Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting Launches LED Module Production in NAFTA

June 27, 2016  by  

magneti JUAREZ_Led_Module (002)In addition to the current operations, Automotive Lighting – Magneti Marelli’s business line devoted to the automotive lighting sector – is integrating in Juárez production site in Mexico, a new assembly operation for LED modules.

This further enlargement of production of advanced lighting technologies is aimed at satisfying high technology applications and customer needs in a market like NAFTA, in which the LED technology penetration for front lighting is expected to grow from approximately 20% in 2016 to approximately 50% in 2020 (source: IHS – AL).

Juárez LED operation will start with the involvement of 115 employee (165 by 2016), and grow to nearly 400 people by the end of 2017.

MEMSIC Launches Vibration Filtering Accelerometers and Tilt Switches

June 27, 2016  by  

 memsic ATOD 2LRMEMSIC Sensors Help Save Lives by Detecting Tip-Over Condition in High Vibration Environments

 MEMSIC Inc., (http://www.memsic.com) announced a new family of acceleration and tip-over sensor components that includes four new sensors, the MXD6240 and 41AU, MXC6244AU, MXC6245XU. The new sensors provide tip-over and acceleration sensing in a wide range of automotive and other applications.

“For years, high vibration environments have caused problems for accelerometers, forcing customers to widen the full scale range of the accelerometer to prevent clipping and move to a more powerful and expensive microprocessor capable of higher sampling rates and heavy filtering needed prevent aliasing and recover the signal of interest,” said James Fennelly, MEMSIC Product Marketing Manager. “The 624x family gives customers a new cost effective choice that works well in these high-vibration environments, and is the only accelerometer with these unique vibration-filtering properties.”

Dassault Systèmes Introduces Vehicle Program Intelligence Industry Solution

June 24, 2016  by  

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Real-Time Data Analytics with the3DEXPERIENCEPlatform Enhance Project, Change and Quality Management for Vehicle Program Executives

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris:#13065, DSY.PA),announced the launch of the “Vehicle Program Intelligence” industry solution experience providing transportation and mobility companies with powerful  analytics applications. Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, “Vehicle Program Intelligence” reveals, measures and analyzes product and manufacturing data to accelerate and enhance business decisions in project, change and quality management.

Vishay Intertechnology IHLP® Inductor in 5050 Case Size Delivers High-Temperature Operation to +180 °C

June 24, 2016  by  

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced a new Automotive Grade IHLP® low-profile, high-current inductor in the 5050 case size featuring a +180 °C continuous operating temperature rating for under-the-hood applications. Offering a low 6.4 mm profile, the Vishay Dale IHLP-5050FD-8A provides a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 µH to 22 µH.

With a frequency range up to 2 MHz for energy storage inductors in DC/DC converters and up to the inductor’s SRF for filter applications, the device released today exceeds AEC-Q200 requirements to provide a high-performing, space- and power-saving solution for DC/DC converters and high-current noise filters in high-temperature automotive systems. Applications include engine and transmission control units, diesel injection drivers, noise suppression for motors, windshield wipers, HID and LED lighting, heating and ventilation blowers, and other applications in which high-temperature operation is required.

QNX and Safran Demo Remote SIM Positioning

June 23, 2016  by  

qnx safran connected-car-solutionSafran Identity & Security and QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, presented a joint demonstration of remote SIM provisioning for connected cars at TU-Automotive Detroit. The demonstration showcased how over-the-air provisioning will bring a new level of flexibility to connected vehicles, enabling a single SIM card to support different mobile operator profiles and provide domestic network service around the world.The joint demonstration of the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment and Safran’s GSMA-compliant remote subscription provisioning solution, MorphoFlex™, illustrates the secure delivery of operator credentials for flexible cellular connectivity. For the end customer, the solution can ensure that the vehicle remains fully connected, no matter what country it is driving in, with continuous delivery of infotainment, reliable access to emergency services, and maintenance of vehicle data integrity. For the automaker, the solution can enable SIM management and the flexibility to change the active operator throughout all phases of the vehicle lifecycle, including manufacture, delivery, initial sale, and resale.

Vishay Radial Aluminum Capacitors Offer High-Temperature Operation and Long Useful Life for Automotive and Industrial Applications

June 17, 2016  by  

vishay 6-17-16 27408636926_04e3d610dc_zVishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced a new series of Automotive Grade radial aluminum capacitors that features high-temperature operation up to +150 °C and a useful life to 2,000 h at +150 °C to provide high stability and reliability for automotive and industrial applications.

The Vishay BCcomponents 160 RLA series is available in 10 case sizes from 10 mm by 12 mm to 18 mm by 35 mm. For enhanced reliability, the AEC-Q200-qualified capacitors offer very low impedance down to 23 mΩ at 100 kHz, a high rated ripple current to 2,000 mA at +150 °C, and a capacitance range from 33 µF to 3300 µF over a voltage range of 16 V to 50 V.

Analog Devices SHARC® Processor Platform Improves Sound Experience in Audio System Applications

June 17, 2016  by  

New Analog Devices SHARC® Processor Platform Delivers Superior Sound Experience in Audio System Applications (Photo: Business Wire)

 

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced the addition of ADSP-SC57x and ADSP-2157x processors to its  series of single-chip multicore SHARC processors. The devices advance the audio experience by enabling superior sound quality and more cost-effective and reliable audio systems. The new processor platform meets automotive temperature ranges without the need for costly, bulky heat sinks or fans, which saves space in the end application.

SynTest Offers Design-for-Test Tool Suite to Aid IC Design

June 17, 2016  by  

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SynTest Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of Design-for-Test (DFT) tools, is now supporting automotive IC designs. Suppliers of Automotive IC designs need to implement a functional safety process according to the ISO 26262 standard, and carry this through to their products. SynTest Open Architecture is said to ease integration into custom flow designed by Automotive IC Design suppliers.

Automotive IC Design suppliers need assistance on two fronts: (1) Creation of high-fault-coverage IC designs to comply with the ISO 26262 standard during manufacturing testing, and (2) Monitoring real-time design failures in the field when the design is in standby, nonoperational mode.

Elektrobit (EB) Cloud-Based EB cadian Adds Customizable Remote Analysis of Vehicle Performance

June 13, 2016  by  

Elektrobit-Logo.svg-2EB cadian gives carmakers targeted and customizable insights into their fleet to optimize the vehicle lifecycle

 Elektrobit (EB) announced EB cadian, a cloud-based service for focused and customizable remote analysis of vehicle performance. EB cadian will provide carmakers with a new tool to deliver insights they can leverage to optimize the value chain, save time and money in vehicle development and maintenance. 

Rambus and Movimento Deliver Personalized Security

June 13, 2016  by  

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Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) and Movimento have partnered to deliver secure, convenient and personalized OTA vehicle updates critical to safety and performance in the era of the connected car.

The CryptoManager platform adds an important layer of security to the Movimento OTA solution. Vehicle updates provided by the combined Movimento and Rambus solution offers one-time, single-use keys that are unique to each vehicle, minimizing vulnerabilities and maximizing security.

As part of the collaboration, Movimento’s OTA technology utilizes the Rambus CryptoManager platform, enabling in-field provisioning of encrypted keys generated for each vehicle and allowing for secure communication between a vehicle and the cloud.

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