Sony Commercializes the Industry's First High-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor for Automotive Cameras

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation ("Sony") is announcing the commercialization of a new 2.45 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras, the IMX390CQV type 1/2.7. Sony will begin shipping samples in May 2017.

This image sensor is equipped with an LED flicker mitigation function that reduces flickering when shooting LED signs and traffic signals, as well as an HDR function capable of 120dB*2 wide dynamic range shooting. The IMX390CQV is the first*1 in the industry that can simultaneously mitigate LED flicker and shoot in HDR, a capability made possible by Sony's original pixel structure and exposure method. It also offers high-sensitivity performance capable of producing high-quality color images even in light conditions as low as 0.1 lux, which is equivalent to moonlight.

ROHM's New Car Audio Sound Processor Supports High Resolution Sound Sources

Superior audio quality design technology ensures faithful reproduction with minimal noiseROHM New Car Audio Sound Processor

ROHM has recently announced the availability of a sound processor capable of high resolution audio playback that performs volume adjustment and audio mixing for car audio and navigation systems requiring high sound quality.

In recent years the proliferation of quieter cabins and higher resolution sound sources resulting from the introduction of EVs and PHVs has increased demand for more accurate audio representation – even in the car audio sector. However, audio SoCs, which comprise the core of car audio systems, are trending towards lower voltages following greater process miniaturization, reducing the size of audio signals that can be supported. This increases relative floor noise, requiring low noise, high fidelity analog volume after the SoC stage.

In pursuit of characteristics required for car audio, ROHM expanded on its lineup of sound processors (which have been well received with more than 120 million units shipped worldwide over the last 5 years) with the BD34602FS-M that was developed with a focus on sound quality by utilizing proprietary sound quality design technology. Class-leading characteristics such as low 0.004% distortion and 3.1uVrms floor noise make it possible to extract the full data from sound sources, improving spatial representation (location of sound source and perceived distance). The result is improved car audio quality (which is experiencing increased demand), while promoting the adoption of high resolution sound sources and a reduction in cabin noise.

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NEC and EnspireME to build Europe's largest battery energy storage system in Germany

Tokyo, Japan & Jardelund, Germany - April 19, 2017 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Energy Solutions, an NEC subsidiary, announced today that they have reached an agreement with Germany-based EnspireME, a fifty-fifty joint venture established between Mitsubishi Corporation and Eneco, a Netherlands-based integrated energy company, to build a large-scale battery energy storage system in Jardelund, Germany. The system is scheduled to begin operating in December 2017, with a power capacity of 48 MW and a storage capacity of over 50 MWh, which will be the largest stationary type system in Europe.

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AI Contributes to Cutting Car Accidents : Toshiba’s Image Recognition LSI

Up to eight elements in an image are processed simultaneously by LSI

An image recognition LSI indispensable for cars that don’t crash

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:07 pm EDT TOKYO, Japan

Figures from WHO* show that almost 1.25 million people die in car accidents every year. As more cars come onto the world’s roads, it’s a figure that’s likely to grow. But automobile manufacturers are responding, by building increasingly advanced capabilities into their. This includes collision avoidance technology that automatically stops cars to avoid accidents. One country leading the way is Japan, where new technologies are gradually being adopted in cars ranging from budget models to the most luxurious sedans.

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TDK-Micronas delivered more than 4 billion Hall sensors


Apr 26, 2017 - Company News - PR1702

  • TDK-Micronas is a pioneer in the development of Hall-effect sensors in CMOS technology and has currently the world’s largest Hall sensor portfolio for the automotive and industrial market.
  • TDK-Micronas offers high-quality Hall sensor products for various measurement tasks including position, angle, speed, torque, pressure, and electric current.

26. April 2017 – TDK Corporation announces that its subsidiary TDK-Micronas has already delivered more than four billion Hall sensors to the automotive and industrial market.

Hall sensors are the first choice, when it comes to contactless measurements in automotive and industrial applications. The most important trends in the automotive market – reduction of emissions, autonomous driving, and vehicle electrification – require comprehensive sensor technology. All this leads to an increasing demand for magnetic-field sensors, especially Hall sensors.

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Fairchild Launches SuperFET III MOSFET Family with Best-in-Class Efficiency and Reliability


Better Efficiency, EMI and Ruggedness Make SuperFET III MOSFETs Ideal for High Performance Products with Demanding Robustness and Reliability Requirements

SUNNYVALE, Calif. September 20, 2016  Fairchild Semiconductor, now part of ON Semiconductor), today introduced its SuperFET® III family of 650V N-channel MOSFETs, the company’s new generation of MOSFETs that meet the higher power density, system efficiency and exceptional reliability requirements of the latest telecom, server, electric vehicle (EV) charger and solar products.

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