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Triple output synchronous DC/DC controller maintains regulation in automotive start/stop systems February 08, 2013 Triple output synchronous DC/DC controller maintains regulation in automotive start/stop systems Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC3859AL, a triple output (buck, buck, boost), low quiescent current synchronous DC/DC controller that maintains all output voltages in regulation during automotive cold crank conditions. Read more Project MEMS2015 looks at new design methodology for innovative sensors and actuators February 07, 2013 Project MEMS2015 looks at new design methodology for innovative sensors and actuators Experts from research institutions and industry are investigating entirely new methods for developing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), working together in the research project known as “Circuit Diagram-Based Design of MEMS for Applications in Optics and Robotics” – or MEMS2015 for short. Read more Driving innovation into the global automotive supply chain February 06, 2013 Driving innovation into the global automotive supply chain  The UK is a hot-bed of innovative automotive technology companies, spurred by a thriving motor-racing community as well as larger Tier1 (T1) and research & development organisations with specialist automotive expertise. Read more Slipperiness detector radios ice warnings February 06, 2013 Slipperiness detector radios ice warnings The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an automatic slipperiness detection system for cars. The system warns vehicles in advance of a road’s actual slipperiness. If the road becomes slippery, other vehicles arriving in the area will also be warned immediately. The communication scheme ... Read more Programmable Hall effect sensor addresses fast response current sensing applications February 05, 2013 Programmable Hall effect sensor addresses fast response current sensing applications The drive for green power and mobility demands next generation current sensor technology. Melexis’ introduction of its MLX91209 high-speed custom programmable Hall effect sensor addresses these needs. Read more Tool supports automotive Ethernet configuration February 05, 2013 Tool supports automotive Ethernet configuration In future vehicle generations, Ethernet will take an increasing part - in particular in data-rich application segments such as camera-based driver assistance systems. The Ethernet Configuration Package from software tool vendor dSpace facilitates the task of network configuration. Read more CSEM presents vision sensor for automotive applications February 04, 2013 CSEM presents vision sensor for automotive applications The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM SA) has unveiled a miniature vision sensor system for multiple automotive applications. Read more LIN IP Core enables cost-effective network solutions not only for cars February 04, 2013 LIN IP Core enables cost-effective network solutions not only for cars IP design company Digital Core Design (Bytom, Poland) has developed DLIN, a LIN IP core aiming at cost-effective automotive applications but also at equally cost-effective solutions in other application fields such as intelligent sensors and actuators. Read more Continental launches new R&D facility for driver assistance systems February 04, 2013 Continental launches new R&D facility for driver assistance systems Increasingly, driver assistance systems are changing from dedicated single computers to networks of computers with entangled functionality. In order to master the exploding complexity of these systems, automotive supplier Continental has launched a new R&D facility with more than 120 employees. Read more Project creates data exchange formats for efficient HMI development processes February 01, 2013 Project creates data exchange formats for efficient HMI development processes The research project automotiveHMI develops standardized languages, models and interfaces that enable engineers across the automotive value chain to optimize the development process. Read more
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