Displays for Driving: Curves and HUD Ahead

May 6, 2016  by  

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 Displays can enhance our lives by what they enable. Automotive displays, in particular, can allow us to drive better, smarter and more carefully, working in tandem with the many sensors and cameras being designed into new vehicles as part of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology. What kind of display(s) can you expect to see in your car-of-the-future?

ESD-Safe™ MLCCs and Multilayer Varistors: A Qualitative and Quantitative Comparison for Designing Modern Vehicle Electronics

May 6, 2016  by  

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By Ron Demcko

AVX Corporation
One AVX Boulevard
Fountain Inn, SC 29644


Modern-day automobiles utilize incredible amounts of computing power to create a constantly improving transportation experience. As a result, transportation is safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient than ever. The electronics that enable these improvements are evolving in a few key ways. First, sensors and dedicated processing units are observing and acting on more data than ever before, spanning environments ranging from cabin electronics to under-hood modules. Next, several central processing units are sending data on high-speed networks to even larger and more powerful processors that profile, prioritize, and control sub systems. Finally, automobiles are talking to both one another and infrastructure via RF links.

LDRA Delivers Comprehensive MISRA Coding Standards for Increased Software Security

May 3, 2016  by  

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With increased connectivity of applications and devices,OEMS in the automotive and other industries are demanding new assurance that software has been developed to the highest security standards.

To help customers guard against new risks and create safe and secure code, LDRA has integrated comprehensive support of the new security-focused rules announced by MISRA into LDRA’s MISRA coding standards compliance offerings.

MISRA Adds 14 New Security Guidelines to Help Eliminate Software Vulnerabilities

The “Automotive Test Stand” for Software

May 3, 2016  by  

by William McCaffrey, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Vector Software

When developing a key structural component of a vehicle such as an engine, it is routine for an automotive manufacturer to use a standard testing framework (an engine test stand) to develop, characterize, and test those engines.

For example, in the development phase most automobile OEMs are interested in designing engines with optimal fuel efficiency, durability, and that are in compliance with all relevant legislation on emissions, etc. An engine test stand allows the engine to operate in many different modes and offers measurement, control, and recording of the associated physical variables – a process required to catalog the many parameters that affect the engine’s design and performance.

Preh Finalizes TechniSat Acquisition

May 3, 2016  by  

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Joyson and Preh create a global player for car infotainment, connectivity and telematics.

 The acquisition of TechniSat Automotive by the automotive supplier Preh, a member of the Joyson Group, has taken effect following approval by the relevant trade authorities.  The Chinese Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. and its German subsidiary Preh Holding GmbH respectively hold 50 % of the new company which will now operate as “Preh Car Connect GmbH”.

Bosch Opens Innovation Incubator in Sweden

May 2, 2016  by  


“Sweden is on the global vanguard when it comes to fields of research including information and communications technology. This is exactly the kind of environment we want for our new engineering center,” said Bosch Board Member Dr. Dirk Hoheisel, here with an R&D associate at the new location in Lund.

Bosch is developing connected solutions in the Swedish city of Lund. The company’s first engineering location in Scandinavia already has 50 Bosch experts on board. They are working on new software and hardware in areas such as vehicle connectivity, automotive security systems, and motorized two-wheelers. In addition, they are developing cross-domain solutions for connecting mobility with, for example, energy and building technology over the IoT.

Ricardo and Modelon Partner to Expand IGNITE

May 2, 2016  by  

ricardo 5-2-16 car_530Integration of Modelon’s OPTIMICA Compiler Toolkit will advance the Ricardo Software IGNITE product’s simulation speeds and capability – and offers the opportunity for future significant enhancements.

Ricardo Software announced a partnership that will deliver immediate benefits to users of its IGNITE complete vehicle system simulation product, and is also expected to enable significant future developments. In the upcoming 2016 product release, planned for May, IGNITE users will have instant access to Modelon’s OPTIMICA Compiler Toolkit, a Modelica and Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) based computational platform for system design.

Elektrobit (EB) Expands AUTOSAR Development Globally

April 19, 2016  by  

elektrobit logoElektrobit (EB) announced its expansion to two new international locations: Timisoara, Romania and Bangalore, India. The expansion will add up to 80 developers. With these additional resources and skilled developers, EB plans to support current development of its EB tresos line of solutions, and expand its efforts in the next generation of AUTOSAR. With millions of vehicles on the road around the world, EB said its EB tresos product line is leading the industry.

EB currently provides top automotive manufacturers and suppliers with software and services in a variety of areas including driver assistance, navigation, infotainment, connected car and car infrastructure. Its state-of-the-art AUTOSAR-compliant solutions for electronic control units (ECUs) encompass basic software, operating systems, configuration tooling, functional safety solutions, testing and integration services.

Marvell Announces Automotive Center of Excellence in Ettlingen, Germany

April 19, 2016  by  

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Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) announced the opening of a first-of-its-kind automotive networking technology development center, the Marvell Automotive Center of Excellence (ACE). Located in Ettlingen, Germany, ACE is centrally-located by major OEMs and tier one customers.

Automotive technological developments have advanced rapidly in recent years and the next generation of cars needs a new architecture to run a wide array of features such as full driver assist, Ultra high-definition (HD) displays and over-the-air updates. Through years of dedication and innovative design, Marvell recognizes the importance of understanding advanced networking technologies such as Audio Video Bridging (AVB), Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and single pair Ethernet standards such as 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1 to further the connected car industry. By expanding development and education efforts in these areas with a dedicated team of engineers, Marvell and its customers will utilize this knowledge to advance the architecture of future connected, intelligent cars. The Marvell Automotive Center of Excellence officially opened today at a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Marvell.

AVnu Alliance Members Showcase a Multivendor Interoperability Demonstration of the AVnu AVB Automotive Profile

April 19, 2016  by  

avnu logoMembers of AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking, publically demonstrated interoperability of systems designed to meet the AVnu Automotive Profile at the Automotive Ethernet Congress held in Munich, Germany on February 3-4, 2016. The demo featured products and solutions from several AVnu Alliance members: Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, Marvell Technology Group, a leading provider of complete silicon solutions, and NXP Semiconductors, a leading provider of secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications.

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