Maxim Integrated Collaborates with NVIDIA® on DRIVE™ CX and PX Platforms for Automotive Infotainment and Piloted Driving Solutions

July 30, 2015  by  

Maxim brings expertise in high-performance analog integration to NVIDIA automotive platforms.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) has collaborated with NVIDIA to enable the analog blocks on automotive infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for NVIDIA’s DRIVE CX (cockpit) and PX (piloted driving) platforms.

Maxim Integrated collaborates with NVIDIA on infotainment and piloted driving solutions.

Maxim Integrated collaborates with NVIDIA on infotainment and piloted driving solutions.

Deserializer Integrates Four Surround View Camera Streams in Automotive Applications

July 30, 2015  by  

ADAS deserializer shortens design time and lowers cost for a surround view.

ADAS deserializer shortens design time and lowers cost for a surround view.

Maxim Integrated’s quad deserializer eliminates components, shortens design time, and lowers cost for automotive camera applications.

The MAX9286 quad deserializer from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) enables the design of surround-view systems for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) with fewer components and faster time to market. Just one MAX9286 gigabit multimedia serial link (GMSL) deserializer receives and automatically synchronizes video from up to four cameras.

Microsemi Announces Availability of First Device in New Family of Smart Inductor Sensor Interface ICs

July 30, 2015  by  

Industry’s First Inductive Sensor IC Based Upon LVDT Architecture Implementations on PCBs Designed for Automotive and Industrial Applications

LX3301A_v2Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) announced the availability of the first device in its new family of sensor interface integrated circuits (ICs) based upon inductive sensing technology. The LX3301A, the first inductive sensor IC in the market utilizing linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) architecture implementations on printed circuit boards (PCB), is designed for applications within the automotive and industrial markets.

New Interactive Documentation Tool Makes ECU Calibration Easier

July 28, 2015  by  

ETAS_EHANDBOOK_webAs engineers develop ECU functions, thousands of pages of PDF documentation are generated. These pages are often referred back to during calibration, when the functions are fine-tuned. Sifting through huge PDF files is a tedious, time-consuming process.

A solution to this common problem is ETAS’ EHANDBOOK –an interactive tool that offers intelligent search functionality in place of tiresome manual searches and that automatically generates interactive graphics and models from ASCET, Simulink®, or C-code.

EHANDBOOK helps calibration engineers manage information and work efficiently, offering them a deep understanding of the ECU functions their colleagues in function development have produced. This interaction improves quality in the development process and shares knowledge within the organization, but above all it saves valuable time.

Deterministic Ethernet Switch Enables Application Development and Evaluation of AVB and TSN

July 27, 2015  by  

csm_DE-Switch_HermesTTTech announces the launch of its Deterministic Ethernet switch, named Hermes, for application development and evaluation of in-vehicle network architectures in the field of automotive and heavy machinery. With this intelligent device, customers can now evaluate multiple technical standards supported by the NXP SJA1105T chip, including AVB, TSN and Time-Triggered Ethernet. The switch also integrates a powerful CPU running AUTOSAR 4.2.1 and provides digital and analog I/Os plus CAN, FlexRay and Ethernet interfaces.

42V Quad Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers 93% Efficiency & Operates from 3V to 42V Inputs

July 27, 2015  by  

LT8602Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8602, a 42V input capable, high efficiency quad output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator. Its quad channel design combines two high voltage 2.5A and 1.5A channels with two lower voltage 1.8A channels to provide four independent outputs, delivering voltages as low as 0.8V. Its synchronous rectification topology delivers up to 93% efficiency while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 30µA (all channels) in no-load standby conditions, making it ideal for always-on systems. For noise-sensitive applications, the LT8602 utilizes its pulse-skipping mode to minimize switching noise and meet the CISPR25, Class 5 EMI requirements. Switching frequency can be programmed from 250kHz to 2.2MHz and is synchronizable throughout this range.

AutomationDesk 5.0 – Automated, Intuitive ECU Testing

July 23, 2015  by  

Certified test automation software introduces innovative features

  • Innovative signal-based test description
  • First test automation software to receive TÜV SÜD certification
  • Certification proves qualification for testing safety-critical systems
  • More efficient testing of camera-based driver assistance systems
  • Open interface compliant with ASAM XIL standar
Signal-based tests, a new kind of test description that is as easy to create as if it were on a sheet of paper.

Signal-based tests, a new kind of test description that is as easy to create as if it were on a sheet of paper.

UniPixel Rebrands Newly Integrated Touch Screen Technology As “XTouch™”

July 23, 2015  by  

UniPixel Rebrands Newly Integrated  Touch Screen Technology As “XTouch™”

xtouch-screenUniPixel, Inc., a provider of Performance Engineered Films™ to the touch screen and flexible printed electronics markets,announced today the completion of the integration of the acquired Atmel XSense product technology into its own InTouch touch screen technology. The combined technologies are branded as XTouch.

The integration brings together the best attributes of each technology, which the Company expects will address key OEM (original equipment manufacturer) requirements for thinner, faster, lighter, and affordable technology. The Company believes XTouch could be a highly differentiated touch screen technology designed to deliver exceptional total performance and cost. The Company anticipates that XTouch will be especially well suited to address the segment of the market for larger screens, including notebooks, tablets and automotive touch screens.

Mentor Graphics Announces Flowmaster with Enhanced Multi-Arm Tank Component and 1D Pipe Stress Links

July 23, 2015  by  

flowmaster-aufmacher-smMentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced the newest version of the Flowmaster® 1D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software product for fast and accurate thermo-fluid systems design. The new Flowmaster solution features several key new and enhanced functionalities including an improved multi-arm tank component, and integration with complementary 1D pipe stress products such as CAESAR II and CAEPIPE for pipe fluid-force predictions. Overall product enhancements to usability and increases in physical modeling capabilities provide unparalleled accuracy and ease-of-use to the automotive, aerospace, power generation and gas turbine markets.

The enhanced usability and physical modeling capabilities in version 7.9.4 of the Flowmaster product include:

Automotive High-Side Drivers from STMicroelectronics Meet Toughest Specifications for Use in Stop-Start Vehicles

July 21, 2015  by  

stmicro-logoSTMicroelectronics has introduced the industry’s first automotive high-side drivers to meet the stringent cold-cranking specification1 of the German car industry’s LV124 test schedule, making them ideal for vehicles with stop-start technology.

The new VND7050AJ12 and VND7140AJ12 have minimum supply voltage of 3.2V, which is the best in the market, to keep essential equipment such as dashboard instruments operating as the vehicle battery voltage dips during engine cranking. The ST devices provide a compact and reliable replacement for electromechanical relays and associated circuitry, and are 40% smaller than the nearest competing high-side drivers.

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