Narrow linewidth lasers designed for Lidar transceivers
NeoPhotonics has announced that it is sampling high power Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOAs) and Narrow Linewidth (NLW) Distributed Feedback Lasers (DFB) lasers for long range automotive Lidar (light detection and ranging) applications.
ADI collaborates with Hyundai Motor Company to launch noise cancellation system
Analog Devices (ADI) has announced a strategic collaboration with Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) where Hyundai plans to launch the automotive industry’s first all-digital road noise cancellation system leveraging ADI’s Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) technology. Hyundai also intends to more broadly adopt ADI’s A2B technology for its fundamental audio connectivity and infotainment applications across its automotive fleet.
Ultra-wideband chip turning smartphones into car keys
NXP Semiconductors has announced an addition to its UWB portfolio with a new automotive UWB IC. UWB provides precise, secure, real-time localisation capabilities unrivalled by other wireless technologies such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The technology is designed to give spatial awareness to UWB-equipped cars, mobiles, and other smart devices, to enable cars to know exactly where the users are.
Highly integrated radar front-end for emerging ADAS applications
The use of millimetre wave (mmWave) technology in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) has grown tremendously in recent years. Applications have rapidly evolved, from comfort functions such as adaptive cruise control (ACC), to safety functions such as emergency braking, to newer applications such as pedestrian detection and 360° sensing.
Low-tech solution protects railway lines from overheating
From the deployment of digital twins that replicate critical rail assets and improve train timetabling, to improved, condition-based maintenance using the industrial internet of things (IIoT), modern rail networks increasingly employ disruptive digital solutions in an effort to drive safety and efficiency. However, low-tech solutions can still be effective in tackling perennial problems, as GlobalData’s expert in railway technology, Ju...
Software for automotive design - the questions and answers
Chuck Gehman, Perforce Software, explains the integral role that software will have in the cars of tomorrow. Automotive software is being developed at an unprecedented scale. Future vehicles will have more than a billion lines of code. With an estimated 50% of a future vehicle’s value being derived from its software capabilities, development of that software plays a more crucial role than ever before.
Using GaN for dual battery management in MHEVs
In combating climate change, electrification within the automotive sector is continuing apace. However, this is not without its challenges. John Grabowski, EV/HEV Systems Applications Manager, ON Semiconductor, explains the role of MHEVs.
How to stop a speeding train
After doubts about the future of the UK’s high-speed rail link HS2, the government has said the project will go ahead, although delayed by up to three years, in 2029. The prospect of 250mph rail travel is again real and, while the brakes have been put on HS2 for now, OEMs and engineers should consider how the trains will function safety. That includes their braking systems.
Power modules for railway rolling stock
Flex Power Modules announces the PKJ7200 and PKJ7300 series of power modules for railway rolling stock equipment. The new modules are designed for the demands of the EN 50155 standard for railway applications, including a wide input voltage range, surge protection, power interruption and backup, wide operational temperature range, and resistance to shock and vibration.
Energy-efficient intelligent rail system for Network Rail
Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult has announced that it is collaborating with a consortium of organisations to deliver an IoT sensing platform that will enable intelligent railway monitoring. SPECTRAIL is an Innovate UK backed project which recently won funding from the Department of Transport as part of a series of projects under Network Rail’s R&D programme.