4 New Products from ZMDI for the Signal Conditioning of Piezo-Resistive Bridge Sensors in Automotive Applications
ZMD AG today introduced four smart sensor signal conditioner ICs. ZMDI designed the ZSSC3131, ZSSC3135, ZSSC3136 and ZSSC3138 for the signal conditioning of resistive bridge sensing elements, like silicon or ceramic-based piezo-resistive transducers or thin-/thick-film or gauge-type sensor elements. The devices are ideal for automotive and industrial pressure sensing applications such as HVAC, cooling, pneumatic brakes and other hydraulic systems...
NXP Delivers Breakthrough Class-AB and Class-D Audio Amplifiers for Start-Stop Systems
NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced the availability of two new automotive audio amplifiers supporting energy-saving start-stop systems – the TDF8530 andTDF8546. The TDF8530 is an ultra-efficient quad-channel Class-D audio amplifier supporting the 6V requirement for start-stop vehicles. The TDF8546 is a quad-channel Class-AB amplifier available with a groundbreaking Best Efficiency Mode operating as low as 6V, reducing power dissipation by...
NXP Develops Automotive Ethernet Transceivers for In-Vehicle Networks
NXP Semiconductors N.V today announced its engagement in automotive Ethernet as the first automotive semiconductor supplier to license Broadcom’s BroadR-Reach Ethernet technology for in-vehicle networking. As NXP is the No. 1 supplier of In-Vehicle Networking electronics, this is a significant step forward in establishing BroadR-Reach as an open, de facto standard for in-vehicle Ethernet. At the same time, Broadcom, NXP, Freescale, and Harman t...
MC33290 New ISO K line serial link
The MC33660 is a serial link bus interface device designed to provide bi-directional half-duplex communication interfacing in automotive diagnostic applications.
Molex First-to-Market with Sealed Mizu-P25 Miniature Waterproof Connector
Molex Incorporated recently announced the availability of Mizu-P25 Miniature Waterproof Connectors. The space-saving 2.50mm (.098”) pitch Mizu-P25 connector is the first and only sealed wire-to-wire system of its size in the market certified to the IP67 standard to help ensure the highest levels of protection. Mizu-P25 connectors are available in a low-voltage version rated up to 125 volts and a high-voltage version rated up to 250 volts.
New optical linear array from Melexis turns the spotlight to real-time fuel quality sensing
Near InfraRed (NIR) spectroscopy using the company’s 3rd generation of Optical Linear Array, the MLX75306 enables real-time fuel quality sensing for engine management. Working with petrochemical and other researchers, the company has decoded the optical fingerprint of different types of fuel available in the market. A cost effective and robust spectrum analyzer is realized with LED light, optical filters and the MLX75306. Measurement of fue...
TRW Unveils New Hybrid Tire Pressure Monitoring System
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp has developed its next generation tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) – a hybrid system which uses a combination of sensing technologies to provide automatic location functionality.
Strong Growth for Automatic Battery Disconnects in new Vehicles
At the Frankfurt Auto Show, Autoliv Inc announced that it is seeing high interest for its Pyrotechnic Safety Switch (PSS) from numerous OEMs for their electric vehicle models as well as for gasoline-powered cars and trucks.
IR’s Compact, Reliable, Automotive-qualified AUIRS2332J 600 V Gate Drive IC Simplifies and Shrinks Design
International Rectifier has introduced the AUIRS2332J 600 V three-phase gate driver IC for automotive high-voltage motor drives for electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications. The AUIRS2332J, high-voltage, high speed power MOSFET and IGBT driver features three independent high- and low-side referenced output channels.
austriamicrosystems AS3911 NFC Reader IC for automotive applications
austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3911 NFC (near field communications) and HF (high frequency) reader IC. The AS3911 has unique capabilities not available in the market and enables a number of applications, including EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa) payment, access control, automotive, NFC Infrastructure, and ticketing.