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LED is designed for head-up displays July 21, 2015 LED is designed for head-up displays Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed the Oslon Compact CL, a high-power LED with a colour coordinate that has been specially matched to TFT displays and the relevant white point requirements. A ceramic converter ensures that the colour locus remains constant even at high temperatures. This high-power ... Read more German carmaker trio grabs Nokia’s map service July 21, 2015 German carmaker trio grabs Nokia’s map service In the bidding contest about Nokia’s digital road maps service HERE, a consortium of three German carmakers seems to have prevailed. According to media reports, Audi, BMW and Daimler have been awarded the contract at a surprisingly low price. Read more Bosch, TomTom develop digital maps for automated cars July 21, 2015 Bosch, TomTom develop digital maps for automated cars While in industry rumours about an proposed acquisition of Nokia's mapping service HERE by a consortium of German automakers are circulating, Bosch creates facts: In a continuation of a proven collaboration, the automotive supplier will jointly develop the maps for automated vehicles with TomTom N.V. ... Read more PIC MCU families feature core-independent peripherals July 21, 2015 PIC MCU families feature core-independent peripherals Microchip Technology has added an MCU with ADC computation, and the first PIC16 with new low-power modes – PIC16F18877. Also announced is the PIC16F1579, an 8-bit PIC MCU with four independent time-based 16-bit PWMs. Interconnected core-independent peripherals perform functions without the core; serial ... Read more Access to cloud data improves fuel efficiency July 20, 2015 Access to cloud data improves fuel efficiency The combination of topology data from the cloud and advanced mild hybridisation technology allows electronic systems in the car to burn less fuel and achieve better driving comfort at the same time. At the IAA motor show in September, automotive supplier Continental will showcase a system that reduces ... Read more GHS extends tool chain & RTOs to Freescale's S32V200 Vision Processor July 20, 2015 GHS extends tool chain & RTOs to Freescale's S32V200 Vision Processor Green Hills Software has configured its platform for ADAS, including the Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS) and 64-bit Multi development tools, for the Freescale S32V200 automotive vision processor featuring quad ARM Cortex-A53 cores with dedicated vision processors cores. Read more Infineon MOSFETs deliver highest energy efficiency in minimum packaging July 20, 2015 Infineon MOSFETs deliver highest energy efficiency in minimum packaging Infineon Technologies, from its International Rectifier acquisition, has launched a family of StrongIRFET MOSFETs for DC powered circuits including battery powered circuits, brushed and brushless DC (BDLC) motor drives. Read more Polymer electrolytic with automotive ratings July 17, 2015 Polymer electrolytic with automotive ratings Kemet’s automotive grade polymer electrolytic capacitors, the T591 series offering stability and endurance under harsh humidity and temperature conditions, now includes variants up to 50V for use on both 12V and 24V power rails. Read more Autoliv acquires active safety capabilities July 17, 2015 Autoliv acquires active safety capabilities Automotive safety systems vendor Autoliv buys parts of MACOM Technology Solutions Holding. With the move, Autoliv widens its technology base in anticipation of automated driving and safety-related connectivity features. Read more Fuel cell technology approaches in the passing lane July 16, 2015 Fuel cell technology approaches in the passing lane Today, acceptance of the hydrogen fuel cell technology suffers from the lack of an adequate refuelling infrastructure. But the situation could improve faster than some critics expect. The HyFive project is about to establish a hydrogen filling station network across Europe. As part of the project, BMW ... Read more
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