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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems with Serializer/Deserializer Chipsets

August 25, 2014 5:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated’s automotive Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) chipsets enable both shielded twisted pair and coax cabling, maximizing design flexibility...

HotSpot Episode 77: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 25, 2014 11:00 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions...                   

Engineering Newswire 104: Giant Darts to Probe Mars for Signs of Life

August 21, 2014 3:12 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating the future of armored vehicles, waging robot wars, and throwing giant penetrator probes at Mars ...                

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Automotive-Grade HCMOS XpressO Oscillators from Fox Electronics

August 20, 2014 3:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has expanded its XpressO product line to include three sizes of automotive-grade, HCMOS oscillators to meet the advanced clocking requirements in modern vehicle systems...                              

Photo of the Day: The Rise of the Internet of Things

August 19, 2014 12:29 pm | by Jabil | News | Comments

The past twenty-five years of Internet growth was fueled by human communications. The next twenty-five years of Internet growth will be fueled by machines. By 2020, with more things than people on the Internet, will we still need web browsers?...    

StopInfo for OneBusAway App Makes Buses More Usable for Blind Riders

August 19, 2014 12:18 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

It’s a daily routine for many transit riders in the Seattle area: Pull out your smartphone, check the OneBusAway app, then decide whether you need to sprint to the bus stop or can afford that last sip of coffee. The application uses real-time data to track...

Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

August 19, 2014 9:16 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway...

Pushing the Boundaries of Efficiency

August 18, 2014 2:06 pm | by Duke University | Videos | Comments

Pratt’s Eco-Marathon team participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Texas this past April and performed better than they ever have. They placed second in the prototype-battery electric car competition, beating out nearly ...    

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Hitchhiking Robot Travels Across Canada

August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press | News | Comments

Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. HitchBOT, a robot created by a team of Ontario-based communications researchers studying the relationship between people and technology...

Engineering Newswire 103: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built on a Growler

August 14, 2014 12:57 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3d printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep ...                  

AEC-Q200-Qualified Ceramic Disc Safety Capacitors

August 7, 2014 11:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of AEC-Q200-qualified, AC-line-rated ceramic disc safety capacitors designed to provide high reliability for Class X1 (440 VAC) and Y2...

Solar Car Completes Initial Off-Road Testing

August 4, 2014 11:33 am | by Nuon Solar Team | News | Comments

The Nuon Solar Team successfully completed their initial off-road training, which took place in Safaripark Beekse Bergen in The Netherlands. They trained in preparation for the world’s longest solar race, the Sasol Solar Challenge, that will take place in South Africa starting from 27 September...

Photos of the Day: The World's Fastest Solar-Powered Car Goes Off-Road

August 4, 2014 11:33 am | by Nuon Solar Team | News | Comments

Nuna, the world’s fastest solar-powered car, found itself amidst a parade of zebras and giraffes, and even encountered several cheetahs. In the wild, these cheetahs can run about as fast as Nuna drives during a solar-powered race – approximately ...

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Nanoscale Details of Electrochemical Reactions in EV Battery Materials

August 4, 2014 11:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Using a new method to track the electrochemical reactions in a common electric vehicle battery material under operating conditions, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have revealed new insight into why fast charging inhibits this material's performance...

Miniature Lampholder Designed for Automotive, High Vibration Applications

August 4, 2014 9:37 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VCC has developed a miniature wedge based lampholder for low-voltage, high-vibration applications such as automotive and white goods. The lampholders accept T-5 and T-3 1/4 wedge base lamps...

Charging Electric Cars By Induction

July 31, 2014 10:50 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

We already charge our toothbrushes and cellphones using contactless technology. Researchers have developed a particularly efficient and cost-effective method that means electric cars could soon follow suit ...      

Panasonic, Tesla to Build Big U.S. Battery Plant

July 31, 2014 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they did not say where in the U.S. the so-called "gigafactory..."

Britain to Test Driverless Cars Next Year

July 31, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January. Officials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years. Sensors and cameras will guide the cars...

July/August 2014 – Stanford's Electroceutical Devices

July 30, 2014 12:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The July/August issue of Wireless Design and Development (WDD) focuses on electroceutical devices and wireless sensing systems for bridge infrastructure. It also features and article from Texas Instruments, and a new teardown of the Samsung Gear Live smartwatch...

Engineering Newswire 100: Digital Tattoos Give You eSkin

July 25, 2014 9:16 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart, and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette ...              

Pulse Electronics’ HOT ROD Family of I-Bar Chokes for Automotive Networks

July 24, 2014 10:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation has introduced the HOT ROD product family of I-Bar chokes for automotive networks, a new concept to provide EMC/EMI protection for automotive electronics...

Microchip’s MOST ToGo Reference Designs

July 23, 2014 2:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced its MOST ToGo Reference Designs, which make it easy for designers to learn and implement the proven MOST technology in their automotive infotainment systems...

Meaghan's Minute: Car Seats for Sleepy Drivers

July 21, 2014 8:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On today's episode of Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers are developing car seats that warn drivers if they start to fall asleep behind the wheel...                         

Unmanned Submarine Sets Sail for Testing

July 21, 2014 8:05 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, a drone that locates disaster victims by locating their phones; BAE Systems unveils its Striker II HMD; an autonomous unmanned submarine sets sail for testing; and Jaguar's smart car...                               

New Software Provides Accurate, Real-Time Data on Traffic

July 20, 2014 11:29 pm | by University of Granada | News | Comments

Researchers have designed new software that provides real time data on traffic. It is a device that provides information on traffic flow between cities. Drivers can use this information to choose the fastest route as they plan to drive to their destinations. It is a highly reliable...

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