A newly developed carbon nanotube material could help lower the cost of fuel cells, catalytic converters and similar energy-related technologies by delivering a substitute for expensive platinum catalysts.
As a safety demonstration, it was a heart-stopper: A Ford Taurus was seconds away from cruising through an intersection when suddenly a row of red lights pulsed on the lower windshield and a warning blared that another car was approaching fast on the cross street. Braking quickly, the driver stopped just as the second car, previously unseen behind a large parked truck, barreled through a red light and across the Ford's path.
The event, "RoboCity12: Robots para los ciudadanos" (Robots for the people), hosted by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales (School of Industrial Engineering - ETSII) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), gathered nearly 40 robots "made in Spain" for two days. The objective was to present the most recent advances in robotics that have been developed in the Community of Madrid, as well as the main innovations that have appeared on the national and international scenes.
New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (New JRC) has introduced to the market, the technology of the thick copper wire bonding to aluminum electrodes on chip.
Freescale Semiconductor announced its support of Microsoft® Windows® 8 sensor requirements with a fully enabled 12-axis sensor development reference platform.
A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous "blind spot" for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion.
It’s tough to imagine in the 21st century: a musty, dimly-lit, underground tunnel — crammed full of people — that’s essentially a black hole of wireless signals. Behold the glory of the NYC subway system.
Dedicated graphics processing units (GPUs) are forecast to become increasingly prevalent in automotive instrument clusters and infotainment systems according to IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc. This uptake of technology and the associated silicon will drive semiconductor revenue growth, with the combined instrument cluster and infotainment semiconductor market reaching
GIGAVAC announced an addition to its line of EPIC Sealed Contactors —the MX56. The Single Pole Single Throw Normally Open (SPST-NO) MX56 is rated for continuous duty up to 600 A and capable of switching 600 A at 24 VDC, or AC, 100,000 times. The contactor was developed for
PREMO launched a new family of its TP0702 standard, universally adopted by industry, according to the company. This format provides up to 50 mV/Apk-pk/m (for 7.2 mH) sensitivity. The new TP0702U and TP0702UCAP is an SMD antenna for low frequency 20 kHz to 150 kHz receiver applications.
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WAGO Corporation’s MCS-MIDI 231 and 721 Series Connectors feature snap-in flanges for drill-and fastener-free through-panel mounting. Intended for rectangular cut-outs, snap-in flanges eliminate drilling, screws and other components associated with through-panel applications.
Advanced vehicle and aircraft systems contain a significant amount of embedded software supporting virtually every operation, from entertainment and engine control to critical safety functions. A recent IEEE Spectrum article noted that a premium-class automobile” probably contains close to 100 million lines of software code.
Linear Technology Corporation announces the H- and MP-grade versions of the LTC3787. This high power two-phase single output synchronous step-up DC/DC controller replaces the boost diodes with high efficiency N-channel MOSFETs, eliminating the heat sink typically required in medium to high power boost converters.
New consumer research suggests large majority of U.S. consumers are interested in Start-Stop vehiclesMay 23, 2012 11:53 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments
New consumer research suggests large majority of U.S. consumers are interested in Start-Stop vehicles
Electric cars are news. Every major automaker has introduced some electric vehicle, and the trend seems to be toward greater reliance on electric motors. The “Holy Grail” is a battery electric vehicle (BEV, a car powered solely by electricity) with an extended driving range, at a reasonable price.
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8610, a 2.5A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator.
I grew up in the 1970s. Our family car was a Ford Pinto station wagon. Everything in it was manual – manual windows, manual steering. The only consumer electronics was the radio. Fast forward to today, cars have
International Rectifier introduced the PowIRaudio family of integrated power modules for high performance home theater systems and car audio amplifiers. The new devices integrate a PWM controller and two digital audio power MOSFETs in a single package to offer a highly efficient, compact solution that reduces component count...
MEDER electronic offers a complete line of liquid level reed sensors, ideal for use in laboratory fluid systems, automotive fluid sensing, aerospace and marine fuel level sensors, as well as a myriad of industrial uses, electrical equipment, and home appliances. MEDER recently launched a product training module on Digikey.com to help users make the best use of liquid level sensors.
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed the 2nd Generation J1772 electric vehicle connector. The EVC Series provides fast and reliable charging for all electric and hybrid vehicles, and is ITT ICS’ second product offering for this growth market. The EVC Series connector follows substantial developmental investments in electric vehicle charging solutions...
Osram Opto Semiconductors’ new laser bars offer extremely high efficiency of up to 65 percent at 200 Watts optical output power and can simplify the design of laser systems and reduce their cost, according to the company. The SPL BKxx-40WFT produces
Automotive varistor series delivers jump start & multiple-strike protection for communication systemsMay 8, 2012 10:41 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments
AVX Corporation has developed a miniature 0402 varistor specifically for FlexRay Communication BUS Systems used in automotive applications. The AEC-Q200 qualified Flexray Automotive Varistor Series automotive varistors combine ESD protection with EMI/RF filtering and insertion loss characteristics to protect against transients on high-speed data lines up to 10Mbps.
Teseq offers a development kit that allows automotive technicians and engineers to design their own pulse networks. By using the FLX 5510 in conjunction with Teseq’s NSG 5500, automotive EMC laboratories can design their own pulses as well as
Seven automakers, including General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co, have agreed to adopt a fast-charging system that can charge electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in as little as 15 minutes. The group's goal is to make charging an electrified car as simple as filling a gas tank. Chrysler Group LLC is the latest automaker to join the consortium...