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Sealed switch combines resilience with excellent operating feel December 08, 2014 Sealed switch combines resilience with excellent operating feel In response to the strict robustness and resilience requirements in the automotive industry, component manufacturer, ALPS Electric has developed and commenced mass production of the SKTH Series TACT Switch. The SKTH Series employs metal contacts whose shape and material were optimized using mechanical ... Read more Advanced V2X system boasts accurate satellite positioning December 05, 2014 Advanced V2X system boasts accurate satellite positioning Australia-based Cohda Wireless offers a DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communications) based V2X system that uses accurate satellite positioning with embedded dead reckoning technology provided by Swiss-based u-blox. The system enables, for example, early warning of an imminent collision, oncoming traffic, ... Read more Test system scrutinises automotive safety controllers December 04, 2014 Test system scrutinises automotive safety controllers Safety systems need to be tested as early as possible and integrated in the overall context of the vehicle. In this respect, active safety systems like emergency brake assist systems and passive safety systems (e.g., airbags) are distinguished. Based on a research project, IPG Automotive developed I/O ... Read more Tool kit is pre-certified for ISO 26262 December 04, 2014 Tool kit is pre-certified for ISO 26262 The MDK-ARM Development Kit from Hitex Development Tools GmbH offers a pre-certified compiler for safety-relevant designs. In its latest version 5.12, the tool kit now also supports - besides all popular Cortex and ARM 7/9 microcontrollers - the Cortex-M7. In addition, it contains useful enhancements ... Read more Fast track automotive development with Freescale Kinetis December 03, 2014 Fast track automotive development with Freescale Kinetis Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Kinetis EA Series Microcontrollers from Freescale Semiconductor. These microcontrollers are suited to fit low-power and performance needs of the industrial and automotive market. Target automotive applications include seat, mirror, wiper, sunroof and fuel/water ... Read more CFD tool gains sliding mesh, water film and enhanced radiation capabilities December 02, 2014 CFD tool gains sliding mesh, water film and enhanced radiation capabilities Mentor Graphics’ latest release of its FloEFD upfront and concurrent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) product provides advanced capabilities and functionality which enables designers and analysts to create more realistic operating environments and models for improved simulation accuracy. Read more Synchronous buck-boost controller regulates up to 250W December 01, 2014 Synchronous buck-boost controller regulates up to 250W LT3790 is a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller that delivers up to 250W of power with a single IC. Its 4.7V to 60V input voltage range suits it for automotive and industrial applications. Read more 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
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