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.
CMOS AM/FM LNA integrates adjustable gain control for active car antenna applications
Maxim's new LNA, the MAX2180, integrates an AGC circuit to optimize car antenna reception while reducing solution size and cost.
IR Expands Its Family of Automotive-Qualified MOSFETs Featuring Low On-State Resistance
International Rectifier has expanded its dedicated family of automotive-qualified power MOSFETs for applications requiring low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) including on-board power supplies and heavy loads on Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) platforms, micro and full hybrid platforms
STMicroelectronics’ HD Radio Chipset Certification Heralds Next-Generation Car Audio and Infotainment
STMicroelectronics today announced that its HD Radio Technology chipset, embedded in the Alps Electric module, has been certified by iBiquity Digital Corporation for meeting comprehensive performance requirements.
Infineon Launches New Automotive Microcontroller Family
Infineon launched its new AUDO MAX family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) for automotive powertrain and chassis applications. The AUDO MAX family supports design of engine management systems meeting the strict Euro 5 and Euro 6 emission standards for combustion vehicles and enables the electrification of powertrain functions in electrical vehicles. Key features of the AUDO MAX family are maximum clock frequencies of up to 300MHz, high-speed in...