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Mentor continues PCB software revamp with data management design

Mentor Graphics has added the next element in its Xpedition platform, the Xpedition Data Management (xDM) product suite. The xDM Design product suite provides a flow-wide information hub that manages the PCB design data that is created, reused, imported, or released from the Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise platform.


Automotive electric motor pre-driver supports ASIL-D protection

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has a motor pre-driver IC for automotive applications, especially electric power steering (EPS) systems, where safety is of paramount importance. The TB9052FNG is suitable for use in systems adhering to ASIL-D, the highest automotive safety integrity level prescribed in functional safety standard ISO 26262.

Power Management

PMBus control/data with 60A non-isolated point-of-load converters

TDK-Lambda iJB series 60A non-isolated SMT DC-DC converters, for high current applications, are packaged as compact POL modules that offer an extremely high power density and high operating efficiency from light to full load conditions; they add digital adaptive control; parallel operation with current sharing; and configurable sequence and fault management.