Automotive Embedded Systems – Winter 2016                               
Automotive Embedded Systems – Winter 2016
Autonomous car technology's relentless summer
Autonomous car technology's relentless summer
The summer of 2016 truly belongs to the autonomous car platforms and sophisticated electronics marvels that will eventually come with these mindboggling technology advances.




Features
Features

Top tech to watch at CES 2017: Building blocks for autonomous drive
Top tech to watch at CES 2017: Building blocks for autonomous drive

CES 2017 will be my third, and while each of the last two has showcased innovative advances in the segments of wearables, drones, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), CES is as much an automotive show these days as anything else.


Who can protect the connected car?
Who can protect the connected car?

Today, traffic accidents take the lives of about 1.25 million people every year, and injure 20-50 million more. These incidents continue to drive carmakers to seek even more advanced approaches to vehicle safety through new tools and services.


College engineers build the cars of the future
College engineers build the cars of the future

It’s not yet 11 a.m. on a Saturday and the shop floor is already humming with activity. Several engineers are hard at work under the hood of a Chevrolet Camaro, which they are fitting with a belted alternator starter in the place of a standard alternator.


First Agile, now Continuous Integration. Where does testing fit?
First Agile, now Continuous Integration. Where does testing fit?

In the early days of building cars all pieces were “integrated” at the same time, so it wasn’t likely that they’d get to the end of the process and find out the steering wheel wouldn’t fit. On the down side, if they had an idea for a new transmission they’d have to start over and build everything by hand again.


Delivering more natural, personalized, and secure voice control for today’s connected world
Delivering more natural, personalized, and secure voice control for today’s connected world

In tests of voice-recognition solutions in a moving vehicle with windows fully open and with speakers in the background, the word/command recognition rate typically drops to 0 percent. The industry has pursued a number of approaches to solving this problem over the past 20 years but, in general, these efforts have delivered only single-digit percentage improvements in word recognition performance.


Reduce Cost and Cut Power with Efficient Switching-Mode Power Supply

This white paper covers advantages, functions and technical details of the FSP MIA IC(tm).


Blogs & Columns
Blogs & Columns

Connected car HERE now, autonomous driving coming later></a></td>
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Connected car HERE now, autonomous driving coming later

Digital mapmaker HERE is building another bridge between the technology and automotive worlds, this time by creating a sensor data-driven platform for connected cars at the intersection of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), smart city, and autonomous vehicle initiatives.


OTA software updates now serving ECUs for engine, brakes and steering></a></td>
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OTA software updates now serving ECUs for engine, brakes and steering

Over-the-air (OTA) software updates used to be a drag in vehicles; technically possible but practically hard to carry out. Japanese car OEMs were first to introduce OTA updates for navigation maps using telematics units. In-car infotainment systems were the next frontier for software over-the-air (SOTA) and firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates.


Torex introduces first three devices aimed at the auto industry></a></td>
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Torex introduces first three devices aimed at the auto industry

Torex Semiconductor, based in Tokyo, recently launched its first AEC-Q100 qualified XD products, two DC/DC converters and a voltage detector aimed at the automotive sector, specifically the high-performance analog space.


ON Semi buys Fairchild as investment pool dries up></a></td>
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ON Semi buys Fairchild as investment pool dries up

The latest domino to fall in what has become an 18-month-long string of semiconductor acquisitions is Fairchild Semiconductor, which was officially purchased by ON Semiconductor for $2.4 billion


Murata three-axis MEMS accelerometer suits industrial and automotive apps></a></td>
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Murata three-axis MEMS accelerometer suits industrial and automotive apps

Murata has developed the SCA3300 series of high performance, three-axis MEMS accelerometers aimed at both industrial and automotive applications. The surface-mountable device measures just 7.6 by 8.6 by 3.3 mm. The operating temperature ranges from –40°C to +125°C.


Executive Outlook
Executive Outlook

Automotive-grade Ethernet maximizes bandwidth, minimizes packet loss for connected and autonomous cars
Automotive-grade Ethernet maximizes bandwidth, minimizes packet loss for connected and autonomous cars

Today, automotive manufacturers and their Tier 1 suppliers are looking to harness the low cost and high bandwidth of Ethernet through evolving IEEE standards that help improve the networking technology’s determinism and reliability, as Alex Tan, Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Automotive Solutions Group at Marvell Semiconductor explains in this interview.



Marketplace
Marketplace

Elektrobit fast tracks hiring for Udacity Self-Driving Car program graduates></a></td>
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Elektrobit fast tracks hiring for Udacity Self-Driving Car program graduates

Elektrobit (EB) has partnered with Udacity, an online education provider for professionals looking to gain engineering skills, to fast track the hiring consideration process for Udacity students who complete the Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program.


Infineon’s AURIX TC3xx multicore MCUs enable next-generation automotive designs></a></td>
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Infineon’s AURIX TC3xx multicore MCUs enable next-generation automotive designs

Infineon Technologies AG has announced the AURIX TC3xx family of automotive multicore microcontrollers (MCUs) based on up to six 300 MHz TriCore cores and up to 16 MB of Flash memory with more than 6 MB of integrated RAM.


 Altia DeepScreen Code Generator ported for Renesas R-Car E2></a></td>
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Altia DeepScreen Code Generator ported for Renesas R-Car E2

Altia has announced that its DeepScreen Code Generator, which converts Altia Design prototype graphics into deployable graphics code, has been ported to the Renesas R-Car E2, an entry-level integrated cockpit designed for infotainment systems.


Karamba Security Carwall platform enhanced with automated ECU lockdown feature for connected, autonomous cars></a></td>
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Karamba Security Carwall platform enhanced with automated ECU lockdown feature for connected, autonomous cars

Karamba Security has announced Autonomous Security for connected and autonomous vehicles, an extension of its Carwall electronic control unit (ECU) security platform that enables the ECUs of any car to automatically lock down and reset to factory settings in the presence of cyber threats or malicious code.


Intersil announces 6-phase bi-directional DC/DC controller for 12V-48V automotive power supply systems></a></td>
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Intersil announces 6-phase bi-directional DC/DC controller for 12V-48V automotive power supply systems

The highly integrated ISL78226 addresses 48V hybrid powertrains that provide improved emissions and better fuel economy.


SEGGER presents new embOS port for Renesas' automotive RH850 microcontrollers></a></td>
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SEGGER presents new embOS port for Renesas' automotive RH850 microcontrollers

The embOS port comes with board support packages for all popular Renesas RH850 MCUs plus their related evaluation boards. These packages run direct out of-the-box without the need for additional configuration or setup. Included in the support items is a project for the IAR EWRH850 workbench.




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