Soft-PGS enhances thermal coupling
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has launched a highly-compressible Thermal Interface Material (TIM) to reduce contact thermal resistance between rough surfaces in extremely thin spaces. Soft-PGS enhances the thermal coupling between heat producing devices (heat sources) and heat dissipation
The Energy Department (DoE) announced $18 million in support of five EV projects
The Energy Department (DoE) announced $18 million in support of five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty
The plan to install charging infrastructure ensures the utility can provide the chargers to a wider range of customers
The highly-anticipated approval of PG&E's plan to install charging infrastructure means not just that more drivers will have refueling options, but that it ensures the utility can provide the chargers to a wider range of customers by ratebasing it.
The California Public Utilities Commission decision
TDK and Tronics Microsystems jointly announced that the all-cash public tender offer launched by TDK's wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS was successfully closed on December 14, 2016. EPCOS, a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems based in Munich, Germany, acquired 72.38% of the outstanding
The automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has today concluded a purchase contract with SEMIKRON International for the acquisition of 51% of the shares of Compact Dynamics, a manufacturer of high-performance electric motors. At the same time, Schaeffler and SEMIKRON have agreed a cooperation for the development
Connected Car & Mobility Solutions - The ConCarExpo starts in Berlin July 5-6, 2017
The automotive industry is in transition and faces new challanges. Digitalization enables groundbreaking new technical opportunities and opens new business models. This automobile revolution has it’s own trade fair. The ConCarExpo. From July 5-6, 2017 in Berlin (Estrel Congress & Messe Center Berlin).
DA200U-250A 24V, 8A lead-acid battery charger
Phihong, a leading global supplier of OEM power solutions, has released a new 24V, 8A lead acid battery charger designed for power wheelchairs and mobility scooters with AGM or GEL batteries. Designated the DA200U-250A, Phihong’s new 24V, 8A battery charger features a convenient USB output connector, consumer
Solder on Polyester Substrate
Molex has introduced Solder on Polyester Substrate, a flexible, economical alternative to rigid PCB and polyimide. Surface Mount (SMT) components, including fine-pitched integrated circuits (ICs) are attached with low-temperature solder and encapsulated on a polyester substrate. Custom designed products can
Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2017-2027
What do golf cars and heavy electric trucks have in common? There is still no agreement on the best type of electric motor to use in either of them. On IDTechEx analysis, the booming, confusing traction motor business will rise to around $400 billion in 2027. The new IDTechEx Research report, Electric Motors
One of the requirements for e-mobility is a well-developed charging infrastructure
The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject as shareholder. With the strategic investment in the Berlin-based company, The car maker will push ahead with the digital interconnection of charging stations for electric vehicles starting in early 2017 as well as the expansion and internationalization
UDZLV and KDZLV series high-voltage Zener diodes
ROHM has announced the development of high-voltage Zener diodes optimized for protection and constant current applications in a variety of electronic circuits. The UDZLV and KDZLV series are comprised of 12 models in Zener voltages ranging from 51V to 150V. They are also AEC-Q101 compliant and provide superior
Pagani Automobili’s Huayra BC supercar is using MOST technology Intelligent Network Interface Controllers
One of the most technologically advanced sports coupes in the world features Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) technology for powering the vehicle’s premium surround sound audio and infotainment system. Pagani Automobili’s Huayra BC supercar is using MOST technology Intelligent Network Interface Controllers
Chinese electric car startup NextEV claims its NIO EP9 model is the world's fastest electric car
It's not often that a start-up can claim to be a world-beater from the off. But that's precisely what's happening in the auto industry, where Chinese unknown NextEV has launched what it claims is the world's fastest electric car.
Pure-electric cars have been around for decades but only in the past
DC/DC Converters for Railway, Transportation, Airborne and Military applications
Gaia Converter released a new family of ultra wide input voltage range DC/DC Converters targeting Railway, Transportation, Airborne and Military applications.
Uniquely wide, the MGDDI-06 Series 12-160V input voltage range is ideal to cover all typical battery/bus voltages at once (24V, 28V, 36V, 48V,
Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work.
EV owners with a ChargePoint Home station will enjoy free vehicle charging
Transportation accounted for 34% of all carbon emissions in 2015. While transportation is crucial to our economy and our personal lives, as a sector it is also a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. Further, a fundamental change in consumer purchasing and mobility behavior is crucial to any effort
In today’s data acquisition systems (DAQs), performance boundaries are continually being pushed. System designers require higher speed, lower noise, and better total harmonic distortion (THD) performance; all of which are possible but none of which are free. These performance improvements typically
The creepage distance is the shortest path between two conductors along the surface of an isolator (typically a PCB)
When designing a switch-mode power supply (SMPS) operating losses and the ability to dissipate heat are critical selection criteria for MOSFETs. The standard TO-220 package is generally good at dissipating heat and the wide range of heatsinks and forced-air cooling options available can easily improve this.
Selco Products has been manufacturing custom cable and wire harnesses assemblies for many years for large OEM customers, and recently expanded its harness capabilities to meet custom designs from new and existing OEM customers. This has enabled Selco to support these customers from engineering design to rapid
The biggest change in cars for one hundred years is now starting
The new IDTechEx report, Electric Car Technology and Forecasts 2017-2027 finds that the biggest change in cars for one hundred years is now starting. It is driven by totally new requirements and capabilities. They will cause huge new businesses to appear but some giants currently making cars and their parts