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Start with the news release Dates announced for National Electronics Week from National Electronics Week, which we summarised at the time by saying "NEW Events has announced that National Electronics Week 2011 is taking place from 12-13 April at the NEC Pavilion in Birmingham. ". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Linear introduces H-grade switching regulator from Linear Technology: "Linear Technology has announced a H-grade step-down switching regulator for load dump and cold-crank conditions commonly found in automotive applications as well as 24V industrial supplies.".

In December 2010, we covered the news from International Rectifier - take a look at International Rectifier offers automotive MOSFETs which says: "International Rectifier has expanded its offering of 40 to 100V automotive-qualified MOSFETs, including a range of logic level devices. ".

Take a look also at the news release from Diodes Incorporated, Self-protected MOSFETs for automotive applications, as well as High slew-rate option for power supplies from Magna-Power Electronics, and Sensor IC withstands harsh automotive environments from Allegro Microsystems.

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Tyco announces JEDEC-based memory module (December 2010)

Tyco Electronics has introduced a very low-profile (VLP) double-data-rate 3 (DDR3) dual in-line memory module (DIMM) socket designed around JEDEC industry standards.

Development board for HMI/automotive applications (December 2010)

Mistral Solutions has announced Craneboard, a low-cost ARM-based development board that offers designers a fully open-source printed circuit board (PCB) and design to reduce development costs.

EEPROM blocks for program and firmware storage (December 2010)

Austriamicrosystems' Full Service Foundry business unit has announced a further expansion of its non-volatile memory portfolio for its 0.35um process range.

Foremost offers Emobility charging connectors (December 2010)

Foremost Electronics has announced the UK introduction of the Emobility range of electric-vehicle charging connectors manufactured by FCT Electronic.

Tool safeguards low-voltage portable electronics (December 2010)

The LTC4362 is a 2.5 to 5.5V overvoltage and overcurrent protector that safeguards low-voltage, portable electronics from damaging input voltage transients and current surges.

Step-down converters suit automotive applications (December 2010)

The MAX16903 and MAX16904 automotive-grade synchronous step-down converters are designed to withstand extreme battery-voltage conditions in automotive applications.

PLT10HH series suppresses electric vehicle noise (December 2010)

The PLT10HH series is suitable for suppressing noise from the electrical accessories used in electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles and other low-fuel-consumption vehicles.

DC/DC converter for inverting power supply apps (December 2010)

Linear Technology has announced the LT3957, a DC/DC converter for boost, flyback, SEPIC and inverting power supply applications.

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Further reading
  • W20 wirewound resistors for automotive electronics
    W20 wirewound resistors
    Welwyn Components' W20 series vitreous enamelled wirewound resistors deliver rugged, dependable power handling for automotive electronics and other equipment used in harsh or hostile environments.
  • Software aids automotive electronics design

    Freescale Semiconductor is helping OEMs manage the increasing complexity of automotive electronics design with the introduction of the Virtual Architect (VA) Tool Suite.
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