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BigLever Software, Aras Offer Integrated PLE and PLM BigLever Software, Aras Offer Integrated PLE and PLM

    Product line engineering (PLE) solutions developer BigLever Software... 


Coilcraft High-current, High-inductance Power Inductors Target Electric Vehicle Start-Stop Systems Coilcraft High-current, High-inductance Power Inductors Target Electric Vehicle Start-Stop Systems

Coilcraft said its AGP4233 Series shielded power inductors combine high current handling... 


NXP Releases Ultra-Compact Smart Car Access Solution NXP Releases Ultra-Compact Smart Car Access Solution

Chip opens new use cases for the secure connected car;  enables car access solutions... 


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Industry News

Ford Opens New Silicon Valley Research Center Ford Opens New Silicon Valley Research Center

Driving Innovation in Connectivity, Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles Ford has opened... 


HARMAN Acquires Two Automotive Software Companies – Red Bend and Symphony Teleca HARMAN Acquires Two Automotive Software Companies – Red Bend and Symphony Teleca

Gaining Over-The-Air Updating Technology Plus Cloud, Mobile, and Analytics Software... 


Frost & Sullivan Sees Active Safety Features Driving Electric Power Steering in North American Vehicles Frost & Sullivan Sees Active Safety Features Driving Electric Power Steering in North American Vehicles

Three in four cars will incorporate the technology by 2021 with rack EPS seeing maximum... 


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Features

Continental Focuses on Connectivity at CES Continental Focuses on Connectivity at CES

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas Continental highlighted how automotive electronics benefit from connecting the vehicle to the cloud. “We are demonstrating how the online world is rapidly evolving to make our vehicles more attractive, safer and more efficient,” said Helmut Matschi, member of the Continental Executive Board... [Read more of this review]


MHL Consortium Announces superMHL – the First A/V Specification With Support for up to 8K MHL Consortium Announces superMHL – the First A/V Specification With Support for up to 8K

Features New Consumer-Friendly, Reversible superMHL Connector for CE Devices MHL has introduced a new reversible superMHL connector. The MHL Consortium announced the superMHL™ specification, the next generation of MHL® technology for consumer electronics and mobile devices. With more than 750 million MHL devices on the market, superMHL is backward-compatible... [Read more of this review]


Broadcom NFC Chip Simplifies Mobile Device Connectivity Broadcom NFC Chip Simplifies Mobile Device Connectivity

Drivers can pair a mobile device by simply tapping it against the dashboard, rather than navigating menus on two separate screens At CES International 2015 Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) expanded its connected car device offerings with a new automotive-grade Near Field Communications (NFC) chip, BCM89095. The highly-integrated chip with tap-to-connect... [Read more of this review]


Monotype Spark Enables Scalable Type on Low End Platforms, Including Automotive Dashboards Monotype Spark Enables Scalable Type on Low End Platforms, Including Automotive Dashboards

Scalable Text Optimized for Memory Efficiency; An Alternative to Hard-Coded Bitmap Solutions Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE) introduced Monotype® Spark™, a type and technology solution that enables designers and engineers to create products with high-quality scalable text interfaces in low-end platforms with limited run-time memory;... [Read more of this review]


Hyundai Debuts Blue Link Smartwatch App at CES Hyundai Debuts Blue Link Smartwatch App at CES

Starting early in 2015 Hyundai owners will be able to connect with their cars using wearable devices and the Hyundai Blue Link® smartwatch app. Hyundai will debut and demonstrate the Blue Link smartwatch app at Pepcom’s Digital Experience on January 5 and at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) January 6-9. Hyundai’s cloud-based Blue Link... [Read more of this review]


Johnson Controls’ Lithium-Ion Batteries Power Jaguar Land Rover’s 2014 Hybrid Range Rover Johnson Controls’ Lithium-Ion Batteries Power Jaguar Land Rover’s 2014 Hybrid Range Rover

Johnson Controls is supplying its advanced Lithium-ion batteries for the 2014 Hybrid Range Rover. Production of the cells and complete battery systems is underway at Johnson Controls’ manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan. Hybrid batteries are a part of the company’s full-spectrum of energy storage solutions for vehicles to help automakers... [Read more of this review]


Linear Technology Micropower 80V Input LDO in SOT-23 Package Now Available in – 55°C to +125°C MP Grade Linear Technology Micropower 80V Input LDO in SOT-23 Package Now Available in – 55°C to +125°C MP Grade

Micropower 80V LDO in MP Grade Linear Technology Corporation announces a new military MP grade version of the LT3014B, a high voltage, micropower, low dropout regulator capable of delivering 20mA output current. The LT3014B operates with a continuous input voltage range of 3V to 80V and generates output voltages from 1.22V to 60V with a low dropout... [Read more of this review]


Melexis Adds Automotive-Qualified MEMS-Based Pressure Sensors for Direct & Oil-Filled Sensing Systems Melexis Adds Automotive-Qualified MEMS-Based Pressure Sensors for Direct & Oil-Filled Sensing Systems

Melexis introduced two new pressure sensor products that combine high sensitivity and strong linearity. Fully automotive qualified (exceeding AEC-Q100 requirements), the MLX90815 and MLX90816 are discrete micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) devices for measuring absolute pressure in demanding operational environments. The MLX90815 is designed for optimal... [Read more of this review]


Bourns New Power Inductor Series Offers DC/DC Conversion Performance for Automotive Applications Bourns New Power Inductor Series Offers DC/DC Conversion Performance for Automotive Applications

New Series of Nine AEC-Q200 Qualified Non-shielded and Shielded Devices Meet Requirements for Low Profile, Weight, High Current and Low Power Bourns, Inc. announced the company’s new SMD Power Inductor Series that includes nine new devices designed for automotive applications. Designated the Bourns® Models SDE0403A, SDE0604A, SDE0805A, SRF0703A,... [Read more of this review]


AVX Releases Smallest, Thinnest Fused Undertab High CV Tantalum SMD Chip Capacitors AVX Releases Smallest, Thinnest Fused Undertab High CV Tantalum SMD Chip Capacitors

F98-AS1 Series capacitors feature a 0805 (2012 metric) S case, 0.9mm maximum height, and an internal thin film fuse to protect against short circuits. AVX Corporation has released a new series of fused high CV tantalum SMD chip capacitors with undertab terminations. The F98-AS1 Series capacitors feature a proprietary lead-frame-less structure with... [Read more of this review]


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