150V Low IQ Inverting Synchronous DC/DC Controller Uses a Single Inductor; Has Ground-Referenced Controls
Linear Technology Corporation introduced the LTC3896, a high voltage inverting switching regulator controller that drives an all N-channel synchronous power MOSFET stage.
Most low to medium power inverting DC/DC converters utilize a coupled inductor or transformer. However, the LTC3896 uses only a single inductor and converts a 4V to (150V – |VOUT–|)... [Read more of this review]
Mentor Graphics MicReD® 600A Tests EV/HEV Power Electronics Reliability During Power Cycling
Mentor Graphics introduced a MicReD® 600A that tests electric and hybrid vehicle (EV/HEV) power electronics reliability during power cycling. The MicReD Power Tester 600A allows engineers to test power electronics – such as insulated gate bipolar transistors, IGBTs, MOSFETs, transistors and chargers – for mission-critical thermal reliability... [Read more of this review]
Sierra Wireless Launches Fast Vehicle Network for First Responders, Field Services and Transit
AirLink® MP70 Vehicle Router solves challenge of connecting multiple high-bandwidth in-vehicle applications with LTE Advanced, Gigabit Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity Read more... Read More →
Automotive Security Threats and Recommendations
Mike Borza, member of the technical staff for Synopsys security IP, reviews key security issues that design teams must consider when developing IP for automotive applications.
Every aspect of the automobile is designed to be more connected, requiring subsystem and SoC designers to expand their scope of safety measures beyond the traditional steps taken... [Read more of this review]
NXP Demonstrates Autonomous Vehicle Platform Using NXP Silicon at Each ADAS Node
BlueBox Solution Engineered to Enable Carmakers to Design, Manufacture and Sell Level-4 Self-Driving Cars By 2020
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Panasonic Delivers Thermal Sensing Solutions With Grid-EYE Infrared Array Sensor
Panasonic Corporation has developed a thermal sensation estimation method* using the infrared array sensor Grid-EYE.
Based on the results of estimations, the company has started to deliver high-precision thermal sensing solutions that recognize thermal comfort for people.
The solution will be effective in homes and vehicles, among other applications.
The... [Read more of this review]
TI 2.2-MHz, Low-Current Buck Converter Reduces Noise, Saves Space in Sensitive Power-Supply Systems
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced a 2.2-MHz, dual-channel synchronous buck converter with features designed to significantly reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and high-frequency noise in high-voltage DC/DC step-down applications such... [Read more of this review]
The A6985F and A6986F, Two New Efficient Synchronous DC/DC Buck Converters for Automotive Applications
By Domenico Attianese, DC-DC Converters Senior Application Engineer
Fulvio Ottavio Lissoni, DC-DC Converters Application Manager
The latest car generation includes more and more functionalities in body control, car infotainment / connectivity (including Advanced driver assistance systems — ADAS), and clusters. For example, onboard car... [Read more of this review]
Managing real-time platforms for ADAS and automated driving
By Dr. Kai Richter, Maurice Sebastian, Sean Whitty and Jonas Diemer of Symtavision (now part of Luxoft)
The move towards ADAS and automated driving marks a milestone in the history of the automotive industry, which possibly (some say most likely) will revolutionize passenger traffic worldwide. From a technical perspective, we are also seeing significant... [Read more of this review]
Updates to LDRA Tool Suite Address Software Security Analysis, Vulnerability Identification Requirements
The system call graph shows calls between the system components and is overlaid with programming standards, metrics and coverage results.
Enhanced Static and Dynamic Analysis with new Visual Reporting Ensure Early Detection and Correction of Software Security Issues
Responding to software development customers, LDRA delivered Version 10 of the LDRA... [Read more of this review]
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