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We’ve Got the Power: It’s Vertical and Intelligent

230 Views October 4, 2017

VIPower

The idea behind ST’s VIPower(TM) technology is relatively simple. Many applications require the ability to control high power, to sense and communicate their status, and to provide device protection and have logic functions to control the power intelligently. ST’s VIPower technology integrates all of these functions onto the same device and provides numerous advantages over discrete device solutions.

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by Andrew Roberts

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The Discrete Charm of Electrification

498 Views August 16, 2017

Electrification

Electric car sales reached 750,000 vehicles worldwide in 2016[1]. China alone represented over 300,000 vehicles. And there are forecasts of between 40 and 70 million Electric Vehicles being deployed by 2025[2]. All these data points indicate that the electrification of vehicles is increasing at an incredible pace, driven by cheaper battery technology, acceptable mileage, and performance …

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Silicon Carbide: Go Beyond Silicon

655 Views June 8, 2017

Among a range of options, Silicon is by far the most widely used semiconductor material with good reason. It is easy to fabricate and provides good general electrical and mechanical properties. Also, it forms high-quality silicon oxide that is used for insulation layers between different active elements of the IC. As a result, Silicon can be used to create …

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Welcome to the Door Zone. Come Inside!

463 Views May 12, 2017

Door Zone

Cars electronics are evolving at an incredible pace. We can read something new about autonomous vehicles, car electrification or vehicle connectivity almost every day. With all of this, however, car doors are often ignored, and you could be forgiven for thinking that outside of power window and locks, they are devoid of high-tech electronics. Well think again. Welcome to the …

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PSI5 : The Simple Bus Interface Going Beyond Airbag Applications

541 Views April 28, 2017

Airbag

Airbags have been around for years, saving lives in the unfortunate event of an accident. Initially only installed for the driver of the vehicle, it’s now common to have multiple airbags protecting all vehicle occupants. These airbags are triggered by information from multiple sensors. And in part because of the increase in the number of airbags, the number of sensors …

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Securing the Connected Vehicle with the SPC58

195 Views March 30, 2017

Electronics in the car are evolving from stand-alone objects to interconnected objects and objects connected to the Cloud or other cars. Connectivity will enable new functionalities while also creating a number of new risks. Imagine the impact on users if safety-critical systems — think steering or brakes — could be compromised by a remote software update or remote intrusion into …

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by Pamela Mccracken

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Towards an Automotive Mobile World

226 Views March 3, 2017

Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress originated in Madrid in 1987 as GSM World Congress and moved as it’s grown to Cannes and now to Barcelona. It has also expanded from being focused uniquely on GSM phones, to mobile devices, and now to any connected device. This year, the halls of the Fira Gran Via Exhibition Center are paved to accommodate more and …

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by Andrew Roberts

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28nm FD-SOI Technology is in Pole Position for Automotive Applications

408 Views February 15, 2017

When ST originally launched FD-SOI technology, we followed the normal process-technology playbook and focused on high-volume consumer markets. We knew the technology’s intrinsic robustness had broad appeal to the automotive market and needed to move down the cost/volume curve. In delivering FD-SOI chips and building volumes in consumer markets, FD-SOI confirmed its benefits as an ideal technology to address …

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by Pamela Mccracken

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ST Powering Big Trends at CES 2017

845 Views January 7, 2017

As the tech masses gathered in Las Vegas this week for the 50th annual CES conference, ST technology was powering some of the hottest trends.

AI & Smart Assistants:  Voice-activated “smart assistants” are everywhere. Just speak and they can help you with almost anything you need to do. These assistants are now in smartphones, home automation devices, and Smart-Home applications …

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by Pamela Mccracken

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