SynTest Offers Design-for-Test Tool Suite to Aid IC Design

June 17, 2016  by  

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.

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.

Elektrobit (EB) Cloud-Based EB cadian Adds Customizable Remote Analysis of Vehicle Performance

June 13, 2016  by  

Elektrobit-Logo.svg-2EB cadian gives carmakers targeted and customizable insights into their fleet to optimize the vehicle lifecycle

 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. 

Rambus and Movimento Deliver Personalized Security

June 13, 2016  by  


Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) and Movimento have partnered to deliver secure, convenient and personalized OTA vehicle updates critical to safety and performance in the era of the connected car.

The CryptoManager platform adds an important layer of security to the Movimento OTA solution. Vehicle updates provided by the combined Movimento and Rambus solution offers one-time, single-use keys that are unique to each vehicle, minimizing vulnerabilities and maximizing security.

As part of the collaboration, Movimento’s OTA technology utilizes the Rambus CryptoManager platform, enabling in-field provisioning of encrypted keys generated for each vehicle and allowing for secure communication between a vehicle and the cloud.

SmartDeviceLink Developer Program Makes It Easier to Create In-Car Apps

June 10, 2016  by  

SmartDeviceLink is the open-source software on which the Ford AppLink™ platform is built. It provides consumers an easier way to access their favorite smartphone apps via voice command or touch screen interface.
  • New developer program is latest step for SmartDeviceLink – the agnostic app interface software that aims to set the industry standard for accessing smartphone apps inside the vehicle
  • will provide developers with information they need to build smartphone apps compatible with vehicles by any automaker adopting the open-source connectivity software contributed to the industry by Ford
  • Toyota Motor Corp. has announced adoption of the technology for future vehicles; PSA Groupe, Honda, Subaru and Mazda are exploring adoption

SmartDeviceLink is the open-source software on which the Ford AppLink™ platform is built. It provides consumers an easier way to access their favorite smartphone apps via voice command or touch screen interface.

Neural Networks Pave the Road to Autonomous Driving

June 10, 2016  by  

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By Jeff VanWashenova, Director, Automotive Segment Marketing, CEVA

Driver-assistance systems such as lane-departure warning, parking assist and collision avoidance have been welcomed by drivers who deal with the diverse hazards found on today’s roads. Current Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are capable of performing basic driving tasks autonomously, setting the scene for progress toward fully autonomous driving in the future.

The road to autonomous driving depends on development in three key technology areas. These are sensing, which includes radar, LiDAR and visual monitoring using cameras, high-definition mapping, and localization that accurately pinpoints the vehicle within its surroundings.

Movimento and HCL Partner to Deliver Global Car-to-Cloud Systems Integration and Managed Services Offering

June 9, 2016  by  

Movimento_CTS_display6-10-16Movimento and HCL Technologies Ltd launched a services offering for automotive software lifecycle management, operation and updates, along with support for on-and off-board software. The two companies will offer auto OEMs a one-stop-shop that covers everything from initial system integration to deployment, ongoing operations and customer support globally.

The introduction of new technologies and systems requires auto OEMs to integrate, manage and support diverse software solutions, a demanding task involving many different vendors. Movimento already offers scalable OTA services for updating software throughout the vehicle lifetime along with a way to collect data. By combining forces with HCL, a global $6.2 billion services company with operations in 32 countries, Movimento takes software updates and solution delivery to the next level.

Qt Company Launches Automotive Suite v1.0

June 9, 2016  by  


 ad 6-9-16 DQ191_Image_1_HRESThe 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.

Airbiquity Adds Software for Configuring and Executing Software Update and Data Campaigns

June 7, 2016  by  


Solution Helps Automakers Capture Benefits and Manage Complexities of Over-the-Air (OTA) Vehicle Software Updates and Data Collection

Airbiquity(®) has launched “an efficient and secure first of its kind” solution for configuring and executing large-scale software update and data collection campaigns for vehicles using a highly configurable and automated cloud-based service delivery solution.

TI Integrated Resolver Sensor Interface Enables Smaller, Safer and More Accurate Rotary Position Sensing

June 7, 2016  by  

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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.

Redpine Signals Launches Multi-Protocol Wireless Solution for the V2X Market

June 7, 2016  by  

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• 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

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