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USB charger IC meets automotive qualifications September 22, 2014 USB charger IC meets automotive qualifications Charging the batteries of music players or smartphones through a USB interface is commonplace. In cars however, the matter is slightly more complicated, and that's why Elmos Semiconductor has developed its E522.41 chip. The IC supports all USB charging downstream loads according to the Battery Charging ... Read more Daimler to test autonomous driving in California September 19, 2014 Daimler to test autonomous driving in California Luxury carmaker Daimler has received a license from the US state of California to test autonomous driving on public roads in that state. The move is another evidence that automated driving is getting going. Recent figures from market researcher ABI support this impression. Read more Structural electronics - the next big thing in smart cars? September 18, 2014 Structural electronics - the next big thing in smart cars? Electronic circuits embedded in vehicles, aircraft and more have the potential to be a $60 billion market by 2025, says technology market research company IDTechEx. And when they say embedded, they mean really embedded: In the structure of a vehicle's body or an airplane's wing. Read more Battery-pack controller manages 14-cell lithium ion sources to ASIL-C September 18, 2014 Battery-pack controller manages 14-cell lithium ion sources to ASIL-C Freescale's integrated battery cell controller is designed to improve functional safety, robustness and affordability; it balances measurement accuracy, scalability and high speed isolated communications for automotive and industrial battery management Read more Consumers Expect Full In-Car Connectivity September 18, 2014 Consumers Expect Full In-Car Connectivity Drivers worldwide increasingly expect their cars to be “the next connected space,” a seamless extension to their already connected homes and offices, according to a global consumer study conducted by GfK, a market research firm based in Germany. Read more Freescale opens Discovery Lab in Toulouse to foster innovation September 17, 2014 Freescale opens Discovery Lab in Toulouse to foster innovation Shortly after the company celebrated the first year of existence of its Austin-based Freescale Discovery Lab, an incubator where inventors of the next big thing pursue high risk, high reward ideas, Freescale has opened a European equivalent. Read more Programmable Hall sensor supports 2-wire operation September 17, 2014 Programmable Hall sensor supports 2-wire operation Extending Melexis' innovative 'No PCB’ design concept, the new MLX92242 programmable Hall sensor has a built-in capacitor, so it can be implemented directly into a design without inclusion of supplementary board level components. Read more USB interfaces to CAN bus, fast version September 17, 2014 USB interfaces to CAN bus, fast version Measurement and control systems can access the CAN FD data bus - the "fast" version of the proven CAN bus - through two new USB interface devices from Peak System GmbH. The interfaces can achieve data transfer rates up to 12 Mbps with maximum CAN FD frame size of 64 Bytes. The product is available in ... Read more Automotive sensor interface helps BMW manage battery performance September 17, 2014 Automotive sensor interface helps BMW manage battery performance An ams AS8510 integrated automotive sensor interface is being used to provide accurate battery voltage and current measurements in BMW's 'i3' series electric vehicles (EVs). Read more LTE data communication module targets automotive applications September 16, 2014 LTE data communication module targets automotive applications With dimensions of 28.9 × 29.8 × 4.22 mm, the UMDZ series LTE data communication module from Alps Electric is ideal automotive use. Read more
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