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Data gateway supports FlexRay April 26, 2013 Data gateway supports FlexRay With its new FlexRay Extender, automotive test and measurement equipment vendor Ipetronik expands its M-Log and IPE-log data logger product family. The FlexRay Extender offers a galvanically separated two-channel input. Read more Automotive applications drive demand for DC brushless motors, IMS Research says April 26, 2013 Automotive applications drive demand for DC brushless motors, IMS Research says Automotive systems are becoming increasingly electrically-driven and electric motor manufacturers are benefiting. According to IMS Research, DC brushless motor shipments will outpace shipments of DC brushed and stepper motors used in automotive applications from 2012 to 2017. Read more Texas Instruments releases new Sensor Hub BoosterPack kit to explore sensor fusion applications April 26, 2013 Texas Instruments releases new Sensor Hub BoosterPack kit to explore sensor fusion applications Expanding its low-cost microcontroller (MCU) development ecosystem with sensor fusion technology, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has unveiled the Sensor Hub BoosterPack for the Tiva C Series TM4C123G LaunchPad at DESIGN West 2013. Read more MOST Forum sketches 5-Gbps future April 25, 2013 MOST Forum sketches 5-Gbps future At the recent MOST Forum in Esslingen near Stuttgart (Germany), experts discussed the presence and future of the MOST data bus used in automotive environments. Against the background of the AVB/Ethernet camp seemingly having gained ground recently, the MOST proponents mulled the specifications of the ... Read more Bosch stresses high costs for lower fuel consumption April 25, 2013 Bosch stresses high costs for lower fuel consumption Is there still headroom for internal combustion engines with better fuel efficiency? Yes, says automotive electronics supplier Bosch. But at a price: It increasingly will require high development costs to squeeze out an extra kilometre of a litre of fuel. At the international engine symposium in Vienna, ... Read more First MOST150 INIC supporting USB 2.0 and coax physical layer April 25, 2013 First MOST150 INIC supporting USB 2.0 and coax physical layer Microchip announces the first MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) with a USB 2.0 high-speed device port and an integrated coax transceiver. The OS81118 allows designers to create in-car mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity applications on the MOST150 network by connecting a standard Wi-Fi/3G/LTE ... Read more Volvo evaluates flywheel hybrid drive - fuel savings of up to 25% April 25, 2013 Volvo evaluates flywheel hybrid drive - fuel savings of up to 25% In hybrid cars, several technologies are available to harvest excess kinetic energy; converting it into electricity and storing it a battery or supercap is currently the most popular approach. Kinetic flywheels offer an alternative. Carmaker Volvo has tested this technology under everyday driving conditions ... Read more Reference design implements automotive intelligent battery sensor April 24, 2013 Reference design implements automotive intelligent battery sensor ams AG released a reference design implementing a complete automotive Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS) based on its highly accurate AS8515 data acquisition front end. Read more TRW succeeds with electrical power steering system in China market April 23, 2013 TRW succeeds with electrical power steering system in China market The automotive industry in China is increasingly on the fast lane, as can currently be seen at Auto Shanghai exposition. Chinese OEMs implement the latest technologies, although frequently through collaborations with Western suppliers. An example is the production launch of electrically powered steering ... Read more Single-chip digital radio receivers support HD Radio and DAB/DAB+ April 23, 2013 Single-chip digital radio receivers support HD Radio and DAB/DAB+ Silicon Labs has released what it claims to be the industry's first single-die antenna-input-to-audio-output digital radio receiver solution developed for the global portable and consumer electronics markets. Read more
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