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
How can we increase the commercial viability of advanced technology vehicles?
SAKOR Technologies, Inc. announced that it has delivered a single-cylinder research engine test cell to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The advanced dynamometer test cell will enable NREL to investigate fuel effects on advanced combustion engine strategies. The test cell is comprised of
The Controller Area Network (CAN) was first introduced by Robert Bosch to address the growing complexity of vehicle functions and networks.
http://www.farnell.com/analog-devices/ The AD8283 is designed for low cost, low power, compact size, flexibility, and ease of use. It contains six channels of a low noise preamplifier (LNA) with a programmable gain amplifier (PGA) and an antialiasing filter (AAF) plus one direct-to-ADC...
International Rectifier introduced a family of automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications requiring low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) including heavy load applications used in
Kontron introduced today its new universal single-width AdvancedMC™ processor module AM4120. This board is the first member of a new Kontron AdvancedMC™ product family with the Freescale™ QorIQ processors. The new AdvancedMC™ family is targeted to cost sensitive applications as well as powerful data plane and control plane applications. The universal Kontron AM4120 offers
CEVA announced a partnership to offer a software-based GPS solution for the CEVA-XC communications processor.
Wind River announced that Magneti Marelli Motorsport has selected VxWorks for its telemetry devices for Formula One race cars.
The BMW GINA Light Visionary Model that was seen via video being installed in the BMW Museum in Munich last week has finally been revealed, and the futuristic design study shows how BMW designers are thinking outside of the box when it comes to the materials that make up a car and also...
Sensors Expo returned to Rosemont Illinois in June and the mood inside the convention center was noticeably more optimistic than last year. Outside, the town was in the grip of a heat wave; but inside it was the technology itself that literally raised both the excitement level and the level of performance for new designs which made things seem, well, hotter. Here are just some of the highlights
Pioneering the market for ‘smart’ car keys, NXP Semiconductors announced the availability of its production-ready single-chip solution for multifunction car keys – the NCF2970 (KEyLink Lite).