards for combustion vehicles and enables the electrification of powertrain functions in electrical vehicles. Key features of the AUDO MAX family are maximum clock frequencies of up to 300MHz, high-speed in...
Analog Devices’ Automotive Grade I2C Isolators Simplify Hybrid-Electric Automotive Designs
Analog Devices is introducing the industry’s first automotive grade products to provide true bidirectional isolation for the lower cost I2C serial bus. Based on ADI’s proprietary iCoupler® digital isolation technology, the ADuM1250W hot swappable, dual I2C digital isolator reduces board space by as much as 80 percent and greatly reduces the system cost associated with isolating I2C buses. This is accomplished by eliminating optocouplers a...
Next-Generation NXP System Basis Chips Address Stringent EMC Requirements of Global Car OEMs
NXP announced the release of the UJA107xA family, its next generation of CAN/LIN System Basis Chips (SBCs) for in-vehicle networks. Offering enhanced EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) performance, the chips meet the stringent requirements of global car OEMs such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Porsche, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Implementation of MOST150 Automotive Network in Mercedes-Benz Cars
At the third MOST Forum on April 5, 2011, in Frankfurt (Germany), Daimler AG will provide a summary of more than 10 years' experience in MOST development and give insight into the ongoing MOST150 integration procedure.
u-blox introduces automotive GSM module
u-blox announces LEON-G100 Automotive, a surface-mount automotive quality grade GSM/GPRS modem. It is designed for use in first-mount car telematics applications such as emergency call (e.g. eCall), Stolen Vehicle Recovery and wireless driver assistance services. In addition, it is ideal for after-market applications including road pricing, wireless toll collection, pay-per-use insurance and AVL / fleet management systems.
STMicroelectronics First in Production with Enhanced Audio for Start/Stop and Hybrid Cars
As car makers introduce features such as engine start/stop to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in automotive ICs, is pioneering a new generation of chips that allow in-car entertainment equipment to operate without interruption as the engine is turned off and restarted. The first of these is the TDA7850LV, a 4x50W audio power amplifier that is the very first start/stop-compatible IC of i...