Mentor Graphics Extends Nucleus RTOS; Targets Next-Generation Applications for Embedded Devices

August 20, 2014  by  

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Mentor Graphics Corporation announced a new version of the Mentor® Embedded Nucleus® real time operating system (RTOS) targeting high-performance, next-generation applications for connected embedded devices.

The Nucleus RTOS process model is expanded to include ARM® Cortex® M- based cores. For the first time, software developers can use a single embedded operating system to increase system reliability through memory partitioning for the entire spectrum of ARM cores, facilitating code reuse across an entire product family comprising low-end to high-end devices.

New in this release is a multicore framework to manage inter-process communication (IPC) and processor life cycle for complex heterogeneous system-on-chip (SoC) and enhanced Nucleus RTOS graphics capabilities with Imagination and Vivante GPU support.

TI Introduces Ultra-Low Quiescent Current, High-Voltage LDOs for Direct-to-Battery Automotive Applications

August 20, 2014  by  

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Texas Instruments (TI) introduced 17 new AEC-Q100-qualified, high-voltage LDOs for automotive and industrial applications.

The new ultra-low quiescent current LDOs, including the TPS7A16xx-Q1 with 60-V input, TPS7A66xx-Q1 and TPS7B67xx families, and the TPS7B4250-Q1 LDO, support many applications that connect directly to a car or truck battery, such as cluster, power steering and infotainment systems, door modules and lighting controls.

For more information, to order samples or purchase evaluation modules for the new ultra-low quiescent current, high-voltage LDOs, visit www.ti.com/autoldo-pr.

Melexis Low Pin Count N-FET Pre-Driver Targets Automotive High Current DC Motor Applications

August 20, 2014  by  

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To complement its brushless direct current (BLDC) pre-driver portfolio and address conventional DC motor applications, Melexis introduces the MLX83100 N-FET pre-driver IC.

Offered in a compact 28-pin package, with four digital inputs, this pre-driver IC provides a very flexible, inexpensive and space-saving solution for high current N-FET DC motors.

Though BLDC motors are now becoming increasingly commonplace, DC motors are still more cost effective in a broad spectrum of application areas, especially where the motor is not continuously running.

Automotive Applications

K2L KG Automotive Test System Supports All Major Automotive Busses for Test and Simulation

August 19, 2014  by  

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K2L GmbH & Co. & Co. KG announced its Automotive Test System (ATS), which is a singular hardware and software tool that supports all of the major automotive busses for all of the activities related to test and simulation, such as rest bus simulation, device simulation, testing during system development and rapid prototyping.

ATS also covers all of the requirements for conducting analysis and verification. By combining all of these functions and support for the CAN, LIN, FlexRay® and MOST® networks into one tool, ATS provides the most cost-effective and flexible option to the automotive industry. It also enables automated testing and any kind of simulation, helping to ensure quality from the earliest design stages.

Pioneer Adds Nine In-Dash Receivers Models for Smartphone Connectivity

August 18, 2014  by  

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. introduced nine new CD receivers and one digital media receiver for 2015 that are designed for smartphone-centric consumers.

The FH-X720BT, FH-X520UI, DEH-X6700BS, DEH-X6700BT, DEH-X5700HD, DEH-X4700BT, DEH-X3700S, DEH-X3700UI, and DEH-X2700UI CD receivers and the MVH-X370BT CD-free digital media receiver offer new cosmetics and expanded smartphone integration to match today’s consumer lifestyle.

The new lineup is integrated with an assortment of convenient features and technologies including Bluetooth® Dual Device Connection, Bluetooth pairing via USB, Wideband Speech Hands free Profile 1.6, Bluetooth Music Library Browsing (AVRCP 1.5). Siri Eyes Free functionality, simple Pandora® station creation, and Android™ Media Transfer Protocol (MTP).