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Volvo unplugs plug-in hybrids and e-cars October 24, 2013 Volvo unplugs plug-in hybrids and e-cars Electromobility still lacks of acceptance, and one major reason for this is the lack of standards for the charging plug. Now it seems like a solution becomes realistic - through a technology that has its roots in consumer electronics. A common standard however is still years away. Read more EU research institutes partner three SMEs to industrialize high-density 3D integrated capacitors October 24, 2013 EU research institutes partner three SMEs to industrialize high-density 3D integrated capacitors CEA-Leti, Fraunhofer IPMS-CNT are collaborating with three European SMEs, IPDiA, Picosun and SENTECH Instruments in a project aimed at industrializing 3D integrated capacitors with world-record density. Read more ARM targets automotive, industrial world with real-time optimized architecture October 23, 2013 ARM targets automotive, industrial world with real-time optimized architecture ARM has developed a version of its V8 processor architecture to target real time and security applications, especially in automotive. Read more Continental shrinks motorbike ABS October 23, 2013 Continental shrinks motorbike ABS Half the size of the predecessor model has the new two-channel antilock braking systems for motorbikes from Continental AG. The new MK 100 MAB is also lighter and cheaper than the former model. Continental will introduce the ABS system to the public at the EICMA motorbike exhibition in Milan, Italy from ... Read more HMI development tool brings consumer and web content into the car October 22, 2013 HMI development tool brings consumer and web content into the car With the new version 5.5, Elektrobit’s HMI (Human Machine Interface) development platform EB GUIDE has been enhanced by a variety of consumer-inspired features, including 3D content import, graphical animations and effects, speech recognition for dynamic data, as well as multi-touch and touch gesture ... Read more Processor IP targets safety-critical applications October 22, 2013 Processor IP targets safety-critical applications For safety-compliant sensor applications in automotive environments, Synopsys has developed the DesignWare ARC EM SEP (Safety Enhancement Package) Processor core. Based on the highly efficient ARC EM4 core, this 32-bit processor IP addresses companies that intend to design complex automotive SoCs with ... Read more Battery switch assembly offers very low resistance at high currents October 22, 2013 Battery switch assembly offers very low resistance at high currents Chipmaker Infineon and PCB design and manufacturing company Schweizer Electronic AG have developed demonstrator of an electronic high-performance battery switch for automotive applications. The device shows how entire battery circuits or subnets can be controlled at minimum space requirements. The switch ... Read more 42V, 4A synchronous step-down cuts power-rail noise levels October 22, 2013 42V, 4A synchronous step-down cuts power-rail noise levels Linear Technology's LT8614 is a 4A, 42V-input-capable synchronous step-down switching regulator with a quiescent current demand of 2.5 µA. Its Silent Switcher architecture reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 20 dB, well below the CISPR 25 Class 5 limit. Read more Camera-enhanced cockpit recognizes familiar driver face October 21, 2013 Camera-enhanced cockpit recognizes familiar driver face Visteon has developed a new cockpit concept that uses multiple cameras in the vehicle to keep a constant eye on both the driver and the road ahead. Read more Vehicle to Grid frequency regulation revenue to grow to USD190m annually by 2022 October 21, 2013 Vehicle to Grid frequency regulation revenue to grow to USD190m annually by 2022 Worldwide revenue from V2G frequency regulation technologies, which enable plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) to participate in ancillary services for the power grid, will grow from less than $900,000 annually in 2013 to $190.7 million by 2022, forecasts Navigant Research. Read more
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