Delphi to Acquire Connector Supplier Unwired Technology

October 1, 2014  by  


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Unwired acquisition the second agreement signed to enhance Delphi’s electrical/electronic architecture portfolio

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire media connectivity module supplier, Unwired Technology LLC, expanding its data and media connectivity capabilities.

The acquisition of Unwired follows the recently announced agreement to acquire Antaya Technologies Corp., a leading supplier of proprietary on-glass connectors. The two acquisitions significantly enhance Delphi’s product offerings in the rapidly growing automotive electrical connectors business, giving it more ways to meet its customers’ needs.

Allegro Announces a Low-Noise, High-Precision, Factory-Programmable Linear Hall-Effect Sensor IC

October 1, 2014  by  

allegro 10-01-14 A1366-Product-ImageAllegro MicroSystems, LLC announced a factory-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC, A1366, designed to achieve high accuracy and resolution.

Those goals are achieved through new proprietary linearly interpolated temperature compensation technology that is programmed at the Allegro factory, which provides sensitivity and offset that are virtually flat across the full operating temperature range.

The flat performance over temperature makes this IC ideally suited for current sensing applications. Temperature compensation is done in the digital domain with integrated EEPROM technology without sacrificing the analog signal path bandwidth.

dSPACE Inc. Names Dr. Peter Waeltermann President

October 1, 2014  by  


Dr. Peter Waeltermann has been named president of dSPACE Inc., the dSPACE company in North America. He replaces Kevin Kott who earlier this year announced his plans to retire after serving as president of dSPACE Inc. since November 2001.

“Peter Waeltermann was an obvious choice for this position,” said dSPACE CEO Dr. Herbert Hanselmann. “He knows technology as well as management and has a wide range of interests. Most importantly, he already has worked closely with our American customers for the last ten years, helping them bring their projects to success. He is also looking forward to becoming a part of the community, settling down in Michigan with his family of four.”

Magneti Marelli Opens a New Exhaust Systems Plant

September 30, 2014  by  

Magneti Marelli Inaugurates a New Plant for Automotive Exhaust Systems in Independence Township, Michigan USAMagneti Marelli Holding USA officially opened its exhaust system manufacturing plant in Independence Township, Mich., near Clarkston.

“The inauguration of the IndependenceTownship plant is a significant milestone for Magneti Marelli,” said Magneti Marelli Holding USA President and CEO Stephane Vedie. “With the addition of the exhaust plant, each of the company’s business lines is now represented in North America, providing and expanding footprint to serve our customers here and around the world.”

Altera Announces Immediate Availability of MAX 10 FPGAs

September 30, 2014  by  

MAX10 - Altera CorporationFPGAs Deliver Higher System Value, Integrating Dual-Configuration Flash, Analog and Embedded Processing Capabilities

Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) announced the availability of non-volatile MAX® 10 FPGAs, Altera’s latest addition to its Generation 10 portfolio.

Using TSMC’s 55 nm embedded flash process technology, MAX 10 FPGAs deliver dual-configuration flash, analog and embedded processing capabilities in a small-form-factor, low-cost, instant-on programmable logic device. MAX 10 FPGAs are supported by design solutions that accelerate system development, including Quartus® II software, evaluation kits, design examples, design services through the Altera Design Services Network (DSN), documentation and training. More information can be found at

Freescale and ALPS Develop ADAS Telematics Solutions

September 30, 2014  by  

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Highly integrated modules based on Freescale i.MX 6 series processor deliver automotive connectivity and applications support

As part of a two-year collaboration with ALPS Electric Co. of Japan, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) announced three automotive-grade connectivity modules for next-generation telematics and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

freescale logoThe solutions include Freescale’s Smart Application Blueprint for Rapid Engineering (SABRE) based on the i.MX 6 series of applications processors for automotive infotainment and connectivity technology from ALPS to enable smarter, more connected vehicles.

GM’s First Connected Car Will Contain Safety Software from Cohda Wireless

September 29, 2014  by  

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General Motors’ first intelligent connected car, due for production in the next two years, will include safety applications software from Cohda Wireless. The Cohda software will be integrated into connectivity technology developed by Delphi Automotive.

At the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress held recently in Detroit, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said that the 2017 Cadillac CTS will be GM’s first car containing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology.

Parrot Introduces an Automotive Media Center

September 29, 2014  by  

Modern Media & TV Sharing for in-Car Entertainment

Parrot unveiled an automotive Media Center resulting from substantial investment and development around digital TV, Ethernet AVB and Android.

The new platform is being adapted to fit into the vehicles of major manufacturers. Mass production will begin in the first half of 2015.

Full HD (1080p) movies from any connected source or from on-board Digital TV receiver can be broadcast seamlessly into automotive-grade displays and/or end user tablets or smartphone. Each video source offers fully synchronized playback on multiple screens, or independent video source playback on each screen, for enhanced user experience.

Melexis EOL Programmable Hall Sensor Supports Direct Connection into Automotive Designs

September 26, 2014  by  

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Melexis Technologies announced a new version of its MLX92242 Hall effect switch/latch IC that enables easier implementation and saves valuable space. The device offers end-of-line (EOL) programmability and support for 2-wire operation.

Strengthening its ‘No PCB’ design concept, Melexis’ MLX92242has a built-in capacitor – so that the device can be implemented directly into the design without inclusion of supplementary board level components that would increase the overall dimensions and necessitate additional soldering. It achieves this while still delivering identical performance and functionality to the original MLX92242, as well as keeping the standard industry TO-92/UA package form factor, enabling drop-in replacement solutions.

Dialog Semiconductor Adds DSP Audio CODECs

September 26, 2014  by  

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Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG) announced two new audio DSP CODECs – DA7322 and DA7323 – targeting applications with up to four analog or digital microphones respectively.

Featuring high levels of audio digital signal processor (DSP) functionality with a minimum power consumption requirement, the products target voice-centric applications found in the latest generation of tablets, wearables, webcam accessories and in-vehicle entertainment.

The new CODECs incorporate an integrated 24-bit DSP with an advanced voice engine package that provides an improvement of over 35dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) through the use of multi-channel beamforming, noise suppression, and acoustic echo cancellation features. The result is a significant enhancement in speech performance with greatly improved sound quality for VoIP and voice recognition applications, which is particularly important for end users in a noisy environment.

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