Linear regulators such as the AP7380 series can offer convenience, simplicity, and flexibility in terms of input voltage.
A range of battery protection devices provides an easy and affordable way for OEMs to improve product safety and integrity.
USB Type-C: Everything you need to know about delivering high-speed serial connectivity in your devices
As well as being faster and able to deliver more power than its predecessors, USB Type‐C® makes some outwardly noticeable changes to this ubiquitous connectivity standard. For one, there’s a new reversible connector, which isn’t keyed so can be plugged into a port either way up. Secondly, USB Type‐C will see the same connectors used on both ends of the cable.
Automotive OEMs are migrating to BLDCs in order to maximize efficiency and reliability. This article looks at the important parameters engineers should consider during the design process, in order to meet these objectives.
During the life of the vehicle, its battery may need to be disconnected for maintenance work or to replace it if it has developed a fault. During reconnection it is possible to reverse the polarity of the battery connection, which can result in potential short-circuits and other problems with loads connected to the battery.
Semiconductor devices are not perfect - all diodes and transistors are characterized by power losses due to switching and conduction. Switching losses occur during the interval between the on- and off-states of a junction, when there is both a voltage across the device terminals and a current flowing through it.
Designers know that redrivers are an essential part of solving signal integrity challenges in gigabit systems. But at speeds up to 8 GT/s in PCI Express 3.0 systems, linear redrivers are needed to also comply with PCI-SIG specs and with chipset vendors’ datasheets.
Everything is “smart” lately. But the brain added to your toaster needs some basic—yet elegant—peripheral controllers and sensors to be truly useful.
Move over CANbus, PCI Express is the latest communications technology found in automotive infotainment.