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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

SAE Completes Next Step to Standardize Tesla-Developed EV Charging Connector

SAE International announced on December 19 that it has released the Technical Information Report (TIR) for the SAE J3400 standard covering development and...

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Q&A
Regulations/Standards

Managing the Evolution of the EV Charging Standard

SAE International announced in late June, 2023, that it intended to standardize the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) EV charging connector for North America. SAE...

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Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

Automaker Coalition Plans High-Power Charging Network to Rival Tesla's

In an announcement that could change the balance of power in the still-formative EV charging- station race, seven global automakers said they will work together to...

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News
Regulations/Standards

SAE to Standardize Tesla NACS Charging Connector

SAE International confirmed today that it will standardize the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging connector for EVs. The global engineering organization that...

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News
Power

GM Follows Ford to Adopt Tesla EV Charging Connector, Join Supercharger Network

Just a fortnight after Ford issued the surprising news that it will adopt the Tesla-designed “North American Charging Standard” (NACS) charging...

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Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Balancing the ‘Dominos’ in EV Thermal Management

Electric vehicle thermal management requires OEMs and suppliers to control many variables that potentially create excessive heat. Designing thermal-management systems (TMS) to...

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News
Power

A Darker Side of the Chip-Shortage Story

The effects of the global semiconductor shortage on new-vehicle availability, and industry profits, are well known. But an even more significant effect of the “chip” shortage has been going...

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Articles
Materials

Rivian R1T Analyzed by Teardown Expert

Rivian’s R1T is in big demand by both the public and the industry. OEMs are still scrambling to acquire their own examples of the pioneering, innovative electric pickup for competitive analysis...

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Original Equipment
Energy

HEVI Launches Lineup of Electric Off-Highway Equipment

Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation has announced the launch of HEVI Equipment, a new brand of industrial machinery. The HEVI Equipment moniker is a rebranding of...

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Briefs
Test & Measurement

MIL-DTL-32628/01-X Reusable EMI Shield Termination Band on MIL-DTL-38999 Electrical Connector Accessory Braid Termination/Tensile Qualification Test

A series of reusable bands were evaluated for tensile strength performance.

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Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

For Aptiv, More EVs Mean More Profit with SVA

It’s well known that the auto industry is shifting to electric power. But even keen-eyed electric-vehicle (EV) watchers might be a bit surprised to learn just how rapidly EV adoption is...

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News
Power

Ford Details All-Electric F-150 Lightning

A day after a spirited mid-May drive by electric-vehicle (EV) proponent President Joe Biden, Ford revealed technical and market-focused details for the coming all-electric version of the F-150...

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News
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Automated, Electric Monarch Tractor Ready for 2021 Deliveries

“If you want to fundamentally improve your economics,” said Monarch Tractor co-founder and CTO Zachary Omohundro to farmers and growers everywhere, “you go electric.”...

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News
Motion Control

TI’s Wireless Approach to EV Battery Management

The battery pack of a typical electric vehicle (EV) contains a daisy-chain of wiring. Miles of copper cabling interlinked by hundreds of connectors. Even the battery management systems...

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News
Unmanned Systems

USCAR Broadens Its Research Footprint

The project teams working under the USCAR (United States Council for Automotive Research) umbrella help carve a knowledge pathway to accelerate technology development. “We typically have...

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Articles
Aerospace

Connectors Lighten the SWaP Burden in UAV/MUMT Aircraft Electronics

Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior’s situational awareness.

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Application Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Underwater Connectors

Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed its first non-exclusive agreement to manufacture niobium-based connectors (NiobiCon™) specifically designed for harsh environments.

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News
Power

Ford Unveils 2021 Mustang Mach-E Electric Vehicle

With the unveiling of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle (EV), Ford seems to be betting the way to expand mainstream America’s demand for EVs through its collective right foot....

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News
Propulsion

Tesla Cybertruck Takes Styling, Materials Risks

Tesla has unveiled its latest concept electric vehicle (EV), the Cybertruck. Revealed at a post-L.A. Auto Show event at Tesla’s design center just south of L.A. in Hawthorne, California...

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Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Operational Considerations for High-Reliability Interconnects in Military and Aerospace Applications

In the recent past, military acquisition has shifted from being locked into large long-term contracts to developing complex systems in...

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News
Materials

EMBATT Technology Could Double the Driving Range of EVs

An in-development chassis-integrated sandwich structure of solid electrolytes is projected to deliver all-electric driving ranges that far out-distance today’s typical 200-mile...

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Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Understanding the “Black Art” of RF and Microwave Switching

Understanding RF, especially microwave switching, can be a challenge. In many cases, test systems have been compromised because a test engineer did not consider all the...

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News
Power

Filtering out Common Mode Noise with Monolithic EMI Filters

Strong electromagnetic waves can create unwanted electrical currents in electronic devices. Sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI), also known as radio-frequency...

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News
RF & Microwave Electronics

Rockford Xellerix to Support Pilatus PC-24 Electrification

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. of Stans, Switzerland has awarded a long-term multi-year contract to Abu Dhabi-based Rockford Xellerix for the assembly of wire looms and cable harnesses...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Hardware Design of a High Dynamic Range Radio Frequency (RF) Harmonic Measurement System

Radio frequency (RF) circuit elements that are traditionally considered to be linear frequently exhibit nonlinear properties that affect the intended...

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Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Miniature Data Recorder

DTS
Seal Beach, CA
+1 562-493-0158
www.dtsweb.com

Harsh, wet and dusty environments pose serious reliability issues for data collection. The SLICE IP68 data acquisition system is designed to measure...

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Application Briefs
Imaging

Extended-Range Loitering System

UVision Air Ltd
Zur Igal, Israel
+972 9 749 6823
www.uvisionuav.com

UVision Air Ltd. — a company that specializes in lethal aerial loitering systems of all sizes — has successfully...

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News
Regulations/Standards

Avoiding EMI

Aircraft produced and operated today increasingly rely electrical and electronic equipment to perform various functions. If one of these electronic functions were to fail, the impact felt by, say, a passenger jet could be...

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Articles
Materials

Nett Warrior

Nett Warrior is the US Army's next generation US integrated soldier system that replaces Land Warrior. It is designed to be an integrated dismounted situational awareness and mission command system for use during combat...

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