Automotive

C&K launches 24-position optical encoder switch with integrated pushbutton

C&K, a manufacturer of high-quality electromechanical switches, has launched a new optical rotary encoder, the ENC Series 24-Position Optical Encoder with integrated pushbutton. The new ENC Series encoder was developed as an improvement to the company’s 16 Position Optical Encoder. In addition to adding 50 per cent more detent positions, …

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High voltage scalable LXI matrix module from Pickering Interfaces

Pickering Interfaces, a leading supplier of modular signal switching and simulation solutions for use in electronic test and verification, has launched the 65-218, a 50×4, 1-pole LXI matrix plug-in modules. Used in conjunction with the 65-200-002 LXI modular chassis, these modules are part of a scalable, high voltage matrix platform …

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Pre-drivers MLX81340 and MLX81344 enable 500W LIN-based mechatronic module miniaturization

Melexis has revealed new LIN BLDC-motor pre-drivers that combine small size with high performance and power capability for automotive mechatronic applications. The MLX81340 (32KB Flash) and MLX81344 (64KB Flash) integrate three channels of high-side and low-side drivers. They control external NFETs with up to 60nC capacitance to handle applications up …

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Most Versatile maXTouch touchscreen controller ever offers extensive screen format flexibility

As the automotive market continues to demand larger touchscreens with more flexibility in size and shape, Microchip Technology’s new maXTouch touchscreen controller allows automotive designers to satisfy various and unique aspect ratios for touch displays in cars. This new offering includes additional functional safety support requested by OEMs. The MXT1296M1T can …

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TouchNetix gains automotive qualification for its aXiom family of touchscreen controller ICs

TouchNetix, a manufacturer of high-performance touchscreen controller ICs, has announced that its aXiom AX112 user interface chip has gained qualification to the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q100-6 standard, validating the device’s use in applications such as the central information display in passenger cars and other types of vehicles. The aXiom AX112, …

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CoreAVI announces functionally safe graphics and compute support for NXP’s i.MX 8 applications processor family

CoreAVI is to provide graphics and compute driver support for NXP Semiconductors’ Arm Cortex-A53-based i.MX 8 applications processors with dual GPUs to enable next generation low powered, scalable performance capabilities for functionally safe automotive platforms. CoreAVI’s Vulkan SC-based graphics and compute driver VkCore SC, as well as its OpenGL SC …

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High current rated TOLL MOSFETs from Diodes Incorporated target EV applications

Diodes Incorporated has introduced a portfolio of automotive MOSFETs packaged in the space saving, thermally-efficient TOLL (PowerDI1012-8) package. Capable of operating to 175°C, the 100V-rated DMTH10H1M7STLWQ and DMTH10H2M5STLWQ, plus the 80V-rated DMTH8001STLWQ MOSFETs occupy 20 per cent less PCB area than the TO263. These devices feature an off board profile …

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Rohde & Schwarz joins Car Connectivity Consortium to support development of smartphone-to-car communications including UWB

Rohde & Schwarz has joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to support the organization’s mission to foster industrywide standards for communications between vehicles and smartphones. The company will contribute its broad expertise in mobile device and automotive technology testing. In particular, the company will provide its solutions for the development …

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State-of-the-art high-speed digital compliance test laboratory opens in Germany

Granite River Labs (GRL), a global leader in engineering services and test solutions for connectivity and charging, has opened its new lab in Karlsruhe, Germany. Located in a major technology hub about one hour from Stuttgart and Frankfurt, GRL’s new state-of-the-art lab supports the growing needs of the automotive, medical …

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New version of Melexis pump/fan driver ICs pushes lifetime boundaries to next level

In order to address more challenging customer deployments, Melexis has expanded its MLX90412 product offering. The latest version of this 2.2A automotive-qualified pump/fan driver IC is optimized to deal with high ambient temperature levels and supports prolonged operational lifespans. Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, has introduced the MLX90412GLW single-coil …

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