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Automotive-grade hard disk drives in a 6.4cm casing offer up to 320GB June 28, 2013 Automotive-grade hard disk drives in a 6.4cm casing offer up to 320GB The new series of automotive-grade hard disk drives (HDDs) announced by Toshiba Electronics Europe meets the increasingly demanding storage needs of the automotive sector with units ranging from 100 to 320GB of capacity. Read more Toyota connects navigation systems to the cloud June 27, 2013 Toyota connects navigation systems to the cloud A new traffic information system for Toyota drivers blends a variety of parameters including vehicle location data, current speed, road conditions and even disasters. The concurrent utilization of these data helps optimizing routes and travel times. Read more UK aims for 55 percent rise in electronic systems to create GBP120bn industry by 2020 June 27, 2013 UK aims for 55 percent rise in electronic systems to create GBP120bn industry by 2020 Leading members of the UK's electronic systems industry have released a strategy outlining aims to grow the UKs electronic systems industry to 120 billion (up 55%) by 2020. The strategy will look to create an additional 150,000 highly-skilled jobs. Read more 125C, ROHS compliant multilayered polymer capacitors June 27, 2013 125C, ROHS compliant multilayered polymer capacitors Cornell Dubilier's Type CS multilayered polymer capacitors are designed for 125 C applications with 6/6 ROHS compliance. Read more MEMS accelerometer calculates static and dynamic signals June 27, 2013 MEMS accelerometer calculates static and dynamic signals A sensor from Measurement Specialties uses gas-damped MEMS technology for high-g shock protection. Read more Elektrobit moves up the food chain in ADAS software development June 26, 2013 Elektrobit moves up the food chain in ADAS software development Embedded software vendor Elektrobit (EB) and carmaker Daimler are strengthening their partnership for developing Daimler's embedded driver assistance software. This enables EB to take over responsibility for driver assistance software engineering, allowing Daimler to focus on its core business, in delivering ... Read more Automotive hub controller ICs now in 7x7x1.0mm 48-pin QFN package June 26, 2013 Automotive hub controller ICs now in 7x7x1.0mm 48-pin QFN package Seiko Epson has begun shipping a new addition to its S2R72A4 series USB hub controller ICs for automotive applications. The series, which is engineered to operate in a temperature range from -40 to 105C, now includes a 48-pin QFN package measuring only 7x7x1.0mm. Read more Transmissive optical sensors target encoder applications June 25, 2013 Transmissive optical sensors target encoder applications Vishay Intertechnology introduced two new AEC-Q101-qualified surface-mount transmissive optical sensors for automotive and industrial applications. Designed for harsh low- and high-temperature environments, the single-channel TCPT1350X01 and dual-channel TCUT1350X01 feature a wide operating temperature ... Read more Freescale Radar chipset makes ADAS more affordable June 25, 2013 Freescale Radar chipset makes ADAS more affordable In the automated driving scenarios of the future and in many other safety-oriented advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Radar is one of the central sensor technologies. Chipmaker Freescale now has introduced a comprehensive system-level solution for automotive radar based advanced driver assistance ... Read more Automotive app market switches to take-off mode June 24, 2013 Automotive app market switches to take-off mode The market for apps running on automotive platforms - head units, smartphones, or smart infotainment systems - is heating up. ABI Research forecasts that the number of such apps downloaded in cars will jump from around 12 million at end of 2012 to 4.3 billion at end of 2018 generating revenues of $1.67 ... Read more
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