Burst mode reduces quiescent current in switching regulator

A 4A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator from Linear Technology is aimed at automotive and industrial applications.

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IC simplifies cell balancing

A simplified and more robust method of implementing cell monitoring and balancing in lithium battery systems is available from AMS, formerly known as Austria Microsystems.

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Bulkhead connectors and backshells suit high temperature environments

Supporting low-level signal and power applications for on-engine automotive, commercial vehicles and off-road construction equipment, the Molex MX150 panel-mount and twist-lock sealed bulkhead connectors and backshells meet or exceed requirements for Uscar-2 class three (-40 to +125˚C) operating

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Optocoupler enables powertrain isolation

A 2.5A smart gate drive optocoupler that enables an isolated power supply in automotive powertrain systems has been introduced by Avago Technologies.

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Embedded Masterclass to enhance National Electronics Week

Embedded Masterclass and National Electronics Week will join forces at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, from 8 to 10 April 2014.

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DC-DC converter module suits commercial or military vehicles

A DC-DC converter module based on Powerstax’s F501 brick technology has been introduced for next-generation vehicles. The Flexistax D1001 is a 1kW rated module capable of supporting typical system efficiency levels of 86%.

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How the Mini is helping drivers

Intelligent networking between the Mini, the driver and the outside world are creating new ways to enhance driving pleasure, extend the range of comfort functions and provide the latest services in in-car infotainment.

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Thin-film chip resistor works at up to +155˚C

A precision automotive thin-film chip resistor with high-temperature operation to +155˚C with 100% power, derated linearly to zero power at +250˚C has been introduced by Vishay Intertechnology.

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Dashboard adds to fleet management portal

Venson Automotive has enhanced its interactive portal with a revised dashboard.

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Ford takes automatic parking to new level

Ford has revealed technology developed to enable drivers to park at the touch of a button from inside or outside their cars, as well as a prototype that combines automatic steering and braking to avoid collisions with vehicles or pedestrians.

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