ZMDI Releases Two New Data Acquisition System Basis Chips for Battery Management
ZMD AG (ZMDI) announced the ZSSC1750 and ZSSC1751, two automotive-qualified, high-precision data-acquisition system basis chips (SBCs) that extend the firm’s battery sensing and battery management product family.
The ZSSC1750 and ZSSC1751 each include two high-precision, high-resolution analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for simultaneous measurement... [Read more of this review]
Toshiba Brushed Motor Pre-Driver IC Features ASIL D Failure Detection
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced the TB9052FNG motor pre-driver IC. The new device was developed for safety-critical automotive applications such as electric power steering (EPS) and other systems compliant with Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL D), the most rigorous measure defined within functional safety standard... [Read more of this review]
Mentor Graphics Solution for Heterogeneous Multicore Embedded Software Development
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced what it described as the embedded software industry’s first comprehensive solution for heterogeneous multicore system-on-chip (SoC) development.
Heterogeneous architectures are those which combine two or more different types of microprocessors or microcontrollers. They enable the development of advanced... [Read more of this review]
Managing Calibration Data with Vector CDM Studio
Calibrators can use CDM Studio to manage the extensive parameter sets of their ECUs simply and traceably at any time.
Vector is introducing the new CDM Studio software tool that supports efficient editing and management of parameter set files used in ECU... [Read more of this review]
DENSO Begins Testing Advanced Driving Support Technology on a Public Road in Japan
DENSO Corp. began testing advanced driving support technology on a public road in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in June. DENSO is testing automated driving scenarios in a single lane and testing automatic lane changes, as well as other driving maneuvers. DENSO’s goal is to develop technologies that reduce driver workload and assist in safe driving.
Previously,... [Read more of this review]
Ford SYNC 911 Assist Features Debut on 2015 Mustang
New Ford SYNC® 911 Assist™ features debuting on the 2015 Ford Mustang will offer emergency dispatchers more potentially vital information to better inform first responders en route to an accident.
“911 Assist uses a mobile phone connected to SYNC to call 911 directly when needed,” said David Hatton, global product leader and electrical engineer,... [Read more of this review]
Allegro Two-Wire ABS Wheel Speed Sensor IC
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduced a new Hall-effect based integrated circuit (IC) that provides a user-friendly solution for true zero-speed digital ring magnet and gear tooth sensing in two-wire applications.
Allegro’s A1688 wheel speed sensor IC targets the automotive market and contains industry leading features such as outstanding pitch deviation... [Read more of this review]
Ford and Intel Research New Camera Applications
Exploring the Future of In-Car Personalization and Mobile Interior Imaging Technology
As vehicles become an integral part of the Internet of Things, Ford and Intel are researching new opportunities for the connected car, including giving drivers the ability to remotely peer into their car using a smartphone, or a vehicle that could identify its owner... [Read more of this review]
INFICON Sees Growth In Airbag Production, Leak Testing
Airbags inflate in milliseconds
Car makers and their suppliers are facing new passive-restraint safety requirements coupled with an ongoing need to reduce costs and improve the quality of component testing.
In the U.S., 50 percent of all vehicles under a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds built after Sept. 14 will be required to meet new side-impact... [Read more of this review]
Agilent Technologies Introduces a Power Device Capacitance Analyzer for Power Circuit Design
Claiming an industry first, Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a power device capacitance analyzer that automatically characterizes power device junction capacitances using real operating voltages.
With the increasing use of power devices fabricated from emerging materials like SiC and GaN, switching power supplies are now operating at increasingly... [Read more of this review]
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