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Automotive-qualified power inductors are robust & efficient

Targeting LED driver and braking control system applications in the automotive market, TT Electronics announces the HA78 series of power inductors. The inductors are suited for high power density applications where size is critical and particularly where high-efficiency DC/DC converters … Continue reading

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Automotive MCUs pave the way to smart driving

STMicroelectronics has launchedthe SPC58 family of automotive MCUs that herald the advent of more secure and connected cars. The power-efficient and real-time-capable MCUs bring the world’s first Power Architecture-based devices manufactured in state-of the-art 40nm embedded Flash (eFlash) technology dedicated … Continue reading

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High Q MLCCs suit automotive V2X applications

Available in capacitance values from 0.1 to 47pF, the GCQ series of high Q MLCCs has been introduced by Murata for automotive V2X applications. Featuring a C0G temperature characteristic and a rated voltage of 50VDC, the series conforms to the … Continue reading

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Opto-isolated IGBT gate pre-driver IC suits EVs & HEVs

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced an opto-isolated IGBT gate pre-driver IC with enhanced protection functions for the in-vehicle inverters of EVs and HEVs. Inverter control is used to drive the motors of electric and hybrid vehicles efficiently. As the control … Continue reading

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Arrays offer multiple resistance values in one device

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced what the company hails as the industry’s first thick film chip resistor arrays to offer multiple resistance values in one device. The AEC-Q200-qualified devices are available with two resistors of different values in the 0606 case … Continue reading

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Automotive SMT power inductors operate up to +180°C

Designed for use in high temperature, high power, automotive applications, TT Electronics has announced a range of SMT power inductors. The HA72T-06 series inductors meet the growing automotive market’s demand for certified, high power inductors for high efficiency DC/DC converter … Continue reading

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RF IC enables keyless entry & low-power tracking

Combining a sophisticated multi-channel RF transceiver with a 3D low frequency (3DLF) interface that supports ultra-low power operation, the MLX73290-A has been unveiled by Melexis. This RF IC is optimised for use in vehicle activation, logistics and IoT applications such … Continue reading

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Electric water pump application for automotive sector

Morgan Advanced Materials has delivered a type of bearing for electric water pump applications in cars which reduces component count, while optimising performance and engine efficiency. Within the automotive sector, there has been a notable shift from traditional, belt-driven coolant … Continue reading

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Dual picture video processor targets automotive panels

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a dual picture video processor designed for high resolution automotive displays. The TC90195XBG supports 1920×720 panels at 60fps and 1920×1080 panels at 30fps for navigation, entertainment and driver support systems that are increasingly found in … Continue reading

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Chip capacitors focus on automotive applications

Two new series of Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors for automotive applications from TDK are now available in Europe at distributor TTI. Featuring TDK’s advanced precision technologies that enable the use of multiple thinner ceramic dielectric layers, the CGA Series Automotive … Continue reading

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