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Thursday, June 2, 2016

In the past, automobiles were made up of many independent electronic systems. Even the assembly lines that were used to manufacture the vehicles required the operation and management of multiple independent systems. However, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed automotive electronics and assembly dramatically. The connectivity that used to only be available in the home or office is now available in modern automobiles. The car itself has now become the center of communication.

BroadR-Reach protocol applications within a vehicle New protocols are being developed and implemented to promote connectivity and facilitate broadband-like automobile communications. While the increase in connectivity is making automobiles safer and providing more capabilities to consumers, it is also presenting technical challenges to the engineers who design these modules. As automotive circuit functionality becomes more advanced, the technologies from which the chipsets are made become smaller and denser. As a result, the chipsets are more susceptible to electrostatic discharge (ESD). Design engineers need to be cognizant of the unique circuit protection requirements of these chipsets to ensure their reliability in the automotive environment.

This article will discuss the characteristics and benefits of three new communication protocols: V2X, BroadR-Reach® and Analog High Definition (AHD). Then, it will examine the unique ESD protection requirements for each protocol and identify the latest circuit protection solutions designed to ensure the long-term connectivity and reliability of automotive electronics.

For further information, please contact Jeva Narian on:
(011) 923 9600 / jnarian@arrow.altech.co.za

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Issued By:    Seipati Tlhoaele
Arrow Altech Distribution    
Tel: 011 923 9604                                  
stlhoaele@arrow.altech.co.za