Toyota announced that it will invest approx. USD3.4 billion in automotive batteries in the U.S. through 2030. Specifically, the investment is for developing and localizing automotive battery production, including those for battery electric vehicles, and is part of the global total of approx. USD13.5 billion set aside for investment in battery development and production.
Penn State researchers have found a way to improve lithium-ion batteries for faster charging, higher energy density, and longer life cycles with the hope of preparing for next-gen technologies like eVTOL flying cars and robotic assistants.
The very first electric bus equipped with KAORI CO2 brazed plate heat exchanger has been operated by the public transport company in Europe since 2019. After ten years of intensive tests, KAORI’s patented CO2 brazed plate heat exchanger is proven as a great part of the e-bus CO2 heat pump system by global vehicle manufacturers, with sophisticated technology achieving its goals.
The new super-junction STPOWER MDmesh K6 series from STMicroelectronics enhances several key parameters to minimize system-power losses. It is especially suited to lighting applications based on flyback topology, such as LED drivers, HID lamps, as well as adapters, and power supplies for flat-panel displays.
UART, or universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter, is one of the most used device-to-device communication protocols. This article shows how to use UART as a hardware communication protocol by following the standard procedure.
The demand for connected devices keeps growing – in particular in the Internet of Things, or IoT for short. The Fraunhofer flagship project ZEPOWEL has shown successfully how all of these sensor systems can become extremely energy efficient or even completely autonomous. The potential result: Up to 20 % less carbon emissions in Germany alone.
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has developed a model-based development (MBD) simulation technology that shortens verification times for automotive semiconductors by about 90 percent. The technology allows automotive equipment developers to quickly evaluate designs using Toshiba’s automotive semiconductors, helping to shorten development times.
Despite the pandemic, the global microelectronics market grew steadily last year. Despite strong U.S. performance, China remains while Europe’s market share slid. For Europe to get ahead, firms need to prioritise the development of key competency areas where it currently lags other markets.
A new efficiency record of 21.4% for flexible CIGS solar cell on polymer film has been achieved by scientists at Empa. Solar cells of this type are especially suited for applications on roofs, transport vehicles or mobile devices.
Modern automotive and industrial systems require a stable voltage source even as the system input voltage sweeps from one extreme to another. This article describes solutions for maintaining bias voltages in electrical systems over a wide range of source voltages, from 5 V to 140 V.