February 2015
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Arrow Electronics and Analog Devices is offering an online resource that features up-to-date info on ADIs newest components. The latest chipset solution for automotive head units and audio amplifiers is now featuring in this month. Click here to see how LEADING solutions can enhance your designs!

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Arrow Electronics and Freescale is now offering the industrys most scalable, pin-compatible family of communications processors ideally suited for use in mixed control and data plane applications. Click here to explore how Arrow connects you with the innovative technology brought by Freescale.

This report provides general information on purchasing trend of product segments including Analog, Discrete, Embedded, Logic, Connectors etc. Contact your local Arrow sales representative to find out how Arrow can help you manage inventory assets more effectively and increase your supply chain efficiency.


Interior and exterior automotive lighting represents a fast-growing market for LED driver ICs according to IMS Research. Interior applications include ambient, reading, footwell, and trunk lighting while a major exterior application for LED drivers is rear, brake, and puddle lights as well as license plate lighting.

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced the enhancement of its Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (F-RAM) portfolio with a 44-pin TSOPII package option for its 1 Mb parallel asynchronous interface F-RAM and an extended temperature range of -40˚C to +105˚C for its 2 Mb Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) F-RAM.

Automotive ecosystem is every day more exposed to security risks due to increased number of electronic components in car and to the fact that cars are every day more interconnected: Wi-Fi hot spot access, car to infrastructure and car to car (Wi-Fi/cellular).

Globally, legislation continues to drive the development of next generation vehicle technology, offering further enhancements to emissions control and safety. Industry competition and consumer expectations are leading to higher levels of vehicle connectivity to the cloud and personal portable devices.

The automotive marketplace is transitioning from mechanical actuation and timing methods to electrically driven systems. Hall-effect devices are proven to be uniquely suited to these applications. This application note provides
a review of the implementation factors.

Traction is a blanket term for applications in trains or rolling stock. Both the electrical propulsion systems as well as the electrical systems supporting the brakes, lighting, and power supply are focus areas included in this application category.

For over sixty years, Fair-Rite has been the first choice in cost effective ferrite components. We offer a comprehensive product line that includes a wide range of materials and geometries for EMI Suppression, Power Applications, and RFID Antennas.

Todays highest quality AEC-Q100 timing solutions are based on MEMS timing technology, a technology that is inherently more robust and reliable than quartz technology. MEMS-based timing solutions have low vibration sensitivity (g-sensitivity of 0.1 ppb/g), wider operating frequencies (1 to 137 MHz), extended temperature ranges (-55 to +155C), tighter frequency stability, better packaging options, programmable features, short lead-time at lower cost.

The ever increasing presence of electronics in the automotive environment
requires a wide diversity of passive components possessing advanced product
characteristics and superior reliability.

The designers of automotive electronics face many technical challenges during the system design process, including designing methods of protection against a variety of electrical hazards. The three major sources of electrical hazards in these systems are electrostatic discharge (ESD), lightning, and switching loads in power electronics circuits.

With a proven history of engineering and manufacturing excellence spanning over 90 years, ITT has delivered a broad range of innovative product solutions that have and continue to enable our customers to meet their most demanding design requirements.

The main areas of innovation in the automotive industry are linked with the CO reduction requirements as well as with safety and comfort enhancement. All of those segments require, not only power electronics solutions for motor drive management but also more complex electronics systems that need stronger and more efficient electric power supplies.

This article shows the seamless integration of video camera systems in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Based on a multi-channel network approach with an underlying Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) mechanism, flexible star topology and remote-control capability, MOST Technology is an optimum fit from a system- solution perspective.

Automotive systems continue to become more sophisticated with the introduction of new, modified and improved features every year. Each feature must be powered, protected and connected to its respective interface within the overall automotive system.

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced two new series of 1 x 2 inch (25.4 x 50.8 mm) isolated DC-DC converters for industrial applications where high power density is required: the new AEE 40 W and 50 W series.

Freescale Kinetis EA series MCUs, based on the ARM Cortex- M0+ core are suitable for automotive and industrial applications where quality, reliability and longevity matters. Designed for harsh environments, EA series MCUs come with the most complete enablement aimed to simplify development and reduce time-to-market.

Where are cars headed? Connectivity to Consumer Electronics (CE), such as Smart Phones, and to the Cloud is more common in many models today and an increasing number tomorrow. This connection allows access to big data and real time information, to further enhance information requests and recommendations.

KEMET has long history to offer the Tantalum capacitor products for automotive electronic application. Besides the general Auto grade T491 series, aim to some specific position of the vehicle such as under the hood, there is T498/T499 series products which can withstand 150℃/175℃ high temperature.

Strong technical support is required to address the unique demands of automotive customers. CK supports customers locally with regional
design centers around the globe: in Newton, MA, U.S.A., Dole, France,
and Huizhou, China.

Automotive manufacturers are increasingly incorporating higher-power, higher-current applications including ABS modules, glow plugs and engine cooling fans into their latest-generation cars.

This brochure details ON Semiconductors energy-efficient automotive solutions for advanced subsystems including body and convenience, powertrain, safety and chassis, audio and infotainment, in-vehicle networking (IVN), and lighting. These solutions comprise Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs), standard ICs, discrete components, analog and mixed signal products, as well as system based chips (SBCs) and system-on-chip (SoC).

High-end electronics provide drivers and passengers with in-car navigation and entertainment and information delivered over a wireless network. The infotainment technologies embedded in the dashboard are becoming a bigger consideration in the new car selection than in the past.

The new Intel In-Vehicle Solutions integrate an automotive-grade compute module and Linux*-based software. Read how you can use this platform to speed infotainment system design.

TI and Ford Motor Company have collaborated on an infotainment solution that enhances the way consumers interact with their vehicles. The new Ford SYNC 3, a communications and entertainment system, incorporates TIs OMAP 5 processor, the WiLink 8Q platform, a single-chip combining high performance Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GNSS, power management and FPD-Link III serializer/deserializer (SerDes) wired connectivity solutions.

Fairchild Semiconductor has developed an inverter reference design (IRD) demonstrating the use of the new FTCO3V455A1 three-phase automotive power module (APM). It is intended for use in medium power (1-2 kW) 12 V three phase inverter applications. It is most suitable for automotive applications such as electric power steering, electric air conditioning and transmission lube-pump, etc.

By now most people have heard about or seen video footage showing driverless Google cars navigating highways and byways. The concept is nothing short of revolutionary and well on its way to making headway into mainstream markets.

This article outlines the architecture of a trust anchor with the aid of a security processor. Using a trust anchor enables individual operations, larger networks and personal data to be secured against unauthorized access and manipulation.

ADI provide a broad set of video decoders, encoders, coprocessors, highly integrated Blackfin DSP family and a wide range of software modules for automotive infotainment system. These modules can deliver higher audio/video performance, more connectivity, HDMI with easier access, and less power consumption. Also, a lot of design sources for this solution are available for customer.

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