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TVS diodes improve surge protection for mobile/automotive device chargers April 07, 2014 TVS diodes improve surge protection for mobile/automotive device chargers NXP has a series of 300W TVS diodes in leadless 2 x 2-mm packages; in a minimum of PCB area, they protect the charger port in mobile devices from surge pulses – offering superior electrical performance, high PCB design flexibility and easy routing Read more Bosch develops ECUs for fuel cell vehicles April 07, 2014 Bosch develops ECUs for fuel cell vehicles On airports, emission-free mobility is taking shape. Baggage tractors, mobile working machines and other vehicles on airports are increasingly powered with fuel cells. At the MobiliTec exposition in Hanover, Bosch Engineering announced to provide electronic control units (ECUs) for these vehicles. Read more Platform adresses graphics-rich embedded applications April 04, 2014 Platform adresses graphics-rich embedded applications Targeting safety, security and reliability requirements for automotive, consumer and industrial designs, Green Hills Software and Crank Software, which works in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, jointly announced a 3D graphical user interface design and deployment workflow for embedded applications ... Read more Traffic flow: Cooperative systems beat driver assistance April 04, 2014 Traffic flow: Cooperative systems beat driver assistance The average driver spends about an entire week per year caught up in traffic congestions. Increasingly the vehicles are equipped with electronic systems aiming at keeping the traffic flowing or finding alternative routes. Cooperative systems are better suited for this task, finds Frost & Sullivan. Read more Software library speeds FPGA-based drive control April 03, 2014 Software library speeds FPGA-based drive control Electric drives in automotive environments are becoming increasing popular since the combine energy-saving concepts with precise position control and cost reductions. The XSG AC Motor Control Library from software tool vendor dSpace speeds the development of such applications - as long as they utilize ... Read more Continental acquires British engineering partner Zytek April 03, 2014 Continental acquires British engineering partner Zytek The British automotive industry is recovering - perhaps slowly, but steadily. Now tier one Continental has acquired 100 percent of its joint venture Zytek Automotive. With the move, Continental wants to expand its presence in the British market. Read more Li-ion batteries for EVs to surpass $26n by 2023 April 03, 2014 Li-ion batteries for EVs to surpass $26n by 2023 Worldwide revenue from Li-ion batteries for EVs will grow from less than $6 billion in 2014 to $26.1 billion in 2023 forecasts market intelligence analyst IHS. Read more Telit Wireless launches automotive telematics business April 02, 2014 Telit Wireless launches automotive telematics business Having concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business from NXP Semiconductors, M2M technology provider Telit Wireless Solutions now announced to leverage this platform to offer telematics services for automotive OEM and tier ones markets. For this purpose, ... Read more Freescale, Broadcom bring surround view to automotive mainstream April 02, 2014 Freescale, Broadcom bring surround view to automotive mainstream Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), according to ABI research one of the fastest-growing segments in the automotive industry still are a feature of premium-class vehicles. In a joint effort, chipmakers Freescale and Broadcom intend to change this: The companies have partnered to create a fully-integrated, ... Read more Hall-effect sensor targets tachometer applications April 02, 2014 Hall-effect sensor targets tachometer applications With one of its target functions being motorcycle tachometers, this true zero-speed differential peak-detecting sensor IC incorporates continuous running-mode calibration Read more
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