Mentor Graphics Corporation announced what it described as the embedded software industry’s first comprehensive solution for heterogeneous multicore system-on-chip (SoC) development.
Heterogeneous architectures are those which combine two or more different types of microprocessors or microcontrollers. They enable the development of advanced embedded systems that consolidate functionality and connectivity to produce high-performance embedded devices.
Mentor Graphics is delivering an integrated development solution that spans device configuration, deployment and system optimization for multi-operation system devices that include the Linux® platform, real-time operating system (RTOS), and bare-metal applications. This solution helps design teams to quickly develop high-performance applications for industrial, medical, automotive, telecommunications, networking, and consumer electronics products.
Vector is introducing the new CDM Studio software tool that supports efficient editing and management of parameter set files used in ECU calibration. This tool lets users conveniently display, compare and edit calibration parameter values.
July 14, 2014 by John Day
DENSO Corp. began testing advanced driving support technology on a public road in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in June. DENSO is testing automated driving scenarios in a single lane and testing automatic lane changes, as well as other driving maneuvers. DENSO’s goal is to develop technologies that reduce driver workload and assist in safe driving.
Previously, DENSO tested this technology on its test course in Japan. DENSO’s goal with public road testing is to identify, analyze, and solve real-life problems that do not occur on the test course.
July 11, 2014 by John Day
New Ford SYNC® 911 Assist™ features debuting on the 2015 Ford Mustang will offer emergency dispatchers more potentially vital information to better inform first responders en route to an accident.
“911 Assist uses a mobile phone connected to SYNC to call 911 directly when needed,” said David Hatton, global product leader and electrical engineer, Ford Connected Services. “With enhanced data, the system will provide even more detail about a crash to aid in the dispatch of the appropriate resources.”
July 9, 2014 by John Day
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduced a new Hall-effect based integrated circuit (IC) that provides a user-friendly solution for true zero-speed digital ring magnet and gear tooth sensing in two-wire applications.
Allegro’s A1688 wheel speed sensor IC targets the automotive market and contains industry leading features such as outstanding pitch deviation accuracy, consistent ICC distribution: >6 sigma, low jitter and enhanced EMC performance, and simple module assembly by utilizing a built-in cap and wider lead width/spacing.
The integrated circuit incorporates a dual-element Hall-effect circuit and signal processing that switches in response to differential magnetic signals created by magnetic encoders, or, when properly back-biased with a magnet, from ferromagnetic targets.