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OBD2 adapter, app bring the repair shop to the tablet November 19, 2014 OBD2 adapter, app bring the repair shop to the tablet The EasyDiag Plus adapter from Launch Europe connects a tablet computer or smartphone to the on-board diagnostics (OBD-2) socket and provides an in-depth analysis of to car brands that can be freely chosen. In addition it supports specific interactions with ECUs such as ABS/SRS, Airbag, or transmission ... Read more Hall-effect sensors measure angles in rotating systems November 19, 2014 Hall-effect sensors measure angles in rotating systems Sensors for electronic power steering (EPS) need to provide precise 360° angle readings at high reliability. Allegro Microsystems Europe has developed the A1332 and A1334 angle sensor ICs. Utilising the circular vertical Hall (CVH) technology, these SoCs offer high output refresh rates and low signal-path ... Read more Debug for Cortex-M gains power: probe gives full instruction trace in real time November 19, 2014 Debug for Cortex-M gains power: probe gives full instruction trace in real time IAR Systems’ I-jet Trace is a probe providing extensive debugging and trace functionality, delivering large trace memory capacities and high-speed communication via USB 3. Read more VxWorks adds Profile to speed development of safety-critical systems November 19, 2014 VxWorks adds Profile to speed development of safety-critical systems Wind River offers accelerated safety certification for multi-core systems, adding a VxWorks Profile with features including advanced time and space partitioning on multi-core, and an optional IEC 61508-3 SIL3 certification evidence package Read more Automotive-qual’d SiC diodes also suit smaller inverter designs November 19, 2014 Automotive-qual’d SiC diodes also suit smaller inverter designs STMicroelectronics silicon-carbide (SiC) diodes suit the trend for inverters in smaller boxes everywhere, from PHEV battery chargers to solar generators; their increased surge-versus-normal current rating is well-suited, ST says, for Little Box Challenge designs Read more Automotive photovoltaic MOSFET driver rated for engine-compartment modules November 16, 2014 Automotive photovoltaic MOSFET driver rated for engine-compartment modules Avago has a device it terms the first automotive grade photovoltaic driver enables solid state relay solution for engine-compartment and power-train applications. The part provides optically-isolated gate drive to output-stage power MOSFETs Read more Oscilloscope probes operate over wide temperature range November 14, 2014 Oscilloscope probes operate over wide temperature range The Model 702902 and 702906 from Yokogawa are 10:1 passive oscilloscope probes that operate over a wide temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. As a result, they are suited to use in accelerated testing and validation methods where temperature cycling is part of the test procedure. Read more LF transmitter chip enables innovative start / immobiliser functions November 12, 2014 LF transmitter chip enables innovative start / immobiliser functions For communications applications in areas like automotive, safety and building automation where power-efficient operation has a high priority, Melexis has developed a low-frequency (LF) initiator chip. It consists of two high-power LF drivers which can be programmed independently along with an immobiliser. ... Read more LED control chips enable more efficient automotive lighting designs November 12, 2014 LED control chips enable more efficient automotive lighting designs With two new chips ON Semiconductor joins the trend towards LED lighting in the car. At the electronica exhibition, the manufacturer of power devices introduced the NCV78763, a smart power ballast and dual-channel LED driver, and the NCV7691, a current controller for LEDs. Read more USB 4-port controller hub connects smartphone to infotainment system November 10, 2014 USB 4-port controller hub connects smartphone to infotainment system Microchip has extended its USB2 Controller Hub (UCH2) portfolio with a further automotive-grade four-port device, the USB84604. Featuring an upstream port that supports both USB2.0 and High Speed Interchip (HSIC) connectivity, the chip is designed for automotive infotainment system designs, where USB ... Read more
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