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Toshiba Launches Small-Size Low-Side Switch IPD Toshiba Launches Small-Size Low-Side Switch IPD

Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company... 


Twister: STMicroelectronics Simulation Tool to Design Automotive Power Actuators with Solid State Relays in VIPower(TM) M0 Technology Twister: STMicroelectronics Simulation Tool to Design Automotive Power Actuators with Solid State Relays in VIPower(TM) M0 Technology

By Romeo Letor, Francesco Giuffre’, and Alessio Brighina Abstract: TwisterSIM... 


TI DLP® HUD Chipset Enables Widest Field of View TI DLP® HUD Chipset Enables Widest Field of View

Chipset brings the flexibility and color accuracy of DLP Cinema® DMD flexibility... 


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Industry News

BorgWarner Supplies Variable Cam Timing and Engine Timing Technologies for JLR I4 Engines BorgWarner Supplies Variable Cam Timing and Engine Timing Technologies for JLR I4 Engines

Reducing Friction; Improving Engine Efficiency BorgWarner provides its variable cam... 


BMW Implements Microchip’s MOST® Technology in BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Model’s Infotainment System BMW Implements Microchip’s MOST® Technology in BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Model’s Infotainment System

    Broadens Deployment From Premium Vehicles to Volume Car Models Microchip... 


Automotive OPEN Alliance Technical Committees Release Specifications and Tools Automotive OPEN Alliance Technical Committees Release Specifications and Tools

The OPEN Alliance (One-Pair EtherNet) Special Interest Group (SIG), a non-profit... 


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Features

Renesas 32-Bit Automotive Microcontrollers Target Instrument Clusters in Entry Level to Mid-Range Cars 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 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 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 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’ 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 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 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 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 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 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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