New high-resolution time-to-digital converter from ams offers better object detection and avoidance for LiDAR

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TDCs from ams, which can measure short time intervals with great precision, are widely used in light detection and ranging (LIDAR) and laser-ranging devices, in positron emission tomography (PET) medical scanners, and in automated test equipment (ATE). This is the result of the more detailed and accurate ranging measurements, with a wider field of view, that they will be able to take. The TDC-GPX2 is available now in production volume.

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ON Semiconductor unveils modular automotive imaging platform

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ON Semiconductor has introduced the Modular Automotive Reference System (MARS) that gives system and software developers a ready-to-use camera for research and development activities. Due to the many different boards available, engineers have access to ON Semiconductor’s broad portfolio of image sensors and co-processors, plus various automotive communications protocols from a select group of third party supply partners. MARS development boards are available now.

2017 60

Freescale introduces new ARM-based microcontrollers for automotive market

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Kinetis EA series solutions complement Freescale’s continuing investment in its expansive 32-bit Qorivva and S12 MagniV mixed-signal MCU families, ultimately offering customers an extremely comprehensive range of options for electronics designs. Reference software code made available at no cost: LIN/CAN driver, Flash initialization, motor control libraries. The initial Kinetis EA series devices are available now.

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TI introduces 16-bit delta-sigma ADC for the automotive market

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The ADS1115-Q1 includes a reference, programmable gain amplifier (PGA), mux and oscillator in a small package and supports up to 860 samples per second (SPS). Key features and benefits of the ADS1115-Q1 include: On-chip integration increases design flexibility: Features an integrated oscillator, low-drift reference and 4-channel mux with PGA to support a wide range of inputs. Extended ranges support automotive applications: Supports a wide supply range of 2 V to 5.5

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Redpine Signals introduces multi-protocol wireless V2X solution with ultra-low power and low cost

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Redpine’s new WaveCombo solution enables dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) as well as non-DSRC applications while also featuring low power consumption ideal for use in bicycles, helmets, smart phones, and any such non-vehicular applications for rider as well as pedestrian safety. It also supports an extended temperature range of -40C to +105C critical for several applications. The WaveCombo chipset, module and IEEE 1609 stack are available now.

2016 60

New lineup of Intelligent Power Devices from Renesas contribute to reduced vehicle weight; high-current load switch applications

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Renesas Electronics announced the availability of six new intelligent power devices (IPDs) for automotive motor and heater control applications. Key features of the new IPDs: Low on-resistance for reduced loss and high reliability for an expanded range of large-current applications.

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Freescale introduces intelligent battery sensor combining MCU and CAN with flexible three-channel analog front end

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Freescale Semiconductor announced the availability of the industry’s first general market AEC-Q100 qualified intelligent battery sensor to combine three measurement channels, a 16/32-bit MCU, and a CAN protocol module in a single package. The new Freescale product’s input battery voltage measurement capability supports a wide range up to 52V directly to the device as well as much higher voltage battery configurations when used with external voltage dividers.

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