Industry’s first automotive-grade LIN System-in-Package (SIP) solution including a microcontroller with touch hardware support
NXP Introduces Modular IoT Gateway Solution with Multi-Protocol Compatibility for Secure, Reliable Wireless Connectivity in Smart Cities and Smart Industries
Inova Semiconductors redefines Automotive Lighting with groundbreaking digital LED
At 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.”
Scale from value line to high performance with TI’s new unified memory 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs)
Texas Instruments (TI) expanded its ultra-low-power MSP430™ FRAM microcontroller (MCU) portfolio with two new low-power families targeting a wide range of sensing and measurement applications. The new families include: MSP430FR5994 MCUs with 256KB FRAM and 40 times the performance of other low-power MCUs providing developers digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities with a new and easy-to-use […]
SEGGER introduces Wi-Fi modules (2.4GHz and 5GHz supported) for its emPower Cortex-M Evaluation Platform. Getting a project with Wi-Fi off the ground has never been easier. Evaluation software is included enabling a Web Server via Wi-Fi in mere minutes. The available modules in combination with the emPower platform permit comparison of different Wi-Fi modules, as […]
Microchip announces two new low-cost rapid prototyping boards for 32-bit applications. The PIC32MX and PIC32MZ Curiosity Boards include an integrated programmer debugger and are fully incorporated into Microchip’s MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The boards are designed for developing 32-bit applications and feature a wide range of peripherals, as well as user interface and […]
Intersil Announces Industry’s First 6-Phase Bidirectional DC/DC Controller for Automotive 12V-48V Power Supply Systems
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.