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Switching matrix enables high-throughput test applications at high package density May 09, 2013 Switching matrix enables high-throughput test applications at high package density For test applications in the automotive and in the electronics industry in general, signal condition devices manufacturer Pickering Interfaces has developed two new switching modules - one based on solid-state switching elements and one based on electromechanical relays. Both enable very high package ... Read more Water- and dust-protected inertial measurement units support CAN and RS-422 interfaces May 09, 2013 Water- and dust-protected inertial measurement units support CAN and RS-422 interfaces The M-G550-PC and the M-G550-PR inertial measurement units developed by Seiko Epson feature six degrees of freedom, including gyroscopic sensors on three axes and accelerometers on three directions, with a maximum sampling rate of 1,000 samples per second. Read more Factory-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor ICs for high-bandwidth applications May 07, 2013 Factory-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor ICs for high-bandwidth applications Two new factory one-time programmable automotive-grade linear Hall-effect sensor ICs eliminate the need for customers to optimise or program the devices for their finished sensor assemblies. The sensors are available from Allegro MicroSystems Europe. Read more Electric vehicle go-slow hits SiC power devices May 07, 2013 Electric vehicle go-slow hits SiC power devices Wide-bandgap transistor and diode growth potential is obscured by automotive qualification, explains Yole Développement's Philippe Roussel, though PV inverter growth is a bright spot. Read more Students build electric racing car May 06, 2013 Students build electric racing car Students and scientists have developed an electrically driven racing car that goes from rest to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. That is only slightly slower than a McLaren Formula 1 car or a Porsche 911 Turbo. Read more 65-nm ARM Flash MCU controls electronic brake May 06, 2013 65-nm ARM Flash MCU controls electronic brake Texas Instruments and automotive supplier Continental AG collaborate on the first 65 nm ARM Cortex safety microcontrollers with Flash technology in volume production. The Continental processor for advanced control in electronic braking systems (PACE) is the foundation for the Continental MK 100 family ... Read more Automotive 3-phase power module enables higher torque systems for lower fuel consumption May 06, 2013 Automotive 3-phase power module enables higher torque systems for lower fuel consumption Automotive engineers are constantly looking for ways to reduce fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions while at the same time lowering overall system costs. To help designers meet these challenges, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FTC03V455A1, a 3-Phase, Variable Speed Drive Automotive Power Module. ... Read more Advanced Power Electronics Corp. launches dual n- and p-channel MOSFETs for battery management applications May 06, 2013 Advanced Power Electronics Corp. launches dual n- and p-channel MOSFETs for battery management applications Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA) has introduced two power MOSFETs well-suited for battery management and protection applications, the AP9922GEO-HF-3 and AP9923GEO-HF-3, dual n- and dual p-channel enhancement-mode MOSFETs. Read more Toyota utilizes SPARK Pro programming language in ultra-low-defect software May 03, 2013 Toyota utilizes SPARK Pro programming language in ultra-low-defect software For the development of safety-critical solutions in the automotive industry, Toyota makes use of the Ada-based SPARK programming language along with the SPARK Pro toolset. With this combination, Toyota intends to develop and implement software with an extremely high degree of reliability and resilience. ... Read more Universal charger connects plug-in hybrids globally to the grid - as long as it is a Porsche May 03, 2013 Universal charger connects plug-in hybrids globally to the grid - as long as it is a Porsche Porsche is implementing a universal charging solution in conjunction with its plug-in hybrid Panamera S E Hybrid which celebrated its world premiere at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. This solution covers all aspects of electric driving - from charging accessories to installation of infrastructure. Read more
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