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RF & Microwave Electronics

Secondary Loop and Heat Pump Climate Control Under Evaluation Once More

Is secondary loop climate control about to make an engineering splash? It got a close look for A/C when the industry was considering low-global-warming alternatives...

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Electronics & Computers

IGBT Module

Fuji Electric has introduced its 7th generation IGBT (insulated-gate bipolar transistor) modules featuring advanced chip and package technologies for industrial applications, uninterruptible power supplies, and power...

Technical Innovation
Defense

GE Scanner Enhances Defect Detection for Industrial CT

GE Measurement & Control is offering its proprietary scatter|correct technology to industrial microCT users of GE’s phoenix v|tome|x m CT (computed tomography) system. It...

Original Equipment
Power

New Komatsu Wheel Loader with Tier 4F Engine Consumes 13% less Fuel

Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the new WA600-8 wheel loader from Komatsu combines an enhanced lockup torque converter function and SmartLoader logic...

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Transportation

Arctic Cat Debuts Purpose-Built 'Snow Bike' in 2017 Model Line

Arctic Cat’s recently unveiled snowmobile lineup for the 2017 model year includes an OEM industry first: the all-new SVX 450 purpose-built, single-ski snow bike. Other 2017...

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Test & Measurement

Miniature Relief Valve

The Lee Company’s miniature, poppet-style pressure relief valve provides a faster opening rate and more stable flow than typical ball-style relief valves. Measuring 5.5 mm (0.2 in) in diameter and 19 mm (0.75 in)...

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Electronics & Computers

Image Recognition Processor

The TMPV7602XBG image recognition processor from Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is suitable for monocular cameras used in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and will help designers implement...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

LED Work Lighting

Grote’s BriteZone line of LED work lamps is a price-conscious option for high-quality work lighting. The line features six lamps, including two handhelds and four colored lens attachments. Mountable lamp options include...

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Test & Measurement

Impairment Noise Generator

A solution from Spirent Communications will help reduce the development time and cost of automotive Ethernet/BroadR-Reach (BRR) systems. The AING-5000 automotive impairment noise generator reduces the cost of...

Product Briefs
Software

Integrated Open Development Platform

The Integrated and Open Development Platform (IODP) from AVL features the first integration product, Model.CONNECT. Designed around the system requirements, this platform can be applied in a range of...

Technology Report
Transportation

How Porsche Met Cooling Challenges on the New 4-Cylinder Boxster

New engines always bring fresh design and engineering challenges, but Porsche’s switch to a turbocharged flat 4-cylinder for the latest generation 718 Boxster created one...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Integrated Electronic Stability Control

ZF TRW has enhanced the capabilities of its electronic stability control (ESC) system—in addition to its wide range of advanced braking functionality, the technology can act as a “black-box”...

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Electronics & Computers

Connected-Vehicle Technology

Dana Holding Corp.’s Spicer Smart Suite technology is a platform of fully integrated, connected-vehicle features that converts operating data from the drivetrain into actionable insights for enhancing...

Technical Innovation
Test & Measurement

Accelerated Ash Load Testing of Particulate Filters on an Automated Test Rig

The detrimental effects of ash on diesel particulate filter (DPF) and now gasoline particulate filter (GPF) performance is of significant concern because the resulting permanent backpressure penalty compromises both fuel economy and soot storage capacity, leading to...

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Electronics & Computers

Microcontroller-Based Display

The CL-712 from HED is a solid-state Cortex A8 ARM microcontroller-based display and member of the HED CANLink multiplexed control family. Delivered in a plastic enclosure, the unit provides communication...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Lightweight CV Joint System

GKN Driveline has developed a family of lightweight constant velocity (CV) joint systems that enables rear-wheel drive platforms to save more than 4 kg. The VL3 CV joint increases torque capacity by up to 27%...

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Test & Measurement

Ultra-Compact Cable Extension Sensor

The POSIWIRE sensor WS21 from ASM Sensors is designed for measuring ranges up to 20,000 mm. It is fitted with a robust, noncontact, magnetic multi-turn-sensing encoder, which gives wear-free operation and enables long measuring lengths to be packaged in compact designs. With a protection class of IP67/69K,...

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Electronics & Computers

Hybrid Lever Connector System

The AMPSEAL 16 hybrid lever connector system from TE Connectivity is a heavy-duty environmentally sealed system that withstands the harsh conditions of agricultural, construction, trucking, marine, and off-highway industries. It features 28 position connectors that consist of a mix of twenty-four size 16 contacts...

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Energy

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Offers Three Electrified Powertrains

Hyundai unveiled the 2017 Ioniq at the Geneva Show, a car only available with an electrified powertrain. There will be three variants of the car, offering a conventional parallel...

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Automotive

Audi Claims First Production E-Boosting on 2017 SQ7

Audi is renowned for winning races and it announced another first at its Annual General Meeting at Ingolstadt, Germany, last week: The first application of an electric-powered...

Technical Innovation
RF & Microwave Electronics

Autonomous Vehicles Demonstrate Ground-Air Cooperation

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, recently announced a joint autonomy demonstration that proved the capability of new, ground-air cooperative...

Global Vehicles
Software

Jeep Will Test Pickup Concepts at Moab 50th

Military vehicle strength, functionality and styling underscore two Jeep-based concept trucks that will take on the challenging off-road trails of Moab, Utah during the annual Jeep Safari.

Global Vehicles
Design

Mercedes’ 2017 E-Class Takes a Leap Towards Autonomy

Michael Kelz, Chief Engineer for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, does not underestimate its present and future potential: “This car is a big step in the direction of autonomous...

Technology Report
Automotive

Ferrari's CTO Details Patented Torque-Vectoring AWD with Rear-Wheel Steer

At first, reading the words “Ferrari” and “all-wheel drive” (AWD) seem as compatible as “oil” and “water,” but with the company's original FF...

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Defense

Armed Forces Are Developing Laser Weapons

Responding to lawmakers' questions about how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons, Mary J. Miller responded: "I believe we're very close." Miller, deputy...

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Defense

Electric Patch Holds Promise for Treating PTSD

An average of 30 years had passed since the traumatic events that had left them depressed, anxious, irritable, hypervigilant, unable to sleep well and prone to nightmares. But for 12 people who...

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Aerospace

Researchers Design Bat-Inspired Wings for Micro Air Vehicles

Researchers from the University of Southampton have designed innovative membrane wings inspired by bats, paving the way for a new breed of unmanned Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) that...

Technology Report
Automotive

Cadillac XT5’s New Platform Cuts Weight—at less Cost

It now practically goes without saying that a newly introduced vehicle will tout a weight savings compared with not just the predecessor model, but also with competitor vehicles...

Technology Report
RF & Microwave Electronics

Autos Gain Spotlight as Telecoms Gear up for 5G

The telecommunications industry has begun firming up plans to upgrade from 4G to 5G cellular networks, citing the automotive industry as an important beneficiary. Tier 1s are beginning to...

Technology Report
Electronics & Computers

Automatic Braking Pact for 2022 Will Alter System Development

Vehicle OEMs have pledged to make automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature by 2022, a move that is likely to alter electronic architectures and increase...

Editorial
Transportation

C'mon Jeep, Walk the Walk

I stopped counting the marketing presentations I’ve attended that included a slide with the alleged Henry Ford quote regarding the folly of soliciting customer opinion: “If I had asked people what they...

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Test & Measurement

New Probe Could Improve Sonic Boom Investigation

An air data probe intended to improve investigation of sonic booms is flying on the F-15B aircraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center. NASA's goal for sonic boom research is to...

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Aerospace

Flexible Skin Traps Radar Waves and Cloaks Objects

Iowa State University engineers developed a new flexible, stretchable, and tunable metamaterial skin that uses rows of small, liquid-metal devices to cloak an object from the sharp eyes...

INSIDER
Aerospace

Tests Show How Plastic Parts Deform During Flight

Scientists have conducted flights using a measurement configuration based on fiber optics to accurately verify the degree to which carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts deform...

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Automotive

New York Auto Show 2016: Mazda Reveals Retractable-Hardtop MX-5 RF

Moving quickly to expand the appeal of the all-new, fourth-generation MX-5 Miata roadster introduced last year, Mazda revealed prior to the 2016 New York auto show a...

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Propulsion

Stage V-Ready Engines Take Center Stage at Bauma

Mid-April in Munich marks the 31st edition of the largest trade fair in the world, Bauma. With more than 3400 exhibitors and 530,000 visitors at the last iteration in 2013—not quite the...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Toyota’s 'Trigger' for Innovation

“SAE is the ‘engineers’ foundation,’” reflected Seiya Nakao. “When I was a young engineer, we learned a lot from SAE, and personally this is a good opportunity for me to return something to...

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Power

Turbo Compounding, I-Shift with Crawler Gears New to Volvo's 2017 Powertrain Lineup

Volvo Trucks North America checks off multiple customer requisites with its model year 2017 powertrain refinements—increased fuel efficiency,...

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Automotive

Nanotechnology May Provide Self-Cleaning, Energy-Saving 'Smart Glass' for Vehicles

Improving driver visibility is a major aspect of vehicle safety that is increasingly supported by stereo cameras, LiDAR, and...

Technical Innovation
Defense

Origami Goes High-Tech for Potential Military Applications

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Tokyo have taken a keen interest in origami, which...

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Electronics & Computers

Chipmakers Gearing up for On-Board Wireless Charging

Smart phones are becoming an integral part of vehicle infotainment options, but this integration is putting a strain on the phone’s battery. In-vehicle wireless charging is...