36V, 1.5A, High-Efficiency Module, Synchronous, Step-Down LED Driver with Integrated Inductor
Active Part Numbers:
MPM6010GQV-P MPM6010GQV-Z MPM6010GQV-AEC1-P MPM6010GQV-AEC1-Z MPM6010GQVE-AEC1-P MPM6010GQVE-AEC1-Z
Meaning of P & Z
Headlights remain one of the most important functional safety features in any vehicle. While not a new feature, most new car models now feature LED headlights to provide increased brightness, better efficiency, and longer headlight lifespans. And of course, as with any automotive application, headlight designs must meet strict thermal requirements, ISO26262 safety standards, and EMC regulations. ...
ALL LED LIGHTING
Automotive LED lighting systems are comprised of the headlights, interior lights, rear lights, small lights, LED pixel light controllers, and DC/DC LED drivers. With increasingly dynamic and accurate LED lighting features that integrate flexible control, animation, and energy efficiency, key functions including supply, control, sense, actuation, and communication are also becoming more complex. Th...
E-scooters have quickly risen in popularity in metropolitan areas and quickly growing cities. Lightweight, eco-friendly, and convenient, these e-scooters are two-wheeled battery-operated vehicles that integrate an electric motor and a controller that assists with increased propulsion. Of course, safety, performance, and cost are the greatest concerns for customers in any vehicle. In addition, new ...
The worldwide demand for electric bikes (e-bikes) is growing as consumers see e-bikes as an eco-friendly solution to long commutes and rising fuel prices. An e-bike is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor, a battery, and a controller that assists with increased propulsion. New designs — which accommodate shorter recharging times, lighter weights, and higher battery capacity for longer ridin...
DESIGNING THE FEEDBACK VOLTAGE RESISTOR DIVIDER IN A DC/DC CONVERTER
The specifications of the feedback (FB) voltage resistor divider in DC-DC converters often poses various design challenges, such as determining the required resistance or adjusting parameters (e.g. output voltage, upper divider resistance or lower divider resistance). Figure 1 shows the various magnitude combinations for the FB upper and lower divider resistances. This article examines the ...
ADVANCED FUEL GAUGE USE CASE: E-BIKES
This use case examines the application of the MPF42791 in e-bikes. The MPF42791 offers an advanced method for estimating and managing the state-of-charge (SOC) and state-of-health (SOH) of the battery pack as well as individual cells, up to 16 series cells. The e-bike market is experiencing tremendous growth as a mode of transportation for both utility and leisure. Compared to standard bicyc...
ADVANTAGES OF A BATTERY MANAGEMENT FUEL GAUGE SOLUTION
Fuel gauges are key components of battery management systems (BMS), enabling users to track battery pack or cell state-of-charge (SOC), state-of-health (SOH), time-to-empty, and other critical information. MPS’s battery management fuel gauge solutions offer accurate readings and detailed estimates based on device and operating conditions. Additional advantages include: Industry-leading accu...
IMPROVING BATTERY SAFETY WITH THE MP2797
Modern life has become more convenient due to battery-powered applications for electric tools, vacuum cleaners, electric bikes, and outdoor power supplies for camping. As wireless charging continues to be more widely used in applications, lithium battery safety is a growing concern, so designers are looking to develop battery monitoring and protection solutions. A battery pack is made up of multi...
DESIGNING COOLER RUNNING, MULTI-CHANNEL DYNAMIC AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTS
Across the automotive landscape, the push for electrification has yielded the incredible proliferation of exotic vehicles. Yesterday’s bulky, single-function lights are being replaced with newer, slender designs that wrap around a car’s front, back, or sides. The drive to go beyond traditional illumination or signaling means that tomorrow’s automotive lights will be challenged to display sophistic...
BIPOLAR STEPPER MOTORS (PART I): CONTROL MODES
In the intelligent era, stepper motors are widely used due to their unique open-loop position control performance. Each device has specific requirements that ensure there is a smooth output torque while the stepper motor rotates. Rotation stability is closely related to the motor’s physical construction as well as its control mode. This article introduces the bipolar stepper motor and discusses i...
SMALLEST ISOLATED LINEAR HALL-EFFECT CURRENT SENSOR: MCS1806
This linear, Hall-effect current sensor delivers 3kVRMS minimum isolation voltage and 500VRMS maximum working voltage. The MCS1806 is designed for a variety of applications requiring high isolation, and is immune to stray fields when in close proximity to other applications such as motors. It is highly integrated, requiring a minimal number of external components and comprising the smallest isolat...
MPQ7221 TAIL LAMP REFERENCE DESIGN
The tail lamp dynamic requirement in automotive lighting applications is becoming increasingly demanding. This reference design showcases a holistic tail lamp proposal, including a stop lamp (SL), turn lamp (TL), and side mark lamp (SML), which uses three MPQ7221 devices to drive the LED strings. The MPQ7221 is a 16-channel current sink LED driver that operates across a wide 4.5V to 16V input vol...
UNDERSTANDING ANGLE POSITION SENSOR RESOLUTION AND BANDWIDTH IN SERVO CONTROL LOOPS
This presentation details the advantages of magnetic angle sensing compared to optical sensing, the differences between Hall-effect and TMR-based solutions, and how to assess resolution accuracy and bandwidth. Learn the impact of error sources, and the importance of calculating real resolution in an application. Next-generation TMR sensor solutions such as the MA600 offer new levels of sensitivity...
HIGH-PRECISION MOTION CONTROL FOR MULTI-AXIS MOTOR SYSTEMS
This video illustrates the precise motion control made possible thanks to MPS’s motor driver solutions. These 2-axis motion control and linear actuator demos feature the MP6570, a three-phase field-oriented control (FOC) motor controller, and the MP6539, a three-phase motor driver with three integrated half-bridge MOSFET pre-drivers. These parts offer flexible parameter configuration, selectable c...
ACCURATE, VERSATILE ANGLE POSITION SENSORS WITH PUSH-BUTTON DETECTION
This compact sensor knob demo displays the accuracy and flexibility of the MagAlpha family of magnetic angular position sensors. These sensors provide revolutionary performance and versatility for a wide variety of applications, including absolute angle detection and HMI buttons and knobs. MagAlpha sensors use MPS’s patented SpinAxisTM Hall measurement technique, which provides instantaneous digit...
AUTOMOTIVE-GRADE, 16-CHANNEL, CURRENT-SINK MATRIX LED DRIVER: MPQ7225
The MPQ7225 family enables vivid and bright animations within automotive headlight or taillight designs. With lighting applications utilizing hundreds of LEDs for achieving brilliant resolution, the MPQ7225 allows up to 16 devices to be cascaded, for a total of 256 channels. Compact lighting elements for aesthetics yield smaller PCBs where heat management becomes critical. With functional safety b...
TRANSFORMING THE LOW-CARBON ERA WITH MPS'S AC/DC POWER SOLUTIONS (PART II)
To meet the increasingly stringent requirements for environmentally friendly solutions, MPS’s AC/DC power supply products utilize advanced technologies to enhance performance and achieve energy conservation. This article is the second in a two-part series to discuss trend-setting AC/DC solutions. Part I served as an introduction for the carbon-free era and the problems that designers face with tr...
DEVELOPING A MULTI-PORT FAST-CHARGE SOLUTION WITH THE HR1211
The HR1211 is an integrated, multi-mode PFC and current mode LLC controller solution that was designed to meet the power requirements of the fast-charge adapter market. To achieve a simplified peripheral circuit, the HR1211 integrates a high-voltage current source, a safety-certified X-capacitor discharge circuit, and high-voltage drive circuits for PFC and LLC. In addition, a capacitor resistor i...
VERSAL HBM – FULL POWER MANAGEMENT DEVICE (OPTIMIZED FOR EFFICIENCY)
VERSAL HBM – L DEVICE (OPTIMIZED FOR EFFICIENCY)
ANGLE SENSOR USE CASE: E-BIKE
In this use case, we will examine the application of MagAlpha Angle Sensors in e-bikes. MagAlpha sensors can be used to detect cadence and inform the motor on how much power is needed to assist the cyclist in various scenarios. E-bikes rely on sensors to inform the motor when power is required to assist the cyclist. Cadence sensors measure how quickly the cyclist is pedaling. MagAlpha sensors ...
COMPACT ISOLATED POWER MODULES: THE MID SERIES
MPS’s family of small, isolated power modules is perfect for biasing the digital isolators in RS485, RS232, and CAN communication, as well as other industrial and network applications. Higher channel density in PLC systems means less space per channel, making it critical for solutions to minimize board space. The MID power module family provides a tiny solution that integrates a transformer and a ...
OPTIMIZED BACKLIGHT DISPLAY DESIGN WITH THE MPQ3367
A smart cockpit is essential for an intelligent, convenient, and safe automotive environment for drivers. Emerging energy companies and established car brands alike are increasing their investments to innovate cutting-edge smart cockpits. To meet this demand, MPS continues to introduce improved power management solutions in line with the future of automotive electronics. Many automotive features ...
FROM COLD CRANK TO LOAD DUMP: A PRIMER ON AUTOMOTIVE TRANSIENTS
Advances in automotive technology have dramatically increased the number of sophisticated electronic circuits required to improve driving experience and safety in a typical automotive system. New vehicles provide infotainment systems with high-resolution displays, an enhanced user interface, and numerous connectivity options. Improved safety features include LiDAR for collision avoidance, as well ...
CONTROLLING EXCESSIVE CONDUCTED EMI UNDER A LONG-LINE LOAD (PART III)
This article is the final part of a three-part series exploring methods for analyzing and improving excessive EMI under long-line loads. Part I discussed the common-mode (CM) EMI model and considered the influence of electric field coupling and magnetic field coupling. Part II validated the transmission line theory through a series of computations. Part III will focus on three methods that were im...
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