Electronics is becoming increasingly important to the automotive sector, enabling the systems which we all expect to find in the latest cars. But those involved in the the sector, as well as those looking to enter the automotive supply chain, need to keep up to date.

New Electronics covers developments in the automotive sector, bringing technology updates and opinion from the market.

A cluster of expertise

The move towards the use of colour TFT LCDs in automotive applications is long established. Drivers and passengers have become comfortable with their use in the cabin and on the console, through the proliferation of products such as GPS and in car entertainment.

Cool it!

Temperature affects device reliability significantly, so the onus is on designers to transfer heat away from devices at risk.

Fit for purpose

Consumer oriented components, from ICs to cables and connectors, must toughen up to withstand life on the open road.

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