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All-programmable multiprocessor SoC targets ADAS, IoT and 5G systems July 03, 2015 All-programmable multiprocessor SoC targets ADAS, IoT and 5G systems As the world’s first heterogeneous multi-processing SoC, the device combines seven user programmable processors including a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 Application Processing Unit, a dual-core 32-bit ARM Cortex-R5 Real Time Processing Unit, and an ARM Mali-400 Graphics Processing Unit. The Zynq UltraScale+ ... Read more Automotive software design: The multiprocessing challenge July 03, 2015 Automotive software design: The multiprocessing challenge Advanced Driver Assistance systems need increasingly more computing power. But not just processing power: Processing data from such disparate sensor types as cameras, radar, speed and steering angle detectors, these systems also require different ways to handle, process, store, and forward these data. ... Read more Ultrasound sensor protects pedestrians July 02, 2015 Ultrasound sensor protects pedestrians In today’s urban traffic, pedestrians are an endangered species – they still disproportionately often fall victim to collisions with motor vehicles. To provide a remedy, researchers of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (FRA-UAS) have developed a pedestrian detection sensor that can tell a ... Read more Angle sensing for extreme environments July 02, 2015 Angle sensing for extreme environments The RSX-7900 angle sensor from Novotechnik provides IP69K protection, extremely long life and ISO13849 PL-d safety compliance in a very robust non-contacting design that suits continuous duty in mobile construction and agricultural machinery, and other extreme environment applications. Read more AEC-Q100 RF switch applied in aerospace & defence designs July 02, 2015 AEC-Q100 RF switch applied in aerospace & defence designs High-frequency specialist distributor RFMW (San Jose, California) has Skyworks’ SKYA21001, AEC-Q100 qualified SPDT switch. Read more Automotive King Redefines Future July 01, 2015 Automotive King Redefines Future Automotive is becoming one of the largest sectors of the electronics market pulling along with it the major suppliers. Renesas, for instance, made its fortune in automotive electronics before diversifying into consumer markets, but with the merger of Freescale with NXP there will be a new king of the ... Read more Elektrobit is now Bittium July 01, 2015 Elektrobit is now Bittium The sale of Elektrobit’s automotive business to supplier Continental is completed. At the same time, the remaining (non-automotive) part of the Finnish company has been renamed to Bittium. Read more LIN chip handles multiple RGB LEDs for dynamic lighting applications June 30, 2015 LIN chip handles multiple RGB LEDs for dynamic lighting applications The E521.31 from Elmos AG provides an easy and variable RGB LED system design with LIN bus interface. The component can drive six or more RGB LEDs in multiplex mode, making it the device of choice for light systems to display status information, such as the battery charge state on electric vehicles. ... Read more Do head-up displays lead the wrong way to safety? June 30, 2015 Do head-up displays lead the wrong way to safety? In vehicles, head-up displays (HUDs) have been developed to reduce driver distraction and help drivers to keep their eyes on the street by displaying navigation information, road signs and other traffic relevant data at the windshield right in the driver’s field of sight; the goal of the technology is ... Read more ZF sets course to driver assistance June 30, 2015 ZF sets course to driver assistance Having just completed the takeover of TRW Automotive, mechatronics giant ZF Friedrichshafen, is now steering more seriously into the automotive electronics business. With the acquisition of a software developers team from Halla DAS Lab Europe (HDLE) GmbH, ZF grabs technology competence in the field of ... Read more
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