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GaN-based electric vehicle charger boast over 97% efficiency, 2.6 kW/l power density February 09, 2016 GaN-based electric vehicle charger boast over 97% efficiency, 2.6 kW/l power density Automotive electronics specialist HELLA, in collaboration with provider of gallium nitride power transistors GaN Systems, and charging technology researchers at Kettering University's Advanced Power Electronics Lab, have developed a Level-2 electric vehicle (EV) charger prototype with efficiencies exceeding ... Read more Serial Quad I/O (SQI) flash works with lower voltage, at higher temp February 08, 2016 Serial Quad I/O (SQI) flash works with lower voltage, at higher temp The SST26VF SQI product family (Microchip Technology) is an automotive-grade NOR Flash with wider voltage and a larger temperature range. Microchip claims to be the only vendor to offer an extended-voltage Serial Quad I/O Flash device in automotive temperature grades. Read more Plug’n play data logger rack can access all car data buses February 04, 2016 Plug’n play data logger rack can access all car data buses One of the major requirements to test systems for automotive electronics developers is that it needs to support as many interfaces as possible. To meet this requirement, engineering company in-tech GmbH (Garching, Germany) has developed the orangeRack modular measurement system. Read more Renesas specs 90-nm flash at 100million cycles for automotive SoCs February 04, 2016 Renesas specs 90-nm flash at 100million cycles for automotive SoCs Renesas says its latest development, at 90-nm process rules, of its one-transistor MONOS flash memory technology is the first in the industry to achieve over 100 million program/erase cycles at high temperature, with rewrite energy of 0.07 mJ/8 kB: it will, the company says, be applied to accelerate ... Read more Compliance test facilitates auto Ethernet roll-out February 04, 2016 Compliance test facilitates auto Ethernet roll-out Automotive electronics services provider Ruetz Systems Solutions (Munich, Germany) has developed the world’s first compliance verification process for electronic control units that make use of the Ethernet networking technology. Read more Modular router connects railway passengers to Internet February 01, 2016 Modular router connects railway passengers to Internet The NB3800 Railway Router is Netmodule’s latest product addressing passenger WiFi and infotainment applications. The mobile access is accomplished through multiple LTE modems as well as through IEEE 802.11ac WiFi modules. Read more High-efficiency DC/DC converter for car audio applications January 28, 2016 High-efficiency DC/DC converter for car audio applications Not only since electric cars are looming, power efficiency is a big topic for automotive electronics designers. Rohm’s BD49101AEFS-M power supply IC for car infotainment systems boasts the lowest power consumption in the industry: Instead of the industry’s average of 13.3W it consumes just 4.66W. Read more Toolset eases certification of safety-critical systems January 27, 2016 Toolset eases certification of safety-critical systems The latest release of AdaCore’s SPARK Pro integrated development and verification environment advances the application of mathematics-based static analysis technology to the challenges of software verification for high-assurance systems. Read more Software connects head unit to CarPlay and Android Auto January 26, 2016 Software connects head unit to CarPlay and Android Auto Green Hills Software has integrated the AllGo Systems RACE Smartphone Connectivity technology with its Integrity Multivisor virtualization platform for managed access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services. Based on the vendors’ own Integrity real-time operating system, the Integrity Multivisor provides ... Read more Gas pedal provides haptic feedback January 26, 2016 Gas pedal provides haptic feedback If you are alone in your car on the highway and you suddenly feel a gentle vibration in your right foot, you are not gone crazy. Instead, you probably drive a car equipped with Bosch’s active gas pedal. The purpose of the vibration is warning about sharp bends ahead – or just about driving too speedy. ... Read more
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