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Osram LEDs shine in Daimler's CLS series October 31, 2014 Osram LEDs shine in Daimler's CLS series Daimler has chosen Oslon Compact LEDs from Osram for the headlights of its new CLS coupé. In addition to this current project, Osram and Daimler are working together to develop future innovative automotive lighting systems – as partners in the μAFS research project sponsored by the German Federal ... Read more Automotive MCU system power supplies for idling-stop systems October 31, 2014 Automotive MCU system power supplies for idling-stop systems Rohm has developed system power supplies for high-performance microcontrollers in a variety of automotive systems, from electronic power steering to fuel injection, including HEVs and EVs. The BD39001EKV-C uses a proprietary boost-buck switching method that ensures stable voltage supply, even when the ... Read more Bosch brings electronic fuel system, connectivity to Asian motorbikes October 31, 2014 Bosch brings electronic fuel system, connectivity to Asian motorbikes With an electronically controlled fuel injection system for motorcycles, supplier Bosch is offering a more efficient alternative to the predominant carburettor systems in this class of vehicles. The company has developed solutions for affordable two-wheelers in Asia. On top of the engine control solutions, ... Read more 6-axis inertial measurement unit shrinks to 3x3x1.1mm October 30, 2014 6-axis inertial measurement unit shrinks to 3x3x1.1mm STMicroelectronics has announced what the company claims to be the industry's smallest 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) qualified for Automotive applications, with low-noise and improved output resolution. Read more NXP extends NFC ecosystem to the car October 30, 2014 NXP extends NFC ecosystem to the car NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology for contactless payment solutions, right? Yes, but the range of potential applications is much larger. Chipmaker NXP is opening up the large field of automotive-based NFC applications - car sharing, Bluetooth and WiFi pairing, or personalisation of gadgets ... Read more Research project significantly improves electronics reliability October 29, 2014 Research project significantly improves electronics reliability The RESCAR 2.0 research project helps to improve reliability and resilience of electronic systems in vehicles, in particular in electric ones. The project, led by chipmaker Infineon and concluded recently, also helps car manufacturers to align increasingly fast design cycles with rising complexity of ... Read more Spansion CEO: "Quality happens at the system level" October 29, 2014 Spansion CEO: Past February, Spansion introduced the HyperBus, a data bus custom made for its Flash devices and its Traveo microcontrollers. While just about any embedded system potentially can benefit from such a fast data highway, Spansion seems to succeed with this system particularly in automotive environments. ... Read more Carmakers lead German industry in R&D spending October 28, 2014 Carmakers lead German industry in R&D spending The R&D budget is one of the most important indicators for the innovation strength of a company or even an entire industry branch. A study from consulting company strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) attests the German industry as a hole a strong position in the global R&D comparison - German large enterprises ... Read more Synchronous step-down DC/DC offers 93% efficiency at automotive voltages October 28, 2014 Synchronous step-down DC/DC offers 93% efficiency at automotive voltages LT8609 is a 2A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator, with a synchronous rectification topology that delivers 93% efficiency while switching at 2 MHz enabling designers to avoid critical noise-sensitive frequency bands, such as AM radio, while providing a compact footprint. Read more Sensor package saves cost, meets ASIL D October 27, 2014 Sensor package saves cost, meets ASIL D Electric power steering systems typically need two sensors to measure steering torque. A dual-sensor package developed by Infineon combines both sensors in one package which not only shrinks the space requirement but also the cost. The device supports ASIL (Automotive Safety Level) D, the highest level ... Read more
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