Automotive & Transportation

March 2023
Kyocera-AVX Expands its Time- and Cost-Saving 9176-700 Series Capped IDC Connectors

Kyocera-AVX Expands its Time- and Cost-Saving 9176-700 Series Capped IDC Connectors

­KYOCERA AVX added new four- and five-position models to its 9176-700 Series capped insulation displacement contact (IDC) connectors for 18–24AWG wire, which are engineered to satisfy the demanding requirements of automotive, transportation, industrial, lighting, and medical applications.    9176-700 Series ca
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Date:
03/30/2023

A New Hybrid Fuel Cell with Both Water Purification and Power Generation

A New Hybrid Fuel Cell with Both Water Purification and Power Generation

­Due to the growing problems of environmental degradation and energy scarcity, there is an increasing demand for sustainable and renewable energy technology development. Over the past few decades, energy extraction from wastewater to develop efficient energy conversion technologies had been extensively studied. Em
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Date:
03/29/2023
The Tantalizing Potential for GaN in Electric Vehicle Power Electronics

Material properties of GaN & SiC relative to Si. Source: IDTechEx

­As electric vehicle (EV) power electronics undergoes a paradigm shift towards wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors, it is clear that silicon carbide (SiC) is becoming the material of choice, while gallium nitride (GaN) is often shoe-boxed into telecommunications or optoelectronics applications. In part, this is
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Date:
03/24/2023
PSDcast – Paving the way for Autonomous Trucking

Jamie Hoffacker, VP of Hardware, at Kodiak Robotics

­The idea of autonomous vehicles is intriguing, if for no other reason than artificial systems should be far safer in the road than humans. But for all the excitement, no autonomous vehicles are currently higher than a 2 on the SAE scale. And many feel the commercial trucking industry could take the first steps to
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Date:
03/16/2023
Efficient and High-Performing Vehicle Architecture: Cooperation of Continental and Infineon

Efficient and High-Performing Vehicle Architecture: Cooperation of Continental and Infineon

­Continental will be collaborating with Infineon Technologies AG in the development of server-based vehicle architectures. The goal is an organized and efficient electrics/electronics (E/E) architecture with central high-performance computers (HPC) and a few, powerful Zone Control Units (ZCU) instead of up to a
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Date:
03/15/2023
Microchip Expands its Secure Authentication IC Portfolio

Microchip Expands its Secure Authentication IC Portfolio

­Embedded security continues to be a high priority, and architects need vetted, easy-to-use and cost-optimized security solutions that are compliant with industry best practices. To provide architects with comprehensive embedded security solutions, Microchip Technology (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announces it
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Date:
03/14/2023
Automotive-Qualified Micro-Power Op Amp Endures Harsh Temperature and Extended Mission Profile

Automotive-Qualified Micro-Power Op Amp Endures Harsh Temperature and Extended Mission Profile

­With micro-power current consumption and 150°C operating-temperature capability, STMicroelectronics’ TSU111H 5V automotive operational amplifier delivers a combination of properties that are unusual to find in one device. Qualified to AEC-Q100 temperature Grade 0 (-40°C to 150°C), the TSU11
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Date:
03/10/2023
Britishvolt Closure a Huge Blow to the UK Automotive Industry

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­There’s no doubt about the largest story in the industry since the start of the year in the UK, and possibly even Europe – the news that Britishvolt has entered administration. It is a collapse which has embarrassed the UK government and dented the country’s ambition as it tries to position itself as a
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Date:
03/01/2023
SiC Delivers Next-Generation Efficiency and Sustainability

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Figure 1: SiC devices offer superior properties to legacy silicon, including higher efficiency, faster switching speeds, and exceptional thermal dissipation

­Silicon carbide (SiC) is a critically important technology as high-power, high-speed applications test the limits of conventional silicon. Next-generation systems not only continue to push the boundaries of performance and capability, but also disrupt and replace systems that burn fossil fuels (e.g. transportation, el
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Date:
03/01/2023
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