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LED control chips enable more efficient automotive lighting designs November 12, 2014 LED control chips enable more efficient automotive lighting designs With two new chips ON Semiconductor joins the trend towards LED lighting in the car. At the electronica exhibition, the manufacturer of power devices introduced the NCV78763, a smart power ballast and dual-channel LED driver, and the NCV7691, a current controller for LEDs. Read more Freescale to offer OpenCL platform for ADAS and autonomous driving systems development November 11, 2014 Freescale to offer OpenCL platform for ADAS and autonomous driving systems development Freescale Semiconductor has announced its intention to offer an OpenCL-based platform, which it says will be key to addressing automated driver assistance systems (ADAS) safety and quality with dedicated products built from ground up for auto-grade requirements. Read more USB 4-port controller hub connects smartphone to infotainment system November 10, 2014 USB 4-port controller hub connects smartphone to infotainment system Microchip has extended its USB2 Controller Hub (UCH2) portfolio with a further automotive-grade four-port device, the USB84604. Featuring an upstream port that supports both USB2.0 and High Speed Interchip (HSIC) connectivity, the chip is designed for automotive infotainment system designs, where USB ... Read more MEMS group goes open-source on fusion algorithms November 10, 2014 MEMS group goes open-source on fusion algorithms The MEMS Industry Group has announced the formation of an open-source algorithm cooperative that is intended to encourage collaboration in the creation of software across the MEMS and sensor supply chain. Read more Supercapacitor innovation promises panel-powered cars November 10, 2014 Supercapacitor innovation promises panel-powered cars A team of researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have developed lightweight supercapacitors that can be combined with regular batteries to boost the power of an electric car by using the car's body panels. Read more Automotive audio processor offers reduced design times November 10, 2014 Automotive audio processor offers reduced design times STMicroelectronics' Accordo2 SoC family offers application scalability to execute designs from a basic car radio up to next-gen Connected-Car Radio and Display-Audio applications. Read more LIN device family cuts costs in in-vehicle networking November 10, 2014 LIN device family cuts costs in in-vehicle networking These parts are, according to makers Atmel, the first LIN devices to comply with new OEM hardware recommendations and scalable functionality to improve overall system cost Read more Twisted pair wireline pushes data rates up to 10 Gbit/s in vehicles November 07, 2014 Twisted pair wireline pushes data rates up to 10 Gbit/s in vehicles Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen will present a high-speed link at electronica in Munich that uses the 10+ Gbit/s physical layer for a simple twisted pair wireline data transmission — it is possible to transfer data at rates of 10 Gbit/s in real time. ... Read more Automotive MCU targets high-end, integrated-systems applications November 07, 2014 Automotive MCU targets high-end, integrated-systems applications Renesas Electronics is offering an all-in-one solution that delivers functional safety, encryption, performance and communications for driver assistance systems that will ultimately enable self-driving cars Read more CANape 13.0 improves evaluation, representation of measurement data November 07, 2014 CANape 13.0 improves evaluation, representation of measurement data The new Version 13.0 of Vector Informatik's CANape development software for ECU calibration has features to offer like extensive printing and reporting functions as well as statistical evaluations of measurement results. Read more
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