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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Vishay develops new ambient light sensor
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a new AEC-Q100 qualified ambient light sensor for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 20 October. The semiconductors VEML6031X00 features a highly sensitive photodiode, low noise amplifier in a compact 2.67 mm by 2.45 mm surface-mount package. ...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Zinsight to use Wolfspeed’s 1200V SiC MOSFETs in FCV engines
    Zinsight Technology (Shanghai) has announced that it would leverage Wolfspeed 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs in its advanced motor controller for ultra-high-speed air compressors in fuel cell vehicle (FCV) engines, according to a company press release 18 October. Silicon Carbide in BEVs and FCV...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops new surface-mount small signal diodes
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed surface-mount small signal diodes in ultra compact DFN1006-2A plastic package with wettable flanks, it said in a press release on 11 October. The 40 V BAS40L Schottky and 100 V BAS16L switching diodes are used for automotive applications. It measures 1 mm by 0.6 ...
    15-Oct-2021 News New Products
    MIPI Alliance completes development of A-PHY v1.1 to help automakers with high-performance image sensors and displays
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 11 October, The MIPI Alliance announced that development on A-PHY v1.1, the next version of the automotive serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical-layer interface, has been completed. Version 1.1 will increase the maximum available downlink data ra...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Infineon launches SLS37 V2X hardware security module
    Infineon Technologies announced the SLS37 vehicle-to-everything (V2X) hardware security module (HSM), a plug-and-play security solution for vehicle-to-everything communication, in an official press release dated 11 October. The SLS37 V2X HSM is built around a highly secure, tamper-resistant micro...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Infineon develops new V2X hardware security module
    Infineon Technologies has developed the SLS37 V2X hardware security module security solution for vehicle to everything communication (V2X), it said in a press release on 4 October. The SLS37 V2X HSM is based on a tamper resistant microcontroller for security needs in V2X applications within telemati...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    NXP and partners test Advanced V2X scenarios for collision-free driving
    According to a press release published on GlobeNewswire on September 6th, NXP will demonstrate new safety scenarios enabled by vehicle-to-vehicle communication (Vehicle-to-X or V2X) at this year's ITS World Congress in Hamburg. NXP will collaborate with partners such as premium manufacturer Riese...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Spark connected and TDK launch new automotive In-Cabin wireless charging solution
    According to press release on Business wire dated 4 October, Spark Connected announced the launch of The Beast 2.0—an automotive in-cabin wireless charging solution with TDK’s newest pattern coil technology. According to Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO at Spark Connected, “After the market su...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Henkel develops one-component UV cured in place gasketing product for electrical components
    Henkel Adhesive Technologies has developed Loctite AA 5885, a one-component polyacrylate cured in place gasketing product to protect sensitive automotive electrical components, it said in a press release on 4 October. Henkel says the new product offers durability even when exposed to high pressur...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Infineon develops half-bridge power module for inverter applications in EVs
    Infineon Technologies has developed automotive qualified EasyPACK 2B EDT2, a flexible and scalable half-bridge power module, it said in a press release on 4 October. The module is optimized for inverter applications in hybrid and electric vehicles. Infineon will expand its product portfolio to in...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Toshiba ships pre-driver ICs for safety applications
    Toshiba has begun shipping TB9083FTG test sample, a pre-driver IC for automotive applications like brushless motors used in electric power steering systems and electric brakes, it said in a press release on 28 September. The company will provide final samples in January 2022 and will start mass prod...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    TDK develops high-reliability chip beads for automotive applications
    TDK has announced the development and mass production of the MMZ1608-HE series of high-reliability chip beads for automotive use, according to a company press release on 28 September. It is compatible with high-durability solder in 150°C environments. The devices can be used for automotive ...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renesas launches highly accurate, cost-effective pressure sensing solution for automotive applications
    Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the RAA2S425x family of ICs for automotive pressure sensing systems in an official press release dated 28 September. The new devices provide highly accurate amplification and sensor-specific signal correction in xEV/EV/FCEV pressure sensing braking, transmis...
    29-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Texas Instruments develops 1.5-W isolated DC/DC bias-supply module for EVs
    Texas Instruments has developed a new 1.5-W isolated DC/DC bias-supply module for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid EVs, it said in a company press release on 27 September. The UCC14240-Q1 uses a proprietary integrated transformer technology to enable designers to cut their power solution size in h...
    28-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Vishay enhances automotive thick film chip resistor in 1206 case size
    Vishay Intertechnology has enhanced the Vishay Draloric RCC1206 e3 thick film chip resistor in the 1206 case size with a higher power rating of 0.5 W, it said in a press release on 22 September. The devices reportedly offer twice the power of standard thick film chip resistors in the same size, allo...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Toshiba develops simulation technology to shortens verification times for automotive semiconductors
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, according to an official press release dated 21 September, has developed a model-based development (MBD) simulation technology that reduces verification times for automotive semiconductors by approximately 90%. The technology enables automotive e...
    24-Sep-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics develops intelligent high-side drivers for automotive applications
    STMicroelectronics has developed highly integrated intelligent high-side drivers for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 22 September. The VN9D30Q100F and VN9D5D20FN are designed for high-side connection in applications powered from a 12V battery. The devices simplify the hardw...
    23-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Cadence unveils platform for development of automotive systems
    Cadence Design Systems has unveiled the Cadence Helium Virtual and Hybrid Studio, according to a company press release on 22 September. The platform helps create virtual and hybrid prototypes of automotive systems. The studio enables early software bring-up for hardware-software co-verification and ...
    23-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Horizon Robotics launches Journey 5 Processor for autonomous driving
    Horizon Robotics, a global leader in edge AI computing platforms for intelligent vehicles, unveiled its third-generation automotive-grade AI processor Journey 5, designed for Level 4 high autonomous driving, according to an official press release dated 5 August. It also unveiled TogetherOS, a real-t...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops automotive thin film wraparound chip resistors
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a new series of AEC-Q200 qualified, high power thin film wraparound chip resistors, it said in a press release on 15 September. The Vishay Dale Thin Film PHPA series devices feature a self-passivated tantalum nitride film for high moisture resistance. The devi...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Arm develops embedded edge architecture and two reference hardware platforms for automotive industry
    Arm has partnered with automotive suppliers to deliver a new software architecture and reference implementation, Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE), and two new reference hardware platforms, it said in a press release on 15 September. According to the Arm, it represents an acceler...
    17-Sep-2021 News New Products
    TDK launches new ceramic capacitors for automotive electronics applications
    Japanese multinational electronics company TDK announced via a press release on 14 September that it had expanded its CN series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to include four new products, two of which are specifically designed for automotive passive electronics applications. The n...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renesas, OmniVision deliver integrated reference design for automotive camera systems
    According to an official press release dated 14 September, Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, introduced an integrated reference design for a high-...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops new high current inductors
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed Automotive Grade IHLP low profile, high current inductor in the 19 mm by 19 mm by 7 mm 7575 case size, it said in a press release on 13 September. The new inductors have operating temperature of up to +155 °C for under the hood automotive applications. The new d...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    TDK introduces new hall-effect sensors for hybrid and EVs
    Japanese multinational electronics company TDK announced via press release on 9 September that it had expanded its Micronas 3D HAL® sensor portfolio with the new HAR 3900 and HAR 3930 hall-effect sensors. According to the press release, the products enable stray-field compensated position d...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA 2021: Siemens presents autonomous charging system
    According to an official press release dated 10 September, Siemens announced the Siemens Autonomous Charging System, which allows for fully automated charging of electric vehicles (EVs) ranging from cars to trucks. The prototype on display now has a charging capacity of up to 300 kW, but the company...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Vishay develops new series of thick film chip resistors for EVs
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a new series of AEC-Q200 qualified thick film chip resistors with operating voltages up to 3 kV, it said in a press release on 8 September. Devices in the Vishay Draloric RCV-AT e3 series have high operating voltages and can be used in place of standard resistor ...
    09-Sep-2021 News New Products
    TDK develops new miniaturized common-mode filters for automotive applications
    TDK Corporation has developed KCZ1210AH series of miniaturized common-mode filters for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 7 September. With a compact size measuring 1.25 x 1.0 x 0.5 mm, it allows for a smaller footprint on substrate and offers noise control function for different...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz presents VISION AVTR concept vehicle with BCI at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to official press release dated 6th September, Mercedes-Benz announced that it is integrating the first Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) approaches into its pioneering VISION AVTR concept vehicle. The first approaches to mind control based on visual perception will be demonstrated at the...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA 2021: HELLA to showcase automotive lighting and electronics solutions
    HELLA will be showcasing its automotive lighting innovations and products at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the company said in a press release on 3 September. HELLA will showcase chip-based headlamp technology ‘Solid State Lighting|High Definition’ (SSL|HD). It features SSL micro-LED...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental's sensIC project integrates printed electronics into rubber
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced on 2 September that it had initiated research project sensIC at the Center for Functional Printing Technologies in Freiburg, Germany, toward integrating rubber components with sensor technology. According to the company’s press rel...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Xilinx and Motovis develop solution to enhance automotive forward camera systems
    Xilinx has partnered with Motovis to develop a solution specifically for forward camera systems’ vehicle perception and control, it said in a press release on 31 August. The solution combines the Xilinx Automotive Zynq system-on-chip platform and Motovis’ convolutional neural network IP. ...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Diodes develops current limit power switch for vehicle infotainment and telematics subsystems
    Diodes Incorporated has launched the AP22653Q programmable current limiting power switch, it said in a press release on 31 August. The devices help streamline power system design and provides a controlled and protected power path. Key applications include protection of vehicle USB ports and ECU supp...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Lattice Semiconductor launches new version of Certus-NX FPGAs
    Lattice Semiconductor announced new versions of the Lattice Certus-NX FPGA family optimized for infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and safety-focused applications in an official press release dated 26 August. These new Certus-NX devices, which are based on the Lattice Nexus ...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Rolling Wireless to offer 5G solutions to auto companies using Qualcomm’s automotive platforms
    Rolling Wireless has announced that it will use Qualcomm’s automotive platforms for 5G connectivity solutions to OEMs and tier-1 suppliers globally, according to a company press release on 24 August. The automotive-grade telematics module, the 5G RN91xx, is based on the Snapdragon Automotive 5G Pl...
    25-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Vitesco Technologies develops hydrogen fuel cell control unit
    Germany-based automotive powertrain components supplier Vitesco Technologies has announced that it has developed a new fuel cell control unit (FCCU) for application in hydrogen-powered vehicles. According to a press release issued by Vitesco on 19 August, series production of the FCCU...
    23-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Vishay unveils new thin-film chip fuse for battery management systems
    Vishay Intertechnology has developed a fast-acting thin-film chip fuse for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 18 August. The Vishay Beyschlag MFU 0603 AT features current ratings from 0.5 A to 5.0 A. The device can be used in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (...
    23-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Dialog unveils new automotive step-down DC-DC converters
    Dialog Semiconductor has unveiled new high current, automotive grade, step down DC-DC (Buck) converters, it said in a press release on 18 August. The DA914X-A devices integrates power FETs and all required control logic into a highly integrated monolithic device. “As electronics in automobiles ...
    23-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Baidu launches Level 5 self-driving robo-car, second-generation AI chip at Baidu World 2021
    According to a CNBC press release dated 18 August, Chinese internet giant Baidu unveiled its second-generation artificial intelligence (AI) chip, its first "robo-car," and a rebranded driverless taxi app, emphasizing how these new areas of technology are critical to the company's future growth. B...
    20-Aug-2021 News New Products
    TDK develops new series of miniaturized inductors for in-vehicle power supply circuits
    TDK Corporation has developed a series of thin-film metal power inductors for automotive power circuits, according to an official press release dated 3 August. The new TFM201210ALMA inductors have a mounting area that is approximately 22% smaller than TDK's standard product, TFM201610ALMA (2.0 x 1.6...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Schaeffler to present 800V power electronics, thermal management systems at IAA Mobility 2021
    Germany-based automotive and industrial components supplier, Schaeffler, will be presenting its new 800-volt power electronics system and a highly integrated thermal management system at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 event which will be held in Munich, Germany between 7–12 September. According to...
    17-Aug-2021 News New Products
    ROHM semiconductor launches new CMOS op amps with improved EMI immunity
    ROHM Semiconductor announced the BD8758xY series (BD87581YG-C, BD87582YFVM-C) of rail-to-rail input/output high-speed CMOS op amps in a press release on GlobeNewswire dated 16 August. The devices have improved EMI immunity for automotive and industrial equipment applications that require high-speed ...
    17-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Tower Semiconductor, Cadence offer reference flow for 5G communications and automotive IC development
    Tower Semiconductor, the leading foundry of high-value analogue semiconductor solutions, today announced the release of a silicon-validated SP4T RF-SOI switch reference design flow using the Cadence Virtuoso Design Platform and RF Solution, according to an official press release dated August 16. For...
    17-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Samsung Electro-Mechanics develops MLCCs for ADAS
    According to an official press release dated August 12, Samsung Electro-Mechanics unveiled two types of automotive MLCCs that will be used in the Advanced Drive Assist System (ADAS), a critical safe driving system for autonomous vehicles. The 0603-size (0.6mm wide, 0.3mm long) MLCC and the 3216-s...
    13-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Nexteer expands capabilities of its electric power steering systems for EVs
    Global steering and driveline component supplier, Nexteer Automotive has expanded the output capabilities of its pinion electric power steering (EPS) systems to meet the requirements of heavier electric vehicles (EVs) positioned across segment B, C, and D, the company said in a press release on 11 A...
    12-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Bosch to present multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    According to an official press release dated 10 August, Bosch will demonstrate the following solutions for personalized, automated, and connected mobility at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. Bosch offers a solution that connects users, vehicles, and their surroundings seamlessly, making driving more enj...
    11-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Infineon develops new MEMS scanner solution for AR in automotive HUDs
    Infineon has unveiled a new micro electromechanical sensors (MEMS) scanner solution made of a MEMS mirror and MEMS driver, for automotive head-up displays (HUD), it said in a press release on 9 August. The devices allow for the making of completely new product designs. “Augmented reality soluti...
    10-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Microchip unveils new wireless charging reference design to accelerate development of Qi transmitter
    Microchip announced a new Qi 1.3 wireless charging reference design on GlobeNewswire on 14 July, providing developers of wireless charging systems for automotive and consumer applications with the necessary tools and support for the seamless integration and certification of next-generation product d...
    10-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Nexperia develops nine new power bipolar transistors for automotive market
    Nexperia has unveiled nine new power bipolar transistors for the automotive market, it said in a press release on 29 July. The products are a part of DPAK package to cover applications from 2A to 8A and from 45V up to 100V. “Nexperia is known as a high volume, high quality supplier for a broad ...
    09-Aug-2021 News New Products
    TDK develops thin-film metal power inductors for automotive power circuits
    TDK has developed a series of thin-film metal power inductors for automotive power circuits, it said in a 3 August press release. Mass production will begin later this month. The thin-film inductors have an operating temperature range from -55°C to +150°C. The TFM series includes products with rat...
    05-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Toshiba, Japan Semiconductor improve performance of high voltage LDMOS for automotive applications
    According to an official press release dated 11 June, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation and Japan Semiconductor Corporation have demonstrated a method for simultaneously improving the reliability and performance of high voltage Laterally Double Diffused MOS (LDMOS), core component...
    03-Aug-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics manufactures new 200mm silicon carbide wafers
    STMicroelectronics announced on 28 July that it had manufactured the first 200mm (8-inch) Silicon-Carbide (SiC) bulk wafers for prototyping next-generation power devices from its facility in Norrköping, Sweden. “The transition to 200mm SiC wafers will bring substantial advantages to our a...
    28-Jul-2021 News New Products
    US patent office approves Foresight's multi-spectral vehicular system for providing precollision alerts
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings has announced that it has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its patent “multi-spectral vehicular system for providing precollision alerts”. In a company press release dated 22 July, Foresight said the patent serves as th...
    27-Jul-2021 News New Products
    NXP Semiconductors, MOTER Technologies to extend connected vehicle insurance solutions
    According to an official press release dated July 20, NXP Semiconductors and MOTER Technologies, an insurtech company focused on bridging the gap between the automotive and insurance ecosystems, have announced the launch of a secure data exchange platform that connects deep data from connected vehic...
    27-Jul-2021 News New Products
    HELLA provides cybersecurity management functionality in diagnostic devices
    HELLA GUTMANN has developed a Cyber Security Management (CSM) function in its diagnostic devices to provide authentication with gateways, enabling rapid diagnostic checks for a variety of vehicles, according to an official press release dated 20 July. "For CSM, the main objective was to crea...
    23-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Tactile Mobility develops runover virtual sensor solution
    On 20 July, Tactile Mobility announced the launch of a ‘first-of-its-kind’ runover virtual sensor solution, which enables vehicles the ability to identify in real-time an initial runover of an object and eventually prevent a full runover. The software solution uses “sense of touch” t...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Renesas develops R-Car Gen3e to improve automotive infotainment, cockpit, and digital cluster systems
    Renesas Electronics Corporation has added a new series to its R-Car system-on-chips (SoCs) with the R-Car Gen3e, the company said in a press release on 20 July. The new R-Car Gen3e series has scalable lineup for entry- to mid-range automotive applications for high-quality graphics rendering, like in...
    21-Jul-2021 News New Products
    u-blox unveils a series of automotive-grade positioning modules
    u‑blox has introduced a series of automotive-grade positioning modules for dead reckoning techniques to provide accurate position data, the company said in a press release on 13 July. The NEO-M9L modules and the M9140-KA-DR chip are built on the u‑blox M9 global navigation satellite system (GNSS...
    16-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Renesas launches low-cost solutions for automotive cameras
    According to a Businesswire press release dated 13 July, Renesas Electronics introduced its new Automotive HD Link (AHL) technology, which allows automotive manufacturers to deliver high-definition (HD) video over low-cost cables and connectors that currently support standard-definition video. ...
    14-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Renesas launches new modular IoT development platform for wide range of sensors and MCUs
    According to an official press release dated 7 July, Renesas introduced an innovative new internet-of-things (IoT) system design platform that significantly eases the prototyping of IoT systems. The Renesas Quick-Connect IoT system consists of standardized boards and interfaces, enabling designers t...
    13-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Microchip launches automotive-qualified, single-chip solution for ultrawide touch displays
    In an official press release, Microchip Technology announced its maXTouch MXT2912TD-UW touch-screen controller, the industry's first automotive-qualified, single-chip solution that addresses display sizes up to 45 inches with a very wide aspect ratio, supporting liquid-crystal display (LCD) and orga...
    13-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Texas Instruments unveils new MCU portfolio for automotive systems
    In an official press release on 12 July, Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new high-performance microcontroller (MCU) portfolio that advances real-time control, networking, and analytics applications at the edge. "Demands for industrial automation, next-generation vehicles, intelligent ana...
    13-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Fujitsu starts mass production of automotive-grade 4 Mbit FRAM for ADAS applications
    According to an official press release dated 6 July, Fujitsu Semiconductor Memory Solution Limited announced mass production of 4 Mbit FRAM MB85RS4MTY, which guarantees operation up to 125°C. The product complies with AEC-Q100 Grade 1, a qualification requirement for products labeled as “aut...
    09-Jul-2021 News New Products
    u-blox unveils Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth expansion cards for NXP’s i.MX processor evaluation kits
    According to an official press release dated 8 July, leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies u-blox introduced a set of Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth expansion cards that plug into NXP Semiconductors’ i.MX processor evaluation kits. The cards, whi...
    09-Jul-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics unveils new DC/DC converter ICs for automotive use
    STMicroelectronics unveiled A6986I and L6986I DC/DC converter ICs with a wide input-voltage range and low quiescent current to ensure robust and energy-efficient operation in automotive and industrial applications up to 5W, according to an official press release dated July 8. In systems that requ...
    09-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Maxim develops four-channel, low-voltage automotive LED backlight driver
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 6 July, Maxim Integrated Products introduces the four-channel, low-voltage MAX25512 automotive LED backlight driver with integrated boost converter. It is the only integrated solution that retains full, constant brightness of in-car displays even dur...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Infineon offers in-cabin monitoring systems with 60 GHz radar
    According to an official press release dated 24 June, Infineon introduces XENSIV 60 GHz radar sensors and AURIX microcontrollers (MCUs), which provide a wide range of products for an ultra-wideband, ultra-low power, and cost-performance scalable architecture for ICMS subsystems. The devices ...
    06-Jul-2021 News New Products
    HELLA launches new generation of steering electronics
    HELLA has secured orders and successfully commenced series production of the latest generation of steering electronics, it said in a press release on 1 July. The components will be made at HELLA electronics plant in Amexhe, Mexico. HELLA is also developing new product solutions for steer-by-wire fun...
    02-Jul-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics unveils new automotive LED driver
    According to an official press release dated 30 June, STMicroelectronics has unveiled the ALED6000, a highly integrated and flexible automotive LED driver. The LED driver with integrated DC/DC converter is a low-BoM (Bill of Materials) solution that allows for design flexibility while maintaining...
    01-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Texas Instruments develops new humidity sensors for automotive systems
    Texas Instruments (TI) announced the first devices in a new family of humidity sensors on its official website on 28 June, providing the industry's highest reliability and accuracy as well as the lowest power consumption as well as built-in sensing element protection. According to TI, humidity se...
    30-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Maxim Integrated launches next-generation infrared-based dynamic optical sensor
    Maxim Integrated has developed the next generation of infrared-based dynamic optical sensor, the MAX25405, it said in a press release on 28 June. The sensor detects a wide range of movement and doubles the sensing range to 40cm, compared to earlier generations. Overall, it is quarter the size and re...
    29-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Melexis launches 200–2000A current sensors for automotive power-conversion applications
    Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, has revealed next-generation current sensors for automotive power-conversion applications, according to an official press release dated 24 June. Increased resolution, optional 3.3V or 5V operation, and integrated over-current detection circuitr...
    29-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Parade Technologies unveils AEC-Q100 qualified DisplayPort Retimer
    Parade Technologies has developed the new PS8461 retimer device the PS8461V for automotive uses, the company said in a press release on 21 June. The PS8461V provides jitter cleaning of a DisplayPort video transport for higher signal reach, better data reliability, and increased resilience to crossta...
    28-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Infineon launches radar sensors and microcontroller to enables ultra-short-range automotive applications
    Infineon launches the XENSIV 60 radar sensor and AURIX microcontroller on its official website on 24 June to enable ultra-wideband, ultra-low power, and cost-performance scalable architecture for ICMS (In-cabin monitoring systems) subsystems. The devices enable the use of new signal processing techn...
    28-Jun-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics expands STM32G0 microcontroller series with multiple features
    STMicroelectronics has expanded the STM32G0 Arm Cortex -M0+ microcontroller (MCU) series with more product variants and features such as dual-bank Flash, CAN FD support, and crystal-less USB full speed data/host support, according to an official website update dated 24 June. The new STM32G050 Val...
    28-Jun-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics develops new automotive low-dropout regulators
    According to an official press release issued by STMicroelectronics on 22 June, the company developed low-dropout regulators L99VR01 AEC-Q100 for a variety of automotive applications. The regulators provide up to 200mA to power loads like body modules, junction boxes, instrument clusters, sunroof...
    25-Jun-2021 News New Products
    KLA launches new portfolio of automotive products to improve chip reliability
    KLA Corporation, a leader in process control using advanced inspection tools, metrology systems and computational analytics announced the release of four new products for automotive chip manufacturing on 22 June, including the 8935 high productivity patterned wafer inspection system, the C205 broadb...
    23-Jun-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics unveils new solution for automotive Qi-certified chargers
    STMicroelectronics has developed a new solution for automotive Qi-certified chargers, it said in a press release on 21 June. STSAFE secure elements has official Qi certificates and provide authentication with state-of-the-art cryptography. The solutions identify the charger and attest to its authent...
    22-Jun-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics delivers new Stellar SR6 automotive microcontrollers
    STMicroelectronics has begun delivering the Stellar SR6 automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) for next generation of advanced car electronics, it said in a press release on 16 June. The MCUs are useful for domain and zone controllers simplifying vehicle wiring, migrating to software-defined platfo...
    17-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Power Integrations unveils automotive-qualified 600V 12 A Qspeed diode
    Power Integrations has developed 600V 12 A Qspeed silicon diode for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 16 June. The device improves efficiency of the PFC (Power Factor Correction) stage of on-board chargers and reduces the thermals of the PFC MOSFETs. According to the co...
    17-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Maxim introduces automotive window voltage monitor with built-in self-test for ADAS
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 14 June, Maxim Integrated  has launched the MAX16137 single-window voltage monitor with built-in self-test (BIST). "Many automotive engineers are building autonomous driving systems where safety is paramount. They have requested higher accura...
    15-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Diodes adds new devices to support automotive rear lighting designs
    Diodes has developed a three-channel linear LED driver for simplifying automotive rear lamp cluster designs, according to a press release dated 10 June. The AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualified driver offers energy and space savings leading to low system costs. It has an ambient operating temperature of 125°...
    11-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Melexis expands Triaxis sensor portfolio for automotive applications
    Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, has expanded its portfolio of non-contact position sensors with the addition of two new devices that complement the existing MLX90364/5/6/7 products, according to a press release published on the company's website on 10 June. The MLX90421 an...
    11-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Xilinx launches Versal AI Edge series for automotive applications
    According to a press release published on the company's official website on June 9, Xilinx, the leader in adaptive computing, introduced the VersalTM AI Edge series, which is designed to enable AI innovation from the edge to the endpoint. The Versal AI Edge series is scalable and adaptable portfolio...
    10-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Sondrel launches SFA 350A IP platform specifically designed for ADAS
    Sondrel launched its new, quad-channel, IP reference platform that has been architected with ISO26262 applications and the integration of customer IP in mind as per the company website press release dated 3 June. To make the creation of the required proof bundle easier and more quickly for the fi...
    09-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Nexperia develops 40 V power MOSFETs for automotive applications
    Nexperia has developed new 40 V power MOSFETs in a LFPAK88 package for automotive applications, it said in a press release on 27 May. According to the company, these MOSFETs’ power densities are more than 50 times the traditional D2PAK (semiconductor package type) devices. “The new 8 x 8 mm L...
    07-Jun-2021 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics, Metalenz partner to develop meta-optics technology for automotive applications
    STMicroelectronics has announced a codevelopment and license agreement with Metalenz, according to a company press release on 2 June. Under the agreement, STMicroelectronics will develop manufacturing processes for Metalenz’s meta-optics technology for automotive applications. “With its advan...
    03-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen Mk 8 Golf GTI and Golf R feature new electronic architecture
    The VW Mk 8 Golf GTI and Golf R features new electronic architecture that underpins the Golf GTI, and Golf R enables a “digitally networked” world of interior displays and controls that drivers can customize accordingly as per the company website dated 2 June.  It has a 10.25-inch Digita...
    03-Jun-2021 News New Products
    NXP launches volume production of two vehicle processor on TSMC’s advanced 16 nm
    NXP Semiconductors, a world leader in automotive processing, announced on company's website dated 2 June NXP’s S32G2 vehicle network processors and the S32R294 radar processor into volume production on TSMC’s advanced 16 nanometers (nm) FinFET process technology. The S32G2 vehicle networking ...
    03-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Posco introduces battery pack with stainless steel outer frame structure
    POSCO has introduced the battery pack steel used in ‘e Autopos,’ an integrated brand of eco-friendly vehicles, according to a company press release on 27 May. Significance: The POSCO Battery Pack for Electric Vehicle (PBP-EV) is an eco-friendly car battery pack that develops the third generat...
    02-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Renesas expands photocouplers portfolio for EV charging
    Renesas has announced the addition of three new devices in 8.2mm creepage photocouplers portfolio for EV charging, according to a 27 May press release. The devices measure 2.5mm x 2.1mm. “Equipment needs to get smaller, requiring downsizing for factory floor efficiency and higher functionality ...
    31-May-2021 News New Products
    Saietta Group demonstrates AFT 140 electric in-wheel motor technology for lightweight EVs
    Saietta Group has introduced in-wheel motor variants of its AFT 140 electric motor technology for lightweight electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 28 May. Significance: Saietta has introduced these new variants keeping in mind day-to-day transportation in mega-cities g...
    31-May-2021 News New Products
    AImotive launches 4th generation of aiWare automotive NPU hardware IP
    AImotive has announced the release of the fourth generation aiWare NPU hardware IP, according to a company press release on 27 May. It features upgrades to on-chip memory architecture, new wavefront-processing algorithms, and enhanced safety features. “aiWare4 builds on the extensive experience...
    28-May-2021 News New Products
    ZKW develops prototype of glare-free high beam
    Austrian lighting expert ZKW, in partnership with Israeli startup Newsight Imaging, has developed a prototype of a glare-free high beam, according to a company press release on 26 May 2021. ZKW has been working with Israeli startup since 2019. The project running under the name "senseZ" could soo...
    28-May-2021 News New Products
    BMW begins batteries, battery modules production for iX, i4 at Dingolfing facility in Germany
    BMW has begun manufacturing the fifth-generation high-voltage batteries and battery modules for use in the BMW iX and i4 models at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing, Germany, according to a company press release on 26 May. Simultaneously, BMW is also increasing production ca...
    27-May-2021 News New Products
    ZF launches new brake actuator platform
    ZF has launched a new brake actuator platform and has signed a long-term contract with a major European OEM to equips its brake chamber range in the OEM’s medium and heavy commercial vehicles (MHCVs), according to a company press release on 24 May. The supplier has applied a platform approach to i...
    27-May-2021 News New Products
    Analog Devices expands portfolio of battery management system products
    Analog Devices announced on company website dated 26 may about its expanded portfolio of battery management system (BMS) products including ASIL-D functional safety and innovative new low-power features to enable continuous battery monitoring. These new devices further differentiate ADI’s BMS p...
    27-May-2021 News New Products
    Horizon Robotics unveils semiconductor to support Level 4 autonomous driving
    Mainland Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) chip manufacturer Horizon Robotics announced its latest autonomous vehicle semiconductor availability, which it says can support Level 4 vehicle autonomy, according to the Verdict press release on 10 May. According to Horizon, the Journey 5 serie...
    26-May-2021 News New Products
    indie Semiconductor unveils solutions for automotive interior lighting applications
    indie Semiconductor has unveiled a portfolio of integrated solutions for automotive interior lighting applications in next-generation vehicles, it said in a press release on 24 May. indie’s smart LED devices combine a 32-bit general-purpose microcontroller with hardware and software programming to...
    25-May-2021 News New Products
    Movandi showcases 5G mmWave connectivity for C-V2X
    Movandi has displayed its mmWave repeaters for seamless 5G cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications for connected vehicles, it said in a press release on 24 May. Movandi’s BeamXR powered mmWave repeater installed inside a car reportedly showed 10-times the gains with an average throug...
    25-May-2021 News New Products
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