Pan-European eCall Trial of NXP and Partners Concludes in Brussels
This week sees the successful conclusion of a field trial designed to prove that the European emergency call system ‘eCall’ for vehicles is ready for mass deployment across Europe. The trial, which was initiated by NXP Semiconductors N.V., involved major industry players including BMW, IBM, Allianz OrtungsServices, Deutsche Telekom, Dekra, and European automobile clubs such as Touring, ANBW, AvD, and UAMK. Three cars equipped with NXP’s tel...
Infineon - Microcontrollers for Automotive M2M Systems; SLI 76 Family Is Industry’s First to Address the Stringent Automotive Quality Standards
Infineon Technologies announced its new SLI 76 “in Car” family of microcontrollers for the use in automotive Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems. They are the industry’s first UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card) microcontrollers that are qualified by the stringent processes of the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q100 quality standard. The SLI 76 “in Car” chips offer long lifetime, high data retention, extended temperature range, ...
Murata increases rated current and reduces footprint of automotive grade common mode choke coils
Murata has introduced an SMD version of its high rated current common mode choke coil family, raising the rated current from 3A to 10A while reducing their footprint by approximately half. Dimensions of the new components are 13.4mm (maximum) x 8.9mm x 6.6mm (typical).
NXP - First All-in-One Digital One-Chip for Automotive Radio Digital
Today NXP Semiconductors announced the industry’s first RFCMOS-based, all-in-one digital chip for automotive radio applications. The TEF663x integrates AM/FM radio and audio signal post-processing functions in a single integrated circuit (IC). Until now, the tuner, radio DSP and audio post-processing DSP cores were separate ICs.