DuPont Automotive (www.dupont.com/automotive) has launched a materials site dedicated to automotive applications. Click on a major automotive system, including body interior, body exterior, chassis/fuel, electrical/electronics, finishes, or powertrain and see the DuPont applications available in that area. Also on the site is an OEM specifications guide and links to detailed product and technical information.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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