The development of high-performance charging infrastructure for e-mobility has created a whole new growth field for the use of high-grade electromechanical components, which include not only relays but also fuses, switches and thermal management components.
It is the dream of many to be brought from A to B without any effort on their part whatsoever – a dream that is embodied in Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T. or the vehicles in “The Fifth Element”. Modern cars are increasingly approaching these visions of the future, and various sensor technologies play one of the most important roles here. One of the most promising of these is lidar.
New switching transistors, for example based on gallium nitride (GaN), increase the operating frequency of switched-mode power supply units, enabling the use of smaller capacitors and inductors. Inductors using high-tech core materials also help achieve high circuit efficiency.
High data rates and a simple network structure have made WiFi one of the most common wireless standards. But WiFi has a flaw – its low range. This is why the WiFi Alliance developed IEEE 802.11ah for longer-distance wireless. The first module to meet this standard is now appearing on the market.
Everywhere you look, cars have little devices here and there to make the driving experience more comfortable—window regulators, sunroof controllers, seat adjusters, trunk door mechanisms, automated front-lighting systems and various flaps, fins, pumps and fans. The broadness of this field is also apparent in the diversity of electrical auxiliary motors. This means that drive solutions need to be scalable...