Panasonic provides many product series currently designed into vehicle active and passive safety systems for accident prevention from braking systems to airbag/restraint and every system in between.
Panasonic electronic components allow for the development of state-of-the-art advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) using cameras and radar, including eCall technology systems and devices.
As a leading supplier of Lithium Ion Battery technology for Hybrid Electric and Electric vehicles, Panasonic is the best partner for battery management solutions in any vehicle or transportation equipment sub-system. Panasonic's Lithium Coin Batteries have a proven track record of excellence in equipment requiring high currents.
Panasonic provides a wide range of component solutions for vehicle body and security sub-systems. Technology like the two-sensor anti-theft system with siren for wide detection area and increased malfunction-resistance. Or Panasonic’s ultra-compact Twin Automotive Relays for motor reversing applications and energy management.
Panasonic components and devices keep the vehicle connected, fun and safe. Expertise in everything from radio and multimedia, navigation, electric toll collection, e-call and telematics systems make Panasonic the supplier to rely on for infotainment and connectivity.
Panasonic has pioneered vehicle instrumentation and HMI sub-systems development offering components that drive keyless entry, power windows, air conditioning, power seats, tire pressure monitoring systems, and more.
A wide range of Panasonic components are ideal for vehicle lighting sub-system applications including anti-surge high-power resistors, thermal management products, LEDs, LED drivers, and more.
Panasonic's product line offers excellent stability, small size, high power, high solder-joint reliability, and excellent heat dissipation which make them excellent for design into Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Automatic and Continuously Variable Transmission systems, and other vehicle power applications.
If your next device requires components that meet the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) requirements for components suitable for harsh automotive environments, think Panasonic!
Passive Components such as Capacitors, Inductors, Resistors, specified as AEC-Q200 compliant are designed into automotive systems such as infotainment, engine control, airbags, lighting, and more. However, today’s design engineers are now specifying AEC-Q200 Components to meet the high-quality standards of devices beyond Tier 1 automotive applications.
The AEC-Q200 tests recognize that demands placed on passive components in an automotive environment relate to very high resistance to temperature and vibration and to protect against short-circuiting. Recognition is given to the fact that temperature conditions in automobiles can vary greatly, with the most demanding locations being in the engine, transmission, and brake systems. Engine and transmission temperatures are typically less than 200°C, but some of the wheel-mounted components can reach 250°C. Consequently, the appropriate component needs to be selected not just for the application in question—automotive-- but for a specific function and location, too. AEC recommends that car parts be classified for the engine area and the passenger area based on the intended location of use, and because the intrinsic heat requirements of these parts are different, different test temperatures are recommended. This same logic applies when designing vehicles of all kinds and when designing devices that need to withstand a similar temperature and vibration environments.
Large and rapid temperature changes can occur when components are mounted on a PCB and this can induce stress as a result of different material CTE (Coefficient of Thermal Expansion) rates. The material difference (PCB, ceramic, solder) expansion rates can induce cracks within components that cause them to electrically fail.
For all of these reasons, there are five temperature range grades defined in AEC-Q200. Current AEC-Q200 Standard documents developed by the AEC Component Technical Committee are available on the AEC website. The AEC is an organization based in the U.S. that sets qualification standards for the supply of components in the automotive electronics industry.
Even electronic components that are as simple as resistors must satisfy the severe demands of automotive applications, including long-term stability, pulse resistance, and resistance to harmful gases. Suitable applications for AEC-Q200 qualified resistors include electronic controls, electric and hybrid electric vehicle battery management, and dc/dc converter applications.
Parts that pass the AEC tests are seen as qualified, high-quality components that can be used in critical environments; therefore, there is no need for conducting other component-level tests.
Part numbers ACTB2CR2A60 and ACTB3C2A52 are the only Automotive Relay part numbers available for purchase in the TB Series through franchised distributors.
The ACTB2CR2A60 Automotive Relay is a PCB mount Relay with a 12 VDC coil which operates using a 12 VDC power supply system. This 1FormC high-quality general-purpose single Relay has more than 20 years of design in placement in the automobile market and is used in a wide range of applications in the automobile market around the world. It is Panasonic’s most popular in-vehicle Relay. The ACTB3C2A52 Automotive Relay is a high quality twin Relay with over 20 years of design in success in the global automobile market.
The ACTBPDR4V is the only part number available for purchase in the Panasonic Power Type TB Series Automotive Relays through franchised distributors.
The TB Series Power Type ACTBPDR4V part is a compact Automotive Relay with a 30A @ 14VDC switching capacity using a 1 Form A contact arrangement and mounted using PCB terminals. This Relay is designed for usage in a 12VDC power supply system. The ACTBPDR4V Relay is also pin-in paste compliant for automatic reflow soldering processes and uses a Ag alloy with Cu clad contacts which are capable of handling 70A inrush from capacitive loads.
The ACTE3CH2A05V is the only part number available for purchase in the Panasonic Automotive Relays TE Series through franchised distributors.
The TE Series ACTE3CH2A05V part is a compact Automotive Relay with a 20A @ 14VDC switching capacity and 25A maximum carry current rating. This Twin Type Relay has a 1 Form C x 2 contact arrangement and is mounted using PCB terminals and is also capable of switching a 25A @ 14 V DC motor lock load. This Relay is designed for usage within a dedicated 12VDC power supply system and features a small footprint area. The ACTE3CH2A05V was developed for controlling both the forward and reverse directions of a motor.
The ACTL3CR3V is the only part number available for purchase in the Panasonic Automotive Relays TL Series through franchised distributors.
The TL Series ACTL3CR3V Automotive Relay has a miniature design while still being capable of switching larger capacity loads. This Relay uses a double make 1 Form U (or 2 Form A) contact arrangement. The double-make structure allows for switching capabilities of 40A @ 14VDC (40A continuous energization with make-fixed contacts connected). The ACTL3CR3V part can be used to replace micro some ISO Terminal Type Relays and is designed for use within a dedicated 12VDC power supply system.
Panasonic offers Industry-leading Thermal Management Solutions for Automotive, Vehicle, and other Transportation applications. For ideas on sub-system Thermal Management, watch this video, which features Panasonic's Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet (PGS). PGS is available in 10 μm, 17 μm, 40 μm, and 50 μm thickness options for expanded application coverage. PGS is ideal for applications where both electrical isolation and thermal management are required.