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Toyota adopts LEDs for adaptive high beam technology November 28, 2014 Toyota adopts LEDs for adaptive high beam technology Toyota Motor Corporation is planning to introduce new models from 2015 which will use an adaptive high beam technology that uses independent LED control to enable more precise control of light distribution. Read more Motor driver platform addresses highly integrated mechatronic designs November 28, 2014 Motor driver platform addresses highly integrated mechatronic designs Addressing car manufacturers' and tier one's strategy towards electrification of auxiliary components in vehicles, Infineon has launched an intelligent motor driver chip platform with embedded 32-bit ARM Cortex M3 processors inside. The first two family members are the TLE987x series for 3-phase (brushless ... Read more Korea, France join forces on driverless cars R&D November 28, 2014 Korea, France join forces on driverless cars R&D The governments of Korea and France decided to conduct jointly funded R&D projects to develop software and parts for driverless cars, reports newspaper Korea Joongang Daily. Other topics for the joint R&D efforts are wearables and digital medical devices. Read more Industry embraces 48V supply in the aim of bringing down emissions November 27, 2014 Industry embraces 48V supply in the aim of bringing down emissions At the recent 48V Hybrid electric vehicle conference in Düsseldorf (Germany), two comprehensions prevailed: The 48V supply is essential to reach the next CO2 and NOx reduction targets in a cost-effective way - and a global standard to establish this technology would be at least helpful. Read more 5V TVS protection device safeguards high-speed automotive interfaces November 27, 2014 5V TVS protection device safeguards high-speed automotive interfaces Semtech’s AEC-Q100-qulaified RClamp0531TQ protects high-speed automotive data lines from dangerous ESD transients Read more Lauterbach, Symtavision intermesh software for better safety November 26, 2014 Lauterbach, Symtavision intermesh software for better safety Embedded systems timing analysis software vendor Symtavision and development tool company Lauterbach will dovetail their products more closely. The improved integration between Lauterbach's Trace32 software development suite and Symtavision's SymTA/S and TraceAnalyzer timing design tools will ensure ... Read more Smart PCBs for smaller ECUs: Infineon invests in PCB manufacturer November 26, 2014 Smart PCBs for smaller ECUs: Infineon invests in PCB manufacturer Chipmaker Infineon has invested into PCB manufacturer Schweizer Electronic AG. The move enables Infineon to shrink automotive ECUs, in particular in future 48V applications. But also industrial applications could benefit. Read more Advanced wheel hub drive passes extensive driving tests November 25, 2014 Advanced wheel hub drive passes extensive driving tests Besides high design freedom and low-wear characteristics, wheel-integrated electric drives offer a high potential to improve safety and driving dynamics of electric vehicles. However, they pose high challenges to drive design and manufacturing - in particular with respect to the safety assessment and ... Read more SystemDesk generates virtual ECUs for functional tests November 25, 2014 SystemDesk generates virtual ECUs for functional tests Version 4.3 of the Systemdesk Autosar tool from dSpace enables function developers and software integrators in the automotive domain to automatically generate virtual Electronic Control Units (V-ECUs) in a development process complying with Autosar R4. Within the dSpace tool chain for virtual safeguarding, ... Read more Microchip adds enhanced noise immunity, ECC flash to MCUs November 25, 2014 Microchip adds enhanced noise immunity, ECC flash to MCUs Microchip has added a family of 16-bit dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSC), the dsPIC33 "EV" family that has 5V operation for improved noise immunity and robustness, for devices operating in harsh environments such as appliance and automotive applications. Read more
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