Automotive IC Design suppliers need assistance on two fronts: (1) Creation of high-fault-coverage IC designs to comply with the ISO 26262 standard during manufacturing testing, and (2) Monitoring real-time design failures in the field when the design is in standby, nonoperational mode.
In addition to the current operations, Automotive Lighting – Magneti Marelli’s business line devoted to the automotive lighting sector – is integrating in Juárez production site in Mexico, a new assembly operation for LED modules.
This further enlargement of production of advanced lighting technologies is aimed at satisfying high technology applications and customer needs in a market like NAFTA, in which the LED technology penetration for front lighting is expected to grow from approximately 20% in 2016 to approximately 50% in 2020 (source: IHS – AL).
Juárez LED operation will start with the involvement of 115 employee (165 by 2016), and grow to nearly 400 people by the end of 2017.
MEMSIC Inc., (http://www.memsic.com) announced a new family of acceleration and tip-over sensor components that includes four new sensors, the MXD6240 and 41AU, MXC6244AU, MXC6245XU. The new sensors provide tip-over and acceleration sensing in a wide range of automotive and other applications.
“For years, high vibration environments have caused problems for accelerometers, forcing customers to widen the full scale range of the accelerometer to prevent clipping and move to a more powerful and expensive microprocessor capable of higher sampling rates and heavy filtering needed prevent aliasing and recover the signal of interest,” said James Fennelly, MEMSIC Product Marketing Manager. “The 624x family gives customers a new cost effective choice that works well in these high-vibration environments, and is the only accelerometer with these unique vibration-filtering properties.”
Vishay Intertechnology IHLP® Inductor in 5050 Case Size Delivers High-Temperature Operation to +180 °C
June 24, 2016 by John Day
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced a new Automotive Grade IHLP® low-profile, high-current inductor in the 5050 case size featuring a +180 °C continuous operating temperature rating for under-the-hood applications. Offering a low 6.4 mm profile, the Vishay Dale IHLP-5050FD-8A provides a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 µH to 22 µH.
With a frequency range up to 2 MHz for energy storage inductors in DC/DC converters and up to the inductor’s SRF for filter applications, the device released today exceeds AEC-Q200 requirements to provide a high-performing, space- and power-saving solution for DC/DC converters and high-current noise filters in high-temperature automotive systems. Applications include engine and transmission control units, diesel injection drivers, noise suppression for motors, windshield wipers, HID and LED lighting, heating and ventilation blowers, and other applications in which high-temperature operation is required.
Vishay Radial Aluminum Capacitors Offer High-Temperature Operation and Long Useful Life for Automotive and Industrial Applications
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced a new series of Automotive Grade radial aluminum capacitors that features high-temperature operation up to +150 °C and a useful life to 2,000 h at +150 °C to provide high stability and reliability for automotive and industrial applications.
The Vishay BCcomponents 160 RLA series is available in 10 case sizes from 10 mm by 12 mm to 18 mm by 35 mm. For enhanced reliability, the AEC-Q200-qualified capacitors offer very low impedance down to 23 mΩ at 100 kHz, a high rated ripple current to 2,000 mA at +150 °C, and a capacitance range from 33 µF to 3300 µF over a voltage range of 16 V to 50 V.
SynTest Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of Design-for-Test (DFT) tools, is now supporting automotive IC designs. Suppliers of Automotive IC designs need to implement a functional safety process according to the ISO 26262 standard, and carry this through to their products. SynTest Open Architecture is said to ease integration into custom flow designed by Automotive IC Design suppliers.
June 13, 2016 by John Day
Elektrobit (EB) announced EB cadian, a cloud-based service for focused and customizable remote analysis of vehicle performance. EB cadian will provide carmakers with a new tool to deliver insights they can leverage to optimize the value chain, save time and money in vehicle development and maintenance.
June 9, 2016 by John Day
The Qt Company together with Pelagicore and KDAB is launching the first generation of the Qt Automotive Suite. With experience in delivering automotive UI Software to over 20 automotive customers behind them, the three companies see an opportunity to bring innovations and efficiencies to the industry. By creating a suite of automotive specific components and tooling, the industry will realize significantly lower development costs and faster time to market. The Qt Automotive Suite frees up designers and engineers from mundane tasks to focus on building high quality digital experiences with optimized time-to-market.
TI Integrated Resolver Sensor Interface Enables Smaller, Safer and More Accurate Rotary Position Sensing
Resolver-to-digital converter enables up to a 50 percent reduction in board space and a lower bill-of-materials cost in automotive and industrial applications
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced what it said is the industry’s first resolver sensor interface with integrated power supply, exciter amplifier and functional safety features. The new device is capable of simultaneously exciting the resolver sensor coil and calculating the angle and velocity of a rotating motor shaft without the external components required by competitive solutions.
• Industry’s first V2X solution with Integrated 802.11p, 802.11n, Bluetooth and 802.15.4 for V2V, V2I and Intra-Vehicle applications
• Replaces solutions from multiple vendors with a solution that includes chipset, module, IEEE 1609 stack, On-Board Unit (OBU) and Road Side Unit (RSU)
• Significantly reduces the integration time and total cost of development for the car OEMs; enabling the connected car to become a reality
• Ultra-low power solution ideal for non-vehicular applications such as bicycles, helmets and smart phones for rider and pedestrian safety