'Invisible' Bike Helmets from Hövding Rely on ST's Motion Sensors and Microcontrollers
Motion sensors and microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics form the brain and senses of the airbag bicycle helmet invented by Hövding, a Swedish design house. The combination of innovative design and state-of-the-art electronics has produced market-unique safety equipment for cyclists in a novel form factor.
Molex Extends CMC Product Line with 32-circuit Wire-to-Wire Connection System
Molex announces the extension of its CMC product line with the introduction of a 32-circuit wire-to-wire connection system. Designed to perform in high-conductivity applications and harsh environments, the CMC modular, hybrid connection system is now widely recognised as an industry standard interface used in automotive and transportation powertrain applications, including ECUs (engine control units), automatic gearboxes, suspension controllers a...
65V, 500mA Synchronous Buck Converter Delivers 90% Efficiency & Requires Only 12µA Quiescent Current
Linear Technology announces the LTC3630, a 65V input-capable synchronous buck converter, which delivers up to 500mA of continuous output current from a 16-lead thermally enhanced 3mm x 5mm DFN or MSOP package. Its internal synchronous rectification topology delivers efficiencies as high as 90% and its Burst Mode operation requires only 12µA of quiescent current (at no load), maximizing battery run time. The LTC3630 operates from an input voltage...
Miniature AEC-Q200 qualified varistor from AVX optimized for FlexRay communication BUS systems
Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed a miniature 0402 varistor specifically for FlexRay Communication BUS Systems used in automotive applications. The AEC-Q200 qualified Flexray Automotive Varistor Series automotive varistors combine ESD protection with EMI/RF filtering and insertion loss characteristics to protect against transients on high-speed data lines up to 10Mbps.
Next generation automotive BLDC motor drivers from Melexis bring LIN-ready single chip solution for BLDC motors and actuators
Melexis announces today the next Generation IC Family for sensor-less and sensor based BLDC motor control for automotive applications. The new IC family follows the very successful MLX81200 core integration concept. This newest family of driver ICs combines voltage regulator, LIN -Transceiver, MCU, EEPROM, Flash, RAM, Power FET Pre-Driver and several dedicated circuit blocks for highly efficient BLDC motor control from a single IC. Customers can ...
Infineon Offers Next-Generation Automotive High Speed CAN TLE7250 Transceiver Family With Improved Robustness and Increased Energy Efficiency
Infineon Technologies AG today introduced the latest generation of its High Speed CAN transceivers designed for automotive network applications: the TLE7250 family comprising the TLE7250G and the TLE7250GVIO. While the TLE7250G interfaces with 5V microcontrollers, the TLE7250GVIO has a voltage reference input, enabling either a 5V or a 3.3V microcontroller I/O interface. Compared to the previous generation, the new transceivers offer improved imm...
Molex is Supporting Global Trends to Help Automakers Achieve Greater Competitive Advantages
The trend toward ‘smart’ or ‘intelligent’ cars continues to build momentum as more electronic content, sensor technology products and wireless systems are added to vehicles for enhanced performance, safety, comfort, convenience and communication.
NXP Delivers New Automotive-Grade TrenchMOS
NXP Semiconductors N.V today introduced a new family of automotive power MOSFETs based on NXP’s Trench 6 technology, featuring extremely low RDSon, high switching performance, and outstanding quality and reliability. Fully AEC-Q101 qualified, NXP’s new automotive-grade MOSFETs have successfully completed extended lifetime testing at 175°C for more than 1,600 hours – significantly exceeding Q101 requirements – as well as offering extremel...
Vibration-resistant automotive SD card reader with push-lock system
With the FPS009-4200-0(03), Yamaichi Electronics is bringing another innovative product to the market from the family of SD card readers.
C&K Develops Halogen-free IP67-Sealed SMT Key Switches
C&K Components has designed a new series of high-performance, IP67-sealed SMT key switches for harsh environment applications. Designated the K12S Series, the robust key switches are available in LED backlighting with a wide selection of colors, and detect versions. Featuring excellent tactile feedback, the highly reliable K12S Series provides a life cycle of more than 1,000,000 actuations, making it ideal for demanding conditions often found in...