Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers from Microchip Offer Digital Power Supply Flexibility with Easy Analog Control Loops

October 22, 2014  by  

MCP19118/9 Provide Simple Analog PWM Control and Configurable MCU in Compact Circuit Solution; Industry’s First PMBus™ Compatible Controller with Up to 40V Operation

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Microchip Technology (NASDAQ: MCHP) announced its latest Digitally Enhanced Power (DEPA) controllers—the MCP19118 and MCP19119 (MCP19118/9).

They provide simple yet effective analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40V, with the configurability of a digital MCU. And they are the industry’s first devices to combine 40V operation and PMBus™ communication interfaces.

Analog Devices Automotive Bus Technology Delivers Superior Digital Audio Quality

October 22, 2014  by  

ADI AD2410 Automotive Audio Bus TransceiverAD2410 transceiver uses new Automotive Audio Bus (A²B) to deliver 50 Mbps bandwidth while reducing audio system cost, weight, and design complexity.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) introduced a digital audio bus technology capable of distributing audio and control data together with clock and power over a single, unshielded twisted-pair wire.
The AD2410 transceiver is the first in a family of devices that enables ADI’s new Automotive Audio Bus (A²B), which significantly reduces the weight of existing cable harnesses, resulting in improved vehicle fuel efficiency while delivering high fidelity audio. The AD2410 transceiver also eliminates the need for expensive microcontrollers with large memories that are required in existing digital bus architectures.

“As an early implementer of ADI’s A²B, Panasonic Automotive found the technology to significantly reduce cabling complexity and associated cost and weight of next-generation infotainment systems, key areas of focus for Panasonic’s OEM customers”

Melexis Introduces 1.35Mpixel Automotive CMOS Image Sensor for Driver Assistance and Driverless Cars

October 22, 2014  by  

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Combines image quality with ASIL-ready support functions to expedite the emergence of autonomous vehicles

Moonless night conditions down to 0.005 lux (SNR1 illuminance)
• 125dB HDR output without additional ISP chip
• Reduced flicker effect of pulsing LED lights
• Extensive set of self-testing ASIL support functions for emerging safety systems

Melexis introduced its third generation of automotive image sensors – the MLX75421 Blackbird.

This automotive grade, high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor features an extensive set of on-chip functional safety (ASIL) support functions. It has been architected for automotive safety applications like automatic emergency braking (AEB), electronic mirrors/camera monitor systems (CMS) and autonomous evasive steering. The device is also highly optimized for next generation viewing applications like surround/rear view systems with object detection functions.

Freescale SABRE Infotainment Development System Enables Ethernet AVB; Internet of Things

October 21, 2014  by  

Freescale 10-21-14 32774-COR-SABREAI-dashboard-v3-fnl-LRAutomotive hardware/software solution streamlines development of infotainment systems incorporating Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB) for the connected car of the future

At the SAE Convergence Conference & Exhibition, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) introduced a comprehensive hardware/software development system for enabling automotive grade Ethernet connectivity for next generation infotainment, instrument cluster, camera telematics and rear seat entertainment designs.

The new hardware and software will support real-time data transport throughout the vehicle and replace expensive digital technologies and other alternatives.

The comprehensive new SABRE (Smart Application Blueprint for Rapid Engineering) for Auto Infotainment (AI) development system leverages the proven performance and scalability of Freescale’s i.MX 6 series applications processors to speed and simplify Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB) deployment.

OmniVision’s OV10642 and OV10625 Enhance Automotive Applications With Best-In-Class Sensitivity and HDR

October 20, 2014  by  

 

New Sensors Enable Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Such as Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Collision Avoidance

OmniVision Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI) announced the newest additions to its portfolio of OmniHDR™ automotive high dynamic range (HDR) sensors: the 1.3-megapixel OV10642 and the WVGA OV10625.

Both the OV10642 and the OV10625 deliver top-level sensitivity and HDR performance in their respective market segments. The sensors also use a special red-clear filter that is required for many forward-looking automotive applications. These benefits enable a host of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), including lane departure warning, blind spot detection and traffic signal detection, among others.

Synopsys Introduces On-Chip Memory Test and Repair Solution for Embedded Flash

October 20, 2014  by  

 

DesignWare STAR Memory System for Embedded Flash Reduces Test Cost by 20 Percent and Enables In-Field Diagnostics for IoT and Automotive SoCs

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) introduced the DesignWare® STAR Memory System® for Embedded Flash product, the industry’s first integrated memory test and repair solution with test algorithms optimized for on-chip embedded flash memories.

synopsys logoThe DesignWare STAR Memory System is an automated pre- and post-silicon memory test, diagnostic and repair solution that enables designers to improve test coverage, reduce design time, lower test costs and maximize manufacturing yield.

Freescale Introduces “World’s Smallest” Integrated Tire Pressure Monitoring System

October 20, 2014  by  

freescale 33380-FXTH87-chip_tire_proofHighly integrated tire pressure monitoring device combines the smallest package and lowest power consumption for improved safety through precise tire pressure sensing

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) introduced the FXTH87 tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) family, which is the smallest integrated package TPMS solution available at an extremely light weight of 0.3 grams.

The FXTH87 family is 50 percent smaller than competing products, helping designers reduce overall bill of materials costs. Freescale’s newest TPMS system-in-package solution provides low power consumption combined with the highest level of functional integration in one package, featuring a dual-axis accelerometer architecture, pressure and temperature sensor, integrated MCU, RF transmitter and low frequency receiver.

TI Introduces Fully Integrated LED Matrix Manager for Adaptive Automotive Headlight Systems

October 16, 2014  by  

Compact, scalable solution reduces board space by 73 percent, controls up to 96 high-brightness LEDs in innovative headlamps

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced what it described as the industry’s first fully integrated high-brightness LED matrix manager IC for adaptive automotive headlight systems.

The TPS92661-Q1 is a compact, scalable solution that enables automobile manufacturers to create innovative LED headlamps that vary beam patterns and intensity dynamically for optimum roadway illumination and enhanced driver safety. For more information, samples and evaluation modules, visit www.ti.com/tps92661-q1.

TI's TPS92661-Q1 LED matrix manager is a compact, scalable solution that enables automobile manufacturers to create innovative LED headlamps that vary beam patterns and intensity dynamically for optimum roadway illumination and enhanced driver safety

TI will demonstrate the TPS92661-Q1 in booth #217 at the SAE Convergence Conference and Exhibition in Detroit, Mich., Oct. 21-22.

Audiovox Android Tablet With Mounting Mechanism Doubles As A Rear Seat Entertainment System

October 16, 2014  by  

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VOXX Electronics Corp (VEC) has begun shipping the Android Tablet Vehicle Entertainment System, which includes an Android tablet, universal seatback mount system & accessories for both in car and portable use.

The Google Certified 8-inch Android Tablet quickly converts to a secure in-vehicle rear seat entertainment system (RSE) using a unique mounting mechanism that mounts to the headrest posts. It also doubles as a charger, charging the tablet when docked.

“With its unique mounting system that attaches to the headrest posts this Android tablet vehicle entertainment system gives users the best of both worlds – a portable Android tablet for use anywhere that also quickly converts to an ‘installed’ rear seat entertainment system,” said Tom Malone, President of VOXX Electronics Corporation.

Altera Expands Automotive-Grade Product Portfolio with Highly Integrated, AEC Q-100-Qualified PowerSoCs

October 16, 2014  by  

ALTERA CORPORATION LOGOAltera Corporation announced nine new Enpirion® power system-on-chip (PowerSoC) devices that fully comply with the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC-Q100) qualification standard temperature grade 2, a critical stress test qualification for automotive integrated circuits (ICs).

The newly qualified Enpirion devices include step-down PowerSoCs from the EP53xx and efficiency-optimized EN63xx families, supporting load currents up to 12 amps. Unlike discrete power products, these turnkey solutions give designers complete power systems that are fully simulated, characterized and production-qualified, streamlining the design-in process and making it much faster. These pre-tested power solutions are ideal for use with Altera’s automotive-grade Cyclone® FPGAs and SoCs and MAX® FPGAs and CPLDs.

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