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Harman grabs hidden infotainment gem S1nn December 18, 2014 Harman grabs hidden infotainment gem S1nn Automotive infotainment company Harman International Industries has reached an agreement to acquire S1nn GmbH & Co. Despite maintaining a low profile, the Stuttgart-based company is well known in the automotive industry - S1nn engineers have played a major role in infotainment design for carmakers like ... Read more Infrared makes multi-finger gesture control affordable December 18, 2014 Infrared makes multi-finger gesture control affordable Gesture control, already commonplace in consumer electronics, is also finding increasingly acceptance in the automotive environment. So far however, deployment is restricted to upmarket vehicles - for the affordable market segment, the technology is too expensive. Continental now has developed a technology ... Read more Position data via CAN bus December 17, 2014 Position data via CAN bus Developed for applications in areas like intralogistics, factory automation or vehicle testing, the PCAN-GPS sensor platform from PEAK-System Technik GmbH determines position and orientation of a carrier and transfer these data across a CAN bus interface to a data logger, server or other type of downstream ... Read more Triple LED controller for rear lamps December 17, 2014 Triple LED controller for rear lamps The IC family E522.80 / 81 / 82 83 from Elmos AG is an LED controller device, designed for applications like automotive rear lights. The devices offer three channels each, with a maximum current of 140 mA. The channels can be switched in parallel to achieve currents up to 420 mA. Read more 2x2 MIMO 4G LTE antennas target transportation and M2M applications December 17, 2014  2x2 MIMO 4G LTE antennas target transportation and M2M applications Taoglas USA has launched two high-performance 2x2 LTE MIMO antennas. Called Genesis, the MA240 and MA241 antennas support full global cellular 3G and 4G LTE coverage, with the MA240 also including GNSS. Read more MHL receiver chips meet automotive specs December 16, 2014 MHL receiver chips meet automotive specs MHL, the mobile interface de-facto standard that connects smartphones and similar devices to high-definition displays, is gaining popularity. Chipmaker Silicon Image joins the MHL camp by rolling two MHL receiver ICs engineered to meet automotive requirements. In cars, MHL is used to connect smartphones ... Read more Integrated, 2-channel, high-brightness automotive LED driver December 15, 2014 Integrated, 2-channel, high-brightness automotive LED driver For use in automotive display backlights, automotive lighting applications and LCD backlights, Maxim has posted detail of the MAX16838B which it says is the only-available 2-String HB LED driver providing 10000:1 dimming ratio: the part has high-voltage boost and and a SEPIC controller Read more BMW shows automated valet parking with GPS-less navigation December 15, 2014 BMW shows automated valet parking with GPS-less navigation Orientation in multi-storey car parks is a task that overtaxes the capabilities of typical navigation systems like GPS. BMW has developed a position and environment recognition platform capable of handling such tasks. At CES, the carmaker will demonstrate a research vehicle that finds its way alone even ... Read more 150C, 45V LDO has 3 A quiescent current for automotive, industrial designs December 15, 2014 150C, 45V LDO has 3 A quiescent current for automotive, industrial designs A wider temperature range, FMEA-compliant, H grade version of the LT3007 high voltage, micropower, PNP-based LDO has an ultralow 3A quiescent current. The device's H grade 150C junction temperature rating enables high temperature or high power automotive and industrial applications. Read more UMC to manufacture automotive power devices for Infineon December 15, 2014 UMC to manufacture automotive power devices for Infineon In an extension to its long-standing partnership with semiconductor foundry UMC, Infineon will transfer its Smart Power technology SPT9 to the latter. Beginning early 2018, UMC will start to manufacture SPT9 products in 300mm wafer technology. Read more
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