Traffic accidents increasing in U.S., UK and Germany
MCUs can reduce time to market by 30 percent
The semiconductor market for driver assistance systems is set to grow significantly into the foreseeable future, according to IMS Research’s automotive semiconductor study, The World Market for Semiconductors in OEM Automotive Electronic Systems – 2012 Edition. (IMS Research was recently acquired by IHS Inc.)
Demand for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is growing over the short- to mid-term as consumer awareness increases and installation incentives become available, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, “Scalability and Flexibility: Mass Market ADAS Creates Variety As Well As Cost Reduction.”
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the Qorivva MCP567xK family of 32-bit microcontrollers, targeting lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, high-beam assist, blind-spot detection, and other camera and radar-based ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) applications.
NXP Semiconductors said the new Audi A8 will feature In-Vehicle Networking (IVN) technology powered by NXP’s FlexRay, CAN, LIN and SBC transceivers, enabling a series of new applications such as advanced driver assistance systems, adaptive cruise control and active chassis stability system.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. said Mobileye has licensed MIPS’ multi-threaded multiprocessing MIPS32®1004K™Coherent Processing System (CPS). Mobileye will incorporate the 1004K CPS in its next generation EyeQ™ vision-based SoC for use in driver assistance systems. Mobileye uses multi-threaded MIPS32 34K™cores in its current generation EyeQ2™SoC. Development of the third generation SoC will begin immediately.
With all eyes now peeled on Toyota for three major vehicle recalls and the potential of yet another recall holding the world’s attention, much more is at stake than financial consequences or the momentary loss of consumer confidence, according to the research firm Frost & Sullivan.
Renesas Technology America, Inc. has announced the SH74552 and SH74562 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) for active safety advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) applications such as obstacle detection and risk avoidance in popularly priced vehicles. Sample shipments will begin in May, 2010, in Japan.
A focus on connected cars and digital instrument clusters at both the CES in Las Vegas and the North American Motor Show in Detroit suggests a reawakened interest in automotive camera modules, according to IMS Research.