Automotive

NXP GreenBox development platform accelerates transition to hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs/EVs)

NXP Semiconductors N.V., has announced the availability of its GreenBox vehicle electrification development platform. GreenBox allows automakers and suppliers to begin early development of next-generation hybrid and electric vehicle applications on NXP’s S32 automotive processing multicore platform based on Arm Cortex technology. With increasing regulatory restrictions on emissions and stricter …

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Toshiba adds power amplifier IC adopting pure MOS for car audio

Toshiba Electronics Europe has added a new high sound quality, low distortion, surface mount product, to its line-up of 4-channel power ICs for automotive applications. The new TCB001FNG is based upon a pure complementary MOS process that is derived from Toshiba’s car audio IC research and development and reduces cost. …

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Electric vehicle pioneer favours wireless test rigs

A company that has been at the forefront of electric vehicle design and development for over 20 years has supplied a test rig based on a wireless torque sensor to a world renowned UK University automotive research facility. Based in Fareham, Hants, Tirius has been built on pioneering work on …

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X-FAB becomes first semiconductor foundry to achieve IATF 16949 Automotive Quality Certification

X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE has announced that it is the first semiconductor foundry whose manufacturing sites are certified for automotive manufacturing according to the new IATF-16949:2016 International Automotive Quality Management System (QMS). The certification is acknowledged as the industry’s highest standard of system and process quality for automotive suppliers. This …

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Socionext develops next generation graphics controller for in-vehicle remote display applications

Socionext Inc., a leader in state-of-the art system-on-chip technology, has developed the “SC1701” series, the third generation of its high-performance graphics display controllers. In addition to further strengthening the graphics function enabling 4K resolution and deep colour processing for state-of-the art in-vehicle display systems, Socionext incorporated APIX3 technology supporting increased …

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Dispersed sensing enabling autonomous cars. What role can new batteries play?

Autonomous vehicles are currently dominating the future of the automotive space with Google, Apple and Tesla leading the way. However, whilst road trials have started, the actual roll out of autonomous cars will be a staged process due to two main reasons: Technology is evolving at different rates making it …

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Rinspeed’s “Snap” car banks on HARTING’s fast charging technology

Swiss automobile manufacturer Rinspeed presented its new concept vehicle “Snap” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2018 in Las Vegas – with Rinspeed AG once again relying on innovative HARTING technology. The family-owned company provided rapid-charge technology to quickly charge the “Snap” with electricity in an environmentally-friendly manner. …

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Taking the high road

HORIBA Automotive Test Services – a leading supplier in the fields of engine test systems, driveline test systems, brake test systems, wind tunnel balances and emissions test systems – has supplied MAHLE Powertrain with a four-wheel drive (4WD) chassis dynamometer (a.k.a. ‘rolling road’) for its new Real Driving Emissions Centre (RDEC). The …

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Cypress introduces the industry’s most advanced automotive touchscreen controller

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., the leader in advanced embedded systems solutions, has introduced a new automotive capacitive touchscreen controller family that delivers the market’s most advanced feature set for next-generation infotainment systems. Cypress designed the TrueTouch CYAT817 touchscreen controller family specifically to meet rigorous automotive quality standards. The family offers an …

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Smart headlighting takes a step closer to safer, easier driving

As the nights get colder and longer, the hazards of driving on Europe’s roads increase. With fatal traffic incidents more likely to occur at night, advances in automotive lighting – in particular smart headlighting driven by multi-pixel LED technology – will become key to making the roads safer for drivers …

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