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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 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 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 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
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