u-blox introduces automotive GSM module
u-blox announces LEON-G100 Automotive, a surface-mount automotive quality grade GSM/GPRS modem. It is designed for use in first-mount car telematics applications such as emergency call (e.g. eCall), Stolen Vehicle Recovery and wireless driver assistance services. In addition, it is ideal for after-market applications including road pricing, wireless toll collection, pay-per-use insurance and AVL / fleet management systems.
STMicroelectronics First in Production with Enhanced Audio for Start/Stop and Hybrid Cars
As car makers introduce features such as engine start/stop to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in automotive ICs, is pioneering a new generation of chips that allow in-car entertainment equipment to operate without interruption as the engine is turned off and restarted. The first of these is the TDA7850LV, a 4x50W audio power amplifier that is the very first start/stop-compatible IC of i...
Vehicle Count Hits 100 MOST Car Models
The MOST Cooperation is pleased to announce the latest achievements of MOST Technology, with fast-growing acceptance of this de-facto automotive network standard by key carmakers worldwide. The number of vehicle models relying on the MOST infotainment backbone has now hit the one hundred mark, with a total of 100 vehicle models on the road today. This fast implementation growth rate reflects the practical suitability and reliability of MOST. Only...
Intelligent Network Interface Controller for MOST
While the OS81060 is the second INIC to be introduced for MOST25 support, it is the first INIC to implement ROM instead of Flash memory to carry the INIC program code. Additional measures to lower cost include shrinking the design to 0.18 μm and using a cost-effective QFN40 package.
Renesas Electronics Introduces New Control IC for Automotive LED Headlights
Renesas today announced the availability of its new control IC (part number µPD168891) for automotive light emitting diode (LED) headlights. The main features of the µPD168891 IC are (1) an integrated current-control function for constant-current drive of LEDs as well as a pre-driver function for driving external metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs); (2) integrated protection functions essential for automotive applicati...
Atmel Showcases Automotive Solutions At SAE Convergence 2010
Atmel today announced that it will be exhibiting at SAE Convergence 2010 located at Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan on October 19-20, 2010. The company's exhibit will demonstrate its expertise and commitment to the automotive sector with separate workstations highlighting:
VNC Mobile Solution showcased at Telematics Munich 2010
RealVNC will be at Telematics Munich 2010, on 3rd-4th November to showcase its VNC Mobile Solution for Automotive that provides remote access and control of mobile devices and desktop computers, directly from in-vehicle telematics or infotainment systems.
Laird Technologies Recognized by Volkswagen as Best Antenna Supplier for 2010
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced that its Hildesheim, Germany facility has been recognized by Volkswagen (VW) as Best Antenna Supplier for 2010. The company received the award for its excellence in automotive antenna technology, quality, and delivery during a ceremony September 29, 2010, at th...
MOST Cooperation Welcomes New Member Companies
The MOST Cooperation (the organization through which the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) is standardized) is welcoming Bang & Olufsen, Molex, Nippon Seiki, Toyoda Gosei and TTTech on board as new member companies. This inflow to the MOST community reflects the wide-ranging acceptance of MOST Technology, stated Harald Schoepp, member of the MOST Cooperation Steering Committee. We consider it proof of t...
New MOST Generation MOST150 to Be Integrated in Audi A3 Vehicles First
The MOST Cooperation is proud to announce that its core partner members Audi and Daimler will be the first carmakers to integrate MOST150 into series production vehicles. Since the first implementation of MOST25 in an Audi car in 2002, MOST has become the established standard for the networking of premium infotainment systems at Audi, stated Jens Koetz, Director of the division of electrical/electronic design, networking, energy systems, and syst...