Symphony Teleca and Delphi Pair Up for HMI and IVI
Symphony Teleca Corporation (STC) and Delphi worked together to develop and demonstrate an HTML5-based human-machine interface (HMI) and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system for the Fiat 500 using the center touch screen console and a digital instrument cluster. Intel was also involved in the development effort. Read more... Read More →
Texas Instruments Wireless MCU Simplifies Automotive Connectivity
SimpleLink™ CC2541-Q1 wireless microcontroller enables new automotive use cases through low power, reduced cost and simplified design
Texas Instruments (TI) announced the SimpleLink™ Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging... [Read more of this review]
Sensor Platforms and ARM Offer Open Source Software for Sensor Hub Implementations
Sensor Platforms, which provides algorithmic sensor software for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and ARM, jointly announced what they said is the world’s first open source software for sensor hub applications.
The software, Open Sensor Platform (OSP), is intended to simplify the integration of sensors across multiple applications... [Read more of this review]
HELLA Develops Matrix LED Headlamp System With Audi
HELLA has developed what it said is an industry-first headlamp system that automatically adjusts high-beam light patterns for other traffic and pedestrians.
Recently introduced on the Audi A8 in Europe, HELLA’s Matrix LED headlamp system uses camera-based technology to create glare-fee “tunnels” in front of a vehicle. The system... [Read more of this review]
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).
Current... [Read more of this review]
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.
With more than 1.7x higher performance than any currently available automotive instrument cluster MCU, the new devices support complex graphics, including heads-up displays... [Read more of this review]
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.
The TB9005FNG supports 1A or higher output current in combination with external power transistors. It can supply more than 2A output current when used with Toshiba’s TTB002 or TTA005 power transistors, thus allowing use in automotive applications... [Read more of this review]
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.
The library enables engineers to program Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) for use in control tasks with dSPACE MicroAutoBox II and SCALEXIO systems, as well as modular dSPACE hardware.
By moving... [Read more of this review]
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.
Dirk Schultz,... [Read more of this review]
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]
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