An ever-increasing number of safety and comfort features in automotive applications are equipped with an electric actuator. This has also led to a rise in the number of low-power motors. A highly integrated motor controller IC from Micronas for all of these automotive motors is now available.
Contract manufacturing offers many benefits, particularly lower costs and greater flexibility. A major disadvantage is the risk of espionage and/or the copying of production data. Special programming systems help to keep control of in-house data and prevent illegal copies.
Bluetooth technology plays a major role in the Internet of Things (IoT) – with 8.2 billion Bluetooth-equipped smartphones, Bluetooth headsets and other Bluetooth devices already in use today. With Bluetooth 5, this is set to grow massively.
Space is at a premium on the boards of most end devices, and so plug connectors also need to shrink. An overview of mini plug connectors with additional features.
There can be no photovoltaic system without an inverter. It is expected to work as efficiently as possible, but also be cheap, something that a new switching method now makes possible.