Renesas RL78 Platform Solution Drives Easy Path from Idea to Solution for Automotive Control Systems

September 11, 2014  by  

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RL78/F13 and RL78/F14 MCUs Reduce System Power Consumption and PCB Footprint

SimuQuest and IAR Systems Development Kits and Software Tools Enhance Development Efficiency for Quicker Time to Market

Renesas Electronics America announced the availability of 16-bit RL78/F13 and RL78/F14 microcontrollers (MCUs) plus new RL78 Renesas Development Kits (RDKs) and software development tools provided through Renesas’ partner relationship with SimuQuest and IAR Systems. The RL78/F13 and RL78/F14 MCUs, combined with the SimuQuest RDK, QuantiPhi™ Renesas Edition (QuantiPhi™ RE) and IAR Embedded Workbench, create an environment that allows the “easiest path from idea to solution” – contributing to enhanced development efficiency, reduced system costs, lower system power consumption and improved functional safety features for automotive control systems.

Delphi Claims First-to-Market with Wireless Vehicle Communications Technology to Support V2V and V2I

September 9, 2014  by  

delphi V2X_infographicDelphi will supply a major global automaker with connectivity technology that will allow cars to talk with one another and provide drivers critical traffic information.

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) announced that it will be first-to-market with Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication technology that significantly advances driver alerts.

Delphi’s wireless vehicle communication technology extends the range of existing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) functionality.

Radio signals transmit traffic data from car to car to alert drivers of potential road hazards; even those beyond the driver’s line of sight or out of the vehicle’s sensor range.

Bourns Automotive-Grade ChipGuard® Varistor Series Delivers High Reliability, Fast-Response ESD Protection

September 3, 2014  by  

bournsesd1446_cga_auto_prBourns, Inc. introduced its ChipGuard® Automotive MLA Series Varistor ESD Clamp Protectors specifically developed to protect sensitive automotive electronics from the threat of ESD up to IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4.

Bourns’ Model CGA-MLA Series are very fast bidirectional devices that deliver robust overvoltage protection and stable low leakage performance over a wide temperature range.

The latest ChipGuard® devices from Bourns also feature multilayered varistor technology, and their proprietary insulating overcoat provides low and stable leakage current, quick response time (<0.5 ns) and high transient current capability. These features and benefits make the new varistor clamp protectors particularly well-suited to meet the ESD protection needs of HDMI, CANbus, Ethernet, sensor and touchscreen interfaces as well as GPS and camera links and other circuits sensitive to ESD.

u-blox Launches Wi-Fi/Bluetooth “Internet of Things” module

September 2, 2014  by  

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u-blox announced the ODIN-W160, a rugged multi-radio module for demanding industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications.

“u-blox’ compact ODIN-W160 module is perfect for small sensor applications in rugged environments, where faultless operation 24/7 is a requirement,” says Herbert Blaser, VP of Short Range Radio at u-blox. “With this module, u blox customers can shorten their product development cycle significantly by integrating a robust, certified communication solution in their IoT applications.”

ODIN-W160 supports dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz (U-NII bands 1, 2, 2e, 3), as well as dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0, which includes Bluetooth low energy and Classic Bluetooth (Bluetooth “Smart Ready”).