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Radar sensor operates in 76 to 81GHz spectrum

Radar sensor operates in 76 to 81GHz spectrum
The AWR1843 automotive radar sensor from Texas Instruments (TI) is in stock at Mouser Electronics. Built with TI’s low-power 45-nm RFCMOS process, the AEC-Q100 qualified AWR1843 ultra-wideband millimeter wave (mmWave) sensor enables exceptional levels of integration in an extremely small form factor in low-power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate radar systems in the automotive space.
20th November 2019

Fully integrated current sensors for high density applications

Fully integrated current sensors for high density applications
Allegro MicroSystems has announced significant ease-of-use enhancements to its high current fully integrated ACS772/3 current sensor ‘CB’ package family. These automotive grade high voltage isolation current sensors already provide economical and precise solutions for both AC and DC current sensing up to 400A. 
8th November 2019

Pressure sensor IC for hybrid vehicles

Pressure sensor IC for hybrid vehicles
Melexis has announced its MLX90821 relative pressure sensor IC designed for measuring very low pressures in automotive applications. Using the latest MEMS technology closely integrated with an analogue signal chain and digital signal processing, the MLX90821 is a system-in-package IC solution for the measurement of fuel vapour pressure as low as 50 mbar and up to 700 mbar. This makes the MLX90821 suitable for EVAP systems designed for internal combustion engine or hybrid vehicles.
6th November 2019


Optical gas imaging for the automotive industry

Optical gas imaging for the automotive industry
FLIR Systems has published an article that discusses how the Automotive Industry is adopting Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera technology to improve workplace safety, cost efficiency, equipment monitoring and leak tightness testing. Optical Gas Imaging cameras are a proven technology for visualising gases by utilising the physics of often ‘invisible to the eye’ fugitive gas leaks.
29th October 2019

Automated parking made possible with mmWave radar

Automated parking made possible with mmWave radar
Major automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are developing vehicles with ever-increasing autonomy from human operators. The transition from Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Level 1 driver assistance platforms to Level 2 partial automation for parking and lane assistance will start to appear this year.
25th October 2019

Automotive kick-to-open using TI mmWave sensors

Unlike other sensing technologies, TI mmWave sensors can detect a kick from up to 1m and due to its wide field of view, the AWR1642BOOST-ODS evaluation kit allows the user to kick from multiple directions around the sensor.
23rd October 2019

Collaboration on future sensor fusion hardware platforms

Collaboration on future sensor fusion hardware platforms
ON Semiconductor and AImotive, have jointly announced that they will work together to develop prototype sensor fusion platforms for automotive applications. The collaboration will help customers explore highly integrated solutions for future generations of sensor data conditioning hardware platforms.
22nd October 2019

System measures vehicle tire tread depth for fleets

System measures vehicle tire tread depth for fleets
Tyrata has expanded its patented IntelliTread tire tread wear sensor platform to include a low-profile drive-over system. The IntelliTread Drive-Over-System (DOS) provides actionable data regarding tire tread wear when a vehicle drives over the low-profile, speed bump-like unit.
15th October 2019

How to use temperature sensors to protect an automotive transmission

How to use temperature sensors to protect an automotive transmission
The automotive industry is rapidly introducing new technologies as automotive manufacturers seek to provide consumers vehicles with improved convenience, comfort, performance and fuel economy. The most visible technology innovations are often in the vehicle cabin and part of the infotainment system, but there have also been great improvements in automotive powertrains that improve vehicle handling, performance and fuel economy.
26th September 2019

Analogue output temperature sensor for powertrain

Analogue output temperature sensor for powertrain
The TMP23x-Q1 devices from Texas Instruments are a family of automotive grade precision CMOS integrated-circuit linear analogue temperature sensors with an output voltage proportional to temperature, serving various automotive applications from powertrain to infotainment. These temperature sensors have a typical accuracy from zero to +70°C of ±0.5°C. 
25th September 2019


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