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Industry's first reconfigurable DC arc detect reference solution detects electrical arc faults to avert fires March 20, 2013 Industry's first reconfigurable DC arc detect reference solution detects electrical arc faults to avert fires Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced the industry’s first fully programmable DC arc detect reference solution at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Long Beach, California, USA. Read more MISRA C:2012 extends software reliability guidelines March 18, 2013 MISRA C:2012 extends software reliability guidelines With software systems increasingly becoming critical components of automotive safety systems, the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) is playing an increasingly important role in that industry. The organisation now has rolled version C:2012 of its guidelines. It extends support to ... Read more New "responsive" EDN-Europe website accessible across all platforms March 18, 2013 New The new www.EDN-Europe.com web site launched today is the first "responsive" site of the industry. This new technology allows the website to be viewed on any platform as the dynamic layout adjusts to the screen it is viewed going down to a one column display on smartphones. Read more Volkswagen turns the key to electromobility March 15, 2013 Volkswagen turns the key to electromobility At its investor conference, carmaker Volkswagen showed for its first fully electric compact car, the e-up!. Serial production of the four-seater will start in autumn, the vehicle is designed with focus on everyday practicality. The vehicle impresses with a driving range of 150 km (93 miles) according ... Read more BMW could soon integrate free-gesture paint defect control March 13, 2013 BMW could soon integrate free-gesture paint defect control Fraunhofer researchers have developed an efficient type of 3D camera-based quality control interface that enables technicians to finger point any detected defects to car body parts to have them recorded and documented into the inspection system. Read more BASF teams with universities on materials research March 12, 2013 BASF teams with universities on materials research German chemicals giant BASF AG launched a five-year research project to develop functional materials for the automotive, building and construction, as well as the energy sectors. Read more Renesas passes automotive semiconductor competitors, Semicast reckons March 11, 2013 Renesas passes automotive semiconductor competitors, Semicast reckons According to a current study from British market research firm Semicast Research, Renesas Electronics was the leading vendor of semiconductors to the OE automotive sector in 2012, ahead of Infineon Technologies. STMicroelectronics retained its position as third largest supplier, with Freescale fourth ... Read more Volkswagen starts battery production for e-car March 08, 2013 Volkswagen starts battery production for e-car The industrialization of electric vehicles and components hereof gets going: This week, Volkswagen launched the serial production of battery stacks systems for its electric vehicle e-up scheduled to be available later this year. Read more Research project targets Ethernet as data backbone in vehicles March 07, 2013 Research project targets Ethernet as data backbone in vehicles Ethernet is on the rise in the automotive world. While this networking technology currently is mainly targeted by developers of camera-based driver assistance systems, a research project of the HAW Hamburg (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences) is digging deeper into the matter: The team around professor ... Read more Skyworks captures silicon-on-insulator analog IC design wins in automotive applications March 07, 2013 Skyworks captures silicon-on-insulator analog IC design wins in automotive applications Skyworks Solutions has announced that its industry-leading Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) switching technology is now being utilized by European, Japanese, Korean and North American car manufacturers for advanced infotainment systems. Read more
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