eNL June 2021

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

Elbit Acquires Sparton, Supplier of Maritime Electronics for Defense Industry
Elbit Systems, the Israel-based defense supplier, has acquired marine electronics company Sparton Corporation for $380 million. The move brings into the Elbit portfolio Sparton’s inertial sensing technology known for its magnetic precision in navigation and positioning applications for military as well as commercial uses along with its sonobuoy systems for maritime defense. Read More

Cadillac Adopts MagneRide 4.0 Suspension Technology in New Models
Cadillac is adopting the latest magnetorheological fluid technology into its new models to provide the fastest reacting suspension technology for achieving a smooth ride in automobiles. The Magneride 4.0 systems, supplied by BWI Group, represent a new generation in the company’s venerable product with a new magnetorheological fluid formula, improved flux control and other improvements coveted in high-performance vehicles and race cars. 
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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)