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Thermocouple interface IC plays integral role in greener cars

Increasing environmental concerns and ever more stringent legislation are driving the demand for more energy efficient vehicles

Venting solutions protect electronics against environmental impacts

Robert Chamberlain looks at how to ensuring the long-term functionality of electronic parts in vehicles

Flatness guaranteed

SSAB launches Laser Plus – steel with guaranteed flatness after laser cutting

LED matrix manager for adaptive automotive headlight systems

Compact, scalable solution reduces board space by 73%, controls up to 96 high-brightness LEDs in headlamps

High temperature resistant polyamides

New grades also have improved resistance to chemicals and gases in exhaust gas recirculation systems

Electric car to be designed using cloud-based tools

Riversimple adopts Arcadia cloud-based tools to develop the first road-going version of its hydrogen fuel cell powered car

Robust connectors for the automotive industry

ERNI Electronics offers MiniBridge Connectors with Koshiri security

Venting solutions protect electronics against environmental impacts

Robert Chamberlain looks at how to ensuring the long-term functionality of electronic parts in vehicles

Measuring both vibration and acceleration

Silicon Designs introduces digital pulse density output MEMS variable capacitance accelerometers

Sensors meet the needs of demanding automotive applications

Chris Jones discusses some of the more challenging automotive applications for non-contact displacement measurement and infrared temperature sensors

Simulation tools range expanded

Romax Technology enhances product portfolio with upgrades to three products

Clock and timing portfolio expanded with new product

New phased-locked loop enables better RF sensitivity and radar accuracy

Second China subsidiary for light simulation specialist

Light simulation expert opens its second subsidiary in China

Lighting is now major selling point for car makers

Automotive OEMs utilise lighting as signature feature of their vehicles, says light simulation specialist

Compact 48V electric drive module for hybrid electric vehicles

Bearings and automotive component and systems supplier Schaeffler has developed a range of innovative systems for future passenger vehicles equipped with onboard high-performance 48-volt electrical systems

1,000mph Land Speed Record bid

Bloodhound SSC is a jet and rocket powered car, about 14m length, weighs over 7 tonnes and uses a Eurojet EJ200 jet engine and bespoke built rocket to produce more than 135,000 horsepower

Oil hoses venture into new temperature territory

Christof Kirsch reports on high-temperature hoses for turbochargers, extremely pressure-resistant lines for part-time front-wheel drives and fuel lines for modern truck engines

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