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MOST Forum sketches 5-Gbps future April 25, 2013 MOST Forum sketches 5-Gbps future At the recent MOST Forum in Esslingen near Stuttgart (Germany), experts discussed the presence and future of the MOST data bus used in automotive environments. Against the background of the AVB/Ethernet camp seemingly having gained ground recently, the MOST proponents mulled the specifications of the ... Read more Bosch stresses high costs for lower fuel consumption April 25, 2013 Bosch stresses high costs for lower fuel consumption Is there still headroom for internal combustion engines with better fuel efficiency? Yes, says automotive electronics supplier Bosch. But at a price: It increasingly will require high development costs to squeeze out an extra kilometre of a litre of fuel. At the international engine symposium in Vienna, ... Read more First MOST150 INIC supporting USB 2.0 and coax physical layer April 25, 2013 First MOST150 INIC supporting USB 2.0 and coax physical layer Microchip announces the first MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) with a USB 2.0 high-speed device port and an integrated coax transceiver. The OS81118 allows designers to create in-car mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity applications on the MOST150 network by connecting a standard Wi-Fi/3G/LTE ... Read more Volvo evaluates flywheel hybrid drive - fuel savings of up to 25% April 25, 2013 Volvo evaluates flywheel hybrid drive - fuel savings of up to 25% In hybrid cars, several technologies are available to harvest excess kinetic energy; converting it into electricity and storing it a battery or supercap is currently the most popular approach. Kinetic flywheels offer an alternative. Carmaker Volvo has tested this technology under everyday driving conditions ... Read more Reference design implements automotive intelligent battery sensor April 24, 2013 Reference design implements automotive intelligent battery sensor ams AG released a reference design implementing a complete automotive Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS) based on its highly accurate AS8515 data acquisition front end. Read more TRW succeeds with electrical power steering system in China market April 23, 2013 TRW succeeds with electrical power steering system in China market The automotive industry in China is increasingly on the fast lane, as can currently be seen at Auto Shanghai exposition. Chinese OEMs implement the latest technologies, although frequently through collaborations with Western suppliers. An example is the production launch of electrically powered steering ... Read more Single-chip digital radio receivers support HD Radio and DAB/DAB+ April 23, 2013 Single-chip digital radio receivers support HD Radio and DAB/DAB+ Silicon Labs has released what it claims to be the industry's first single-die antenna-input-to-audio-output digital radio receiver solution developed for the global portable and consumer electronics markets. Read more Varistors address wide range of automotive and industrial applications April 22, 2013 Varistors address wide range of automotive and industrial applications Passive component manufacturer AVX Corp. has added several new varistors to its TransGuard and TransGuard Automotive Series. Based on AVXs zinc-oxide varistor technology, the extended TransGuard series provide customers with a broader range of voltage and energy rating options than previously available, ... Read more MEMS market applies full throttle, fueled by automotive and wireless demand April 22, 2013 MEMS market applies full throttle, fueled by automotive and wireless demand Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors will achieve accelerated growth this year and become the leading type of MEMS device, driven by increasing use in automotive and the fast-growing handset space, according to insights from market researcher IHS. Read more Intelligent power modules aim at electric and hybrid vehicles April 22, 2013 Intelligent power modules aim at electric and hybrid vehicles Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a series of large-capacity intelligent power modules (IPMs) mainly for application in electric and hybrid vehicles. Power modules for automobiles offer higher reliability than industrial-use modules due to extremely high standards for vehicle safety. Read more
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