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Oiling the way to greater EV efficiency

2014-01-30
Lubricant performance may not appear to be a salient challenge for EV operation even when it comes to the development of world electric speed record achievements and on-track e-racecars; but it is, says Millers Oils' Technical Director, Martyn Mann.
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BYD electric bus provides 30-h service on single charge

2014-01-30
BYD and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced some findings from a two-month pilot test on a 40-ft BYD battery-electric bus conducted in Manhattan from Aug. 25 to Oct. 25 of last year. The electric bus maker also recently completed the first phase of a 10-month trial, which commenced this past summer in Gatineau, Quebec, and Ottawa, Ontario, again using a 40-ft BYD-supplied electric bus.
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Xtrac reveals 2014 Formula One gearbox technology

2014-01-29
Formula One rules for the 2014 season have changed in many areas, most notably the use of smaller-displacement turbocharged engines and a stronger hybrid-electric drive motor. Accompanying these changes are new gearbox specifications for 2014. The new rules call for eight forward speeds rather than the seven gears used in 2013.
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GM’s new 8-speed automatic may enable 30-mpg Corvette in 2015

2014-01-29
The all-new 8L90 was developed in house. GM claims it improves the Corvette’s powertrain efficiency by up to 5% versus the 6L80 and provides faster gear changes. It is over 8 lb (3.6 kg) lighter than the 6-speed while being equivalent in overall size.
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Vent for electronics housings

2014-01-28
The smaller total vent height (only 8.9 mm, or 0.35 in) provides more flexibility in component layout and facilitates heat transfer from printed circuit boards to the housing exterior.
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Precision digital pressure gauge

2014-01-28
The Palmer model PTG200 digital pressure gauge from Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group is an excellent substitute for mechanical precision pointer pressure gauges.
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MIL-STD-1553 XMC cards

2014-01-28
Data Device Corp.’s MIL-STD-1553 XMC cards now include front and rear I/O options, along with air- and conduction-cooled configurations, to support a range of embedded applications.
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Voltage controlled oscillator

2014-01-28
Crystek’s CVCO25CL-0902-0928 VCO operates from 902 to 928 MHz, with a control voltage range of 0.5 to ~3.5 V.
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Graphics processing for harsh environments

2014-01-28
The C530 general-purpose graphics processing unit from Aitech Defense Systems combines improved processing and high-data-throughput capabilities with a rugged design that is suitable for C4ISR and advanced signal processing.
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Wire grid polarizers

2014-01-28
High-contrast IR wire grid polarizers from Edmund Optics are suited for broadband infrared applications that require high transmission and contrast, including spectroscopy and thermal imaging.
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