Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has introduced a family of Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link (GMSL) serializer/ deserializer (SerDes) chipsets that can be used either with shielded twisted pair (STP) or lighter and less costly coax cabling, thus offering flexibility for engineers designing high-resolution advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the MAC57D5xx, a new family of ARM® Cortex®-based single-chip, triple-core microcontrollers (MCUs) designed for automotive instrument clusters.
Toshiba Corporation introduced the TB9005FNG, a 5-volt constant voltage regulator for automotive systems.
dSPACE has released the XSG AC Motor Control (XSG = Xilinx System Generator) Library software for developing control systems for electric drives.
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. recently started production of its roof airbag technology on the Citroën C4 Cactus. The “bag in roof” replaces passenger airbags typically mounted in the instrument panel and can allow for improved interior design aesthetics, ergonomics and functionality while saving space in the instrument panel.
Freescale Semiconductor and Broadcom Corporation together launched the Freescale Qorivva MPC5606E, a single-chip microcontroller (MCU) that integrates the Broadcom BroadR-Reach PHY. Its predecessor, the dual-chip MPC5604E, is currently in production. Freescale is sampling the new device now and expects that will be available in production quantities by the end of 2014.
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