The automotive sector is experiencing unprecendented demand for electronics solutions in passenger vehicles. From the shift to 48V systems, to the adoption of advanced vehicle connectivity, automotive design engineers are facing a host of new challenges in applications including:
- Powertrain and safety
- Electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
- Comfort and infotainment
- Communications and on-board connectivity
The automotive industry is highly regulated, and electronic components must adhere to specfic quality standards, such as AECQ-200 for passives. Avnet Abacus works with leading suppliers to ensure their components are certified and safe for use in high risk environments. Our technical and supply chain specialists understand the challenges engineers face, and can help specify components that exceed technical requirements, and meet compliance, lifetime and supply chain expectations. If you would like to discuss your requirements, get in touch with the team in your local language.
Steering automotive supply chains to success
When it comes to matching supply to demand, automotive supply chains are among the world’s most complex, with little room for error, especially for companies that deliver sub-assemblies to major car makers.Read the article
Read our interview with Stephan Smit, director automotive strategic accounts EMEA at Avnet Electronics Marketing, to find out how Avnet works with automotive customers to keep their production lines running smoothly.
Innovations in automotive connectivity
The automotive industry is currently experiencing a phase of rapid change. One of the key enablers of this change will be a vast increase in the amount of data flowing through cars, and between cars and their environments, made possible by new forms of connectivity.
Here Martin Keenan, Technical Director, Avnet Abacus examines the technology innovations that are enabling on-board, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity.Read the article
Passive in automotive applications
The automotive industry is entering a period of rapid change. Car makers will have to adapt to multiple, concurrent challenges such as new market entrants, tougher emissions standards, vehicle electrification and the shift to mobility platforms, as well as customer demands for greater safety, autonomy and connectivity.
None of this would be possible without passive components, and Alan Jermyn is on hand to discuss the standards and specifications that are influencing device selection for automotive applications.Read the article
Developing charging infrastructure for wide-scale electric vehicle adoption
Concerns about carbon emissions and urban pollution are encouraging the automotive industry to introduce hybrid and fully electric powertrains. Their work is being aided by steadily improving battery and motor technology, but is held back by the ’chicken and egg’ problem of charging the resultant vehicles. To ensure that electric vehicles (EVs) have the same freedom to roam as today’s fossil-fuel cars, a few challenges need to be addressed.read the article