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Plastic waveguides for future communication networks May 11, 2015 Plastic waveguides for future communication networks Researchers from the KU Leuven ESAT-MICAS research group in Belgium build a multi-gigabit communication link using a plastic fiber as transmission channel. Read more Audi invests in M2M technology company May 10, 2015 Audi invests in M2M technology company Through its subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture (AEV), the German carmaker has acquired a “strategic minority holding” of Irish Machine-to-Machine company Cubic Telecom. Both companies plan to jointly develop connectivity solutions for Audi vehicles. Read more Chip capacitors are automotive qualified May 08, 2015 Chip capacitors are automotive qualified To meet increasing demands from the automotive market, Knowles capacitor brand Syfer Technology has expanded its offering of AEC-Q200 qualified devices. Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC’s) and EMI filter products have extended ranges. Read more Surround view camera assumes task of driver assistance system May 07, 2015 Surround view camera assumes task of driver assistance system Automotive supplier Continental has demonstrated a potential new application for surround view cameras: Their signals can be utilised to implement advanced driver assistance systems such as automatic braking when reversing, cross traffic assistant and automated parking. Read more K-Line: flexible solutions for a classic protocol May 07, 2015 K-Line: flexible solutions for a classic protocol  In the past, the K-Line diagnostic protocol was the standard for diagnostic tasks in various vehicles, and it is still used widely used today. Read more Triple half bridge driver chip addresses 48V vehicle systems May 06, 2015 Triple half bridge driver chip addresses 48V vehicle systems Chip manufacturer Elmos AG has introduced the E523.52, an integrated driver IC for brushless DC (BLDC) motors. The device combines a 16-bit micro controller with specific motor control circuitry. Aiming at 48V split-voltage automotive onboard power systems in the first place, the E523.52 can also be ... Read more NXP / Freescale: A chipmaker takes shape May 06, 2015 NXP / Freescale: A chipmaker takes shape After the upcoming merger of NXP and Freescale, how will the resulting company look like? At the recent CDN Live Cadence user meeting, NXP Vice President Lars Reger delivered a keynote speech that described NXP’s vision of the Connected Car. En passant the speech provided insights in the allocation of ... Read more Why chip design gets relevant for carmakers May 05, 2015 Why chip design gets relevant for carmakers Chip design is something for IDMs, fabless chipmakers and the like, right? But times are changing. In times of connected and autonomous cars, it is a becomes a good idea for carmakers to get acquainted with chips. At the recent Cadence user meeting CDN Live in Munich, Robert Schweiger explained why. ... Read more Tool speeds design of CAN, LIN, FlexRay and MOST systems May 05, 2015 Tool speeds design of CAN, LIN, FlexRay and MOST systems The OptoLyzer Studio software from K2L GmbH supports hardware development tools in the area of in-car data networking with systems such as CAN, LIN, FlexRay or MOST. Facilitating and streamlining the design process of these data bus components, the software helps users to reduce cost and speed design ... Read more Emergency brake relies solely on video signal May 04, 2015 Emergency brake relies solely on video signal Bosch succeeded in implementing an emergency brake assistant that gets all necessary data exclusively from a stereo video camera; no radar or lidar signals are required to support the findings of the systems’ algorithms. Typically such systems are based either on radar / lidar signals or a combination ... Read more
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