Renesas 32-Bit Automotive Microcontrollers Target Instrument Clusters in Entry Level to Mid-Range Cars
RH850/D1x Series Integrates Gauge Control, Graphics Display and Functional Safety in a Single Chip
Renesas Electronics America announced the RH850/D1x Series of 32-bit automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) specialized for instrument clusters that deliver easy-to-access information to support a safer and rich driving experience.
“As the infotainment system... [Read more of this review]
MapleSim Models Are Now Available to ETAS LABCAR Customers for Faster Hardware-In-the-Loop Testing
Efficient, high-fidelity MapleSim models included in ETAS LABCAR through FMI connectivity
ETAS K.K. and Maplesoft announced the successful connection between LABCAR, the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing system from ETAS, and MapleSim, the advanced system level modeling tool from Maplesoft.
Initial projects have shown that using MapleSim models resulted... [Read more of this review]
SiriusXM and Nissan Unveil NissanConnect Services
SiriusXM and Nissan announced that Nissan will launch NissanConnect(SM) Services powered by SiriusXM, in select 2016 model year Nissan vehicles, starting with Maxima, its all-new flagship sedan.
Every 2016 Maxima includes standard NissanConnect infotainment features, providing access to Online Search with Google®, SiriusXM Traffic™ and SiriusXM... [Read more of this review]
Peregrine Semiconductor Adds Automotive RF Switches
UltraCMOS® PE423422, PE423641 and PE42359 RF Switches Achieve AEC-Q100 Grade 2 Certification
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. introduced two new UltraCMOS® RF switches for automotive applications. Peregrine’s PE423422 and PE423641 join the PE42359 in meeting AEC-Q100 requirements for Grade 2, meaning qualification for operation in the temperature... [Read more of this review]
Silicon Labs’ Multi-Channel Digital Isolators Target Automotive Battery Management
Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) introduced a new family of high-speed, multi-channel digital isolators designed to provide a complete, highly integrated solution for signal and power isolation.
The company’s Si88xx isolators are said to reduce system cost, speed time-to-market and enhance reliability for applications in harsh, noisy operating environments... [Read more of this review]
Fairchild Accelerates Electric Vehicle Design with Auto Qualified SuperFET II MOSFETs & High Voltage Rectifiers
Fairchild (NASDAQ: FCS) introduced new automotive qualified SuperFET® II MOSFET and High Voltage Rectifier product families, both of which enable cleaner and smarter vehicles overall and are ideal for increasing the power ratings of onboard chargers and DC-to-DC converters used in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles.
“A chief goal for... [Read more of this review]
The MOST Cooperation Presents AUTOSAR Integration
MOST Forum 2015 April 21
The MOST Cooperation – standardization organization for the automotive multimedia network technology Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – will present an implementation of MOST within the AUTOSAR framework at the upcoming MOST Forum on April 21, 2015 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany).
AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open... [Read more of this review]
Audi Describes Its Central Driver Assistance Controller
Mastermind for Piloted Driving
Audi said the central driver assistance controller (zFAS) is the core of future piloted driving systems under development.
It uses “cutting-edge, high-performance” processors and will work its way into the model range step-by-step in the foreseeable future.
Specialists from TTTech, Mobileye, nVidia and Delphi jointly... [Read more of this review]
Cypress Expands Traveo Automotive MCU Family
New Microcontrollers Bring Advanced Graphics to Compact Vehicles
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) has expanded its Traveo™ microcontroller (MCU) family with a new series said to provide automotive manufacturers with a cost-effective platform to deliver 2-D and 3-D graphics and advanced functionality for dashboards, head-up displays and HVAC... [Read more of this review]
Microchip MOST150 INICs Enable Smart Antenna Module Coaxial Connectivity
MOST150 Technology Coaxial Physical Layer Specification Suited for Automotive Smart-Antenna Data Traffic and Simultaneous Power Delivery
[NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc. announced that the MOST® Cooperation released its MOST150 technology coaxial physical layer specification.
The new industry-standard specification enables Microchip to... [Read more of this review]
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