Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Automobile Tail Lamp and Brake Lamp Controller

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are recently finding uses in automobiles, where they provide signaling, daytime running lights, and interior lighting. As this technology hits the road, manufacturers continue to investigate new ways to apply it, taking advantage of the styling possibilities afforded by LED headlights and taillights.

Isolation in High-Voltage Battery Monitoring for Transportation Applications

Battery stacks for transportation can provide hundreds of volts. These high voltages can prove lethal to human beings—and even lower voltages can damage electronic equipment—so safety is a key concern. Although these stacks are inherently dangerous, they must still communicate with the cell monitoring electronics. Galvanic isolation is thus required to make the communications method safe and reliable.