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Low-voltage power management unit offers ultra-fast start-up time February 08, 2013 Low-voltage power management unit offers ultra-fast start-up time In some automotive applications such as graphical cluster for instrument panels, infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the electronic systems need to exhibit extremely fast start-up times. For such applications, Texas Instruments has designed a low-voltage power management unit ... Read more Dynamic software tests with Tessy V3.0 February 08, 2013 Dynamic software tests with Tessy V3.0 Hitex presents version 3 of Tessy, the tool for unit and integration testing of embedded software.The most essential enhancement is the completely new Eclipse-based user interface. Read more Continental shows system to fight driver distraction February 08, 2013 Continental shows system to fight driver distraction Automotive supplier Continental has introduced a concept vehicle in which the output signals of multiple driver assistance systems are bundled in an innovative multi-purpose LED display. With this design the inventors hope to reduce driver distraction. Read more Triple output synchronous DC/DC controller maintains regulation in automotive start/stop systems February 08, 2013 Triple output synchronous DC/DC controller maintains regulation in automotive start/stop systems Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC3859AL, a triple output (buck, buck, boost), low quiescent current synchronous DC/DC controller that maintains all output voltages in regulation during automotive cold crank conditions. Read more Project MEMS2015 looks at new design methodology for innovative sensors and actuators February 07, 2013 Project MEMS2015 looks at new design methodology for innovative sensors and actuators Experts from research institutions and industry are investigating entirely new methods for developing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), working together in the research project known as “Circuit Diagram-Based Design of MEMS for Applications in Optics and Robotics” – or MEMS2015 for short. Read more Driving innovation into the global automotive supply chain February 06, 2013 Driving innovation into the global automotive supply chain  The UK is a hot-bed of innovative automotive technology companies, spurred by a thriving motor-racing community as well as larger Tier1 (T1) and research & development organisations with specialist automotive expertise. Read more Slipperiness detector radios ice warnings February 06, 2013 Slipperiness detector radios ice warnings The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an automatic slipperiness detection system for cars. The system warns vehicles in advance of a road’s actual slipperiness. If the road becomes slippery, other vehicles arriving in the area will also be warned immediately. The communication scheme ... Read more Programmable Hall effect sensor addresses fast response current sensing applications February 05, 2013 Programmable Hall effect sensor addresses fast response current sensing applications The drive for green power and mobility demands next generation current sensor technology. Melexis’ introduction of its MLX91209 high-speed custom programmable Hall effect sensor addresses these needs. Read more Tool supports automotive Ethernet configuration February 05, 2013 Tool supports automotive Ethernet configuration In future vehicle generations, Ethernet will take an increasing part - in particular in data-rich application segments such as camera-based driver assistance systems. The Ethernet Configuration Package from software tool vendor dSpace facilitates the task of network configuration. Read more CSEM presents vision sensor for automotive applications February 04, 2013 CSEM presents vision sensor for automotive applications The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM SA) has unveiled a miniature vision sensor system for multiple automotive applications. Read more
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