Auto, Other Vehicle, and Transportation Solutions

Eco-friendly, reliable, comfortable and safe — key goals when designing next generation automotive, other vehicle and transportation equipment sub-systems. Panasonic provides industry leading electronic solutions required to meet the extreme high quality and reliability standards required by Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers designing in the automotive, other vehicle and transportation space. With over 65,000 part numbers to consider, Panasonic is currently supplying electronic components and devices into electrification, chassis & safety, interior and HMI systems worldwide. An intense commitment to providing relevant and strategic contributions to customers' cutting-edge automobile / transportation equipment development is assured with Panasonic.


Panasonic AEC-Q200 Compliant Components

If your next device requires components that meet the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) requirements for components suitable for harsh automotive environments, think Panasonic!

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Passive components such as Capacitors, Inductors, Resistors, etc. specified as AEC-Q200 compliant are consistently designed into automotive systems such as infotainment, engine control, air bags, 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 a very high resistance to temperature and vibration and to protection 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 transportation vehicles of all kinds and when designing devices that need to withstand 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 difference in material (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.

Download a complete list of Panasonic AEC-Q200 Compliant component series


Auto, Vehicle, & Other Transportation Solutions by Application

Panasonic systems for your automotive solutions

Power Electronics

High power in small case sizes! Panasonic electronic components offer 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.

Power Electronics

Battery Management

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. Lithium coin batteries from Panasonic have a proven track record of excellence in equipment requiring high currents.

Active & Passive Safety

Panasonic provides more than 21 product series currently designed into vehicle active and passive safety systems from braking to airbag/restraint and every system in between.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Panasonic electronic components allow for development of state-of-the-art advanced driver assistance systems using cameras and radar, including eCall technology systems and devices.

Lighting

A wide range of Panasonic components are ideal for vehicle lighting sub-system applications including anti-surge high-power resistors, thermal management products, LED’s, LED drivers and more.

Instrumentation & HMI

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.

Infotainment & Connectivity

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.

Body & Security

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.

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