Dassault Systèmes Introduces Vehicle Program Intelligence Industry Solution

June 24, 2016  by  

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Real-Time Data Analytics with the3DEXPERIENCEPlatform Enhance Project, Change and Quality Management for Vehicle Program Executives

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris:#13065, DSY.PA),announced the launch of the “Vehicle Program Intelligence” industry solution experience providing transportation and mobility companies with powerful  analytics applications. Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, “Vehicle Program Intelligence” reveals, measures and analyzes product and manufacturing data to accelerate and enhance business decisions in project, change and quality management.

Vishay Intertechnology IHLP® Inductor in 5050 Case Size Delivers High-Temperature Operation to +180 °C

June 24, 2016  by  

vishay logoVishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced a new Automotive Grade IHLP® low-profile, high-current inductor in the 5050 case size featuring a +180 °C continuous operating temperature rating for under-the-hood applications. Offering a low 6.4 mm profile, the Vishay Dale IHLP-5050FD-8A provides a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 µH to 22 µH.

With a frequency range up to 2 MHz for energy storage inductors in DC/DC converters and up to the inductor’s SRF for filter applications, the device released today exceeds AEC-Q200 requirements to provide a high-performing, space- and power-saving solution for DC/DC converters and high-current noise filters in high-temperature automotive systems. Applications include engine and transmission control units, diesel injection drivers, noise suppression for motors, windshield wipers, HID and LED lighting, heating and ventilation blowers, and other applications in which high-temperature operation is required.

Rand McNally Launches Multi-Use Dash Cam Line

June 23, 2016  by  

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Rand McNally launched a line of standalone dash cams that pairs top-of-the-line safety features with HD video and extra-wide-angle lenses.

The Rand McNally Dash Cam 100, Dash Cam 200, and the even more feature-rich Dash Cam 300 are designed to not only assist with accident and safety documentation, but capture video and photos from the road.

HELLA Helps Develop Mercedes Multibeam Headlamps

June 23, 2016  by  

HELLA_MB_E-ClassDaimler’s new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is making its debut in 2016 with a world first: three-layered multibeam-LED headlamps developed in partnership with lighting and electronics experts at HELLA.

The three-layered display includes 84 individual controllable LEDs per headlamp that vary light distribution depending on traffic, weather and road conditions. The integrated adaptive High Beam Assistant Plus allows more frequent use of the vehicle’s high beams, offering greater safety and comfort.

“The multibeam LED headlamp is making important contributions to road safety,” notes Steffen Pietzonka, head of global marketing Original Equipment Lighting, HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.

QNX and Safran Demo Remote SIM Positioning

June 23, 2016  by  

qnx safran connected-car-solutionSafran Identity & Security and QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, presented a joint demonstration of remote SIM provisioning for connected cars at TU-Automotive Detroit. The demonstration showcased how over-the-air provisioning will bring a new level of flexibility to connected vehicles, enabling a single SIM card to support different mobile operator profiles and provide domestic network service around the world.The joint demonstration of the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment and Safran’s GSMA-compliant remote subscription provisioning solution, MorphoFlex™, illustrates the secure delivery of operator credentials for flexible cellular connectivity. For the end customer, the solution can ensure that the vehicle remains fully connected, no matter what country it is driving in, with continuous delivery of infotainment, reliable access to emergency services, and maintenance of vehicle data integrity. For the automaker, the solution can enable SIM management and the flexibility to change the active operator throughout all phases of the vehicle lifecycle, including manufacture, delivery, initial sale, and resale.

QNX Platform Accelerates Digital Instrument Cluster Development

June 23, 2016  by  

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QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited (TSX:BB)(NASDAQ:BBRY), announced the latest addition to its portfolio of automotive safety products, the QNX® Platform for Instrument Clusters.

Digital instrument clusters constitute one of the fastest-growing segments in automotive electronics. Using sophisticated 2D and 3D graphics, these devices can display traditional instrument cluster information, such as speed and RPM, as well as rich, context-sensitive information supplied by other vehicle subsystems, including turn-by-turn directions, local speed limits, rearview camera video and collision warnings. According to Strategy Analytics, the combined demand for hybrid and fully digital instrument clusters will increase from 8.7 million units in 2015 to 42.2 million by 2023.

Vishay Radial Aluminum Capacitors Offer High-Temperature Operation and Long Useful Life for Automotive and Industrial Applications

June 17, 2016  by  

vishay 6-17-16 27408636926_04e3d610dc_zVishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced a new series of Automotive Grade radial aluminum capacitors that features high-temperature operation up to +150 °C and a useful life to 2,000 h at +150 °C to provide high stability and reliability for automotive and industrial applications.

The Vishay BCcomponents 160 RLA series is available in 10 case sizes from 10 mm by 12 mm to 18 mm by 35 mm. For enhanced reliability, the AEC-Q200-qualified capacitors offer very low impedance down to 23 mΩ at 100 kHz, a high rated ripple current to 2,000 mA at +150 °C, and a capacitance range from 33 µF to 3300 µF over a voltage range of 16 V to 50 V.

UQM Technologies Alliance Is Developing a Full Electric Drivetrain System

June 17, 2016  by  

uqm 6-17-16PowerPhaseDT_webUQM has chosen Eaton and Pi Innovo as the suppliers of choice for the development and production program.

Supplier relationships will allow UQM to meet EV commercial market growth projections including China, Europe and South America.

UQM will begin to offer a full electric drivetrain system called the “UQM PowerPhaseDT” for the medium and heavy-duty commercial EV global markets starting in the fall of 2016.

The “UQM PowerPhaseDT” system will enable customers to meet enhanced performance and efficiency targets.

Analog Devices SHARC® Processor Platform Improves Sound Experience in Audio System Applications

June 17, 2016  by  

New Analog Devices SHARC® Processor Platform Delivers Superior Sound Experience in Audio System Applications (Photo: Business Wire)

 

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced the addition of ADSP-SC57x and ADSP-2157x processors to its  series of single-chip multicore SHARC processors. The devices advance the audio experience by enabling superior sound quality and more cost-effective and reliable audio systems. The new processor platform meets automotive temperature ranges without the need for costly, bulky heat sinks or fans, which saves space in the end application.

SynTest Offers Design-for-Test Tool Suite to Aid IC Design

June 17, 2016  by  

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SynTest Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of Design-for-Test (DFT) tools, is now supporting automotive IC designs. Suppliers of Automotive IC designs need to implement a functional safety process according to the ISO 26262 standard, and carry this through to their products. SynTest Open Architecture is said to ease integration into custom flow designed by Automotive IC Design suppliers.

Automotive IC Design suppliers need assistance on two fronts: (1) Creation of high-fault-coverage IC designs to comply with the ISO 26262 standard during manufacturing testing, and (2) Monitoring real-time design failures in the field when the design is in standby, nonoperational mode.

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