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Long gone are the days when commercial vehicles had a rather dusty image despite their good functionality. Rough edges and corners and bulky designs become more and more a thing of the past. And also the poor amenities are being replaced by more and more high-tech features. One can say, that they really arrived in the 21st century, which became obvious during the recent “IAA für Nutzfahrzeuge” in Hannover. About 2000 exhibitors from over 50 different countries this year showcased their developments to the visitors of the leading fair inRead More
The Quintessence Smart Cities Cover Image
Twice a year, EBV Elektronik is publishing its knowledge magazine “The Quintessence” (TQ). Each time we cover hot topics of the electronic industry that have or will have a tremendous impact on people’s lives in the future. The last issue was dedicated to wearables technology, because we believe that those devices will have a huge influence on our performance, well-being and quality of life. The next issue will cover the topic of “Smart Cities”, a market that experts believe will be exploding over the next few years. Here we willRead More
Smart Agriculture
It’s the time of the year again when days are getting shorter and the sun is not so powerful anymore. High time for a special occupational group. Farmers are in their final throes harvesting their acres before they will be starting all over again tilling their fields for the next year. For sure there is still a massive amount of manual work needed for them, but high-tech has found its way into agriculture for quite some time already. Harvesting machines are getting more powerful, safer and more efficient. But alsoRead More
LpS Automotive Lighting

Posted On September 13, 2016By Christian JakobIn Events, Lightspeed

Things You Will Miss If You Don’t Attend LpS 2016

Only one week ahead is the LED professional Symposium + Expo 2016 (LpS) in Bregenz, Austria. The 6th international LpS event on solid-state lighting is already casting its shadows. EVB Elektronik will be present with its Lighting Segment “EBV Lightspeed” from September 20 – 22 in the premises of the world-famous Festspielhaus Bregenz, located directly on Lake Constance. Here we want to come up with some reasons, why Europe’s foremost lighting technology event is a must-attend event for industry experts, researchers and lighting designers. LpS 2016 will again cover aRead More
Smartphone Sensors
The process of the digitalisation of our environment and the connection of nearly everything to the Internet creates tons of new possibilities. Possibilities which need intelligent user interfaces and control. Buttons tend to vanish and are often replaced by touch screens and gesture control. The Need For Sensors Those modern control interfaces and displays need sensors in order to adapt to their surroundings. There are two main parameters which need to be observed. The first is the proximity to other objects in order to switch the display on and offRead More
Tesla Charging
The strive for increased energy efficiency, lighter and smaller applications as well as optimised system cost has been determining developments in power electronics for years. Optimisation of silicon based solutions like MOSFETs and IGBTs in the high voltage range (above 600V) is close to reach its limits. Due to the increasing demand for HEV/EVs as well as compact solutions for solar inverters, industrial drives and high frequency power supplies semiconductor manufacturers need to find new ways to achieve the goal of better efficiency. Wide band gap (WBG) technologies like SiCRead More
Glen Albert Larson must have been ahead of his time when he had the idea for his world famous television series “Knight Rider” in the early 1980s. A lot of men’s hearts probably still beat faster when they remember the times when the black 1982 Pontiac Trans Am together with his partner Michael Knight KITT chased criminals. KITTs instrumentation in the interior flashing in red, yellow and green colours and its “voice modulator” will remain unforgettable for everyone who watched the series on TV. However, at that time hardly anyoneRead More
Android Smartphone
Business emails, private photos and important documents – users tend to store sensitive data on their smartphones creating the need for privacy and security solutions on the devices. Therefore Apple and Google protect your data with full disk encryption (FDE) on iOS and Android products. This protection of all data stored on our phones is usually achieved by using a passcode which you need to enter to unlock the device. To the user the solutions of Apple and Google appear very similar. On both systems it is possible to setRead More
colorful world of wearables
Wearable technology is booming. Not many other high-tech segments have polarised more over the last years. Electronic devices worn on or even inside the body have long outgrown their image as part of the IoT and manifested themselves as own segment. Companies like FitBit and Withings have managed to establish themselves as successful players in the market in just a few years. Regarding activity trackers they are eye-to-eye with huge enterprises like Nike and Adidas that struggle to keep pace with the small and innovative fitness device manufacturers born asRead More
Yes, the IoT will spark billions of new connections. Yes, there will be tons of unattended and autonomous devices connected to the internet that need to be secured. And yes everybody knows it. So why do we still see headlines about hacks popping up on a daily basis? Because implementing security isn’t easy nor is it cheap. Semiconductor manufacturers have understood this problem and are developing solutions in order to supply components that enable cost efficient and effortless implementation of protective features into applications. The latest “weapon” for the fightRead More