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Maxim Automotive SerDes Chipsets Work With Shielded Twisted Pair or Coax Maxim Automotive SerDes Chipsets Work With Shielded Twisted Pair or Coax

  Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has introduced a family of Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link (GMSL) serializer/ deserializer (SerDes) chipsets that can be used either with shielded twisted pair (STP) or lighter and less costly coax cabling, thus offering flexibility for engineers designing high-resolution advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).... [Read more of this review]


Freescale MCUs Target Instrument Clusters with High-End Graphics Freescale MCUs Target Instrument Clusters with High-End Graphics

Freescale Semiconductor introduced the MAC57D5xx, a new family of ARM® Cortex®-based single-chip, triple-core microcontrollers (MCUs) designed for automotive instrument clusters.  Read more... Read More →


Toshiba Constant Voltage Regulator Supports 1A or Higher With External Power Transistors Toshiba Constant Voltage Regulator Supports 1A or Higher With External Power Transistors

  Toshiba Corporation introduced the TB9005FNG, a 5-volt constant voltage regulator for automotive systems.  Read more... Read More →


dSPACE Releases Motor Control Software Library for Electric Drive Control Systems dSPACE Releases Motor Control Software Library for Electric Drive Control Systems

  dSPACE has released the XSG AC Motor Control (XSG = Xilinx System Generator) Library software for developing control systems for electric drives.  Read more... Read More →


TRW Roof Airbag Now in Production on Citroën C4 Cactus TRW Roof Airbag Now in Production on Citroën C4 Cactus

    TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. recently started production of its roof airbag technology on the Citroën C4 Cactus. The “bag in roof” replaces passenger airbags typically mounted in the instrument panel and can allow for improved interior design aesthetics, ergonomics and functionality while saving space in the instrument panel.  Read... [Read more of this review]


Freescale and Broadcom Shrink their Ethernet MCU Freescale and Broadcom Shrink their Ethernet MCU

Freescale Semiconductor and Broadcom Corporation together launched the Freescale Qorivva MPC5606E, a single-chip microcontroller (MCU) that integrates the Broadcom BroadR-Reach PHY. Its predecessor, the dual-chip MPC5604E, is currently in production. Freescale is sampling the new device now and expects that will be available in production quantities... [Read more of this review]


Virtual Hardware In the Loop (vHIL): Earlier and Better Testing for Automotive Applications Virtual Hardware In the Loop (vHIL): Earlier and Better Testing for Automotive Applications

  By Victor Reyes, Technical Marketing Manager, Synopsys  Read more... Read More →


Will My Car be Safe to Drive? Will My Car be Safe to Drive?

  By Robert B. K. Dewar Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, New York University President, Ada Core Technologies  Read more... Read More →


Improved Vision Processors, Sensors Enable Proliferation of New and Enhanced ADAS Functions Improved Vision Processors, Sensors Enable Proliferation of New and Enhanced ADAS Functions

    Brian Dipert Tim Droz   By Brian Dipert, Editor in Chief, Embedded Vision Alliance Tim Droz, Vice President and General Manager, SoftKinetic North America Stephane Francois  Read more... Read More →


Defining, Designing and Delivering Start-Stop System Benefits Defining, Designing and Delivering Start-Stop System Benefits

  Frank Dehmelt Mahmoud Harmouch By Frank Dehmelt and Mahmoud Harmouch, Texas Instruments This article describes what start-stop is and the prerequisites for an automotive start-stop system, including its implementation and benefits.  Read more... Read More →


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