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    • Apr 17, 2018

    There are more ways than you think to reduce conducted EMI

    Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a troublesome issue in certain designs, especially in automotive systems, like infotainment, body electronics, ADAS and so on. When designing the schematic and drawing the layout, designers usually minimize noise...
    • Apr 9, 2018

    How to overcome size, EMI and thermal challenges of automotive LED lighting

    The automotive lighting market is projected to grow significantly. This market is driven by increasing vehicle production, technological advancements in the field of automotive lighting and increasing concerns over safety while driving at night. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) offer a highly flexible, efficient and compact solution versus an incandescent...
    • Apr 4, 2018

    Designing USB into challenging automotive applications

    Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that defines cable, connector and communication protocols for facilitating the connection, communication and power-supply exchange between computers and devices. The use of USB in cars in...
    • Mar 29, 2018

    How many electric motors are in your car?

    At the recent Motors & Drive Systems Conference, I discussed electric motor applications in automobiles. The U.K. and France have already set dates to outlaw internal combustion engines (ICE), with China also studying when to ban ICE vehicl...
    • Mar 12, 2018

    Solving voltage transient challenges with an integrated buck-boost converter

    Automotive body electronics and gateway modules must operate without interruption, regardless of variations in the car battery. A car’s battery voltage can drop down to below 3V during cold crank and may surge as high as 40V during load dump,...
    • Feb 23, 2018

    Moving the needle on automotive clusters

    Although the automotive instrument cluster has evolved in the last few years, it has in many ways remained the same information center with which your grandparents would be familiar. Consider its origins as a panel with analog (mechanical) gauges showing vehicle speed, fuel level, engine temperature and oil pressure, as well as the odometer, as shown...
    • Feb 16, 2018

    CHMSL: The third brake light

    CHMSL stands for the center high-mounted stop lamp. In a vehicle, the CHMSL is mounted above the left and right brake lights (also called stop lamps). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when brakes are applied, the CHMSL provides a conspicuous and unambiguous message to drivers of the following vehicles that they must slow...
    • Feb 8, 2018

    AI in Automotive: Practical deep learning

    At some time in the future, society as a whole will be relatively comfortable with the use of artificial intelligence driving them in a safe manner from place to place. Exactly when this tipping point will occur is beyond my clairvoyance; however, I ...
    • Feb 2, 2018

    How to maintain automotive front camera thermal performance on a hot summer day

    Today, when people begin researching the purchase of a car, they’re likely to read about advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that offer features to increase both convenience and safety. A few examples of ADAS capabilities are lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and road sign...
    • Jan 30, 2018

    The need for sequencing in automotive applications

    Over 50 years ago, Moore’s law predicted an exponential increase in technological advancement; cars were never exempt from this. In just the last five years, we have seen advancements such as lane-keeping assist, early autonomous driving, and all manner of other safety and convenience features. The one thing all of these features have in common...