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HMI design tool supports OpenGL ES 3.0 July 30, 2014 HMI design tool supports OpenGL ES 3.0 The human-machine interface in vehicles is currently one of the most visible differentiators for carmakers. The CGI Studio tool suite enables designers to shape infotainment and dashboard systems widely according to their imagination. Now the vendor of the tool, Fujitsu Semiconductor Embedded Solutions ... Read more Compiler for Renesas microcontroller supports MISRA C:2012 July 29, 2014 Compiler for Renesas microcontroller supports MISRA C:2012 Altium has expanded its ‘TASKING C’ compiler offerings for automotive application development by a new implementation for Renesas’ widespread RH850 microcontroller family. The software is the first C compiler to support all MISRA versions. Read more dSpace supports open simulation modelling standard FMI2.0 July 29, 2014 dSpace supports open simulation modelling standard FMI2.0 With three products, development tool vendor dSpace supports the new Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) 2.0, which has been released as recently as July 25. FMI is an open, vendor-independent interface that enables the integration of simulation models created with disparate tools and, creating an overall ... Read more Rigid-flex PCB meets tough motorbike requirements July 28, 2014 Rigid-flex PCB meets tough motorbike requirements A printed circuit board technology especially for sport motorcycles? Sounds weird, but this type of vehicle lays down particularly tough requirements to control electronics - extreme mechanical load changes, heat, vibration, humidity, to name just a few. Along with GCD-PCB Design GmbH, PCB manufacturer ... Read more Motor pre-driver chip targets electric power steering July 24, 2014 Motor pre-driver chip targets electric power steering Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a motor pre-driver IC for automotive applications such as electric power steering (EPS) systems where safety is of paramount importance. The TB9052FNG is suitable for use in systems adhering to ASIL-D, the highest automotive safety integrity level prescribed ... Read more Electric drum brake suits small cars July 23, 2014 Electric drum brake suits small cars Today, electric park brakes are a privilege of upmarket vehicles; compacts and subcompacts have to content themselves with a mechanical park brake which is integrated into the rear axle drum brakes. Automotive supplier Continental brings the luxury of premium vehicles to the entry level. Read more Evaluation kits facilitate MOST infotainment designs July 23, 2014 Evaluation kits facilitate MOST infotainment designs With its MOST ToGo Reference Designs, Microchip intends to foster new designs utilizing the MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) infotainment data bus. The kits will make it easy for designers to learn and implement the MOST technology in their automotive infotainment systems. Read more Software test tools add support for MISRA C: 2012 July 22, 2014 Software test tools add support for  MISRA C: 2012 With the aims of improve safety, and enhancing use of C in critical systems, Vector Software has announced that the VectorCAST software test solution now supports the MISRA C: 2012 (MISRA C3) standard. The new benchmark offers improvements to earlier versions, and extends support for the MISRA C: 2012 ... Read more Power Modules simplify inverter design July 22, 2014 Power Modules simplify inverter design Mitsubishi has expanded the lineup of its J1 power modules for electric and hybrid vehicles. The new models feature the same package as other J1 series models, thus simplifying the design of capacity inverters. Read more CAN interface supports commercial vehicle diagnostics July 18, 2014 CAN interface supports commercial vehicle diagnostics Kvaser AB has developed application-specific versions of its Leaf Light v2 interface. The new tailored versions for automotive and commercial vehicle diagnostic applications are complementing the company's existing offering of a bare board version for embedded applications. Read more
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