Wind River Achieves CMMI Level 3 Appraisal for Automotive Expertise and Services

August 4, 2015  by  

wind river logoWind River® has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® for its Automotive Solutions & Professional Services.

Wind River completed a CMMI SCAMPI ‘A’ appraisal and achieved a CMMI Capability Level 3 in 18 process areas, resulting in a CMMI Maturity Level 3. This appraisal builds on Wind River’s past CMMI Level 3 achievements; the first of which was attained in 2006. This rating is highly valued by a wide range of industries, including the Automotive, Aerospace and Defense markets and other segments where design, development and certification processes are of paramount importance.

STMicroelectronics Safety-Documentation Package for STM8A Automotive MCUs Aids ISO 26262 Certification

August 4, 2015  by  

STMicro N3713S -- Aug 3 2015 -- STM8A Safety Documentation_IMAGESTMicroelectronics has published a safety manual and FMEDA (Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostic Analysis) document that helps to streamline ISO 26262 functional-safety certification up to ASIL-B for systems containing the company’s STM8AF automotive microcontrollers.

With features including CAN and LIN drivers, and touch-sense/LCD-control capability, ST’s AEC-Q100- qualified STM8AF series is a popular and economical choice for body and infotainment applications such as seat adjusters, instrumentation, and lighting controllers.

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.

dSPACE Technology Conference – Innovating Tomorrow’s Mobility Two-day Technical Conference for the Embedded Software Community

July 24, 2015  by  

  • Featuring keynote presentations from General Motors, the Mobility Transformation Center, Oshkosh Corporation, Honda Aircraft Company, Moog and dSPACE
  • Technical presentations from Mercedes Benz, Chrysler, Tula Technologies, FEV, BTC, and more…
  • Trends in innovation and software quality − from automotive to aerospace
  • Methods and tools for embedded software development
  • Panel discussions with executives from OEMs and suppliers
  • 6 sessions, 6 workshops, exhibits, product demos, and more

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.

ERM Analog Fuel Level Reader Can Help Prevent Theft

July 29, 2014  by  


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ERM Advanced Telematics, a manufacturer of tracking and telematics solutions, is marketing an analog fuel level reader called eFuel that can transmit refueling and fuel theft events via its StarLink family of tracking devices, using ERM’s proprietary eNet technology.

The eFuel converts the original float sensor data into clear and simple information and offers fuel level changes alerts also during IGNITION OFF/ON thanks to its specially designed pull-up mechanisms. The eFuel offers fast dry calibration, so there is no need to empty the fuel tank. Total calibration takes up to 30 minutes.

LEONI Expands Use of Mentor Graphics Capital Software Worldwide

April 11, 2014  by  

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Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that LEONI is expanding its use of Capital® software throughout the world. LEONI now has significant Capital software deployments in Europe, America and Pacific Rim.

This growth is driven in part by increasing adoption of the modular approach to wire harness configuration management, also known as customer-specific or zero give-away harnessing. 

This approach is supported by the Mentor® Capital ModularXC™ tool, which in turn is tightly linked with other products in the Capital suite and with adjacent applications such as mechanical CAD applications.

QNX Software Powers Mission-Critical Systems in Autonomous Car Project

April 8, 2014  by  


QNX Software Systems Limited announced that the QNX® Neutrino® operating system (OS) is powering mission-critical systems in a new autonomous vehicle project developed by the Artificial Vision and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (VisLab) of the University of Parma.

The new vehicle, named DEEVA, will be unveiled at an event later this summer to showcase advancements in autonomous vehicles. The QNX operating system is deployed in the systems that perform path and trajectory planning, provide real-time fusion of laser data and visual data, and implement the human machine interface (HMI).

Ford Invests $500M in Ohio Engine Plant

April 7, 2014  by  


Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million to upgrade its Lima Engine Plant and add 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® specifically engineered for the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150.

The high-output, twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop features a new design said to deliver power and performance in a stronger, smarter package.

Standard Auto Start-Stop technology boosts fuel efficiency and is specially tuned for truck customers. Auto Start-Stop turns the engine off automatically when the vehicle is at a stop – except when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode. The engine quickly restarts once the driver releases the brake.

PSA Peugeot Citroën and IBM Plan Connected Services

April 3, 2014  by  


PSA Peugeot Citroën announced plans to use IBM Big Data and Analytics and IBM MobileFirst solutions to launch a new era of connected vehicles that deliver customized services.

The two companies will work together to integrate massive amounts of data from cars, phones, traffic signals, lights and other sources and analyze it in real-time to deliver on the promise of the connected vehicle.

“This innovation and collaboration with IBM is expected to offer new and essential services for both drivers and passengers,” said Brigitte Courtehoux, Director of Cars and Connected Services Business Unit for PSA Peugeot Citroën.

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