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Research project makes HMI development data interchangeable August 21, 2013 Research project makes HMI development data interchangeable Today, more than 80% of all innovations in automotive technology is based on electronics and software. This holds true in particular for the comfort and infotainment domain as well as for so-called hidden technologies such as engine management and ESP. Every new function however makes the system more ... Read more 14-circuit hybrid system meets increased terminal requirements for in-vehicle functions August 21, 2013 14-circuit hybrid system meets increased terminal requirements for in-vehicle functions Molex has expanded its Stac64 product family with a 14-circuit Stac64 hybrid system comprises a 14-circuit hybrid receptacle connector and mating 14-circuit vertical and right-angle headers to meet the increasing terminal requirements for expanding in-vehicle functionality in automotive and commercial ... Read more Processor consolidation compels secure containers, virtualization August 20, 2013 Processor consolidation compels secure containers, virtualization Market intelligence firm ABI Research forecasts that the number of OEM-installed connected car infotainment systems with multiple OS architectures shipped globally will reach 34.2 million units at the end of 2018 with secure container-type units accounting for 57.3% of shipments and virtual machine-type ... Read more Automotive-qualified MCU family from Silicon Labs August 20, 2013 Automotive-qualified MCU family from Silicon Labs Mouser Electronics is stocking a new series of automotive-qualified 8-bit Flash microcontrollers from Silicon Labs. C8051F85x and C8051F86x MCUs are AEC-Q100 qualified MCUs that operate over an extended temperature range to 125°C and offer up to 8kB Flash, up to 512 bytes of RAM, and a 12-bit analog-to-digital ... Read more Miniaturized transponder coil for automotive applications August 20, 2013 Miniaturized transponder coil for automotive applications TDK Corporation has expanded its TPL series of transponder coils with a new miniature version that is especially designed for use as an antenna coil in tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for vehicles. Other target applications are passive keyless entry (PKE) systems and immobilizers. Read more Automotive qualified high-speed, low-side driver family boosts efficiency, simplifies design August 20, 2013 Automotive qualified high-speed, low-side driver family boosts efficiency, simplifies design Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced the FAN31xx_F085 and FAN32xx_F085 series of high-speed, low-side automotive qualified gate drivers which offer flexibility for power supply and other high-efficiency MOSFET switching applications. Read more Source Measure Unit Instrument comes with capacitive touchscreen August 19, 2013 Source Measure Unit Instrument comes with capacitive touchscreen Keithley Instruments has equipped a benchtop Source Measure Unit (SMU) with a graphical user interface based on a capacitive touchscreen. The Model 2450 SourceMeter SMU Instrument is the first such instrument that combines intuitive touchscreen and icon-based control with exceptional versatility. With ... Read more UHF transceiver enables simultaneous multi-channel data reception August 13, 2013 UHF transceiver enables simultaneous multi-channel data reception NXP Semiconductors N.V. has introduced a low power multi-channel two-way UHF transceiver with an embedded microcontroller system that can receive up to three channels in parallel rather than sequentially. Read more LIN slave companion IC supports automotive ISO26262 requirements August 13, 2013 LIN slave companion IC supports automotive ISO26262 requirements ams the Austrian chip producer has  introduced the AS8530 which claims to be the world’s first miniature power/transceiver IC to support LIN slave applications and complies with the ISO26262 functional safety standard. Read more Freescale's Freedom for EMI-tolerant MCU range available from Farnell August 12, 2013 Freescale's Freedom for EMI-tolerant MCU range available from Farnell Freescale's FRDM- KE02Z, a robust, ARM based low-cost board for applications in noisy environments is available from Farnell element14 Read more
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