Industry’s first seven-port USB 3.1 Gen1 SmartHub IC for USB Type-C™ now available from Microchip

Intersil Expands Single-Chip USB-C Buck-Boost Battery Charger Family

Microchip launches its first Sigfox FCC-certified long-range RF transceiver and Connectivity Development Kits for IoT applications

NXP and DAF Trucks Commit to Set New Benchmark in Truck Platooning: 30 Times Faster than Human Reaction Time

Microsemi Expands Radiation-Tolerant Space Product Portfolio with Highly Integrated LX7720 Motor Controller

Maxim’s Ultra-Small hSensor Platform Enables Quick and Easy Design for Wearable Health and Fitness Applications

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Inova Semiconductors redefines Automotive Lighting with groundbreaking digital LED

10 DECEMBER 2016

ISC_car_LED_PRESS_final_2At the Electronica exhibition, Inova Semiconductors has unveiled a new digital LED concept for automotive applications with the first LED product to be available from Dominant Opto Technologies in 1Q2017. This will be the first product developed under the umbrella of ISELED, an open alliance formed to provide a full ecosystem for the new digital LED right from its very inception.

The ISELED Alliance

The mission of the ISELED Alliance is to create LED-related products and solutions for the automotive market. These solutions are to be based on an entirely new in-car LED lighting concept that drives down costs, simplifies control, and expands the functionality of LED lighting and display solutions.

Robert Isele, Manager, Ambient Light, Modular System, Interior Lighting at BMW AG explains, “We have been listening to our customers, and the feedback has resoundingly indicated a demand for this new platform. We believe that we need an innovation which provides a cost-effective way of creating inspiring products of the future, which will assist with in-car information, corporate branding and communications. This new LED technology has to provide a very viable, easy-to-use solution to the in-car LED dilemma – it would have simply been impossible if every LED had to be calibrated individually.

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Embedded Systems
10 DECEMBER 2016

Advanced HMI Development Modules Feature 5” WVGA Resolution Touch-Enabled LCDs & Audio Capabilities

Intersil Announces Industry’s First 6-Phase Bidirectional DC/DC Controller for Automotive 12V-48V Power Supply Systems

10 DECEMBER 2016

Intersil Corporation announced it is shipping the industry’s first 6-phase bidirectional PWM controller designed to perform buck and boost power conversions between 12V and 48V automotive buses. A single automotive-grade ISL78226 delivers up to 3.75kW at greater than 95% conversion efficiency, and is able to interleave in a modular master/slave architecture to deliver higher power. This innovative design allows engineers to support the rapid adoption of 48V hybrid powertrains that provide improved emissions and better fuel economy for internal combustion engine/electric mild hybrids.

By 2020, automotive 48V systems will help reduce CO2 emissions by up to 15%, improve fuel consumption, capture energy typically lost while braking, and provide torque in the low RPM range for start-stop mild hybrids. The 48V power net is needed to manage the next generation of energy efficient electrical systems that require more power than available with the existing 12V subsystem. To reduce weight, many traditionally mechanical/hydraulic systems such as power steering, roll stabilization, heating, and air conditioning will be converted to 48V electrical drive. A new electric turbocharger will provide on-demand horsepower and torque, enabling the use of smaller more efficient combustion engines without sacrificing drivability.

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IoT applications
11 DECEMBER 2016

Connect more with TI’s portfolio of wireless connectivity modules for Industry 4.0 and IoT designs