Intel Commits to Mitigating Automotive Cybersecurity Risks

October 3, 2015  by  


To help mitigate cybersecurity risks associated with connected automobiles while encouraging technological progression and innovation, Intel Corporation announced the establishment of the Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB).

The ASRB researchers will perform ongoing security tests and audits intended to codify practices and design recommendations for advanced cybersecurity solutions and products. Intel also published the first version of its automotive cybersecurity best practices white paper, which the company will continue to update based on ASRB findings.

BorgWarner Delivers Advanced Technologies For New GM 8-Speed Transmission

October 3, 2015  by  

fdjlhfjkdhds_20140929132039933BorgWarner’s Hydraulic Accumulator, Eco-Launch(TM) Solenoid Valve and Multi-Segment Wet Friction Plates Contribute to Improved Shift Feel and Fuel Economy

BorgWarner supplies Eco-Launch(TM) stop/start accumulator technology and multi-segment wet friction plates for the new 8-speed rear-wheel drive automatic transmission (8L45) from General Motors.

To enable the transmission’s stop/start functionality, BorgWarner’s Eco-Launch hydraulic accumulator and solenoid valve provide rapid, quiet and smooth engagements during engine restarts.

BorgWarner’s advanced friction plate technology reduces drag and enhances shift feel. Improving fuel economy up to five percent compared with similar 6-speed automatic transmissions, the 8L45 transmission will debut on the 2016 Cadillac CT6 and will also drive the 2016 Cadillac CTS and ATS.

STMicroelectronics Launches Dedicated Telematics Processors to Make Vehicles Safer, Greener and Connected

October 3, 2015  by  

9fd1942910STMicroelectronics has introduced a new family of application-specific processors for automotive telematics and connectivity applications. Telemaco2, the new family offers a set of scalable, small-footprint, automotive-grade, Linux-programmable microcontrollers that are dedicated to in-car systems that enhance safety, comfort and fuel efficiency.

Telemaco2-powered solutions address applications such as automatic calling of emergency services in the event of an accident, continuous car-to-cloud connectivity, remote car diagnostics and road-topology processing.

Renesas Electronics Delivers R-Car W2R 5.9 GHz Band Automotive Wireless Communication SoC for Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication (V2X)

October 1, 2015  by  

renesas 10-3-15 20150929-r-car-w2r-thumbnailRenesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of semiconductor solutions, announced the R-Car W2R system-on-a-chip (SoC), the first member of the new Renesas R-Car Family of devices developed specifically for V2X applications. The new automotive wireless communication SoC is designed for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication in the 5.9-gigahertz (GHz) band.

The R-Car W2R uses Renesas’ radio frequency (RF) system design technology. It reduces out-of-band transmit emissions to less than –65 decibel-milliwatts (dBm) (Note 1), achieving the requirements of the European standards organization European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Autoliv Joins the Drive Me Project

October 1, 2015  by  

volvo-autonomous-autoliv-project-7Autoliv, Inc. announced it has joined the Drive Me project, which is an autonomous driving project joining industry, government and academia towards securing future mobility solutions. As part of the project, 100 self-driving cars will be released on public roads in Gothenburg, Sweden under everyday driving conditions.

The company is joining the current partners, Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg and Chalmers University in this collaboration, which is endorsed by the Swedish Government.

Autoliv sees the Drive Me project as an effort to create partnerships with impact on systemic, technical and organizational solutions for traffic with autonomous driving.

Visteon and Mediamobile Showcase Digital Radio with V-Traffic DAB Data Services for European Market

September 29, 2015  by  

visteon_dab_radio_in_carAutomotive cockpit electronics supplier Visteon has teamed up with Mediamobile, European broadcast traffic information service provider and editor of V-Traffic mobility solutions, to offer a solution that enables cars equipped with Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) radios to receive traffic updates through both digital radio and Internet services, simultaneously.

The DAB radio, provided by Visteon, picks up Mediamobile’s V-Traffic data broadcasts in a standardized DAB-TPEG format and transfers the content via a Bluetooth® connection to the driver’s smartphone or tablet for decoding. The traffic information is displayed on the smartphone screen, via an application that switches seamlessly between DAB and the Internet.

Micronas Dual-Die Hall Sensors Combine Multidimensional Measurement with In-Package Redundancy

September 29, 2015  by  

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Micronas announced the extension of its direct-angle Hall-effect sensor family HAL 37xy with its dual-die variant HAR 37xy. It integrates two fully automotive-qualified silicon dies in a single SOIC8 package for high-precision direct-angle and linear position measurements for the most demanding automotive and industrial application

HAR 37xy sensors follow the trend of enabling true redundancy within a small package to support safety-critical automotive applications according to ISO 26262 rules.

STMicroelectronics Adopts ARMv8-R Processor Technology

September 29, 2015  by  

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STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) has licensed new 32-bit ARMv8-R processor technology that it plans to deploy in 32-bit microcontrollers targeting real-time safety-related Smart Driving applications and in industrial applications.

First implementations of the ARMv8-R processor will be used in advanced multi-core, high-performance processors for safety-related automotive devices targeting PowerTrain, Safety and Gateway applications.

Automotive microcontrollers employing the new ARMv8-R architecture will deliver best-in-class real-time performance and functional safety features combined with unique innovations for sensing, computation, and actuation applications.

The advanced real-time architecture offers virtualization and separation to improve software reliability, reduce development costs, and enable consolidation of multiple applications onto a single smart processing platform.

Toshiba High-side N-Channel Power MOSFET Gate Driver Includes Reverse Battery Protection

September 29, 2015  by  

toshiba 9-29-15 TOSHIBA_TPD7104AF_150929Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO: 6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company launched a high-side N-channel power MOSFET gate driver with built-in reverse battery protection functions for use in automotive applications such as idling stop systems. Mass production will start from September 30.

Idling stop systems, which turn off car engines while the car is stopping for traffic lights and traffic jams, are now commonly used in automotive systems as a means to improve fuel efficiency.

The new TPD7104AF gate driver and an N-channel power MOSFET forms a semiconductor relay for each power supply line to control the power supply between the batteries and the starter generator used in idling stop systems.

Vishay Dual Inductor Offers High Operating Temperature, Saves Space

September 29, 2015  by  

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) expanded its IHLD series of low-profile, high-current dual inductors with a new device in the 3232 case size. Offering a high operating temperature range to +155 °C, the automotive-grade IHLD-3232HB-5A saves board space by combining two inductors in one 9.75 mm by 9.14 mm package.

The Vishay Dale inductor is optimized for automotive and commercial class D amplifier circuits, where the device reduces board space requirements and offers improved performance over multiple individual inductors. In addition, the IHLD-3232HB-5A is designed for excellent inductance stability over temperature and DC current, providing high-quality sound and low harmonic distortion due to linear saturation performance. The inductor pair is designed with very low coupling for minimal crosstalk between inductors.

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