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Alternator regulator increases efficiency of automotive generators November 08, 2012 Alternator regulator increases efficiency of automotive generators Within the scope of the EBVchip program, electronics distributor EBV identifies specific demands of its customers, and if there is enough demand to justify a chip development, the company triggers the design and production of such a chip in collaboration with major chipmakers. In return, these products ... Read more Continental sketches car-to-x landscape November 08, 2012 Continental sketches car-to-x landscape Automotive electronics supplier Continental regards the car-to-car communications technology as a key factor for future mobility. In the run-up to the net meeting of the Car 2 Car Forum, the company explained the current status of its product strategy. Read more Li-ion battery monitor chipset ensures battery life in HEVs and EVs November 08, 2012 Li-ion battery monitor chipset ensures battery life in HEVs and EVs Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced the launch a Li-ion battery monitor chipset for automotive applications. Designed for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs), the chipset comprises the TB9141FG monitoring IC and the TMPM358FDTFG microcontroller. The product detects ... Read more Multicore support, Ethernet are next goals for Autosar November 08, 2012 Multicore support, Ethernet are next goals for Autosar The upcoming Autosar version 4.11, due in the first quarter of 2013 will include support for multicore processors and Ethernet. In an interview with EE Times Europe, the new Autosar spokesperson Stefan Schmerler explained what currently drives the automotive software standard framework. Read more EB Guide 5.4 integrates gesture control into HMI design options November 07, 2012 EB Guide 5.4 integrates gesture control into HMI design options The latest iteration of the EB Guide design software enriches the design of Human-Machine Interfaces for electronic vehicle systems by speech, multi-touch and gesture control options. Car designers benefit by higher flexibility, faster time-to-market, and significantly lower development costs. Read more Federal-Mogul takes Beru ignition products into aftermarket portfolio November 07, 2012 Federal-Mogul takes Beru ignition products into aftermarket portfolio Following Federal-Mogul’s acquisition of the Beru spark plug business, the company has entered into an additional agreement with BorgWarner Beru Systems GmbH to serve as the exclusive global independent aftermarket distributor of the remaining Beru ignition products. Federal-Mogul will also become the ... Read more Programmable linear Hall sensor for efficient position management November 06, 2012 Programmable linear Hall sensor for efficient position management Micronas has expanded its sensor product range with the high-precision programmable HAL 2420 and HAL 2425 Hall-effect sensors. With these first members of the HAL 24xy family, the company offers robust sensor solutions featuring high temperature stability and including wide-ranging diagnosis functions ... Read more PC-based simulation platform makes design process more efficient November 06, 2012 PC-based simulation platform makes design process more efficient In a move to support the current trend towards virtual validation of automotive electronic control units mechatronics development tools vendor dSpace GmbH introduces the VEOS PC-based simulation platform. The platform enables design engineers to perform a broad range of simulations including virtual ... Read more OKLabs hypervisor ported to Xilinx Zynq ARM-based SoC November 02, 2012 OKLabs hypervisor ported to Xilinx Zynq ARM-based SoC General Dynamics Broadband, which bought software developer Open Kernel Labs in September, has ported the OKL4 hypervisor to the Xilinx Zynq 7000 family of ARM-based programmable SoCs. Read more Audi-led research project develops e-mobility platform November 01, 2012 Audi-led research project develops e-mobility platform In a joint research program with electronics supplier Bosch and the RWTH university of Aachen, carmaker Audi has developed a modular technology platform for electric vehicles. The modules can be utilized in different vehicle concepts from sports car to sedan or city car. The construction kit also includes ... Read more
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