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Toshiba releases new photovoltaic photocoupler for automotive solid-state relays

Toshiba has introduced a photovoltaic output photocoupler for solid-state relays for automotive equipment with improved minimum open voltage. The new AEC-Q101-compliant TLX9910 photovoltaic coupler gates high-voltage power MOSFETs in solid-state semiconductor relays. Together with a high-voltage power MOSFET, TLX9910 can achieve high-voltage and high-current switchings that photo relays cannot, according to the company. Its main… Read more »

Automotive logistics provider ACERTUS electrifies its sites to prepare for the transport of EVs

ACERTUS offers a comprehensive suite of automotive logistics services, including vehicle transport, storage, maintenance, title, registration and compliance services. The company is seeing growing demand for transporting EVs, so it has partnered with Oregon-based EV charging solution provider OpConnect to electrify 41 of its 67 nationwide locations. ACERTUS will deploy charging systems across its storage,… Read more »

dSPACE and Argus partner to introduce new automotive cybersecurity testing capabilities

dSPACE, a provider of simulation and validation solutions, and Argus Cyber Security, a specialist in automotive cybersecurity, have formed a technology partnership aimed at streamlining the development and compliance of automotive embedded systems. The companies aim to enable early-stage cybersecurity testing. By integrating Argus’s Fuzzing automation tool with dSPACE’s SCALEXIO Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) systems, dSPACE can… Read more »

Wabtec and Roy Hill to introduce battery-electric heavy-haul freight locomotive

US locomotive and railcar manufacturer Wabtec and Roy Hill, an Australian iron ore mining company, recently debuted the FLXdrive battery locomotive at Wabtec’s Pennsylvania design and development center. The locomotive has an energy capacity of 7 MWh and is expected to provide a double-digit-percentage reduction in fuel costs and emissions per train. After final battery… Read more »

U.S. Steel converts diesel locomotives to battery power

U.S. Steel has converted two of its diesel switcher locomotives at its Mon Valley Works plants to lithium-ion battery operation.  The locomotives were built by Louisiana-headquartered Innovative Rail Technologies (IRT). The conversion was funded in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. U.S .Steel contributed $2.3 million of the total cost. The locomotives carry… Read more »

Littelfuse introduces automotive-grade 3 kA high-surge AC current protector for EVs

Littelfuse, a US electronics company, has launched a new AC surge current protector series for EVs and hybrids operating in harsh environments. The Pxxx0S3N-A Automotive Grade SIDACtor Protection Thyristor Series in DO-214AB (SMC) package offers high power density and can withstand surge currents up to 3 kA (8/20 µs) and voltages up to 6 kV… Read more »

U.S. Steel pilots battery-electric locomotives

U.S. Steel has converted two of its diesel switcher locomotives at the Mon Valley Works’ Edgar Thomson and Clairton Plants to battery-electric drive. The locomotives travel within the facilities carrying steel, coke, scrap metal, iron ore and other materials. U.S. Steel invested some $2.3 million in the locomotives. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection provided… Read more »

Renesas unveils processor roadmap for next-gen automotive SoCs and MCUs

Japanese semiconductor supplier Renesas Electronics has announced its next-generation automotive digital system on chips (SoCs) and microcontrollers (MCUs). Renesas revealed its fifth-generation R-Car SoC for applications needing in-package chiplet integration technology, giving automotive engineers the option to customize designs. For example, if Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) need more AI performance, engineers can integrate AI… Read more »

GKN Automotive unveils off-the-shelf electric drive unit concept

GKN Automotive has unveiled a new plug-and-play eDrive concept aimed at the niche EV and EV conversion markets. GKN will use the concept to test market appetite for a new eDrive that’s suitable for various purposes, including small to large cars and light commercial vehicles in series production. The first commercial products based on the… Read more »

dSPACE offers end-to-end certified tool chain for validating automotive safety functions

dSPACE, a provider of automotive simulation and validation solutions, has earned ISO 26262 certification from TÜV Süd (a German independent technical inspection association) for its tool chain for validating safety-relevant automotive functions. dSPACE’s Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) tool suite, sensor-realistic 3D environment AURELION, and user interface ModelDesk join the company’s VEOS integration platform and SIMPHERA… Read more »