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Software library speeds FPGA-based drive control April 03, 2014 Software library speeds FPGA-based drive control Electric drives in automotive environments are becoming increasing popular since the combine energy-saving concepts with precise position control and cost reductions. The XSG AC Motor Control Library from software tool vendor dSpace speeds the development of such applications - as long as they utilize ... Read more Hall-effect sensor targets tachometer applications April 02, 2014 Hall-effect sensor targets tachometer applications With one of its target functions being motorcycle tachometers, this true zero-speed differential peak-detecting sensor IC incorporates continuous running-mode calibration Read more IAR tools for Freescale HCS12 updated April 01, 2014 IAR tools for Freescale HCS12 updated IAR Systems has an updated version of its IAR Embedded Workbench for HCS12 development toolchain, that improves workflow for developers working with the 16-bit HCS12 microcontrollers from Freescale. Read more Automotive test system supports EtherCat, FMI April 01, 2014 Automotive test system supports EtherCat, FMI Development service provider Berner & Mattner has launched version 3.9 of its Messina ECU test system. Added features such as EtherCAT connectivity and FMI (Functional Mockup Interface) significantly extend the functionality. Read more Configurable telematics box connects cars worldwide March 28, 2014 Configurable telematics box connects cars worldwide With a configurable telematics platform, automotive supplier Continental is addressing the requirements of the Connected Car. The module supports multiple mobile radio standards including LTE; with its download bandwidth of up to 100 Mbit/s it bundles a wide diversity of car-related connectivity services. ... Read more Navigation module supports multiple systems March 26, 2014 Navigation module supports multiple systems The capability to support multiple satellite positioning systems is increasingly a requirement for automotive navigation systems. The UMSZ2 Series GNSS module from ALPS Electric meets these requirements at a very compact form factor. Read more Vertical alignment display drivers enable Tesla-like dashboards March 25, 2014 Vertical alignment display drivers enable Tesla-like dashboards With two chip-on-glass LCD drivers for automotive and industrial use, chipmaker NXP is addressing the trend towards large vertically-oriented centre displays like they can be admired in Tesla's electrical sedans: The company is currently ramping up the production of these drivers – the PCA8539 and the ... Read more Development kit for coaxial MOST150 March 25, 2014 Development kit for coaxial MOST150 The MOST150 coax (cPHY) tool chain provides everything needed to develop automotive systems or devices using coaxial cables. OptoLyzer MOCCA compact tools support all major automotive bus systems, including CAN, LIN, FlexRay and MOST technology Read more IPEmotion software gets CAN traffic analyser, improved visualisation March 25, 2014 IPEmotion software gets CAN traffic analyser, improved visualisation Automotive measurement technology provider Ipetronik has introduced version 2014 R1 of its popular IPEmotion data acquisition software. The new release offers a CAN bus traffic analyser, a graphical status display for the import of A2L files, improved visualisation of multiple measurement channels and ... Read more Forward controller simplifies high-voltage control in vehicles March 20, 2014 Forward controller simplifies high-voltage control in vehicles Reducing both size and complexity of the power supply circuitry, the LT3752 synchronous forward controller from Linear Technology is ideal for automotive HV / HEV applications. An optocoupler is not required. Read more
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