New Freescale MCU Optimized for Software Development

June 23, 2015  by  

freescale 6-23-15S32K Automotive Microcontroller Series Is Designed for Software Engineers

Automotive Architecture Based on ARM® Cortex® Technology Delivers Software and Hardware Scalability for Faster Development Through Future-Proofing Features and Optimal Software Reuse

At the Freescale Technology Forum 2015, Freescale Semiconductor introduced the S32K, which it described as the first automotive microcontroller (MCU) product line designed to significantly speed and simplify software development.

The S32K is based on ARM Cortex architecture, which delivers exceptional scalability and compatibility for a range of automotive electronics applications traditionally served by a heterogeneous and incongruous mix of 8-, 16- and 32-bit MCUs, while providing a strong foundation for advanced tools and software platforms.

Elektrobit EB GUIDE 6 Cuts HMI Development Time & Cost

June 23, 2015  by  

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At the Congress on Advances in Automotive Electronics, Elektrobit (EB) announced EB GUIDE 6, a software toolkit that allows automakers, Tier 1 suppliers and developers to design and develop sophisticated, customized human-machine interface (HMI) systems more easily, quickly and cost-effectively.

EB GUIDE 6 is an updated version of the company’s HMI toolkit for the development of multimodal in-car screens with advanced graphics, plus voice-, touch screen- and gesture-based controls.

EB is announcing a new pricing and licensing model with EB GUIDE 6 which includes a free, downloadable version—EB GUIDE Studio 6—available for download at starting mid-August 2015.

Microsemi Adds Automotive-Grade FPGAs and SoC FPGAs

June 17, 2015  by  

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Microsemi Corporation (MSCC) announced new automotive-grade field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs.

The next-generation SmartFusion®2 and IGLOO®2 low power, flash-based FPGAs and ARM® Cortex®-M3 enabled SoC FPGAs have achieved AEC-Q100 grade 2 qualification. According to Microsemi, they are the only devices of their type in the industry to offer advanced security and high reliability features critical for automotive applications.

“Security and reliability are major concerns in automotive applications, and these devices assure the safety of our customers’ design, data and hardware from tampering and cloning,” said Bruce Weyer, vice president and business unit manager at Microsemi. “In addition, the devices’ single event upset (SEU) immunity offers protection from neutron-induced firm errors, helping customers achieve zero defect rate—an essential requirement in the automotive industry.”

Osram Opto Semiconductors, Advanced Vision Systems Camera Provides High Quality Images in Poor Lighting

June 8, 2015  by  


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Osram’s SFH 4725S emitter is an automotive qualified 940 nm infrared LED with high efficiency.

Osram and Advanced Vision Systems combined an Osram emitter with an Advanced Vision Systems camera to create an infrared camera with exceptional image quality in visible, 400-700 nm, and near infrared, 940 nm, spectrums.

Normally this technology would require two different cameras and alternating filters.

The new camera from Advanced Vision Systems uses Osram Oslon 940 nm emitters that eliminate the red glow, use fewer LEDs and require less power consumption per LED.

Synopsys Accelerates Automotive SoC Development with Silicon-Proven IP

June 8, 2015  by  

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Synopsys debuts its automotive IP portfolio with ASIL B Ready LPDDR4, Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB) and Embedded Memory IP. Certified by SGS-TUV, the IP conforms to ISO 26262 and targets functional safety applications.

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) announced that it is accelerating automotive SoC development with a broad portfolio of silicon-proven IP for automotive applications.

The DesignWare® IP portfolio includes Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB), LPDDR4, MIPI CSI-2 and DSI, HDMI, PCI Express®, USB, Mobile Storage, Logic Libraries, Embedded Memories, Non-Volatile Memories (NVM), Data Converters, Synopsys ARC® EM processors with Safety Enhancement Package (SEP), EV vision processors and the Sensor and Control IP Subsystem.