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Tool set speeds development of camera-based driver assistance systems April 16, 2014Tool set speeds development of camera-based driver assistance systems More efficient implementations and faster development cycles is what Texas Instruments (TI) promises to users of its Vision Software Development Kit. The toolbox provides a flexible framework along with a comprehensive set of hardware device drivers and a number of software tools to create driver assistant systems based on TI's heterogeneous architecture. Read more The MEMS market - who are the winners, the losers March 10, 2014The MEMS market - who are the winners, the losers

How dynamic the market for MEMS is shows a recent survey from IHS technology. These microelectromechanical systems are increasingly pervasive as sensors in almost any kind of electronic product - from smartphones to cars and from tool machines to sports gadgets.

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TI rolls heterogeneous number crunching SoC for automotive video processing October 17, 2013TI rolls heterogeneous number crunching SoC for automotive video processing Cameras and image processing functions along with downstream sensor fusion algorithms increasingly become the technology of choice when it comes to developing intelligent driver assistance systems which detect and intelligently recognize the surroundings of cars in the flowing traffic. Image processing however demands huge amounts of computing power. Texas Instruments has developed a family of System-on-Chip devices combine the number crunching abilities of a DSP with the properties of a general-purpose microprocessor. Read more Inductance-to-digital converter: a new approach in position and motion sensing September 16, 2013Inductance-to-digital converter: a new approach in position and motion sensing Texas Instruments unveiled a new data converter category that uses coils and springs as inductive sensors to deliver higher resolution, increased reliability, and greater flexibility than existing sensing solutions at a lower system cost. Read more Fast CAN transceivers with integrated ESD protection for vehicle body networks August 30, 2013Fast CAN transceivers with integrated ESD protection for vehicle body networks Texas Instruments has introduced two 5-V controller area network (CAN) transceivers compliant with ISO 11898-2 and ISO 11898-5 standards for automotive networking. That integrate powered electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection of up to 8 kV for contact discharge and 15 kV for air discharge. Read more
Tiva development kit supports USB, CAN interfaces
Hercules MCUs offer safety features for less than $20
Software brings in-car connectivity on Texas Instruments processors
Multi-topology LED driver brings design flexibility to headlamps and fog lights
TI introduces motor driver family for functional safety applications
Automotive LED drivers combine high voltage rating with strong EMC performance
65-nm ARM Flash MCU controls electronic brake
Texas Instruments releases new Sensor Hub BoosterPack kit to explore sensor fusion applications
Industry's first reconfigurable DC arc detect reference solution detects electrical arc faults to avert fires
TI introduces reconfigurable DC arc detect reference solution
Automotive synchronous boost controller offers high output voltage
48-V constant on-time synchronous step-down converter targets automotive and industrial applications
Motor control algorithm makes sensors redundant
Low-voltage power management unit offers ultra-fast start-up time
Jacinto 6 brings more processing power to automotive infotainment
Jacinto 5 powers Audi high-end infotainment system
Motor control chipset supports functional safety requirements
New functional safety design packages accelerate safety-critical design development and certification
Multi-cell, multi-chemistry battery gas gauge supports wide range lithium battery chemistries
Fully integrated ultrasonic signal conditioner supports automotive parking distance applications
Integrated power controller offers stability benefits for automotive applications
TI introduces 16-bit delta-sigma ADC for the automotive market
Industry's first 100-V synchronous buck regulator with integrated MOSFETs improves reliability in high-voltage applications
Automotive MCUs certified to AEC-Q100 improve fuel efficiency and battery life
TI introduces first 14-rail PMIC for infotainment and cluster applications
TI continues NatSemi Simple Switcher product line with nano modules and nano regulators
TI introduces 36-volt op amp for the automotive market
Automotive multimedia concept embraces Android, tablet computer
IC protects battery packs for e-bikes, power tools
High-temperature H.E.A.T. evaluation module speeds safe testing of electronics for harsh and hot environments
TI unveils industry's highest accuracy lithium-ion battery monitor for electric mobility
TI expands automotive safety portfolio with airbag squib driver family
NXP tops automotive infotainment chip ranking, says iSuppli

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