Chipsets allow ADAS design with reduced cost & EMI
The Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link (GMSL) SerDes chipsets, from Maxim Integrated Products, allow engineers to design high-resolution ADAS with either traditional STP or lighter, less expensive coax cables. Current vehicle designs use STP cables to drive data to automotive infotainment displays and cameras.
Module is able to receive signals from multiple GNSS
Designed specifically for automotive use, the UMSZ2 Series is a multi GNSS module providing support for multiple satellite positioning systems with a single module. The series, from ALPS Electric, will be made available from April 2014.
79GHz radar transmitter in plain digital 28nm CMOS
In collaboration with Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Imec has launched what they claim to be the world’s first 79GHz radar transmitter implemented in plain digital 28nm CMOS. This product launch paves the way towards full radar-on-chip solutions for automotive and smart environment applications.
Mapping out the future of vehicle connectivity
Continental and HERE have announced that they will intensify their collaboration in bringing the Connected Car to life. Revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA, the companies will focus on future Automated Driving functionalities, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and the Electronic Horizon.
Future-proof HMI concepts and instrumentation
Continental is developing future-proof human-machine interface (HMI) concepts and instrumentation for vehicle manufacturers worldwide. As well as a general increase in vehicle functions, future HMI concepts have to address oncoming trends such as partially, highly or fully automated driving. These situations have to be operated in a reasonable manner, when the transition takes place between the driver and the automated driving functionalities.
Lives could be saved with motorcycle stability control
Supporting riders when braking hard in bends, the Bosch MSC motorcycle stability control could prove to defuse thousands of critical situations and significantly bring down the number of fatalities in bends.
IC supports BeiDou, GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and QZSS
The Teseo III product family from STMicroelectronics is a single-chip standalone positioning IC which can receive signals from multiple satellite navigation systems, including the Chinese BeiDou, the US GPS, the European Galileo, Russia’s GLONASS and Japan’s QZSS. The satellite-tracking IC is suitable for applications including in-car navigation systems, telematics systems, portable, marine, and fitness.
Image sensors for advanced driver assistance systems
Expanding their product portfolio for automotive imaging, Omnivision has introduced the single-chip OV10626 AutoVision sensor alongside the OV480 electronic distortion correction solution. The image sensor delivers high dynamic range (HDR) and excellent low-light sensitivity, while the companion chip supports it by delivering best-in-class electronic distortion correction and significantly enhanced low-light performance.
Wearable devices to enable vehicle interaction
Once reserved for only superheroes and special agents, the ability to control and interact with a vehicle via wearable electronics is now a reality with Hyundai’s cloud-based Blue Link platform. The platform allows owners to connect with their vehicle via wearable electronics, with features like remote start and service information quickly accessible through new devices like Google Glass and others.
Artificial intelligence safety cameras save lives
An academic from Nottingham Trent University has developed artificial intelligence safety cameras. Capable of detecting dangerous levels of crowding with one hundred per cent accuracy during day or night, the smart camera system aims to help save lives by improving crowd safety at large open space public gatherings.