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Energy

Clarios Sees Low-Voltage Electricals as Vital in EV, AV Future

In an increasingly electrified world, there’s still a need for 12-volt batteries and a low-voltage electrical architecture in vehicles. Clarios, which provides the...

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Executive Viewpoints
Manned Systems

Volvo Trucks Enters Electrification’s Next Phase

There were plenty of flashy news announcements about new trucks and future mobility technologies at the 2023 ACT Expo in Anaheim, California. Then there was Volvo Trucks.

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Articles
Automotive

A Connected Approach to Auxiliary Battery Control

As vehicles become electrified and more “intelligent,” the energy consumption of the auxiliary system increases rapidly. The auxiliary battery, typically a 12V unit, acts as the...

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Articles
Software

The Push for E-Powertrain Progress

Electric powertrain development continues at a fervent pace as OEMs, suppliers and startups try to optimize current technology while forging ahead into new areas. Although battery engineering and...

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Articles
Defense

DC to DC Power Distribution in MilAero Applications

Advancements in cockpit avionics and more electrically actuated systems have designers paying attention to a broader spectrum of upgraded power needs and their connection to SWAP-C goals.

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News
Electronics & Computers

New 300-Mm Wafer Fab Is Key to Bosch’s Chip Future

A new semiconductor plant is the single largest investment made by Robert Bosch AG in the 122-year-old company’s history. The facility, in Dresden, Germany, is welcome news to...

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Technical Innovation
Transportation

Electrification’s Impact on Commercial-Vehicle Chassis Design

Electrification in the commercial and off-highway truck sectors is ramping up at an increasingly rapid pace. This fundamental change in propulsion will be one of the most...

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Articles
Connectivity

From Emissions Tech to EV Electronics

A recent visit to Eberspaecher’s North American engineering and manufacturing complex reveals how a global Tier-1 rooted in combustion-engine technology is profitably navigating the transition to...

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Original Equipment
Manned Systems

ACT Expo 2022 Roundup: Bollinger, Hyundai and Volvo Clean-Vehicle Updates

If there was any doubt that zero-emission work trucks are coming – and, really, there isn’t – the 2022 ACT Expo made it abundantly clear they’re on their...

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Executive Viewpoints
Energy

Solving the Challenges of Megawatt Chargers

The most significant barrier to the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) is the battery charging infrastructure. The availability of charging stations and the time required to recharge vehicles...

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News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

VW’s Newest Battery Pack Facility Is Production-Line Adjacent

The Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) is set begin localized production in the United States in early 2022. The MEB-platform, 2-row SUV will share an assembly line with...

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Articles
Transportation

Accelerated Degradation of Li-Ion Batteries for High-Rate Discharge Applications

As the vehicle platform size decreases, the pulse power discharge rates of the Energy Storage System (ESS) increase.

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News
Energy

Creating Safe, Reliable Circuits for Next-Gen EVs

Designing circuits for electrified vehicles is extremely challenging. To ensure robust and safe designs that can withstand overloads, transients, and electrostatic discharge (ESD),...

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Articles
Energy

The New Gas Tank: Constellium Preps Its First OEM Battery Tray

The “gas tank” is about to get a lot more sophisticated. Electric vehicle (EV) battery trays are highly-engineered components that barely existed a few years ago but...

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News
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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
Manned Systems

Air Racing Is Going Electric

Airbus SE and the University of Nottingham have partnered with Air Race E to establish the world’s first electric airplane race. The competition, which aims to drive the development and adoption of...

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News
Electronics & Computers

Rolls-Royce’s Race to Develop the World’s Fastest All-Electric Aircraft

Inside a hangar bay at Gloucestershire airport in South West England, London-based Rolls-Royce plc has gathered a team of British engineers, designers, and data...

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News
Power

The Case for 48V in Commercial Vehicles

Higher voltage architectures allow for more efficient power generation and distribution, according to Jim Bevan, Mechatronics Power Systems Manager for Daimler Trucks North America. “Making this...

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News
Power

Mahle Prepares for First Passenger Car E-Motor Application

With a portfolio that includes traction drive motors for 2- and 4-wheel drive off-road vehicles, Mahle will soon add 48-volt drive motors for light-duty passenger electric...

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News
Power

E-Axles Speed Electrification

In the quest for ever-lower CO2 emissions, and more immediate needs to retain vehicle access in some of the world’s most-populous cities, the e-axle has found its calling. With most dedicated,...

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Application Briefs
Defense

Armament Test Set

Marvin Test Solutions, Inc.
Irvine, CA
888-837-8297
www.MarvinTest.com

Marvin Test Solutions, Inc., a company that specializes in globally-deployed test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing...

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Briefs
Transportation

Converting Existing Copper Wire Firing System to a Fiber-Optically Controlled Firing System for Electromagnetic Pulsed Power Experiments

After extensive review from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Electrical Safety Office, it was...

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Articles
Electronics & Computers

New Technologies Tackle UAV Challenges

Unmanned vehicles for air, land, and water represent an increasingly-important capability for virtually all military services worldwide. Because each new generation of device technology promises...

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News
Manned Systems

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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News
Propulsion

2018 Geneva Auto Show: Porsche Unveils 600-Hp Electric Crossover

Although a production version of its battery-electric Mission E concept sedan remains nearly two years away, Porsche unveiled a stunning companion at the 2018 Geneva motor...

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Articles
Aerospace

GaN Breaks Barriers

The increasing demand for higher data rates in telecommunications and higher resolution in industrial systems is pushing the frequency of operation higher for the electronics that support them. Many of these systems...

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What's Online
Regulations/Standards

Daimler Trucks Launches First All-Electric Truck in Series Production

Daimler Trucks’ Mitsubishi FUSO Truck and Bus Corp. (MFTBC) launched the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck, the FUSO eCanter, in New York...

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

Solar Powering UAVs

One of the largest problems facing the aerospace industry involves size, weight, and power (SWaP) analysis and the increasing size of payloads with typically a finite amount of power to drive ever more demanding systems....

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

The Ins and Outs of Spaceflight Passive Components and Assemblies

RF and microwave components deployed in spaceflight applications can experience hundreds of degrees of temperature variation, massive amounts of radiation, and can be expected...

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