Document 360853

Electronics Division
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 1-925-560-6799
[email protected]
For Release
October 14, 2014
October 14, 2014
Bridgette Gibson 1-925-560-6799
Eaton Launches Automotive Electronics Solutions to Enhance Safety, Improve
Reliability, Expand Supply and Accelerate Time to Market
Web-based Interface Accelerates Specification of New AEC-Q200 Safety-Compliant
Products For Infotainment Networks, Lighting, Telematics, Air Bags, Engine Control and
Other Automotive Systems
PLEASANTON, Calif. – Oct. 14, 2014 – Power management company Eaton today unveiled
efforts by its Electronics Division to enhance the safety of automotive electronics with a multitiered initiative to meet the industry’s growing demand for highly reliable, superior magnetics,
supercapacitors and circuit protection products.
The initiative features a web-based Automotive Electronics Solutions (AES) portal designed to
accelerate specifications and selection of components based on a wide range of individual
automotive systems and requirements. Eaton is supporting AES with new safety-certified
products, manufacturing technology advancements and doubling of production capacity. It also
includes the expansion of research and development.
“Eaton’s Electronics Division is committed to meeting ever-more stringent demands of the
automotive industry as new safety standards are introduced and requirements for highperformance and reliability expand,” said John Janis, Vice President and General Manager for
Eaton’s Electronics Division. “Eaton is recognized globally as a leader in power management
components. With the constantly growing number of electronics systems in vehicles today and
their individual and diverse safety and power requirements. We’ve designed Automotive
Electronics Solutions to make the process of selecting the right component more intuitive.”
The AES tool provides an online guide that helps designers identify the products they need by
selecting a particular system or application area of the vehicle. The resource identifies the
following application areas:
Airbag control unit;
Power doors, window lift, mirrors, seat control;
Port power / USB hub;
Engine start;
Engine and powertrain control module;
Electronic power steering / electric parking brake;
Headlamp, tail lamp, interior lighting;
Digital instrument cluster;
Advanced driver assistance system.
Introduction of AEC-Q200-certified power products enhances Eaton Electronics Division’s
leadership in the automotive sector. The Automotive Electronics Council Component Technical
Committee has defined the AEC-Q200 as common electrical component qualification
requirements. Components meeting these specifications are suitable in harsh automotive
environments and Eaton has tested these new products to ensure they meet the standards.
The MPIA4040, HCMA0503, HCMA0703, HCMA1305, HCMA1707 and DRAQ127 are new
inductors from the Coiltronics® product family that are manufactured to rigorous automotive
standards in TS16949 certified factories.
The MPIA4040 product line offers automotive grade, high current, high frequency, miniature
power inductors made of composite material offering AEC-Q200 Grade 3 (-40°C to 85°C)
compliance and 125° C maximum total temperature operation for both interior and exterior
The HCMA products are high current power inductors made of a powder iron core material that
offers high current carrying capacity and low core losses. This product line is also certified AECQ200 Grade 3.
The DRAQ127 products are an addition of several inductance values to broaden the offering of
this automotive-grade shielded drum core inductor series. These devices are typically used in
interior, exterior and under-the-hood applications with a 165 C maximum total temperature
operation, tested to AEC-Q200 Grade 1.
Eaton’s PowerStor® HV Series Supercapacitors are now qualified to meet major automotive
OEM test standards with an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C. The HV
series offers high capacitance and ultra-low ESR. Applications range from active shutters to
safety systems for door locks and communications.
Circuit Protection
The Bussman® CC12H High I2t Chip™ fuse series (1A-5A) has been extended to meet AECQ200 standards. Eaton has expanded the existing product line down to 750mA and from 6A to
20A to meet requirements for infotainment and engine control unit applications.
Over the last two years, Eaton has reinforced the reputation of Coiltronics, Powerstor and
Bussmann product families by investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to improve
the reliability of our products. It has also grown research and development efforts so that these
products deliver performance and reliability even as system specifications change and become
more demanding. And the expansion of capacity means that Eaton can be a reliable supplier in
volume production systems.
Sample of Eaton products are available at or can be purchased from
Mouser or DigiKey
To learn more about Eaton’s complete line of Bussmann circuit protection, PowerStor
supercapacitors or Coiltronics magnetics, please visit
Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit
protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural
solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering
services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical
electrical power management challenges.
About Eaton
Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides
energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and
mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 103,000
employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information,