Maxim Automotive SerDes Chipsets Work With Shielded Twisted Pair or Coax

April 9, 2014 by  
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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 MCUs Target Instrument Clusters with High-End Graphics

April 9, 2014 by  
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Freescale Semiconductor introduced the MAC57D5xx, a new family of ARM® Cortex®-based single-chip, triple-core microcontrollers (MCUs) designed for automotive instrument clusters.

Toshiba Constant Voltage Regulator Supports 1A or Higher With External Power Transistors

April 7, 2014 by  
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Toshiba Corporation introduced the TB9005FNG, a 5-volt constant voltage regulator for automotive systems.

dSPACE Releases Motor Control Software Library for Electric Drive Control Systems

April 4, 2014 by  
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dSPACE has released the XSG AC Motor Control (XSG = Xilinx System Generator) Library software for developing control systems for electric drives.

TRW Roof Airbag Now in Production on Citroën C4 Cactus

April 4, 2014 by  
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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 and Broadcom Shrink their Ethernet MCU

April 2, 2014 by  
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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.

Virtual Hardware In the Loop (vHIL): Earlier and Better Testing for Automotive Applications

February 4, 2014 by  
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By Victor Reyes, Technical Marketing Manager, Synopsys

Will My Car be Safe to Drive?

February 3, 2014 by  
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By Robert B. K. Dewar

Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, New York University

President, Ada Core Technologies

Improved Vision Processors, Sensors Enable Proliferation of New and Enhanced ADAS Functions

January 29, 2014 by  
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Brian Dipert

Tim Droz


By Brian Dipert, Editor in Chief, Embedded Vision Alliance

Tim Droz, Vice President and General Manager, SoftKinetic North America

Stephane Francois

Defining, Designing and Delivering Start-Stop System Benefits

January 24, 2014 by  
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Frank Dehmelt

Mahmoud Harmouch

By Frank Dehmelt and Mahmoud Harmouch, Texas Instruments

This article describes what start-stop is and the prerequisites for an automotive start-stop system, including its implementation and benefits.

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