Electronics in automotive are becoming more complex. If not designed with adequate safety, these may pose risk to human safety. Hence, ISO 26262 has laid out functional safety guidelines to protect road users from injuries caused by vehicle electronics and software malfunctions. This whitepaper outlines the fundamentals of functional safety and how EXCELON™ F-RAM helps meet rigorous safety requirements like ISO 26262.
Get practical insights on implementing magnetic sensor-based vibration sensing and barometric pressure air-flow monitoring in HVAC. This article explains the importance of using semiconductor-based sensors for systems that provide accurate Predictive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring to save money and reduce downtime.
Examples for the latest radar-based use cases are vital sensing and presence detection. Detecting if people are nearby enables sophisticated power savings for devices and smarter HMIs. For smart speakers, this adds a layer of context, making the device more intelligent with more functionalities that provide a market advantage.
This paper will discuss the challenges of developing an automotive battery management system (BMS). We will start with a general introduction to Li-ion batteries, why they are the best choice for automotive applications, and why
Emerging technologies based on Wide Band Gap (WBG) semiconductor materials enable new approaches to increase power density. At high switching frequencies, GaN HEMTs for synchronous rectifier (SR) switches have the advantages of lower charges and faster switching transitions.
Compared to the next best silicon alternatives, we quantitatively show how much better systems based on GaN power devices can be. We also provide further insight into corresponding topologies, choice of magnetics, and switching frequencies to take the full benefit of the next generation of power devices.
This application note introduces functional safety and the role of Infineon’s SEMPER™ NOR Flash memory in safety-critical systems. Functional safety ensures freedom from unreasonable risk of physical injury or damage. If a system can harm people in case of a malfunction, there must be measures to achieve functional safety. Using automotive applications as an example, you will learn how to design robust and reliable systems with SEMPER™ NOR Flash.
Drawing on Infineon’s expertise in power electronics and extensive portfolio of wide bandgap (WBG)- related IP, the high voltage (> 600 V) CoolGaN™ gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) represent a major engineering advance.