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Volvo Upgrades to Microchip MOST150 Devices for Ethernet Packet Transport in the Volvo XC90 Volvo Upgrades to Microchip MOST150 Devices for Ethernet Packet Transport in the Volvo XC90

MOST150 Standard Carries Ethernet Packets According to IEEE 802.3 Spec, Providing... 


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A Closer Look at ADAS Benefits and Risks A Closer Look at ADAS Benefits and Risks

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Mitsubishi Electric Adds Two FLEXConnect IVI Systems Mitsubishi Electric Adds Two FLEXConnect IVI Systems

FLEXConnect.IVI Improves IVI User Experience and FLEXConnect.ANC Reduces In-Vehicle Noise Mitsubishi Electric announced two new FLEXConnect™ In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. FLEXConnect.IVI provides a three-screen user interface that is both intuitive and cost effective, and FLEXConnect.ANC is an Active Noise Control (ANC) system that cancels... [Read more of this review]


Linear Technology 2A, 70V SEPIC/Boost/ Converter Includes Power-On Reset & Watchdog Timer Linear Technology 2A, 70V SEPIC/Boost/ Converter Includes Power-On Reset & Watchdog Timer

  2A, 70V SEPIC/Boost DC/DC Converter Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8495, a current mode, fixed frequency SEPIC/boost DC/DC converter with an internal 2A, 70V switch. Ultralow quiescent current of only 9µA makes it ideal for always on automotive systems, and its integrated power-on reset (POR) and watchdog timer offer enhanced... [Read more of this review]


Maplesoft Offers New Products for System-Level Modeling and Simulation Maplesoft Offers New Products for System-Level Modeling and Simulation

Maplesoft™ released MapleSim™ 2015 and MapleSim Server, the latest member of the MapleSim family. MapleSim is an advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform and the MapleSim Server is a new product that allows engineers to explore MapleSim simulation models from a web browser. MapleSim offers a modern approach to physical modeling and... [Read more of this review]


Frost & Sullivan Sees Automakers Shifting Towards >6kW Onboard Chargers Frost & Sullivan Sees Automakers Shifting Towards >6kW Onboard Chargers

Most battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) manufacturers in Europe and the United States (US) have been adopting onboard chargers with a power output between 3 to 3.7 kilowatts (kW). Now, according to Frost & Sullivan, EV manufacturers are moving towards onboard chargers with a power output greater than 6.6 kW to reduce charging time. Not... [Read more of this review]


Seiko Instruments Releases Selectable Mode Watchdog Timer with Reset Function for Automotive Applications Seiko Instruments Releases Selectable Mode Watchdog Timer with Reset Function for Automotive Applications

S-19400/19401 Series features pin-selectable window/timeout modes for enhanced design flexibility and low current consumption Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) released the new S-19400/19401 series watchdog timer with reset function featuring selectable window or timeout modes, current consumption of 3.8µA, and high temperature operation up to 125°C. Modern... [Read more of this review]


TE Connectivity’s F-Spring Contact FASTON Terminal Features 35N Maximum Insertion Force TE Connectivity’s F-Spring Contact FASTON Terminal Features 35N Maximum Insertion Force

TE Connectivity (TE) introduced its FASTON terminal solution made with an F-spring contact that offers improved retention, insertion, and contact-stability benefits compared with other solutions on the market. The terminal’s ergonomic features can help manufacturers provide safe and efficient assembly, which in turn results in end-product reliability... [Read more of this review]


Vishay PLTT Precision High-Temperature Thin Film Chip Resistor Now Available in Automotive-Qualified 0603 Case Vishay PLTT Precision High-Temperature Thin Film Chip Resistor Now Available in Automotive-Qualified 0603 Case

Devices Offer Ratio Tolerances to ± 0.05 % and Long-Term Ratio Stability of 0.015 % in Compact 8-Pin SOIC Packages Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) announced that its PLTT precision high-temperature thin film chip resistor is now available in an AEC-Q200 automotive-qualified 0603 case size. Providing a greater than 100 °C extension over conventional... [Read more of this review]


Ford and Sony Bring Premium Home Audio Technology to 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Ford and Sony Bring Premium Home Audio Technology to 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

The new Ford Explorer Platinum features an exclusive Sony® audio system with two industry-first technologies – Live Acoustics™ and Clear Phase™. As a standard feature for the new Ford Explorer Platinum edition, this marks the first time high-end Sony home audio technology has been used in a vehicle. Live Acoustics and Clear Phase technologies... [Read more of this review]


Wrightspeed Announces Fulcrum – an EV Range-Extender Wrightspeed Announces Fulcrum – an EV Range-Extender

Wrightspeed Inc., a manufacturer of range-extended electric vehicle powertrains, announced the Fulcrum, a turbine generator. The firm said that using a proprietary set of advancements, the Fulcrum’s simple but innovative design represents a breakthrough that challenges today’s piston engines and leaves existing turbine generators wanting. Powerful... [Read more of this review]


Symtavision Releases New Features for Ethernet and Multicore With SymTA/S 3.7 and TraceAnalyzer 3.7 Symtavision Releases New Features for Ethernet and Multicore With SymTA/S 3.7 and TraceAnalyzer 3.7

Also incorporates new general modeling and timing analysis features, Trace APIs and AUTOSAR 4.x multicore support Symtavision has launched SymTA/S 3.7, improving timing design and verification for automotive Ethernet and multicore systems. The company also released TraceAnalyzer 3.7 which is fully integrated with SymTA/S 3.7. SymTA/S 3.7 introduces... [Read more of this review]


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