Latest Stop: Stella Soaks Up the Sun in California

The ocean, the coast, and above all – the sun Last October, “Stella,” the world’s first solar-powered family car, won the 2013 World Solar Challenge in Australia. Since winning the challenge, a lot has happened: Stella has been on a world tour, visiting landmarks around the globe, from the Netherlands Read More

Posted by Andre Snoeck  /   October 08, 2014  /   Posted in Automotive, Automotive Featured, Events, Events Featured, Featured  /   No Comments

Taking a ride at the speed of sunlight

“Stella”, the world’s first solar-powered, energy positive family vehicle, is currently on tour in the USA.  Designed by students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands, Stella can drive almost 500 miles on a single charge and is both CO2 neutral and energy positive, producing twice as much Read More

Posted by Todd Hallinan  /   September 19, 2014  /   Posted in Automotive, Automotive Featured, Featured  /   No Comments

NFC Academy pilot passes with flying colors

The pilot NFC Academy project has just achieved two major milestones. The first ‘short-range wireless communications & NFC’ class at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has been successfully completed with great results. And the inaugural ‘NFC application innovation seminar’ brought together key delegates from education, government and local businesses to share ideas Read More

Posted by Ghiath Al kadi  /   August 20, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Near-field Communication, Near-field Communications  /   2 Comments

Get a sense of direction: Using the DIR pin for bidirectional level translation

Today’s mixed-voltage systems often use bidirectional level translation as a way to improve efficiency while saving power. There are several ways to implement bidirectional translation, but one of the simplest is to use a standard logic device equipped with a direction (DIR) pin. Several logic families support this function, including Read More

Posted by Ali Zeeshan  /   August 06, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Logic  /   No Comments

Connected Car Of The Future Stella Gets London Debut

The world’s first solar-powered family car Stella made an appearance at London Docklands to be shown off to UK media who were invited by NXP to take part in a roundtable discussion on security in the connected car.   At NXP we feel it’s vital that for the connected car Read More

Posted by Martijn van der Linden  /   July 31, 2014  /   Posted in Automotive, Automotive Featured, Cyber security, Featured, News, News Featured  /   No Comments

Happy Birthday, Henry Ford! If Only He Could See the Connected Car

Happy Birthday, Henry Ford! If Only He Could See the Connected Car July 30 is the birth date of one of the great pioneers of the automotive industry, the founder of the Ford Automotive Company.  The Ford franchise and brand have perfected the development of the assembly line technique of mass Read More

Posted by Drue Freeman  /   July 30, 2014  /   Posted in Automotive, Automotive Featured, Featured  /   No Comments

SiGe in RF

Differentiation through innovation Maintaining a leading position in the shifting RF market is a constant challenge. But through ongoing innovation in RF process technologies, NXP has not only maintained its market leadership but continues to develop for the future. Radio Frequency (RF) semiconductor solutions are based on a number of Read More

Posted by Pieter Hooijmans  /   July 29, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, RF, RF identification  /   No Comments

TAMAGOTCHI 4U – NFC enhances toy interactivity!

Cast your mind back almost 20 years and you may remember the launch of the Tamagotchi – an electronic ‘pet’ that owners fed, washed, entertained and exercised.  The keychain sized Tamagotchi was a pet simulation game which allowed owners to have a pet without physically owning one.  The pets needed Read More

Posted by Brigitte Jud  /   July 18, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Near-field Communication, Near-field Communications  /   No Comments