EMI-optimised automotive PoL dc-dc buck

Maxim is claiming “industry’s lowest EMI performance for automotive infotainment and ADAS applications” for a pair of buck converters intended to produce 0.5-3.8V from 2.7-6V. There are two devices, the MAX20073 which outputs up to 2A and the MAX20074 which has a 3A output. Pin-compatible ASIL variants are available. The company also claims “ultra-low quiescent ...

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Infineon in volume production of IPMs with integrated CoolMOS MOSFETs.

Infineon is in volume production of the IM512 and IM513 series of the CIPOS Mini family. They are the first high efficient IPMs (intelligent power modules) that integrate CoolMOS MOSFETs. The IPMs help in optimizing power efficiency in applications such as compressors, pumps or fans for home appliances. The chips are designed to drive motors ...

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Arduino and u-blox add four boards

u-blox and Arduino have introduced four new boards to their MKR family, delivering enhanced wireless connectivity options for IoT applications. Arduino introduced the MKR family and form factor to address IoT use cases by focusing on a standard blue print including a hardware crypto chip for enhanced security, a LiPo charger for power management, and ...

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Uber and Tesla in self-drive hot water

Uber has stopped testing self-driving cars on public roads after the Arizona fatality, while Tesla is under fire for naming its driver assistance function Autopilot. The Governor of Arizona banned the testing of Uber self-driving cars on public roads after the fatality. Uber was also testing its cars in Pittsburgh and California. Uber has decided ...

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Digi-Key signs IQD

IQD, the quartz crystal specialist, has  signed a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key. Through this agreement, Digi-Key will distribute IQD’s frequency product line comprising  quartz crystals, clocks oscillators, VCTCXOs, TCXOs, OCXOs, GPS Disciplined OCXOs, and Rubidium oscillators. “In today’s world where design engineers need product immediately for their designs, the agreement with Digi-Key enables IQD’s ...

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High-growth tech companies unafraid of Brexit

Three quarters of the UK’s tech scale-up businesses (defined as 10+ person companies which have grown by 20%+ for the last three years) are confident Brexit won’t hurt them, says a study by the accountants and investment managers Smith & Williamson. 90% are planning to take on more staff. 45%  of the tech scale-up businesses in ...

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Current mode, 2MHz multitopology DC/DC converter

The Power by Linear LT8361  is a current mode, 2MHz multitopology DC/DC converter with an internal 2A, 100V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.8V to 60V, and is suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion battery to multicell battery stacks, automotive inputs, telecom power supplies and industrial power ...

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Bourns launches 3pF capacitance TVS diodes

Bourns has  introduced a TVS diodes series featuring low capacitance of 3 pF making them suitable  protection devices for the high-speed interfaces found in today’s automotive, communication line and industrial applications. The Bourns Model CDSOD323-TxxC-DSLQ TVS diodes also offer the Bourns’ lowest TVS diode leakage current of 1 nA (nanoampere). This is important as IoT sensors, ...

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