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Chip capacitors are automotive qualified May 08, 2015 Chip capacitors are automotive qualified To meet increasing demands from the automotive market, Knowles capacitor brand Syfer Technology has expanded its offering of AEC-Q200 qualified devices. Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC’s) and EMI filter products have extended ranges. Read more Triple half bridge driver chip addresses 48V vehicle systems May 06, 2015 Triple half bridge driver chip addresses 48V vehicle systems Chip manufacturer Elmos AG has introduced the E523.52, an integrated driver IC for brushless DC (BLDC) motors. The device combines a 16-bit micro controller with specific motor control circuitry. Aiming at 48V split-voltage automotive onboard power systems in the first place, the E523.52 can also be ... Read more Tool speeds design of CAN, LIN, FlexRay and MOST systems May 05, 2015 Tool speeds design of CAN, LIN, FlexRay and MOST systems The OptoLyzer Studio software from K2L GmbH supports hardware development tools in the area of in-car data networking with systems such as CAN, LIN, FlexRay or MOST. Facilitating and streamlining the design process of these data bus components, the software helps users to reduce cost and speed design ... Read more 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
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