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Start with the news release Linear introduces H-grade switching regulator from Linear Technology, which we summarised at the time by saying "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.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release International Rectifier offers automotive MOSFETs from International Rectifier: "International Rectifier has expanded its offering of 40 to 100V automotive-qualified MOSFETs, including a range of logic level devices. ".

In December 2010, we covered the news from Diodes Incorporated - take a look at Self-protected MOSFETs for automotive applications which says: "Suiting automotive and industrial applications, Diodes Incorporated's new self-protected MOSFETs are suitable for switching inductive loads, such as motors, relays and lamps at low frequencies. ".

Take a look also at the news release from Avago Technologies, Gain blocks for cellular bands GSM, CDMA and UMTS, as well as Sensor IC withstands harsh automotive environments from Allegro Microsystems, and Tyco announces JEDEC-based memory module from Tyco Electronics.

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PLDs for low-power consumer design applications (December 2010)

Avnet Memec is offering Lattice Semiconductor's MachXO2T programmable logic devices (PLDs), which offer low-density PLD designers low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device.

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.

SOS substrate enables IC semiconductor manufacture (December 2010)

A bonded silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) substrate developed by Peregrine and Soitec has been qualified for use in manufacturing Peregrine's next-generation STeP5 UltraCMOS RF IC semiconductors.

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.

LNAs target wireless communications markets (December 2010)

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced four new low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) for wireless communications markets.

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Further reading
  • 8-bit MCUs suit medical and automotive markets

    Microchip Technology has introduced the PIC18F K90 and the PIC18F K22 families of 8-bit microcontrollers for home automation, appliance and industrial applications as well as medical and automotive.
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