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Driver chip reduces LED taillight complexity February 17, 2015 Driver chip reduces LED taillight complexity More functions, higher integration and lower complexity in medium-power LED exterior lighting are the benefits designers can expect from Infineon's new Litix Basic LED driver product family. Automotive OEMs can implement brand-specific features and improve the safety through innovative lighting functions ... Read more Four-channel video encoder addresses parking assist systems February 16, 2015 Four-channel video encoder addresses parking assist systems High integration at the chip level, combined with excellent video quality is what Intersil is offering with its TW9984 four-channel analog video encoder for surround-view parking assist and backup camera applications. With its high integration, the chip replaces up to nine separate components. In addition, ... Read more Rugged Hall-sensor throttle position sensor, in distribution February 16, 2015 Rugged Hall-sensor throttle position sensor, in distribution Distributor TTI has a throttle position sensor by Vishay, in hollow- and D-shaft versions, that features Hall effect technology for applications in harsh environments. Read more 4-channel data acquisition IC targets vehicle radar systems February 16, 2015 4-channel data acquisition IC targets vehicle radar systems Analog Devices has posted details of the ADAR7251, a 4-channel, 16-bit, simultaneous sampling data-acquisition system designed for automotive radar systems. Read more Speed/direction Hall sensor IC detects hysteresis February 13, 2015 Speed/direction Hall sensor IC detects hysteresis The A1232 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a Hall-effect speed and direction sensor IC with built-in hysteresis detection. Read more Renesas RH850 dev kit gets upgrade February 13, 2015 Renesas RH850 dev kit gets upgrade Synopsys has added to the features of its Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) for Renesas RH850 Ethernet AVB and CAN-FD for automotive system software development, enabling Tier 1 and OEM companies to start development early and improve software quality for RH850-based MCU designs. Read more Volvo cars share road-condition info in the cloud February 13, 2015 Volvo cars share road-condition info in the cloud In a joint project, carmaker Volvo, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration combine V2X communications and cloud-based data storage and processing. The purpose: spreading information about hazardous road condition as quickly as possible so that icy patches won't ... Read more Slim-fit diet for Hall-effect sensors February 12, 2015 Slim-fit diet for Hall-effect sensors Hall-effect sensors in a package thinner than 1 mm is what Micronas is offering with its new HAR 24xy product family. These sensors will address automotive and industrial applications like throttle position detection or exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), but also for all kinds of current measurement and ... Read more Ballard IP to boost Audiís fuel cell developments February 11, 2015 Ballard IP to boost Audiís fuel cell developments Carmaker Audi gets serious with alternative drive technologies: The company has acquired a set of fuel cell patents from Canadian fuel cell expert company Ballard Systems Inc. At the same time, the carmaker has announced to extend its development collaboration with the Canadians through 2019. Read more TIís SafeTI software development certified to ISO 26262/IEC 61508 February 11, 2015 TIís SafeTI software development certified to ISO 26262/IEC 61508 Texas Instrumentsí SafeTI functional safety software development process is now certified as suitable for development of ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 compliant software components to ASIL D and SIL 3 levels of safety integrity. Read more
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