May 22, 2015 by John Day
FLEXConnect.IVI Improves IVI User Experience and
FLEXConnect.ANC Reduces In-Vehicle Noise
Mitsubishi Electric announced two new FLEXConnect™ In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. FLEXConnect.IVI provides a three-screen user interface that is both intuitive and cost effective, and FLEXConnect.ANC is an Active Noise Control (ANC) system that cancels less predictable and harmonically unrelated road sounds.
The FLEXConnect architecture is a family of systems that extend typical infotainment uses by allowing easy access across multiple devices over Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Last year Mitsubishi Electric introduced the FLEXConnect series with FLEXConnect.RSE, (Rear Seat Entertainment). FLEXConnect.RSE features two rear-seat screens that allow the user to stream multiple contents per individual preferences while operating as independent units controlled through the Ethernet AVB architecture.
May 21, 2015 by John Day
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8495, a current mode, fixed frequency SEPIC/boost DC/DC converter with an internal 2A, 70V switch.
Ultralow quiescent current of only 9µA makes it ideal for always on automotive systems, and its integrated power-on reset (POR) and watchdog timer offer enhanced system reliability required in automotive and industrial applications.
The LT8495 starts up from an input voltage range of 2.5V to 32V, and once running, it operates from inputs of 1V to 60V, making it suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion to automotive inputs.
May 20, 2015 by John Day
MapleSim is an advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform and the MapleSim Server is a new product that allows engineers to explore MapleSim simulation models from a web browser.
MapleSim offers a modern approach to physical modeling and simulation, dramatically reducing model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations.
MapleSim supports the creation of easy-to-use interactive applications that allow engineers to access, analyze, and explore simulation models.
Seiko Instruments Releases Selectable Mode Watchdog Timer with Reset Function for Automotive Applications
May 11, 2015 by John Day
Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) released the new S-19400/19401 series watchdog timer with reset function featuring selectable window or timeout modes, current consumption of 3.8µA, and high temperature operation up to 125°C.
Modern automobiles incorporate from 50 to 100 microcontrollers including many that have to be continuously monitored for vehicle safety or performance reasons.
The new SII watchdog timers are optimized for use in automotive microcontroller monitoring and automotive ECUs that require precise fault detection. They monitor periodic signals from microcontrollers and signal any abnormal operation.