March 13, 2015 by John Day
It features a supercharged V-6 engine paired with a high-output electric motor/high-capacity lithium-ion battery, an 8-speed automatic transmission and Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive.
The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain is said to offer high performance (335 bhp/250 kW) with exceptional fuel economy thanks to Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (MiEV) technology.
Safety and convenience technologies include Mitsubishi’s augmented reality technology AR Windshield and touchscreen-based Tactical Table connected car information system.
Seiko Instruments Releases Automotive LDO Regulator Capable of 36V Input Voltage and 250mA Output Current
Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) announced the S-19212 Series automotive LDO regulator with 36V high input voltage and 250mA output current, featuring a super low current consumption of 6.5uA and high output voltage accuracy of +/-2.0%.
The S-19212 Series is suited for automotive use in constant-voltage power supply for ECUs for engines, transmissions and suspensions, Anti-lock Brake Systems, related Electric Vehicle equipment, and Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle electronics.
Other typical automotive applications include Body ECUs for bodies, headlamps, ITS, and accessories, navigation systems, and audio systems.
Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT) developed the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) for an electric-powered self-driving vehicle concept, Budii, created by Rinspeed, a Swiss automobile manufacturer and tuning designer.
The digital instrument cluster and navigation screen are augmented by the head-up display. The intelligent car understands gestures and interacts with its environment and other vehicles along its route.
See the video demonstration of Budii here
March 11, 2015 by John Day
Available with C0G (NP0), X7R, and X8R dielectrics in six body sizes ranging from 0402 to1812, Vishay Vitramon VJ….31X RoHS Automotive series devices offer high voltages and high-temperature operation to +150 °C for increased reliability.
The MLCCs released today are manufactured in precious metal technology (PMT/NME) with a wet build process and robust design. Qualified according to AEC-Q200 with PPAP available on request, VJ….31X RoHS Automotive devices are optimized for automotive powertrain, chassis, lighting, and comfort electronics, in addition to industrial sensors. The MLCCs will be used in engine, steering, and headlight control units, battery and power management, and power supplies.
March 2, 2015 by John Day
Integrating Technology from CogniVue, Green Hills Software and Neusoft
At the Mobile World Congress, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) introduced the S32V234 vision microprocessor, an automotive system-on-chip (SoC) with sufficient reliability, safety and security measures to “co-pilot” a self-aware car.
The new device targets Front Camera, Rear Camera, 360° Surround View, and Sensor Data Fusion applications.
According to Freescale, the SoC leverages numerous automotive-grade technologies to help establish the essential bridge from the current, convenience-centric “assist” era to a time in the relatively near future when cars can capture, process and share control with drivers in critical situations.
Toshiba Bluetooth IC with Integrated DSP Targets Automotive Audio Streaming and Hands-Free Subsystems
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced a new system IC that combines full Bluetooth® operation with audio processing capabilities and supporting circuitry.
The TC35668IXBG offers a highly integrated solution for automotive hands-free and audio streaming subsystems. Suitable for integration by car OEMs and for after-sales automotive market audio systems, the new IC can also form the basis of a subsystem such as a wireless speaker.
Infineon Launches LITIX™ Basic LED Driver Family for Reliable Control of Automotive Exterior LED Lighting
The high-integration LED driver family reduces system complexity and improves reliability of turn indicator, tail, stop and reverse LED lights. By reducing part count and offering more features than discrete design approaches, the LITIX Basic family allows automotive manufacturers to expand the use of brand-specific and safety-enhancing LED light systems.
LDRA and TI Collaborate to Provide Advanced Testing Capabilities with New Functional Safety Platform
LDRA is collaborating with Texas Instruments (TI) to provide automated unit testing capabilities as part of TI’s new SafeTI™ Compliance Support Packages (CSPs) for TI’s Hercules™ microcontrollers (MCU) software components.
SafeTI CSPs help TI customers comply with functional safety standards, reducing verification and validation efforts so that they can focus on differentiating their automotive and industrial systems, which will accelerate time to market.
At Embedded World 2015, AdaCore announced the release of QGen 1.0, a qualifiable and customizable code generator and model verifier for Simulink and Stateflow models.
AdaCore also released GNAT Pro 7.3, the latest version of its flagship Ada Development Environment. GNAT Pro 7.3 incorporates performance improvements, new functionality, and other enhancements.
“Thanks to its strong focus on safety, QGen reinforces the position of the Simulink and Stateflow environments as the preferred solutions for model-driven development of high-integrity control systems,” said QGen product manager Matteo Bordin.
February 23, 2015 by John Day
The module, ES523, comes with four CAN and three Ethernet connections and supports the new high-performance CAN FD protocol on all CAN channels. The backward-compatible CAN FD protocol developed by Bosch meets the automotive industry’s need for networks with high bandwidth.
CAN FD allows for 64 bytes and higher data rates in the data phase and fulfills future bandwidth requirements of up to 8 Mbit/s at low node cost.