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Working in some of the harshest environments Automotive components must be robust and reliable.

Automotive vehicles can experience a multitude of different working conditions and it’s important to understand the extent at which they are deployed. Vehicles have a tough live, essentially operating in sub-zero and extreme temperatures and conditions.

 

Whether its waterproof switches or compact lightweight component's you can be sure all automotive components are subject to stringent tests and approvals.

They meet much higher standards in performance and within this hub you can find out more about what makes Automotive components the correct choice.

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Automotive

November 30, 2018 13:14

Haptic and acoustic performance: Switches at the heart of the automotive industry

Recently, the trend has been to include more complex features (such as infotainment) and the aesthetics and ergonomics of interior controls became more important in the switch selection. The design process now revolves around haptics and acoustics.

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Automotive

November 6, 2018 10:15

Electric vehicles and battery balancing

The automotive industry is making a huge shift to electric vehicles, this, in turn, is driving huge development and innovation in batteries. One of the biggest issues...efficiency.

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Testing the Hearts of Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

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Automotive

October 2, 2018 13:37

Noise-Tolerant Automotive Op-Amps

The BA8290xYxx-C series of op-amps eliminates the need for noise countermeasures in automotive sensor applications.

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Automotive

October 2, 2018 09:16

Powering Electric Vehicles: Fuel-Cells and Big Batteries

The UK government has a manifesto commitment for all cars and vans on the roads to have zero emissions by 2050. So, unless ‘wireless power’ can be developed quickly, cars will need electric motors with batteries or fuel cells for energy storage.

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Automotive

September 13, 2018 15:00

"Outstanding Reliability!“ Traco Power DC/DC-Converters - the power behind the TUfast Eco Racing team

Run by the Technical University Munich, the TUfast Eco Team designed and built an energy efficient Urban Concept vehicle, powered by Traco Power DC/DC- converters

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Automotive

August 22, 2018 14:45

Driverless Cars: Are We Nearly There Yet?

In November 2015 I suggested in a DesignSpark article that ‘Your Car will soon be Driving You to Work’. After nearly three years of frantic activity by engineers and marketing people, are autonomous cars any nearer becoming a reality?

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Automotive

August 21, 2018 10:07

Approved solutions for a thriving market

Maximum comfort and safety mean more and more electronics are being packed into vehicles. This leads to a constantly increasing power density with significant thermal hazard potential. SCHURTER counters this danger with thermal fuses.

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Automotive

August 14, 2018 13:16

Automotive Thermal Management

Does your automotive engineering design have excess heat problems? As engineering designs become smaller and more compact, many designs experience reliability and durability issues due to heat.

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SiC technology for Formula E

ROHM Semiconductor is official technology partner of the VENTURI Formula E team.

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Automotive

May 22, 2018 06:57

Industrial Solutions for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Featuring patented RADSOK® technology, Amphenol offers the largest portfolio of interconnect solution for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles with a superior performance.

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