Realtek Offers a Very Small Ethernet-Based Camera SoC

February 2, 2016  by  

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Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW) announced what it described as both a highly integrated Ethernet-based camera SoC solution and also the smallest such device.

The RTL9020AA integrates all functions required in a camera module, including Image Signal Processing (ISP), fisheye calibration, video compression (MJPEG/H.264), Ethernet MAC (with Audio Video Bridging), and 100BASE-T1 PHY. Target applications include rear-view and surround view camera systems.

Marvell Introduces 1000BaseT1 Development Platform with Automotive Grade Connectors from TE Connectivity

February 2, 2016  by  

 marvell logo 1Marvell’s development platform enables OEMs to quickly bring to market Gigabit Ethernet in automotive systems

Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) announced a new automotive Ethernet reference platform integrated with TE Connectivity’s (TE) MATEnet modular and scalable connector for automotive Ethernet.

The platform supports audio video bridging (AVB) switching solutions with 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1 Ethernet physical layer (PHY) capability. It also enables car manufacturers to quickly prototype automotive systems with Gigabit Ethernet for electrical and electronic (E/E) architectures including In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI), Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Electronic Control Units (ECU) and Vehicle Domain Gateways.

Sensata Introduces Its Smallest Micro-fused Strain Gage Technology for Hybrid And Electric Vehicle Brake Systems

February 1, 2016  by  

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Sensata Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ST) has developed a line of smaller, lighter Micro-fused Strain Gage (MSG) pressure sensors for use in next-generation brake systems for hybrid, electric, and conventional vehicles.

“To ensure traditional braking feel in hybrid and electric vehicles, brake systems require additional pressure sensors,” observes Jeff Silveria, Sensata’s Performance Sensing Segment manager for global chassis. “By offering our caliber of pressure sensing in a smaller, lighter package, our customers can adopt multiple sensors without growing their module.”

HELLA Launches Fourth-Generation 24GHz Radar

February 1, 2016  by  

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Series production scheduled for mid-2017

HELLA will launch production of its fourth generation 24GHz radar sensors in mid-2017, replacing third-generation radar sensors that have been in series production since June of 2014. HELLA’s latest generation radar system offers an increased level of integration in a 25 percent smaller package and with improved measuring capacity. Costs for the new unit also were dropped without limiting the number of assistance applications offered, including blind-spot monitoring, lane-change assistance, rear pre-crash alert, a rear cross-traffic alert and vehicle exit assistant.

ROHM Launches Car Audio Power Supply IC

January 28, 2016  by  

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Reduces power consumption by 65% over conventional solutions

To meet the expanding needs of the car audio market for multifunction power supplies, ROHM developed a system power supply IC that features what it said is the lowest power consumption in the industry. The BD49101AEFS-M leverages ROHM’s expertise in car audio power system design to achieve an optimized system based on a high-efficiency DC/DC converter. As a result, power consumption is reduced by 65%, from 13.3W with ROHM’s conventional products to an industry-leading 4.66W.

dSPACE Optimizes TargetLink Production Code Generator

January 26, 2016  by  

dSPACE 1-26-16 _PR-Image_TargetLink4-1_b_1000px_RGB_160126TargetLink 4.1 Adds FMI Support, AUTOSAR 4.2, Automotive Ethernet, and More

Enhanced collaboration via FMI-based model export
 Support for AUTOSAR 4.2 with many new features
 Even higher code efficiency and MISRA C compliance

With its latest Release, dSPACE has optimized its production code generator, TargetLink, to cover prominent standards in the development of embedded software. TargetLink 4.1 supports the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) 2.0 and the latest version of the AUTOSAR standard, AUTOSAR 4.2. Moreover, MISRA C compliance and code efficiency have been increased further and modular, model-based development is even easier now.

TT Electronics High Reliability Resistors Enable Current Sensing in Automotive Applications

January 13, 2016  by  

TT 1-13-16 TT035_LRMAP3920_Press_ImageHigh power, low value SMT shunt resistors key to monitoring and reducing energy usage

TT Electronics launched the LRMAP3920 series of high reliability, low value SMT shunt resistors for current sensing duties. With values down to 200μΩ and a power rating of 5W on FR4 fibreglass circuit boards, the maximum measurable current is over 150A, and in most cases is restricted only by the current handling of the PCB tracks. An even higher 10W power rating may be achieved for assemblies on thermal substrates such as DBC (direct bonded copper) ceramic or IMS (insulated metal substrate), making these parts ideal for power hybrid modules.

Linear Technology 45V 500mA LDO Offers Low 25µVRMS Noise, 60dB PSRR at 1MHz & Active Output Discharge

January 12, 2016  by  


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Linear Technology Corporation announced the LT3066, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable current limit, active discharge, a power good flag and improved power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) capability.

The device delivers up to 500mA output current with a 300mV dropout voltage at full load. The LT3066 includes an internal NMOS pull-down that discharges the output voltage if either the SHDN pin is driven low or the input voltage is turned off. This rapid active output discharge helps protect the load in applications requiring power conditioning on both start-up and shutdown, such as high-end imaging sensors.

Vishay Bidirectional Single-Line ESD Protection Diodes Save Board Space in Automotive Applications

January 6, 2016  by  

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For LIN Bus Protection, Devices Feature Capacitance Down to 15.5 pF and Leakage Current of < 0.05 μA

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) released two new bidirectional single-line ESD protection diodes in the compact SOD-323 package.

Measuring only 1.95 mm by 1.5 mm with a low 0.95 mm profile, the Vishay Semiconductors VLIN1626-02G and VLIN2626-02G offer low capacitance and leakage current for the protection of automotive data lines against transient voltage signals.

Rightware Announces Kanzi Lite for Automotive Platforms

January 5, 2016  by  

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New extension allows car manufacturers to use a single HMI toolchain for all car segments

Rightware, a leading provider of user interface creation software for the automotive industry, announced Kanzi Lite, an extension to its Kanzi® HMI (Human-Machine Interface) design and development software. The new extension will enable car manufacturers and Tier 1s to use Kanzi® as an HMI software platform for instrument clusters and infotainment screens in all car segments.

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