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Garmin buys German navigation co to expand in Europe

June 14, 2011 10:40 am | News | Comments

Garmin Ltd said it bought Germany-based navigation provider Navigon AG for an undisclosed sum as it looks to expand in Europe and improve its position against archrival TomTom.

Myriad Alien Dalvik Shifts Up a Gear to Power the Connected Car

June 14, 2011 7:46 am | News | Comments

Myriad Group AG announces it is in discussions with leading companies in the automotive industry to extend Android to the connected car.

Seiko Epson's New S4E5A0A0 Inertial Measurement Unit at Sensors Expo 2011

June 14, 2011 6:32 am | Videos | Comments

At Sensors Expo 2011, Raymond Chow of Seiko Epson Corporation demonstrated the company's low profile S4E5A0A0 inertial measurement unit (IMU), which consumes just 30 mA when operating at 3.3 V.

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32-bit Dual Core MCUs Help Enable Real-time Control and Green Apps

June 14, 2011 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced its C2000 Concerto dual-core microcontroller (MCU) series. They combine the company’s C28x core and control peripherals with an ARM Cortex-M3 core and connectivity peripherals to provide

TI Concerto Real-time Control Microcontroller Demo

June 14, 2011 5:24 am | Videos | Comments

Keith Ogboenyiya of Texas Instruments recently stopped by the ECN offices to demonstrate the company's new C2000 Concerto dual-core microcontroller (MCU) series.

Luxology's modo the Driving Force Behind Futuristic New Car

June 13, 2011 11:20 am | News | Comments

Consumers are always looking for the "next big thing," whether it be in food, celebrities or gadgets. Australian industrial design firm, Design+Industry, has recently given shape to what will undoubtedly be the next big thing in automotives...

Research on the road to green car

June 13, 2011 9:54 am | News | Comments

The European Parliament had an opportunity to see progress made in the European Green Car Initiative (EGCI) on 31 May 2011. Many of the automotive firms involved in EGCI projects exhibited their latest vehicles, while a workshop reported to MEPs of the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Committee.

Nextreme Wireless Power Generator Kit at Sensors Expo 2011

June 13, 2011 8:02 am | Videos | Comments

Karl von Gunten, Director of Marketing at Nextreme Thermal Solutions spends some time with ECN at Sensors Expo 2011 to demonstrate the Thermobility Wireless Power Generator and its evaluation kit with onboard energy storage

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A Mentor’s Perspective on EcoCAR

June 11, 2011 10:07 am | by Pete Maloney, Mathworks, www.mathworks.com | Blogs | Comments

The stated mission of EcoCar is to find new ways to reduce the environmental impact of motor vehicles and prepare future engineering leaders for that task by providing

Using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation to Create Better Cars

June 9, 2011 11:22 am | by Nick Keel, Product Marketing Engineer--HIL & Real Time Test, National Instruments | Articles | Comments

Every year consumers demand more from the products they use and the services provided to them. For the auto industry this means smarter, more fuel efficient cars to compensate for rising fuel costs.

Wireless Power Generator Includes Infinergy On-board Energy Storage

June 8, 2011 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nextreme Thermal Solutions introduced the Thermobility Wireless Power Generator WPG-1S evaluation kit with on-board energy storage using the INFINERGY D-MPM101 micro power module from Infinite Power Solutions. The device uses

Controller Enables Multi-Touch Operation for Resistive Touchscreens

June 7, 2011 5:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new BU21023/BU21024 Series of high-speed, high noise immunity, low-voltage resistive touchscreen controllers are now available from ROHM Semiconductor. These new controllers are

Inertial Measurement Unit Boasts Desirable Energy Consumption, Size

June 7, 2011 4:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Seiko Epson Corporation announced the commercial development of a new inertial measurement unit (IMU) named the S4E5A0A0. The new IMU provides stable, accurate measurement capability and among the lowest power consumption and smallest form

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Power Module Targets Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

June 4, 2011 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation recently launched a new transfer molded power module (T-PM) designed predominantly for hybrid and electric vehicle applications. The J-Series T-PM, incorporating Mitsubishi Electric’s proprietary technology which ensures

Automotive Varistor is Radial-Leaded, Performs in High Temps

June 3, 2011 11:28 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its automotive product portfolio to include a compact radial leaded, high temperature varistor solution. Developed specifically for harsh environments, including

Smart Parking Sensor Platform Saves Motorists Time and Fuel

June 1, 2011 6:06 am | News | Comments

Libelium announced the launch of its Waspmote-based Smart Parking platform, designed to be buried in parking spaces and to detect the arrival and departure of vehicles.

Getting Ready for the Finals

May 31, 2011 7:42 am | by John Kruckenberg | Blogs | Comments

The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is making last tuning and aesthetic changes before the final EcoCAR competition, to be held June 6-16 at General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan and in Washington, D.C. After March emissions testing and tuning at the EPA, the main concerns for finishing the vehicle relate to

Embedded Bluetooth and Wireless Stereo Audio Modules Feature New Firmware

May 26, 2011 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies announced for the release of its enhanced Bluetooth BTM510/511and BTM520/521 wireless stereo audio modules with a new firmware update. The new firmware comes already loaded on all new modules. It includes

Digital Voltage Regulators Tout Desirable Control, Energy Savings at up to 40-A Output

May 25, 2011 12:50 pm | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson Power Modules' 3E Series BMR464 is a new addition to the company's second-generation, digital point-of-load (POL) regulators, that extends the maximum output current from such devices up to 40 A. With desirable functionality, the regulator enables

Development Platform Enables Rapid Deployment of High-Performance Motor Control Systems

May 17, 2011 4:36 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices has demonstrated a development platform which can be used to design and optimize motor control systems with any type of motor.

Torque and Angle Sensor Combo Suits Electric Power Assisted Steering

May 14, 2011 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc., announced a new combined torque and angle sensor designed for Electric Power Assisted Steering Applications (EPAS) and other automotive systems. The new combined sensor provides

LED-based Edge Lighting Targets Automotive Apps

May 10, 2011 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

LED-based edge-lit illumination from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) offers an array of efficient solutions for automotive lighting from backlit dashboard displays to interior and exterior lighting. The company specializes in focusing the

Energy Harvesting for Automotive Applications

May 9, 2011 10:51 am | by Dr. Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Articles | Comments

Energy harvesters do not necessarily make sense in all potential applications where a battery is replaced. Battery technology is continuously advancing and due to volumes achieved, the price points reached are at levels where harvesters cannot compete.

EPIC SBC Includes 1.66 GHZ Atom CPU, Supports Industrial Apps

May 9, 2011 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems announced their EPX-C380, an EPIC-compatible, Intel 1.66 GHz ATOM-based single board computer (SBC). The device uses either the Intel ATOM single core N450 or dual core D510 processor combined with

Tool Suite Provides Requirements to Object-Code Traceability

May 9, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has developed requirements-to-object–code traceability for its tool suite. In the safety-critical domain, devices required to meet the most critical levels of certification must verify software traceability from requirements through

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