Low Profile 600W TVS Diode from Littelfuse Protects Sensitive Electronics from Voltage Transients
Littelfuse, Inc has introduced the TPSMA6L Series of Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes. This new series can provide secondary transient voltage protection from transients induced by load dump and other transient voltage events for automotive electronic control units, sensors, entertainment systems, and other applications that require high reliability. This SMA device’s low profile DO-221AC package is less than 1.1 mm high, but it o...
Carbon Nanotubes Find Niche Markets In Supercapacitors For Aviation
Supercapacitors have drawn much attention in recent years due to their high power density, reversibility, and long cycle life. They are being used in automotive applications as stop-start idle elimination system in cars. This can reduce up to 15% of fuel costs in urban driving and reduce related CO2 emissions. For example, Lamborghini just announced that they will use Maxwell Technologies supercapacitors for this purpose in all Lamborghini Aventa...
Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors: High Reliability MLCCs For Automotive Applications In A 0603 (EIA 0201) Package
TDK Corporation presents the new CGA1 series of 0603 (EIA 0201) MLCCs for use in automotive electronics applications. With dimensions of only 0.6 x 0.3 x 0.3 mm³, the new components offer rated voltages from 6.3 V to 50 V, thus including the world’s first 0603 X7R MLCC with a rated voltage of 50 V. The 0603 package is the smallest used by the automotive industry.
STMicroelectronics Introduces Next-Generation Technology for Smaller, Smarter Automotive Electronics
STMicroelectronics has revealed the latest generation of its pace-setting switch ICs for vehicle electronics such as lights and body modules. The new devices provide enhanced intelligent features, improve protection and reliability, and are up to 40% smaller than competing alternatives.
The Body Control Module – Pulling the Automotive Strings
Technology Explained: Body control modules manage a large proportion of the electronics in modern vehicles. Continental explains how it's tidying up the cables and ensuring comfort and safety.
Wide Terminal Low Ohmic Chip Resistors for Current Detection in Automotive and Power Supply Applications
ROHM has recently expanded its lineup of high power wide terminal low ohmic chip resistors designed for current detection in automotive systems, motors, power supply applications, and more. The latest addition, the LTR18 series, offers 1W of rated power in the 3216 size (3.2x1.6mm, t=0.58mm) - 4 times greater than conventional products.
Efficient Automatic Rail Coupling Minimises Downtime:
Designed for a high profile German customer, this coupling system demonstrates a custom solution for the control of automatic rail coupling. Its design is based on the customer’s required performance, modeled with a dynamic simulation software package. The solution surpassed system response times and dynamic performance, exceeding customer expectations.
Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications
Axion Power International, Inc announced today that it completed shipping its high-performance PbC batteries to Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS), one of North America's leading transportation providers, for use in Norfolk Southern's first all electric locomotive - the NS-999.
Vishay Intertechnology Releases 19 Automotive-Grade FRED Pt and HEXFRED Hyperfast and Ultrafast Rectifiers and Soft Recovery Diodes in Six Package Options
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today introduced 19 new automotive-grade FRED Pt and HEXFRED Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers and soft recovery diodes in DPAK, TO-220, D²PAK, TO-262, TO-247, and modified TO-247 packages. Combining extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics with low forward voltage drop and low leakage current, the new devices reduce switching losses and EMI/RFI in high-frequency full hybrid and mild hybrid vehicle system...
ON Semiconductor’s New Video Signal Processor ICs Reduce Power Consumption and Enhance Picture Quality for Small LCD Panels
ON Semiconductor has released two new highly integrated image signal processor ICs ideal for use in applications such as vehicle reversing cameras, in-vehicle navigation systems and various consumer video monitoring security systems where small LCD screens are utilized. The LC749000PT for automotive applications and the LC749000AT for consumer products, support important end application energy savings and utilize advanced signal technology to imp...