The Body-Control-Module is getting more and more complex. From pure turning on and off the loads to master the unit for multiple functions like exterior and interior lighting, comfort feature like seat heating. To enable such high integration on one ECU also the power switches must become smaller - and smarter! A scalable portfolio of protected switches on one hand and a portfolio handling simple parallel...
Today, people spend around 90% of their time indoors, be it at home or in an office, restaurant, cinema or gym. The quality of this indoor air can be impaired significantly by harmful gases and fine dust. Maria Alejandra Salazar Martinez, Product Sales Manager Analog & Sensors at Rutronik, explains how gas sensors in smart home devices can help improve air quality.
Flash memory has supplanted other memory technologies in almost all market segments. Its success can be attributed to cost reduction through structure minimization, more information saved per cell thanks to various voltage levels (MLC and TLC flash memory), and new software features.
Building upon the long legacy of Triaxis® sensors, the MLX90371 brings substantial improvements over the previous generation. The new stray field immune mode drastically reduces or even eliminates the effect of stray fields from other magnets or current carrying conductors found in electrified vehicles and supports both on-axis rotary or linear motion with a four-pole or two-pole magnet, respectively.
A Tesla driver died in Switzerland after his car crashed and burst into flames. In Silicon Valley, a Tesla battery reignited again and again days after catching fire in a crash. In both cases, there was talk of thermal runaway in the lithium-ion battery. What is thermal runaway and how can this risk be reduced?