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Magna Supplies Outside Mirrors With Hidden Turn Signals, Electronic Side-Door Latch for BMW i8 Magna Supplies Outside Mirrors With Hidden Turn Signals, Electronic Side-Door Latch for BMW i8

                Magna International is supplying... 


BMW i3 Electric Vehicles Include Ultra-Accurate ams Integrated Sensor Interface BMW i3 Electric Vehicles Include Ultra-Accurate ams Integrated Sensor Interface

ams AG (SIX: AMS) announced that the BMW Group is using the AS8510, an integrated... 


Freescale Battery Cell Controller Balances Measurement Accuracy, Scalability and High Speed Communications Freescale Battery Cell Controller Balances Measurement Accuracy, Scalability and High Speed Communications

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo –Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL)... 


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Mentor Graphics Appoints Vice President for Embedded Technologies Mentor Graphics Appoints Vice President for Embedded Technologies

Glenn Perry Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) announced the appointment of Glenn... 


Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) Names Taylor Hansen to Head New North American Subsidiary Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) Names Taylor Hansen to Head New North American Subsidiary

Taylor Hansen Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) has incorporated a US subsidiary,... 


Bosch Intends to Acquire All Shares in ZF Lenksysteme Bosch Intends to Acquire All Shares in ZF Lenksysteme

  Bosch plans to increase its stake in ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (ZFLS) to 100 percent.... 


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Renesas RL78 Platform Solution Drives Easy Path from Idea to Solution for Automotive Control Systems Renesas RL78 Platform Solution Drives Easy Path from Idea to Solution for Automotive Control Systems

RL78/F13 and RL78/F14 MCUs Reduce System Power Consumption and PCB Footprint SimuQuest and IAR Systems Development Kits and Software Tools Enhance Development Efficiency for Quicker Time to Market Renesas Electronics America announced the availability of 16-bit RL78/F13 and RL78/F14 microcontrollers (MCUs) plus new RL78 Renesas Development... [Read more of this review]


Delphi Claims First-to-Market with Wireless Vehicle Communications Technology to Support V2V and V2I Delphi Claims First-to-Market with Wireless Vehicle Communications Technology to Support V2V and V2I

Delphi will supply a major global automaker with connectivity technology that will allow cars to talk with one another and provide drivers critical traffic information. Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) announced that it will be first-to-market with Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication technology that significantly... [Read more of this review]


Eaton Launches Medium-Duty Dual Clutch Transmissions with Fuel Efficiency, Performance and Driveability Features Eaton Launches Medium-Duty Dual Clutch Transmissions with Fuel Efficiency, Performance and Driveability Features

Eaton has introduced Procision™, a new line of medium-duty dual clutch transmissions that delivers 8 to 10 percent better fuel economy than a similarly equipped vehicle with a torque converter automatic. Scheduled to be available in the North American market mid-year in 2015 and available globally in the future, the new 7-speed transmissions feature... [Read more of this review]


Audiovox Adds 8-Inch Android Headrest to Custom Headrest Line Audiovox Adds 8-Inch Android Headrest to Custom Headrest Line

New Models Integrate Tablet Technology With Custom Headrest DVD Systems VOXX Electronics Corp (VEC) has added three new custom 8-inch headrest systems with multiple monitor configurations to its line of 7-inch vehicle-specific headrest systems. These multiple monitor configurations now allow backseat passengers to enjoy not only larger screen viewing... [Read more of this review]


Bourns Automotive-Grade ChipGuard® Varistor Series Delivers High Reliability, Fast-Response ESD Protection Bourns Automotive-Grade ChipGuard® Varistor Series Delivers High Reliability, Fast-Response ESD Protection

Bourns, Inc. introduced its ChipGuard® Automotive MLA Series Varistor ESD Clamp Protectors specifically developed to protect sensitive automotive electronics from the threat of ESD up to IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4. Bourns’ Model CGA-MLA Series are very fast bidirectional devices that deliver robust overvoltage protection and stable low leakage performance... [Read more of this review]


u-blox Launches Wi-Fi/Bluetooth “Internet of Things” module u-blox Launches Wi-Fi/Bluetooth “Internet of Things” module

    u-blox announced the ODIN-W160, a rugged multi-radio module for demanding industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications. “u-blox’ compact ODIN-W160 module is perfect for small sensor applications in rugged environments, where faultless operation 24/7 is a requirement,” says Herbert Blaser, VP of Short Range Radio at u-blox.... [Read more of this review]


Mentor Graphics Extends Nucleus RTOS; Targets Next-Generation Applications for Embedded Devices Mentor Graphics Extends Nucleus RTOS; Targets Next-Generation Applications for Embedded Devices

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced a new version of the Mentor® Embedded Nucleus® real time operating system (RTOS) targeting high-performance, next-generation applications for connected embedded devices. The Nucleus RTOS process model is expanded to include ARM® Cortex® M- based cores. For the first time, software developers can use a single... [Read more of this review]


TI Introduces Ultra-Low Quiescent Current, High-Voltage LDOs for Direct-to-Battery Automotive Applications TI Introduces Ultra-Low Quiescent Current, High-Voltage LDOs for Direct-to-Battery Automotive Applications

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced 17 new AEC-Q100-qualified, high-voltage LDOs for automotive and industrial applications. The new ultra-low quiescent current LDOs, including the TPS7A16xx-Q1 with 60-V input, TPS7A66xx-Q1 and TPS7B67xx families, and the TPS7B4250-Q1 LDO, support many applications that connect directly to a car or truck battery, such... [Read more of this review]


Melexis Low Pin Count N-FET Pre-Driver Targets Automotive High Current DC Motor Applications Melexis Low Pin Count N-FET Pre-Driver Targets Automotive High Current DC Motor Applications

To complement its brushless direct current (BLDC) pre-driver portfolio and address conventional DC motor applications, Melexis introduces the MLX83100 N-FET pre-driver IC. Offered in a compact 28-pin package, with four digital inputs, this pre-driver IC provides a very flexible, inexpensive and space-saving solution for high current N-FET DC motors. Though... [Read more of this review]


K2L KG Automotive Test System Supports All Major Automotive Busses for Test and Simulation K2L KG Automotive Test System Supports All Major Automotive Busses for Test and Simulation

K2L GmbH & Co. & Co. KG announced its Automotive Test System (ATS), which is a singular hardware and software tool that supports all of the major automotive busses for all of the activities related to test and simulation, such as rest bus simulation, device simulation, testing during system development and rapid prototyping. ATS also covers... [Read more of this review]


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