Which materials will be required for the EV market?
Traction batteries and motors in Electric Vehicles (EVs) are very different to the powertrain components of the internal-combustion engine vehicles they replace. Their meteoric rise will lead to much greater demand for several materials markets which otherwise would see only modest growth.
Funding award received for hydrogen engine development facility
Planned new test facility at Ricardo will help bring forward the development of hydrogen powered vehicles as an emission-free and more environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel use. The potential for hydrogen-fuelled engines as an alternative clean technology where batteries are not suitable, is gaining momentum with vehicle manufacturers across mainland Europe and the UK.
Mouser, Molex present automotive connector solutions
Mouser Electronics and Molex have collaborated to create a new resource site devoted to connected solutions for the automotive industry.
Indy Autonomous Challenge to use RTI software
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has announced it has joined the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), the two-year, $1.5 million university competition to advance autonomous mobility technologies and enable the next generation of mobility leaders. RTI is providing software to more than 500 students globally to design and develop the control software to autonomously race full-size, modified Dallara IL-15 racecars.
Allegro buys Voxtel to extend automotive market reach
Allegro Microsystems has moved to strengthen its position as a supplier to cars of the future. It has acquired Voxtel, a privately held company specialising in advanced photonic and 3D imaging technology including long-range, eye-safe Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR).
Nokian Tyres Intuitu smart tyres available
The digital transformation of heavy tyres makes a huge difference for everyday driving as well as fleet management. Nokian Tyres introduced the Intuitu smart tyres in Agritechnica 2019 fair in Hannover last November. Now Intuitu will be available for selected agricultural and contracting tractor tyres, with sales starting from Finland.
Flat chip resistors come in compact case size
Vishay Intertechnology has extended its TNPW e3 series of Automotive Grade high stability thin film flat chip resistors with a new device in the compact 0201 case size.
Automotive PMIC offering with family of high current DC-DC converters
Dialog Semiconductor has announced the DA913X-A product family, a new line of highly efficient, high current, automotive-grade, step-down DC-DC (Buck) converters.
RGB-LED driver brings interior lighting to life in automotive applications
Melexis has introduced MLX81116, a multichannel RGB-LED driver. The MLX81116 supports the MeLiBu high speed communication IP to enable intelligent animated automotive lighting concepts. The technology is already being leveraged by global manufacturers to enhance the safety features of their latest models.
Automotive optocoupler offers low input current solution
The new Vishay Semiconductors VOMA618A Automotive Grade Phototransistor Optocoupler is now in stock at distributor New Yorker Electronics.