Full-bridge DMOS PWM motor driver IC
An automotive version of the A4950 full-bridge motor driver IC is now available from Allegro MicroSystems Europe. The A4950 is designed for pulse width modulated (PWM) control of DC motors, and is capable of peak output currents to ±3.5 A and operating voltages to 40 V. The device is AECQ100 Grade 1 qualified and is rated over an extended ambient operating temperature range of -40°C to 125°C.
IR’s Automotive-Qualified 600V Trench IGBTs in D2Pak Delivers High Power Density in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Applications
International Rectifier has announced the introduction of a family of automotive-qualified 600V IGBTs for electric and hybrid vehicle applications including air conditioner inverters, pumps and Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heaters.
ROHM Semiconductor Presents LDO Regulators with the Industry’s Lowest Dark Current
ROHM has developed the BD7xxL2EFJ-C series of high-voltage (50V) LDO regulators for automotive applications featuring the industry’s lowest dark current* (6μA) – 80% lower than conventional LDO regulators – utilizing a proprietary circuit design, reducing power consumption significantly.
Traxxas Selects Cypress's WirelessUSB-LP Radio Solution For World's Fastest Ready-To-Run Radio Controlled Car
Cypress Semiconductor Corp today announced that Traxxas, one of the leading providers of ready-to-run (RTR) radio controlled hobby vehicles, has selected Cypress’s WirelessUSB-LP 2.4-GHz radio-on-a chip for their new XO-1 radio controlled supercar.
Surge Stopper Integrates Ideal Diode for Comprehensive Protection Against Transient Voltages, Currents & Reverse Inputs & Outputs
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4364, a surge stopper with ideal diode, providing compact and low-loss protection for 4V to 80V electronics in automotive, avionics and industrial systems. The surge stopper shields downstream electronics from input overvoltages and overcurrent, enabling continuous operation through transient surges. Overcurrent limiting protects the system and supply from short-circuits at the load. Unique to the L...
Lattice & Leopard Unveil Dual Camera Kit for Black Box Car Drive Recorders
Lattice and Leopard are pleased to today reveal the release of a dual camera module kit that allows Texas Instrument's DaVinci TMS320DM368 video processor to interface to two 720p image sensors. This kit is ideal for customers who are designing black box car drive recorders or other applications that require two cameras.
STMicroelectronics Reveals World’s First and Only Specified Automotive Surge Protection Devices
STMicroelectronics is helping vehicle electronics manufacturers deliver safer, more reliable systems by offering the only surge protection devices certified to the automotive industry’s preferred specifications. By saving the time needed for independent certification, these transient voltage suppressors (TVS) enable new products to reach the market more quickly and at more competitive prices.
ZMDI Comes To The Market With Two New Automotive IC's
ZMD AG announces the ZSSC1856 and ZSSC3154 Automotive IC's . The ZSSC1856 is the first member of a new Battery Power Management product line. The ZSSC1856 features two high-precision 18-bit Sigma/Delta ADCs with an on-chip voltage reference. Designed for ultra-low power consumption, the ZSSC1856 uses less than 100μA in Sleep Mode and comes in a PQFN32 5mm x 5mm package only 0.85mm high.
TSVN Series of Full Segment Digital Terrestrial TV Tuner for Automobiles from ALPS
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has developed the industry’s smallest and the industry’s first surface mount type, the TSVN Series Full Segment Digital Terrestrial TV (ISDB–T) Tuner for Automobiles. Mass production is already underway.
Infineon Combines MCU and LIN-based Relay Driver in Thumbnail-Sized Chip for Automotive Body Applications
Infineon Technologies AG presents the second generation of its embedded power (ePower) devices. The new TLE983x System-on-Chip (SoC) product family integrates a powerful 8-bit microcontroller with a LIN transceiver and related peripherals on a single chip to address the needs of space and cost sensitive automotive body applications. The new devices are specifically designed to fit to a wide range of LIN-slave motor control applications where a sm...