The 12V electrical architecture is being pushed to its limits by the increasing demand for power in modern-day cars. As a result, 48V may prove to be the standard system of the future. This not only opens up opportunities for new innovations, but also creates the platform for meeting ever stricter CO2 targets.
As supercaps (supercapacitors, electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs)) become more and more popular, there is an increasing desire to migrate the power supplies for various applications from batteries to EDLCs. However, in many cases this is not a logical step as a 1:1 exchange, or is even impossible. Many applications can nevertheless be optimized with the aid of supercaps.
The IoT (Internet of Things) already connects many things; a trend that seems to be increasing by the day. According to forecasts, between 200 million and 100 billion devices will be connected through the Internet of Things by 2020 alone. What is certain is that IPv6 has raised the number of supported IP addresses from roughly four billion to over 340 sextillion (a figure with 37 (!) zeros). The supporting...
You can find passive displays everywhere: in cars, kitchen and household appliances, telephones, as well as gas, water, and electric meters. This is thanks to their long service lives, energy-saving properties, and the fact that custom modules can be designed simply and quickly. The higher the value the application is intended to convey, the more that the attention has to be placed on the contrast.
Smart manufacturing ("Industry 4.0") is based, like the Internet of Things, on connectivity – and that means contacts. The connectors needed for the purpose must be of sufficient robustness for industrial use. So Industry 4.0 is not just a driver of growth, but also of technological progress, delivering a multitude of innovations. They are also benefiting other sectors.