Vishay Intertechnology Releases AEC-Q101-Qualified Tall Dome Transmissive Optical Sensors

April 19, 2016  by  

vishay logoSingle- and Dual-Channel Devices Offered in Compact 5.5 mm x 4 mm x 5.7 mm SMD Package

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH)  introduced two new AEC-Q101-qualified surface-mount transmissive optical sensors for automotive and industrial applications. Offered in a compact 5.5 mm by 4 mm by 5.7 mm package, the Vishay Semiconductors single-channel TCPT1600X01 and dual-channel TCUT1600X01 feature an increased dome height compared with previous-generation devices.

Elektrobit (EB) Expands AUTOSAR Development Globally

April 19, 2016  by  

elektrobit logoElektrobit (EB) announced its expansion to two new international locations: Timisoara, Romania and Bangalore, India. The expansion will add up to 80 developers. With these additional resources and skilled developers, EB plans to support current development of its EB tresos line of solutions, and expand its efforts in the next generation of AUTOSAR. With millions of vehicles on the road around the world, EB said its EB tresos product line is leading the industry.

EB currently provides top automotive manufacturers and suppliers with software and services in a variety of areas including driver assistance, navigation, infotainment, connected car and car infrastructure. Its state-of-the-art AUTOSAR-compliant solutions for electronic control units (ECUs) encompass basic software, operating systems, configuration tooling, functional safety solutions, testing and integration services.

Marvell Announces Automotive Center of Excellence in Ettlingen, Germany

April 19, 2016  by  

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Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) announced the opening of a first-of-its-kind automotive networking technology development center, the Marvell Automotive Center of Excellence (ACE). Located in Ettlingen, Germany, ACE is centrally-located by major OEMs and tier one customers.

Automotive technological developments have advanced rapidly in recent years and the next generation of cars needs a new architecture to run a wide array of features such as full driver assist, Ultra high-definition (HD) displays and over-the-air updates. Through years of dedication and innovative design, Marvell recognizes the importance of understanding advanced networking technologies such as Audio Video Bridging (AVB), Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and single pair Ethernet standards such as 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1 to further the connected car industry. By expanding development and education efforts in these areas with a dedicated team of engineers, Marvell and its customers will utilize this knowledge to advance the architecture of future connected, intelligent cars. The Marvell Automotive Center of Excellence officially opened today at a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Marvell.

AVnu Alliance Members Showcase a Multivendor Interoperability Demonstration of the AVnu AVB Automotive Profile

April 19, 2016  by  

avnu logoMembers of AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking, publically demonstrated interoperability of systems designed to meet the AVnu Automotive Profile at the Automotive Ethernet Congress held in Munich, Germany on February 3-4, 2016. The demo featured products and solutions from several AVnu Alliance members: Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, Marvell Technology Group, a leading provider of complete silicon solutions, and NXP Semiconductors, a leading provider of secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications.

Maxim Integrated Automotive Design Solutions: Choosing the Right Amplifier for an Active Antenna Design

April 19, 2016  by  

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Nazzareno (Reno) Rossetti is a seasoned Analog and Power Management professional, a published author and holds several patents in this field. He holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Kishore Racherla is a business manager for Maxim Integrated’s Automotive RF product line. He has over 10 years of industry experience and holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Arizona state university.

Continental Ring Catalyst Promises More Efficient NOx Reduction

April 19, 2016  by  

conti 4-19-16 img_2016_04_14_ls_folienstruktur_en-dataNew Real Driving Emissions (RDE) legislation will strictly regulate NOx emissions under all driving conditions, requiring high catalyst efficiency across a wide engine operating range

Substantial reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions are also required by the US SULEV 30 emissions standard. A close-coupled annular catalytic converter developed by Continental supports near-complete NOx conversion in turbocharged gasoline engines

Vehicle Sensor Crowdsourcing to Transform the Digital Map Ecosystem in Preparation for the Driverless Era

April 8, 2016  by  

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ABI Research finds that highly accurate, real-time maps are an essential next step as the automotive industry steers toward the future of fully driverless cars. All autonomous and driverless vehicle maps will need to combine accuracy, environmental models, and real-time attributes allowing positional and temporal awareness.

“Crowdsourcing is crucial,” says Dominique Bonte, Managing Director and Vice President at ABI Research. “As connected vehicles include more low-cost, high-resolution sensors, cars will capture and upload this data to a central, cloud-based repository so that automotive companies, such as HERE, can crowdsource the information to build highly accurate, real-time precision maps. This is fueled by the rapid adoption of a wide range of active safety systems with more than 94 million longitudinal assistance ADAS systems expected to ship in 2026.”

Vishay Intertechnology SMD Schottky Barrier Rectifiers Save Space in Automotive Applications

April 8, 2016  by  

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Offered in Low-Profile SMF Package, 30 V, 40 V, and 100 V Devices Feature High Current Ratings to 2 A

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced six new surface-mount Schottky barrier rectifiers in the low-profile DO-219AB (SMF) package. Providing space-saving alternatives to SMA and SOD123W packages, the Vishay Semiconductors SS1FL3, SS2FL3, SS1FL4, SS2FL4, SS1FH10, and SS2FH10 provide reverse voltages of 30 V, 40 V, and 100 V and offer high current ratings up to 2 A for automotive and commercial applications, and industrial applications such as freewheeling diodes for inductive loads like relays, valves, and transformers.

DENSO Invests in Semiconductor Laser Technology Startup TriLumina

April 7, 2016  by  

denso logoDENSO International America, Inc. has invested in TriLumina Corp., an innovative semiconductor laser technology company that focuses on providing light sources for LiDAR and interior illumination products.

DENSO is looking to speed up the adoption of LiDAR and driver monitoring technologies in Advanced Driver Assistance systems, which are key technologies used in autonomous vehicles. This strategic investment enables TriLumina to gain broader access to the automotive market.

TriLumina has developed eye-safe semiconductor lasers that are among the most versatile laser illuminator solutions available in the market. TriLumina is helping to accelerate the automotive industry’s adoption of semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles by providing lasers for 100 percent solid-state LiDAR products and advanced driver monitoring systems (DMS).

Strategy Analytics: Semi-Autonomous Vehicles Provide Impetus To Interior Camera Driver Monitoring

April 7, 2016  by  

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While Inferred Systems Continue To Dominate Automotive, Interior Camera Deployments Will See Growth Potential And New Systems Will Debut Next Year

Most driver monitoring is currently inferred from existing sensors fitted to the vehicle, as mandated for antilock brake and electronic stability control systems, and for electric power steering systems that enhance comfort and fuel economy.  As such, deployments in inferrred systems will grow from 8.7M units in 2016 to 16.8M by 2022.

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