Category Archive: Industry News

Feb
01

Urgent and important automotive tasks require fast reactions and smart thinking

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“What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.” – wise words indeed from Dwight D. Eisenhower – the 34th president of the United States of America. In so many aspects of life this is true and as a maxim it can allow us to manage our time more effectively. However, …

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Jan
25

Advanced MOSFET switching at the heart of automotive electronic advances

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The growth of electronic technology in automotive applications has been an ongoing trend for decades, and has helped to make the cars we drive today more comfortable, economical, affordable, easier to service and more reliable. No longer is this restricted to luxury vehicles from the quality brands – just about any vehicle manufactured in the …

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Jun
03

Melexis Underlines Leading Position as Sensor Supplier for Next Generation Touch-Less Automotive HMIs

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Melexis will be participating in the Image Sensors Conference in Brussels (23-25th June),  where it will have live demonstrations of its sensors for touch-less human machine interfaces (HMI) technology in action. HMIs, the ‘spaces’ where humans interact with technology, are set to become a key differentiator in the vehicle models of the future. They are …

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Feb
20

Livingston Announces Availability of Highly Scalable Network Analysis Solution

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Livingston has further extended its broad portfolio of RF test equipment with the inclusion of the latest Rohde & Schwarz two-port vector network analyser. The R&S®ZND is an entry level analyser product for evaluating the performance of RF systems and components in manufacturing facilities and development laboratories, or validating antenna installations. It is capable of …

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Feb
18

2-DTech Embarks on Research into Graphene-Based Anti-Corrosive Coatings

2-DTech has secured an Innovate UK grant worth £100,000 to finance a project concerned with improving anti-corrosive coatings through incorporation of the carbon nanomaterial graphene. This research could have a major impact on the effectiveness of electronics and electrical equipment in demanding industrial environments – markedly lengthening the operational lifespans that can achieved. “Coatings featuring …

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Dec
18

2-DTech & Dyesol Announce Cooperation to Develop Graphene Enhanced Photovoltaic Devices

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2-DTech has been awarded an InnovateUK grant worth £98,000 to carry out research relating to graphene being integrated into solid state dye-sensitised solar cells. As a result, the company is linking up with solar technology specialist Dyesol in order to undertake this new, high profile project. Currently the vast majority of photovoltaic cells are based …

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Dec
17

FTDI Chip Introduces EVE Platforms Supporting Development of HMIs with Capacitive Touch

FTDI Chip has further enlarged the portfolio of development modules accompanying its award-winning Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology – which has helped revolutionise how human machine interfaces (HMIs) are implemented thanks to its innovative object-oriented approach. These latest EVE platforms are targeted at the creation of intelligent display systems using capacitive touch and are based …

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Dec
16

Highly Robust MEMS-Based Pressure Sensors

Melexis has introduced two new pressure sensor products which combine high sensitivity and strong linearity. Fully automotive qualified (exceeding AEC-Q100 requirements), the MLX90815 and MLX90816 are discrete micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) devices for measuring absolute pressure in demanding operational environments. The MLX90815 is designed for optimal performance when determining pressures from 0 to 30 bar absolute, while …

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Dec
10

Livingston Presents Ground-Breaking New Universal OTN Test Solution

Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has further underlined its commitment to continued innovation by adding Anritsu’s all-in-one optical network field tester to its expansive portfolio of rental products. The recently released MT1000A Network Master Pro is a compact, highly portable device that is optimised for carrying out comprehensive field testing on optical transport network (OTN) …

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Nov
28

Melexis Introduces Software-Defined Sensor

Melexis introduces a new, fully programmable, extremely compact sensor IC capable of accurately measuring changes in magnetic flux density along its X, Y and Z axes. Based on the company’s proprietary Triaxis® technology, the MLX90393 provides almost unlimited scope with which all manner of human machine interface implementations can be accomplished – from joystick, slide …

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