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Ruggedized Tire Pressure Sensor Raises Bar April 28, 2015 Ruggedized Tire Pressure Sensor Raises Bar Tire pressure monitoring is now mandated by the governments of many countries around the world, making passenger cars and light trucks the biggest market for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) that go inside the tire to monitor pressure and transmit it wirelessly to the dashboard of the driver. Read more Four-quadrant, bipolar operation voltage drop simulation of vehicle batteries April 28, 2015 Four-quadrant, bipolar operation voltage drop simulation of vehicle batteries EM Test’s VDS 200Q Series simulates numerous automotive battery simulation waveform requirements; the four-quadrant voltage drop simulator can source and sink current using a programmed voltage in both positive and negative polarities. Read more BMW, Alpinestars bring airbag to motorbikes April 27, 2015 BMW, Alpinestars bring airbag to motorbikes In accidents, Motorbikers often have a bad hand of cards, even if the crash does not involve a collision with another vehicle. To better the survival chances, BMW cooperates with Alpinestars, an Italian manufacturer of protective motorbike gear. Their first product will be an waistcoat with integrated ... Read more Multi-function integrated FET switch replaces automotive relays April 23, 2015 Multi-function integrated FET switch replaces automotive relays Infineon’s HITFET+ switch family features adjustable slew rate and outstanding protection features; the first family member BTF3050TE is now in high-volume production for replacement of electromechanical relays. Read more VxWorks brings ISO 26262 to the operating system level April 22, 2015 VxWorks brings ISO 26262 to the operating system level Wind River has introduced Automotive Profile for VxWorks, which is AUTOSAR-compliant software to help customers develop ISO 26262 certifiable automotive safety-critical applications such as advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to piloted and autonomous driving. Read more Multicore microcontrollers combine safety, security features April 21, 2015 Multicore microcontrollers combine safety, security features For applications in vehicles where safety and security are paramount requirements STMicroelectronics has developed a series of multicore microcontrollers, the first products implemented in ST’s proprietary 40nm embedded Flash process. Read more LED family offers greater design freedom for automotive lighting April 21, 2015 LED family offers greater design freedom for automotive lighting Aiming to open up new design options, especially for car headlights, Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed the Synios P 2720 family of efficient LED light sources that have been based on compact dimensions and a scalable package concept. Read more New trigger options for scopes target automotive developers April 17, 2015 New trigger options for scopes target automotive developers With additional trigger options for its DLM2000 and DLM4000 mixed-signal oscilloscopes, Yokogawa targets promising markets in the booming automotive electronics industry. These trigger options support in the first place the CAN FD and SENT protocols for in-vehicle data bus systems. Read more Digi-Key has Würth automotive-rated magnetic products on stock April 14, 2015 Digi-Key has Würth automotive-rated magnetic products on stock Designers of highly reliable electronic control units in vehicles now have access to the AEC-Q200 certified magnetic products from Würth Electronics through Digi-Key’s distribution channels. The US-based distributor stocks the Würth Electronics products worldwide exclusively. Read more Wind River/Mathworks link sims for model-based design April 14, 2015 Wind River/Mathworks link sims for model-based design Wind River and MathWorks have announced that they are collaborating to integrate Wind River Simics with Simulink for improved model-based design workflows. This collaboration creates smarter system verification by enabling testing and co-simulation of combined design and platform models. Read more
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