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Research project targets Ethernet as data backbone in vehicles March 07, 2013 Research project targets Ethernet as data backbone in vehicles Ethernet is on the rise in the automotive world. While this networking technology currently is mainly targeted by developers of camera-based driver assistance systems, a research project of the HAW Hamburg (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences) is digging deeper into the matter: The team around professor ... Read more Skyworks captures silicon-on-insulator analog IC design wins in automotive applications March 07, 2013 Skyworks captures silicon-on-insulator analog IC design wins in automotive applications Skyworks Solutions has announced that its industry-leading Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) switching technology is now being utilized by European, Japanese, Korean and North American car manufacturers for advanced infotainment systems. Read more Bosch, PSA Citroen develop hybrid drive with effective energy recuperation March 06, 2013 Bosch, PSA Citroen develop hybrid drive with effective energy recuperation A full-hybrid powertrain concept jointly developed by automotive supplier Bosch and carmaker PSA Citroen excels through particular high fuel efficiency. It also helps to significantly reduce the CO2 emission and, it offers a "boost" effect which otherwise is only achievable with rather strong electric ... Read more Volvo combines cyclist detection with full auto brake March 06, 2013 Volvo combines cyclist detection with full auto brake At the Geneva Motor Show, carmaker Volvo introduced an innovative electronic safety feature: An intelligent image recognition system that detects cyclists and, in the case the cyclist swerves out in front of the vehicle, automatically applies the brakes. Read more 48-V constant on-time synchronous step-down converter targets automotive and industrial applications March 06, 2013 48-V constant on-time synchronous step-down converter targets automotive and industrial applications Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced three new 48-V synchronous buck regulators with integrated high-side and low-side MOSFETs for single- and multi-output power supplies. Read more NXP releases power MOSFETs in LFPAK56 packages to address automotive applications March 05, 2013 NXP releases power MOSFETs in LFPAK56 packages to address automotive applications NXP Semiconductors N.V. has introduced 54 new automotive-qualified MOSFETs in an LFPAK56 package which the company claims is the largest portfolio of Power-SO8 MOSFETs available on the market today. Read more High efficiency bidirectional multicell battery balancer March 05, 2013 High efficiency bidirectional multicell battery balancer With the LTC3300-1, chipmaker Linear Technology addresses the fledgling market of batteries for electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The LTC3300-1 is a fault-protected controller IC for transformer-based bidirectional active balancing of multicell battery stacks. The device can also be used in high-power ... Read more Image recognition processor detects pedestrians and traffic signs March 04, 2013 Image recognition processor detects pedestrians and traffic signs Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) expands the line-up of its Visconti image recognition processors with the launch of the Visconti3 series. The first device in this new series, the TMPV7528XBG, is enhanced by the integration of additional processor cores. Sample shipment will start in April. Read more Code checking tool supports MISRA C3 March 01, 2013 Code checking tool supports MISRA C3 PRQA Programming Research, a provider of static analysis tools, announces that its products now support MISRA C:2012 (MISRA C3), with an updated compliance module for QA·C Version 8.1, in anticipation of the new version of the coding standard which will be published on 18 March. The new standard contains ... Read more Cars keep driving demand of the chip industry February 28, 2013 Cars keep driving demand of the chip industry The past two decades saw the semiconductor content in cars rise constantly. There is no end in this hike in sight. But after engine control units, driver assistance systems and infotainment, what will be the semiconductor sinks of the future? A study from market research company IC Insights gives answers. ... Read more
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