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Working with Fluctuating Input Supplies: A New Tiny DC/DC Buck Regulator from Linear Technology
A new, smaller, and more versatile DC/DC step-down voltage regulator that's designed for noisier applications such as avionics, factory automation, and industrial robotics.
2 days ago
Teardown Tuesday: Vehicle Code Reader and OBD-II Scanner
In this teardown, we take apart Ancel's vehicle code reader and check engine light scan tool, the AD410, to see if we can find anything interesting....
January 16, 2018
Dev Kits from TDK, Add-On Sensor Systems from Bosch Set the Tone for Sensor Incorporation in 2018
Sensor integration unsurprisingly continues to be important for the future of device design. Bosch and TDK showed this month that they're answering the call with both dev kits for easy...
January 15, 2018
What Is Mobility as a Service? The Future of Autonomous Vehicles
What is "mobility as a service" and what does it mean for autonomous vehicles?
January 12, 2018
LED Control for Automotive Applications: A 3-Channel Constant-Current Linear LED Controller from TI
Texas Instruments recently introduced their new 3-channel high-side constant-current linear automotive LED controller that gives designers more lighting design flexibility....
December 27, 2017
High-Accuracy Temperature Sensing: New Digital Temperature Sensors from Sensirion
Sensirion asserts that their new series of digital temperature sensors are more accurate, have increased intelligence, and are more reliable than their predecessors....
December 21, 2017
The Calorimetric Principle at Work: New High-Performance MEMS Flow Sensor Modules from IDT
IDT’s new flow sensors use the calorimetric principle and a special sensor coating to provide robustness and long-term reliability when measuring gases and liquids....
December 04, 2017
What Some Big Cities are Doing About Driverless Cars
Urban planning has to better account for developments in autonomous vehicles.
November 11, 2017
Backup Power: Amazon Granted Patent to Charge Electric Vehicles on the Move Using UAVs
Amazon was granted US patent number 9,778,653 on Oct. 3 titled "Systems, Devices and Methods Delivering Energy Using an Uncrewed Autonomous Vehicle". The abstract of the patent describes a...
October 31, 2017
HMI Growing Beyond Touchscreen to Accommodate New Markets with Voice Recognition
The next-generation voice-controlled HMIs are employing audio-optimized architectures and powerful algorithms to ensure speaker authentication and contextual awareness....
October 27, 2017
The Automotive Touchscreen Problem: When User Interfaces Become Distractions
From LCDs to Siri, if a new device hits the market, there's a good chance automotive companies will try to integrate its functionality into vehicles. But new research points to touchscreens as...
October 24, 2017
Nextchip SoC Teams Up with CEVA Platform to Boost Real-Time Image Processing for ADAS
In this News Brief, we take a look at Nextchip's Apache4 pre-processor SoC, which was recently licensed to the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision platform....
October 03, 2017
Engineer Spotlight: Brian Gerkey of Open Robotics Talks ROS and Robotics
AAC's Chantelle Dubois spoke with Brian Gerkey of Open Robotics to talk about the many (and sometimes surprising) applications of robotics, how ROS made it to space, and the open source...
September 19, 2017
What Germany’s Document on Autonomous Driving Says about the Ethics of Automotive Tech
This summer, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure delivered a document on "Automated and Connected Driving" put together by an ethics committee consisting of...
September 15, 2017
Apple to Enter the Automotive Game as Siri Begins to Lag in Personal Assistant AI
Is Apple going to go up against Waymo and Tesla in the autonomous car industry?
July 13, 2017
Serial Communication in Harsh Environments: A New CAN Transceiver from Maxim
CAN-bus transceivers such as the MAX14883E provide robust, convenient communication for demanding applications.
July 12, 2017
The Importance of the ISO 26262 Automotive Safety Standard: New Sensors from ams
The AS5270 position sensors are the new addition to the ams magnetic position sensors portfolio. The sensors meet ISO 26262 functional safety standards....
July 07, 2017
Saturating and Spoofing LiDAR Attacks Cast Doubt on the Safety of Driverless Cars
Researchers have carefully studied techniques that could be used to interfere with driverless systems. The conclusion: Don’t fall asleep at the wheel....
July 01, 2017
High-Accuracy Current Measurements: New Low-Value Resistors from KOA Speer
If you need high precision in your current measurements, you also need high precision in your current-sense resistor.
June 23, 2017
The Importance of Wireless Communication for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles
Vehicles are getting smarter and part of that is allowing them to "talk" to one another.
June 13, 2017
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