Automotive White Papers, Application Notes, and Case Studies

  1. Hyundai MOBIS Automotive Group Uses FEKO For Shielding Effectiveness Simulation

    Hyundai MOBIS planned to improve the effectiveness of shielding enclosures that protect against illumination from both external fields and EM leakage from electronic products in the presence of apertures and slots used to accommodate visibility, ventilation, and access to interior components.

  2. The Role Of Sensors For The Connected Car

    This white paper covers relevant trends and examples of innovative automotive sensors that support closed-loop control functions in exhaust gas after-treatment, transmission, and battery monitoring.

  3. Automotive Radars — Antenna Design, Integration, And Channel Modeling

    Driving aid radar systems are critical to enabling key technologies in the development of autonomous vehicles. With the need to meet not only road safety applications, but parking assist functions as well, certain specifications must be maintained for the antenna to be integrated into the vehicle. 

  4. Removing Wires, Increasing Performance

    A few years ago, driving while using a phone was practically unheard of or frowned upon. Today, it’s actually quite the opposite. From GPS navigation to infotainment, voice-controlled texting to cloud data transfer, the use of cell phones and other mobile devices is so prevalent while driving that many car manufacturers now offer WiFi in the vehicle. Nevertheless, the additional cell phone usage and significant amount of send/receive data increases the chance of a dead battery alongside the panic of finding a charging cord and plugging it in. The solution? Inductive charging. This white paper describes the technology behind wireless charging, its challenges, and Laird’s latest solutions for automotive wireless charging modules. .

  5. Radar Waveforms for A&D and Automotive Radar

    This white paper provides a more detailed view on radar waveforms for Aerospace and Defense and commercial radar systems. Waveforms such as pulse and pulse-Doppler signal, continuous wave and frequency shift keying waveforms are described. 

  6. Electromagnetic Environmental Effects On Aircraft With Composite Materials

    Carbon fiber reinforced composite (CFRD) materials are able to conduct electricity, but provide less shielding than metal and raise concerns in electromagnetic environmental effects. This application note measures the effects of these materials in some practical examples.