Tin whiskers are small, hair-like structures that can form naturally from the surface of tin components. This article explores potential contributors to tin whisker growth, failure mechanisms that may be induced by whiskers, current testing standards and processes, and mitigation strategies, with a particular focus on the automotive industry.
This application note presents a highly functional, automated approach to automotive cable/harness testing. This combined approach results in an integrated solution that simplifies the testing process and enables unlimited data storage for analyses and backup.
The history and insight into how the EMC specifications and procedures evolved at one automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Other present-day OEM specifications are more similar than different mostly due to the extensive reference to international standards which these OEMs have taken part in developing (e.g., EMC committees). Knowing this history should help today’s EMC practitioners, especially those new to the discipline, gain some insight into the implementation and limitations of test procedures and when to be flexible in analyzing test results.
EV batteries and battery packs are complex systems, requiring a comprehensive design and testing strategy to help ensure safe and efficient electrical power.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has redesignated a portion of the 5.9 GHz band for Wi-Fi, automotive safety-specific technologies, and other currently unlicensed uses. According to a Report ... Read More...
This article presents the importance of defining product case and load simulator grounding in an automotive EMC test plan.
Electric vehicle batteries may have as much as 80% usable capacity when they are no longer suitable for powering motor vehicles. This article explores the post automotive options for these components, and discusses important considerations regarding their use.
The latest announcement by Chinese Certification Authority CNCA has a significant impact on many automotive suppliers and car manufacturers. Several products were removed from the list of products that require compulsory product certification. Other products must now obtain a CCC Self-Declaration.
China’s Certificate and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) has taken steps to ease the regulatory approval process for certain automotive products, and has introduced a self-certification option for other auto... Read More...
Researchers from Penn State University have devised a new way to fully charge the battery in an electric vehicle in just ten minutes.