Ford Says Auto Start-Stop Will Be Standard on 2017 EcoBoost-Equipped F-150 Lineup
Ford said it will deploy Auto Start-Stop technology across the entire lineup of EcoBoost®-equipped 2017 F-150 pickups.
The 2016 F-150 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine comes standard with Auto Start-Stop. That offering continues for 2017, with the addition of the technology as standard equipment for all 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines including the all-new... [Read more of this review]
Allegro Automotive Integrated Buck LED Driver Includes Internally Generated PWM Dimming Capability
Removes Need for Local Microcontroller or 555 for Dimming Control
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces two new single-IC switching regulators that provide constant-current output to drive high-power LEDs. Allegro’s A6214 and A6216 devices integrate a high-side N-channel DMOS switch for DC-to-DC step-down (buck) conversion. A true average current is... [Read more of this review]
Connected Car Growth: Meeting Expansion with Standards Development
By Bruce Kraemer, President, IEEE Standards Association
Innovations underway in Intelligent Transportation Systems, coupled with the revolutionary connectivity being driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), has begun to weave cars in new and exciting ways into the fabric of our daily lives, and standardization is playing a key role.
Much... [Read more of this review]
dSPACE SYNECT 2.0 Improves Handling of High Amounts of Data During Testing and Development
dSPACE data management software improves integration in IT infrastructures and processes; provides more convenient management of tests, variants, models, signals and parameters
With SYNECT 2.0, dSPACE introduced a new version of its data management software for model-based development and ECU testing. Wiith state-of-the-art server technology and... [Read more of this review]
Wind River Helix Cockpit Advances the Connected Car
Wind River Helix Cockpit provides carmakers a framework for a holistic view and better control of the connected car of the future.
Wind River updates Helix Drive software for the development of ISO 26262 certifiable automotive safety-critical applications such as ADAS and autonomous driving.
Wind River® introduced an automotive software platform for... [Read more of this review]
Coilcraft Transformers Sense Current up to 20 Amps
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Coilcraft announced its CST7030 Series of surface mount current sense transformers, which measure just 5.2 X 7.0 mm (with a max height of 3.0 mm) and sense up to 20 Amps of current at frequencies between 10 kHz and 1 MHz. Typical applications include load current measurement and control in switching power supplies and overload/short-circuit... [Read more of this review]
Cypress Adds 40nmTraveo MCUs to its Automotive Systems Portfolio
New 40nm Microcontrollers Enable High Performance and Memory Density for Instrument Clusters and Body/Gateway Applications
Expanded Capacity for Embedded Flash Memory, eSHE and the HyperBus™ Interface Enables Firmware-Over-the-Air Upgrades for Vehicles on the Road
New Transceiver Enables CXPI Communication Protocol in Body Control Applications for... [Read more of this review]
Kia Telluride Concept Debuts in Detroit
At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia Motors America (KMA) launched the Telluride, a three-row, seven-passenger, luxury SUV concept said to feature state-of-the-art technology to care for its occupants.
The Kia Telluride is based on an existing platform and reveals the brand’s interest in potentially offering a premium... [Read more of this review]
QNX Demonstrates Building Blocks for Automated Driving
Company showcases advances in ADAS, V2V, V2I, and OS technologies for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.
At CES 2016, QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited demonstrated that it is laying the groundwork for automated driving with a software foundation for building secure, reliable, safety-critical automotive systems.
Autonomous... [Read more of this review]
Novotechik Introduces an Angle Sensor for Extreme Environments
Novotechnik U.S. introduced the RSX-7900 Series of angle sensors that provide up to IP69K ingress protection, extremely long life of >100 million movements and ISO13849 PL-d safety compliance in a non-contacting design.
The sensor is available in six standard measuring ranges with angles from 0 to 60 to 0 to 360 degrees with unrestricted rotation.... [Read more of this review]
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