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Maxim Integrated’s Automotive Backlight Driver with Integrated Boost Converter Sustains Full, Constant Brightness of In-Car Displays Even During Cold Crank Conditions | State

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the four-channel, low-voltage MAX25512 automotive LED backlight driver with integrated boost converter. It is the only integrated solution that retains full, constant brightness of in-car displays even during extreme cold crank conditions down to 3V input voltage. The single chip LED driver eliminates an external MOSFET and current sense resistor and integrates I2C communication to lower bill of material cost and reduce board space by 30 percent. The highly integrated LED driver includes four 120mA channels with the industry’s highest efficiency at 2.2MHz operation.

Today’s automotive start-stop systems increase fuel economy, but they can challenge the power delivery system to maintain the same level of display brightness during re-start. For example, features like display illumination upon entry can be affected by cold crank situations, with the engine drawing down the car

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How often should I start my car and let it idle in cold weather? Answer: Don’t.

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In cold weather, how often should I start my car?

Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated what happens when liquids are frozen. Water expands when frozen, while most other liquids do not.  

An intense cold snap is threatening to smash record lows across much of the nation through Thursday. 

With temperatures sliding and winter fast approaching, many car owners are asking: How often should I start my car to warm it up?

Turns out, the answer doesn’t lie in frequency.

Experts at AAA, a federation of motor clubs, say it’s not a good idea to warm your car up to keep it from freezing. 

“Ninety-five percent of the cars on the road today don’t use carburetors, so you no longer need to warm them up on cold days,” said Mike Calkins, manager of technical services at AAA.

Instead of repeatedly starting up your car to keep it warm, drivers who are concerned about their engines

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Tips to keep your vehicle running in the cold

MISSION, Kan. — The frigid temperatures are taking a toll on cars across the metro. FOX4 spoke to an expert about how to keep your car purring in the coldest parts of winter. 

“In the winter time, it’s pretty much batteries, batteries, batteries. That’s always the way it seems to be,” said Matt Pugh, owner of Overland Park Automotive.

Cold weather zapping energy from car batteries is almost expected during the coldest parts of winter in the Midwest. Keeping an eye on the age of your battery and cleaning the connectors will help battle Mother Nature.

To protect your engine, Pugh said, “Coolant is going to be the biggest thing because if it freezes, it’s going to crack the block on an engine.”

Antifreeze does what it says, stopping the water in your

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