eNL June 2021 2

Luxury Auto Maker Bentley Goes After Magnet Materials & Manufacturing Advancements
Iconic luxury car maker Bentley Motors is pursuing two projects in the magnetics supply chain to support its commitment toward automobile electrification. One aims to use recycled magnets to produce auxiliary motors for cars, the other to develop an e-powertrain without dependence on rare earth magnets. Read More

Ferroglobe Business Rebounds from Painful Decline During Pandemic
Ferroglobe, a major producer of ferrosilicon used in the production of electrical steel, reports that its business has rebounded from the plummet it experienced last year at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Red ink is still flowing, however. Read More

Bel Fuse Moves Quickly to Acquire Mumbai-based EOS for $7 Million
Bel Fuse, a supplier of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits, has acquired power supply manufacturer EOS of Mumbai, India. The deal closed March 31 for $7 million cash from funds on hand. EOS operates a 56,000 square foot facility in Mumbai and has about 400 employees, making its own line of power supply products as well as custom assemblies including magnetic assemblies. It will become part of Bel’s Power Solutions & Protection group. Read More

Latest iC-Haus Encoder ICs now AEC-Q100-qualified for automotive applications

The iC-MU200 and iC-MHL200 magnetic encoder ICs from iC-Haus are now qualified according to AEC Q100 (Grade 1) – for use in automotive applications in the temperature range from –40 to +125 °C. The ICs are suitable for high-precision hollow shaft and off-axis rotary measurements and can be used, among other things, in electrically commutated motors, for measuring steering angles, in lidar applications or for general angle detection applications.

The iC-MU200 is suitable for applications that require absolute position information right after switching on the encoder system. This is achieved by simultaneously scanning two magnetic tracks according to the Nonius principle. The absolute position is provided with typically 19-bit resolution.

For incremental applications, the Hall encoder iC-MHL200 is well suited. Both encoder ICs are optimized for pole widths of 2 mm.

The available interfaces SPI (iC-MU200), BiSS C, SSI, A/B/Z (FlexCount®) and U/V/W offer maximum flexibility.
For more info, visit: iC-Haus Homepage – Microsystems, Industrial, Medical and Automotive Semiconductor iC-Solutions (ichaus.de)