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Race car shock absorbers to stabilise military vehicles

Race car shock absorbers to stabilise military vehicles
South Australian company Supashock has used its expertise in active damping control to design high-quality shock absorbers for the defence industry. Supashock is a well-known name in motor sport and launched its first product in Germany at the 2013 ADAC GT Masters, taking on racing royalty including BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz.
9th September 2016

Hall-effect sensor IC offers reverse battery protection

Hall-effect sensor IC offers reverse battery protection
  The A1367 is a field programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC, from Allegro MicroSystems Europe, featuring a 240kHz bandwidth, integrated voltage regulator, reverse battery protection, user-selectable ratiometry and uni- or bi-directional output options.
27th July 2016

4U chassis platform is highly versatile

4U chassis platform is highly versatile
Pixus Technologies has announced a modular 4U chassis platform that is geared for various OpenVPX applications. The Pixus VPX4V180 chassis family features a modular design and various options for adapting for multiple applications. The base chassis is well suited for 3-18 medium powered OpenVPX boards. The unit is very cost-effective and efficient for cooling up to 85W/slot average.
7th October 2015


BLDC pre-driver IC offers enhanced security features

BLDC pre-driver IC offers enhanced security features
Toshiba has released a BLDC motor pre-driver IC for use in Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems. The TB9081FG features enhanced fail safe and failure detection circuits to achieve a high level of functional safety. With safety-critical automotive systems such as EPS now needing to meet the requirements of ASIL-D, it is vital for these devices to offer comprehensive redundancy and protection systems.
15th September 2015

Compact vehicles benefit from latest EPS platform

Compact vehicles benefit from latest EPS platform
NSK’s latest EPS (Electrical Power Steering) system for the automotive industry differs from previous versions in that it has been developed specifically to conform with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for road vehicles. Within ISO 26262, safety measures are defined for completed electrical and electronic systems, and the development process.
5th August 2015

BMW & Peugeot save weight with copolymer

BMW & Peugeot save weight with copolymer
JSP has announced twin successes arising from its lightweight construction material, ARPRO. The material has been selected by BMW for use in the upward-swinging butterfly door panels of the company's latest menacing supercar, the i8 - a Plug-in Hybrid EV (PHEV). ARPRO has also been chosen for use by Peugeot, in the chassis and frame of its 5-door hatchback, the 308.
28th May 2015

NSK Develops Functional Safety Compliant Electric Power Steering

NSK Develops Functional Safety Compliant Electric Power Steering
NSK Ltd announced that it has developed a new electric power steering (EPS) system that is compliant with ISO Functional Safety for automobiles. The new system will support the much higher level of safety that has been in strong demand in recent years. In addition, this new product provides superior driving support functions. NSK intends to expansively market this new product for applications in many compact cars throughout the world and has set an overall EPS business goal of 250 billion yen in sales for the fiscal year ending March 2016.
16th April 2015

Intelligent control enables efficient assisted steering

Intelligent control enables efficient assisted steering
Subsidised by Germany's Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium Für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF), the Intelligent Assisted Steering System with Optimum Energy Efficiency for Electric Vehicles (e²-Lenk) project, jointly undertaken by the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) and Schaeffler, focuses on a novel assisted steering concept.
13th April 2015

Electric power steering IC meets ASIL-D standards

Electric power steering IC meets ASIL-D standards
Providing enhanced functional safety and control for automotive applications such as electric power steering systems, a brushed motor pre-driver IC has been introduced by Toshiba Electronics Europe. The IC meets the requirements set in Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL-D), the most stringent automotive safety integrity levels prescribed by ISO 26262, Road Vehicles – Functional Safety.
1st April 2015

Active aerodynamics give performance the chequered flag

Active aerodynamics give performance the chequered flag
A Midlands manufacturing firm has unveiled two innovations that have the potential to change the way performance cars, and eventually volume vehicles, are manufactured and perform. MarchantCain Design has launched two innovations built around active aerodynamics, which aim to improve vehicle performance and increase fuel efficiency.
29th December 2014


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