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Image recognition processor detects pedestrians and traffic signs March 04, 2013 Image recognition processor detects pedestrians and traffic signs Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) expands the line-up of its Visconti image recognition processors with the launch of the Visconti3 series. The first device in this new series, the TMPV7528XBG, is enhanced by the integration of additional processor cores. Sample shipment will start in April. Read more Code checking tool supports MISRA C3 March 01, 2013 Code checking tool supports MISRA C3 PRQA Programming Research, a provider of static analysis tools, announces that its products now support MISRA C:2012 (MISRA C3), with an updated compliance module for QA·C Version 8.1, in anticipation of the new version of the coding standard which will be published on 18 March. The new standard contains ... Read more Cars keep driving demand of the chip industry February 28, 2013 Cars keep driving demand of the chip industry The past two decades saw the semiconductor content in cars rise constantly. There is no end in this hike in sight. But after engine control units, driver assistance systems and infotainment, what will be the semiconductor sinks of the future? A study from market research company IC Insights gives answers. ... Read more AdaCore brings the safety of Ada to ARM processors February 28, 2013 AdaCore brings the safety of Ada to ARM processors At the Embedded World trade fair in Nuremberg, AdaCore announced the availability of its GNAT Pro Safety-Critical software development environment product for ARM Cortex microcontrollers. The product provides an Ada development environment, oriented towards systems that are safety-critical or have stringent ... Read more Elektrobit, Renesas roll platform for next-gen infotainment systems February 28, 2013 Elektrobit, Renesas roll platform for next-gen infotainment systems The runtime solution of Elektrobit (EB)’s development platform for human machine interfaces (HMIs), EB GUIDE Graphic Target Framework (GTF), has been ported to the Renesas Electronics Corporation R-Car H1. The collaboration enables car manufacturers to use the high-end Renesas chip in combination with ... Read more Connected car services becoming a billion euro business, study predicts February 28, 2013 Connected car services becoming a billion euro business, study predicts Across the automotive industry, the breakthrough for networked services around the vehicles is imminent. Over the years to come, the range of offerings will multiply, says a study from management consulting service Oliver Wyman. Carmakers are trying to dominate this emerging market, but it is far from ... Read more Motor control algorithm makes sensors redundant February 28, 2013 Motor control algorithm makes sensors redundant Motor control system designers can concentrate on differentiating designs rather than spending weeks and months tuning their motor control systems, promises Texas Instruments to users of its InstaSPIN-FOC (field-oriented-control) solution. It enables designers to identify, tune and control (through variable ... Read more Continental, BMW bundle R&D forces for automatic driving February 27, 2013 Continental, BMW bundle R&D forces for automatic driving Carmaker BMW and electronics supplier Continental announced plans to jointly create the technology required for highly automated driving. The R&D project is designed to run until the year 2014 and includes automatic driving even on high-speed motorways. Read more Siemens, Semikron crank up power in e-car electronics February 22, 2013 Siemens, Semikron crank up power in e-car electronics In order to speed developments aiming at power modules for electric and hybrid cars, Siemens announced a close collaboration of its Drive Technologies Division with power electronics systems vendor Semikron. At the same time, Siemens acquires Semicron subsidiary VePOINT. Read more Mentor Graphics expands automotive Linux infotainment business February 22, 2013 Mentor Graphics expands automotive Linux infotainment business EDA software vendor Mentor Graphics intends to expand its automotive business: The company has purchased certain related assets from Linux company MontaVista,. The move significantly strengthens Mentor Graphics' position in the market of Linux-based automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solutions. ... Read more
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