Energising automotive production lines for the EV age
There is one car for every five people on Earth, but the clock is ticking on petrol and diesel vehicles as the Electric Vehicle (EV) makes headway into the market. This means an estimated 1.4 billion cars will soon be obsolete, causing disruption to many of the accompanying industries. Here Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA Sales at EU Automation, discusses the looming challenges that face automotive and adjacent industries.
Next-gen motorcycle fuel pump controller launched
Melexis has announced the introduction of the most powerful and cost-efficient version of its motorcycle fuel pump controller, helping manufacturers comply with tightening environmental regulation, including the BS-6 emission standards in India. The MLX80302 is a three-phase BLDC motor controller IC with a peak driving capability of 2.6A.
Op amps aid analogue to digital converter accuracy
The LTC6228 and LTC6229 low-distortion 730 MHz operational amplifiers from Analog Devices are in stock at Mouser Electronics.
The imminent rise of antimicrobial materials
As the world is facing health and economic consequences brought on by a global pandemic, the emergence of new infectious agents has become a significant concern. Here, Christian Dianne Oro, Mechanical Engineer and Freelance Content Writer at Matmatch, explains what kind of antibacterial and antimicrobial materials to use to minimise the spread of any viruses.
Rechargeable solid-state battery suits IoT devices
CeraCharge, said to be the industry’s first rechargeable solid-state SMD battery from TDK is in stock at RS Components.
Renesas shifts mobility system development into high gear
Renesas Electronics has announced the launch of its online Market Place, which offers a one-stop source of solutions that help accelerate technical innovation for the future mobility market. Developers can download various solutions designed for Renesas’ R-Car automotive system-on-chips (SoCs) directly from the Market Place.
SEMIL IP67 waterproof capable fanless GPU computer
Neousys Technology has released its latest SEMIL series, IP67 waterproof capable fanless GPU computers. Aiming to take industrial embedded computers to next level, it features patented system architecture (R.O.C Patent No. I697759), specialised chassis, custom-moulded O-ring sealed enclosure and robust M12 connectivity.
u-blox brings smart altimeters to aerial athletes
u-blox has announced that its GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology is being used in a smart altimeter for skydivers, paragliders, wingsuit pilots and other aerial athletes. Dekunu Technologies’ Dekunu One SmartAlti is a body-worn altimeter that provides a similar quality of information about a user’s altitude and position in the sky as pilots receive in their cockpits.
Royal Air Force invites industry participation in DSEI 2021 Aerospace Zone
The Next-Generation Air Force will take centre stage at the DSEI 2021 Aerospace Zone as the Royal Air Force seeks industry input on the technological developments that will drive aerial dominance.
Motorists’ smartphones may help keep roads safe
Motorists with smartphones could help highway chiefs maintain road quality by sending ‘crowdsourced’ data from their mobiles that would allow engineers to assess when carriageway repairs are needed, according to a new study.