Extremely thin wire reduces harness weight
Product News 1/28/2009 Post a comment
Delphi says it has developed particularly thin wires for automotive wiring harnesses. The technology could help to significantly reduce the weight of this problematic part of a car's electrical system.
SiTime unveils lowest power family of programmable oscillators
Product News 1/26/2009 Post a comment
MEMS-based silicon timing solutions specialist, SiTime Corporation, has introduced a new family of programmable oscillators that are designed to extend battery life in portable and consumer electronics by delivering the industry's lowest power consumption and fastest start-up time.
December chip sales seen 18% down Y/Y
News & Analysis 1/21/2009 Post a comment
The three-month moving average of global chip sales in December is expected to come in at $18.3 billion, compared to the $ 20.8 billion achieved the previous month, down 18 percent year-on-year, according to researchers at banking group Carnegie Investment Bank (Oslo, Norway).
Green energy boosted by analog circuitry
Design How-To 1/13/2009 1 comment
Energy harvesting could get a boost from an analog circuit that harnesses the lowest power outputs from individual photovoltaic cells, thermoelectric generators and electromagnetic sources, according to its developer.
Cars share cameras, radar sensors
News & Analysis 1/9/2009 Post a comment
Under the auspices of tier one Delphi Deutschland, a consortium of six companies has launched the research project 'Active Safety Car'. The project aims at developing automotive-based systems that do not only recognize obstacles ahead of the vehicle but also communicate them to other vehicles nearby.
Trends in RFID--Part IV
Design How-To 1/6/2009 Post a comment
Here are the answers to such 'adoption' questions as design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts, and more that continually come up with RFID. This final segment takes a look at evolving standards and legislation.