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Unified hardware/software debug with embedded virtual prototyping January 21, 2015 Unified hardware/software debug with embedded virtual prototyping Focussing on non-intrusive trace for embedded systems optimisation, Mentor Embedded Virtual Prototype Kits (VPKs) in the Mentor Graphics Vista and Sourcery CodeBench Virtual Edition product lines enable embedded developers to integrate, execute, validate and optimise software on a variety of platforms ... Read more Torque measurement: Laser system to save cost, space January 20, 2015 Torque measurement: Laser system to save cost, space More efficient wind turbines, lighter racing cars and safer medical instruments are just three goals of an innovative measurement system currently under development by scientists from Hannover. The optical sensor will allow non-contact measurements of the position of a shaft and at the same time the ... Read more Leoni to supply cable harnesses to Hyundai January 20, 2015 Leoni to supply cable harnesses to Hyundai Wiring system manufacturer Leoni AG has received a major order from Korean carmaker Hyundai: The world's fourth-largest vehicle manufacturer has assigned Leoni to provide cable harnesses in the double-digit million euro range, distributed over six years. Read more Serial Quad I/O SuperFlash memory in low-power 4-Mbit and 8-Mbit January 19, 2015 Serial Quad I/O SuperFlash memory in low-power 4-Mbit and 8-Mbit Microchip Technology has added to its 1.8V Serial Quad I/O (SQI) SuperFlash Memory with the SST26WF080B and SST26WF040B devices. These devices offer 4-Mbit and 8-Mbit of memory and are manufactured with Microchip’s SuperFlash technology, for fastest erase times and reliability. Read more Driver assistance becomes predictive January 16, 2015 Driver assistance becomes predictive A 360 degree surround sensing system today creates a virtual image of a car's environment, enabling the electronic systems to keep the vehicle in the selected lane and to hit the brake if an obstacle emerges. Now Honda has added a predictive element - their Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) ... Read more Google opens the hood of its self-driving car … a little bit January 15, 2015 Google opens the hood of its self-driving car … a little bit Who ever wondered how a software company could build a car - and not just a car but also a completely self-driving vehicle - got a touch of an answer from Google's presentation at the Automotive World News Congress. The company provided a glimpse to the development process of its robot car. And voilá: ... Read more Wind River shows ECU consolidation, smartphone integration January 14, 2015 Wind River shows ECU consolidation, smartphone integration Less than a week after the CES has ended, another event is drawing the attention of automotive electronics designers. The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit is gathering not only the US automotive industry but also the Asian and European players. Though electronics is not so much ... Read more Green Hills adds virtualised graphics to R-Car platform January 14, 2015 Green Hills adds virtualised graphics to R-Car platform For the implementation of graphics-intensive applications in the car like reconfigurable instrument clusters and dashboards, next-gen navigation systems, driver assistance systems and specific infotainment systems, Green Hills Software now supports Renesas' R-Car H2 processor family with a virtualisation ... Read more Spansion after Cypress merger: What automotive industry can expect January 14, 2015 Spansion after Cypress merger: What automotive industry can expect Past December, analog chipmaker Cypress announced to merge with Flash company Spansion. Since the latter plays a significant role in automotive ECU units, customers in these markets were unsettled. Spansion CEO John Kispert explains which effects the merger will have on the company's business. Read more Are next generation EV batteries a step closer? January 13, 2015 Are next generation EV batteries a step closer? Chemistry Professor Linda Nazar and her research team at the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo claim to have discovered a material that maintains a rechargeable sulphur cathode which overcomes a hurdle to building a lithium-sulphur (Li-S) battery. Read more
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