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Single IC controls entire LED matrix headlight October 16, 2014 Single IC controls entire LED matrix headlight Adaptive matrix LED headlights are one of the innovations in the automotive industry that clearly improve driving safety and thus spread quickly across vendors. The obstacle to adopt them also in the more affordable vehicle classes lies in its cost, and in this context matrix drivers are a major cost ... Read more MATLAB and Simulink now include FPGA support features October 14, 2014 MATLAB and Simulink now include FPGA support features MathWorks has introduced Release 2014b with a range of new capabilities in MATLAB, including graphics and big data, and options in Simulink for accelerating model building and running consecutive simulations. Read more High-temp, 150C, capacitors for automotive applications October 13, 2014 High-temp, 150C, capacitors for automotive applications Kemet has added through-hole ceramic capacitors for high temperature and automotive applications up to 150C: the Aximax product line uses an X8L dielectric for ultra-stable characteristics. Read more Automotive radar tests with target simulator and FM CW signal analysis October 10, 2014 Automotive radar tests with target simulator and FM CW signal analysis Rohde & Schwarz is now selling the ARTS turnkey radar target simulator from ITS and miro-sys. When combined with the R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyser and its analysis option for FM CW chirp signals, the ARTS forms an innovative test solution for the development and production of automotive ... Read more Function library speeds real-time simulation October 09, 2014 Function library speeds real-time simulation The Power RealTime Library from tool vendor dSpace makes simulations of SimPowerSystems simulations developed in Matlab / Simulink faster and more easy. Typical application areas are electric drives for vehicles and airplanes as well as wind turbine generators. Read more Automotive-qualified 40V dual FETs for low power motor applications October 09, 2014 Automotive-qualified 40V dual FETs for low power motor applications International Rectifier's AUIRFN8459 and AUIRFN8458 40V automotive-qualified COOLiRFET power MOSFETs feature very low RDS(on) for automotive applications requiring compact size and high current performance including pump motor control and automotive body control. Read more MCU comes with embedded 3D graphics October 03, 2014 MCU comes with embedded 3D graphics Addressing applications in automotive instrument clusters and head-up displays, Spansion has expanded its Traveo automotive microcontroller family with a combination of ARM Cortex R5 microcontroller and graphics controller. The product greatly simplifies instrument cluster development. Read more More memory, more functions, for Renesas 32-bit MCUs September 30, 2014 More memory, more functions, for Renesas 32-bit MCUs Renesas has added to its True Low Power RX111 microcontrollers, with larger memory capacities up to 512 kB; extended functionality includes the addition of USB class drivers, functional safety support, and multilingual support, for healthcare devices and industrial sensors requiring low power and high ... Read more Smartphone terminal combines wireless charging, antenna and NFC September 30, 2014 Smartphone terminal combines wireless charging, antenna and NFC The smartphone has developed to the most important link between vehicles and the outside world. Taking this significance into account, Continental has developed a smartphone terminal for in-car use that combines wireless charging and antenna coupling with NFC communication in one system. Read more ESD and surge protector is superior to Zener diodes September 29, 2014 ESD and surge protector is superior to Zener diodes The electronic environment under the engine bonnet of a car is a rather hostile one - high voltage, high current pulses from spark plugs and other power plant components create a crossfire of electromagnetic pulses. In particular data on simple two-wire communication buses like LIN and CAN are exposed ... Read more
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