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Automotive Electronics

July 2014
element14, along with partners EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, has selected 15 finalists in the “Forget Me Not” design challenge, a global design competition which will encourage participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring
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07/31/2014
Ohio State’s Aaron Bonnell-Kangas wins TI's Innovation Challenge 2014

Bonnell-Kangas’ winning project was an improved battery interface module for an electric racing motorcycle

Texas Instruments named Aaron Bonnell-Kangas from Ohio State University the overall winner of the seventh annual TI Innovation Challenge, a contest that showcases the inventive projects of today’s aspiring engineers. Bonnell-Kangas’ winning project was an improved battery interface module for an electric
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07/30/2014
On-street EV charging-parking stations added to Hangzhou car-share program network

On-street EV charging/parking stations have been added to the Hangzhou Car-Share Program network

Kandi Technologies announced that, due to the high demand for EV charging and parking facilities in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province in China, on-street EV charging/parking stations have been added to the Hangzhou Car-Share Program network to meet the needs of the Car-Share Program
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07/30/2014

In the future, mobility will to a large extent be influenced by developments in automotive electronics. The latest buzzwords include energy efficiency, electromobility, connected car and autonomous driving. This year, some 1,500 exhibitors will demonstrate these and other topics at electronica 2014 from November
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07/29/2014
DEUTSCH autosport high-current connectors support hybrid systems

DEUTSCH Autosport Heavy Duty 3-Way Connector

TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced the launch of its DEUTSCH Autosport Heavy Duty (ASHD) 3-Way Connector. This latest connector was designed for the growing hybrid market in motorsports, in which racecars use three-phase motor/generator systems. “With the wider use of hybrid systems
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07/29/2014
Rigid-flex printed circuit board proves its reliably in every curve

Motorcycle sport is notorious for complex technology and the highest material requirements

Motorcycle sport is notorious for complex technology and the highest material requirements: rapid pace, extreme load changes in corners, high summer heat, mud, dust, dirt - all this has a significant influence on the machine and especially on its highly sensitive electronics. Together with GCD-PCB-Design in
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07/28/2014
The demand for sophisticated automotive body electronics continues to increase at a record pace, driven by consumer expectations and OEMs striving for differentiation and governmental compliance. The system design to production time has dropped dramatically over the past five years, and these body electronics
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07/27/2014
What do you get when you cross tougher emissions and fuel economy standards, 48V lithium-ion battery technology, energy harvesting and high-power applications such as Electric Power Steering (EPS), Brake-by-wire (BBW) and Heating, Ventilation & Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems?  You get the perfect environment
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07/27/2014
In robotized production lines, where overall efficiency control is absolutely crucial in ensuring that right product is produced not only in great quantities but also with tip-top quality at a fast rate, it is very important to have optimal control of running complex plant systems, where raw materials straight
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07/27/2014
“Globally, legislation continues to drive the development of next generation vehicle technology, offering further enhancements to emissions control and safety. Industry competition and consumer expectations are leading to higher levels of vehicle connectivity to the cloud and personal portable devices. As
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07/27/2014
Hypocrites in high places

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

It is saddening to see a discussion that should be based on logic and intelligence is driven by ideology and vested interests. The case in point is America’s fledgling electric-vehicle (EV) industry and those that are fighting to kill it before it even gets started. That this self-destructive internal argument
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07/26/2014
Concerns over climate changes due to carbon emissions have resulted in the increasing application of power electronic inverters in both renewable energy applications and in energy efficient motor drives.  Safe and reliable operation of these systems requires that the power electronic circuits connected
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07/25/2014
Thomas Parker built the first production electric car in London in the late 1800’s. Electric cars were very popular in the early 1900’s but this did not last very long thanks to infrastructure and technological developments (Due to better roads, cars were now required to go longer distances and gasoline
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07/25/2014
Battery tech is key in achieving “Green†transportation goals

Thomas McAlpine, IHS Technology

Batteries are used extensively in both gas powered and electric powered automotive vehicles. In gas powered vehicles the battery is typically used to ignite the engine and run low power devices such as lights and the audio system. In full electric vehicles the battery is used for propulsion.  Hybrid electric
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07/25/2014
IDTechEx's report "Functional Materials for Supercapacitors / Ultracapacitors / EDLC 2015-2025" explains the materials and performance, achievements and objectives of the 80 manufacturers of supercapacitors and supercabatteries and researchers. It reveals the performance, formulation and
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07/25/2014
autoXLR8R, a mentor-driven accelerator program focused on bringing new automotive technologies to market, will host its first-ever Road Show later this summer with stops planned for Kingsport (July 31), Spring Hill (Aug. 12) and Oak Ridge (Aug. 13). The success of last year’s Demo Day, coupled with
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07/24/2014
Exar, a leading supplier of high performance analog mixed-signal components, and video and data management solutions, introduced the XR75100, a 40V-capable switching controller in its line of DC-DC power conversion products. The XR75100 Synchronous Step-Down Controller supports point-of-load (POL) supplies from
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07/22/2014
Salt water-powered Quant e-Sportlimousine gets European approval

Quant e-Sportlimousine

After making a debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Quant e-Sportlimousine has received approval from Germany's TÜV Süd. The car, which uses an electrolyte flow cell power system, is now certified for use on German and European roads. Everything about the scene suggested that it might very well
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07/21/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation solutions provider, announced a partnership with Volvo Buses, one of the world’s leading bus manufacturers, to co-develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast-charging systems. The cooperation creates a
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07/21/2014
Low-noise range extender dispels EV battery runtime angst

KSPG is testing a range extender for electric vehicles using a test vehicle based on the FIAT 500

Together with FEV, KSPG is currently successfully testing a range extender developed for electric vehicles. The test vehicle, based on the FIAT 500, has already undergone comprehensive tests at KSPG. Customer response to tests conducted at various OEMs underscore the targets achieved in the development of this
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07/18/2014
The third LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA is coming to the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC) in Bengaluru from the 23th to the 25th of September 2014. It is an important gateway for the growth and use of lasers and photonics across different application industries in India. Laser and photonics
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07/14/2014
Mentor Graphics announced the acquisition of XS Embedded (XSe), a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. XSe has over ten years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across twenty automotive programs that combine hardware
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07/09/2014
Digital-to-analog converters are widely used in many different applications and an amplifier often accompanies them to signal-condition the output. The amplifier functions to increase output current drive, to convert differential to single ended output, to isolate the downstream signal path, or to provide a
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07/08/2014
Heinz Oyrer of ams on magnetic position sensors

Heinz Oyrer of ams

In this PSDcast Heinz Oyrer of ams talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the role magnetic position sensors play in energy efficiency in motorized systems. Position error costs both accuracy and efficiency, and proper position sensing not only increases those things but also adds functionality
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07/02/2014
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