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SiC MOSFETs: Gate Drive Optimization
For high−voltage switching power applications, silicon carbide or SiC MOSFETs bring notable advantages compared to traditional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs. Switching high−voltage power rails in excess of 1,000...
May 01, 2019
9 Best Practices for Optimizing Your Signal Generator
Overview: In the crowded spectrum of consumer wireless, military communications and radar, precise, stable signal simulation to test your device is critical. Learn best practices to leverage...
April 08, 2019
Introduction to New Automotive Qualified Power Modules for On Board Chargers
Discover the capabilities of two automotive, power modules from ON Semiconductor just released. The modules are specifically designed for use in electric and hybrid vehicles and minimize...
December 05, 2018
Fundamentals of Current Sense Amplifiers
This whitepaper details some of the most frequently asked questions posed to the ON Semiconductor application support team on the topic of current sense amplifiers....
September 24, 2018
Design Solution: Using a Small Amount of Space to Add More USB Ports to a Vehicle
This article looks at a solution to add additional USB charging ports to a vehicle using a single chip containing all the necessary parts and delivers 5V to the device....
July 10, 2018
Nazzareno Rossetti, Maxim Integrated
Side-Wettable Flanks Enable AOI on Leadless SMD (DFN) Packages
Quad flat no-lead and discrete (or dual) flat no-lead packages provide a welcome increase in component density on a PCB area by eliminating leads. However, the solder connection quality cannot...
May 31, 2018
Hans-Jürgen Funke, Nexperia
The 48-Volt Starter Generator for Electric Vehicle Architectures
Looking at the electrification of the powertrain, this article explores why 48-volt architecture makes sense and then takes a look at some of the different mounting options for 48-volt starter...
April 24, 2018
Ivan Petrov, Nexperia
The Appearance of the 48-Volt Mild Hybrid Vehicle
This article explores how MHEVs differ from a traditional ICE vehicle, touching on the electrification of the powertrain by digging into some of the key differences in terms of architecture....
April 18, 2018
Ivan Petrov, Nexperia
How to Design Low-Cost Contactless Position Sensors
In this video, we’ll demonstrate an inductive sensing technique used for contactless position sensing.
March 05, 2018
How to Run From a Coin Cell for 10 Years
Check out this buck converter that is designed to extend battery life from months to years in IoT applications, like sensor nodes and beacons....
March 01, 2018
Who Is Driving Autonomous Cars Anyway?
In this Industry Article, Mark Forbes of Altium explores the problems, solutions, and safety standards surrounding autonomous vehicles.
December 28, 2017
Mark Forbes, Altium
How To Protect Against Catastrophic Shorts in EVs
In this video, we’re going to talk about protecting against catastrophic shorts, why some fuses explode, and why that’s bad.
July 19, 2017
Installing a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tire pressure monitoring systems are a necessary safety feature in cars. This project looks at the different system types and how a TPMS can be retrofitted on older cars....
May 16, 2017
Pablo Leibovich, Silego
3 Applications That Should Emphasize Protection and Filtering Solutions
Protection and filtering solutions aren’t a new concept, but as systems gain more connectivity in smaller packages, they are more important than ever....
May 06, 2017
The Ethical Minefield for Autonomous Vehicles
As autonomous vehicle technology progresses, public acceptance lags behind.
April 04, 2017
Rudy Ramos, Mouser
Autonomous Vehicle News: Buses Navigate Tunnels, Self-Driving Taxis, and Liability Laws
Innovations, setbacks, and legislation for autonomous vehicles happen so fast that it can be hard to keep up with. Here are some stories that caught our eye....
March 25, 2017
Developing Smarter, Safer Cars with ADAS (Automotive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) IP
Optimizing performance, safety, and reliability in ADAS applications via design, verification, and processor IP and a holistic design approach....
March 07, 2017
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