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Software simplifies in-vehicle infotainment network interfacing

Software simplifies in-vehicle infotainment network interfacing
For use in-vehicle infotainment with device control over Internet Protocol (IP), Microchip Technology has made a new high-speed network solution available. Unified Centralized Software Stack (UNICENS) is a software module available at no charge to Microchip customers who are using Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INIC) such as the OS81118, OS81119 and any future INICs. UNICENS encapsulates many of the network specifics and allows customers to focus on their application development rather than being burdened by network management details.
26th May 2017

Touchscreen controllers designed for HMI applications

Touchscreen controllers designed for HMI applications
A new family of maXTouch touchscreen controllers has been announced by Microchip. The MXT1665T-A family of automotive-qualified touchscreen controllers is designed for large-screen automotive Human Machine Interface (HMI) designs. The technology brings multi-touch HMI, such as that experienced on a mobile phone, to car drivers and passengers on screen sizes from 8-15". The MXT1665T-A family features Microchip’s adaptive touch technology that uses self-capacitive touch as well as mutual-capacitive touch scanning.
3rd May 2017

Sound processor performs volume adjustment & audio mixing

Sound processor performs volume adjustment & audio mixing
ROHM has recently announced the availability of a sound processor capable of high resolution audio playback that performs volume adjustment and audio mixing for car audio and navigation systems requiring high sound quality. In recent years the proliferation of quieter cabins and higher resolution sound sources resulting from the introduction of EVs and PHVs has increased demand for more accurate audio representation – even in the car audio sector.
26th April 2017


Mezzanine card helps to cut time to market

Mezzanine card helps to cut time to market
A high speed mezzanine card for Intel Cyclone V FPGA boards was launched at embedded world by Inova Semiconductors. The transceiver card has been co-developed by Inova and the Intel Programmable Solutions Group, and enables engineers to easily set-up hardware for testing and system development with the APIX2 automotive video interface.
23rd March 2017

Integrated system for services and infotainment

Integrated system for services and infotainment
By combining the truck cab’s audio and entertainment unit with the navigation and fleet management systems, Volvo Trucks is aiming to create an enhanced and safer driver experience, easier navigation and more efficient fleet management.
23rd March 2017

Touchscreen family expanded with added glove touch performance

Touchscreen family expanded with added glove touch performance
The automotive solutions offering from Cypress Semiconductor has been expanded with a capacitive touchscreen controller that delivers added water-proofing, glove touch and resistance to electromagnetic interference. The EMI resistance is driven by Cypress’ proprietary AutoArmor technology. The new Automotive TrueTouch CYAT8165X controllers, which target screens up to 8.5“, join a portfolio that includes Cypress’ Automotive TrueTouch CYAT8168X controllers, for screens up to 15“.
23rd March 2017

Automotive smartphone integration needs to evolve

Together, Apple and Alphabet have set the agenda for integrating smartphones with vehicle entertainment systems for nearly three years, in the form of Apple’s CarPlay and Alphabet’s Android Auto. However one of the events from CES 2017 was the emergence of a consortium of automakers coming together to back SmartDeviceLink, a technology which could present a serious challenge to Apple and Alphabet for automotive smartphone integration. Semicast sees smartphone integration as a revolutionary shift in the auto experience.
9th March 2017

MTA's touch display suits Volvo XC90 SUV

MTA's touch display suits Volvo XC90 SUV
  MTA SpA has recently announced the beginning of a collaboration with Volvo. This regards the supply of a display for the 4-seater Excellence variant of Volvo XC90 SUV, the first car born from the common development platform called SPA (Scalable Product Architecture).        
3rd March 2017

Qualcomm selected for next infotainment systems generation

Qualcomm selected for next infotainment systems generation
  PSA Group and Qualcomm Technologies have announced plans to integrate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Automotive (820A) processor in the PSA Group’s next generation vehicles. 
23rd February 2017

Ultrahaptics to integrate haptic sensations into connected cars

Ultrahaptics to integrate haptic sensations into connected cars
  To incorporate mid-air gesture haptic feedback technology into a range of infotainment and audio systems, Ultrahaptics has announced a collaboration with HARMAN International Industries.
22nd February 2017


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