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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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2005-09-01 Keys to new car sensor
As electronic content in cars increases, low-cost, reliable sensing systems become even more important.
2008-01-16 Jazz up in-vehicle entertainment network
The number of MCUs built into new vehicles grows annually, as electronic content of cars, trucks and SUVs increases. According to Akio Nezu of Fujitsu Microelectronics America, an emerging requirement is for information and entertainment systems that can be implemented in automotive networks using MCUs that support the Intelligent Transportation Systems Data Bus-1394 (IDB-1394) specification.
2008-12-17 It takes a village to sell an electric car
Auto industry executives say they will couple their first mass-market electric cars with a big dose of community outreach, with the hope of making the new generation of vehicles more desirable and convenient to consumers.
2005-08-08 Innovation and inertia
'Automotive electronics' would have been an oxymoron just a few decades ago. Now even low-cost cars are loaded with processors, more than most race cars.
2007-08-02 Infotainment systems to drive car HDD shipments
The explosion of digital multimedia infotainment systems in cars will drive shipments of HDDs for automotive infotainment systems to 16.6 million units by 2013, says iSuppli.
2008-02-26 Infineon MCUs to power next BMW M vehicles
Infineon Technologies AG and BMW subsidiary BMW M GmbH will collaborate on the development of a new engine control unit for the next BMW M series of cars.
2012-07-10 In-car info overload raises concern over driver distraction
A study from Frost & Sullivan shows that the innovations in functionalities present in cars has led to the phenomena of driver distraction.
2008-03-26 Hyundai ushers in hybrid car era
Hyundai Motor announced plans to mass produce hybrid electric vehicles starting next year, opening a new era for environmentally-friendly cars.
2015-03-23 High-performance cathode ensures stability of Li-S batteries
A research team discovered a high performance cathode material for use in next generation lithium-sulfur batteries that could one day be used to power mobile devices and electric cars.
2010-05-19 Hall-effect transducer suits battery monitoring apps
Micronas has released the CUR 3105 that targets applications for electric and hybrid cars such as battery monitoring as well as DC/DC converters, start-stop-systems and metering systems.
2014-09-22 Germanium tin offers cost reduction for smartphone cameras
University of Arkansas researchers created a novel material, germanium tin deposited in layers on a silicon substrate, which could be used to build better cheaper IR cameras for smartphones and cars.
2011-08-11 Future batteries fuel EV adoption
The size and costs of future batteries are just some of the factors why it is difficult for all-electric vehicles and hybrid cars to break into the mainstream market.
2002-03-15 Fubei automobile power adapter offers seven output voltages
The FBC500Q automobile dc/dc power adapter is suitable for all different cars with a cigarette lighter socket, and provides seven output voltages of 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9, and 12Vdc.
2008-11-28 FlexRay transceivers up ante for in-car networking
NXP Semiconductors has developed two new FlexRay transceivers that best-in-class electro-magnetic emission for better safety and comfort in cars.
2015-12-01 Exploring ADAS stereo vision apps (Part 1)
Read about ADAS applications and how cameras in general, and stereo vision in particular, is the basis for safe autonomous cars that can see and drive themselves.
2015-09-22 Expanding IoT market brings opportunities to MCU space
The market for MCUs used in connected cars, wearables, building automation and other IoT applications is seen to log a CAGR of 11 per cent, from $1.7 billion in 2014 to $2.8 billion in 2019, said IHS.
2008-06-06 Europe gears up for fuel cells, hydrogen tech spending
According to an Associated Press report, European governments agreed last week to spend $731 million for the development of fuel cells and hydrogen technology for cars.
2013-06-05 Engineers aim for real-time automotive, industrial Ethernet
Ethernet is getting a tune up with real-time capabilities suitable for cars and the factory floor at latencies in single-digit microseconds coming by the end of next year.
2008-12-12 Electronic stability control systems' sales to rise
Despite the plunging demand for cars, electronic stability control (ESC) systems' sales are expected to continue to rise in the coming years. iSuppli reports that ESC systems will generate attractive opportunities for suppliers of MEMS sensors used in these systems.
2008-05-27 EC pitches car systems upgrade to cut road mishaps
The European Commission disclosed plans to develop advanced braking systems and hi-tech tires obligatory on cars and trucks cut reduce road deaths and greenhouse gas emissions.
2006-12-01 Drive safely with sensor-equipped autos
This article discusses the areas of application for micromechanical pressure sensors in cars, and the sensors' future trends and requirements.
2009-09-29 Copper tech enables downscaled piezo actuator designs
Piezo fuel injection systems have become firmly established as the state-of-the-art in passenger vehicles, particularly in diesel and increasingly in gasoline-powered cars.
2008-09-26 Continental preps Li-ion battery production for hybrids
Continental, the international automotive supplier, is the world's first manufacturer to start series production of Li-ion batteries to be used in hybrid drive cars.
2014-03-05 Chip sales in January hit $26B, says analyst
SIA revealed that sales of semiconductors rose 8.8 percent from a year earlier, attributing the Internet of Things, especially connected cars and homes devices, as the reason behind the growth.
2008-08-14 Center to find fuel cells from ocean resources
Looking into ocean power to generate electricity, hydrogen to fuel cars and heat exchangers to cool buildings is what the $13.75-million project at Florida Atlantic University's Center for Ocean Energy Technology covers.
2013-07-22 Car wireless market to rise to $1.6B in 2018
IHS forecasted that global original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market revenue for wireless technology in cars is set to rise by 41 per cent from 2012 through 2018, up from $1.1 billion last year.
2007-08-16 Car systems call for secure memory
Today's cars comprise several dozen processors, a wide range of sensors, and various types of control, safety, comfort and communications systems. All these systems have one thing in commonthe need for non-volatile storage.
2013-07-03 Car HUD market to rise to 9.1M units in 2020
IHS revealed that head-up displays are finding their way into family cars, with navigation and driver-assist functions helping drive the market to expand by more than a factor of seven from 2012-20.
2016-04-18 Capacitive touch application: Automotive door handle
Cars are no exception to the growing popularity of capacitive touch in intuitive human-to-machine interfaces. In this article, we focus on this technology's application in the door handle domain.
2004-01-21 C&C Battery GEL, AGM products suit electric vehicles
C&C Battery Co. Ltd has rolled out its GEL and AGM batteries that are designed for use in electric vehicles such as golf cars and fork-lift trucks.
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