Melexis achieves MOST compliance twice over for Fiber optic Transceivers in SMD package
Melexis recently received the declaration of compliance for both its MLX75608 and MLX75605 Fiber optic transceivers. These fiber optic transceivers (FOTs) are suitable for 25Mbit/s (LVTTL) and 150Mbit/s (LVDS) communication respectively. The double compliance confirms the role of Melexis as innovative driver towards Surface Mount Device (SMD) solutions that will offer increased performance at lower cost.
MMA690xQ: Xtrinsic High Accuracy, Low-g Inertial Sensor
The MMA6900Q and MMA6901Q are dual axis, low g, xy sensors based on Freescale’s HARMEMS technology with an embedded DSP ASIC allowing for additional processing of digital or analog signals. The MMA6900Q has a ±3.5g full-scale range per axis and the MMA6901Q has ±5g full-scale range per axis.
Freescale Introduces Industry's Most Powerful Microcontroller for Automotive Powertrain Systems
Automakers continue to raise the bar with their new vehicle designs, delivering improved fuel economy and lower emissions to address consumer expectations and government regulations. High-performance microcontrollers (MCUs) play a key role in green automotive design, and Freescale Semiconductor today announced the first of several powerful multicore automotive MCUs that help make it easier for automotive designers to improve engine efficiency and...
STMicroelectronics Reveals Advanced Automotive IC Moving Car Makers Closer To Toughest New-Car Environmental Targets
STMicroelectronics has perfected one of the world’s first automotive ICs supporting advanced networking technology to unlock valuable improvements in fuel efficiency and emissions.
Parkpilot URF7 makes light work of even the tightest maneuvers.
Parking is often a matter of crucial fractions of an inch just outside the line of vision. With the Parkpilot, maneuvering is child's play even in tight spaces.
Automotive low-side MOSFET pre-driver IC
The new A3944 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a low-side MOSFET pre-driver IC targeted at the automotive market. The new device is a programmable 6-channel low-side MOSFET control IC, with a 50 V rating on drain feedback inputs which makes it suitable for use in automotive diesel applications.
Broadcom Delivers Ethernet PHY for Automotive Networks
Broadcom Corporation today announced a new physical layer transceiver (PHY) for automotive networks. The Broadcom BroadR-Reach BCM89810 PHY provides the industry's lowest cost cabling solution for 100 Mbps Ethernet connectivity over unshielded single twisted pair wiring. Engineered to meet the stringent in-vehicle requirements of the automotive industry, the BCM89810 is optimized for multiple in-car applications and supports a variety of connecti...
Automotive varistor series from AVX delivers the lowest specified leakage current available
AVX Corporation has developed an advanced varistor designed for general ESD protection use in automotive circuits, including CMOS, bi-polar, and SiGe based systems. The AEC Q200-qualified Automotive StaticGuard Series varistor delivers low capacitance and the lowest specified leakage current available in the industry, ideal for high-speed signal lines. The varistor series provides bi-directional transient voltage protection in the on-state and e...
Fuel Quality Sensor helps to protect the Engine and the Environment
The global mega trend to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels to bring down transportation related CO2 emissions has pushed the use of an increasing number of alternative fuels. These fuels include bio diesels produced from various ester origins, and fuels with ethanol content (E10+). As the regional strategies to overcome foreign oil dependency vary, modern world cars will need to be prepared for diverse fuel qualities. Continental, the interna...
Atmel Launches Secure, Ultra-low Power AES-128 AVR MCU with Immobilizer for Car Key Fob Applications
Atmel Corporation today announced availability of a new ultra-low power AVR microcontroller (MCU) with AES-128 immobilizer protocol stack. The Atmel ATA5790N includes LF immobilizer functionality and a 3D LF receiver in a single 5mm x 7mm package. When combined with the companion device ATA5830 RF transmitter, the Atmel ATA5790N is ideal for high-volume uni- and bi-directional car key fobs for passive entry and passive start systems.