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Interface connects FlexRay to PC September 23, 2014 Interface connects FlexRay to PC To meet the growing demand for small, portable vehicle bus / PC interfaces capable of operating without separate power supply, ETAS GmbH has developed the ES583 FlexRay USB module. The product complements ETAS' existing offerings for CAN bus interfaces. Read more 36V monolithic 1A push-pull DC/DC transformer driver September 23, 2014 36V monolithic 1A push-pull DC/DC transformer driver LT3999 is a monolithic push-pull isolated DC/DC transformer driver with two 1A current-limited power switches. Read more Lithium-ion charger dedicated to preserving eCall batteries in vehicles September 22, 2014 Lithium-ion charger dedicated to preserving eCall batteries in vehicles ISL78692 is a battery charger IC with very low leakage current; it is specifically designed to extend the life of an eCall (automatic emergency call system) backup battery when vehicle battery is off. Read more USB charger IC meets automotive qualifications September 22, 2014 USB charger IC meets automotive qualifications Charging the batteries of music players or smartphones through a USB interface is commonplace. In cars however, the matter is slightly more complicated, and that's why Elmos Semiconductor has developed its E522.41 chip. The IC supports all USB charging downstream loads according to the Battery Charging ... Read more Daimler to test autonomous driving in California September 19, 2014 Daimler to test autonomous driving in California Luxury carmaker Daimler has received a license from the US state of California to test autonomous driving on public roads in that state. The move is another evidence that automated driving is getting going. Recent figures from market researcher ABI support this impression. Read more Structural electronics - the next big thing in smart cars? September 18, 2014 Structural electronics - the next big thing in smart cars? Electronic circuits embedded in vehicles, aircraft and more have the potential to be a $60 billion market by 2025, says technology market research company IDTechEx. And when they say embedded, they mean really embedded: In the structure of a vehicle's body or an airplane's wing. Read more Battery-pack controller manages 14-cell lithium ion sources to ASIL-C September 18, 2014 Battery-pack controller manages 14-cell lithium ion sources to ASIL-C Freescale's integrated battery cell controller is designed to improve functional safety, robustness and affordability; it balances measurement accuracy, scalability and high speed isolated communications for automotive and industrial battery management Read more Consumers Expect Full In-Car Connectivity September 18, 2014 Consumers Expect Full In-Car Connectivity Drivers worldwide increasingly expect their cars to be “the next connected space,” a seamless extension to their already connected homes and offices, according to a global consumer study conducted by GfK, a market research firm based in Germany. Read more Freescale opens Discovery Lab in Toulouse to foster innovation September 17, 2014 Freescale opens Discovery Lab in Toulouse to foster innovation Shortly after the company celebrated the first year of existence of its Austin-based Freescale Discovery Lab, an incubator where inventors of the next big thing pursue high risk, high reward ideas, Freescale has opened a European equivalent. Read more Programmable Hall sensor supports 2-wire operation September 17, 2014 Programmable Hall sensor supports 2-wire operation Extending Melexis' innovative 'No PCB’ design concept, the new MLX92242 programmable Hall sensor has a built-in capacitor, so it can be implemented directly into a design without inclusion of supplementary board level components. Read more
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