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Automotive Electronics

September 2013
Electric car sales surge, 90+ cities celebrate National Plug In Day
The 3rd annual National Plug In Day on September 28-29 will highlight accelerated growth in the electric vehicle market. From Amsterdam to Hawaii, prospective buyers will learn about electric vehicles
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09/28/2013
Compact SMT Osram LED for automotive headlights touts higher performance
Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced a new 2-chip version of the Oslon Black Flat LED. As with other LEDs from the Oslon Black Flat family, the new version features a high level of brightness
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09/26/2013
Freescale Semiconductor and ROHM have agreed to collaborate on select, automotive-related activities designed to provide comprehensive solutions for the Japanese and worldwide automotive markets.
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09/26/2013

Understanding power factor and the need for power factor correction

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Figure 1: An ideal waveform with a power factor of 0

Until the era of switching power supplies, Power Factor - and power factor correction - wasn't a big concern for all but a handful of electrical engineers working with large electric motors, and other,
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09/24/2013
O2Micro, a leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, announced a patent grant from the Japanese Patent Office for its Multi-cell Battery
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09/23/2013
In cars, conventional halogen headlamps are increasingly being phased out in favor of more modern technology. While standard halogen lamps are still used in the subcompact class, xenon headlamps are
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09/23/2013
High School students convert classic combustible convertible to an e-charged centerpiece
A group of Santa Monica High School students of the environmental science and advocacy group, Team Marine, finished their gas-to-electric car conversion project. Working for four years on a 1971
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09/21/2013
The program for TSensors (Trillion) Sensor Summit has been announced by conference chairman Dr. Janusz Bryzek. The technical program will feature forty-seven of the world's leading sensor visionaries
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09/19/2013
Nanowire-enabled touchscreens save power at both ends
In this PSDcast John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of Cambrios, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's nanowire-based touchscreen technology. In addition to being more
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09/18/2013
The Call for Papers PCIM Asia 2014 is now open. The deadline for submissions for Chinas leading power electronics conference is 15 November 2013. The PCIM Asia 2014 international exhibition and conference
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09/12/2013
AVX extends its Transguard automotive series with varistors rated to 150°C
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has added several high temperature varistors to its radial leaded TransGuard® Automotive Series. Based on AVX's
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09/10/2013
Recognized throughout the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities as a premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design engineers working on the cutting
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09/05/2013
DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts continues to meet wire and cable (W&C) industry demands for innovative solutions with advanced new materials based on DuPont™ ECCtreme® ECA 3000 perfluoroplastic
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09/05/2013
Paultre on Power -electric vehicle infrastructures (Podcast)
In this podcast, Aditya Sharma and Greg Stahl of HEVO talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about the issues of managing fleets of electric vehicles using wireless charging systems in an
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09/04/2013
SiC diodes from IXYS offer three configurations for flexible connection and layout options
IXYS, a leader in power semiconductors, mixed-signal and digital ICs for power conversion and motion control applications, announced the introduction of the SS150 and SS275 series high-power Silicon
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09/04/2013
Modular battery concept for short-distance traffic presented at the IAA International Motor Show
Electric mobility may be economically efficient, with battery-based electric drives applied efficiently in urban buses, for instance. Frequent acceleration and slow-down processes as well as a high
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09/03/2013

 



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