STMicroelectronics and Alango to Make Automotive Applications More Entertaining
STMicroelectronics and Alango Technologies Ltd, a leading developer and licensor of front-end voice enhancement technologies, today announced a licensing agreement in which ST will integrate Alango’s leading software technologies into ST’s advanced Bluetooth chips for car infotainment applications, such as hands-free kits. Automotive analysts currently forecast that approximately 45% of new cars will be equipped with hands-free equipment by 2...
Freescale Introduces Automotive Airbag System Products for PSI5 Standard
Today at the PSI5 Forum in Nuremberg, Germany, Freescale Semiconductor introduced two advanced airbag system solutions for the emerging Peripheral Sensor Interface 5 (PSI5) protocol, including an inertial satellite sensor family and a mixed signal analog IC. The company is also complementing these products with the addition of an electronic control unit (ECU) inertial sensor family. Freescale’s airbag safety products are targeted at airbag ...
PREMO launches industry Smallest 35 Amp current sensor for automotive applications
Inverters and DC/DC battery chargers for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles require minimum space (Premo’s New Automotive Current Sensor use just 2.4mm3), and maximum power handling per cubic cm (This sensor handles 14.6A/cm3). A proper switching management require digital controls more than conventional PWM and a real time high frequency ( The sensor is designed for 200kHz ) sampling of the currents flowing through the primary is a must for high...
RealVNC partners with Wipro to provide remote access to mobile phone applications for in-vehicle usage
RealVNC, the original developer and leading provider of VNC, today announced that it has partnered with Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited ( NYSE:WIT). As a result of the agreement, Wipro has integrated VNC Mobile Solution for Automotive into its Connectivity Framework to enable remote control and access to mobile devices and applications directly from in-vehicle infotainment head units.
Audi / Volkswagen select austriamicrosystems’ FlexRay transceiver for Electronic Control Units
austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs announced that Audi / Volkswagen has selected the AS8221 FlexRay transceiver for use in their Electronic Control Units (ECUs). The AS8221 fully conforms to the FlexRay Electrical Physical Layer Specification V2.1 Rev B and is targeted for use in ECUs connected to the permanent battery supply where the transceiver manages the ECU power-up via ...
Customizable CAN node
Hitex Development Tools introduces neoVI-MOTE, a new CAN bus remote controller developed by Intrepid Control Systems to make working with the CAN bus easier. The hand-held tool is specially designed for in-vehicle operation.
12mm Size Insulated Shaft Snap-In Type Potentiometer for Automotive Applications
With the RK12L115, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers a 12mm size carbon rotary potentiometer with linear resistance characteristics. The robust ALPS potentiometer with a 25mm flat, insulated plastic shaft of 6mm in diameter is available as snap-in type for vertical PCB assembly. It has a compact, low profile design with dimensions of 12.0mm x 11.2mm x 7.5mm (W x D x H).
SMSC MOST Network Adopted in New Audi A1
SMSC announced that the Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) networking technology has been selected as part of the infotainment system for the new entry-level Audi A1 model. MOST has been adopted in approximately 95 worldwide vehicle models on the road today.
Freescale microcontroller adds comfort and convenience to luxury sedans
As the electronic and software content in automobiles continues to increase, the need for fast, reliable communication between vehicle subsystems intensifies. To help address this networking design challenge, Freescale Semiconductor recently developed a high-performance microcontroller (MCU) based on its Power Architecture® technology in collaboration with leading automaker, the BMW Group. Freescale’s 32-bit MCU for BMW’s 2010 lux...
ITT Interconnect Solutions achieves industry leading EV connector UL approval to 75 amps
Achieving an Electric Vehicle industry first, ITT Interconnect Solutions has launched a new high efficiency, high reliability J1772 connector targeting electric vehicle charging applications and capable of performing Level I and II charging from a low end of 15A/120V to a high end range of 75A/240V through the same interface.