Atmel Launches New LIN and CAN Transceivers

November 5, 2014  by  



Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) launched its next-generation family of local interconnect networking (LIN) transceivers, system basis chips (SBC) and voltage regulators for automotive body, powertrain, infotainment sensor, actuator, and other automotive applications.

The company also announced a new family of control area network (CAN) transceivers for automotive and industrial markets. Those devices support the new CAN FD (flexible data rate) standard with data rates up to 5Mbits/s.

OEM Hardware Recommendations

According to Atmel, its new LIN transceivers are the industry’s first to comply with new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) hardware recommendations and to provide scalable functionality to improve overall system cost.

RUETZ Expands Testing Business in China

May 14, 2014  by  


RUETZ System Solutions, collaborating with distributor and technology partner HiRain Technologies, is expanding its automotive data communications testing business into China. The firm also has a presence in Japan and South Korea.

RUETZ provides system specification and integration engineering services, test laboratories, compliance tests, and technology assessment and training for data bus and in-car data transmission systems including CAN, Ethernet, FlexRay, LIN, MOST, USB and WLAN.

RUETZ has transferred Chinese distribution rights to HiRain Technologies for the standardized test setup portfolio for MOST compliance testing. Included are the test setups for MOST Core Compliance Testing, MOST Extended Core Compliance Testing, MOST Optical Limited Physical Layer Testing, and the Full MOST Electrical Physical Layer Compliance Test.

Chevrolet Announces AppShop & 4G LTE

January 6, 2014  by  


Chevrolet made two significant announcements at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show.

It introduced Chevrolet AppShop, which allows owners to view all available apps through an icon displayed on the MyLink screen, download the apps they want directly to the vehicle, and then organize, update or delete them; essentially, smartphone-like functionality.

Chevrolet also announced a high-speed data capability via an OnStar 4G LTE connection in the vehicle running on AT&T’s network.