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TECAT to Debut Next-Generation WISER Wireless Motion Sensor System TECAT to Debut Next-Generation WISER Wireless Motion Sensor System

TECAT Performance Systems announced that the next generation of its WISER wireless... 


LDRA Agreement with ULMA Expands Support for Customers in Safety-Critical European Markets LDRA Agreement with ULMA Expands Support for Customers in Safety-Critical European Markets

  LDRA announced an agreement with ULMA Embedded Solutions to provide... 


NXP Shrinks Power Package for the Connected Car NXP Shrinks Power Package for the Connected Car

Sets benchmark in package size with LFPAK33 MOSFET to power secure connections for... 


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Industry News

Ford Says Fusion Energi, With EPA-Estimated 610-Mile Range, Can Go Further Than Any Plug-In Hybrid Ford Says Fusion Energi, With EPA-Estimated 610-Mile Range, Can Go Further Than Any Plug-In Hybrid

Ford now offers a plug-in hybrid that can go further than any other. The... 


Technavio Says Evolution of Remote Diagnostics to Prognostics Will Drive the Market Through 2020 Technavio Says Evolution of Remote Diagnostics to Prognostics Will Drive the Market Through 2020

The global automotive remote diagnostics market is expected grow at a CAGR of... 


Synopsys Expands Software Integrity Strategy for Safer and More Secure Automotive Software Synopsys Expands Software Integrity Strategy for Safer and More Secure Automotive Software

Synopsys’ Coverity® and Test Advisor™ software integrity solutions receive... 


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Features

150V Low IQ Inverting Synchronous DC/DC Controller Uses a Single Inductor; Has Ground-Referenced Controls 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 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 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 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 NXP Demonstrates Autonomous Vehicle Platform Using NXP Silicon at Each ADAS Node

 Read more... BlueBox Solution Engineered to Enable Carmakers to Design, Manufacture and Sell Level-4 Self-Driving Cars By 2020  Read More →


Panasonic Delivers Thermal Sensing Solutions With Grid-EYE Infrared Array Sensor 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 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 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 ABSTRACT 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 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 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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