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Formal-methods checking contributes to FPGA use in hi-rel designs March 25, 2015 Formal-methods checking contributes to FPGA use in hi-rel designs Microsemi and OneSpin Solutions (Munich and San Jose, California) are targeting high-reliability design verification with a formal-based FPGA equivalency checking solution; OneSpin’s 360 EC-FPGA is used to verify Microsemi FPGA designs, including SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs, for safety-critical ... Read more Isolated gate driver operates at up to 225°C March 24, 2015 Isolated gate driver operates at up to 225°C CISSOID's 2nd generation of HADES highly integrated isolated gate drivers is aimed at high density power converters, motor drives and actuators based either on fast switching Silicon Carbide (SiC) transistors, traditional power MOSFETs and IGBTs. Read more CAN FD transceiver family offers migration path from "old" CAN March 24, 2015 CAN FD transceiver family offers migration path from Driven by data-hungry applications under the engine bonnet, the new CAN FD data bus standard makes inroads to the automotive industry. With a family of transceivers, Microchip hurries to meet the growing demand. Microchip's new CAN FD transceivers withstand the harsh conditions under the hood and meets ... Read more XMOS boosts performance & connectivity with 2nd-generation multicore MCUs March 23, 2015 XMOS boosts performance & connectivity with 2nd-generation multicore MCUs Multicore microcontroller maker Xmos has refreshed its product line with two series; xCORE-200 is a general purpose series that steps up performance, memory and I/O count over its predecessors, and xCORE-Audio is a family of devices specifically optimised for audio applications. Read more High-input flyback controller serves extended temperature range March 20, 2015 High-input flyback controller serves extended temperature range Being available now also for the military temperature range (-55°C to 150°C), the LT3748 isolated flyback DC/DC converter can be deployed in automotive, industrial, telecom and other applications with increased reliability requirements. The converter does not require an opto-isolator, third winding or ... Read more Transponder coils have extremely small dimensions March 18, 2015 Transponder coils have extremely small dimensions Applications such as tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) require components with extremely compact dimensions. For this kind of use cases, TDK Corp. has designed a range of SMT transponder coils that will me marketed under the company's Epcos brand. Read more Allegro rolls automotive-grade current sensors, receives ISO 26262 certification March 18, 2015 Allegro rolls automotive-grade current sensors, receives ISO 26262 certification As a cost-effective solution without sacrificing accuracy positions Allegro MicroSystems Europe its latest products in the field of current sensing. The ACS724 and ACS725 AC and DC current sensors target industrial, automotive and communications applications markets. At the same time the semiconductor ... Read more Vector tool supports upcoming CAN FD standard March 17, 2015 Vector tool supports upcoming CAN FD standard CAN FD is expected to establish itself as the automotive data bus or the future, replacing at least in part entrenched standards like the traditional CAN bus and the FlexRay data bus. Taking this development into account, software tool vendor Vector announced that he is supporting the upcoming ISO11898-1:2 ... Read more Infotainment SDK for Coqos released March 16, 2015 Infotainment SDK for Coqos released Embedded automotive software maker OpenSynergy has put together a software developers kit for the infotainment domain, based on its Coqos software framework. Coqos SDK 7.0 actually turns the framework into an SDK, the company says. Read more ODB2 stick brings remote diagnosis to the car driver March 12, 2015 ODB2 stick brings remote diagnosis to the car driver Only a mouse click away is the car workshop for users of the golo CarCare ODB2 adapter from Launch Europe GmbH. The device plugs to the ODB2 diagnostics interface of the vehicle and transmits a message to the workshop if some parameters indicate a malfunction. There, the signals are received and processed ... Read more
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