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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 Delphi renews common rail system family July 18, 2014 Delphi renews common rail system family With a new product family of diesel common rail systems, automotive supplier Delphi targets passenger cars as well as light and medium-size commercial vehicles. The system reduces fuel consumption by improving the combustion process and includes magnet valve injectors, high-pressure pumps, electronic ... Read more Camera-based system avoids blind spot for trucks July 17, 2014 Camera-based system avoids blind spot for trucks Though driver assistance systems today are prevalent in commercial vehicles not much less than in passenger cars, the number of collisions during turning remains at an alarming level. Automotive supplier Ficosa has developed a camera-based system that could help to reduce such accidents significantly. ... Read more Mentor tackles heterogeneous multicore SoC embedded software development July 17, 2014 Mentor tackles heterogeneous multicore SoC embedded software development EDA company Mentor Graphics has just released what it claims to be the embedded software industry's first comprehensive solution for heterogeneous multicore system-on-chip (SoC) development. Read more CMOS image sensors offer VGA for surveillance cameras and drive recorders July 15, 2014 CMOS image sensors offer VGA for surveillance cameras and drive recorders Toshiba Electronics Europe’s TCM3211PB is a 1/4-inch VGA CMOS area image sensor for security cameras, surveillance cameras and drive recorder applications that enables high sensitivity video capture even in low light conditions. Read more
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