Freescale S32V234 SoC Targets ADAS and Sensor Fusion

March 2, 2015  by  

Freescale S32V Sig GraphicReliability, Safety and Security Measures to Automate and “Co-Pilot” a Self-Aware Car.

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

February 27, 2015  by  

Toshiba Bluetooth ICBuilt-In Supporting Circuitry and Inclusion of Full Software Stack and Profiles Saves on System Bill-of-Materials and Helps Lower Time to Market

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

February 27, 2015  by  

infineon LITIX-Basic_SSOP-14_plainInfineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launched its LITIX™ Basic family of LED drivers specifically designed for low-power to medium-power automotive exterior lighting applications.

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

February 24, 2015  by  

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LDRA Tools Provide Functional Safety Verification and Validation in Hercules™ SafeTI™ Compliance Support Packages for Automotive and Industrial Functional Safety Applications

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.

AdaCore Launches QGen; Releases GNAT Pro 7.3

February 24, 2015  by  

qgenQGen, Customizable Code Generator and Model Verifier for Simulink and Stateflow Models 
Is Designed for Qualification Against Software Safety Certification Standards

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.