International Rectifier announced the introduction of an automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFET chipset optimized for DC-DC applications used in internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, hybrid and electric vehicles. The 40-V logic level gate drive
This past Friday marked the 41st Earth Day. The past 40 years have demonstrated the growing global green movement, reinforced each year by Earth Day to celebrate and spread awareness of environmental protection and sustainability. Earth Day’s goals of environmental protection and sustainability are echoed by the EcoCAR Challenge, its organizers, participating student teams, and sponsors.
The Sensor Connection introduces the EGT Diesel Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor featuring an enclosed foul proof probe tip that permits operation in bio-fuel and diesel engine applications. Manufactured in the U.S. from high temperature Inconel and 316SS...
Electric vehicles can be charged contact-free via inductive energy flow. It is safe and no cables are needed.
With the national average for a gallon of gas quickly approaching $4.00 a gallon, fuel efficiency is on the minds of many Americans. And at the New York International Auto Show, its on the mind of virtually every automaker. (April 20)
Two forthcoming events in Germany reflect the intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles. Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2011, 21-22 June covers many forms of harvesting for other applications as well and drills into the technology...
3D Systems Corporation announced the expansion of its technical partnership with Lotus Renault GP Formula 1 team following last year's refresh of its SLA(R) production printer fleet at the Advanced Digital Manufacturing (ADM) Centre in Enstone, England.
With a housing volume of just 7 cc, the Sharp CMOS camera is one of the smallest modules suitable for automotive use currently available on the market worldwide.
Lumex launched the MicronSensIR family of infrared detector and emitter technologies. The lead selenide and lead sulfide detectors are available in single element and multi-element formats and provide sensitivity of 1.5E10 Jones across the
American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (www.astsensors.com) has obtained 79/2009/EC approval for two pressure ranges of its AST Model AST2000 and Model AST4000 OEM pressure sensors. The approval is a necessary European Community Directive...
The KEMET Ceramic Chip Capacitor Array is a passive technology where multiple capacitor elements are integrated into one common monolithic structure. Features include
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors was an award winner at the 17th Annual Automotive News PACE Awards for innovation held at a black tie ceremony last night at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Mich. The award was accepted by Peter Knittl...
This is the Superbus; a very futuristic form of public transport (a bus). It has a topspeed of over 300 km/h! Via http://www.autojunk.nl/2011/04/presentatie-van-wubbos-superbus
International Rectifier today introduced a family of rugged automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications used in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and hybrid vehicle platforms.
The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is one of 16 teams competing to build the best hybrid vehicle in the EcoCAR Challenge Competition. However, the EcoCAR Competition is not a simple “build the car and compete” type of competition. Each EcoCAR vehicle must
Nearly all vehicles have a chime or speaker on the dashboard instrument cluster for various alert functions. Increasingly, instrument cluster manufacturers are turning to speakers that produce multiple chime, alert and turn signal indicator sounds with higher Sound Pressure Level (SPL).
electronica & Productronica China 2011 closed this year’s show successfully with the best figures in its 10-year history. A total of 480 Chinese and international exhibitors presented their products on 23,000sqm exhibition space.
The engineering field is founded on fundamental laws of physics which can be explained by governing equations such as Maxwell’s equations of electromagnetism and Navier–Stokes equations of fluid motion. However, a profound irony plagues engineering.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Matt Williams of TE Circuit Protection about their latest circuit protection devices based upon Hybrid PPTC (MHP) and Reflowable Thermal Protection (RTP) technology.
ITT Interconnect Solutions has donated its SAE J1772 EVC Series Electric Vehicle Charging System Connector Assemblies to Mississippi State University for its entry to the EcoCAR Challenge Competition (www.ecocarchallenge.org).
Powerstax announced its TVS1001 ruggedized 1000-W DC-DC power supply. The supply utilizes two of the company’s F501 DC-DC converters which are able to perform under the harshest of conditions with
Trombetta's reversible Intelligent Motor Controller can be customized to meet DC motor application requirements. The controller is capable of switching loads up to 100 A and providing
According to the most up-to-date analysis by Semicast Research, Renesas Electronics was the leading supplier of semiconductors to the automotive sector in 2010, ahead of Infineon Technologies.
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the PIC18F “K80” 8-bit CAN microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring 1.8-V to 5.5-V operation and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology, for sleep current consumption of less than
Despite the move to digital video for home entertainment, analog video still has a significant presence in applications such as the automotive industry.