Supertex, Inc. introduced AT9919, an LED lamp driver integrated circuit (IC), designed for solid-state lighting applications in automobiles, such as head lights, tail lights, brake indicator lights, dome lights, and panel backlights. This AEC-Q100-compliant IC drives
Molex Incorporated has provided support to the University of Michigan Solar Car team (UMsolar) in its bid to win the 2011 World Solar Challenge. The UMsolar team’s car, named Quantum, features several electronic components from Molex, as well as a variety of solderless terminals.
Roboteq, Inc. introduced the HBL2350, an intelligent controller capable of simultaneously driving two brushless DC motor up to 75 A each at up to 50 V. This motor controller allows users to
CAN Partial Networking provides design engineers with precision control over a vehicle's bus communication network.
Tecate Group announced the release of the MXCPB and MXCPT Series of aluminum-polymer hybrid construction capacitors. The new SMD series combines the low ESR of polymer capacitors with the low
Electric vehicles can be charged contact-free via inductive energy flow. It is safe and no cables are needed.
Omega’s new PCM5 Series module converts a 4 mA to 20 mA signal from a process/temperature controller or computer to a time proportional output. This pulse control module mounts directly on a single 3 V to 32 VDC input SSR and
United Electronic Industries (UEI) announced the release of the DNA/DNR-AI-224, high speed, four channel strain gage input boards for UEI’s data acquisition and control Cubes and RACKtangle I/O racks respectively. The boards provide
Meggitt Sensing Systems introduced Endevco Model 2262A, a rugged, hermetically sealed, critically damped piezoresistive shock accelerometer with 500 mV full scale output, designed to support automotive, aerospace and general in-house laboratory structural, environmental, and impact testing requirements, including
There are a number of innovative technologies that have been designed to assist in protecting the application and end-user from catastrophic thermal events...
To ensure optimal EHV performance, numerous tests must be conducted during the new vehicle development process. Suitable mobile vehicle data acquisition systems are vital for ensuring system competency, functionality and efficiency.
National Instruments unveiled NI LabVIEW 2011, the 25th-anniversary version of its system design software. The software is positioned to accelerate the productivity of engineers and scientists who develop and deploy measurement and control systems to
Koford Engineering LLC has introduced a line of brushless Rare Earth permanent magnet brushless generators operating at speeds from 1,800 rpm up to as high as 400,000 rpm. Power output is up to
Fuel cells were originally considered to be replacements for internal combustion engines used in traditional vehicles and replacements for traction batteries used in pure electric vehicles.
The August 2011 issue of ECN discusses trains, planes, & automobiles. Highlights include: “CAN in 30 Minutes or Less,” “Powering the Next Generation of Telematics and the In-vehicle Cloud,” and “Protecting Power Transistors in Automotive Inverter Design.” The Roundtable collaborative Q&A section asks “What does ‘green’ mean to you?”
International Rectifier today introduced the AUIR331x family of high-side intelligent power switch (IPS) devices with accurate current-sensing and built-in protection circuits for automotive applications. The new IPS devices enhance reliability in intelligent glow-plug controls...
The 2012 Audi new car models will be the first following National Semiconductor Corp.’s arrangement with Audi AG to provide analog integrated circuits (ICs) and subsystems for Modular Infotainment Device technology for Audi’s next-generation vehicles.
Omega Engineering’s CL540ZA Series of thermocouple simulators check and calibrate all thermocouple instruments. The easy-to-read backlight display makes this product
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of pushbutton switches, tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has expanded its switch product offering with the acquisition of Comax Industrial Co. Ltd.
MPD has invented a category of coin cell battery holders called Snap Dragons, which are asserted to drastically increase the reliability of open top coin cell holders through the use of a snap-on cover piece. They offer
Laird Technologies, Inc., announced that it has been recognized by the Chrysler Group LLC as Electrical Supplier of the Year for its telematics product line.
Intelligent safety systems, intervehicle networking, electric drives: developments in automotive electronics are racing forward. The well-established VDI conference ‘Electronics Systems for Vehicles’ on 12th and 13th October 2011 in Baden-Baden, Germany...
With the advent of hybrid and electric vehicles, inverter drive technology has moved into the automotive realm. Applications range from low power for air conditioning and heating to high power for drive and regenerative braking systems. Common to all these systems is a need to
As telematics devices and cloud computing continue to drive new vehicle technology trends, they are placing a high degree of wireless capability into the hands of drivers.In-vehicle connectivity is quickly becoming a prerequisite for both consumers and fleet owners. As a result, designersand manufacturers are responding with new vehicles equipped with next-generation telematics devices and cloud services that will