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Connected Cars – Changing the Way We Travel

May 23, 2014 10:16 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

Recent advancements in wireless technologies are not only leading to exciting and innovative car designs, but are also changing the ways in which we travel. A recent U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announcement exemplifies this, outlining how vehicle-to-vehicle...    

Review: Apple's CarPlay Headed in Right Direction

May 22, 2014 9:02 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is getting ready to hitch the iPhone to cars in a mobile marriage of convenience. The ambitious project, called CarPlay, implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can control them with voice commands, a touch on the steering wheel or a swipe on a display screen in the dashboard...

'Approaching Object Detection Library' Supports Driver Safety

May 22, 2014 10:58 am | by Fujitsu Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited announced that it has released the Approaching Object Detection Library, software for use with the company's graphics SoCs to visualize information from vehicle-mounted cameras to detect people, vehicles, and other objects nearby. This uses proprietary technology...

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Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

May 20, 2014 2:27 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

At the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), WDD is hosting a live panel discussion on connected cars. The event takes place Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at API Technologies’ Booth #1515...               

Improved Supercapacitors for Super Batteries, Electric Vehicles

May 19, 2014 3:15 pm | by University of California, Riverside | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors, a development that could mean faster acceleration in electric vehicles and longer battery life...

Engineering Newswire 90: Hands-Free Corvette on Air Force Test Track

May 15, 2014 5:30 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire we’re refitting unmanned helicopters, marveling at DEKA’s new prosthetic arm, and driving a Corvette racecar hands-free... Former Indie League racer, Sam Schmidt, got back behind the wheel to race a Corvette...

Bumble Bee, Herbie & K.I.T.T. Cruise into a Bar

May 14, 2014 9:03 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Connected cars, is receiving a lot of attention from design engineers and OEMs due to the safety possibilities and travel efficiencies Vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) presents. This technology gives cars the ability to exchange data and interact with one another and...             

Photos of the Day: Miniature Devices Measure CO2 Emissions

May 13, 2014 11:26 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed smart optical measuring devices with companies for uses that include optimization of vehicle engines, reduction and monitoring of environmental emissions, and quality control of pharmaceuticals...

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Companies Commercialize VTT Technology

May 13, 2014 11:20 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed smart optical measuring devices with companies for uses that include optimization of vehicle engines, reduction and monitoring of environmental emissions, and quality control of pharmaceuticals...

HotSpot Episode 62: Unmanned Combat Air System

May 12, 2014 11:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, an energy harvesting phone case for smartphones; SanDisk's alternative to traditional HDDs; an unmanned combat air system; a virtual keyboard that works with Google Glass; and a car fund from Nokia...

Crocus Technology and TowerJazz Qualify CTSX Magnetic Sensors

May 8, 2014 5:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crocus Technology and TowerJazz have announced that Crocus' CTSX magnetic field sensor family has completed qualification...

Photos of the Day: Solar Car Reaches 93mph

May 8, 2014 11:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clouds may still linger over relations between Washington and Tehran, but that's not stopping a group of Iranian students and their teachers from gearing up for a summer road trip through the American heartland. Fueled by the sun and their hopes to shine in a first for the Islamic Republic...

Iran Students Gear Up Solar Car for US Challenge

May 8, 2014 10:53 am | by Nasser Karimi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Clouds may still linger over relations between Washington and Tehran, but that's not stopping a group of Iranian students and their teachers from gearing up for a summer road trip through the American heartland. Fueled by the sun and their hopes to shine in a first for the Islamic Republic...

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California Back in Running for Tesla Battery Plant

May 8, 2014 10:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California is back in the running for a massive battery plant that electric car maker Tesla Motors plans to start building this year, but CEO Elon Musk said the state remains in the "improbable" category for winning the plant because of the time it will take to win regulatory approval...

Standex-Meder Electronics Unveils KSK-1A35/1 Reed Switch

May 8, 2014 9:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of sensors and magnetic components, announces the release of the world’s smallest high-voltage switch: the KSK-1A35/1 miniature reed switch...

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast

May 6, 2014 1:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Sangshin Elecom triplexers targeting avionics applications for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), universal access transceiver (UAT), and traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS)...       

Macro Sensors Maintains Domestic Manufacturing of LVDT Position Sensors

May 5, 2014 10:32 am | by Eileen Otto, Manager, Sales and Marketing, Macro Sensors | News | Comments

Offshore production has lost much of its past glamour. While cost was once a major factor in outsourcing manufacturing, rising wages, quality issues, and unstable supply chains are prompting many manufacturers to reconsider the benefits of reshoring production back on U.S. soil...

DARPA's Drop-In Autopilot

May 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, early dection of heart attacks and strokes; DARPA's ALIAS program overcomes challenges and complex interfaces that military aircraft presents to operators; an affordable and easy-to-install security system; and TDK and Witricity's new licensing agreement enable commercialization of wireless charging...                 

The Installed Base of Wireless M2M Devices in the Oil & Gas industry Reached 423,000 in 2013

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent...

Broadband Amplifier Line from Teseq Offers Low Distortion, Reliability

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has expanded its broadband amplifier line to include a Class A linear and low distortion model that operates from 10 kHz to 400 MHz with a rated power level of 260 watts.  Used in commercial or in-house EMC test laboratories, the CBA 400M-260 is ideal for automotive, military, and aerospace bulk current injections (BCI) applications...

Acopian's AC-DC Linear Power Supplies UL and CE Certified

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian Power Supplies has announced the UL recognition and CE approval of their mini encapsulated series of linear regulated power supplies. The AC-DC power supply series is encapsulated in an ultra-compact, low profile housing to provide environmental protection in space-limited applications...

Vishay's New Thin Film Chip Resistor Lab Sample Kits

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Intertechnology has announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of its high-stability thin film chip resistors. The TNPW0402 e3 (LTW0402 e3 96/4)...

USC Viterbi Researchers Developing Cheap, Better-Performing Lithium-ion Batteries

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor Chongwu Zhou and his research team have developed a silicon anode and a sulfur-based cathode with low fabrication cost and high electrode performance for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have improved the performance and capacity of lithium batteries by developing better-performing, cheaper materials for use in anodes and cathodes...

Rohde & Schwarz's Signal & Spectrum Analyzer with 500 MHz Analysis Bandwidth

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the analysis bandwidth for its R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzers to be used for measurements in a frequency range up to 67 GHz, enabling completely new applications for the signal and spectrum analyzer in research and development. The analyzer is well-suited for sophisticated measurement tasks in radar or satellite applications as well as for tests on fast wireless connections such as WLAN or Beyond 4G (5G). Features include...

Vishay Intertechnology Inductors for Converters and Common Mode Applications

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced the first devices in a new series of composite-coupled inductors for use in SEPIC DC-DC converters and other applications. Offered in the compact 4040 case size, the Vishay Dale IHCL devices feature two inductors in the same package with magnetic coupling > 90 percent...

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