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Lidar for autonomous driving - How science fiction becomes science reality

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It is the dream of many to be brought from A to B without any effort on their part whatsoever – a dream that is embodied in Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T. or the vehicles in “The Fifth Element”. Modern cars are increasingly approaching these visions of the future, and various sensor technologies play one of the most important roles here. One of the most promising of these is lidar.

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Design flexibility through high-speed floating: Unique AX01 board-to-board connector from JAE at Rutronik

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Higher reliability through 2-point contact terminal: With the AX01 High Speed Floating Connectors, JAE presents a connector series that is equipped with a special floating technology. The effective x- and y-directional clearance here is ±0.5 mm. This product family achieves a high transmission speed of 8 Gbit/s and has an innovative and particularly reliable two-point contact technology. This makes them...

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Power Management IC from Nordic Semiconductor

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Extremely compact single-chip PMIC (Power Management IC) solution for battery charging and power supply: The nPM1100 is a dedicated power management IC (PMIC) with dual-mode configurable buck regulator and integrated battery charger. With the dual-mode regulator the power conversion efficiency goes up to 92%. It is designed as a complementary component to Nordic’s nRF52® Series and nRF53® Series...

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High-Current inductors for automotive electronics - Small, yet powerful

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New switching transistors, for example based on gallium nitride (GaN), increase the operating frequency of switched-mode power supply units, enabling the use of smaller capacitors and inductors. Inductors using high-tech core materials also help achieve high circuit efficiency.

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Power Distribution: Relay and Fuse Replacement Guide by Infineon

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One of the major trends shaping power distribution in today’s cars is the replacement of relays and fuses with semiconductors. But this is not as straightforward as it sounds. Modern cars feature numerous advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). All safety-critical ADAS applications must be designed for high availability. Automated driving functions are even more challenging to implement as these...

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