Linear Technology’s LTC3871 bidirectional buck or boost DC-DC controller

Linear Technology bidirectional synchronous buck or boost controller increases available power

Linear Technology has introduced a 100V and 30V bidirectional two-phase synchronous buck or boost controller for 48 and 12V automotive dual battery systems.

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Heart-rate based driver alertness monitoring system integrates Epic sensing technology from Plessey into the driving seat

Plessey and Segula embed heart-rate monitor in car seat at Paris Motor Show

Plessey and Segula Technologies are exhibiting a heart-rate based driver alertness monitoring system at this year’s Paris Motor Show.

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Jaguar Land Rover used children to camouflage the Discovery ahead of its launch

Paris Motor Show 2016 Preview – Mondial de l’Automobile

Ian Fletcher, principal analyst with IHS, highlight some of the expectations for this year’s Paris Motor Show

In the run-up to the Paris Motor Show, which opens its doors later this week, several car makers are still holding back details of forthcoming reveals.

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Panasonic AMTS tablet

Automechanika: Panasonic launches rugged tablet for automotive testing

Panasonic launched its next generation in-line tester for the automotive industry at this week’s Automechanika in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Renesas buys Intersil

Renesas buys Intersil for $3.2bn

After weeks of speculation, Renesas has announced that it is buying Intersil for $3.2bn; both companies have portfolios in the automotive space.

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Toshiba n-channel mosfets for load switching

Toshiba n-channel mosfets manage power in automotive applications

Toshiba Electronics has announced two compact, n-channel mosfets for load switching in automotive applications.

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Texas Iinstruments reference design

TI reference design adds wifi to EV charging

Texas Instruments has introduced a reference design that adds wifi connectivity to an electric vehicle charging station.

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Littelfuse manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China

Littelfuse buys OnSemi automotive portfolio for $104m

Littelfuse is acquiring a product portfolio of transient voltage suppression (TVS) diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) for automotive ignition applications from On Semiconductor for $104m.

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Harman proposes a shield around critical systems

Harman uses its onions for connected car security

Harman has devised a five-plus-one security framework consisting of onion-like layers that protect the car’s head unit from being compromised and used as a portal into the in-vehicle network, which could jeopardise safety critical systems.

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Venturi Formula E car

Venturi Formula E and ZF form technology partnership

The Venturi Formula E team has announced a long-term technology partnership with ZF, a specialist in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology.

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