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Software visualises, analyses and documents measurement data December 18, 2015 Software visualises, analyses and documents measurement data The latest iteration 14.0 of Vector Software’s vSignalyzer electronics development software offers a flurry of new functions for measurement data visualization and analysis. The software now processes very large MDF4.x measurement files at high resolutions of 4 gigasamples per signal or more than 20 ... Read more TDK to swallow Micronas for its Hall-effect expertise December 17, 2015 TDK to swallow Micronas for its Hall-effect expertise Magnet sensors apparently are about to assume a key role for industrial and automotive electronics applications: Electronics components manufacturer TDK has submitted a takeover bid for Swiss semiconductor Micronas who possesses significant expertise in this technology. Read more Software-upgradable cars launch new platform race December 16, 2015 Software-upgradable cars launch new platform race Software over-the-air upgrades for cars are the next big thing in automotive electronics. But which hardware platforms will enable carmakers to implement the desired feature? Nvidia, NXP and Renesas appear to have diverging strategies. Read more Modular HiL test stand allows virtual test drives December 16, 2015 Modular HiL test stand allows virtual test drives The orangeHiL system enables developers to evaluate the behaviour of real-time control systems through simulation. Targeting the automotive domain in the first place, the system runs the necessary test and simulation software to meet all requirements to a full-fledged HiL (hardware-in-the-loop) test ... Read more System power IC aids automotive functional safety December 16, 2015 System power IC aids automotive functional safety A general-purpose power control chip from Toshiba provides the highest levels of functional safety to enable car designs to meet ASIL-D requirements Read more Hi-Bri LEDs allow exact lighting level December 15, 2015 Hi-Bri LEDs allow exact lighting level Semiconductor supplier Rohm has succeeded in creating an LED type that excels through extraordinarily low individual brightness variation. This results in highly homogeneous light yield, making the LEDs ideal for automotive lighting applications. Read more Jaguar reports back in racing sport December 15, 2015 Jaguar reports back in racing sport British motor icon Jaguar will re-enter the racing sport. What sounds like exciting news gets even more interesting if one knows more about the motivation to this move – and about the vehicle it will drive with on the racing tracks. Read more Camera-based system puts an end to blind spots December 14, 2015 Camera-based system puts an end to blind spots Blind spots in the surroundings of trucks are responsible for many severe collisions between trucks and bicycles or pedestrians in road traffic. The CornerEye camera-based monitoring system from Orlaco promises to make an end to numerous hazardous constellations. Read more Car windows darken upon the push of a button December 14, 2015 Car windows darken upon the push of a button Automotive supplier Continental has developed a glass for car windows whose transparency can be controlled electrically. The technology will improve driving safety, privacy and energy efficiency, the company promises. Read more Ford electrifies development of new models December 11, 2015 Ford electrifies development of new models Carmaker Ford Motor Company has announced its hitherto largest 5-year investment program into electric vehicles. With the coal of introducing 13 new electrified vehicles within the next five years, the company will spend $4.5 billion (about 4.1 billion euros). Once completed, 40 % of Ford’s models will ... Read more
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