March 13, 2015 by John Day
It features a supercharged V-6 engine paired with a high-output electric motor/high-capacity lithium-ion battery, an 8-speed automatic transmission and Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive.
The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain is said to offer high performance (335 bhp/250 kW) with exceptional fuel economy thanks to Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (MiEV) technology.
Safety and convenience technologies include Mitsubishi’s augmented reality technology AR Windshield and touchscreen-based Tactical Table connected car information system.
Seiko Instruments Releases Automotive LDO Regulator Capable of 36V Input Voltage and 250mA Output Current
Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) announced the S-19212 Series automotive LDO regulator with 36V high input voltage and 250mA output current, featuring a super low current consumption of 6.5uA and high output voltage accuracy of +/-2.0%.
The S-19212 Series is suited for automotive use in constant-voltage power supply for ECUs for engines, transmissions and suspensions, Anti-lock Brake Systems, related Electric Vehicle equipment, and Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle electronics.
Other typical automotive applications include Body ECUs for bodies, headlamps, ITS, and accessories, navigation systems, and audio systems.
Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT) developed the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) for an electric-powered self-driving vehicle concept, Budii, created by Rinspeed, a Swiss automobile manufacturer and tuning designer.
The digital instrument cluster and navigation screen are augmented by the head-up display. The intelligent car understands gestures and interacts with its environment and other vehicles along its route.
See the video demonstration of Budii here
March 11, 2015 by John Day
Available with C0G (NP0), X7R, and X8R dielectrics in six body sizes ranging from 0402 to1812, Vishay Vitramon VJ….31X RoHS Automotive series devices offer high voltages and high-temperature operation to +150 °C for increased reliability.
The MLCCs released today are manufactured in precious metal technology (PMT/NME) with a wet build process and robust design. Qualified according to AEC-Q200 with PPAP available on request, VJ….31X RoHS Automotive devices are optimized for automotive powertrain, chassis, lighting, and comfort electronics, in addition to industrial sensors. The MLCCs will be used in engine, steering, and headlight control units, battery and power management, and power supplies.