Microchip Serial Quad I/O™ (SQI™) Flash Product Offers Extended Voltage, Larger Temperature Range
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) introduced automotive-grade NOR Flash products with wider voltage and a larger temperature range. With the SST26VF SQI product family, Microchip said it has become the only vendor to offer an extended-voltage Serial Quad I/O Flash device in automotive temperature grades.
The new family of products, available... [Read more of this review]
AVX Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitors Suit Demanding Automotive Applications
AVX Corporation has introduced the TCQ Series automotive conductive polymer chip capacitors. Qualified to the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q200 specification for passive components, the TCQ Series meets the AEC’s 125°C lifetime stability test and humidity bias testing at 85°C and 85% relative humidity for up to 1,000 hours.
“The AEC-Q200... [Read more of this review]
Sensata Introduces Its Smallest Micro-fused Strain Gage Technology for Hybrid And Electric Vehicle Brake Systems
eXtra-small Form Factor sensor provides higher density system packaging
Sensata Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ST) has developed a line of smaller, lighter Micro-fused Strain Gage (MSG) pressure sensors for use in next-generation brake systems for hybrid, electric, and conventional vehicles.
“To ensure traditional braking feel in hybrid and electric... [Read more of this review]
HELLA Launches Fourth-Generation 24GHz Radar
Series production scheduled for mid-2017
HELLA will launch production of its fourth generation 24GHz radar sensors in mid-2017, replacing third-generation radar sensors that have been in series production since June of 2014. HELLA’s latest generation radar system offers an increased level of integration in a 25 percent smaller package and with improved... [Read more of this review]
Ford Motor Company Selects Analog Devices’ Automotive Audio Bus™ for its Next-Generation Infotainment Systems
Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) announced that the Ford Motor Company has selected the Automotive Audio Bus™ (A2B) as its primary infotainment network technology with in-vehicle deployments starting in 2016. ADI’s A2B technology is capable of distributing audio and control data together with clock and power over a single, unshielded twisted-pair... [Read more of this review]
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]
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