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Hyperactivity accelerates hyperloop potential

Hyperactivity accelerates hyperloop potential
Gridlock on roads, congestion and delays at airports have all conspired to make travel a chore. Imagine if you could be whisked to your destination in minutes rather than hours. This is the hyperloop vision, writes Caroline Hayes.
3rd October 2017

Hybrid energy and the future of automotive

Hybrid energy and the future of automotive
There is no denying that the automotive industry is evolving, with disruptive players like Google, Tesla and even Apple entering the market. With a current value of over a trillion dollars worldwide, the automotive manufacturing sector has been a significant driver of economic growth for decades. Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies explains.
3rd October 2017

Chip ferrite beads suppress power line noise in automobiles

Chip ferrite beads suppress power line noise in automobiles
Murata has announced the BLM31KN_BH series of chip ferrite beads for use in automotive powertrain safety applications with a high, guaranteed temperature capability of 150ºC. The chip ferrite beads are aimed at the automotive market for use as noise suppression components in power line circuits installed in engine bays and LED headlights that require guaranteed performance at high temperatures.
28th September 2017


Automotive power MOSFETs designed for space efficiency

Automotive power MOSFETs designed for space efficiency
The former standard products division of NXP, Nexperia has announced a new range of 80V dual Power-SO8 MOSFETs in the popular LFPAK56D package. With the addition of this new 80V range of MOSFETs, Nexperia now offers what it claims to be the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of devices, ranging from 30-100V. LFPAK56D is fully automotive qualified to AEC-Q101 and has a proven track record for quality and reliability.
26th September 2017

Electric vehicle testing on show at Automotive Testing Expo

Electric vehicle testing on show at Automotive Testing Expo
  Manufacturer of high performance dynamometer systems, SAKOR Technologies has announced that it will be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo North America, 24th-26th October 2017 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.
21st September 2017

Rectifiers save space, improve thermal performance

A family of surface-mount TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers in the eSMP series SlimDPAK (TO-252AE) package have been released by Vishay Intertechnology. Offering lower profiles and better thermal performance than devices in the DPAK (TO-252AA), the Vishay General Semiconductor rectifiers feature reverse voltages from 45V to 150V, low forward voltage drop, and industry-high current ratings.
20th September 2017

Charging and battery exchange station for the City E-Taxi

Charging and battery exchange station for the City E-Taxi
BMZ GmbH will be presenting the charging and battery exchange stations it developed for City E-taxis under the Adaptive-City Mobility (ACM) research project at the IAA New Mobility World. “For the first time, this innovative battery exchange system by BMZ GmbH allows for fast and cost-effective development of the charging infrastructure needed for fleet mobility systems like ACM”, explains Sven Bauer, CEO & Founder of the BMZ Group in Karlstein a.M.
13th September 2017

100W encapsulated DC/DC converters for RIA12 railway applications

100W encapsulated DC/DC converters for RIA12 railway applications
The PDR 100R series has been added to ABSOPULSE Electronics’ line of fully encapsulated RIA12 DC/DC converters for railway applications. With an input voltage surge withstand capacity 3.5 times the nominal input voltage for 20ms, the converters meet RIA12 requirements for protection of traction and rolling stock equipment from transients and surges in DC control systems.
7th September 2017

Thermal compound enables controlled dispensing for power supplies

Thermal compound enables controlled dispensing for power supplies
A division of Parker Hannifin, Chomerics Europe, has introduced its TC50 high performance thermal compound for conducting heat between hot electronic components and heatsinks or enclosures. Importantly, the heavy paste-like consistency of this one-component, RoHS compliant product can be easily dispensed in a controlled manner to produce different thicknesses in line with specific application requirements. TC50 provides low thermal impedance at multiple gaps to permit the deployment of commonly used spreaders. 
7th September 2017

New Nissan Leaf achieves 235 miles on a single charge

New Nissan Leaf achieves 235 miles on a single charge
Yesterday, Nissan revealed its new Nissan LEAF, which it claims to be the world’s most advanced mass-market electric vehicle (EV) and icon of the company’s Intelligent Mobility vision. All electric, and packed with ingenious technology, the new Nissan LEAF is the company’s first car in Europe that will embrace the early steps of advanced driver assistance, and is packed with innovations such as e-Pedal, allowing you to drive and brake in a totally new and seamless way.
7th September 2017


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