Freescale MCUs Target Instrument Clusters with High-End Graphics

April 9, 2014 by  
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Freescale Semiconductor introduced the MAC57D5xx, a new family of ARM® Cortex®-based single-chip, triple-core microcontrollers (MCUs) designed for automotive instrument clusters.

Freescale and Broadcom Shrink their Ethernet MCU

April 2, 2014 by  
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Freescale Semiconductor and Broadcom Corporation together launched the Freescale Qorivva MPC5606E, a single-chip microcontroller (MCU) that integrates the Broadcom BroadR-Reach PHY. Its predecessor, the dual-chip MPC5604E, is currently in production. Freescale is sampling the new device now and expects that will be available in production quantities by the end of 2014.

AUTOSAR Development Partnership – Current Status and Future Outlook

March 24, 2014 by  
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Rick Flores

By Rick Flores, AUTOSAR Spokesperson, Global Lead of Model-based Electrical System and Software Engineering, General Motors, USA

AUTOSAR is a partnership between automotive manufacturers and their suppliers as well as tool and semiconductor vendors.

Virtual Hardware In the Loop (vHIL): Earlier and Better Testing for Automotive Applications

February 4, 2014 by  
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By Victor Reyes, Technical Marketing Manager, Synopsys

Mentor Graphics acquires Mecel Picea AUTOSAR Development Suite

January 31, 2014 by  
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Mentor Graphics Corporation has purchased AUTOSAR assets from Mecel AB, including the Mecel Picea AUTOSAR Development Suite. The acquired assets complement the existing automotive software solution from Mentor including the Volcano™ AUTOSAR products,   Mentor® Embedded Hypervisor, and Mentor Automotive Technology Platform (ATP), which enables Linux®-based automotive solutions, including GENIVI-compliant infotainment (IVI) solutions.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

dSPACE Offers New TargetLink Production Code Generator

January 21, 2014 by  
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dSPACE has released Version 3.5 of TargetLink, dSPACE’s production code generator. The new version includes support for Simulink® enum data types, which allow software developers to use descriptive names for parameters, thus improving model readability and maintainability.

Symtavision adds new LIN bus analysis

September 4, 2013 by  
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SymTA/S 3.4 also includes enhanced FlexRay dynamic segment analysis, AUTOSAR XML 4.x import with Ethernet support and other general usability improvements

Symtavision has launched SymTA/S 3.4 with a new timing design and analysis capability for LIN (Local Interconnect Network) plus FlexRay dynamic segment analysis improvements, AUTOSAR XML 4.x import with Ethernet support, improved Gantt loading, individual license check out, and scripting efficiency improvements.

Advanced Fault Injection Methods for Safety Critical Systems

July 26, 2013 by  
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By Victor Reyes, technical marketing manager, Synopsys, Inc.

Victor Reyes

ISO 26262 is a functional safety standard that replaces the older and more generic IEC 61508 standard for passenger vehicles.  ISO 26262 addresses hazards caused by malfunctioning behavior of electric and electronic safety related systems. 

EEMBC and Volkswagen developing automotive benchmark standards for MCU energy efficiency

May 21, 2013 by  
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A prototype of EEMBC's automotive microcontroller efficiency benchmark includes test equipment from National Instruments connected to Renesas' V850E2/Fx4-L microcontroller.

Green Hills adds AUTOSAR support to INTEGRITY RTOS

May 15, 2013 by  
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Green Hills Software announced the availability of a compatible AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) Application Programming Interface (API) for its safety- and security-certified INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS).

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