Frost & Sullivan Sees Automakers Shifting Towards >6kW Onboard Chargers
Most battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) manufacturers in Europe and the United States (US) have been adopting onboard chargers with a power output between 3 to 3.7 kilowatts (kW). Now, according to Frost & Sullivan, EV manufacturers are moving towards onboard chargers with a power output greater than 6.6 kW to reduce charging time.
Not... [Read more of this review]
TE Connectivity’s F-Spring Contact FASTON Terminal Features 35N Maximum Insertion Force
TE Connectivity (TE) introduced its FASTON terminal solution made with an F-spring contact that offers improved retention, insertion, and contact-stability benefits compared with other solutions on the market.
The terminal’s ergonomic features can help manufacturers provide safe and efficient assembly, which in turn results in end-product reliability... [Read more of this review]
Vishay PLTT Precision High-Temperature Thin Film Chip Resistor Now Available in Automotive-Qualified 0603 Case
Devices Offer Ratio Tolerances to ± 0.05 % and Long-Term Ratio Stability of 0.015 % in Compact 8-Pin SOIC Packages
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) announced that its PLTT precision high-temperature thin film chip resistor is now available in an AEC-Q200 automotive-qualified 0603 case size.
Providing a greater than 100 °C extension over conventional... [Read more of this review]
Ford and Sony Bring Premium Home Audio Technology to 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
The new Ford Explorer Platinum features an exclusive Sony® audio system with two industry-first technologies – Live Acoustics™ and Clear Phase™.
As a standard feature for the new Ford Explorer Platinum edition, this marks the first time high-end Sony home audio technology has been used in a vehicle. Live Acoustics and Clear Phase technologies... [Read more of this review]
Wrightspeed Announces Fulcrum – an EV Range-Extender
Wrightspeed Inc., a manufacturer of range-extended electric vehicle powertrains, announced the Fulcrum, a turbine generator. The firm said that using a proprietary set of advancements, the Fulcrum’s simple but innovative design represents a breakthrough that challenges today’s piston engines and leaves existing turbine generators wanting.
Powerful... [Read more of this review]
Symtavision Releases New Features for Ethernet and Multicore With SymTA/S 3.7 and TraceAnalyzer 3.7
Also incorporates new general modeling and timing analysis features, Trace APIs and AUTOSAR 4.x multicore support
Symtavision has launched SymTA/S 3.7, improving timing design and verification for automotive Ethernet and multicore systems. The company also released TraceAnalyzer 3.7 which is fully integrated with SymTA/S 3.7.
SymTA/S 3.7 introduces... [Read more of this review]
Smart Exterior Cameras Enhance Vehicle Safety, Security
Cameras installed in various locations around a vehicle exterior, in combination with cost-effective, powerful and energy-efficient processors, deliver numerous convenience and protection benefits.
By Brian Dipert
Embedded Vision Alliance
Strategic Applications Manager, Automotive Business Unit
Vice... [Read more of this review]
Freescale Introduces a Very Compact, Highly Accurate Tire Pressure Monitoring Device for Trucks
Integrates Intelligence to Support Advanced Data Analytics for Fleet Management
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), which last fall introduced what it called the “world’s smallest” tire pressure monitoring device for passenger cars (FXTH87), has introduced the wireless FXTH8715 family, combining small size and high pressure accuracy for trucks... [Read more of this review]
Infineon HITFET™+ Switch Family Can Replace Electromechanical Relays
Supporting the trend from relay to more robust semiconductor solutions, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) rolls out its HITFET™+ family of protected low-side switches.
Infineon said its HITFET+ family (High Integrated Temperature protected MOSFET) offers a compelling feature-set with its diagnosis function, digital status feedback... [Read more of this review]
Tensilica Fusion DSP Sets Low-Energy Benchmarks for IoT and Wireless Connectivity
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced the Cadence® Tensilica® Fusion digital signal processor (DSP) based on the proven Xtensa® Innovation Platform℠.
The scalable DSP targets applications requiring merged controller plus DSP computation, ultra-low energy and a small footprint. It can be designed into systems on chips (SoCs) for... [Read more of this review]
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