The time to reinvent computing is now
A major new report authored by HiPEAC, the European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation, states that the necessary shifts in the way we design, make and use computers in all their forms will amount to a total reinvention of computing.
Cooperating subsystems drive the car of the future
Controlled by a computer that is able to not only monitor what is happening inside the vehicle but the driving environment around and in front of it, the car of the future will be a fusion of electronic senses. And what it learns will influence much more than the car’s steering. By Simon Duggleby, Technical Marketing Manager, Electronics, RS Components.
Piezoelectric sounder launched for the automotive market
Murata Electronics has introduced the loudest surface mount piezoelectric sounder for the automotive market. Meeting that market’s need for the highest level of reliability, the sounder allows reflow mounting as an effective countermeasure against irregular mounting and abnormal sound.
No need for stabilisers with the self-balancing motorcycle
One of the most aggravating things for a bike rider is maintaining your balance as the bike slows or comes to a stop. When at speed balancing is no problem at all, but the slower the bike travels the more problematic balancing becomes.
Parlez-vous tech? French start-ups thrived at CES 2017
In the lead up to last week’s CES, Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association that organises the event branded the lack of UK support to technology firms ‘an embarrassment’. In contrast, he commented that one of the 'novelties' of this year’s show was ‘an exceptionally strong French presence.’
Highly automated driving provides faster track to mass production
Renesas Electronics and TTTech Computertechnik AG (TTTech) have announced that they have developed a Highly Automated Driving Platform (HADP). The new HADP is a prototype Electronic Control Unit (ECU) for mass production vehicles with integrated software and tools, which demonstrates how to use Renesas and TTTech technologies combined in a true automotive environment for autonomous driving.
Five innovations that could change our lives in 2017
The annual 'IBM 5 in 5' has been unveiled by IBM – a list of innovations with the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years. In 1609, Galileo invented the telescope and saw our cosmos in an entirely new way. He proved the theory that Earth and other planets in our solar system revolve around the Sun, which until then was impossible to observe.
Advances in next-gen camera module circuit design
The proliferation of cameras in automobiles to support Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles is driving the need for ever-smaller, low-cost cameras, as Dave Lewis, Technical Marketing Manager for FPD-Link ADAS SerDes, Texas Instruments, writes.
Automotive radar MCUs enable higher accuracy and safety
Renesas Electronics has announced its first RH850-based, 32-bit, automotive radar microcontroller (MCU) series. The RH850/V1R will deliver the high performance and features required for enabling future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving vehicles.
Automotive processors enable safer driving experience
Extending its leadership in the automotive market, Texas Instruments (TI) has announced more than 150 million of its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and digital cockpit Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) are on the road today, in more than 35 OEMs. Leveraging 35 years of automotive experience and billions of analogue and embedded processing solutions shipped to automotive manufacturers worldwide, TI created both the TDA and “Jacinto” fa...