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ECU operating system to reduce complexity in the car October 14, 2014 ECU operating system to reduce complexity in the car More safety, less complexity - these have been the design goals for the ECU operating system which Finnish software company Elektrobit is introducing at the international automotive supplier conference IZB in Wolfsburg. The Autosar-compliant operating system is the first at the market to fully support ... Read more MATLAB and Simulink now include FPGA support features October 14, 2014 MATLAB and Simulink now include FPGA support features MathWorks has introduced Release 2014b with a range of new capabilities in MATLAB, including graphics and big data, and options in Simulink for accelerating model building and running consecutive simulations. Read more SoC architecture is optimised for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems October 13, 2014 SoC architecture is optimised for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems The challenge in camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is to standardise the various output signals and turn them into a distortion-free image. Semiconductor design company Dream Chip has developed a uniform SoC architecture that will reduce the complexity of such devices and provides ... Read more High-temp, 150C, capacitors for automotive applications October 13, 2014 High-temp, 150C, capacitors for automotive applications Kemet has added through-hole ceramic capacitors for high temperature and automotive applications up to 150C: the Aximax product line uses an X8L dielectric for ultra-stable characteristics. Read more Automotive radar tests with target simulator and FM CW signal analysis October 10, 2014 Automotive radar tests with target simulator and FM CW signal analysis Rohde & Schwarz is now selling the ARTS turnkey radar target simulator from ITS and miro-sys. When combined with the R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyser and its analysis option for FM CW chirp signals, the ARTS forms an innovative test solution for the development and production of automotive ... Read more Volvo Trucks develops all-around view safety system October 10, 2014 Volvo Trucks develops all-around view safety system A limited field of vision is the most dominant contributor in heavy accidents involving trucks and pedestrians or cyclists. Volvo Trucks now has developed a technology that promises to significantly reduce the risk of accidents as a consequence of this visual impairment. The bad news is that it takes ... Read more Function library speeds real-time simulation October 09, 2014 Function library speeds real-time simulation The Power RealTime Library from tool vendor dSpace makes simulations of SimPowerSystems simulations developed in Matlab / Simulink faster and more easy. Typical application areas are electric drives for vehicles and airplanes as well as wind turbine generators. Read more Robot on the Racetrack: Audi presents driverless racing car October 09, 2014 Robot on the Racetrack: Audi presents driverless racing car Audi claims to have the fastest automated vehicle in the world: The carmaker will send a driverless car onto the Hockenheim race track during the upcoming DTM touring car race. Read more Spansion supplements HyperBus system with fast memory October 09, 2014 Spansion supplements HyperBus system with fast memory As a complementary move to the introduction of processing platforms for automotive and industrial applications with HyperBus memory interface, Spansion announced a plan to develop a range of memory products that fully exploit the potential of these platforms. Towards this end, Spansion inked a joint ... Read more Automotive-qualified 40V dual FETs for low power motor applications October 09, 2014 Automotive-qualified 40V dual FETs for low power motor applications International Rectifier's AUIRFN8459 and AUIRFN8458 40V automotive-qualified COOLiRFET power MOSFETs feature very low RDS(on) for automotive applications requiring compact size and high current performance including pump motor control and automotive body control. Read more
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