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Enabling ECU-Level Automotive Software Development Without Hardware

Enabling ECU-Level Automotive Software Development Without Hardware

­Renesas Electronics Corporation launched a new integrated development environment that allows engineers to rapidly create software for automotive ECUs (Electronic Control Units) containing multiple hardware devices. The fully integrated environment supports co-simulation, debug and trace, high-speed simulation an
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Date:
09/28/2022
DC/DC Converter IC for ADAS Achieves Best-in-Class Stable Operation

DC/DC Converter IC for ADAS Achieves Best-in-Class Stable Operation

­ROHM Semiconductor announced the BD9S402MUF-C, a new buck DC/DC converter IC with built-in MOSFET (switching regulator) for automotive applications such as infotainment and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) incorporating onboard sensors and cameras that are becoming more advanced. In recent yea
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Date:
09/28/2022
5V Op-Amp Family Optimizes Power and Signal-Conditioning Performance

STMicroelectronics expands 5V op-amp family, to optimize power and signal-conditioning performance

­STMicroelectronics has added the TSV782 high-performance dual op amp to its 5V family, with 30MHz gain bandwidth (GBW) and 50µV (typical) input offset voltage for high-speed, high-accuracy signal conditioning. Able to function with a supply as low as 2.0V, the TSV782 can operate from a deeply
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Date:
09/28/2022
TDK Offers Clip-on NTC Sensors for Heat Pumps in E-Mobility

TDK offers clip-on NTC sensors for heat pumps in e-mobility

­TDK Corporation presents the new B58101A0109A* (HP100) series of heat pump sensors for measuring the refrigerant temperature indirectly via the pipes' surface temperature. The NTC-based sensors are specifically designed to meet automotive requirements. Standard for pipe diameters of 12.8 mm, this clip-on des
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Date:
09/27/2022
Multi-Pixel Driver with CAN FD Light Powers Next-Generation Automotive Lighting

Multi-Pixel Driver with CAN FD Light Powers Next-Generation Automotive Lighting

­STMicroelectronics’ L99LDLH32 linear current regulator delivers a convenient, integrated solution for dynamic automotive lighting controlled using the lightweight CAN FD Light protocol. Ideal for use with OLED lamps that provide bright, homogeneous, and high-contrast lighting from a small surface area, the ne
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Date:
09/27/2022
Precision Timing Solution for Autonomous Vehicles

Precision Timing Solution for Autonomous Vehicles

­SiTime Corporation introduced a new automotive oscillator family, based on SiTime’s advanced MEMS technology. The new differential oscillators are 10x more resilient and ensure reliable operation of ADAS across extreme road conditions and temperatures. The launch of the new automotive oscillator, AEC-Q100 Si
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Date:
09/27/2022
PSDcast – A Solar Canopy with 30x Faster Installation

Tom McCalmont, the CEO and co-founder of Paired Power

­Paired Power has developed a solar canopy charging station for EVs that doesn’t require permitting and installs 30x faster than traditional solar canopies.
Date:
09/27/2022
NXP Collaborates with Elektrobit to Develop Software for Next-Generation Automotive Battery Management Systems

NXP Collaborates with Elektrobit to Develop Software for Next-Generation Automotive Battery Management Systems

­The software jointly developed with Elektrobit aims to reduce the entry-level cost of battery management system (BMS) development and enhance ease-of-use of NXP’s high-voltage BMS reference design (HVBMS RD). What’s new: NXP Semiconductors has joined forces with Elektrobit to co-develop the softw
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09/22/2022
Savant Enhances Smart Home Experience with Schumacher Electric Vehicle Charger

Savant Enhances Smart Home Experience with Schumacher Electric Vehicle Charger

­Savant Systems, Inc., has added a premium EV charger as part of their suite of energy management products. The Savant LVL 2 EV Charger complements the already robust Savant Power System platform that includes intelligent load management and monitoring, scalable battery storage solutions, and environmental co
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Date:
09/20/2022
Functional Safety, Cybersecurity Protection and AUTOSAR Compatibility Features Now Available on 32-bit MCU

Functional Safety, Cybersecurity Protection and AUTOSAR Compatibility Features Now Available on 32-bit MCU

­Manufacturers of electronic systems ranging from vehicles to home appliances are moving towards automating and connecting end applications, spurring the need for industry standards related to functional safety and cybersecurity protection to ensure their products operate safely and securely. To provide manufacturers wi
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Date:
09/16/2022
Unlocking Human-Like Perception in Self-Driving Vehicles

Freiburg robotics researchers Prof. Dr. Abhinav Valada

­How can mobile robots perceive and understand the environment correctly, even if parts of the environment are occluded by other objects? This is a key question that must be solved for self-driving vehicles to safely navigate in large crowded cities. While humans can imagine complete physical structures of ob
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Date:
09/14/2022
Volvo Trucks Starts Series Production of Heavy Electric Trucks

Volvo Trucks Starts Series Production of Heavy Electric Trucks

­As the first global truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo Trucks is now starting series production of heavy electric, 44 ton* trucks. Volvo Trucks is beginning series production of the electric versions of the company’s most important product range, its heavy-duty trucks: Volvo FH, Volvo FM, and Volvo
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Date:
09/14/2022
Dispelling a Myth – GaN and Motor Drivers

Marco Palma, Director of Motor Drives Systems and Applications at EPC

There is a commonly held belief in the industry that GaN devices are wasted on inverters for electric motors. After all, if the performance of the system is restricted by the use of a 20KHz PWM, then there can be little benefit in using a material that gains the majority of its advantages from faster switching sp
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09/13/2022
VDA-Compliant LIN Alternator Regulator Raises Performance and Flexibility of 12V Car Systems

VDA-Compliant LIN Alternator Regulator Raises Performance and Flexibility of 12V Car Systems

­STMicroelectronics has introduced the L9918 automotive alternator regulator, with enhanced features to ensure the stability of 12V vehicle electrical systems. The regulator contains a MOSFET to deliver alternator excitation current and a freewheeling diode to handle the rotor current when excitation is turned
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Date:
09/13/2022
First-Ever Hybrid Semiconductor Circuit Protection Devices

ProTek Devices Intros its First-Ever Hybrid Semiconductor Circuit Protection Devices

­ProTek Devices has introduced a hybrid semiconductor technology that is the company’s first ever for circuit protection in common industrial and household applications like power adapters, home appliances, industrial automation controls, smart meters and other critical applications. The new patent-pending te
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Date:
09/13/2022
Hybrid Sensor for Full Automotive Interior Monitoring

STMicroelectronics sets the scene for advanced in-car safety and comfort with new hybrid sensor for full interior monitoring

STMicroelectronics is already equipping carmakers with the required technologies. While DMS promises greater road safety by assessing driver alertness, the next-generation dual image sensor ST announced today monitors the full vehicle interior covering both the driver and all passengers. New applications en
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Date:
09/08/2022
STMicroelectronics Introduces Stellar P6 Automotive MCU for EV Platform System Integration

STMicroelectronics Introduces Stellar P6 Automotive MCU for EV Platform System Integration

­STMicroelectronics has unveiled new microcontrollers (MCUs) targeting the coming electrified drivetrains and domain-oriented, over-the-air updateable systems that are the foundation of the next generation of EVs. As the vehicles generate, process, and transfer large data flows, especially to support th
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Date:
09/01/2022
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