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TFT screens enter motorbike dashboards November 19, 2012 TFT screens enter motorbike dashboards Real bikers set no great store by high-tech dashboards, right? They just love their analog displays for speed and fuel? The new motorbike TFT display combines analog look with state-of-the art graphics display technology. Read more Two radio tuners integrated on single chip enable compact car radios November 19, 2012 Two radio tuners integrated on single chip enable compact car radios NXP Semiconductors introduced a combined car radio and audio system fully integrated on a single IC. The SAF775x is the third generation of NXP’s popular car radio and audio DSP product family and is the industry’s first single-chip multi-tuner RFCMOS IC with embedded AM, FM, and DAB tuners. With improved ... Read more Powering LED luminaires: is EMC mitigation or prevention the best option? November 19, 2012 Powering LED luminaires: is EMC mitigation or prevention the best option? Compromises and work-arounds undertaken in an effort to meet the requirements of electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) have had the potential in the past to markedly impair the reliability and efficiency, and increase the total production cost, of the power circuit in an LED luminaire. Read more High permissive current capacitor series targets automotive applications November 16, 2012 High permissive current capacitor series targets automotive applications Murata has added three new multilayer monolithic ceramic capacitors to its EVC series of high permissive current capacitors. Read more Interactive cockpit interface concept for cars November 16, 2012 Interactive cockpit interface concept for cars At electronica, Visteon has presented a range of interactive displays aimed at the automotive industry. Read more From HVAC to stepper motor drivers - On Semi rolls broad automotive portfolio November 15, 2012 From HVAC to stepper motor drivers - On Semi rolls broad automotive portfolio ON Semiconductor has announced the launch of several new product families designed for the rapidly evolving automotive market in which electronic content continues to increase to enable advanced features in fuel economy, safety, infotainment and in-vehicle communications. Read more Car industry should benefit from semiconductor economies of scale, NXP suggests November 15, 2012 Car industry should benefit from semiconductor economies of scale, NXP suggests In an environment where for cars it becomes essential to be "connected", the automotive industry is confronted with a growing dilemma: The design cycle of everything inside the vehicle that falls under the category "classic car technology" is significantly slower than the design cycle for consumer electronics ... Read more Automotive Resource Center offers online help for tricky measurement problems November 15, 2012 Automotive Resource Center offers online help for tricky measurement problems Car electronics in search for a solution to their specific measurement problems now have access for a new resource: Oscilloscope manufacturer Tektronix announced the release of a dedicated Automotive Resource Centre that provides online tips and guidance on common automotive measurement challenges. Read more Ambient lighting control on small footprint November 15, 2012 Ambient lighting control on small footprint Atmel Corp. has introduced a new family for automotive switch scan applications and in-vehicle ambient lighting control that communicates via LIN bus. The new devices ATA664151 and ATA664251, include a broad range of on-chip functionalities that competing solutions can achieve only by combining multiple ... Read more Freescale absolute pressure sensors offer enhanced functionality over predecessor November 15, 2012 Freescale absolute pressure sensors offer enhanced functionality over predecessor From fuel injection to comfort seating spans the application spectrum for Freescale's new Xtrinsic MPXHZ9000 pressure sensors. The three device are pin-compatible successors to the MPXHZ6000 family with added functionality. Read more
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