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What is a smart card?
A card that is has embedded integrated circuits�Cmemory and microprocessor�Ccommonly used for identification or financial transactions. Most popular smart cards are credit cards and GSM cards in mobile phones.
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2009-12-21 RF-to-digital converter brings SDR in cars
From Microtuner Inc. comes a RF-to-digital converter that harnesses advanced RF and digital silicon technologies to bring software-defined radio (SDR) to the global automotive industry.
2008-08-07 Researchers confirm lithium batteries can be used in cars
French researchers claim they can explain why lithium iron phosphate, to be used in future lithium batteries, conducts electricity despite being an insulating material.
2008-08-06 Report forecasts steady growth of ICs in cars
Despite the recent dent in automotive OEM's market expectations, semiconductor content in light road vehicles is expected to enjoy a steady market growth through 2015, a Semicast study finds.
2009-11-10 Remote handset control cars set to boom
Global shipments of cars equipped with remote control systems are set to rise to 20.7 million units in 2016.
2007-11-09 Radar sensor boosts safety in mid-range cars
Infineon Technologies has started sampling a range of radar system ICs that it says could bring long- and medium-range automotive radar to mid-range cars as soon as mid-2010.
2005-08-19 Racing Cars from Metl-Tech controlled by Atmel smart RF transceivers
Semiconductor solutions developer Atmel has revealed that its multi-channel transceiver is being used in Metl-Tech Racer's line of tiny, remote-controlled race cars.
2010-02-19 Qualcomm bring 3G connectivity to Audi cars
Audi AG's Mobile Media Interface (MMI) Plus in-car navigation system, featuring integrated UMTS connectivity from Qualcomm, will be available on select Audi A8 vehicles this year.
2007-07-31 Poll: Japan cars greener than European cousins
An poll of EE Times Europe readers revealed many think Japanese cars are greener compared to those made by European automakers.
2008-03-13 PMIC aims at MOST networks in cars
STMicroelectronics has launched what it claims as the industry's first integrated power management solution for MOST networks.
2006-06-01 Personal multimedia goes into cars
Next-gen car infotainment systems will emphasize on-the-fly configurability, depend on heavy-duty signal processing and require SoCs to embed lots of entertainment systems expertise in both hardware and software.
2008-06-16 Persistent memory makes cars smarter
This article examines approaches to make automotive electronic systems more customizable and experience-based. A method for experience-based customization as well as the use of distributed persistent memory as an available technology is proposed. Total recall is defined as the ability to recall information from persistent memory that is acted on in conjunction with sensor input.
2010-07-01 Passive MEMS, actuators to keep cars safe
The next generation of car automation will be equipped by passive MEMS sensors with active actuators that will increasingly "drive" cars in hazardous situations to avoid accidents, experts said.
2010-10-11 Parrot to bring cheaper, integrated Internet access to cars
Parrot developed an in-car module that encompasses widespread standards, such as I2S, USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, UART, among others, reports Frost & Sullivan.
2007-04-02 Parallel processing architecture enables advanced vision apps in today's cars
While airbags and seatbelts are designed to provide protection inside the vehicle, accident avoidance equipment could provide the ultimate solution for protecting lives both inside and out.
2008-08-21 NXP, iBiquity bring HD radio sound to cars
NXP Semiconductors claims it has developed the first multistandard radio IC dedicated to digital in car-reception together with iBiquity Digital Corp., the developer of digital HD Radio technology.
2008-09-22 NXP solution embedded in accident alert system in cars
NXP Semiconductors has signed up to support eCall, the the pan- European emergency call system.
2014-03-27 Nvidia shifts mobile focus to embedded systems, cars
Nvidia will give 3D chip stacks a nudge forward with its next-generation GPUs and will also focus its mobile strategy on embedded systems and cars rather than smartphones and tablets. These are the key takeaways at this year's GPU Tech Conference.
2002-10-10 Nuvera fuel cell stacks power Fiat cars
Nuvera Fuel Cells has delivered nine proton exchange membrane fuel cell stacks to Centro Ricerche Fiat.
2007-04-17 Nissan-NEC JV eyes development of Li-ion battery for cars
Nissan Motor, NEC, and its subsidiary, NEC TOKIN, have signed an agreement to establish a joint-venture company to focus on Li-ion battery business for wide-scale automotive application by 2009.
2008-09-04 New JV of Li-ion cells for cars hits the road
SB LiMotive, the 50-50 joint venture of Bosch and Samsung SDI, has started its operations Sept. 1. The new company seeks to develop, manufacture and sell Li-ion batteries for automotive applications.
2008-05-19 NEC, Sanyo make Li-ion batteries for 'green' cars
Sanyo Electric and NEC last week were reported to have entered separate partnerships with carmakers for the manufacture of Li-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.
2006-08-29 NEC image processor lets cars detect pedestrians
NEC said its new automotive image processor allows users to program it to detect whatever they want to enhance pre-crash safety systems.
2008-02-27 Nanoparticles to make water-fueled cars a reality
'Our nanoparticle-coated electrodes make electrolysers efficient enough to provide hydrogen on demand from a tank of distilled water in your car,' said Kevin Maloney, CEO and co-founder of QuantumSphere.
2008-09-16 MOST networks invade Asia cars
Media Oriented Systems Transport is a multimedia networking backbone used by carmakers to implement infotainment systems. Through the auspices of the MOST Cooperation, carmakers and suppliers are developing this technology.
2009-11-11 More brushless DC motors enter cars
Despite a 20 percent drop in worldwide sales of motors used in automotive apps, brushless DC motors fell only 6 percent.
2010-08-03 Melexis leads DASH7 drive into cars
Melexis will co-chair of a working group focusing on the use of ISO 18000-7 standard for wireless sensor networking in cars.
2007-07-10 Mechatronics paves way for driverless cars
Once dismissed as a fad, mechatronics has fulfilled its promise of smart autonomous electromechanical systems, used both in NASA's Rover and in the modern car.
2006-09-19 Low-profile jack enables portable audio devices in cars
SMK's 3.5mm 3-pole jack was designed to enable portable audio devices to be connected to in-car audio equipment, particularly where smaller configurations are required.
2010-07-23 Low-priced ESS control unit targets cars in emerging markets
Continental AG offers an affordable engine start-stop control unit shortening development time of ultra-compact cars.
2008-10-17 Low-cost MPUs to gear up future hybrid cars
Renesas has presented its microprocessor road map in the telematics market, bracing for a pair of chip technologies for future low- to high-end cars.
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