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Very accurate battery monitor for HEVs and EVs comes with isolated interface October 31, 2012 Very accurate battery monitor for HEVs and EVs comes with isolated interface Linear Technology announces the LTC6804 high voltage battery monitor for hybrid electric and electric vehicles, and other high voltage, stacked-battery systems. An LTC6804 can measure up to 12 series connected battery cells at voltages up to 4.2V with 16 bit resolution and better than 0.04% accuracy. ... Read more Development software optimizes ECU algorithm calibration October 31, 2012 Development software optimizes ECU algorithm calibration Vector has released CANape 11.0, a development software for ECU calibration with a multi-configuration handling capability that simplifies working with projects that have extensive configurations. Read more Quad-output power management solution for automotive infotainment October 30, 2012 Quad-output power management solution for automotive infotainment The A8600 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a highly-integrated power management IC that is designed to provide the power-supply requirements for next-generation car audio and infotainment systems. The new quadruple-output regulator device incorporates all the control and protection circuitry needed ... Read more Next-generation vehicle controls inspired by mobile devices October 30, 2012 Next-generation vehicle controls inspired by mobile devices Automotive supplier Visteon Corporation is demonstrating to auto manufacturers its latest advancements for vehicle controls – including features and functionality to which consumers have grown accustomed in their handheld devices. Read more u-blox expands with the acquisition of Fastrax October 30, 2012 u-blox expands with the acquisition of Fastrax u-blox has announced the acquisition of privately owned, Finnish-based Fastrax Oy, a company that specializes in a broad range of GNSS positioning and antenna modules. Read more New sensor solution helps to monitor driver fatigue October 29, 2012 New sensor solution helps to monitor driver fatigue Plessey has developed a novel car seat sensor solution to monitor driver fatigue that is based on its multi-award winning EPIC sensor technology. The company is making available evaluation kits for car manufacturers and suppliers. Read more Audi, Elektrobit widen scope of their joint software activities October 26, 2012 Audi, Elektrobit widen scope of their joint software activities e.solutions GmbH, the joint venture of Elektrobit and Audi Electronics Venture (AEV) will expands its business from infotainment software to connected infotainment solutions. Read more Volvo announces traffic jam assistant for semi-autonomous driving October 25, 2012 Volvo announces traffic jam assistant for semi-autonomous driving After extensive tests within the 'SARTRE' projects, carmaker Volvo has taken another step towards autonomous driving by demonstrating a new traffic jam assistance system. The system, whereby the car automatically follows the vehicle in front in slow-moving queues up to 50 km/h, will be ready for series ... Read more Image cognition processor for automotive camera applications October 25, 2012 Image cognition processor for automotive camera applications At its technology forum in Tokyo this week, Freescale Semiconductor introduced a new family of image cognition processors (ICPs) for the driver assistance market. The SCP2200 family features CogniVue’s APEX IP technology and is designed in particular for automotive smart camera applications. The family, ... Read more FlexRay not dead, chip vendors claim October 25, 2012 FlexRay not dead, chip vendors claim A certain disappointment is hard to overlook when chip manufacturers talk about the present and future state of the FlexRay automotive networking technology. However, FlexRay is far from being dead, assert chip vendors polled by EE Times Europe unanimously. Read more
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