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Better performance with new compiler April 16, 2014 Better performance with new compiler The 2014 release of the Green Hills Compiler offers a number of improvements over earlier versions. The most significant one: According to Green Hills, the EEMBC Automotive Benchmark shows that software compiled with the new version performs up to 10% faster. Read more Tool set speeds development of camera-based driver assistance systems April 16, 2014 Tool set speeds development of camera-based driver assistance systems More efficient implementations and faster development cycles is what Texas Instruments (TI) promises to users of its Vision Software Development Kit. The toolbox provides a flexible framework along with a comprehensive set of hardware device drivers and a number of software tools to create driver assistant ... Read more CAN-WiFi-gateway leverages smartphones for data visualization April 16, 2014 CAN-WiFi-gateway leverages smartphones for data visualization With IPEhub2 and the IPEmotion App, Ipetronik enables users to visualized CAN data on a smartphone or tablet using a WiFi connection. IPEhub2 acts as CAN-WiFi-Gateway and transfers CAN bus data (from the company’s CAN modules or the vehicle CAN bus) using WiFi. Read more DC/DC converter enables broad range of topologies April 16, 2014 DC/DC converter enables broad range of topologies Linear Technology's LT8471 facilitate step-down, step-up, and inverting conversions by providing two internal 2A, 50V switches and an additional 500mA switch. This broad range of topologies and output configurations makes it ideal for a wide range of industrial and automotive applications. Read more Debugging tool supports safety-oriented Linux version April 16, 2014 Debugging tool supports safety-oriented Linux version The Trace32 debugging tool from vendor Lauterbach GmbH is now available for ElinOS, an embedded Linux product from Sysgo. ElinOS runs under Sysgo's safety and security optimized operating System PikeOS as a 'personality'. Read more Battery sensor integrates MCU, CAN and analogue front-end April 11, 2014 Battery sensor integrates MCU, CAN and analogue front-end Freescale has an AEC-Q100 (automotive) qualified intelligent battery sensor that combines three measurement channels, a 16/32-bit MCU, and a CAN protocol module in a single package. Read more Automotive-qualified motor controller combines small size and high current April 10, 2014 Automotive-qualified motor controller combines small size and high current In automobiles, an increasing number of mechanical auxiliary functions are implemented by means of an electric motor instead of a mechanical-driven device - examples are coolant pumps, radiator fan and many more. Microchip has developed an automotive-qualified motor driver IC that combines cost-effectiveness ... Read more Freescale takes instrument cluster graphics to a new level April 09, 2014 Freescale takes instrument cluster graphics to a new level Graphical instrument clusters and head-up displays so far are a feature of premium vehicles - the complexity of such solutions and the cost for the host of components required drove the price to a prohibitive level for more cost-effective cars. Freescale has developed an MCU family that possibly could ... Read more TVS diodes improve surge protection for mobile/automotive device chargers April 07, 2014 TVS diodes improve surge protection for mobile/automotive device chargers NXP has a series of 300W TVS diodes in leadless 2 x 2-mm packages; in a minimum of PCB area, they protect the charger port in mobile devices from surge pulses – offering superior electrical performance, high PCB design flexibility and easy routing Read more Platform adresses graphics-rich embedded applications April 04, 2014 Platform adresses graphics-rich embedded applications Targeting safety, security and reliability requirements for automotive, consumer and industrial designs, Green Hills Software and Crank Software, which works in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, jointly announced a 3D graphical user interface design and deployment workflow for embedded applications ... Read more
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