Connectors have aided the acceleration in speed-to-market for several technologies. There have been advances in flex connector technology, enabling additional features that make engineering more efficient. Of course, reduction in size continues to
Cinterion launches AH3, its new high-speed automotive M2M module with a new triple-diversity antenna design. AH3 delivers reliable always-on communications across global 2G and 3G cellular networks for advanced applications...
austriamicrosystems has announced the AS8222 FlexRay transceiver. This transceiver, with an in-package maximum ambient temperature of 150°C and bare dice with a maximum temperature of 165 °C, is the first to be able to work in harsh, high temperature powertrain applications.
Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, and OmniVision Technologies announced a jointly developed 360-degree surround view parking assistance system – presented as the world’s first Ethernet-based parking assistance solution.
ON Semiconductor has introduced two new LED drivers to help designers optimize their solutions for automotive, industrial and general lighting applications.
The drive for green power and mobility demands next generation current sensor technology. Melexis’ introduction of its MLX91207 high speed custom programmable Hall-Sensor delivers that next generation sensor.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today its record number of automotive exhibitors at the upcoming 2012 International CES. At least six of the industry’s top ten manufacturers will showcase their latest technologies among CES' enhanced lineup of automotive technology exhibits...
Vishay Intertechnology announced the release of a series of power MiniLEDs in 2.3-mm x 1.3-mm x 1.4-mm SMD packages. Using advanced AllnGaP technology to increase light output by a factor of
Designing and implementing sensor interface designs for nonlinear, temperature-dependent transducers presents some difficult challenges. The advent of dedicated and powerful Sensor Signal Conditioning (SSC) ICs has made the job easier, but choosing the right IC for a particular sensor and application is critical for
In this inaugural edition of Design Talk Live!, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg chats with Justin Ashton of XL Hybrids about the company's customer pilot tests with GM vehicles. They also discuss the general commercial viability of hybrid cars...
POSITAL’s ACCELENS (ACS) inclinometers are now available in two major product lines. The first of these is designed primarily for industrial environments and features a tough fiber-reinforced PBT plastic housings and fully-encapsulated electronic components. These devices can
Bourns, Inc. announced the availability of a new non-contacting magnetic rotary position sensor which is asserted to help increase product lifespan and reliability of applications that operate in harsh and high vibration environments.
Microchip Technology Inc. announced an expansion of its Multi-Purpose Flash Plus (MPF+) memory portfolio, with the introduction of the SST39VF80XC and SST39VF160XC. The SST39VF80XC offers 8-Mbit of memory, while the SST39VF160XC offers
TE Connectivity (TE) and Juice Technologies, doing business as Plug Smart, announced today their teaming arrangement to provide smart Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions enabling customers to meter their EV’s electricity consumption and communicate data via an innovative smart charging cord and socket. TE and Juice have a license agreement to bring this 120 volt (Level 1) charging solution to market.
Ioxus announced the unveiling of its first 16V/58F iMOD series of ultracapacitor modules featuring a ready-to-use package at what is said to be the lowest cost in the industry. With the increase in adoption of hybrid drives and clean technologies, there is a high demand for
AVX Corporation has expanded its automotive multilayer varistor (MLV) product offering to include an ultra-low capacitance 0603 device that provides sub-1nS response to ESD strikes.
Multicore MCU Touts Exponential Increase in Performance to Enable Cleaner, More Fuel-Efficient EnginesOctober 13, 2011 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments
Freescale Semiconductor announced the first of several multicore automotive MCUs that help make it easier for automotive designers to improve engine efficiency and reduce exhaust pollution. The new multicore Qorivva 32-bit MPC5676R MCU provides
Avago Technologies announced three new digital optocouplers optimized for use in onboard chargers and other high-voltage systems in hybrid and electric vehicles. The new ACPL-K4xT optocouplers are qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 stress test requirements for automotive applications. The devices offer
AVX Corporation has developed an advanced varistor designed for general ESD protection use in automotive circuits, including CMOS, bi-polar, and SiGe based systems. The AEC Q200-qualified Automotive StaticGuard Series varistor delivers
Standex Electronics introduced a full lineup of planar transformers which are asserted to deliver high-performance from compact, low-profile designs. The planar transformers provide low leakage inductance and repeatable capacitance. Available in
As applications engineers supporting ADI’s compact, low-cost, gravity-sensitive iMEMs accelerometers, we get to hear lots of creative ideas about how to employ accelerometers in useful ways; but sometimes the suggestions violate physical laws! We’ve rated some of these ideas on an informal scale, from “real” to “dream land”:
In this first edition of 5 Questions, I'm joined by Marc Juzkow, vice president of R&D and engineering at Leyden Energy, and Noam Kedem, vice president of marketing at Leyden energy. The company's Lithium-ion battery technology touts exceptional thermal properties so the battery can operate and cycle at
Meggitt Sensing Systems has introduced the Endevco model 7264C Series, a low-mass piezoresistive shock accelerometer family. Featuring a frequency response extending down to DC (steady state), the series is designed to measure the
Although resistive technologies have conventionally been used to detect the position of a single touch on the screen, this article examines a new dual-touch concept that uses a resistive touch-screen controller to detect the most common two-finger gestures (zoom, pinch and rotation) using inexpensive resistive touch screens.