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Battery switch assembly offers very low resistance at high currents October 22, 2013 Battery switch assembly offers very low resistance at high currents Chipmaker Infineon and PCB design and manufacturing company Schweizer Electronic AG have developed demonstrator of an electronic high-performance battery switch for automotive applications. The device shows how entire battery circuits or subnets can be controlled at minimum space requirements. The switch ... Read more 42V, 4A synchronous step-down cuts power-rail noise levels October 22, 2013 42V, 4A synchronous step-down cuts power-rail noise levels Linear Technology's LT8614 is a 4A, 42V-input-capable synchronous step-down switching regulator with a quiescent current demand of 2.5 µA. Its Silent Switcher architecture reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 20 dB, well below the CISPR 25 Class 5 limit. Read more Camera-enhanced cockpit recognizes familiar driver face October 21, 2013 Camera-enhanced cockpit recognizes familiar driver face Visteon has developed a new cockpit concept that uses multiple cameras in the vehicle to keep a constant eye on both the driver and the road ahead. Read more Vehicle to Grid frequency regulation revenue to grow to USD190m annually by 2022 October 21, 2013 Vehicle to Grid frequency regulation revenue to grow to USD190m annually by 2022 Worldwide revenue from V2G frequency regulation technologies, which enable plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) to participate in ancillary services for the power grid, will grow from less than $900,000 annually in 2013 to $190.7 million by 2022, forecasts Navigant Research. Read more Software solution eliminates engine noise in cars October 18, 2013 Software solution eliminates engine noise in cars What HiFi lovers know from their headphones will soon be available in car interiors: A silent environment with no noise from engine and gearbox, allowing drivers and passengers to enjoy their music while on the road. The reason: QNX has developed a software that eliminates undesired noise. Read more Automotive connector series adds new options for engine-compartment interconnects October 18, 2013 Automotive connector series adds new options for engine-compartment interconnects Molex has expanded its MX150 wire-to-wire connector portfolio for on-engine applications; USCAR-2 Class 3 compliant panel-mount and twist-lock sealed bulkhead connectors deliver reliable mating and simplify connector assembly Read more Automotive applications drive magnetic sensor demand October 17, 2013 Automotive applications drive magnetic sensor demand The high adoption rate of semiconductor magnetic sensors in automotive environments will bestow this market segment a growth rate of 7% in terms of revenue, states a current report from market watcher IHS Inc. Read more TI rolls heterogeneous number crunching SoC for automotive video processing October 17, 2013 TI rolls heterogeneous number crunching SoC for automotive video processing Cameras and image processing functions along with downstream sensor fusion algorithms increasingly become the technology of choice when it comes to developing intelligent driver assistance systems which detect and intelligently recognize the surroundings of cars in the flowing traffic. Image processing ... Read more Volvo turns car body into a battery October 17, 2013 Volvo turns car body into a battery Car batteries are heavy and clumsy, right? Along with research partners, Volvo has developed a concept to integrate the batteries into the car structure. With innovative materials and form factors, the batteries would claim much less space. Further down the road, the concept could significantly reduce ... Read more Safety IC has pressure sensor inside October 17, 2013 Safety IC has pressure sensor inside Chipmaker Elmos has integrated a pressure sensor into its new safety IC E524.40. The device is designed for sensing functions in applications like side airbags and pedestrian protection systems. Read more
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